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W.E.E.P. News

Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News

23 October 2010

Wexford People 20 oct 2010


As a sufferer of electro hypersensitivity, any increase in unseen traffic through the airwaves makes her skin burn.

Putting it simply, Margaret says she's allergic to electricity.

But mobile phone waves and broadband wireless networks all combine to make Margaret’s life a misery, so much so that she's had to move house 34 times in the last 16 years; can't live in the marital home with her husband of 42 years, Richard; and is in constant pain.

A nurse by profession, Margaret's troubles only started when she was 54. She can practically pinpoint the date.

'Electricity leaked at a supply pole going into my home. I could hear it,' she said, adding that she started to experience a burning sensation in her skin, pains in her head and ear, facial pains and dried out eyes. She even had to have the black fillings taken out of her teeth because they attracted electricity and made her jaws rattle.

'A year after that electricity leaked, I started getting the pains,' she said, adding that to this day she cannot wear jewellery, and has to summon every bit of strength in her being to do simple tasks like grocery shopping.

'On December 23, 1995, I left home. I had to go, the pain was so bad,' she said, adding that she rented a mobile home. Later, her son Ultan built her a timber, Scandanavian-style residence between Tenacre and Bridgetown, which suited her needs perfectly at the time, but the electricity-free life only lasted a while.

'I took up residence there in June 1997, and it was grand for about ten months,' she said, but then mobile phone antennae started sprouting up across the countryside.

'Every time power increases, or broadband is set up, I can feel it,' she said.

'I have moved 34 times in the last 16 years,' she said, adding that for a short time she found solace in rented accommodation in Curracloe.

Currently Margaret is staying at her sister's, but expects that she will have to move on again soon.

' This has destroyed my life, my career,' she said, adding that she has turned to kinieslogists and other alternative healers for help - but still finds the pain intolerable at times.

She's been in touch with Green Party TDs Mary White and John Gormley, and has met with the Minister for the Environment. ' The only solution for me is to get these rays out of my home.

I can't see that happening.'


Distributed Antenna System (DAS)

Please take action and tell your town, state, and federal officials that you do not want microwave radiation emitting devices outside your child's bedroom window, their school, or your local shopping center.  Go to your local town council meeting, inform your neighbors, get involved and forward this to everyone you know. Enough is enough!

You may not have noticed but there are cell antennas going up in residential neighborhoods all over Rhode Island, maybe even on your street. They hang discretely from ordinary utility wires and unless you're looking for them you'd probably never notice them.  Because I have Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, which includes severe sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation, I recently purchased a radiation detector. I'd checked all the areas I normally travel to in town in order to avoid things like cell towers and Wi-Fi.  But recently I'd been feeling worse than usual despite the precautions I take and I wanted to know why.  I turned my meter on to recheck the area, and was shocked to find a microwave transmitting device had been installed right on the corner of my street.  Then I began finding them all over town.

The units going up all over my neighborhood are a new type of cell antenna and box called a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) that emits radiation for 800 feet in all directions. They are basically cylindrical-shaped black boxes--repeaters that push wireless signals through the areas between cell towers. 

There appears to be a mad rush by industry to get these antennas installed as quickly as possible, and I suspect this is because the general public is starting to get savvy about the dangers. There is good reason to be concerned when high-powered microwave transmitters are literally placed outside people's bedroom windows and near our public schools and shopping centers.

This is a particularly dangerous and life-threatening situation for people like me, and those with chronic health issues, pregnant women, children, and the elderly are also at greater risk. At this point I cannot safely take a walk on my street, go to the bank, visit my doctor, go to the grocery store, or pick up my child from school without being exposed to dangerous levels of radiation. I have been experiencing headaches, dizziness, disorientation, nausea, insomnia, muscle aches, weakness, and burning eyes, throat, and skin every time I am exposed to these DAS units.

Most people living and working in close proximity to these antennas have no idea these devices have been installed, what they are, or that they're being exposed to dangerous levels of microwave radiation right in their own homes or while on the job. Many are already sick, but don't realize the source of their illness. The danger of radiation is that you cannot see it, hear it, or smell it. People with MCS/ES can literally feel the effects of radiation on their skin, but most people cannot. This puts the general public at an extreme disadvantage with regard to recognizing the hazards because many of the symptoms they do experience are also common to the flu.

Doctors in the U.S. are not typically trained to recognize the signs of radiation poisoning (in other countries they are). With chronic exposure these symptoms might eventually be misdiagnosed as Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, or Lyme Disease. Cognitive and neurological symptoms can lead to anxiety, ADHD, and insomnia.

If not removed from the source of radiation or with repeated exposures, one can develop autoimmune or neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, or leukemia.

So look out your bedroom window. Scan the parking lot where you shop, the streets where you're typically stuck in traffic, and your child's busstop and play areas. Do you see something hanging from the utility wire or a pole in the parking lot that you never noticed before?   Most people assume that federal authorities are protecting us from any potential danger with regard to radiation-emitting devices, but this simply isn't true.  Scientists around the world are warning that existing radiation standards are completely inadequate to protect public health because they are not biologically-based. So in effect, the telecom industry is completely unregulated and that is putting your health and your children's health at risk.

When the federal government isn't minding the store, it's up to citizens, town administrators, state agencies, and elected officials to educate themselves and take action.  You can read more about this issue and how Long Island residents are demanding protection from these devices by visiting .

Here you will find a picture of a typical DAS unit, and other models can be found by doing an on-line search. This is a public health crisis of exponential proportions that is playing out in communities all across this country. It is coming to your town soon if it hasn't already.  The public needs to take action because it is only a matter of time before a DAS unit is hanging outside of YOUR home. Please call or write your elected officials before it is too late.

Mary Adkins, M.Ed.
Rhode Island Regional Director
Citizens for Safe Technology

(401) 284-4530


High-voltage power lines spark health concerns in Turkey

Hurriyet Daily News

Experts told government authorities about the huge risks that high-voltage lines carry at a 1999 symposium on electromagnetic radiation held in Ankara


DECT Cordless Phones (and WiFi) Causes Heart Irregularities

DECT Cordless phones which transmit a pulsed signal have been shown to impact heart rate in new research published in the European Journal of Oncology. "What we found is what many people have said for a long time about devices that emit microwaves," stated Dr. Havas. "People don't just feel ill, their heart begins to race and this is measurable with medical heart monitoring devices."

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Hi Martin:  Here's a great article that was sent to me on cell phones.

All the best,

Katherine Loader

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