MAST TERROR RAID"
Volunteer Force] BLAMED FOR ATTACK AT BALLYMENA SITE by Staff Reporter
have damaged a controversial phone mast, the latest communication installation
to be targeted in Northern Ireland, it emerged today.
was being blamed for making unusable the base of a mast being built in
Balymena. It follows the toppling of a communications mast at County Tyrone
earlier this month, although no paramilitary involvement is suspected
in that attack.
of terrorism in mobile phone mast protests is likely to prove an unwelcome
development for mainstream anti-mast compaigners.
incident comes just days after the paramilitary gang issued a statement
that they were in support of local people who opposed the erection of
the structure in an industrial estate in the Harryville area. A loyalist
source confirmed: "The base was removed on Sunday night/Monday morning.
"I was told about this at 6.40 am and went round at first light and
a number of the fixing studs have been sheared off at concrete level and
the rest are bent. They are unusable. "A couple of pieces of cardboard
with the words 'UVF' written on them were left at the scene. "It
is safe to say that the UVF carried this out," said the source.
in their statement, the paramilitary group said they were opposed to the
mast because the people in the area were against it because of health
concerns. The terrorists' statement had pledged their full support to
the people of Harryville in "whatever meansures they feel they must
take to prevent the erection of the mast." It added: "Our volunteers
will continue to monitor the situation and will abide by the democratic
wishes of the people in the area in the course of their campaign."
the mast base started in recent weeks but was halted for the Christmas
and New Year holidays. A spokesman for Hutchinson 3G, which is erecting
the mast, said: I have no comment to make at this stage other than to
say that we have been engaging with residents and councillors in connection
with the overall issue." Police examined the scene on Monday.
is set to be discussed at a meeting between Ballymena Council and planners
this Thursday night. The telecommunications industry says masts are necessary
for mobile phone coverage, for which there is widespread demand."
find electromagneticwaves affect childhood leukemia
TOKYO, Aug. 24
A midterm analysis of survey results research institutes compiled by Saturday
has found a correlation between childhood leukemia and infrasonic electromagnetic
to the analysis, children who are often exposed to such electromagnetic
waves, emitted from high-voltage power lines and some household appliances,
are on average more than twice as likely to get leukemia.
was compiled by institutions such as the National Institute for Environmental
Studies and the National Cancer Center, in a three-year survey project
carried out by the then Science and Technology Agency from fiscal 1999.
It is Japan's first nationwide epidemiological study into the correlation
between electromagnetic waves and childhood leukemia.
analysis of the survey results will be made by the end of the year. An
analysis is also being made on the correlation between electromagnetic
waves and brain tumors in children.
to the report, children who lived in areas where infrasonic electromagnetic
waves were more than four times stronger than normal were twice as likely
to get leukemia.
environments are exceptional, the report may prompt the government to
consider establishing health guidelines and measures to cope with infrasonic
was based on surveys conducted on 700 healthy children and 350 children
with leukemia. The children were aged up to 15.
analysis was conducted on data such as the amount of infrasonic electromagnetic
waves in children's rooms measured in a week, the use of household appliances,
the distance between the rooms and outside power lines, and the overall
strength of such electromagnetic waves in the household.
indicated that when an infrasonic electromagnetic wave exceeds the average
of 0.1 microtesla (1 mG) seen in everyday life to 0.4 microtesla (4 mG)
or more, the chance of getting leukemia is likely to double.
electromagnetic waves with wavelengths of 1,000 kilometers or longer are
emitted from personal computers and other household appliances as well
as from high-voltage power lines. Cell phones and microwave ovens emit
high frequency electromagnetic waves with wavelengths of 10 to 100 meters.
have been especially interested in the health effects of infrasonic electromagnetic
waves since a report in 1976 in the United States indicated the risks
of childhood leukemia were high where children lived near high-voltage
have since conducted epidemiological studies, but their results have been
mixed and inconclusive on whether electromagnetic waves affect childhood
say the recent report is no cause for alarm. Hiroyoshi Otsuki, a journalist
knowledgeable in electromagnetic wave issues, said most people live away
from hazardous environments.
'It is difficult
to imagine an ordinary household that has electromagnetic waves of 0.4
microtesla (4mG) or more,' Otsuki said. 'I wonder whether the results
of this survey alone make it all right to say there are direct effects
on ordinary people.'
he thinks most people are unlikely to be affected and that there is no
need to become overly concerned.
Commentary Joanne C. Mueller to Roy Beavers:
who is supposedly "educated re EMF's," makes the statement:
wonder whether the results of this survey alone make it all right to say
there are direct effects on ordinary people......"
is one that you have mentioned previously that affirms a connection between
EMF's and leukemia in children. The news release is dated August 4, 2002,
by Kyoto News Service.
Hiroyoshi Otsuki also states: ".......it is difficult to imagine
an ordinary household that has electromagnetic waves of 0.4 microtesla
(4.0 mg) or more......"
I can tell
Mr. Otsuki that we consider ourselves to be "ordinary persons"
who were trying to live peaceful lives in "an ordinary household"
until a giant power company decided to run two high voltage powerlines
down our street!!!!!"
I can also
tell Mr. Otsuki that we personally know of two families in our neighborhood
where children have died from leukemia in the past couple of years!!!!
and any others who may be so "uninformed," should know that
electromagnetic fields/waves in our "unfortunate households"
often exceed 7.0 miligauss and that we have a great many rare and unusual
He is correct
the -- "ordinary households" do not have readings throughout
their homes of 0.4 microtesla (4.0 miligauss) BECAUSE "ordinary households
DO NOT HAVE HIGH VOLTAGE POWERLINES IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THEM!!!!!!!"
from our Minnesota Department of Health apparently attended the same college
as Mr. Otsuki........
