Thursday, May 17, 2007

A Future of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR)

The issue of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) is something which I have returned to various times. Again, it is in the UK news.

Recently there was a news report here in Britain whereby 'specialists' were recommending parents not to let their children place a laptop computer onto their laps whilst working. The Telegraph in their article 'Warning on wi-fi health risk to children' talk of:

Children should not place computers on their laps while they are using wireless internet connections because of potential health risks, according to a leading Government adviser. A leading Government adviser warns of potential health risks to children using laptops with wireless internet connections.

Professor Lawrie Challis, who heads the committee on mobile phone safety research, called yesterday for pupils to be monitored amid mounting public concern over emissions from wi-fi networks. He is concerned that few studies have been carried out into the level of exposure in classrooms and believes that if health problems do emerge they are likely to be more serious in children.

Also, next week the well-known and reputable UK documentary program - BBC's 'Panorama' - are doing a broadcast on the possible dangers of mobile phones and EMR.

In the UK we also have the problem/issue of TETRA - which is a radio-mast network set-up throughout the UK to provide communications for the emergency services, especially the police force. And there have already been concerns about this network, which is out of the reach of civil authorities since it deals with security communications of 'national interest'.

This pdf report is worth reading - Confidential Report on TETRA Strictly for the Police Federation of England and Wales

And - TETRA pictures

Also - TETRA: A Critical Overview into the death of Officer Neil Dring

A free online book called: ELECTROMAGNETISM & LIFE by Robert O. Becker and Andrew A. Marino

We need to perhaps think more seriously about protecting ourselves - a Firewall of the Body + Mind


A.V. Michaels said...

I just got a laptop and spent a bit of time searching various products to protect from the radiation- I can feel it, maybe I'm just sensitive. There are screens and even clothing! Didn't go there - I did get a lap desk for it, but I could see myself sitting here with aluminum foil on my head if I went too far! Anyway it is a concern, thanks for this.

Kingsley said...

Thank You A.V. for your comments - yes, it is a concern... yet I am unsure about the hows + why's over the corporate reaction to this... deliberate ignorance or greedily cautious?