More health organisations and public health agencies are publishing advice on how to limit your self
from the electromagnetic radiation emitted by mobile phones. The most important advice that they
have to offer is to try and keep the phone as far away from your body as possible, especially your head.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organisation, have conducted the biggest ever study on the effects of mobile phone radiation on the human body.
A group of experts from France analysed data from a total of 13 countries and cross referenced different types of tumours that they felt were associated with mobile phone use.
Their research indicated that the chances of developing a malignant tumour, called glioma, are significantly increased for people who have used a mobile phone for at least 10 years.
The problem of electromagnetic radiation from mobiles is an increased problem for children. In the UK, 90% of children aged 16 own a mobile and 40% for primary school age. (the USA figure for primary school age is 20%, source taken in 2010).
Children feel a need to own a mobile phone. Very clever advertising can make the phone attractive to children and when they reach their teens there is a social pressure. Their friends have got one, it's cool to own a mobile and heck, look at the features, music and games.