I have just been having an interesting exchange with a fellow ES (electromagnetic sensitivity) sufferer– you can read about how he got heart palpitations from carrying his mobile in the top pocket of his motorcycle jacket here).
He reckons that his heart palpitations were early warning signs that he was becoming ES – but unfortunately, like so many others, he did not recognise them as such and therefore took no avoidance measures until it was too late and he was already well and truly sensitised.
He pointed out the BMW (makers of his bike of choice) have actually been on to ES for some considerable time. Way back in 2004 they took advice and decided that excessive radiation in the workplace was not good for their employees so, to lower emissions levels, they either threw out or drastically reduced the use of all wifi and DECT phones:
…High measured levels of radiation in the workplace can be a problem for victims. The request for screening often meets with resistance from the side of the firm’s management. Here we recommended the advice to the automobile company BMW. They had recognized the problem of mobile phone technology in good time and, they had worked together with scientists to produce acceptable solutions for protecting the health of colleagues [workers]. The maximum permitted levels for DECT-telephones was established at the BMW-company at 100 nw/m2 in co-operation with Prof. Käs (German Army Radiation Protection Expert). This level is therefore lower than the permitted maximum level by a factor of 100,000, so it is altogether an exemplary model, which we wish many would desire to imitate. (Check here if you can read German.)
They also added radiation protected pockets to jackets for the protection of their bikers. The only trouble is that, according to Giles who has tried them, and a colleague who has tested them with a radiation meter with a phone tucked away inside the pocket – they don’t work….. Oh well, I guess not even BMW is perfect!