Posted by healthyself in Cell phone safety.
After years of secrecy, cellphone radiation risks are finally being revealed
In 2015, New York Times writer Nick Bilton wrote an article entitled “The Health Concerns in Wearable Tech,” warning the public that devices like smartphones and Apple Watches emit a low-level radiation which has been linked to cancer, brain tumors and other problems when worn close to the body for extended periods. His article was based on a press release issued by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in May of 2011, which warned, “The WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B), based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer1, associated with wireless phone use.”
Bilton was not praised for his public health warning; in fact, the mainstream media attacked him, with many calling for his dismissal from the Times.
The truth is, there is ample evidence that radiofrequency electromagnetic fields emitted by cell phones and other devices could cause brain cancer. This has just been reinforced yet again, in a document released by the California Department of Public Health, entitled simply “Cell Phones and Health.”
The Department has been sitting on the document, which has been revised several times, for the past seven years, refusing to make it public. It was only when Joel Moskowitz, director of the Center for Family and Community Health at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, sued the Department last year, and the judge indicated that she would order the release of the document, that the Department made it public.
The document states clearly, “Health officials are concerned about possible health effects from cell phone EMFs because some recent studies suggest that long-term cell phone use may increase the risk of brain cancer and other health problems.” [Emphasis added]
It also notes that studies have found that people diagnosed with certain forms of brain cancer are more likely to have used cellphones in the preceding decade and that the cancers usually occurred on the side of the head that their cellphones were most often used on. It adds, “These studies suggest that regular cell phone use increases the risk of developing some kinds of brain cancer.” …
The use of cell phones clearly carries serious health risks, but with modern society so dependent on them, it is unrealistic to think that people will be able to totally end their use. It is, therefore, important to know how to utilize this technology in the safest possible way.
… several tips on how to protect yourself from cell phone radiation:…
- Reduce the amount of time you spend talking on your cell phone, keeping in mind that every 2-minute phone call disrupts brain activity for up to an hour.
- Send text messages rather than making phone calls.
- Replace your cell phone with one that emits less radiation. A list of suggestions can be found here.
- The jury is still out on whether or not they will really be less damaging in the long-term, but it still might be worth using a headset or speaker rather than talking directly on your cell phone.
- Avoid using your cell phone in elevators or other metal enclosures, including your car, as more power is needed to connect the call, emitting more radiation in the process.
- A similar problem arises when your cell phone’s battery is low, so charge it before you use it.
- If you have to use your phone directly without a headset or speaker, wait until the person you’re calling actually answers before putting it to your ear….
March 9, 2016
Posted by healthyself in Cell phone safety.
[This is about] radiation emitted from wireless devices. Wi-Fi, cell phones, cordless phones, laptops, baby monitors and other wireless technology all emit electromagnetic radiation, which has been classified as a Class 2B Carcinogen and “possibly carcinogenic to humans” by the World Health Organization.
Some people don’t take the dangers of electro-magnetic frequencies (EMF)seriously, probably because the research is still in its infancy. However, several studies have found associations between cell phones and infertility as well as possible links to brain cancer, along with a host of other unfortunate outcomes.
Well I’m certainly not going to quit using my technology, but I also won’t be waiting around for scientists to affirm that radiation is indeed hazardous to health, especially since there’s ways to minimize exposure to these invisible waves, such as:
- Mobile Management – Avoid wearing your cell phone or keeping it near you whenever possible. If you’re going to be in one spot for awhile (like your office) place it out of arms reach, but still within earshot. This has the added benefit of getting you up and moving when you receive a call or text. We should be standing up from our desk at least every 20-30 minutes anyway.
Similarly, at night, move your mobile devices away from your body or power them all the way off (even in airplane mode, the battery still emits radiation). Don’t sleep with a cell phone near your head. Use an actual alarm clock to wake you up, or keep your cell at a distance that requires you to get out of bed to silence it.Although it’s going to be difficult, think twice about giving your child a cell phone or letting them play with yours. Kids are particularly vulnerable to EMFs due to their thinner skulls and bones, so limit their exposure as much as possible.
- Hardwire – Keep cell phone use at a minimum and use a land line whenever possible. Another way to keep your phone away from your body is to invest in a good wired headset, as wireless headsets can still expose you to unwanted radiation. Consider turning off your Wi-Fi and using an Ethernet cable to connect to the internet. This limits exposure to background levels of Wi-Fi. If your devise doesn’t have an Ethernet port, you can get a USB to Ethernet converter.
- Use EMF protection – There’s all sorts of EMF-blocking productsavailable that can help block radiation from your wireless devises. Check out the links below!
- Don’t Guess, Test! Use an EMF testing meter to determine the sources of radiation in your home so you can do something about them.
