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Personal Stories


Stories are important. Without them, we lose our connection with each others' realities and greatly limit our understanding.  

Here you will find opportunities to see and learn through others' experiences and insights, and hopefully clarify your thinking, consider solutions, exercise empathy, or find your own voice.



Oct 26
2014

Former Nokia Technology Chief: Mobile phones wrecked my health

Former Nokia CTO's multiple sclerosis and... Nokia's patents to prevent it?

" . . . Nokia's former Technology Chief, Matti Niemela, was involved in the development the world's first mobile phones, but fell seriously ill himself from mobile-phone microwave radiation.

"In addition, he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Some studies suggest that radiation may increase the risk of even MS.

"For Tampere-based Matti Niemelä, age 44, life was like in the movies when he as a young man was recruited to work for Nokia in 1997. The brilliant young man quickly advanced to become Nokia's Chief Technology Officer for ten years, and was involved in developing the world's first mobile phones, memory sticks and WLAN [Wi-Fi] connections.

"In 2007, Niemela's career hit a brick wall as his health finally failed. Today, he is only able to move using a walker. Niemela refuses to use a wheelchair.  

"The irony of this is that I'm no longer able to use any of those devices that I had been developing, Niemelä says with a smile. . . .




Oct 26
2014

In Memory of police officer Roger Carlstrom

Swedish Radiation Protection Foundation

In Memory of police officer Roger Carlstrom  

"We have received the sad news that Roger Carlstrom from Trelleborg, Sweden has left us. He died on October 3, only 8 days before his 50th birthday, from the brain tumor he was diagnosed with in December 2011.

"Roger worked as a police officer for over 25 years and was at the time of the onset of the brain tumor field officer at Trelleborg Police.

"Roger Carlstrom was our friend. His courage was unique and he cared genuinely for other people. These characteristics prompted him to openly talk about his illness and what caused it. He was convinced that it was caused by the new police radio system Tetra.  Roger wanted to warn others so that they would not be injured as he was.

"He told me in 2012: "I am absolutely sure that it isTetra that caused my tumor.  I am extremely concerned that other officers or persons in the emergency services will also be affected." . . . 

"But it was not enough for him to just warn the police force. Roger realized that other wireless technologies can be equally damaging, especially wireless networks, wifi. He got the same symptoms from wifi as from Tetra. . . .




Sep 21
2014

Dr. McDonald is a scientist, mathematical modeller who investigates the impacts of various human and natural forces on ecosystems. He uses mathematics and statistics to build electronic models to show what might happen at various trophic levels in the ecosystems that are affected.





Jun 18
2014

StopSmartMetersBC - Robert Riedlinger

Victoria Protest Rally June 14, 2014



Robert was one of the first people in BC to get involved with the electromagnetic pollution issue, first Cell Towers, then Power LInes, Wi-Fi and Smart Meters.




May 16
2014

METER REMOVAL SUCCESS

Personal accounts from Michigan, USA

Leslie's Story of Meter Removal:

"I am writing this letter in hopes of reaching out to everyone who is thinking about taking the smart meter off their home. Do it! . . .

Caroline's Story of Meter Removal:

"On the fence about whether to remove the smart meter from your home? So were my husband and I. But the continued deterioration in the health of my family, especially mine, led us to take the only safe option--replacement of our smart meter with an analog. . .




Apr 3
2014

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) - A Personal Case Study

A briefing on EHS for Health Professionals, Research Scientists, Government Officials and concerned members of the Public - November 27, 2013

I felt compelled to write this personal case study because through my own personal experiences I have found that there is a serious lack of understanding of what Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS), also commonly referred to as Electrosensitivity (ES), is and its cause. For some people, EHS can be completely disabling and in some extreme situations, can lead to hospitalisation due to aggravation of pre-existing medical condition(s), development of tachyarrhythmias, which at times can result in a loss of consciousness, and other acute effects on the neurological system.

