Dr Marie-Therese Gibson resigns from Tangara School for Girls over Wi-Fi health worries – Herald Sun

THE long-time principal of an exclusive Sydney girls’ school has quit due to health concerns over Wi-Fi radiation.

Dr Marie-Therese Gibson — who served for 19 years as principal of the Tangara School for Girls at Cherrybrook — resigned in July due to health problems she blames on Wi-Fi installed three years ago.

The school agreed to switch off the Wi-Fi in the administrative wing, but Dr Gibson said she suffered debilitating headaches when she visited other parts of the school.

“I gave the best part of my life to that school but I had to resign because I couldn’t exist in that environment,’’ she said yesterday.

“I realised as time went on I was getting sicker and sicker and couldn’t sleep at night.

“There were parts of the school I just couldn’t go into.

“I started getting strange headaches and tremendous fatigue, and I found I couldn’t think clearly.

“My thyroid is kaput and my body can’t make melatonin.’’

Dr Gibson said she believed schools should cable computers, or install switches to shut down Wi-Fi when not in use.

“Why should students be immersed in it for six or seven hours a day when they’re using it for one?’’ she said.

“It just doesn’t make sense to me.’’……

…..A Sydney University physics lecturer, Dr James McCaughan, also quit his job in July after Wi-Fi exposure from smart phones in the lecture room “shut me down’’.

He said Wi-Fi on trains gave him a ringing in the ears.

“Different people react in different ways,’’ he said yesterday.

“It’s like when people go out in the sun, the fair skins come up with sunburn farm more quickly than people with olive skin.

“Once you’ve been stimulated (with EMF radiation) it doesn’t stop when you turn it off — your head is still ringing.’’

Dr McCaughan is building a “Faraday cage’’ around his home computer to shield him from electromagnetic emissions……

……Dr Geza Benke, who is part of the Monash University team involved in the global Mobi-Kids project, researching possible links between mobile phone use and brain tumours in children, yesterday said it was difficult to research electromagnetic sensitivity because the symptoms varied so much.

“Some of these people are really sick,’’ he said.

“They’re definitely ill.

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23 Responses to Dr Marie-Therese Gibson resigns from Tangara School for Girls over Wi-Fi health worries – Herald Sun

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  2. Eric says:

    The Dangers of WI-FI

  3. Citizen for democracy says:

    Dr Marie-Therese Gibson forced to resign in an attempt to protect her health – what a scandalous loss of talent and years of experience and education for her school and the community at large! We can’t keep going along this path, we can’t keep loosing our human capital.

    • Anenome Ofglobalgov says:

      I have the identical symptoms as Dr Gibson and have no smart meter (over my dead body!) but am swimming in wi-fi radiation. The myth is that those without obvious symptoms are unharmed should be reconsidered after watching “Take Back your Power” DVD on smart meters in which it shows the deformation of the blood cells which occurs whether you are aware of effects or not.
      There is another ominous side to smart meters. In America at least they are being used as silent weapons to disrupt nightly sleep and other side effects, to keep the masses ‘submissive’. They are being set at a specific frequency (905 MgaHertz) to resonate within the brain cavity. Check out “Barrie Tower” online on microwave radiation and towers.

  4. mohsen says:

    To Dr Marie-Therese Gibson,

    if you read this and wish to make a video footage to tell your story in front of camera, I am happy to do it for free. I am in Melbourne, if you are planning to travel in this direction, I am happy to meet you at a convenient time and place.

    Let me know,

    kind Regards,
    Mohsen

  5. StopSmartMetersNow says:

    Just posted this on Herald Sun website in response to the above article.

    ‘If Professor Rodney Croft, says there is “absolutely no evidence’’ of people suffering sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation then why are we the taxpayers paying millions and millions of dollars to him and his colleagues in ongoing studies in this area in both a new study on children over the next 5 years through the University of Wollongong, part of a $2.5 million grant by the Australian Government, and in a current 5 year study on adults which is yet to finish.

