A women who fears her life is being devastated by WiFi and mobile telephone signals is launching her own campaign in Totnes to try
to warn the public of the dangers.
Rosi Gladwell has been forced to banish WiFi and mobile telephones from her Littlehempston home since she realised four years ago she was suffering from a sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation, leaving her with migraines and breathing and heart problems.
The 67-year-old cannot stay in hotels or eat at restaurants because WiFi has now become so widespread and the impact of the radiation leaves her so ill.
In a recent touring holiday in Europe she had to sleep in the car and on people’s verandas to escape the radiation, she explained.
Now Ms Gladwell is trying to link up with other concerned groups in the Totnes area to try to get a warning message out to people.
She is planning to hand out warning leaflets to people in the town’s civic square during the busy Friday and Saturday market days.
‘I want people to know that they have to protect themselves,’ said Ms Gladwell, who fears that the dangers of electromagnetic radiation are being hidden and ignored, similar to asbestos and cigarettes in
‘I had no idea I was sensitive to electromagnetic radiation until four years ago, when I spoke to someone who was suffering and my symptoms were the same,’ she explained. ‘It appears that up to three or four per cent of world’s population is sensitive. It’s unsafe, and people should take the minimal precautions of having no WiFi in the bedroom and to switch everything off at night because the body regenerates itself at night.’
Ms Gladwell said the affect of the radiation leaves her with increased heart rhythms, migraines, an inability to breath properly and in severe cases pins and needles in her face.
She pointed out that, while she does have a computer at home, it is connected via a landline and she only uses a corded landline telephone.
‘The impact is cumulative. If I spend a lot of time in the house, which is totally WiFi-free, and then go out and come into contact with it, I can be all right for around an hour,’ she said. ‘But it’s getting worse and worse because the signals are getting stronger.’
She said she has a specially made sleeping bag that she can use at hotels and has invested in a meter that can tell her where the safest
seat is in places such as restaurants.
She is concerned that she may not be able to visit her 98-year-old father in Kent because she became so ill during her most recent trip there.
She said during her journey through Europe she was only able to stay in some larger hotels where she could have a room furthest away from the WiFi routers, or places such as a town in Poland where there was no WiFi at all.
She is hoping to find similarly concerned groups or individuals in Totnes who could help her get her message across.
‘This is such a serious issue and I really don’t know how to go about bringing it to the public’s notice and to help people,’ she said.
Anyone who can help can contact Ms Gladwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.