Saturday, October 31, 2009

How Terahertz Waves Tear Apart DNA / Airport scanners use T-rays (terahertz) / EMF-Omega News 31 Oct 2009

How Terahertz Waves Tear Apart DNA
Friday, October 30, 2009  
A new model of the way the THz waves interact with DNA explains how the damage is done and why evidence has been so hard to gather

Great things are expected of terahertz waves, the radiation that fills the slot in the electromagnetic spectrum between microwaves and the infrared. Terahertz waves pass through non-conducting materials such as clothes , paper, wood and brick and so cameras sensitive to them can peer inside envelopes, into living rooms and "frisk" people at distance.

The way terahertz waves are absorbed and emitted can also be used to determine the chemical composition of a material. And even though they don't travel far inside the body, there is great hope that the waves can be used to spot tumours near the surface of the skin.

With all that potential, it's no wonder that research on terahertz waves has exploded in the last ten years or so.

But what of the health effects of terahertz waves? At first glance, it's easy to dismiss any notion that they can be damaging. Terahertz photons are not energetic enough to break chemical bonds or ionise atoms or molecules, the chief reasons why higher energy photons such as x-rays and UV rays are so bad for us. But could there be another mechanism at work?

The evidence that terahertz radiation damages biological systems is mixed. "Some studies reported significant genetic damage while others, although similar, showed none," say Boian Alexandrov at the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and a few buddies. Now these guys think they know why.

Alexandrov and co have created a model to investigate how THz fields interact with double-stranded DNA and what they've found is remarkable. They say that although the forces generated are tiny, resonant effects allow THz waves to unzip double-stranded DNA, creating bubbles in the double strand that could significantly interfere with processes such as gene expression and DNA replication. That's a jaw dropping conclusion.

And it also explains why the evidence has been so hard to garner. Ordinary resonant effects are not powerful enough to do do this kind of damage but nonlinear resonances can. These nonlinear instabilities are much less likely to form which explains why the character of THz genotoxic
effects are probabilistic rather than deterministic, say the team.

This should set the cat among the pigeons. Of course, terahertz waves are a natural part of environment, just like visible and infrared light. 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.

Ref: DNA Breathing Dynamics in the Presence of a Terahertz Field

 DNA Breathing Dynamics in the Presence of a Terahertz Field
Abstract: We consider the influence of a terahertz field on the breathing dynamics of double-stranded DNA. We model the spontaneous formation of spatially localized openings of a damped and driven DNA chain, and find that linear instabilities lead to dynamic dimerization, while true local strand separations require a threshold amplitude mechanism. 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.
Subjects: Biological Physics (; Computational Physics (physics.comp-ph)
Report number: LA-UR 09-03248
Cite as: arXiv:0910.5294v1 []

Submission history

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Airport scanners use T-rays. 
Once again, everything is "perfectly safe".  ( The air-security authority says the low-level radio frequency wave emitted by the body scanner meets Canadian health-and-safety standards ).
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Comments on ICNIRP Guidelines / European robins 'see' Earth's magnetic field / Cell tower & cell phone safety / The Perfect Storm

Comments on ICNIRP Guidelines

October 29, 2009

I sit here surrounded by mountains of boxes, packed to move away from the recently upgraded 230 kV x 1,200 MW power lines installed 20 m away from our home, as well as 147 other residential homes, schools and nurseries. While, the BC government in Canada cites that the WHO's EMF position that power line EMFs are safe, I am providing the following comments on the ICNIRP's Draft EMF Guidelines. Thirty years after the Wertheimer Report correlated power line EMFs with childhood leukemia, the WHO and ICNIRP still adamantly refuse to recognize power line health hazards, arguing that plausible mechanisms are not found and replications of positive reports are hard to achieve. I hereby present the facts about how low-level EMFs affect biological organisms, based on scientific principles that have been grossly ignored. Contrary to Line 727 of the draft, which found no causal effects, I list seven fundamental mistakes that may obscure the harmful effects of power line EMFs.

  1. Using the Root Mean Square (RMS) (Line 573) instead of the peak-to-peak is incorrect. Most Gauss meters measure RMS value, which is equivalent to the DC amplitude that can deliver the same amount of thermal energy to a resistive load. However, to a living cell in our body, the peak-to-peak amplitude is more meaningful than the RMS value. For a power frequency (PF) sine wave, the peak is equal to 1.414 times the RMS value and the peak-to-peak is twice the peak value. For example, 150 mG RMS under the power line will translate into a 424.2 mG swing (+150 x 1.414) ( Accordingly, if 833 mG RMS is the limit for acute exposure, it should be logical to adjust down to 589 mG RMS (833 / 1.414) or 833 mG peak for chronic exposure because cells experience 833 mG pulses 120 times per minute.


