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Little-Known Danger of Computer Printers … and Other Common Office Machines December 5, 2007

Posted by healthyself in Bacteria, Bioeffects, Biological Effects, Biologically Signficant, Blogroll, Chronic Illness, Communication, Computer Rooms, Concentration, Cytotoxic Effects, Dangerous, Electrical Components, Electrical Wiring, electromagnetic, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic Radiation, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, EMF Exposure, EMF Research, EMF's, EMF-induced effects, Environment, Exposure, Frequencies, Ground Currents, Hazard, Health, Health and Safety Officer, Health related, Health Risks, Heavy Metals, Hospitals, Human Populations, Human Resources, Immune system, Infectious Disease, Laptops, Lethal, Lifestyle, Lifetime, Long Term Health Effects, Long Term Health Risks, Men's Health, Minerals, People in Laboratories, Pollution, Research Needed, Risk Factor, Risk of Disease, Staph, Stress, Susceptibility to Infection, Teenagers, Terrain, Toxic, Toxic Interactions, toxic particles, toxicity, Toxin, transmission, Who is Affected?, Women's Health, Workplace.
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If you’re unlucky enough to be sitting next to certain computer printers in your office, you may as well be sitting next to a cigarette smoker, according to new research….. 

 

toxic particulate matter levels were five times higher inside a non-smoking office building on a workday than they were outside near a freeway. … what was causing this toxic indoor air. ……laser printers. The researchers studied more than 50 such printers and found that half of them emitted tiny particles of toner-like material into the air, in concentrations ranging from low to high….Breathing in these tiny particles has been linked to respiratory illness, heart disease, lung disease and cancer……all used toner instead of ink….”Even very small concentrations can be related to health hazards,” Your risk of exposure, … depends largely on the office building’s ventilation system.

Are You Surrounded by Electronic Smog?

Laser printers are not the only potential risk in your work environment. The electrical fields given off by electronic equipment, including computers, lamps, wiring and more, may also impact your health, according to research ….dubbed “electro-pollution,” charge tiny particles in the air including viruses, bacteria, allergens and more. 

When you breathe in these particles, the electrical charge makes them adhere to the tissue in your lungs and respiratory tract, which can cause infection. Asthma, the flu and other respiratory illnesses can then result.

You can reduce your risk, the researcher said, by making sure laptop computers are “earthed” and unplugging electrical equipment when it’s not being used.

The air isn’t the only thing to worry about in your office. Your computer keyboard is also potentially hazardous…. you may be transferring two or more types of bacteria onto your fingertips while you type. …researchers found that every computer keyboard was contaminated with two or more microorganisms…the bacteria that was found was the type that could be detrimental to hospital patients:

·         All keyboards tested positive for a staph bacterium called coagulase-negative staphylococci. This is one of the most common causes of bloodstream infections among those hospitalized.

·         80 percent of keyboards contained diphtheroids. This bacteria represents a significant infection risk for those whose immune systems are weak, such as cancer and AIDS patients.

Phones, desks and your computer’s mouse may also be potential sources of bacteria.

by www.SixWise.com

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How Cell Phones May Cause Autism November 27, 2007

Posted by healthyself in Autism, Autism / Asperger's, Bioeffects, Biological Effects, Biologically Signficant, Blogroll, Cell changes, Cell Phone Pulses, Cell phone safety, Cell Phone Transmissions, Cell Phones, Cellular Damage, Cellular Phone Frequencies, cellular signal transduction pathways, Children, Children's health, Cordless Phones, electromagnetic, Electromagnetic Communications, Electromagnetic Interference, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic Radiation, Electromagnetic Signals, Electrophysiology, Electrosensitivity, EMF Exposure, EMF's, Epidemiologists, Health related, HOuseholds, Human Populations, Kids, Lifestyle, Long Term Health Effects, Long Term Health Risks, Mobile Music, Mobile Phone Transmissions, mobile telephones, Research, Research Needed, Risk Factor, Risk of Disease, Safety, School administrators, School Boards, Schools, Toxic, Toxic Interactions, toxicity, Toxin, Trace Minerals, Who is Affected?, WiFi, Wireless, Wireless Phones, Wireless Transmitter, Women's Health.
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How Cell Phones May Cause Autism

 

“Rates of autism, a disabling neurodevelopmental disorder, have increased nearly 60-fold since the late 1970s, with the most significant increases occurring in the past decade.”

