US politician wants health warnings on videogames

Tuesday, 13 January 2009 11:32 GMT By Mike

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US Democrat representative Joe Baca has proposed new a piece of legislation entitled ‘Videogame Health Labeling Act of 2009′ that if successful, would see videogames carry a health warning similar to that of cigarettes and alcohol.

“The video game industry has a responsibility to parents, families, and to consumers – to inform them of the potentially damaging content that is often found in their products,” Baca said.

“They have repeatedly failed to live up to this responsibility. Meanwhile research continues to show a proven link between playing violent games and increased aggression in young people. American families deserve to know the truth about these potentially dangerous products.”

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