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Mobile Phones: Children

Volume 506: debated on Friday 5 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to increase awareness of its advice on the use of mobile telephones by children and young people under the age of 16; and if he will make a statement. (320171)

The Department's leaflet, “mobile phones and health”, including advice concerning children’s use of mobile phones, is available on the Department’s website at:

www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_4123979

The Department keeps this leaflet under review to ensure the presentation is fresh and effective. A copy has already been placed in the Library.

Advice on using mobile phones is also available on the NHS Choices website at:

www.nhs.uk/conditions/mobile-phone-safety/pages/risks.aspx

The Health Protection Agency's Radiation Protection Division advises the Government on science matters concerning electromagnetic fields and has recently reviewed its website advice on mobile phones at:

www.hpa.org.uk/webw/HPAweb&HPAwebStandard/HPAweb_C/1195733769169