Should Cellphones be Banned in Schools for Health Reasons?
A Council of Europe committee recently examined the scientific evidence linking cellphones to negative health conditions. After expert analysis and deliberation, the European leaders are now calling for an EU ban on cellphones in schools. In a report, the influential committee called for immediate action to protect school children from the “potentially harmful” effects on humans as a result of radiation emitted by cellphones and other wireless devices. In addition, the report said it was crucial to avoid repeating the same mistakes that were made when health officials were slow to admit the dangers of asbestos, tobacco smoking and lead in petrol.
The report prompts the question: should cellphones be banned in schools worldwide for health reasons? Have enough studies been performed to highlight the dangers of cellphone radiation? While the research is not in 100% agreement, many studies have been conducted that support the idea that cellphone radiation may ultimately result in a fresh wave of cancer — though it may take years. The long-term effects of cellphone radiation are not known, and millions of humans will soon be the test subjects in which the results are examined.
Scientific research on cellphone radiation:
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