Canada: Elektrosmog kan slecht zijn voor je gezondheid.

woensdag, 24 februari 2010 - Categorie: Berichten Internationaal

Op een lezing van Dr. Magda Havas op de Universiteit van Ontario worden sceptische studenten voorgelicht over de gevaren van de draadloze maatschappij. Dat wordt bevestigd door studente Katie Simpson die de gezondheidsklachten aan de lijve ondervindt en het vergelijkt met een allergie, zoals voor pinda's. Als je zelf niet die allergie hebt weet je niet wat het anderen aandoet. ''Als mensen hierover betere geïnformeerd zijn zullen ze meer respect tonen voor medestudenten met deze allergie'':

Bron: The Ontario Chronicle 23 febr. 2010

Electrosmog can be bad for health


People may not realize the amount of ’electrosmog‘ that surrounds them every day. Students, faculty, and the public had the opportunity gain some information about the hazards of electrosmog – various forms of wireless technology – on their health as part of the Lakehead University Speaker Series held Monday night in the Agora.

“When we are talking about wifi, we‘re really talking about the tip of the iceberg,” Dr. Magda Havas explained during her presentation.

Havas outlined a variety of sources that contribute to what she calls electrosmog, including cellphones, cordless phones and smart metres.

She said that more and more people are identifying themselves as being sensitive to electromagnetic fields. She cited physical symptoms people may experience following long-term exposure to EMF, including dizziness, headaches, nausea, rashes, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, fluctuations in blood sugar and, in severe cases, seizure and stroke.

Dr. David Fancy, a fellow presenter, related his own experiences with electromagnetic sensitivity.

“People don‘t believe others can be sensitive to electromagnetic fields,” Fancy said. “They write them off as hypochondriacs or stressed.

“The human body wants to be healthy,” he continued. “Much more work has to be done and different technologies have to be developed. It‘s a no-brainer.”

The university has refused to install wireless technology on campus, citing health concerns. It has become a hot-topic issue, garnering international attention, and angering some students and staff.

Lakehead president Fred Gilbert has received the most flak when it comes to the wireless policy. Asked if he thinks the presentation would help sway people‘s minds, he said: “Probably not.

“I think a lot of people have accepted this as part of their lives and they don‘t want to hear anything that says they shouldn‘t be using it.

“If people won‘t go in and educate themselves based upon that knowledge, there‘s nothing that I can do or anyone else can say that will change their attitude,” Gilbert continued.

There were those in the large crowd who made their opinions known.

Lakehead students Jessica Shaw and Thomas Grinnell arrived wearing tin hats.

“Tin hats are to prevent any wireless waves that may be floating around campus right now,” Shaw told The Chronicle-Journal. “It‘s a bit of a poke at the issue.

“From a student perspective, it is definitely easier and beneficial to have wireless,” she explained. “Off campus, wireless is everywhere, be it through cellphones or internet connections, so it certainly comes across as an impediment to not have wireless access on campus.”

But not all students at LU are pro-wireless.

“I think I got a lot more information and a lot more confirmation,” Katie Simpson said after the presentations. She said she has experienced the ill-effects of electromagnetic sensitivity, which doctors told her wasn‘t possible.

“Coming here validated what it is I‘m experiencing,” Simpson said.

Simpson urges those who are pro-wireless to look at it from a different direction.

“I think you could say the same thing for allergies,” she said. “It‘s a big inconvenience that you can‘t bring peanut butter to school . . . for lunches. You‘re not experiencing that allergic reaction and you‘re not seeing the problem with it. I think if people had more information on it they would have a greater respect for it.”

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