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Why Would WHO Do This If There Weren’t a Recognized Problem? (Even if they won’t admit it yet) September 5, 2006

Posted by healthyself in .000021 W/Kg, .0004 W/Kg, .001 W/Kg, .0021 W/KG, .005 W/Kg, .0317 W/Kg, .05 W/Kg, .13 W/Kg, .14 W/Kg, .2 mHz, .26 W/Kg, .4 W/Kg, .58 W.Kg, .6 W/Kg, .75 W/Kg, 1.2 W/Kg, 1.6 W/kg, 100 kHz-94GHz, 10000 Hz, 10mW, 12000 volts, 138 kv, 14 mG, 16 Hz, 17.6 Hz, 2 W/kg, 2.4 GHz, 2.4 mW/Kg, 20 Hz, 200 gauss, 20000 Hz, 200000 Hz, 35 mG, 3W/Kg, 4 mG, 45, 45 Hz, 5 GHz, 5 Hz, 50 Hz, 500 Volts, 60 Hz Magnetic Fields, 85, 8W/kg, 900 mHz, Animal Research, Cell phone safety, Children's health, Chromosomal damage, Communication, Community, Death, Decision Making, Digital, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic waves, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, Emergency Medicine, EMF Research, EMF's, Employees, EMR, Environment, Epidemiologists, Funding, Games and Gaming, genes, GHz, Government's role, grams of tissue, Grants, Hand Portables, Health related, High Frequencies, HOuseholds, Hz, Immune system, Legal Issues, Long Term Health Risks, Low Frequencies, Medical Research, Men's Health, MHz, Microwave exposure, Military, miscarriages, mobile telephones, Noise, Parenting, Public Policy, Pulsed Radiation, radiation, Reaction Time, Research, Risk Factor, Risk of Disease, Safe Levels, Safety, SAR, School administrators, Teenagers, Tweenies, University, W/Kg, watts, Who is Affected?, Women's Health, Workplace.

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“Electromagnetic fields of all frequencies represent one of the most common and fastest growing environmental influences, about which anxiety and speculation are spreading. All populations are now exposed to varying degrees of EMF, and the levels will continue to increase as technology advances.”

“As part of its Charter to protect public health and in response to public concern, the World Health Organization (WHO) established the International EMF Project in 1996 to assess the scientific evidence of possible health effects of EMF in the frequency range from 0 to 300 GHz.”
“The EMF Project is open to broad participation.”

“The EMF Project is open to any WHO Member State government, i.e. department of health, or representatives of other national institutions concerned with radiation protection. The project is fully funded by participating countries and agencies.”


“Microwave Sickness or Neurasthenia” August 31, 2006

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“From 1953 to 1976, the Soviets directed microwave radiation at the U.S. embassy in Moscow from the roof of an adjacent building. The possibility that this microwave exposure could induce health problems in the embassy staff prompted the government to begin classified research programs on the health effects of microwave exposure. One of these programs, called “Project Pandora,” was organized and administered by the psychology division of the psychiatry research section of Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). Public attention was not drawn to these events in Moscow and the question of possible health effects from NIEM exposure until the 1976 release of information by the U.S. State Department accusing the Soviet Union of bombarding the U.S. embassy in Moscow with microwave radiation for the purpose of disturbing the health of the staff. The State Department indicated that, in addition to the mass interference and interception of radar-based communications, the microwave radiation could have adverse effects on the health of the occupants of the embassy. In fact, Soviet data provided the strongest basis for this accusation. The Soviet NIEM research literature reported adverse health effects in laboratory animals and in Soviet radar workers at levels well below the 10 mW/|cm.sup.2~ U.S. ANSI safety recommendations.”

“In 1976, when the Moscow embassy incident was made public, the Soviet NIEM standard was more than 100 times lower than the U.S. recommendations. Many comparisons and concerns regarding the discrepancy between the exposure guidelines of the two nations appeared in the U.S. media. It is interesting to note that the media coverage rarely mentioned the fact that the ANSI recommendations were intended for all U.S. industry staff and military personnel. The Soviet standards, on the other hand, excluded exposure of military personnel (National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements |NCRP~, 1986).”

“The attention to the Soviet studies claiming adverse health effects brought the discipline of psychology to the forefront of NIEM research because many of the Soviet laboratory observations purporting potential health-related effects on small animals were from behavioral studies. Also, almost all of the symptoms reported in Soviet communications and radar workers were psychological in nature. These symptoms included lethargy, lack of concentration, headaches, depression, and impotence. Soviet medical journals termed these collective symptoms microwave sickness. In the U.S. literature the symptoms sometimes have been referred to as neurasthenia (Dodge & Glaser, 1977; Glaser & Dodge, 1977).”