FYI: Several persons have lately asked for
information regarding the following papers dealing i.a. with FM-radio
Hallberg Ö, Johansson O, "Melanoma incidence
and frequency modulation (FM) broadcasting", Arch Environ Health
2002; 57: 32-40
Hallberg Ö, Johansson O, "Har tusentals personer
offrats i onödan sedan 1955?" (="Have thousands of persons
unnecessarily been sacrificed since 1955?"; in Swedish), Nord Tidsskr
Biol Med 2002; 2: 26-27
Hallberg Ö, Johansson O, "Cancerdödlighet
och långtidssjukskrivning" (="Cancer mortality and long-term
sick leave"; in Swedish), Tidskriften Medikament 2002; 7: 40-41
Hallberg Ö, Johansson O, "Cancer trends during
the 20th century", J Aust Coll Nutr & Env Med 2002; 21: 3-8
To access them, please, have a look at http://home.swipnet.se/~w-78067/Cancers.htm.
Two of them are also indexed on WHO's webpage: http://www-nt.who.int/peh-emf/emfstudies/viewstudy.cfm?ID=991.
A more general way to get to them (as well as to other scientific publications)
is through the PubMed:
Please, spread this information to all persons needing
Have a very nice day!!
(Olle Johansson, assoc. prof. The Experimental Dermatology
Unit. Department of Neuroscience.
171 77 Stockholm. Sweden)
Hi Klaus: Apologies for sullying the name integrity
of THE IRISH TIMES North America Editor, Conor O'Clery in my last email
posting. I spelt it O'Cleary. And I can't pass the buck and say that his
employer indulges in haphazard variant spellings of O'Clery. So, apologies
for careless spelling.
Regards electrosensitivity being another name for radiation
sickness. A number of authors point out this, among them Arthur Firstenberg
in his 1997 (2nd ed.) text MICROWAVING OUR PLANET: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
OF THE WIRELESS REVOLUTION. He starts his section on electrosensitivity
(page 31) with this statement: "Electrical sensitivity is a new name
for radiation sickness, so called because many suffering become aware
that electromagnetic fields make them ill and they experience symptoms
immediately upon exposure."
I believe this connection makes it absolutely clear
that ES is indeed going to be the fate of many Iraqis given the well-known
planned use of energy weapons.
Do any of your readers object to equating ES with the
older term Radiation Illness. And if so, for what reasons?
Best, Imelda, Cork, Ireland.
To this theme: go to http://starmailgermany.tripod.com/emfomeganews/id4.html
"Pentagon may use new E-Bomb during war on Iraq" nearly
at the bottom and click on it.
Possible Association Between Fetal/neonatal Exposure to Radiofrequency
Electromagnetic Radiation and the Increased Incidence of Autism Spectrum
Robert C. Kane, Ph.D.
Recently disclosed epidemiological data indicate a
dramatic increase in the incidence of autism spectrum disorders. Previously,
the incidence of autism has been reported as 4-5 per 10,000 children.
The most recent evidence indicates an increased incidence of about 1 per
500 children. However, the etiology of autism is yet to be determined.
The recently disclosed data suggest a possible correlation between autism
incidence and a previously unconsidered environmental toxin. It is generally
accepted in the scientific community that radiofrequency radiation is
a biologically active substance. It is also readily acknowledged that
human exposures to radiofrequency radiation have become pervasive during
the past twenty years, whereas such exposures were uncommon prior to that
time. It is suggested that fetal or neo-natal exposures to radiofrequency
radiation may be associated with an increased incidence of autism.
Prior to the twentieth century the only sources of
radiofrequency (RF) radiation were the hyper-low levels of RF energy originating
from our sun and the even lower levels of extra-solar RF noise. It is
in this environment of low-level RF radiation that life on earth developed
and exists to this day.
During the 1940s, primarily as a result of research
and development performed as a part of the war effort, industry and the
military establishment were successful in bringing the state of RF energy
generation to maturity. From that time onward we have witnessed a broad
range of commercial RF energy product applications including, most notably,
broadcast FM radio, radar, television, public-service mobile communication
transceivers, residential microwave ovens, and the portable cellular telephone.
Initially, the contribution of each radiating device
was imperceptible when weighed against the background of incoming solar
radiation. However, over the span of decades the number of terrestrial
RF radiation sources, now counted in the billions, has increased to the
degree that, presently, the base radiation level is many thousands of
times higher than from solar RF energy impinging on the earth.
