CANCER AND RADIO
THE DAILY MAIL, MAY 31st, 2002, London
CANCER TOWN IN WIN OVER U.S.
A SMALL town in Germany won a case
against the U.S. government that links
transmitters and high cancer rates.
INHABITANTS OF VALLEY, NEAR MUNICH,
BLAME ELECTRO- MAGNETIC RADIATION FROM
POWERFUL U.S. TRANSMITTERS IN THE
AREA FOR THE TOWN'S HIGH RATES OF
CANCER. NEARLY ONE IN TWO
LOCAL PEOPLE SUFFERS FROM THE DISEASE.
The U.S. Radio Liberty
towers transmit programmes to Eastern Europe and
After local authorities
failed to act, the town petitioned the Federal District
Court in Washington DC for the broadcaster to be
removed. The German parliament took notice and has
promised not to renew Radio Liberty's lease when it
expires in 2005.
Daily Express, UK, 2002:
PHONE MAST FATHER DIES
By Kathy Moran
FATHER of three who developed a brain
campaigning against the
mobile phone mast outside his
home has died only
weeks after winning his battle.
Neil Clarkson, 65, and
wife Trudy fought for 4 years to force Vodafone to
remove the 16-metre mast which overshadowed their house
and their lives. The former guitar teacher died six
weeks after celebrating the news that planning inspectors
had ruled the mast "materially harmed their living
conditions" and must be removed.
Trudy, 57, said: "Neil
told me we'd put the flags out the day the mast was
removed. Now he won't be here to see it. I intend to
keep on fighting these masts because it's what Neil
would have wanted."
Daily Mail, UK - Friday, March 1, 2002:
ARE PHONE MASTS THE
CANCER STREET CURSE?
By James Chapman and James
SCIENTISTS are checking
masts in a road dubbed 'Cancer Street'.
Five people in Carnarvon
Road, East London, have developed the disease in
the last seven years. All live within 30 yards of a
three-storey building with 16 phone masts on its roof. Now
Redbridge Council has called in experts from the National
Radiological Protection Board to measure radiation in
The £3,250 study could
have important implications for people living near the
tens of thousands of masts that have sprung up across the
UK. Growing numbers of people are blaming their
microwave radiation for health problems and some scientists
believe there may be a link, although there is no direct
evidence yet. (Note in 2008 by
World-Action: Information that microwave
can indeed be very bad on general health
is now emerging.)
The Carnarvon Street
victims live in the group of houses nearest to the masts,
which first appeared in 1995. One of them, retired art teacher
and painter Constance Nash, 80, was diagnosed with breast
cancer last year.
She said yesterday:
'There is no history of cancer in my family and I think
there could be a link with the masts.'
A council spokesman
'The problem is that we cannot refuse planning
applications for masts on health
current law means companies can put a
mast up and only
have to inform us. We then have 56 days
to refuse the