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Research shows negative impact of screentime on teenagers is overstated.

An article published by the ABC explains that a recently released study from the UK finds that the negative impacts of screentime on the mental health and well being of teenagers is overstated. The researchers found that impacts of digital technology on the mental health of adolescents was miniscule compared to other factors, despite screentime often being blamed in the mainstream media for having a negative psychological effect. 

You can read the ABC's article here:https://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2019-01-18/screen-time-and-psychological-wellbeing-in-adolescents/10723726

And the study which was published in the Nature Human Behaviour journal is available here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-018-0506-1

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ARPANSA Statement on 5G Health Claims

ARPANSA has released a statement addressing concerns about misinformation circulating throughout the community about the possible impacts of Australia’s planned roll-out of the 5G mobile network. Contrary to some claims, there are no established health effects from the radio waves that the 5G network uses.

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Final NTP results cannot confirm mobile phone cause cancer in humans

The long awaited final results of the decade-spanning US National Toxicology Program on radiofrequency energy exposure has found no consistent effects in male and female mice and rats exposed to mobile phone signals for their whole life (2 years). However, in a sub-section of the study, researchers found that at the highest doses for the longest periods of time, cellphone radiation might cause a rare cancer in male rats. “High exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) in rodents resulted in tumours in tissues surrounding nerves in the hearts of male rats, but not female rats or any mice, according to draft studies from the National Toxicology Program (NTP),” said a press release from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences where the program is headquartered.