Two youths in Sark treated for rare cancer
Monday 7th January 2013, 3:00PM GMT.
CONCERNS about two young people from Sark suffering from a rare cancer has led to a move for a new system of testing for radiation there.
Chief Pleas was told at its last meeting that a consultant from Southampton General Hospital, who has treated two youngsters with Burkitt’s lymphoma, was concerned that these cases had happened in such a small area.
Sark’s Public Health Committee chairman David Melling said that checks on mobile and Tetra masts were only a site-by-site basis and has now triggered a review.
The committee has spoken to Cable & Wireless, Ofcom in London, Airtel-Vodaphone, Wave Telecom and Guernsey’s Home Department.
‘The collated information confirms that any tests, surveys etc. are best undertaken by an independent body, not connected with any of the above,’ said Public Health Committee chairman David Melling, pictured, in a report to Chief Pleas.