27 Jun Australian Government Radiation Safety Watchdog Warns Children Should Limit Mobile Phone Use
CHILDREN have been warned to text, rather than talk, on their mobile phones by the federal Government’s radiation safety watchdog.
The official caution was issued last week by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency, following a decade-long study into the health effects of using mobile phones.
The agency said children needed to take precautions to protect themselves from exposure to radiation because health risks from their long-term mobile phone use were still unknown.
“Children should be encouraged to limit exposure from mobile phones to their heads by reducing call time, by making calls where reception is good, by using hands-free devices or speaker options, or by texting,” it said.