Famous British Biochemist Warned Against Cell Phone Use by Children September 6, 2006Posted by healthyself in 1.6 W/kg, 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, ADD, ADHD, Bioeffects, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Brain Cancer, Cancer Protection, Cell changes, Cell phone industry, Cell phone safety, Cell Phones, Central Nervous System, Children, Children's health, Chromosomal damage, Digital, DNA, Electromagnetic waves, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, Emergency Medicine, EMF Research, EMF's, EMR, Games and Gaming, genes, GHz, grams of tissue, Hand Portables, Health related, heat, High Frequencies, HOuseholds, Hz, Kids, Lack of Concentration, Lifestyle, Long Term Health Risks, Low Frequencies, Microwave exposure, mobile telephones, Noise, Parenting, Penetration, Public Policy, Pulsed Radiation, radiation, Risk of Disease, School administrators, School Boards, Schools, Teenagers, transmission, Tweenies, Who is Affected?, WiFi.
” In 1999, as a result of public concerns about possible health hazards from mobile phone technology, the UK Government formed the Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones (IEGMP) to examine possible effects of mobile phones and transmitter base stations. This group was headed by Sir William Stewart, the famous British biochemist and president of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. What made the Stewart Inquiry unique, was that it was made up almost entirely of biomedical specialists — and so were able to focus many man-years of acquired specialist knowledge on the problem.”
Their report, Mobile Phones and Health, was released in April 2005. In regards to the use of mobile phones by children the IEGMP stated:
“If there are currently unrecognised adverse health effects from the use of mobile phones, children may be more vulnerable because of their developing nervous system, the greater absorption of energy in the tissues of the head and a longer lifetime of exposure. In line with our precautionary approach, we believe that the widespread use of mobile phones by children for non-essential calls should be discouraged. We also recommend that the mobile phone industry should refrain from promoting the use of mobile phones by children.”