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Cell-phone technology as we know it now must be abandoned
Hi Klaus

A further note about the 1 V/m used in the Dutch study and the note you
posted from John Michael Williams with his calculations.

JMW did not factor in the base station antenna gain, which is usually
considerable (e.g. +14 dBi), so although there may only be 10s of watts
actual RF at the end of the cable, the antenna focuses this into a beam
typically about 20 degrees vertical and 90 to 120 degrees horizontal.
This results in typical Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) of
between 20 and 30 dBW per carrier in a horizontal direction of normal
macrocell (12 metre high and above) base stations. For the UK people can
log on to the government's site
and have a look at some base station EIRPs.

20 dBW is 100 Watts, 30 dBW is 1000 watts effective microwave radiation.
Most base stations have at least 4 RF carriers (or equivalent for 3G).
So Effective Radiated Powers typically range from 400 to 4000 Watts. E =
Square root(30*ERP)/ distance = (110 to 346) / distance.

This results in 1 volt/metre at about 100 to 350 metres from the base
station antenna (not the 55 metres calculated by JMW)

I have made thousands of measurements near to GSM base stations in the
UK and other countries and these are actual typical levels (i.e. the
theory checks out). These are the peaks of the pulses - the
time-averaged value on an RMS reading meter may well be lower depending
on the call traffic at the time. But it is the pulsing noise that is
most under suspicion for brain and health/well-being interference.

With my COM and Acousti-COM monitors (see www.powerwatch.org.uk web site
- there is even a short GSM sound clip there) it is apparent that base
station radiation dominates the RF environment everywhere other than
close to a major broadcast radio mast - even then it is questionable,
and phone masts usually are still more dominant. Near an airport you can
hear the sweeping radars, but although strong, they are slowly pulsing.
It is the amplitude modulation (a.k.a. 'pulsing') (from a few
cycles/second to 20 kHz or even 50 kHz for 3G) from mobile phone base
stations that I strongly believe is the main hazard. And, yes 3G does
have LOTS of 'nasty' 2 to 50 kHz amplitude modulation noise on the
signal, whatever rumours you here that 3G does not pulse.

The industry and governments have adopted a novel definition of 'pulse'
which would mean
that humans blood pressure does not pulse! They now say something has to
switch purposely completely on and off and on again to be said to be
pulsing - just switching up and down between two levels is not adequate
to be called pulsing by their faulty new definition.

I now agree with Gerd Oberfeld, Chief Medical Health Officer of
Salzburg, and colleagues in that bedroom (especially) from GSM (etc)
pulsing base stations should be below 0.02 volts/metre. This means that
cell-phone technology as we know it now would have to be abandoned. It
could only be used for emergency purposes with relatively few
high-mounted antennas. It would work fine for that. But the masses of
message people expect to use their phones for require masses of base
stations close to where they live and work - radiating them regularly
(and constantly in some places) to several volts per metre.

I could take you to many apartments in London where there is over 6 V/m
CONTINUOUSLY from nearby base stations. Many people in these apartments
are becoming ill with headaches and chronic fatigue type stress-related

They may well eventually increase cancer rates (stress is generally
believe to make people more vulnerable to developing cancer).

Best wishes
Alasdair Philips


Newman appeal decided?: hypothetical cancer relationship


excluding expert testimony of Dr. Lennart Hardell, a Swedish
epidemiologist and star witness for the plaintiff.

Is this judicial method the future?

It is not necessary to study the “Microwave Syndrome” (in 3G), I suggest
to study only the successful “Repacholi Syndrome”.

First contaminate, and never investigate the health alteration before
any contamination, just to count the number of dead people and
ten---twenty.. years after “to try to understand” the possibility of
hypothetical cancer relationship.

Is this scientific method the future?

Dr Frey’s own papers reveal that the US Defense Department withdrew
funding after three studies had confirmed these effects.

Soviet Proof That Mobile Phones Do Cause Brain Damage
By Kathy Moran
Daily Express (United Kingdom)
November 10, 1999

Evidence that Soviet scientists used mobile phone radiation to cause
brain damage more than 20 years ago has been suppressed, it will be
revealed today.

Intelligence documents have been censored to hide the fact that Western
governments have long been aware of the deadly danger of microwaves.