    These Peaks will affect the cell more RMS affect less

    Fig. 1 Average, RMS, Peak and Peak-to-Peak Values. (Root Mean Square)

  2. Ignoring geomagnetic field (GMF) (no mention in draft) is incorrect. The GMF has been thought to minimally affect living organisms. However, many symptoms related to the combination of power frequency magnetic field (PFMF) and GMF are reported in Geomagnetic Fields. Also the risk of childhood leukemia may be related to the combinations of AC and GMF. (Hypothesis: the risk of childhood leukemia). Due to the GMF, the PFMF oscillation becomes lopsided as shown in Fig. 2. As magnetic fields add vectorially when the power line magnetic field is parallel to the GMF (500 mG), the resulting magnetic field is 712.1 mG (500 mG + 212.1 mG), and 287.9 mG (500 mG – 212.1 mG) in the antiparallel direction. (Dip angle or other factors are not considered here). These elevated and lopsided pulses will act on the cells 60 times per minute; therefore the chronic exposure limit should be adjusted down to 295 mG (833 / 1.414 / 2) RMS (833 mG peak).

    Fig 2. Interaction Between GMF and Power Line EMFs: Above the Wire - Antiparallel,

    Below the Wire – Parallel (Fundamentals of Physics, p717)

  3. Ignoring high frequency (HF) noises on PF (no mention in draft) is incorrect.
    The HF noises on power lines are caused by: power line carriers; corona discharge; HF inductions from radio, TV, cell phone signals and equipment operations; lightning; power line radiation amplified (~1000 times) by magnetosphere and ionosphere; and so on. These noise waves are aggregated to generate amplitudes much higher than individual amplitudes (ICNIRP Statement GUIDANCE). To denote the nature of a wave, crest factor (CF), defined as peak value divided by RMS value, is used. Because of the pulsed nature of HF noises, the CF can be much larger than that of a sine wave posing health hazards. Assuming HF RMS is 0.2 mG and CF is 16, the peak value is 16 x 0.2 mG = 3.2 mG. Adding this to GMF + PF EMF, 715.3 mG and 284.7 mG are obtained.

Affect More
RMS affect less

Fig. 3 Pulsed Wave - Crest Factor, Peak / RMS (Crest Factor)

  1. The WHO uses a flawed assumption (Line 579). The WHO assumes that for any incoming EMF signal to affect cell functions, it must have a signal-to-intrinsic noise ratio (S/N) greater than one. (Intrinsic noises in the cell are thermal, shot and 1/f noises. (EHC 238 Ch. 4)). Their claim even contradicts the ICNIRP Statement that explains the summation of EMFs. (ICNIRP Statement; and ICNIRP Statement GUIDANCE). The cell is not an electronic device designed to retrieve useful signals and does not need to discriminate between signals and noises. In fact, it is quite the contrary: amplified and lopsided signals coming into the cell will add to intrinsic noises, most likely resulting in super-threshold EMFs that affect the biological system. The intrinsic noises generated by the cell will be elevated by 715 mG in the GMF direction and deflated by 285 mG in the opposite direction. Therefore, S/N ratio should not be the issue. Further downward adjustment in chronic exposure limit is needed.

    Threshold (Cell Homeostasis)

    Signal (Power line EMFs)

    Resulting Super-threshold EMFs: Body EMF

    noises combined with power line EMFs

    Fig.4. Signal (sub-threshold power line EMFs) + Noise (sub-threshold body EMFs) = Super-threshold EMFs

  2. Faraday induction of electric fields by power line EMFs should not be used as absolute measurement of biological interaction. (Lines 126 – 128, as well as many other lines). The cell plasma membranes exhibit more than 200 kV/m electric fields, shielding the nucleus and cytoplasm from the majority of influence from outside electric fields. The induced electric field caused by ion deflections due to magnetic field is mostly confined in the cell and out of the direction of the induced electric field. Therefore, measurement of induced electric field is mainly dealing with the surface charges and the intercellular matrix, ignoring the electric field rearrangement in the cells.

