(Ashland, MA) Massachusetts legislators have introduced five bills this session to address public exposure to wireless radiation. Lisa Lavine Nagy, M.D., government liaison for the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, explains, “Scientific literature has proven that exposure to wireless radiation is responsible for numerous medical symptoms and conditions. A landmark study by the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has proven that DNA damage as well as brain and heart tumors develop in mice exposed to cell phone radiation. Other studies report lowered sperm count in men as well as damage to the fetal brain when a pregnant woman uses the cell phone. A leading autism researcher at Harvard has observed links between wireless radiation exposure and autism.”
The science documenting negative health effects of smart meters and Wi-Fi is also emerging. Many people are already experiencing radiation related symptoms in schools, homes, and workplaces. Effects can include insomnia, headaches, fast heartbeat, dysautonomia, anxiety, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), tingling, nausea, skin rashes, cognitive impairment, depression, and behavioral issues. Non-industry funded scientists indicate children and fetuses are especially vulnerable.
Says Dr. Nagy, “We must apply the precuationary principle and protect the public from potential harm with safe practices. These practices should be based on new data as well as the health experiences of people worldwide who are using these technologies.
As happened in the case of tobacco, EMFs (electromagnetic fields) are all too slowly being recognized as having negative health impacts. The science on EMFs has existed for decades, and other countries have already established more protective radiation exposure limits. Many physicians in the United States are seeing patients every day with electrical intolerance induced by overexposure in their environment.
The five Massachusetts bills are the first steps in taking action and educating the public on responsible use of today’s technology: