Electrosmog can generate free texts in Bantry Hills – Fact or Fiction?
I have heard the rumour about town (especially amongst some teens) that if you go up to the masts and towers on the Vaughn’s Pass Road, Bantry, you can make as many free texts as you like. Apparently, due to the electrosmog on the hill generated by the masts, there is enough juice in the air to recharge mobile phones and get you free texts as well.
The look out at the top of the hill, Knockviegh, is one of the most scenic in West Cork and gives sweeping views of inner Bantry Bay, Whiddy Island and of the town of Bantry itself. We always make it a point to take any house-guests we have over the pass at least once during their stay with us and it never fails to take their – and our – breaths away.
However, if facing the glorious bay, turn a 180® – you will see the (sometimes notorious) masts. I have never really paid particular attention to them before but decided to investigate the myth for myself. Armed with some young volunteers and two pay-as-you-go phones (with no credit) we set off on our experiment.
Electrosmog is an invisible electromagnetic radiation that usually results in the use of both wireless technology and mains electricity. Our homes can all be measured for electrosmog if we are worried about dangerous levels of it. According to “Detect and Protect – Preventative Healthcare for the Wireless World” some people suffer from Electro -sensitivity and are particularly prone to electrosmog and suffer symptoms such as headaches, disruptive sleep patterns, chronic fatigue, erratic blood pressure and behavioural problems in children (ah-ha, so that’s what’s causing it then, best get my house’s levels measured – just for interest sake).
Well, the results of the experiment was – No, the electrosmog did not recharge the phones and no, we certainly did not get free credit. Still, it was worth a try!
For some very sobering information on health hazards of electrosmog on our bodies and our health read this article here http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34509513/ns/health-cancer/ – it is almost enough to have me wishing for the days of a washing mangle and candlelight.