Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News
18 April 2010
50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus
This past Friday I watched Dr. Oz TV-show. He said, on his show that 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus, ringing in the ears, including himself.
That's' 1 in 6 Americans!!!
I wonder if he knows that the so called "tinnitus" can actually be him hearing radio or microwave frequencies!
Someone should write to him and educate him with information about Microwave Auditory effect.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Various studies have revealed that frequent exposure to these RF (Radiofrequency) radiations can lead to health related problems ranging from chronic fatigue to DNA damage. Research done by Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center, California, revealed that even at low levels of RF radiation, there is evident damage to cell tissue and DNA. These radiations also reduce the competence of the immune system. Leukemia is one of the major illnesses among people living in the vicinity of cell phone towers. A study by Dr Bruce Hocking from Australia revealed that children living near cell phone towers had double the risk of childhood leukemia than those who lived at least 7 miles away from the towers. Problems like eye cancer, miscarriage, cardiac arrests and brain tumors are also common health risks of living near cell phone towers. It also leads to other relatively less serious health issues, like; sleep disturbance, chronic fatigue, irritability, anxiety and depression. Some researchers argue that these harmful radiations can also lead to memory loss and infertility.
A pregnant woman and the fetus both are vulnerable because of the fact that these RF Radiations continuously react with the developing embryo, increasing cells, because of thermal heat also. When the pregnant ladies either use Mobile Phone or when illuminated with RF Radiations, the developing child can become affected, the developmental mall formation may occur.
Children are at the greatest risk, due to their thinner skulls, and rapid rate of growth. Also at greater risk are the elderly, the frail and pregnant women. Doctors from the United Kingdom have issued warnings urging children under 16 not to use cell phones, to reduce their exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation. The RF Exposure adversely affects implanted Pace Maker and becomes arhythemical. These radiations may stop Pace Maker from delivering pulses in a regular way or may generate some kind of external controlling pulse putting the patient to death.
Dangers of cell phone tower radiations are not just restricted to humans but their harmful effects, such as abnormal growth, have also been seen in animals and plants. According to Dr. W. Löscher of the Institute of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy of the Veterinary School of Hannover in Germany, dairy cows that were kept in close proximity to a TV and cell phone tower for two years had a reduction in milk production along with increased health problems and behavioral abnormalities. In an experiment, one cow with abnormal behavior was taken away from the antenna and the behavior subsided within five days. When the cow was brought back near the antenna, the symptoms returned.
The electromagnetic waves emitted by mobile phone towers and cell phones can pose a threat to honey bees, a study published in India have concluded. An experiment conducted in the southern state of Kerala found that a sudden fall in the bee population was caused by towers installed across the state by cell phone companies to increase their network. The electromagnetic waves emitted by the towers crippled the "navigational skills" of the worker bees that go out to collect nectar from flowers to sustain bee colonies, said Dr. Sainuddin Pattazhy, who conducted the study, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. He found that when a cell phone was kept near a beehive, the worker bees were unable to return, leaving the hives with only the queens and eggs and resulting in the collapse of the colony within ten days.
According to a study done by Raman K R scientist who has done research on the subject, "There are two effects in such cases-thermal and non-thermal. A person will fall prey to a thermal effect due to radiation only if he is close to the tower." Being exposed to the thermal effect could cause fatigue, cataracts and reduced mental concentration. This largely occurs to the amount of heat that is generated due to radiation. Then there is the non-thermal effect, which affects people who are at a distance from the tower. The ill-effects of a non-thermal effect are cell membrane permeability. This, according to experts, is also caused due to the heat generated through radiation.
In my personal study also done on the basis of a two years' survey done on the study group of 400 persons (including teenagers, pregnant ladies and senior citizens) from Meerut, Moradabad, Dehradun, Gazhiabad and Delhi. For this the population density residing in the radius of about 400-500 meters from the cell phone towers was chosen. All of these people were given a ready made questionnaire, seeking the details of the cell phone towers, whether the consent was taken from them and they were ever informed about the possible hazards of non ionizing radiations of radio frequency before the installation of cell phone towers, their over all health status or changes observed if any in recent times after the masts have come up in their vicinity.
