Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News
14 June 2011
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Are they now Grilling Me?
Google translation about a German EHS victim
Frank Berner is electrosensitive. The radiation from mobile phones and cordless phones makes him sick according his doctor. And another eleven percent of Germans as well. Can it be?
By Katrin Hummel, Stuttgart
Frank Berner: "I can not come with the meter, that's embarrassing"
26. May 2011 2011-05-26 15:30:03
There are moments when Frank Berner is do not like themselves. "I will not be so, I think that's terrible," he says. "But what's the alternative?" In the moments when he thinks of the forty-five suspects his neighbors, he deliberately inflict harm by switching their wireless channel or turn off if you leave the house. "I see it: Okay, here come the miller's * home, now I would like toasted again. Or I wonder: Do the Meier's actually turned off their transmitters when they are just now gone away? Or are now the Weber grilling me? Where light is on? Where a car in the yard? Terrible. "He shakes his head about how far it has come with him.
None of this was predictable. If someone had it eleven years ago said that he give up his well-paid job as a culinary manager at a major Frankfurt event caterers and move in with his parents in Stuttgart again, would he just laughed. Since November, but he actually lives in the guest room of his parents, his own furniture is stored, his dream home - high ceilings, oak floors, white plaster walls and views - he's quit. Professionally, it is running, Berner is now together with his brother, owner of a company for glass partitions. "But I can actually more than I currently see professionally. I am not who I am normally. "
He has a cold sweat on the legs, violent palpitation
Berner is electrostatic sensitive. This has diagnosed a doctor. She believes that his body is sick of electromagnetic radiation.
Berner has panic attacks, sweating reason he swindled him, he sleeps all night long, despite total exhaustion not, sometimes he formulation gaps. He has a cold sweat on the legs, violent heart palpitations, headaches and constant thirst, he is nervous, tingling arms and legs often, and unconsciously his eyes he pinched together into small slits, as he must protect from bright light. When he did not know what ailed him, he resorted to his doctor's advice with two to three Valiumtabletten a day, with the enlargement of the paranasal sinuses, removal of gallstones, hypnosis and psychotherapy.
Then he quit his job. Nothing helped. Only when he moved into an apartment without electromagnetic pollution, as he stayed away from wireless radiation from cell phones, cordless phones and mobile phone masts, it was better to him suddenly. Until he got new neighbors, who installed a wireless transmitter in her apartment.
He is not alone with his electric sensitivity. The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) estimates that six to nine percent of Germans have the same problem. It takes the complaints of these people seriously, but there is not one believes that there really are the rays that make sick. Rather, studies of the BfS has shown that "so far no causal link between the presence of electromagnetic fields and health effects could be determined. make the view of Alexander Lerch, a member of the Radiation Protection Commission and Adviser to the Federal Environment Ministry in terms of mobile, it needs to succeed, the parties concerned "alternative concepts" as the cause of their complaints plausible "without them while the assumed environment, reference is confirmed easily done," and that preferably through a "multidisciplinary diagnosis and risk communication."
In other countries it is different. In Sweden Electrosensitive are considered "physically impaired", they have to pay a right to an electro smog-free workplace for the cost of upgrading the employer. Some hospitals provide radiation-free hospital rooms available in Stockholm and paid the Government the persons concerned to shield their homes by, for example, pays for special paint or special power cable. A small town in France has 2009 as the first community in the world their schools WLAN-free, several British private schools also do without it. Lerch, however, is safe: Protective measures such as "the bedroom of electrical equipment must be kept free to use limited mobile phone or even protect his house from a building biologists to radiation can be - unnecessary."
A scientific proof of the harmfulness of electromagnetic radiation has not been provided. The only thing is proved beyond doubt is a warming of the human body by the radiation. Critics, however, that research results be interpreted by scientists on one side and played down risks were formulated. To illustrate their skepticism is justified, they rely on the World Health Organisation (WHO). The German has not the radiation protector Lerchl included in a new Commission on Risk Assessment of the carcinogenic potential of electromagnetic fields, although Lerchl had even protested against its non-inclusion. The rationale of the WHO: You put there value to a "complete independence from commercial interests" and to members who were not "advocate a pre-position".
The WHO considers Lerchl for bias.
ICE can not take it anymore
Dealing with the results of recent international investigators drying on cell phone, the Interphone study, keep mobile critic also wrong.
