WHO Head Urges Caution With Children Using
July 02, 2002
Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, director general of the World Health
Organization, said she would be cautious about letting children use mobile
phones for hours everyday because not enough is known about the potential
Brundtland made the remarks to reporters yesterday in Oslo, Norway, where
she was attending a global conference on cancer. Asked whether technology in
general is safe, Brundtland said people have to be careful to be sure that
technology is being used safely.
Melinda Henry, a spokeswoman for the WHO, confirmed to reporters that
Brundtland has a sign on her door prohibiting cell-phone use in her office
because radio-frequency radiation energy gives her a headache.