A MOTHER and son from Swindon have teamed up to highlight their worries about the health impact of exposure to radio frequencies from mobile phones, wifi and digital devices.

They are screening a new film called Generation Zapped, at the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery on November 30 from 6pm. The documentary, produced and directed by Sabine El Gemayel, claims some people can suffer ill health as a result of exposure to radio frequencies from wireless devices.

The documentary explains how we encounter much higher levels of radiation from wireless technologies than we did decades ago, and calls for more testing and awareness of public safety.

The film lists a host of ailments – including breast and brain cancer, increased infertility and newly developed illnesses such as electrical hypersensitivity - which it claims are aggravated by electromagnetic fields.

“We have seen first-hand how some lives have been destroyed by the effects of Electro Hypersensitivity, and now believe people should be made aware and educated on the solutions at hand,” Peter Graham said.

He was born and raised in Swindon, but moved to Australia, aged 23, in 2003. After several years working in event management, he set up a ready-meals business called Maggie McKeever’s, which ran for three years. He met Kate, and they married in Bali in 2011. Now the couple have two children, Poppy, aged four, and two-year-old Rafferty.

The family moved back to Swindon this year and the children are settling in well to their new lives in Britain.

Peter first became aware of the issue of electromagnetic fields (EMF) though his sister, Laura Graham, who still lives in Australia. She is owner and managing director of Earthing Oz, a business which sells a device called Blushield – which claims it can provide protection from radiation.

“We both felt we wanted to do more and I always wanted to give back to the community,” Peter said. He believes that a small proportion of people – around three per cent – suffer from electro hyper sensitivity and in extreme cases, cannot be around any wifi or mobile phones. He said the condition was not recognised in the UK.

“Around 30 per cent of people suffer from it mildly – perhaps they do not sleep well, have headaches and so on. That could be EHS.

“You might wonder why you should be concerned – but we do not know the full, long term effects of being around wireless technology.”

He said: “What about 20 years of being immersed in radiation like this? I am not saying you should stop using it, but be aware of it – at home, at work, in the school room. Do not use it all the time.”

The World Health Organisation says that while short-term exposure to very high levels of electromagnetic fields can be harmful to health, despite extensive research, to date there is no evidence to conclude that exposure to low level electromagnetic fields is harmful to health.

But Peter says he is following the precautionary principle, because he does not want to take any chances with what he perceives as potential dangers from EMF.

He will be holding a discussion about the issues following the screening of the documentary.

Anyone interested in learning more about the issues from the film Generation Zapped can book a ticket online, for £5, at eventbrite.co.uk/e/generation-zapped-tickets-39610097869.