So you have your new Iphone or Blackberry and your child or little brother and sister just loves to play with it. There is still no official survey on the safety of cell phone use by children in Jamaica; many countries overseas have always recommended that children’s use of cellular phones should be minimized.
The UK Government formed the Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones (IEGMP)
Their report, Mobile Phones and Health, was released in April 2000. In regards to the use of mobile phones by children the IEGMP stated:
"If there are currently unrecognized adverse health effects from the use of mobile phones, children may be more vulnerable because of their developing nervous system, the greater absorption of energy in the
tissues of the head and a longer lifetime of exposure. In line with our precautionary approach, we believe
that the widespread use of mobile phones by children for non-essential calls should be discouraged. We
also recommend that the mobile phone industry should refrain from promoting the use of mobile phones
So as Jamaicans please remember that your Blackberry should be used by you and other adults try not to let your child use it frequently.
Do you normally allow your child to play with your cell phone?