Simon Craigie, Dublin

When did you first start to develop EHS/Microwave sickness, or make the link that your symptoms were caused by RF/EMFs?

Only recently I realise the first serious link that symptoms were caused by RF/EMFs were the Myoclonic Seizures I started to get during 2nd Year at University in 1999 after getting setup with a mobile phone contract with Orange Mobile.

What are your symptoms?

Headaches, Migraines, Memory Deficit, Concentration, Eye Lid Nerve Spasm, Occasional Myoclonic Epilepsy Episodes, Anxiety, day to day adaptations to reduce exposures.

How does it affect your life on a day-to-day basis – home, work, socially?

Change in work and income as I have to take days off to recover from terrible migraines, the most recent example is assessing a garden in Howth to do work on, I could sense the radiation from the Cell Tower at the Gardai Station and other antennas in Howth Harbour. I had a terrible headache until the next day. I went straight to bed when I got home. The prospective customer had a wifi booster in the house and the main wifi router in the garage. My RF EMF meter was buzzing in the back garden when I checked. I’m not sure if I can work here and said that if I do the work, I will be dressing up in my shielding RF clothing. I need time off to recover from some exposures and then when I go home to my family and notice the radiation sensation in their back garden from all the neighbours plus their wifi and cordless phone, this upsets me as I wonder what is happening to the world we are living in. It’s very sad we are interfering with the natural environment. Nature is no longer nature; it’s been taken over my wireless radiation and this is going to have long term effects on all life.

 I spend less time in restaurants, cafes, bank, supermarkets, avoid locations with a lot of Cell Phone Towers where possible and notice the difference with migraines when I do have to go to these locations such as Coolock Industrial Estate for van DOE test and van service.

I know when I visit my parents that I’m likely to have a migraine by the time I’m finished driving to Dunboyne from Clontarf via Coolock Northside Shopping Centre, M50, N3, Castleknock, Blanchardstown, Clonee, Dunboyne.

Socially I prefer to avoid spending time in the City Centre at night time. I prefer to socialise hill walking, going to a quiet beach such as Balscadden Bay in Howth, Walking in St. Annes Park in the quieter sections of the park and do Tidy Towns litter picking in the park.

What changes have you had to make in your life to reduce your exposure to RF/EMF radiation (eg, moving house, leaving work, shielding)?

I moved apartment because I couldn’t breathe in the apartment in Portmarnock at The Quarry in a 1st floor apartment surrounded with wifi from neighbours as well as aircraft flying low over the apartment every minute with ozone air pollution.

I found out after I moved in so moved in a hurry and now, we have the fumes from the Poolbeg incinerators on certain days of the year.

How do your family and friends respond to your situation?

They don’t respond too well! They did change the position of the Wifi Router and Cordless Phone to the far corner of the living room which is only used for special occasions because I got terrible pains in my head when in the bath on the far side of the wall of the wifi router and cordless phone. They did this for themselves I think, they obviously got headaches but haven’t mentioned it to me. My Dad had heart surgery, asthma and I think the wifi router, his mobile smart phone, microwave hasn’t helped, He also mentioned he has been sleeping with the electric blanket on. I measured the electric blanket when on and it gives readings of 25mG on the RF EMF Trifield 2 meter. An elderly person I was acting as a carer for in Ranelagh for a few months slept on her electric blanket with the wifi router on the bed side table plus an alcoholic drink, went to hospital for back injections, as she suffered terrible back pain. She continued to sleep with the electric blanket on, also she used the mobile phone on her ear when ringing and ringing and ringing for ages before getting an answer. She rang so many of her friends. Nuala had hearing aids and also then she had problems with memory and was taking medication for her memory, epilepsy, I asked her about epilepsy and she said no! I said well that’s what the medication is for. She was on 7 day week packs with lots of pills.

How does your doctor, health professional respond to your EHS?

My GP is aware of EHS but he says move house or change something. That’s all he does. I mention the wifi in his GP Surgery and he says that the practice doesn’t belong to him, he is only renting and that if he owned the premises, he would be able to make changes.

What do you think our government and decision makers should do?

I think the government need to inform the public of the 2B Classification for RF EMF. There was a  Press Release from CMO (Chief Medical Officer) in May 2011 citing IARC WHO with guidelines for best practice given. There is more recent evidence of cancer from the National Toxicology Program NTP and the Ramazzini Institute in Italy. There is clear evidence of RF EMF being a 2A Probably Carcinogen, with some saying there is enough evidence to classify as a Group 1 Carcinogen. The same as diesel. I think we need to protect people considering fertility issues such as women resorting to expensive IVF treatments, male sperm fertility issues, cancers of the breast, prostate, bowel, brain tumours, thyroid.

I think we need an independent agency to protect the public from the vested interests of Mobile Phone Industry and their shareholders as well as there may well be a revolving door of interest between the few people elected to government and industry who are ignoring the health effects of a very large population.

How do you feel about the roll-out of further 4G, 5G, smart meters and LED street lighting in your area and across Ireland?

I feel it’s very unfair as many New Radio monopoles are going up when no one can object. With no opportunity for the public to make an observation and appeal on the grounds of health and getting a good night’s sleep.

They are still being erected now but a lot went up during lockdowns. The worst is that the public are not even consulted on most of the 4/5G monopoles.

Anything else you would like to say?

My eye lid nerve tremor twitch spasm occasionally, is much less since I made an observation using the Trifield 2 meter, I switched off the wifi, using cable Ethernet Single Hub Adapter for smart phone available on Amazon, phone mostly in airplane mode, disabled Bluetooth, data, GPS, divert to voice mail, number display on a corded telephone for the blind visually impaired from Argos. I wear blue blocker glasses most of the time, plus mostly using good stylus pens otherwise its irritating after a while typing with fingers, like a pain in the head. I place the smart phone in a Lamicall Tablet Grab Stand 1kg weighted so it doesn’t easily get knocked off the counter or desk. Think Laptop changed to table – as it’s better to keep a laptop on a table and not your lap especially with the magnetic field and wireless antennas so close to your body. All these changes make such as difference.

I continue to make new observations, available to fast track anybody to a more ergonomic setup, bringing transparency of the market economy vs yours and my healthcare. Hence the confusion over Organic vs Conventional Produce.

I currently observing the magnetic field in my apartment and in the city parks is about 0.8mG – the back ground basic level which can increase in certain scenarios such as when close to a footpath or public road, or where a home is very close to the footpath/road underground or overhead cables. Other situations where the mG is higher at times such as 4mG coming from wiring in a wall when power is being drawn on the cable during the night time when Nuala has her electric blanket on all night, wifi box, cordless phone, emergency buzzer, virgin media tv.

I felt the myoclonic seizure arriving in the spare room with my head close to the cable in the wall at 4mG. I moved to the 2nd spare bedroom and I was fine.

Helping people to find clarity. Giving you the time to make the observation. It will take time to tune in. Each person is different and we will all make different observations in the time. We can be prepared for this.

Do you want to stay fertile?  Well then don’t keep the phone in the pocket or on the body.

If you don’t want headaches or the risk of a brain glioma or acoustic neuroma, then keep the mobile smart phone away from your head

Be mindful of others close to you when using your smart phone, as it’s like secondary smoke when a person is sitting right beside you in a waiting room or in a bar or restaurant or while on public transport such as a bus, train, taxi, airplane.

There is so much more. We need to take the first steps.