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25 November 2016

United Kingdom: Parents' Health Fears Over Phone Mast Plan

Villagers are worried about the long-term health
impacts of phone masts
If you are concerned by this issue, please sign this petition on Change saying 
 'No' to a Mobile Mast Next to Our Children!

More ignorance on the part of the or is it just greed?  "The Pegasus Group... says the mast would comply with standards set down by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP)."  These standards are outdated and do not apply to children.  Remember the words of Prof. Luc Montagnier, Nobel Prix winner in Medicine:  "Health must take precedence over the economy."  

Parents' health fears over phone mast planby samblackledge, plymouthherald.co.uk,
24 November 2016

Plans to install a mobile phone mast near a primary school in Wembury have sparked health fears from worried parents.

Communications firm Shared Access wants to place a 15-metre mast on top of a lighting column in Wembury Recreation Ground in Barton Close.

The company says the mast will bring 4G phone signal to the village, providing "exceptionally fast internet" to residents and businesses.

The NHS says radio waves from phone masts are unlikely to cause health problems – but neighbours are worried about the long-term effects.

Sophie Gibbons said: "It's a massive concern. It's so close to where all the children from the village go to school and nursery.

"There is no proof to say it will not affect growing bodies.

"There should be a mast in Wembury, we do need more signal, but the fields close to the school is not the right place for it.

"So many people are not happy about this. It has been kept quite quiet, a lot of people were not aware of anything happening at all."

Catherine Woods said: "The long-term effects of this technology are not fully known, and worrying research and statistics are only just starting to emerge."

Kara Ord, who has started an online petition against the scheme, added: "While many people are frustrated with the signal dead spots in the village, I fail to see why the playing fields is the best location for a mast.

"It is the one place in the village that the majority of children go to play on a daily basis, not to mention, spend their time at school or preschool.

"Children are more vulnerable than adults to the effects of radiation as their bodies, and their brains are still developing which offers more opportunities for damage and adverse development effects.

"Until it has been proven there is no danger to youngsters, children in particular should not be exposed to the potential dangers of masts.

"We do not want to wait for irrefutable evidence that mast radiation is harmful. Given a latency lag of up to 20 years for many tumors and diseases, at that point it might be already too late for our children."

The issue will be debated at a meeting of Wembury Parish Council on Monday.

The Pegasus Group, working as planning consultants with Shared Access, says the mast would comply with standards set down by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), which gives advice on the health implications of such equipment.

Click here to read the letter which has been sent to residents.

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