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'Smart' Meters - Dumb Idea / Warning of cellphone perils for kids / Standing Committee on Health / CBC radio recording cell phones

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26 April 2010

'Smart' Meters - Dumb Idea? Pt. I

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Pretoria News Weekend 24 April 2010

Warning of cellphone perils for kids

Val Boje

LONDON: Children should not use cellphones, a leading British adviser has warned.

Professor Lawrie Challis said children were not "little adults" and that they should not be given cellphones until they were at least 12.

Even then teenagers should use their phones to send SMSes rather than talk, the physicist and expert on the effects of radiation added.

He said that while there was no evidence that children were more sensitive than adults to the radiation given out by cellphones, the possibility could not be ruled out.

Challis, the former head of the UK government-funded Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research programme (MTHR), said: "I think it is plausible because their immune system is still developing and we do know that children are more sensitive to other things, for example ultra-violet light. If a child is exposed to excessive sunlight, they are more likely to get skin cancer than an adult exposed to the same amount.

"They are more sensitive to pollutants. There is a thinking that they might be at increased risk."

He acknowledged that some parents may get peace of mind from giving their young child a cellphone.

But he added: "I don't see why with young children one shouldn't be a little bit more firm as a parent and say there are reasons why they think it is not a good idea, unless there are specific safety reasons why it needs to be done."

The recommendations come as the MTHR launches a 30-year study tracking the cellphone use and health of 250 000 Europeans.

Data on the number of calls and their duration will be compared with health records to determine if the cellphones trigger or exacerbate cancers, including those of the ear, skin and brain.

The study will also look at whether they raise the chances of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis, as well as strokes and heart disease and less serious conditions such as headaches and disturbed sleep.

No previous study has lasted as long or looked at such a wide range of diseases. The first results will be available in five years.

It will also be the first time that data on call frequency and length will be provided directly by the cellphone companies.

Past studies have relied on people remembering how much they used their phones, which can provide unreliable results.

The researchers said the results of the work done up until now have been "reassuring". But because diseases such as cancer take many years to develop, and many people have only had cellphones for about a decade, there are "important gaps in our knowledge".

l A recent American survey showed that one third of US teenagers with cellphones sent more than 100 SMSes a day as texting had exploded to become the most popular means of communication for young people. The study found that SMSing has risen dramatically even since 2008, eclipsing cellphone calls, instant messaging, social networks - and talking face-to-face.

Three-quarters of young people between the ages of 12 and 17 now own cellphones. - Daily Mail

Sylvie and Iris


Curieusement les vendeurs de cellulaires ( CWTA- Bernard Lord, lui-même- et GSM) sont plus nombreux que ceux  pour les effets sur la  santé….La liste du 29 n'est pas encore publiée.

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3rd Session, 40th Parliament

3e session, 40e législature



Standing Committee on Health

Comité permanent de la santé

Meeting No. 12

Séance no 12

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Le mardi 27 avril 2010

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

9 heures à 11 heures

Room 853, 131 Queen St.

Pièce 853, 131 rue Queen



Orders of the Day

Ordre du jour

Impact of Microwaves on Human Health

Impact des microondes sur la santé humaine



Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association

Association canadienne des télécommunications sans fil

Bernard Lord, President and Chief Executive Officer

Bernard Lord, président et chef de la direction

Marc Choma, Director of Communications

Marc Choma, directeur des communications

Collectif S.E.M.O. Save our Children from microwave

Collectif S.E.M.O. Sauvons nos Enfants des Micro-Ondes

François Therrien, Spokesperson

François Therrien, porte-parole

Daniel Fortin, Consultant

Daniel Fortin, conseiller

Department of Health

ministère de la Santé

Beth Pieterson, Director General
Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate

Beth Pieterson, directrice générale
Direction des Sciences de
la Santé Environnementale et de la Radioprotection

Teleconference - Baltimore

Téléconférence - Baltimaore

As an individual

À titre personnel

Magda Havas, Professor

Magda Havas, professeur

Videoconference - Dublin

Vidéoconférence - Dublin

GSM Association

GSM Association

Jack Rowley, Director
Research and Sustainability, Public Policy

Jack Rowley, directeur
Recherche et durabilité, Politique publique

La greffière du Comité

Christine Holke David (613-995-4108)

Clerk of the Committee

2010/04/23 9:24 a.m.

2010/04/23 9 h 24


CBC cell phones

Here are links to the CBC radio programe that was aired earlier today on cell phones -

CBC Podcast - Sunday April 25th
Cell Phone and WIFI   - 3rd hour

Dr. Krewski , Dr. Lia , Dr. Magda Havas  on CBC

to download mp3

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