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Letter to the Editor, Tribune de Genève, 14 November 2018*
We were shocked by the RTS report on back pain in young children and adolescents. According to one study, one in three children has suffered from back pain in the past 12 months, the main cause being screen abuse. The BBC reports that surgical students have spent so much time in front of screens and so little time using their hands that they have lost the dexterity to sew up patients. The blue light emitted by screens is particularly harmful to children's eyes. Do we heed these warnings? We would like the Geneva authorities to launch an awareness campaign, but they are distracted by the chaos reigning in the government.
The media doesn't alert us. The final report of the US government's $30 million National Toxicology Program study on rodents exposed to mobile phone radiation concluded that there is "clear evidence" of cancer. Most American media have downplayed the results and other countries have never mentioned it. The $17 trillion mobile phone industry has stifled media and government agency reporting. Mobile devices have never been subjected to safety tests, so we are all being treated like laboratory rats in a deadly experiment.