Mobile Phone Masts and Cancer

See my letter below to the Irish Times

Madam,- Dick Ahlstrom reports (June 23rd) on the research published in the British Medical Journal that mobile phones masts do not cause childhood cancers. This study is authoritative and substantial and is accompanied by an editorial which advises doctors that they can reassure patients not to worry about mobile phone masts. I would challenge Dr Anne O’Mara, consultant paediatric oncologist, who is quoted as saying “At the moment we would say that this is insufficiently strong data” to either justify or withdraw that statement.This is a serious public interest issue and clarity
must prevail to minimise scaremongering.Yours etc, Dr Bill Tormey
Consultant Chemical Pathologist and Chairman of HSE Forum, Dublin
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