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Ticehurst councillor questions safety of new wireless masts in schools

Posted by seumasach on June 3, 2009

Responding to Mr Rigby’s concerns, ESCC spokeswoman Hannah Russell said: “The safety, health and welfare of young people is our top priority and the county council would not install a system that it was not completely satisfied was safe.

What is the basis for this satisfaction?

“This technology meets or exceeds all UK, European and international regulations and health and safety standards.”

This informs us simply that the level of radiation is insufficient to heat body tissue.

“We have taken advice from the Health Protection Agency which has also carried out specific tests on our behalf.”

So the HPA are only just checking it now despite spending years of telling us there is no problem. Perhaps they just want to be extra-specially sure?

And yet, he Chairman of the HPA Sir William Stewart, has noted that, due to exposure,  “there may be changes, for example in cognitive function… there were some indications that there may be cancer inductions… there were some molecular biology changes within the cell and these were issues that we had to bear in mind.”

Yes indeed!  Certainly worth “bearing in mind” as you commence intensive irradiation of children.

Why is Wi-Fi being switched in France if there is no problem. Why has the German government warned against use of Wi-Fi. Is this just one more reason for leaving the EU, so we can contaminate children without interference from European burocrats?

See also:

Clusters of Illness. Clusters of Distress- By Products of a Wirreless Age All Predicted

This is Sussex

29th May, 2009

FEARS that telecommunication masts being built at schools across the county may pose a health hazard to pupils and local residents are unfounded say East Sussex County Council.

The authority issued a statement this week reassuring the public after Ticehurst parish councillor Rod Rigby raised questions about ESCC’s next generation network.

The project will see fixed wireless access (FWA) antennae installed in 148 schools and ESCC offices over the next three months as the council seeks to meet government targets for internet access in schools.

Flimwell resident Mr Rigby has researched the effects of electro-magnetic waves from wireless devices and phone masts and believes there is evidence they can harm people.

He said: “This is not crackpot: It’s based on real concern by scientists that is not being reflected in the advice or action of governmental agencies.

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“It breaks down links in the blood brain barrier; it stops the DNA working properly; it allows your immune system to be compromised.”

He added: “My partner has been long-term affected by electro-magnetic waves to the degree where she can’t work any more.

“My dog almost died because of it – that’s proven and I’ve got a vet who can back that up.”

Responding to Mr Rigby’s concerns, ESCC spokeswoman Hannah Russell said: “The safety, health and welfare of young people is our top priority and the county council would not install a system that it was not completely satisfied was safe.

“This technology meets or exceeds all UK, European and international regulations and health and safety standards. We have taken advice from the Health Protection Agency which has also carried out specific tests on our behalf.”

ESCC says the FWA signal differs from common blanket wifi as it uses a focused point-to-point beam.

Measurements of FWA transmissions found they are 95 per cent lower than those taken from a mobile phone.

But Mr Rigby, 54, said: “It is technology that has not been tested and people need to be informed so that they can make informed choices.

“It’s unreasonable for innocent people to be irradiated when they have not said ‘yes, I would like that to happen to me’.”

Miss Russell responded: “We have been in close discussion with schools about the introduction of this technology.

“All schools have been offered the chance to have the NGN team attend a meeting with parents and governors to address any questions people may have.”

For further information on the next generation network scheme visit the council’s website at http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/ngn

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