Thursday, May 6, 2010

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Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News

6 May 2010

Just a note about the story below

Ireland's Eye is the first national Irish magazine to cover the issue of microwaves and wireless technologies. It is an important step. The magazine's audience is the more mature Irish population. Hats off to Sr. Helen and the staff at the magazine.

John Weigel

Wireless Technology

By Sr Helen Weston

Last year, I attended a most interesting and informative evening of talks, held in Leixlip, on the risk to health of mobile phones, mobile phone masts and wireless technology. The event was chaired by Peter Weigel, on behalf of concerned parents who were objecting to the erection of a sixth mast in Leixlip. The principal speaker was Professor Olle Johansson, from the Karolinska Institute, in Sweden.

The Karolinska Institute, one of the most famous of Europe's medical institutes, has been testing the effects of microwaves on human beings for decades.

One test, carried out on children, revealed that one minute's use of a mobile phone resulted in changes in the brain waves of the child which lasted for up to one hour. Professor Johansson warned about the long-term effects of exposure to the electromagnetic waves from mobile phones, masts and indiscriminate use of wireless technology, where radiation could even result in irreversible infertility in succeeding generations.

Guest speaker, John Ryan, a Tipperary farmer, backed up Professor Johansson's very learned illustrated talk with personal experience of the effect on himself and his prize herd of cattle, of a Vodafone mobile phone mast which he allowed on his land, in 2003.

He immediately began to feel unwell, frequently collapsed without warning and was unable to sleep. A young member of his family had regular nosebleeds, lasting up to two hours. His prize herd of cattle began to give birth to deformed calves.

He appeared, with other victims, on television, to tell of their experiences. Nobody in government wanted to hear. It took years of campaigning to force Vodafone, finally, in 2007, to remove the mast, but the effect on the DNA of his cattle has been lasting. Cows now can carry the calves for only eight months. If this happens to animals, it could happen to women carrying children, if they are forced to live near phone masts.

Wireless technology used in various situations, such as installing house phones, particularly DECT and other cordless phones, house alarms, etc is being linked to cancer of the oesophagus, deafness, brain tumours and the latest, cancer of the salivary glands, unprotected by the skull against radiation.

VERY recently, MEP Kathy Sinnott spoke in the Euro Parliament on this danger to health of wireless technology. Many European countries are outlawing its indiscriminate use, especially in schools and hospitals. The EU Parliament voted by over 500 votes to under 30, to ban all phone masts from schools and retirement homes, including hospitals and nursing homes.

It is, therefore, not only totally irresponsible but also illegal to have broadband wireless masts on top of school buildings, or anywhere near the old and vulnerable.

The internet is most useful in providing example after example of the widespread concern about radiation sickness, resulting from exposure to electronic waves way beyond the safety levels for such.

Con Colbert, Honorary Secretary of the Irish Electromagnet Victims Network spoke after Professor Johansson, about the work which the Network is doing, helped by IDEA, Irish Doctors' Environmental Association, which investigates cases of electromagnetic radiation sickness, amongst others. Con travels widely to help those who need it. A victim of electromagnetic sensitivity himself, he has sympathy with other sufferers, unlike the government official who told John Ryan that "commercialization is more important than your health" and advised him "don't look at the mast", displaying colossal ignorance of the whole issue and reprehensible unconcern for the health of the electorate.

On February 10th 2009, Dr Thomas Rau, Medical Director of the world-renowned Paracelsus Clinic, in Lustmuhle, Switzerland, ( declared that to expose children in schools to radiation, known to impair brain function and learning, is "criminal". He states: "It is unethical to expose children to electromagnetic load in this way. We know that power stations for electric waves like mobile phones are hurting the brains of children so, to put such stations info schools is really very, very, very bad...

"If you install mobile phone towers which radiate to the children, their intelligence, their brain capacity decreases. You will have more ADD children, you will have less function of the brain, which in the long term reflects upon the intelligence of the children, on the possibility for teachers to really teach children and, in the long term, we shall have dumb children."

