Medical Devices and Electromagnetic Interference January 24, 2008Posted by healthyself in Blogroll, Blow Dryers, Electromagnetic Communications, Electromagnetic Forces, Electromagnetic Interference, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic Radiation, Electromagnetic Signals, Electromagnetic waves, Electrophysiology, Electrosmog, Elevators, ELF, Emergency Medicine, EMF Exposure, EMF Research, EMF's, EMF-induced effects, EMI, Emissions, EMR, Florescent Light Balasts, Health Care, Health Care Facilities, Medical Devices, Noisy Electric Motors, Walkie Talkies, Wireless Technologies.
“The delivery of health care is an inherently mobile activity, with patients moving though the care delivery process and almost all health care workers in constant motion. So it’s no wonder that wireless technologies have been adopted with gusto.”
“Electromagnetic interference (EMI) has been a concern with medical devices since their inception. This EMI can be divided into intentional and unintentional interference. Intentional interference typically comes from radio frequency (RF) radiators like walkie-talkies, wireless phones, WiFi radios, and cell phones that use frequencies and specified power levels that may interfere with the operation of other radios or electronic devices. Unintentional interference is caused by things like paper shredders, bad florescent light ballasts, and noisy electric motors (from blow dryers to elevators). ”
“Any electronic device can be affected by EMI, including medical devices. The wireless features of medical devices (or any other wireless device, for that matter) can also be affected. The larger medical device vendors have dedicated engineers and techs who do EMI testing and troubleshoot interference problems at customer sites.”
“In an effort to promote best practices regarding the use of mobile wireless communications and computing technologies in health care facilities, standards committees TC 215 and ISO 35.240.80 have created recommendations for electromagnetic compatibility (management of unintentional electromagnetic interference) with medical devices.”
“Here’s the abstract:
Did you know…………… January 11, 2008Posted by healthyself in Absorption, Accelerated Aging, Addiction, Adolescents, Aging, airports, Alzheimer's, Anger, angst, Antioxidants, Anxiety, arteriosclerosis, Attention Deficit, Autism / Asperger's, Biofield, Biological Activity, Biological Dentistry, Birth Defects, Birth Rate, Blogroll, Blood Brain Barrier, Bluetooth, Brain Cancer, Brain Damage, Brain Tumors, Brainwave Interference, Breast Cancer, Bronchial Spasms, Buzzing, Canaries, Cancer, Cancer Protection, Captive Animals, Cell changes, Cell death, Cell Masts, cell membrane, Cell phone industry, Cell Phone Pulses, Cell phone safety, Cell phone towers, Cell Phone Transmissions, Cell Phones, Cellular Damage, Cellular Destruction, cellular functions, Cellular Phone Frequencies, Central Nervous System, Childhood Cancer, Children's health, Chromosomal damage, Chronic Exhaustion, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Illness, Circulation, Computer Rooms, Consciousness, Control Group, Conversations, Cordless 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A Rationale for a Biologically-based Public Exposure Standard December 7, 2007Posted by healthyself in "Cellular" Relay Antennas, Cell phone safety, Cell phone towers, Cell Phone Transmissions, Cell Phones, Cellular Damage, Cellular Destruction, cellular functions, Children's health, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Illness, Computer Rooms, Cordless Phones, Cytotoxic Effects, Dangerous, Data, Denial of Risk, Depression, Diseases, EEG, EHF, Electric Field, Electrical Components, Electrical Pulses, Electrical Surges, Electrical Wiring, Electricity, Electrochemical, Electrochemical Communications, Electromagetic pollution, electromagnetic, Electromagnetic Communications, Electromagnetic Interference, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic Radiation, Electromagnetic waves, Electrophysiology, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, Emergency Medicine, EMF Exposure, EMF Research, EMF's, EMF-induced effects, EMR, Environment, Frequencies, Global Health Disaster, Handheld Units, Hazard, Health and Safety Officer, Health related, Health Risks, Health warnings, Heavy Metals, Hospitals, HOuseholds, Human Populations, Human Resources, Immune system, Internet, Lifestyle, Lifetime, Long Term Health Effects, Magnetic Field Exposure, Men's Health, Metabolic Changes, Microwave exposure, Migraines, mobile telephones, Neural Electrophysiology, Pain Perception, Penetration, Pulsed Radiation, Pulses, Radio Frequency Microwaves, Rapidly pulsing, Recommendations, Research, Research Needed, Resonant Frequency, Risk Factor, Risk of Disease, Sleep Disorders, Sleep disturbances, Stress, Switched On, Transmitter Towers, Who is Affected?, WiFi, Wireless, Wireless Phones, Women's Health.
