Columnist misses mark

Reader speaks out over Tom Fletcher's column on EletroHyperSensitivity

Tom Fletcher is a close-minded fool.  I’m approx. the fourth person in Canada to receive CPP Disability for ElectroHyperSensitivity (EHS) and I do not have cell or cordless phone, wifi, microwave oven or any other microwave emitter in my house. Canadian Human Rights legislation guarantees equal access to people with disabilities, but guess what? I can’t attend university; spend time in public buildings, coffee shops, government offices, or even the hospital where I used to work.  More than a few minutes, and my symptoms range from itching, to sinus congestion, nausea, headaches, mood swings, forgetfulness.

So for Tom Fletcher to puff his chest like a bantam rooster and pretend he knows anything about EMR and its effects on EHS-disabled people is complete bunk. Too bad he doesn’t know the science behind it, either. Microwaves penetrate the cell membrane and disrupt calcium ion levels such that symptoms of low blood calcium arise (eg. muscle spasm, arrhythmia, sleep apnea).

I can feel EMR; people who can’t simply have heart attacks and die.  I’m one of the lucky ones, canary in an open pit coal mine, warning the rest of you to smarten up! Stop this madness before we, the great Homo Sapiens, destroy every living thing on this planet – although if they can survive us, they’ll surely be better off without us.


Christel Martin, Vernon



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