T-mobile have applied for planning permission to put up a 3G mobile phone mast on Psalter Lane, near its highest point, the junction with Brincliffe Hill, within 250 metres of Greystones school. Local people are campaigning to have it stopped.
The 3G masts need to be installed to enable people to download video clips on their phones, as opposed to just using old fashioned technology for making phone calls and sending texts. As a result new masts transmit higher levels of information and hence generate higher levels of radiation in the local area. There is published research that concluded that exposure to 3G radiation causes nausea, headaches and tingling sensations. It is believed that people most effected are those living within a 250m radius of the 3G masts. The longer term effects of exposure to the 3G are unknown.
People in Sheffield have repeatedly expressed concern about the health hazards of this new generation of phone masts and taken action to stop the construction of 3G masts. See previous newswire items. http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/sheffield/2004/09/297358.html http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/sheffield/2004/10/298842.html
To get involved with the campaign to stop the Psalter Lane mast contact StopPsalterMast@yahoo.co.uk