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A Rationale for a Biologically-based Public Exposure Standard
for Electromagnetic Fields (ELF and RF)
Each of the links below opens a PDF file in a new browser window. When done with a particluar file, closing the window will bring you back to this page.
August 31, 2007 UPDATE: This site was officially launched 8/31 at 1 a.m. EDT. If you downloaded, saved and/or printed any of the report files prior to this, please refer to all updated files after this launch date and time.
September 18, 2007 – BioInitiative Report / Complete – We have had requests for a copy of the Report in a single file format. Please note that the pagination in this single format retains the distinct section pagination used in each separate Section below and will print accordingly.
SECTION i. Preface
SECTION ii: Table of Contents
SECTION 2: Statement of the Problem
SECTION 3: The Existing Public Exposure Standards
SECTION 4: Evidence for Inadequacy of the Standards
SECTION 5: Evidence for Effects on Gene and Protein Expression (Transcriptomic and Proteomic Research)
Dr. Xu and Dr. Chen
SECTION 6: Evidence for Genotoxic Effects – RFR and ELF DNA Damage
SECTION 7: Evidence for Stress Response (Stress Proteins)
SECTION 8: Evidence for Effects on Immune Function
SECTION 9: Evidence for Effects on Neurology and Behavior
SECTION 10: Evidence for Brain Tumors and Acoustic Neuromas
Dr. Hardell, Dr.Mild and Dr. Kundi
SECTION 11: Evidence for Childhood Cancers (Leukemia)
SECTION 12: Magnetic Field Exposure: Melatonin Production; Alzheimer’s Disease; Breast Cancer
Dr. Davanipour and Dr. Sobel
SECTION 13: Evidence for Breast Cancer Promotion (Melatonin links in laboratory and cell studies)
SECTION 14: Evidence for Disruption by the Modulating Signal
SECTION 15: Evidence Based on EMF Medical Therapeutics
SECTION 16: The Precautionary Principle
SECTION 17: Key Scientific Evidence and Public Health Policy Recommendations
Dr. Carpenter and Ms. Sage
SECTION 18: List of Participants and Affiliations
SECTION 19: Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations
SECTION 20: APPENDIX – Ambient ELF and RF levels
Average residential and occupational exposures
Disguised Cell Towers November 27, 2007Posted by healthyself in "Cellular" Relay Antennas, Accelerated Aging, Bioeffects, Blogroll, Cacti, Cell phone industry, Cell phone safety, Cell phone towers, Cell Phone Transmissions, Cell Phones, Cellular Phone Frequencies, cellular signal transduction pathways, Chimneys, Church, Cordless Phones, Electromagetic pollution, Electromagnetic Communications, Electromagnetic Field, Electromagnetic Radiation, Electromagnetic Signals, Electrosensitivity, ELF, Emergency Medicine, EMF Exposure, EMF's, EMF-induced effects, Flagpoles, Frequencies, Guidelines, Health related, Health Risks, Health warnings, Legal Issues, Lifestyle, Long Term Health Effects, Long Term Health Risks, Magnetic Field Exposure, Men's Health, Microwave exposure, Mobile Music, Mobile Phone Transmissions, mobile telephones, Power poles, Public Policy, Pulsed Radiation, Research Needed, Risk of Disease, Steeples, Stress, Trees, Who is Affected?, Wireless, Wireless Phones, Wireless Revolution, Wireless Transmitter, Women's Health.
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If you are sensitive to electromagnetic frequencies, it is becoming harder to know how to avoid them. If you have physical problems that you do not understand, this could be part of the problem.
iPods, Your Heart, Pacemakers and EMF’s May 12, 2007Posted by healthyself in Aging, Bioeffects, Biological Activity, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Cardiac Problems, Cell Phone Pulses, Cell phone safety, Cell Phone Transmissions, Consciousness, Dangerous, Decision Making, Electrical Pulses, Electrophysiology, Emergency Medicine, Exposure, Hand Portables, Handheld Units, Health, Health and Safety Officer, Health related, Health Risks, Health warnings, Heart, Heart Disease, Medical Research, Men's Health, Metabolism, Microwave exposure, microwaves, Mobile Music, Mobile Phone Transmissions, Music, Pacemakers, Research Needed, Risk Factor, Symptoms, telemetry interference, Toxic Interactions, University, University Research, Who is Affected?, Women's Health.
