Europe considers wi-fi ban in schools

Green activists push for protection from potential harmful rays
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The Council of Europe has issued a new draft resolution advising member states to take a precautionary stance regarding mobile phone radiation.

According to Ars Technica, such a stance would include banning all mobile phones, as well as Wi-fi and WLAN systems from schools.

“The potentially harmful effects of electromagnetic fields on the environment and human health have not yet been fully elucidated and a number of scientific uncertainties continue to exist in that regard,” reads the draft.

“Nevertheless, anxieties and fears remain in wide sectors of the population over the health hazards posed by the waves, and also of the demands voiced by high-level scientists, by groupings of doctors and by the associations of concerned citizens which abound in many Council of Europe member states.”

The proposals are due for discussion in Kiev on Friday.