Sunday, February 17, 2008

Dying to Make That Call #1

1. The Masts in Your Home:

As the dangers of living near mobile masts are becoming more recognised, homeowners are becoming increasingly reluctant to tolerate more masts in their neighbourhoods. The mobile companies and local planning departments are now seeking to install new base stations on existing masts. The objections of concerned citizens who do not want radio hot-spots in their midst are largely overruled when adding extra capacity to existing masts. In an attempt to introduce wireless technologies by stealth, the operators are now installing small "pico" and even smaller "femto" cells in road signs and other street furniture and are thus exempt from the planning process.

The Government has so contrived the regulations as to largely, though not totally, exclude health concerns from the planning process, leading concerned residents with no place and no official body to protest to.
Despite the odds stacked firmly in the operator's favour, they are nevertheless infiltrating femto cells into homes across the land. The first mast in your home is the Home Hub which not only provides wireless Internet connectivity but allows wireless connections to the telephone network. In effect, a Home Hub is a mobile phone base station inside your home that silently screams its toxic microwave signal at you and your loved ones 24 hours a day.

The second "mast in your home" is often the base station for a DECT cordless phone. It too floods your home with continuously pulsed digital microwave signals.

Then there's the wireless laptop communicating with its printer and other peripherals like a wireless router (or a Home Hub) as above. Most homes now also have a microwave oven, and depending on how and where it is situated it too contributes to your total toxic electrosmog exposure. Many homes also have wireless security systems and intruder alarms that rely on filling rooms with microwave signals the whole time.

Most insidious of all is the wireless (DECT) baby monitor which broadcasts its signal from only a few feet away from a young child's head and developing body.
So before you protest about a new mobile phone mast, you might consider just how much it will add to your existing electrosmog exposure.

Most people's major exposure comes from wireless devices they have brought into their homes. And it's not just them. Exposure comes significantly comes from your own and the mobile phone use of others nearby. When travelling and at work, the chances are your electrosmog exposure is being added to without you ever being aware of it.
However, only a proportion of people's everyday exposure is under their control. It still makes good sense though to be aware of and manage your exposure at home where you spend much of your time and where your body returns to rest and repair.

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