12 Jan '11, 5am

Cell phone exposure linked to bad behaviour in kids

PARIS - Pregnant mothers in Denmark who regularly used mobile phones were more likely to have children with behavioural problems, according to a study released Tuesday. The risk was higher when the kids themselves began using cell phones at a very early age, researchers reported in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Leeka Kheifets of the University of California at Los Angeles and colleagues examined the health records of 28,000 seven-year-olds and their mothers enrolled in the Danish National Birth Cohort. The survey, which included nearly 100,000 women between 1996 and 2002, was designed to track the long-term health of the children. Mothers supplied detailed information about their lifestyles, diet and habits during and after pregnancy, including cell phone use. When their kids reached the age of seven, moms were again quizzed on their own and their child...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/health/view/109766...

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