Tuesday, 19 December 2017

BBC: Mobile Phones, health, and electrosensitivity

On 18th December 2017, BBC Radio 2 broadcast an edition of the Jeremy Vine show, containing a discussion of the health risks associated with mobile phones.

Radio 2 is a national radio station, which is listened to by many people across the UK (and elsewhere too).

The BBC's recent coverage of the health effects of wireless technologies, and electrosensitivity, has been fairly woeful, apart from some coverage of electrosensitivity on a number of local radio stations.

Back in 2007, it broadcast the seminal "Panorama: Wifi, A Warning Signal", which got the programme makers into all sorts of hot water. Since then though, the Beeb has played it safe, and meaningful coverage has been patchy to non-existent.

Anyway, the Jeremy Vine show got off to a poor start, with an ill-informed preamble, and an "expert" who appeared to be unacquainted with the science - such as the trivial matter of radiofrequency radiation being classified as a possible carcinogen.

However some credit is due to the BBC, and the show's producers. The callers chosen to take part in the discussion articulated a range of important health issues linked to mobile phone exposure (along with other sources of non-ionising radiation), and I took some pleasure at the floundering and evident discomfort of the "expert" 😀.

Electrosensitivity, whether implicitly or explicitly, was a key part of the discussion.

After the show, I sent this email:
Dear Mr Vine,

Congratulations to the Beeb, and to you, for daring to cover the crucial, and very topical, issue of mobile phones and health.

I was hugely impressed by the callers to the show, who covered a number of important issues linked to the pulsed microwave radiation that mobile phones emit; this is especially significant, now that virtually all children own a phone.

However, regarding the show's expert, Dr Mike Smith, it's worrying that despite the research that he said that he has carried out into the issue of mobile phone radiation, and his assurance that there is no established evidence and known mechanism of harm:

1) Radiofrequency/microwave radiation, such as that emitted by mobile phones, cordless phones, wi-fi, smart meters, wearables, smart devices, mobile masts etc. was officially classified by the World Health Organisation/International Agency for Research on Cancer as a Group 2B Possible Carcinogen in 2011, based on an increased risk of brain tumours

2) The $25m National Toxicology Program study on mobile phones and cancer in the US recently reported that exposure to the radiation can promote cancer and DNA damage

3) 236 of the world's experts on the biological effects of exposure to the radiation from phones etc. have warned the UN, the World Health Organisation, and all UN member states of "global public health concerns related to exposure to cell phones, power lines, electrical appliances, wireless devices, wireless utility meters and wireless infrastructure in residential homes, schools, communities and businesses"

4) France has recently announced that it will ban mobile phones from schools, from September 2018

5) The California Department of Public Health has recently issued an advisory about phones and health risks, widely reported in the media

It is also concerning that despite Dr Smith being a founder member of the National Association of Family Planning Doctors, he seemed to be unaware of the mounting scientific evidence showing the harm to fertility being done by mobile phone radiation - especially relating to phones stored in the pocket - as well as the recently released study which showed a near 50% increase in the risks of miscarriage for pregnant women who are exposed to high levels of higher frequency magnetic fields, of the sort that are emitted by "wireless networks, smart meter networks, cell towers, wireless devices such as cell phones etc."

Dr Mike Smith did your listeners no favours in terms of providing a precautionary, realistic and informed appraisal of the current scientific evidence, so thank goodness that your callers more than plugged the gap.

Best wishes,

Dave Ashton

This mail was sent through my wired Internet access, which is safer, faster, and less harmful to health and to the environment.

More information at:

Facebook Groups: UK Electrosensitives, SMART EMF Resistance UK, EMF and EHS Law, Are Wearables/Implantables Safe?, Families with EHS Children, International EHS Association

Being Electrosensitive blog: https://beingelectrosensitive.blogspot.co.uk/

So far, I've had no response from Mr Vine, but I hope that at least somebody who was involved in the production of the show has read it.

Anyway, for your listening pleasure, please find a link to the whole show below. This will be available on iPlayer until January 2018, and the relevant part starts at about 1 hour 8 minutes in.

Also, I've saved the relevant section of the show to the "cloud", as an mp3 file, and you can download this by using the 2nd link below.

Jeremy Vine Show 18th December 2017 - iPlayer  (available until 17th January 2018)

Mobile phones and health - Extract of the Jeremy Vine show, 18th December 2017 (MP3 file)

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Rachel Hinks: Please help me

(Image from: Mirror, http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/woman-forced-give-up-home-9653483)

[Editor's note: [My comment: We met Rachel in Chichester a couple of weeks ago, to see for ourselves how bad her situation is, and whether we could do anything to help.

As you can see from her fundraising page, she has suffered from a number of serious and incapacitating health conditions for many years, and now, on top of all of those, she also suffers from electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

Her small rented home is completely unsuitable for somebody with EHS, as you can see from the video, and - as a result - she can't sleep there, but instead needs to sleep wherever she can; tents, yurts, and now in a friend's summer house at the end of the garden.

Despite the daily challenges of living with all of her long-term health issues, Rachel is focusing on what she can do to improve her own situation, and she talked about how she would then like to be able to help others, once she is past this personal crisis.

She has done volunteering work in the past, although her frailty now makes this next to impossible.

Her plan is to raise enough money through donations to buy a camper van, so that she can drive to a warmer and drier climate, which would present much less of a challenge to someone with her health issues.

