Saturday, January 30, 2010

How is this happening?

Pulse of the People: Jan. 29
For The Record

How is this happening?

At a time when more information is coming out about the danger of cell phones and cellular towers, I find it incredible that Schuylerville should allow one so close to its school.

Legislators in Maine are introducing a bill that would require cell phones to carry a label warning that they can cause brain tumors in users.

In Germany and Israel, people living within 1,300 feet of cellular towers had a much higher incidence of cancers. In the past two years alone, Germany, England and France have dismantled wireless networks in schools and public libraries. Israel has banned the placement of cellular antennas on residences and Russian officials have advised against cell phone use in children under 18.

A Swedish study found that if you start using a cell phone as a teen, you have a five times greater risk of brain cancer than if you started as an adult. Swedish neuro-oncologist Leif G. Salford has explained that electro-magnetic fields equal to those generated by mobile phones, open the blood-brain barrier, causing blood vessels to leak fluid into the brain and damage neurons.

Michael Segell in a recent article in Prevention magazine entitled "Electro Shocker" suggests that since E.M.F. in the radio range accumulate, it is best, if possible, to choose wired Internet instead of wireless, a wired home, security system and wired entertainment systems. He also says that landline phones are important as cordless emit just as much radiation as cell phones. Avoid compact fluorescent bulbs, which emit dirty electricity and use instead LED or incandescent bulbs.

Space does not permit me to discuss the carcinogen transients, but Segell discusses them, and more information on this vital subject can be found at The electromagnets that surround us may be the greatest threat to our health.

Martha Winsten