Monday, 21 November 2016

The Land of the Blind

































Once you become severely electrosensitive, and your life is turned upside down, you look at the world in a completely different way.

Most of us may not be scientific or medical experts - I'm certainly not - but even so, we reach a deeper understanding of what is going on around us; why we are treated as mere collateral damage in a much bigger game, and why our suffering is diminished - based on no reliable evidence - to the level of a psychological delusion.

No matter the thousands of scientific studies showing that this radiation is harmful, and that it is harming everybody, and every living thing, on the planet.

When we try to warn people that it is not just us who are being slowly destroyed by the microwaves from wireless technologies, most of them look at us as if we're completely insane, cross their arms, and refuse to listen.

They continue giving their children wireless gadgets, and sending them to schools with wi-fi, because it's "essential" that they know how to use these technologies, so that they can keep up in today's world.

Wireless monitors microwave babies.

Patients are "treated" in wi-fried hospitals, some with phone antennas on the roof, and are given wireless monitors to take away with them when they are discharged.

DECT cordless phones perform their insidious evil 24/7, except for astute and concerned individuals who realise that there is a somewhat safer alternative.

WiFi routers, phone masts and smart meters everywhere ensure that nobody can escape the electrosmog - not even in their own homes, should they choose to do so.

What an incredibly blind, ignorant, irresponsible, selfish and pitiful species we have become. Well, many of us, anyway.


Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Want a ready-made EHS "White Zone"?
















A previous auction to sell Sugar Grove Station, a 123 acre town within the National Radio Quiet Zone in West Virginia where the use of wireless technologies is severely restricted, fell through when both the winner and the runner-up defaulted on their bids.

The town is back on the auction block, and while it would seem to offer a ready-made solution for a consortium of (admittedly wealthy) electrosensitive buyers, it's definitely a case of caveat emptor, due to:

  • Extremely high annual running costs
  • Asbestos being present in some of the buildings
  • A likely rival bid from at least one organisation
  • The risk that the National Radio Quiet Zone may be done away with, if the telescope is no longer required

Still, perhaps where there's a will, and at least one very healthy bank balance, perhaps there might be a way.

There are some excerpts from recent press coverage below.

For Sale: 123-Acre Mountain Retreat With a Secret Code Name - Wall Street Journal, 31st October 2016

U.S. Navy’s former eavesdropping enclave seeks buyer; cellphone dead zone

Sugar Grove, an 80-home former naval base nestled on 123 acres in the rolling hills of rural West Virginia, is a self-contained community with tennis courts, a baseball diamond, and its own water and power systems...

...One small complication of the compound’s snooping past: cellphone coverage ranges from spotty to nonexistent. The facility is situated inside the 13,000 square-mile National Radio Quiet Zone, where interference from electromagnetic waves, like those emitted from phone towers and radio transmitters, is severely limited or blocked...

...Diane Schou, who lives in the area, toured the facility on behalf of two investors interested in converting it into a haven for so-called wi-fi refugees. Some, like herself, say they get physical symptoms from being around certain types of technology. The condition is known as Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome, although it isn’t recognized as a medical diagnosis by the World Health Organization.

Sugar Grove “would be a great place for people to come and heal,” said Ms. Schou...


Former spy town is back on the block and priced to move - Work It, Lynchburg, 24th October 2016

Election got you down? Looking for a quiet retreat in the middle of nowhere?

The General Services Administration may have just the spot for you.

Sugar Grove Station, a former U.S. Navy base in West Virginia, could be yours for well, you name the price.

That’s right. The property, which includes 80 single-family homes, is back on the market after an earlier effort to sell it fell short when the bidders couldn’t make good on their $11.4 million offer.

Don’t let the price tag discourage you. Unlike the last round where the government required a minimum bid of $1 million, they’ve set no minimum in this case. That’s right folks, Sugar Grove is priced to move.

This time, GSA will sell the property via sealed bid process. Bidders are asked to mail in their bids and a deposit equal to 10 percent of their full bid price. All bids will be opened at 1 p.m. EST Dec. 1...

