DANGERS OF MOBILE PHONE MASTS

 

UPDATE.18/7/2016. Today I gave out another 100 posters to local residents. I got good support from everyone I spoke to. One woman told me about one of her friends whose sons had health problems (the friend had previously been in touch with me via Facebook). I can say no more as there is no proof they were caused by EMF radiation. But the family has left the area because of their concerns. Since I came to this present house, I have developed anaemia. I never had this before and my folic acid and B12 are normal (which is strange). I can not prove anything at the moment but am undergoing blood tests.

http://www.next-up.org/pdf/EMFs_and_changes_in_the_Complete_Blood_Count.pdf

 

 

St Mary’s Cathedral in Great Western Road, Glasgow is 30 metres from my bedroom. It contains two secret mobile phone transmitter masts. Hardly anyone knows they are there. They are hidden within the Cathedral building. All you can see in the highest windows is some panels that are the same colour as their surroundings.

Last year, I received a Neighbour Notification Notice from Glasgow City Council’s Development and Regeneration Services Dept. It mentioned some proposed work at the local Cathedral, St Mary’s, 300 Great Western Rd, Glasgow. I have always promised myself that because of the dangers from mobile phone masts-which I do believe are true-I would never stay nearer than half a mile minimum from a mobile phone transmitter mast. I phoned the Cathedral and was told that we already have two Mobile phone transmitter masts built into the steeple. I was too shocked to continue talking and hung up. They emit UMTS pulsed radiation-that is the most dangerous type. No one can see these masts. They are secret and that is what the phone companies want. If people could see these masts they would protest but they are hidden away. A website shows you how to find out where masts are in your area: http://www.sitefinder.ofcom.org.uk/search   It is a human rights issue that I do believe is being ignored.

A useful site about the dangers is: http://www.mastaction.co.uk/

I have spoken to my neighbours and some expressed doubts that a Cathedral would do such a thing to its neighbours. However, I assured them that they (the Cathedral) would get well paid by the mobile phone companies. I live thirty metres away from the two masts.

I have emailed my Green Party councillor and my Green Party MSP about the masts next to me but no reply from either. Friends of the Earth say on their website that they are not campaigning on this issue at a National level. I am a Science Technician who has done serious research into science matters and into Scottish History. And I have a deep interest in the philosophy of scientific research.

The majority of mobile phone and mobile phone mast studies have shown no danger from either. However, scientific research is not like a democracy having a vote i.e. the majority does not win out over the minority. Let me explain, if a Scientist wants to prove something -he does experiment after experiment. Yet she can only say that: under those conditions and during that time period certain results were obtained. It is almost impossible to prove something. But, it only takes one properly set out study to disprove something. If you have one experiment or study that shows the dangers of mobile phone hand sets and mast radiation, then you have shown it is not safe. You only need one instance were the rules don’t apply to disprove the rule. This is why when mobile phones first came out, many Scientists asked for the burden of prove to lie with those trying to show that mobile phone radiation was safe. This doesn’t seem to have been done.

So, why do so many studies show no danger? Well, some are funded by the mobile phone companies and I would rather have an impartial sponsor. I would argue that the Government makes many billions of pounds from mobile phone companies and does not want to actively oppose a source of great wealth.

Some studies seem to look in the wrong direction and look for effects that are unlikely e.g. the actual heating of human bodies near a mast.

Technology changes and the new pulsed radiation that is used by some phones is particularly dangerous. Many studies have shown dangers e.g. loss of concentration, sleeplessness, headaches etc.

New mobile phone technology is still coming out and has not been subject to proper epidemiological testing. Many effects could take generations to show. So how can a technology that is only nine years old be studied through generations of the human population? It cannot.

A few decades ago, everyone said smoking was safe. And once, everyone said that lead in petrol was safe. It took years of contradictory evidence to convince, Governments and businesses – and the Scientists who received funding from these bodies – that they were wrong. Asbestos, C.F.C’s, D.D.T. Global Warning… The list goes on. Everyone who opposes this view is called a scaremonger.

Also, some individuals are especially sensitive to certain types of radiation or pollutant. Indeed some people can have their sensitivity increased merely by repeated exposure to a particular pollutant or to (it has now been discovered) electromagnetic radiation.

Individuals in a community often face this misuse of science by company scientists who try to say, “This is safe because the balance of evidence is that it is safe.” When they should be erring on the side of safety. In some cases it seems that safety of the community comes a poor second to company profits.

The truth (e.g. a scientific truth) is not a moral creature. It does not argue its case. Anyone can use the truth to try to validate their own ideas.

Masts emit radiation 24 hours a day. There may be up to ten emitters in an array.

The Public have a quite correct instinctive fear of these mobile phone masts. No one wants to live near them. House prices plummet. People suffer from stress. Yet you are not allowed to oppose a planning application that relates to mobile phones on health grounds!

Churches are increasingly being used by mobile phone companies. The Churches do not see being a business as contradictory with their religious remit. The masts are hidden in Church spires and are quite secret.

To my knowledge, no one has ever applied for planning permission for the St Mary’s Cathedral transmitters to be installed. And I have stayed there for ten years. In May or June 2015 there was work carried out at the steeple. I presume this was the installation of the Telecommunications cabinet that St Mary’s Cathedral had applied for planning permission for. However, I presume it must have been some kind of a booster as the signal has increased dramatically since then.

Because of the new technology, transmitters are needed –by the mobile phone companies not me-every 1,000m. I have noticed new transmitters going up in my area.

The two transmitters emit an enormous amount of energy. They emit 31 dBW and 35 dBW. 31 dBW is 1,259 watts!

