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Mobile phones

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Mobile phones and health | ARPANSA

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.

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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.

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

Mobile phones are a great way to keep in touch with family and friends

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Mobile phone/NBN base stations | ARPANSA

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

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Mobile phone base stations and health | ARPANSA

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.

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Responsible mobile phone use: kids & teens | Raising Children Network

Responsible mobile phone use for children and teenagers is about managing costs, sticking to family rules, keeping the phone safe and being respectful.

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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.

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How to reduce exposure from mobile phones and other wireless devices | ARPANSA

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.

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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.

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Internet Relay calls with mobile phones and tablets - National Relay Service

If you can connect to the internet with your tablet or phone, you should be able to make an Internet Relay call

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