From Andre Fauteux, Editor
La Maison du 21e siècle magazine:
The head of Belgacom is not crazy about the Wi-Fi fad in his cellphone company’s skyscraper. The 27th floor, occupied by management, thus goes without the technology that allows high speed broadband Internet access. The decision is barely surprising when we know that Didier Bellens also asks his contacts to call him on his landline rather than on his cell.
The man who heads Belgacom, and thus Proximus, briefed schoolchildren Tuesday about the dangers of the Internet, in the charming company of (tennis player) Justine Henin. The initiative was organized with Child Focus and Microsoft.
Didier Bellens, president of Belgacom (Belgium cell operator), explains that the GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) is dangerous – (Sudpresse – 25/11/2011). And when a child asks about the dangers of cellphones, the head of the country’s largest cellphone company does not mince his words. He explains to pupils of the Centre of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre school that GSM is bad and a health threat.
“During the day, it is better to use a headset because the GSM, it heats,” he first explained. “The waves are dangerous. At night, it is better to shut it off. If you use your phone as an alarm clock, you should also turn it off.”…
Contacted, Belgacom’s spokesperson was not surprised by his employers comments: ”Didier Bellens is only indicating the precautionary principles recommended by the World Health Organization. Remember that nothing has ever been proven about the dangers of GSM…”