Italian court rules worker's tumour caused by mobile use

Friday 21 April 2017 | 09:57 CET | News
A court of first instance in the northern Italian town of Ivrea has ruled that excessive use of a mobile phone by a Telecom Italia employee resulted in the development of a benign brain tumour. As a result, Roberto Romeo was awarded a state-funded pension of EUR 500 a month to be paid by the INAIL national insurance scheme for workplace accidents. "For the first time in the world, a court has recognised a causal link between inappropriate use of a mobile phone and a brain tumour," said the plaintiff's lawyers Stefano Bertone and Renato Ambrosio, according to The Guardian. An appeal may still

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Telecom Italia
Countries: Italy
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Indeed, this supports findings from the U.S. National Toxicology Program's cell phone cancer study and other epidemiological studies that have found the microwave radiation emitted by cell phones, towers and all wireless technology is a biological hazard. Folks can learn more at: https://sites.google.com/site/understandingemfs/cancers. Hopefully the industry already has biologically safe technology in the works. In the meantime, we should all access the Internet via hard-wired fiber optic and Ethernet connections, with the wi-fi turned off, when we can. If we must use a mobile device in active mode, keep distance with a hollow-tube headset or speakerphone, and never place an active device on one's body or against one's head. See wirelesseducation.org for additional risk reduction strategies for yourself and your loved ones. Thank you.
Cecelia Doucette @ 21/4/2017 - 15:56

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