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|Eileen O´Connor: Tribute to the people suffering because of Mast radiation|
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SCRAM (Seriously Concerned Residents About Masts) - www.scram.uk.com
Please add your tribute to the growing list, find some time to read the enclosed information some of it is heartbreaking, but shows the true suffering. We will not be remembered as just another statistic.
e-mail me your thoughts, hopes and prayers, I intend on making our thoughts known to Government and will be putting them on our website. Thank you so much for your contribution.
Tribute from Eileen O’Connor
As a tribute to people throughout the world suffering from Cancer, Brain Tumours, Brain degenerative diseases, asthma and electro sensitivity. Many of these diseases are man made and many causes can be attributed to chemicals and radiation. Governments throughout the world continue to put billions of pounds before our health; many people are suffering for the sake of big business and industry at the hands of the people we elect into Government. Now it’s our chance to send a message loud and clear, it will soon be our chance to take our vote to the ballot box, question all local candidates from each political party and find out if they support your views before you make any firm decision.
I believe without any doubt that my breast cancer was brought on at the age of 38, three years ago as a result of living 100m next to a huge mobile phone mast for over seven years.
I know your suffering and I understand your fears. I constantly fear cancer returning and have had many scares since, I have thought long and hard on whether I should share my feelings with you and feel its time to represent the billions of people world wide who are going through the same fears and the same suffering.
I fear for my life and the chance to see my children grow, I recently had another cancer scare, this time my doctors thought it had travelled to my spine, towards the end of 2004 I had to undergo another series of MRI scans and bone scans. No one can tell you how frightening it is waiting for the results, no one can tell you how awful it is for your family watching you suffer and sometimes wondering whether you are about to take your last breath. My husband lay awake many nights watching me breathe when I was undergoing chemo therapy and struggling to get through, he has since told me about his fear listening to every breath I took and wondering if it would be the last. No one should suffer this torture. While laying in the MRI and Bone scanner again recently I thought about all the people throughout the world who are in the same position and about the billions of people who have sadly lost their battle. I prayed to God to help us stop this un-necessary suffering for the sake of profit. I sometimes despair and wonder if we will ever be listened to, only time will tell. It may take many years, the smoking and asbestos industries have finally been proved after many years of people sacrificing their lives.
I need your help, we need to help our selves, if you have to use a mobile phone, only use it for emergency use only and buy the lowest radiation phone on the market. Use your vote in the election wisely and question your MP’s intentions. Join the many voices fighting for life and help those who no longer have the ability to fight for their life anymore.
I am one of the lucky ones my scan results turned out to be only signs of wear and tear now I’ve reached the grand old age of 41, I hope to see my 80th Birthday “God wiling” I hope to see my children grow, to live life to the full to laugh to cry to treasure my friends and family. I will live to fight another day. Sadly some of my friends and neighbours have not been as lucky and I miss them dearly. I just know that when that day does come and I am ready to take that last breath, I hope I can look back and in the words of my favourite film say “It’s a wonderful life” and know I’ve made a difference, you can make a difference to, don’t wait like I did to get a wake up call.
I am inviting everyone to put just one sentence or short paragraph together, add you name and the area you live in, I will build up a file of quotes to go with this letter and send it on to leaders of the world. Send your quote to the SCRAM (Seriously Concerned Residents About Masts) website www.s-c-r-a-m.co.uk send this to all your friends and family.
I would like to end by saying a thank you to all the dedicated campaigners, independent scientists, the media and people in positions of power who are working hard towards a safer future and ask God to guide us and protect the vulnerable.
Best wishes and God Bess to everyone.
Tribute to People Suffering
I cried when I read Eileen’s email. Every word she said was true and from the heart. I met Eileen as a result of my only daughter aged 13 dying from bone cancer in August 2003 and there is nothing in the whole world that could be worse than watching your child suffer and taking her last breath, whilst cradled in your arms. My daughter was old enough to be frightened and pleaded to the Drs and ourselves as her parents to get her better, she loved life so much, had so many dreams and so much to live for and yet we felt so helpless and scared ourselves, we did not know what to do and put our trust and childs life into the hands of the doctors and hospitals. Our Jen asked us WHY? why did she get cancer and why are so many people being diagnosed with cancer.
I believe that Eileen and her team have found a possible cause, and this cause needs to be looked into regardless of the millions of pounds of revenue that may be lost. Millions of lives may continue to be lost unless the government act now -our children/teenagers and future generations depend on us to protect them and give them a safe environment to grow up in. We must act now before it is too late.
I would never wish for any parent to go through what we have been through and are still going through, our lives will never be the same again without the beautiful smile and laughter of our daughter, who made our lives so complete and worth living.