Some people argue that transmitters are safe because of the Inverse Square Law. One can argue the opposite. A mobile phone mast aims to send its signal for at least one thousand metres. It intends that signal to be full strength (otherwise you would not have adequate coverage). Because the signal goes out in all three dimensions each halving of the distance between the mast and the person’s home will see a fourfold increase in signal. So at 500m the signal will be four times what is required for full strength at 1,000m. At 250m it will be sixteen times that strength. If you stay 125m from the Mast it will be 64 times that strength. So you can see that the dangers that I believe are there at 1,000m have become 64 times as strong at 125m from the mast. I stay 30m from it. Some neighbours stay 10m from the masts.

As regards protest, there are a number of small groups-some highly localised-who work hard but are often web based. I know of no National Group that organises demos against mast based transmitters.

BBC Website Some scientific evidence suggests potentially serious adverse health effects on people exposed to the electromagnetic-microwave radiation generated by masts. These include links with child leukaemia and other cancers. Official government bodies deny there is any useful evidence to suggest a link between mobile phones or transmitters, and human health problems. But Mr Willis believes there is a “huge smokescreen” about the alleged health risks of transmitters. He told BBC News Online: “It appears to me there is a huge bias in favour of the industry and scant regard given to the possibility of a health risk. “I fully accept there is no conclusive proof either way, but a lot of scientific data suggests there is a case to answer.”

 

Email in support from a Campaigning Group: 8th July 2014.

Good luck with the campaign and remember that these frequencies have been officially classified as “possibly causing cancer” by WHO and this includes radiation from masts.  I would alert the church to this fact and find out when the contract is due to end and give them the opportunity to terminate it.

Best wishes

Eileen O’Connor

Director

EM Radiation Research Trust

www.radiationresearch.org

The EM Radiation Research Trust is an Educational Charity

I POSTED THIS LAST YEAR ON Pat’s West End Chat forum: (I speak as a Science Technician with a lifetime interest in science and in the philosophy of Science): The majority of mobile phone and mobile phone mast studies have shown no danger from either. However, scientific research is not like a democracy having a vote i.e. the majority does not win out over the minority. Let me explain, if a Scientist wants to prove something -he does experiment after experiment. Yet she can only say that: under those conditions and during that time period certain results were obtained. It is almost impossible to prove something. But, it only takes one properly set out study to disprove something. If you have one experiment or study that shows the dangers of mobile phone hand sets and mast radiation, then you have shown it is not safe. You only need one instance were the rules don’t apply to disprove the rule. This is why when mobile phones first came out, many Scientists asked for the burden of prove to lie with those trying to show that mobile phone radiation was safe. This doesn’t seem to have been done.

So, why do so many studies show no danger? Well, some are funded by the mobile phone companies and I would rather have an impartial sponsor. I would argue that the Government makes billions of pounds from mobile phone companies and does not want to actively oppose a source of great wealth.

Some studies seem to look in the wrong direction and look for effects that are unlikely e.g. the actual heating of human bodies near a mast.

Technology changes and the new pulsed radiation that is used by some phones is particularly dangerous. Many studies have shown dangers e.g. loss of concentration, sleeplessness, headaches etc.

New mobile phone technology is still coming out and has not been subject to proper epidemiological testing. Many effects could take generations to show. So how can a technology that is only nine years old be studied through generations of the human population? It cannot.

A few decades ago, everyone said smoking was safe. And once, everyone said that lead in petrol was safe. It took years of contradictory evidence to convince, Governments and businesses – and the Scientists who received funding from these bodies – that they were wrong.

Also, some individuals are especially sensitive to certain types of radiation or pollutant. Indeed some people can have their sensitivity increased merely by repeated exposure to a particular pollutant or to (it has now been discovered) electromagnetic radiation.

Individuals in a community often face this misuse of science by company scientists who try to say, “This is safe because the balance of evidence is that it is safe.” When they should be erring on the side of safety. In some cases it seems that safety of the community comes a poor second to company profits.

The truth (e.g. a scientific truth) is not a moral creature. It does not argue its case. Anyone can use the truth to try to validate their own ideas.

 

IN JULY 2015, I put a poster up on my window. It said, “Oppose the secret transmitter masts in Saint Mary’s Cathedral”. It was only up a few days when someone tried to smash my window in-the one the poster was on. The Police though I might be best taking the poster down. I explained why I would not do that.

 

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3 comments

  1. brian brew · September 9, 2015

    attempting to meet others to unite in study of field work that has been deliberately not done, 24hr surveillance would give ample data. public meet to unite. Airdrie, Cambuslang, Glasgow and others and spread strength in shattered confidence from evil pens of falsities. I am very affected and veteran of emissions effects

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  2. Dave McAuley · December 10

    Wonderful post Eileen. I recently completed a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coaching Level 1 course this year and level 2 course last month and they are huge on the dangers of EMF pollution that surrounds us all nowadays – just from mobile phones, tablets, PC’s, TV’s etc – not to mention the impact these devices have on the quality of our sleep which can have other far-reaching impacts such as physical and mental wellbeing problems. I think it’s really worthwhile getting something like Google Maps with a list of all the masts around Glasgow and indeed the UK to show the dangers and perhaps getting a petition going via https://petition.parliament.uk/

    I’m not a luddite but I have seen a lot of people in my Hypnotherapy practice that are developing serious issues from overuse of mobile phones ranging from RSI, pain in joints, headaches, insomnia and so I can only imagine the masts are adding to these kind of issues. I saw your post via Hillhead local, based in Ruthven Street myself and just wanted to lend my support behind anything you would like to do with raising awareness via social media or in the local community via some meetup groups I am a part of.

    Thanks again for posting this, it’s much appreciated. Dave

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