Sunday Tasmanian - - Letters -

I EMPATHISE with Jody Watkins (”When mod­ern life is a hi-tech hell”, Sunday Tas­ma­nian, July 29).

Af­ter liv­ing too close to a tower, I be­came se­verely elec­tro-hy­per­sen­si­tive to the de­gree that an elec­tronic car key could tem­po­rar­ily crip­ple me, and mo­bile phones and Wi-Fi af­fected my neu­roim­muno­log­i­cal sys­tem so badly that I twice al­most died.

The com­mu­ni­ca­tions cor­po­ra­tions ob­vi­ously do not want you to know about such in­con­ve­niences and so tend to push peo­ple like Jody or my­self un­der the rug.

I have had maybe 30 hours of repet­i­tive con­ver­sa­tions with the NBN roll­out crew, won­der­ing if my cur­rently safe hous­ing will be­come a night­mare any day now. I do not fit their pic­ture. But all tests world­wide are show­ing that Jody Watkins and I are ca­naries in a deadly mine. What is hap­pen­ing at a cel­lu­lar level to us is also hap­pen­ing to you and es­pe­cially to your chil­dren.

We once thought that smok­ing was OK — in hos­pi­tals, restau­rants, ev­ery­one smoked! It was safe, right? Well, ra­di­a­tion is a whole lot more dan­ger­ous, which is why Lloyd’s of Lon­don re­fused to in­sure com­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pa­nies from the get-go against fu­ture li­a­bil­ity.

Peo­ple won­der why chil­dren can­not learn in schools any more. Wi-Fi and class­room iPads along with elec­tronic recre­ation are in­ter­fer­ing with the nat­u­ral com­mu­ni­ca­tion among cel­lu­lar sys­tems in the body and dam­ag­ing young brains as they are be­ing formed. J.J. Earth­schild Ta­roona

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