But were questioned in the past ten years, more than 5,000 people with brain cancer.
Results: Frequent mobile phone calls will not be detected in cancer. What in the opinion of critics, but not enough attention was: Basically, do not rule out an increase in the risk of brain tumors by intensive mobile phone use, according to the study. And long-term effects of frequent phone calls or the risks for children and young people it says nothing. Many large insurance companies refuse to mobile operators and terminal manufacturers by reason of unpredictable health risks, liability for damages caused by electromagnetic radiation.
Frank Berner followed these discussions only in passing. They encourage him and help him in mastering his everyday life.
Fully he is busy going to the high-frequency electromagnetic from the road. In his company there are wired phones. His cell phone he no longer used. ICE can also take it no more, since the trains are equipped with WLAN. Hotel nights are for him just as taboo as a vacation in unfamiliar territory. And a radiation-free apartment, he shall also not so easy. How could they? "I feel the radiation is most often immediately or after a short time. But what if everything is quiet during the visit, because the neighbors are at work, and then starts the evening of terror? Or when new neighbors move in one day as my last apartment? "In March, he therefore has a flat display in the natural foods magazine abandoned meal and grain". So far without success. There have indeed reported to him about twenty people who describe themselves as well as electro-sensitive. But no one had a suitable residence for him. This is because the coverage in Germany at about 99 per cent and the current expansion of the transmission extremely strong "Long Term Evolution network (LTE) is expected soon to reach 100 percent. So there are fewer and fewer places for a while more and more sensitive electronic concerned.
High blood pressure, diarrhea, muscle tremors, and insomnia
For example, the former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, the newspaper Dagbladet, Oslo ", she told a headache when she was exposed to radio frequency radiation. Or those practicing gynecologist from Bavaria, after six months full of high blood pressure, diarrhea, muscle tremors, and insomnia was back in perfect health after the cordless DECT phone that she and her husband had installed a year ago in a room adjoining the bedroom, only to the basement and had then banned altogether.
Even the federal government recommends to minimize electromagnetic suspension and "traditional cable connections to be preferred if it can be dispensed with the use of radio-based solutions." They, too, has, in a briefing of parliament on health effects of mobile phones from December 2008 point out that there was "relative to the exposure of fetuses and children" open questions, as well as with respect to "potential effects on cognition, mood and sleep." At another point she goes to the "long-term effects on humans", which were also not clarified.
About possible long-term effects while protecting the existing limits anyway. The scientists at the ICNIRP, the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, which they have developed close, but also insufficient to establish that there could be such long-term effects. Since these were not yet detected and the residual risk that there could still be some who had very small, the calculated values of them only to protect against "short-term, immediate effects" of radiation.
Anders sees this, the EU Parliament. Particularly in view of possible long-term consequences, it is recommended lowering the legal limits, and the European Environment Agency is also encouraging. Its director Jacqueline McGlade remembers "the harmful effects of substances such as asbestos, nicotine or PCBs, which are only decades after their introduction emerged," and recommends "risk prevention in policy until further clarification by the research." adopted also provides that the Environment Committee of the European Parliament, the beginning of May, a resolution has that certain of a potentially damaging effects of high frequency waves emanating below the applicable limits. "Can wait until a high level of scientific and clinical evidence leading to very high health and economic costs," reads the notice.
A thriving market has to be protected from encroachment
The federal government does, however, is difficult with the reduction of the limits, although the new red-green government in Baden-Württemberg will now operate at the federal level for it. According to Bernd Pfaffenbach, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs, is "to protect a thriving market of interventions" that are "scientifically unfounded".
Mobile Critics see it as particularly problematic that the technical radiation now fill out almost the entire spectrum of the so-called non-ionizing radiation, while the naturally occurring radiation levels in part a billion times over stocked. The evolution has taken advantage of the frequency range that will now occupied by the mobile, in order to organize the control of vital processes in the interior of man. "Mobile phone transmits our cells and their exchange of information between each other," said the Consumer Affairs Office Diagnostic radio.
Cell phone radiation leads to the formation of free radicals in cells, this is scientifically proven. The organism being brought into stress. This could lead to many diseases, from fatigue to palpitations to DNA damage.
