* SCIENCE and CONSCIENCE - A study detects damages by radiation of antennas - Calls for the truth about mobile phone masts - Transmission break - Please help!! - Research shows the dangers of using mobile phones in flight (17/9/03)

Hardly three days after the publication in the British newspaper "The
Independent" of an article titled "Mobiles 'make you senile' " based on
the findings of Professor Salford, investigator of the University of
Lund (Sweden), and published in the prestigious "Environmental magazine
Health Perspectives" of the American Institute of Environmental Sciences
and Health, that an ample newspaper repercussion worldwide has had.

Hardly a day after the diffusion of the study of the investigation
equipment of the Professors Navarrese and Gomez-Perretta of the
Valencian University, published in the American magazine
"Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine" one of most prestigious of the
world in bioelectromagnetism and health, that demonstrates the
appearance of the microwaves syndrome increases of statistically
significant form when diminishing the distance to the telephony antennas
and that its severity directly is related to the power density measured
in each address of the neighbours of the Ñora (Murcia) (singular guinea
pigs). More than 30 years after the first investigations showed the
effects of the microwaves on the alive beings, the Ministry of Health
assures in a note of press, published in El Norte de Castilla (16/9/03),
that the mobile telephones and the antennas do not cause any risk on the
health and that is not necessary to change the limits of emission.

In addition who talks about studies describes as alarming, whose affirm
methods, is being questioned by the scientific community. It is known,
the scientific community formed this by the publishers and the reviewers
of the scientific magazines and by the authors who, with concerted
effort, publish in them articles like the mentioned ones in the

The Ministry of Health must think that by force of often repeating a
lie, this will be transformed into truth.

Alfonso Balmori Martinez, Biologist

Omega: see under


A study detects damages by radiation of antennas
"The report shows that symptoms like headache, fatigue, insomnia,
difficulty of concentration, irritability, depression and the loss of
appetite could be related to" exhibitions continued at low levels of
radio frequencies" and serious diseases like cerebral tumours do not

16 September 2003

A study detects damages by radiation of antennas of mobile phones


"The continued" exhibitions to the waves that emit the antennas of
mobile phones are logical a reasonable cause "and" of the neurological
diseases and disfunctions in the central nervous system that the people
undergo who live near those facilities. This is the main conclusion of
the study elaborated by Spanish investigators and whom the magazine
Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine will publish.

The work, facilitated to Efe by one of its authors -- Claudius
Gomez-Perretta --, has been made from a work of field in the locality
murciana de La Ñora, between 101 neighbours, half on which lives to less
than 150 meters of a base station of mobile phones (BS), located in a
hill in half of the population, and the rest, to more than 250 meters.
The first group was put under "a exhibition 10 times superior" to the
radiation of the base as the second. The report shows that symptoms
like headache, fatigue, insomnia, difficulty of concentration,
irritability, depression and the loss of appetite could be related to
"exhibitions continued at low levels of radio frequencies" and serious
diseases like cerebral tumours do not discard.

The most interesting aspect of the work, explains their authors, is the
importance of the relation between the presence of disfunctions and the
level of radiation which the polluted were put under, that were greater
at the most intense of the electric field. The news published in page 38
of the edition of Tuesday, 16 of September of 2003 of the Newspaper -
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Informant: Colette O'Connell, message from Dr Miguel Muntané

Translation from Spanish: Omega.


Calls for the truth about mobile phone masts
By Guardian Reporter

In recent weeks Sutton has witnessed a ground swell of opposition to
mobile phone masts. Thousands of residents have signed petitions,
attended locally-organised meetings and lobbied councillors in protest
at the prospect of phone antennas near their homes.

The reasons for this vary - in the main, fears over possible health
risks from radio waves emitted by the masts elicit the most fervent

But there is also the aesthetic argument that antennas and large
equipment boxes on roadsides, street corners, parks and buildings bring.

A phone mast in a street can drive down house prices simply because
people do not want to live near something that might be dangerous and
doesn't look very attractive.

In Sutton these concerns are shared by many councillors. Residents have
successfully lobbied the council to throw out three mast applications in
the past month.

This has been done against the advice of planning officials, who, basing
their recommendations on legislation and planning guidelines, said there
were no reasons why the masts should not be allowed.