Notwithstanding the proliferation of RF radiation sources
during the early decades of the radiofrequency age, the 1940s through
the 1970s, humans were seldom exposed to RF radiation at levels that might
cause concern. Since the late 1970s a number of commercial products have
become ubiquitous, which provide human exposures to levels of RF radiation
that are significantly higher than either of the previous or present background
levels. Research reports indicate that RF exposure levels, typically encountered
from some commercial products, may induce alterations of biological processes
or damage to the genome 1-13.
Concurrently the incidence of autism diagnoses demonstrates
a pronounced, approximately linear, nearly three- fold increase occurring
during the last twenty years. The question as to when autism begins in
any child remains to be answered. Some studies provide support for a prenatal
or perinatal origin for autism. 14 For several decades prior to 1980 autism
incidence remained essentially invariant; reportedly at about one diagnosed
case per 2000 children. Byrd has reported a present autism incidence of
about one per 700 children.
RF radiation sources have become commonplace in the
personal human environment from approximately 1980 to the present. Operation
of an RF radiation source such as a two-way radio or a cell phone exposes
the operator to levels of RF radiation shown to be biologically active.
Operation of an RF radiation source also exposes others, in the near proximity,
to similarly biologically active levels of electromagnetic field intensities
Some of the known effects of exposure to RF radiation
include cognitive impairment 16, memory deficit 17, EEG modifications
18, DNA damage 3 - 12, chromosome aberrations 6, micronucleus formation
7, 22, fetal malformation 1, 2, increased permeability of the blood-brain
barrier 19, 23, altered cellular calcium efflux 20 and altered cell proliferation
RF radiation exposures from residential microwave ovens
are, typically, on the order of 1 milli-watt per cm2. RF radiation exposures
from cell phones range from about 0.1 to 10.0 milli-watt per cm2. Portable
two-way radios provide similar exposure levels. The scientific literature
confirms that RF radiation exposures, at levels more than 1,000 times
lower than described immediately preceding, or on the order of 1.0 micro-watt
per cm2, induce significant changes in biological processes or molecular
repair mechanisms 12.
During gestation the possibility of unobservable embryonic
and fetal damage is increased as mothers-to-be utilize and are exposed
to the emissions from RF radiation devices. Researchers have emphatically
reported that an embryo or fetus should not be exposed to radiofrequency
radiation such as that emitted by the portable cell phone or portable
telephone. One particular reason to avoid RF radiation exposure during
pregnancy is that an embryo or fetus may not be fully protected by amniotic
fluid for extended periods of time due to the natural movement of the
embryo or fetus within the womb. Secondly, the pelvic structure promotes
deep RF radiation penetration and that radiation can be absorbed within
the developing embryo or fetus.
Other researchers have postulated that there may exist
a previously unidentified environmental toxin associated with the observed
increased incidence of autism. For example, the works of Byrd (California
- 1999) 14, Bertrand 24, (New Jersey - 2001), Taylor 25, (United Kingdom
- 1999), and Chakrabarti & Fombonne 26, (United Kingdom - 2001) clearly
support the proposition that the identified increased incidence of autism
has an origin at about 1980: an increased incidence that has its origin
established at the very time the personal RF radiation devices came into
popular use about 1980. We propose that RF radiation, a new form of exposure
of the human embryo, fetus, and infant, and an acknowledged environmental
toxin under many exposure conditions, may be associated with the increased
incidence of autism. This proposition is further based on the fact that
these radiating products are periodically and typically utilized in the
embryonic, fetal and neonatal environment. RF radiation is the only known
toxin, exposure to which is wholly correlated with the repeatedly documented
increased incidence of autism: now reported by at least some researchers
as greater than 1 per 100 newborn.
Correspondence to: Robert C. Kane, The Associated Bioelectromagnetics
Technologists, P.O. Box 133, Blanchardville, Wisconsin 53516-0133. FAX:
608 523-6500; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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mouse fetuses after irradiation with 2.45 GHz microwaves, Health Physics,
35, pp. 791-801, 1978.
2 Kaplan J, Polson P, Rebert C, Lunan K, and Gage M,
Biological and behavioral effects of prenatal and postnatal exposure to
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3 Sagripanti JL, and Swicord ML, DNA structural changes
caused by microwave radiation, Int J Radiat Biol, 50(1), pp. 47-50, 1986.
4 Leszczynski D, Joenväärä S, Reivinen
J, and Kuokka R. Non-thermal activation of the hsp27/p38MAPK stress pathway
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pp. 120-129, 2002.
