Report says children and power users should be limited to 40 minutes of cell phone use daily

Report says children and power users should be limited to 40 minutes of cell phone use daily
Every once in a while, the issue of radiation comes forward, spreading doomsday fears about cell phone usage. The latest report comes from France's safety watchdog group, which says that children and heavy users should limit their daily cell phone use. This warning comes despite the group's conclusion that cell phones produce "no proven effect" on health.

According to The National Agency for Health, Food and Environmental Safety in France, children and heavy users should limit their exposure on cell phones to just 40 minutes a day. The recommendation was made by a panel of 16 experts who studied 300 scientific studies that have been released since 2009. Some of the studies have linked long term cell phone use with the development of brain cancer.

A commerce manager who spend 6 hours a day on a cell phone for 12 years as part of his job, was awarded compensation by an Italian Court for a brain tumor that the court ruled had come on as a result of his cell phone use. The French agency also blamed cell phone radiation for fertility issues, cognitive problems, and issues with sleep. Despite all of this information, The National Agency for Health, Food and Environmental Safety was forced to admit that "the agency's experts were unable to establish any causal link between the biological effects described in cell models, animals or humans, and any possible resulting health effects."

source: Telegraph

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24 Comments

1. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

STOP SCARING ME PA!!!!! AHHHHHHHHH

17. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

heck, these French people sound like my Mom

20. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

remember the times when they banned jeans on ladies? lol well my typical day is 2 hours screen time thats not as bad.

2. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

You could get T-Mobile and then when your on WiFi it turns off the cell service d and goes over the WiFi

24. andynaija

Posts: 1247; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Pretty sure all smartphones do that -_-

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Impossible...

4. buccob

Posts: 2949; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Do they mean 40 minutes of phone use or 40 minues of phone calling? Cause I barely use my phone for calling anymore, though I do average 4~5 hours of phone usage between web browsing, gaming, texting, etc....

10. soldiernation

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

Wondering the same thing here. I'm guessing it's calling since that's the only time when the phone is very close to your brain.

13. buccob

Posts: 2949; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Then can I consider myself to be a "safe Power User"? heheh The article is very vague... and the research is a bit alarmist

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

So what they mean is, children and power users fall in the same category? Why would one call himself a power user if he uses a phone just for 40 minutes a day?

6. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Children and Power Users? So basically: Everyone in the modern world

7. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Was it the frogs or surrender monkeys that came out with this report? Gotta know!

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Wine sales must be on decline.

9. wky1998

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 22, 2013

40 minutes ? Tell me how many users having brain cancer today due to cell phones ?

11. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

Imagine child power user, that by itself gave me a cancer

12. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

It took me 40 minutes to find this article and read through the whole thread on my phone... well, see you tomorrow then

14. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Dont they treat cancer w/ radiation? Maybe this is a good thing for people w/ brain cancer. Just a thought.

15. PersianHobo

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

give the kids an iPhone, the battery only lasts for 40 minutes anyways lol

16. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

HAHA, Like I give a sh8. I'll probably die in much more painful way anyway :P

18. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

That's one of the MAIN reasons i enjoy using Samsung smartphones... They're one of the lowest if not the lowest SAR (Specific absorption rate) rated phones out there. Go Sammy...

19. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

This way, battery makers won't have to work so hard to make a battery that lasts.

21. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

So they are basically saying there are no proofs but still it is dangerous... I miss old-fashioned researchers.

22. GeekMovement unregistered

So 40 minutes of cell phone use only or do other electronics like computers, laptops, and tablets count in their research?

23. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

There are two types of radiation: Ionizing and no-ionizing. Ionizing radiation is the most dangerous while non-ionizing is the least dangerous. However, there are many levels of both types that lead from the least to most dangerous. Since Ultraviolet rays is the threshold between ionizing and non-ionizing, Radio are far lower and fall right in the middle of the non-ionizing level. Relatively low amounts. Body cell structure is generally not harmed by non-ionizing radio waves. However, I feel this article pertains, and is directed towards people with heath issues that involve cell deficiencies or already under chemo or x ray treatments. Children are not fully immunized where prolonged doses could affect growth or other health issues. Technically, the average person should not be worried over cellphone use. You are more likely to get killed by talking or texting on the phone while driving. John B.

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