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07 December 2010

Using cell phones in pregnancy not good for baby

Children exposed to cell phones in the womb and after birth had a higher risk of behaviour problems possibly related to the electromagnetic fields emitted, suggests study.

Children exposed to cell phones in the womb and after birth had a higher risk of behaviour problems by their seventh birthday, possibly related to the electromagnetic fields emitted by the devices, a new study of nearly 29,000 children suggests.

In the study, Kheifets and her colleagues wrote that further studies are needed to "replicate or refute" their findings.

"Although it is premature to interpret these results as causal," they concluded, "we are concerned that early exposure to cell phones could carry a risk, which, if real, would be of public health concern given the widespread use of the technology."

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