Cell Phones For Children: Are Kids at Greater Risk?

Cell phones are about the coolest accessory in a preteen's pocket. But are kids who talk on cells taking more risks than adults? A study by British physicians and scientists suggests that they are. Last year's report by the Stewart Commission, a panel of experts convened by the British government to look into cell-phone use, found no direct indication that cell phones are harmful to kids. But the group uncovered enough evidence to urge that children be discouraged from using cell phones and that wireless companies stop marketing them specifically to kids.

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