UK Daily Mail
Monday, Sept 22, 2008
Children who use mobile phones are five times more likely to develop a type of brain tumour, research has suggested.
The Swedish study indicated that under-16s are more at risk of radiation from mobile phones because their brains and nervous systems are still developing.
Because their heads are smaller and their skulls are thinner the radiation penetrates deeper into their brains, it is believed.
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After presenting their findings, the scientists said that children under 12 should only use mobiles for emergencies.
They added that teenagers should use hands-free devices and try to restrict themselves to texting.
But other researchers have cast doubt on the findings – saying that mobiles have not been on the market long enough to test accurately the risks associated with them.
Around 90 per cent of under-16s in Britain have a mobile phone as do 40 per cent of primary school children.
This article was posted: Monday, September 22, 2008 at 3:48 am