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“If you wish to understand the secrets of the Universe, think of energy, frequency, and vibration.”
Energy, frequencies, sounds and vibrations are all around us, even if you can’t hear them, see them or sense them in any way. Anything that vibrates makes a sound, and these sounds can be healing or harmful to your body. Even your organs and brain vibrate, points out Bevolution.org, and this is why sounds and vibrations can have such a profound impact on your health.
What researchers like Dr. Olle Johansson from Sweden’s Karolinska Institute are finding out is that the frequencies of cell phones and other wireless technologies are interfering with those in your brain and body in a very bad way. He says:
“All the evidence points, like trees in the wind, to severe human health dangers from proliferating cell phone technology.”
‘We are still very much investigating the biological consequences of mobile phones. But there certainly seems to be enough laboratory studies now saying there are effects, to be very concerned,’ said a spokesman.
Last month, scientists at Sweden’s Lund University found that two minutes of exposure to emissions from mobile phones can disable a safety barrier in the blood causing proteins and toxins to leak into the brain.
This can increase the chances of developing diseases such as Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s.
The Federation of the Electronics Industry yesterday repeated its claim that there was no conclusive proof that the phones were a health hazard. A spokesman said mobiles operated within strict guidelines on radiation emissions. ‘The consensus of scientific opinion is that there is no consistent evidence that mobile phones operating within these guidelines have any adverse health effects,’ he said
The Bioinitiative Group has produced a report called: A Rationale for a Biologically-based Public Exposure Standard for Electromagnetic Fields (ELF and RF ((Radio Frequency))). In that report, evidence for childhood leukemia caused by exposure to power lines is addressed as well as the issue of gliomas and acoustic neuromas caused by cell phone and cordless phone use. They state, In summary we conclude that our review yielded a consistent pattern of an increased risk for acoustic neuroma and glioma after 10 (or more) years mobile phone use. We conclude that (the) current
standard for exposure to microwaves during mobile phone use is not safe for long-term brain tumor risk and needs to be revised.
The report further states, The existing FCC and international limits for public and occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation are not protective of public health. New biologically based public and occupational exposures are recommended to address bioeffects and potential adverse health effects of chronic exposure. These effects are now widely reported to occur at exposure levels
significantly below most current national and international limits.
It therefore behests our scientific societies to address this issue. There is one caveat; that is, only one group, Hardell et al, have carried out actual studies pertaining to the issue and found a clear relationship between brain tumors and ELF. No other long-term studies have been carried out; Dr Khurana’s warning is based on a review of literature only. It seems that a cooperative effort by both the scientific community and state governing bodies will be needed. Some spearhead is now necessary in view of the magnitude and seriousness of the situation.
Obviously, exposure to ELF by cell phone use in the young might even pose a greater threat because the changes caused by such exposure might well be greater in the developing brain. However, it does not end there.
Other reports by Hardell et al indicate that the use of wireless handsets in cordless home phones poses the same risk as cell phones.
It should be true, if the forgoing findings are accurate, that there has been an increase in the incidence of brain tumors over the last 25 years or so. There are a number of published reports on the topic indicating a definite increase in the incidence of brain tumors, particularly malignant forms such as glioblastoma multiforme.
Although some studies indicate a stable tumor rate including during the years after cell phone introduction. An increase in nerve sheath tumors has also been reported. The statistical increase of tumors found in these studies are somewhat modified, in some authors’ opinions, because of the improved technology of diagnostic imaging, especially computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, both introduced and advanced in the same era. However, the fact is that the incidence of gliomas, especially the more malignant varieties, is increasing based on the now numerous reports warrants action on the issue.
Hardell and his colleagues, along with other scientists, have formed the Bioinitiative Working Group, which appears to be a spin-off of another group, the Bioelectromagnetics Society. The mission of the Bioelectromagnetics Society, as posted on their Web site, is to be the international resource for excellence in scientific research, knowledge, and understanding of the interaction of electromagnetic fields with biological systems.
Would you allow 1600 chest x-rays for yourself or your child?
