Opinion on EHS ‘disappointing’

VIHA's Dr. Joanna Oda should look at newer blind tests regarding Wi-Fi waves causing sickness, says reader.

To the Editor,

Re: Wi-Fi waves causing sickness, says woman, July 18.

It is very sad to hear a public health officer, like Dr. Oda, say in essence that because there is “no universally agreed upon definition of EHS” that it doesn’t exist.

I daresay it is virtually impossible to get a “universally agreed” opinion about anything, but is that necessary for a condition to exist?

The blind tests to which she refers, saying people failed, have been shown to have been poorly done, with expectations that immediate exposure to a specific radiofrequency (RF) would produce immediate symptoms. EHS doesn’t work like that for most people.

For many the symptoms increase with time and additive exposure.

Why did Dr. Oda not mention the newer blind tests done showing about one in three people suffer tachycardia when exposed to certain frequencies, such as those from cordless phones? Or others that show blood clumping (the rouleaux effect) after using a wireless laptop or a cellphone?

Perhaps she is only aware of the tests industry mentions.

With the number of people becoming “sensitive” to RF radiation increasing as a result of prolonged and increasing exposure to wireless devices, it is vital that our medical professionals become educated.

The University of Alberta Medical School’s Dr. Stephen Genuis teaches doctors about this growing health problem. I would suggest that the BC Medical Association invite Dr. Genuis to put on a clinic, and that Dr. Perry Kendall (Dr. Oda’s boss), Dr. Oda, and the other provincial medical officers attend.

Waiting until the world agrees on a definition is not the answer.

Sharon Noble,

Port Alberni

Just Posted

Alberni Senior Men’s Floor Hockey League reunites

Port Alberni has always been a hockey town, even when there was no ice

Heat wave hits Port Alberni

Open fires prohibited in Coastal Fire Region

Rollin Art Centre hosts open house for artists’ networking

Teas on the Terrace kick off July 5 with teen musician Morgan Schoen

Marijuana to be legal in Canada Oct. 17: Trudeau

Prime Minister made the announcement during question period in the House of Commons

Campbell River schools, First Nations preserve traditional tongue

Project uses new technology to promote language to kids

In reversal, Trump signs executive order to stop family separation

President had been wrongly insisting he had no choice but to separate families apprehended at border

New Jersey forward Taylor Hall wins Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

Vancouver’s Sedin brothers share King Clancy Award for humanitarian efforts

Vancouver Island nursery property sells in historic deal

Green Thumb Garden Centre and Nurseries in north Nanaimo sold

GoFundMe page launched for families of missing Vancouver Island fishermen

Search for three men whose vessel capsized near Tofino on June 15 continues.

50 new fires sparked in B.C. after lightning strikes across province

Similar conditions seen at the beginning of 2017 wildfire season

B.C. woman graduates high school at age 92

Nanaimo’s Joan Deebank the oldest high school graduate ever in B.C., as far as ministry can confirm

B.C. Appeal Court rules lottery winner must be paid back $600,000 loan

Enone Rosas won $4.1 million in a lottery in 2007 and loaned a portion to a friend

B.C. man surprised after used needle falls from sky

A Vernon resident said a syringe fell out of the sky and landed at his feet

Liquor review finds issues with B.C. wholesale monopoly

Report calls for ‘conflict of interest’ in system to be fixed

Most Read