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Protect Your Children with Pong

I started using computers regularly (but not daily!) around age 14. But kids today are staring at screens daily pretty much from birth what with SmartPhones and iPads, and all the other technology abounding in every store, car, and public space.

And, according to an article in the scientific journal, Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, children absorb twice as much radiation from cell phones as adults do and more than FCC guidelines permit. Most vulnerable are a child’s brain, eyes and bone marrow, which can absorb as much as 10 times the amount of radiation an adult’s body does.

Did you know just about 5 months ago, the World Health Organization classified cell phone radiation as a potential carcinogen based on a large, global research study? I hate to say “I told you so,” but… I have been a bit leery of all this technology and its impact on children for awhile. For this reason, one protective measure I have is no TV or computer for him, and I try to avoid letting my son play with my phone or iPad as much as possible. I use speakerphone as much as I can as well, for my own protection.

However, I’m not denying – it would be very difficult to remove technology from our life altogether (hey, I wouldn’t be blogging!). iPads and cell phones are endlessly useful and time-saving. More so, a cell phone could become a life saving device! The key is protecting your family from harm while still taking advantage of modern resources!

Pong Research Corporation is “the global leader in solutions that protect users of cellular telephones and other wireless devices from the potentially harmful effects of radiation exposure.” Pong covers for cell phones and iPads actually protect your signal AND protect your body from harmful radiation. Pong’s scientists created a case that actually “directs” radiation through the use of electromagnetic fields away from the user. At the same time, their cases also protect the signal transmission (which actually diminishes when devices comes into close proximity to the human body!). You can read all the science research on their site – I was impressed.

I received a Pong case for the iPad 2 to review. Besides the reduction of radiation transmission (because, hey, I don’t want to be absorbing that either!), this iPad2 accessory has great features! The soft faux-leather feel. How it protects both the back and the front of your iPad from scratches. The many  foldable positions the cover can take to stand your iPad up. Plus it adds little weight or bulk. I really love this case and keep it on my iPad all the time (easy snap on and off!).

Pong cases are available for the iPhone, iPad and iPad2, Blackberry and Android devices. Prices range from $49.99-$99.99 and can be found online at They make a great gift because they are attractive, useful for protecting your device cosmetically, and also add to the safety of using technology!

Cell phones and wireless signals are relatively new technology – it’s still under debate whether long-term use actually poses a “definitive”cancer threat … but then again, consider how long it took to get warning labels put on cigarettes. The health and wellness of your family is not worth playing a guessing game. I’d really recommend getting a Pong case to protect your devices and your family health at the same time!

Are you concerned about the effects of technology on children? How do you protect your kids? 

DISCLOSURE: I was sent a product for my review. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own and 100% honest!