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Ration the goggle box

The Government should issue parental advisory warnings about the dangers of television, MPs heard this week. Dr Aric Sigman, associate fellow of the British Psychological Society, told a conference at the Houses of Parliament that watching TV for more than an hour and a half a day is detrimental to children's health and education, regardless of programme quality. He believes the Government should warn parents of the consequences, as it does about passive smoking.

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