The leader of the World Health Organization
becomes electrically sensitive


Gro Harlem Brundtland, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (“WHO”), went public with her sensitivity to electromagnetic fields shortly before she retired at age 62.


In an interview for the Dagbladet newspaper in her native country of Norway, Brundtland explains that cell phones give her headaches, even when just near other people who are wearing a cell phone.


Dr. Brundtland said she initially felt warmth around her ear when using a cell phone.  Then she became more sensitive and felt head pains and discomfort when using one.


To make sure it was not her mind playing a trick on her, she did various experiments with hidden cell phones to see if she was affected by them.  If they were not turned off completely, they always gave her a headache.  They just needed to be closer than about 12 feet (4 meters).


She also reported having problems with cordless telephones and a laptop computer.


Dr. Brundtland is a physician with an MD degree from the University of Oslo and a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University, USA.  She is also a three-time Prime Minister of Norway and is known throughout Europe for chairing the commission that originated the Precautionary Principle.




Dagbladet (, March 9, 2002
British Broadcasting Corporation web site

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