Thursday, 20 October 2016

EHS Trial - call for expert involvement



Brett West is the co-founder of Wireless Education, an organisation dedicated to providing balanced education about the biological effects of Wireless Technology. He would like to establish an EHS trial, to discover whether a supplementation protocol may be able to mitigate, or perhaps even eliminate, the symptoms experienced by sufferers, which can often be incapacitating and life-changing.

Brett is looking for skilled health practitioners, or clinical groups, to assist him in developing appropriate research protocols and to facilitate the undertaking of such a study.

His initial proposal is below, along with his contact details.

If you would be interested in being involved, or if you know of someone who might be, please let him know.


EHS Trial - Proposal

Background:

Anecdotal and research evidence points to the existence of food supplements which interrupt, or provide a protective effect, with reference to the complex bio-effects and mechanisms activated by exposure to non-ionising microwave radiation.

This is understood to cause (in a subset of the population) a condition known as Electro Sensitivity (ES) and a more serious condition known as Electro Hyper Sensitivity (EHS). This is also known as Microwave Sickness.

We have seen multiple reports from EHS support groups that specialists in Environmental Medicine are able to provide comprehensive treatment solutions which include supplementation.

This is in addition to the primary recommendation of reduced exposure levels.

Research within the USSR historically led to the recommendation that industrial workers exposed to high levels of Electromagnetic radiation should be given a supplement known as Aerovit, which is still available today within the Russian Federation.

Source: Prof. Oleg Grigoriev.

Research from South Korea indicates that Red Ginseng provides a neuro-protective effect to laboratory animals exposed to microwave radiation.


Conventional Radiotherapy treatment recommends Green Tea as a post-exposure supplement, to minimise the side-effects of ionising radiation. There is substantial research evidence to support this and it is widely accepted as a treatment protocol.


We have anecdotal evidence of Siberian Ginseng, a sub-species of Red Ginseng, providing relief to an EHS sufferer in a clear cause-and-effect relationship.

We have anecdotal evidence of Lions' Mane Mushroom providing extensive relief to an EHS sufferer in a clear cause-and-effect relationship.

This supplement contains Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) which has associated, published research showing a neural repair function. In this case the sufferer had previously been struck by lightning, and then developed EHS after work related microwave exposure.

The sufferer had received extensive medical treatment and had fallen into a comatose state multiple times, before starting the supplement on the recommendation of a British scientist.

The sufferer described the supplement as being the difference between 'able to function' and 'comatose'.

Source material on the NGF research is located here:


Problem Statement:

At this time (October 2016) there appears to be no published, credible research studies using a group of known EHS sufferers, and a supplement regime, which have determined a statistically significant health state improvement.

(This assessment is not definitive, as there might well be a published study in another language)

Proposal:

Our recommendation is that a controlled trial be initiated, monitored and reported on, by an appropriate group, so as to determine, statistically, whether there is an improvement in symptoms for EHS sufferers.

The collection of evidence reviewed to date suggests that the above supplements would be suitable candidates for controlled trials.

Please feel free to forward this proposal to appropriate people.

Sincerely,




































Friday, 7 October 2016

Finding medical therapy for EHS

























I was contacted by Audrey Aspeling about including her story on the blog.

She has already written a full account on the EMR Australia website, and so I've included a link to that below, as well as her recent communications with me.

As a retired nurse, and after campaigning to politicians and other prominent people for the past 8 years without much success, I am now concentrating on helping to find a diagnostic test and a legitimate treatment for EHS sufferers by trialling things on myself with the help of my GP, and as I do mention what I have so far found in this regard in my story, others may be interested in my progress so far. 

Of course the treatment I am trialling is pharmaceutical in nature because I have already done the shielding etc. in my home as much as possible at this stage, and as Australia, especially in my state of Victoria, still does not have a safe zone to live and is actually rolling out wifi almost more than anywhere else in the world just now (despite the warnings from me and many others to our authorities), a treatment is probably the only answer, other than locking ourselves away, as people I know are currently still doing...

There is a need for detoxing and rebalancing using the Cyber Trone (therapists can be found on the web) or other effective methods for this, as toxins can make us more prone to electrical sensitivity.

