Round up of advice on mobile phone usage – courtesy of Daily Telegraph


The Daily Telegraph has just printed a useful round up of the health advice given on mobile phone usage across Europe - with especial emphasis on childrens' usage which appears to bother many other European countries a great deal more than it does the UK!

For example:

The Austrians suggests that 'mobiles should only be used briefly during “urgent” need, and by children “only in extreme emergencies”.

Under new laws proposed by the French government earlier this year, advertising of mobiles to children under 12 is to be banned.

Germans are advised that calls should be avoided if reception is poor. Mobiles should be kept away from heads, especially while calls are connecting.

Istraelis are advised generally to follow a policy of "preventive caution" and limit use among children.

Russians are told that under long-term exposure they are likely to face disruption of memory, decline of attention, diminishing learning and cognitive abilities, increased irritability, sleep problems, increase in sensitivity to the stress, increased epileptic readiness.

And both the Swedes and the Swiss are told that users should be cautious, always use hands-free kits, keep phones away from their bodies and have good coverage while making calls.


To read the article with the full list of warnings.

More articles on mobile phones and masts

First Published in 0ctober 2009

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