Ipods could make your heart Skip a Beat
“…portable music players caused pacemakers to malfunction in 50 percent of patients”
“…the biggest concern is that pacemakers store the history of a heart’s rhythms”…”If a physician was to go back and look at that (history), the physician might think that the patient was having abnormal heart rhythms,”…..One danger is that heart patients might be treated for conditions that aren’t really present… if an iPod stopped a pacemaker from working in a patient who was totally dependent on their pacemaker, it could cause the heart to stop…”
“Many electric devices — such as cell phones, appliances, microwave ovens and high tension wires — can produce the same effect”… “doctors tell their patients not to put any electric device over their pacemaker.”
…”telemetry interference” occurred in 29 percent of the patients, and “over sensing” (a pacemaker misreading the heart’s function) occurred in 20 percent of patients. In one patient, the pacemaker stopped working. In some cases, interference was detected even when the iPods were held as far as 18 inches from the chest…..”people with pacemakers need to be aware of the risk..”
“People commonly strap their iPod to the arm right next to their pacemaker or put it in a shirt pocket. There are quite a few situations where they come in proximity to the pacemaker”…”
“… a cardiac electrophysiologist… agrees that iPods can be a danger to patients with pacemakers….iPods can affect pacing function,” …”There is a possibility for a severe reaction, such as loss of consciousness.”
… “Patients with a pacemaker could safely use an iPod, just don’t put it over the device,”….iPods could also pose a problem for patients with implanted pacemaker defibrillators, …”The possibility would be there for inappropriate shock,”… “shocks are quite painful and traumatic for patients.”
FDA Attacks Complementary & Alternative Healthcare April 27, 2007Posted by healthyself in Aging, arteriosclerosis, Attention Deficit, Autism, Autism / Asperger's, Biochemical, Bioeffects, Biological Dentistry, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Cancer, Cancer Protection, Cardiac Problems, Cataracts, Childhood Cancer, Childhood Leukemia, Children's health, Chronic Exhaustion, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Illness, Circulation, Cytotoxic Effects, Decision Making, Denial of Risk, Depression, Detoxification, Diabetes, Diseases, DNA Damage, Elderly, Electromagetic pollution, Electromagnetic Communications, Electromagnetic Field, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic Radiation, Electromagnetic Signals, Electromagnetic waves, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, Emergency Medicine, EMF Exposure, EMF Research, EMF Shielding, EMF's, EMF-induced effects, EMR, Environment, Epidemiology, Eye Cancer, FDA, Financial Considerations, Free Radicals, Global Health Disaster, Government's role, headaches, Healing, Health, Health and Safety Officer, Health and Wellness Products, Health related, Health Risks, Health warnings, Hearing, Heart, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease, Heavy Metals, Histamine, Hospitals, HOuseholds, HRD, Human Populations, Human Resources, Illness, Immune system, Immunity, Inflammation, Inner Agitation, Insomnia, Integrative Medicine, Interdisciplinary, Investigators, Kids, Lack of Concentration, Learning, Legal Issues, Leukemia, Lifestyle, Long Term Health Effects, Long Term Health Risks, Low Birth Weight, Lung Disorders, Lymphoma, Medical Research, Medicine, Melatonin, Memory Loss, Men', Men's Health, Menstrual Cycle, Metabolic Changes, Migraines, miscarriages, nausea, nerves, Nervous System, Neural Electrophysiology, Nutrition, Parenting, Permanent Brain Damage, Pets, Poisoning, Pregnant Women, Public Hearings, Public Policy, Pulsed Radiation, Research Needed, Right Side of the Head, ringing, Risk Factor, Risk of Cancer, Risk of Disease, Seizure, sensations, Serotonin, Short-sightedness, Sick People, Sleep, Sleep Centers, Sleep Disorders, Sleep disturbances, Solutions, Species-Limiting, Spine, Stress, Stroke, Subtle Energies, Symptoms, Teenagers, teeth grinding, Tinnitus, Toxic Interactions, tumorigenesis, Tumors, Tweenies, Vibrational Medicine, Viruses, Vision, Well-Being, White Blood Cells, Who is Affected?, Women, Women's Health, X bearing sperm, Y-bearing sperm.
