Electrosensitivity in Teachers and School Personnel
SSITA is concerned about the teachers who are approaching us either after having to leave the teaching profession through growing electrosensitivity to Wi-Fi in their school, or who are reporting severe symptoms, either since its installation or its upgrade. One of our members has now set up a support group for these teachers and other school/college/university personnel similarly affected:
ES teachers and lecturers, (& others)
If you are a teacher or other school based member of staff and wish to discuss any personal concerns you may have with regard to this subject, please e-mail our ES support team – firstname.lastname@example.org
At this point we would draw you attention to the excellent presentation given by Dr.Erica Mallery-Blythe at the British Society of Ecological Medicine Conference in March 2014 on the subject of diagnosing electrosensitivity:
This below was one of several presentations given throughout the day. A DVD of the full day’s presentations is available from BSEM. Dr. Mallery-Blythe is one of the signatories of the British Doctors’ Letter… Please see ” British Doctors Initiative” (7th. label down on our Homepage)
Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe talking about electrosensitivity:
2. Legal acknowledgement of the condition of EHS and compensation in Australia. Judgment Administrative Appeals Tribunal of Australia: Dr Alexander McDonald and Comcare.
Please note that Dr. Alexander MacDonald above is the same Dr. David McDonald of the Youtube video below- Dr. Macdonald’s full name being Dr. Alexander David Macdonald:
What does ICNIRP say?
The UK government relies on such agencies as ICNIRP ( International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection) for advice. Under the Commission’s section entitled “People being protected” ICNIRP pays recognition to the fact that some groups in the population may be more vulnerable, or more affected, than others:
People being protected
Different groups in a population may have differences in their ability to tolerate a particular NIR exposure. For example, children, the elderly, and some chronically ill people might have a lower tolerance for one or more forms of NIR exposure than the rest of the population. Under such circumstances, it may be useful or necessary to develop separate guideline levels for different groups within the general population but it may be more effective to adjust the guidelines for the general population to include such groups. Some guidelines may still not provide adequate protection for certain sensitive individuals nor for normal individuals exposed concomitantly to other agents, which may exacerbate the effect of the NIR exposure, an example being individuals with photosensitivity. Where such situations have been identified, appropriate specific advice should be developed-within the context of scientific knowledge.
In some circumstances, it may be advisable to distinguish between members of the general public and individuals exposed because of or while performing their work tasks (occupational exposure). In its exposure guidelines, ICNIRP distinguishes occupational and public exposures in general terms. When applying the guidelines to specific situations, it is ICNIRP’s opinion that the relevant authorities in each country should decide on whether occupational or general public guideline levels are to be applied, according to existing (national) rules or policies. Environmental conditions may also influence the effect of whole-body exposure to optical or RF radiation.