  3. Ion deflection in the cell should be the main concern. (No line reference). Ordinary Gauss meters cannot detect the elevated and lopsided field explained before, but the body's cells will detect it very well because ions in it will deflect to one side much more than the other. It takes only 10 mG to sufficiently deflect the electron beam of a video display unit and cause the picture to wobble. The generally accepted childhood leukemia onset threshold of 4 mG RMS translates into a greater than 19 mG peak-to-peak swing - enough to deflect electrons or ions away from the target area in a cell. (Protein targeting ). Even 2 mG RMS will deflect the ions a few nanometers to make them miss the targeted intracellular mouth of a channel, which is several angstrom in diameter. Many scientists believe that ion motions in the cell are dictated by the random Brownian motion but the contrary is reported by many researchers (Electrochemical structure ). It is unbelievable that the highest organisms rely on random motions of ions for life, no matter how they are evolved or created. Consequently, the elevated and lopsided magnetic fields combined with the body noises may help explain many biological mechanisms at very low sub-guideline EMFs including reduced adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production in mitochondrial electron transport chain (ETC) (Microwave effects on energy metabolism of rat brain), direct effect on DNA (Electromagnetic), DNA fragmentation (IngentaConnect Bioenergetic aspects ), the dislodge of structurally important calcium ions from the cell membrane causing a leakage of toxic materials, (The Cell Phone and The Cell:), caused leakage of albumin across the blood-brain barrier (EMFacts Consultancy), and other such effects. Accordingly, the exposure limit should be adjusted down to 1-2 mG RMS.
  4. Replication (Lines 237 and 269) and well established Criteria (Line 100). Without considering genetic variations in selected test animals (Microwave News ~ It's Genetics Stupid) and GMF influence on AC magnetic fields in designing experiments, the study results cannot be easily replicated and high-quality reports cannot be produced. With the exception of a small number of researchers, the majority of scientists seemed to have ignored such important factors in their study. Does ICNIRP believe all peer-reviewed papers - many which do not consider genetic variation nor GMF influence - to be high quality reports that provide well established criteria?



Based on the above information, the WHO and ICNIRP should recognize EMF interaction mechanisms with biological organelles, and understand the harmful effects of EMF exposure. In doing so, the WHO and ICNIRP should adjust EMF guidelines to reflect a lower maximum level of 1 – 2 mG RMS, as recommended in the BioInitiative report.



Dr. Kyong H. Nam

Ph.D. (High Power Laser) and P. Eng. (Alberta)

Surrey, BC, Canada Resident



European robins 'see' Earth's magnetic field

[Date: 2009-10-30]

Illustration of this article

European robins use part of their visual centre for magnetic compass orientation during their migration, according to new research by scientists from Germany and New Zealand. Published in the journal Nature for the first time, the research proves that a brain region called 'cluster N' is responsible for the birds' magnetic sensitivity. The findings could help protect migratory birds and other animal species, and further our understanding of the effects of magnetic fields on organisms in general, including humans.

The researchers of the University of Oldenburg in Germany and the University of Auckland in New Zealand identified cluster N as playing a key role in magnetic compass orientation by deactivating it in the birds through surgery. When testing the birds' orientation again, they found that magnetic field information could no longer be processed. Instead, the robins had to rely on the Sun or stars to navigate.

'These data show that cluster N is required for magnetic compass orientation in this species and indicate that it may be specifically involved in processing of magnetic compass information,' the study reads.

A second hypothesis had assumed that magnetic compass orientation might depend on magnetoreceptors (iron mineral crystals) in the upper beak of the birds, with the information being passed on to the brain by the trigeminal nerve. Cutting the trigeminal connection of those magnetoreceptors to the brain, however, did not have an impact on the robins' magnetic compass orientation skills.

'Furthermore, the data strongly suggest that a vision-mediated mechanism underlies the magnetic compass in this migratory songbird,' the paper continues, 'and that the putative iron-mineral-based receptors in the upper beak connected to the brain by the trigeminal nerve are neither necessary nor sufficient for magnetic compass orientation in European robins.'

Talking about a milestone in sensory biology, the researchers emphasise that their discovery could help protect migratory birds. A better understanding of their orientation mechanisms could make it possible to successfully relocate endangered populations to new breeding grounds, for instance, a feat that has often failed in the past.

At the same time, the researchers believe their findings could ultimately result in a more precise understanding of the impact of magnetic fields on molecules, proteins and cells in other organisms, including the exposure of humans to electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones or imaging techniques in a diagnostic context.

The European robin is found across Europe, its distribution area reaching as far east as western Siberia and as far south as northern Africa. In some regions, robins are resident and will stay in one place during the winter months. Others will migrate to southern Europe to avoid colder temperatures.

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Document Reference: Zapka, M et al. (2009) Visual but not trigeminal mediation of magnetic compass information in a migratory bird. Nature, published on 29 October 2009. DOI:10.1038/nature08528.
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The Island Park News Cell tower & cell phone safety
October 29, 2009: Cell tower & cell phone safety, from our Caldera Community ... No communication tower or antenna shall be located where the center of the ...
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By Bryan Rosner
The side chain coming off this histidine is a protein fragment known as beta-casomorphin-7 (BCM 7). The negative health effects of this fragment can be devastating because it is a powerful opiate or narcotic as well as an oxidant. .... We also know that the use of cell phones and other WiFi equipment has exploded, and according to some experts, like Dr. Klinghardt, EMF exposure increases the toxicity of many already hazardous substances. For example, ...
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Friday, October 30, 2009

Arterial blocked tissue and EMR exposure / WiFi inventor / 7 miscarriages / "REFUGEES FROM RADIOWAVES"

Hi All
After being reminded by Iris about this Internet site (The Associated BioElectromagnetics Technologists), I soon found something of great interest which I have copied, just below the link. 
Fifty four years ago researchers were warning that persons with arterial blocked tissue should avoid exposure to strong radiofrequency radiation.  It makes me wonder how many victims have had their heart attack when speaking on or being near to cordless telephones or cell phones? 
This warning also makes it very clear why cell towers, WiFi, cell phones and other wireless devices should be kept well away from hospitals and nursing homes.
Martin Weatherall
At the time, back in 2003, Robert Kane sent me this as his website:
Excellent and rare info you cannot get anywhere else.