This is a little bit off topic, but so many people use these therapies to counteract EMF’s, it seemed important to share what was sent….there are three days left to write to Congress.
“… just spent three days reading, re-reading, researching and discussing the proposed FDA guidelines for “Complementary and Alternative Medicine” with two FDA attorneys. You can download a copy of this proposal for yourself at: http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dockets/06d0480/06d0480.htm.
” this FDA attack on complementary and alternative health care, …considered it another “Chicken Little” rumor. On further study, I’m appalled at the speed with which the pharmaceutical companies are implementing Codex Alimentarius in the USA. If you don’t suspect the pharmaceutical companies control the FDA, you may want to research that further by visiting http://www.HealthFreedomUSA.org.
”This insidious proposal is designed to redefine every complementary and alternative health care modality and product as “medicine.” This has direct implications on the services and products provided by every alternative health care professional. There is no facet of complementary and alternative health care that is not affected. If the FDA adopts this proposal, all natural health care would be illegal even for medical doctors.”
”Essential oils, herbs, herbal remedies, homeopathic remedies, minerals, nutritional supplements, plant enzymes and vitamins are redefined in this proposal as “medicine.” Very simply, medicine is under the jurisdiction of the FDA and, by law, only licensed medical doctors may prescribe “medicines.” Anybody else who advises, advocates, counsels, distributes, markets, recommends or suggests anybody use “medicine” is practicing medicine without a license. This is a felony in the USA punishable by fines and incarceration.”
”Aromatherapy, auricular therapy, biofeedback, color therapy, homeopathy, hypnotism, naturopathy, neurotherapy, nutritional consulting, reflexology, sound therapy and wellness consulting are among the alternative health modalities being redefined as “Alternative Medicine.” This subtle change of vocabulary from “alternative health care” to “alternative medicine” makes all of these industries subject to control by the FDA as medicine. Only medical doctors would be allowed to provide, prescribe and supervise the delivery of these services. Anybody else who provided any of these services would be practicing medicine without a license and subject to incarceration and fines.”
”That’s the bad news. The good news is we have until April 30, 2007 to voice our opinion against this proposal to eliminate complementary and alternative health care in America. Almost 100,000 people have already filed their objection….”
”Please stand up and be counted. Go to http://tinyurl.com/2u7ghc and file your petition in support of natural health care, in support of complementary and alternative health care as we know it today. If you require more information, please visit http://www.HealthFreedomUSA.org or read the FDA proposed policy.”
Radiation Poisoning April 14, 2007Posted by healthyself in Biochemical, Bioeffects, Biological Activity, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Cancer Protection, Chronic Illness, Definitions, Detoxification, Diagnostic marker, Electromagnetic Communications, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic Radiation, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, Emergency Medicine, EMF Research, EMF's, Environment, Exposure, Health, Health related, Health Risks, Immune system, ionizing radiation, Long Term Health Effects, Long Term Health Risks, Men's Health, Minerals, Poisoning, Poisons, radiation, Recovery, Research Needed, Risk of Disease, scavenger, Solutions, Symptoms, Trace Minerals, Women's Health.
“Radiation burns because it vibrates faster than anything else in the body. Phosphorus is the highest frequency naturally occurring substance in the body….”There are many sources of radiation: natural and manmade. We are exposed to radiation from the sun, radon, x-rays, and numerous other unavoidable as well as escapable sources. For instance, flying in the ozone (37,000 ft.) is equivalent to three-to-five chest x-rays”….”Radiation has a number of different effects on the body. First of all, it leeches trace minerals. To prevent deficiency conditions from arising, it is important to replace lost minerals. Otherwise, it seems that the body scavenges for what it needs by cannibalizing bones, teeth, and fingernails. To know whether or not you are possibly trace mineral deficient, …you can look at your fingernails. If they are ridged and pitted, odds greatly favor that your bones are not in any better condition.”…Radiation is also toxic. To pull the poison out of the body, try bathing in half a cup of sea salt and half a cup of baking soda. Soak for at least 20-30 minutes, every day for three weeks or every other day for six weeks. . . or go on a vacation to the West Indies or South Pacific and swim in the ocean every day for three weeks! This draws some of the radiation out of the body. Supplement with trace minerals even if swimming or bathing in salt water.”……”secondary effects of radiation often take many years to manifest clinically…”
