I am a member of the Electro Magnetic Fields Discussion Group (EMF-DG) which is chaired by Sir William Stewart, Chairman for the Health Protection Agency UK (HPA) the HPA are advisors to the UK Government.
I was invited to give a presentation on mobile phone masts and health concerns at the Health Protection Agency, London on 16th October, 2006. I am a founder member of Seriously Concerned Residents Against Masts (SCRAM), the EM Radiation Research Trust (RRT) and Human Ecological Social Economic (h.e.s.e.) UK. The EM Radiation Research Trust (RRT) includes fellow trustees:
Mike Bell, Chair of the Trust and Devon based lawyer Dr Ian Gibson, labor MP - Originally a senior academic research biologist Dr Gerard Hyland, Associate Fellow of Warwick University Dr Caroline Lucas, Green Party MEP for South-East England
Andrew Mitchell, Conservative MP and Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Mark Oaten, Liberal Democrat MP, concerned with Health and Environment issues
Brian Stein, Chief Executive Samworth Brothers Ltd. He suffers from EHS. The trustees have presented evidence at the UK and European Parliaments. We have attended private meetings with Director Generals and many MPs including: European DG for Health and Consumer Products
Why I became involved - The T-Mobile Wishaw mast 1994-2003 In 2001 I was diagnosed with breast cancer age 38 after living 100m from a phone mast for over 7 years. The mast was also associated with health problems in many other people living in most of the other houses in the village.
The hamlet of Wishaw is a prime example:
Five women developed breast cancer
One case of prostate cancer
One bladder cancer
One lung cancer
Three cases of pre-cancer cervical cells
One motor neurone disease age 51, who also had massive tumor removed from the top of his spine.
People have developed benign lumps
Three cases of severe skin rashes
Many villagers suffering with sleep problems, headaches, dizziness and low immune system problems.
Horses with blood problems, continuous treatment needed by the vet.
Out of the eighteen houses surrounding the mast at up to a range of 500 meters, 77% of the tiny hamlet had health related illness believed to be as a result of radiation from the mast. The out break of illness occurred in 2001 after seven years of exposure to the radiation emitted by the T-Mobile mast. We are now in contact/communication with many people who claim to be suffering from this form of radiation throughout the UK and Europe.
One other important fact is that since the Wishaw Mast vanished on November 2003, many of the residents are reporting a restored feeling of well-being. The residents are reporting improvement in their sleep patterns and increased energy levels. The headaches and dizzy symptoms have disappeared. We have recently seen a baby boom with three babies born in the village.
We have also seen a return of wildlife in the area and the horse has since recovered and is now strong and healthy and no longer needs treatment.
Wales votes yes to phone mast planning shake-up, media release 13th October, 2006 The National Assembly for Wales has accepted by a unanimous vote (41 to 0) the principle of full planning for phone masts, leaving England isolated as the only part of the UK where full planning for phone masts will not be required.
The report which was the subject of the vote put forward if fully implemented would give the people of Wales the greatest say on phone masts siting than anywhere else in the UK.
International Association of Fire Fighters
IAFF oppose the use of fire stations as transmitter sites, because of the health problems of its members T-Mobil in Germany commissioned ECOLOG to review over 220 pieces of peer reviewed and published papers and they found evidence for: Effects on the central nervous system, Cancer initiating and promoting effects, Impairments of certain brain functions, loss of memory and cognitive function.
Ecolog called for the ICNIRP guidelines to be reduced immediately. The Ecolog report was released in the year 2000 the same year as the Stewart report which seemed to reach a different conclusion. However, the report was never translated into English until H.e.s.e. UK recently uncovered it six years later.
This demonstrates the desperate need to release funding to translate further research that is available in Russian and German languages, it's unbelievable that in the 21st century important research not reviewed or taken into account due to language barriers. At the same time there were reports of riots in Israel 14 March 2000 residents rioted in Druse town of Usfiyeh. They claimed clusters of over 200 cancers related to antennas.
Residents destroyed all phone masts by burning them, knocking them down and ripping out cables ICNIRP accused of peddling corrupt science paid by the mobile phone companies. Israel- on 27 September 2006 - 200 people from the neighbourhood Neve Horesh, in Dimona, took their health and the law into their own hands, destroying phone mast equipment.
Saying "It was about our childrens lives. This is not unique to Israel the same claims have been made in many other parts of the world and the UK has also seen a number of phone masts illegally removed.
Taiwan - nearly 900 masts were finally demolished in 2005. The operators spent a total of more than (US$30.8 million) in dealing with such issues. This year, the total cost incurred is likely to rise to (US$61.7 million), the operators estimate.