This is the news report of Mr. Didier Bellens, the head of Belgium telecoms operator Belgacom, and his policy of removing Wi-Fi from the management’s 27th floor offices, and encouraging partners to call on landlines – not mobile phones!
To put this in perspective, this is the equivalent of Monsanto banning GMOs in their own cafeteria (which they have done) and then recommending people eat as little GMO as possible (if only).
After this glowing endorsement from a major telecoms industry player, how safe do you think wireless technologies are? Still fancy a Smart Meter? How about a wifi-enabled Hello Kitty tablet for little one this Christmas?
Our rough translation of the article from Robin des Toits (original story in Belgium’s Trends-Tendances) follows: [/]
The man who is at the head of Belgacom and Proximus informed schoolchildren on Tuesday about the dangers of the Internet in the charming company of Justine Henin. The initiative has been implemented with the partnership of Child Focus and Microsoft.
Bellens, the boss of Belgacom (Belgium operator), explains that the GSM is dangerous – (Sudpresse – 25/11/2011).
And when a child asks questions about the dangers of cell phone, the boss of the first GSM operator in the country will not mince words: He said to the children of School Centre of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre that GSM is bad and dangerous to health.
“During the day, it is better to use a headset because the GSM, it heats,” he explained first. “The waves are dangerous. At night, it is better to cut it. If you use your phone as an alarm clock, you must also turn off. ‘