Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News
27 August 2010
Honey, Someone Shrunk the Microvilli!
Attached are photos of white blood cells. The first is before exposure to ELF (Extremely low frequency) EMR (electromagnetic radiation) and the second is after exposure to ELF EMR. These photos come from an Italian research paper published in 1997 entitled
At any rate, we can see that the exposure to ELF (extremely low-frequency) radiation had the effect of shrinking/destroying what are known as microvilli. Now, these microvilli are found not only on immune cells, but also kidney cells, intestinal cells, sensory cells of the inner ear, the cells of taste buds, olfactory receptor cells, and on the plasma surface of human eggs (for the anchoring of sperm cells that have penetrated the cell surface).
Hence, we can speculate that the destruction of microvilli may very well, in the least
impair immune function,
impair kidney function,
impair intestinal function, and
Furthermore, this destruction of microvilli by EMR may indeed be responsible for a host of modern ailments we are now seeing in the population:
- Immune System Dysfunction Syndromes (e.g. Autism, Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, ADHD, etc.),
- Kidney Dysfunction Syndromes,
- Intestinal Dysfunction Syndromes (Crohn's Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colitis, etc.)
Microvilli also contain enzymes, especially in the intestinal tract which break down nutrients for absorption, and are also covered with glycoproteins making up what are called glycocalyx. Glycocalyx are known to aid in the binding of substances needed for uptake and also as protection against harmful elements.
Since the Glycocalyx function (among other things) to
- Cushion the plasma membrane protecting it from physical and chemical injury,
- Enable the immune system to recognize and selectively attack foreign organisms,
- Defend against cancer by enabling the immune system to recognize changes in glycocalyx of cancerous cells and destroy them,
- Bind cells together so tissues don't fall apart,
- Enable sperm cells to recognize and bind to egg cells, and
- Guide embryonic cells to their destinations in the body, 1
their destruction would -- and is -- indeed having profound implications for all life on this planet. In one aspect (though there are many more) it does make one wonder about all these diseases where the cell has been infected with viruses, Lyme, mycoplasma and so on. One has to ask as to if the micovilli had been intact and functional....would the cell have been infected?
Everything must be taken into account. If the fact will not fit the theory -- let the theory go.... Real evidence is usually vague and unsatisfactory. It has to be examined -- sifted. But here the whole thing is cut and dried. No, my friend, this evidence has been very cleverly manufactured -- so cleverly that it has defeated its own ends.
Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles
By Tonion May 24, 2010
May 23, 2010
Ultrasound is extremely damaging to the health of any unborn child (fetus). The natural health community has been warning about ultrasound for years, but mainstream medicine, which consistently fails to recognize the harm it causes, insists ultrasound is perfectly safe and can't possibly harm the health of a fetus.
Now, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is funding a project that aims to temporarily sterilize men by blasting their scrotums with ultrasound. The burst of ultrasound energy, it turns out, disrupts the normal biological function of the testes, making the man infertile for six months.
Ultrasound, in other words, contains enough energy to temporarily deaden the testes and basically destroy sperm function for half a year. So why is it considered "safe" to blast an unborn baby with the same frequencies?
Continue reading If Ultrasound Destroys Sperm, Why is it Safe for a Fetus?.
Devastating for reproductive and general health?
U.S. National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Saudi Med J. 2010 Aug;31(8):869-73.
Effects of mobile phone radiation on serum testosterone in Wistar albino rats.
Meo SA, Al-Drees AM, Husain S, Khan MM, Imran MB.
Department of Physiology , College of Medicine, King Saud University, PO Box 2925, Riyadh 11461, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Tel. +966 (1) 4671604 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +966 (1)
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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of electromagnetic field radiation generated by mobile phones on serum testosterone levels in Wistar albino rats.
METHODS: This experimental interventional control study was conducted in the Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia during the period December 2006 to April 2008. A total of 34 male Albino rats [Wistar strain], 2 months of age, weighing 150-160 gm were used for the experiment. These animals were divided into 3 groups. The first group containing 6 rats was assigned as a control group. The second group containing 14 rats was exposed to mobile phone radiation for 30 minutes daily and the third group containing 14 rats was exposed to mobile phone radiation for 60 minutes daily for the total period of 3 months. At the end of experimental period, blood was collected into the container, and serum testosterone was analyzed using double-antibody radioimmunoassay method by Coat-A-Count.
RESULTS: Exposure to mobile phone radiation for 60 minutes/day for the total period of 3 months significantly decrease the serum testosterone level [p=0.028] in Wistar Albino rats compared to their matched control.
