iBurst: Radiating your suburb

Weekends in South Africa are always entertaining, especially on intersections. I picked up the flyer below today at the Fourways Mall intersection, where Craigavon’s residents created awareness about iBurst’s “cancer clusters”:

Pity, that the awareness campaign does not seem to have a website and the handed out brochure only asks the reader to contact the MEC of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development via email and fax.

I have yet to see conclusive evidence that suggests adverse health-effects associated with being exposed to cellular radiation from masts. As long as antennas on cell masts emit EMF within international exposure guidelines there should not be an issue.

After all, we come into daily contact with many household appliances that emit EMF such as microwaves, cordless phones and other wireless devices.

People really don’t seem to see the bigger picture – you stand on a street corner protesting against towers possibly causing cancer, but in the same breadth you disregard more important issues we face in this country (public healthcare, schooling, poverty, AIDS, crime).