Radiofrequency radiation is a type of electromagnetic field that is emitted by wireless devices like cell phones, tablets and Wi-Fi routers. It’s absorbed by the human body and absorbed by the bodies of children more than adults. Along with the skyrocketing use of wireless devices, research on laboratory animals shows that exposure to radiofrequency radiation affects the nervous system and brain function.
EWG’s scientists reviewed the most recent research on the effects of radiofrequency radiation. In our fact sheet, we’ve summarized these effects and some of the ways radiofrequency radiation can harm the nervous system.