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Do EMF’s Affect Cellular Signal Transduction Pathways? April 26, 2007

Posted by healthyself in "in vitro" systems, "in vivo" levels, Amplified Signals, Amplitude, biochemical signals, Blogroll, Cell changes, cell membrane, Cells, cellular functions, cellular signal transduction pathways, Electric Field, Electromagnetic Field, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic Signals, EMF Research, EMF's, Investigators, magnetic field, plasma membrane, Research, Research Needed, Risk Factor, Risk of Disease, signaling systems.
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“There have been many studies in the literature reported by a variety of investigators using a large number of different in vitro systems which have suggested that cellular signal transduction pathways are affected by EMF. This finding is quite expected since the signal transduction pathways receive both physical and biological information from other cells, as well as the environment, and transmit them in a cellularly appropriate fashion to produce the biochemical signals that regulate cellular functions. The electric field is attenuated within the cell but is amplified across the plasma membrane; therefore, in the absence of a clear indication that the magnetic field alone is responsible for all observed EMF effects, we must hypothesize that recognition and amplification of the information carried in the EMF signal is the domain of the plasma membrane and its signaling systems.”

“There is reasonable agreement as well on which early signaling pathways may be affected. The agreement, however, does not extend to a consensus regarding whether or not EMF effects at the in vivo level can be directly ascribed to any one pathway.”

http://www.niehs.nih.gov/emfrapid/html/Symposium1/3.htm#149

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Protection Against Ionizing Radiation April 5, 2007

Posted by healthyself in Animal Research, Antioxidants, Bioeffects, Biological Activity, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cancer Protection, Cell changes, cell membrane, Cells, Children's health, Chromosomal damage, Cordless Phones, Cytotoxic Effects, Electrical Pulses, Electrical Surges, Electrical Wiring, Electromagnetic Communications, Electromagnetic Field, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic Radiation, Electromagnetic waves, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, Emergency Medicine, EMF Research, EMF's, EMR, Endocrine, Environment, Epidemiology, Free Radicals, Frequencies, genetic damage, Health related, HF, High Frequencies, high voltage transmission lines, Homes, HOuseholds, Hz, Immune system, Insomnia, Interdisciplinary, ionizing radiation, Long Term Health Risks, Low Frequencies, Lymphoma, Medical Research, Melatonin, Metabolic Changes, MF, MHz, Microwave exposure, Networks, Non-Thermal Levels, Oscillate, Penetration, Pineal Gland, Pulsed Radiation, Pulses, radiation, Radio Waves, radioprotector, Research, Research Needed, ringtones, Risk of Disease, Safe Levels, scavenger, Sick People, Sleep disturbances, Solutions, Stress, subcellular structures, Symptoms, Telecommunications, terrorism, toxicity, Who is Affected?, Workplace, X-Rays.
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“Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine), the chief secretory product of the pineal gland in the brain, is well known for its functional versatility. In hundreds of investigations, melatonin has been documented as a direct free radical scavenger and an indirect antioxidant, as well as an important immunomodulatory agent. The radical scavenging ability of melatonin is believed to work via electron donation to detoxify a variety of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, including the highly toxic hydroxyl radical. It has long been recognized that the damaging effects of ionizing radiation are brought about by both direct and indirect mechanisms. The direct action produces disruption of sensitive molecules in the cells, whereas the indirect effects ( approximately 70%) result from its interaction with water molecules, which results in the production of highly reactive free radicals such as *OH, *H, and e(aq)- and their subsequent action on subcellular structures. The hydroxyl radical scavenging ability of melatonin was used as a rationale to determine its radioprotective efficiency. Indeed, the results from many in vitro and in vivo investigations have confirmed that melatonin protects mammalian cells from the toxic effects of ionizing radiation. Furthermore, several clinical reports indicate that melatonin administration, either alone or in combination with traditional radiotherapy, results in a favorable efficacy:toxicity ratio during the treatment of human cancers. This article reviews the literature from laboratory investigations that document the ability of melatonin to scavenge a variety of free radicals (including the hydroxyl radical induced by ionizing radiation) and summarizes the evidence that should be used to design larger translational research-based clinical trials using melatonin as a radioprotector and also in cancer radiotherapy. The potential use of melatonin for protecting individuals from radiation terrorism is also considered.”

