Cell phone use and behavioural problems in young children

  title={Cell phone use and behavioural problems in young children},
  author={Hozefa Divan and Leeka Kheifets and Carsten Obel and J{\o}rn Olsen},
  journal={Journal of Epidemiology \& Community Health},
  pages={524 - 529}
BACKGROUND Potential health effects of cell phone use in children have not been adequately examined. [...] Key Method The original analysis included nearly 13 000 children who reached age 7 years by November 2006. METHODS To see if a larger, separate group of DNBC children would produce similar results after considering additional confounders, children of mothers who might better represent current users of cell phones were analysed.Expand
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