* Exposure of human peripheral blood lymphocytes to electromagnetic fields associated with cellular phones leads to chromosomal instability - MISSING INFORMATION ON CELL TOWER APPLICATIONS - Low Level EMF Bioeffects Research Results Show Many Cell Responses (15/1/03)

Exposure of human peripheral blood lymphocytes to electromagnetic fields associated with cellular phones leads to chromosomal instability.

Mashevich M, Folkman D, Kesar A, Barbul A, Korenstein R, Jerby E, Avivi L.
Department of Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Bioelectromagnetics 2003 Feb;24(2):82-90

Whether exposure to radiation emitted from cellular phones poses a health hazard is at the focus of current debate. We have examined whether in vitro exposure of human peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) to continuous 830 MHz electromagnetic fields causes losses and gains of chromosomes (aneuploidy), a major "somatic mutation" leading to genomic instability and thereby to cancer. PBL were irradiated at different average absorption rates (SAR) in the range of 1.6-8.8 W/kg for 72 hr in an exposure system based on a parallel plate resonator at temperatures ranging from 34.5-37.5 degrees C. The averaged SAR and its distribution in the exposed tissue culture flask were determined by combining measurements and numerical analysis based on a finite element simulation code. A linear increase in chromosome 17 aneuploidy was observed as a function of the SAR value, demonstrating that this radiation has a genotoxic effect. The SAR dependent aneuploidy was accompanied by an abnormal mode of replication of the chromosome 17 region engaged in segregation (repetitive DNA arrays associated with the centromere), suggesting that epigenetic alterations are involved in the SAR dependent genetic toxicity. Control experiments (i.e., without any RF radiation) carried out in the temperature range of 34.5-38.5 degrees C showed that elevated temperature is not associated with either the genetic or epigenetic alterations observed following RF radiation-the increased levels of aneuploidy and the modification in replication of the centromeric DNA arrays. These findings indicate that the genotoxic effect of the electromagnetic radiation is elicited via a non-thermal pathway. Moreover, the fact that aneuploidy is a phenomenon known to increase the risk for cancer, should be taken into consideration in future evaluation of exposure guidelines. Bioelectromagnetics 24:82-90, 2003. Copyright 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

PMID: 12524674 [PubMed - in process]


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Dear all,

The best way to fight a new cell tower is to point out to the approving authority all of the missing items that are NOT on the cell tower applications. Then ask the question WHAT ARE THE CELL CO's TRYING TO HIDE FROM EVERYBODY? I have that answer also.. I have attached my missing items report for your information. Regards Del..


1. What is the system going to operate at? Analog, IDen, CDMA, TDMA, or GSM?
2. Where is the Radiated Propagation analysis pattern?
3. Where is the Radiated Spreadsheets, showing Power Output of one sector antenna?
4. What is the Polarization's of the antennas?
5. What is the Maximum Power Radiated per channel?
6. What is the DB Gain of the antennas?
7. What is the Amplifying Equipment make and model numbers?
8. What are the Operating Transmit and Receive Frequencies?
9. What are the ERP and EIRP of the main lobe radiating antenna pattern?
10. What are the Minimum Power Levels at ground level with Minimum channels?
11. What are the Maximum Power Levels at ground level with Maximum channels?
12. What is the Minimum number of operating channels?
13. What is the Maximum number of operating channels?
14. Will you have a 16 to 32 Channel Combiner per antenna in TDMA?
15. What are the Physical and Electrical Tilt Angles of the antennas?
16. What is the DB gain of the Tower Mounted Amplifier?

Delbert Parkinson
9327 Classic Dr. NE
Lacey, WA 98516-3191

Low Level EMF Bioeffects Research Results Show Many Cell Responses (excerpt)

The research summary below just came to me from two different sources in the past couple of weeks.

(12/30/02) A statement by Dr. Pawluk, M.D., M.Sc., medical consultant to Body Fields USA, is as follows: "I just got this info. It's important to the work we are doing since it seems to indicate that the Quantron Resonance System's (QRS) square wave design, low field strength and rapid wave changes probably affect nerve cell regrowth by stimulating "normal human neural progenitor (NHNP) cells", i.e., cells that lead new nerve cells to grow from their "infant" precursors. WOW! Very low level fields, interacting with the earth's DC fields!!! Just as I suspected, you don't need high powered DC fields to do this. This can be done at a much lower cost -- QRS and the like.

