Peter Nielsen, Byron Bay
Readers who visit the ‘old’ area of the Byron Industrial Estate may have noticed the recent arrival of a second mobile phone mast. Based upon my measurements, nearby electro-magnetic radiation still remains well below the maximum limit set by the Federal Government. Less encouraging, is that the officially ‘safe’ levels encountered at the above locality are up to 900 times what is sanctioned in several EU countries. Given our ever-increasing exposure to broadcast microwaves, and the latest science linking them to physical and psychological disorders, it is time regulators here woke up. Until then, ‘prudent avoidance’ is the order of the day. One immediate choice is to substitute landlines for cordless phones and wi-fi routers. The latter are typically always ‘on’, applying digital pulses within a 50 to100-metre radius. As supported by millions of years of evolution, awareness of the energetic environment is a clear survival advantage.