5 Sagripanti JL, Swicord ML, and Davis CC, Microwave
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6 Fucic A, Garaj-Vrhovac V, Skara M, and Dimitrovic
B, X-rays, microwaves and vinyl chloride monomer: their clastogenic and
aneugenic activity, using the micronucleus assay on human lymphocytes,
Mutat Res 282(4), pp. 265-271, 1992.
7 Maes A, Verschaeve L, Arroyo A, De Wagter C, and
Vercruyssen L, In vitro cytogenetic effects of 2450 MHz waves on human
peripheral blood lymphocytes, Bioelectromagnetics 14(6), pp. 495-501,
8 Sarkar S, Ali S, and Behari J, Effect of low power
microwave on the mouse genome: a direct DNA analysis, Mutat Res 320, (1-2),
pp. 141-147, 1994.
9 Lai H, and Singh NP, Acute low-intensity microwave
exposure increases DNA single-strand breaks in rat brain cells, Bioelectromagnetics,
16(3), pp. 207-210, 1995.
10 Lai H, and Singh NP, Single- and double-strand DNA
breaks in rat brain cells after acute exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic
radiation, Int J Radiat Biol, 69(4), pp. 513-521, 1996.
11 Repacholi MH, Basten A, Gebski V, Noonan D, Finnie
J, and Harris AW, Lymphomas in E mu-Pim1 transgenic mice exposed to pulsed
900 MHz electromagnetic fields. Radiat Res, 147(5), pp. 631-640, 1997.
12 Phillips JL, Ivaschuk O, Ishida-Jones T, Jones RA,
Campbell-Beachler M, and Haggren W, DNA damage in Molt-4 T-lymphoblastoid
cells exposed to cellular telephone radiofrequency fields in vitro, Bioelectrochemistry
and Bioenergetics, 45, pp. 103-110, 1998.
13 Hardell L, Hansson Mild K, Pahlson A, Hallquist
A, Ionizing radiation, cellular telephones and the risk of brain tumours.
Europ J Cancer Prevent 10, pp. 523-529, 2001.
14 Byrd RS, Sigman M. Bono M, et al, Report to the
legislature on the principal findings from the epidemiology of autism
in California: a comprehensive pilot study, M.I.N.D. Institute, University
of California, Davis, 2002
15 Bawin SM, Kaczmarek LK, and Adey WR, Effects of
modulated VHF fields on the central nervous system, Ann NY Acad. Sci,
247, pp. 74-81, 1975.
16 Chiang H, Yao GD, Fang QS, Wang KQ, Lu DZ, Zhou
YK, Health effects of environmental electromagnetic fields. J. Bioelectricity
17 Lai H, Horita A, and Guy AW, Microwave irradiation
affects radial-arm maze performance in the rat, Bioelectromagnetics 15(2),
pp. 95-104, 1994.
18 von Klitzing L, Low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic
fields influence EEG of man, Phys. Medica, 11, pp. 77-80, 1995.
19 Salford LG, Brun A, Sturesson K, Eberhardt JL, and
Persson BR, Permeability of the blood-brain radiation on cytolytic T lymphocytes,
FASEB J , 10(8), pp. 913-919, 1996.
20 Paul Raj R, Behari J, and Rao AR, Effect of amplitude
modulated RF radiation on calcium ion efflux and ODC activity in chronically
exposed rat brain, Indian J Biochem Biophys, 36(5), pp. 337-340, 1999.
21 Cleary SF, Du Z, Cao G, Liu LM, and McCrady C, Effect
of isothermal radiofrequency barrier induced by 915 MHz electromagnetic
radiation, continuous wave and modulated at 8, 16, 50, and 200 Hz. Microsc
Res Tech, 27(6), pp. 535-542, 1994.
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damage in human lymphocytes following GMSK phase modulated microwave exposure.
Bioelectromagnetics, 23, pp. 7-13, 2002.
23 Persson BR, Salford LG, and Brun A, Blood-brain
barrier permeability in rats exposed to electromagnetic fields used in
wireless communication, Wireless Network 3, pp. 455-461, 1997.
24 Bertrand J, Mars A, Boyle C, Bove F, Yeargin-Allsopp
M, Decoufle P., Prevalence of Autism in a United States Population: The
Brick Township, New Jersey Investigation, Pediatrics, 108 (5), pp. 1155-1161,
25 Taylor B, Miller E, Farringdon et al, MMR Vaccine
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353, pp. 2026-2029, 1999.
