P163 Teletext 163 Nov 6 21:04:01        ——————————————————————————————  HOME TRUTHS   What do your TV set, mobile phone, radio alarm clock and microwave have in common? According to biologist Roger Coghill, author of Something In The Air, these everyday household appliances could prove hazardous to your health. He believes electromagnetic fields emitted by your gadgets could put you on course for a barrage of ailments, including potentially fatal cancer. ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— by Bernadette Carroll HANG OUT WITH GREEN SCENE p160 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Nov 6 21:00:30        ——————————————————————————————  HOME TRUTHS   Roger Coghill, an expert in electro- pollution, says for centuries we have been exposed to natural electromagnetic radiation from the sun and the earth. "However, these days, we're exposed to 100 million times more man-made electromagnetic radiation than our grandparents were, thanks to gadgets. "Gadgets create artificial electric fields that can damage our health.! ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Fun and Games 150 Bamboozle 152 TODAY'S BIG ISSUE p161 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Nov 6 21:00:02        ——————————————————————————————  HOME TRUTHS   Electromagnetic fields created by household gadgets interfere with our body's own "electric frequencies" that are involved in growth repair and cell renewal, says expert Roger Coghill. "This means fields from gadgets such as microwaves and mobile phones often interfere with our healing processes. "This may manifest itself in muscle fatigue, ME, tiredness, headaches and, more seriously, some cancers." ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— Your Total Entertainment guide 400 CREAMY MUSHROOM CROUSTADES p164 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Nov 6 21:00:00        ——————————————————————————————  HOME TRUTHS   Biologist Roger Coghill is not alone in his "household gadget" fears. Last year, a mobile phone company was taken to court following the death of a heart surgeon from a brain tumour which, the family claimed, was caused by the use of his phone. Earlier this year Defence Establishment Research Agency scientists found using a cellphone can cause short-term memory loss and sudden confusion. ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— TV Plus 110 Love Stars 418 GREEN EVENTS p165 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Nov 6 21:01:10        ——————————————————————————————  HOME TRUTHS   Electropollution expert Roger Coghill believes we react "badly" to artificial electromagnetic fields because we are not used to them. He says: "We've been on this planet for three million years. These machines have been around for about 100. "We're simply not biologically adjusted to the presence of the electric fields these machines emit." ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— MINIMISE RISKS POSED BY GADGETS >>> CHECK OUT THE GREEN KITCHEN p164 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Nov 6 21:01:43        ——————————————————————————————  HOME TRUTHS   Roger Coghill, author of Something In The Air, believes you can safeguard yourself against high levels of electromagnetic fields. Keep your clock radio at least three feet away from your bed. The closer you are to an electromagnetic field, the stronger its impact. Instead of using an electric blanket to keep you warm through the night, increase the tog rating of your duvet. ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— MINIMISE RISKS POSED BY GADGETS >>> GREEN TV TODAY AND TOMORROW p165 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Nov 6 21:02:04        ——————————————————————————————  HOME TRUTHS   If you have to use a mobile phone, limit calls to no more than 20 minutes, advises biologist Roger Coghill. To minimise the risk of a high electromagnetic field when you watch TV, make sure you sit at least four feet away from it. When your microwave is on, stand at least a metre away from it. Do not sleep near any appliances. ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Are you ready for the Millennium? 106 TODAY'S BIG ISSUE p161 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Nov 6 21:03:00        ——————————————————————————————  HOME TRUTHS   The National Radiological Protection Board, the Government agency responsible for researching radiation hazards, says exposure to low electro- magnetic fields "carries no risks". A spokesman says: "A lot of anxieties about these fields are unfounded. "Indeed, from our two long studies, there is no evidence to show that they do any damage at all." ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— e-mail: greenscene@teletext.co.uk WRITE TO: GREEN SCENE, PO BOX 297, LONDON SW6 1XT. FAX:0171 386 5618 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140