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Health advice on mobile phone communications

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UK Chief Medical Officers and Public Health England (PHE) have advised to discourage the non-essential use of mobile phones by children.

This is a precautionary measure due to the lack of certainty in the scientific findings.

PHE have concluded that there is no definite evidence that mobile phones or their associated base stations can cause health effects in the general population.

However, due to the gaps in scientific knowledge, PHE recommend a precautionary approach for mobile phone use, particularly the use of handsets by very young children. 

The handsets give the highest exposure to radio waves because they are normally held close to the head. These exposures are far higher than those from phone masts.

More information

Public Health Wales - Environmental Health Protection (external link, English only) 

Mobile Phone Telecommunications Health Research Programme (MTHR) (external link, English only)