They were the first phone masts under 15 metres in the borough's history
to go before local area committees, where councillors make the decisions
rather than planning officials. Currently masts under 15 metres do not
require planning permission and phone operators only need notify a
council of their intention to erect one. This is because they fall under
permitted development rights, which are granted to all utility companies
in order that they can provide their service, whether it be gas, water,
electricity or communications. A 56-day period follows the notification
in which people have the opportunity to object to the masts. But normal
planning guidelines do not apply and they can only be rejected on
limited grounds, such as that there are already too many in the area, or
their siting and material impact would be too great on the surroundings.

Carshalton resident and member of Mast Sanity, Kumar Singarajah,
believes permitted development rights should be scrapped, but in the
meantime he would like to see all masts go to area committee. He says if
they did, many more would be thrown out. But because the committees meet
at intervals greater than 56 days, many masts slip through the net and
are passed by planning officers. "I think if more were put to area
committees, 80 or 90 per cent of masts would be rejected. "To do this
all the council needs to do is change its rules and hold area meetings
more regularly, perhaps every four to six weeks, and this would give
residents a chance to petition councillors against them." He believes
research is years away from proving definitively whether masts cause
cancer and that other, more creative ways of objecting to them should be
employed in the meantime. Some people, he says, have taken phone
companies to court over a loss in value of their house after a mast has
been installed nearby. "If we can hit them where it hurts financially,
then maybe they will think again about their polices of where they put
up masts," he adds.

Because there are no proven links between the masts and illnesses such
as cancer, councils have no powers to throw them out on health grounds.
The only published government-commissioned study into the risks - the
Stewart Report - concluded that while it could find no definite links
between phones and ill-health, it could not say for certain they did not
exist. The report recommended further research needed to be done,
flagging up the effects of phones and masts on growth tissue as an area
in particular need of more study. But that was several years ago and
nothing more has been published by the Government, although it has
signed a £20billion contract with phone operators to allow them to
develop their networks unabated, a contract that would be in jeopardy if
health risks were proved.

Local mast campaigner Nick Miller puts it like this: "It's a strange
situation where it seems incumbent on us to prove they are dangerous,
rather than the phone companies proving they are not. "Thirty years ago
we were told that electricity pylons were safe. "Forty years ago
asbestos was a commonly used building material, and back in the 1950s
far too many pregnant mothers believed it was safe to take a sedative
called Thalidomide."

But now Sutton Council has decided to take up the fight. The ruling
Liberal Democrat group has been holding meetings to discuss a new
council policy on masts. Spokesman for public protection and planning
Councillor Colin Hall is hoping to form a movement in Sutton calling on
the Government to rescind permitted development rights. Petitions have
already been sent out in parts of the borough and may be included in the
next Liberal Democrat focus magazine.

He says: "It's being started off by the party but we hope to encourage
it to roll on and create its own momentum so we get support across all
the parties and the whole borough." O2 spokesman Jim Stevenson said the
Government looked into permitted development rights on at least two
occasions but found no case to remove them.

He says scores of studies, including many conducted by the World Health
Organisation, had proved no health risks from radio waves. "Of course
nobody knows what will happen in the next 30 to 40 years but no industry
has been scrutinised as closely as us because of these fears and there's
still no evidence to support these claims," he says.

Mr Stevenson added that it was very disappointing the recent
applications have been rejected. "We had worked hard on the local
consultation and built up a good relationship with local planners, who
recommended them for approval, but councillors turned them down."
However, despite the claims of phone companies, Colin Hall is hoping Mr
Miller, Mr Singarajah, and other local anti-mast campaigners will
continue to lobby for change and draw support for a change in

If the petition attracts enough interest, Coun Hall wants to encourage
other local authorities to do the same and eventually present the
Government with a compelling case for withdrawing phone companies'
automatic rights to put up masts.

Mr Miller, who led a successful campaign against two masts in Wallington
recently, has already expressed an interest in leading a local campaign
group. "I honestly believe the Liberal Democrats could make a real mark
by making a stand on the issue. "I would be prepared to offer my
services as an independent chairman of a new body which would establish
a new set of rules governing mast applications," he says.

The debate is likely to rumble on for years and years, and a petition
started in Sutton may seem insignificant compared to the scale of the
issue, but if this kind of action is repeated across the country, the
Government may have to sit up and finally take notice.

Anyone who would like further information about phone masts at

10:37am Friday 4th July 2003



Transmission break
A village in Spain banishes all portable radio plants and receives much

Manuel Meyer

MONTILLA, in September. Some months ago was Antonio Carpios patience at
the end. The mayor of the south Spanish city Montilla gave to the
telephone company Amena after long negotiations exactly thirty days time
to remove its new portable radio antenna from the city centre, otherwise
the city administration would take over this by force.