Yet when it was announced earlier this week that Swedish scientists have
conducted similar experiments showing mobile phone use could lead to an
increased risk of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
diseases their finding were again dismissed.

Today, Alasdair Philips, a leading researcher into the effects of
microwave radiation, will reveal to a London conference into mobile
phone adverse health effects that he has uncovered copies of the
original papers which back up claims made by the Swedish team.

Mr Philips, who runs Cambridge-based consumer group Powerwatch, said:
“It is mind-numbing that people are still trying to claim there is no
scientific evidence that mobiles could be harmful.”

“People need to be given the full facts so that they make up their own
minds and take precautions to guard against harmful effects.” But vital
paragraphs had been removed when American Defense Intelligence Agency
Documents into Soviet microwave radiation research were published
earlier this year in Tim Rifat’s ‘Remote Viewing’ study.

Later, when a campaigner in Northern Ireland applied for a copy of the
document DST-1810S-074076 as evidence in the battle against mobile phone
masts in schools, she was sent a sheaf of virtually blank pages.

The uncensored documents reveal that Soviet military scientists has
successfully used microwaves of the type used by mobile phones to weaken
the blood brain barrier. This is meant to protect the brain from harmful
substances in the blood.

According to Dr Louis Slesin, editor of American specialist journal
Microwave News, US army scientists had succeeded in duplicating the
Soviet experiments by 1977 – eight years before mobile phones became
generally available in Britain. But Britain’s 17 million mobile users
have been told repeatedly by the industry and Government-funded bodies
that there is no scientific evidence that mobiles can cause harmful effects.

Dr Allan Frey, who carried out some of the earliest American research,
believes there is “significant evidence” against mobile phones. Dr
Frey’s own papers reveal that the US Defense Department withdrew funding
after three studies had confirmed these effects.

(c)1999 Kathy Moran and The Daily Express
Express Online

· there is insufficient scientific evidence?
· just to count the number of dead people?

Message from Dr Miguel Muntané


Microwave emissions
For anyone unfamiliar with microwave emissions and its damage to human
physiology .We have recently obtained information that microwave cooker
transmitters are being removed and attached to satellite dishes and used
as weapons which can penetrate walls and buildings and damage anyone who
lies within the field generated by those emissions. This is a silent
weapon that is already being used subversively .

Microwave energy is now surrounding us from many, many sources as member
Klaus's posts clearly show.

It will be difficult to know whether these rays are passively or
actively trying to damage us, as all microwave sources are potentially
hazardous and everyone should make themselves aware of those dangers by
at least reading in part some of what is happening worldwide in the
control of microwave use .

We can say with certainty long term exposure to cell phones WILL damage
your health. Cell phones have been shown to save lives in emergency
situations however we do not recommend them for normal use as a phone
and particularly for young children more at risk to those emissions.

We state again that should always be in moderation and text messaging
may be an alternate means to avoid those harmful exposures.

Chairman FFI INT


What you don't know might kill you...
Cell Phones (hand-held mobile phones) Emit Microwave Radiation

"Neither radiofrequency (30 kHz-300MHz) nor microwave fields (300-3000
MHz) exist as significant components of the natural terrestrial
electromagnetic environment. In consequence, our human generation is the
first to voluntarily expose itself to artificial RF/microwave fields
that cover a wide spectrum of frequencies and intensities. Typical
mobile phones radiate an average power of 0.2-0.6 W. When hand-held and
operated close to the head, background levels are sharply distorted,
with 40 percent of radiated phone energy absorbed in the hand and the
head ([Kuster et al., 1997]). In this mode of operation, a mobile phone
may be regarded as a quite powerful radio transmitter. Its emission at
the head surface is typically 10,000 times stronger than fields reaching
the head of a user standing within 30m of the base of a typical mobile
phone relay transponder mounted on a tower 30m above ground." W. Ross
Adey, International Encyclopedia of Neuroscience

What is the effect of the radiation?
While industry sponsored studies have failed to show a clear link
between cell phone usage and brain tumors (there are other effects which
have been ignored by industry studies), independent scientific studies
show that the radiation from hand held mobile phones do pose serious
health risks and can increase the incidence of brain tumors. Microwave
signals travel through human tissue, glass, metal and plastic. Human
tissue also absorbs microwave radiation. The effect of even minute
levels of microwave radiation have been shown to:

