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May 12, 2021

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Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up...

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It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?

From go to whoa – Norco Primex expo covers it all

Norco and Primex are bringing a three-day sustainable farming and primary industry expo to you.

Linnaeus Estate DA raises concerns for residents

Community concern over the current development application (DA: 10.2021.170.1) for Linnaeus Estate in Broken Head has led to detailed analysis of the DA.

NewsCorp announces August revival of regional news print in QLD

Less than a week after the two major NewsCorp-owned outlets on the Northern Rivers lost their websites and redirected readers via The Daily Telegraph (TDT), sister publications in Queensland announced almost the opposite.

Re Netflix

David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers,...

War The Bloody Hell Are You?

When faced with potential conflict, why are we abandoning the strategy that’s worked in the past for one that will definitely fail?

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.

 

 


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  1. Please provide a link to “the latest science linking [mobile phone towers] to physical and psychological disorders”

    Also show evidence for the claim that “officially ‘safe’ levels encountered at the above locality are up to 900 times what is sanctioned in several EU countries”.

    Too many unsubstantiated claims are being made by opponents to communications equipment and other supposedly environmental issues. Ultimately it undermines the credibility of opposition to all environmental issues.

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