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What is Non-Ionizing Radiation? April 6, 2007

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The properties and effects of non-ionising radiations are very diverse. For the purpose of this Policy non-ionising radiations include:

Extremely low frequency (ELF) radiation

Electromagnetic radiation with frequencies in the range 0 Hz (static fields) to 3 kHz, including the 50 Hz electric and magnetic fields associated with the domestic mains electricity supply such as in domestic electrical appliances, electricity supply substations and overhead power lines.

Radiofrequency (RF) radiation

Electromagnetic radiation with frequencies in the range 3 kHz to 300 GHz, which is produced by artificial sources such as visual display units and mobile phones.

Microwave (MW) radiation

Electromagnetic radiation with frequencies in the range 1 GHz to 300 GHz, which is produced by artificial sources such as in microwave ovens and by microwave communication devices. (This radiation is now considered part of Radiofrequency radiation.)

Infrared (IR) radiation

Electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths between 700 nm and 1 mm, which is present in sunlight and produced by artificial sources such as electric radiator heaters.

Visible light

Electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths between 400 nm (blue) and 700 nm (red), which is present in sunlight and produced by numerous artificial sources, including lasers.

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation

Electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths between 100 nm and 400 nm, which is present in sunlight as well as produced by artificial sources such as arc welding and sterilization lamps.

http://www.unisa.edu.au/policies/policies/hr/HR30.asp

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High Frequency Electromagnetic Fields April 5, 2007

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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).”

“Key points:

  • 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.”

http://www.who.int/peh-emf/about/WhatisEMF/en/

What is Analog? September 26, 2006

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Analog – A signaling method that uses continuous changes in the amplitude or frequency of a radio transmission to convey information. It relies on a continuous (rather than pulsed as in digital) electrical signal that varies in amplitude or frequency in response to changes of sound, light, position, etc., impressed on a transducer in the sending device; opposite of digital.

http://www.mobiledia.com/glossary/23.html

CFO’s, COO’s, IT, HRD, Admin: Take Precautions September 26, 2006

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“Research by the National Power Laboratories in Wisconsin shows that the average electronic machines modems, computers, etc.) experiences 3,000 transient events every month. Roughly 15% of all server crashes are caused by electromagnetic interference problems. These glitches cost U.S. industry $26 billion and the projected growth of this problem is at about 15% a year. Transients cause problems such as software crashes, hardware damage, and data loss or corruption. They all disrupt operations and cause economic losses. Transients can also have negative effects on human health. The greater the speed and the smaller microprocessors become, this makes them vulnerable to radiated and/or induced electromagnetic fields.

The internal configuration of the modern microprocessor is so compact that it is much more usceptible to electrical disturbances. The best way to cancel out the effects of undesirable transmissions is to screen electronic components from such sources. Organizations and applications ost affected by such problems include but are not limited to… Internet service providers, corporate
computer rooms, telecommunication and computer networks, e-Commerce facilities, electronic testing labs, banks, stock markets, industrial machinery, air-traffic control rooms, and many others.”

http://ece.gmu.edu/~pceperle/WebProjectFall00/EMhazzards/305_Proj.html

Neural Information September 19, 2006

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"Within the last two decades (Persinger, Ludwig, & Ossenkopp, 
1973) a potential has emerged which was improbable but which 
is now marginally feasible. This potential is the technical capability 
to influence directly the major portion of the approximately six 
billion brains of the human species without meditation through 
classical sensory modalities by generating neural information within 
a physical medium within which all members of the species are 
immersed."

[The medium he is referring to is the atmosphere of this planet.]
http://www.mindspring.com/~txporter/persemf.htm

How do Cell Phones-in Cities-Work? September 7, 2006

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“The frequencies used by cellphones are in the line-of-sight range. So how do they work in cities? The answer is a combination of the following effects:

  • r-4 propagation over the rooftop landscape
  • diffraction into the ‘street canyon’ below
  • multi-path reflection along the street
  • diffraction through windows, and attenuated passage through walls, into the building
  • reflection, diffraction, and attenuated passage through internal walls, floors and ceilings within the building

The combination of all these effects makes the cellphone propagation environment highly complex…”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line-of-sight

