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iPods, Your Heart, Pacemakers and EMF’s May 12, 2007

Posted 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.
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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.”

http://health.yahoo.com/news/175052

Danger for Children and Staff in Schools April 2, 2007

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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

http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1755556/

What is a Ring Back Tone? September 24, 2006

Posted by healthyself in 40 Hz, 440 Hz, 480 Hz, Blogroll, Cell phone safety, Cell Phones, Definitions, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic waves, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, Environment, Frequencies, Hearing, Lifestyle, Mobile Music, mobile telephones, Music, Pulsed Radiation, Sound, Telephony, Tone, Waves.
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“A ringback tone, or audible ringing tone or ringback signal, is the audible ringing that is heard on the telephone line by the calling party after dialing and prior to the call being answered at the distant end. The ringback tone is different in various countries depending on the requirements for the ringback specification in those countries. … the standard ringback signal is generated by summing a 440Hz tone with a 480Hz tone and applying these to the telephone line in a 2 second on and 4 second off cadence. The tone combination produces a warbling “ring… ring…” sound, caused by the 40Hz beat between the two. Most other countries use a single tone, …The ringback signal may be generated by the called-party servicing switch or by the calling-party switch, but it is not generated by the called telephone instrument. It is generally started and stopped at the same rate as the ringing signal itself but perhaps out of phase.”

In recent years, “personalized ringback” tone has become globally popular. With this feature, callers will hear an audio selection applied to the telephone line that has been previously determined by the called party. Audio selections can include music, messages, and special effects. Equipment is installed in the telephone network to enable replacement of the standard ringback tone with a personalized audio selection. ..Various companies supply personalized ringback equipment for mobile phone and landline telephone companies….The use of such nonstandard telephony signals can cause problems with automatic dialing equipment such as faxes and modems, however lines intended to receive such data telephone calls normally have the proper ringback tone. In addition, a caller may define specific users to whom the personalized content will be played. Other callers will hear the “traditional” ringback tone.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringback_tone

What is a Ring Tone? September 24, 2006

Posted by healthyself in 20 Hz, 90v, Blogroll, Cell phone industry, Cell phone safety, Cell Phones, Cordless Phones, Definitions, Electromagnetic Field, Electromagnetic waves, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, EMF's, Frequencies, Lifestyle, Mobile Music, mobile telephones, Music, Parenting, ringtones, Sound, Teenagers, Tone.
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A ring tone is the sound made by a telephone to indicate an incoming call. The term, however, is most often used to refer to the customisable sounds available on mobile phones. This facility was originally provided so that people would be able to determine when their phone was ringing when in the company of other mobile phone owners.

A phone only rings when a special “ringing signal” is sent to it. For regular telephones, the ringing signal is a 90-volt 20-hertz AC wave generated by the switch to which the telephone is connected. For mobile phones, the ringing signal is a specific radio-frequency signal.

On August 5, 2006, the BBC reported that “Free ringtones” was the eighth most likely search term to return links to malware.

         Malware is software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system, without the owner’s     informed consent. There are disagreements about the etymology of the term itself, the primary uncertainty being whether it is a portmanteau word (of “malicious” and “software“) or simply composed of the prefix “mal-” and the morpheme “ware”. Malware references the intent of the creator, rather than any particular features. It includes computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, adware, and other malicious and unwanted software. In law, malware is sometimes known as a computer contaminant, for instance in the legal codes of California, West Virginia, and several other U.S. states.Malware should not be confused with defective software, that is, software which has a legitimate purpose but contains harmful bugs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware
Whereas older telephones simply used a pair of bells for the ringer, modern ringtones have become extremely diverse, leading to phone personalization and customization.

Newer mobile phones allow the users to associate different ringtones for different phonebook entries. Many also allow users to create their own music tones, either with a “melody composer” or a sample/loop arranger…. Often these are native formats only available to one particular phone model or brand. However, other formats, such as MIDI or MP3, are often supported; they must be downloaded to the phone before they can be used as a normal ringtone. Commercial ringtones take advantage of this functionality, which has led to the success of the mobile music industry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringtone

What is Healing by Sound Frequencies or Waves? September 12, 2006

Posted by healthyself in Beneficial frequencies, Blogroll, Cell phone safety, Circadian rhythms, Coherence, Definitions, Energy, Energy Centers, Frequencies, Harmonics, Healing, Light, Music, Overtones, Resonance, Resonant Frequency, Sound, Tone, Vibration, Waves.
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“We can say that everything is made up of energy at various frequencies, that all things in nature vibrate to sound, light, color and resonate to same frequencies. Sound frequencies effect everything about us and correct vibrational frequencies can be used to heal and balance our bodies.””The body is just energy vibrating at different rates and frequencies. The chakra’s, bones, systems, organs, tissues, all possess a different resonant frequencies and are all vibrating at different rates creating a unique sound. Each person has a unique matrix of frequencies and tones, just like their own signature sound frequency.”

