Countries issued warnings regarding cell phones & children

The following countries have issued warnings regarding cell phones and children. This is an incomplete list…

India – No use in children under 16 years of age

Israel – No use in children under 12 years of age

Russia – General limitation; no use under 12 years

France – No long calls, no use under 16, banning of advertising to children under 12, mandatory earphones with all cell phones

Japan – General limitation under 18 years of age

United Kingdom – General limitation under 12 years of age

Toronto‘s public health department has recommended children under eight should use a cell phone only in emergencies.

Health warnings for children and the use of WiFi in the classroom have also recently arisen out of Germany.

Dr. Devra Davis, Healthy Child Advisory Board Member and Director of the Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh

”Last year, 46% of US children aged 8-12 used cell phones. Children under the age of 12 should not use cell phones unless in an emergency situation. If they must use cell phones, make sure they connect using a headset.”

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