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Thursday 14 July 2011 8.06pm
Re: London Bridge Mobile Mast Appeal
Interesting interpretation of the WHO's findings on Electromagnetic Field Radiation by o2 in the article. Read the WHO's actual Press Release and decide for yourself. EMF radiation is now classified in the same category as DDT and Lead:
Thursday 14 July 2011 8.15pm
Subsequent toi the WHO announcement, most Lloyd's of London Insurance and Reinsurance Syndicates withdrew coverage of EMF risks.

For an independent study on the Health Risks of Mobile Phone Base Stations, see the following link:

The Naila Study, Germany: 10-year Study of Residents near Mobile Telephone Mast

1,000 case notes were studied of patients living within 400m of the mast for 10 years. The doctors found a trebling of cancer risk after 5 years exposure.
Thursday 14 July 2011 8.30pm
Health concerns aside, why is a mobile phone mast servicing London bridge station sited on a listed building in a conservation area? Surely with all the new building around London Bridge there is a better location, closer to the station.

If the events are anything close to those reported in the article it is a gross failure of the planning authorities and the planning inspectorate.

If local residents are concerned about a perceived health risk it should be a large part of the decision process as they have to live next to it daily.

I have never had a dropped phone call in London Bridge Station, so query the need?
Thursday 14 July 2011 9.02pm
Has anyone else had a mast appear out of nowhere?
Thursday 14 July 2011 9.57pm
Hi Thomas there is another very recent thread mentioning a phone mast placed on a roof top on Long lane... Just 1 meter over somebody's head.

Have a look, I do not remember the title of the thread but you surely find it.
Friday 15 July 2011 7.45am
Read article while visiting from South Texas in the USA. It looks like the corrupt politics and unwillingness of regulatory agencies to do their jobs and informing thei own regulations. Seems to be another case of blindly accepting what ever big business gives them as true and complete without any verification.

Are your elected officials and regulatory agencies in the back pockets of big business?

Certainly seems that way to a visitor to London.

Clean up your act and work for the people.
Monday 18 July 2011 10.08am
There is a similar situation at Tangerine House on Long Lane / Weston Street as discussed here:

This large mobile phone base station was erected without any formal consultation with residents by either the council or the contractor.

The installation is a few meters above bedrooms and it is totally out of proportion with this small residential building.

Any concerned SE1'ers should object to the council. Please private message me for details.
Monday 18 July 2011 10.35am
I have a dilemma here....I am as yet unconvinced by the medical "evidence" about the harm from mobile phone usage and their associated masts but am willing to be persuaded in either direction when more information becomes avaialable...but at the same time I am an avid user of my smartphone for all sorts of services as well as the traditional phone calls and texts. So on the one hand I have an open mind on the issue of mast siting but on the other I would find things very challenging without being able to use my phone on a constant basis. I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels these draws in possible different directions and whilst I appreciate there isn't a simple solution we have now become very dependent and do need to have them somewhere.
Monday 18 July 2011 12.24pm
The article link by the OP seems to relate to mobile phone usage rather than masts. In any event, the O2 quote is correct. The WHO found no conclusive evidence of health risk - "insufficient"/"inadequate" are the words that the report uses.

Besides, since it relates to the phones then anyone complaining about the health effects of the mast is surely barking up the wrong tree - unless those complaining don't go near cell phones.

Mr Grenside's complaint about the planning process raises a more serious issue - if a poor postal service can enable an application to side-step public consultation then that needs to be addressed.
Monday 18 July 2011 12.38pm
I think what people are complaining about here is not the value of informatics in the 21 th century, but rather waking up one day and finding a picture taken by a neighbour documenting that a new mast has been placed three feet above their heads without notice. In case of Long lane...This I believe is illegal. And the link between electromagnetic fields exposure and children brains is quite established. No matter whether I am using a fancy iPhone to post this message
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