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Cell masts and health: lies, lies and more lies

27 June 2018, 12:46

There is a massive fraud taking place with regard to the health risks of cell mast emissions.

In the City of Cape Town (CoCT) Telecommunications Mast Infrastructure Policy (2015), in Annexure 6, there is a report titled "Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure and Human Health", penned by a company called EMSS (now rebranded to Alphawave). You would think a report of this nature would be prepared by medical specialists or EMF researchers but EMSS has none of these - they are cell industry experts and are in the business of selling products related to the cell industry. They list their key clients as Vodacom, MTN, Huawei & Ericsson (amongst others). This is a serious and untenable conflict of interest - they are highly unlikely to highlight any health concerns related to cell masts.

How could CoCT choose a company with such a conflict of interest to pronounce on the health risks of cell masts? Because of this conflict of interest, their report is not worth the paper it's written on and can be ignored as not being credible.

In Annexure 7, a Mr LL du Toit from the National Dept of Health (DOH) claims there are no health risks and quotes the ICNIRP, an independent NGO, that the World Health Organisation (WHO) depends on to study available research on the health risks and to formulate guidelines for safe levels of exposure to EMF emissions. The problem is that this mirrors exactly the same situation as we have here is SA where industry-linked companies are pronouncing on the risks to human health.

The ICNIRP is also an industry-loyal body that seems more concerned with shielding the industry from criticism than with protecting citizen's health. Their board is stacked withpeople who have a serious conflict of interest - they are or have been funded by the industry and in all cases are linked to the industry in one way or another.

Over the years, many scientists have tried to approach both WHO and ICNIRP to express their concern at the serious risk the current EMF exposure guidelines pose to human health with far-reaching consequences. They have been stonewalled.

It is quite clear, even to a casual observer like myself, that ICNIRP's information is no longer credible and cannot be relied on - it is definitely not looking out for our best interests. There have been numerous scientist appeals to the ICNIRP - the most publicised being the International EMF Scientists Appeal - all to no avail.  These conflicts of interest are documented in this report.

The strategy ICNIRP follows is alarmingly similar to that followed by the tobacco industry for decades before they were forced to come clean. The same will happen with the cell industry. 

It should be abundantly clear to everyone that our elected representatives are not representing us. They have been captured by industry and dance to their tune at our expense. We are on our own - if our government is not with us on this, they are against us. All we are askingfor is a thorough review of all available research to come to an informed decision - is that unreasonable?

Please register at www.naacm.co.za to force our government to take our concerns regarding the health risks of cell masts seriously.

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