CONCLUSION: Long-term exposure to mobile phone radiation leads to reduction in serum testosterone levels. Testosterone is a primary male gender hormone and any change in the normal levels may be devastating for reproductive and general health.
The work of Theodore Litovitz
Did you know that that the cell phone industry must have known for well over a decade exactly how to prevent most of the adverse health effects of cell phone radiation but did nothing about it?
It comes from the work of Theodore Litovitz, who discovered that by adding low-frequency electronic "white noise" over the top of the cell phone signal, most of the biological effects of the radiation that were known at the time could be reversed. We now know how this may work at the molecular level. If you read my "Witness Statement" at http://tinyurl.com/34gvn29 , you will see that most of the effects of the radiation can be attributed to the loss of calcium from cell membranes, which occurs only in very narrow "windows" of field strength, above and below which there is little or no effect. By adding a low-frequency "noise" signal with a random amplitude, very few cells stay within their windows for long enough to remove much calcium before they leave their respective windows, and the lost calcium floods back. Consequently, little or no permanent damage is done. Just reducing the power will not give the same effect. All this will do is to move the affected region closer to the surface, so that other cells are then put in their "windows" for long enough to do damage.
Litovitz wrote several convincing papers on this subject and patented his work, but it does not seem to have been taken up by the cell phone industry. I do not know why this should be. Perhaps they just wanted to maximise profits by not having to pay for a licence to use the patents. If so, this was a very bad decision. Were it not for this decision, we could probably all now be able to enjoy perfectly safe cell phones, WiFi and other forms of wireless communications, but sadly we are not. I also do not know what the legal position is relating to this. Litovitz is dead now, but he assigned his patents to the Catholic University of America and I would strongly urge the mobile phone industry to have another look at them.
I am pasting in the titles page and a brief summary of some scientific papers relevant to his work. I have also added some comments of my own in blue.
Bioelectromagnetics 151 05-1 13(1994)
Superimposing Spatially Coherent
Electromagnetic Noise Inhibits Field-
Induced Abnormalities in Developing
T.A. Litovitz, C.J. Montrose, P. Doinov, K.M. Brown, and M. Barber
Department of Physics, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
(T.A.L., C.J.M., P. D., M.B.) and Biological Sciences Department, George Washington
University, Washington, D. C. (K. M. B.)
Weak regularly alternating extremely low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic fields increased the abnormality rate in developing chick embryos. Adding a random ELF field (equivalent to white noise) of about the same field strength reversed this effect.
Bioelectromagnetics 153 99-409 (1 994)
Temporally Incoherent Magnetic Fields
Mitigate the Response of Biological
Systems to Temporally Coherent
T.A. Litovitz, D. Krause, C.J. Montrose, and J.M. Mullins
Vitreous State Laboratory (T.A. L., C. J. M.) and Department of Biology (0. K., J. M. M.),
The Catholic University of America, Washington, District of Columbia
The activity of the enzyme ornithine decarboxylase (OCD) is doubled by weak (10pT) mains frequency (60Hz) alternating magnetic fields in mouse cell cultures. This was completely reversed by adding random noise frequencies between 30 and 90Hz of the same strength.
[N.B. Onithine decarboxylase (ODC) is the first enzyme in a biochemical pathway that leads to the production of polyamines such as spermine, which protect nucleic acids such as DNA from damage. Its production can be regarded as one of the body's defence mechanisms against the radiation.
Spermine is also a normal constituent of semen, where it helps to protect the DNA of the sperm (hence its name) and also gives semen its characteristic smell.]
Bioelectromagnetics 18:388–395 (1997)
The Role of Temporal Sensing in
T.A. Litovitz,1 M. Penafiel,1 D. Krause,2 D. Zhang,2 and J.M. Mullins2*
1Department of Physics, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
2Department of Biology, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
Mouse cell cultures were exposed to weak 60Hz electromagnetic fields that were turned on and off at intervals between 1 and 50 seconds and the effect on ornithine decarboxylase (OCD) measured. Its activity was stimulated (by 70 percent) when the switching time exceeded 10 seconds.
In a second set of experiments, the 60Hz field was interrupted every second for brief intervals between 25 and 200 milliseconds. ODC activity was stimulated by the field as before but, when the length of the interruptions exceeded about 100 milliseconds, this effect was lost. [This means that continuous exposures of at least 600 cycles at a time are needed to stimulate the enzyme's activity but interruptions for just 6 cycles reverse the effect].
