We’re disappointed that big news in France hasn’t made its way to the top of U.S. headlines: the French National Assembly recently passed a law that will help to limit young children’s exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) generated by wireless technologies. Two years in the works, the law encompasses various rules, including:
- Banning WiFi in any childcare facilities catering to children under the age of 3.
- Requiring cell phone manufacturers to recommend the use of hands-free kits to everyone.
- Banning any advertising that specifically targets youth under the age of 14.
The law, passed by a majority vote and adopted into place on January 29, 2015, is the first in France to suggest and establish that WiFi over-exposure may indeed be hazardous to young children — a controversial topic, not just in France, but around the world.