Electromagnetic hypersensitivity has not yet been accepted by our medical professionals. Just like chronic fatigue syndrome, chemical hypersensitivity, and seasonal affective disorder, it will take some time and many complaining patients before that changes. In the meantime, those suffering need to reduce their exposure to radio frequency radiation – not a simple thing to do in our highly technical society.
Our government can play a vital role by restricting the installation of antennas for cell phones on high rise buildings and by increasing the distance of cell phone and broadcast antennas on towers near built up areas. We need “cell phone restricted” areas on trains, buses, and in buildings that have regular phone lines.
The levels allowed for radio frequency radiation need to be reduced. Our guidelines are among the worst in the world, along with Great Britain, the USA, Germany and Japan. The more we rely on cell phones, the more antennas needed for their use. We have more than 300 transmitting antennas in the City of Peterborough. In Toronto, the number exceeds 10,000 and most were erected since 1980.
There is some evidence to suggest that as our exposure to electromagnetic energy increases, so will our sensitivity. Sweden recognizes this disorder and has a website to provide suffers with information.
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