11 August 2016 – “Braintree & Witham Times”, by Robbie Bryson, Trainee Reporter
A BUSINESSMAN is on a mission to make people aware of an invisible health danger.
Martin Kingsbury, from Braintree, wants Wifi to be banned in schools up and down the country, to prevent harm being caused by electromagnetic radiation.
He said: “Someone came to me three years ago and told me about it. At first I thought it was another scare story.
“Then I spent a bit of time and did a bit of research. I started to see things that could not be disputed.
“The man made radiation has increased hundreds of times in the last thirty years.”
Many claim that exposure to electromagnetic radiation can cause people to develop Electro-Hypersensitivity – symptoms can include dizziness, headaches and sleep disturbance.
Mr Kingsbury, who owns Solar Power GB Ltd, is a member of Geovital Academy UK and got involved with the worldwide No Wifi in Schools campaign on July 31 by distributing posters across the district.
Countries such as Israel and France have already introduced Wi-Fi bands around children of a young age and Mr Kingsbury wants to see the UK government take a strong stance against electromagnetic radiation.
Mr Kingsbury said: “The problem is no one knows the information is out there.
“People need to be aware of the problems and then it is up to them what they do. But at least then they are given the opportunity to make small changes.
“I would like to see all Wifi to be removed from schools and people made aware of the harmful effects from modern technology – for people with children it is so important.”