Some scientists say that’s what 24 hours of cell phone use amounts to. Here’s visual proof.
Slide one (top left) shows a normal healthy cell under magnification. This cell is a bright energetic little orb with its DNA and other genetic materials safely inside the cell membrane.
Slide two (top right) shows a living cell exposed to 1600 chest X-rays. This cell is shrunken and has lost its energetic brightness. There is a comet trail of fragmented DNA particles, visible streaming out of the cell. These DNA fragments are called micronuclei, typical mutations from excessive X-rays, or from gamma waves of nuclear detonation.
Slide three (bottom) shows a cell exposed to 24 hours of cell phone radiation. Its comet tail of micronuclei damage is virtually identical to that of 1600 chest x-rays.
The frequency used was 1.8 gigahertz (1800 megahertz), typical cell phone frequencies are around 1.9 gigahertz (and also from many household cordless phones).
The power level used to micronucleate this photograph was 1.3 W/k Specific Absorption Rate (SAR). SAR is the calculated amount of energy absorbed by the human body from microwave phones. Many cell phones produce MORE power than that.
KIDS SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED CELL PHONES. Instead, they live with them like a second appendage.
Yet, by 2010 there will be 31 million young cell phone users, 10.5 million of them pre-teens.(1) “Parents have made teens and their younger 8-12 year old siblings the fastest growing segment of the cell phone market,” says Yankee Group, a consulting firm which promotes all things wireless.(2) In 2007, a Harris Interactive survey reported that American kids age 10-17 admit to using a cell phone an average of up to 3.75 hours per day.(3) A teen boasting five or more hours per day is not uncommon.
As heavy users of wireless, these millions of idle, entertainment-starved kids are among the radiation industry’s most lucrative cash cows. But getting milked at an early age should garner hazard pay, according to thousands of scientific studies compiled over decades. There is ample evidence that kids who continually irradiate themselves with pulsing, ELF-embedded microwaves from wireless devices are being set up for general health degradation, severe nerve damage, mental incapacitation and life threatening tumors.
Cell phone warnings from all over the world
“I would not want to be a heavy user of a mobile phone,” says Professor Bruce Armstrong, researcher at the University of Sydney School of Public Health. Heading the Australian component of the multi-nation Interphone study project, Armstrong told the media in April, 2008, that evidence of a mobile phone connection with harmful effects, including tumors, is accumulating.(4)
For kids, this is bad news. In 2005, the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics confirmed that children are especially sensitive to all electromagnetic fields because their developing nervous systems are fragile, their brain tissues more conductive and their smaller skeletons more easily penetrated by the waves.(5)
Russian scientists responsible for public health have issued an urgent warning about wireless health damage, recommending that children under 18 limit the use of cell phones to emergency calls only.(6)
The Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection says that we may expect kids who use cell phones to suffer not only brain tumors and dementia, but also increased epileptic readiness and depressive mental illness.(47)
British and Austrian health officials warn that kids may be especially susceptible to serious health problems from wireless devices.(7) Canadian officials say that children should limit cell phone use until health science catches up with technology.(8) The French health minister advised in January, 2008, that kids be allowed no more than 6 wireless minutes at any one time.(9) (Cleanup workers at Chernobyl were limited to a few minutes in nuclear radiation areas).
Yet, not a single U.S. health agency is warning about the horrific risks to kids. Which is ironic, since American kids have the most WiFi gadgets. It’s supposed to be “cool” but actually they are getting pretty hot to fried with this stuff. Wireless radiation guarantees major disruption in the chemical communication pathways between all the cells of the body and that’s been known since WW2.(10)
Because the wireless industry controls the mainstream media with $billions in advertising, there is a conspicuous media blackout of important radiation science coming from labs all over the world. Here’s what you are NOT being told:
1. Microwave phones can make kids hearing-impaired. According to research presented in 2007 by the American Academy of Otolaryngology, cell phone radiation incrementally damages the inner ear, causing high frequency hearing loss. Those who talk an hour a day or more, sustain the most damage.(11) Youthful cell phone habituates will suffer major and irreversible hearing damage by the time they reach young adulthood.