During 1955 biophysics researchers under contract with the U.S. Navy reported that in order to prevent deep-tissue burning, radiofrequency radiation exposures should not take place when an exposed individual is wearing or carrying any metal objects such as hair pins, metal implants, buckles, coins, or metal-framed eye glasses, "[a]s any of these objects may concentrate the field and cause burning."

When considering tissue burning the researchers pointed out that radiation can be absorbed deeply and is actually greater in tissue such as muscle or the brain compared to the poorer absorption in the bone and fatty layers near a body surface. They also noted that radiofrequency energy exposure of arterially blocked tissue can result in serious tissue damage and cautioned against exposure of ischemic individuals, those suffering from any such arterial blockages, to radiofrequency radiation.

Even in normal, non-ischemic individuals, the body must compensate for the absorption of radiofrequency radiation through an increase in blood flow to carry away excess energy. However, for a given exposure, the compensation mechanism does not take effect immediately, but occurs over a period of minutes. These researchers reported that maximum increased blood flow, that is maximum compensation, took place only near the end of an exposure. Prior to that time the body was not fully coping, in the thermal sense, with the absorbed radiation. But in any event, they were considering compensation only in the thermal equilibrium context and emphatically indicated that microwave or radiofrequency radiation exposure should be avoided during pregnancy.

How much cancer, illness and death will this invention cause?
WiFi inventor wins Prime Minister's Prize for Science
... push to build things and make things work, but he also thinks like a physicist about the basic properties of matter and electromagnetic radiation. ...
News from Israel
A news item tells of 7 miscarriages within half a year in hospital office, part of them natural miscarriages and part with background of malformations in the fetus. Measurement showed 8 mG, while the Israeli standard is 4 mG & the actual recommendation of the Env ministry is 2-3 mG. The hospital informed that they moved the workers and started taking care of the radiation level which comes from 2 floors under them, from air-conditionning. 

- BBC World News: "REFUGEES FROM RADIOWAVES"   (video report HD)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Radiation From Medical Scans Soaring / Cell Phone May Reduce Bone Density in Hips / Wireless net connection is a worry

Radiation From Medical Scans Soaring 

Published: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 |   
(HealthDay News) - Americans' exposure to radiation from medical procedures has exploded over the past few decades, to six times the level of 1980, a new report shows.
In 2006, almost 380 million diagnostic and interventional radiological procedures were performed in the United States, on top of 18 million nuclear medicine examinations.
"Back in about 1980, 15 per cent of radiation that the U.S. population got was from medicine and the rest was predominantly from natural background radiation," noted Dr. Fred Mettler Jr., U.S.
Representative to the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation and a professor of radiology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. "In the last 20 years, medical exposure has gone up between 600 and 700 per cent from what it was, and it is now the biggest source of radiation to the U.S. population."
"The issue," Mettler continued, "is that this is a controllable source. We regulate the effluent from nuclear power plants so the public doesn't get exposure but medical exposure is essentially unregulated. The largest source in the U.S. is essentially unregulated, and it's up to your family doctor or any other doctor to hand it out."
Mettler is lead author of a paper appearing in the November issue of Radiology that summarizes the conclusions of two previous reports on radiation sources in the U.S. Those reports were issued by the U.S. National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements and the United Nations Scientific Committee on Effects of Atomic Radiation.
The findings are in line with previous studies, one of which attributed up to two per cent of all cancers to CT scans alone and another which concluded that cumulative exposure to radiation from CT scans increases the risk for malignancy by as much as 12 per cent.
The last comprehensive assessment of radiation exposure was conducted in 1980-1982, a veritable eternity by medical and scientific standards.
"We needed to get a grip on how much radiation the U.S. was getting and where it was coming from," Mettler said.
In the intervening years, the number of procedures performed has risen "by leaps and bounds," he said. "The biggest chunk of that is CT scanning, which has been growing at better than 10 per cent a year while the U.S. population is growing at less than 1 per cent."
Widely used as a diagnostic tool, CT scans provide detailed images of organs, allowing more accurate diagnoses of conditions such as cancer. But CT involves a higher radiation dose than most other imaging tests. According to this paper, CT provides half of the country's total radiation dose, even though it represents only 17 per cent of total procedures.
Emergency room physicians may be at the epicenter of the surge in scan use, Mettler said. "Twenty-five to 40 per cent of CT scans are ordered out of the ER," he noted. "The emergency physicians are in a tough box because they're worried about getting sued. And they tend to get patients who they haven't seen before. This is a one-time walk-in and their mantra is, 'We can't afford to miss anything.'"
Of course, the trend is not limited to the U.S., although it may be more extreme here. Globally, the per-capita annual dose from medicine has doubled in the past decade or so.
Still the U.S. leads the pack, with 12 per cent of all radiologic procedures and half of nuclear medicine procedures performed here.
"We have a little under 5 per cent of the world's population and 25 per cent of X-ray studies in the world and double and triple that of other developed countries," Mettler said. "Nobody thought about how much radiation goes with this."
But not all of uptick in scans has been unnecessary, said Dr. Robert Zimmerman, executive vice chair of radiology at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City.
"We don't really know how much of it is overuse. We do know some of it is overutilization, but CT is a valuable imaging modality. CT is a great test. There's no question that in the appropriate cases it's going to save lives."
There are things radiologists can do to curb its use, including reducing the doses, while manufacturers are working on new and improved machines, Zimmerman said.
Physicians can also tailor their use, thinking twice about using this type of technology in children, who are more sensitive to radiation and have longer to develop side effects.
"When I get a call for a CT scan, my first question is, 'How old is the patient?' If it's 40 or under my antennas go up and if they're 70 my antennas don't get so excited. Mostly my idea is a CT might be a good thing but you would like to think about radiation beforehand," Mettler said. "There's a lot of stuff going on now that isn't justified. Nobody's ever shown that many of these things we do make a difference in outcome."
More information
There's more on radiation exposure from CT scans at the  American College of Radiology.

