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W.E.E.P. News

Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News

12 April 2010

Wi-Fi health, environmental concerns merit study

Dr. Leah Morton
Posted: Saturday, April 10, 2010

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/Opinion/My-View-Wi-Fi-health--environmental-concerns-merit-study

After a number of my patients related their health problems to exposure to cell phones, Wi-Fi, and microwave antennas, I read the scientific literature on the subject. What I learned has implications for all of us:

According to numerous studies, leukemia and brain cancers in adults and children, degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, breast cancer in women and men, immune disruptions (allergies, abnormal inflammation, decreased resistance to infections and cancer), and miscarriage are all significantly increased with exposure to the low-frequency and high-frequency radiation associated with wireless technology.

Diabetics who are exposed to cell phones and antennas require higher doses of insulin to control their blood sugar. The symptoms of people with multiple sclerosis worsen.

Insomnia, headaches, tremors, impaired memory and inability to concentrate are all commonly experienced with exposure to wireless devices and antennas. The frequency and intensity of symptoms depends on one's distance from antennas and one's frequency of use.

The children of women who use cell phones during pregnancy show drastically increased behavioral problems by the time they reach school age.

Numerous studies show that exposure to radiation from cell phones, Wi-Fi and antennas creates a stress response that damages people, animals, plants and bacteria.

I urge physicians to review the August 2009 edition of Pathophysiology (This issue is entirely devoted to the question of the safety of these new technologies) and ask their patients about their use of wireless devices and their proximity to cell towers. I encourage every patient/citizen who cares about their health to drastically reduce their exposure to microwave radiation. Go back to a land line. Get a corded phone and a cabled Internet access. Turn off all sources of electromagnetic frequencies in your home while you sleep.

New research shows that safety standards based on thermo (heat) effects are obsolete. We can no longer say, "If it doesn't cook you, it will not harm you."

Many people are not aware that the Telecommunications Act, a federal law passed by the U.S. Congress in 1996, prohibits municipalities from regulating wireless technology on the basis of health or environment.

As a physician, this alarms me. I believe health and environmental effects are the main issues for us to consider when we evaluate new technologies.

I ask Mayor David Coss and our city councilors to learn about the hazards of wireless devices and the antennas that serve them, to inform the public about these hazards, and to enact a temporary moratorium on new antennas while we create a telecommunications ordinance that truly allows us to maintain local oversight of the telecommunication industry.

I hope every resident of Santa Fe will attend upcoming town-hall meetings on the issue so we can educate ourselves about crucial telecom issues. We can still join with each other as an informed community.

Leah Morton, M.D., has practiced family medicine since 1979 and in Santa Fe since 1989.

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Risk of hematological malignancies associated with magnetic fields exposure from power lines: a case-control study in two municipalities of northern Italy

Carlotta Malagoli , Sara Fabbi , Sergio Teggi , Mariagiulia Calzari , Maurizio Poli , Elena Ballotti , Barbara Notari , Maurizio Bruni , Giovanni Palazzi , Paolo Paolucci  and Marco Vinceti

http://www.ehjournal.net/content/9/1/16/abstract

Environmental Health 2010, 9:16doi:10.1186/1476-069X-9-16

Published:
30 March 2010

Abstract (provisional)
Background

Some epidemiologic studies have suggested an association between electromagnetic field exposure induced by high voltage power lines and childhood leukemia, but null results have also been yielded and the possibility of bias due to unmeasured confounders has been hypothesized.

Methods

We studied this relation in the Modena and Reggio Emilia municipalities of northern Italy, identifying the corridors along high voltage power lines with calculated magnetic field intensity in the 0.1-<0.2, 0.2-<0.4, and >=0.4 microTesla ranges. We identified 64 cases of newly-diagnosed hematological malignancies in children aged <14 within these municipalities from 1986 to 2007, and we sampled four matched controls for each case, collecting information on historical residence and parental socioeconomic status of these subjects.

Results

Relative risk of leukemia associated with antecedent residence in the area with exposure > 0.1 microTesla was 3.2 (6.7 adjusting for socioeconomic status), but this estimate was statistically very unstable, its 95% confidence interval being 0.4-23.4, and no indication of a dose-response relation emerged. Relative risk for acute lymphoblastic leukemia was 5.3 (95% confidence interval 0.7-43.5), while there was no increased risk for the other hematological malignancies.

Conclusions

Though the number of exposed children in this study was too low to allow firm conclusions, results were more suggestive of an excess risk of leukemia among exposed children than of a null relation.

Abstract http://www.ehjournal.net/content/9/1/16/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.ehjournal.net/content/pdf/1476-069X-9-16.pdf
PubMed http://www.ehjournal.net/pubmed/20353586

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Hearings next April 27-29

Hello,
Thanks to electricity teacher and activist Fran├žois Therrien  of www.dangersemo.org the Canadian government will hold hearings next April 27-29 on health risks related to microwave emissions. No expert seems available to testify besides Andrew Michrowski of www.pacenet.homestead.com

If any are available, they are asked to contact Francois via <ftherrien@aei.ca>
Thanks,
Andre Fauteux, Publisher/Editor
La Maison du 21e siecle magazine
2955 Domaine-lac-Lucerne
Ste-Adele Qc  Canada J8B 3K9
Phone/Fax: 1.450.228.1555
info@21esiecle.qc.ca
www.21esiecle.qc.ca

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Morgellons Disease

There are some interesting comments here from persons suffering from Morgellons disease, who are beginning to realise that many of the symptoms they suffer are the same symptoms caused by microwave radiation -

http://lymebusters.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=rash&action=display&thread=13767

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