So, we got selected to be a test subject for Arbitron ratings.
You have to wear a receiver the size of a cell phone for all of your waking hours. My question is if this is safe for our family, especially LO little one to be around all day. I know I had read something awhile back about wireless routers possibly emitting dangerous signals so we had moved that out of the nursery before LO little one was born and put it on the other side of the house.
Now I don't want to do something that could potentially be harmful just for a few bucks. I tried to find information about it by looking at the Arbitron website, but of course I can't find anything.
Does anyone know anything about it or have suggestions or recommendations as to whether we should do this or if it is not worth the possible risk? First four months were reflux hell, but now I'm having fun with all the smiles and laughs!! Have you ever listened to the radio and heard a commercial say something like "Arbitron rated number one"?
Arbitron monitors people's media usage so they send you some kind of receiver that you wear for a month that can somehow communicate with the TV, radio, etc. But my concern is the electronic monitoring equipment and whether it could in any way be harmful. Maybe paranoid on my part but after what I have recently been experiencing in regards to toxins with LO, I don't think I can be too careful!
I know exactly what it is. My oldest dd dear daughter and her family has been wearing the monitors for a year now. Before I even finished reading your post, I was calling her back on my cell. So, they have been monitored for a year.
Her son has lost two of the devices, and the company just sends a new one out. Every night they take them off, and they download the media, and recharge. Now, I then asked her if her kids have acted any different since wearing them. And an exact quote from her. So, I don't agree with her at this point. And I didn't really think about this, but her son has beenhaving trouble in school this year. He is very smart. But he is a daydreamer etc.
It was no problem last year though. Just since they have been wearing them, the arbitrons. It could be all coincidental I'm sure. They get paid a lot, get bonuses etc.
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It's been almost a year now. Anyway, she just took him to a nutritionist, who's put him on some pure whole food vitamins. Some were pure radiance. Plus, he has mercury in some of his teeth.
So, his unfocused behavior could be a lot of different factors. I was actually putting it down to age.
I raised a lot of kids, plus, taught, and well, it's my minor inschool. Anyway, I have no idea how old your little one is. But I would maybe find out how it's transmitted exactly. You'll have to ask.
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I may be a bit on the over reactive side, paranoid call me if you like. I had afib right after getting my tablet and my kindle, so I still wonder about it. Although I still use those devices, and my laptop, I'm careful not to fall asleep with the tablet next to me like I did when I had the affib.. Again, I may be over reactive. So, do go ask exactly how the media is transmitted from the box. Is it transmitted while wearing it?
I've never heard of this before, what is it? Otherwise, hey, it's money.
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