* Repacholi's circus - Microwave radiation can alter protein conformation without bulk heating - EXTREME LOW FREQUENCY MAGNETIC FIELDS AND EEG ENTRAINMENT - MP's fear over police masts - ES Symptoms-Like Evidence required - New COST 281 Newsletter May 2003 - Height of Antennas - O.T. themes (9/6/03)

Repacholi's circus

The world health organization's team, and especially Repacholi, must be
thinking they are running a circus, and that the public is some kind of
a circus animal, something that you can throw today to the right,
tomorrow to the left, to juggle with, and still, at the end of the day
it is expected to lick your hand and say "thank you".

Otherwise, how can this behaviour can be explained (Microwave News
May/June issue): (Repacholi wanted to provoke comments - I hope he will
get now rain of comments.) WHO Flip-Flops on EMFs, Precautionary
Principle Now Revoked

June 5, 2003 - The World Health Organization has decided not to invoke
the precautionary principle for electromagnetic fields (EMFs), Dr.
Michael Repacholi has told Microwave News.

Less than three months after the WHO EMF project told participants at
its workshop on the precautionary principle that there is "sufficient
evidence" to apply the principle to power-frequency EMFs and
radiofrequency and microwave radiation, Repacholi, who runs the project,
said that the earlier statement was only a trial balloon.

"The draft we submitted to the Luxembourg workshop was purely a
discussion draft to provoke comment....It was very successful at that,"
Repacholi said.

The move took many of those who had attended the February workshop by
surprise. We have full coverage --including reactions of those who went
to Luxembourg-- in our May/June 2003 issue.

(More in the new microwave news)
A proposal from the IEEE's International Committee on Electromagnetic
Safety to relax the limits for mobile phone radiation has come in for
criticism. The May/June issue explains why.

Exposure to power-frequency magnetic fields at work increased the risk
prostate cancer among utility workers.

The U.K. government has announced an $8 million long-term study of the
possible health effects of radiation from TETRA digital radios, which
police throughout the country will soon be using.

In the U.K., Dr. David de Pomerai of the University of Nottingham has
shown that very weak microwave radiation can change the shape of
proteins, prompting them to clump together or form long strands called
fibrils. De Pomerai argues that these changes in turn trigger the
production of heat shock proteins, previously reported by his and other labs.

Informant: Iris Atzmon

Omega: see also

Using a mobile phone 'makes you age faster'

Cancer Cell Study Revives Cell Phone Safety Fears

More Concerns for Cell Phone Users


Microwave radiation can alter protein conformation without bulk heating

de Pomerai DI, Smith B, Dawe A, North K, Smith T, Archer DB, Duce IR,
Jones D, Candido EP.

School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Nottingham,
University Park, NG7 2RD, Nottingham, UK

Exposure to microwave radiation enhances the aggregation of bovine serum
albumin in vitro in a time- and temperature-dependent manner.

Microwave radiation also promotes amyloid fibril formation by bovine
insulin at 60 degrees C. These alterations in protein conformation are
not accompanied by measurable temperature changes, consistent with
estimates from field modelling of the specific absorbed radiation (15-20 mW kg(-1)).

Limited denaturation of cellular proteins could explain our previous
observation that modest heat-shock responses are induced by microwave
exposure in Caenorhabditis elegans. We also show that heat-shock
responses both to heat and microwaves are suppressed after RNA
interference ablating heat-shock factor function.

FEBS Lett. 2003 May 22;543(1-3):93-7.


Informant: Reinhard Rueckemann


Recent well-documented research suggests that between 25% and 75% of
human and animal subjects exhibit psychophysiological sensitivity to
magnetic and electrical fields in the extreme low frequency (ELF) ranges
corresponding to brainwave spectra.

Neuronal synchronization/desynchronization and brainwave entrainment can
be demonstrated clinically in cats, monkeys, and human sensitives in the
presence of ELF oscillations of both natural and man-made signals,
including pulse-modulated radio frequency carriers.


Informant: Romy

see also:


MP's fear over police masts

A Cornish MP is urging the government to carry out an investigation into
the effects new communication masts may have on people's health.

More than 200 masts planned for the West Country are part of a national
network which will improve radio links for the emergency services.

But there has been widespread opposition to the proposed Tetra mast
sites in Devon and Cornwall.

Residents say they are concerned that the microwave communication system
is not safe.

Opposition has been so widespread that the network, due to reach Devon
and Cornwall this month, is now facing severe delays.

