May 26, 2011

Just in Case: Europe Issues Wi-Fi Warning

Matthew Lasar, Ars Technica


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The global movement for governments to err on the side of electro-magnetic caution got a huge boost this month. The Council of Europe has issued a new draft resolution and report on device radiation safety that urges its 47 member nations to adopt a "precautionary principle" when it comes to cell phone safety. Such a principle would apparently include banning all mobile phones, DECT phones, WiFi and WLAN systems from classrooms as a measure to protect children.

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TAGGED: Europe, Precautionary Principle, Science Policy, Cell Phones, Wi-fi

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