You can get a good selection of national and international news relating to mobile phone masts here. For news concerning EMF Health Concerns try here.
August 31, 2007 - Serious Public Health Concerns Raised Over Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) from Powerlines and Cell Phones. ( pdf ) ( html )
An international working group of scientists, researchers and public health policy professionals (The BioInitiative Working Group) has released its report on electromagnetic fields (EMF) and health. They document serious scientific concerns about current limits regulating how much EMF is allowable from power lines, cell phones, and many other sources of EMF exposure in daily life.
The report concludes the existing standards for public safety are inadequate to protect public health.
Electro Hypersensitivity Seminar Stockholm May 2006
Health Protection Agency EMF Discussion Group. Eileen O'Connor, one of SCRAM's founders and a Radiation Research Trustee's addressed the EMF discussion group on 16th October and presented evidence to the group.
Eileen was also able to present evidence from Dr George Carlos. The EMF DG is chaired by Sir William Stewart, Chairman for the UK Health Protection Agency (HPA) the HPA are advisors to the UK Government. SCRAM will be bring you the minutes of the groups meeting as soon as they are available.
A copy of Eileen's presentation is available here. Dr Carlos' evidence is available here.
Agenda Item 7 at the EMF Discussion group was regarding the mast planning approval process – 'Stress Induced Adverse health effects' presented by
Alan Meyer of MastSanity. Its conclusions:
"The Department of Health should be advising now the Department of Communities and Local Government that it is no longer possible in planning matters to instruct Local planning authorities that “health effects and concerns” should not be considered when considering Planning Applications as currently, stated in paragraphs 29 and 30 of Planning Policy Guidance Circular PPG8. "
Genuine public fear and concern is a material planning consideration to be taken into account by the decision maker”.
Full item here.
You can read Eileen's 'Mobile phone masts and health concerns' here.
Eileen has also recently featured in the Irish Post as part of a story on mobile phone campaigners, you can view this article here.
Eileen is currently in Brussels meeting with World Health Organisation officials and will reporting back soon. You can view the WHO's EMF page here.
Debate on planning regulations for mobile telecommunications masts, West Minister 28/06/006. The debate was brought by
Mr. Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold) (Con). Full text of the debate Here.
European Social Forum's Seminar on Mobile Telephony and Public Health, Athens, Greece 4th > 8th May 2006, including one of SCRAM's science advisors Dr John Walker. Videos of the presentations and lectures can be seen here.