She is not able to work, and, as with most EHS people in the UK, she is receiving no meaningful support from the authorities.

Please take a moment to watch the video on her fundraising page, which a friend of Rachel's has just produced. If you are able to make a donation to help Rachel find a way out of this situation, I know that she would be so grateful.

Her fundraising page also includes a couple of images showing how her heart rhythm is affected by exposure to Wi-Fi and mobile phone radiation. There are also links below to some of the media coverage of Rachel's case.

The text below is what Rachel has sent to me recently, plus there's a brief update from Mary Coales, who lives in the same area as Rachel, and who is also suffering from electromagnetic hypersensitivity]

Rachel Hinks:

Just to confirm that yes, I am now in a desperate situation

I am sleeping in tent on some friends land. I have been here 6 weeks and they have said I must leave by the 10th Sept.

I have gone through every official channel - trying to swop my home on Homeswapper for 1 year - appeal to council to rehouse me - urgent letter from GP, diagnosis of EHS from another doctor saying it's severe - still they decline to give me any priority; written to my previous MP who wrote to environmental housing, who said they can't house people with EHS.

if I can raise enough funds for a van, I wonder if I can survive a ferry crossing with protective clothing and then travel down more south, where its more dry and warm, and there are places without so much EMF as in the UK.

I have emailed every community I can find - and am at the end of my tether in keeping going

I have been living in tents and such like now for 4 months.

I don't have family support, I don't own property or possessions, nor have money - I developed lupus at age 16, so have spent 30 years sick with multiple autoimmune diseases, and have mainly have done bits of voluntary work; all volunteer schemes want people to work 5 hrs a day - but I am just not well enough to do anything like that long - and all so far have Wi-Fi.

I don't see how i can get on a plane and survive right now to get any further afield - my heart is being badly affected by this now.

I have been severely affected for 1 3/4 years now - for most of the first year, I lived in a white netted canopy, but now the levels are too high to block. I have 3 mobile phone masts around me - one is only 100 meters away, and I am in a one bed place, with thin walls, and with neighbours who have Wi-Fi, smart televisions, mobiles and so on. I have shielded with paint the one wall I can in the alleyway, but I am not permitted to paint any other walls outside.

I really don't know how I'm going to make it right now. 

Excuse me if this sounds scrambled, re. responding to a lot of what you say, and being affected on a computer.

I have done everything i can right now these past 4 months - I have spent nights in my Renault Clio car in country lanes, but it's too small for seats to fold down to sleep. It's 19 yrs old, so not worth anything to sell. I have pitched tents in bits of unknown woods.

Now the weather is turning, I don't have a way to keep doing this without help.

If I could raise enough funds for a van that would at least give me shelter, safety and more warmth for a time.

Love and thanks for whatever you can do

Rachel x

Mary Coales:

"She is currently staying in a friend’s small campervan in a field belonging to other people she knows, but she cannot even sleep in the van because of the radio/aerial which cannot be disconnected, and the friend is coming back from abroad, so Rachel will be unable to stay. And autumn is coming!"

Rachel Hinks:

I now have to leave here a week on Sunday for definite - and still have nowhere to go.

I spent the other night in the car when I couldn't stay in the yurt - have a tent again now for a week.
If I could raise more funds swiftly then at least I'd have some options with a van for a bit...so if you can spread the word to anyone you know I'd appreciate it. It also, as a by-product, helps people become aware of EHS, and that it can become serious.
It's all getting very dire now the weather is about to turn.
Thanks again for all your help
Love Rachel


Rachel's fundraising page - Help Rachel find a new home, GoFundMe


Watch: Chichester woman "allergic to WiFi" - Spirit FM, 6th February 2017


Woman forced to give up home and job to live in a shed as she's allergic to WiFi - Mirror, 19th January 2017


Woman gives up work and moves into shed because she’s ‘allergic to WiFi’ - Metro, 19th January 2017


The Sussex Woman Allergic To Wi-Fi - Juice Brighton, 8th February 2017


Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Things which have helped me - Part 2

"Books, organisations, companies, products and other things which have helped me or which I feel are of help to me"

(Editor's Note: An EHS friend sent me this list of things that help them, and thought that it might be useful for other people too)


‘The Powerwatch Handbook’ by Alasdair and Jean Philips. 
'Earthing - The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?' by Stephen T Sinatra, Clinton Ober and Martin Zucker.

‘Nourishing Traditions’ by Sally Fallon.

'Vegetarian Cooking Without' by Barbara Cousins (the nutrition advice, even if not a veggie).

'Detoxify or Die' by Sherry A Rogers.

'The Cancer Journey' by Dr Pam Evans, Polly Noble and Nicholas Hull-Malham (the nutrition advice).

‘Say no to Arthritis’ by Patrick Holford (chapter 8 – The Detoxification Connection info on restoring liver function).

‘The Herbal Drugstore’ by White and Foster (the chapter on Liver Disease).

‘What HIT me? Living with Histamine Intolerance: A guide to diagnosis and management of HIT – A patient’s point of view’ by Genny Masterman.

‘The Bulletproof Diet’ by Dave Asprey.

