News Roundup: Health fears over mobile masts

Public concern has reached such a level that county councils are starting to take things into their own hands

Concern that mobile phones and masts pose a threat to public health is growing, despite there being no definite proof that either phones or masts are actually harmful. Now, Kent County Council has decided it will refuse to allow mobile network operators to erect masts on its land, and accuses the mobile companies of refusing to address the fears of the general public. Read what scientists, mobile companies, the government and the public have to say about this issue. NEWS:
Hospital mobile mast plan sparks row
Fri, 26 Jan 2001 Mast goes up on London hospital, but complaints could mean it coming down Kent council bans mobile masts
Mon, 22 Jan 2001 Council calls on mobile phone companies to end their silence over safety concerns Kent County Council to ban mobile masts
Thu, 18 Jan 2001 County council claims it is merely following the precautionary approach recommended in Stewart Report Mobile phones linked to eye cancer
Mon, 15 Jan 2001 German study finds a connection, but scientists insist wider corroboration is needed Mobile phone firms face fresh lawsuits over tumours
Thu, 28 Dec 2000 Council calls on mobile phone companies to end their silence over safety concerns Research: Mobiles potentially harmful to human cells
Mon, 11 Dec Research using realistically shaped computer simulations human cells concludes that mobile phones cause more intensive electric fields within tissue than previously thought Government U-turn on mobiles
Fri, 08 Dec Patricia Hewitt's assurances that hands free kits provide protection from radiation were wrong UK mobile phones to carry health warnings
Mon, 27 Nov Government guidelines are to be hurried through before Christmas Latest: Children at risk from mobiles
Mon, 27 Nov British scientist accuses mobile manufacturers of using Stewart Report to bewilder the public and says mobiles could be risky for children Report: Hands-free mobiles triple radiation risk
Thu, 02 Nov UPDATE: Consumers' Association raises new worries over hands-free mobiles, but DTI calls study 'dubious' Have your say instantly, and see what others have said. Click on the TalkBack button and go to the ZDNet News forum. Let the editors know what you think in the Mailroom. And read what others have said.