Hardly three days after the publication in the British newspaper
Independent" of an article titled "Mobiles 'make you
senile' " based on
the findings of Professor Salford, investigator of the University
Lund (Sweden), and published in the prestigious "Environmental
Health Perspectives" of the American Institute of Environmental
and Health, that an ample newspaper repercussion worldwide has
Hardly a day after the diffusion of the study of the investigation
equipment of the Professors Navarrese and Gomez-Perretta of
Valencian University, published in the American magazine
"Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine" one of most
prestigious of the
world in bioelectromagnetism and health, that demonstrates
appearance of the microwaves syndrome increases of statistically
significant form when diminishing the distance to the telephony
and that its severity directly is related to the power density
in each address of the neighbours of the Ñora (Murcia)
pigs). More than 30 years after the first investigations showed
effects of the microwaves on the alive beings, the Ministry
assures in a note of press, published in El Norte de Castilla
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,
methods, is being questioned by the scientific community.
It is known,
the scientific community formed this by the publishers and
of the scientific magazines and by the authors who, with concerted
effort, publish in them articles like the mentioned ones in
The Ministry of Health must think that by force of often
lie, this will be transformed into truth.
Alfonso Balmori Martinez, Biologist
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study detects damages by radiation of antennas
"The report shows that symptoms like headache, fatigue,
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
EL PERIODICO DE CATALUNYA
16 September 2003
A study detects damages by radiation of antennas of mobile
"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
undergo who live near those facilities. This is the main conclusion
the study elaborated by Spanish investigators and whom the
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
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
hill in half of the population, and the rest, to more than
The first group was put under "a exhibition 10 times
superior" to the
radiation of the base as the second. The report shows that
like headache, fatigue, insomnia, difficulty of concentration,
irritability, depression and the loss of appetite could be
"exhibitions continued at low levels of radio frequencies"
diseases like cerebral tumours do not discard.
The most interesting aspect of the work, explains their authors,
importance of the relation between the presence of disfunctions
level of radiation which the polluted were put under, that
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
printed edition. In order to see the complete page, unload
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Informant: Colette O'Connell, message from Dr Miguel Muntané
Translation from Spanish: Omega.
for the truth about mobile phone masts
By Guardian Reporter
In recent weeks Sutton has witnessed a ground swell of opposition
mobile phone masts. Thousands of residents have signed petitions,
attended locally-organised meetings and lobbied councillors
at the prospect of phone antennas near their homes.
The reasons for this vary - in the main, fears over possible
risks from radio waves emitted by the masts elicit the most
But there is also the aesthetic argument that antennas and
equipment boxes on roadsides, street corners, parks and buildings
A phone mast in a street can drive down house prices simply
people do not want to live near something that might be dangerous
doesn't look very attractive.
In Sutton these concerns are shared by many councillors.
successfully lobbied the council to throw out three mast applications
the past month.
This has been done against the advice of planning officials,
their recommendations on legislation and planning guidelines,
were no reasons why the masts should not be allowed.
They were the first phone masts under 15 metres in the borough's
to go before local area committees, where councillors make
rather than planning officials. Currently masts under 15 metres
require planning permission and phone operators only need
council of their intention to erect one. This is because they
permitted development rights, which are granted to all utility
in order that they can provide their service, whether it be
electricity or communications. A 56-day period follows the
in which people have the opportunity to object to the masts.
planning guidelines do not apply and they can only be rejected
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
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
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
more regularly, perhaps every four to six weeks, and this
residents a chance to petition councillors against them."
research is years away from proving definitively whether masts
cancer and that other, more creative ways of objecting to
them should be
employed in the meantime. Some people, he says, have taken
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
then maybe they will think again about their polices of where
up masts," he adds.
Because there are no proven links between the masts and illnesses
as cancer, councils have no powers to throw them out on health
The only published government-commissioned study into the
risks - the
Stewart Report - concluded that while it could find no definite
between phones and ill-health, it could not say for certain
they did not
exist. The report recommended further research needed to be
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
nothing more has been published by the Government, although
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
situation where it seems incumbent on us to prove they are
rather than the phone companies proving they are not. "Thirty
we were told that electricity pylons were safe. "Forty
asbestos was a commonly used building material, and back in
far too many pregnant mothers believed it was safe to take
But now Sutton Council has decided to take up the fight.
Liberal Democrat group has been holding meetings to discuss
council policy on masts. Spokesman for public protection and
Councillor Colin Hall is hoping to form a movement in Sutton
the Government to rescind permitted development rights. Petitions
already been sent out in parts of the borough and may be included
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
the parties and the whole borough." O2 spokesman Jim
Stevenson said the
Government looked into permitted development rights on at
occasions but found no case to remove them.