Melatonin as a radioprotective agent: a review.

Vijayalaxmi, Reiter RJ, Tan DX, Herman TS, Thomas CR Jr.

Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 78229, USA. vijay@uthscsa.edu

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=15183467

Causes of Autism in Children April 2, 2007

Posted by healthyself in Autism, Autism / Asperger's, Bioeffects, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Brainwave Interference, Cell changes, Cell Phones, Cells, Children's health, Chromosomal damage, Cordless Phones, Cytotoxic Effects, Electromagnetic Communications, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic waves, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, Emergency Medicine, EMF Research, EMF's, Employees, EMR, Environment, Epidemiology, genetic damage, Hand Portables, Handheld Units, Health and Safety Officer, Health related, HOuseholds, HRD, Human Resources, Kids, Lifestyle, Long Term Health Risks, Metabolic Changes, mobile telephones, Parenting, Research Needed, Risk Factor, Risk of Disease, Safe Levels, School administrators, School Boards, Schools, Teenagers, Tweenies, Who is Affected?, Wireless Phones.
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“The explosion of wireless technology has brought with it a totally new form of dangerous radiation called electropollution. Humanity is now exposed to more than 100 million times more radiation than just two decades ago.”
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“The most vulnerable are the children. Their cells are still growing and are filled with more fluid, thus the radiation can penetrate much faster into their cells. Disney got in the game big time recently with offers of family plans and a kid starter plans targeted to 8-to-12 year-olds. An 8-year-old child who gets a cell phone will by age 28 have used a cell phone for longer than anyone to date. Consider this: In 1970, one out of 10,000 children were diagnosed with autism. Last year, one in 166 children were diagnosed with autism. Many scientists and some doctors are now trying to get the word out that we are now starting to see genetic damage that is weakening our children’s cells, thus causing many more health challenges such as autism.”

http://www.autismvox.com/yet-another-environmental-cause-for-autism/

Would You Put YOUR Kids At Risk? April 2, 2007

Posted by healthyself in Adolescents, Autism, Autism / Asperger's, Bioeffects, Biological Activity, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Brain Cancer, Cell changes, Cell Masts, cell membrane, Cell phone safety, Cell Phones, Cells, Children, Children's health, Chromosomal damage, Cordless Phones, Decision Making, Electromagnetic Communications, Electromagnetic Interference, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic Radiation, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, EMF Research, EMF's, EMR, Environment, Epidemiologists, Epidemiology, Exposure, Family, HOuseholds, Kids, Lifestyle, Long Term Health Risks, mobile telephones, Parenting, Pregnant Women, Research, Research Needed, Risk Factor, Risk of Disease, School administrators, School Boards, Schools, Teenagers, Tumors, Tweenies, Who is Affected?, Wireless Phones, Women's Health.
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“MOBILES’ PUT KIDS AT RISK OF AUTISM AND BRAIN TUMOURS’ Dr. Gerd Oberfield…gave a superbly clear and sombering presentation of the health dangers from these sources [at a recent conference]….”Parents who give their children mobile phones are ‘tempting fate’ and exposing them to a raft of potential health problems from brain tumors to autism” … “a new study “shows a link between electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones and masts and autism…[A scientist is asking] “parents not to give children under the age of 12 mobile phones as their DNA and cell membranes are especially vulnerable.”