2. Microwave phones can make kids vision-impaired. Microwaves cause eye lens opacity similar to cataracts. In the 1970s, researcher Milton Zaret demonstrated that weak microwave fields cause debilitating subcapsular eye lesions, sometimes years after exposure.(12) Israeli researchers have confirmed that microwaves at cell phone intensities cause macro and micro damage to the entire visual system, including tiny bubbles that can form on the eye lens.(13) Dr. Om Gandhi at the University of Utah reported that the eye lens of a 10 year old child will absorb five times more cell phone radiation than an adult eye.(14) Metal-rimmed eyeglasses can absorb microwaves, then re-emit that radiation onto the eye surface.(15)
This is like micro-cooking a child’s eyes.
3. Microwave phones can make kids brain-impaired. Brain scans show that microwave phone radiation penetrates deeply into a child’s brain.(16) Within minutes, cell phone microwaves can open the blood brain barrier, allowing albumin and other chemicals from tiny blood vessels to leak into sensitive brain tissues. This leakage causes irreversible oxidative stress and nerve tissue damage.(17) Brain hormones, including melatonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and thyroid stimulating hormone are disrupted by phone microwaves.(18)
4. Microwave phones highly elevate a child’s cancer risk. In late 2007, Israeli experts announced that talking as little as 10 minutes on a cell phone triggers changes in brain tissues linked to abnormal cell division and cancer.(19) Phone microwaves are implicated in both eye and salivary gland tumors.(20) In 2006, studies by three European research groups reported an increased incidence of brain tumors in people who have used mobile phones for ten years or more. After 2000 hours of microwave phone exposure, kids face a 240 percent increased risk of developing brain malignancy.(21) If the 1.75 million 8 and 9 year olds who now use cell phones average only half an hour a day, they will be at high risk for radiation cancer in their teen years. Cancer is the number two cause of death for American children.
No sane parent would submit his child to 1600 chest X-rays over a 24 hour period. Yet a mere 24 hours of wireless phone radiation can inflict the same damage to a child’s tissues as 1600 chest X-rays. This is the crux of studies completed by 12 groups of researchers from seven European countries who collaborated in the REFLEX study project to gauge the effects of wireless radiation on human health. The truth of what they found is shown in a series of images above (22).
The U.S. government allowed wireless phones to be put on the market in the 1980s with absolutely no safety testing.
The truth is that tissue damage from wireless microwave radiation is known to be as cumulative as that from ionizing X-radiation. If we divide the tissue damage of 1600 chest X-rays by 24 cell phone hours, you could argue the following:
For each minute a child presses a microwave phone to his head, he may suffer radiation damage equivalent to approximately 1.1 chest X-rays.
For each hour a child uses a transmitting wireless phone or wireless laptop to communicate, watch videos/TV or play games, he may be exposing his developing brain, eye and gut tissues to radiation damage equivalent to 66.6 chest X-rays.
Ionizing X-radiation, like that used for chest X-rays and other medical procedures, is on carcinogen “List One,” compiled by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). IARC is an intergovernmental agency forming part of the World Health Organization. IARC ranks X-radiation on par with gamma radiation, plutonium, dioxin and benzene, all known to induce cancer in both animals and humans. There is no “safe” dose determined for any substance or exposure on IARC’s List One.
It’s sobering that microwave radiation, blasting from an entire generation’s wireless phones, inflicts the same kind of DNA damage as ionizing radiation on IARC’s carcinogen List One. What REFLEX studies prove is how quickly that devastating damage takes place.
The public health catastrophe being unleashed by indiscriminate use of wireless phones is further brought into focus by a double-blind medical study completed in India in 2005 and published in the Indian Journal of Human Genetics.(23)
The study analyzed micronucleated cell damage in blood and buccal (mouth) tissues of people who use their cell phone one to 15 hours a day. The control group had never used cell phones at any time. DNA samples were coded and scored blind in strict protocol.