After collecting, following up and analyzing the feedbacks gathered from the study group the following conclusions were inferred and discussed in the paper. (1).75% of the cell phone companies are installing their towers well above the specified radiation power levels recommended by ICNIRP. The specified radiation power level is 600 micro watts per sq. meter but companies are installing towers up to about twelve times above this limit. (2).Majority of the masts is not following the civil construction norms for earth quack proof installations. (3).79% people complained of loss of sound sleep, 10% developed insomnia, 54% had reported of suffering from headache, fatigue and general weakness, 71% were found of having unusual mood swing, mental disturbance and anxiety including students had noticed in the reduction of their mental concentration, 54% complained that they became more prone to seasonal diseases, developed respiratory problems and blurred vision, 13% mentioned of joint pain and 5% were found suffering from skin allergy and itching. It was also noticed in this study that most of the complaints noticed by the persons were found reduced remarkably or illuminated permanently when they moved away from the area of cell phone towers for more than two weeks or so and when they came back near the antenna, the symptoms again returned.
New cellphone tower gets residents talking
Structure opens up 'old wounds' with unhappy Gloucester Glen homeowners
By Neco Cockburn, The Ottawa CitizenApril 13, 2010
Mary McLeod and other Gloucester Glen residents have twice before fought against cellphone towers in their neighbourhood. They lost a fight 12 years ago when a 30-metre tower was installed, but were able to stop a plan to increase its height. Now that a second tower has gone up unannounced on the same site, they could be in for another battle.
It's "a repetition of what we went through," says McLeod, who noticed the new tower a couple of months ago on the property across the road from her home in the south Ottawa community near River and Leitrim Roads.
The new tower is slightly less than 15 metres tall, and stands near the 30-metre tower that was built there in 1998 against the wishes of nearby residents.
McLeod contacted Gloucester-South Nepean Councillor Steve Desroches, who, with his office, determined the smaller tower was built for WIND Mobile, a new cellphone service provider in the city.
The tower is temporary; the company hopes to build a 29-metre tower and has submitted applications to the city.
McLeod said, "I've got a lot of questions ... Two towers is quite a sight."
About eight years ago, McLeod and other residents argued against a proposal from a pair of mobile-phone service providers to increase the height of the 30-metre tower.
Residents said they had argued against that structure being built in the first place. Other sites were more suitable, and the tower affected the esthetics of their community and caused fears about potential health hazards, they said.
Desroches says the construction of a second tower and plans to increase its height are "opening up old wounds and I expect that this proposal will have a rough ride from the community. I think we can pretty well hit the replay button from the last application," he said.
WIND Mobile says it is expanding its network in Ottawa.
As it proceeds, the company says it follows Industry Canada guidelines and looks first at sharing towers or using existing rooftops. Building a new tower is its last option, said Ken Campbell, WIND's chief executive officer.
Campbell said WIND hasn't had success getting existing companies to share towers. "We've asked for hundreds in Canada and we've gotten none," he said. "The government's policy around co-location is an important one, but unfortunately it hasn't yielded any co-locations yet."
Industry Canada has the final say on new towers, Desroches said. The agency sets out a process that must be followed by anyone who wants to install or modify an antenna system.
Apart from looking into sharing an existing system, tower proponents must contact the local land-use authority, such as the city, to determine local requirements. They must also notify the public and address relevant concerns through local or Industry Canada requirements, and satisfy the agency's technical requirements.
But proponents don't need to contact the city if the new antenna system is less than 15 metres tall, although Industry Canada says that and other exemptions "should be applied in consideration of local circumstances."
Even though proponents might not have to contact local authorities, Industry Canada guidelines say, "it may be prudent" to consult with the city and the public after considering aspects such as the antenna system's size compared to the local surroundings, its location on a property and proximity to neighbouring residents and "the likelihood of an area being a community-sensitive location."
Desroches said the 15-metre tower was "an unpleasant surprise" for the community, and it would have been helpful if the company had notified residents "as a courtesy."
Campbell said he wasn't personally aware of the previous community uproar over the older cellphone tower, but says the company has followed Industry Canada guidelines.
"We're quite sensitive to community needs and to their situation. We're new to the market and we've no interest in creating any controversy over our build," Campbell said.
In 2002, residents cried out against a proposal to build a 49-metre tower to replace the 30-metre tower at the site, which was the backyard of a group home for mentally-challenged adults.
In the end, city council's planning committee struck down the proposal, and Industry Canada says it didn't get involved.
Desroches wonders if the city will see more cell towers built as a result of the federal government opening up wireless airwaves to competition about two years ago.
"It may be good news that we have additional competition in the cellphone industry. The downside is we may see a repeat of what's happening at this site across the city," he said. "I hope that the regulators will be holding the companies to the policy, which is to try and co-locate the service on existing towers, so that we avoid a situation of a proliferation of towers across the city."
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