National Association for Children and Safe Technology

Wireless Impacts Autistic Symptoms

ON  WIFI in Schools

"EMF/RFR from wifi and cell towers can exert a disorganizing effect on the ability to learn and remember, and can also be destabilizing to immune and metabolic function.

This will make it harder for some children to learn, particularly those who are already having problems in the first place."

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Dr. Martha Herbert is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, a Pediatric Neurologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and director of the TRANSCEND Research Program (Treatment Research and Neuroscience Evaluation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders).
"Changes in brain and autonomic nervous system
electrophysiological function and sensory processing predominate, seizures are common, and sleep disruption is close to universal. All of these phenomena also occur with EMF/RFR exposure that can add to system overload ('allostatic load') in ASCs by increasing risk"




"The evidence is sufficient to warrant new public exposure standards benchmarked to low-intensity (non-thermal) exposure levels now known to be biologically disruptive, and strong, interim precautionary practices are advocated."




Herbert, M.R. and Sage, C. “Autism and EMF? Plausibility of a Pathophysiological Link”.

Part 1: Pathophysiology , 2013, Jun;20(3):191-209, epub Oct 4, PMID 24095003. Pubmed abstract for Part 1.

Part II: Pathophysiology, 2013 Jun;20(3):211-34.  Epub 2013 Oct 8, PMID 24113318. Pubmed abstract for Part II
Electro—What?


Reducing exposure to electromagnetic fields can lessen threats to your family’s health…

Sallie Bernard, Jackie Lombardo, and Eric Uram, Autism File, Dec - Jan 2015, Issue 59,  pp. 20 - 25

Includes "Taking on EMF Health Threats" by Dr. Martha Herbert, and "EMF Overload" by Peter Sullivan.  http://bit.ly/1Cmpv09
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Autism and EMF?
Plausibility of a pathophysiological link 

Hyperactivity and Emotional / Behavioral Issues

Some Research to Consider
Significant research considers impacts on the brain and cognition.
Please see our page on The Brain and Neurological Impacts to learn more.

Harvard MD & Autism Expert Speaks OUT...


Hugh Taylor, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale Medicine discusses how exposure to wireless radiation during fetal development resulted in offspring with impaired memory, increased hyperactivity, and altered brain programming.


This presentation is part of the Environmental Health Trust Commonwealth Club Expert Panel.  Click HERE to see more videos from the Panel.

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Calming Behavior in Children with Autism and ADHD The Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR)-Lowering Protocol 
Read the  EMF Autism Protocol developed by Physicians.  HERE. 

Hyperactivity and Memory Damage from Wireless
Aldad et al., Fetal Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure From 800-1900 Mhz-Rated Cellular Telephones Affects Neurodevelopment and Behavior in Mice. Scientific Reports, 2012; 2 DOI:
  • Mice that were exposed to radiation tended to be more hyperactive and had reduced memory capacity.  Authors attributed the behavioral changes to an effect during pregnancy on the development of neurons in the prefrontal cortex region of the brain.

Divan HA, Kheifets L, Obel C, Olsen J. Prenatal and postnatal exposure to cell phone use and behavioral problems in children. Epidemiology. 2008 Jul;19(4):523-9.
  • Exposure to cell phones prenatally-and, to a lesser degree, postnatally-was associated with behavioral difficulties such as emotional and hyperactivity problems around the age of school entry.

Divan HA, Kheifets L, Obel C, Olsen J. Cell phone use and behavioural problems in young children. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2012 Jun;66(6):524-9.
  • The findings of the previous publication were replicated in this separate group of participants demonstrating that cell phone use was associated with behavioural problems at age 7 years in children, and this association was not limited to early users of the technology.

Redmayne, M., Smith, E., & Abramson, M. (2013). The relationship between adolescents' well-being and their wireless phone use: a cross-sectional study. Environmental Health, 12(90).
  • Tinnitus, feeling down/depressed and sleepiness at school were linked to cell phone use. "To safeguard young people's well-being, we suggest limiting their use of cellphones and cordless phones to less than 15 minutes daily, and employing a speaker-phone device for longer daily use."


Several research studies have shown that wireless radiation can impact behavior.  As parents we are very alarmed when we hear about research showing increased  behavioral disorders, depression, hyperactivity and memory issues associated with exposure to wireless radiation.  According to these studies, effects seem to be most serious when the exposures occur during pregnancy or youth.  

ADHD and Autism rates have skyrocketed over the last two decades and many scientists think this rise is due to environmental exposures such as chemicals and electromagnetic fields.