‘The Healing Energies of Magnets’, by Roger Coghill.


http://www.es-uk.info/ 0845 6439748 (help line and info regarding Electrical Sensitivity, including ‘Electromagnetic Sensitivity and Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity’ – a Summary by Michael Bevington).

http://www.powerwatch.org.uk/ (info regarding Electrical Sensitivity).

http://www.electrical-sensitivity.info/HealingAids2.html (info regarding Electrical Sensitivity, including correcting energy flow).

https://www.jackkruse.com/energy-and-epigenetics-4-light-water-magnetism/ (info).

https://www.thesacredhealingwell.com/single-post/2016/04/27/Healing-Ourselves-and-Mother-Earth-with-the-Four-Elements-Air-Water-Earth-Fire-1  (info).

http://www.youtube.com/ (Change your frequency to change your reality info and Solfeggio frequencies).

http://www.curetoothdecay.com/Dentistry/Making_the_Right_Dental-choice.pdf (info).

http://000fi13.myregisteredwp.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3287/2016/10/Dental-infections-wear-out-your-immune-system.pdf (info).

http://www.curetoothdecay.com/Dentistry/filling-materials.pdf (info).

https://rc-naturheilpraxis.de/2015/11/18/caution-with-these-supplements-when-you-have-a-heavy-metal-burden/  (info).

http://www.hpa.org.uk/ (the government’s info regarding Electrical Sensitivity, including ‘Definition, Epidemiology and Management of Electrical Sensitivity’).

http://www.mastdata.com/ (mobile phone and other mast locations).

http://www.mobiles.co.uk/coverage.html (all mobile networks coverage maps in the UK).

www.mobiles.co.uk/4g/coverage-checker-map.html (mobile network coverage hotspots).

http://tx.mb21.co.uk/mapsys/google/alltx.php (TV mast locations).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_power_in_the_United_Kingdom (nuclear power station locations).

http://www.ukradon.org/ (radon gas affected area maps in the UK).

http://www.frack-off.org.uk/ (shale gas etc. mining locations).

http://www.electricforester.co.uk/electricforester/index.html  01591 610167 / 0845 345 1893 and emradviceline10free@electricforester.co.uk (Home EMR surveys and help line info).

www.facebook.com/groups/675328022574090/ (UK Electrosensitives Facebook group).

http://chemistry.about.com/cs/howthingswork/a/aa071401a.htm (info about ionising smoke alarms).

http://www.lupusuk.org.uk/ 01708 731251 (info regarding light sensitivity including for people without Lupus).

http://www.eclipse.lupusuk.org.uk/ (as above).

http://www.mcs-aware.org/ (info regarding Multiple Chemical Sensitivity).

http://www.breakspearmedical.com/ 01442 261333 (test recommendations, tests and Pure Encapsulations supplements).

http://www.klinghardtacademy.com/ (info).

http://www.theoptimumhealthclinic.com/ 0845 2261762 (info).

http://www.drmyhill.co.uk/ (info).

http://www.theberkeleyclinic.com/ 020 7724 4004 (info on Asyra testing).

http://www.nutrivital.co.uk/ (info).

http://www.asyra.co.uk/ (info).

http://www.naet-europe.com/ (info).

http://www.nutrijen.co.uk/index.php/about-nutrigen (nutritionist info).

http://drlwilson.com/ (nutritional balancing, nutritionist and NIR sauna info).

http://www.biolab.co.uk/ (private laboratory tests info).

http://www.diagnostechs.com/ (private laboratory tests info).

http://www.w1dental.com/ 0207 4861178 (mercury free dentist’s info).

http://www.limbicretraining.com/ (info).

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/addiction/internet-and-computer-addiction.htm (info regarding internet and computer addiction).

http://www.detect-protect.com/ 0207 4047850 (EMF detection meters).

http://www.maplins.co.uk/ 0844 5576000 (small Wi-Fi detection meter).

http://www.wireless-protection.org/ 01200 445475 (EMF protective; Naturelle material, and socks).

http://www.emfields.org/ 01353 778814 (EMF protective; Naturelle and Chromax material and Naturelle clothing).

http://www.harrodhorticultural.com/  vegetable/fruit cage frames (to make a frame for a bed canopy).

http://www.emfclothing.com/ 0845 8059030 (EMF and UV protective clothing and head nets).

https://biohacked.com/product/truedarktwilight/ (blue light blocking glasses info).

http://www.argos.co.uk/ 0845 6402020/08455 6401010 (corded telephone with handsfree button and blackout blinds and Muddyfox wraparound sunglasses).

http://www.i-sunglasses.com/ (Element Eight wraparound sunglasses with dark lenses).

http://www.rayzorinternational.com/ (Iridium mirrored sunglasses).

http://www.bonwyke.co.uk/ 01329 289621 (UV protective film).

http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/ 01293 565630 (15 watt yellow incandescent light bulbs and enclosed lamp-shade).

http://www.sun-togs.co.uk/ 01733 765030 (UV protective hats).

http://www.rohan.co.uk/ 01908 517900 (UV protective clothing).

http://www.safelevel.com/ 00 1 800 2223003/00 1 3059332026 (shielded and outgassed computer).

http://www.amazon.com/ (BT converse 2200 landline phone, shielded Belkin Cat6 Snagless STP Patch Cable (broadband cable) and Belkin 6 Socket SurgeMaster Superior Series Networking Surge (surge protection socket adaptor) (and airtube headset and 3.5mm to RJ11 adaptor to plug into a landline phone with an RJ11 socket info)).

http://www.ebay.co.uk/ (UK plug to clover leaf mains lead (for computers bought from USA) and Netgear DG834v2 router without wireless capabilities info and Dell W7751 mouse (old style mechanical, non- optical, ball, scroll mouse).

