Child Warning Over Mobile Phones Part 2
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Youngest at most risk
He said: "If there are risks - and we think that maybe there
are - then the people who are going to be most affected are
children, and the younger the children, the greater the
"Parents have a responsibility to their children not simply
to throw a mobile phone to a young child, and say 'off you
Professor Lawrie Challis, who was vice chairman of the
Stewart Inquiry and is now chairman of the Mobile
Telecommunications and Health Research programme, set up to
investigate the health risks of mobile phones, told BBC
News: "I would certainly not wish my own grandchildren to
use mobile phones more than they had to."
Rosie Winterton, the Public Health Minister, said government
guidance stressed that mobile phones should not be over-used
by young children.
"Obviously there are parents who feel they want to children
to have mobile phones for safety reasons, but we are quite
clear that they ought to be very careful about over-use.
"There is on-going research both in the use of mobile phones
and the siting of mobile phone bases."
Since the first Stewart report experts have remained divided
over whether the phones pose a risk.
Last year a 750-people study by Sweden's Karolinska
Institute suggested using a mobile phone for 10 years or
more increases the risk of ear tumours by four times.
A Dutch study has suggested mobile phone use can affect
brain function, and further research from Europe indicated
radiation from the phones can cause DNA damage.
But Dr Adam Burgess, a lecturer in sociology at Kent
University, published research a year ago dismissing claims
mobile phones were harmful.
He said: "I do not know why these latest warnings are being
made, they are exactly the same as was said five years ago.
"As far as I am concerned mobile phones are safe to use.
"There may be some unknown risk that could appear at some
unknown date in the future but we have to balance that
against the benefits of using them."
And Mike Dolan, executive director of the Mobile Operators
Association, said there were good reasons why children
carried mobile phones.
"Families do go out there and purchase mobile phones for
their children very often for very tangible security
"Parents have to weigh that benefit against any possible
unknown health effects in the future.
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