Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Microwaves Frying Brains?

Hasn't this kind of thing been in the news since cell phones first came into use - and even before then? Wasn't it in the 1980's that it was first noted that Sheriff's deputies and policemen who used radio transmitters to communicate suffered greater percentages of brain cancer than in the general population? I don't know - what's the truth? We know now that plastics poison and kill us, as does the water we drink, the food we eat and the very air we breathe. Why not radio waves and microwaves? Story from The Daily Express, the World's Greatest Newspaper (Okay...) SUICIDES ‘LINKED TO PHONE MASTS’ Sunday June 22,2008 By Lucy Johnston THE spate of deaths among young people in Britain’s suicide capital could be linked to radio waves from dozens of mobile phone transmitter masts near the victims’ homes. Dr Roger Coghill, who sits on a Government advisory committee on mobile radiation, has discovered that all 22 youngsters who have killed themselves in Bridgend, South Wales, over the past 18 months lived far closer than average to a mast. He has examined worldwide studies linking proximity of masts to depression. Dr Coghill’s work is likely to trigger alarm and lead to closer scrutiny of the safety of masts, which are frequently sited on public buildings such as schools and hospitals. It is also likely to fuel more campaigns against placing masts close to public places on health grounds. Dr Coghill said last night there was strong circumstantial evidence that the masts may have triggered depression in those from Bridgend who took their lives. They include Kelly Stephenson, 20, who hanged herself from a shower rail in February this year while on holiday in Folkestone, Kent. Dr Coghill said: “There is a body of research that has over the years pointed to the fact that exposure to mobile radiation can lead to depression. There is evidence of higher suicide rates where people live near any electrical equipment that gives off radio or electrical waves.” Rest of story.

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