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23 September 2016

Nokia's Technology Director, Matti Niemelä: Mobile Radiation Destroyed My Health

We thank this Facebook group, Vi som vill bo tillsammans i ett område med lägre strålning, for having posted this article.

See also this article posted on the blog of Dariusz Leszczynski ("Between a Rock and a Hard Place"):

- Former Nokia CTO's Multiple Sclerosis and... Nokia's Patents to Prevent It?

Nokia's technology director, Matti Niemelä: Mobile Radiation destroyed my health

vaken.se, 30 May 2016 (Google translation with grammatical corrections)

Matti Niemelä is one of Nokia's former technical directors, and has been involved in the development of many of the early mobile phones for Nokia. Matti became seriously ill from mobile industry microwave radiation. In addition, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Some studies suggest that radiation can increase the risk of MS.

Niemelä believes that we have been silent for too long about the risks. He is particularly worried about children. But the Vice President of Nokia claims: "All Nokia products fulfill international requirements and limits."

For Tampere-based Matti Niemelä, 44, life was like a movie when he was young.  He was recruited to work for Nokia in 1997. The brilliant young man advanced rapidly to become Nokia's chief technology officer in less than ten years and was involved in the development of mobile phones, access memories, and WLAN Wi-Fi solutions.

In 2007, Niemelä's career came to a halt when his health failed. Today he can only move with the help of a walker. Niemelä refuses to use a wheelchair.

- The irony of this is that I can no longer use any of the equipment that I developed, Niemelä says with a smile.

Niemelä is one of the unlucky ones who have experienced severe symptoms of microwave radiation.

- I traveled around the world with a Communicator [early model smart-phone] in my hand.  Exposure to radiation was very strong from morning to night, and even at night.

Few people have had such an overload of radiation, says Niemelä. The first symptoms appeared within a year of his employment at Nokia.

- I played badminton, and I could no longer hit the ball during a serve, even though I had been playing badminton for a long time.

At first, Matti Niemelä did not dare go to the doctor, mainly because of the fear of brain cancer. The symptoms worsened every year.

- I could not walk around where people were talking on mobile phones because it caused coordination problems. The more intense the exposure, the more speechwas slurred. Also, my ear felt warm when I talked on the phone for a long time. I struggled on, using the phone until I could no longer feel my own skin. Then I had to go to the doctor, says Niemelä.

In 2001, MRI images and samples of cerebrospinal fluid revealed the brutal truth: multiple sclerosis.

- I was kind of relieved, because one can cope with MS, but not survive brain cancer.

According to Niemelä, his medical representatives are not willing to take a position on whether mobile phone radiation caused MS.  Preliminary results show that the radiation increases the risk of multiple sclerosis.

- I am a layman, not a doctor. The MS may actually be caused by a combination of factors, not only mobile phone microwave radiation. The radiation has increased my MS symptoms.

In addition, the symptoms of disease are easily confused with cell phone radiation symptoms, says Niemelä. During the interview, Niemelä's voice slurs and is bad.

A sign in the hallway asks you to switch off your mobile phone. Even a small radiation exposure is too much.

- I can no longer go to the movies or stay in public areas for long because of lots of radiation. I have not been anywhere for a long time, says Niemelä who, in his forties, has to accept that the four walls of his home is now a prison.

Although Niemelä has lost his health, career and more recently, his marriage, he does not blame anyone.

- I'm not bitter, it was my own choice to work for Nokia.

He also would not scare people too much about cell phone dangers.

- A healthy person can use a cell phone responsibly.

For Niemelä, to go public with his story involves a great risk.

- I'm afraid to talk about this publicly, because I do not want to be labeled as crazy.

Niemelä explains that the issue of mobile phone radiation has always been kept quiet at Nokia.

- You cannot talk about it within the company. But among the staff, it has been speculated whether radiation can cause damage. But no one dared to bring it up, because it can get them kicked out.

Niemelä says he raised the issue with the doctor for the first time in 2006.

- The doctor told me about a number of patients suffering from the same symptoms as mine, reveals Niemelä.

Niemelä is particularly concerned about children and their cell phone use because continuous exposure to the ear and head does not do any good.

