Betreff: Was I too excessive?
Von: Martin Weatherall
Datum: Thu, 17 May 2007 22:30:35 -0400

My thanks to Rod Read for pointing out a few million problems with EMFs and microwave transmissions.
----- Original Message -----
From: Rod Read
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 12:37 PM
Subject: RE: Too excessive?

Dear both,

When an issue is as large in importance and ramifications as dealing with the favourite convenient global energy form there is an enormous embedded unconscious (often) resistance to comprehending the reality and scale of the issue.

Dr Sam Milham has shown how the rural electrification program back in the thirties correlates with Childhood leukaemia and since then we have reached in the UK a stage of 17.2 million sufferers from chronic illnesses like Parkinsons CFS/ME, Alzheimers, cancers and many others it is now becoming revealed are linked to, worsened and promoted by (but not necessarily initiated by) EMFs and microwaves.

Key seems to be melatonin reduction, and immune system damage well known to be down by half by EMFs.

As for the World Health Organization, read up on Repacholi (former head of radiation studies at WHO) and the justified, we believe, vitriol from

 Professor Andrew Marino, author of 'Electromagnetism and Life' at; Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center or at Dr Marino on Repacholi

We cannot exaggerate the damage this twisting of the meaning and place of science has done, and is doing. I will quote Marino at a little length in his calculated (libellous?) words, not ours.
Dr Marino says scathingly, and this agrees with what many of you Martin and other ES sufferers have often suspected, and some expressed:

"At the bottom of the barrel is the EMF scientist who functions as a brainwasher to deceive the public, innocent young and old alike, into giving themselves cancer and other diseases. There is no purer example of such a man than Michael Repacholi. He is at the end of a historical line of change that must be recognized before science can once again resume its task of finding the best truth possible.

Repacholi acts as if he were invested as regards the natural world with powers like those exercised by priests over souls. Amazingly, people believe the daydream that he has the ability to identify true and certain knowledge regarding EMFs. He has perpetuated this myth, with almost no critical questioning.

Not only is there the myth of Repacholi's wisdom according to which he can see through the mist into the truth of things, but also the myth that absolute truth about exactly what EMFs do and how they do it can be discerned if only we looked in the correct fashion. He has succeeded in hiding any sense of the complexity of nature, so the ordinary person does not understand that the best EMF science could ever hope to do was to produce imperfect and uncertain understanding, and to achieve knowledge about EMFs that was only somewhat better than a guess.” End.

This is unusually strong language, necessary to match the scale of distortions in public policy, and the place of ‘science’ in its formation, that Repacholi is responsible for. His trajectory from backwoods Aussie court witness to a public world face of science on radiation and EMFs can be seen as the consequence of skilful and subtle promotion by the Telcos and nuclear industry engaged in a ‘long game’, as befits its size. He has risen through successive positions of power as a placeman to now lobbying for Chernobyl radiation as ‘good for your health’ on BBC 2 ‘Horizon’ last week, so finally overreaching.(July 2006).

Jeffrey Archer might make it up, few others possess the effrontery.


So we deal not with a conspiracy, but some vested interests and a general reluctance to abandon old dogmatic principles of physics.

Once you know over three hundred honest rational sufferers of electrosensitivity as I do, many highly qualified scientifically and professionally, not the least flaky, then the new perspective allows everything to fall into place.

We have an enormous, denied problem crying out for serious applied research to start to come up with solutions.

So cheers, please don't bicker, be open minded - and appalled -


ElectroSensitivity-UK registered charity 1103018  Rod Read M.Phil.,(Cantab), Dip Psych Couns., Cert.Ed. director, helping the vulnerable with ill-health symptoms from reacting to 'electrosmog'.

