A Council of Europe committee examined evidence that the cell phones and wireless internet connections have "potentially harmful" effects on humans, and decided that immediate action was required to protect children. They ruled that the technologies pose a health risk and should be banned from schools, from did not go so far as recommending that children stop using the devices away from school.
The committee report stated that it was crucial to avoid repeating the mistakes made when public health officials ignored the dangers of asbestos, tobacco and lead.
European governments have long known that microwave radiation is harmful but most of them have remained silent. A few agencies have issued warnings in the past but no real action was ever taken. It is likely that the most recent warning will also fall on ears made deaf by exposure to cell phones.
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