Mobile phones, wireless internet cause suicides
MBABANE - Mobile phones and wireless internet have been proven to be behind the growth of suicide rates worldwide.
According to a microwave expert, the town of Bridgend in Wales is one of the most affected.
The expert said the suicide rate was accelerated by electric magnetic forces and waves produced by mobile phones.
Barrie Trower, the microwave expert, said he was 99 per cent sure Bridgend’s 13 suspected suicides were a result of waves from mobile phones, Wi-Fi and pagers. Trower, a scientific adviser to the Radiation Research Trust, said he was convinced the deaths were related to an illness caused by the waves after investigating five suicide ‘clusters’ across the UK and Ireland.
He contacted the Bridgend Local Health Board and Bridgend County Borough Council to ask them to discuss the issue with him.
"I am 99 per cent sure," said Trower, who contributed to the BBC’s Panorama programme, Wi-Fi: a warning signal.
"I think I can link them together and I presume it’s a viable cause to look into. We know the suicide rates are rising. The increase in suicides does match the speed of low level microwaves. It is happening in every country in the world, not just Bridgend," he said.
Trower has been researching the effects of microwaves since the 1960s and he addressed the Welsh Assembly on the issue about two years ago.
He has investigated links between 182 suicides and electro-sensitivity, a condition thought to affect three per cent of the population.
In 2009, he wrote the Trower Report for the Police Federation, in which he said waves from the new police radio system could create ‘anxiety leading to suicide’.
According to his research, the symptoms of electro-sensitivity include depression, lack of concentration, personality changes and suicidal tendencies.
He said young people were particularly suscepti
ble as their immune system was not wholly developed. "It’s the young who get it first," he said.
"When you are young, your skull is thinner than an adult’s so the waves can go through and your immune system is not fully developed. The suicide rate is leaping up all over the place and it happens to cluster in areas," he said.
A spokesman for Bridgend Local Health Board said: "The local health board has not had any formal discussions with Barrie Trower concerning his research into microwave sensitivity. Therefore, we are unable to comment on the research and its findings at this time".
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