Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dr. Andrew Wakefield / ELF-EMF on Antioxidative Vitamin E / Restrictions / landline phone providers / EMF-Omega News

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11 April 2010

Why Medical Authorities Went to Such Extremes to Silence Dr. Andrew Wakefield

Posted by Dr. Mercola | April 10 2010 |

In this interview, Dr. Andrew Wakefield shares his personal and professional insights into a number of topics, from the gut-brain connection so often seen in autistic children, to the safety of a number of childhood vaccines.

But most importantly, he sets the record straight on the harsh criticism he's endured as the author of one of the most controversial vaccine-causing-autism studies ever done.

Note - You will need about one hour to view this video.  It is an eye opener which discusses government incompetence and corporate greed which endangers the public, much like the EMR situation.  Martin


Influence of an Extremely Low Frequency Magnetic Field (ELF-EMF) on Antioxidative Vitamin E Properties in AT478 Murine Squamous Cell Carcinoma Culture In Vitro

Renata Polaniak1, Rafal Jakub Buldak2, Marta Karon3, Katarzyna Birkner1, Michal Kukla2, Krystyna Zwirska-Korczala2, and Ewa Birkner1

1 Department of General Biochemistry in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia, Poland.
2 Department of Physiology in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia, Poland.
3 Department of Medical Physics, Silesian University in Katowice, Poland.

Correspondence: Renata Polaniak, Department of General Biochemistry of Silesian Medical University, Jordana Zabrze, Poland Email:

This study examines the effects of vitamin E and an extremey low frequency electromagnetic field (ELF-EMF) and their combination in different time intervals of exposure of vitamin E (tocopherol) on the AT478 murine squamous cell carcinoma line. This study provides insight into the influence of correlations between ELF-EMF and vitamin E supplementation on antioxidant enzyme activity in malignant cells in vitro. Following vitamin E treatment, activity of the antioxidant enzymes is increased in an exposure-dependent manner compared with the untreated group. Application of ELF-EMF alone or with vitamin E increases both superoxide dismutase isoenzymes and glutathione peroxidase activities in comparison to the control group. The results suggest that ELF-EMF alters antioxidative activities of vitamin E in AT478 tumor cells. This study confirms the role of vitamin E in decreasing susceptibility to lipid peroxidation in AT478 tumor cells.

Key Words: reactive oxygen species (ROS) • antioxidative enzyme activities in cancer • lipid peroxidation • vitamin E • extremely low frequency electromagnetic field (ELF-EMF)



Restrictions on cell tower siting

A bill introduced by State Rep. Lonnie Reed (D-Branford) that would place restrictions on cell tower siting has been unanimously approved by the Energy and Technology Committee and has gained extra teeth thanks to Attorney General Richard Blumenthal. It now goes to the House of Representatives and the Senate.



Bill would reduce regulation on landline phone providers

By Jason Stein and Larry Sandler of the Journal Sentinel

Posted: April 10, 2010 8:48 p.m. |(1) Comments

Madison — An unlikely coalition of small businesses, unions, consumer groups and mobile telephone companies is trying to put the brakes on a sweeping bill to drop many regulations on Wisconsin's traditional phone companies.

Under the bill that AT&T helped write and is now pushing, state regulators could no longer ensure that landline companies serve all families and businesses in their area and charge them reasonable rates.

"We want to make sure that when we start deregulating industries as critical as telecommunications, the impact of that has been fully examined," said Bill Smith, state director for the National Federation of Independent Business. "Typically, we support less regulation in the marketplace, but we also support fair competition."

Bill supporters such as the Milwaukee Metropolitan Association of Commerce and AT&T, which has 11 lobbyists working the issue during the Legislature's final two weeks, say telephone regulations were last rewritten in 1994 and haven't kept up with changing technology and consumer habits. They say the bill would ensure that shrinking landline businesses no longer face more regulation than upstart competitors such as cell phones.

"The customers are voting with their pocketbooks," said Scott VanderSanden, president of AT&T Wisconsin, which has lost more than half of its landlines over the past decade. "They could easily switch back if they want more regulation. They don't."

Landline phones using traditional copper wires are subject to an added layer of state regulation that doesn't apply to phones using cable television lines, Internet connections or cell phone towers. The state Public Service Commission has the authority to ensure that all landline customers receive adequate service and fair rates.

Under the bill, landline carriers could drop service to any area of the state and retail customers could no longer complain to the commission about service quality, PSC spokeswoman Teresa Weidemann-Smith said. The state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection would still have some consumer protection powers, including the authority to oversee how companies advertise and contract with customers for services.

Since the bill was introduced in the Legislature on Jan. 22, it has moved through two committees with only one opposing vote.

Concerns raised

Barry Orton, a University of Wisconsin-Madison telecommunications professor, said he was troubled by the heavy involvement of telephone industry lobbyists in drafting the bill.

The Legislative Reference Bureau's drafting file shows the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association drew up a list of existing laws that the association wanted landline companies such as AT&T exempted from. The chief of staff for the bill's lead sponsor, Sen. Jeff Plale (D-South Milwaukee), gave that list to the legislative attorney drafting the bill.

Lobbyists and lawyers from the association, AT&T and TDS Telecommunications Corp. were involved throughout the drafting process, starting with a Nov. 11 meeting in Plale's office, the file shows.

Industry representatives said their input wasn't improper. Bill Esbeck, executive director of the telecommunications association, said his group was invited to the meeting and had already prepared the list of laws needing an overhaul in 2008, as part of a PSC review of updating the state's telecommunications laws.

"AT&T doesn't write legislation," VanderSanden said. "We answered questions we got from the authors."

But the reference bureau's notes from the Nov. 11 meeting say: "Note that (AT&T attorney David) Chorzempa drafted analysis document and proposed bill language."

Orton, who opposes the bill and reviewed the drafting file, said, "The folks who really should care aren't represented very much, which are the consumers."

Plale called his legislation "the ultimate pro-consumer bill" and said he worked with industry representatives because "telecommunications issues are extremely, extremely complex, and I am not an expert on the technicalities of the law. . . . I turn to people who have that kind of technical knowledge."

But the state's telecommunications experts at the PSC weren't involved in drafting the bill, Weidemann-Smith said. PSC chairman Eric Callisto did send Plale a March 30 memo laying out his concerns about the reduced consumer protections in the bill.

As of mid-2008, the Federal Communications Commission found Wisconsin had 2.3 million landline phones, 744,000 cable- or Internet-based phones, and nearly 4 million cell phones.

That shows that consumers across the state have choices and no longer need heavy-handed regulation to protect their interests, Esbeck said.

But the same FCC report also found that 32% of ZIP codes in Wisconsin have no Internet- or cable-based alternative to traditional landlines. The report didn't address how much of the state is covered by cell phone service.

Orton said he was concerned that some customers in rural areas could lose access to a traditional landline and not have another option. Esbeck said that wouldn't happen and the bill might be amended to ensure that.

"Our member companies are not in any way, shape or form interested in pulling service from any customer," he said.

Jason Stein reported for this story from Madison and Larry Sandler reported from Milwaukee.


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