Ph 9941 1500 Classifieds 9875 8000 $1 incl. GST TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2008 www.progressleader.com.au MAKEOVER PLAY DUMPED EASTER AT OFF THE TROLLEY HOME WALL TROUBLES PAGES 18-20 PAGE 31 PAGE 3 Phone towers make locals see red and want to . . . Paint it Mobile phone tower sites in Boroondara Ashburton 3 Balwyn 9 Balwyn North 7 Camberwell 17 Canterbury 8 black Glen Iris 10 Hawthorn 21 Kew 19 Surrey Hills 4 EXCLUSIVE deflect electromagnetic radiation. It costs about $135 a litre, plus tax. $149 BIANCA CARMONA After coating his house and the internal ceilings with the black paint (then covering THEY don’t glow in the dark, but there’s a that with standard paint in the original new look to some houses and shops in colour) the readings dropped to 0.7 Hawthorn and Kew. microwatts, he said. Some residents fear electromagnetic radi- But Kordia electromagnetic safety consult- ation from phone towers will affect their ant Vitaf Anderson was sceptical. health. ‘‘We don’t know of anyone who uses this And now – despite the long-term effects of paint for effective screening,’’ Mr Anderson electromagnetic radiation still being widely said. debated – about 20 families and businesses Australian Mobile Telecommunications have settled on a startling ‘‘solution’’ that Authority spokesman Randal Markey said has experts sceptical. scientific evidence by independent experts Residents are using ‘‘special’’ black anti- showed ‘‘no justification’’ for the paint. radiation paint imported from Germany to His view was supported by Prof Rodney cover their houses. One resident is import- Croft, executive director of Swinburne ing curtain fabrics and window film, which University’s Australian Centre for he says also block radiation. Radiofrequency Bioeffects Research, who Hawthorn’s David Mould embarked on the said mobile phone base stations were hunt for ‘‘protection’’ after he lost a battle unlikely to have any effects on humans. against a phone tower being built 50m from Prof Croft said it was not known if long- his house. term exposure affected health. It is one of 21 phone towers in Hawthorn. But Mr Mould is resolute and has organ- Mr Mould was horrified when he ised the treatment for 20 houses and measured radiation readings of 4392 businesses. ‘‘Not everyone’s concerned, but microwatts on his son’s pillow. for anyone who is, there is something you He said international building guidelines can do,’’ he said. recommended no more than five Kew Organics owner Jack Verbeek had his microwatts a square metre. shop painted after a phone tower was ‘‘We even considered moving,’’ the father installed on top of a nearby bookshop at of three said. Willsmere Village. He said electromagnetic Then he discovered a German paint the radiation readings at the shop had A painter applies the anti-radiation paint to a house in Hawthorn. N33PP303 manufacturer claimed uses carbon to decreased dramatically. BEAT THE PEN WE’RE O S TO OVER HEAT THIS SUMMER MONDAY AYS 80 S SATURD HANS SAYS “Beat the summer heat!” COlN AIR disp ay MITSUBISHI Don’t leave it to the last minute to arrange your cooling needs. Come in and see our huge on ELECTRIC That’s the display centre with over 80 display units and 20 brands. Don’t forget to bring in your room 38PPVA276079F/BR/8 • HOME difference! sizes or plans! • OFFICE LG SPLIT SYSTEM We are your cooling specialist. • SHOPS INSTALLED $1195^ 1110 Toorak Road Camberwell (Opp. Camberwell Rd). AND REMEMBER WE WILL BEAT ANY PRICE!* AND REMEMBER... • FACTORY 9809 2222 DON’T FORGET TO BRING AND REMEMBER... WE WILL BEAT ANY PRICE* DON’T FORGET TO BRING AND REMEMBER... E: firstname.lastname@example.org IN YOUR ROOM SIZES WE WILL BEAT ANY PRICE* DON’T FORGET TO BRING IN YOUR ROOM SIZES IN YOUR ROOM SIZES WE WILL BEAT ANY PRICE* *Conditions Apply. Offer based on back to back install, single storey. • SCHOOLS pitched roof, domestic install. Electrical wiring extra.