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Mobile phones to be banned for children

Published on February 28, 2013

Public Health minister Laurette Onkelinx has announced that sales of mobile phones to children under 7 years will be banned in shops and also on the internet.

Adverts for mobile phones during children’s programmes on TV radio and the internet will also be banned.

Research shows than in Belgium every two out of three children under 10 years have a mobile phone. At 12 years they nearly all have one.

The minister has highlighted the radiation risk from cell phones which is higher for young children than adults.


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Reprinted with permission of Together Magazine.