SOURCES: Fred A. Mettler Jr., M.D., U.S. representative to the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, and professor, radiology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; Robert Zimmerman, M.D., executive vice chair, radiology, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York City; November 2009 Radiology

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Cell Phone May Reduce Bone Density in Hips

Published: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 | 6:15 AM ET

(HealthDay News) - Wearing a cell phone on your hip may reduce bone density in an area of the pelvis commonly used for bone grafts, a new study suggests.
Turkish researchers used dual X-ray absorptiometry to measure bone density at the upper rims of the pelvis (iliac wings) in 150 men who carried their cell phones on their belts. The men carried their phones for an average of 15 hours a day, and had used cell phones for an average of six years.
Bone density was slightly reduced on the side of the pelvis where the men carried their cell phones, the study found. The difference wasn't statistically significant and didn't approach bone level density reductions seen in people with osteoporosis. However, the men were relatively young (average age 32), and further bone weakening may occur, said Dr. Tolga Atay and colleagues at Suleyman Demirel University in Isparta.
The study, published in the September issue of the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, suggests that electromagnetic fields emitted by cell phones may have a harmful effect on bone density.
However, the researchers emphasized that their findings are preliminary and noted that future generations of cell phones may reduce users' exposure to electromagnetic fields. In the meantime, it "would be better to keep mobile phones as far as possible from our body during our daily lives," Atay and colleagues concluded.
The iliac wings of the pelvis are widely used for bone grafting, which means any reduction in bone density there may affect reconstructive surgery. In procedures where bone density is important for good outcomes, surgeons may want to consider the possible effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields from cell phones, the researchers suggested.
More information
The World Health Organization has more about  electromagnetic fields.

SOURCE: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, news release, Oct. 23, 2009

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Study suggests cellphone radiation weakens bone
Los Angeles Times
More safety studies on cellphones are forthcoming, and manufacturers are working on lowering the levels of radiation emitted by phones. ...

Letters to the Formby Times: 28/10/09

Wireless net connection is a worry

I would like to express my concern that Woodlands Primary School in Formby is installing the wireless internet.

My two grandchildren attend this school.

I am all for progress but after recently moving to Southport I installed the internet wireless. I was using it for approximately 20 minutes and I found my head throbbing violently. I do suffer with high blood pressure and thought perhaps it was that. I called my son into the lounge and asked him how he felt.

He said his head felt weird as though his hair was standing on end. So I told him how I felt.

I disconnected from the wireless internet and plugged the wire connection back into my laptop.

The feeling in my head went and my son could no longer feel anything. How strange!

Then my daughter tells me that Woodlands Primary are having this installed over this half term. I am horrified to find only a small number of parents have objected to this.

As we do not know the full affects of this on our childrens health. Where do we go from here ?



Health concern

I FULLY support the campaign against WiFi in Woodlands Primary School.

The former UK Health Protection Agency Chairman, Sir William Stewart, voiced concerns about WiFi.

Mobile phones and phone masts and demonstrations against Wi-Fi in other countries worldwide have tagged: EM radiation as a health hazard.

In April, a European Parliament resolution on the health concerns associated with electro-magnetic fields was adopted by 559 MEP votes in favour, 22 against and 8 abstentions. The report recognises that mobile phones, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, Bluetooth and DECT cordless telephones emits EMFs that may have adverse effects on human health.

