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Campbell mobile tower going ahead

By IBN News - 2 November 2006 24

IBN News reports that Greens MLA Deb Foskey isn’t happy today with the news that a Telstra phone tower is still going to be built near two schools in Campbell.

She says the ACT government is failing in its duty of care to protect the children (from electromagnetic radiation, which she says is potentially harmful).

According to IBN Telstra says it tried really hard to move the site somewhere else, but it wasn’t possible because no other locale would give Canberrans the kind of coverage they need and want.

[ED – considering that all the kiddies have a mobile in their pockets the tower would seem to be the least of their worries]

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Meconium 8:44 pm 04 Nov 06

Pandy, frequency’s everything when it comes to radiation, that’s why watching TV doesn’t give you cancer, and neither does standing in the sun if you’ve got sunscreen on.

I think their concern is warranted, but ill-advised – if high frequency EM radiation has to be put anywhere near people, it is BEST if it is near children, because their DNA repair mechanisms function at a much more reliable level than in adults over 50. I’m not saying we should microwave our offspring, but I think this knee-jerk reaction to “protect the children” is unwarranted, because children get cancer at much lower rates than adults, due to their better biology.

el 2:39 pm 04 Nov 06

Ah, gotcha… I remember the stretchy Recent Comments box shenanigans now.

But I agree with VG, ‘Use links you prick’ not really called for.

vg 1:04 pm 04 Nov 06

And their are better ways for an editor to solve the issue other than to say ‘use links you prick’.

Unless they would like someone to ‘use fists’ next time they meet. I still think an apology from Kerces is warranted

johnboy 12:45 pm 04 Nov 06

it’s long ones posted before the text which cause trouble with the recent comments box.

so there are two easy ways to avoid trouble and to spare an editor having to go in and fix it.

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