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Roy - It may take "my new people a while to "catch up"
on the information but I am grateful I am able to refer them to you to
either be included on the list and/or to review your website!!!! I also
include some information regarding a couple other sites such as Roger
Conant's "powerlinefacts" and when I can find the reference,
to one or more other sites. Last night I happened to have Don Maisch's
site access information available and chose it because of all of the symptoms
that fall under the "CFS category."
Bud and I distributed 170 flyers along the high voltage
lines and are receiving some feedback. Last night, I heard from a young
couple I am very concerned about. They moved into their home (down our
street) about four years ago. Since that time, the female has suffered
three miscarriages. The couple's son is now two years old and she states
"he plays near the huge pole" every day!!!!!! I don't know yet
if they will invite me over to take miligauss readings but I am trying.
Right now, I am not going to mention what I think one
of the "symptoms" might be (she avoided citing her other concerns)
but if I am correct, that information, along with other information I
have, will be "staggering." I am betting on a birth defect that
I have not been including in my writings. As soon as I am able to confirm
and have permission to share the information, I will do so.
Our house is at the northwest edge of our city of Coon
Rapids, so we also distributed some flyers over in Blaine. I received
a call from a woman who still has an open wound from brain surgery three
months ago. The surgery was done at the Mayo Clinic and was done to help
alleviate severe epileptic seizures. She was sick on Friday but I hope
to go over and measure today.
The neighbor woman suffers from up to 30 epileptic
seizures a day and has survived lymphoma and brain cancer!!!!!! I understand
she and her husband want to meet with me. I am very concerned that the
stress of dealing with the realization that the high voltage lines are
most likely responsible for the problems might be causing them to be in
an even more
fragile condition. It is not that they "hadn't wondered," but
it is yet another example of the need to "keep lighting candles........."
I did take some measurements at a house that is very
close to the lines in another area of Coon Rapids and was amazed to find
the readings in the house were very low!!!! I was told by the power company
that those lines are the same lines that go by our place -- a 69kv line
and a 230kv line. Miligauss readings were .08 and .09 mg in the childrens'
basement bedrooms, a little over 1.0 mg in the kitchen and a reading when
using the Graham filter of 5.5 milivolts at a kitchen outlet. I got a
reading of about 3.0 miligauss about 1/2 way from the house to the lines
which were about 30 ft. away. Readings in our front entry were 6.5 miligauss
and over 8.0 miligauss in my yard about half way to the lines which are
50 ft. from our house.
Dave Stetzer, who is also working with Dr. Martin Graham,
recommends the level of the "trash" being measured when using
the filter be reduced to a number as close as possible to 8.0 milivolts
or below. To accomplish this, small capacitors can be plugged into electrical
outlets. Information about this is on the site: "toxicelectricity.com."
In the case of the 5.5 mv reading in the kitchen, they very likely would
be able to reduce even that reading by using capacitors and I provided
that information. As you may know, capacitors can be purchased from various
suppliers and I have no financial interest whatsoever nor do I make any
claims other than what I have written.
The websites do tell stories of persons who have made
dramatic recovery after Dave Stetzer installed capacitors, one of whom
is Marilyn Wilson, a social worker from Madison, Wisconsin, whose story
is on your website, I believe. Marilyn continues to work with the group,
Physicians for Social Responsibility, as far as I know.
In this case, it is the mom of the family who suffers
from headaches and lack of sleep. The 3- year old is a girl and the 4-year
old is a boy. They are both apparently very healthy at this time which
didn't surprise me. I am concerned about more subtle effects on the children
cropping up in the future but their conditions do correlate with much
of what is known about significant health problems developing in homes
with readings between 2.0 miligauss and 4.0 miligauss. As to the mystery
about their readings versus our readings, I need to call back to verify
the lines are the same as ours and if so, to learn why their readings
are so much lower.
While I have not been sharing a lot of the information,
I can tell you that there is "a whole lot going on" in regard
to EMR activity not only here in Minnesota but also in Michigan and California.
Dave Stetzer and Dr. Martin Graham, along with other knowledgeable persons,
are working very hard "for the overall cause" and Dave has reported
many changes have been made. Capacitors are now being placed in schools
in addition to homes. Hundreds of persons have reported dramatic improvement
in their health after capacitors have been installed...........
Take care - Joanne
Joanne C. Mueller
Guinea Pigs R Us
731 - 123rd Avenue N.W.
Minneapolis, MN 55448