He says scores of studies, including many conducted by the
Organisation, had proved no health risks from radio waves.
nobody knows what will happen in the next 30 to 40 years but
has been scrutinised as closely as us because of these fears
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,
recommended them for approval, but councillors turned them
However, despite the claims of phone companies, Colin Hall
is hoping Mr
Miller, Mr Singarajah, and other local anti-mast campaigners
continue to lobby for change and draw support for a change
If the petition attracts enough interest, Coun Hall wants
other local authorities to do the same and eventually present
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
recently, has already expressed an interest in leading a local
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
a new set of rules governing mast applications," he says.
The debate is likely to rumble on for years and years, and
started in Sutton may seem insignificant compared to the scale
issue, but if this kind of action is repeated across the country,
Government may have to sit up and finally take notice.
Anyone who would like further information about phone masts
10:37am Friday 4th July 2003
A village in Spain banishes all portable radio plants and
MONTILLA, in September. Some months ago was Antonio Carpios
the end. The mayor of the south Spanish city Montilla gave
telephone company Amena after long negotiations exactly thirty
to remove its new portable radio antenna from the city centre,
the city administration would take over this by force.
Several inhabitants weighted already about sleep disturbances,
accumulations and loss of appetite. Now Carpio waits only
permission for being allowed to enter private property. "We
antenna off, as soon as the judicial letter lies on the table",
Montilla is not an individual case. In completely Spain the
possible health damage made itself broad, which can cause
electromagnetic jets of the portable radio antennas. The newspaper
País speaks already of a antennaphobia. The manager
of a telephone
company told the newspaper, a mayor of a village had complained
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
diminish after protests a transmitting pole.
With Teruel in east Spain a village mayor of a portable radio
the current supply, antenna technicians by force were held
The protest wave was released before two years in Valladolid.
primary school three children got sick with leukaemia and
one with lymph
node cancer within a year. On the roof of a neighbour building
antennas. A judge left thereupon the radio communication system
Since that time many legal proceedings were submitted against
telephone companies. Since many antennas must be diminished,
comes to first radio holes. Due to the increasing fear in
the Spain government even arranged that antennas in the proximity
schools, kindergartens or hospitals must throttle their already
The protest of the municipalities and country-wide citizens'
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
not receive immediate permission. The companies see investments
endangered by 16 billion euro.
Montillas mayor Antonio Carpio interests that little. He
arrange through a regulation that all new portable radio antennas
be set up outside of the populated areas with a minimum of
Besides the operators must lock a liability insurance, in
must be responsible for all possible damage - also health.
different places followed Carpios initiative and similar regulations
issued. First telephone companies reacted already and agreed
demand of Montillas mayor. But Carpio has already new plans.
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
thing is the lease for the plants are extended. But in Montilla
remain stubborn. None may sign the new contracts. Nevertheless
Carpio is clear that the assumption, that portable radio plants
diseases, let confirm only with difficulty. So far researchers
neither prove nor disprove that the jets outgoing from the
Soon judges could decide the scientific controversy. A judge
Alicante condemned recently an enterprise that it is "the
duty of the
deplored company, to prove that living in the houses of the
does not represent a danger".
Montilla is everywhere. Spain could threaten soon a transmission
Informant: Citizens Initiative Bad Duerkheim, Germany.
Translation from German: Omega.
We are a small community in Southern California in the County
Riverside called Wildomar. Our street has approximately 15
from 1 -4 acres each. Last week I received a notice from the
advising me that a cellular communications tower was to be
the Southwest corner of our Cielo Vista (our street) and Palomar
street below us). Out of curiosity I called the county and
that the tower - a 55 foot monopine (fake pine tree) with
13 towers and
a 250 sq. ft building housing equipment was being constructed
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
installation, health risks of radio frequency radiation and
mention the horrible appearance of a cellular tower in a residential
area. Many of us have decided to fight this tower's installation.
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
greatly appreciated. We need a format for a petition and information
the health effects, property devaluation and any thing else
have. I can be reached at 909-674-7225.
shows the dangers of using mobile phones in flight - Civil
Aviation Safety Authority CASA- Australia
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Denise Ward, Christchurch, N.Z.
check out http://canterbury.cyberplace.co.nz/ouruhia/
seeks Species Act changes
Gov. Bill Owens is pushing for major changes to the Endangered
Act. ... Owens will seek the changes as chairman of the
natural-resources committee of the National Governors
Association, a post he assumed earlier this summer. ...
Environmentalists credit the Endangered Species Act with
extinction of the bald eagle, grizzly bear and gray wolf in
the lower 48
states, and halting the decline of hundreds of other species.
critics -- including Owens -- say the restrictions are costly
ending, interfere with resource development and private-property
and are largely unsuccessful.
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