In a message dated 1/18/2003 2:50:58 PM Central Standard Time, Imelda
Date:1/18/2003 2:50:58 PM Central Standard Time
To:EMFEFFECTS (James Beal)
Hi James: Am rushing this from an internet cafe as have to catch a bus
in minutes. Am forwarding Ranka's message and feel it would be great if
you could email her too to encourage her. Ranka is the ES person that
Klaus posted our correspondence on his C.I.O. site.
Also look forward to hearing from you bout my other
queries. Will be tel. my cousin Jo in a few days and would love to be
able to tell her about your sanctuary.
All for now
From: "Ranka Sekulic"
To: "Imelda O'Connor"
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 10:09:38 +0100
I just replied to your letter but when I checked for sent items it gave
me the previous letter. I am not very skilled on the computer and don't
know whether you received the letter.
Regarding contacting the hospital, I am afraid that
would keep me in the hospital longer. They are very stubborn and I would
rather not go that way. However, as soon as I get out of the hospital
I will give you the address of my new doctor who is very understanding.
He got his psychiatry degree in Germany. Thank you for the try anyway
but I am afraid.Please keep in touch.I am at home only till Monday morning,
this time they gave me only two days, maybe because they reduced my pills.
With best wishes, Ranka
Imelda, Ranka and all: This just came in today.
Subj: Fw: New electrical sensitivity web pages
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2003 9:59 PM
Subject: New electrical sensitivity web pages
you can now read 6 papers on electrical sensitivities
Wanted to get this to all interested parties ASAP.
I owe some of you more detailed emails on particular aspects of EHS bioeffects,
which I will get to later.
EMF Interface Consulting
How wireless technology may impact child developmentand
central nervous system functioning.
Electrical Sensitivity: Arthur Firstenberg and Susan
Molloy. The founder and director of the Cellular Phone Taskforce (Firstenberg)
and cofounder of the Environmental Health Network (Molloy) provide a concise,
referenced article on this emerging condition. (From Latitudes, Volume
5 #4).What Americans Need to Know about Radiation (or EMR) from Wireless
Communications: Margaret Meade Glaser the author contends that Europeans
and Russians know more than Americans about this important issue and she
tells you where you can find the facts you need. Consumer Reports on Cell
Phone safety: February 2003 issue. One of the first mainstream publications
to question cell phone safety. Read the article! The Dark Side of Wireless
Technology: Sheila Rogers, editor of Latitudes. A heartbreaking account
of how a cell phone tower placed next to a family's farm devastated the
health of a Midwest family and their farm animals. A Possible Association
Between Fetal/neonatal Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation
and the Increased Incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders Robert C. Kane,
Ph.D, of The Associated Bioelectromagnetics Technologists, Blanchardville,
Wisconsin, presents a theory that developmental exposures to electromagnetic
radiation may help explain the dramatic recent increase in autism. A Physician
Petition: the Freiburger Appeal Doctors unite to express concern for health
effects of mobile phone technology.
Electrical Sensitivity. Arthur Firstenberg and Susan MolloyThe 750,000-watt
Doppler weather radar at Fort Dix, New Jersey, overlooks the Township
of Brick. Why is that of interest to anyone but meteorologists? It's not,
except that eight out of every 1000 children born in Brick since the radar
station was built in 1994 are autistic.The Brick Township Autism Investigation
(1), conducted in 1998 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
uncovered 60 cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among children aged
three through ten in this town of 77,000 residents. As in much of the
rest of the world, autism is increasing here. But the prevalence of both
ASD and classic autism in Brick Township
.......SEE FOR REST OF ARTICLE ON EHS RESEARCH.
The January/February 2003
issue of Microwave News is now available
Here are a few highlights:
In a new paper that is sure to reignite concerns over
the safety of mobile phones, two Swedish researchers report that exposure
to extremely low levels of digital mobile phone radiation results in nerve
cell damage in the brains of rats. According to the University of Lund's
Drs. Leif Salford, a neurosurgeon, and Bertil Persson, a biophysicist,
the cells are damaged by chemicals that leak through the blood-brain barrier
following exposure to microwaves.