States Not Permitted to Control EMF’s September 7, 2006

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“Although some local and state governments have enacted rules and regulations about human exposure to RF energy in the past, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 requires the Federal Government to control human exposure to RF emissions. In particular, Section 704 of the Act states that, “No State or local government or instrumentality thereof may regulate the placement, construction, and modification of personal wireless service facilities on the basis of the environmental effects of radio frequency emissions to the extent that such facilities comply with the Commission’s regulations concerning such emissions.” Further information on federal authority and FCC policy is available in a fact sheet from the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau at www.fcc.gov/wtb.”

http://www.fda.gov/cellphones/qa.html#8a

Penetration of Low Frequencies in Human Cells September 2, 2006

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The effect of low-frequency electric fields on cells

“THE EFFECT OF LOW-FREQUENCY ELECTRIC FIELDS ON HUMAN CELLS has been a subject of great interest because of the prevalence of such fields in our environment (e.g., around electrical appliances and overhead power lines). Careful analysis of epidemiological data sets have resulted in no clear link between power lines and cancer (Physics Today, April 1994) and yet the scientific debate remains heated (Physics Today, Jan. and July 1995). A new study by Harvard scientists (Ronold King, 617-495-7844, owens@deas.harvard.edu) looks at the effects of electric fields not on spherical cells (which seem to be pretty well shielded from incoming fields) but on cylindrical cells (long compared to their diameter). The Harvard (theoretical) work indicates that fields perpendicular to the cell membrane do not penetrate but that fields parallel to the membrane do penetrate. Thus a neuron is shielded from parallel electric fields only near its ends. The researchers are now inquiring into the effect of such fields on nerve action, that is, on the propagation of electrical impulses. (Ronold King and Tai Tsun Wu, Physical Review E, August 1998.)”

http://www.fizyka.umk.pl/~jkob/physnews98/node94.html

Electromagnetic Applications of Biomimetic Research August 31, 2006

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“FOR THE PAST several years, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has been developing sensors capable of detecting electromagnetic radiation across the spectrum–from the infrared (IR), through the visible, and into the ultraviolet regions. These sensors have become integral parts of military weapons systems as well as intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems–and, undoubtedly, the capabilities we have developed are technologically sophisticated. However, many biological systems possess sensing capabilities unmatched by current technologies. For example, the IR-sensitive beetle (Melanophila acuminata) is attracted to fires and smoke 50 kilometers away. (1) These insects are attracted to forest fires because burned trees provide the ideal environment for larvae to develop and hatch into adults. The forest fires emit IR radiation that the beetle detects via a specialized IR sensor known as the IR pit organ or IR sensilla. By understanding the mechanism and the biological processes involved in this IR sensor, one could develop new and improved materials and sensors for Air Force applications.””Literally, the term biomimetics means to imitate life. In a more practical sense, biomimetics is an interdisciplinary effort aimed at understanding biological principles and then applying them to improve existing technology. This process can mean changing a design to match a biological pattern or actually using biological materials, such as proteins, to improve performance.”

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0NXL/is_1_18/ai_n6120608

A Call for Grant Money for Interdisciplinary Research to Study the Biological Effects of EMF’s! August 26, 2006

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It is time for the funding agencies to realizethat we need to be asking new and different questions

about electropollution, EMF’s, and radiation.

There has been considerable research already done showing

relationships between many dis-ease processes and

electromagnetic frequencies. However, there has been a

limitation in the thinking so far, which raises new questions.

What if the cause and effect are not a direct link?

If the cell membrane is being affected by EMF’s, what effect

does that have on the body?

Would it always be the same effect on different kinds

of people?

If the signalizing enzymes are being affected by EMF’s,

would that always show up as the same kind of disease?

Why are some people more susceptible to symptoms from

EMF’s than others? Is there a genetic difference? A

cumulative difference? A geographic differernce?

A psychological difference? A consciousness difference?

A usuage difference?

How can one possibly set up a truly valid scientific study

when there are so many variables?

How long will it be before more people show signs

of cellular damage? How can it be measured?

What tests are there?

Since kids are on the phone much more than adults,

in some cases, are they likely to show symptoms sooner

because of the cumulative effect, or later because of

stronger immune systems?

These are questions that require the input of many

different kinds of professional to set up a good study.

It’s not so simple as saying A cause B.

How many people have to suffer before this issue is resolved?

It’s time to think outside the box!