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Radiation fears prompt possible restrictions on wi-fi and mobile phone use in schools

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 01 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3428
  1. Rory Watson
  1. 1Brussels

The Council of Europe is recommending that restrictions be put in place on the use of mobile phones and access to the internet in all schools across the continent to protect young children from harmful radiation.

The recommendation is contained in a report on the potential dangers of electromagnetic fields and their effect on the environment drafted by Luxembourg Socialist MP Jean Huss and adopted as a resolution by the Council of Europe’s parliamentary assembly on 27 May.

The parliamentarians said governments should “give preference to …

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