Ban mobile phones and wireless networks in schools, say European leaders
By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent 9:30PM BST 14 May 2011

A Council of Europe committee examined evidence that the technologieshave “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.

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