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NewsBurst: Government crackdown on mobile companies

Mobile phones are a concern, the government is expected to make that official with tough regulations
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Written by Will Knight on

The government is expected to impose strict regulations on mobile phone manufacturers, asking them not to advertise to children and imposing tough regulations on the building of transmitters, according to reports Friday.

Public health minister Yvette Cooper told the Financial Times she was minded to accept a number of recommendations put forward by a Government commissioned report into the health risks of mobile phone use published yesterday.

The Stewart Report shook the mobile phone industry by recommending dramatically increased regulation including discouraging children from using mobile phones except in emergencies.

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