HEALTH FEARS: Neil Whitfield is campaigning for parents to ensure their children are not heavy users of mobile phones
There is no way my younger children will have a mobile phone. A child's skull is thinner than ours. Phone radiation heats up the blood vessels in the membrane around the brain and damages them."
03 November 2009
By Natalie Walker
A Wigan man is campaigning for parents and schools to be aware of the dangers of wi-fi after developing a near-fatal brain tumour.
Neil Whitfield, 52, of Bakewell Drive, Beech Hill, is working with Wired Child, an organisation to protect children from wireless technology, to ensure mobile phone and wi-fi safety for children.
The father-of-six developed a near-fatal acoustic neuroma – a non-cancerous brain tumour growing on the acoustic nerve – in 2001 and, along with his consultant, he believes it was a direct consequence of years of heavy mobile phone use.
He had the tumour removed and suffered facial paralysis for several months and has lost hearing in one ear.
He is now campaigning for parents to ensure their children are not heavily exposed to mobile radiation, including phones and wi-fi equipment.
From Mast Sanity/Mast Network