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From: "Martin Weatherall" <>
To: <>
Subject: Too excessive?
Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 23:40:07 -0400
>Hi Anthony
>I appreciate what you are saying and I agree with you to some extent, but
>there are too many people who are not willing, or able to say what they
>really think. On the side that has evidence of serious health harm from
>EMR, the researchers have to be very careful of their claims.
>On the side that claims no health harm from EMR, they are virtually killing
>people because they are not being realistic about the extreme dangers. They
>are giving people false hope and allowing innocent people to be hurt and
>I only have my reputation to worry about and I am quite willing to put that
>at risk to try and balance some of the false information that is coming from
>industry financed sources.
>If the World Health Organization were really interested in cancer prevention
>they would look at the studies that already exist, which show EMR is causing
>cancer and many other serious illnesses. The WHO have been ignoring that
>information and they keep pushing the argument that EMR is not harmful. A
>serious investigation of the WHOs misinformation about EMR, would probably
>show criminal wrongdoing.
>I am glad that you recognize in part, that cancer is caused by EMR, it seems
>that the timing is where we differ. In my case my exposure to strong
>microwave radiation, ground current electricity and electrical fields caused
>my cancer to develop within one year of being in an electrically and EMR
>polluted environment.
>I am comfortable warning people of what I believe to be an extreme danger.
>If you and other academics are wrong, you may be sentencing millions of
>persons to a painful existence and an early death. I cannot understand why
>the scientific community allows the precautionary principle to be ignored
>for EMR. If only that principle was enforced, we probably would not have
>the dangers that we face today.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 9:01 AM
>Subject: RE: Cancer and cell phones in Africa
> > Martin
> >
> > Doing a lot of work for the World Health Organization, as I do, I know
> > WHO is well aware of the increase in cancer in many countries.
> >
> > Cell phone use can not account for the vast majority of it, the timing is
> > not correct. It takes many years, if not decades, for the full effect of
> > new exposure to be seen in changes in cancer rates.
> >
> > Sometimes I fear you spoil your case by being too excessive
> >
> > Anthony Miller
> >
> >
> > >From: "Martin Weatherall" <>
> > >To: "A1 S.W.E.E.P. Information E-mail" <>
> > >Subject: Cancer and cell phones in Africa
> > >Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 23:59:58 -0400
> > >
> > >There are two interesting inter-related stories here.
> > >
> > >The first link is to a 2005 story about the massive increase in cell
> > >use in Africa.
> > >
> > >The second link is about a conference that is taking place in London, to
> > >discuss the massive increase in cancer in Africa.
> > >
> > >Is the World Health Organization investigating the links to these two
> > >situations? I doubt it!
> > >
> > >Martin
> > >
> > >----- Original Message -----
> > >From: Robert Riedlinger
> > >To: Don Maisch
> > >Cc: Iris Atzmon ; Martin Weatherall
> > >Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2007 5:40 PM
> > >Subject: Emailing: 25africa
> > >
> > >
> > >But when African nations began to privatize their telephone monopolies in
> > >the mid-1990's, and fiercely competitive operators began to sell air time
> > >in smaller, cheaper units, cellphone use exploded.
> > >Shortcut to:
> >
> >
> > >
> > >A major conference is taking place in London to raise awareness about the
> > >cancer threat to Africa.
> > >Shortcut to:
> > >
> > > International Home Africa Americas Asia Pacific Europe Middle East
> > >Cellphones Catapult Rural Africa to 21st Century
> > >
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> > >
> > >
> > >Published: August 25, 2005
> > >YANGUYE, South Africa - On this dry mountaintop, 36-year-old Bekowe
> > >Skhakhane does even the simplest tasks the hard way.
> > >
> > >Fetching water from the river takes four hours a day. To cook, she
> > >sticks and musters a fire. Light comes from candles.
> > >
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> > >Jeffery Barbee for The New York Times
> > >Eric Masikane says his upholstery business improved after he got a
> > >cellphone. More Photos >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >Dialing Africa
> > >
> > >Cellphones in Africa
> > >
> > >Forum: Technology and the Internet
> > >
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> > >Jeffrey Barbee for The New York Times
> > >At the Nqala store in rural KwaZulu-Natal, Christina Mulembe, 11, buys an
