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From The Telegraph:

Mobile phones and computers with wireless internet connections pose a risk to human health and should be banned from schools, a powerful European body has ruled.

A Council of Europe committee examined evidence that the technologies have “potentially harmful” effects on humans, and concluded that immediate action was required to protect children.

In a report, the committee said it was crucial to avoid repeating the mistakes made when public health officials were slow to recognise the dangers of asbestos, tobacco smoking and lead in petrol.

The report also highlighted the potential health risks of cordless telephones and baby monitors, which rely on similar technology and are widely used in British homes.

Fears have been raised that electromagnetic radiation emitted by wireless devices can cause cancers and affect the developing brain.


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“Nowadays the European Union has the most environmentally-friendly arsenal of rules in the world, and it has done more to tackle pressing ecological problems, such as climate change, than any other major power. But it has not always been so. Caring for the environment did not feature in the Treaty of Rome, which gave birth to the modern day EU. Yet environmental problems were never far away. Europe‚Äôs love affair with automobiles was moving into top gear, industry was busy belching out pollutants and raw sewage was being pumped into our rivers and seas.”


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