CANCER researchers have warned parents to limit their children's use of mobile phones, following a new study into the effects of the devices on health.
The international team who carried out the study this week said "the electromagnetic fields emitted by mobile phones should be considered a health risk".
Dr David Servan-Schreiber, who led the team, claimed: "What we found was astounding and much more concerning that what we had been led to believe."
They found that significant levels of electromagnetic radiation from the phones did penetrate the human body, and argued that until more research was done the gadgets should be considered dangerous.
In particular the study found that children's brains were more susceptible to the radiation than those of adults, and advised parents to ban younger children from using the phones regularly.