I recently became a member of HealthUnlocked and was shocked to see that so many people are suffering from the same symptoms caused by wireless technology. I hope that by telling my story you will understand that you are in control of your own health and that it is important to treat the cause not the symptom!
We have to remember that anxiety is a symptom of a greater problem and antidepressants won’t cure the problem, instead they will cause more physical and emotional problems down the road. My daughter and I suffered every symptom you mentioned plus more. In 2010 she graduated on the Dean’s Honors List with a double major and was all set to pursue her Master’s Degree. She went to Italy for the summer to visit her grandmother and while she was away my father and I started having severe dizzy spells and loss of balance. My parents were living with us at the time. I found these symptoms quite odd because even the cat would start falling and losing his balance. He would walk around shaking his head and ears like a dog does when he comes out of water. I think I called 10 vets who all said he was picking up a signal that humans couldn’t hear. Then I started having heart palpitations and erratic blood pressure.
When my daughter returned from Italy within 2 weeks she was sick and house bound. She started having severe pressure headaches and she believed her head was going to explode. She had neck pain and face pain. Some days every tooth in her mouth ached and she has lovely teeth, not one cavity. Then her hand started to tremble and she started to have severe dizzy spells and it felt like her heart would stop and jerk her when it started again (arrhythmia). She was afraid to drive the car in case she passed out and killed someone. Then her symptoms started to merge with mine, heart palpitations, muscle and joint pain, severe insomnia, ringing in the ears or sounds of white noise (tinnitus), burning in the back of the head, tingling/itchy/burning skin, chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, severe memory loss, and extremely poor concentration. It goes without saying we suffered from terrible anxiety.
The doctors and medical professionals exhausted their resources running tests for diabetes, hypothyroidism, anemia, heart tests, spinal tests, teeth exams, eye exams, hearing tests, tests for vitamin deficiencies, blood tests, etc. and all reports came back negative. We were sent to the Environmental Health Clinic in Toronto and the Medical Director told us we were suffering from “Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity” (EHS) caused by the new wireless utility smart meter they had installed on our house. This is a recognized medical illness and is supported by the Canadian Human Rights Commission, yet few Canadians have heard of it and our medical professionals are not trained to diagnose or treat EHS. We learned the wireless smart meters infiltrate your home with electromagnetic radiation that increases health risk of disease and disorders. The smart meter radiation (microwave radiation) travels for a few miles in all directions and pierces through all non-metallic mediums. If your community has 1000 homes then 1000 smart meters are exposing you and your family to their radiations, even while sleeping! Although the smart meters fire off intermittently, they collectively have a cumulative effect on our health over time. Smart meter radiation sickness in its variety of forms is infiltrating our children, babies, pregnant mothers, elderly, pets, etc.
Of particular concern are homes where the meter is mounted on the same wall as a bedroom or a room where any occupant spends much time. Even more worrying are homes that have multiple meters mounted just outside living areas, such as some townhouses, some apartments and some multiple residence units. Having multiple meters can cause even higher radiation levels and more danger for the persons exposed. Each meter transmits radiation at different strengths and at different time periods, depending on the distance the signal has to travel, the physical barriers between the meter and the collection point, and the number of meters using the meter as a stepping stone to pass their information along the line to the collection point.
At the Environmental Health Clinic we met hundreds of people suffering from the same symptoms, and learned that there are millions of people across the country who have EHS. We met bank managers from downtown Toronto who have been off work for over 2 years since the bank installed WIFI, teachers who left their profession because the schools are now blanketed in WiFi, real-estate brokers who got sick immediately after a smart meter was installed on their house, a university professor who had slept in a car for a number of years out in the country. A car acts like a faraday cage keeping radiation out when it isn’t running, but if you are travelling with a cell phone inside the car it has the opposite effect and pings from door to door/ceiling to floor, all the while searching for a signal and sending microwave radiation travelling through your body. To make matters worse and because the smart meter was the catalyst that began our health problems, we are now sensitive to all wireless products and must avoid cell phones, cordless DECT phones, WiFi and the list goes on.