The test results of the “Indian study” are as stunning as the REFLEX work. The non cell phone users had an average of only four percent of their cells with DNA damage. The human body has a chance of meeting this moderate cellular reconstruction challenge, although every DNA repair operation carries with it a chance of error.
A whopping average of 39.75 percent of cells taken from mobile phone users showed DNA damage. The blood of one 24-year-old male revealed 63 percent micronucleated cells. He had used a cell phone for 1-2 hours per day for two years, the norm for millions of kids.
The Indian study confirms that the human body, overwhelmed with the continual and brutal assault of wireless radiation, is unable to perform normal cellular repair. Other studies confirm that microwave radiation, which causes a critical need for continual cellular repair, simultaneously shuts down cellular repair mechanisms.(24) The body’s exhausted immune and repair systems eventually become too decimated to do much more than survive poorly.
So the latest studies reveal what no one wants to hear: Kids who endlessly cell-phone socialize, even sleep with perpetually transmitting wireless devices (to keep intermittent conversations on line), are doing immense damage to their tissues, especially the brain and setting up a storm of problems which they will reap in later life. The profiteers or corporate America don’t care. They want their money NOW; to Hell with the future of these kids.
Radiation researcher Dr. Milton Zaret told congressional investigators years ago that the dangers of non-ionizing radiation cannot be overstated because “most non-ionizing radiational injuries occur covertly, usually do not become manifest until after latent periods of years, and when they do become manifest, the effects are seldom recognized.”(25)
The hundreds of types of human cancers have one thing in common—they all begin at the cellular level when genetic material in one or more cells becomes damaged. This damage can be passed from parents, or caused by the effects of an environmental carcinogen. “…Genetic mutations in one single cell are sufficient to lead to cancer,” says Dr. Henry Lai. Dr. Lai is a celebrated scientist at the University of Washington who has years of genetic and bioenergetics research to his credit.(26)
But long before epidemic cancers, young cell-phone users are destined to suffer the symptoms of neurasthenia, or what the Soviets used to call “radiowave sickness.” The symptoms include headache, fatigue, skin rashes, weakness, tinnitus, dizziness, moodiness and sleeplessness. These warning signs are just the beginning of a long, downward spiral of general deterioration, including circulatory ailments, immune dysfunction, allergies and premature aging.
Immune System Dysfunction.
A child’s body, kept in chronic allergic stress by wireless phone radiation, may end up with an exhausted immune system which no longer responds effectively. European experts prognosticate that many people heavily exposed to wireless radiation may eventually suffer the manifestations of electro-hypersensitivity (EHS).(34) EHS is a devastating allergic, auto-immune-like condition in which over-irradiated persons become severely sensitive to both chemical and electromagnetic pollution. Similar to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, EHS symptoms can be so disabling that victims are often forced to isolate themselves from even the smallest electromagnetic fields.
Within two minutes of microwave phone exposure, the electrical activity of a child’s brain is abnormally altered for up to one hour.(39) British radiation expert Dr. Gerald Hyland reported that cell phones which use repetitive, pulsing 2 Hz and 8.34 Hz frequencies can badly disrupt the delta and alpha stabilization process in a child’s developing brain.(40)
Dr. Hyland confirmed that cell phone energy can cause radical changes in human mood and behavior.(41) This is the case because microwaves at cell phone levels can unleash a cornucopia of radical damage to all parts of the brain, including the cortex, the hippocampus (memory center) and the basal ganglia. To wit:
Scientists have demonstrated that cell phone radiation causes immediate blood flow changes in the brain, and also deregulates calcium efflux from brain cells, causing cell membranes to weaken and leak.(42)
Researchers in Finland have shown that one hour of cell phone radiation causes brain cells to shrink, indicating permanent damage to cell structure as confirmed by REFLEX studies.(43)
The Max Planck Institute in Germany reported that cell phones can blast heat spikes into the brain which may flash burn cell membranes to the boiling point of water. (44)
British researchers have shown that weak microwave radiation can change the shape of brain proteins into formations resembling pathological fibrils associated with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease. (45)
Swedish scientists demonstrated that cell phone radiation makes holes (lesions) in rat brains and they predict a wave of early-onset Alzheimer’s in young cell phone users. (46)
And what about environmental microwave transmitters?
