LG recalls cellphone over health fears SIMON AVERY
Print Edition 28/01/09 Globe & Mail
Ottawa has moved for the first time to stop sales of a cellphone on the grounds that it exceeds radiation emission standards, potentially stirring long-standing concerns about health hazards posed by the devices.

"A voluntary recall notice has been identified for the LG model 150 cellular phone. Industry Canada, who regulates mobile handsets, has removed the LG 150 from its list of certified mobile phones.

The LG 150 is a compact black flip-phone that can be identified by removing the battery on the back of the phone and reading the label underneath. It reads: “MODEL NO / MODELE: LG 150.”

Marketplace -Generation Cellphone [Aired Friday Jan 23, 2009] http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/2009/generation_cellphone/main.html
Are cellphones really safe for your kids?

Can cellphone use cause brain tumours? It’s a question that everyone has wondered about, yet there still isn’t a clear answer.

In the meantime, the cellphone has become an essential device. In Europe there are more cellphones than people, and in Canada, about 72% of the population actively uses a cellphone.

Kids are part of those numbers as well. And they've got to have the latest cellphones – some are made specifically for them, with optional designs for download like Disney characters and Hannah Montana. But it’s the parents who have to front the allowance money, so on top of kid-friendly phones, providers pitch “peace of mind” plans to parents, offering features like the ability to control who their kids can call.

But if there are still unanswered health questions for adults, why are cellphones being marketed to kids?

That’s a question Wendy Mesley wondered about, too. In “Generation Cellphone,” Wendy investigates the cellphones-for-kids phenomenon and uncovers new evidence about possible health risks for children who use cellphones on a long-term basis.

It’s a journey that ends in a presentation of our evidence to the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association. You’ll want to hear what they have to say. And, of course, we also want to hear what you have to say in our comments section.....

synopsis: differing makeup of brains of children and adults
suggestions until we know for sure
encourage texting
use of bluetooth headsets
use of speakerphones (keep antenae away from your brain)