On 7 Aug 2009, an iBurst broadband tower was erected outside the Fourways Memorial Park in Johannesburg, South Africa. Shortly after the tower was activated, the residents of Craigavon started experiencing headaches, nausea, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), disrupted sleep patterns, unexplained rashes, memory loss, gastric disturbances, fatigue and high blood pressure. These symptoms are all consistent with EM radiation and in a visit to the country, British scientist Barrie Trower shed some light on the spate of illnesses experienced by residents. [source]
- Students report electrosensitivity symptoms at schools with cellmasts
South Africa, Joburg (2011-06)
- Two schoolboys at St John’s College in Joburg investigated health risks associated with cellphone towers located at their own school and two others. On the basis of their findings, the school’s lease with the cellphone provider was terminated.
In a survey, students were questioned about 21 symptoms related to electro-sensitivity (an offically recognised condition in a number of European countries. Their list included amongst other things Skin rashes, Sharp muscular pains unexplained, Heart palpitations, Extreme fatigue, Gastric disturbances, Lymph nodes swollen, Tinnitus (ears hissing or buzzing), Allergic reaction and Metallic taste in mouth.
Spain, Brenes (2010-01)
- As translated from a Spanish news article:
Fear of cancer, fear of death, and the daily fear of finding another case among the pupils. Every morning, the fear of disease that might affect the person next to you because of the phone mast that has still not been removed … Two children ill, one dead and more than 100 people suffering from various kinds of cancer, all in a short space of time – a tally that shows something is dreadfully wrong. So much so that even the doctors in the main hospital in Seville are surprised, and ask each new patient if they live anywhere near the phone mast in Brenes.
All the people affected blame the mobile phone antennas on the mast that was installed in the playground of the Manuel de Falla school in the town of Vega del Guadalquivir. Two pupils in the school now have cancer, one in the eye and another in the thyroid, and another child died suddenly, with no explanation from anyone being given to the family. A young woman who came to the school for work training has just been diagnosed with lymphatic cancer. In total there are more than one hundred cases of cancer among the pupils, the teachers, the domestic staff and the residents living nearby.
- A medical physician and surgeon describes his EHS (electrohypersensitivity) symptoms
Medellin, Colombia (2007-08)
- My name is Dr. Carlos Sosa, M.D. (physician and surgeon) and I’m presently living in Medellin, Colombia in South America. During the month of may of 2.006, I was forced to leave my house because of the symptoms caused to me and my family by the microwaves of a wireless internet mast or antenna. The structure had been in our building for nearly three years and the company that owned it had been slowly raising the transmission frequency. In May/06 I started feeling a terrible sense of unwellness, headaches, dizziness, insomnia, nausea, irritability, amnesia or forgetfulness and lack of attention or concentration capacity. I couldn’t bear being close to my house of to any other microwave mast, be it cell phone or wireless internet antennas. I had to leave my house together with my whole family just to find out that the city was flooded by some 4000 masts that didn’t leave a single clean spot for us to live in…
The Health Department of the State of California is estimating that the total number of people affected in the United States by EHS or the Microwave Syndrome is over one million people.
- Thirty cancer cases around 27m cell mast
UK, Coleshill (2007-04)
- Fifteen years ago a 27m cell mast was erected in Coleshill in the UK and this location hit the UK headlines in April 2007 when it was discovered that over 30 residents in the immediate vicinity are either battling with cancer or have died from it. At a nearby school the deputy headmaster reported a high frequency of nose-bleeds amongst pupils and at another school 7 out of 30 staff members have developed tumours in recent years.
- 77% of homes within a 500m radius of a cell mast have major illness
UK, Wishaw (2006-11)
- In 2003 in the little hamlet of Wishaw, a 22m mobile tower that had been up for 10 years was pulled down by an unknown protester. In 18 homes within a 500m radius of this tower, there were 20 cases of serious illness including 11 cases of cancer and many of the victims were in their thirties and forties with no family history of cancer. Eileen O’Connor was 38 when she contracted breast cancer and subsequently underwent chemotherapy and two operations for the illness. She noted that since the removal of the mast ‘many of the residents are reporting a restored feeling of well-being, improvement in sleep patterns and increased energy levels. Simple things like the headaches and dizzy symptoms have disappeared. There has been a baby boom in the village. We have seen a return of wildlife in the area with woodpeckers, nuthatches and sparrows that simply weren’t there before…
Dr Robert O. Becker, twice nominated for the Nobel Prize, said several years ago, ‘I have no doubt in my mind that at the present time, the greatest polluting element in the earth’s environment is the proliferation of electromagnetic fields. I consider that to be far greater on a global scale, than warming, and the increase in chemical elements in the environment.’
Ms O’ Connor also makes the point that ‘breast cancer rates are now at an all time high. The Daily Mail reported on 30/9/2006 that 37,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in England and Wales in 2004 – a 10 per cent increase on the previous year, so something must be done and clearly there is little thought given to the wider possible causes of cancer prevention in the UK! It cannot be simply a case of less smoking and sunshine, more fruit and vegetables.’