France has warned its citizens that since the effects of long-term cellphone use aren’t known yet, precaution must be taken, especially with children. In no way is France saying “stop using cellphones altogether,” despite what my terrible headline says, but is simply urging common sense: don’t use cellphones all day long, don’t use them where there’s no signal, etc.
We’ve seen studies pretty much every other week saying cellphones are safe or cellphones are dangerous or cellphones give you wiings. At best, there’s no way to tell just yet if they’re bad for you.
How odd would that be, if we find out that cellphones are absolutely terrible for you? There’s already a small movement for us to step back a bit and really, carefully examine all this technology before diving right in.
France warns against excessive mobile phone use [Reuters/Yahoo!]