“When an organ or part of the body is vibrating out of tune or non harmoniously, it is called “dis-ease” or disease. Sound healing is all about identifying which frequencies are causing imbalance by being dissonant, out of balance, weak or diffused.”

“Sound healing works on the belief that the human body is not solid. Rather it is energy that is held together by sound. Any disease therefore indicates that some sound has gone out of tune. Sound is used in many forms to heal and balance energies, each chakra relates to a musical note and each color corresponds to one of the charka in our body.”

Playing a same note on a didgeridoo and other instruments will sound different due to the presence of higher frequency harmonics and overtones unique to each musical instrument. Speed: the horizontal speed of a point on a wave as it propagates in meters per second. The speed of sound waves in air is about 300 m/s.

Letter / Note

Frequency (Hz)

C / do

264

D / re

297

E / mi

330

F / fa

352

G / sol

396

A / la

440

B /si

495

C’ /do

528

Ancient Cultural and Sacred Sounds

Many ancient cultures recognize the importance of music and sound as a healing power.

*The Tibetans still use bells, chimes, bowls, and chanting as the foundation of their spiritual practice.
*In Indonesian traditional thinking, the Game lan is sacred and is believed to have supernatural power. The Gamelan, Gong and drum are used in ceremonies to uplift and send messages.
*The Australian Aboriginals and Native American shamanism use vocal toning and repetitive sound vibration with instruments created from nature in sacred ceremony to adjust any imbalance of the spirit, emotions or physical being.
*In Ancient Egypt, the Priests knew how to use vowel sounds to resonate their energy centers or chakra’s. There is a direct link between different parts of the body and specific sounds.”

http://www.didgeswedoo.com.au/didgeridoo_healing_sound.html

What is a Unified Field? September 12, 2006

Posted by healthyself in Blogroll, Cell phone safety, Coherence, Energy, Golden Mean, Harmonics, Light, Movement, Music, Overtones, Resonance, sensations, Sound, Tone, Unified Field, Vibration, Waves.
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“Unified energy fields are structured according to a ratio described by the ancients as the golden mean, or golden section. This ratio of 1.618 to 1, can be identified in many structures within the natural world, such as geometric forms, energy fields, and the well formed human body, as represented in Michelangelo’s sculpture, David. The overtones that are generated by full spectrum harmonic sound exhibit these same mathematical ratios of the golden mean. There is a synergy therefore among fundamental building blocks of the created world (harmonic sound, light, unified energy fields, and the mathematical ratios of the golden mean).

Within a spiral drawn according to the golden mean, triangles, squares and pentagrams can be perfectly connected. Adding to these basic geometric units, we construct more complex forms, such as the dodecahedron, which is the pattern for DNA, the fundamental structure of the building blocks of life. So harmonic sound (the lower octave of light) creates a unified energy field, an organized intelligence, which is a key to understanding the nature of matter and movement of energy within our world.”

http://members.tripod.com/~Labyrinth_3/page65.html

Frequencies of Life Forms September 12, 2006

Posted by healthyself in 250- 500 Hz, Animal Research, Blogroll, Cell phone safety, Coherence, Environment, Frequencies, Harmonics, Hz, Music, Sound, Vibration, Waves.
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Humans: “Because humans also filter a multi-frequency sound source when vocalizing, the scientists suggest that the birdsong mechanism may be akin to human speech.”
“To produce a sound, a dolphin exhales high-pressure air through its nasal passages to its blowhole. On the way, the air must pass between the monkey lips, like air blown hard between two pieces of grass, or an oboist’s breath between the two reeds of his instrument. The sound echoes off the skull and air sacs and passes through the melon into the water as a tightly focused beam of sound energy.”

Frogs: “The male Leptodactylus ocellatus, which lives in South America, calls at about 250 to 500 Hz (roughly an octave, from middle C to C above middle C). His volume is no match, however, for a neighboring species, which overlaps his frequency range and can croak 40 decibels louder. That’s like the difference between a conversational tone and the noise on a factory floor. L. ocellatus, however, has evolved a way to circumvent this potential problem—by croaking underwater. Because sound travels well underwater, but doesn’t cross the interface into the air, L. ocellatus avoids sonic competition without changing his preferred octave. In a rich environment, species divide the environment up into tinier and tinier slices, each becoming a specialist.”

Fish hear—or feel—sound in two ways. Some have small bones connecting the inner ear to the swim bladder, creating in effect a single large ear. Fish have no outer ears, and therefore no need for the middle ear bones that connect the eardrum to the inner ear. But they do possess an inner ear similar to those of other vertebrates.”

“But fish also detect vibrations in the water with a unique lateral line system similar in many ways to our inner ears. Where organ of hearing in our inner ears forms a coil, that of fish lies stretched out along its side. The lateral line tube stretches the length of a fish, and sometimes branches around its head. The tube connects to the water by way of small pores in the skin and scales. Mucus fills the tube, just as in our cochlea. When a pressure wave strikes the fish, it jiggles the mucus and bends small hairs that project into the mucus in bunches. The hairs trigger nerve impulses, which travel to the brain. While fish cannot determine the location of a sound detected through the single swim bladder, they can locate sounds detected by way of the lateral line.”

