Fw: Japanese Study-Danger Within 100 Meters of Power Lines
waves linked to children's brain tumor
.c Kyodo News Service
TOKYO, June 7 (Kyodo) - Exposure to electromagnetic waves
high-voltage power lines and some electronic appliances could
the risk of brain tumor among children who live close to the
emission, according to a three-year government-sponsored study.
Ultralow frequency electromagnetic waves are produced primarily
high-voltage power grids, whose effects on human bodies have
studied by overseas researchers. The same type of electromagnetic
is also released in tiny amounts from computers and other
While the study in Japan -- initiated three years ago by
Science and Technology Agency, now part of the education ministry
shown a link between brain tumor and exposure to electromagnetic
authors of the report caution that the finding is not conclusive
a limited size of the samples available for the project.
The study, undertaken by the National Institute for Environmental
Studies, Tokyo Women's Medical University and others, compared
of electromagnetic waves in the bedrooms of 100 healthy children
children suffering from brain tumor below age 15, examining
over a one-week period.
The researchers then tabulated the data after adding factors
such as the
average level of electromagnetic waves in the entire house,
of use of electric appliances and the distance between a child's
and a high-voltage power line.
The results, posted on the education ministry Web site on
that children exposed to more than 0.3 microtesla of extralow
electromagnetic waves, or three times the normal level, are
more likely to develop brain tumor.
The researchers found that the level of electromagnetic waves
topped 0.3 microtesla in the rooms of five children with brain
one healthy child, and the rooms of three of the children
tumor were located within 100 meters of a high-voltage power
The researchers have also found that exposure to electromagnetic
above 0.4 microtesla would double the risk of childhood leukemia.
final report released Friday says the risk of developing acute
lymphoblastic leukemia is comparatively higher than the risk
myelogenous and other types of leukemia.
The electromagnetic waves emitted by high-voltage power lines
different from the electromagnetic waves that come from mobile
and microwave ovens, where the frequency is much higher.
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Cell phones and brain speed (Protsman)(Curry)....
Roy and Jim, I think this is an interesting diagnostic, but
it must be
difficult to perform a controlled experiment, because of the
variation you might expect in anyt individual's ability to
count at the
same rate without any RF exposure. Also, keep in mind that
published study showed an actual speedup in some mental tasks,
subjects were exposed to RF radiation. (I have forgotten who
of the study was.) In that case, the reason for speedup was
be heating of the brain, and what was important was not whether
cognitive function speeded up or was slowed down, but the
fact that it
was altered - something that might have health implications.|Bill
Curry, Ph.D. Physics is fun (630) 858-9377 Fax (630) 858-9159|
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Phone Radiation Slows Down Brain Speed
Note to anybody wishing to publish this article or use excerpts
therefrom: This article is based upon studies reported in
my 2003 book,
Brain Speed and the Body Electric, which assembles a wealth
showing that electromagnetic (EM) energy slows down nerve
This is the smoking gun that many researchers have been looking
they explore the possible health effects of EM radiation upon
When nerve conduction slows down, it adversely affects mental
performance in every measurable skill category (memory, reading,
computation, verbal fluency, verbal creativity, thinking,
time). It also adversely affects physical performance. This
concentrates upon the cell phone and the way its radiation
speed, and it shows the reader how to use a simple technique
measuring changes in brain speed. Anybody can use this simple
technique, which should appeal to most readers. Use of this
permissible only if proper credit is given to the author.
Cell Phone Radiation Slows Down Brain Speed
Controversy swirls around the subject of the health effects
phones. The radiofrequency electromagnetic (EM) radiation
emitted by a
cell phone is known to penetrate the skull, but does this
lead to the
development of cancer, especially malignant brain tumors which
the rise? The new cell phone towers springing up everywhere
increase our daily dosage of radiation. Is this healthy for
A study by the California. Department of Health Services,
eight years in
the making, and which can be seen online, suggests there is
between exposure to EM radiation and childhood leukemia, brain
Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), miscarriages, and possibly suicide.
The scientific proof connecting health problems with cell
convinces some people and scientists that a danger exists,
majority of people and lots of scientists remain skeptical.
more evidence. More evidence is now available.
It now can be demonstrated that EM radiation from cell phones
nerve conduction, or the speed at which vital regulatory messages
through the body's nervous system. This reduces the effectiveness
nervous system, which in turn could reduce the ability of
system to protect our bodies from disease of all kinds. It
slows down reaction time, which makes cell phone use dangerous
You can detect for yourself the effect of cell phone radiation
brain by measuring changes in brain speed. Brain speed is
measure of nerve conduction speed. If you don't have a cell
handset from a wireless phone will work almost as well.
For best results in this self-test, remove the metal from
(rings, bracelets, watches). This elimination will increase
sensitivity to the effects of EM radiation; to increase your
even more, remove shoes and socks. Males (especially postpuberty
will get stronger testing results than females, because the
system in a male generates more electrical current than in
(1) Hold a cell phone in your hand and silently in your head
count to 50
as fast as you can. This is a rough measure of brain speed.
attention to the amount of effort this takes. Time yourself
stopwatch or the second hand of a timepiece.
(2) Put the phone down and step away at least six feet (two
it. You should be near no other electrical devices. Do not
look at the
phone. Again silently in your head count to 50 as fast as
If it takes more effort and time to count to 50 when in contact
cell phone, this means the phone's radiation slows down nerve
in your body, which slows down brain speed. It means you are
to EM radiation. The term for this is electrosensitivity.
(3) Put the cell phone on a table. Put the palm of your hand
above it, and again count to 50 as fast as you can. Pay attention
amount of effort this takes, and time yourself. Compare this
to when you were standing away from the phone.
