Joint Committee on Public Enterpirse and Transport report on non-ionising microwave radiation emissions from communications mass.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/266212
Title:
Joint Committee on Public Enterpirse and Transport report on non-ionising microwave radiation emissions from communications mass.
Authors:
Eastern Health Board (EHB)
Issue Date:
1998
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/266212
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
A select committee called the Select Committee on Public Enterprise and Transport consisting of 14 members of Dail Eireann was appointed in April 1998 and was joined by a select committee from Seanad Eireann to fonn the Joint Committee on Public Enterprise and Transport. The Joint Committee was appointed to consider public' affairs administered by the Department of Public Enterprise and matters of policy for which the Minister is responsible. This report was prepared by the Joint Committee and published in December 1998. The Joint Committee heard oral evidence and received written submissions from interested parties. The report of the Joint Committee contains minutes of the evidence that it heard as well as copies of the written submissions received. It synopsises the key issues that arise around this issue and also provides a summary of the views and concerns of the public as determined from the evidence heard and submissions received. The Joint Committee also forms conclusions based on its deliberations upon which it bases a number of recommendations. In its primary conclusion, the joint committee considers that the evidence available at the present time does not indicate an unacceptable health hazard from microwave emissions within the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) guidelines (IRPA, 1998) and does not consider that the precautionary principle should be invoked at this time. It states that in the event of such evidence becoming available, remedial measures would be put in place. While the Committee states that a comprehensive, up-to-date mobile phone network is essential to continued economic prosperity, it concludes that public information and consultation has not been ideal and that this has given rise to much of the concern around . the issue in Ireland. This has lead to what the committee calls "unnecessary fears and anxiety and false beliefs". It also expressed concern over the application of the planning process around the erection of these masts. It considers that the maximum possible use of co-location (using one tower for a second, purpose e.g. garda telecommunication mast/mobile phone base station) be made. It also considers that a "demonstrable independent monitoring system" should be put in place and recognises the concerns of community groups around the involvement of a state agency in this process.
Keywords:
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY; EQUIPMENT
Series/Report no.:
Report; 60/98

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEastern Health Board (EHB)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-20T18:26:34Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-20T18:26:34Z-
dc.date.issued1998-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/266212-
dc.descriptionA select committee called the Select Committee on Public Enterprise and Transport consisting of 14 members of Dail Eireann was appointed in April 1998 and was joined by a select committee from Seanad Eireann to fonn the Joint Committee on Public Enterprise and Transport. The Joint Committee was appointed to consider public' affairs administered by the Department of Public Enterprise and matters of policy for which the Minister is responsible. This report was prepared by the Joint Committee and published in December 1998. The Joint Committee heard oral evidence and received written submissions from interested parties. The report of the Joint Committee contains minutes of the evidence that it heard as well as copies of the written submissions received. It synopsises the key issues that arise around this issue and also provides a summary of the views and concerns of the public as determined from the evidence heard and submissions received. The Joint Committee also forms conclusions based on its deliberations upon which it bases a number of recommendations. In its primary conclusion, the joint committee considers that the evidence available at the present time does not indicate an unacceptable health hazard from microwave emissions within the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) guidelines (IRPA, 1998) and does not consider that the precautionary principle should be invoked at this time. It states that in the event of such evidence becoming available, remedial measures would be put in place. While the Committee states that a comprehensive, up-to-date mobile phone network is essential to continued economic prosperity, it concludes that public information and consultation has not been ideal and that this has given rise to much of the concern around . the issue in Ireland. This has lead to what the committee calls "unnecessary fears and anxiety and false beliefs". It also expressed concern over the application of the planning process around the erection of these masts. It considers that the maximum possible use of co-location (using one tower for a second, purpose e.g. garda telecommunication mast/mobile phone base station) be made. It also considers that a "demonstrable independent monitoring system" should be put in place and recognises the concerns of community groups around the involvement of a state agency in this process.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesReporten_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries60/98en_GB
dc.subjectOCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETYen_GB
dc.subjectEQUIPMENTen_GB
dc.titleJoint Committee on Public Enterpirse and Transport report on non-ionising microwave radiation emissions from communications mass.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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