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truthpusher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:01 PM
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Mobile phones tumour risk to young children
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1436543,00.ht...

Mobile phones tumour risk to young children

By Sam Coates, Nigel Hawkes and Alexandra Blair

CHILDREN under the age of eight should not use mobile phones, parents were advised last night after an authoritative report linked heavy use to ear and brain tumours and concluded that the risks had been underestimated by most scientists.

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The news prompted calls for phones to carry health warnings and panic in parts of the industry. One British manufacturer immediately suspended a model aimed at four to eight-year-olds.

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In his report, Mobile Phones and Health, Sir William said that four studies have caused concern. One ten-year study in Sweden suggests that heavy mobile users are more prone to non-malignant tumours in the ear and brain while a Dutch study had suggested changes in cognitive function. A German study has hinted at an increase in cancer around base stations, while a project supported by the EU had shown evidence of cell damage from fields typical of those of mobile phones.

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For children aged between 8 and 14, parents had to make their own judgments about the risks and benefits. I cant believe that for three to eight year-olds they can be readily justified, he said.

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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:08 PM
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1. This was in yesterday's Times, as well. Shouldn't be LBN.
The topic was started in Health Care earlier today at:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Of course, it didn't get any responses either.

I guess no one wants to discuss this. Gotta keep them cell phones!

:hi:
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