Fact check: most of the radiation that a cell phone emits is actually a low-frequency, non-harmful type of radiation called non-ionizing radiation. It doesn’t contain enough energy to remove electrons from an atom, unlike higher-energy, higher-frequency, known-to-be harmful radiations like x-rays and UV light.
Laura Riley, medical director of labor and delivery at Massachusetts General Hospital, told TIME her point of view on the product:
… products like Belly Armor prey on consumers’ unsubstantiated fears. “There are no conclusive studies that have shown that low radiation from everyday devices is harmful to anyone, much less to a pregnant woman,” Riley says.
Although this company probably believes what they’re peddling, I really really hate anyone who preys on the fears of parents to make money.