|FEB - The Swedish Association for the ElectroSensitive|
Copyright Leif Sodergren 1997
COLON CANCER FROM MICROWAVES?
Colon cancer is not very common in younger people.
One wonders about all the people that have cellular phones hanging on their
hip. In the hip we have precious deposits of bone marrow which the cellular
phone is dangerously close too
EMFs - GOODBYE?
The Swedish daily business newspaper Dagens Industri reports that Skandia, the largest insurance group in Scandinavia has sold its reinsurance company Skandia International. Commenting on this sale. Head of Skandia International, Per-Erik Hasslert said that this is an area of considerable uncertainties. He pointed out three key risk areas that Skandia will escape:
Comment by Leif Sodergren:
-Swiss RE (reinsurance) has identified EFMs as a future possible problem in their booklet: Elektrosmog- a phantom risk.
-Electromagnetic Hazard & Therapy 1997, Volume8, no2, writes that Lloyds of London has also recently focussed on the EMF risk. Lloyds had a two page article in their publication 'On Lime Street'. The article was titled:"EMF health exposure-a case for vigilance". Bob Wallace, an active underwriter for a LLoyds syndicate is quoted as saying. "If ever a case succeeds it would open the flood gates."
-Skandia has experience from EMFs in helping their Electrically Sensitive employees in that Skandia was one of the first company to introduce a "Skandia Insurance Company: Policy regarding
Electric Sensitivity" Here is an excerpt(translation):
"At Skandia we consider that there can be a relationship between electric sensitivity and work with the VDT. Those who experience themselves to be electrically sensitive shall get
quick and effective help. The closest manager shall work together with the person in charge at Skandia headquarters for questions concerning electric sensitivity, and make sure that the electromagnetic fields around the computer get reduced so called "simple measures". ( Replacing fluorescent desk lights with ordinary lamps that use bulbs, using a grounded screen on
the VDT and grounding the metal desk legs, moving away faxes and copiers as far away as possible). If these measures do not help, the manager shall together with support from Skandia
headquarters make sure that further measures are quickly taken.
In conjunction with these technical measures taken, the person in question should be referred to the company doctor for a medical examination.The purpose of this policy is that the emplyee can continue his or her work without being troubled by electric sensitivity...."
(Extract from a policy : "Skandia's measures to be implemented in the case of electric sensitivity" The policy is based on measures decided by Skandia's work environment committee November 23, 1995. The policy is presented in Swedish in a six page two colour brochure).
TELEVISIONS IN POST OFFICES IN SWEDEN
In Sweden, you take a number and as an ES
individual you cannot predict whether you end up below a TV or not. The
post office is now open for a solution with ES individuals..
November 11, 1997
CELL PHONES FORCE PEOPLE FROM THEIR HOMES
"It is unacceptable that several families have been forced to flee their homes due to microwave antennas which have been built in the area. We demand that their demands are met for ELECTROMAGNETIC FREE ZONES for the electrically sensitive and that the development of cellular phones is carried out in a controlled manner.
This is a question of public health which can grow into enormous dimensions if not properly handled today"
December 8, 1997
AWARD TO MCS/ES Cindy Duehring from USA.
"All were honoured for their outstanding work in upholding human values, often in the face of hostility from mainstream science....Cindy Duehring of the United States, who has made herself an acknowledged expert on chemical injuries to health and created an international network on the subject, despite being horrendously incapacitated by pesticide poisining..." (It was widely reported in the press and also the fact that she is Electrically Sensitive.)
The founder of the organization (RIGHT LIVELIHOOD ORGANIZATION email: info-rightlivelihood.se fax 46 8 7020338), Mr.Jakob von Uexkull, "delivered a stinging indictment of the new "truth monopoly" imposed by the world's dominant economic and political forces. Those daring to oppose the monopoly were ignored, defamed or intimidated, he said".