Gran spends nearly £4,000 to protect her house against wi-fi and mobile phone signals
Stefanie Russell with the device that detects wireless signals and in the background, a workman painting the house
First published Tuesday 21 October 2014 in News
Last updated 10:25 Tuesday 21 October 2014 . Exclusive by Flora Thompson
A GRANDMOTHER has spent thousands of pounds making her home wi-fi proof to protect her health.
Stefanie Russell, 72, from Steyning, claims radiation from wi-fi internet and mobile phone signals give her headaches and nausea which make it impossible for her to be near some types of technology.
She believes her symptoms are caused by electro-sensitivity, which makes her so ill she cannot travel on buses because of the number of portable devices being used.
She said: “I’ve not been diagnosed by a doctor but my GP surgery is aware of my condition. Every time I am near wi-fi or mobile phone signals I feel ill.
It makes it difficult for me to get around and see people. I don’t touch the internet or email – it’s not safe.”
After researching the topic and reading articles which warn of health consequences as serious as cancer, Mrs Russell decided she needed to take drastic steps to protect her wellbeing.
She shuns computers and mobile phones and has spent £4,000 hiring specialists to cover her house in Shooting Fields in four coats of thick, ray-repelling paint.
She said: “The painting inside and outside my house is nearly complete. I feel much better now I’m more protected.
“I have a device which helps me to detect how many wireless signals are near and I’m reassured that I will not have unwanted wi-fi guests coming into my home.”
Her next mission is to appeal to schools to listen to the warnings about wi-fi and shield children from possible health risks. She has also sought the help of St Andrew’s Church in Steyning.
She added: “Schools could use broadband instead of wi-fi, protecting them from early exposure to radiation.
“This is important – exposing them at an early age is essentially ‘cooking’ our children.”
The NHS Knowledge Service website said some studies which claimed the symptoms were psychosomatic raise “interesting points” and showed the importance of scientific research.
Symptoms are not all in the mind, claims company boss
STUDIES suggesting symptoms of electro-sensitivity are ‘all in the mind’ are flawed, the managing director of a radiation-repelling company has claimed.
Glynn Hughes, the boss of Block Radiation, which runs websites including wireless- protection.org, thinks research which claims people do not suffer from symptoms of electro-sensitivity do not paint an accurate picture.
And he believes health experts are discouraged into investigating further because the technology industry is a lucrative market for the economy.
The World Health Organisation has warned that overexposure to the use of mobile phones could have major health implications.
Mr Hughes’s company, from Lancashire, is assisting Stefanie Russell with the changes to her house in Steyning.
He said: “This is similar to everyone’s perceptions of smoking 50 years ago. No-one believed it was bad for your health until later on.”
He said everyone is electro-sensitive but only some people are acutely affected.
He said: “I know a 20-year-old girl who has to spend 23 hours a day in the dark after electro-sensitivity caused her to become light sensitive.”
Mr Hughes left his job building large wireless networks in the telecommunications industry after he claims he discovered the health risks first hand when his own daughter became ill.
He said: “Her school had a phone mast on its roof, eight foot from the children and she didn’t really get better until it was taken down.”
Mrs Russell employed Mr Hughes to survey her home and his company painted another Brighton house earlier this year.
He said: “It’s quite an environmentally friendly area and we’ve have a handful of clients here.”
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18.05.2018 - Reports on impacts of EMR (electromagnetic radiations) on wildlife
EKLIPSE invited a wide range of experts from different disciplines to discuss the current knowledge on the effects of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) on wildlife. The aim was to highlight the current state of the art in this field, to identify knowledge gaps related to the impacts on different taxonomic groups, to discuss the technical aspects and methodologies used in current studies, and to identify and prioritize key research needs and policy recommendations.
The two reports related to the web conference are now available:
1/ The Current Knowledge Overview report explains the work done by the Expert Steering Group in analysing a representative set of the peer-reviewed literature and include their findings which consist of:
a list of the main results extracted from the studies
an assessment of the quality of the reviewed papers and studies
the identification of knowledge gaps
2/ The Web Conference report outlines the outcomes of the discussions that took place during the web conference and consists of:
feedback from the participants on the first document
lists of research needs and policy recommendations identified by the participants
More information on the web conference and its outcomes can be found on the dedicated webpage.
Electromagnetic radiation from power lines and phone masts poses 'credible' threat to wildlife, report finds
By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
18 May 2018 • 12:01am
Electromagnetic radiation from power lines, wi-fi, phone masts and broadcast transmitters poses a ‘credible’ threat to wildlife, a new report suggests, as environmentalists warned the 5G roll out could cause greater harm.
An analysis of 97 studies by the EU-funded review body EKLIPSE concluded that radiation is a potential risk to insect and bird orientation and plant health.
However the charity Buglife warned that despite good evidence of the harms there was little research ongoing to assess the impact, or apply pollution limits.
The charity said ‘serious impacts on the environment could not be ruled out’ and called for 5G transmitters to be placed away from street lights, which attract insects, or areas where they could harm wildlife.
Matt Shardlow, CEO of Buglife said: “We apply limits to all types of pollution to protect the habitability of our environment, but as yet, even in Europe, the safe limits of electromagnetic radiation have not been determined, let alone applied.
“There is a credible risk that 5G could impact significantly on wildlife, and that placing transmitters on LED street lamps, which attract nocturnal insects such as moths increases exposure and thereby risk.
“Therefore we call for all 5G pilots to include detailed studies of their influence and impacts on wildlife, and for the results of those studies to be made public.”
Buglife called for 5G transmitters to be moved away from street lights where insects are drawn
As of March, 237 scientists have signed an appeal to the United Nations asking them to take the risks posed by electromagnetic radiation more seriously.
The EKLIPSE report found that the magnetic orientation of birds, mammals and invertebrates such as insects and spiders could be disrupted by electromagnetic radiation (EMR). It also found established that plant metabolism is also altered by EMR.
The authors of the review conclude that there is “an urgent need to strengthen the scientific basis of the knowledge on EMR and their potential impacts on wildlife.
“ In particular, there is a need to base future research on sound, high-quality, replicable experiments so that credible, transparent and easily accessible evidence can inform society and policy-makers to make decisions and frame their policies.”
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