http://www.healthy-house.co.uk/ 0845 4505950 (info on bedding and mattresses, water filters and air filters etc. and dust and chemical filter masks).

http://www.earthinginstitute.net/ (earthing info).

http://www.lessemf.com/ (EMF protective socks and gloves info, and earthing bed sheet (can also be bought in UK including from the two following websites)).

http://www.bioenergypoducts.co.uk/ 0121 2436318 (earthing mat).

http://www.groundology.com/ 01291 350800 (earthing products info).

http://www.go4products.co.uk/ 01900 822080 (heel grounders).

http://www.pulsemagnetics.co.uk/  /0330 9001024 (magnetic wriststrap).

http://www.nikkeninsoles.com/ (magnetic and far infra-red insoles info).

http://www.implosionresearch.com/ (the Personal Harmoniser pendant).

https://www.bioelectricshield.com/ (the Bioelectric Shield pendant).

http://www.quwave.com/ (the Personal Harmoniser, other EMF protection product info).

http://www.qummulator.com/  (EMF protection product info).

http://www.healingbamboo.com/ 01992 550101 (bamboo mat and instructions for use).

http://www.sauna-badetonne.de/ (info on wood burning saunas).

http://www.nearinfraredsauna.co.uk/ (near infrared sauna info).

www.heavenlyheatsaunas.com 00 1 800 6972862 (far infra-red, traditional and combination, safer (lower EMF etc.) saunas info).

http://dynamicsolartech.com/products/solar-sauna/ (info on passive solar/wood burning saunas).

http://www.saunamed.com/heating-technology.asp (info on the differences between FIR and traditional saunas).

http://www.goodnessdirect.co.uk/ 0871 8716611 (organic food, toiletries and household products).

http://www.naturalgrocery.co.uk/ (organic food, toiletries and household products).

http://www.naturalfoodfinder.co.uk/ (list of veg box and raw dairy product sellers in the UK).

http://www.purenature24.co.uk/ (natural baking soda).

http://www.nealsyardremedies.com/ 0845 2623145 (dried herbs).

http://www.miso.co.uk/ (miso info).

http://www.soapnuts.co.uk/ (soapnut products).

http://kroegerhealer.com/signs-your-liver-is-having-difficulty.htm (info on the liver and nutrition).

http://www.carahealth.com/health-conditions-a-t-z/digestive-system/liver/240-the-sluggish-liver-explained.html (info on the liver and nutrition).

http://www.next-up.org/pdf/EHS_Marie_Christine_Testimony_I_m_no_longe_electrosensitive.pdf   (info on treating the liver).

http://www.bulletproofexec.com/why-yogurt-and-probiotics-make-you-fat-and-foggy/ (info about probiotics to avoid and include in the diet and about mycotoxin free/reduced coffee and chocolate on a different page on the website).

http://thelowhistaminechef.com/  (low histamine diet info).

http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iodine-HealthProfessional/ (info on iodine containing foods).

http://www.puresolutionsskincare.com/High-Iodide_Constaining_Foods.pdf (info on high iodide-containing foods).

http://www.abelandcole.co.uk/ (organic supplements info).

http://www.mercola.com/ (vitamin E capsules info).

http://www.pureencapsulations.com/ (supplement info. They can be bought from other websites).

http://www.peak-health-now.com/ (supplement and coffee enema info).

https://www.shopholistic.co.uk/viewprod_ENEMA-2SS.php (enema kit and info).

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/nov/30/probiotics-myth-or-miracle-prebiotics (info on probiotics).

http://cdrf.org/home/checkoff-investments/usprobiotics/frequently-asked-questions-consumer-information/ (info on probiotics).

http://www.optibacprobiotics.co.uk/live-cultures/articles/what-are-human-strains (info on probiotics).

http://www.bobbyshealthyshop.co.uk/ (supplements info).

http://bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/ciencia_iodine01.htm (supplements info).

http://curezone.com/faq/q.asp?a=13,281,2962&q=579 (supplements info).

http://www.grinningplanet.com/articles/nuclear/supplements-for-nuclear-radiation-fallout.htm (supplements info).

http://drsircus.com/iodine/iodine-treatments-radiation-exposure/ (supplements info).

http://drfeder.com/index.php?page=articles&action=viewArticle&articleID=345 (supplements info).

http://www.drhuldaclark.org/ (famous parasite cleanse info).

www.chrisbeatcancer.com/high-dose-vitamin-c-protocol-for-cancer/ (info on a vitamin C protocol).

http://alternativa-za-vas.com/index.php/en/article/english/lung-cleansing (lung cleansing info).

http://www.pureh2o.co.uk/purifiers.html (water filter info).

https://www.osmiowater.co.uk/ (water filter info).

http://www.nsf.org/consumer-resources/what-is-nsf-certification/water-filters-treatment-certification/selecting-a-water-treatment-system (info on water filters).

http://www.foodsmatter.com/environment_chemical_sensitivity/environment/water_filtration_merson.html (info on water filters).

http://www.foodmatters.tv/articles-1/what-water-filter-should-I-be-using (info on water filters).

http://www.foodmatters.tv/articles-1/could-the-water-youre-drinking-be-harming-your-health (info on water filters).

https://www.drinksoma.com/ (info on water filters).

http://www.ceramcor.com/ (Xtrema cookware info).

http://www.happycookingco.com/hidden-dangers.cfm (info on cookware).

http://gnowfglins.com/2013/09/04/the-scoop-on-stainless-steel-cookware/ (info on cookware).

http://www.rebeccawood.com/health/toxic-cookware-and-cutlery/ (info on cookware).

http://www.pyrex.eu/ (borosilicate glass cookware info).

http://www.essential-care.co.uk/ 01638 716593 (toiletries).

http://www.renaissancehenna.com/g6pd-enzyme-deficiency.aspx (info on henna allergy).

https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090225151839AA0vaHB (natural hair problem solutions info).

http://www.fatfreekitchen.com/beauty/hair-greying.html (hair problem info).

