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Read the full original article on Devon Online here. Video originally posted on YouTube here and here.
Parents and students at a Devon primary school are planning a mass walk-out in protest of a controversial mobile phone mast.
The 10m high structure is located just 50 metres away from Dartington Primary School, Totnes, which has worried parents over suggested radiation readings at the school which apparently show the highest reading of ‘excessive radiation.’
Those involved in the protest want the mast located at least 1km away from the school, as well as the outdoor pool, a children’s playground and a school for children with additional needs that fall within a 100m radius of the Vodafone mast.
Dr David Carpenter, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Albany, USA said:
“Children are more vulnerable to RF/MW radiation because of the susceptibility of their developing nervous systems.
“Children are largely unable to remove themselves from exposures to harmful substances in their environments. Their exposure is involuntary.
“There is a major legal difference between an exposure that an individual chooses to accept and one that is forced upon a person, especially a dependent, who can do nothing about it.”
The school’s head teacher, Mrs Mahon, objects to the mast’s proximity and school governors are working on the school’s behalf to oppose the current location.