November 21, 2005

Yest Another Study on Mobile Phone Harm in Children

studentstexting.gif Yet another study, Australian this time, will try to determine whether electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones can be harmful to children, reports The Guardian.

"The three-year study, starting this week, will measure the effects on 300 Melbourne children, aged 12 and 13. The Australian Centre for Radiofrequency Bioeffects Research will monitor their hearing, memory, sleep, concentration and blood pressure at regular intervals."

Related:

-- Researchers to study information technology impact on children - Michigan State University researchers will use a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to better understand the nature and extent of children's information technology (IT) use and how using IT is affecting them.

-- Japan. Students lack sleep - High school students are experiencing a chronic lack of sleep and worsening health due to long hours on email messages, cell phones and nighttime visits to brightly lit convenience stores, according to a study by a team of researchers in Fukuoka Prefecture.

-- Get off that mobile, expert tells children - An official report into the safety of mobile phones will warn that adults' and children's use of the technology is in danger of “running out of control” despite previous warnings of possible health risks.

-- As kids keep on calling, experts worry - In China, confronted with this new scene on campus, experts from the educational, medical and psychological fields have varied opinions on kids with telephone fever.

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