Is This hypocrisy,Conflict of interests,or What??
A headline on the front page of our local news paper, here in Abbotsford
BC Canada, states. Ottawa's Marijuanna:$5 a gram. It goes on to read.
The federal government has began to ship government grown medical
marijuanna to doctors for patient prescriptions.
Now I understand, from people that use
marijuanna,that it relieves
headaches,stress,depression,body pain,and also helps you to sleep, etc.
These just happen to be some of the ill symptoms that I suffer,and find
that many of us that are EMF sensitive,suffer from the RF emissions from
cellphone,TV and radio towers.
I understand also,that our federal government
collects hundreds of
millions of dollars each year for RF frequency licences,which is making
myself and other Canadians sick.
The same Minister of the crown (Industry Minister
of Canada)that is
selling those RF frequency licences, was responsible for the setting up
and the funding of the marijaunna grow-op,in an abandoned underground
mine shaft,while he was Health Minister.
I understand that marijuanna sells on the street
for aprox $10 a gram.@
$5,What a deal!!.
And what a farce. Our federal government, selling
licences for genotoxic
EMF to comunictions corporations which is polluting our atmosphere and
causing illness,headaches etc and at the same time selling medication to
sooth our nerves.
I don't smoke tobacco or marijuanna,but it may be
worth a try.I Must
make an appointment with my doctor soon,since I have not found anything
other drug that relieves the pain that I suffer from RF,
Regards Robert Riedlinger
What is Electrical Hypersensitivity?
Known variously as electromagnetic
sensitivity, electrosensitivity, and a host of other terms,
electromagnetic sensitivity syndrome (ES) is a physiological disorder
characterized by symptoms directly brought on by exposure to
electromagnetic fields. ES is a serious public health concern and the
incidence of ES is growing.
A Growing Concern
The typical American is in nearly continuous
stimulation from across the electromagnetic spectrum. The density of
radio waves around us is now 100 million to 200 million times the
natural level reaching us from the sun. There is increasing awareness
that humans are responding to electromagnetic radiation in a variety of
Electromagnetic fields (EMFs)
EMFs are invisible fields of energy produced
whenever electric current
is flowing. EMFs are biologically active and a great deal of information
exists regarding the health effects of EMF stimulation on animals,
including humans. Evidence has been coming to light that EMF exposure
may cause many more problems than had been contemplated and this
includes the phenomenon of electromagnetic hypersensitivity.
Electrical Hypersensitivity (ES)
ES is a disorder whereby neurological and
allergic-type symptoms are
brought on thru exposure to electromagnetic fields. Many individuals
with ES are primarily sensitive to certain frequencies of EMF and there
is a wide range in the degree of sensitivity exhibited by those
The incidence of electrosensitivity is growing. Many persons experience
an abrupt onset of symptoms following exposure to a novel EMF such as
fields associated with a new computer or with new fluorescent lights.
Symptoms often are not immediately recognized by the injured as having
been brought on by EMF exposure. Onset of ES has also been reported
following chemical exposure. More research on this phenomenon is
urgently needed in order to understand the mechanism behind it. It
appears, however, that there is some direct effect upon the nervous
system and that the immune system is likely also involved in this
Symptoms of ES
Symptoms may include but are not limited to:
Headache, eye irritation,
dizziness, nausea, skin rash, facial swelling, weakness, fatigue, pain
in joints and/or muscles, buzzing/ringing in ears, skin numbness,
abdominal pressure and pain, breathing difficulty, and irregular
heartbeat. Additional symptoms have been reported in some individuals
such as paralysis, balance problems, body and/or muscle spasms,
convulsions, confusion,depression, difficulty in concentrating, siezure,
sleep disturbances, and memory difficulties.
A host of conditions has been clustered under the
environmental illness (EI), including multiple chemical sensitivity
(MCS), cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS or CFIDS), sick-building
syndrome (SBS), asthma, candida-related complex (CRC), fibromyalgia,
Dr. Robert Becker describes the symptoms of MCS
and ES, especially those
symptoms associated with the central nervous system, as being virtually
identical. Both disorders share the general characteristics of
involvement of the central nervous system and the immune system. Dr.
William Rea (who suffers from ES himself) reports that he is treating
five hundred patients who are ES at his clinic in Dallas, Texas. Rea
reports that at least 80% of these patients are also chemically
sensitive and he too suspects and discusses links between ES and MCS.
Links between ES and MCS in many patients are being increasingly
recognized and such linkage must be considered and studied. Persons who
suffer from both MCS and ES have found that the symptoms which they feel
after either electrical or chemical exposure are essentially the same;
they are frequently unsure as to which type of exposure brought the
Emotionally-Charged Health Issue
Those suffering from environmentally-induced
dysfunction, whether this
comes in the forms of ES, MCS, or CFIDS often find that they receive
little support from our society and its institutions. Those with ES have
found little help from practitioners of traditional medicine. Our
mainstream medical establishment has not yet recognized the legitimacy
of electromagnetic sensitivity and typically chooses to view individuals
with ES as candidates for neuropsychiatric evaluation. The number of
people in this country who are ES yet being treated for psychiatric
disorders with drug therapy is unknown. The failure of American medicine
to recognize ES and other EI will not make these illnesses go away and
the clock is ticking on the ability of our public health agencies to
sweep this reality under the rug by denying it or by attributing its
causation to psychological dysfunction.
