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Saturday, October 6,
Transmission towers radiate fear
TWO main issues highlighted by major Chinese
newspapers this week were public anxiety over the effects of
radiation from transmission stations on health and the plight of
hawkers after the ban on the sale of compact discs at open-air
Nanyang Siang Pau, Sin Chew Jit Poh and China Press
reported that residents in more than a dozen housing estates in the
Klang Valley complained about health problems after transmission
stations were set up near their houses.
On Monday, residents from four housing estates told the Chinese
press they suspected these transmission stations were responsible
for their poor health.
Kepong MP Dr Tan Seng Giaw, said the people feared the
transmission stations mainly because no party had so far been able
to prove that the magnetic waves from these structures were harmless
to human health.
“The Government should not allow transmission stations to be put
up in residential areas unless it is proven safe to do so,’’
Nanyang quoted Dr Tan as saying.
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