I also think that it is very important to avoid foods which tend to make your condition worse, such as anything to which you have had an allergic response in the past.
 
Naturally I also do not know yet if long-term use of the medications being trialled is totally safe but I am in touch with a US researcher who has recently expressed that he may be willing to pass my actions on to others at some stage.  
 
At the beginning, for me the Cyber Trone was almost all I seemed to need along with the removal of wifi etc., but after some other traditional medical treatment needed for another condition seemed to cause my EHS status to deteriorate, the continued detoxing just seems to make rash symptoms worse so I have stopped that now, but may need and be able to recommence this some time in the future if required. 

Sadly the cost of all these treatments for EHS are not covered by our medical rules, so this is all hard on the budget, but if we can find a diagnostic test and prove that we really are sick, this could also change in the future.

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity - a personal experience - EMR Australia, 1st July 2016

Saturday, 1 October 2016

About EHS

















Name: Norm Ryder

Location: Currently in Victoria British Columbia, Canada

How long have you been electrosensitive? My EHS story started in 1972

Your story:

The start of the EHS experience Okanagan Area (near Kelowna) of British Columbia.

In 1972 I received a large dose of microwave radiation while working for the provincial government.

A first operation was done to remove an acoustic neuroma from the same side of the head that received the radiation in 2001, and second operation to remove a regrowth was carried out in 2010, and a slow awakening to the fact that I was EHS happened later in the same year.

I was 20 at the time.






















Monday, 19 September 2016

As people are drowning, the FCC is Creating Tsunamis























We Are The Evidence























We Are The Evidence website

This new initiative has been founded by Dafna Tachover, the attorney and EMF/EHS advocate.

She is currently in Washington DC with Kevin Mottus, and they are lobbying Congress against 5G and wireless technologies, and working to raise awareness of electrosensitivity. I think that they are in DC for the whole of September.

At the time of writing, the website is still "work in progress", but Dafna is keen for people to submit their own electrosensitivity and wireless harm stories, so that these can be raised with the decision makers.

If you'd like to submit your testimonial, please complete the "I Am The Evidence" form - link below.

I said in my previous post words to the effect that we need to make our voices heard.

This is an excellent way to begin this process, and I hope that you will consider getting involved.

I think that the deadline for submitting comments is 30th September 2016, but will update this if it changes.

Thanks,

Dave

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Electrosensitive...and proud!



















I made a throwaway comment on Facebook recently, about how I think that we, the electrosensitive community, need to speak out and assert our fundamental human rights, through something that resembles the Gay Pride movement.

While LGBT individuals are making great strides around the world in the quest for an end to the stigma, prejudice and discrimination which has faced them in the past, we - by the very nature of our condition perhaps - are collectively much less vocal, and even when we do manage to get our voices heard, we then usually have to endure the barrage of "tinfoil hat" gags, and patronising, ignorant, and/or downright offensive comments.

Here's a recent example of the latter, possibly well-meaning (but who knows?), left underneath a Humans of New York photo and comment from an electrosensitive lady:

"It seems the hardest thing for people without mental illness to understand is that this is her reality. Yes, it's different from yours, but that doesn't make it any less real for her. The sooner we accept this, the sooner we can begin to help. I hope her days are filled with some goodness, somewhere"


Here's another example of this sort of thing, this time from Professor Rodney Croft, a psychologist, and member of ICNIRP, the conflicted radiation "protection" organisation which sets the guideline exposure levels which, tragically, much of the world follows.

"Science recognises that people are suffering, but there's no evidence that it's related to the electromagnetic fields.

Once you use a double-blind testing technique where the person doesn't know when the exposure is on or off, then they are no longer able to tell when they're being exposed," Professor Croft said.

He said the symptoms appeared as a result of anticipation by the sufferer that they were going to be affected.


In other words, yes, it's that old "nocebo effect" theory again.

Here's one of Rodney Croft's colleagues, Dr Sarah Loughran, saying the same sort of thing:

"Research has consistently failed to find any association between electromagnetic field exposure and reported symptoms, or health more generally. This raises the question, if it is not the electromagnetic energy, then what is causing EHS and the symptoms that these people suffer from?