    It puzzles me how one can be so absolutely sure of something when their current research has not been finalised and released publicly for review.

    It does not give the public much confidence in the newly formed body the Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research (ACEBR) in charge of this important and crucial research in our country and which is led by Professor Rodney Croft.

    Maybe the wrong studies are being done and the wrong questions are being asked? Someone needs to find out.’

  6. TPG says:

    Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like saying “Stop the world, I want to get off?”

    • Happy Dissenter says:

      Me too. 😦 But we can’t because we have a good cause to fight for.

    • John M says:

      @TPG. I used to feel that way. However, the more you learn about what’s going on in the world and how it is run, the more you realize what a significant time in history that we live. The world is a stage and I’m no longer an unwitting actor in someone else’s play. So, life finally has real meaning and values and principals worth fighting for. Stay positive.

    • Citizen for democracy says:

      Yes! Since smart meters have come to our state, I feel like I’m living in a parallel universe.

  7. Paul says:

    When will the Governments and Power Companies do something?

  8. AK47 says:

    In the online Herald-Sun SEPTEMBER 29, 2013 12:01AM
    “Australian Medical Association president Steve Hambleton yesterday said electromagnetic sensitivity was not recognised as an illness. He said there was “no known mechanism’’ for Wi-Fi to damage DNA.”

    Well, could I refer him to the famous BioInitiative Report 2012 where the list of contents alone shows the extent of the damage being done to the human organism:
    http://www.bioinitiative.org/table-of-contents/
    SECTION 5: EVIDENCE FOR EFFECTS ON GENE AND PROTEIN EXPRESSION
    SECTION 6: EVIDENCE FOR GENOTOXIC EFFECTS – RFR AND ELF DNA DAMAGE
    SECTION 7: EVIDENCE FOR STRESS RESPONSE (STRESS PROTEINS)
    SECTION 8: EVIDENCE FOR EFFECTS ON IMMUNE FUNCTION
    SECTION 9: EVIDENCE FOR EFFECTS ON NEUROLOGY AND BEHAVIOR
    SECTION 10:EFFECTS OF EMF FROM WIRELESS COMMUNICATION UPON THE BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER
    SECTION 11: EVIDENCE FOR BRAIN TUMORS AND ACOUSTIC NEUROMAS
    SECTION 12: EVIDENCE FOR CHILDHOOD CANCERS (LEUKEMIA)
    SECTION 13: EVIDENCE FOR EFFECTS ON MELATONIN: ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND BREAST CANCER
    SECTION 14: EVIDENCE FOR BREAST CANCER PROMOTION
    SECTION 15: EVIDENCE FOR DISRUPTION BY THE MODULATING SIGNAL
    SECTION 16: PLAUSIBLE GENETIC AND METABOLIC MECHANISMS FOR BIOEFFECTS OF VERY WEAK ELF MAGNETIC FIELDS ON LIVING TISSUE
    SECTION 17 EVIDENCE BASED ON EMF MEDICAL THERAPEUTICS
    SECTION 18: FERTILITY AND REPRODUCTION EFFECTS OF EMF
    SECTION 19: FETAL AND NEONATAL EFFECTS OF EMF
    SECTION 20: FINDINGS IN AUTISM CONSISTENT WITH EMF AND RFR
    SECTION 21: MOBILE PHONE BASE STATIONS: WELL-BEING AND HEALTH

    The report was done independent of governments, industry bodies or professionals. It provides solid scientific evidence, public health assessment and a rationale for a biologically-based exposure standard for low-intensity EMR. It states, “There is now much more evidence of risks to health affecting billions of people world-wide. The status quo is not acceptable in light of the evidence for harm.”

    Please note AMA, ARPANSA and ACBER, how prolific the evidence is when it is not being sought by people such as yourselves, who don’t want to know.

