§ Mr. Purchase
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps to inform local authorities and other public bodies of the further studies into the physical interaction of electromagnetic fields and the human head being funded by the Government and to advise them that they should take this into account before allowing further siting of telecommunications equipment on high rise flats and schools.
§ Mr. Sackville
I refer the hon. Member to the reply my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Technology gave to the hon. Member for Don Valley (Mr. Redmond) on 23 April at columns256–57. The study referred to in that reply will relate only to the interaction of the fields generated by hand-held mobile telephones with the human head and will have no direct bearing on the question of the siting of base station transmitters on high rise flats or schools.
Advice on the health aspects of base station transmitters was given in the National Radiological Protection Board publication GS 11 "Guidance as to restrictions on exposures to time varying electromagnetic fields", a copy of which is in the Library.