UK-Mast plan in sensitive spot is scuppered

Mast plan in sensitive spot is scuppered

The planned site for the mast.

The planned site for the mast.

A controversial bid to site a 12-metre pole at a coastal beauty spot which was approved at the end of last year will now not go ahead.

As previously reported by the Gazette, Arqiva Ltd was given permission in December to erect the structure alongside the village green known as the Bullring, in Beadnell, which lies within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The mast is to be part of the smart meter communications network that will enable smart electricity and gas meters to homes and small businesses across Britain by 2020.

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Cellphones Are a Potential Cancer Risk: Here’s Why

Wed., Mar. 23, 2016
Cellphones Are a Potential Cancer Risk: Here’s Why
Lloyd BurrellLloyd Burrell

Cellphones are hazardous because they use a low level radio frequency that modifies the tissues of the body. When held close to the head, brain tumors are a significant outcome.

Radio frequency is a type of non-ionizing radiation (does not knock electrons off atoms or molecules) that our bodies can easily absorb. It modifies the tissues of our bodies, especially areas that are most exposed to a cellphone.

Human cells exposed to radio frequency develop “stress” proteins, according to research by Prof. Martin Blank, Ph.D., Columbia University’s Dept. of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics. Such proteins are used for protection, meaning the cell is saying radio frequency is bad and the cell has to do something about it, he says.

This link shows people of all ages including children pressing cellphones to their ears.

Prof. Blank described his findings in 2009 in a 16-page presentation to the State of Virginia which was considering an application of the Allegheny, Va., Transmission Corp. for certification of electric cable facilities. He provided 40 exhibits, 181 publication papers, 22 book reviews and 26 European scientific articles in support of his findings.

39 Nations Combine on EMF Appeal

More recently, 190 independent scientists from 39 nations, members of EMF met in May 2015 and drafted an “International EMF Scientist Appeal” based on 2,000 research studies.

Their governments, the United Nations and World Health Organization were asked to alarm the public and develop stricter regulations on cellphone use. The U.K, France, Zambia and Russia are already cautioning citizens against allowing their children to use cellphones. Bans on ads that market cellphones to children have also been implemented.  The meeting published the statement below:

“We are scientists engaged in the study of biological and health effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF). Based upon peer-reviewed, published research, we have serious concerns regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices.

“These include–but are not limited to–radiofrequency radiation (RFR) emitting devices, such as cellular and cordless phones and their base stations, Wi-Fi, broadcast antennas, smart meters, and baby monitors as well as electric devices and infra-structures used in the delivery of electricity that generate extremely-low frequency electromagnetic field (ELF EMF).

Science Shows Impact on Living Organisms

“Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines. Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plant and animal life.

“These findings justify our appeal to the UN and all member States in the world to encourage WHO to exert strong leadership in fostering the development of more protective EMF guidelines, encouraging precautionary measures, and educating the public about health risks, particularly risk to children and fetal development. By not taking action, WHO is failing to fulfill its role as the preeminent international public health agency.”

6.9 Billion Cellphones

World Health OrganizationWHO in 2014 noted there are 6.9 billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide while at the same time cancer is on the rise across the globe with 14 million new diagnoses made in 2012 alone.

It’s estimated that 1,685,210 new cancer diagnoses would be made in the United States in 2016. With the rampant increase of cellphone usage and cancer, scientists everywhere have been carrying out studies to explore any link between cellphone use and cancer.

Australian Study Found Link

When cellphones are held close to the head, brain tumors are significant outcome. A 2009 Australian study found a correlation between cellphone use and glioma and acoustic neuroma, two types of brain tumors.

Men who carry their mobile phones in their pocket also have an increased chance of testicular cancer and cancer of the breast is a possible outcome for women who carry their phones in their bras. Cancers of  the lymph node, oral, skin, thyroid, pituitary, blood and the eye have been linked to cellphone use. It can induce memory loss, gene mutation, neurological disorders, sleep disorders, infertility and disintegration of the central nervous system.

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MA-LETTER: Advisories on Wi-Fi are buried

LETTER: Advisories on Wi-Fi are buried

  • Thank you for the Fay School lawsuit update. As former president of the Ashland Education Foundation and grant coordinator for Ashland Public Schools, I helped bring laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, etc., into our district. When an electrical engineering friend mentioned potential harm from Wi-Fi I felt morally obliged to investigate.

    I learned all Wi-Fi devices operate off high levels of unshielded microwave radiation that can cause electrohypersensitivity (EHS), infertility, cancers, behavioral issues, DNA damage and more. Children and fetuses are especially vulnerable (see

    With health advisories buried in fine print (, our School Committee realized most folks, themselves included, didn’t know. Ashland Public Schools implemented Best Practices for Mobile Devices to keep safer distances and turn Wi-Fi off when not in use. I was grateful for this first step although scientists urge using only hard-wired technology. Our bodies cannot repair during sleep while fending off radiation emitted 24/7 by routers, devices, and the Worcester pilot program’s “smart” utility meters.

    I realized the rest of our citizens were in the dark, including our public health officials. So, I bought a meter and measured the radiation coming from Senator Karen Spilka’s cell phone and her district director’s laptop. Science indicates harm near .1 milliwatt per square centimeter, and both measured over 100 milliwatts. Senator Spilka introduced Senate Bill 1222: An Act creating a special commission to study the health impacts of electromagnetic fields, which is now under review.

    Readers are welcome to peruse my research repository for additional information and solutions,

    Cecelia Doucette