http://omega.twoday.net/stories/3360329/

Grave cell phone danger—pay attention to this! December 2, 2006

Posted by healthyself in 217 Hz, ADD, Addiction, ADHD, Adolescents, Aging, Allergies, ALS, Alzheimer's, angst, Antennas, Anxiety, arteriosclerosis, Attention, Attention Deficit, Autism / Asperger's, Bioeffects, Biological Activity, Biological Effects, Bioscalar Energy, Birth Defects, Blogroll, Blood Brain Barrier, Blood Pressure, Brain, Brain Cancer, Brainwave Interference, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Cardiac Problems, Cell changes, Cell death, cell membrane, Cell phone safety, Cell phone towers, Cell Phones, Cells, Cellular Morphology, Central Nervous System, Childhood Leukemia, Children, Children's health, Chromosomal damage, Chronic Exhaustion, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Illness, Circadian rhythms, Circulation, Coherence, Communication, Community, Concentration, Connective Tissue Pains, Conversations, Cordless Phones, Cytotoxic Effects, Death, Dementia, Depression, Diagnostic marker, Digital, Dizziness, DNA, Dopamine, Ear, ear ache, earphones, EEG, Elderly, Electrical Components, Electrical Pulses, Electrical Surges, Electrical Wiring, Electrochemical, electromagnetic, Electromagnetic Communications, Electromagnetic Field, Electromagnetic Interference, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic Radiation, Electromagnetic waves, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, Emergency Medicine, EMF Research, EMF's, Employees, EMR, Endogenous Fields, Energy, Environment, Epidemiologists, Epidemiology, Epilepsy, Exposure, Eye Cancer, Eyes, Family, Fatigue, Fiber Optic, Flickering, Free Radicals, Frequencies, Games and Gaming, genes, genetic damage, grams of tissue, Hand Portables, Handheld Units, Harmonics, headaches, Healing, Health, Health related, Hearing, Heart, Heart Disease, heat, Heavy Metals, HF, High Frequencies, high voltage transmission lines, Hormones, HOuseholds, HRD, Human Resources, Humor, Imbalances, Immune system, Inflammation, Infrared, Inner Agitation, Insomnia, Integrative Medicine, Interdisciplinary, Internet, Intuition, Kids, Lack of Concentration, Learning, Legal Issues, LF, Lifestyle, Long Term Health Risks, Lymphoma, MCS, Medical Research, Medicine, Memory, Memory Loss, Men', Men's Health, Metabolic Changes, Metal Roofs, Microwave exposure, Migraines, Military, miscarriages, Mitigation, mobile telephones, Monitoring, Movement, nausea, nerves, Neural Electrophysiology, Neurasthenia, neurological, neuroma, neurons, neurosurgeons, Neurotransmitters, Noise, Non Profit Organizations, Non-Thermal Levels, Nutrition, oncogenes, Optical, Overtones, Pain, Pain Perception, Panic Attacks, Paralysis, Parenting, Penetration, People in Laboratories, Pets, Pineal Gland, Pregnant Women, pressure, Proteins, Public Policy, Pulsed Radiation, Pulses, radiation, Radio Frequency Radiation, Reaction Time, Research, Research Needed, ringing, ringtones, Risk Factor, Risk of Disease, Safe Levels, Safety, SAR, School administrators, School Boards, Schools, Seizure, sensations, Sick People, signaling enzymes, Sleep, Sleep disturbances, Stress, Symptoms, Teenagers, Telecommunications, Telephony, Tinnitus, Toxic Interactions, Traffic Pollution, Tumors, Tweenies, Unified Field, VDT, Vibrational Medicine, Who is Affected?, WiFi, Wireless Phones, Withdrawal, Women, Women's Health, Workplace, X-Rays, zinging/crackling.
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By: Will Thomas

Though intended for renovations, Chris Anderson would like all visitors to deposit their cellular phones in the cement mixer by his front door. This sounds excessive – until you step into Anderson’s orchard, where the pegged needle of a shrieking electromagnetic radiation (EMR) meter placed beside a connected cellphone still shows significant exposure 100 feet away.

