Mobile Phone ban

Karnataka government has decided to ban use of mobile phones by school children aged below 16 and sale of handsets to them in order to protect their health. The decision was adopted at a meeting of Education and Health Department.The measure comes in the wake of several studies which pointed to adverse effects radiation from mobile phones will have on the brain and the IQ level of children of this age group.

Bu then, a new study has found that using the gadgets does not cause biological or adverse health effects in the short term. The finding is based on the conclusions drawn by The Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research (MTHR) Programme - UK's largest investigation into the possible health risks from mobile telephone technology carried out over a period of six years by boffins led by Professor Lawrie Challis, Emeritus Professor of Physics at The University of Nottingham.

The researchers found that not only did studies on volunteers show no evidence that brain function was affected by mobile phone signals or the signals used by the emergency services, but that the unpleasant symptoms experienced by sufferers were the result of exposure to signals from mobile phones or base stations.


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