Is Wi-Fi making your child ill? (EMF illness) was the title of a fascinating article in the Daily Telegraph on May 9th 2015. Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe is now one of the country’s few professional advisers on medical conditions related to radiofrequency (RF) radiation and other electromagnetic fields (EMF’s). “I was using wireless devices before most people I knew – I loved it, but as soon as I started digesting the literature on EMFs it was a no-brainer”.
Her interest in EMFs started in 2009 after she began noticing increasing trends in certain symptoms – headaches, insomnia, fatigue and palpitations, but also more serious conditions including brain tumours in young people. Over the past few years, as Wi-Fi, laptops and iPads have become increasingly prevalent in classrooms, Dr Mallery-Blythe says “hundreds” of families have sought her help with what they believe to be EMF illness related diseases and health issues.
A 2008 study found a fivefold increase in the risk of glioma (a form of brain cancer now recognised by WHO as being linked to mobile phone usage) for those starting mobile phone use under 20 years.
In 2000, a report commissioned by the Government concluded that no school should fall within 100 metres of a mobile phone mast. In 2007 a BBC Panorama programme found that readings next to a classroom laptop showed radiation at double the level only 100 metres from a mobile phone mast.
MagneHealth Underblankets, Pillow Covers and Pillow Pads can help counteract the effects of EMF illness but it is also advisable to take simple actions, such as keeping your mobile phone switched off, not using Wi-Fi for internet and replacing cordless landlines with corded ones as most cordless telephones give off radiation, whether in use or not.