Much to the chagrin of this certified EMR-mitigation specialist, every day some 300 million cell phone users are “reaching out and touching someone you love. Yourself, and anyone else within range of the microwaves emitted by your cell phone.”……Silicon sensors are already calling to each other. Soon, countless communicating microchips embedded in everything from bumpers to brooms will be sending streams of encoded electrical energy through glass, steel, concrete, bone and flesh. Exquisitely sensitive to subtle electromagnetic harmonies, human brains and bodies as intricate as galaxies depend on tiny electrical impulses to conduct complex life-processes – including the ability to read, recall and respond to these words. Acting as antennas, our anatomies just as easily tune into spurious signals from radio and microwave transmissions. .

….”a worse frequency could not have been chosen for the human anatomy.”

As cell phones conquer consumer minds and markets, researcher Carolanne Patton notes that “the brain reaches peak absorption in the UHF bands, right where cellular telecommunications operate.” British military scientists have discovered that cellphone transmissions disrupt the brain sites for memory and learning, causing forgetfulness and sudden confusion.

Other studies show that electromagnetic signals from cellular phones reduce the ability to concentrate, calculate and coordinate complicated activities such as driving a car. Startled by $4 billion a year in extra claims among cellphone-wielding drivers, North American insurers did a double-take that found simply juggling `cell phones is not causing a 600% increase in accidents over other drivers busy shaving, applying makeup, tuning radios, taming pets, making out, pouring coffee, retrieving dropped cigarettes, talking and gesturing to passengers, or actually steering the vehicle….Instead of just another dangerous distraction, tests conducted by the U.S.Department of Energy found that using a cell phone severely impairs memory and reaction times. “Hands-free” mobile speaker-phones cause even more crashes because they typically emit 10-times more brainwave interference than handheld units.

For all drivers dialing out on their cell phones, University of Toronto investigators report that the heightened probability of cracking up your car persists for up to 15-minutes after completing a call. That’s comparable to the risk of crashing while driving dead drunk exclaims Dr. Chris Runball, chairman of the B.C. Medical Association’s emergency medical services committee. Reeling from “dial-a-collision” costs, the government of British Columbia may join England, Spain, Israel, Switzerland and Brazil in restricting or banning the use of cell phones by drivers.

In New Zealand, cellphone towers are prohibited on school property because of possible health effects.
But Health Canada regulations ignore the hidden hazards of cell-wrenching cellphones, which send pulsed signals through the skull in a process one expert likens to “jackhammers on the brain.”

…. cellphone addiction mirrors the prestigious early allure of smoking – as well as an immensely profitable industry’s steadfast denial of risk and responsibility. …Sir William Stewart told London’s Financial Times that “children may be more vulnerable because of their developing nervous system, the greater absorption of energy in the tissues of the head and a longer lifetime of exposure.”

…a Ph.D. biophysicist warns that headaches, fatigue, lethargy, nausea, dizziness, depression, arteriosclerosis and even Alzheimer’s can result from frequent or prolonged calls on cell phones.

“There is also a higher incidence of cardiac problems,” Cherry comments, “in terms of the timing function in hearts. You get more heart attacks and more heart disease – it has now been shown in many studies.”

…..cell phones can murderously modify moods. In brains and bodies seriously derailed by tiny imbalances in trace minerals and hormones, depression, suicide, anger, rage and violence can result when calcium and serotonin levels are disrupted by cellphone transmissions….
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….DNA damage is passed on to succeeding generations.

….we forget how inconvenient it is to contract cancer. …B-cell lymphomas doubled in mice within 18 months of one-hour daily exposure to power densities experienced by a cellphone user. B-cell lymphomas are implicated in 85% of all cancers.

…Sleep disorders, she learned, are common among people exposed to high levels of electromagnetic pollution.

