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The community of Craigavon in South Africa were surprised by what the mobile phone company behind a new mast had to tell them.
Originally posted by darklife
Anyone ever question if this could just be mass hysteria?
These are people who are probably not used to seeing such contraptions being erected. As far as we know maybe they started worrying over the thing being built causing themselves to get headaches and other problems.
I am not trying to push a pro cell phone agenda here but I feel simply believing their problems are caused singularly by the tower itself is not looking at the other possibilities for their ailments.
Personally I do not believe radio frequency energy at 800mhz using less than a few watts of power (cell phone towers) is going to cause anyone health problems unless they are grabbing on to the antenna with their bare hands.
If people should worry about anything it should be those land line cordless house phones at 2.4GHz. That's right next to a microwave ovens frequency of 2.45GHz. Much more potentially dangerous than the much lower frequency and power of cell phones.
But what do I know. I have only been working with radio electronics for 10+ years in depth. Maybe I am immune to high powered radio transmitters sitting right next to me
[edit on 1/15/2010 by darklife]