Treatment Approaches for ES
Several treatment modalities have been employed by
including vitamin/mineral supplementation, chiropractic treatment,
acupuncture, homeopathy, and others, with varying degrees of relief
The use of provocation/neutralization
(immunotherapy) has been mentioned
by several environmental medicine practitioners as being a key element
in the treatment of both ES and MCS. Some have found limited symptomatic
relief from the use of certain anti-siezure medications. The treatment
of greatest importance, in the opinion of many who are ES, is avoidance
of EMF radiation.
ES has become accepted in Sweden more so than in
any other country, and
this is largely due to the activities of Sweden's Association for the
Electrically Injured (F.E.B). The FEB produces and distributes
educational literature which has helped people throughout the world to
become aware of the phenomenon of ES. For information, contact
Box 151 26, 104 65
Electrosensitives in North America have created an
organization known as
the Electrical Sensitivity Network, dedicated to the networking of
electrosensitives. For more information about ES syndrome and the ESN
Electrical Sensitivity Network
PO Box 4146
Prescott, Arizona 86302
The EMR Alliance is committed to educating and
informing the public
about biological effects and environmental concerns associated with EMF
radiation. The Alliance has a variety of information packages available
and its publication Network News is acknowledged as the voice of the
citizen activist. For more information about the EMR Alliance and
Network News, contact
The EMR Alliance
410 West 53rd Street, Suite 402
New York, NY 10019
(212) 554-4073 Phone
(212) 977-5541 Fax
England West Midlands Residents oppose phone
More than 500 people have signed a petition opposing plans for three
digital radio transmitter masts to go above a police station in
Residents fear the controversial Tetra masts could
pose a serious health
risk if they are installed at Kings Heath police station, which is in
the centre of a residential area near two schools.
The digital radio network has been hailed by some
as a revolution in
police communication. But officers who trialled it have complained about
nausea and headaches. In 2000, a government scientific report said there
was some evidence that the frequencies used by Tetra had a biological
effect on human tissue.
Fears over future
Local resident Martin Mullaney said: "They are
trying to put a system
into an area which has three schools close by and is densely populated.
"We don't want to be in the situation where, 20 years from now, we
suddenly discover there has been some serious health implications."
Residents voiced their concerns at a public
meeting in the area on
The planning application for the masts will be
considered by Birmingham
City Council on Thursday and residents are hoping the council will
listent to their concerns.
Last year plans to put a Tetra mast up in
Inkberrow in Worcestershire
were abandoned following protests.
Story from BBC NEWS:
Published: 2003/07/22 18:07:02 GMT
© BBC MMIII
Wales North East Wales Residents hold antenna protest
Residents living near a site which could house three antennas used for
mobile telephone communication have voiced their concerns to factory
More than 30 people including children marched to
rubber chemical firm
Flexsys on Thursday to hand in letters addressing their fears.
Mobile phone company O2 has applied to Wrexham
Council to erect the
antennas on top of an existing building.
Cefn Mawr resident Jan Morris said she is against
the plan because of
its proximity to local housing. "We've put up with a lot over the years
because Flexsys employed a lot of local people...we've been forced to
put up with so much...such as leaks where we've been forced out of our
beds at midnight," she said. "I really do feel that it's a smack in the
face for the Cefn residents because the factory knows exactly what we're
thinking. "We're all for light industry but, when you read about the
possible health risks that there are from these antennas and masts,
we've all got children and we're deeply concerned. "It's not going to
employ anybody - it's not going to create any jobs."
Mrs Morris, who has lived in the village for 25
years, said people were
concerned about possible health risks. "Our children are far more
important to us than mobile telephone masts," she said. "We're not
against mobile phones, we're not against the masts, we've got massive
mountains all around us where these could be situated away from
Pensioner Esme Price, who has lived in Cefn Mawr
all her life, protested
against the proposal. "I've got a grandson and I don't want him to be in
any danger at all, they haven't proved that these things are not
dangerous," she said. "I think once they've put one up, you don't know
how many more might go up."
Flexsys employs 200 people on site and manager
Russell Owens said he can
understand residents' fears. The company admits to having initial talks
with O2, but now says it does not have an "opinion one way or another"
about the planning proposal. If councillors vote in favour of the
project on Monday, Mr Owens said Flexsys will re-enter into discussions
about the antennas once it has carried out a full risk assessment.
County councillor for Cefn Warren Coleman has
stated that he supports
the application if it accords with advice from the Welsh assembly on
Story from BBC NEWS:
Published: 2003/07/25 06:18:44 GMT
© BBC MMIII
Informant: Robert Riedlinger
On the Need for New Criteria of Diagnosis
of Psychosis in the Light of
Mind Invasive Technology
For those of us who were trained in a
psychoanalytical approach to the
patient which was characterised as patient centred, and which
acknowledged that the effort to understand the world of the other person
entailed an awareness that the treatment was essentially one of
mutuality and trust, the American Psychiatry Association's Diagnostic
Criteria for Schizotypal personality was always a cause for alarm. The
Third Edition (1987) of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
Disorders (DSM) required that there be at least four of the
characteristics set out for a diagnosis of schizophrenia, and an
approved selection of four could be: magical thinking, telepathy or
sixth sense; limited social contact; odd speech; and over-sensitivity to
criticism. By 1994, the required number of qualifying characteristics
were reduced to two or more, including, say, hallucinations and
'negative' symptoms such as affective flattening, or disorganised or
incoherent speech - or only one if the delusions were bizarre or the
hallucination consisted of a voice keeping up a running commentary on
the person's behaviour or thoughts. The next edition of the DSM is not
due until the year 2010...
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