> > >access card for her mother, who lives five miles away. More Photos >
> > >
> > >But when Ms. Skhakhane wants to talk to her husband, who works in a steel
> > >factory 250 miles away in Johannesburg, she does what many in more
> > >developed regions do: she takes out her mobile phone.
> > >
> > >People like Ms. Skhakhane have made Africa the world's fastest-growing
> > >cellphone market. From 1999 through 2004, the number of mobile
> > >in Africa jumped to 76.8 million, from 7.5 million, an average annual
> > >increase of 58 percent. South Africa, the continent's richest nation,
> > >accounted for one-fifth of that growth.
> > >
> > >Asia, the next fastest-expanding market, grew by an annual average of
> > >34 percent in that period.
> > >
> > >"It is a necessity," said Ms. Skhakhane, pausing from washing laundry in
> > >plastic bucket on the dirt ground to fish her blue Nokia out of the
> > >of her flowered apron. "Buying air time is part of my regular grocery
> > >list."
> > >
> > >She spends the equivalent of $1.90 a month for five minutes of telephone
> > >time.
> > >
> > >Africa's cellphone boom has taken the industry by surprise. Africans have
> > >never been rabid telephone users; even Mongolians have twice as many land
> > >lines per person. And with most Africans living on $2 a day or less, they
> > >were supposed to be too poor to justify corporate investments in cellular
> > >networks far outside the more prosperous cities and towns.
> > >
> > >But when African nations began to privatize their telephone monopolies in
> > >the mid-1990's, and fiercely competitive operators began to sell air time
> > >in smaller, cheaper units, cellphone use exploded.
> > >
> > >Used handsets are available for $50 or less in South Africa, an amount
> > >Ms. Skhakhane's husband was able to finance with the little he saves from
> > >his factory job.
> > >
> > >It turned out that Africans had never been big phone users because nobody
> > >had given them the chance.
> > >
> > >One in 11 Africans is now a mobile subscriber.
> > >
> > >Demand for air time was so strong in Nigeria that from late 2002 to early
> > >2003 operators there were forced to suspend the sale of subscriber
> > >module cards, or SIM cards, which activate handsets, while they
> > >strengthened their networks.
> > >
> > >Villagers in the two jungle provinces of Congo are so eager for service
> > >that they have built 50-foot-high treehouses to catch signals from
> > >cellphone towers.
> > >
> > >"One man uses it as a public pay phone," said Gilbert Nkuli, deputy
> > >managing director of Congo operations for Vodacom Group, one of Africa's
> > >biggest mobile operators. Those who want to climb to his platform and use
> > >his phone pay him for the privilege.
> > >
> > >On a continent where some remote villages still communicate by beating
> > >drums, cellphones are a technological revolution akin to television in
> > >1940's in the United States.
> > >
> > >Africa has an average of just one land line for every 33 people, but
> > >cellphones are enabling millions of people to skip a technological
> > >generation and bound straight from letter-writing to instant messaging.
> > >
> > >Although only about 60 percent of Africans are within reach of a signal,
> > >the lowest level of penetration in the world, the technology is for many
> > >social and economic godsend.
> > >
> > >One pilot program allows about 100 farmers in South Africa's northeast to
> > >learn the prevailing prices for produce in major markets, crucial
> > >information in negotiations with middlemen.
> > >
> > >Health-care workers in the rural southeast summon ambulances to distant
> > >clinics via cellphone.
> > >
> > >One woman living on the Congo River, unable even to write her last name,
> > >tells customers to call her cellphone if they want to buy the fresh fish
> > >she sells.
> > >
> > >"She doesn't have electricity, she can't put the fish in the freezer,"
> > >Mr. Nkuli of Vodacom. "So she keeps them in the river," tethered live on
> > >string, until a call comes in. Then she retrieves them and readies them
> > >sale.
> > >
> > >William Pedro, 51, who deals in farm and garden plants, said he tried for
> > >eight years to lure customers to his nursery in a ragtag township near
> > >George, a resort town on South Africa's southern coast. Only when he got
> > >cellphone two years ago, he said, did his business take off.
> > >
> > >"White people are afraid to come here to my place in the township to buy
> > >plants," Mr. Pedro, who is of mixed race, said as he stood outside his
> > >makeshift greenhouses. "So now they can phone me for orders and I can
> > >deliver them the same day."
> > >
> > >Hamadoun Touré, development director for the International
> > >Telecommunication Union, said the economic blessings of cellphones were
> > >magnified in the developing world.
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