Friday, November 19, 2010

EHS Connections, Dr. Dan Harper MD / High radiation from power cables / 'Mobile internet is bad for trees' / Electromagnetic Roma Capitale / Research risks of cellphone towers before it's too late

W.E.E.P. News

Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News

20 November 2010

Dear Friends,

I would be very pleased if you wished to make more people aware of the following initiative.

Regards Roger Moller.

EHS Connections #1

Wide-ranging and informative, Dr. Dan Harper MD - San Diego physician with over 30 years experience treating environmental illness, discusses links between EHS, MCS, CFS, Fibromyalgia and other health conditions. Interviewed September 2010 by Roger Moller BSc. - Founder and Principal Investigator at Electric Forester Investigations. This series of 10 .mp3 episodes, totalling 45 minutes, has recently been posted on:                  

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The Medical Perspective on Environmental Sensitivities Margaret E. Sears (M.Eng., Ph.D.) Report to Canadian Human Rights Commission May 2007 

Pottenger's Cats Francis M Pottenger Jr. M.D.ISBN:0-916764-06-0 © 1983 & 1995

University of Calgary: How Mercury Causes Brain Neuron Degeneration

Power Quality Affects Teacher Wellbeing and Student Behavior in Three Minnesota Schools Magda Havas, Angela Olstad

Graham/Stetzer Filters Improve Power Quality in Homes and Schools, Reduce Blood Sugar Levels in Diabetics, Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms, and Headaches. Magda Havas and David Stetzer

Dr Dan Harper - The Dangers of Cellphone Radiation

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Electric Forester - Independent Electromagnetic Surveys & Investigations


Residents protest high radiation in neighborhood from power cables

China Post

According to the non-profit Taiwan Electromagnetic Radiation Hazard Protection and Control Association (TEPCA), the Executive Yuan and Taipower are fearful ...


'Mobile internet is bad for trees'

Friday 19 November 2010

Electromagnetic radiation from mobile phone masts and wifi internet is having a negative effect on trees, according to various newspapers, quoting research by Wageningen University.

The reports say researchers subjected 20 ash trees to emissions from six wifi access points over a three-month period and found that the leaves closest to the source withered and fell off. Sweet corn subjected to the same emissions failed to grow properly.

The research was reportedly set up after officials from Alphen aan den Rijn council noticed strange markings and growth patterns on trees in the town, which were not due to a virus or bacterium.

Further research showed that the symptoms, which include strange growths, are prevalent all over the western world. Some 70% of trees in Dutch urban areas have the symptoms, compared with just 10% five years ago when Alphen officials noticed them, the papers said.


The TNO institute, linked in some reports to the research, said in a statement it specifically distanced itself from the project.

A TNO researcher was involved in several discussions during the project but the organisation 'emphatically distances itself from the conclusions about the relationship between wifi and plant growth', the statement said.

There are no details about the research on the Wageningen University website.



Rome capital  / Electromagnetic Roma Capitale ... but with the cellphone towers !
ROME / 11.18.2010

Environmental pollution electro, breaking news, Rome - The Association of Chronic Diseases poisoning and / or environmental (AMICA), an association based in Rome working at European level to the lower limits of exposure to electromagnetic fields, and the Coordination of Committees Romans Electrosmog warn against electromagnetic pollution in the capital.

A concern is the news today of yet another point Wi-Fi installation of the Province of Rome on Ponte Milvio, a meeting place for young couples who want to promise eternal love. "We can not accept that the province will continue to promote Wi-Fi among citizens, especially among young people, arguing that wireless Internet use does not involve any health risk because this is not the reality of scientific studies," said Dr. Francesca Romana Orlando, Vice President of FRIENDS. "Scientists at the highest level, even in Italy, are discovering that the electromagnetic field emitted by these technologies of wireless communication significantly interfere with the proper functioning of cells even below the current exposure limits prescribed by law, the precautionary principle requires that discourage the widespread use of these technologies. "

"Increasingly, moreover, we are contacted by people who are starting to feel bad since it was installed near their home Wi-Fi antenna or a repeater of mobile phones," added Dr Orlando. The EHS is a condition increasing in industrialized countries and results in pseudo-allergic reactions to electromagnetic fields with symptoms ranging from insomnia symptoms in the skin and mucous membranes (such as itching, pain, warmth, redness, papules and pustules, etc..), headache, tachycardia and cardiac abnormalities, tinnitus, etc.. In some countries, like Sweden and the United States is recognized as functional disability.

The Coordination of Committees against the Romans and Electrosmog FRIEND for months they are asking the Province a policy of caution on the Wi-Fi. They recently also risollecitato the Council to pronounce on the draft resolution to the popular initiative, in June 2005 that he had collected over 23,000 signatures for approval of a real Plan of antennas and a set of regulations for telecommunications technologies.

