This Week’s Special Guest asks –
“Where do you go when an invisible matrix spanning the globe is making you sick?”
Kim Goldberg – author of the upcoming book Refugium: Wi-Fi Exiles & The Coming Electroplague joins Pat to discuss the health hazards associated with wireless technology.
In Refugium, Kim will explore that question through a series of profiles of people who are living with Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity, or EHS. Interwoven between these stories will be her own journey through the research as an investigative writer and a biologist, along with commentary about the larger forces driving the proliferation of wireless technology.
These Wi-Fi exiles, and the special sanctuaries cropping up around the world to keep them safe, may indeed be harbingers of a future we are all hurtling toward.
Nanaimo author Kim Goldberg has been awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to write a book about people who are physically sickened by their exposure to wireless technology.
“I was thrilled to learn that this project will be supported,” says Goldberg, who holds a degree in biology and has no wireless devices in her own home. “It will require a huge amount of time and work because the problem is literally global in scope.”
Goldberg says people are already contacting her with their stories of debilitating illness, job loss, critically sick children in Wi-Fi’ed classrooms, relocation to remote settings, sleeping in homemade Faraday cages—all due to their exposure to some form of electromagnetic radiation, usually wireless.
“Where do you go when an invisible matrix spanning the globe is making you sick?” Goldberg asks.
“I have been shocked by the number and intensity of the stories flooding in to me. We seem to be witnessing a growing electroplague,” she says. “I think these electro-sensitive people, and the special sanctuaries cropping up around the world to keep them safe, may be harbingers of a future we are all hurtling toward.”
Goldberg maintains that Canada and the United States lag far behind Europe in recognizing the risks and protecting the public from constant exposure to wireless transmissions from cell phones and towers, Internet Wi-Fi and other sources.
“In England, many people afflicted with electro-sensitivity were first diagnosed by their own doctors,” says Goldberg. “Here in Canada, you would be hard-pressed to find a doctor who even believes electro-sensitivity is medically valid, let alone knows how to diagnose it.”
Goldberg has written extensively on environmental topics for newspapers and magazines in Canada and abroad. She is the author of four nonfiction books and two collections of poetry.
You can follow her progress online at http://electroplague.com/
re·fu·gi·um—An area that has escaped changes occurring elsewhere, thereby providing suitable habitat in which organisms can survive through a period of unfavorable conditions. [from Latinrefugium, from refugere to flee away, from re- + fugere to escape]
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