I am pasting in the contents of an email that I have just sent to Sir
William Stewart. I will let you know if I get a reply.
Dear Sir William,
As I guess you know, there has been considerable press publicity about a
possible link between the 6000 percent increase in autism in recent
years and the proliferation of mobile telecommunications and Wifi.
With hindsight we might have expected this, since their radiations have
non-thermal effects on brain function. As I explained in my article at
http://tinyurl.com/2nfujj (which I believe that you read some months
ago), pulsed electromagnetic radiation removes structurally-important
calcium ions from cell membranes and increases their tendency to leak.
When this happens in neurones, it will generate spurious action
potentials to create a ?mental fog?, which reduces a persons ability to
perform complex functions such as driving a car. This is almost
certainly the explanation for the four-fold increase in the accident
rate when driving a car while using a mobile phone (even when are using
a hands-free type).
However, even more serious is that the same mechanism could induce
autism in babies. Just after its birth, a child?s brain is essentially a
blank canvas and it goes through an intense period of learning to become
aware of the significance of all its new sensory inputs, e.g. to
recognise its mother?s face, her expressions and eventually other people
and their relationship to him. If these processes are disrupted by
spurious action potentials, they may be hindered, not accomplished in
the allotted time, and the child may then express all the symptoms of
A useful analogy might be the socialisation of dogs. If puppies do not
meet and interact with other dogs within the first four months of their
life, they too develop autistic behaviour. They become withdrawn, afraid
of other dogs and strangers, and are incapable of normal ?pack?
behaviour. Once this four-month window has been passed, the effect seems
to be irreversible (i.e. just like autism).
Whether you believe my explanation for the production of spurious action
potentials is a matter for personal preference, but the brain is
nevertheless an electrical organ and we should not be too surprised if
it is affected by extraneous electromagnetic fields, and that the ?blank
canvas? of a newborn childs brain may be particularly susceptible.
While these effects might occur in response to the general
electromagnetic environment, the use of cordless digital baby alarms may
put the child especially at risk due to chronic exposure from a nearby
source. Is it possible to get information on any correlation between the
use of digital cordless baby alarms and autism and possibly other
childhood problems such as cot death? If so, and the results prove
positive, it may be necessary to take these devices off the shelves and
advise people not to use them.
Dr Andrew Goldsworthy