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Experts' mast views 'conflicting'
Phone mast
People have been asked to share their views at public meetings
The States should not be considering allowing more mobile phone masts in Jersey, according to a politician.

Constable Dan Murphy said there were already too many and evidence from experts had been conflicting.

A World Health Organisation (WHO) scientist told a States scrutiny panel that symptoms associated with mast radiation were often psychological.

Last week, expert Barry Trower said living within 500yds (457m) of a mast was a health risk.

Mr Trower has advised government agencies on radio and microwave issues.

Radiation fears

But Mr Repacholi, who has researched the effect of mobile phone masts for the WHO, told the panel more masts in Jersey would mean lower emissions of radiation.

He said it was often a case of people getting stressed through misinformation and the fear of radiation was worse than the radiation itself.

The review into mobile phone masts was established after a States debate at the end of last year and people have been encouraged to share their views and health fears at public meetings across the island.

The scrutiny panel will make its findings public in the spring.


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