Millions of American kids, struggling with physical disabilities and mental manias, are heavily irradiated not only with Wi-toys, but also by ubiquitous environmental transmitters needed to feed those toys. Nearly 200,000 cell tower and roof top transmitters continuously saturate American cities, playgrounds and passing vehicles with DNA-damaging waves equivalent to ionizing radiation. Living in transmitter-zapped neighborhoods where microwaves pass easily into homes, millions of infants and small kids have no respite from daily, deadly radiation assault.
Unregulated Wi-Fi systems, wireless local area network routers, security monitors, cordless phone systems and other types of wireless transmitters X-ray the interiors of malls, airports, offices, schools, hospitals and millions of homes 24/7. Many commercial and retail enterprises are switching to wireless inventory systems. These and retail inter-personnel push-to-talk radio systems literally “cook” stores and malls where kids congregate.
Many public transport systems are being wired for Wi-Fi. Soon, commercial aircraft will offer Wi-Fi computer services, compelling all passengers to absorb the toxic rays of mid-flight entertainment. Many vehicles are wired with GPS navigation and/or tracking systems. These rolling hotspots zap not only passengers, but people passing by.
The federal government has never developed adequate safety standards for long-term environmental exposure to this barrage of wireless radiation. U.S. standards are antiquated and calculated for short term exposure only. In 2002, the EPA’s Radiation Protection Division confirmed that the FCC’s current exposure guidelines are thermally (burn) based and do not apply to chronic exposure of non-thermal wireless pollution which now enshrouds the nation.(48)
In 2007, 14 world-class public health experts and radiation researchers announced in their BioInitiative Report on Electromagnetic Radiation that current public microwave exposure standards are thousands of times TOO LENIENT. Having compiled the weight of evidence from thousands of studies, these experts conclude that current exposure standards must be drastically revised because they are absolutely NOT protective of the public health.(49)
You’d better do something for yourselves, or you and your kids will literally fry.
Call me a technophobe (one correspondent did!) but DON’T FALL FOR THE OFFICIAL LIES, INCOMPETENCE AND DECEIT!
Find out how many transmitter antennas are near you: go here and type in your zip code
Thanks to Amy Worhthington for doing all the heavy lifting work in compiling this, from a piece in the Idaho Observer.
BY KATHRYN TORNEY
ktorney at belfasttelegraph.co.uk
PARENTS should be allowed to withdraw their children from wireless computer network areas within Northern Ireland’s schools, a teaching union has claimed.
The Association of Teachers and Lecturers has challenged the government’s position that there is no risk to pupils in schools from Wi-Fi.
ATL director Mark Langhammer commented said: “A safety-first approach would oblige governors and education employers to monitor and report on Wi-Fi provision in schools.
“It could allow for parents to withdraw their children from Wi-Fi areas of the school and it would oblige government to test and measure, based on biological, as well as thermal criterion.”
A Lisburn school principal has already disconnected his school’s Wi-Fi equipment after a parent approached him about health concerns linked to the technology, Ian Thomson, from Ballinderry Primary, said: “The PTA member was concerned about the possible adverse effects of the radiation produced by the Wi-Fi equipment.
“I wondered if the advantages of Wi-Fi outweighed the risks to the children and staff. I looked at evidence from both sides and have decided not to use this new technology in our school at present.”
Professor Olle Johansson, one of the world’s leading experts on the effects of Wi-Fi addressed politicians at Stormont on Tuesday.
Dr Johansson, who lectures at Sweden’s Nobel prize-winning Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, featured in the controversial BBC Panorama programme “Wi-Fi: A Warning Signal”.
During his presentation at Stormont, he raised the possibility of health risks from Wi-Fi for children and staff in schools.
