Letter from Munich, Germany.
listened to you on VOCM Radio on my computer here in Munich.
I am indeed happy to hear that you are very active regarding Cell-Phone
Antennas and other related things.
Here in Munich we have those antennas about every 500 metres or less
away from big apartment houses etc. Many people are very upset about
it and have organized groups in every part of Munich. We ask many
questions, but the answers that we get are not satisfying.
Next to me is a Hotel and the owner gets about EURO 500.00 each month
for each antenna that is on the hotel roof. There are 3 antennas about
25 metres away from my apartment next to this hotel. (The owner
doesn't live near his hotel antennas though).I think he just likes the
They have even found those cellphone antennas hidden in many places.
There are some here in Germany hidden behind a cross on a church and up
inside the towers. Some apartment homes have them on the roofs hidden
in a look-like chimney. You would never think that it was an antenna.
My neighbour developed Cancer of the throat about 3 years after the
antennas were installed and other people have other related problems,
but not throat cancer. Many cannot sleep sound any more etc. etc. etc.
I developed throat problems after about 2 years. As I visited a
specialist (Radiologist) for treatments I asked him if the antennas
were dangerous to my health. Naturally you never get a satisfying
answer to any questions asked regarding those antennas. If he would
have told me that they were then he was afraid that I would go to the
press and then he would find no peace any more. He spoke to me only in
the CONDITIONAL tense. ("If I were you I would look for another
apartment etc.") I have read much in Munich Newspapers about changes
in people's health after a number of years living near the antennas.
Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain etc are having the same problems.
There have been many cancer cases in smaller towns outside Munich and
other parts of Germany where people are living near those antennas. In
a few towns many women got Breast Cancer who were living about 300
Metres away from the antennas and also children developed Leukaemia who
were living near the antennas. The authorities just say that there is
no proof that it was caused by the antennas. The people who were living
further away did not develop cancer at such a high rate. This is a
I was in the City Hall here in Munich to ask questions, but the answers
were not satisfying. They say there is no proof of the antennas being
dangerous because the rays from them have a certain level which is in
range of being safe here in Germany.
Another case I know about some people who breed special horses and
other animals since 4 generations and there was never any problem, but
now some animals are already born with disorders. You can read about
this in certain Internet Sites, but I think they are all in German
language. Not only Germany, but many other European countries have the
same problem. I read something similar about this in Canada or U.S.A.
This information I gave you is a fact. I thought it might interest
Enclosed you will find photos showing the antennas just about 20 meters
direct across from my apartment.
Next week I will be in EGYPT for one month. Sometimes I am in
Tunesia or South Turkey for a longer period of time. When I am away
from my apartment I can sleep much better and more sound. After
arriving back I notice that I do not sleep sound anymore. I am sure
that it is caused by those cell-phone poles next to my apartment.
I wish you much success in your research and other connected matters.
Mike Ivany, Munich, Germany
I am a former Newfoundlander, but live in Munich since 1970.
Letter to the Sun Editor
I read with great interest Mr. Zimonjic's article about the
number of petitions having been submitted to the Auditor General of
Canada last year about electromagnetic radiation and the associated
danger to the public's health. I would like to inform Mr. Zimonjic that
even though Health Canada technically responded to 86% of the
petitions within 120 days, that does not mean answers were received by
the petitioners. Take for example my petition, #255 ( http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/esd_fs_e929.html
). I addressed my petition to both Health Canada and Industry
Canada. I did receive a response from Health Canada within the 120
days, but most of the questions were not answered and were simply
ignored. I did not receive Industry Canada's response until about 3
days ago (about 3 months late) and the vast majority of the replies
Many of my concerns were about Health Canada establishing
standards based on industry-funded studies. No one would be surprised
to hear that these studies all showed no danger from
electromagnetic radiation from radio, tv or cell transmitters. Health
Canada does not consider independent studies because there are not as
many as the industry-funded studies. My concerns were not addressed. I
would suggest that Mr. Zimonjiv read my petition and the responses at
the end of it to see the lack of response the public receives to these
petitions. If he would like to see the responses from Industry Canada,
I would be happy to send a copy.
Unfortunately there is no requirement by the Auditor General
that accurate, real answers are provided. Therefore, even though the
public may be submitting more petitions and wanting more information,
we are still being kept in the dark. Very frustrating and sad that such
games are being played.
Victoria, British Columbia
Informant: Martin Weatherall