The January/February 2003 issue of Microwave News has
full coverage. And in an editorial, we call for an immediate independent
follow-up of these experiments. Because we think this is an important
story (one that has been virtually ignored in the U.S. media, though not
in Europe), we have posted the entire story, including our commentary,
on our Web site: http://www.microwavenews.com
We encourage you to download a copy.
We have been reading some fascinating documents on
mobile phone health risks that, up to now, no one outside the U.S. government
has seen. Biologists at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded
in 1993 -- as concerns about mobile phones and brain tumors were making
headlines -- that the available data "strongly suggest" that
microwaves can promote cancer. It's a very different picture from that
painted by the FDA in its public statements on the issue. In a Microwave
News exclusive, we have extended excerpts from the biologists' internal
memo, We've also spoken to the authors and to other key players at the
FDA, and tell you what they have to say about it now, ten years later.
It was all just a silly mistake, say Australian researchers:
Their widely reported study showing no increase in cancer in mice exposed
to mobile phone radiation was not fatally flawed just incorrectly presented
in their paper in Radiation Research. They stand by their results. But
the Australians critics say they are baffled by the explanation for the
errors. We might add that we are somewhat incredulous too especially since
the Australian team headed by Tim Kuchel continues to refuse to give interviews
or explain how such an error could have been made. He calculated the age
of the mice in terms of the number of days they had been exposed. No one
we talked to had ever heard of presenting data this way. Or knew why one
would ever do so.
A panel appointed by the National Academy of Sciences­National
Research Council says that it needs more data to determine whether radiation
from the U.S. Air Force PAVE PAWS missile defense radar on Cape Cod poses
a health risk to those living nearby. Meanwhile, the USAF researcher whose
concerns about PAVE PAWS radiation helped prompt the NASNRC investigation
is once again the target of attacks by Yale University physicist Dr. Robert
Adair. This time, Adair is joined by the editors of Radiation Research.
But some are saying that the attacks are unfair.
Taking a new look at an old question, epidemiologists
in Spain, Sweden and the U.S. have investigated whether EMF exposures
contribute to the brain cancer risks of workers whose jobs bring them
into contact with toxic chemicals. They report that these two types of
agents can act synergistically to increase risk a finding that may shed
new light on earlier EMF epidemiology.
* The ongoing debate about the value of studying the health of those who
live near mobile phone base stations.
* If you keep your mobile phone in your shirt pocket, Motorola has some
advice for you: Don.
* The former head of IARC, the world's leading authority on what causes
cancer, backs the precautionary principle.
Of course there is much, much more.
Go to: http://www.microwavenews.com
Louis Slesin, PhD
Editor & Publisher
Informant: Don Maisch (excerpt)
ENCOUNTER OF THE ANTIANTENAS AND ANTILÍNEAS Llagostera (Girona)
22 and 23 of February of 2003
It organizes: Coordinating Antilínia of The
Gavarres and Coordinating State against the Lines of High Tension and
It collaborates: City Hall of Llagostera.
Saturday 22/02/03. - - 16 h. Inscriptions. Act
of welcome. Round tables with the participation of the representatives
of the collective antilíneas and antiantenas: present State, exchange
of experiences and demands; general coordination and joint actions (state,
autonomous); strategies for the next municipal elections. Elaboration
of the conclusions of the encounter and of the MANIFESTO OF LLAGOSTERA:
(programmatic Statement of the absent and participating groups adhered)
- 21 h. Supper.
Sunday 23/02/03. - - 10 h. Presentation and
start of the conferences:.
Carlota Huidobro. Lawyer. Regulatory and legal dispositions of the antennae
base and the lines of high tension.
Carlos M. Requejo. Environmental auditor. Field study of electropollution.