* open the blood-brain barrier
* heat head & brain tissue
* disrupt brain activity
* reverse cell membrane polarity
* alter brain waves
* alter brain chemistry
* damage DNA

The effects of the radiation can produce a wide range of physical
symptoms. Some symptoms may take years to show up. Some of the effects
can be short-term while other effects can be long-term or permanent.
Opening the blood-brain barrier allows toxins into the brain that cause
a wide range of ailments - many of which are currently unknown or poorly
Some symptoms of cell phone usage:

* headaches
* memory loss
* mood swings (rage)
* fatigue
* loss of concentration
* lack of coordination
* pain in hands or arms
* nausea
* sleep disorders

The Evidence
If you use a cell phone you could be at serious risk for delibitating
and life threatening illness. Following are just a few of the studies
that document the risks associated with exposure to the radiation from
cell phones:

Cell Tower Radiation Shown to Cause Headaches and Nausea - Three Dutch
ministries recently conducted a study that found that the radiation from
the next generation cell phone towers can cause headaches and nausea.
The study is the first of its kind and compared the impact of radiation
from base stations used for the current mobile telephone network with
that of cell towers for new third generation (3G) networks. The study
used lower a dose of radiation than cell phones. Hand held phones emit
stronger radiation when they are used, while cell towers transmit more
constant levels of radio signals, exposing everyone within range.

"If the test group was exposed to third generation base station signals
there was a significant impact... They felt tingling sensations, got
headaches and felt nauseous," a spokeswoman for the Dutch Economics
Ministry said.

Cell Phone Radiation Opens the Blood-Brain Barrier - A study headed by
Leif Salford, Department of Neurosurgery at Lund University in Sweden
and published in Environmental Health Perspectives suggests cell phone
use can damage neurons in the brain. A number of studies have looked at
potential links between cell phone use and cancer, most finding little
or no effects. This study found that exposure to electromagnetic fields
emitted by certain phones was associated with the leakage of labumin
through the blood-brain barrier and neuronal damage that increased in
response to the amount of exposure. While the study sample was small,
researchers said the combined results are "highly significant and
exhibit a clear dose-response relation."

The Head Absorbs Radiation - Headaches, nausea, dizziness, short-term
memory problems, fatigue, and other complaints resulting from cellular
phone use are not due to low-level heating of the brain; instead,
they're apparently caused by the head serving as an "antenna" and brain
tissue as a radio receiver, according to two Jerusalem researchers. Zvi
Weinberger, a physicist who heads the applied physics department at the
Jerusalem College of Technology, and Dr. Elihu Richter, head of the
occupational medicine unit at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun
School of Public Health, suggested this in the latest issue of the
journal Medical Hypotheses. Mobile phones, they explained, "broadcast
specifically at frequencies at which the head serves as an antenna and
brain tissue serves as a demodulating radio receiver." Thus, precaution
must be taken in the use of cell phones, they wrote. Jeruselem Post 12/02/02

Mobile Phone Signals Affect Brain Activity - A study reported in the
Journal of Sleep Research (Blackwell Publishing) found that 30 minutes
exposure to electromagnetic fields, as from GSM mobile phones, caused
changes to brain activity which lasted long afterwards. Dr Peter
Achermann and colleagues from the University of Zurich, and ITIS, in
Zurich, found that blood flow increased in areas of the brain on the
side nearest the phone, and that this effect lasted for over half an
hour afterwards. They also discovered that the brain’s electrical
activity (‘brain waves’) was not only affected immediately after the
exposure, but that this lasted through much of the subsequent night’s sleep.

Radiation From Cell Phones Can Make Cancer Grow Faster - "Italian
scientists have raised new health concerns about the safety of using
mobile phones, with research showing radio waves from the handsets makes
cancerous cells grow more aggressively.." Reuters, 10/23/02

Cell Phone Radiation Can Cause Brain Tumors - An epidemiology study
conducted by Dr. Lennart Hardell found a higher incidence of brain
tumors on the sides of heads used by mobile-phone subscribers to make
and receive calls. The study was published in the August, 2002 issue of
the European Journal of Cancer Prevention.

