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|FEB - The Swedish Association for the ElectroSensitive|
Copyright Leif Sodergren 1998
January 7, 1998
A QUESTION TO PARLIAMENT
Two questions were asked:
b) in a longer perspective
January 9, 1998
LENGHTY CELL PHONE-CALLS - A HEALTH HAZARD
According to Mild, the health problems occur when peple use phones for over one hour a day. The symptoms are similar to those experienced by ES (Electrically Sensitive) individuals, namely: headaches, heatsensation, stinging sensations in face and head, dizziness and fatigue. The GSM phones are more biologically active, says Mild. They seem to work better, but they can cause more health problems. Scientist have tons of material on this, Mild said, but declined to elaborate further. Manufacturers have not wanted to admit that cell phones cause problems, and adds that the problems could be solved with design changes. In tomorrows society, maybe there will not be any ordinary phones, Then we have to know the risks, and manufacturers must do more to minimize the risks he said. The article was written by the Svenska Dagbladet Geneva correspondent Gunilla von Hall who based the article on the planned WHO, international cell phone and brain tumour investigation. She also interviewed Ben Greenenbaum who participates in this study. He said: "There is clearly some worrying questionmarks regarding cancer and cell phones. At present, there exists uncertainties, and the only way to be on the safe side is to not use a cell phone at all".
January 29, 1998
SAFETY DISTANCE TO MOBILE PHONE ANTENNAS
Mr Bager described how in Old Town in Stockholm, on the Vaster Langgata Street in an apartmentbuilding, one can reach out the window and almost touch a mobile phone antenna. In another part of Stockholm, Bredang, four mobile phone antennas have been erected on top of an apartment building. The closest house to these antennas is 25 meters (75 feet). On yet another house, there is another antenna. A day care center is nearby. Mr. Bager wants the government to introduce a safety distance from mobile phone antennas. This might be a good idea.
In Gothenburg, on the Swedish wet coast, the Radisson SAS hotel has several antennas and in particular two GSM antennas on each side of a window on the top floor. One wonders of this is wise or if the hotel guest or the people working in the hotel are aware that they might be exposed when sitting in seeming safety inside, only a few feet away from the antennas outside. Most people have no idea what these antennas look like or what their purpose is. They do not have a chance to choose exposure or not. If there was a safety distance, this kind of hazardous placement might have been avoided.
February 19, 1998
X-RAY GENETIC DAMAGE
Tamplin has confirmed the same to me. Tamplin is retired and works in Sweden for our "Swedish Ralph Nader" called Bjorn Gillberg. This might help us understand the predicament of researchers and also the importance that they stand firm against pressure.
March 10, 1998
Please try for yourself, I cannot guarantee anything. Those sensitive to chemicals/smells might be cautious.