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Head-lice/Pages/Treatment.aspx (hair problem info).

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/three-ways-to-kill-mold-naturally.html (natural mold cleaner info).

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/mildew-smell-in-washing-machine.html (natural mold cleaner info).

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/interactive/2008/jul/21/ethical.fashion.directory (clothing).

http://www.viking-direct.co.uk/ 0844 4123435 (stationary and stamps phone order info).

http://www.visionrx.com/library/enc/enc_eyeframes.asp (Optyl spectacle frames info).

www.theeyewearcompany.co.uk 01453 791600 (Swiss Flex spectacle frames info).

http://www.allergybestbuys.co.uk/ 01274 565699 (vacuum cleaners info).

http://www.robert-thomas-shop.com/ (vacuum cleaner).

http://www.coopersofstortford.co.uk/ 0844 4824400 (vacuum cleaner extension hose info).

http://www.rayburn-web.co.uk/ 08457 626147 (wood burning agas (cooking/hot water/heating) info).

http://www.obrienscamping.co.uk/ 01264 358293 (gas fridges info).

http://www.greenfibres.com/ 01803 868001 (info on beds, bedding etc., clothing).

http://www.littlegreensheep.com/ 01386 791498 (mattresses info).

http://www.dojoeco.co.uk/ 01938 552617 (mattresses info).

http://www.baldwins.co.uk/ 020 77035550 (natural candles info).

http://www.alotofcandles.co.uk/ 0845 0946498 (natural candles info).

http://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/ (guides).

www.selfbuildportal.org.uk/finding-a-plot (info about finding a plot of land).

http://maps.environment-agency.gov.uk/wiyby/wiybyController?x=531500.0&y=181500.0&topic=floodmap&ep=map&scale=3&location=London,%20City%20of%20London〈=_e&layerGroups=default&textonly=off (flood risk area maps).

http://www.shedsandlogcabins.co.uk/ (log cabin info).

http://www.tinygreencabins.com/ (log cabin info).

http://www.thelogpod.co.uk/ (log pod info).

http://www.wessexshepherdshuts.co.uk/ (shepherds huts info).

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2389384/Green-Bank-West-Virginia-bans-cellphones-TV-radio-WiFi.html (A radio quiet zone info).

http://www.rammed-earth.org/ (info on courses on building a mud hut).

http://www.selfbuildportal.org.uk/ (info on self-build).

http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/ (planning permission info).

http://www.osmouk.com/ (natural wood treatments info).

Other things that have helped me:

NHS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Therapy, Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

GPs have been useful for tests and my local primary care trusts have been useful at recommending NHS Immunology specialists (who can diagnose CFS) and providing info on NHS home visiting services.

I have found it helpful to know that some hospitals do ‘live’ blood testing where the blood is tested straight after it is drawn.

I have found out that some opticians do some colour tests and mid vision and near vision tests (such as near vision stress tests) which other opticians do not.

Using a computer router without wireless capabilities provided by my phone/broadband provider.

Living in a wooden cabin both unshielded and later shielded.

Having as less electric fuses switched on (in the fuse box) as possible in the day and night.

Listening to the TV (with the screen set blank) instead of watching it.

Using tent poles as a frame to make a tent with EMF shielding material.

Goggles and a scarf used as a mask to help prevent dust exposure.

A natural humidifier (bowl of water etc.).


Please see Part 1 here:


Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Things which have helped me - Part 1

(Editor's Note: An EHS friend sent me this list of things that help them, and thought that it might be useful for other people too)

"The main health conditions I was diagnosed with are Electrical Sensitivity, Chemical Sensitivities, Food Sensitivities, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.

I decided to form a list of the things which have helped me so far, as a guide/reference for myself and for other people. I have also compiled a list of treatments for emergency situations for my own use.

In the books ‘Detoxify or Die’ by Sherry Rogers and ‘Vegetarian Cooking Without’ by Barbara Cousins, the authors say that disease is caused by toxicity and lack of nutrition and getting rid of this toxicity and improving nutritional status reverses disease/results in good health. I use avoidance of what is causing harm, and healing with the elements (water, earth, air and fire) as my general approach to healing.

I want to stress that the information I have given may be incorrect.

I have found it is necessary to start with amounts that can be tolerated, e.g. 5 minutes of earthing or a very small amount of a single item of food and build up gradually at a pace that can be tolerated, when introducing or reintroducing things. I have found it helps to build up to doing all the numbers on the list so they can mostly all be done together but to start with the ‘weakest’ things before doing the ‘strongest’ ones. I have not done the things which are written in bold writing but have read reports of or heard of them helping.

1) Becoming aware of and avoidance of anything causing health problems or that is known to cause health problems...