THE reality of the health consequences of electromagnetic radiation will eventually have to be faced and only active pressure on government, which pulls in €42 million in Ireland, from taxes on phone masts, will get results.

It is estimated that 3-8% of populations in developed countries experience serious electro-hypersensitivity today and 35% experience mild symptoms. With increasing electromagnetic field exposures, these numbers will increase, as will the cost of health care involved, says Dr Rau.

Since few doctors are up to date about the danger to healtn of electromagnetic exposure for all people, but especially for the hyper-sensitive, they do not recognise the symptoms of radiation sickness; diagnosis is rare and people continue to suffer intensely and can be prescribed useless, even harmful medicine.

"No personal consideration should stand in the way of performing a pub-Ik duty."

Ulysses S. Grant.

It is, truly, a matter of conscience to make me public aware of the very real danger to health of electromagnetic radiation from mobile phone masts, DECT cordless phones and broadband wireless on computers, public phones and intercom systems.

There is ample proof of this to be obtained from two sources in Ireland and from the websites. Parents' Associations would be well advised to make some enquiries at schools attended by their children,

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Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age


Lyrics - Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age Its like the hissing of pots and the cooking of cells twisting in knots like the book of the kells. its the clotting of minds – its a fight with the heart the rotting of time, its the light and the dark more than plain rumor, its a brain tumor state my strains duplicate – pains accumulate mutation awaits – the death wish of all cells its the personal assistant with all whistles and bells started off with a clock, to replace the wrist watch then a torch, radio, camera – incase the cyst pops now we can send clips off from cliff tops to inbox and a satelite locator, in place to assist cops its the all in one ultimate modern go go gadget that is why we never leave it behind – its oh so magic and oh no tragic – the toy has declared you hexxed five hundred thousand brain tumors a year – who’s next? breaker breaker one nine weve made the same mistake for some time my dome is splitting – its a bleak disease cos my phones emitting these frequencies danger danger beware they’ve known the risk has always been there my free minutes are used – my minds left numb three tumors removed now im blind deaf and dumb i have sleepless nights and sty in my eye whos gonna own up to this fly in the pie? our governments plan is to leave us high and dry and the FDA policy is to lie and deny it goes one ear – but not out the other. i aquired alzeimers and i doubt ill recover whos responsible for the wear and tear on my brain i know that im here



Watching this video compilation showing the results of people running "red" lights it may get you to think twice as you approach any intersection.  Just because the light is "green" in your direction doesn't mean it's totally safe to go through the intersection expecting all traffic is stopped at the red light.  Are these people making  cell phone calls or texting?



President's Cancer Panel: Environmentally caused cancers are 'grossly underestimated' and 'needlessly devastate American lives.'

"The true burden of environmentally induced cancers has been grossly underestimated," says the President's Cancer Panel in a strongly reported report that urges action to reduce people's widespread exposure to carcinogens. The panel today advised President Obama "to use the power of your office to remove the carcinogens and other toxins from our food, water, and air that needlessly increase health care costs, cripple our nation's productivity, and devastate American lives."

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The Dangers of Electromagnetic Radiation Part 2

Thursday, May 6, 2010

I was so convinced about the dangers of electromagnetic radiation from cell phones, routers and DECT* phones, that I turned off my router, plugged my computer into the modem and took both kids to Staples today to buy two AT&T phones that had cords. I also purchased a 25 foot handset coil cord and a 100 foot cord so my wired phone could function very much like a cordless phone and be dragged around the house wherever I need to be. It is very retro and back to the future at my house. And, like going gluten free, it is kind of fun if you can spring for a new phone and a bunch of cords--and just go with it.

If I seem off my rocker and a little too enthusiastic about abandoning my WiFi and cellular technology as much as possible, I am in good company. According to an article from GQ magazine titled "Warning: Your Cell Phone May Be Hazardous to Your Health."

