Thursday, May 23, 2024

Resident’s Health Concerns Over 02 Masts on Chafford

“A company wants to put a huge mast emitting radiation, near to a child’s bedroom and it is a simple process. Apply to put a killer conservatory up and obstacles are out up every step of the way”

This is how one resident described the feeling of frustration and resentment residents have with 02’s application to put more masts on Chafford.

The meeting threw up some interesting points.

1.Did any letters from 02 go out to residents as it appears that not one can be traced?
2.Did Warren primary receive any information about the masts?
3.How many creches, nurseries and child-minding operations will the masts be near?

If you go to our communities section, you will see an accompanying film where the leaders of No Masts on Chafford detail their recent meetings with 02.

If you go to the website: details of petitions and audio-casts of this and previous meetings can be located.


  1. ““A company wants to put a huge mast emitting radiation, near to a child’s bedroom and it is a simple process””

    This is just scaremongering by local residents, I wish people would look at the facts concerning these Mobile Phone masts, you are more likely to sustain more damage from the mobile phone itself than from the masts.

    The type of radiation involved is important. It’s not radioactive or ionising radiation, it’s radio waves. It’s like light in lots of ways. If you could see the radio waves coming off mobile phones and off the mobile phone masts, the phone would glow like a bedside light, and the mast would be a combined set of lamps which in total would amount to approximately as bright as a 100 watt lightbulb. But as it’s right up on top of a building it would not be as blinding as if you stared right into the bedside light of the phone.

    The actual power of the transmission is similar to that of an ordinary mobile phone. It’s actually slightly more, but it’s not VASTLY more. The mast is communicating on a two-way basis with a set of phones in its zone. There are typically a dozen channels and four time-slots, so in effect the actual total power is fifty times that of a phone. But because of the inverse-square law, the bottom line is this: If your head is seven times further away from a mobile phone mast than it is from a phone, you are being bombarded by more radiation from the phone than from the mast!


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