 • Electromagnetic frequencies including light
 • Chemicals (cigarette smoke, pesticides, cleaning products, toiletries, plastics and fumes from industrial sites)
 • Foods (foods containing artificial chemicals, contaminated water, foods intolerant of, high histamine foods, high GI foods, high acidic foods, damp or heat forming foods and radioactive foods)
 • Toxic metals (e.g. in cookware)
 • Mold
 • Dampness
 • Cold air
 • Dust
 • Activity/exercise
 • Poor posture and stress

...at the level and for the duration it is necessary to do so.

Bearing in mind that some things have both beneficial/necessary and harmful health effects. Using a Cerec, Mercury Free dentist to remove amalgam fillings, etc. (and consuming the appropriate nutrients/supplements as necessary) when state of health is as required.

2) Earthing etc..

 • By bare feet, earthing mat and earthing bed sheet
 • Binaural beats and isochronic tones/solfeggio frequencies/resonance
 • Crystals
 • The Personal Harmoniser pendant by Implosion Research
 • A magnetic wriststrap
 • Bioelectric shield pendant
 • Earthing patches

3) Nutrition. Mainly using as guides:

‘Nourishing Traditions’ by Sally Fallon

‘Vegetarian Cooking Without’ by Barbara Cousins (the nutrition advice, which is not just for veggies)

‘The Cancer Journey’ by Dr Pam Evans, Polly Noble and Nicholas Hull-Malham (the nutrition advice)

‘Say no to Arthritis’ by Patrick Holford (chapter 8 - The Detoxification Connection)

http://www.carahealth.com/health-conditions-a-to-z/digestive-system/liver/240-the-sluggish-liver-explained.html (the general information)

http://www.kroegerhealer.com/signs-your-liver-is-having-difficulty.htm (the general information)

http://www.next-up.org/pdf/EHS_Marie_Christine_Testimony_I_m_no_longe_electrosensitive.pdf (info)

http://drlwilson.com/ (info on nutritional balancing)

http://www.bulletproofexec.com/why-yogurt-and-probiotics-make-you-fat-and-foggy/ (the general information, which suggests probiotics to both avoid and include in the diet)

http://thelowhistaminechef.com/ (the general information on the website)

‘Anti-cookbook’ by Yasmina Ykelenstam)

Including especially sunlight (for vitamin D3 production) and or vitamin D3 containing foods and supplement, vitamin K2 containing foods, foods naturally containing probiotics and prebiotics, foods containing digestive enzymes, detoxing foods (such as foods containing antioxidants vitamin C and glutathione, foods high in chlorophyll, cruciferous vegetables and sulphur containing foods), foods that repair DNA, foods that help protect against Cancer, foods which help in particular against the effects of radiation and chemicals, vein and artery strengthening foods, natural baking soda, foods that help protect against Alzheimer’s Disease, foods containing vitamin B12 and or vitamin B12 supplement, foods containing essential fatty acids (in the correct ratio), alkaline foods, lower GI foods, anti-inflammatory foods, anti-histamine foods, damp draining/dampening and warming/cooling foods, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal foods, foods which improve bile flow, foods which prevent constipation, natural salt, filtered water, spring water, foods containing vitamin B17 (bearing in mind the toxicity of this), iodine rich foods and serotonin boosting foods. Superfoods or natural supplements if necessary. Choosing non GM, organic foods/supplements if possible.

Allicin Max supplement. A vitamin K2 supplement. Spring water from an uncontaminated source. Drinking water filtered by a reverse osmosis, de-ionising water filter (a whole house system does drinking and bathing water) and energised by a vortex energiser.

Bear in mind cautions on taking supplements when you have a heavy metal burden, etc. I have read that it takes a minimum of 6 months and maybe even a year to replace missing nutrients.

4) Bamboo clothing and bamboo mats (checking limits for use), a partner’s body heat and indirect/direct sunlight. Bamboo body wraps. A passive-solar or near infrared (NIR) sauna. Bearing in mind the information about doing detox repair prior to using a sauna (in ‘Detoxify or Die’).

5) Adequate fresh air.

6) Stretches, activity. Exercise.

7) Doing things which are enjoyed, rest, relaxation, meditation, mindfulness, affirmations/positive thinking, assertiveness training, breathing correctly. NHS counselling and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS) e.g. Dr Gupta’s or Annie Hopper’s programs.

8) Going to bed by 10pm and sleeping in a dark room with blackout blinds/curtains over windows.

9) Healing sessions (by a healer), qi-gong.

10) Sun, exercise, a traditional electric sauna and a NIR sauna (to cause sweating). A wood burning sauna/passive-solar sauna. The sauna program in ‘Detoxify or Die’, which involves building up to daily 1 hour sessions in a FIR sauna (I would use a NIR sauna), which should be continued for about a year then once a week for life, and taking supplements, bearing in mind the information about doing detox repair prior to detoxification by sauna. Understanding that it might take a different amount of time to detox using different saunas etc.


 • Various NHS and private tests.
 • Asyra bio-resonance machine testing.
 • NAET testing.
 • An RBC, Minerals/Heavy Metals test and other tests recommended in ‘Detoxify or Die’ before detoxification by sauna and at the stated intervals afterwards.