Dog can hear sound as high as 40,000 Hz.

Grasshopper can hear up to 50,000 Hz.

Mice: Can hear frequencies between 1,000 and 100,000 Hz.

Moth Noctuid: Moth has a hearing range between 1,000 and 240,000 Hz.

Pigeon: can detect sounds as low as 0.1 Hz.

Rat: has hearing range between 1,000 and 90,000 Hz.

Elephant: has hearing range between 1 and 20,000 Hz. The very low frequency sounds are in the “infrasound” range. Humans cannot hear sounds in the infrasound range.

Dolphin: can hear frequencies up to at least 100,000 Hz.

http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/amaze.html

 

What is an Overtone? September 11, 2006

Posted by healthyself in Beneficial frequencies, Blogroll, Cell phone safety, Music, Resonance, Sound, Vibration, Waves.
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The term overtone is used to refer to any resonant frequency above the fundamental frequency – an overtone may or may not be a harmonic.

What is a Harmonic? September 11, 2006

Posted by healthyself in 1320 Hz, 440 Hz, 880 Hz, Beneficial frequencies, Blogroll, Cell phone safety, Definitions, Frequencies, Harmonics, Music, Overtones, Sound, Vibration, Waves.
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Harmonics are the geometric multiples created by the vibration of a specific object.

In acoustics and telecommunication, the harmonic of a wave is a component frequency of the signal that is an integer multiple of the fundamental frequency.
Sample for a harmonic series:

1f 440 Hz fundamental frequency first harmonic
2f 880 Hz first overtone second harmonic
3f 1320 Hz second overtone third harmonic

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmonic
Harmonic – A sinusoidal quantity having a frequency that is an integral multiple of the frequency of a periodic quantity to which its related. A harmonic series of sounds is one in which the basic frequency of each sound is an integral multiple of some fundamental frequency (halves, thirds, fourths, and so on). The name exists for historical reasons, even though according to the usual mathematical definition such frequencies form an arithmetic series. An ideal string ( or air column ) can vibrate as a whole or in a number of equal parts, and the respective periods of vibration are proportional to the lengths. These increasingly shorter lengths or periods form a harmonic series (2:1, 3:1, 4:1, and so on). 1

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A Call For Research on EMF’s in EMS, Biological Dentistry, and Other Medical Specialities August 14, 2006

Posted by healthyself in 60 Hz Magnetic Fields, ADD, Addiction, ADHD, Aging, Allergies, Alzheimer's, Attention, Attention Deficit, Autism, Autism / Asperger's, Biological Activity, Biological Dentistry, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Blood Brain Barrier, Blood Pressure, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Cancer Protection, Cars, Cataracts, Cell changes, Cell phone safety, Cells, CFIDS, Children, Children's health, Chromosomal damage, Chronic Fatigue, Circadian rhythms, Circulation, Coherence, Decision Making, Depression, Detoxification, Diagnostic marker, Dizziness, DNA, Dopamine, ear ache, EEG, Electromagnetic pollution, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, Emergency Medicine, EMF Research, EMF's, Employees, EMR, Endocrine, Environment, Epidemiologists, Eye Cancer, Family, Fatigue, Funding, genes, Government's role, Grants, Harmonics, Healing, Health, Heart, heat, Heavy Metals, High Frequencies, high voltage transmission lines, Hormones, HOuseholds, Immune system, Learning, Legal Issues, Leukemia, Lifestyle, Light, Lymphoma, MCS, Medical Research, Medicine, Memory Loss, Men's Health, Metal Roofs, Microwave exposure, miscarriages, Mitigation, mobile telephones, Music, nerves, neuroma, neurons, neurosurgeons, Noise, Non Profit Organizations, Nutrition, oncogenes, Pets, pressure, radiation, Research, Risk Factor, Risk of Disease, Safe Levels, School administrators, School Boards, Schools, sensations, Serotonin, signaling enzymes, Sleep disturbances, Stress, Suicide, Sweat, Symptoms, Toxin, trains, Tumors, University, VDT, Vibrational Medicine, Vision, Waves, Women's Health.
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There are two primary barriers that have inhibited the development of a strong research program in EMS. They are a paucity of well-trained researchers with an interest in EMS research and a lack of reliable funding sources to support research. There are also three identifiable secondary barriers to EMS research. They are: a lack of recognizing the need for evidence-based practice; standardizing, accessing and sharing data; and complying with the current established ethical requirements for human research.

To some extent, there is a chicken and egg phenomenon at work within the two primary barriers to developing a comprehensive EMS research program. For example, funding agencies understandably prefer to place their funds with researchers who have a track record of proven productivity. However, since there are not many proven researchers with interests in EMS problems, few funds flow into EMS-related research. On the other hand, academic institutions are reluctant to support the professional development of new, EMS-focused researchers because they cannot identify likely funding sources with a history of supporting EMS research.

http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/PEOPLE/injury/ems/ems-agenda/overcoming.htm