The MEPs said: "The limits on exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) which have been set for the general public are obsolete."

I am currently helping to organise an International EMF Conference in Stavanger, Norway, 17th November, 2009. Scientists and an advisory group are also attending a meeting for a week to discuss new biologically-based safety standards for human exposure.

Please go to the Radiation Research Trust website for details about the conference and review the research, political information and legal cases:


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Surgeon warns against mobiles, home appliances / Navy widow sues / Right to bar telecommunications towers / Health and WiMax / EMR focus

Brain surgeon Dr Charlie Teo warns against mobiles, home appliances

October 28, 2009 02:00am,28348,26271082-5014239,00.html
Dr Charlie Teo
Dr Charlie Teo, from Channel 7's Last Chance Surgery, says it's better to avoid electro-magnetic radiation

BRAIN cancer surgeon Charlie Teo has urged people to put mobile phones on loudspeaker, move clock radios to the foot of the bed and wait until microwaves have finished beeping before opening them.

The controversial Sydney specialist told a Melbourne fundraiser that although the jury was still out on mobile phones and other forms of electromagnetic radiation, we should not take risks.

"Even though the jury's not in, just to err on the side of safety I would try and limit the amount of electromagnetic radiation that you're exposed to," he said.

"The American government, for example, recommend that all electrical appliances should be put at the foot of the bed and not the head of the bed.

"Electric blankets should be turned off before you get in bed and definitely wait for those five beeps before you open the microwave.

"With the mobile phone I encourage you to put it on loudspeaker and step outside rather than sticking it up to your brain."  

Dr Teo, who tackles tumours other surgeons deem inoperable, said some hair dyes, particularly red, could also cause brain cancer in people with a predisposition.

"The body needs some genetic predisposition. The hair dye, the mobile phone, they're just catalysts but you probably need some sort of genetic aberration to get the cancer in the first place," he said.

Fast cancers

Dr Teo, who stars in Channel Seven's Last Chance Surgery, was in Melbourne last week for the Blackwood8 fundraiser at Croydon golf club.

The group was founded by family and friends of Sally White, a patient of Dr Teo's whose outlook has improved dramatically.

Dr Teo said while breast cancer doubled its cell numbers in weeks or months, the quickest brain cancers took just 16 hours.

No age group was immune and the incidence of brain tumours was growing.

"It's increasing in frequency both in this country and developing countries and it used to be ranked out of the top 10 but it's just joined the top 10 most common cancers," he said.

Recent studies have raised alarm bells about mobile phones.

An unreleased World Health Organisation study reportedly found "a significantly increased risk" of some brain tumours related to use of mobile phones for 10 years or more.

A Suleyman Demirel University study in Turkey also found wearing a mobile phone on your belt may lead to decreased bone density in an area of the pelvis commonly used for bone grafts.

Dr Teo said there had been some advancements in treating tumours, like microwave therapy and putting chemotherapy directly into a tumour. A healthy diet, meditation and positive thought could also be beneficial.

"We believe that they probably boost the immune system," he said.

Dr Teo's tips to reduce brain tumour risks

- Get eight hours sleep a night and eat well to boost your immune system
- Keep electrical appliances like clock radios at the foot of the bed
- Turn electric blankets off before retiring
- Put mobile phones on hands-free
- Wait until the microwave finishes beeping before opening it


Monday, October 26, 2009

Survey of Health Symptoms from EMR / Study Links Cell Phones to Brain Tumors / Ont. farmer launches court battle against wind farm plans

European Survey On the biological and health symptoms experienced by people living close to relay antennas.

In the face of the present unprecedented increase in artificial microwave radiation in the environment, there is a vital need to obtain up to date information as a basis for a comprehensive assessment of the impact of this radiation on people's health.

This questionnaire for the general public is easy to fill in and anonymous. For it to be credible and representative it is essential for it to be circulated widely in Europe and worldwide so that we can amass the maximum statistical data.

Designed originally in a printed version by Dr Roger Santini, it has been updated so that people who live close to relay antennas can give the full details of their experience.

The statistics gathered from this enquiry will be sent anonymously to scientists and health organisations for analysis and publication.


Study Links Cell Phones to Brain Tumors

Washington, D.C. (WUSA) -- Many of us can't live without them, but could our cell phones cause brain tumors?

According to the National Cancer Institute, every time we place a cell phone to our ear we expose our brains to a form of electromagnetic radiation. But  is it enough to cause a brain tumor?

Dr. Deepa Subramaniam with the Brain Tumor Center at Georgetown, points to a study released October 13th in the Journal of Clinical Oncology

"They did find a statistically significant association between the development of brain tumors and the use of mobile phones for over 10 years," she said.

And London's Daily Telegraph points to World Health Report set to be released later this year. The 10-year study finds a link between cell phone use and brain tumors.