Cell Phone Dangers April 12, 2007Posted by healthyself in "Cellular" Relay Antennas, "No Fry Zone", 1.9 GHz, 217 Hz, Absorption, Accelerated Aging, Aging, Alzheimer's, Anatomy, Anger, Animal Research, Antennas, arteriosclerosis, Asthma, B-Cell Lymphomas, Biochemical, Bioeffects, Biological Activity, Biological Effects, Biophysicist, Birth Rate, Blogroll, Brain, Brain Cancer, Brain Damage, Brain Tumors, Bronchial Spasms, Calcium, Cancer, Captive Animals, Cardiac Problems, Cell changes, Cell Masts, cell membrane, Cell phone industry, Cell Phone Pulses, Cell phone safety, Cell phone towers, Cell Phone Transmissions, Cell Phones, Cellular Damage, Cellular Destruction, Cellular Phone Frequencies, Children, Children's health, Chromosomal damage, Chronic, Chronic Exhaustion, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Illness, Church, Churches, Confusion, Consciousness, Cordless Phones, Cytotoxic Effects, Dangerous, Death, Death Rates, Denial of Risk, Diagnostic marker, Digital, Diseases, Dizziness, DNA, DNA Damage, Edginess, Effectiveness, Electrical Pulses, Electrochemical, Electrochemical Communications, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic Radiation, Electromagnetic Signals, Electromagnetic waves, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, Emergency Medicine, EMF Research, EMF's, Emissions, Employees, EMR, EMR meter, encoded electrical energy, Energy Spikes, Environment, Epidemiologists, Epidemiology, Exposure, Fatigue, Federal Communication Commission, Fiber Optic, Fibre-Optic, Forgetfulness, Frequencies, Generations, genetic damage, Global Health Disaster, Government's role, Harmonics, Hazard, headaches, Headsets, Health and Safety Officer, Health related, Health Risks, Health warnings, Heart, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease, Hidden, high voltage transmission lines, Histamine, Homes, HOuseholds, HRD, Human Populations, Human Resources, Hz, Illness, Immune system, Immunity, Infectious Disease, Inherited, Interdisciplinary, Lab Tested, Learning, lethality, Lethargy, LF, Lifestyle, Lifetime, Long Term Health Effects, Long Term Health Risks, Low Dosage, Low Frequencies, Maximum Output Level, Medical Research, Memory, Memory Loss, Men's Health, Menstrual Cycle, microchips, Microwave exposure, Microwave Ovens, microwaves, Mitigation, Mobile Phone Transmissions, mobile telephones, Molecules, Monitoring Authorities, Moods, MS, National Security, nausea, nerves, Nervous System, neurological, Neurologist, Ovaries, Parenting, Peak Absorption, People in Laboratories, Permanent Brain Damage, Pets, Politics, Pollution, Power Densities, Prolonged calls, Proteins, Public Hearings, Public Policy, Pulsed Radiation, Pulses, Radar, radiation, Radio Frequency Microwaves, Radio Frequency Radiation, Radio Transmitters, Radio Waves, Radios, Rage, Rapidly pulsing, Real Time, Recovery, Relay Towers, Research, Research Needed, Resonance, Resonant Frequency, Right Side of the Head, Risk Factor, Risk of Disease, Rooflines, Safe Levels, Safety, Safety Barrier, SAR, Scary, School administrators, School Boards, Schools, sensations, Serotonin, Shields, Silicon Sensors, Sleep, Sleep Disorders, Sleep disturbances, Species-Limiting, Spectrum Analyzer, Stand-by Mode, Standards, Steeples, Stress, Studies, Subtle Energies, Suicide, Switched On, Symptoms, Testicles, Tissues, Toxic Interactions, toxicity, Toxin, Transmitter Towers, Tumors, Twangs, UHF, Unsafe, Violence, Voting, White Blood Cells, Who is Affected?, Wireless, Wireless Phones, Wireless Revolution, Women's Health, Workplace, zapped.
Grave Cell Phone Dangers Revealed
“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.”
“Mesmerized by magical gadgets, we have yet to count the costs of miniature radio transmitters that are transforming Marconi’s invention into new possibilities for portable personal pollution. As entire nations reach for pocket communicators, the explosively emergent $40 billion a year cell phone industry is poised to deliver a “Wireless Revolution” which, over the next five years, is expected to double the one-billion people connected by telephone lines over the past century.”
“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. Blake Levitt, author of Electromagnetic Fields, says that when it comes to cellphones, “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.”
