who is moderately electrosesensitive relayed in a recent email that over
the holiday season she suffered EMR effects while text messaging. A year
ago, she had a severe reaction to using her mobile (severe earache, burning
sensation to her ear and adjacent area, some numbing and jaw pain) and
had switched to a hands-free model that she used very sparingly. But she
had thought that text-messaging might be quite a safe undertaking for
her. She wrote that after text-messaging. "I was aware of a slight
pain below my eye for some days. Then I suspected the phone. One night
after texting I knew it was the phone. The top of my cheekbone below left
eye was as if it had become live--as indeed it probably had become a sort
of aerial. . . . People think it is safer. But in fact the thing is in
front of your face for ages."
Charpenet, for instance, who runs a French electrosensitive group (refer
to the Swedish FEB.se for listing of international ES/EHS support groups
plus their addresses) recounts her experience in the September 1999 issue.
I found parallels between Martine's account of her suffering and that
of Ranka Sekulic's that you posted recently. Let me quote briefly here
what Martine wrote in this 1999 issue of NO PLACE TO HIDE (pp. 9-10):
was unable to sleep because I continually heard vibrations. Things made
of metal, electrical appliances, the electrical wires in the house and
in the street, railway lines, traffic lights, cranes, computer terminals,
aerials, telephones, all these things caused me to suffer when I was close
to them. It was terrible and the sheer physical torment often made me
cry. After about a year, and following a period where I had howled with
the pain incessantly for several nights my neighbors called the Police.
As a result I was shut up in a psychiatric hospital for two months because
the doctors believed I was suffering from delirium.
. . .
Fortunately, from 1993, thanks to English documents written by Cyril Smith
I soon heard about electrosensitivity. This also helped me to live a more
normal life and to explain to my psychiatrist exactly what had happened
. . .
When I am in a 3.5 Volt/m electrical field with a frequency of 50Hz, my
symptoms appear immediately. If the field is weaker, some disorders will
appear after a certain length of time, which can be several hours or even
days. My muscles tetanize, my breath comes in short gasps, my heart rate
increases and I experience great pain in my chest. If I am unable to get
away from the source I feel nauseous and feel so tired I want to die.
It was only then that I began to realize that the only way I could protect
myself was by avoidance. At night I switched off my house's electrical
circuit but my neighbor's television aerial cable affected me, as well
as any electrical cables that are within a few meters of my body. Then
I tried sleeping out in the fields in my car and finally, out in the coutryside,
between a field and a wood, far from my village and a long way from wires
and aerials. I built a very little wooden cabin. There my brain began
to function normally, I could work and think."
quoted more than I had intended to! But the more case histories of electrosensitives
we have from each country the better for all of us. It enhances our (electrosensitives)
sense of solidarity and a website given over to a vast compendium of anecdotal
accounts by electrosensitives couldn't but help sway medical opinion in
someone out there who would volunteer to set up such a website? There
is a site for "Electric People" at www.amasci.com/weird/unusual/zap.html
but the entrants do not appear to suffer the severe bio-effects that electrosensitives
crews grounded over phone mast row
28 June, 2001, 15:24 GMT 16:24 UK
tower has several mobile phone aerials Fire officers in Suffolk are refusing
to use their drill tower because of fears the mobile phone masts on top
are a health risk. The 18 firefighters at Sudbury Fire Station would normally
use the 60ft tower every Thursday to practice their life-saving skills.
fire crews said they are not prepared to climb the training tower while
the aerials are there. The Fire Brigades Union said similar action could
be taken at other stations in the area where phone masts had been put
on top of drill towers.
Fire Service said the antennae were operating well within health and safety
guidelines and posed no hazard to health.
has mobile telephone base stations fitted to training towers of three
of its fire stations at Sudbury, Felixstowe and Woodbridge.
Chief Fire Officer Paul Hayden said in a statement: "Permission to
use our training towers was only given after a full risk assessment was
completed in order to identify any possible dangers to health.
installation meets the safety requirements of the National Radiological
Protection Board and we are fully satisfied that there are no risks to
the health and welfare of our staff or members of the public.
from the Fire Brigades Union in Suffolk, said: "Our members won't
use the towers until there is a guarantee they are safe. "We've seen
this happen up and down the country. It's more to do with money than health
from One2One said training towers were prime sites for their aerials up
and down the country because of their height. "This is the first
one we have had a problem with, as far as I am aware. "If there are
any concerns we go and meet with the fire people and discuss it with them."
"We are satisfied that mobile base stations operating within national
and international guidelines are safe and do not present a health risk,"
Robert Riedlinger and also:
starts on Cornish police mast
17 December, 2002, 15:48 GMT
started work on their sixth attempt
of a Cornish village are again protesting at the site of a new police
radio mast. Contractors, accompanied by six police officers, arrived early
on Tuesday morning at the Bossiney site to start work.
It was the
contractors' sixth attempt to add an extension to the existing telecommunications
mast owned by NTL. Local residents are concerned the mast poses a risk
fight's not over at all," said Deborah Squires, who lives next to
the mast. "This is definitely a very sad day but we shall now lobby
NTL, who have said they will look into a feasibility study to move the
mast. "We have also asked the North Cornwall planning office to postpone
the decision on the mast in Delabole."
St George of Airwave, the company installing the system, said: "There
has been a mast here for over 20 years and the exisiting telecoms and
TV equipment on it has been transmitting for many years apparently without
ill effect. "The planning system says that wherever possible you
should site your equipment on exisiting telecoms masts otherwise it will
lead to a proliferation of these masts around the country which obviously
mast is owned by NTL.
system is designed to improve communications for the police and other
Qaeda launching nationwide chemical attack on the USA
the outcry if the New York Times carried the front page headline "Al
Qaeda launching nationwide chemical attack on the USA". The reaction
to such a headline would make the US government's old Anthrax hoax panic
pale in comparison. The collective public response would probably even
exceed the horror that followed the 9/11 WTC attack.
attack is already well underway - but by a far more dangerious group than
the Al Qaeda 's of this world.
Bush administration continues down the path of appearing to be making
the USA secure from future terriorist attacks, it is allowing a far more
insidious attack to take place - one that is doing to the America people
far more damage than anything Al Qaeda could ever hope to achieve.
a scyscraper or nuke a city and they will eventually be rebuilt. Slowely
poison the entire nation however and the world's sole superpower inevitably
goes the way of the Roman Empire to become another antique ruin.
Al Qaeda bother making further attacks on America when all they need to
do is bunker down in some cave somewhere and wait until the US chemical
industry does the job for them?
from Don Maisch about the CI Omega report from january 4, 2003
poisoning our kids, toxins report says"
September 10, 2000
By Lucy Chubb
details on the US /Australian proposed Free Trade Agreement
On 12 December
the Senate referred the issues of GATS and Free Trade Agreement between
the US and Australia to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
References Committee, for report by 27 November 2003. Submissions close
on March 21 2003.
Senate Hansard extract of 12 December showing Terms of Reference and Senate
(pages 7221 and 7222)
Senate Committee page detailing how people can make a submission, closing
Statement by Democrats' Trade spokesperson, Senator Aden Ridgeway;