We are a group of people from around South Africa who are alarmed at what seems to be an uncontrolled rolling out of cellular infrastructure for technology, the effects of which are not fully tested. In no way are we against technology and advancement; however, we strongly oppose the erection of cell masts in residential areas, near schools and in the vicinity of old-age homes. There is a growing unease about the effect of microwaves on people.
There is an extraordinary and concerning proliferation of cellular masts going up across the country. The technology behind cellular telephony is not easily understood by the layperson, and cellular companies are taking advantage of this lack of public awareness to mislead consumers in order to make more money.
The biggest problem for the public is that this technology has not been researched for its effect on people and the environment. Cellular companies are fully aware that their technology carries substantial risks to health, but they suppress this knowledge for financial gain.
This new phenomenon has been compared to the campaign by the tobacco lobby to suppress the health risks of smoking. And cellular emissions are being called ‘the new asbestos’ in that their impact on people might cause severe health effects that are not yet fully understood.
Consider also that when we say cell masts are harmful, we are not only referring to our health. Cell masts in residential areas certainly have an effect on property values and the saleability of your property.
The cellular telephony industry is an extremely powerful lobby. Very few individuals can stand up to them. In the past, only governments have been able to hold them to account. However, cellular service providers are accountable to us, their customers.
Customers who band together can bring about change. Join us to make sure that consumers hold the power, not the highly-paid executives whose only priority is their bottom line.
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To win this fight, we may occasionally have to retain the services of lawyers and other experts. All funds will be allocated to the struggle against the erection of cell masts in inappropriate areas countrywide.