"In Rome, the pollution emitted by Wi-Fi joins old problem of mobile phone masts, which sees more than 3,000 antennas to offend the skyline of the capital, as defined by the UNESCO World Heritage Site - said today, Dr. . Jose Theodore of the National Coordinating Committees of the Romans against the Electrosmog - It 's the only city in Europe that has this sad record and could be labeled as' the biggest trash electromagnetic Union', thanks to the inertia of successive mayors in recent years that have failed to regulate the proliferation of these wild plants. " "The Admiral. Comunale it is defaulting to 1800 days, because the statute requires the plenary debate within 6 months from the filing of the Draft Resolution of popular initiative," added Dr. Teodoro. "In Rome they never implemented policies carefully to subtract the population to the risks attributable to excessive exposure to electromagnetic fields and this irresponsible myopia has produced and is producing serious damage to the community of citizens, as evidenced by the increase of diseases and leukemia cancer recorded in recent years on
urban area. "

"As stated recently in Rome prof. Olle Johansson Karolinksa Institute in Stockholm at a conference organized by our association on environmental diseases in the House of Representatives, we are all subject to a huge scientific experiment not authorized and even the media should be better informed the public about risks health related to the use of these technologies and the social costs that soon we will have to support for the irresponsible choices of today. "concluded Dr Orlando.

Source: Joseph Theodore
Coordinating committee against the Romans Electrosmog
Tel 347.6643318
Francesca Romana Orlando
Vice President
Intoxication Diseases Association
Chronic and / or environmental (A.M.I.C.A.)


Research risks of cellphone towers before it's too late

By Daphne Bramham, Vancouver Sun November 18, 2010 9:00 PM

On Monday morning, Janice Evans looked out from her east Vancouver home and saw a cellphone tower only a few steps away from her property line and rising nearly 50 metres in the air.

She couldn't believe her eyes. Evans, her family and neighbours were never consulted, never told that soon they'd be living in the tower's shadow and within range of the low-level electromagnetic radiation that it emits.

"My biggest concern and what the public needs to know is that this [cellphone] field is completely lawless," Evans said. "They can put up a tower anywhere they want to and they're not bound by any city regulation. I can't build a deck on my house without a permit, but they can build a tower."

The City of Vancouver routinely grants permits without requiring neighbourhood consultation if the tower doesn't exceed the zoning height restriction or block protected views. What it doesn't do is keep track of how many permits have been granted; even how many towers exist is unknown.

Industry Canada regulates the towers. But it doesn't require community consultation if towers are below 50 metres, like the one near Evans's home.

In an e-mail, Sara Holland of Rogers Communications, which owns the tower, said the company followed all of Industry Canada's requirements. It's tried to minimize the tower's appearance by painting it dark green like city utility poles and it has a covered top to hide the antennas.

She added that all of Rogers's towers comply with Health Canada's radio-frequency radiation (RFR) standards.

That's no consolation to Evans and her husband, Kelly Warren, who describe the tower as ugly, out of character with the residential neighbourhood and taller than a nearby apartment building.

They're worried that its construction has decreased their property value.

More importantly, they're worried about the health effects.

They're far from alone, despite placating words from the cellphone industry and national and local health authorities.

But a report written by two Americans and released earlier this month on the National Research Council's website said research lags so far behind the furious pace of construction that immediate funding ought to be made available to do that work.

Blake Levitt and Henry Lai wrote that the public in many countries including Canada doesn't have confidence in the existing health standards or the siting requirements for towers.

They note the significant change in cellular phone technology over the past 20 years.

Initially, the systems used longer wavelengths and required infrastructure every eight to 10 miles (13 to 16 kilometres). Now with "digital personal communications systems" that can transmit and receive photos, music and video, towers and antenna are required every one to three miles (1.6 to 4.8 kilometres).

In real terms that means in the United States, there are already more than 250,000 cell sites with thousands of pending applications for more. The report has no corresponding Canadian statistics.

Americans can understand what that means on a micro-level by plugging their addresses into a website ( to find the number of towers and antennas within a three-or four-mile (five-to 6.5-kilometre radius) radius of their homes.

I plugged in two friends' addresses. Within a 6.5-kilometre radius of the address in Palm Springs, Calif., there are 82 towers, one pending application for a tower and 299 antennas. Within a five-kilometre radius of the address in Portland, Ore., there are 92 towers, one pending tower application and 659 antennas.

Why worry? Levitt and Lai said the only epidemiological research on radio-frequency radiation emissions is "sparse and contradictory." They note it's difficult to quantify exposure because of the amount of RFR from myriad personal consumer products.

But they note that current safety standards are based on the thermal effects of RFRs -- the ability to heat tissue -- but not on subtler, non-thermal effects.

Further, they note that existing research doesn't account for the specific absorption rate.

Research on cellphone radiation, for example, suggests children may be more susceptible to damage. Levitt and Lai concluded that "the same can be presumed for proximity to towers, even though the exposure will be lower from towers under most circumstances than from cellphones."

There's more.

The authors noted that tower emission standards were based on studies of full-body exposures averaged over a short duration (only minutes) and not on the kind of long-term, low-level exposures experienced by people living or working near transmission facilities.

That, they concluded, "raises real questions about the basic validity of predicting specific absorption rates in real-life exposure situations or compliance to guidelines ... at least when one is very close to an antenna."

It may be that there is no grave risk. But we need that research to be done as quickly as possible.

And, even then, it may just be that people are so addicted to the wireless world that they're willing to live with the risk, regardless of how high it is.

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