(Editor's Note: Part 2 is to follow)

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Ecopsychology and Environmental Sensitivities - free articles

Special Issue on Ecopsychology and Environmental Sensitivities: Chemical, Electrical, and Beyond

Ecopsychology, Vol. 9, Issue 2

Download free until 5th September 2017 - includes the following articles:

  • Introduction to the Special Issue on Environmental Sensitivities: Living on the Margins with Access Denied, by Pamela Reed Gibson

  • The Many Faces of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, by Alison Johnson

  • Invisible Barriers, Invisible Disabilities, Invisible People, by Linda Sepp

  • History of the Rise and Fall of Environmental Medicine in the United States, by William J. Meggs

  • Displaced by Chemical and Electrical Hypersensitivities, by Jerry Evans

  • The Role of Neurogenic Inflammation in Chemical Sensitivity, by William J. Meggs

  • A Comparison of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity with Other Hypersensitivity Illnesses Suggests Evidence and a Path to Answers, by Laurie Dennison Busby

  • A Multilayer Perceptron Neural Network–Based Model for Predicting Subjective Health Symptoms in People Living in the Vicinity of Mobile Phone Base Stations, by H. Parsaei, M. Faraz, S. M. J. Mortazavi

  • An Underworld Journey: Learning to Cope with Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity, by Scott Eberle

  • MCS and EHS: An Australian Perspective, by Diana Crumpler


Wednesday, 31 May 2017

My Testimony of Microwave Illness, by George Parker

Image: George Parker in Vietnam

(Editor's note: These are George Parker's own words - I haven't made any significant alterations to his testimony)

Let us go back in time---say 1880, when electricity was first introduced and installed in the home of super rich and famous people. Within a short time they became ill with an idiopathic illness. As more electricity was install into homes and factories more people became ill. The super rich and famous became offended when the ordinary worker in their factories began to get the same illness as they were suffering. There illness was seen only for the socialites and how can an ordinary person get the same.

The medical practitioners noticed the symptoms were similar for the rich and famous and the ordinary worker and began to see their illness was “nervous exhaustion” and names it in 1881 as “neurasthenia” by the medical profession. They said in 1881: “neurasthenia as the most frequent, the most important, and the most interesting nervous disease of our time.” Well there we are, our first cases of electro sensitivity from electricity and was seen as a “nervous disease”. Here we are 130 years later and we are being seen as the same, but now labelled a “nocebo effect”.

In 1902, the Bell Company switchboard operators and telegraph mechanics began to become ill as they were immersed in AC and DC from the “switchboards” that radiated 600 volts of DC each time they made a phone connection and from the telegraph lines. In 1911, a medical document was written about “Simulated Disease Occurring in Person of Hysterical or Neurotic Temperament”, once again another fob off or cover-up.

How come all the years gone by, it’s still there and being covered up since 1880, even in 1902 and 1911 and still again: in the trenches of France during WW1 (1914-18) (Bomb Happy); the radar operating room - (radarmen’s illness) (1930s-40s); the radio room - radiomen’s illness (1940s-50s); the military communications - microwave illness (1950s-1960s); The warning from Russia of the dangers; and in 1976 by the US DIA that stated military personnel exposed to microwave non-ionised radiation can suffer from cardiovascular, neurological and haemodynamic disorders, including neurasthenic symptoms. How many sufferers are suffering cardiovascular and neurological disorders, as there would be 100 different types of these disorders?

Since 1980, wireless technology has developed very rapidly and its usage is now as common as electricity and water running down a river. Most households are now full of electrosmog of wireless radiation from: DECT and mobile phones; mobile and NBN towers; Laptops; Computers; Televisions; iPods/IPhones/IPads; Wi Fi hotspots; Bluetooth; Games Consoles; Smart Meters; kitchen appliances and white goods, which are part-and-parcel of the ‘smart grid network”. We now find Wi Fi hotspots are everywhere and human rights have been take from us, and anyone can radiate us against our will to a certain risk that is offensive and violates our privacy, a “private nuisance”.

Yes, we are living in a cesspool of invisible electro motive force (emf) of electricity (ELF) and microwave non-ionised radiation (EMR), and because it’s a sea of invisible frequencies and force, that most intentional ignorant and blind people who believe if you can’t see it, then it can’t hurt you and has no negative effect on life.

Image: George in Vietnam, with a 1000 watt antenna mast behind him

I served in the military communications from 1959-1980, working in worldwide communications network. In 1968, I was a reasonably healthy and physically fit 31 year-old soldier, being radiated day-in and day-out with high levels of non-ionised radiation (High Frequency and Microwave) between 50 to 1,000 watts, as a communicator and a trade training instructor. In December 1968 I was posted to South Vietnam and served a 12-month tour of duty as Troop Sergeant of a Signals Communications troop.

Within a month of my tour my health began to deteriorate, as I was immersed in greater levels of non-ionised radiation from the various types of radio transmitters used while on operations and at base camp, than I used in our country. I lived under the antenna of a 1,000 watt transmitter for that length of time in Vietnam when not on operations.

Image: "The truck contains the TRC24 set that cooked me"

While in Vietnam I was suffering fatigue, anxiety, depressive moods, heart palpitations, nausea, bowel disorder, headaches, muscle pains and flu-like symptoms, and most neurasthenic symptoms, and was treated with “valium” by our Army Medical Officers. I had no idea that the high levels of non-ionised radiation from all the wireless equipment were causing my illness. Today, even though I believe the military were aware of the radarman’s, radiomen and microwave illness from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. When I returned back to base after operations our unit area was located under the 1,000-watt transmitting antenna that was radiating 24/7 as a rear link.