But Subramaniam says these studies have one major flaw. They look at the past and ask people to recall their use. She says it would be better to conduct an ongoing study that asks people to keep a diary of cell phone use over time and see who develops brain tumors.

Many people believe using a bluetooth headset will protect them. But Subramaniam said that technology is untested as well. Most people say they won't cut back on talk time unless the evidence is concrete.

"I'd want more conclusive information that there's actually health hazards out there," said Mary Praxmarer.

"I would have to know more about how the study was conducted and find out if there was more than just a link-- something that proved causality before it would really change what I did," said Rachel Nelli.

Subramaniam says for now, try to use your speakerphone or a landline. And it's best to keep cell phones away from kids.

Ont. farmer launches court battle against wind farm plans, cites health concerns

TORONTO — A farmer on a small island in Prince Edward County, Ont., who said he fears the constant swooshing of wind turbines will harm his family's health launched a legal challenge Monday against Ontario's wind power plans.

Ian Hanna said his application for judicial review, being called the first of its kind, is his latest appeal to the government after petitions failed to stop plans for five turbines about 900 metres away from his property on Big Island in the Bay of Quinte.

The community of about 100 homes will be overwhelmed by the turbines, he charged.

"My parents taught us when we were growing up that we should stand up for what we thought is good and right and whether that's for my family or for my neighbours, I intend to do that," he said.

Hanna is calling on the courts to strike down parts of Ontario's Green Energy Act and wants an injunction against the approval of turbine projects until independent health studies have been completed.

The application claims there is scientific uncertainty about the effects of wind power on those who live close to the loud and powerful turbines. Documents filed with the court say the province has not taken those concerns into account in application and approval procedures for new wind turbines.

During a press conference to launch the legal action, Dr. Robert McMurtry, former dean of medicine at the University of Western Ontario, said there are over 100 people in Ontario suffering from adverse health effects from the intermittent swooshing of wind turbines and many have had to leave their homes.

Health effects reported from residents living close to the windmills include sleep deprivation, cardiac arrhythmia, nausea, heart palpitations, depression, anxiety and severe headaches, said McMurtry, who added turbines create a level of noise that is more disruptive than traffic or airplanes.

McMurtry, who has been calling for an independent epidemiological study into health effects from wind turbines since November 2008, said it is not known exactly how many residents could be affected by the turbines but added Hanna speaks for thousands of Ontario residents.

Energy Minister George Smitherman dismissed those concerns Monday, saying it's no surprise the vocal anti-wind power groups would take such action.

"For us it's business as usual, which is moving forward to promote more renewable energy in Ontario and provide 50,000 additional jobs."

Wind Concerns Ontario, an amalgamation of Ontario community organizations opposed to wind power in populated areas, is raising money for Hanna's cause.

The group's president, John Laforet, said it's unfortunate that Hanna has had to resort to taking the government to court to get their attention.

"We should not be at point where we need the legal system to protect our health, it should be the job of the government," he said.

The application says the legislation violates a precautionary principle in the Environmental Bill of Rights that indicates human health must be taken into consideration when new turbine installations are proposed.

The government has touted the Green Energy Act as a tool to create jobs and protect the environment as it works to bring more renewable power online and build better transmission lines to move energy where it's most needed.

Premier Dalton McGuinty enacted legislation last month that stipulated that industrial wind turbines will have to be at least 550 metres away from the nearest homes.

Rick James, a noise consultant from the U.S., said at the press conference Monday that adverse health effects have been reported from as much as two kilometres away, meaning setbacks should be increased to more appropriate distances in quiet rural areas.

He called the sound the turbines make "distinctively annoying," adding, "it's like a plane overhead that never leaves."

James said the issues with wind power in Ontario are happening across the world, but this legal action is the first of its kind.

Ontario Conservative MP Bill Murdoch has also called for a provincewide moratorium on wind farms and wants the province's chief medical officer of health to look into whether wind turbines cause health problems for residents who live near them.

New wind energy projects should proceed only after approval from the province's medical and environmental experts, he said.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Higher risk of developing brain tumours / Pingliang City’s ailing residents blame radiation / Police cancer and EMR / EMF Omega News

Front page of the UK Daily Telegraph today:  

Long-term use of mobile phones 'may be linked to cancer'
By Martin Beckford and Robert Winnett

Published: 8:00AM BST 24 Oct 2009


A £20million, decade-long investigation overseen by the World Health Organisation (WHO) will publish evidence that heavy users face a higher risk of developing brain tumours later in life, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

The conclusion, while not definitive, will undermine assurances from the government that the devices are safe and is expected to put ministers under pressure to issue stronger guidance.

A preliminary breakdown of the results found a "significantly increased risk" of some brain tumours "related to use of mobile phones for a period of 10 years or more" in some studies.

The head of the Interphone investigation said that the report would include a "public health message".

Britain's Department of Health has not updated its guidance for more than four years. It says that "the current balance of evidence does not show health problems caused by using mobile phones", and suggests only that children be "discouraged" from making "non-essential" calls while adults should "keep calls short".

