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Sensitive to WiFi

30 January 2015


From Rosemary Charles

Sir, - After many reports advocating WiFi in churches, it came as some relief to read the letter (23 January) from A. Wills sounding a warning note on this topic.

Although she is writing about WiFi in particular, I continue to have concerns about the use of church towers for aerials. I have electro-magnetic hypersensitivity, which means that I am affected by cordless phones, mobile phones, microwave ovens, touch-screen computers, and high-voltage power cables. Hence I do my best to avoid exposure to these and other similar devices.

As a bell-ringer, however, I am more than usually exposed to any output in church towers. I have been told that everyone is affected, but only some people are aware of symptoms - strong headache and unpleasant tension, mainly. And before you dismiss me as an oddity: the only other unusual trait I have is that I read the Church Times.

6 Bridewell Street
Wymondham NR18 0AR

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