North Cornwall MP Paul Tyler said that he was concerned about reports
that about 200 police had reported sick in trials of the new system.

He has asked Home Secretary David Blunkett to reveal the scientific and
medical data which proves they are safe.

He said: "I have been concerned for some time about the possible effects
from the masts on local residents.

"If it's having an effect on the officers, it may well be having an
effect on the public too."

Police say the masts pose no known risks to human health and will be in
place by 2005.

Chief Inspector Denis Calver, the officer in charge of the programme in
Cornwall, said the force had been surprised by the public's reaction to
the plans.

He said: "There was no opposition to the first mobile phone masts and
this system works in very much the same sort of way.

"We don't like being in conflict with the public and sometimes there is
misinformation and misunderstanding."

He added: "There are some very extremist and unproven publications about
the impact of radiation on people, but the overwhelming weight of
scientific evidence refutes that."

Story from BBC NEWS:

Published: 2003/06/03 18:49:07 GMT / © BBC MMIII

Informant: Robert Riedlinger

My ES Symptoms - Like Evidence required

I am from Australia.

I suffer from:-
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
EMR Hyper-Sensitivity

All the above (though at different stages) was initailly triggered by
exposure to a mobile phone base station antenna over a duration of 10
minutes. I was within 6 - 8 meters most of the time of the antennas. For
a very short while I was closer. And later trying to work whilst ill
(with computers & on phone calls for long hours & with mobile phones in
workplace everywhere).

My current ES Symptoms vary.

I am affected by:-

CRT Computer Monitor's
Mobile Phones
Cordless Phones
The earpeice of a standard telephone
22kV & above power lines

Typical symptoms are:-

Foggy head
Pressure pain throughout head, particularly around the temple area
Tingling sensation all over head
Dizzy & spaced out feeling
slight balance defect
Headpain (unlike normal headache)
can't think clearly
memory effected

There is also sometimes labarinyth symptoms.

Can anybody who has similar symptoms or anybody who has research that
duplicates or can explain these symptoms please e-mail me. I would be
VERY PLEASED to hear from you. I am in the process of a health claim &
possible court action & need all the evidence I can get. I've been told
to see a pychirchirst also, so I need good hard evidence that ES is not
an immaginary pych illness.

PLEASE E-MAIL ME: My future depends upon it. I had to give up my work
some years ago due to my symptoms.

Thanking you kindly.


New COST 281 Newsletter May 2003

can be downloaded from

Informant: Volker Hartenstein, Member of the Bavarian Parliament

Height of Antennas

Dear Fellows:

I would like to let you know a useful piece of information regarding the
height of antennas installed in the US:

If the lowest point of an antenna is less than 33 feet above the ground,
then the antenna is not categorically excluded; evaluation is required

[FCC/LSGAC] "A Local Government Official's Guide to Transmitting Antenna
RF Emission Safety: Rules, Procedures, and Practical Guidance," W. E.
Kennard and K. S. Fellman, FCC, June 2000.

Perhaps, with this info you can go and shoot down some antennas.


O.T. Some very important themes:

Protected areas in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park could increase to 32.5%

'The re-zoning of the Marine Park is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to
give this World Heritage Area the level of protection it needs. The
draft zoning plan released by the Australian government is great news
but it could be even better.'

Imogen Zethoven, WWF-Australia Great Barrier Reef Campaign Manager.

You can help!

Make a submission to Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
supporting around 50& of the Marine Park being declared a marine
sanctuary, sign WWF-Australia's e-petition calling for a comprehensive
network of marine sanctuaries in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.



Iberian lynx fighting for survival
WWF has asked the Spanish government to urgently implement a captive
breeding programme for the Iberian lynx, the world's most endangered
wild cat species. Without such a programme, the Iberian lynx could be
the first cat species to become extinct since the sabre-toothed tiger
10,000 years ago.

Send an e-mail to Spain's President asking him to take action to save
the Iberian: lynx. passport.panda.org/go.cfm?id=21

Bomb before you buy

Downing Street "told spy chiefs to rewrite dossier six times"
Telegraph [UK]

Ashcroft wants Patriot Act widened

Bush vows to "reveal the truth" on Iraqi weapons

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

US Media's Negligence Threatens our Democracy

The Lies We Bought

Congressman Demands Bush Reveal Iraq Evidence


We seek a world free of war and the threat of war
We seek a society with equity and justice for all
We seek a community where every person's potential may be fulfilled
We seek an earth restored...

Informant: Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)

"Is Lying About the Reason for War an Impeachable Offense?"

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