Voice, a union for education professionals, has called on the government to commission a full scientific investigation into the effects of wireless technology in schools.
Walter Graham, a local campaigner who invited Professor Johansson to Northern Ireland, is concerned about radiation being introduced to schools.
He said: “As a parent of two children at different schools, I find it quite surprising that I have never been informed that Wi-Fi was being installed in their classrooms and of any possible dangers associated with the technology.”
A spokeswoman for the Department of Education said: “The welfare and safety of children and staff in school is paramount. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has consistently advised that it does not consider there to be a problem with the safety of wireless computer networks (WiFi).
“The HPA announced in October 2007, that it will conduct a systematic programme of research over a period of two years which will include the investigation of levels of exposure from WiFi networks. The Department will monitor the progress of the HPA programme of research.
“Classroom 2000 (C2k) does not currently use WiFi for widespread connectivity of its equipment but has supported schools in limited deployment. WiFi is likely to be used in more schools as ICT use for teaching and learning expands.
“Best advice at present indicates that the risk to health from WiFi radiation is very low and that WiFi equipment satisfies international guidelines,” said the spokeswoman.
The following list is sorted from lowest cost/easiest to the highest cost /hardest solution.
You should try to achieve at least a 10X reduction in cell phone Radio Frequency Radiation.
The solutions multiply, so a 2X and 5X would be reduce RF by 10X
• Use a speaker phone. Many speakerphones now sound good. 5X-100X
The use of a speakerphone keeps the cell phone a long way from your brain and body
Note: sometimes use of a speakerphone will bother those around you.
• Alternate which ear you listen to the cell phone with.
This, by itself, will reduce the radiation to each side of your head by 2X
• Reduce the total amount of time using the cell phone.
Use wired or cordless phone for long conversations. 2X – 20X
Note: Cordless phones made since about 2001 put out much less radiation
Note: Can use call forward on virtually all cell phones:*72NumberToCall to start, *73 to stop
• Minimize use of your cell phone where you have weak signals: possible areas include: rural, in house, in car,….
Cell Phone power level/radiation level can be 100X stronger when you have weak signals (one bar or no bar) – the cell phone has to shout!. 2X-10X
• Change network/provider if you can determine that the new provider has a much stronger cell signal in your house -so that the cell phone will no longer have to shout.
3X? – 100X? Also reduces dropouts and dropped calls. Note: The new provider may require a different cell phone.
http://www.wirelessadvisor.com/ quick way to find providers in your area code
• Use a headset. 5X – 20X cost $10 to $50
Some headsets claim noise rejection. They cost $30 – $100
You may want to use the Airtube Bluetube Headset Technology.
you may want to use a clamp-on RF choke/ferrite bead which is put around the headset wire
such as at http://www.mercola.com/forms/ferrite_beads.htm
• Buy a cell phone with a very low SAR rating 2X – 10X cost $0 to $100
A cell phone with a SAR of 0.5 has 2X less RF than a SAR of 1.0.
http://www.sarvalues.com/usa-complete.html SAR info – US and UK
http://stanford.wellsphere.com/wellmix360/cell-phone-sar SAR info US
• Use cell phone with an external antenna connector to reduce dropouts and dropped calls. 30X. Cost $20 -$300.
If your signal level is not too low you might be able to use an antenna inside your home.
Note: This external connection tethers you to a wire while in the home.
• Wear a Bluetooth device on your ear or over your head. 5X-20X Cost $50 to $200
Provides hands-free (but not distraction-free) driving, which is now required in most states.
Bluetooth with noise rejection also greatly reduces background noise for your listener.
Top noise canceling models (fall 2008) Motopure and Jawbone II both cost about $100.
Note1: Some BlueTooth devices cannot be put on quickly enough to answer an incoming call.
Note2: Bluetooth conversations are not as private as with cell, but Bluetooth conversations are probably more private than those using speakerphones.
• Buy a new product called a femtocell for your home. 20X? Cost approx. $100 + $4 per month
This greatly increases the cell signal strength in your home so your cell phone does not have to shout..