…there is nothing “safe” about the new 1.9 gigahertz broadcasting frequency. Much like a boxer taking repeated blows to the head, rapidly pulsing cellphones signal permanent brain damage. A study by Dr. Peter Franch found unequivocally that “cells are permanently damaged by cellular phone frequencies.” This cellular damage, Franch noted, is maximized at low dosage – and “inherited unchanged, from generation to generation.”

….the production of histamine, which triggers bronchial spasms, is nearly doubled after exposure to mobile phone transmissions. Cellphones also reduce the effectiveness of anti-asthmatic drugs, and retard recovery from illness.

…. 217 Hz spikes are very close to the frequencies of human cell membranes.

…..because cancer takes decades to develop, it will be another 10 or 20 years before “mobiles” manifest a big bonanza in brain tumors. But he adds, we’re already seeing “acute effects that are noticed within minutes of using a cell phone.”

After two minutes’ conversation, a cell phone’s digitized impulses disable the safety barrier that isolates the brain from destructive proteins and poisons in the blood.

…If you must pack a cell phone, treat it like a loaded pistol. Keep it turned off. Don’t carry it near ovaries, testicles, or the heart. For partial protection, buy an antenna shield. Limit calls to one-minute, six to 10 minutes a month. Never fire off a cellphone with children anywhere in sight.

A better bet is to facilitate the growth of organic telephone networks with lots of fibre. Instead of more microwave towers, “We should be wiring up our cities with fibre-optic cables to provide Internet, fax, telephone, radio and television at very high quality,” Cherry urges, “rather than saturating our cities with the microwave, radiowave and low frequency signals all the time.”

When it comes to cells, consciousness and cell phones, every call is collect. How can convenience count more than cancer? What is gained by being in constant contact with disembodied voices, while being “out of touch” with the friends and neighbours around us? Are we comfortable having our location traced by monitoring authorities?

Unless we start voting with our wallets, consumer complacency could prove as species-limiting as corporate cynicism.

“Microwave frequencies are the same as those used in radar and your microwave oven,” … “You wouldn’t think of sticking your head in the oven, but there is no hesitation to putting the cell phone to your ear.”

It’s worth reading this whole article…. put this in your url NOW:

http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/chris/2005/02/15/grave_cell_phone_dangers_revealed.htm

EMF’s and Cordless Phones October 22, 2006

Posted by healthyself in 1800 MHz, 1800-2000 MHz, 800-1800 MHz, Biochemical, Bioeffects, Biological Activity, Biological Dentistry, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Blood, Blood Cells, Cell changes, Cells, Childhood Leukemia, Children's health, Chronic Illness, cognition, Communication, Conversations, Cordless Phones, Cytotoxic Effects, Decision Making, DECT, Electrical Components, Electrical Pulses, Electrical Surges, Electrical Wiring, Electromagnetic Communications, Electromagnetic Field, Electromagnetic Interference, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic Radiation, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Electromagnetic waves, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, Emergency Medicine, EMF Research, EMF's, EMR, Environment, Exposure, Frequencies, genes, genetic damage, Government's role, GSM, Health related, HF, High Frequencies, high voltage transmission lines, HOuseholds, Hz, Interdisciplinary, Landline, Legal Issues, Leukemia, LF, Lifestyle, Long Term Health Risks, Lymphoma, Medical Research, Meditation, Men's Health, MF, MHz, Microwave exposure, mobile telephones, Monitoring, Parenting, PCN, Public Policy, Pulsed Radiation, Pulses, radiation, Radio Frequency Radiation, Radio Waves, Radios, Research, Research Needed, Risk Factor, Risk of Disease, Stress, Waves, Who is Affected?, Wired Phone, Women's Health.
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What About The Cordless Phones I Use In My House?

