Leixlip doctor warns Dail committee on effects of radiation

CAMPAIGNERS on the danger of electronic radiation have informed a Dail committee that a Canadian hospital has said that family doctors must learn to detect the symptoms of exposure to wireless radiation.

CAMPAIGNERS on the danger of electronic radiation have informed a Dail committee that a Canadian hospital has said that family doctors must learn to detect the symptoms of exposure to wireless radiation.

John Weigel, the Leixlip based spokesperson for the Alliance for Irish Radiation said the group has told the Joint Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Environment that the Tetra mast on the Mountjoy Garda station and others on Mountjoy prison broadcast directly into the hospital, and that staff and patients are particularly at risk.

Mr. Weigel said the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland predict that in just a few years, half the population of Ireland - “one in two will have some form of cancer” and that children are particularly vulnerable.

He said that on June 18 it was reported from Toronto that Women’s College Hospital there released a statement saying the symptoms of wireless radiation include disrupted sleep, headaches, nausea, dizziness, heart palpitations, memory problems, and skin rashes. 

Mr. Weigel, who has been campaigning for some time against potentially harmful devices said these symptoms are now labelled electro-magnetic hyper-sensitivity, or “EMS”.

He said that the medical director of the Women’s College Hospital said health-care practitioners need to better understand EMS so they can help their patients.

The hospital’s Environmental Health Clinic has begun holding educational workshops on the subject for doctors.

Mr. Weigel also said that last year the World Health Organization placed microwave radiation from wireless internet and cell phones on an official cancer watch-list and that since then several schools in Canada have removed their wifi systems. “Also, the Catholic teacher’s union in Ontario has called for a moratorium on wifi installations in classrooms,” he concluded.

- Henry Bauress.