- These things have been kept quiet for a long time. I hope it will be possible to discuss the symptoms openly and without fear.

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Mobile phone manufacturer Nokia and Microsoft's current Senior Vice President Tom Kuuppelomäki ensures us that all products meet the requirements of the international health bodies and standards advocates.

- Product safety is of paramount importance for both Nokia and Microsoft.

With lots of Nokia employees using mobile phones during the past few decades, wasn't it clear that radiation was the cause of these symptoms?

- The World Health Organization has looked at a number of studies from the past two decades in order to determine whether mobile phones pose a potential health risk.
Kuuppelomäki insists that so far, studies have not shown adverse health effects from cell phone use.

What kind of studies on radiation has Nokia done and ordered since the late 1980s?

- Nokia and Microsoft are now participating in the MMF (Mobile Manufacturers Forum), funding research.

- We believe that independent research will provide the best consumer information on the safety of mobile devices.
How will the health effects be studied in the future?

- WHO has issued recommendations for further research on electromagnetic fields in order to make a proper risk assessment.

Source: satakunnankansa.fi 


  1. Like everyone when I got my first cellphone in the 1990's I assumed that wireless devices had to have already been proven safe. And I never started connecting severe symptoms until years later when microwaves were everywhere and everything went to 3g and then over. The effects of 1g,2g,3g,4g,5g are different, the higher the more toxic. We have all been educated to believe many truths are nonsense or conspiracy lunacy and any messenger like myself of such truths as out of touch with reality. My reality has increasingly become a nightmare in this “free” country over the past 2 years. Living in America is disabling me due to the deployment of a wireless utility infrastructure with safety standards that are criminally inadequate. The question is how much longer will I have the basic right to find a way to live anywhere in the USA free from what I explain in my story? https://www.facebook.com/jeff.chiacchieri/posts/10209470860002326

  2. Jeff,
    Thank you for sharing your story.

    I live in a country where limit values for cell phone towers are below those of the United States and many other countries. This does not mean that less people are becoming sensitive to electromagnetic waves. It is estimated that 5% of the population is electrosensitive and the numbers are increasing. The levels of EM radiation from wireless gadgets in homes and offices are even higher. The Swiss government is talking of raising limit values of mobile towers. In the city where I live there are 15,000 mobile phone antennas and 568 public Wi-Fi spots.

    What bothers me the most is the damage being done to children and foetuses due to the ignorance of parents, and the silence of government authorities and the medical profession, the deliberate cover-up by industry. There is a conspiracy of silence: public health, doctors, telecoms, government.

    I would almost have to agree with you that these devices are "technologically advanced modes of subjugation designed to further disable [people] both biologically and mentally". I see how my electrosensitive friends have to struggle day by day to merely exist, searching for places to get a decent night's sleep free of waves or treatments that will ease their suffering. There is no place to go, almost no medical professionals capable of understanding and treating EHS not to speak of believing that one can physically suffer from exposure to EM radiation. We have to suffer the insults and ignorance of friends and family members with Wi-Fi and cordless DECT phones who think we are nuts when we say we don't feel well in their homes

    We must not give up hope that one day people will see the Truth as their loved ones - and even they themselves - become sick from exposure to waves - and join us in fighting for a waves-free environment and safer technologies.

  3. If interested, here are two original posts on Matti Niemelä from my BRHP blog from October 2014:

    Former Nokia Technology Chief: Mobile phones wrecked my health (https://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/former-nokia-technology-chief-mobile-phones-wrecked-my-health/)

    Former Nokia CTO’s multiple sclerosis and… Nokia’s patents to prevent it? (https://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/former-nokia-ctos-multiple-sclerosis-and-nokias-patents-to-prevent-it/)

    Best wishes,

  4. Thank you for these posts. I will place them on my blog, if I may. We really appreciate your excellent blog, "Between a Rock and a Hard Place."

    Best wishes,

  5. So sorry to hear about this. To Matti Niemelä, if you're listening, please consider a Royal Rife machine or its equivalent to heal the brain lesions caused by MS. I once met a woman who had MS and received such frequency generator treatments and improved DRAMATICALLY over time. She was able to stop using her cane. Its worth looking into! - D


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