Eileen OConnor says:
Thanks to Steve Miller for speaking out and creating much needed awareness about the dangers of wireless technology.
WiFi health hazards are not isolated to Steve Miller. It is a global issue. I suffered for many years with headaches, sleep problems and dizzy spells and was eventually diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 38. I discovered that I was living in a cancer cluster. I was living 100m from a phone mast which uses similar radiation to wifi. I now realise that my symptoms are known as electrosensitivity.
An international working group of scientists, researchers and public health policy professionals produced the 2007 BioInitiative report. The report provides detailed scientific information on health impacts when people are exposed to electromagnetic radiation hundreds or even thousands of times below the guidelines. The authors reviewed more than 2000 scientific studies and concluded that the existing public safety limits are inadequate to protect public health.
In September 2008, MEPs voted 522 to 16 to urge ministers across Europe to bring in stricter radiation limits and said: “The limits on exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) which have been set for the general public are obsolete. The European Parliament “is greatly concerned at the Bio-Initiative international report which points in its conclusions to the health risks posed by emissions from devices such as mobile telephones, UMTS, WiFi, WiMax and Bluetooth, and also DECT telephones
Many people though out the world are now suffering with this disabling condition. In Sweden (EHS) is an officially fully recognised functional impairment. It is not a disease, people are suffering due to environmental exposure to electromagnetic radiation. These waves can cause headaches, fatigue, anxiety, sleep problems, nausea and depression. Many people ‘burnout’ and become Electro-Hypersensitive (EHS) from the constant effects of mobile phones, mobile phone masts, Wi-Fi, Wimax exposure at their place of work, home or school.
Studies have shown that microwaves do affect your hormone levels and can break down the blood brain barrier. Electro-hypersensitive people are like canaries in a coal mine who feel the effects. ES people could be alerting the public to a public health disaster.
What sort of society are we living today? By encouraging the proliferation of wireless devices, society has created an invisible under-class who are denied the opportunities available to everyone else. ES victims are often unable to use their talents and capabilities to earn a living through denial of access to transport and places most people take for granted. With other forms of disability, society has taken the view that such a situation is unacceptable and as legislated to ensure equal access and equal opportunity. It is offensive, inhumane and wholly unacceptable to allow this sort of discrimination.
It goes against the The UN 22 Standard Rules on the Equalisation of Opportunities for People with Disabilities – since 2007 upgraded into The UN Convention on Human Rights for Persons with Functional Impairments, http://www.un.org ).
Please go to the following websites and read further research and legal information.
Canada calling to wake up people, Steve is telling it like it is! My internet service provider activated Wi-Fi in my office without me knowing – I was sick as hell for 9 weeks and didn’t know what was wrong with me – so bad I couldn’t work – dizzy, nausea, daily headaches/migraines, totally crapped out digestion, couldn’t sleep, heart palpitations that ended up going to hospital because it felt like a heart attack, bleeding gums and sensitive teeth, exhaustion, anxiety and depression. Went to the doctor – stress he said and wanted to give me valium. Then the neighbour kid told me I had great wi-fi for his games – what a shock! Screamed at the service provider and they turned the wireless off from their head office (our 5 computers all hardwired for years). Guess what – I was better within days – dizziness, headaches and sleep problems went away almost immediately.
But now all those symptoms come back if I stay in a hotel with wi-fi, am visiting a friends house with wi-fi for longer than a couple of hours, go to university or colleges with wi-fi, go in stores with wi-fi. We have a country house and the neighbour’s wi-fi comes through the walls – stayed there for three days and was sick for a week. Luckily, we can keep our house clean of electromagnetic pollution so I am fine at home. And no, Ian Douglas, I am not agoraphobic. I have traveled the world 3 times over, operated my own businesses and been on the road for days – things only changed once I had too much wi-fi.
I know what Steve means when he says he is like an exile on his own planet. I am the same – I can’t go to so many places now, and I used to travel everywhere, do everything, stay anywhere, eat anything, and was strong. Now, I can’t shop in any wi-fi areas, and stay away from cell towers as well – they give me instant headache. I also can’t use my cell phone like I did for the last 20 years – makes me have headaches, tired and upset digestion. Health professionals who know about this have told me I became sick with microwave radiation, and now I will be sensitive forever. The only cure is to stay away from electromagnetic pollution in a wireless crazy world! What kind of life is that!
And you had better hear this news too – the more you get exposed, the younger you are exposed, the longer you are exposed – you will get to where I am too – sensitive to all this untested and unregulated technology – right now it is estimated there are 3% to 10% sensitive enough to know it and up to 35% are getting symptoms of microwave sickness but they don’t know what it is!
I have lots of friends who are just like me here in Canada and they have traced their health problems to wi-fi and other wireless tech products – dizzy, sleep problems, headaches, exhaustion, tinnitus, restless legs, anxiety, depression, all kinds of crazy symptoms. Then they go hardwired and stop using cell phone so much – everything clears up in a few days – and they could have been sick for a couple of years (since they put in the wi-fi).
UK, US and Canadian governments not warning their public – other countries are putting health of public before business, money, greed and pure corruption. This is a public health scandal – how many people have to get sick, really sick with cancer, leukemia, brain tumours, early onset of Alzheimers and dementia before the public pain pressures governments to protect people? See book by Dr. Magda Havas “Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution” available on Amazon.com.
People of the World Join Together – This is a Global Health Experiment that you didn’t sign up for! Go hard wired for a start, use your cell on speaker and as little as possible, protest against cell towers in your neighbourhood, stop wi-fi and wi-max coming to your town – demand safe technology or you will all end up just like Steve, like me, like hundreds of other Canadians and people around the world.
Of course, if you don’t believe me, just wait and see…….
People who are
sensitive to WiFi or phone mast radiation may just be the canaries
in the coal mine.
The Swedes estimate between 5 and 9% of the population are affected, however some reports are now saying its as high as 30%.
Many people may be suffering some symptoms such as sleep problems without realising why.
Sensitivity is not the only effect of microwave radiation exposure .
There are 2 studies around phone masts both showing tripling of cancer incidence after only 5 years. (Naila ; Wolf and Wolf)
In 2007, Panorama did a documentary on which it was demonstrated that in a school classroom with WiFi laptops, the radiation intensity was 3 times higher than in the main beam of a phone mast. 70% of our schools now have WiFi.
We at Mast Sanity are very concerned about this and are calling for WiFi to be banned in schools just as it is in some parts of the EU.
There are safer alternatives such as dlan or Home Plug. Ethernet cables provide faster connection to the internet.
Please see the following web sites for more information and links to 1000’s of scientific studies.