November 28, 2005

Objection to masts should not be based on health issue

According to the Enfield Independent, "radiation from a typical cell phone mast is at least 1,000 times weaker than a handset held to the ear - a fact confirmed by the Mobile Telecommunications Health Research Group (a government scientific panel).

"The only valid logical reason for objection to placing of masts is on aesthetic grounds, and the 'not-in-my-back-yard' concern operates where people fear a loss in value to their property. Since the level of saturation has now reached a figure whereby 80 per cent of the population owns at least one mobile phone (youngsters often have two according to sales records), it is obvious that vast numbers of parents are paying for them.

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