….”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.”….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.” “Safety Code 6″ looks only at microwaves burning skin.” “Basically, Health Canada claims if it can’t cook you, it can’t hurt you,” says Walter McGinnis. “It’s like saying cigarettes aren’t dangerous unless they burn you.”
“One of a handful of licensed electricians who understand electromagnetic fields well enough to eliminate them from household wiring, McGinnis has been testing EMFs and collaborating with fellow testers and researchers for nearly a decade. In Victoria, where he has helped residents defeat six cellphone towers, there was dancing in the streets after Microcell Connexions withdrew its application to erect a microwave transmission tower against the Wishart Elementary School fence in the spring of 1998. Microcell spokesman Colin McCrae points out that emissions from the company’s towers carry about the same energy as a 50-watt lightbulb – well within federal guidelines.”
“This is hardly reassuring, retorts the former president of the Wisehart parents advisory council. Tania Berenuik observes that Health Canada “also told us thalidomide, asbestos and the blood supply were safe.” Carrying similar risks of long-term lethality, and strangely just as legal, cellphone 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 cellphone’s “second-hand” microwave and to bystanders – particularly children riding in cars that transmit amplified cellphone signals through their steel structure. Reporting the conclusions of a 12-person British study team, scientist 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.”
“Roger Coghill became a long-standing advocate for health warnings to be affixed to cell phones after this biologist found that cellphone 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 cellphones and their relay towers. With the brain’s electro-chemical communications repeatedly zapped by lightning-like cellphone 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 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.” 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 cellphone transmissions.”
“In 1995, Cell phone sales in North America exceeded the birth rate. Hired by the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association to condone cellphones, public health scientist George Carlo found that rare tumors on the outside of the brain are more than doubled among cell phone callers – particularly on the right side of the head where phones are usually held. Carlo told ABC’s “20/20” that cell phone causes genetic damage that leads to cancer. Warning of “the potential for a global health disaster,” ABC recommended “prudent avoidance” of cellphones after finding that every cellphone they lab-tested exceeded the Federal Communication Commission’s standards for EMF absorption rates. EMF researcher Dave Ashton cautioned 20/20 viewers that because cellphones constantly search for the nearest repeating tower, “long-term damage comes from cell phones in the stand-by mode.” Cell phone “shields” and headsets “cannot adequately address these problems,” Ashton added.”
“Dr. Carlo later told London’s Express newspaper that cellphones cause genetic damage following a dose-response curve. That is, the more a person uses a cell phone, the more cellular destruction and health risks they incur. Cell phone-confused cells can go crazy, Carlo cautioned. Experiments on captive animals show that this cumulative DNA damage is passed on to succeeding generations.”
“Addicted as we are to a culture of convenience, we forget how inconvenient it is to contract cancer. An Adelaide Hospital study confirmed Carlo’s conclusions after finding 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.”
“Ready or Not As magazine-size “cellular” relay antennas hidden in church steeples and rooflines keep popping up just about everywhere, more and more communities are declaring their airspace a “No Fry Zone”. But in Canada, where cell phone towers come under federal jurisdiction, municipalities are only “advisers’ to a process in which no permits are required to erect transmitter towers deemed necessary for “national security.” Cellphones do save a lot of lives. FCC Chairman William Kennard reports that every day more than 98,000 people make 911 calls from wireless cell phones.”
“Many more lives are involuntarily imperiled by non-emergency calls. Pat Irwin was working in a Colwood health food store when she noticed a truck unloading metal framework. The next morning, a new cellphone tower was ready to add its emissions to another BC Tel tower already operating down the street. There had been no announcement, no public hearings – just a quiet notification to the municipality that a tower was going up, literally overnight.”
“The intruder radiated for a month when Irwin felt her immunity dropping. She wondered if other changes in her energy and menstrual cycle were “not from the moon or something that I ate.”
“Irwin also seemed more irritable after her central nervous switchboard began receiving round-the-clock cellphone calls. With cellular relay towers in Kansas and Oklahoma being shut down because they interfered with passing aircraft, Irwin sensed how the same transmissions plucked her own electrical circuitry, inflicting a “chronic edginess” that “twangs human nerves.” Sleep disorders, she learned, are common among people exposed to high levels of electromagnetic pollution.”
“After several other women in the same business centre reported similar symptoms, Irwin quit her job. “I saw it as something that was there to stay and I’d be daily exposed to it over a long period of time,” she told Alive. “All this stuff is what we’re playing with on a daily basis, and we don’t know the long-term health effects.”