In contrast, several other countries, notably France, have begun strengthening warnings and American politicians are urgently investigating the risks.

The Interphone inquiry has been investigating whether exposure to mobile phones is linked to three types of brain tumour and a tumour of the salivary gland.

Its head, Dr Elisabeth Cardis, backed new warnings.

"In the absence of definitive results and in the light of a number of studies which, though limited, suggest a possible effect of radiofrequency radiation, precautions are important," she said.

"I am therefore globally in agreement with the idea of restricting the use by children, though I would not go as far as banning mobile phones as they can be a very important tool, not only in emergencies, but also maintaining contact between children and their parents and thus playing a reassurance role.

"Means to reduce our exposure (use of hands-free kits and moderating our use of phones) are also interesting."

The project conducted studies in 13 countries, interviewing tumour sufferers and people in good health to see whether their mobile phone use differed. It questioned about 12,800 people between 2000 and 2004.

Previous research into the health effects of mobile phones, in the short time they have been in use, has proved inconclusive. However, a breakdown of the latest findings, seen by The Daily Telegraph, shows that six of eight Interphone studies found some rise in the risk of glioma (the most common brain tumour), with one finding a 39 per cent increase.

Two of seven studies into acoustic neurinoma (a benign tumour of a nerve between the ear and brain) reported a higher risk after using mobiles for 10 years. A Swedish report said it was 3.9 times higher.

A summary said a definitive link could not be proved because of difficulties with subjects' memories.

An Israeli study found heavy users were about 50 per cent more likely to suffer tumours of the parotid salivary gland.

The Interphone inquiry has faced criticism for including people who made just one call a week, and leaving out children, which some experts said could underplay the risks. Some results for short-term use appeared to show protection against cancer, suggesting flaws in the study.

The final paper, funded partly by the industry, has been delayed as its authors argued over how to present the conclusions. But it has been sent to a scientific journal and will be published before the end of the year.

A spokesman for the Health Protection Agency said there was "no hard evidence at present" of harm to health. Use by children for non-essential calls should be discouraged, he added.

A spokesman for the Mobile Operators Association said more than 30 scientific reviews had found no adverse health effects

(Sent by several kind persons)


Shanghai Daily  22 oct. 2009
Jane Chen
Ailing residents blame radiation

RESIDENTS in a northwest China city are blaming the electromagnetic
radiation from a mobile telecommunications base station built close to
their homes for deteriorating health .
Worsening eyesight, sore necks, insomnia and hair losses have recently
become a hot topic among the nearly 100 residents of more than 60
households in Pingliang City's Kongtong District, yesterday's China
Youth Daily reported.
They pin the blame on EMR from the base station for their ailments.
Those suffering the most are residents living closest to the base
station, they said.
Liu Shuwen, who runs a hair salon in the neighborhood, told the
newspaper that nearly all her customers complained of hair loss,
including young children. She is also a victim, said the report.
Her neighbor Zhou Biying, 43, is nearly bald. Zhou and her husband,
both natives of Sichuan Province, moved to the neighborhood in October
2004, attracted by the low rent, the couple told the newspaper. They
plan to move out.
The base station was set up in 2002, according to Lu Xiulian, who has
lived here for 20 years. The station is about 10 meters away from her
house. Most of the other residents moved there after 2003.
In another area, retired medical professionals of Pingliang People's
Hospital have lodged a protest over a mobile telecom base station
built nearby, citing health concerns, the report said.
"We are professionals and know how EMR can harm people's health ," Hao
Youfu, a senior pharmacist, told the newspaper.
Hao, 76, joined a protest with more than 30 other residents against
the tower in October 2008. The residents have forwarded their concerns
to the city government.
Their efforts proved in vain as the tower was built only 10 meters
from their homes.
Pharmacist Zhang Wei, 46, said he was suffering insomnia and hair loss.
Along with the residents' complaints, an argument is going on in the
industry over the health hazards of EMR.
But it is agreed that within a safe range EMR poses no harm to
people's health .
China's official radiation limit is 40 microwatts, according to Wang
Yi, EMR expert with the Ministry of Environmental Protection.
From  Sylvie
Two policemen have cancer of the Thyroid, which frighten the other policemen, who say that for years they have warned from the electromagnetic radiation they are exposed to. They were ignored also after some of them complained on dizziness, throwing up, ear pains headaches and heat waves. Radiation measurement by Soreq found radiation 24 times  above the standard. The police formal answer is no connection between the cancer cases and radiation. Barie Trower warned of this years ago.
Maariv 19/10/09
From Iris
Dear Sir, Madam, Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends,

for your information.

Best regards,
Klaus Rudolph
Citizens' Initiative Omega
Member of the Buergerwelle Germany (incorporated society)
Protectorate Union of the Citizens and Initiatives for the Protection
against Electrosmog

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