All Unprotected Mobile Phones Pose EMF Health Risks for Children
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Neurosurgeon Kevin O’Neill, chairman of the Brain Tumour Research Campaign, said: “We know that children are much more vulnerable to phone radiation and that there are simple measures available to help them cut their exposure.”
MobileWise has called for the UK Government to follow other countries which have tightened up their policy on mobile phones. Ms Fobel said: “The UK Government is lagging behind other countries such as Canada, France and certain states in the US.”
The MobileWise report highlights warnings issued by the Department of Health which recommends under-16s use phones only for essential calls.
Report in The Express By Nathan Rao on 9/11/11
An estimated eight out of 10 youngsters aged between seven and 11 now have their own mobile and ownership is also spiralling among those even younger.
But British charity MobileWise says use of the gadgets must be restricted because the young are more at risk from potentially dangerous radiation.
The campaign group is calling on the Government and the mobile phone industry to step up warnings over the devices.
MobileWise director Vicky Fobel said: “We have a choice. We can either continue to ignore the mounting evidence of risks and do nothing until we have incontrovertible proof that mobiles can damage health or we can take note of this evidence, even if it is still inconclusive, and act to protect children before it is too late.”
The study claims children’s brains can absorb twice the amount of radiation as adults from mobile phones because their skulls are smaller and thinner. It says children who use mobiles are also more likely to develop health problems in adulthood due to a longer exposure during their lifetime.