As for me,
I am just a dumb grandmother with only a few college classes, who managed
to save two grandsons from developing leukemia at an early age by reading
information provided by those who actually DO CARE about "ordinary
know me also know I have had and continue to have lots of "angel
incidents" that keep me going in the fight to help keep children
from dying from leukemia in spite of obstacles that persons like Mr. Otsuki
Guinea Pigs R Us
731 - 123rd Avenue N.W. Minneapolis, MN 55448
who is allergic to electricity has been told that her condition cannot
be cured. Doctors have told 78-year-old Christine Moody that they can
do nothing to stop the pain she experiences when she comes into contact
from Southdown near Bath, has suffered from the allergy for 20 years.
She developed the unusual condition after being in a violent electric
storm while on holiday in Cornwall. She is so affected by the allergy
that she cannot wear a battery- driven watch. Her shoes are specially
lined so that she does not feel pain when she steps over underground electric
has to wrap up in a survival blanket and wear rubber boots during electric
storms to stop the pain from becoming unbearable. "I have great sensitivity
to electricity," she said. "I find it difficult to walk on pavements
because of the underground cables. "Life is very difficult. Even
to put my arms up I can feel my sensitivity to electricity." Mrs
Moody takes homeopathic de- sensitising drops every day, which costs her
up to £190 each month. She has been told by doctors that treatment
will only reduce her problems and not cure them. "I can't get depressed.
I try to stay positive and get through one day at a time. "If I did
think about it I would get very depressed." But Mrs Moody is becoming
worried after hearing of plans to erect a telephone mast within a mile
of her house. "I'm very worried because we love the house where we
are and I know I will be racked with pain 24 hours a day and housebound."
is also allergic to chicken, fish, anaesthetic, aspirin, penicillin, bee
and wasp stings, nuts, citric acid, and gas. She has to wear a special
medical bracelet every time she leaves the house, in case of a medical
the Sparrows of London
P.Semm and R Beason, published their avian brain study, 'Response of neurons
to amplitude modulated microwave RF.' We noted with particular interest
the following comment made by the authors, that " Although individual
neurons in the zebra finch brain responded to the pulsed RF stimulus,
we do not know whether these responses by the nervous system are manifested
in the bird's behavior or its health. "
on file, and now the London report on sparrows more than suggest that
RF stimulus has an adverse health effect on the avian population.
a case here in Sydney, Australia, related in detail below, where exotic
caged birds exhibited dramatic changes in breeding habits and other behaviour.
The suspected cause - the digital RF signals of a nearby mobile base station,
which had been upgraded from analogue, prior to the breeding season.
birds displayed their distress as behaviour abnormality where by contrast,
the birds used in Dr. Semm's controlled experiment lacked any such opportunity
to reveal health or behaviour changes as part of the research project.
give a strong indication that a study of caged birds set up outside the
laboratory might well give meaningful results as to the behaviour and
health outcome of birds subjected to environmental RF radiation in the
real world. This would surely validite the empirical evidence, now accumulating,
of adverse effects on the human population from this same source.
where there has been an absence of technology sensitive enough to alert
coalminers of the presence of poisonous gas in the coalmine - the caged
canary has provided this service to man. To further illustrate, during
the investigations of the caves, believed to hold stocks of the poisonous
SARAN gas used by terrorists in Japan, (c. 1999) each searcher, already
dressed entirely in high tech protective clothing and masks, was seen
carrying a caged canary!
In our view,
the birds in our 'real life' report, by their bizarre behaviour, communicated
eloquently that some change in their environment was a major health hazard
to their kind. There are also cases reported from Germany and New Zealand
where uncharacteristic bird behaviour has been reasonably linked with
RFR emitting installations.
In our view,
Dr Semm's avian brain study is indeed pertinent to the case related here.
In a Sydney suburb, NSW Australia, a large number caged exotic birds developed
uncharacteristic destructive behaviour which veterinary examination could
not explain. Most of the birds refused to breed, the few that did ejected
the young from the nest. Of two birds that survived only one was relatively
normal, the other had no feathers. Some breeds became aggressive attacking
mates. Most molted excessively a - sure sign of stress.
be noted that the residence where the birds were located in metal cages
was 200 metres distance from a large electricity substation, operating
at 50Hz and an analogue mobile phone transmitting antenna was at the same
location. The birds had obviously tolerated this EMR environment with
impunity until the upgrading of the mobile phone transmitter from analogue
to the digital signal. Then the dramatic change in the health and behaviour
of the birds occurred. Two pet dogs at the same address also became disturbed,
refusing to sleep in their usual location.
At the same
time, a neighbour's homing pigeons became too disoriented to perform normally.
case crows became restless and noisy, vacating the area soon after a mobile
base station was installed on a high rise apartment building.
of avain behaviour/health - indicate an intolerable change in our atmosphere
for birdlife. The Australian report reveals a significant link between
the digital signal in particular of radiofrequency radiation and avian
of avian behaviour/health anomolies from London, Australia and elsewhere
indicate that birds are sensitive to significant change in their enviroment.
Prudent Avoidance - avian style!
Venables Co-ordinator: EMR Safety Network International