Hospital Cell Phone Bans

By Deane Barker on September 28, 2004

Hospitals ponder lifting cell phone bans: I always thought that cell phone bans in hospitals were kind of pointless.

Some health officials in northwest Indiana and Chicago say it might be time for area hospitals to lift their long-held bans on cell-phone calls, citing research that shows the phones do not interfere with medical equipment.

Research by the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council found little evidence to support the theory of cell phones interfering with equipment, said spokeswoman Linnea O’Neill.

“It’s an old wives’ tale,” O’Neill said.



  1. Uh… if you have ever been on a landline telephone and a GSM phone is nearby (<1ft from some part of the phone) you'll know how much interferance they can cause.

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