Cell phone radiation has no short-term health impact on kids: Study

January 13th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Jan 13 (ANI): Radiation from cell phones has no short-term health impact on kids and teens, according to a new German government study.

The study which measured radiation levels in over 3,000 youngsters aged eight to 17 over a 24-hour period showed there was no direct link between exposure to radiation and health complaints such as headaches and dizziness.

However, the country’’s Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) said in a statement that radiation might still result in longer-term health risks for children as their nervous and immune systems are not fully developed.

“We still do not know what long-term effects the electromagnetic fields from mobile phones have on children and youngsters,” News.com.au quoted a BfS spokesman, as saying.

As a precautionary measure, the BfS urges caution in the use of wireless technology, especially for kids. (ANI)

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