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EU Organisation Calls For Mobile Phone, Wi-Fi Ban In Schools

A prominent European Union organisation has determined that mobile phones and Wi-Fi have a negative impact on the human body and it is necessary to protect children from them.

The Council of Europe committee studied the impact of the mobile phone and Wi-Fi technology on the human body and proposed that the effects should be dealt with before it is too late.

The council compared the impact on such technology to the dangers posed by asbestos, tobacco smoking and lead in petrol. It was revealed that these technologies harness electromagnetic waves that can cause cancer and affect the development of the brain.

According to a report (opens in new tab) on The Telegraph, the council expressed its fears over the health risks posed by cordless telephones and baby monitors.

The organisation plans to ban the use of mobile phones and Wi-Fi technology in schools in order to protect children from the harmful effects of the electromagnetic waves.

The findings of the report released by the council contradict the conclusion reached by the World Health Organisation that the electromagnetic waves have little or no impact on the human body.

“There is very little evidence at the moment for harmful effects. The powers that mobile phones emit are getting less and less, and they are well below the limits set by the International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection. Banning mobile phones and wireless network in schools is a step too far in my eyes,” Les Barclay, the vice-chairman of the Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research Programme, said in a statement.

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