Hi Klaus: Torbjorn Lindblom who has recently replaced Leif S.
as international liaison officer at http://www.feb.se/index_int.htm
(the online Swedish support network for electrosensitives) has
said to go ahead and forward his following comments
to me on ES and tin/aluminium foil protection.
If someone tries to make a Faraday Cage using aluminium foil
the result should be checked by someone who has a proper measuring
device e.g. a spectrum analyser. These are not cheap. A mobile
telephone can be the poor man's choice to get an idea of how
good the result is.
and from Hans Karow to the same theme:
re: Del's message (your message, March 03, 2003)
Re: Foil protects against mobile mast
Del Parkinson states " that aluminum
foil DON'T Block EMR"....is not quite correct! To my
knowledge aluminum foil does block mobile phone microwaves/radiowaves.
However Del is correct when he states that aluminum foil does
not block magnetic fields, i.e. from electric kitchen stoves/burners.
Reception: The Wireless Revolution in San Francisco
Here's info on Doug Loranger's new video
"Bad Reception" --I viewed it and thought it was
very good. I am sending it to you in case you want to include
it on your website resources list. Marne Glaser, Chicago
Bad Reception: The Wireless Revolution
in San Francisco"
co-produced by Doug Loranger and Gordon
Winiemko, directed by Doug Loranger 2003 - Running time: 55
min. 23 sec.
The dot-com era in San Francisco provoked
responses from community members over live-work lofts, illegal
evictions, and the displacement of working people and artists
from their traditional neighborhoods. Less widely reported
was the response by ordinary residents to another by-product
of this technological revolution - the proliferation of wireless
antennas to feed the booming use of cell phones throughout
the city. Spurred by credible but often suppressed scientific
research, San Francisco residents formed the San Francisco
Neighborhood Antenna-Free Union (SNAFU) to resist the potentially
hazardous placement of wireless antennas near their homes,
schools and health care centers.
"Bad Reception" uses San Francisco
as a case study of one community among thousands across the
United States raising concerns about the health & environmental
consequences of proliferating wireless cellular technology.
This conceptually fascinating one-hour documentary follows
SNAFU as a growing number of grassroots volunteers takes on
one of the most powerful corporate entities in the world.
VHS copies of "Bad Reception"
may be purchased directly from the producer for $20 per tape.
Make a check or money order payable to "Doug Loranger"
and send it to 1835 Broderick Street, San Francisco, CA 94115.
Please include your mailing address and allow 2 weeks for
Informant: Don Maisch
your cell phone safe?
A recent publication in Environmental
Health Perspectives, a journal published by the National Institute
of Environmental Health Sciences, confirms that there is neuronal
cell death and breakage of the blood brain barrier at radiation
levels as low as 24 uW/cm2.
I set up an area at work to measure the power density output
of cell phones used by my colleages at work and discussed
the above research article. I'd like to pass on this information
to subscribers since there appears to be a widespread range
and consumers may want to select appropriate cell phone models
if they have health concerns. Note that signal strength may
be a mitigating factor in the amount of radiation produced
by the cell phone, ie, the closer you are to the carrier's
tower may influence how much radiation the cell phone puts
Numbers next to phone are radiation levels in uW/cm2
|Sony Erickson T68i
Informant: Bob Sklar