The palm of your hand is a very sensitive responder to EM
even though it is a foot away from the phone, the phone's
still penetrate your body at this distance and slow down nerve
(4) Put the cell phone in a pocket and do the counting test
Compare this to when the cell phone is several feet away from
you are not near other electronic devices.
Body contact with a cell phone can knock down brain speed
if you are
sensitive to EM radiation.
(5) Concentration can be measured in a rough sort of way
by (a) counting
by 2's to 50, or (b) by counting backward from 50 to 1. You
numbers well, but to do either of these mental tasks extra
is necessary. Do one of these counting tests when you are
phone, and one when the phone is at least six feet away from
you and you
are not looking at it--or any electronic device.
If this concentration exercise goes slower when your body
radiated by the cell phone, this means you are electrosensitive.
The phone does not have to be on to produce radiation effects.
radiates energy even when it is off. When it is on, this energy
intensifies quite a bit.
What about all the cell phone towers popping up on the landscape
transmit radiofrequency signals (a form of EM energy) so that
make cell phone calls to places far and wide? If you are
electrosensitive, this radiation can have a dummying effect
brain as much as a half mile away from the tower. Because
penetrates just about everything, it doesn't matter that there
buildings or trees between you and the source of radiation.
penetrates these things as if they didn't exist. That is why
you can use
your cell phone inside a building.
Cell phones are banned in many hospitals because their radiation
interferes with the sensitive electronic devices used by modern
to keep us alive. The electrical system in your brain is every
sensitive as medical electronic devices, so therefore it is
surprising that a cell phone can interfere with the brain's
Cell phones should be banned in schools if their radiation
is proven to
knock down brain processes and learning. Even if a cell phone
is kept in
a backpack in a locker, its radiation extends out two meters
or more, into hallways and classrooms. Schools are places
is nurtured and revered, and there is no sense in semi-paralyzing
students minds with radiation as they endeavor to improve
knowledge and mental skills.
When a person carries a cell phone or uses a cell phone,
from this device intensifies the electrical energy encircling
his or her
body. It increases the voltage in the body's energy field.
unnaturally high voltage creates electrostress. Electrostress
the body's vital bioelectrical processes, and this slowdown
your immune systems ability to maintain good health because
it cannot be
as effective in fighting viruses, bacteria, and the formation
opportunistic cancer cells.
Electrosensitivity varies from person to person. The simple
introduced in this article are not as sophisticated as other
can be used, but in their simplicity these self-tests are
letting you know if electosensitivity needs to be a concern
(Note: James Protsman is a longtime researcher into the effects
electromagnetic energy upon body and brain function in humans,
the author of the 2003 book, Brain Speed and the Body Electric.
information is available at the www.brainspeed.net
Informant: Colette O'Connell
Archive of Total Information Awareness site, before purges
As the United States Department of Defense's DARPA is shrinking
public information about its programme to imbed microchips
designed to transmit personal information in every citizen
their facility, you may find it worthwhile to archive the
available information for your own requirements, while it
is still possible.
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From: Kai Raven
To: Declan McCullagh
Subject: Re: FC: Act Three of Poindexter's Incredibly Shrinking
On Fri, 03 Jan 2003 11:17:58 -0800 you wrote:
The Chronology So Far:
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For my studies, i sucked the whole IAO site and some other
including all biography files and the BBA Questions &
your last mail i decided to put all in an archive for download.
You can find it under
There you can find also all DARPAtech2002 "Transforming
presentations and speeches from the TIA project leaders
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Informant: Andrew Michrowski
to the Brasilian Government
Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva
5 June 2003
Please allow me to address you on behalf of the Independent
Panel (ISP) on Genetic Modification, officially launched at
conference in London on May 10, attended by 200, including
Environment Minister, Michael Meacher.
The ISP consists of dozens of prominent scientists from seven
spanning diverse discisplines of agriculture, ecology, biochemistry,
chemical medicine, molecular genetics, nutrition, histopathology,
toxicology and virology who are concerned to provide critical
information to the global debate over genetic engineered crops,
of its importance for the future of our food and agriculture.
The ISP members have undertaken an extensive review of the
and other evidence on the problems and hazards of GM crops
manifold benefits of all forms of sustainable agriculture.
are presented in a report entitled, The Case for a GM Free
World, a draft of which was released electronically on May
10,and is now
being finalised for released 15 June 2003.
Ahead of the release of the final report, we are pleased
to enclose an
executive summary of the evidence assembled, based on which,
calling for a global ban on GM crops to make way for agroecology,
organic farming and other forms of sustainable agriculture.
Brasil, the second largest producer of soya in the world,
has become the
principal source of non-transgenic soya for consumers who
genetically engineered foods. Consumer rejection is due overwhelmingly
to concerns over health and the environment. For farmers in
transgenic crops, produced and patented by large corporations
Monsanto and Dow, are usurping their right to own and control
stocks, which is the basis of their livelihood and food security.
Indeed, in recent years, Monsanto has declared that in order
the global seed market, it would be necessary to break through
barriers in Brazil and the European Union.
It is clear, from the evidence presented in the ISP Report,
transgenic contamination of non-transgenic crops is inevitable,
transgenic crops are released into the environment. There
can be no
co-existence of transgenic and non-transgenic crops. We have
to make the
right choice now.
For these reasons, we very respectfully request that you
prevent the release of transgenic seeds in Brasil. The future
transgenics in Brasil is decisive for the future of food and
all over the world.
Brasil has a very special place in my heart. I was invited
as a speaker
to the very first seminar on Biodiversity Law organised by
distinguished judiciary in Brasilia in 1999. Safeguarding
natural genetic resources from the ravages of transgenic agriculture
corporate biopiracy is a very important step towards a sustainable
future for Brasil and for the world.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho
For the Independent Science Panel
This article can be found on the I-SIS website at