Many friends have retreated
The Vienna Medical Association warns on its website as before, mobile phones to put in your pocket. Maybe it could "affect fertility in men. Mobile phone radiation is "not as safe, as claimed by the mobile operators and over again." Such warnings, however, come with most people on deaf ears. Sensitive electric can therefore not only report of lack of understanding of their suffering, but even by a degree of social ostracism. As with Frank Berner. He had earlier and more friends. "Many have retired because they were annoyed that I am no longer mobile access, or because they are looking for a spinner to keep," he says as he sits with his parents over coffee and apple pie in the sun-drenched old apartment in Stuttgart residential area geese Heide . Berne tries a laugh, but he does not succeed so well.
After all, dealing with other people is for him has become a balancing act. "I can not go to the neighbors and say: Can you imagine that your DECT phone with us shines on the dining table? Or transmits on my sofa? I can not even come with the meter, that's embarrassing, but there feel they are harassed and oppressed. "
Berner would find it important that the public is more interested in the arguments of the critics mobile. The quote, for example, a meta of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment in 2006 in which a link between electromagnetic radiation and is "non-specific symptoms such as headache" classified as "probable". Or verify the study of a Canadian scientist who is recently managed the harmful influence of DECT phones on the heart in a double-blind trial: Magda Havas, professor of environmental studies at Trent University in Peterborough, published in October last year in the "European Journal of Oncology ", a study in which they demonstrated that there are people whose heart rate is strongly increased as soon as they keep a cordless phone to the head.
A friendship in pause mode
BfS is however disagree with the authors of these two studies. It has conducted its own studies that come to the conclusion that "it threatens to current scientific knowledge, no damage to health by the high-frequency radiation of cell phones and if the limits are met." Research needs also sees the BfS however, still possible long-term consequences and effects on children. Therefore it is advisable to keep one's exposure to radiation as a precaution as low as possible.
The casualty does not help that.
You only have one life would help in the radio hole. Frank Berner has decided to educate his neighbors but on his electric sensitivity - embarrassing or not.
Because he wants to continue his life in his socially developed environment and can not be sent back to a reserve. Equipped with a measuring device for electromagnetic pollution, he decided to direct some residents sought, he let the noise of the electromagnetic fields in their homes listening to them and tells how he is suffering from the radiation. Some have even believed him. A neighbor exchange under Berners visit all conventional DECT phones in his property against low-radiation from cordless telephones. Other roommate of a former apartment turned away baffled - even as the Bern company offered to pay all costs of conversion. And a friendly couple made the trip together covert tests with him. "The secret the WLAN have every fifteen minutes on and off and by the way I always casually asked how I am. This friendship is now in pause mode. "
His family keeps him after all. Tolerate his whims, he has not slept for nights. His emotional tension. His despair. "I see it in him. His eyes, his expression, his charisma are quite different when it is exposed to. A depletion takes place, "says his mother. And then she starts to cry almost. "Him to do so, which hurts me deeply. Because I just can not help him. "
* The names of all the neighbors have been changed.
Pictures: Valerie Kirsch
Sind das jetzt die Webers, die mich grillen?
Frank Berner ist elektrosensibel. Die Strahlung von Handys und schnurlosen Telefonen macht ihn nach Meinung seiner Ärztin krank. Und weitere elf Prozent der Deutschen ebenfalls. Kann das sein?
The Voyager probes have made a surprising discovery.
TIME - CNN
Calculated omissions by cell phone industry citing pickles in IARC Group 2B
The cell phone industry and its proponents are trying to dismiss the IARC's extremely significant rating of radio-frequency radiation as a Group 2B carcinogen. One of the methods they are using is calculated omission. An example of their use of calculated omission is citation of items that are typically considered innocuous but are also classified as Group 2B carcinogens. One of the items they like to mention is pickles.
What they aren't telling us are the specifics of why pickles -- specifically traditional Asian pickles -- have been categorized in Group 2B.
Included below is an extract from the IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans, Volume 56 (1993), Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation, pages 4-6, PICKLED VEGETABLES. From it we can see that it is certain chemicals commonly found in these types of pickles that are implicated in warranting the Group 2B classification. At the end of the summary is a list of synonyms for the chemicals in question. Even a brief search on the Internet using these synonyms can indicate reasons for concern. References for the IARC summary are also included at the end of this message.
