Newsletter (14 January 2004)

VALLADOLID: The judge considers illegal to install antennas of mobile telephony in buildings of houses


The Judge Alejandro Valentin Sastre considers environmental illegalities, in the legal arguments of both procedures, city-planning and environmental illegalities; although in the first case, the antennas of Telefonica in La Rondilla, is centred in the non-compliance of the protection to the health and environment

Activity classified

With regard to the environmental infraction, the judge considers that the mobile telephone equipment must have license of classified activity - with the new denominated legislation environmental license independently of its date of installation "since if is dangerous that is before and later, whenever is installed and in operation", emphasizes Bocos.


The protection of the health is the key of the problem.

The microwave radiation into the houses affects to the children and pregnant women during 168 hours/ week, day and night, and in the schools the radiation affects only during 35 hours/ week.

The houses are the true health sensible zones and the schools are politically sensible zones since they can cause public scandal.

To speak less of antennas and more of the mobile telephone. The power of microwaves that emits the mobile telephone into the brain can be hundreds or thousand of times higher and can alter the brain to 1.5 meters of distance and the chromosomes to 8-10 meters of distance. The young people who use mobile phone can suffer within one decade senile diseases.  

Must be the mobile telephone activity classified?


Council accused over phone mast

Residents in Tipton claim plans for a mobile phone mast have been approved behind their backs


Last Updated: Monday, 12 January, 2004, 12:08 GMT

Opponents are now threatening to report Sandwell Council to the Local Government Ombudsman for giving the green light to the scheme.

Around 120 residents signed a petition against the 45ft high mast, to be operated by the T Mobile phone network.

They claim possible radiation emitted from the mast could lead to an increased risk of cancer in the area.

Residents say they were initially invited to nominate a representative to debate the issue with the council.

However, they claim they then received a letter which said their objections had been taken into account but permission had been granted for the mast to be erected.

Residents around the Locarno Road, where the mast is to be sited, say they will now complain to the ombudsman.


Cancer fears. The owner of Chelsea Football Club has joined protests against a phone mast that was put up without planning permission


Last Updated: Monday, 12 January, 2004, 18:39 GMT

Football tycoon joins mast protest

The owner of Chelsea Football Club has joined protests against a phone mast that was put up without planning permission.

Residents in the village of Rogate, West Sussex, claim engineers for O2 Airwave installed the Terrestrial Trunked Radio (Tetra) mast next to Forge Farm on Saturday at 0200 GMT.

The mast is adjacent to the 424-acre estate of Russian tycoon and Chelsea Chairman Roman Abramovich, at Fyning Hill.

He joined angry protesters holding a vigil and blocking access to the mast on Monday, in an attempt to stop it being switched on. They believe the technology used in the mast, designed to boost emergency services' radio coverage, can cause cancer.

Another phone mast was also put up during the weekend at Bowhill Farm, east Marden, near Chichester, before planning permission had been issued, according to Chichester District Council.

Chichester District Council has said it is considering issuing an injunction to stop both masts being used until planning permission is granted and may also issue an order for them to be removed.

Cancer fears

Sam Howes, deputy chief executive, said the council took breaches of planning control "very seriously".

Resident Norman Coleshill, 63, a retired finance worker for IBM, said Mr Abramovich's estate manager, Dean Hall, had written to the council to complain about the proposed siting of the mast amid concerns for the health of staff.

Mr Coleshill said: "The local populace, particularly those with kids, feel that there is a risk of cancer. "There are many scientists who feel there is a danger of cancer from long-term exposure."

Susan Moore, spokeswoman for 02 Airwave, said the masts had been put up before planning permission had been granted to meet the company's deadlines.

The Tetra radio system, which is being installed by about 29 police forces in the UK, offers better coverage than mobile phones as well as secure high-quality transmissions.

Messages from Dr Miguel Muntané


Invisible Danger of Electromagnetic Fields

09/17/2003 15:43

The impact of electromagnetic fields causes the greatest harm to people's health

A new information partner of PRAVDA.Ru's Ecology column, well-known Belarussian journalist Vitaly Lipik suggests ideas how people can become protected from emanations.

A human being introduces much negative changes into the environment. The human body can feel some of them. For example, we can sense changes in the air composition, distinguish bad water from good one or determine the source of noise. We can do it with the help of the organs of senses granted by the nature to us, but unfortunately we cannot sense changes in the electromagnetic field to which the human body is really very susceptible. The planet has an electromagnetic field of its own; its frequency is 10 hertz and all living creatures are tuned to this frequency that determines all important processes in our life. When a man becomes isolated from this electromagnetic field he suffers from physical and mental deviations.

If we sum up the electromagnetic fields people have created around, the total level of these fields will exceed the natural electromagnetic field of the planet millions of times. The impact of a strong electromagnetic field is accompanied with the thermal effect and may cause overheating of the tissues. This is important that irreversible consequences can become apparent very quickly in this case. Usage of mobile phones causes a serious impact upon the human brain: when we speak over mobile phones some sectors in the brain become overheated which in its turn may provoke cancer of brain. The spinal cord and eyes are particularly susceptible to strong electromagnetic fields. The lens contains the white that is easily destroyed while heated; as a result of this destruction a cataract may develop. Men's genitals also badly react to irradiation. An impact of an electromagnetic field with the density of over 5 megawatt per square centimeter may result in sterility and genes mutations.

At the same time, the impact of an electromagnetic field having no obvious thermal effect also causes negative consequences. Researches conducted in Russia discovered the dependence of thrombosis, different neoplasms including blood cancer upon the impact of an electromagnetic field. Electromagnetic fields have a particularly dangerous impact upon children's organism. Researches conducted in the USA revealed the impact of electromagnetic fields upon the incidence of mortality and complications in pregnancy. An electromagnetic field of over 1.6 microtesla doubles the risk of abnormal development or death of an embryo. The impact of an electromagnetic field of 0.4 - 12 microtesla reduces the effectiveness of people's immune system. The electromagnetic field produced by rather harmless desk electronic clock is 2 microtesla. Just imagine what is the electromagnetic field produced by other domestic sources of electromagnetic field such as TV sets, computers and vacuum cleaners. Out of the wide range of domestic appliances an electric razor and a hair drier produce the highest electromagnetic fields (up to 1,000 and 2,000 microtesla correspondingly).

British scientists have determined that an electromagnetic field provokes depressions and suicidal spirits. The number of suicides committed by people working in the electro-technical industry is 3.6 times higher than in other spheres. America's Journal of Epidemiology reports the dependence of cardiovascular diseases upon the impact of an electromagnetic field. Swedish researchers report that the impact of electromagnetic fields increases the breast cancer risk among women under fifty 7.4 times. These are just exactly the diseases that are important problems in the modern society. This is probably the reason why people surrounded with lots of electronic appliances often suffer from different diseases. However this is quite obvious that humanity has no way back as we cannot give up the comforts of civilization that we have now. At the same time, a human being cannot be isolated from the impact of electromagnetic fields as they have good transmissibility.

There are a number of recommendations explaining how we can reduce the impact of electromagnetic fields; the recommendations concern mobile phones and computers. For example, try to avoid folding of cables in coils; don't leave cords of electric appliances in sockets; try to change the distance between the ear and your mobile phone, switch from ear to ear while talking over the mobile phone; use shielding cables in living quarters. However the recommendations are not effective enough.

Vitaly Lipik


Special to PRAVDA.Ru

Read the original in Russian:

(Translated by: Maria Gousseva)

Informant: Alfonso Balmori


Taking a radio company to the High Court

For information on the situation Penny refers to below see:

Don Maisch


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