Phones will have to carry health warning – by law

truther March 23, 2012 1

The Israeli Knesset has just backed a bill requiring all mobile phones to carry a health warning. The labels will state ‘Warning – the Health Ministry cautions that heavy use and carrying the device next to the body may increase the risk of cancer, especially among children.’ The bill also requires all advertisements of mobile phones to state the same warning. All advertising targeting minors would be banned under the law, and breaking the law would be a criminal offence.

Although there is still no scientific consensus about the level of risk associated with mobile phone use, there is increasing concern for the health of our children as the use by them is increasing almost exponentially and they are much more vulnerable to the radiation the phones produce.

One of the bill’s sponsors, Dov Khenin of Hadash, says “People need to be more careful in their use of cellphones, he said, and especially, they must protect children.”

All purchases for children have to be made by adults, as children are not old enough to enter into a legal purchase agreement. We hope that the new label will give caring adults pause for thought before submitting to the requests of their children/grandchildren. The phones do not make them safer. The Metropolitan Police say as many as 10,000 mobile phones are stolen every month. Two thirds of the victims are aged between 13 and 16. The research shows that children under 15 are the most common targets with up to half a million young people aged between 11 and 15 falling victim to phone theft. Younger children are often targeted by those whose phones have been stolen.

Parents and other adults buying phones for children need to examine their motive for doing so carefully.

If we really care, do we want to expose our children to:

  • the potential of being a street crime victim
  • developing a brain tumour or other form of cancer
  • reducing their possibility of having their own children (see our article on EMFs and reproduction)
  • developing early dementia (associated by scientists with phone use)

The Israeli Knesset join the increasing ranks of scientists, politicians and people like you and me not to mention organisations in America, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway and Denmark, Russia, Thailand and Bangladesh that believe precuationary action must be taken NOW, rather than waiting for the bodies to fall.


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  1. clint richardson May 15, 2012 at 2:33 am - Reply

    True. Safe and cheap solution: We arm our child with phone turned off except when he goes out to play, its on in its holding case clipped to his waist. Did this as soon as he could speed dial, still made him learn my number.

    Tell them it is a big responsibilit to have a cell phone which is only for emergencies and when authorized by you. Tell them you will autorize different thing in the future as they show need and responsibility.

    To protect their small, easily, and near thoroughly, penetrable skulls (Google “child skull cel phone”), tell them always use speaker phone until old enough to text. He/she deserves the knowledge that cell phones may prove to affect the brain in a negative manner.

    A prepaid such as Tracfone focus on purchasing service days as opposed to minutes (but not all at once, adding on when they have specials). Minutes and days remaining will display each time the phone is turned on.

    When not in use keeping it in his school bag turned off has to be weighed against school policy conflicts.

    Tell him use of it on the school grounds is prohibited and it will get confiscated. Notify them of a less desireable (yet well thought out) ‘plan B’ they will be subject to if they fail in any way. My son is proof that if trained properly, cell phones can be handled responsibly since kindergarten (yes, August Child who went ASAP)..

    Almost all phones double as an alarm that will remind them its time to come home from the nieghbors. If he changes location he is required to notify me. GPS availiable. Need is say more?

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