- Do a Digital Detox – Beyond radiation exposure, our relationship with technology can become just as addictive and unhealthy as anything else. This week our nutritionist Aimee wrote about Why You Need a Digital Detox. Aimee shares some simple and powerful tips for how to dial down stress caused by technology overuse.
Check out the links below for more information on electromagnetic radiation (EMF) and some ways to protect yourself and your family from getting Wi-Fried. Most importantly, don’t stress about it! It’s virtually impossible to avoid all forms of radiation in this day and age, but by taking the simple steps outlined here, you can greatly minimize your exposure.
Kinsey Jackson, LMP, MS, CNS®
Posted by healthyself in Cell phone safety.
Tags: consciousness, electromagnetic after effects, near death
The Bizzare Electromagnetic After Effects of Near-Death Experiences
The conversation about near-death experiences (NDE’s) is typically centered around questions about the afterlife and what happens to consciousness should you follow the iconic tunnel of light. Skeptics, of course, look at the various scientific angles, debating whether or not the patient was truly dead, or the research was legitimate, and so on.
Less frequently discussed, however, is what happens to people after a near-death experience, and what changes occur in their psychological and physiological makeup. There are thousands of recorded examples of NDE’s that offer testimony to the possibility of life after death, but what about life after near-death?
“Around eighty percent of the people who experienced near-death states claimed that their lives were forever changed by what happened to them. On closer examination, though, a pattern of surprising dimensions emerged. Experiencers were not returning with just a renewed zest for life and a more spiritual outlook. They were evidencing specific psychological and physiological differences on a scale never before faced by them.” – P. M. H. Atwater, L.H.D.
Researcher P.M.H. Atwater, L.H.D is the author of Dying To Know You: Proof of God in the Near-Death Experience, one of the world’s leading researchers on near-death experiences, and a survivor of 3 NDE’s.
After having interviewed thousands of NDE experiencers for her work, she has moved beyond the curiosity of what lies beyond, and has researched the after effects of NDE’s in ordinary people finding some curious patterns. Common among the after-effects are:
Changes in personality, often including becoming more loving, calm, and non-judgmental, or leading to major life changes, like divorce, estrangement from family and friends or increased magnetism around others
Noticeable increase in intuitive and psychic capabilities, including communication with spirits, plants and animals
A shift in a sense of life priorities
A sense of timelessness and non-duality
Sensitivity to light and sound
Changes in attitudes about health, wellness and spirituality
In addition to these notable after effects, the research of P.M.H. Atwater revealed another, more bizarre pattern, indicating that many people undergo rather remarkable changes to their body’s electromagnetic field. Called ‘electro-sensitivity’ this can bring on puzzling, frightening, and even dangerous situations for some of the most sensitive of NDE survivors.
“Since beginning my research of near-death states in 1978, I have consistently noticed that a large majority of experiencers (both as part of my study and in general conversation with them) reported becoming more sensitive to electrical and magnetic fields – disturbances, equipment, devices, wrist watches – after their episode.” – P.M.H. Atwater
This strange and lasting physiological change is seen by the majority of those who experience NDE’s. Most commonly, those who experience electro-sensitivity after a NDE report ‘interference’ with potentially anything electronic in the external environment. Some examples are:
Lights flickering on and off when entering room, and especially so when there is a high intensity situation occuring
Computers and other electronics malfunctioning when near
Light bulbs exploding
Disruptions in recording equipment leading to unusual or distorted photos and videos
Wrist watch batteries die quickly, or watches stop for no reason at all
Feeling ‘drained’ when near anything electronic
Receiving television or radio channels that shouldn’t be picked up in that location
Feeling more ‘connected’ to electronics and being able to use them better than before the NDE
Extreme sensitivity to earth changes such as thunder storms, earthquakes, lightening, and tornados
For those who experience this phenomenon, the physiological interference with their environment becomes a part of every day life, and they learn to do things in different ways in order to mitigate any harm they may cause to any electronics or people near-by.
“I have no business wearing watches – neither does my husband. We cannot keep a watch ticking on our wrists, not even if our lives depended on it. Not only are watches involved, in our acquired electrical freak-outs (AEF’s), but we each have our own, peculiar affect on other electrical objects.
Computers – this is a rough one. If too much pent-up energy isn’t dissipated before I touch a keyboard, my computer frequently cuts off, and won’t recover until I remove my hands, and any other part of me that’s touching the computer. Once I stop touching the computer, it flickers back on, and lets me know it stopped responding… If I am emotionally intense, while typing away on my computer, the computer cut-off occurs. Once I settle my emotions down, it comes back without any errors.
