Mary Redmayne

Mary Redmayne
Victoria University of Wellington ·  School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

BA, Grad Dip Teach, Grad Dip Env Stud, PhD

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Introduction
I’m based in Wellington, NZ; independent researcher, educator, consultant. Adjunct Research Fellow Victoria University of Wellington and Monash University, Melbourne. Editorial Board BMC journal Environmental Health. Available for public talks/presentations/workshops and seminars. Current interests Effects of radiofrequencies on health and wellbeing Effects of extensive screen use on health: developmental, physical, mental and spiritual 5G Electrohypersenstivity (EHS)
Additional affiliations
February 2016 - present
Monash University (Australia) and Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)
Position
  • Adjunct Research Fellow
Description
  • I am currently doing independent research. I'm very keen to extend my research on health effects related to use/exposure to transmitting devices to take in the impacts on education (positive and negative)
January 2014 - February 2017
Monash University (Australia)
Position
  • Post-doctoral Fellow 2years, now Adjunct Research Fellow
Education
February 2009 - December 2012
Victoria University of Wellington
Field of study
  • Environmental Studies
March 2008 - November 2008
Victoria University of Wellington
Field of study
  • Environmental Studies
March 1997 - October 2010
Victoria University of Wellington
Field of study
  • Education and Musicology

Publications

Publications (35)
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There is ongoing concern that extended exposure to cell phone electromagnetic radiation could be related to an increased risk of negative health effects. Epidemiological studies seek to assess this risk, usually relying on participants' recalled use, but recall is notoriously poor. Our objectives were primarily to produce a forecast method, for use...
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Myelin provides the electrical insulation for the central and peripheral nervous system and develops rapidly in the first years of life, but continues into mid-life or later. Myelin integrity is vital to healthy nervous system development and functioning. This review outlines the development of myelin through life, and then considers the evidence f...
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Thunderstorm asthma and increased childhood leukemia risk near high-voltage power lines (HVPL) are occurrences whose mechanism of effect is not fully understood. This paper proposes and discusses a key similarity: both thunderstorms and HVPL generate a high enough electrical field in the environment to ionize nearby air and air-borne particles. I a...
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In critically examining literature on electrohypersensitivity and the reported somatic responses to anthropogenic modulated radiofrequency radiation (RFR) exposure, it becomes apparent that electrohypersensitivity is one part of a range of consequences. Current evidence on the necessity of considering patients’ overall health status leads us to pro...
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Self-reported recall data are often used in wireless phone epidemiological studies, which in turn are used to indicate relative risk of health outcomes from extended radiofrequency exposure. We sought to explain features commonly observed in wireless phone recall data and to improve analytical procedures. Wellington Region, New Zealand. Each of the...
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY I am an independent expert on Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Radiation (RFEMR) based in Wellington. My CV is at schedule A on page 12. I attended the 17 June 2020 Regulation Review hearing into the complaint by NZ Outdoors Party about the NESTF Regulations. During that hearing some important questions were asked by Committee memb...
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Recent years have seen a headlong rush into screen-centred learning in schools along with the installation of WiFi in most schools in Australasia. This new frontier in education has occurred with sparse evidence of educational benefits, and health challenges have emerged concomitant with extended screen use. These include challenges to development...
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The aims of this study were to evaluate the weekly and annual cumulative radiofrequency-electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) exposure attributed to mobile phone (MP) use, and assess whether a novel app (Quanta Monitor™) could be employed in a small human sample to characterise the RF-EMF exposures associated with the use of MPs. Ten participants provided...
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A significant amount of electromagnetic field/electromagnetic radiation (EMF/EMR) research is available that examines biological and disease associated endpoints. The quantity, variety and changing parameters in the available research can be challenging when undertaking a literature review, meta-analysis, preparing a study design, building referenc...
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Physical responses to and symptoms from long and shortwave exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) have been reported over the last century, but this topic is still hotly debated. Electricity distribution began in the 1890s and early short-wave research began by 1903. In the first half of the 1900s research was driven alternately by the medical c...
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Background Some previous studies have suggested an association between children’s use of mobile phones (MPs)/cordless phones (CPs) and development of cognitive function. We evaluated possible longitudinal associations between the use of MPs and CPs in a cohort of primary school children and effects on their cognitive function. Methods Data on chil...
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Exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields from WiFi in Australian schools. Radiat. Prot. Dosim. 1-8 (2017). Comment on a very poor survey.
