A WhatsApp message about heavy gadget use KILLING kids with radiation has gone viral.
Find out what’s going on, and what the FACTS really are!
Claim : Heavy Gadget Use Is Killing Kids With Radiation!
This is the WhatsApp message that has gone viral, and is being furiously shared by alarmed parents.
A very IMPORTANT & SERIOUS message.
Please kindly read till the end with out skipping.
Most of your kids will be attending online classes and addicted to gadgets, please be very careful. I am writing about the current happening.
My very close, best friend’s younger sister son is studying
12th standard a very bright student from his childhood,and only son to my friend’s sister.
His online classes starts daily at 10am so laptop is on by 9am. Due to peer school pressure with the online classes going on, he used to either be on laptop or mobile atleast till 10pm daily, No physical activity at all, no one to play due to COVID-19 fear and being single child,in their family.
On Tuesday 27/10/2020, morning, he was saying he was not feeling well, 2 days prior to that he had mild pain on his left hand. No one took that seriously. On Tuesday, he was saying he doesn’t want to attend on line classes and wanted to be with parents’. Parents were surprised and asked him to take rest. He tried to sleep but was not able to, he asked his father not to go to office. His father asked if we should go to hospital, child said everywhere there is corona which hospital to go, I will be alright after a good sleep. He asked his father to go to work. He said he was very hungry and asked his mother to feed him dosa. He again tried to sleep but could not, then around afternoon, he called his father to come home immediately and take him to hospital. His father came home within 15 min and the son came and hugged him and said take me to hospital.
By the time he started the car, child collapsed. They rushed to a hospital 4 km away and doctor checked for pulse it was not there. They tried CPR and the heart started to function. They took all scans and found the child was brain dead.They tried all medication till Saturday31/10/2020 morning ,and finally decided to remove the ventilator.
He is now no more. A case of BRAIN DEAD
Pathetic thing is that hospital has handed over the body to police since the child was unconscious when brought to hospital and in his teens. They will hand over the body only after postmortem and corona test. So not sure if they would get it today 31/10/2020, or tomorrow,01/11/2020.
Doctor said this is 05th such case during
The past 20days, Heavy usage of gadgets, radiation has affected the brain and stopped the supply of oxygen.
Use GADGETS sparingly, Avoid earphone/headset to the maximum extent possible. Humble request to all parents, guardians, please take care of your kids, teenage boys, girls,Ask them to read only hard copy books and no gadgets except for attending classes
I felt this is very useful important message, so Iam forwarding to all my what’s app contacts, relations,well wishers,all near and dear. A very humble request to all, kindly forward this message to all your
Contacts and there by save Precious “LIFE”
Forwarded as Received
Heavy Gadget Use Killing Kids With Radiation : The FACTS!
NO, heavy gadget use is NOT, repeat… NOT killing kids with radiation!
Here are the reasons why this is yet another fake story being circulated on the Internet to spread FUD (Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt).
Reason #1 : No Evidence The Case Even Exists
The story appears to originate in India, and is quite specific that the student died on 31 October 2020.
However, we could not find any reference to any Standard 12 student in India, being taken off the ventilator after being pronounced brain dead in October 2020.
While that does not mean that the case does not exist (India is a HUGE country), there is currentlyno evidence that this case actually exists.
Photo Credit : Idrees Abbas / SOPA Images / Sipa USA
Reason #2 : No Evidence Gadget Radiation Is Killing Kids
The claim that the doctor said that it was the 5th case during the past 20 cases is preposterous.
If that was true, it would have been major news, and would have been discussed in hospital mortality and morbidity conferences, and certainly covered by the mainstream media.
Yet, there is no mention of gadget radiation killing kids anywhere in the world.
Reason #3 : Radiation Cannot Stop Supply Of Oxygen
When brain death occurs as a result of ischaemia – the lack of oxygen supply to the brain, that is often due to :
bleeding in the brain from an AVM, or insult to the brain
blood clots blocking blood vessels in the brain
cardiac failure reducing blood flow to the brain
While high doses of radiation can cause brain damage, radiation per se cannot stop the supply of oxygen to the brain.
As the student was said to have no pulse on admission to the hospital, his brain death was likely due to a complete lack of blood supply to the brain after heart stopped beating.
Reason #4 : Electronics Have Low Radiation
All electrical devices produce small amounts of electromagnetic radiation. That means everything from your microwave oven to your television, not just laptops and mobile devices.
They all have to comply with the laws regarding electromagnetic radiation. Not because it’s dangerous to us, but because it would interfere with other electronics in your house.
Reason #5 : Electronics Have To Comply With SAR Limits
The US FCC limit for RF radiation from a mobile phone is 1.6 watts per kilogram, while the EU sets a higher limit of 2.0 watts per kilogram. Practically all smartphones have much lower SAR values (head) :
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