Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News
23 June 2010
Hardell et al, new Brain Tumor paper
From: "Iris Atzmon" <email@example.com>
Subject: Fw: Hardell's new paper
Please see the two attached papers.
Health risks associated with Wi-Fi
On Saturday morning Citizens for Safe Technology held a meeting in White Rock BC for parents, teachers and community members. The meeting was an information session on the health risks associated with Wi-Fi and wireless technologies.
After the meeting, I was approached by a woman who wanted to turn the Wi-Fi off in her apartment - I agreed to help her out. When I had a look at her wireless router, I recognized at as the TELUS branded 2WIRE combination modem/wireless router that TELUS has been supplying for a few years.
Here is what I found:
- My electrosmog detector clearly indicated that the Wi-Fi was on, given the audio signature of the "Wi-Fi beacon" that I heard.
- The WLAN or Wi-Fi indicator light was OFF which would lead you to believe that Wi-Fi was indeed turned off
- Logging on to the router showed that Wi-Fi was indeed ON
- Turning the Wi-Fi on or off had no effect on the Wi-Fi indicator light
Last night, I stopped off to see my kids at their mother's place to say goodnight. I was curious about their mother's 2WIRE router in her office so I logged on and to my surprise found that the Wi-Fi had somehow been turned on. Again I found:
- The Wi-Fi indicator light was OFF when Wi-Fi was on
- Turning the Wi-Fi on or off had no effect on the Wi-Fi indicator light
I turned the Wi-Fi off, called TELUS and reached some nice lady in the Phillipines who I explained the situation to.
My son has had broken sleep for months - my daughter also has not been sleeping as well.
I am starting to wonder if TELUS is turning on these Wi-Fi routers remotely. What is also disturbing is that there was no wireless security on the router, meaning anyone within range could log on and use the Internet connection and potentially compromise any of the computers in the house.
Another member of Citizens for Safe Technology experienced this situation and was extremely ill for months as she sat near the Wi-Fi router in her office thinking that it was off. Ditto for her mother, who had TELUS TV installed and was assured there was no Wi-Fi technology involved - this woman became extremely ill only to start recovering when she moved out of her condo. It was discovered after the fact that the TELUS TV components indeed have wireless technology inside them.
I found a wired (non-Wi-Fi) router on the website of a computer store I frequent - I'm going to buy it and pull out the wireless router at my former wife's place.
This is the model:
Given what we know about Wi-Fi, this is truly a dangerous situation - people who are sensitive believing that their Wi-Fi is turned off when it is on. To add insult to injury, Shaw Cable in British Columbia is now pushing their wireless routers, most likely to compete with TELUS.
Where this will end, God only knows...
Specific symptoms and radiation from mobile basis stations in Selbitz, Bavaria, Germany: evidence for a dose-effect relationship
Horst Eger und Manfred Jahn
In January 2009 the municipality of the Bavarian town of Selbitz, carried out a health survey by which the data of 251 citizens was recorded and then analyzed regarding radiation intensity by microwaves. In a second step, the radiation data was used to stratify the participants in pollution intensity groups, utilizing place of residence and available readings of the regional mobile telephone radiation. The mean radiation measurements of the groups exposed at most in Selbitz (1.2 V/m) was substantially higher than the mean radiation of the study population studied in the QUEBEB study
(1) of the German mobile telephone research program (Deutsches Mobilfunkforschungsprogramm DMF, established mean value DMF 0.07 V/m).
A significant correlation was found dependent on dose-effects for insomnia, depressions, cerebral symptoms, joint illnesses, infections, skin changes, heart and circulation disorders, and disorders of the optical and acoustic sensory systems and the gastro-intestinal tract with objectively determined locations of exposure, which can be related by the influence of microwaves on the human nervous system.
This work, which has been carried out without external resources, provides a protocol for surveys of medical practitioners and municipality administrations to estimate
(2) possible health effects of mobile telephone basic stations situated near population residents.
Keywords:symptoms, HF-radiation, dose-effect evidence
umwelt medizin gesellschaft 2010; 23(2): 130-139
Autoren:Dr. med. Horst Eger (Korrespondenz), Marktplatz 16, 95119 Naila, Tel.: 09282/1304, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Ärztlicher Qualitätszirkel „Elektromagnetische Felder in der Medizin - Diagnostik, Therapie, Umwelt", Codenr. 65143 (KV Bayern), anerkannt von der bayr. LÄK; Dr. med. Manfred Jahn, Brunnenstr. 1, 95152 Selbitz
FDA cracking down on excess radiation from medical imaging devices
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by: David Gutierrez, staff writer
NaturalNews) The FDA has announced a plan to reduce patients' unnecessary exposure to radiation from three different medical imaging tests. The three-pronged strategy will focus on increasing the safety of the devices, increasing patient awareness of risks, and improving the ability of patients and doctors to make informed decisions.
The tests in question are computed tomography (CT) scans, nuclear medicine studies and fluoroscopy. CT scans produce three-dimensional images of different areas of the body, nuclear medicine studies involve consumption of a radioactive substance to observe its motion through the body, and fluoroscopy uses a continuous beam of radiation to produce a real-time, moving image.
"The FDA continues to support a strong dialogue between patients and physicians over the medical necessity and risk associated with these types of imaging studies," the agency said. "However, like all medical procedures, CT, nuclear medicine, and fluoroscopy pose risks."
The FDA chose to focus on the three procedures because together they provide the single greatest source of radiation exposure for the U.S. population. CT scans, nuclear medicine studies and fluoroscopy all deliver much higher doses than other radioactive imaging procedures, such as mammography or X-rays. For example, a single CT abdomen scan uses as much radiation as 400 chest X-rays or 800 dental X-rays.
Yet in spite of the risks, which according to the FDA include cancer, cataracts and burns, the use of radioactive imaging tests has become much more common in the United States in recent years.
"The amount of radiation Americans are exposed to from medical imaging has dramatically increased over the past 20 years," said Jeffrey Shuren, director of the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
The FDA plans to reduce unnecessary exposure by encouraging "appropriate justification" of all radiation tests, as well as "optimization of the radiation dose."
"Working together," said Shuren, "the FDA and other organizations hope to help patients get the right imaging exam, at the right time, with the right radiation dose."
Under the first prong of its three-prong strategy, the FDA seeks to encourage safer use of the three techniques. Toward this goal, it plans to require manufacturers of radiation imaging devices to implement specific safeguards in the machines and implement standardized training for all device operators. The specific requirements to be established have yet to be determined, but might include making all devices display, record and report radiation doses and other relevant settings; having devices issue alerts when a higher-than-normal dose is entered; and making devices immediately add information about each test to a patient's permanent medical record and a national dose registry.
The FDA is also working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to impose new accreditation requirements on all facilities that perform radioactive imaging, with the goal of improving oversight and safe device use.
In order to improve patient awareness, the FDA is working with a number of other organizations to design a patient medical imaging history card, which would record every radiation test undergone by a specific patient in a fashion similar to an immunization card. This card (which will also be available via the FDA web site) could then be presented to physicians to inform them about the patient's prior lifetime radiation exposure.
In service of the final goal, informed consent, the FDA is encouraging the development of a national radiation dose registry so that researchers can monitor nationwide radiation exposure and help produce more targeted recommendations on when the risk of a procedure outweighs its benefits.
"Health care decisions made by patients and their physicians should include discussions of the medical need and associated risks for each procedure," the agency said.
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