Exposure to electromagnetic waves and its potential health risks still fuel debate. The brands are understandable and are more likely to use the item. The latest example is Petit Bateau's baby clothing, which on Wednesday, June 26, issued a cap and blanket to protect babies from "99.5%" of waves emitting everyday gadgets (smartphones, tablets, cordless handsets, microwave ovens, )
"Petit Bateau takes care of a child in an ultra-connected world thanks to revolutionary knitting, combining the cotton and silver thread that protects against the waves of everyday life", promises a brand under the cover of a "scientific guarantee" thanks to the collaboration with an independent Emitech lab.
Health Device or Fraud? Internet users do not seem convinced of product effectiveness. On social networks, including Twitter, septic comments are a legion. "Petit Bateau, ide of pseudo-science, is paid well?", Ironically asks surfer. "Marketing fear works, but the most serious thing is, in the end, it is really suffering where it should not be," adds another.
– Lucie_alba (@lucie_ar) June 27, 2019
– Brainiac (@LeBrainiac) June 27, 2019
Whose brand responded, on the same social network: "Research shows that daily wave exposure, especially during pregnancy and early childhood, can affect the development of the child, people who want to apply the precautionary principle (ANSES recommendation)."
Are electromagnetic waves really dangerous for our health?
In this latest tweet, the brand of clothing refers to a report by the National Agency for National Food Safety and Food Safety (ANSES), which issued its conclusions on the dangers of exposure to electromagnetic waves in March 2018.
Three years of work to determine the origin of the symptoms described by nearly two million French so-called. Electro-hypersensitive (EHS) – including nausea, headache, dizziness, tingling or tingling. "Claims (pain, suffering) formulated by people who claim that EHS is in line with life's reality," ANSES explained in its conclusions.
However, the agency also explained that it failed to establish a causal link between electromagnetic field exposure and the symptoms described by those who claim EHS, although insisting on the need to take care of these patients quickly.
ANSES recommends reducing waves exposure to children and favoring the use of hands-free sets.