“Digital cordless phones and their base units emit pulsed microwaves and these can exceed the levels from an actual mobile phone in areas where the mobile phone service has good signal strengths. Holding a digital cordless (DECT) phone to their head will always expose the user to higher levels of microwave fields than they will ever experience (in public access areas) from a mobile phone base-station. Most DECT base units continuously emit pulsed microwave radiation even when no call is in progress. The level is typically still over 3 V/m half a meter away from the base unit and can be over 1 V/m in rooms directly above. These are higher field levels than those measured from a typical mobile phone mast. If you are concerned about the potential adverse health effects from microwave radiation, you might want to think carefully about whether you want a DECT phone in your house. If you want it to monitor incoming calls when you are, for instance, at the bottom of the garden, then answer the call briefly, and have the main conversation on a normal wired phone when you go back inside. All types of microwave exposure at the levels received from handset use have been shown to produce genetic damage inside blood cells. Radio frequency radiation has been used for a variety of covert purposes for some :considerable time. It was used to deter the women at Greenham Common, some of whom still suffer ongoing health problems. The Soviet’s irradiation of the US embassy in Moscow produced serous adverse health effects, including Ieukaemias and lymphomas, was the conclusion reached by a relatively recent re-analysis of the Lilienfeld report (Refs) based on information from USA Defense Intelligence Agency papers that only became fully available following the Freedom Information Act. Over 23 years ago the US was well aware of both cognitive and biochemical changes in the brains of adults exposed to pulsed microwave radiation. It is also interesting to note that the microwave frequencies the Russians used in many of their microwave weapon experiments were around 1800 MHz the same as is now used in Europe for GSMI800 / PCN and for DECT cordless phones.”

http://www.foresight-preconception.org.uk/booklet_geopathicstress.htm

Science Says… October 10, 2006

Posted by healthyself in Animal Research, Antennas, Bioeffects, Biomimetic, Blogroll, Brainwave Interference, Cell changes, Cell Cultures, Cell death, cell membrane, Cell phone safety, Cell Phones, Cells, Cellular Morphology, Central Nervous System, Children's health, Chromosomal damage, Computer Rooms, Conversations, Cordless Phones, Cytotoxic Effects, Diagnostic marker, DNA, Electrical Components, Electrical Pulses, Electrical Surges, Electrical Wiring, Electrochemical, Electromagetic pollution, Electromagnetic Communications, Electromagnetic Field, Electromagnetic Interference, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic waves, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, EMF Research, EMF's, EMR, Encoding, Entrainment, Entropy, Environment, Epidemiology, Exposure, Frequencies, genes, GHz, grams of tissue, Hand Portables, Handheld Units, Health related, HF, High Frequencies, high voltage transmission lines, HOuseholds, Hz, Inner Agitation, Integrative Medicine, Interdisciplinary, Intuition, LF, Lifestyle, Long Term Health Risks, Low Frequencies, Medical Research, Men's Health, Metabolic Changes, MF, MHz, Microwave exposure, Mitochondria, nerves, Networks, Neural Electrophysiology, neurological, Neurotransmitters, Non-Thermal Levels, Parenting, Pulsed Radiation, Pulses, radiation, Radio Waves, Radios, Research Needed, Risk of Disease, Symptoms, Waves, WiFi, Wireless Phones, Women's Health, Workplace.
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FDTD analysis of a gigahertz TEM cell for ultra-wideband pulse exposure studies of biological specimens

IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2006 May;53(5):780-9.

Ji Z, Hagness SC, Booske JH, Mathur S, Meltz ML.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1415 Engineering Drive, Madison, WI 53706, USA. zji@wisc.edu

Gigahertz transverse electromagnetic (GTEM) transmission cells have been previously used to experimentally study exposure of biological cells to ultra-wideband (UWB), monopolar, electromagnetic pulses. Using finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) simulations we examine the time-dependent electric field waveforms and energy dose spatial distributions within a finite volume of biological cell culture medium during these experiments. The simulations show that when one or more flasks containing cell culture media are placed inside the GTEM cell, the uniform fields of the empty GTEM cell are significantly perturbed. The fields inside the cell culture medium, representing the fields to which the biological cells are exposed, are no longer monopolar and are spatially highly nonuniform. These effects result from a combination of refraction and distortion of the incident wave, combined with excitation of resonant eigenmodes within the cell culture medium volume. The simulations show that these distortions of the incident waveform may be mitigated by supporting the sample on a high permittivity pedestal and modifying the incident waveform to more closely approximate a Gaussian pulse. Under all simulated conditions, the estimated maximum temperature rises are completely negligible, ensuring that any experimentally observed unusual cell function or histopathology can be associated with nonthermal effects.

