Express Their Concerns Re: Mobile Phones
Journalist: Chris Maguire
March 17, 2000
Lib Dem Member for Street at Mendip District Council, and campaigner about
health problems associated with mobile phones, said "I am encouraged that so
many MPs (173 and rising) are now expressing their concerns to Cabinet
Ministers about mobile phones and masts via this EDM 56 (Early Day Motion)."
"The Government say that there is no conclusive proof of a threat to health.
Nevertheless, studies undertaken in Australia, Poland, Sweden and the United
States have raised the spectre of dizzy spells, fatigue, headaches,
memory loss, skin irritation, damage to the immune system,
brain damage and cancer." said Cllr Jim Mochnacz.
" There is a blatant conflict of interests when government is on one hand
supposed to be considering many scientific reports and public concerns about
microwaves from mobile phones and on the other receiving billions of pounds
in an auction from five mobile phone companies for the next (third)
generation of mobile phones. It is a disgrace and potentially,
like BSE, has a strong likely-hood of coming back to haunt us."
Mendip District Council was the first council in England to adopt (April 99)
the "Precautionary Principle" to keep the mobile phone masts away from
schools and hospitals.