Please back Eileen and her team for what they are trying to achieve and fight for on behalf of families like mine.
Please see my website www.starweave.com, main info page, for FIVE scientific studies ALL showing ill-health effects from MASTS. I challenge Mr Blair, or any of his advisers, to produce ONE study failing to show such effects. THERE ARE NONE SO BLIND AS THOSE WHO DON'T WANT TO SEE (Dazzled by ££££ signs).
THERE ARE NONE SO BLIND AS THOSE WHO DON'T WANT TO SEE (Dazzled by ££££ signs).
Dr Grahame Blackwell
I urge leaders of the world to place the elimination of the causes of cancer, such as mast emissions, car emissions, chemicals in food, passive smoking etc, at the front of their agenda as they do oil supplies and its sources. On the multiplication of masts, and emissions alone, we could start by setting a European standard.
If only taking account of the economics, this will save billions on health care and services, in most of the developed world.
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, UK
The wheels of Government turn slower than the undertaker’s hearse and with less frequency.
The second is a quote taken from Hansards during the reading of Richard Spring’s Bill in May of last year
By Keith Hill, Planning minister.
“The UK is at the forefront of service provision of mobile phone communications and it has been estimated that the UK mobile sector contributes £18billion to the UK economy or 2% of GDP. This has been achieved by a careful balancing of the planning
Regulations and guidelines which have facilitated the growth of not only existing but of new systems, while seeking to keep environmental impact to a minimum and addressing public health concerns. The government believe we have struck the right balance”
WHAT BALANCE ! The scales need checking.
Regards Pete Morley Gainsborough Lincs, UK
ICNIRP guidelines are absolutely useless as only heating effects are considered.
We need a change in the law to prevent ANY masts from being erected within 500 metres of schools hospitals and residential areas. When drawing up this law, advice should be taken from EMINENT INDEPENDENT SCIENTISTS such as Dr Hyland, Dr Blackwell, Dr. Walker, Professor Coghill and Barry Trower. The views of Government career scientists and scientists working for telecom companies are biased and need to be ignored. The final decisions should be made by a committee of the above named INDEPENDENT scientists not UNQUALIFIED judges.
A.Lawrence & M.J.Lawrence
Thank you for this beautiful and inspiring tribute.
I feel we have a lot in common.
Not only do I strongly agree with your principles, but I also pray for God's guidance to work towards a safer future on this issue and I would go as far as to say that I am driven to fight this cause.
"It's a Wonderful Life" is also my favourite film!
I've submitted a quote to the website.
As a seriously concerned resident against masts I believe that present cavalier attitudes regarding exposure to microwave radiation will have a ripple effect through the whole of humankind on a scale that is bigger than anyone can comprehend. We must look to the dangers now for our future survival and may God preserve us.
Dear Eileen and other members of SCRAM,
I am currently a mother of three and a very concerned resident of Kensington and Chelsea in London. The telecommunications technology has swept this generation without any real consideration of the possible dangers to our health. As someone with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics from Cornell University, I am acutely aware of the power and potential of electromagnetic waves and do not believe the fields created by telephone masts, mobile telephones, and indeed wireless modems will not have any adverse effects on humans.
Sadly, the huge profits made by this industry have blinded many in the corporate world and government to any thought to these risks. There is no significant
Global scientific research into this area in spite of the pervasiveness of the technology. I urge governments to promote such research by the industry
Itself by creating more stringent requirements for planning applications. I am sure that there will be a number of ways to render this technology as safe as
Possible in the future as long as the industry is forced to make heath considerations a vital focus.
Thank you for all your good work,
We feel that our life is in danger
From Klaus Rudolph C.I.O. Citizens Initiative Omega in Germany see C.I.O. newsletter:
We feel that our life is in danger
We lived at a distance of about 300 meters of a 4 mobile phone antennas at the water reservoir in Schöllbronn in D-76275 Ettlingen till end of 2003. The units were constructed in a short time beginning in February of 2000.
With the erection of the mobile radio-unit, began for us a terrible sorrow time.
Insomnia, dizziness, muscle cramps, heart lawn, nightly sweating and freezing, trembling at the entire body are only some examples what my wife's experience and I since then had to go through. In addition I got a Fibromyalgia and ringing in the ears through the effect of the mobile radio, my wife suffers because of the radiation of the mobile radio-unit under epileptic attacks and vertigo with several collapses yet.