PMID: 16686400 [PubMed – in process]

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=16686400&dopt=Abstract

Court Victory About Cell Phone Damage October 5, 2006

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Court victory is a first for cell-phone programmers

“……[she] thought it was just another in a series of sinus infections. Her head and eyes hurt, and she was vomiting. But then Price had a seizure, and a brain scan found something far more troubling….the phone was ringing. It was the doctor’s office, … `Brace yourself. Honey, you have a brain tumor.’ “

“After her diagnosis in 1999 and surgery to remove most of the tumor, [she] started looking for answers…. convinced that exposure to radio-frequency radiation on the job, where she programmed cell phones for new customers, had caused the tumor.”…an administrative law judge who handles worker’s compensation claims awarded her $30,000 to pay her medical bills and other expenses. [She] may be the first person to convince a judge that her illness was caused by radio-frequency radiation….when she filed a workers comp claim, her boss fired her, eliminating her health insurance. Then she lost the case. The Native American single mother of two daughters was devastated. She turned to Tribal Health, a government health agency for Native Americans, to get anti-seizure medication.””…If I hadn’t been Indian, I would have died,” she said.”

“After Price recovered from brain surgery, she went to the Internet and found researchers studying the biological effects of radio-frequency radiation, and got to know them.”

“I would call them up and say, `You are absolutely dead on. If a rat could talk, this is what it would say. I’m the human rat.’ “

“[She] couldn’t find an attorney to take her case until she contacted … a semi-retired lawyer and president of the Wireless Consumers Alliance, a California-based consumer-advocacy group…[who] volunteered to represent her pro bono and re-filed her workers comp case….

“It’s not a money issue, suing the company, it’s a health and safety issue,” … [she] speaks to school assemblies and classes…

@sun-sentinel.com or 954-356-4593.

Written by Nancy McVicar, who can be reached at nmcvicar@sun-sentinel.com or 954-356-4593.
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/health/sfl-otumor02oct02,0,1963897.story

Research Should Be Objective and Funded by Neutral Parties October 4, 2006

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The controversy goes back to a study by Lai and Singh published in a 1995 issue of Bioelectromagnetics. They found an increase in damaged DNA in the brain cells of rats after a single two-hour exposure to microwave radiation at levels considered “safe” by government standards….

…The idea behind that study was relatively simple: expose rats to microwave radiation similar to that emitted by cell phones, then examine their brain cells to see if any DNA damage resulted. Such damage is worrisome because DNA carries the body’s genetic code and breaks, if not repaired properly, could lead to mutations and even cancer….

…”I don’t believe any of those studies have ever been replicated,” …says..a consortium that provides $1 million a year in funding for cell phone  research….More recently, a European research effort by 12 groups in seven countries also documented DNA damage from cell phone radiation.”

“….there is “cause for concern” and more work needs to be done. Instead, Lai says, he and his colleague have been the focus of a campaign to discredit their research. Consider:

  • Internal documents from Motorola in the 1990s point to an organized plan to “war-game” Lai’s work.
  • When a scientist in California published results that seemed to support Lai’s findings, he lost research funding and eventually left the field.
  • At one point, the director of a group created to manage $25 million in industry-donated research money sent a memo to then-UW President Richard McCormick saying that Lai and Singh should be fired.
  • Federal money for scientific investigation in the field has dried up, supplanted by funding from the industry-funding that Lai and others say can come with restrictions so oppressive they hamper scientific inquiry.

