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iPad Radiation

You guys, summer is really, finally here in our house–today was their first day out of school!

I always look forward to this 10-week stretch of spending more time with my boys…until about three days into summer when said boys are fighting, the house is a mess, it’s a gazillion degrees on the sticky streets of Brooklyn, and neither kid will fall asleep before 10:00 PM because it’s so light outside.

This summer we will be spending time in Vermont, Long Island, and Lancaster, PA. But, there will be some long days in the hot city, and while we take a lot of mini-adventures, the summer inevitably results in more screen time in our house.

(Side note: check out the Clean Travel section of our website for info on some of my favorite summer vacation destinations.)

Because of concerns about radiation from tablets, I put my kids’ iPads on airplane mode whenever possible. But sometimes they want to watch those weird YouTube videos of grown men unpacking boxes of Legos or Playdoh, and they start whining: “Turn on the wiiiiiii-fiiiiiii!” (I keep ours turned off during the day if we aren’t using it.)

If you’ve got a kid, an iPad or other tablet, and WiFi, you might want to invest in a Anti-radiation tablet case.  When we initially reviewed anti-radiation devices for cell phones, we were really skeptical. It’s hard to prove that these devices work, and many tech reviews are negative.

Defendershield Tablet Protection Case from Gimme the Good Stuff

Related PostAre Cell Phones Dangerous? How to Protect Your Family

Happy summer, everyone! Let’s see if I can make it a full week home with both kids before counting the days until school starts again!

Stay sane,






4 responses to “iPad Radiation”

  1. Andrea Roeder

    Your Pong cases have been out of stock for some time. Can you recommend an alternative?

    1. Maia James

      We have them in stock for the iPhone 7! They are no longer making the cases for older models.

  2. Grace

    Hi Maia! Any thought on the oleophobic coating on phones and iPads? My impression is that it’s similar to Teflon, which makes me think twice about looking up recipes while I cook!

    1. Maia James

      Yup, anything that’s anti-stain, anti-wrinkle, water-resistant (and in this case, fingerprint resistant), is a problem. Unfortunately, no safe alternatives exist, so not much to be done besides washing hands before eating!

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