The body of evidence showing the hazards of cell phones is more than
sufficient to cause alarm, yet, public health organizations continue to
stall while the cell phone industry builds more towers and makes
Billions selling more phones. Just as the tobacco industry was able to
hold back the truth regarding the health effects of smoking, the cell
phone industry has prevented the truth about cell phone safety from
reaching mass media. If you care about your health and the health of
your family, take the time to educate yourself and have the courage to
act on what you find.

What you can do to reduce your risk:

* Simply don't use a cell phone or stand close to someone who is. Humans
have survived up to this point without them. We can continue to survive
without them.
* If you must use a cell phone use it only in places with a strong
signal. This allows the phone to transmit at low power (up to 100 times
lower than its maximum value), reducing exposure accordingly.
* Minimize the length of calls.
* Extend the antenna and hold it away from the head. Hold the phone away
from your head whenever possible.
* Use a hands-free kit with an external antenna and keep the phone away
from your body.
* Do not use an earphone unless it is one made of fiber optic cable.
Studies have shown that a metal earphone wire can act as an antenna and
direct radiation into the head from the ear canal.

For more info. visit: The Swedish Association for the ElectroSensitive |

Additional Resources:

[Adey, 1997] Adey WR (1997): Bioeffects of communication fields;
possible mechanisms of cumulative dose. In: Kuster N, Balzano Q, Lin
eds., Mobile Communication Safety, New York, Chapman and Hall. pp. 103-139

[Edelstyn and Oldenshaw, 2002]: The acute effects of exposure to
electromagnetic field emitted by mobile phones on human attention.
Neuroreport 13:119-121

[Gruenau et al., 1982]) Gruenau SP< Oscar KJ, Folker et al. (1982):
Absence of microwave effect on bloodbrain barrier permeability to [14C]
sucrose in the conscious rat. Exper Neurol 75:299-307

[Huber et al., 2002] Huber R, Treyer V, Borbely A, et al. (2002):
Electromagnetic fields, such as those from mobile phones, alter regional
cerebral blood flow and sleep and waking EEG. J Sleep Res 11:280-295

[Ingalls, 1967] NY State J. of Medicine, v. 67 (22), 2292 - 2297 (June):
Radar pulses that caused microwave hearing in experimental (human)
subjects, also caused facilitation in the contraction of a dissected
frog muscle.

[Krause et al., 2000] Krause CM, Sillanmaki L, Koivisto M, et al.
(2000): Effects of electromagnetic fields emitted by cellular phones on
the electroencephalogram during a visual working memory task. Internat J
Radiat Biol 76: 1659-1667

[Kuster et al., 1997] Kuster N, Balzano Q, Lin J, eds (1997): Mobile
Communication Safety. New York, Chapman and Hall. 279 pp

[Oscar and Hawkins, 1977] Oscar KJ, Hawkins TD (1977): Microwave
alteration of the blood-brain barrier system of rats. Brain Res 126:281-293

[Oscar et al., 1982] Oscar KJ, Gruenau SP, Folker MT (1982): Absence of
microwave effect on blood-brain barier permeability to [14C] sucrose in
the conscious rat. Exper Neurol 75:299-307

[Preece et al., 1999] Preece AW, Iwi G, Davies-Smith A, et al. (1999):
Effects of 915-MHz simulated mobile phone signal on cognitive function
in man. Internat J Rad Biol 75:447-456

[Salford et al., 2003] Salford L, Brun A, Eberhardt J, et al. (2003)
Nerve cell damage in mammalian brain after exposure to microwaves from
GSM mobile phones. Environmental Health Perspectives 2003

[Sandstrom et al., 2001] Sandstrom M, Wilen J, Oftedal G, et al. (2001):
Mobile phone use and subjective symptoms. Occup Med (Lond) 51:25-35

[Schirmacher et al., 2000] Schirmacher A, Winters S, Fischer S, et al.
(2000): Electromagnetic fields (1.8 GHz) increase the permeability to
sucrose of the blood-brain barrier in vitro. Bioelectromagnetics 21:338-345

[Wilen et al., 2000] Wilen J, Sandstrom M, Hansson Mild K (2003):
Subjective symptoms among mobile telephone users – a consequence of
absorption of radiofrequency fields? Bioelectromagnetics 24:152-159

Informant: Tim Loncarich
Digital CogniSense, Inc./Bid Ocean, Inc.

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