One possibility is the nocebo effect, or simply, the influence of a person’s expectations or perceptions of how something might affect them. In the case of EHS this would correspond to a misaligned belief that electromagnetic energy is harmful and, therefore, when around devices that emit such fields they expect to feel bad, and they do."


(Dr Loughran is also a member of the pro-wireless organisation ICNIRP).

Also, many electrosensitive people will be aware of Dr Gideon James Rubin, who has made the same claims, based on some electrosensitivity provocation tests which have been criticised of being of poor design and execution.

Like the LGBT community (which will obviously also include electrosensitive individuals), it can be extremely hard for us to "come out" about our condition, when doing so may jeopardise our relationships, work, finances, access to services, and so on.

There's a stigma attached to the condition - we are often characterised as being mad, tinfoil hat-wearing conspiracy theorists. In general, the media does little to help this situation, although there have been some notable exceptions over the years.

I say that we can continue to be treated as victims, and we can continue to suffer effective discrimination, whereby we are unable to be in safe public environments which aren't polluted with harmful electrosmog, and where no accommodations are made for our condition.

We can continue to be exposed to harmful electromagnetic radiation in our homes from our neighbours, and from external wireless infrastructure, including smart meters, and - with 5G on the horizon - an explosion in the numbers of microwave-emitting small cells.

We can continue seeking help and treatment from a mainstream health system that doesn't understand or recognise our condition, and which is itself obsessed with wireless technologies - whether it's wifi, cell towers and wireless technologies in or near hospitals, or wearables that are given to discharged patients.

We can continue to be made progressively more ill as the wireless proliferation gathers pace, and all the remaining "not spots" are gradually eliminated.

We can continue being ignored or treated with contempt by international organisations such as the World Health Organisation and the United Nations,  our own governments, and even many advocacy organisations.

We can meekly accept a judicial system which takes its lead from the authorities, and with a few exceptions, ignores the plight of those of us who are highly sensitised to a Group 2B Carcinogen.

Or, we can say "enough is enough".

We have a term in the UK, where I am: the "Pink Pound". I think that in the US, the equivalent of this is the "Dorothy Dollar". It's basically talking about the economic power of the LGBT community, just through its sheer size and collective wealth.

If the EHS community does constitute between 3-5% of the population, or possibly higher still, how much economic power would we wield if we chose to exercise it? Would we have the power to changes things? I suspect that as our ranks continue to grow, the answer to this will increasingly become a resounding "yes". Perhaps we already have this power, but we just don't realise it.

How much political, economic and social power would we wield, if we worked together, under some common banner? Or how much power to bring about positive social change?

To do any of this though, we need to be open about how we have been harmed by electromagnetic radiation. There should be no disgrace in telling people that this Group 2B carcinogen, whether it's from low frequency radiation or from microwaves, has had a severe biological effect on us.

We have decades of scientific papers backing us up, as well as a sizeable contingent of scientific experts and medics who accept that the condition is real, and that it is linked to electromagnetic radiation.

We ourselves come from every possible background and occupation, and we have a hugely diverse range of skills and abilities (if only we lived in a safe and unpolluted environment in which to exercise them).

If we try to hide what is happening to us from our family, friends, employers, officials, service providers - whoever it is - we diminish our collective power, and we are doomed to perpetual victimhood; forever running, hiding out of sight, not speaking out, and pretending that things are all right, when they are no such thing.

None of this is to say that we should stop looking for "cures", and treatments which will reduce, or possibly even eliminate, our symptoms, in whatever form these may take.

I think that we need to understand though that our condition, whether it improves over time or worsens, gives us a unique perspective, which will always be with us.

It allows us to experience things which most other people either don't experience, or else don't associate with the true cause.

As Professor Olle Johansson says so often, it is the environment which is sick, not us. We know this!

We are special; we are humanity's early warning system. Were we to be listened to, we could bring about so much good in the world. Think of the number of people who might avoid acute or chronic disease, or possibly an early death, if they only knew what we knew, and experienced what we experience, even for just a short time.

We have a special ability, a sort of sixth sense. It's a curse as well as a blessing, but it makes us more than we would otherwise be. We can think things that other people cannot think, and feel things that they cannot feel.

