attaching a pdf of that for those who can use this information to
help convince libraries to go with wired connections rather than
wireless. It has information about electromagnetic interference
(EMI) for those with medical implants so will be new information for
some of you.
The same material is on my website but with live links. So please go
to www.magdahavas.com for the live link "Open letter." You will note
there is one for libraries and one for schools, both written at the
request of women who care.
Forward to those who need to know.
County restricts towers for cell phones
By CHRIS MORAN HOUSTON CHRONICLE
Jan. 12, 2010, 7:47PM
Commissioners Court on Tuesday outlawed the placement of cellular telephone towers within 300 feet of residential neighborhoods in unincorporated Harris County.
The measure passed on a 5-0 vote. Existing towers are not affected by the new county ordinance.
Several representatives of the cell phone industry asked the court to delay the ordinance so they could have more input in its wording.
"This does pose a challenge to us to bring coverage into the residential areas of the county," said Shawn St. John, real estate and zoning manager in T-Mobile's Houston office.
If restrictions on towers reduce coverage area, that could compromise public safety since 20 percent of Americans have no land line, he said.
Neal Rackleff, a lawyer who represents T-Mobile, warned that the restrictions could preclude the use of preferred locations where towers are best camouflaged.
Terry O'Rourke, first assistant county attorney, and Art Storey, executive director of the county's Public Infrastructure Department, said cell phone companies can negotiate exceptions to the rule In other action Tuesday:
• Commissioners canceled a 3-year-old program that allowed motorists to pay their Houston airport parking fees with EZ Tags.
• The board withdrew a proposal to join five other counties in pursuing state and federal money for storm protection planning and asked the county attorney to draw up an alternate plan that does not pledge any financial commitments.
Full-body scanners used on air passengers may damage human DNA
|Monday, January 11, 2010|
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com
NaturalNews) In researching the biological effects of the millimeter wave scanners used for whole body imaging at airports, NaturalNews has learned that the energy emitted by the machines may damage human DNA.
Millimeter wave machines represent one of two primary technologies currently being used for the "digital strip searches" being conducted at airports around the world. "The Transportation Security Administration utilizes two technologies to capture naked images of air travelers - backscatter x-ray technology and millimeter wave technology," reports the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a non-profit currently suing the U.S. government to stop these electronic strip searches. (http://epic.org/privacy/airtravel/b...)
In order to generate the nude image of the human body, these machines emit terahertz photons -- high-frequency energy "particles" that can pass through clothing and body tissue.
The manufacturers of such machines claim they are perfectly safe and present no health risks, but a study conducted by Boian S. Alexandrov (and colleagues) at the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico showed that these terahertz waves could "...unzip double-stranded DNA, creating bubbles in the double strand that could significantly interfere with processes such as gene expression and DNA replication."
In layman's terms, any time you're talking about interfering with "gene expression" and "DNA replication," you're essentially talking about something that could be a risk to human health.
Never approved as safe for humans
"At first glance, it's easy to dismiss any notion that they can be damaging," reports TechnologyReview.com (http://www.technologyreview.com/blo...). "But a new generation of cameras are set to appear that not only record terahertz waves but also bombard us with them. And if our exposure is set to increase, the question that urgently needs answering is what level of terahertz exposure is safe."
And yet no such long-term safety testing has ever been conducted by a third party. There have been no clinical trials indicating that multiple exposures to such terahertz waves, accumulated over a long period of time, are safe for humans. The FDA, in particular, has never granted its approval for any such devices even though these devices clearly qualify as "medical devices."
(If you try to sell an X-ray imaging device yourself, without FDA approval, you'll be arrested. So why do these TSA suppliers get away with selling human body imaging equipment that has never been adequately safety tested or approved by the FDA?)
The study cited in the TechnologyReview article mentioned above is visible at: http://arxiv.org/abs/0910.5294
There, study authors conclude: "Based on our results we argue that a specific terahertz radiation exposure may significantly affect the natural dynamics of DNA, and thereby influence intricate molecular processes involved in gene expression and DNA replication."
In other words, millimeter wave scanning devices may damage your DNA.