Ghana – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health


Advice of the Radiation Protection Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission

Dr. Joseph Kwabena Amoako, Ghana’s Deputy Director of the Radiation Protection Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (holding a Ph.D. in Physics) is advising that children reduce exposure to cell phone radiation. Read the Business News article “Long use of mobile phones dangerous for kids”  24th May 2018

“Amoako recommends that if children have to stay on their mobile phones for longer than 40 minutes at a time, it was best to do so using the hands-free kit or break the conversation after 30 minutes and go back to their chat later.

Dr. Amoako explained that children were at risk of cancer and their brain activity affected from the long term use of mobile phones because their immune system was not fully developed.

He said in an interview that constant use of mobile phones by children could affect their brain activity.

“Their sleep pattern could be affected because the electromagnetic fields (electrical waves) from the phones will keep interfering with their sleep.”

Read May 23, 2018, Long use of Mobile Phones  Dangerous for Kids article that states “Children below 15 years have been advised not to spend more than 30 minutes continuously on mobile phone because exposure to it for a long time could expose them to serious health problems.”

Dr. Joseph Kwabena Amoako is also a coauthor on several published studies on exposures in Ghana entitled “PUBLIC EXPOSURE TO MULTIPLE RF SOURCES IN GHANA” and “Assessment of radiofrequency radiation within the vicinity of some GSM base stations in Ghana.”


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