A PETITION has been launched against plans to place a 20metre high 5G mast in Litherland.
So far, more than 200 residents have backed the online petition to stop the mast being erected on Hatton Hill due to “the numerous negative effects it would have on the neighbourhood.”
Sefton Council has received the application from Three Mobile and residents have until September 24 to give feedback on the proposal.
The location is directly opposite Saint Paul’s Church and in the centre of a built-up residential area.
It is also less than 200metres from Hatton Hill primary school and 300metres from a local park.
Some who signed the petition also expressed “safety concerns”.
The electromagnetic radiation used by all mobile phone technologies has led some people to worry about increased health risks.
In 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that "no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phone use".
However, the WHO together with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified all radio frequency radiation (of which mobile signals are a part) as ‘possibly carcinogenic’. Eating pickled vegetables and using talcum powder are classed in the same category.
The online petition states: “Given the amount of surrounding non-residential land available, the proposed location seems unnecessary and unfair on those who will have to live with the new addition.”
More information on the petition can be found here: https://www.change.org/hattonhill