"The main problem being faced by people who are suffering from EHS is that they are left in a tenuous position where there is a complete absence of government support. EHS is declared to be "not a medical diagnosis" [1] by the WHO and so sufferer's symptoms are ignored and often misdiagnosed by the medical profession. This then can lead to the prescription of unnecessary and ineffective medication. Only Sweden recognises EHS as a functional impairment while the Austrian Medical Association has provided guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of EMF related illnesses [2]

"My hope in writing this case study is to dispel misconceptions some members of the scientific community, government bodies and the general public have on this functional impairment. I also hope that by detailing my own personal experience with EHS that I can help those who may be suffering similar symptoms recognise the cause and help them understand how they can manage their condition, and to some degree, protect themselves. . . 




Feb 3
2014

San Diego State University Brain Cancer Cluster from Cell Tower?

May 2013 update (story of Rich Farver shared on the documentary "Take Back Your Power")

Noteworthy: the cell tower outside of SDSU's Nasatir Hall is a HPWREN (High Performance Wireless Research Network). No wonder they do not want this investigated.  

Has any health authority seriously investigated the cancer cluster at SDSU?

A mother talks about her 29-year-old son and others at San Diego State University (SDSU) who died of brain cancer within two years of exposure.  SDSU remains silent and San Diego journalists will not report the story.

31 May 2013: This recent example from France is related to the post which follows:

"After two cases of cancer in children in the same village of 1,850 inhabitants in the north of France, members of three health agencies, including radiofrequency experts, travelled to the village to hold a public meeting on 22 May 2013 on this issue. Parents felt that the cause may be due to the presence of three mobile phone antennas near the school. One agency is ANSES, the French National Agency for Health, Environment, and Safety. Although not convinced that the mobile phone antennas may be the cause of the cancer, "we are not waiting until a third cancer declares itself," said the regional delegate of Priartem, a national association for the regulation of placement of mobile phone antennas. She is outraged by the manner in which health monitoring is practiced by agencies when confronted with cancer clusters, defined as several cases of cancer (generally of the same type) observed within a group of individuals in a more or less limited geographical area and over the course of a limited period of time."

Testimony of Virginia Farver, Fort Collins, Colorado . . .




Jan 1
2014

"At age 65, Heidi Collins has slept in her car nearly every night for the past twelve years. This is the only way she has found to escape the excruciating pain and inflammation caused by wireless transmissions from cell towers and from the wireless devices of her neighbours.

"So precarious is Heidi's existence, leaving her vulnerable to all manner of harassment and predation, that she has asked me not to reveal her real name or face, or even the city she has been living in, or the part of the country she is now headed for.

"I have to find those rare spots where I don't get the pain," Heidi says of her nightly search for safety in a densely populated tourist destination on the Florida coast. "And I often change my location more than once in the middle of the night. Sometimes I have to drive for three or four hours to find a pain-free spot. Things have gotten progressively worse each year, so I have to keep moving farther away from the downtown area each night."

"It's a crazy way for anyone to live. But Heidi is far from crazy. She is sane, articulate, and well educated with more than six years of college. In earlier years, Heidi worked in the forest service and on an international wildlife film festival, among other jobs. She dreamed of becoming a wildlife researcher or photographer in Africa--all part of her lifelong love of nature and the outdoors . . .




Nov 24
2013

The Moral Courage Award

Courage to stand up for one's beliefs. An interview with Per Segerback. June 12, 2001

LINK to online story




Oct 27
2013

Forced to Leave Town

BRIAN WILFORD/OCEANSIDE STAR

"The electromagnetic radiation in Parksville and Qualicum Beach simply became too much for Benita Schluschen to bear.

"She and husband Marcus had done what they could to their Chartwell home to shield her electro hypersensitivity.

"They have all non-digital devices, including clocks. They not only don't have cell phones but they got rid of their cordless phone, as well.

"They have an old-fashioned non-flatscreen TV.

"Even so, we sit quite a distance away," says Benita.

"They have a computer but they shield it and only Marcus uses it, doing all their online research on EHS and then reporting his findings to Benita.

"But they couldn't control the outside radiation from cell phones, cell towers and WiFi.

"It seemed like all our neighbours had WiFi," says Marcus. And all the stores, as well.

"It's a quick shop for me in the store," says Benita.

"Grocery stores are so full of microwave radiation that it's cooking the food, says Marcus. "It is reduced in quality considerably." 

"The emissions from a cell tower across from the Parksville Dairy Queen are "absolutely massive," he says. . . .




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