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

University of Sydney Professor James McCaughan at his “Faraday Cage”.

University of Sydney Professor James McCaughan at his “Faraday Cage”. Source: Supplied

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

Twenty five years ago the renowned US microbiologist Dr Hulda Clark developed an EMF device which when tuned to the correct frequency could kill parasites in the human body. The late Dr Clark sold millions of machines world-wide and received thousands of positive testimonials about her much maligned treatments. EMF waves can be friendly or they can kill, just like ‘smart meters’ being installed into household meter boxes by power authorities, which have proven to be dangerous to health.

Four years ago the ABC studio at Toowong in Brisbane had to be shut down because it became a known ‘cancer cluster’ building. At least 12 staff tested positive to cancer after complaining for years to management. Television and radio stations have powerful transmitters which emit very strong EMF frequencies. These have been proven beyond any doubt to seriously interrupt the human metabolism, causing sickness and death.

Similar problems have been recorded in people living too close to mobile phone towers. It is now time to have a serious look at the telecommunications industry.

WiFi should be avoided especially at schools. This report should be a wake up call to government and education authorities.

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.’’

Principal quits over ‘Wi-Fi pain’

Dr Marie-Therese Gibson who resigned from Tangara School for Girls at Cherrybrook. Source: Supplied

The new principal of Tangara School for Girls, Katrina George, yesterday said she did not want to comment on the matter.

Dr Gibson has served on the executive of the NSW Association of Heads of Independent Girls’ Schools, and is on the board of the feminist think-tank Women’s Forum Australia.

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.

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.

“We are not detecting increased rates of cancer,’’ he said.

“But if we can minimise exposure, even if we don’t think it is a problem, it’s probably a good idea.’’

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.

“The question it comes down to is, is it exposure to EMF from mobile phone frequencies or is it some psychosomatic thing that stresses them and leads to the illness?’’

The director of the Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research, Professor Rodney Croft, said there was “absolutely no evidence’’ of people suffering sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation.

“The research is well and truly in the court of it not having an effect, but people are still complaining,’’ he said.

“We need to understand this better so we can help them.’’