Electromagnetic waves emitted from mobile phones. There has been so many contradicting reports as to the harmful effects of it.
But, for discipline in the school certain steps has to be taken; certainly not by banning the most handy instrument.
Ban mobile phones and wireless networks in schools, say European leaders
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 committee concluded that member states should:
• Set thresholds for levels of long-term exposure to microwaves of the type
emitted by mobile phones;
• Introduce clear labelling on products indicating the presence of
electromagnetic fields and any health risks associated with use;
• Ban all mobile
phones and wireless networks in classrooms and schools;
• Run information campaigns aimed at children and young adults about the risks
to human health;
• Step up research on less-dangerous types of antennae and mobile phones.