" Electrical fields from computers, televisions and other everyday equipment can give people asthma, influenza and other respiratory diseases, a startling new study suggests.

The research, by scientists at Imperial College London, provides academic backing for one of the more controversial claims of campaigners against the thickening electro-smog from sources such as mobile phones and their masts, Wi-Fi systems and household electrical devices.

The scientists believe that there should now be research into whether electromagnetic radiation from sources such as mobile phone masts and Wi-Fi systems has the same effect."