We are so encouraged to see the electromagnetic radiation (EMR) debate move to the mainstream media given the wealth of research showing the risks of wireless technology. Whilst the comments from readers below the article could give the impression that consumers are not concerned or that there is no issue, we assure you that isn't the case. Getting information into the mainstream media which can seriously dent the profits of big corporations (who support the media industry through their advertising) is never an easy task. So whilst the majority of consumers are still uninformed and uninitiated, there is a powerful minority campaigning to reduce the risks to our health.
Electrohypersensitivity is a growing problem as we are all bombarded by increasing numbers of low-frequency electro-magnetic radiation sources. Children are among the most vulnerable. Anyone who says the combined effect of all these technologies is both known and can be guaranteed as safe, clearly doesn't know what they are taking about. You can find more information on the current research and evidence available from our EMR Campaign.
The ANH is so convinced that the combined effects of radiation emanating from wireless technology, mobile phones, cordless DECT phones, microwaves and mobile phone masts presents a major health risk that we have submitted a petition to the EU Petitions Committee. The petition has been deemed 'admissible' and we expect to hear imminently what action is to be taken.
We wholeheartedly support this move to suspend wireless technology in schools until further research is undertaken, but of course removing wireless networks on it's own will be insufficient to deal with a problem that results from multiple sources of exposure. Forcing mobile and DECT phone manufacturers to reduce EMR emissions and reducing usage of mobile phones and increasing the availability of radiation control devices e.g. air tubes, will be among key steps that should be taken to safeguard children.