Statement from Mast Action Clondalkin

Residents of Ronanstown and surrounding areas are calling on the Minister for Health, Mary Harney, to conduct an immediate health survey, in relation to the short and long term effects of mobile phone masts and electrical pylons in the area.

In a statement, Mast Action Clondalkin said,

“We believe that there is concrete evidence linking phone masts and electrical pylons to high levels of cancer related illnesses in our community.

“We are calling on the Department of Health to do a door to door survey to investigate if there is a cancer cluster in the areas surrounding the Ronanstown Garda station.

“There has been an unusually high amount of cancer related deaths and illnesses in the Ronanstown Garda station in the past four years.

“Coupled with this, the twenty one year old son of the Russell family who live at the back of the Garda was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year.

“Many neighbours believe that Brian’s condition was brought on by the Russell’s family proximity to the mobile phone mast and over head electrical pylons wires.

“Recently concerned residents held a public meeting about cancer related illnesses at Ronanstown Garda station and Brian Russell’s condition.

The meeting decided to bring to the attention of the media and residents what course of action we can take.

MASTACTION CLONDALKIN was born from this meeting. We believe that there is no coincidence between the rate of cancer, and mobile phone masts/ electrical pylons in this area.

As a community, we are determined that the health of our neighbours, friends and family, will be put first – before the profits of mobile phone companies and the ESB.

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