Thursday, 8 February 2007
- 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.