Useful TETRA links: help and advice on protecting yourself
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Mobile masts affect different people in different ways. Unfortuntely it isnt predictable in any way. From all the contacts we have made, there is no way of knowing how your well-being may be affected.
This site isnt here to scare anyone. We know more people who appear unaffected than those who report electro-sensitivity (ie suffer symptoms in the very short term, from simply being near TETRA masts).
Nor can we, or anyone for that matter, state what a safe distance from any mast is. There are no relevant guidelines. We know people who are only affected quite close up, and others who can feel a TETRA mast in their heads from half a mile away. We even know people who suffer badly a mile distant.
Thats what we can report, and scientists and medical doctors can regard these reports as truthful, psychosomatic or pure anxiety if they like. But enough of us can be certain that what we feel and what happens, is in no way psychosomatic. Thats why we are asking for full and proper research into the experiences of electro-sensitivity around TETRA masts, as well as the research into longer-term risks.
You are you, and only you can find the best way to protect yourself. We cannot endorse any particular product, only the principles.
Detection is important too, so see what Powerwatch suggest may be suitable to buy or hire. But be prepared to feel surprised by what these devices reveal. The AcoustiCOM is a sensitive device that reveals pulsed electromagnetic radiation as an audible sound. You can learn to tell the difference between TETRA, GSM, UMTS (3G), and DECT phones, for example. The COM meter will show field levels from 0.5 V/m to up to 6 V/m.
Now available: Electrosmog Detector (the new Acousticom). Visit this site for sample sounds of various sources, for shielding and detectors.
Protection falls into three categories:
What you choose to try is your decision. We hope you find something that will work for you, but none of these things can guarantee 100 per cent protection from damage to your health.
Read about electromagnetic fields in and around the home
Electric Forester Investigations Ltd: Independent Electromagnetic Surveys & Investigations
Screening materials from Equilibra (worth exploring the rest of this site on other protection and explanations)
2. Personal field protection
All sounds crazy? This is an area where we know too little. Some of this will turn out to be grounded in science, some in faith. And being an open website, read also this view on personal protection devices.
Report on a Double Blind Crossover Field Trial of the effectiveness of the TECNO AO antenna device. Research indicating that one of the principles of such devices does have an effect, also indicating that there really is a problem with ELF-EM fields that is rectified.
Protective Effect on Human Peripheral Blood Lymphocytes. Roger Coghill on another of the devices (the personal harmoniser). Good discussion as well.
3. Supplements etc.
Some people recommend supplementary natural melatonin, especially in the case of sleep disruption, available from health supplement suppliers.
Vitamin B12 features in a number of recommendations, which is interesting because it is a nitric oxide (NO) scavenger. Similarly, the mineral zeolite (also used in catalytic converters and cat litter!) is being reported as being very effective for electro-sensitivity, and again it is a mineral that absorbs NO. [More on nitric oxide issues.]
Example links on B12:
The most important thing though is to eat healthily and exercise, so the right things go in and elimination (including sweating and breathing) is stimulated. Antioxidant foods are always a good idea, as are foods and drinks with polyphenols, and essential minerals such as zinc and selenium.
4. Basic advice
Some protection may be better than none, and some of the above solutions are very expensive. Consider these first steps:
We know that living inside a Faraday cage* would guarantee protection, but that is a difficult and expensive task and will transform your home!
*Any hollow conductor (eg a metal box) will transfer any electrical charge it accumulates, to the outside. There will be no electrical field inside.
TETRA on Reynolds Building, Bognor Regis. O2 Airwave refused to co-operate in its removal, lied about switching it off and continued to use the site as the distrct switch.