  9. AK47 says:

    One more thing I forgot to mention above, is that both Dr Marie-Therese Gibson and Dr James McCaughan should apply to Comcare for Workers’ Compensation.
    There is already the precedent set by the successful application by the former CSIRO mathematitian Dr David McDonald when his case went before the Administration Appeals Tribunal. Please read the following webpage:
    http://www.news.com.au/technology/csiro-scientist-dr-david-mcdonald-wins-compensation-for-wifi-pain/story-e6frfrnr-1226729178281

    Good luck to both of them! It is a shame what our governments are allowing to happen in Australia. Perhaps when the compensation cases start to accumulate, the WiFi and smart meter problems will start to be taken seriously, before they become worse and the whole population is affected. It is only a matter of time for the rest of us.

  10. AK47 says:

    If Dr Gibson’s thyroid is ‘kaput’ and her body can no longer make melatonin (required for restorative sleep) she would be a perfect test case for Professor Rodney Croft of the ACEBR instead of just saying there is “absolutely no evidence”.
    I myself have seen an explanation of the melatonin problem being due to the fact that the thymus gland is just as sensitive to electromagnetic radiation in the non-visible range as it is to visible light – not surprising as they are both part of the same spectrum. And we know that we need darkness for melatonin to be produced so we can get our restorative sleep. So there is not much mystery there, anymore.
    The intense headaches also have been demonstrated to be caused by the radiation causing red blood cells to congregate together and then they are no longer able to carry oxygen around to the brain (headaches) and muscles (fatigue). No mystery there anymore, either.

    I can’t help wondering if organisations like the ACEBR and ARPANSA have been stacked with former telecommunications or power utility employees, or are being funded by these organisations because they are all pretending “there is no evidence” when it is all “bleeding obvious” to the ordinary Australian that we are being lied to.

  11. Chris says:

    the problem is that if there is conclusive proof that Smart Meters cause cancer and health issues, it means that mobile phones cause cancer and health issues. and governments and telco corporations just don’t want this to be proven. Full Stop. They will go out of their way to mess with any and every study proving a link with mobile phones and render the study “inconclusive”. indeed the power companies are aware this will never be categorically proven and are using this to their disgusting advantage with the forced installation of Smart Meters, knowing they are riding on the fact that they can claim “its the same as mobile phones…and nothings been proven”.

  12. Steve says:

    Dr Croft says there was “absolutely no evidence’’ of people suffering sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation – of course when people such as myself present evidence suggesting otherwise they refuse to investigate. Maybe Dr Croft has not read the Austrian Medical Guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of health related issues from EMR. Dr Croft has a degree in psychology so one wonders whether he is qualified to be making such statements. It must be all in our heads.
    Of course when people make claims that they are suffering radiowave sickness symptoms (which are well documented – I have created a personal case study that will be published on this website soon that covers this and more) as a result of exposure to WiFi, smart meters or mobile phone towers and telephones the supporters of such technology then often suggest they will only believe EHS is real and linked to EMR if the claimants subject themselves to a double blind test. Such tests are often based on using a provocation test device (a transmitter that simulates a mobile phone) which is very subjective, often executed using faulty testing methodology due to the testers lack of understanding of the claimants sensitivity, does not always operate at a frequency that claimant is sensitive too and cannot be considered to be a biological test.
    Perhaps scientists like Dr Croft should be speaking to Dr Belpomme who will be releasing research papers in the near future that shows EHS is real and can be linked to Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR).
    When organisations such as the ACEBR which are tasked with investigating potential health issues with exposure to EMR previously received significant funding from the mobile telephone industry and also the Government who makes significant revenue from RF spectrum licenses it is unlikely that the ACEBR scientists will bite the hand that feeds them.

  13. gary oraniuk says:

    This is the sort of thing Alan is protesting about, Laura. The 70 year old lady in Melbourne we visited has the same trouble with wi-fi that the lady in this article does. wireless technology is very convenient, but apparently harmful to some people, as described in here too.

    It is interesting that an Australian perfected wireless thing after having a bright idea one day. Australians also apparently invented the refrigerator, the photocopier, and the black box flight recorder, amongst other things. We live in a vast country, often remote from other people, so had to be inventive, so I guess that is where it came from.

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