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Smartphones are now owned by most young adults in many countries. Installed applications regularly update while the phone is in standby. If it is kept near the body, this can lead to considerably higher exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation than occurred without internet access. Very little is known about current smartphone carrying...
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Perceived risk of specific health problems from RF-EMR vs behaviour (storing phone against upper body or not). Unlike general perception of risk related to storing the phone by the breast and where it was actually stored, this table indicates that perception of risk of specific disease outcomes were not related to carrying the phone there. aStored...
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The aim of this study was to assess environmental and personal radiofrequency-electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) exposures in kindergarten children. Ten children and 20 kindergartens in Melbourne, Australia participated in personal and environmental exposure measurements, respectively. Order statistics of RF-EMF exposures were computed for 16 frequency...
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In August 2003, 48-year-old JS of Colorado, USA, a fitness therapist and sports nutritionist, contracted neuroinvasive West Nile virus which left her with disabilities due to spinal axonal damage.In August 2014, she suddenly developed symptoms very much like her acute West Nile infection 11 years ago, including focal seizures, ataxia, vertigo and h...
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Radiofrequency-electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) exposure of human populations is increasing due to the widespread use of mobile phones and other telecommunication and broadcasting technologies. There are ongoing concerns about potential short- and long-term public health consequences from RF-EMF exposures. To elucidate the RF-EMF exposure-effect rela...
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Use of mobile (MP) and cordless phones (CP) is common among young children, but whether the resulting radiofrequency exposure affects development of cognitive skills is not known. Small changes have been found in older children. This study focused on children’s exposures to MP and CP and cognitive development. The hypothesis was that children who u...
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Our environment is now permeated by anthropogenic radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation, and individuals of all ages are exposed for most of each 24 h period from transmitting devices. Despite claims that children are more likely to be vulnerable than healthy adults to unwanted effects of this exposure, there has been no recent examination of th...
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Radiofrequency electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) exposure regulations/guidelines generally only consider acute effects, and not chronic, low exposures. Concerns for children’s exposure are warranted due to the amazingly rapid uptake of many wireless devices by increasingly younger children. This review of policy and advice regarding children’s RF-EMF...
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The exposure of young people to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMFs) has increased rapidly in recent years with their increased use of cellphones and use of cordless phones and WiFi. We sought to ascertain associations between New Zealand early-adolescents' subjective well-being and self-reported use of, or exposure to, wireless telephon...
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Background Cellphone and cordless phone use is very prevalent among early adolescents, but the extent and types of use is not well documented. This paper explores how, and to what extent, New Zealand adolescents are typically using and exposed to active cellphones and cordless phones, and considers implications of this in relation to brain tumour r...
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We explored school cellphone rules and adolescent exposure to cellphone microwave emissions during school with a census and survey, respectively. The data were used to assess health and policy implications through a review of papers assessing reproductive bio-effects after exposure to cellphone emissions, this being most relevant to students' expos...
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Cordless and mobile (cellular) telephone use has increased substantially in recent years causing concerns about possible health effects. This has led to much epidemiological research, but the usual focus is on mobile telephone radiofrequency (RF) exposure only despite cordless RF being very similar. Access to and use of cordless phones were include...
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The huge increase in the use of mobile phones has been accompanied by growing concern over possible health effects. In 1998, the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) published guidelines to prevent population exposure to levels of radiation known to cause short term harm from heating, shock etc.. New Zealand adopte...
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Aim of work To find out how, and to what extent, New Zealand adolescents are typically exposed to cell phone and cordless landline radiation using a random representative sample from one region. The focus was on self-reported user habits and actual SMS records in part used to assess the accuracy of adolescent estimation skills for different time pe...
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The huge increase in the use of mobile phones has been accompanied by growing concern over possible health effects. In 1998, the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) published guidelines to prevent population exposure to levels of radiation known to cause cell damage. New Zealand adopted their guidelines for radiof...