We are both for some time already no longer in the situation to work. Sometimes we do not know how we yet should live on. We feel that our life is in danger and similar to your neighbour we have to leave our house we have rented for the last 8 years, because we can not pay the rent anymore and we have many debts. We don't know where to go, because we have all over these antennas and mobile phones. From 2000-2003 we lived nearby this MW broadcast tower and we got EHS. Since the end of 2003 we live in a flat but we have the same problems because of our EHS we got since 2000.
After and after we learned that many other citizens are concerned in similar manner.
All efforts to move the operators to a dismantling of the units or to an attitude of envoy activity, remained without success, also the lawsuits we undertake to force the mobile phone operators to end their work of destruction. All that and many useless shielding actions cost many money.
There is little help from anybody, although our story is well known in Germany and elsewhere. And there are many similar cases in Germany and around the world. There had to be funds and places for us tortured victims, but nobody is caring, especially not our governments and the mobile phone industry which is responsible for our damages.
Klaus and Gabi Rudolph
Hi Klaus: On Friday, June 6, 2003 THE IRISH TIMES
published on page 13 a full page poignant article "Living in the Shadow of Death" by Caitriona Crowe whose brother died of an epileptic seizure just a year ago. We know that one of the severest symptoms for a number of us who are EHS (electrohypersensitive) are seizures of various intensity. As I have disclosed on numerous occasions (most recently, in my report of the COST 281 Worskhop, posted at C.I.Omega for 20/5/03) I get brain seizures when falling off to sleep, following exposure to excessive EMR levels, hence my particular interest in "this mysterious illness" as Caitriona terms it.
Some points she makes that may particularly interest EHS members of your group who suffer from seizures:
A 2002 U.K. published report on epilepsy related deaths ("National Sentinel Clinical Audit of Epilepsy-Related Death") concluded that "'it was difficult to establish the true number of epilepsy-related deaths from certification data . . . Epilepsy-related death . . . is still underestimated by healthcare professionals, and this may reflect the mistaken belief that epilepsy is a benign condition. The risk of death associated with epilepsy appeared rarely to have been discussed with patients or their families.'"
Caitriona Crowe suggests that "It is crucial that healthcare professionals take the condition properly into account when treating patients for other problems and are aware of the risk of seizures and the danger they pose."
To add a few words about "this mysterious illness."
Posted for 15/2/03 on Citizens Initiative Omega is my entry captioned "an ES sufferer reports." This concerns quite an awful week I survived of RF/MW harassment following my opening of an esisreal email account with a specific Irish carrier. (Naturally, that account became quickly inactive as I wished not to be killed!) Right in the middle of that week I had one night of continuous brain seizures from the severity of the harassment. I telephoned the Irish BRAINWAVE Society (The Dublin based support group for epileptics) to let them know what was happening and I was told they knew nothing about a connection between exposure to external interference from electromagnetic sources and seizures. Hearing that, of course I sent the society quite a batch of literature. But there still is not a public word from BRAINWAVE about the connection between excessive (that is as geared to the susceptible individual's tolerance level) e-levels and their triggering seizures.
Last week, I happened to share a bus-seat with the mother of a young man who has been suffering from epilepsy for the last few years. I didn't know this when I sat beside her but I had all the details by the time we got off that bus. And I had particularly noted one fact: that a specific neurosurgeon here in Cork whom her son had consulted had warned him to stay away from electric equipment for at least a year!
She happened to mention in particular an electric hedge-trimmer that he might have used, so it was not just in case of epileptically induced seizures from flickering screen lights, etc. Nice to know that there is at least one Irish medical specialist here who will not confuse seizures triggered by the very real exposure of a susceptible/sensitive person to external EMR sources with self-induced hallucinations of being affected - that is "psychotic episodes" - as, in my very painful experience, has been the case.
Best, Imelda, Cork, Ireland
We need a politics and economics that puts people first.
Birmingham Green Party
Thanks for your note “Tribute to people suffering” and I and I can fully identify with your comments and thoughts.
It does seem to me that the incidence of cancer in all its form is becoming more common, whether that is a reflection of our lifestyle or advancement in technology in identifying such illness in a debateable point.
There is no doubt that advances in technology could give greater cause for concern as advancement have over the years.
Increased technology always seems to come at a price what we should question is the price too much and are the health problems (like you) due to this increased technology.
I think we should all be concerned at the potential risks of both phones and masts especially with the young who seem to spend hours and hours using mobile phones, what happened to good old face to face conversation.
Anyway good luck with the campaign and keep in touch.
I am very concerned about this whole issue. I live in Wetherby, West Yorkshire and worry every day when I see my local High school covered in masts. Also major buildings in the cantre of Harrogate covered. I totally support your campaign.
Good look in the campaign and in your life.
