Phones get an ear bashing
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• Evidence that cancer may be developed through the use of mobile phones should make haulage companies more aware of how often their drivers use them, says a leading drivers representative.
Jack Crossfield (pictured) of the Driver's Action Movement was reacting to a new report from a team of Australian researchers describing the effects of constant exposure to the electromagnetic fields emitted by digital mobile phones. "We expect companies to act in a responsible manner," Crossfield says. 'We are hoping that good companies will contact the National Radiological Protection Board, which is investigating the link, and find out what the problems are."
-1 The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is to campaign for a ban on drivers using phones in moving vehicles. Its national road safety committee is to
lobby the Department of Transport for a law change to ban the use of hand-held and hand
free mobile phones.