It seems that every few months we read reports saying that younger and younger kids are using mobile phones, and that has some people quite worried. A warning is going out, saying that young children shouldn't be exposed to mobile phones... but there's no reason given why. While "better safe than sorry" is a reasonable rationale for some, it doesn't seem all that convincing in this context. Basically, some researchers are saying that there's simply no evidence that mobile phones cause any harm, but, you know, just in case, keep them away from kids. The premise that more research needs to be done makes sense, but why raise such a big stink over something where there's simply no evidence one way or the other (or, actually, so much contradictory evidence that it's tough to make heads or tails of any of it)?
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