In a way, we can see into the future, and we know that if this harmful technological insanity continues, it is likely to be a time of unimaginable horror - not just for us, but for everyone.

We endure levels of pain and impairment  which most people couldn't even comprehend. Yet we somehow carry on, hoping for an outbreak of sanity to occur.

While many people live shallow existences, based on consumerism and self-interest, barely questioning the status quo, we can see the bigger picture - a way forward which is more positive, more sustainable, more compassionate, more generous, and - of course - more healthy.

I say again, we are special.

It's time that we take some pride in ourselves, join forces, exercise our pink pound and our dorothy dollar (or whatever the electrosensitive equivalent is), and say what needs to be said.

What do you think?


Wednesday, 14 September 2016

My comment to the FCC











My comment to the FCC - Dave Ashton

Following on from yesterday's post about submitting EHS-related comments to the FCC regarding their plans for 5G in the US, involving the installation of "millions" of small cells, I've submitted mine today, which I've copied below.

I had real problems submitting a file containing my comments - I tried a number of different file types, but the only one that worked for me was a .txt file.

I don't know if other people have experienced this, but if you do, a .txt file should work.

Also, there are some instructions below which hopefully simplify the process if you have a text file that you want to submit (rather than typing a comment on their website).

To add a file with your comments

Use the link below:


Proceedings - enter number, and select the relevant proceeding from the list
(the numbers are 14-177, 15-256, RM-11664, 10-112, 97-95)

Name(s) - press Enter after entering your name

Primary contact email - fill in if you want confirmation

Type of filing - Comment

Address of - select Filer

Description - I put "14-177 - comment from..." etc.

Email confirmation - click if you want this

On the next screen, click on the filename to check the preview

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Life Behind a Closed Door

















Ann Hardwick - Life Behind a Closed Door

I've never met Ann in person, and due to her condition (and my own), it seems likely that I never will. I've written one or two letters to her, and I received a very nice card from her a while back.

Ann has severe multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) and electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), and she has been made housebound by her condition. She cannot have people in her house, and keeps the windows tightly closed, to keep the toxins outside from getting in.

People who visit her, including her son, and her helper, Mel, have to communicate with her from outside, through the window. Mel posts online, as Ann is unable to do this herself.

At one time, the NHS did pay for her to have treatment from Breakspeak Medical. This helped her to have a near-normal life, but when the funding was revoked after 3 years, she was forced to stop the treatment, and her condition worsened again.

Ann then managed to raise some more money, so that she would be able to have some more treatment, and attend her son's wedding.

This post is to raise awareness of her plight, and to appeal for support and understanding.

As the toxins in our environment continue to proliferate (apparently out of control), authorities and politicians fail to act, health services fail to understand the problem, and the scientists argue among themselves, the suffering of a growing number of people is beyond anything that a so-called civilised society should tolerate.

If you want to contact Ann, you can do this via Facebook, and Mel will relay any comments on.

Below, I've copied some of the links and photos that I've found relating to Ann's life as it is now, trapped and hidden in her house.




Ann Hardwick - Facebook page

ABOUT ANN

Trapped in her home by Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Electrical Sensitivity, Ann lives a desperate, isolated, deprived life. We, her carers have set up this page and her website to draw attention to her plight.

She cannot use the phone, computer, watch tv or listen to the radio. She is housebound and cannot have anyone enter the house due to how ill chemicals such as washing powder make her.

The picture of her porch on this page is where visitors must sit and talk to her through a glass door.

Please highlight her story and if you or anyone you know can help.....



Trapped and Hidden - Life Behind a Closed Door - Ann's website





Here's a picture of Ann's son visiting her. He has to sit in the porch and talk to her through a window.The treatment that would mean Ann could give her son a hug is available but not the funding for it....


Facebook post, 5th September 2016

Ann wanted to share the state of the mould in her kitchen. The kitchen is also the room she sleeps in... she is too ill to treat it herself and anyone entering her house would make her incredibly ill so it's a vicious circle, because obviously, the mould is seriously detrimental to her already failing health #mcs #ehs #impossiblesituation