Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Rich Farver, brain cancer victim / Electrical energy is harming our health / Work continues on New Zealand telco sites

Mother Who Loses Son to Brain Cancer Warns of Cell Phone Use

Posted by: Beach Reporter In: events

19 Jan, 2010

My Son, Rich Farver, died Oct. 11, 2008 from glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer.  He was 28 years old when diagnosed and lived seven months.

He was a graduate student at SDSU (San Diego State University).  There is a brain cancer cluster on campus.  Five brain cancers, 4 within the last three years.  Some Professor's and I paid an expert to test a cell tower outside of this area, and it ended up being in normal ranges.  There are over 300 antenna's within a 4 mile radius of the campus.

Mr. Sam Milham, from the," International EMF Collaborative," concluded my Son's brain tumor was cellphone related.  Rich's tumor was in his right frontal lobe, and he was right handed.  He also owned a T-Mobile cell phone since 2000.  Please, everyone be careful!

My husband and I were walking out of a store locally here in Colorado, and ran into one of our old neighbor's, who asked how our Son's were doing.  We explained that Rich, was deceased.  They told us of one of Rich's friends from high school, was just diagnosed with brain cancer.

I NO longer have a cellphone, and it isn't hard to do at all.   The only purpose of one is EMERGENCIES only.  Our Government isn't keeping us safe.  There are predictions that 2 billion people by the year 2020 will have brain tumors.

As a Mom, who watch a Son lose the ability to walk, see, and have blackouts for seven months, besides the fact losing a child is the worst ever.  Do NOT let this happen to you!  Rich, was the LOVE of my life, my Best Friend, and all I ever wanted.  My hopes, dreams, and future are all but over.  I have endless counseling sessions, medications for depression, and many days find it hard to get out of bed.  No amount of money, success, material items could even come close.  Please, be careful.

Also, WIFI has been eliminated from schools in many other countries.  1 hour of WIFI is equivalent to 20 minutes of cellphone exposure.  Look at articles by, "The International EMF Collaborative," and the," BioInitiative Working Group!"

Virginia Farver


More evidence shows electrical energy is harming our health

'Electrosmog' from Wi-Fi and cell phones is extremely dangerous.
Gloom and doom has hit the world of technology with a recent acknowledgement of the potential hazards from electromagnetic fields that surround us, according to an article on Electromagnetic fields, called EMFs, are the radiation that surrounds all electrical appliances and devices, power lines and home wiring. The radiation is emitted by communications devices, including cell phones, radio, TV, and Wi-Fi transmitters. Some scientists believe this "electrosmog" that envelopes us may be responsible for many of the major diseases that now plague humanity. reports that the leading expert on the dangers of EMFs is Dr. Sam Milham, a widely traveled epidemiologist who has investigated hundreds of environmental and occupational illnesses and published dozens of peer-reviewed papers on his findings. Dr. Milham has focused much of his research on a new kind of EMFs that emit a carcinogen known as "dirty electricity" or transients.
Apparently, transients are the byproduct of energy-efficient gadgets galore. When computers, refrigerators, plasma TVs, compact fluorescent light bulbs and dimmer switches (to name a few) tap down their electrical output, it creates a wildly fluctuating and potentially dangerous electromagnetic field that radiates into the immediate environment, as well as backing up home or office wiring all the way to the utility. Alarmingly, this affects every customer in between.
Some say the discovery of transient dangers could be one of the greatest practical discoveries of the modern era. Others — namely, electric utilities, cell phone manufacturers, and Wi-Fi providers — say the evidence is unproven and unsound. 
Nonetheless, the evidence against EMFs proves to be overwhelming. The Bioinitiative Working Group, an international collaboration of scientists and public health policy experts from all over the world, in 2007 released a 650-page report citing more than 2,000 studies on the toxicity of EMFs. Scientists way dirty electricity can cause a variety of cancers, impair immunity, and contribute to Alzheimer's disease and dementia, heart disease, and more. Lesser symptoms include fatigue, facial irritation, tinnitus, dizziness and digestive disturbances.
Since the dawn of the electrical age, people have been subject to certain side effects. And while we naturally contain a defense against the cosmic rays of our world — with skin pigmentation — we don't have the necessary biological tools to keep up with technology. During the Cold War, Russians famously bombed the American embassy with microwave radiation, sickening the residents. Now, radio wave sickness is a commonly accepted diagnosis.
Doctors and researchers have long taken note of cancer clusters around the globe. In the 1970s, childhood leukemia was noted among kids who lived near power lines. In 1998, scientists noted the same for children whose mothers used electric blankets. Massachusetts has high cancer clusters on Cape Cod, which is home to a huge U.S. Air Force radar array called PAVE PAWS, and Nantucket, home to a powerful Loran-C antenna.   
Some point out that many of these studies are small and that the true health consequences of EMFs will take years to understand. Even so, Europe is revising its exposure standards. Recently, France, Germany and England have dismantled wireless networks in schools and public libraries. Russia has advised against the use of cell phones by children under 18. Other countries are expected to follow suit.
In the meantime, what can you do now? Avoid wireless when at all possible. Turn off your Wi-Fi router it's not in use, and keep the device far away from your children's rooms. Replace CFLs with LEDs and do not install dimmer switches. Avoid Bluetooth headsets and don't wear your cell phone like a beeper. And keep your laptop off your lap.

