New laws, the strictest so far in
Europe, are to ban all advertising of mobile phones to children under 12 and the sale of any phone designed to be used by those under six.
The French government will also introduce new limits for radiation from the phones and make it compulsory for handsets to be sold with earphones, so that users can avoid irradiating their heads and brains. And one of the country's largest cities last month started an advertising campaign to discourage the use of the phones by children.
And the famous French National
Library (BNF) has just cancelled a
contract to install Wifi for its users in favour of wired connection so as to avoid the exposure of its staff and of all visitors to electromagnetic fields.
First Published in March 2009
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