A heavy dose of reality

On the much publicised, but little evidence of, risks surrounding mobile phone masts, provided by Professor Anthony Barker, honorary Lecturer at the Department of Medical Physics of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, speaking today at a conference at the University of Ulster, as the Press Association report notes – “There is no reason to expect mobile phone signals – which are essentially low-powered radio transmissions – to be bad for health. For over 80 years we have accepted wireless transmissions as part of our everyday life. We have big TV and broadcast radio transmitters all around us. Then, when someone proposes putting up a base station – which is also a radio transmitter – we all suddenly become concerned.”