All studies funded by the telecommunications industry say there is no connection between wireless and human health. All independent scientific studies and biologists from around the world say this technology is dangerous and causes neurological, cardiac, respiratory, dermatological, ophthalmologic, digestive, abdominal, immune, infertility, and numerous sensory symptoms, and what’s worse it affects the second, third, and fourth generations. The environmental medical professionals are the same doctors and scientists that train our health professionals and physicians on environmental health hazards, yet they are being ignored around the world. They have spoken out about this epidemic for over 20 years now but everyone knows the medical professionals do not like change or anything that challenges what they have studied. This is why it took over 50 years to get our family physicians to listen to the dangers of thalidomide, asbestos, and tobacco. The environmental doctors say this disease will be worse than tobacco and asbestos put together when it comes to health problems and loss of life. On one visit to the neurologist’s office the doctor said “Well I don’t know anything about electricity or smart meters but I don’t think they can harm humans, so I would say you have vertigo”. This is the road-block that the Environmental professionals are facing.
Most of our doctors haven’t been trained to deal with this issue and therefore patients are being misdiagnosed and given strong pharmaceuticals which have other dangerous side effects. Our family doctor easily prescribed Lorazepam and suggested my daughter see a shrink for her anxiety and depression. She told him that she had nothing to be depressed about, that her family was the greatest, and her life was on track until something started going on inside her body and mind that she couldn’t control. In fact Fibromyalgia symptoms are nearly identical to microwave sickness and once again patients are being misdiagnosed. Microwave Sickness, Radio Wave or Radiation Sickness is what it used to be called. Today it is referred to as Electrosensitivity, Electro Hypersensitivity, or Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS), and this sickness has been around for years. Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome weren't even on the map until the number of cell phone and wifi towers and antennas went up exponentially around the country in the mid 90's following the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
EHS is one of the biggest kept secrets and I have read the Telecommunications giants are bigger than Big Pharma in North America and our governments allow this atrocity because they make billions of dollars selling off the airwaves that belong to the people. In Canada, Industry Canada auctions what they term "Spectrum (airwave) Licences" to the
communications companies for multi-million dollar bids, meaning that Industry Canada has a vested financial interest in selling as many licenses as possible. In 2008 alone, the federal government of Canada made almost 4.3 Billion dollars by selling off the airwaves to various telecom companies for wireless transmissions. Thus Industry Canada does not serve the general public, they serve the Telecommunications Industry. The catch 22 here is that Industry Canada is the only federal body monitoring the existing standards that the telecommunication companies have to meet, meaning that there is virtually no current legislation controlling where and how many cell towers can go up in a given residential area.
This is new technology that has had no long term studies to research the effect of long term exposure of micro-wave radio frequency on the general public. The microwaves that are emitted from these towers is known to be carcinogenic, and linked to leukemia, infertility, Alzheimer’s, autism, and various other insidious health issues. Short term exposure is known to cause headaches, nausea, tinnitus, sleep disturbances, skin rashes, disorientation, vertigo, changes in vision, and can affect the cardiovascular and nervous system. Exposure causes DNA damage and has been linked to various cancers. We are currently being exposed to levels of radio and microwave frequency that have never been experienced in human history. The most comprehensive (and daunting) compilation of research on cell tower emissions done by an independent international body of scientists and researchers is the 2012 BioInitiative Report.
In 2012 The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) put out their bulletin calling for:
•An immediate caution on Smart Meter installation due to potentially harmful RF exposure.
•Accommodation for health considerations regarding EMF and RF exposure, including exposure
to wireless Smart Meter technology.
•Independent studies to further understand the health effects from EMF and RF exposure.
•Recognition that electromagnetic hypersensitivity is a growing problem worldwide.
•Understanding and control of this electrical environmental bombardment for the protection of
•Consideration and independent research regarding the quantum effects of EMF and RF on
•Use of safer technology, including for Smart Meters, such as hard‐wiring, fiber optics or other
non‐harmful methods of data transmission.
In December 2012 the American Academy of Pediatrics ‐ representing 60,000 pediatricians, wrote to Congress requesting it update the safety levels microwave radiation exposure especially for children and pregnant women. The WiFi systems in schools are typically hundreds of times more powerful than the home consumer systems you may be familiar with. They are also dozens of times more powerful than the cafe and restaurant systems you may have been exposed to. The WiFi systems in schools are necessarily more powerful than any microwave communication systems in any other setting because they are required to run hundreds of computers simultaneously. They are also exposing children ‐ the most vulnerable to microwave radiation ‐ to extended periods all day, for their entire childhood. This is an unprecedented exposure with unknown outcome on the health and reproductive potential of a generation.
In October 2013, the AAEM organized an international medical conference in Phoenix AZ to teach doctors how to identify patients whose symptoms can be reversed by eliminating exposure to WiFi, cell phones and other forms of wireless radiation in the home. They also stated that it is unlikely that there are currently enough doctors familiar with the biological effects of microwave radiation to diagnose and treat the numbers of children who will potentially become symptomatic from exposure to your wireless system should you elect to install it. Statistics show that you can expect an immediate reaction in 3% of your students and time‐delayed reactions in 30% of them. This will also include teachers.
