NRPB – the National Radiological Protection Board
ICNIRP – the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection.
Any emitter or mobile phone mast which complies with these regulations is accepted by the UK Government as being inherently safe, yet in many instances, even these two august bodies cannot agree between themselves on just what constitutes a “safe” level of electromagnetic radiation given off by an emitter or mobile phone mast and, worldwide, the regulating bodies in each country suggest wildly differing acceptable levels of electromagnetic radiation for emitters and mobile phone masts.
Meanwhile, many sources worldwide – physicists, doctors, researchers & others are casting doubt on these supposedly “safe” levels of electro magnetic radiation (EMR) and are pushing for lower radiation limits, the reduction of use of mobile phones (especially by children), the use of caution, sensible siting of mobile phone masts and the presumption of a possibility of danger from those mobile phone masts unless conclusively proven otherwise. More about Mobile Phone masts
that the current levels of “acceptable” electro magnetic radiation are set 1000 times or even maybe 10,000 times too highly for safety.
A part of the reason for this discrepancy, even between the opinions of experts in the field, is that the only effect taken into consideration when evaluating a safe level of microwave radiation was that level at which there was a perceptible heating effect on biological tissues, but that some experts are of the opinion that there are demonstrable deleterious biological effects at MUCH lower microwave levels than these.
This is a contentious issue & there is little agreement, even between experts, as to what constitutes a “safe” level of electromagnetic radiation from emitters or mobile phone masts, but logically, it could be argued that it is better to err on the side of caution until there is concensus, but the government & related bodies continue to approve unabated the siting of – and the emission levels of – mobile phone masts, Tetra masts, 3G masts, network rail masts, GSMR masts and other such sources of electromagnetic radiations including microwave emitters. Such contentious siting especially of mobile phone masts has included obviously “problematic” areas such as on, inside, or near -
and other localities where the general public, and in particular, children, may often have very close contact to mobile phone masts especially.
Related to this, the siting of electricity pylons has been contentious for many years & continues to be so. Whilst such pylons do not emit electromagnetic radiations such as microwaves, they do still emit what are widely known as electrical field radiations – ELF or VLF radiations - as do all types of electrical equipment.
These electrical field radiations are also thought to be harmful to humans & other lifeforms & there is significant strong evidence of a preponderance of cancers, especially leukaemia, in the immediate geographical vicinity of these electricity pylons and electricity substations.
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