“The cause of autism is unknown, although theories include such potential causes as:

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Inability to clear heavy metals
  • Increased vulnerability to oxidative stress
  • Environmental exposures including mercury preservatives in vaccines
  • Trans-generational accumulation of toxic heavy metals”

“Now a groundbreaking new theory has been suggested by a study published in the Journal of the Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine: electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from cell phones, cell towers, Wi-Fi devices and other similar wireless technologies as an accelerating factor in autism.”

EMR May be the Missing Link

“The study, which involved over five years of research on children with autism and other membrane sensitivity disorders, found that EMR negatively affects cell membranes, and allows heavy metal toxins, which are associated with autism, to build up in your body. ”

“Meanwhile, the researchers pointed out that autism rates have increased concurrently along with the proliferation of cell phones and wireless use.”

“EMR, the researchers say, could impact autism by facilitating early onset of symptoms or by trapping heavy metals inside of nerve cells, which could accelerate the onset of symptoms of heavy metal toxicity and hinder therapeutic clearance of the toxins.”

Speaking in reference to the huge rise in autism rates, Dr. George Carlo, the study’s co-author, said, “A rise of this magnitude must have a major environmental cause. Our data offer a reasonable mechanistic explanation for a connection between autism and wireless technology.”

“They also suggest that EMR from wireless devices works in conjunction with environmental and genetic factors to cause autism.”…”the three largest factors at play are

  • Genetically determined detoxification capacity
  • Early insult to immune system via contaminated vaccines and
  • Being born with high levels of toxic burden and into a technologically advanced society riddled with ever increasing levels of radiation”

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2007/11/27/how-cell-phones-may-cause-autism.aspx

Resources for Individuals Sensitive to EMF’s May 23, 2007

Posted by healthyself in Dental Fillings, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, EMF Exposure, EMF Research, EMF's, Mercury, Resources, Toxic, Toxic Interactions, toxicity, Toxin.
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Chemical injury Information Network
Cynthia Wilson, Director,

PO Box 301,

White Sulphur Springs MT 59645.

The  Electromagnetic Research Foundation,

c/o Dr. Duane Dahlberg, 1317 Sixth Ave. N.,

Moorhead MN 56560.

Disability Council of the White Mountains
,

c/o Susan Molloy,

PO Box 483,

Snowflake AZ 85937.

EMR Network,

Janet Newton,President,

PO Box 221,

Marshfield VT 05658.

Heavy Metal Bulletin:
international forum focusing on immunotoxic effects of dental fillings and related disorders,

Monica Kauppi, Editor,

Lilla Aspuddsv. 10, S-12649
Hagersten, Sweden
.

Electromagnetic Radiation Task Force Canada,

Milt Bowling, Director,

3570 Corsica Way, Vancouver BC,

V5S 4J3, Canada.

Council on Wireless Technology Impact,

Libby Kelley, Executive Director, PMB 206,
936-B 7th St., Novato CA 94945. –


No More Bees, No More Man…. April 27, 2007

Posted by healthyself in Bees, Bioeffects, Biological Activity, Biological Effects, Biologically Signficant, birds, Blogroll, disappearance, Electrochemical Communications, Electromagetic pollution, Electromagnetic Communications, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic Radiation, Electromagnetic waves, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, EMF Exposure, EMF Research, EMF's, EMF-induced effects, Nature, pollination, Toxic.
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“…..[An epidemiologist] laid the blame for the sudden demise (often within 72 hours) of entire bee colonies on the recent proliferation of electromagnetic waves (EMF). He cited the startling statistic that, at present, there are some 2.5 billion cell phone users around the world. While this (plus the explosive growth of cell phone towers) used to be the major concern, the problem has been significantly exacerbated by the recent introduction of satellite radio. Imagine being closeted in a confined environment filled with chain smokers; it would be impossible for you to get a breath of clean air. It is becoming equally difficult for you to avoid the now-measurable damage from EMF exposure….[he]…commented that the constant electromagnetic background noise seems to disrupt intercellular communication within individual bees, such that many of them cannot find their way back to the hive….a recent study conducted by [a] University …found that cell phone towers …could well be the cause behind the mysterious disappearance of butterflies, some insects (like bees), and birds….bees are the modern-day counterpart of the canaries that miners used to carry with them as they descended into the mine shafts. If the birds died, it was an early warning of a buildup of toxic gases in the mine. When canaries die or bees disappear, we are being cautioned that we too are in immediate danger. It is time to listen to the message nature is telling us….I shudder to think of what will become of humankind if we linger too long in stage two: “no more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”

Jean-Claude Gerard Koven