What are the Possible Effects of EMF’s on Pregnant Women? April 27, 2007Posted by healthyself in Animal Research, Birth Defects, Birth Rate, Blogroll, Calcium, Cancer, Childhood Cancer, Children, Children's health, Diathermy, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic Radiation, Electromagnetic Signals, Electromagnetic waves, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, EMF Exposure, EMF Research, EMF's, EMF-induced effects, Employees, Exposure, Fetus, Ground Currents, Grounding Conductors, High Voltage Power Line, high voltage transmission lines, HRD, Human Populations, Human Resources, Low Birth Weight, magnetic field, Magnetic Field Exposure, Malformation, miscarriages, Occupation, Perinatal Depressio, Physical Therapists, Power poles, Pregnant Women, Research, Risk Factor, Risk of Cancer, Risk of Disease, University Research, VDU, X bearing sperm, Y-bearing sperm.
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“Miscarriages and Computers- Kaiser Permanente study determined that women who worked more than 20 hours a week with VDU’s miscarried at a rate 80% higher than women who did the same work without VDU’s.”
“VDU’s and Fetuses- Animal studies in Sweden have found that EMF similar to that emitted by VDU’s caused malformation in fetuses.”
“Miscarriages Among Female Physical Therapists Who Report using Radio and Microwave-Frequency Radiation- Johns Hopkins University researchers report that physical therapists who are exposed to microwave (but not short-wave) diathermy units while pregnant, have an increased risk of miscarriage.”
“Occupation and Pregnancy Outcome- Low birth weight was associated with woman who operated electrical equipment as their occupation.”
“Perinatal Depression- Women who lived within 100 meters of power lines at 132kV and above experience a statistically higher incident of perinatal depression. Study was done in England using 11,292 women.”
“EMF and Sex-Distribution of Offspring- Children born near a high voltage power station in Baghdad were 87% girls, and 13% boys. Author suggests high female percentages might also be related to the same percentages seen in offspring of lymphoma patients. Speculations are that EMF exposure interferes with calcium and this in turn affects the Y- bearing sperm (male) more than the x-bearing sperm motility. Association Between Childhood Cancer and Magnetic Fields from Ground Current Sources- University of North Carolina researchers concluded the risk of cancer is increased among persons with increased magnetic field exposures from residential ground currents (the currents flow through plumbing lines into the home from grounding conductors off power poles).”
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
Sensitivity of Children to EMF Exposure April 5, 2007Posted by healthyself in Adolescents, Aging, Bioeffects, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Cell phone safety, Cell Phones, Children's health, Cordless Phones, Electromagnetic Communications, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic Radiation, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, EMF Research, EMF's, Employees, EMR, Environment, Health related, HOuseholds, HRD, Long Term Health Risks, Men's Health, Microwave exposure, mobile telephones, Parenting, Pulsed Radiation, Research Needed, Risk of Disease, Skull, Who is Affected?, Wireless, Wireless Phones, Women's Health, Workplace.
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Are You Addicted to Your Laptop? Beware…of EMF’s… April 4, 2007Posted by healthyself in Amplified Signals, Biofield, Biological Activity, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Buzzing, Cable, Decision Making, Electrical Components, Electrical Pulses, Electrical Surges, Electrical Wiring, Electromagnetic Communications, Electromagnetic Field, Electromagnetic Interference, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic Radiation, Electromagnetic waves, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, EMF Research, EMF's, Employees, EMR, Environment, Epidemiologists, Epidemiology, Exposure, Fiber Optic, Financial Considerations, Frequencies, GHz, Government's role, Handheld Units, High Frequencies, HOuseholds, HRD, Human Resources, Hz, Integrative Medicine, Interdisciplinary, Landline, Legal Issues, Long Term Health Risks, Lymphoma, Men', Men's Health, Metabolic Changes, MF, Microwave exposure, mobile telephones, Movement, Pulsed Radiation, radiation, Research, Research Needed, Risk Factor, Risk of Disease, Scalar Wave, Stress, Symptoms, Telecommunications, Who is Affected?, WiFi, Wired, Wired Phone, Wireless, Wireless Phones.
