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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.”
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.
Following an in-depth study of 200 scientific papers, MobileWise says health chiefs are ignoring negative findings and are not doing enough to warn parents of the dangers.
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.”