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Phones get an ear bashing

15th May 1997, Page 14
15th May 1997
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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.

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