Work continues on telco sites

• Howick and Pakuranga Times

GETTING THE JOB DONE: Construction workers preparing the site in Clovelly Road, Bucklands Beach, for the installation of a new cellphone mast. Times photos Wayne Martin.
GETTING THE JOB DONE: Construction workers preparing the site in Clovelly Road, Bucklands Beach, for the installation of a new cellphone mast. Times photos Wayne Martin.
THE installation of cellphone masts at three controversial sites is expected to be complete before the end of next week, says telco 2degrees.

Residents of Clovelly Road, Bucklands Beach, and Page Point in Mellons Bay – and their supporters – chained themselves to security fences a week ago in a bid to prevent the masts being put up while work was going ahead at a third site in Pigeon Mountain Road.

Richard Elliott, one of the affected Page Point residents, said Jason Britten of 2degrees had told him the work would not start immediately but before the end of February.

The company says that Mr Elliott and other residents at the three locations received a letter saying the construction would be complete by this February.

"This letter was sent to residents three weeks before any work started to ensure they were well-aware that construction would occur during January," says a spokeswoman for 2degrees.

A letter supplied to the Times by Mr Britten states: "As part of the pro-cess, you may notice some construction in the area as we are required to remove the existing light-pole, set a new platform and lift into place a new light-pole. The construction is scheduled to start and be completed by February 2010.

"It's important for us to ensure the safety of the public and our contractors during the construction phase.

"So you will notice that, for the duration of the build programme, a small barrier will be erected around the site and any obstacles will be moved from the construction zone."

By this week, all three masts were in place but barriers remained at the sites while work continued. Security officers, contracted by 2degrees, remained at the two hot-spots – in Clovelly Road and at Page Point.

RESOURCE consent for a mast on Crown land is expected to remove the need for facilities outside residential properties.

2degrees has applied to Manukau City Council for resource consent to put a mast at Musick Point, Bucklands Beach. 

The project will include a 21-metre mast with four panel antennae and one microwave dish antenna attached. Four equipment cabinets and a combiner cabinet will be located by the mast.

The 3.9ha site owned by the Crown, and managed by Land Information New Zealand, has been historically used for maritime and aeronautical communications purposes.

The telco says a new mast located within a site historically used for telecommunications and radiocommunications will have the lowest visual impact on the surrounding environment.

"The alternative would be to construct several facilities, most likely in residential areas, that the proposed facility is intended to provide coverage for," the telco says.

Should the consent not go through, a spokeswoman says the company would require two or three more sites, and would still need further coverage for marine services through the Hauraki Gulf.

The application is being assessed as a discretionary activity under the Resource Management Act.

It needs resource consent primarily because a scheduled Waahi Tapu – Te Pane o Horoiwi is located there.

This is an archaeological site containing physical evidence of pre-1900 human activity, so it's spiritually and culturally important.

Musick Point is not on the Historic Places Trust register but the tower is proposed to be within a scheduled archaeological feature at the site's northern point, the historic location of Musick Point pa headland.

The Musick Point memorial building and emergency radio station are scheduled heritage buildings.

Also, the proposed mast and antenna do not comply with the height limit for the zone.

The telco says it has consulted with Ngai Tai Iwi, which established its mana whenua (authority) over Te Naupata (Musick Point).

The proposed location, it says, is preferred by the iwi.

Initial discussion has been held with the Musick Point Trust, which prefers that 2degrees co-locates with the existing Telecom mast but 2degrees says co-location is not possible due to structural restrictions.

Copies of submission forms are available from Highland Park Library or the public counter at Kotuku House, 4 Osterley Way, Manukau Square. They must be received by February 2.

They should be sent to: The Manager – Resource Consents and Compliance, Manukau City Council, Private Bag 76917, Manukau City. Attention: Resource Consents Team, Level 4, Kotuku House.

MANUKAU City has confirmed that the application for a mast licence at Picton Street, Howick, has been withdrawn by 2degrees. No reasons for the withdrawal have been given to the consents team.

A spokeswoman for 2degrees told the Times it managed to find a commercial location where it is co-sited with other telco providers and communication equipment.

"This alternative site was not available when we put forward the application to council for the roadside," she says. "Should we need the site in the future for capacity, then we will re-apply for consent."