I think I'll go lay on my QRS right now. (The QRS is a German-developed home health maintenance system, with pillow and mattress, containing pattern placed coils for application of low level pulsed magnetic fields. (01/03/03)

Cindy Sage of Sage EMF Design (a division of Sage Associates) an environmental consulting firm <www.sageassociates.net>, remarked: "Seen this on the NASA patent? Transients, fast rise-time issues.... major implications for EMF policy, if true.

Sometimes we get so involved with the hazardous health problems of artificial and uncontrolled EMFs, we tend to overlook the possibilities for very beneficial healing applications!. This would seem to be a good argument for the hazardous uncontrolled long-term exposure EMF problems. After all, if we can heal biosystems with controlled, researched medical applications of EMFs, then it seems to follow, like with drugs, that uncontrolled applications can be harmful to health!

Someone once said "Never underestimate the power of the human mind to resist the inroads of useful knowledge!!"

James B. Beal
EMF Interface Consulting


NASA (JSC) Collaborations
Robert G. Dennis, Ph.D.

In a collaboration with Tom Goodwin at NASA Johnson Space Center, we have developed 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional bioreactor systems to subject tissues to controlled electromagnetic fields. Experiments are currently in progress, and our preliminary data is extremely promising. We have subjected normal human neural progenitor (NHNP) cells to low level electromagnetic fields generated near electrically conductive plate electrodes (2-D) or within a field generated by a solenoid coil 3-D). The waveforms tested included sine waves, narrow pulses (delta function), and square waves. Cells were subjected to 17 days of electromagnetic field stimulation of all waveforms as well as a DC field.

The cells were not subjected to transverse electrical fields through the culture medium, as is often done in cell culture experiments employing electromagnetic fields, rather the cells were grown within the induced magnetic field surrounding the electrical conductor. For both the 2-D and 3-D systems, the magnetic field intensity was limited to ~ 70 mG. Magnetic field intensity was measured using a linear Hall effect sensor. For comparison, the Earth's magnetic field is approximately 500 mG at 450 latitude. Rate of change of the magnetic fields was estimated on the basis of Maxwell's equations and the measured current transient response in both the conductive plate and the solenoid coil.The mB (micromagnetic) fields were applied in 5 separate interventions as:

(1) 10 Hz bipolar square waves,
(2) differentiated square waves (delta functional); narrow pulses (200 ms) corresponding to each square wave edge,
(3) sine waves of the same amplitude and frequency as the square waves,
(4) DC (steady) mB fields, also of the same amplitude as the square wave, and
(5) control (no mB field).

Cell Responses: (relative to control)
Proliferation rate increased up to 4x
Morphology changes were macroscopically evident for large colonies of nerve cells in 2-D
Glucose metabolism +~60% in 3-D system
Gene array profiling indicated very significant increases in expression of classes of genes related to extra-cellular matrix production, growth, and metabolism.

All effects were greatest for square and delta functions, no difference between DC fields and control (no field).

Conclusions: Cells respond to the rate of change in the mB field (dB/dt), not to the peak field magnitude (Bmax) or total flux exposure. The high dB/dt of the square waves and the delta were both effective at influencing cellular response, whereas slowly varying (sine) or non varying (DC) fields had significantly reduced or no effect. Equivalently high peak fields or long exposure times (sine and DC, as well as square wave) were clearly not as important as the rate of change of the mB field. In this study, peak magnetic field amplitudes were ~ 70 mG, whereas the Earth's magnetic field on average is ~ 500 mG, but is not time varying (i.e., it is DC). The electromagnetic interventions carried out in this study were of course superimposed upon the Earth's DC magnetic field. It is the time varying nature of the fields that apparently has the most significant influence on every aspect of the cellular response. We collectively term these time varying electromagnetic fields as TVEMFs.

The instrumentation and protocols for this series of experiments have been filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and two manuscripts are currently in preparation.

Dear Klaus

Please direct this question in the daily news to someone who know, or maybe you know someone who can answer:

The question concerns the value of measurments, and the radiation per antenna. I read that every channel emits 100 watts. Every antenne has many channels. Every base station has many antennes. = hundreds of watts er base station.

So, how does it settle with the low standard (if we take the most eccentic cases of Russia or Salzburg) how can a base station emit low radiation when we are talking about hundreds of watts?

In Israel it was published that the cellular companies doubled the radiation per antenna, from 8 to 16 watts. How can it be 16 while every channel has 100 and every antenne has many channels?

I don't understand here something, can someone clarify this?


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