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For the past year I, grandma to a newborn and 3yo, was in the company of many parents of young children and their offspring. I was the novel grandmother who moved down the street from my daughter and her family. 

Nearly every one of these young families had at least one child who couldn’t sleep, and the night was a circus of musical beds around the house, disturbing everyone’s sleep. (This generation hires a new professional, a “sleep trainer.”)

The children were short-tempered, crying with little provocation frequently—not the usual daily squabbles—expressing anxiety—afraid to leave mother’s side to go to school. Stories of miscarriages in the second and third trimesters were heard every few months from moms who had other healthy children.

A generation in harm’s way

I concluded that this generation has health issues unknown and unrelated to raising children of the last generation. My children were born in the mid-‘80s, and I owned and managed a small day care center when they were young.

Their elementary school, a Waldorf-type program in north Seattle, required parents to spend a minimum of 10 hours a month in the classroom and to carpool across the school district. The only behavioral problem we had in the school was resolved when nutritional testing found gluten sensitivity. In other words, I have considerable experience raising children.

The children I spent the past year with are not Americans. They aren’t subjected to 69 vaccinations before age 18, and their morning cereals and the food they’re served isn’t sprayed with glyphosate. They are growing up in London, Paris, Barcelona, Istanbul, Capetown, Melbourne, and Bangkok.

One night I bolted awake with the answer to my question—What do all these children, this generation, have in common?

Cities swathed in electro-smog

They’re growing up—and were conceived—in an environment of electro-smog. We can’t see this smog but electromagnetic fields (EMF) blanket the world’s modern cities. And most every country has far lower levels of radiation permitted than does the U.S.

Having followed health issues reported by “health nuts” or the “alternative” media since the 1970s, I was aware of the radiation of cell phones. The cancer deaths of several Motorola engineers developing this technology were known.

My daughter’s first cell phone (age 19) came with an air tube and mom’s strict instructions never to put this phone against her head or anywhere near her body. It was to be treated as a radiation box. (Likewise, we have avoided microwave ovens.)

Until the threat of telecoms unleashing the 5G network, I wasn’t aware of the scope of scientific literature documenting the serious health effects of the EMF we live in.

Tomorrow: The health effects and what you must do to protect your family.