Senate debates

Thursday, 8 February 2007

Mobile Phones

10:49 am

Photo of Lyn AllisonLyn Allison (Victoria, Australian Democrats) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—
notes with concern new research from Europe indicating that:
the long-term use of mobile phones results in a 40 per cent likelihood of developing a type of nervous system tumour near the phone ear,
researchers found those who had used a handset for more than 10 years were 39 per cent more likely than others to develop a tumour,
the authors of the study believe that there is a need for further exploration of the effects of long-term mobile phone use, and
in the United Kingdom a new study has recently been ordered where more than 200 000 volunteers, including long-term mobile phone users, are to be monitored for at least 5 years to plot mobile phone use against any serious diseases they may develop, including cancer, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease; and
recommends that the Government implements a similar long-term study in Australia.

Question put.