Transfer all this weirdness over to cell phones, actually any phone. And, it doesn’t have to be my phone. I’ve caused my son’s phone to stop responding more than once. He’ll say to me, “Mom! Stop it!”, and then I will settle my thoughts down, and the darn thing starts working.” – Cathy L. Jones – Near-Death Experiencer
In his book, The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and The Foundation of Life, published in 1985, surgeon Robert O. Becker brought new light on the electromagnetic dimension of the human being, presenting his discoveries that demonstrated the conductive nature of the brain, the skin, tissue cells, and the entire body. A decade later, more pioneering work in the study of the human electromagnetic body was published by Albert Roy Davis and Walter C. Rawls in the book, Magnetism and Its Effects on the Living System, which revealed the polar nature of the human body.
Russian scientist Semyon Kirlian took this study a step further and produced a now-famous high-voltage technique for photographing human electromagnetic fields, now called Kirlian photography. Later, K. Korotkov, also of Russia developed a way to measure Qi, the life force energy of all things, as explained by Chinese medicine.
Many are raising awareness of the dangers in electromagnetic industrialization of our world, noting that interference with the body’s natural electromagnetic patterns can seriously effect health, while skeptics claim there is little harm in the amount of electromagnetic radiation introduced by cell towers, wi-fi, smart meters, and so on. The phenomena of electro-sensitivity, if more closely examined, may give more insight into just how pliable the human electromagnetic body really is, and the connection between the energy body and the spiritual dimensions of human existence.
The human subtle energy body is a tangible reality for many who practice meditation, yoga, or the internal martial arts. It is remarkable that there is such a connection between near-death experiences, which which commonly involve bright, radiant, white light, and changes in electro-sensitivity. A near-death experience is considered by many to be a ‘spiritual’ experience, so, could resulting electro-sensitivity be validation of the experiences of many of the world’s sages and mystics who believe life and spirit to be comprised of ‘energy.’ Could this also indicate that our universe is predicated on the physics of electricity after all?
“From the smallest particle to the largest galactic formation, a web of electrical circuitry connects and unifies all of nature, organizing galaxies, energizing stars, giving birth to planets and, on our own world, controlling weather and animating biological organisms. There are no isolated islands in an electric universe.” ~David Talbott and Wallace Thornhill, Thunderbolts of the Gods
About the Author
Buck Rogers is the earth bound incarnation of that familiar part of our timeless cosmic selves, the rebel within. He is a surfer of ideals and meditates often on the promise of happiness in a world battered by the angry seas of human thoughtlessness. He is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com.
April 8, 2014
Posted by healthyself in Cell phone safety.
An electromagnetic pulse, or EMP for short, is a short burst of electromagnetic energy, sometimes called a “transient electromagnetic disturbance.” An EMP event can occur naturally, such as from a powerful lightning strike.
But what makes EMPs so potentially dangerous to life on Earth is the unnatural occurrence of an EMP event, like that which is commonly associated with the detonation of a nuclear device.
There are some common misconceptions about so-called “EMP weapons,” and the development of them by various great powers, including the United States. But there are no misunderstandings about the devastating effects that EMP bursts would have on modern technology. As the Heritage Foundation has noted in congressional testimony, EMP blasts spread out over the skies of America would essentially send the country back to the 19th century technologically, because EMP events would “decimate America’s electrical and technological infrastructure.”
Yet, few lawmakers and policymakers seem to take the threat seriously, experts have complained. Worse, an underreported story that was covered by Natural News and a few other outlets indicates that terrorists may be targeting our electric grid because, even if it is not destroyed by an EMP weapon, there are most definitely weak points that some analysts say could produce the same results as an airborne nuclear explosion [http://www.npr.org].
Targeting the power grid
In April 2013, in what authorities describe as a “military-style assault,” attackers cut phone lines leading to a major power substation near San Jose, Calif. Then — about 25 minutes later — snipers began firing on it, knocking out 17 gigantic transformers that supplied power to Silicon Valley.
“To avoid a blackout, electric-grid officials rerouted power around the site and asked power plants in Silicon Valley to produce more electricity. But it took utility workers 27 days to make repairs and bring the substation back to life,” The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported in February.
Since then, the story was picked up by TheBlaze, which produced a special report regarding the vulnerability of the American power grid.
The report began, noting that “there are three key networks” that deliver power throughout the United States: the Western, Eastern and Texas grids. They are interconnected by more than 160,000 electric power transmission lines and 55,000 electric substations.
“Perhaps one of the worst parts about it,” says Peter Pry, a congressional homeland security advisor, “is that you really only need to take out one of the grids to cause a national catastrophy.”
Former congressional advisor Elizabeth Kreft noted that where power is actually created — at the power plants — are transformers that increase electric voltage “so that it can actually travel a long distance,” she says in the video.
“And then there’s a transformer that steps down that voltage so it can actually be sent to your house,” she said.
