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Gro Harlem Brundtland was the head of the World Health Organization (WHO). Mrs. Brundtland is a medical doctor and was the former Prime Minister of Norway. In March of 2002, she reported to the Norwegian press that cell phones were banned from her office because she became ill if an active cell phone was brought within thirteen feet of her. Her concerns were published by one Norwegian newspaper, and ignored by every other newspaper in the world. Five months later she stepped down from her leadership post of the World Health Organization after just one term. It could be that she was forced to resign because of publicly exposing the ill effects that cell phones have on some people.

As technology advances there is more and more radiation around us. It is now being termed by some as “electronic smog.” There’s a new type of “allergy” that appeared because of our technological advances. An increasing number of people are becoming sick from the “electronic smog” around us. These people suffer from symptoms like nausea, dizziness, and depression. They experience difficulty in sleeping and concentrating when electromagnetic devices are brought into close proximity. Some have been so badly affected that they had to relocate to less electronically polluted environments driveway bollards leeds.

The only country that currently recognizes electromagnetic sensitivity as a real medical condition is Sweden. There, government support is available to sufferers. Elsewhere, since this illness is contrary to the interests of large telecommunications companies, it is often trivialized.

Man made electromagnetic waves have been around for over one hundred years. Radio and TV towers that were present for the last century emit electromagnetic radiation similar to cell phone towers. There has always been controversy about illnesses caused to people living close to radio towers. There were only thousands of radio towers scattered throughout the country, but with cell towers there are hundreds of thousands of towers and the numbers keep climbing. There are hundreds of millions of gadgets using and creating electromagnetic energy including cell phones, computers, gps devices, satellites and all types of two way radios. It is estimated that for the average city dweller “electronic smog” has increased a thousand fold within the last fifteen years.

In Chicago, where I live, the city notifies neighborhood residents whenever a parking lot is being put up to give them the opportunity to debate the issue. But cell towers seem to sprout out of nowhere and without warning. There is a 1996 US Federal law that prevents communities from stopping the construction of cell towers based on health concerns. Not only are cell towers placed next to homes, some are being built right on top of apartment buildings and other public buildings where people work or reside.

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