Shares DSL internet connection with WiFi.
This solution assumes that most of your cell phone usage is in your home.
Femtocell will eliminate dropouts/dropped calls around the house.
May produce RF all of the time – I do not know.
• Buy a cell phone signal amplifier or repeater. 20X? Cost $100-$400
This wireless solution which assumes that you have good cell signal outside of your house.
Nextivity is one that may be available to buy through your provider in 2009
This assumes that the majority of your cell phone hours are in your home.
Also reduces dropouts and dropped calls. May produce RF all of the time – I do not know.
• Change the relationship between your cell phone and your head occasionally (angle, height, tilt, rotation, etc.) 2X – 5X
You want to reduce the amount of RF to specific parts of your body. RF is not like nuclear radiation where you are concerned about total body dose.
• It appears that many SmartPhones, Touchscreen phones, and some recent cell phones use broadband EVDO for voice calls, not just data. 2X – 10X – where EVDO is available .
Cost $100 to $500. EVDO tends to need less RF as it uses more efficient modulation (weaker signal can be used).
Should reduce dropouts and dropped calls. Provider may charge extra per month for its use.
• Some Cell Phone and RF hazard links include
http://www.powerwatch.org.uk/ Cell phone, WiFi, Power Lines, etc,
http://www.bluetruth.com/ one of many suppliers of bluetooth devices: over-ear and over-head
http://www.cellreception.com/towers/ Map of cell phone towers near you (US)
http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/finder.php Can select between 93 features.
You can edit your search, so do not need to re-enter the features wanted each time.
Does not have reception quality – I do not know of any web site which does, either.
Cell phone repeater store with variety of products
Cell phone bars are very misleading, vary between cell phones, and the display is typically infrequently updated.
I suggest that you make a dummy/free call every time you want to get an updated view of the cell phone signal level.
More on cell bars: http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/cell-bars-reception.ars
“It seems quite possible that bystanders in the vicinity of mobile phone users may be affected through passive GSM exposure, as well as larger groups exposed from distant base-stations.”
“…two-hour exposures to cell phone GSM microwave RF resulted in leakage of albumin across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and in neuron damage.”
“The most remarkable observation in our studies on the effects of microwaves on the BBB is the fact that the lower SAR values (around 1 mW/kg) give rise to more pronounced albumin leakage than the higher SAR values. If increase in dose had led to increased response, we feel that the risk of cellular telephones, base-stations, and other RF-emitting sources could be managed by reduction of their emitted energy. The indications from our study that the weakest fields are the biologically most harmful, poses a complicated problem. The most pronounced BBB-opening effect of the mobile telephone may not be in the most superficial layers of the brain, but several centimeters deep in central cerebral structures.”
Cell phones and blood-brain barrier – new study
Tuesday November 11th 2008, 7:34 am
From Cindy Sage
CHE-EMF Working Group
A new study from Sweden has been published by Eberhardt et al, and is co-authored by veteran EMF
researchers Leif Salford and Bertil RR Persson of Lund University.
The study reports that cell phone GSM frequency exposure induces pathological leakage of albumin across the blood-brain barrier. Such effects have been reported in prior studies (for example, Salford 2003 and Schirmacher, 2007).
The blood-brain barrier is a critical structure in the brain that separates the flow of blood through the brain from the brain matter itself. Blood contains toxins being carried to excretory organs and also certain molecules like albumin that can be lethal to brain tissue. Exposure to extraordinarily small RF levels on the order of …. may open’ the blood-brain barrier, making it ‘leaky’ and allowing toxins and molecules to cross directly into the brain, which in turn can cause nerve cell damage and neuron death.
Eberhard et al (2008) report that two-hour exposures to cell phone GSM microwave RF resulted in leakage of albumin across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and in neuron damage. Neuronal albumin uptake was significantly correlated to occurrence of damaged neurons when measured at 28 days post-exposure. The lowest exposure level was 0.12 mW/kg (0.00012 W/kg) for two hours. The highest exposure level was 120 mW/kg (0.12 W/kg). The weakest exposure level showed the greatest effect in opening the BBB, and in neuron damage and death.