“I been noticing that when I work at my laptop for a while, my wrists and hands get hot from the heat coming off of it. The keyboard is directly over the CPU, after all. Worse than the heat, though, is the feeling of “vibration” that I’ve been feeling. It doesn’t just feel like my hands are getting warm – it feels like they’re being pumped full of some kind of energy. As I’ve become more attuned to it, it’s become more and more uncomfortable to me.””Last week, I had an appointment with a craniosacral therapist …the topic of working at a laptop came up. He pulled up a little device he has that measures electromagnetic radiation. When he holds it over things, it registers the radiation coming off of them. As he held it over his … ..[laptop] keyboard, the little indicator shot off the chart. As he held it over his external keyboard, it barely registered anything at all.”
“He showed me that you really don’t have to get too far back from the CPU for the EMFs to drop significantly – but when you type at a laptop, you really are working direclty in an intense field of radiation. Which explains what I’ve been feeling… and makes me rather nervous.”
“I’ve been meaning to invest in an…. external keyboard for a while now. No more excuses… I’m going to do it asap. It’ll be much better for my back, and will hopefully also elimiate this creepy hot buzzy feeling in my hands that I’ve got as I type this!”
Do you use a machine to help you sleep?
You may be exposing yourself to increased pulsed radiation.
“…any machine that is operational will be putting forth a magnetic field. Considering the fact that both the cpap and bipap are strictly to insure respiration makes them a higher priority for health than the EMFs. Thus the only consideration is to convert the MF to a less invasive form. There are several devices that can be applied to these and any other electrical devices to decrease the effects of the EMFs. If that suggestion does not fall completely within your level of acceptability you might try to convince the manufacturers to come with a longer hose in order to create a greater distance from the actual pump.”
Dr. Howard Fisher
Watch for Dr. Fisher’s upcoming book: “The Invisible Threat: The Risks sssociated ith EMFs,” which will be released soon.
Danger for Children and Staff in Schools April 2, 2007Posted by healthyself in .1W/m2, 10 W/m2, 23000 uWatt/mw, Bioeffects, Biological Activity, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Bluetooth, Cable, Children's health, Chromosomal damage, Communication, Community, Computer Rooms, Cytotoxic Effects, Decision Making, DECT, Distribution, Electrical Components, 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, Employees, EMR, Environment, Epidemiologists, Epidemiology, Exposure, Financial Considerations, Frequencies, genetic damage, Government's role, grams of tissue, Hand Portables, Handheld Units, Health and Safety Officer, Health related, High Frequencies, HRD, Human Resources, Hz, Interdisciplinary, Kids, Landline, Laptops, Lifestyle, Long Term Health Risks, Low Frequencies, Men's Health, Metabolic Changes, MHz, Music, Networks, Non Profit Organizations, Parenting, Public Policy, radiation, Radio Frequency Radiation, Research, Research Needed, Risk Factor, Risk of Disease, Safe Levels, Safety, SAR, School administrators, School Boards, Schools, Solutions, Symptoms, Teenagers, Toxic Interactions, transmission, Tweenies, watts, Who is Affected?, WiFi, Wired, Wireless, Women's Health, Workplace.
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Health Dangers From Wireless Laptops Danger from high frequency fields
“Under the motto of ‘increasing efficiency’, things are happening in many schools in an almost unnoticed and uncritical manner, which would have lead to animated discussions and actions in the past. Without informing or consulting staff, the federal state of Hessen has equipped around 100 schools with laptops in the name of ‘increased media competence’, ’new learning culture’ and ‘better education’. “…”By installing these new student workstations, the government and education authorities are introducing a new technology, against which there are strong concerns about potential health effects. According to the initiative ‘Schools and Future’, in which the government and local education authorities co-operate, ‘only WLAN is to be considered’, when it comes to laptops in schools. This WLAN technology (Wireless Local Area Networks) currently pushed by the authorities, consists of a transmitter installed in the classroom or school via which the students communicate with each other, with the periphery hardware and with the internet. In this case, each laptop is a sender and a receiver. …each workstation emits high frequency electromagnetic fields, which are generally acknowledged to have harmful effects on health. …the ‘large number of studies lead to the conclusion that living organisms react to this radiation’. Precautionary health protection is therefore urgently recommended, especially if we consider the experiences from the past, when the careless use of substances like wood preservatives, asbestos and CFCs lead to devastating health hazards and financial losses, also in schools.”
