When did you get your first mobile phone? And what impact has it had on your life? The ability to make phone calls from ANYWHERE and now more recently the evolution into a smart phone has been life changing. But have you thought about the effect of wireless radiation on your health? I really wasn’t asking questions like my next guest, Lyn McLean from EMR Australia.
Lyn started asking questions about the effect of wireless radiation on our health in 1996, over 20 years ago. When you think about our bodies, in fact every atom in the universe, is both energy and matter. Every cell functions on tiny little currents and every nerve functions on tiny little currents, and to imagine that wireless radiation doesn’t affect us in some way is kind of naïve at the very best.
Look at different public health issues of the past (and some even current). We knew cigarettes were bad, in the 1930s and ’40s, but it was 2009 when the American FDA finally deemed it to be an addictive substance. Asbestos: it took about 30 years for that to happen, and the lead time on a lot of these diseases is a really long time. Climate change: despite the fact that 3,000 scientists say that climate change is a problem, the coal industries saying, well, the science isn’t in on it is ridiculous.
So the same goes here for wireless radiation, and Lyn has written a fabulous book called Wireless-Wise Families: What Every Parent Needs to Know about Wireless Technology. I have appropriated that name for this episode and just said Wireless-Wise People, because this is something that I think every person, whether you’re a parent or not, needs to know about wireless radiation. I hope you enjoy this chat that I had with Lyn McLean.