The stakes, both in terms of potential ramifications and profits, are high. According to consulting firm Deloitte & Touche, the global wireless market is expected to grow to two billion subscribers by the end of this year. An overall dollar figure for the industry would easily be in the hundreds of billions, according to Louis Slesin, who as editor of Microwave News has followed the ins and outs of research in the field of bioelectromagnetics for more than 20 years.”

http://www.washington.edu/alumni/columns/march05/wakeupcall01.html

Talking on a Cell Phone, Applying Makeup and Rage September 26, 2006

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“After two minutes’ conversation, a cell phone’s digitized impulses disable the safety barrier (blood-brain-barrier) that isolates the brain from destructive proteins and poisons in the blood. Professor Leif Salford, the neurologist who carried out the research for this finding, said “It seems that molecules such as proteins and toxins can pass out of the blood, while the phone is switched on, and enter the brain. We need to bear in mind diseases such as MS and Alzheimer’s are linked to proteins being found in the brain.” Startled by $4 billion a year in extra claims among cell phone-wielding drivers, North American insurers did a double-take that found simply juggling phones is not causing a 600% increase in accidents over other drivers busy shaving, applying makeup, tuning radios, taming pets, making out, pouring coffee, retrieving dropped cigarettes, talking and gesturing to passengers, or actually steering the vehicle.  Instead of just another dangerous distraction, tests conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy found that using a cell phone severely impairs memory and reaction times. Hands-free mobile speakerphones cause even more crashes because they typically emit 10-times more brainwave interference than handheld units. For all drivers dialing out, University of Toronto investigators report that the heightened probability of cracking up your car persists for up to 15-minutes after completing a call.”

“That’s comparable to the risk of crashing while driving dead drunk exclaims Dr. Chris Runball, chairman of the B.C. Medical Association’s emergency medical services committee. Reeling from “dial-a-collision” costs, the government of British Columbia may join England, Spain, Israel, Switzerland and Brazil in restricting or banning the use of cell phones by drivers. In New Zealand, cell phone towers are prohibited on school property because of possible health effects. But Health Canada regulations ignore the hidden hazards of cell-wrenching cell phones, which send pulsed signals through the skull in a process one expert likens to “jackhammers on the brain.” “Safety Code 6” looks only at microwaves burning skin. Basically, Health Canada claims if it can’t cook you, it can’t hurt you, its like saying cigarettes aren’t dangerous unless they burn you. Carrying similar risks of long-term lethality, and strangely just as legal, cell phone addiction mirrors the prestigious early allure of smoking  – as well as an immensely profitable industry’s steadfast denial of risk and responsibility. As poisonous as cigarette smoke and even harder to corral, the cell phone’s second-hand microwave and radio-frequency (RF) pollution pose invisible but significant risks to bystanders–particularly children riding in cars that transmit amplified cell phone signals through their steel structure. Cell phone transmissions damage the ability of white blood cells to ward off infectious disease by disrupting the immune system’s electromagnetic communications. Dr. Neil Cherry has measured accelerated aging, increased cell death and cancers caused by radio frequency microwaves from cell phones and their relay towers.”

“With the brain’s electro-chemical communications repeatedly zapped by lightning-like cell phone pulses, this Ph.D. biophysicist warns that headaches, fatigue, lethargy, nausea, dizziness, depression, arteriosclerosis and even Alzheimer’s can result from frequent or prolonged calls.   “There is also a higher incidence of cardiac problems,” Cherry comments, “in terms of the timing function in hearts. You get more heart attacks and more heart disease – it has now been shown in many studies.” The biophysicist from Lincoln University in Christ Church, New Zealand has also found that cell phones can murderously modify moods. In brains and bodies seriously derailed by tiny imbalances in trace minerals and hormones, depression, suicide, anger, rage and violence can result when calcium and serotonin levels are disrupted by cell phone transmissions.”

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