Influence of radiofrequency telecommunication signals on children’s brains

Does mobile telephone use lead to health damage in children? In previous advisory reports, the Health Council of the Netherlands determined there were no indications for this. An important caveat was the very limited amount of available data. Since then, new studies have been performed. Based on these recent data, the Electromagnetic Fields Committee of the Health Council issues a new advisory report on this topic. In concrete terms, it examines the effects of exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, such as those generated by mobile telephones, mobile telecommunications antennas or Wi-Fi facilities, on the development and function of the brains of children aged 0 to 16 years. Additionally, the Committee answers the question of whether there is reason to use different exposure limits for children than for adults.