Bioelectromagnetics 18:422–430 (1997)
Bioeffects Induced by Exposure to
Microwaves Are Mitigated by
Superposition of ELF Noise
T.A. Litovitz,1* L.M. Penafiel,1 J.M. Farrel,1 D. Krause,2
R. Meister,3 and J.M. Mullins2
1Vitreous State Laboratory, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
2Department of Biology, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
3Department of Electrical Engineering, The Catholic University of America,
We concurrently exposed L929 mouse cell cultures to 60 Hz amplitude-modulated microwave fields or a 50 Hz burst-modulated DAMPS (Digital Advanced Mobile Phone System) digital cell phone field at levels known to produce ODC enhancement, together with a 30–100 Hz ELF noise field with root mean square amplitude of up to 10 mT. All exposures were carried out for 8 h, which was previously found to yield the peak microwave response. In both cases, the ODC enhancement was found to decrease exponentially as a function of the noise amplitude. With 60 Hz amplitude-modulated microwaves, complete inhibition was obtained with noise levels at or above 2 mT. With the DAMPS digital cell phone signal, complete inhibition occurred with noise levels at or above 5mT. These results suggest a possible practical means to inhibit biological effects from exposure to both ELF and microwave fields.
Bioelectromagnetics 19:53–56 (1998)
The Superposition of a Temporally Incoherent Magnetic Field Inhibits 60 Hz-induced Changes in the ODC Activity of Developing Chick Embryos
J.M. Farrell, M. Barber, D. Krause, and T.A. Litovitz
Vitreous State Laboratory, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
Previously, we have shown that a weak (4 mT) 60 Hz magnetic field (MF) can increase the ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) activity peaks, which occur during gastrulation and neurulation of chick embryos. We now report that superimposing a random noise field of the same strength reverses these changes, and may be related to its suppression of the neural tube defects that occur at later stages. [ N.B. The neural tube gives rise to the central nervous system, so the noise can be expected to reduce microwave damage to the developing nervous system].
Physiology & Behavior 82 (2004) 785–789
Interaction of microwaves and a temporally incoherent magnetic field on spatial learning in the rat
Bioelectromagnetics Research Laboratory, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Box 357962, Seattle, WA 98195-7962, USA
Received 17 December 2003; received in revised form 8 June 2004; accepted 8 June 2004
The effect of a temporally incoherent [noise] magnetic field on microwave-induced reduced learning ability in the rats was investigated. Four groups of rats were trained for six sessions to locate a submerged platform in a circular water maze, but immediately before each session, they were exposed to one of the following four treatments: -
1) Microwave-exposure (2450-MHz continuous-wave, average whole-body SAR 1.2 W/kg).
2) Random noise (60 mG).
4) Sham exposure.
One hour after the last session, they were tested in a 2-min trial in the maze during with the platform removed. The time spent in the quadrant where the platform had been was scored.
Results show that microwave-exposed rats were significantly less able to remember the right quadrant of the maze than the sham (unexposed) rats. Simultaneous exposure to the noise signal reversed the effect of the microwaves but the noise signal on its own had no effect.
Cell tower opponents will meet
The SoCal chapter of REACT (Residents Engaged Against Cell Towers) will host a free talk at 8 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 2 at Temple Aliyah, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills.
International EMF health specialists Dr. Magda Havas, associate professor of environmental and resource studies at Trent University, and Libby Kelley, founder of the Electromagnetic Safety Alliance, will give a presentation on "Cell Antennas, Phones and Wi-Fi: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Family."
The public is invited to attend.
Havas has studied the biological effects of electromagnetic pollution, including radio frequency radiation, electromagnetic fields, dirty electricity and ground current. She will explain why citizens should be concerned about potential health risks related to electromagnetic radiation, especially among children and teens, pregnant women and people with immune problems.
Kelley will present information on public advocacy needs and policy developments as well as the implications of new cellphone "right-to-know" legislation in San Francisco.
REACT is a coalition of Southern California residents who object to cell antenna installations near homes and schools and who have a history of stopping such installations within their communities.
For more information, call Rina Baraz Nehdar at (818) 991- 1441 or e-mail nellieblye@yahoo .com.
Traffic Jam on the Information Superhighway
by: Frank Holmes August 22, 2010
There's growing congestion on one of America's highways and reports say the problem will only get worse. In just the past few years, America's technological network—our information superhighway—has gone from hare to tortoise. Dropped calls, Internet outages and surfing at a snail's pace now seem to be commonplace.