Pere Carbonell. Medical. Health and electromagnetic fields.
Enric Brown. Associació Naturalistes of Girona. Environmental aspects
of the energy.
Miquel Muntané. Industrial engineer. The scale of nine sanitary
degrees of risk.
(Upon finalizing each one of the chats there will be a conversation on
the fear treaty).
Reading and adhesion of the MANIFESTO OF LLAGOSTERA Closure of the Days
14 h. Lunch All the acts are celebrated in the localities of THE CASINO
of Llagostera (Pza. of Catalonia). The inscription to the round tables
and conferences is free (are admitted contributions to help to vote the
expenses of the organization). The tiques for the supper of on Saturday
and the lunch of on sunday are sold in the table of inscriptions. It is
thanked to send with the greater brevity a mail to >email@example.com<
with the names of the participants, organization if is the case- that
represent; the number of tiquets for the supper and the lunch; as well
as suggestions to be treaties in the round tables. Telephone for urgent
messages: Josep Mª Ricart. 00-34-696290139.
Yesterday, under the heading "Occupational Exposure
to RF/MW and Microwave Sickness" you posted Kathy Hawk's account
of the Doe family's adverse experiences with RF/MWs. I noticed with particular
interest Kathy's observation that it was most likely during the time the
"'independent'" measurements were taking place that "the
facility appeared not operating at full capacity" and cellphone users
found their phones wouldn't work within a radius of some miles. In other
words, the power source appeared deliberately to be turned down to ensure
I would like to share my experiences with what would
appear to be the opposite: the strength being deliberately turned up and
used as a form of
harassment. This occured just about a year ago.
And I bet my experience is not an isolated one!
Best, Imelda, Cork, Ireland
My journal entries on a severe EHS week
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1 to c. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2002
FRIDAY (FEB. 1). Yesterday, I engaged in a certain
action online, that resulted in our EHS condition being brought directly
to the attention of an unnamed Irish telecom network. Below is an account
of its response. Or perhaps it was just a co-incidence that the below
started within 24 hours of my confrontation with it on our EHS issue.
Today, Friday, February 1, ushered in unusually high/severe radiation
levels in my place of residence a housing estate) in a town, c. ten miles
from Cork. It was the worst for c. two years. Especially strong after
8.00 P.M. Had a number of brain short circuits/seizures as I lay in bed
before eventually dropping off to sleep.
SATURDAY NIGHT, FEBR. 2 was similar. I'd rate the ambient
radiation pretty strong (c. 8/10) from 9.00 P.M. Had to wear aluminium
helmet again in bed and still had a series of brain seizures.
On MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4 returned from Cork c. 5.00 P.M.
and the radiation levels in the house here seemed unusually high, even
at that early hour. Cork had been just fine. The levels got progressively
more severe during the eve. Lots of inward airwave suction (most probably,
the usual microwaves/radio frequencies) through my ears throughout the
eve. Tried to read in bed with the tinfoil helmet firmly in place but
each time I started falling off to sleep I'd get a sharp short-circuiting
of my brain/brain seizures. A bad night's sleep again. Very broken and
many quick seizures.
TUESDAY MORNING, FEBR. 6: Radiation levels fairly low
as they usually are in the mornings here. But when I returned from Cork
(where again levels were very tolerable) to the house here, c. 4.45 P.M.,
the ambient radiation levels were already very forceful and uncomfortable
and felt lots of inward airwave suction (MW/RFs) through my ears.
TUESDAY NIGHT, FEBR. 5 TO WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBR.