High frequency radiation
“With a network within one room it is still mostly an individual decision whether the students are linked with each other via cable or wireless. If the network extends through the entire school, the staff has no possibility to decide whether they agree to be exposed to the additional radiation or not. Similar to the situation in the waiting areas in airports and large train stations, they are exposed all working day long to the electromagnetic fields from the WLAN transmitters. Exposures within a building can vary to a large degree. Overlaps and reflections can create radiation hotspots which go completely unnoticed.”
The magazine Eco-Test [Translator’s note: an ecological equivalent of the UK Which magazine] tested workstations in the juristic library in Göttingen and found a peak value of 23,000 µWatt/m2. The current official guideline in Germany [and in the UK] is 10 W/m2. Without cable connections, a WLAN-installation must also be switched on at night and linked via radio link to the network, since it is then that the remote maintenance of the school transmitter with the docked-on laptops is done. In November 2002, Eco-Test magazine found in a large study that particularly laptops which are sending information and their WLAN cards emit considerable amounts of radiation. This radiation is often considerable higher than the recommended precautionary values and in hotspots even exceeds the official guidelines. Likewise, the Nova-Institute had previously found in its study regarding the installation of a WLAN network at the University of Bremen that persons working on notebook workstations had to ‘count on the precautionary values being exceeded’.
“In addition to the already existing massive interference from unnatural electromagnetic fields from sources such as mobile phones, DECT (cordless) phones, microwave ovens and computer screens, children, adolescents and staff are now exposed to additional health hazards which would be easily avoidable. It is possible without any quantitative or qualitative sacrifice, to use any laptop with a cable and hence to avoid the additional radiation load created by a WLAN installation. Only a cable is needed to link the laptop with the network, and the peripheral hardware such as a central printer can be connected via plug-ins as well.”
Almost all arguments go against WLAN!
“In addition to the precautionary aspect, it would be cheaper for schools and local education authorities to equip schools with wired networks, since they do not incur cost for the radio (wireless). Further arguments against WLAN technology are its susceptibility to exterior influences on data transmission, its slower operational speed when compared to wired networks, its lower capacity, its limited suitability for the use in exams and its higher rate of disruption in everyday use. Exterior pressures and industry interest however, seem to outweigh all the health, technical, financial and pedagogical objections. Doubts and objections are probably not least ignored in order to further the quick implementation and testing of this new technology which promises much profit in a large-scale experiment. In some school districts, the technology is even ‘trialled’ in primary schools. Children are degraded to become test subjects.”
“There are hardly any ways to legally raise objections: ‘WLAN equipment works within the legal guidelines’ is the official justification. However, the legal basis for this, the Electromagnetic Fields Ordinance of 1996 (!) set the guidelines only based on the thermal effects of this radiation. Yet, pulsed high frequency fields are proven to have effects at power flux densities much lower than the thermal threshold. They cause headaches, high blood pressure and lack of concentration and can lead to permanent health damage. The ECOLOG Institute in Hanover has produced a science review of more than 220 peer reviewed and published studies of the various health effects of electromagnetic fields [Translator’s note: commissioned by T-Mobile, Germany] and confirmed them on a scientific basis.”
“To protect public health it is therefore no longer sufficient to apply the old, inadequate guidelines, but to introduce a new precautionary guideline, which will take all influences on health known so far into account, and which would need to be categorically adhered to with regards to the assessment of all radiation exposure. Switzerland has already implemented this. There, the precautionary upper limit for power flux density is 0.1 W/m².This is 1/100 of the current guideline value in Germany [Translator’s note: and 1/100 of the current guideline value of the UK]. ”
Based on their comprehensive science review, the ECOLOG-Institute recommends
0.01 W//m² as the precautionary upper limit. Even at this value, studies found negative influences on brain function – EEC, capacity to react, blood-brain-barrier permeability.”