One of the main causes of the congestion is the exponential growth of smartphones. Did you know that the new 4G iPhone uses the equivalent network capacity of 200 older generation cell phones
Earlier this year when Apple sold 1.7 million of them in just three days, it was the data equivalent of dumping 340 million new cell phones into the system at once—no wonder there were problems. It isn't Apple's (or AT&T's) fault so many people wanted their product, but it does highlight the investment opportunity.
According to tech research firm PacificCrest, the global technology build out is a $200+ billion opportunity over the next five years. The infrastructure needs include $100 billion to relieve congestion and $50 billion for boosting networks by upgrading Internet protocols. PacificCrest also estimates $54 billion is needed for new routing systems to improve data flow.
PacificCrest says we're entering the next phase of the Internet infrastructure build cycle as big firms boost their capital spending to alleviate bottlenecks and accommodate technological improvements.
During the last cycle (2004-2008) the top five Internet firms spent roughly $15 billion on infrastructure, but that figure is expected to jump to $28 billion over the next four years (click to enlarge).
The infrastructure upgrades and additional networks are important because much of the world still isn't connected. There are 183 billion emails sent each day, but 78 percent of the world's population still doesn't have email. There are roughly 6 billion devices (4.6 billion mobile phones, 1.2 billion computers) hooked up to the Internet today, but less than 10 percent of those have high-speed access.
As more people—especially in the developing world—join the broadband and mobile communities, immense strains will be placed on the global network over the next few years. There should be substantial opportunities to participate in this build out along the way.
There are legitimate concerns over cellphones
Published: August 26, 2010 3:00 PM
Editor: It's an uncomfortable truth that cellphones, wireless laptops, compact fluorescent light bulbs and many of the other modern electrical conveniences that we use every day may be dangerous to our health and the welfare of other living things.
It can take years for science to assemble enough clear evidence to prompt governments to set safer standards. Think of pesticides and smoking.
And the Canadian government continues to peddle unsafe asbestos and nuclear power to markets abroad that have lower safety regulations than we do because these industries are "good" for our economy.
Health Canada's safe limits for the radiation from wireless technology are well below what groups like Citizens for Safe Technology say are necessary, but the government is at least saying officially that it is monitoring the evidence coming in about the health consequences of our increasing use of wireless devices.
To cavalierly declare that "glaring falsehoods and incomplete information" (letter, The Times, Aug. 18) are behind the concern about cellphones and cellphone towers is really like trying to hide your head in the sand.
Honourable Kevin Falcon
Efforts are being made to install WiFi in schools throughout British Columbia in the name of progress. School boards need to be made aware that this is a technology which has never been tested, and, therefore, has never been proven to be safe. It uses the same type of radiation that has been shown in thousands of independent peer-reviewed studies to be hazardous, especially to children.
When asked to investigate whether WiFi is dangerous, school boards and the IT specialists quite naturally look to Health Canada for guidance. Unfortunately Health Canada has established a guideline which is inadequate because it is based on another type of radiation. The levels of exposure allowed by Health Canada are among the highest (worst) in the world. Several scientists met the Parliamentary Sub-Committee in charge of Health Canada (HESA) in Ottawa in April to present evidence to confirm this statement. Please see the attached transcripts of that meeting. Therefore, when school boards receive assurance that the radiation levels associated with WiFi will be below the levels in Safety Code 6 (the guideline), they are being mislead into believing this means WiFi is safe. Harm has been shown to occur at levels drastically below those allowed by Safety Code 6.
Barrie Trower, a physicist and former British Secret Service member who specialized in microwave weapons for the UK government, was interviewed this week in Toronto about the dangers of wireless technology, especially WiFi in schools. Following is a link to that 6 minute interview. Mr. Trower refers to a previously classified government document which instructs that the information obtained through experiments be hidden from the public.
Please know that despite statements to the contrary by the wireless companies, WiFi provides no advantage other than convenience. In addition to being safer from a health viewpoint, wired connection to the internet is faster, carries more data, and is more difficult to be hacked into. Is this worth jeopardizing the health of our greatest asset -- our children, or their teachers? I think not.
I implore you and your office to take charge of the issue. WiFi is not in Federal jurisdiction so it becomes a Provincial responsibility. It is imperative that the harm associated with prolonged exposure of children to WiFi be examined carefully before it is installed in school rooms. Scientific evidence shows that children are especially vulnerable to the radiation. It is your departments' and the schools' responsibility (in loco parentis) to ensure their safety.
I look forward to receiving a response. Should you require more information, or have any questions regarding anything I've said, please do not hesitate to contact me.
CBC is running a poll on WIFI and whether it is safe for children. Since there is not a single safety study on children, this is the achilles heel of the industry. Make sure everyone knows it. Patti
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