Warn kids about mobile dangers, say scientists
Leading scientists and doctors are calling on the UK government to issue warnings to children about the health dangers of mobile (cell) phone use.
They fear that the UK government is ignoring the 200 studies that point to health hazards – such as brain tumours and infertility – that may result from long-term mobile phone use, especially among children.
Neurosurgeon Kevin O’Neill, chairman of the Brain Tumour Research Campaign, says: “It would be a mistake to ignore the mounting evidence pointing to a link between mobile phones and risks to health, especially when we know children are much more vulnerable.”
He is joined by others who are adding their voice to a campaign by the charity Mobilewise for urgent action from the government. However, the UK government receives £20 billion a year in revenues for mobile licenses, and has spent just £7.5 million in the past three years on mobile phone health research.