Pry said that Extra High Voltage (EHV) transformers connecting the grids and sub-systems “are actually the foundation of our modern society.” He added they are akin to what aqueducts and roads were to the Roman Empire. “Our society can’t operate without” them, he said.
‘Months to build’
That said, the report noted, EHV transformers — as important as they are to the function of American society — are one of the most unprotected of national infrastructure assets.
Additionally, Pry said, EHVs “are one of the most technologically difficult things to manufacture.” Each EHV plays a “unique role” in the grid, because each one is “custom-made” for the respective grids they power. “They are hand-built,” he said.
He said that, while the U.S. used to build EHVs, “we exported the technology for the electric grid to the world.” Now, he admits, the U.S. must import them, which is another vulnerability of the system, because they each take 18 months to build.
There are only two countries that build them for export, and both are U.S. allies — South Korea and Germany.
In response to the San Jose attack, FERC — the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission — conducted a classified study in 2013, which, as WSJ reported, revealed alarming results.
See the remainder of TheBlaze’s video report here.
Posted by healthyself in Brain, Cell phone safety, headaches, Health Risks.
Tags: Brain Tumor, headaches, hip, left ear, left hand, pressed
The city of Pembroke Pines wants its residents to know that cell phones could be dangerous and linked to cancer. A newly-passed resolution was inspired by a resident who believes his brain tumor was caused by his mobile device.
“A lot of scientific data has to be done with it and the ordinance is kind of generic but it makes people aware,” said Pines mayor Frank Ortis.
Pines resident Jimmy Gonzalez had tumors removed in his brain above his left ear, his left hand, and near his hip. All places where he said his phone was pressed for long periods of time.
“I kept getting headaches,” Gonzalez said. “One day I realized I hold my cell phone with the same hand, up against this ear and when I was done, I would put it in to these pockets.”
November 28, 2012
Posted by healthyself in Cell phone safety, Cell Phones, Electricity, Fire, Static, Women.
Tags: cell phones, Fire, Static Electricity, Women
Here are some reasons why we don’t allow cell phones in operating areas, propylene oxide handling and storage area, propane, gas and diesel refueling areas.
The Shell Oil Company recently issued a warning after three incidents in which mobile phones (cell phones) ignited fumes during fueling operations
In the first case, the phone was placed on the car’s trunk lid during fueling; it rang and the ensuing fire destroyed the car and the gasoline pump.
In the second, an individual suffered severe burns to their face when fumes ignited as they answered a call while refueling their car!
And in the third, an individual suffered burns to the thigh and groin as fumes ignited when the phone, which was in their pocket, rang while they were fueling their car.
You should know that: Mobile Phones can ignite fuel or fumes
Mobile phones that light up when switched on or when they ring release enough energy to provide a spark for ignition
Mobile phones should not be used in filling stations, or when fueling lawn mowers, boat, etc.
Mobile phones should not be used, or should be turned off, around other materials that generate flammable or explosive fumes or dust, (I.e., solvents, chemicals, gases, grain dust, etc…)
TO sum it up, here are the Four Rules for Safe Refueling:
1) Turn off engine
2) Don’t smoke
3) Don’t use your cell phone – leave it inside the vehicle or turn it off
4) Don’t re-enter your vehicle during fueling.
Bob Renkes of Petroleum Equipment Institute is working on a campaign to try and make people aware of fires as a result of ‘static electricity’ at gas pumps. His company has researched 150 cases of these fires.
His results were very surprising:
1) Out of 150 cases, almost all of them were women.
2) Almost all cases involved the person getting back in their vehicle while the nozzle was still pumping gas. When finished, they went back to pull the nozzle out and the fire started, as a result of static.
3) Most had on rubber-soled shoes.
4) Most men never get back in their vehicle until completely finished. This is why they are seldom involved in these types of fires.
5) Don’t ever use cell phones when pumping gas
6) It is the vapors that come out of the gas that cause the fire, when connected with static charges.
7) There were 29 fires where the vehicle was re-entered and the nozzle was touched during refueling from a variety of makes and models. Some resulted in extensive damage to the vehicle, to the station, and to the customer.
8) Seventeen fires occurred before, during or immediately after the gas cap was removed and before fueling began.
Mr. Renkes stresses to NEVER get back into your vehicle while filling it with gas.
If you absolutely HAVE to get in your vehicle while the gas is pumping, make sure you get out, close the door TOUCHING THE METAL, before you ever pull the nozzle out. This way the static from your body will be discharged before you ever remove the nozzle.
As I mentioned earlier, The Petroleum Equipment Institute, along with several other companies now, are really trying to make the public aware of this danger.
I ask you to please send this information to ALL your family and friends, especially those who have kids in the car with them while pumping gas. If this were to happen to them, they may not be able to get the children out in time.
Posted by healthyself in Cell phone safety.
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