Image: "the GRC 106 we used on rear links"

While on operations we lived in our hutchies directly near the bed-frame antenna of microwave transmitter that radiated 24/7, throughout operations. I lived and worked in close proximity to all of this equipment, and slept 10-20 meters away from the antenna. It wasn’t until I had researched this equipment that I discovered the dangers of this transmitter and the training manual stated: “Hazard Distance from antenna: Exclude Personnel to a distance of 6.3M from the antenna. The height of the antenna normally precludes the potential for personnel exposed to RFR.” When working with this equipment we were 3Ms under the antenna and may live 5-20Ms away in our hutchies, which was part and parcel of the life of a communicator in the field. By September 1969 my symptoms worsened, I was always weak and tired; I was fatiguing easily and experiencing, vomiting, diarrhoea, headaches, joint pain, anxiety, and bouts of emotional stress.

Image: "E513 1000 watt transmitter"

After returning home, a few months later after returning to our unit from a communications exercise I had never realised that what I suffered in Vietnam was going to haunt and torment me for the rest of my military career and civilian life. Six months after arriving home I was rushed to hospital, and nearly died from “encephalitis”, swelling of my brain. Only a few years ago, I discovered that two diggers of my troop returned home and died from encephalitis.

I suffered continually with chronic flu-like illness, aching glands, aches and pains in all joints and muscles, cold sweats, always feeling sluggish and extremely sleepy, and I had difficulty with memory and concentration and the symptoms waxed and waned, interfering with my family, Army, and sporting life. I didn’t notice that it became much worse while I was involved on communications exercises in the field and when I returned to camp I was always at the medical centre trying to establish what was wrong with me. I still had no idea that wireless radiation was causing my illness. The military saw me as a malingerer, and my mates nicknamed me “Pills”.

When I retired in 1980, my illness was still there, and had no idea that the high tension power lines 100 metres from my home and my next-door neighbour being a “Ham” Operator and he was radiating our home until all hours in the morning. By 1984, my illness became worse and after many blood tests and x-rays my civilian GP diagnosed me with ME in 1984. It continued on and diagnosed in 1994 with CFS, then in 2004 with FMS.

In 1997, my wife and I moved to an island environment, leaving the mainland, and within a month I began to heal, my health began to improve, and within six months my symptoms began to disappear, and I was experiencing good health for the first time since 1969. In 2000, we returned to the mainland, to start a caravan trip around our country, and within a few weeks of our return my symptoms began to return, my wife purchased her first mobile phone and turned it ON, and immediately I felt as though ants were crawling all over me and my skin was burning and tingling all over. One day, I was browsing a newsagent shelf and a book leapt out at me, and when I opened it, I opened to a page called “Silent Illness”, the very same name I called my illness, and explained about wireless radiation.

As I look back, all alternate treatments that I became involved in, ended up making me worse over time; and I wasn’t aware at the time that the military transmitters were causing my illness; then they were complimented by the power lines and transformers that were near my home, as I had no idea then that electric and magnetic fields from electricity (such as, fluro lights, electric blanket, electric waterbed, electric bedside lamp, clock radio) and the local ham operator and the new analogue cordless phone we had just purchased.

While touring our country in our caravan, as soon as I left the road and entered a caravan park I was further exposed to mobile phones and Wi Fi from all around me from within the caravan parks.

The Russians researchers knew in the late 1940s and early 1950s that microwave non-ionised radiation was dangerous and a health risk and they identified it as “microwave sickness”, and actively used it against the US Embassy in Moscow. In 1971, I came across a comprehensive bibliography of all known “Reported Biological Phenomena and Clinical Manifestations Attributed to Microwave and Radio-Frequency Radiation” (see link below) that made no sense to me then, but when I read it 30 years the declassified version caused the penny drop.

In this article are pages that are long and covers from myocardial necrosis, convulsions, and liver enlargement, to blood and bone changes, scalp sensations, and irritability. I was diagnosed a six-inch mass in my liver, had convulsions, scalp sensations, tumour in my pancreas and open-heart surgery. This Navy report left no doubt what was going on with me over all those years.

I now suffer from peripheral neuropathy and myopathy from the radiation, which is a malfunctioning of a nerve or a group of nerves. The one basic premise that is common to all causes is that there is a disruption of normal nerve impulse transmission from the damaged nerve and that information is transmitted through electrical circuitry to our central nervous system, which causes paraesthesia, causalgia, and dysesthesia.

Reported Biological Phenomena and Clinical Manifestations Attributed to Microwave and Radio-Frequency Radiation (outline, plus full document)

Author(s): Zorach R. Glaser, Ph.D., LT, MSC, USNR
Publication: Bibliography of Reported Biological Phenomena (‘Effects’) and Clinical Manifestations Attributed to Microwave and Radio-Frequency Radiation
Publisher: Naval Medical Research Institute
Date: First Published October 4, 1971
More than 2000 references on the biological responses to radio frequency and microwave radiation, published up to June 1971, are included in the bibliography.* Particular attention has been paid to the effects on man of non-ionizing radiation at these frequencies. The citations are arranged alphabetically by author, and contain as much information as possible so as to assure effective retrieval of the original documents. An outline of the effects which have been attributed to radio frequency and microwave radiation is also part of the report.
*Three supplementary listings bring the number of citations to more than 2300.

You can read more about George's electrosensitivity, and his exposure to microwave radiation whilst in the military, on the Refugium website:

George Parker: Military Exposure to Wireless Radiation - Refugium