National Gallery not a 'sick building'

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Oct 4, 2008, 4:13:38 PM10/4/08
The story below illustrates what seems to be a lack of vision and
understanding, by the Australian health authorities, on the adverse
health effects of electro magnetic radiation. As a former investigator,
I immediately noted that there are five security employees with cancer
and that the amount of bowel cancer for them was quite elevated. I would
expect that these employees carry radio communications devices for their
security duties. I would also expect them to carry those devices on
their hip belts. The radios would be located very close to the victims
bowels where elevated cancer levels were reported. The radios would also
expose the rest of the body to high levels of radiation. Walkie talkie
radios are very strong sources of electro magnetic radiation. Emissions
from those radios and others sources would be bouncing around the
building and re-radiating from any metal objects, such as the heating
system and metal framing of the building. Electro magnetic radiation is
known to cause cancer and many other adverse health effects, see - .

Because of the communications system and other security systems in use
by the gallery, the staff and visitors are probably exposed to quite
high levels of electro magnetic radiation. Why is this not mentioned by
the investigators as a possible cause of cancer and investigated by
experts in that field? An art gallery should be a very healthy place to
work, with little pollution, little chemical contamination and a fair
restful environment when compared with industry. It would seem to me
that it is not the building that is sick, but it is the electro magnetic
environment inside that building which is sick and should be thoroughly
investigated and cleaned up.

Martin Weatherall

National Gallery not a 'sick building'


3/10/2008 12:00:00 AM

A two-year investigation into an alleged cancer cluster at the National
Gallery of Australia has found the building is not likely to have been
the source of the cancers among staff.

The investigation, led by epidemiologist Tim Driscoll, found little
difference in the rates of cancer among gallery employees and the
general population.

Dr Driscoll agreed investigations of clusters such as that alleged at
the gallery, and at the ABC studios in Brisbane, were ''inherently


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