"The concern about Wi-Fi is being taken seriously in Europe. In April 2008, the national library of France, citing possible "genotoxic effects," announced it would shut down its Wi-Fi system, and the staff of the storied Library of Sainte-Geneviève in Paris followed up with a petition demanding the disconnection of Wi-Fi antennas and their replacement by wired connections. Several European governments are already moving to prohibit Wi-Fi in government buildings and on campuses, and the Austrian Medical Association is lobbying for a ban of all Wi-Fi systems in schools, citing the danger to children's thinner skulls and developing nervous systems."

Read the article in GQ magazine for more information. The thing is, even if your kids don't use a cell phone, they are exposed to this electromagnetic radiation through Wi-Fi/routers and cell phone towers. Of course, not everyone is in danger. Some people are more sensitive than others. But until there is more science on the risks we need to ere on the side of caution--especially when it comes to our kids. I also worry about the many NYC schools which have installed Wi-Fi in their haste to keep up with other schools.
My neighbor has a machine that measures the amount of electromagnetic radiation in a room. According to the machine she has, a safe environment is under 1,900 units. With my router and DECT phone and two computers which had airports on, my office was registering 9,000 units. But as soon as I unplugged the router and DECT phone and turned off the airports on my computers, it went down to 300.

Thanks H.R. for my new wired existence. I don't expect everyone to abandon their cellular connections, but Huffington Post has a great article called "The Unplug and Recharge Challenge: Breaking Our Always-Connected Addiction" that might inspire some to unplug for 30 minutes a day.

* DECT (digitally enhanced cordless phone)
Related posts:
The Dangers of Cell Phone Usage and Towers
Highest and Lowest Cell Phone Radiation from CNET
Reducing Cell Phone Radiation

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Tackle environmental cancers, Obama urged

Last Updated: Thursday, May 6, 2010 | 5:33 PM ET
CBC News

The role played by chemicals, gases and radiation in causing cancer has been underestimated, and not enough is being done about it, a U.S. presidential advisory panel on cancer says.

A report by the two-member panel — Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now — was released Thursday.

"The true burden of environmentally induced cancer has been grossly underestimated," the authors said in a letter to President Barack Obama at the start of the report.

The report was written by Dr. LaSalle Leffall, professor at Howard University college of medicine in Washington and Margaret Kripke, an emeritus professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

"The American people — even before they are born — are bombarded continually with myriad combinations of these dangerous exposures," they said in the letter. "The Panel urges you most strongly to use the power of your office to remove the carcinogens and other toxins from our food, water, and air that needlessly increase health care costs, cripple our nation's productivity and devastate American lives."

Children are particularly vulnerable because of their smaller body mass and rapid physical development, which magnifies their vulnerability to carcinogens, and should be protected, according to the report.

The report recommends:

  • Increasing research to determine the full extent of environmental influences on human health.
  • Raising consumer awareness of environmental cancer risks and improve understanding and reporting of known prevention and protection efforts.
  • Minimizing radiation exposure from medical sources, including a decision-making tool that considers each patient's cumulative lifetime radiation exposure. Measures would also include adding the estimated radiation doses from all tests as part of patient electronic health records.
  • Improving testing for residential radon exposure and requiring all schools, daycare centres and workplaces to be tested regularly with the data made available to the public.
  • Adopting long-term monitoring of electromagnetic energy exposure from cellphones and wireless technologies, given the rising use of these devices by young people.

Reacting to the report, the American Cancer Society said the panel downplayed known risks that cause most cancer cases, such as tobacco, alcohol, infections, hormones and sunlight.

"The report is most provocative when it restates hypotheses as if they were established facts," Dr. Michael Thun of the Cancer Society said in a statement.

He pointed to the panel's conclusion that environmentally induced cancer has been underestimated, saying it "reflects one side of a scientific debate that has continued for almost 30 years."

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