Next time the industry attempts this kind of misdirection, the full facts can set the record straight.
For definition of Groups, see Preamble Evaluation.
VOL.: 56 (1993) (p. 83)
Chemicals found in pickled vegetables
CAS No.: 16071-96-8
Chem. Abstr. Name: Bis[m-(methanethiolato)]tetranitrosodiiron
CAS No.: 90-19-7
Chem. Abstr. Name: 2-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)-3,5-dihydroxy-7-methoxy-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one
CAS No.: 480-19-3
Chem. Abstr. Name: 3,5,7-Trihydroxy-2-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one
5. Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation
5.1 Exposure data
Traditional processes for pickling vegetables in some regions of China, Japan and Korea involve fermentation of local vegetables, with or without salting. Such preparations are often eaten daily or several times a week. Among the many compounds found at low levels in pickled vegetables are N-nitrosamines and Roussin red methyl ester, which reacts with secondary amines to form N-nitrosamines.
5.2 Human carcinogenicity data
A cohort study from Japan suggests that intake of pickled vegetables is positively associated with risk for stomach cancer, but further cohort studies from Japan and Hawaii do not support an association. The methods used to determine dietary intake differed in these studies, and the types of pickled vegetables included may also have differed.
Seven case-control studies of stomach cancer have been conducted that included data on consumption of pickled vegetables. Three conducted in Japan gave negative results and another gave positive results.
One study of Japanese in Hawaii showed an association, but two conducted in China did not.
A large case-control study of oesophageal cancer in Hong Kong showed a significant dose-response relationship between consumption of pickled vegetables and oesophageal cancer, after potential confounding factors were taken into account. A study in a high- and an intermediate-risk area in China showed an association with consumption of pickled vegetable juice, although there was no association with consumption of pickled vegetables; a population-based study in a high-risk area of northern China also gave negative results for pickled vegetables.
Intake of salted/pickled vegetables (leafy vegetables, roots and olives) has been investigated in two case control studies of nasopharyngeal carcinoma from China and in one from Tunisia. One of these studies, from Guangxi, China, showed a significant association with eating salted/pickled vegetables.
Two correlation studies carried out in Japan and one carried out in Hawaii suggest a relationship between consumption of pickled vegetables and stomach cancer, but the results are not completely consistent. The results of correlation studies on oesophageal cancer were also inconsistent.
No data were available on pickled vegetables made elsewhere in the world.
5.3 Animal carcinogenicity data
No adequate study on the carcinogenicity of pickled vegetables to experimental animals was available to the Working Group.
5.4 Other relevant data
In a single study, extracts of pickled vegetables from northern China induced morphological transformation of Syrian hamster embryo cells in culture. Extracts of pickled vegetables from northern China and Japan are mutagenic to bacteria.
There is limited evidence in humans for the carcinogenicity of pickled vegetables as prepared traditionally in Asia.
There is inadequate evidence in experimental animals for the carcinogenicity of pickled vegetables.
Pickled vegetables (traditional Asian) are possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B).
For definition of the italicized terms, see Preamble Evaluation.
Synonyms for Bis[m-(methanethiolato)]tetranitrosodiiron
- Roussin red methyl ester
- Roussin's red methyl ester
Synonyms for 2-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)-3,5-dihydroxy-7-methoxy-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one
- C.I. 75690
- Quercetin 7-methyl ether
Synonyms for 3,5,7-Trihydroxy-2-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one
- C.I. 75680
- Quercetin 3´-methyl ether
Last updated 08/21/1997
IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans
Volume 56 (1993)
Some Naturally Occurring Substances: Food Items and Constituents, Heterocyclic Aromatic Amines and Mycotoxins
Full Volume TOC: http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Monographs/vol56/index.php
Full Volume PDF: http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Monographs/vol56/mono56.pdf
Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation PDF: http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Monographs/vol56/volume56.pdf
IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans
Volume 56 (1993)
PICKLED VEGETABLES (traditional Asian)
Pickled Vegetables Report Extract PDF: http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Monographs/vol56/mono56-7.pdf
IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans
Volume 56 (1993)
Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation
PICKLED VEGETABLES (traditional Asian)
Summary PDF: http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Monographs/vol56/volume56.pdf
Washington, DC, June 13, 2011 —
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