A Dr from Croydon sent us a brilliant email telling us that his now bankrupt council had refused a 5G mast near his home.
Although this was not in Trafford it was what he said about 5G that was significant, Graham said “This proximity is important, as children are the most vulnerable and susceptible to electromagnetic radiation because their brains are still developing and they absorb mobile-wireless radiation more deeply into their brains as they have thinner skulls.
The applicant has provided a (self-certified) Declaration of Conformity with ICNIRP
Public Exposure Guidelines. However, these guidelines are not fit for purpose being
out-of-date; the new 5G mobile-wireless technology uses highly pulsing microwave
radiation and has not been properly tested for human safety.
The ICNIRP standard effectively concentrates on heating effects, but, in several studies, biological effects such as DNA damage have been demonstrated to occur at exposure levels far below these standards.
With regards to health aspects, the NPPF states that Local Planning Authorities must
determine applications on planning grounds. It also states that Local Planning
Authorities should not determine health safeguards if the proposal meets with the
International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) guidelines for
public exposure. In 1999 the Government asked the National Radiological Protection
Board (NRPB) to set up an Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones (IEGMP).
This group, under the chairmanship of Sir William Stewart, considered concerns about
health effects from the use of mobile phones, base stations and transmitters. The
report, published in May 2000, came to a number of conclusions amongst which were:
• The balance of evidence indicates that there is no general risk to the health of
people living near to base stations on the basis that exposures are expected to
be small fractions of the guidelines. However, there can be indirect adverse
effects on their well-being in some cases.
• However it is not possible at present to say that exposure to Radio Frequency
(RF) radiation, even at levels below national guidelines, is totally without
potential adverse health effects, and the gaps in knowledge are sufficient to
justify a precautionary approach.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the United Nations
World Health Organization (WHO), considers that exposure to these waves, especially
in young children, could be “possibly carcinogenic”. Aware of potential problems, a UK
Chief Medical Officer has said “Children and young people under 16 should be
encouraged to use mobile phones for essential purposes only, and to keep calls
In France WiFi (which uses similar frequencies) has been banned in schools
and nurseries that cater for children under the age of six.”
Interesting words from a doctor this should help remind Trafford councillors that 5G is noit just a mobile phone mast but a danger to all more so children.
We have since contacted Trafford Council about the Partington mast since the cabinets are way too small and needs to be either much bigger to stop kids from playing on it or as we do not want or see any need for 5G to dig it all up and throw the trash onto a van.
We tell people the facts and we are incredibly alarmed at the poor response from political people who rightly have a duty to protect the people who voted them in and so far they have short changed everyone.
Only those councillors who helped get a couple of masts refused did so simply because the way the looked or where they was to be built, this was still helpful but shown us a total disregard for people’s health.