In May 2011 IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possible carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B). Have you read this in the newspapers or seen it on TV- probably not because the media is owned by the telecommunications Industry Giants. In Canada Bell and Rogers own most of the television stations, cable, newspapers, and magazines- What a coincidence!! As often as they have been contacted they refuse to run any articles.
Frank Clegg, past president of Microsoft Canada has a wonderful website that you might want to follow: Canadians For Safe Technology (C4ST.org) Frank retired after his wife became chemically sensitive and the smart meters went up in his city. He is now dealing with the cell tower and smart meter proliferation across Ontario and the country. His main issue is that even though technology can be a great thing, consumers have a right to know when this technology is harmful to their health. It usually affects babies, small children because they are still developing. Pregnant women, teenagers, women in general, and the elderly because they may already have a weakened immune system. Men seem to be the last affected but not necessarily in this order.
Once you have the symptoms you have a greater advantage than other people because you know what is causing it and you can take precautions to avoid all wireless. If you must use a cell phone you can learn to use it safely. Unfortunately for the other people who are not feeling any symptoms or their doctors have misdiagnosed them, they won’t be taking any precautionary measures for themselves or their loved ones. One thing we learned is that whether or not you feel any symptoms, microwave radiation affects every organ in your body, so the sooner you do your own research and learn about the deleterious health effects of this technology, the sooner you can be on the road to recovery. This dangerous technology involves, cell phones, DECT cordless phones (they are more dangerous than cell phones), baby monitors, WiFi, blue tooth, wireless smart meters, cell towers and all other wireless technology. Your television with the red “stand by” light, that is operated by a hand held changer- WIRELESS technology. University campuses are blanketed with WiFi and have cancer clusters that are never reported. One mother tells her story about the cancer clusters on the SDSU campus after her 29 year old son died. And when she asked a school official why these cancer clusters were never identified to the media the reply was, “Because of Money”. stopthecrime.net/info/0106.... It is unfortunate but we have to take our health into our own hands when it comes to this dangerous technology. Please do your own research on this dangerous technology!
On September 12, 2014, the Environmental Health Hospital and Frank Clegg will be hosting a symposium on the health effects of radiation from wireless devices for the medical doctors across the country. It is imperative our family practitioners attend this symposium to listen to specialists speak as this is their area of expertise: Dr. Devra Davis Ph.D., M.P.H., Dr. Anthony Miller, M.D., F.R.C.P., and Mr. Frank Clegg, former president of Microsoft Canada, CEO of Canadians for Safe Technology.
Most family practitioners know nothing about the dangers of wireless that causes EHS and yet The Canadian Human Rights Commission recognizes elctro hypersensitivity as an environmental sensitivity and classifies it as a disability- HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE? Please do your own research but until then take the precautionary approach as it may save a life in your own home.
- remove all cordless/DECT phones
- remove all WiFi routers
- use only hard wired phones and computer systems, don’t use a wireless mouse or key board
- distance/shield yourself from the smart meter which sends & receives wireless signals 24/7/365
- turn off/remove battery packs from cell phones at home & especially in the car- the signals are
blocked by the metal & continue to ping around inside the car and through the human body
- do not carry your cell phone next to your body
- do not sleep with a clock/radio near your head
- remove all energy efficient light bulbs (they leach mercury)
- unplug lights & appliances you are not using/plug them in only when needed
- avoid using the computer or watching TV before bedtime as the blue light affects our melatonin
secretions and melatonin is needed to induce sleep.
We use white LED lights (blue light) and stare into laptop (blue light) and high-def TV (blue light) screens. We use our iPhones (blue light) or Androids (blue light) in bed, even waking up in the middle of the night just to check our email (blue light). Of course, whether the room lights are on or off, that blue light from the screen is still there, beaming directly into the eyes of those present and affecting the secretion of their melatonin. This equals lack of sleep, which equals anxiety, which equals depression. It is a vicious circle that only you can control. I read the book titled Earthing by Clint Ober, Stephen T. Sinatra and Martin Zucker, and once I was able to sleep through the night I gained the mental clarity, strength and resilience to deal with all the other issues. I didn’t buy expensive earthing sheets but instead prefer to use an $9.00 earthing band and cord, and it does the trick for me. Earthing was my saving grace and I hope it can be yours too.