A terrible night--hideously awful. Felt as if I were under some kind of
microwave siege right through the night with no letting up. Signals kept
moving swiftly inwards through my aural tract and felt as if they were
going ping, like metal balls, off the centre of my brain and then resonating
throughout my brain. Just as one would fade out another would come through
and each time it really hurt deep inside my brain. Then I also had brain
seizures right throughout the night. Of course, I wore the aluminium helmet
throughout. Felt wrecked in the morning and my eyelids were all puffy
and violet. The upper contour of my left eyelid looked very odd--it had
become twisted in shape like a very crooked line. It returned to normal
by later in the day. The other occupant of this small house, said that
she didn't sleep all through Tuesday night to Wednesday morning but she
put it down to being wound up after a supervisor monitored her work. She
also remarked, though, that one of her eye's appeared as if it were developing
a sty. She had never had this ailment before and was unsure what she should
do. She thought that this might be due to laptop screen distress but wasn't
sure. I didn't mention my violet and puffy eyelids and odd contour of
left eye lid. (My housemate adamantly refuses to consider anyone could
possibly be affected by radiation or electricicy). On Thursday she mentioned
that her "sty" had disappeared.
On Wednesday morning I telephoned the Southern Health
Board and asked for an appointment with the person in charge of GMS contracts.
(That means General Medical Services--the GPs who treat public patients).
I relayed that I had had a really quite dangerous night of continuous
brain seizures from high radiative levels and MW/RFs bombarding me throughout
the night. When I turned up for the appointment in Cork was told she had
a meeting and couldn't see me. Met another S. Health Board employee instead
but it was most unsatisfacory. Didn't get past the door. My most urgent
query, I said to her, was trying to locate a G.P. who would take my brain
seizures and what is causing them seriously and help me attain an early
appointment with a neurologist who specialises in seizures, either within
Ireland or in another EU country. As THE IRISH TIMES had reported (in
profile article on EU commissioner, David Byrne whose brief includes health
that appeared in Friday, Febr. 1, p. 13) ". . . patients are entitled
to treatment in another EU country, at the expense of their own health
authority, if they face undue delays at home." Felt really dejected
and depleted in energy as I headed back to where I live. Felt I could
die any night from severe brain seizures and this Irish Southern Health
Service couldn't careless.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT, FEBR. 6 TO THURS. FEBR. 7:
High levels again throughout Thursday night. Fully awake from c. 2.00
A.M. to 4.30 A.M. Then drowsed off and shot awake shortly afterwards by
signals coming through my aural tract. The first of these came through
very clearly at exactly 5.00 A.M. I became alert and checked the time.
Then was drifting off to sleep again when I was shot awake by a new batch
of signals. Again checked time and it was exactly 5.30 A.M. The third
time I was awoken by strong signals coming through ws precisely at 6.00
A.M. Each time the signals comae through my aural tract I got a brain
seizure/a short circuiting of my brain.
Tel. the Dublin Head Office of BRAINWAVE--THE IRISH
EPILEPSY ASSOCIATION and spoke to the Information Officer there. She had
never heard of electrosensitivity so said I'd send her a packet of info.
She was unsure what the medical convention is for validation that a patient
is really getting seizures. It's easier to determine this when it's epilepsy
and there are witnesses to the epileptic episode.
Need to get a neurologist urgently and get EEG tests
done. No brain could stand up to the punishment that I have outlined above,
without getting irreparably damaged.
SUNDAY MORNING, FEBR. 10:
Not as severe a night as earlier ones this past week, although radiative
levels did shoot up c. 9.00 P.M. Woke to signals coming through just after
5.00 A.M. Not so severe right now. It's 1.55 P.M. Yesterday, had to stop
using my laptop after ten minutes in the afternoon because the radiation
was too strong. Now, it's somewhat more tolerable. But physically I look
wrecked from ordeal of last week.
MONDAY MORNING, FEBR. 11
It was a surprisingly OK night but wore the tinfoil helmet just in case.
Woke a few times but got back to sleep. Woke to some signals coming through
after 5.00 A.M. Feel OK and have been able to use the laptop for a longer
period than I could throughout all of last week.
from many different sources:
America's Ultra-Secret Weapon
Has your group done any research on Wireless Area Networks a way of delivering
Broadband without the cable. Could you direct me to research done on this