The current FCC exposure limit is 1.6 W/kg and the ICNIRP exposure limit is 2 W/kg.
“The most remarkable observation in our studies on the effects of microwaves on the BBB is the fact that the lower SAR values (around 1 mW/kg) give rise to more pronounced albumin leakage than the higher SAR values. If increase in dose had led to increased response, we feel that the risk of cellular telephones, base-stations, and other RF-emitting sources could be managed by reduction of their emitted energy. The indications from our study that the weakest fields are the biologically most harmful, poses a complicated problem. The most pronounced BBB-opening effect of the mobile telephone may not be in the most superficial layers of the brain, but several centimeters deep in central cerebral structures. It seems quite possible that bystanders in the vicinity of mobile phone users may be affected through passive GSM exposure, as well as larger groups exposed from distant base-stations. More, substantial research is needed, however, before reliable dose-response relationships can form the basis for recommendations for future exposure limit values that take into account non thermal effects of microwaves from mobile communications on the human brain.”
JL Eberhardt BRR Persson AE Brun LG Salford LOG Malmgren, 2008.
Blood-brain barrier permeability and nerve cell damage in rat brain 14 and 28 days after exposure to microwaves from GSM mobile phones. Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine 27:215-229. DOI:10.10801536370802344037
CHE-EMF Working Group
PYLONS: Linked to dementia
LIVING close to pylons and high-voltage cables doubles the risk of dying from Alzheimer’s disease and senile dementia, a study claims.
Researchers say they have found a direct link between the electromagnetic fields created by power lines and all types of dementia.
The study by doctors at Bern University’s Institute of Social and Preventative Medicine in Switzerland is the latest evidence pointing to the dangers posed by power lines.
An estimated 150,000 Britons live within the 165 ft danger zone of electricity pylons, according to Professor Denis Henshaw, an expert on human radiation.
And last night the University of Bristol scientist said: “It is now time that electricity pylons are pulled down and power cables are buried in highly populated areas of the country.”
It is now time that electricity pylons are pulled down.
Professor Denis Hensha
However, National Grid, which manages the network, said putting high-voltage cables underground posed different risks and was prohibitively expensive.
It said: “Underground cabling for high-voltage lines can cost between six and 17 times as much as using overhead lines.
“Underground cables can also pose more of a risk because of the danger of them being hit by excavation, and they are more difficult to maintain.”
The UK has at least 14,000 miles of high-voltage cable carrying electricity from power stations to homes and businesses.
The Swiss team, led by Professor Matthias Egger, found the risk of developing Alzheimer’s increases the longer people live next to electricity pylons.
He said yesterday: “Anyone who lives within the immediate vicinity of high-voltage power lines for more than 10 years has a significantly higher risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s.”
The paper has been published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
Professor Henshaw claims that radiation caused by power lines and other high-power electrical sources stops the body creating the natural hormone melatonin in the pineal gland, which is lacking in Alzheimer’s sufferers.
He said: “This paper is like the final piece of a jigsaw. The link between childhood leukemia and power lines is already accepted by everybody. And there is strong evidence of a link to other diseases as well.”
Professor Egger warns that sleeping next to a radio-operated alarm clock or living beside an electrified railway line present a similar dementia risk, due to proximity of the radiation source and the strength of the electric charge. He said: “Anything that is plugged in and that is on all the time and that is near to your body is a source of this type of radiation.”
National Grid said last night: “We recognise that there is some scientific evidence suggesting certain specific health effects may be linked to electric and magnetic fields. This can cause public concern.
“However, the balance of evidence remains against electric and magnetic fields causing ill health.”
Last night the Department of Health said it was reviewing its position in the light of the study.
Harold Wilson may have had early Alzheimer’s when he resigned as Prime Minister in 1976, research into his final Commons speeches suggests.
The study, which indicated cognitive deterioration, appears in the Journal of Neurolinguistics.