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Mobile phones

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Children and mobile phones

Dr Joe discusses important considerations for parents of children and teenagers who want to, or who already use mobile telephones.

Read more on Parenthub website

ARPANSA - Mobile Phones and Health

There is no established scientific evidence that the use of mobile phones causes any health effects. However, some studies have shown a weak association between heavy mobile phone use and brain cancer.

Read more on ARPANSA – Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency website

Mobile phones | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

The following information is aimed to help people who are blind or have low vision find a suitable mobile phone, including smart phones.We encourage you to shop around and try before you buy. Most dealers have demonstration phones to try out in the shop. Make sure you have an opportunity to try out the various phones to find the one that is easiest for you to use.

Read more on Vision Australia website

Kids' Health - Topics - Mobile phones are greataren't they?

Mobile phones are a great way to keep in touch with family and friends. Mobile phones are called cell phones in some parts of the world.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

ARPANSA - Hot Topics - Mobile Phone Base Stations

Advice on whether mobile phone and NBN base stations are associated with health effects

Read more on ARPANSA – Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency website

Dementia Australia | Dementia-Friendly Home app

The Dementia-Friendly Home App in now available for tablets and mobile phones. Using interactive 3D game technology Unreal Engine, the app provides carers with ideas to make their home more accessible for people living with dementia.

Read more on Dementia Australia website

ARPANSA - Mobile Phone Base Stations and Health Fact Sheet

Based on current research there are no established health effects that can be attributed to the low RF EME exposure from mobile phone base station antennas.

Read more on ARPANSA – Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency website

Mobile phone plans & types: kids & teens | Raising Children Network

Is your child ready for a mobile phone? Its a good idea to think about how mature your child is. This can also help you decide on phone plans and types.

Read more on Raising Children Network website

ARPANSA - How to Reduce Exposure from Mobile Phones and other Wireless Devices

There is no established scientific evidence that the use of mobile phones causes any health effects. However the possibility of a small risk cannot be ruled out. There are things one can do to substantially reduce exposure.

Read more on ARPANSA – Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency website

World cancer research agency finds possible link between mobile phones and cancer - Cancer Council Australia

Australians should not be alarmed about findings from an expert group classifying mobile phones as possibly carcinogenic to humans

Read more on Cancer Council Australia website

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