Phone masts causing `serious concern' on health grounds

Microwave radiation is potentially as danger as asbestos and an "even more insidious threat", a Dublin TD claimed. Mr Joe Higgins (Socialist Party, Dublin West) said that the proliferation of masts for the mobile phone system in urban and rural areas was giving rise to serious public concern on health grounds about the emissions of non-ionising electromagnetic radiation.

In a debate on the adjournment of the Dail he told the Minister for Public Enterprise, Ms O'Rourke, that there was also "huge concern in every county about the imposition of phone masts in residential areas".

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