comp case re brain dysfunction and microwave radiation
CANCER and EMF increases during 20th Century
Could you ask your members to
try to find a graph for:
1] RATE OF INCREASE OF CANCER
DURING 20TH CENTURY.
2] RATE OF INCREASE IN EMF
POLLUTION IN 20TH CENTURY.
Then we can compare the two
exposure to RF/MW and "Microwave sickness" (excerpt)
Some months ago I was contacted
by the Trade Union responsible for Australian crane operaters. They are
receiving many concerns about health problems from crane operaters who
were working at elevations close to active microwave antennas, such as
mobile phone antennas on top of buildings.
From our discussions it was
apparent that there seemed to be a connection with health complaints
and working in close proximity to antennas. The symptoms were the same
as those listed under the condition of "microwave sickness" in the
Russian medical literature.
Could you please post this
message, I believe people in this group would no doubt have various
opinions on this, I would appreciate a varied response, as no one
person I've met yet, can even begin to explain this situation.
I have worked in the
construction and maintance of towers/base stations etc for over 8 years.
I would like to know if anyone
has ever suffered this skin disorder(as above titled). I have it on the
back of my neck. It resembles a small pimple with a clear fluid in it,
but it cannot be burst. Steroid cream reduces the visual effects, but
not all. Some days after heavy use of the mobile phone these bumps get
itchy and swell and more bumps become present. Having worn a gold
necklace during my periods at work, I believe this is some how
Doctors can not identify causes,
and with all research pointing to cell changes due to RF, I was
wondering could this be a possible heating and cell changing of the
skin from my necklace re-radiating. I know this is RF related because
it increases and spreads when I'm actively onsite and making heavy use
of the mobile phone. I know when I'm holidays, off work,-no sites-no
phone, it reduces. Although, I have a permanent set of dots that never
I have noticed that several
people who have worked in the same field suffer similar small dots and
dicoulouration around the back and sides of their neck. It's especially
evident on the men who have worked in the industry longer than 10
years. I have also noticed it on workers who have built power
transmission lines. Is this a coincidence or should we be doing some
research on it. Or, could we just simply survey the men, who for the
past 50 years have built these RF emitting structures.
Your comments are welcomed.
Letter writers sick of cell phone masts
Informant: Robert Riedlinger
Government want us to say that these masts are completely safe and
aren't dangerous, but we can't say that"
Professor Lawrie Challis,
The Government's New Mast Safety Supremo
By Andy Mosley - Express &
Echo - Friday January 24 2003
The Government's new top adviser
on mobile phone mast safety has admitted transmitters have still not
been proven to be safe. Professor Lawrie Challis, the new chairman of
the expert Stewart Committee, said: "We cannot say there is no risk.
You could never say that. All you can do is take measures to reduce
"The Government doesn't want to
hear that message. They want us to say that masts are completely safe
and aren't dangerous, but we can't say that."
Speaking exclusively to the
Express & Echo, Prof Challis said more research needed to be
carried out on cancer victims - such as six-year-old Devon girl Emma
Cann - who lived near the structures. He said he did not think
Government research had gone far enough and said that investigations by
other experts would now be considered.
He was speaking after a seminar
on mast safety held in Devon yesterday. At the same conference, a top
university scientist said he believed the Government had been looking
at the wrong research.
Dr Gerald Hyland, of Warwick
University's physics department and the International Institute of
Biophysics, said that 16 cancer clusters had been identified throughout
the country - including the area around George Hill, Crediton, where
the Cann family live. And he said some recent research showed that
people suffering ill health had got better once they had moved away
from the masts.
Prof Challis, who has recently
replaced Sir William Stewart as head of the Mobile Telecommunications
Health Research (MTHR) team, said: "we recognised while carrying out
the research for the Stewart Report three years ago that people hadn't
been using mobile phones for that long and some diseases take many
years between the incidence of a disease and the observance of a
symptom. It could take up to 10 years before we know for sure. There
are fears that there might be biological effects and it is not possible
at present to be sure that exposure is not without potential health
effects. That is why we advised the precautionary approach to the
siting of masts.
"Conventional thinking would say
exposure to radiation would be too small to have any effect, but there
may be things we still don't know about, so we do need to be careful.
"I have been impressed by the
fear factor. If you have a mast near you and you have heard that they
might be dangerous, that can have an effect.
"We have spent quite a bit of
time talking about this and I think it will take a while until the
public is convinced that masts are safe."
Last week it was announced that
new research into the health effects of mast emissions was to be
carried out. This is due to begin this year, with studies on
individuals who believe radiation from masts has made them ill.
Prof Challis said: "We have
received about 150 proposals for research, which we have to look at.
The research will start towards the end of the year once we have looked
at the proposals."
He said he was more concerned
about the safety aspects of using mobile phones and had been surprised
at the level of worry over masts.