Regards and best wishes
Brenton b Williams
Hi Eileen - Reading your input I feel a tremendous surge of anger at the irresponsible way that the Government and phone companies are ignoring the evidence before their eyes. I have just heard of a colleague in my village (pop. 4,500) who is very seriously ill - something I am hearing almost on a daily basis (three people in one night recently requiring an ambulance) - with symptoms which are all linked to living near to phone masts, by dedicated independent scientists.
I came across a profound quote made by a poet and author from a century ago, Rev. J. H. B. Masterman - "How often is it still true - that what we need is not fresh evidence, but a fuller understanding of what we have already". And it is still true 100 years on! When will they learn?
What can I say? For seventeen years I have been trying to tell the world about the insidious dangers of exposure to EMF against a background of polarisation, obfuscation, procrastination and downright deception by the power utilities, the telecoms and computer industries, and the military. I am still going, and now I think we have found a way of prophylaxis. But there is still a long road ahead, and time is closing in on both me and the people. Even those most likely to benefit scarcely believe me!
Best of luck with it all, Eileen
MA (Cantab) C Biol MI Biol MA (Environ Mgt)
Coghill Research Laboratories
Visit our website: http://www.cogreslab.co.uk
Dear Eileen, As founder of Northern Ireland Opposed to Masts I saw first hand the suffering in communities during battles with rich powerful mobile phone companies and what they thought were their own government ignoring their wishes. I also witnessed cancer clusters near these masts, just like the ones being found in the rest of Britain. One cluster was in a rural area of County Tyrone, where a large mast cluttered with equipment was mounted at the top of a hill. At the bottom of the hill were five homes with six people of various ages with cancer. The only time their government or the phone companies involved took notice was when the people cut the mast down. Shortly after the mast was taken down I had to attend the funeral of a mother of four who had fought to prevent the mast from going back up. She was the fourth cancer death and she had buried her husband six months before with cancer. The government didn't race out to find out if their mast was involved...NO, their only concern was to try and get it back up!
Neither the government nor the phone industry cares about the damage these masts and phones are doing. They only care about the big money involved. Time after time I watched communities beg these companies to move the mast out away from people only to find the mast forced up a few nights later. The only time they take the people seriously is when their equipment hits the ground at a hundred miles an hour!
Chairman of NIOM
Having watched my friends and neighbours suffer and die because of this, i now hear of the problem occurring all over the country where people now suffer the same symptoms as they did. Olle Johansson needs funds to further his work, and we need to raise funds for this. Advertisements paid for, and printed in the main newspapers, and on TV is the way to shame the Government and the companies. Funds could be raised from donations asked for in the adverts and fund raisers. I would suggest tins to collect money, and the noise at supermarkets that can be heard on the acousticom as a way to raise funds.… By highlighting the truth, we can educate other people. Dr Hyland, John Walker and Graham Blakwells papers could be used as well. If Eileen and the radiation trust took this up i feel it would work. We need to stop putting faith in the democratic way forward via politicians, as there is no democracy, and it is a waste of money time and energy. By taking this into our own hands we would start to get somewhere. Exposing the lies, and embarrassing the people who are paid to protect us, is the democratic route to take now. Expose and shame is what is needed.
This Government, some of the Government Scientists and this Industry, will be held responsible for more deaths in peace time than any terrorist group in the world ever!
Ex-Government Military Scientist
Author of the Trower report on Tetra for the Police Federation
Man destroyeth and animals and environment suffereth.
How selfish the human race is to adopt guidelines and protection measures without any thought for the animals and environment with which we are entrusted to protect. Ask yourself if ICNIRP guidelines are inadequate to protect us, what hope lies for the wildlife in whose back yard ALL these structures are erected. The mobile phone industry tells us that exclusion zones extend out to no more than 15m from the antenna and 4.3m below the antenna, but industry forgot to tell the birds who perch upon these structures.
Per the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) 'I do acknowledge your concern and also importantly note that the Stewart Report made very little mention of any potential impact of these masts on the health or welfare of farm or wild animals living nearby, choosing to focus nearly exclusively on the perceived or potential consequences for human safety .As such this is a matter of concern and I would agree that the issue requires further closer examination'.
Per the Scottish Prevention for the Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), 'the objectives of the Scottish SPCA are to prevent cruelty to animals and to encourage kindness and humanity in their treatment. A specific policy of the Society is Conservation. Since the Society is concerned with the welfare of wild animals it deplores changes made to the environment which disturb the balance of nature. Like the RSPCA the Scottish SPCA has not had any dealings in this area, however, I feel that both the above policy statements would indicate that if full scientific evidence demonstrated a link to domestic and wild animal health and welfare then the Scottish SPCA would most definitely voice its concern.
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