Archive for the ‘electrosensitivity’ Category

Oh dear, Doctor Jessen!

May 2, 2012

In tonight’s Evening Standard, Dr Christian Jessen examined the claims that mobile phones cause health problems and came to the conclusion that “the only health issue firmly associated with mobile phones is an increased risk of car accidents for people who use mobiles while driving.” You just know there’s going to be a “but” though, don’t you? (more…)

Mobile Phones And Sleep Patterns

December 12, 2010

[BPSDB]In my last post I commented on the METRO quoting Philip Weeks as claiming that there was American research showing that having a mobile phone by ones bed disrupted sleep patterns. There was no reference given in either the print or online versions of the articles so I requested them from Weeks. (more…)

Electrosensitivity Again

November 29, 2010

[BPSDB] Electrosensitivity has made a return to the pages of the METRO, under the headline “Is your mobile phone really a threat to your health?”. I have heard it said that if a tabloid headline is phrased as a question, the correct answer is almost invariably “No”. That is certainly the case here. (more…)

‘Electrosmog’ and ‘Type 3’ Diabetes

June 11, 2010

[BPSDB] Mike Adams, the self-styled ‘Health Ranger’ reports on yet another alleged health problem caused by electrical devices. It would appear they cause diabetes. (more…)

If Your Phone Doesn’t Get You, Your Microwave Will

September 7, 2009

[BPSDB]It is clearly time for scare stories about microwave radiation again. The “Body Matters” pages in the Monday 7 September issue (paper edition only. Not online for some reason) of the METRO carried a story by Yanar Alkayat headed “The hidden dangers in your pocket“. If that is not scary enough, alongside it is an X-ray photograph of someone using a mobile phone. The unspoken implication is that microwaves have similar effects to X rays, which is nonsense. (more…)

Getting Roger Coghill to Show His Working

July 17, 2008

I fisked the Sunday Express’ story on Roger Coghill’s notion that the Bridgend suicides are linked to mobile phone masts here. Since then, Ben Goldacre has covered the issue twice, including asking Mr Coghill how he calculated the average distance a home is from a phone mast. (more…)

Suicides and Mobile Phone Masts

June 23, 2008

The Sunday Express appears to have decided that mobile phone masts are responsible for the Bridgend suicides. (more…)

Electrosensitives Fall Out

January 9, 2008

The trustees of the charity Elecrosensitivity-UK have sacked their manager/spokesperson Rob Read, who is not too happy about it. (more…)