"Around 85 per cent of public
concern when we carried out the Stewart Report was about masts, which
surprised us but was a very important message to us. I am sure still
more concerned about having a phone two centimetres from my head than a
nearby mast," he said.
However, he did admit that some
of the recommendations made in the Stewart Report regarding masts had
not been fully met by the Government. "I don't think it has done
everything it could have done. I would give it about eight out of 10.
"We asked for greater public
consultation over mast siting because we were aware that concern
affects people's well-being because they worry about it. There has been
more consultation, but it wasn't quite what we wanted to see," he said.
Prof Challis said research
showed that radiation led to an increase in a person's temperature of
only one degree. "I don't know anyone who is too concerned about this
because the temperature of a normal healthy human goes up and down by
about a degree every day anyway," he said. "So heat isn't the issue."
He added that recent research
had not added much to the mast safety debate.
Prof Challis insisted the team
that compiled the Stewart Report was totally independent from
Government or industry. "Our concern was about public health not the
wishes of Government or the profits of industry," he said.
Prof Challis added that he was
worried by the level of mobile phone use among children.
He said more needed to be done
towards educating youngsters about limiting the time they spend on
Informant: Iris from Israel
Following is the Forword of a
report on the Russian medical literature that was compiled in Germany
in 1996-7. Unfortunately the English translater had a personal crisis
and never finished the translation and so the report remains half
finished - and with the price of translators it will unfortunately have
to remain so.
Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Humans in the Frequency Range 0 to
3 GHz :
and results of a study of Russian medical literature from 1960 - 1996
Prepared for the German Federal
Ministry for Postal Services and Telecommunication in order to compare
the differences between West European and CIS (former Soviet Union) EMF
Contract No 4231/630 402
Prof. em. Prof. Dr. med. Karl Hecht
Dr. rer. nat. Hans-Ullrich Balzer
Foreword by Drs. Hans-Ullrich
Balzer and Karl Hecht, The Institute of Stress Research, Berlin Germany.
As presented to the Tenth
International Montreux Congress On Stress, Montreux Switzerland,
February 28 to March 5, 1999
There is a great deal of
controversy about the biological and psychobiological effects of
electromagnetic fields on human beings. In the discussions of results
of studies of Western countries, which usually take place over a time
period of only 1 to 3 years, Russian medical literature is neglected to
a great extent. We analyzed about 1500 original works of Russian
medical literature from the years 1960 to 1996, in which the effects of
electromagnetic fields on humans, animals and plants were studied. The
following evaluation summary has to do to a large extent with
examinations carried out by company physicians involving several
thousand industrial workers subject to effects from electromagnetic
fields, radar stations, and high-voltage electrical plants, where the
periods of influence spanned a range of up to 20 years. The following
symptoms are characteristic and appeared much more often directly in
relation to the number of years of service by the worker in the plant.
* Neurasthema, neurotic symptoms
* Arterial hypotension, bradycardia or tachycardia
* Vagotonic displacement of the cardiovascular system
* EEG changes (deterioratrion of the alpha rhythm)
* Hyperfunction of the thyroid
* Sexual Potency disturbances
* Passive tremor of the fingers
* Disturbances in the hypothalamic-hypophyseal cortico-adrenal system
* Digestive system disorders
* Sleep disorders
* Slowing down of the sensorimotor system
* Hair loss
Subjective symptoms reported by
* Exhaustion, weariness
* Lack of concentration
* Profuse outbreaks of perspiration
* Spontaneous excitability due to hypotonic reaction conditions,
especially under heavy work pressure
* Heart trouble
A three-stage symptom complex
1st stage: Beginning symptoms
which can last up to three years without findings or a sympathicotonic
2nd stage: Weakly pronounced
symptoms lasting 3 to 5 years. A reversial gradually occurs from the
normal or hypertonic level to that of hypotonia.
3rd stage: Highly pronounced
symptoms more or less distinct replications of the symptom complex
Whereas the symptoms at stages 1
or 2 can subside into remission, they become unremitting at stage three.
In extensive supplementary
experiments on test animals, it was determined that the biological
effects of electromagnetic fields depend on a number of factors:
* Duration of exposure to
* Individual sensitivity
* Kind of electromagnetic field
It also depends on the
particular wavelength (when the dose is the same): mm-waves cause
hardly any biological effect at all, cm-waves very little effect,
d-waves a distinct effect, and m-waves a very highly pronounced effect.
It has also been shown from the
results of animal experiments that electromagnetic fields (depending on
the factors previously mentioned) trigger an unspecific biological
reaction over a long period of time (along the lines of Hans Seyle)
that later usually remain at a hypotonic level.
Comparisions were made between
the symptom complex caused by electromagnetic fields and by Chronic
Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).
Informant: Don Maisch