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Illness clusters linked to phone masts and Wi-Fi

WiFi RouterSources of microwave radiation such as mobile phone masts and Wi-Fi networks may be to blame for clusters of cancer, depression and other illnesses according to a growing body of evidence.

UK based charity Mast Sanity which campaigns for the safe use of mobile communications networks and radio frequency devices this week issued a press release drawing attention to evidence which links mobile phone and Wi-Fi masts to clusters of ill-health.

In 2000 environmental health scientist Professor Neil Cherry presented evidence to the parliaments of New Zealand, Italy, Austria, Ireland and the EU. Discussing findings from his own research and that of other scientists he warned of significant illnesses and death from these microwave sources.

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Mobile phone use causes sleep problems and other symptoms

 

Results of a new study suggest that using a mobile phone shortly before going to bed can lead to sleep disturbances and a number of other symptoms.

The study found that radiation from mobile/cell phone handsets can cause insomnia and interfere with stage-4 sleep (deep sleep) meaning users wake up feeling unrefreshed.

Other symptoms identified in connection with mobile phone use included headaches and confusion.

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New Efforts to Combat Skyrocketing Lyme Disease Cases

 

US politicians propose legislation to tackle the growing problem of Lyme disease across the country.

Last week, in an effort to address the growing number of Lyme disease cases in the state of New Jersey and across the United States , U.S. Representative. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) announced that he had introduced legislation, with backing from both political parties, to authorize $100 million of extra funding over 5 years, aimed at dramatically expanding Lyme disease research and education.

Rep. Smith's proposed bill, known as the 'Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Prevention, Education, and Research Act of 2007', would, as the name suggests, tackle the increasing problem of Lyme disease from every angle. Details of the bill reveal that it would improve laboratory tests used to diagnose Lyme disease, as well as enhancing the public health surveillance systems and improving public education campaigns to reduce new cases of Lyme disease. The bill would also would create an advisory committee on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

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