Eco-Test found exposures higher than these precautionary values in the vicinity of several laptops during their on-site studies. ”
Almost criminal assault
“The uncritical IT equipment of schools with transmitters and radiation emitting laptops does not take into account that the main users are children and adolescents who will be exposed for many hours every day.”
“In the UK, the Independent Expert Group commissioned by the government in 2000 came to the conclusion that children – due to their not yet fully developed nervous system and a circa 60% higher susceptibility to energetic radiation – were far more vulnerable than adults. Hence, there should be even stricter precautionary guidelines for children. To expose children knowingly to this danger is bordering criminal assault.”
“Also often ignored is the fact that it is not just one device emitting the pulsed high frequency radiation, but that there are usually 20 or more workstations per classroom. And this in an environment which is already riddled with further sources of unnatural radiation such as fluorescent lighting halogen lamps, mobile phones and transformers. It can therefore not be excluded that an overlap of these fields will cause the electromagnetic exposure at individual workstations to greatly exceed the precautionary guidelines. ”
“Admittedly, the electromagnetic radiation of a single laptop is below that of a mobile phone. The effect of electromagnetic radiation being accumulative, it will however, increase the intensity of ‘electro-smog’. The duration of use also plays an important role: it can be many hours per day, especially for IT teachers and students. Particular protection must be provided for electrosensitive people, for whom electromagnetic radiation triggers allergic reactions. They account for 3 – 5 % of the population.” …..”The summary of the arguments presented in this article should be sufficient to object to the WLAN project of the federal state government and the education authorities with a loud and clear ‘NO, no transmitters in schools and other public institutions!’ In addition to WLAN, this also includes wireless Bluetooth equipment, DECT and mobile phones. Cabled equipment results in higher data speeds and better results. Protection and precaution against health damage should be more important than the slightly ore convenient use of wireless equipment.”
“The Union for Education and Science and all the Union representatives on the federal state, town, council and school level must exert their influence to have policies in favour of wireless equipment revised and ensure that children and staff in schools are not knowingly exposed to additional health hazards from electromagnetic fields.”…” the precautionary principle should prevail and human health should be in the centre of interest. Further research results can be expected from the REFLEX study, which was commissioned by the EU and is currently being conducted in participating countries across Europe. It examines amongst other things the effect of electromagnetic radiation on human tissue. …”
From the Union Magazine „GEW Hessen“, Nr I2/2003
Causes of Autism in Children April 2, 2007Posted 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.”
“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.”
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posted by Christine Ellis on 19 Mar 2006 at 9:58 am
“I have been working for a local District Council for 18 yrs and approximately 3 years ago a mast was erected outside our office window. Since then I have had problems with my teeth, pain in my mouth quite regularly over these years.”
“I have requested information from my Health & Safety Officer and twice got back the latest information on the dangers of these masts, which is saying there is no proven risks. In the last 6 months, we have had 5 new ladies employed in our office, all working in the same vicinity of this mast. 2 of the five have had severe problems with their teeth in these 6 months, one has very back teeth anyway, I have had one wisdom tooth losen and had to have out and another break in half, we were discussing this on Friday, and another lady has started having strange sensations in her mouth, she said like a magnet going over her teeth. The only lady who hasn’t had any problems has got all white fillings in her teeth. I asked all the others whether they have got all Mercury fillings and they have, as I have.”
“QUESTION: Could the mast be having an effect on Mercury fillings. ??????????”
“We would like to know please.”
Mobile Communications Masts and Sensations in the Head March 23, 2007Posted by healthyself in "Silver" Fillings, Amalgam filings, Bioeffects, Biological Activity, Biological Dentistry, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Cell Masts, Cell phone safety, Cell Phones, Children's health, Chronic Illness, Communication, Conversations, Cordless Phones, Decision Making, Electromagnetic Communications, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic Radiation, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, Emergency Medicine, EMF Research, EMF's, Employees, EMR, Environment, Exposure, Financial Considerations, Health related, Heavy Metals, HOuseholds, HRD, Human Resources, Interdisciplinary, Lifestyle, Long Term Health Risks, Parenting, Research Needed, Risk Factor, Risk of Disease, sensations, Short-sightedness, Symptoms, Toxic Interactions, Who is Affected?, Wireless Phones, Workplace.
