This was reported in the Yahoo News:
As society’s dependence on wireless technologies grows, the concern that there are health risks attached to the saturation of the air with high-frequency radio waves (RF) is not going away, despite official claims those fears are groundless.
Dr. Riina Bray, an environmental health specialist at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, told the National Post she’s treating two or three patients a week from ailments she links to Wi-Fi routers, cell phone towers and other radio-frequency sources.
Symptoms include stabbing headaches, “brain fog,” tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) and extreme fatigue.
The Post says Bray’s clinic may be the only mainstream health facility routinely treating patients for what’s being called electromagnetic hypersensitivity.
“Every year we are getting more and more people coming in,” Bray told the Post. “I’m very concerned, because the stories are very, very compelling … These are not crazy people. There is a huge, huge problem.”
Bray is urging a rethink of our use of telecommunication and computer technologies, including moving back toward hard-wired devices.
The Post noted that last year the World Health Organization’s cancer-research arm listed cell phones as possible carcinogens because some large studies found a possible link.
Bray said that five years ago she saw no hypersensitivity patients but now treats dozens a year. Typically her patients tell her the symptoms lessen or disappear when they get away from RF sources.
“Everybody in the person’s family thinks the person is going crazy,” she told the Post. “Then they’ll start putting one and one together and they look around and [during an illness episode] somebody is doing this in close proximity; somebody is texting or talking on the cell phone.”
Some of her patients suffer from other medical problems such as heart disease, Lyme disease or an ear injury, which she believes may make them more susceptible to hypersensitivity.
In British Columbia, opponents have fought B.C. Hydro’s installation of smart electric meters because they use Wi-Fi connections to transmit data periodically.
“Health Canada and health organizations globally say the radio frequencies at this level are safe,” Gary Murphy, Hydro’s chief project officer, told the Vernon Morning Star.
The Wi-Fi transmitter on Hydro’s smart meters will operate for less than a minute a day, he added.
But what long term testing has been done? None that we are aware of. So we will have to wait to see how right (or wrong) they are somewhere down the line. Sadly then there will be no turning back to reinstate the health of all those that have become affected.