Several inhabitants weighted already about sleep disturbances, swindle
accumulations and loss of appetite. Now Carpio waits only for judicial
permission for being allowed to enter private property. "We tear the
antenna off, as soon as the judicial letter lies on the table", the
mayor says.

Force against technicians

Montilla is not an individual case. In completely Spain the fear of
possible health damage made itself broad, which can cause the
electromagnetic jets of the portable radio antennas. The newspaper El
País speaks already of a antennaphobia. The manager of a telephone
company told the newspaper, a mayor of a village had complained that
half of the inhabitants suffered under nausea and headache because of a
transmission mast. Yet the antennas were not even attached.

In many places is that different. On Gran Canaria Telefonica had to
diminish after protests a transmitting pole.

With Teruel in east Spain a village mayor of a portable radio plant cut
the current supply, antenna technicians by force were held from repairs.
The protest wave was released before two years in Valladolid. In a
primary school three children got sick with leukaemia and one with lymph
node cancer within a year. On the roof of a neighbour building were 36
antennas. A judge left thereupon the radio communication system

Violent protests

Since that time many legal proceedings were submitted against the
telephone companies. Since many antennas must be diminished, it already
comes to first radio holes. Due to the increasing fear in the population
the Spain government even arranged that antennas in the proximity of
schools, kindergartens or hospitals must throttle their already set up
transmitting power.

The protest of the municipalities and country-wide citizens' initiatives
begins now also to endanger the economical plans of the telephone
companies. The companies must develop for the development of the UMTS
net thousands of new plants. But because of the many processes they do
not receive immediate permission. The companies see investments
endangered by 16 billion euro.

Montillas mayor Antonio Carpio interests that little. He already let
arrange through a regulation that all new portable radio antennas must
be set up outside of the populated areas with a minimum of 650 meters.
Besides the operators must lock a liability insurance, in which they
must be responsible for all possible damage - also health. Also
different places followed Carpios initiative and similar regulations
issued. First telephone companies reacted already and agreed with the
demand of Montillas mayor. But Carpio has already new plans. "Also we
are not allowed to tear off the masts, the leases runs soon out and no
roof landlord will here extend the contracts", he says.

The telephone companies offer now extra payments of 6,600 Euro, main
thing is the lease for the plants are extended. But in Montilla they
remain stubborn. None may sign the new contracts. Nevertheless mayor
Carpio is clear that the assumption, that portable radio plants caused
diseases, let confirm only with difficulty. So far researchers could
neither prove nor disprove that the jets outgoing from the antennas are

Soon judges could decide the scientific controversy. A judge from
Alicante condemned recently an enterprise that it is "the duty of the
deplored company, to prove that living in the houses of the plaintiffs
does not represent a danger".

Montilla is everywhere. Spain could threaten soon a transmission

http://www.berlinonline.de/berliner-zeitung/vermischtes/277700.html (in

Informant: Citizens Initiative Bad Duerkheim, Germany.
Translation from German: Omega.


Please help!!
We are a small community in Southern California in the County of
Riverside called Wildomar. Our street has approximately 15 houses ranges
from 1 -4 acres each. Last week I received a notice from the county
advising me that a cellular communications tower was to be installed at
the Southwest corner of our Cielo Vista (our street) and Palomar (the
street below us). Out of curiosity I called the county and was informed
that the tower - a 55 foot monopine (fake pine tree) with 13 towers and
a 250 sq. ft building housing equipment was being constructed on my
neighbours property 2 doors down.

I immediately called to action all of the property owners on the street
- many of whom were unaware of the letter and informed them of the
installation, health risks of radio frequency radiation and not to
mention the horrible appearance of a cellular tower in a residential
area. Many of us have decided to fight this tower's installation. There
is a meeting on October 6th at the county and I am in need of help to
prepare. Anything you can do to help our small community would be
greatly appreciated. We need a format for a petition and information on
the health effects, property devaluation and any thing else you may
have. I can be reached at 909-674-7225.

Thank you,
PJ Kendrick


Research shows the dangers of using mobile phones in flight - Civil
Aviation Safety Authority CASA- Australia

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Denise Ward, Christchurch, N.Z.
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and http://www.neilcherry.com


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critics -- including Owens -- say the restrictions are costly and never
ending, interfere with resource development and private-property rights,
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