Doc Bans Mobile Phones

Whatever you do, don't take your mobile phone into the Geneva office of World Health Organization director-general Gro Harlem Brundtland -- well, not unless you go armed with some aspirin.

Brundtland, who does not herself own a mobile phone, has banned the use of handsets in her office, according to a report by BBC News. This is because she believes the electromagnetic waves from phones will give her a headache.

She is quoted as having told a health conference in Oslo: "If you enter my office, you are invited by me. No one who is invited would like to give me headaches." We are quite prepared to believe that.

Her main concern is that children might be allowed to use mobile phones for up to a few hours a day. Brundtland says not enough is known yet about the damage such use might cause.

Unstrung would like to point out to its service provider readers that she was referring to the damage to the childrens' health caused by overuse, and not the damage to ARPUs caused by underuse.

— Ray Le Maistre, European Editor, Unstrung
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