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|posted by Andy Davidson on 02 Apr 2006 at 11:51 pm|
|“The issue of metallic taste and head sensations is widely documented and reported among people living near mobile communications masts. Metal chelation is obviously at issue here, so this is potentially more than just an inconvenience….there can be strong correlation between reported symptoms such as these and the installation and operation of masts.”….with so many people suffering from mobile transmitters, they will not be taken seriously….Common sense reading of existing research suggests that the dielectric conditions of a mouth containing mixed-ph aqueous solutions and mixed metals, will create normal electro-chemical responses and forces.”[!!!]”Further, there is strong research evidence of how specific biochemistry is affected by chronic low-level radiation….There is a simple test: remove the source for sufficient duration.”
“Supposing you could persuade your operator to do so (pigs might fly). First, done in a “blind test” way this would be considered to be a live-subject experiment with potential harmful effects, so the ethics committee would have to be involved and all those in proximity advised and their permission sought. (Ironic, given the circumstances.) But only removal-without-knowing would provide the results needed — and then it would still not be “proof”.”
“If you can, the alternative is to attenuate the signals by shielding and see if that makes a difference. If it does, forget the proof and enjoy the relief, because no-one is ever going to want to believe you anyway….those who suffer from mast radiation experience intense frustration by not being believed. Those who don’t, can’t understand why what people say is more important than lab study results, despite the poor understanding of what is going on. Above all of them is a political and corporate need to perpetuate the myth that there are no biological responses leading to adverse health effects. Can you imagine masts being removed because they hurt people? That would be an admission too far with wide-reaching consequences.”
Electromagnetic Danger on Trains January 2, 2007Posted by healthyself in Bioeffects, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Cell Phones, Communication, Conversations, Cordless Phones, Decision Making, Electrical Pulses, Electromagetic pollution, Electromagnetic Communications, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic waves, Electrosmog, ELF, EMF Research, EMF's, Employees, EMR, Environment, Epidemiologists, Epidemiology, Exposure, Financial Considerations, Frequencies, Hand Portables, Handheld Units, Health related, Interdisciplinary, Legal Issues, Lifestyle, Long Term Health Risks, Low Frequencies, Men's Health, Metal Roofs, Microwave exposure, mobile telephones, Pulsed Radiation, radiation, Research, Research Needed, Risk Factor, Risk of Disease, Safe Levels, Safety, SAR, School administrators, Telecommunications, Toxic Interactions, Traffic Pollution, trains, Waves, Who is Affected?, WiFi, Women's Health, Workplace.
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“Passengers on packed trains and subways may be exposing themselves to electromagnetic fields far more intense than those recommended under international guidelines. The problem? Crowds of commuters using cellular phones at the same time.”…..”When hundreds of mobile phones emit radiation, their total power is found to be comparable to that of a microwave oven or even a satellite broadcasting station, according to a recent study published in the February 2002 issue of the Journal of the Physical Society of Japan….”Japanese commuter trains are often packed with people surfing the Web on their cellular phones.”….. effect this had on the electromagnetic radiation inside a train….worked out the ratio of window area to structural metal for a typical carriage… used this number to work out what proportion of microwave radiation from cell phones would be transmitted out of a carriage through the windows and how much would be reflected back inside….calculations show how microwaves from different phones can add together–much like light from different lamps can increase the overall illumination in a room….the resulting electromagnetic field in a train car exceeds the maximum exposure level recommended by the International Committee for Non-Ionising Radiation. “High levels of radiation are possible even if the train isn’t very crowded,” …”findings point to …an important environmental issue, especially as new wireless devices and laptop computers come onto the market.”
“At the moment, we have no regulation on the use of mobile phones in areas where many people are together,” ….”the problem could also arise in other crowded, confined places such as buses and elevators.