“Implying recognized hazard, cell phone companies such as B.C.’s FIDO insist that the new digital phones operating at 1/50 the power of older analog models are safer. But 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.”
“Attempting to explain a 25% increase in asthma and a 5% increase in asthma-related death rates throughout rapidly “mobilizing” metropolitan Sydney, Franch found that 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.”
“Katharina Gustavss, a certified Building Biology consultant with 25 years experience, explains that CDMA’s 217 Hz spikes are very close to the frequencies of human cell membranes. Gustavss accompanied a Microcell technician to the Colwood microwave relay tower Irwin and others had complained about. When he waved a spectrum analyzer, Gustavss checked the display and saw “pretty scary” energy spikes. “What’s that?” she asked the tech. “I’ve never seen that before,” he told her. It turned out that this cellphone tower tester only set his meter to an averaging mode. Switching to “real time” froze the readings at “scary” maximum output levels.”
“How dangerous are cell phones? “The risk is extremely high,” declares Dr. Cherry. “There are 66 epidemiological studies showing that electromagnetic radiation across the spectrum increaseS brain tumors in human populations. Two of those studies are for particular brain tumors from cell phones.”
“Cherry says that 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. Professor Leif Salford, the neurologist who carried out the research for this finding, informed the Daily Mail: “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 which are linked to proteins being found in the brain.”
“Dancing with the Telecomonster 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,” says Florida cellphone tower opponent Joe Chwick. “You wouldn’t think of sticking your head in the oven, but there is no hesitation to putting the cell phone to your ear.”
By: will thomas
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Protection Against Ionizing Radiation April 5, 2007Posted 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.
Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 78229, USA. email@example.com
High Frequency Electromagnetic Fields April 5, 2007Posted by healthyself in Amplified Signals, Amplitude, Antennas, Blogroll, Cable, Cell Masts, Cell phone industry, Cell phone safety, Cell Phones, Computer Rooms, Cordless Phones, Definitions, Digital, Distribution, Electrical Components, Electrical Pulses, 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, Energy, Environment, Epidemiology, Exposure, Frequencies, GHz, Government's role, HF, High Frequencies, high voltage transmission lines, Homes, HOuseholds, HRD, Human Resources, Hz, Infrared, Interdisciplinary, Landline, Laptops, Legal Issues, Lifestyle, Low Frequencies, MCS, MF, MHz, Microwave exposure, Mitigation, mobile telephones, Oscillate, Pulsed Radiation, Pulses, Radar, radiation, Radio Frequency Radiation, Radio Waves, Radios, Research Needed, Resonant Frequency, Risk of Disease, Sound, Speakerphones, Telecommunications, Telephony, Transducer, Transfer, transmission, UHF, VDT, VLF, W/Kg, W/m2, watts, Wave Front, Waves, Who is Affected?, WiFi, Wired, Wired Phone, Wireless, Wireless Phones, Workplace, X-Rays.
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“Mobile telephones, television and radio transmitters and radar produce RF fields. These fields are used to transmit information over long distances and form the basis of telecommunications as well as radio and television broadcasting all over the world. Microwaves are RF fields at high frequencies in the GHz range. In microwaves ovens, we use them to quickly heat food.””At radio frequencies, electric and magnetic fields are closely interrelated and we typically measure their levels as power densities in watts per square metre (W/m2).”
- The electromagnetic spectrum encompasses both natural and human-made sources of electromagnetic fields.
- Frequency and wavelength characterise an electromagnetic field. In an electromagnetic wave, these two characteristics are directly related to each other: the higher the frequency the shorter the wavelength.
- Ionizing radiation such as X-ray and gamma-rays consists of photons which carry sufficient energy to break molecular bonds. Photons of electromagnetic waves at power and radio frequencies have much lower energy that do not have this ability.
- Electric fields exist whenever charge is present and are measured in volts per metre (V/m). Magnetic fields arise from current flow. Their flux densities are measured in microtesla (µT) or millitesla (mT).
- At radio and microwave frequencies, electric and magnetic fields are considered together as the two components of an electromagnetic wave. Power density, measured in watts per square metre (W/m2), describes the intensity of these fields.
- Low frequency and high frequency electromagnetic waves affect the human body in different ways.
- Electrical power supplies and appliances are the most common sources of low frequency electric and magnetic fields in our living environment. Everyday sources of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields are telecommunications, broadcasting antennas and microwave ovens.”