Betreff: Dialogue journal- on EMFs
Datum: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 18:52:29 +0100
Mo' BILE GIANTS
YOU & BEES
Ordinary citizens the world over are up in arms against mobile giants of the telecommunication industry. It is a fascinating scenario as the quarrel surrounds a popular personal accessory: the Cellular/Mobile Phone.
The cry is: No to erection of Mobile Phone Masts in villages, residential areas, inner cities' tower blocks, near water towers, on steeples of churches, or academic institutions.
The question of whether churches are suitable sites for mobile phone masts took an interesting turn when The Chancellor of the Diocese of Chelmsford refused permission to put a mast in a church in Chingford on the grounds that it could be used to deliver "revolting and damaging pornographic" material.
Nevertheless many politicians both at local and national level have joined the struggle alongside citizens, environmentalists and scientists to protest the new danger: EMFs (Electronic Magnetic Fields) radiation.
According to Dr. Robert O. Becker, Medical Doctor (two times Nobel prize nominee) and Author of "Cross Currents" and "The Body" :
"I have no doubt in my mind that at the present time that the greatest polluting element in the earth's environment is the proliferation of electromagnetic fields. I consider that to be far greater on a global scale than warming..."
At a recently convened annual meeting of the World Congress of Integrated Medicines, called "Electromagnetic Factors in Health: An Invisible Pandemic." One scientist commented: "It's bigger than mercury. It's bigger than Lyme disease. It's bigger than anything we've dealt with in medicine, yet physicians, some of whom are in the room, are not looking into this."
Discovery of EMFs emitted in homes owing to water being polluted by Mobile phone masts erected near or on Water Towers have revealed worrying concerns. Apart from polluting the water provision to community homes and work spaces it also surpasses legal levels of exposure considered safe for humans.
There is now an established relationship based on scientific research on the health of persons exposed to high levels of EMFs.
Findings include high risks of Neuro-Endocrine Stress syndrome (aka adrenal exhaustion), cardiovascular disease, recurring lymphoma cancer, blood sugar increase in diabetics, (REF: The Canadian Prof. Magda Havas has done extensive research on this :
Melatonin excretion by humans (As Melatonin is a sleep, growth and mood regulating neurotransmitter and also a powerful antioxidant and cancer inhibitor so any messing with it's excretion is very dangerous) apart from impaired mental health.
According to Dr. Andrew Goldsworthy a noted Honorary Lecturer at the Imperial College in London in his paper: "The biological effects of Weak Electromagnetic Fields":
"There have been many instances of harmful effects of electromagnetic fields from such seemingly innocuous devices as mobile phones, computers, power lines and domestic wiring. They include an increased risk of cancer, loss of fertility and unpleasant physiological symptoms. The power and mobile phone companies, hoping to avoid litigation, often assert that because the energy of the fields is too low to give significant heating, they cannot have biological effect. However the evidence that electromagnetic fields can have "non-thermal" biological effects is now overwhelmingâ€¦."
Recent disclosure of a scandalous shelving of pertinent commissioned research has raised serious questions. One such 2000 study conducted by the ECOLOG Institute under the leadership of distinguished German scientist Dr Peter Neitzke concluded even after several revisions:
"Electromagnetic fields with frequencies in the mobile telecommunications range play a role in the development of cancer. This is particularly notable for tumours of the central nervous system."
Another stunning revelation is the impact this industry is having on the ecological balance of our planet. With innumerable scientific reports suggesting devastating effects on grazing livestock, pigeons, bees and agriculture being parried by a furore of concerted denial by the industry together with the mandated regulatory agencies. Scientists at the Research Institute for Nature and Forests in Brussels in Belgium, have produced the first evidence that mobile phone base stations are affecting the reproductive behaviour of wild sparrows
In fact Individual Local Councils in the UK have since responded by refusing permission for the erection of Mobile phone masts to protect Bee colonies.
Colony Collapse Syndrome
Widespread reports on Colony Collapse Syndrome (CCS) in North America and now Europe are proving problematic and disturbing to say the least. It is contended that not only radiation emitted from Phone masts but also from mobile phones are responsible for this disaster. Dr. George Carlo a trained epidemiologist has pointed out that the spread of the Bee collapse does not resemble a disease spread pattern like that of SARS. CCS has just exploded on 4 continents in no time so there has to be a common disease promoter present in all those places. Mobile phones and masts meet the criteria and the radiation has reached breaking point for bees.
For the benefit of dialogue readers a report on the impact on Bees is made available to through the kind courtesy of German scientist Dr. Ulrich Warnke.
According to the Health Protection Agency:
WiFi is short for
Wireless Fidelity and is a particular type of wireless
local area network (WLAN) - i.e., you don't need to plug your computer
into a phone network via a cable. There are many types of WLAN but all
of them allow two or more computers to form a network using radio
frequency (RF) signals. They allow users to access and share data,
applications, internet access or other network resources in the same way
as wired (cable) systems.
Without necessary vital research, truly no one knows the real risks of Wi-Fi
As hotspots are popping up everywhere for internet users with even entire cities going WIFI , now a professor at Bristol University, UK has called for an inquiry into the dangers of WI-FI wireless internet technology.
Recent widely reported rejection of WIFI technology by a school in the UK became a catalyst in the ongoing debate for much needed research on the implication of its use.
Dr. Gerd Oberfeld in Salzburg, Austria has secured the worlds lowest exposure levels for base stations. Other countries with low guidelines (much lower than UK) includes Italy, Switzerland and Russia.
Even PANORAMA a BBC Television documentary series investigated and exposed for viewers the inconsistencies and mounting evidence of dangers poised by this technology.
Needless to say, Institutions and other European governments have taken drastic steps to disallow the use of such technology in light of the damning evidence. Perhaps such growing concerns have even influenced the chairman of the UK's Health Protection Agency to call for an official investigation. However theses concerns remain ignored as feeble calls for investigation and suggestions of further epidemiological studies only stall the momentum of the debate.
ES is a new medical condition not fully recognised as a diagnosis in UK but is officially accepted in Sweden. Where Prof. Gerd Oberfeld and Orjan Hallberg from Sweden) projected the rise of EHS into the near future, based on statistics, and found that in 2017 50% of the population will be affected by EHS.
There are varying degrees of sensitivity, and those only mildly affected will not necessarily be aware of the cause and not have any disruption to daily life.
For example one such chronic victim of this condition reports:
"For the past seven years, I have been electrosensitive, which means I react to the electromagnetic radiation - sometimes known as electrosmog - given off by electricity systems and appliances. Five minutes near a mobile phone mast is enough to cause sharp pains in my head. Longer exposure produces aching muscles, heart palpitations and stomach cramps. On occasion, it has caused me to bleed internally."
Medical practitioners in Switzerland have had lower reports of this condition as there are astringent laws governing exposure. However some medical practitioners in the UK are reporting a worrying rise in such reports of this new condition.
Individual victims have resorted to unconventional methods of protection against this syndrome. One such suffer has actually been on UK National television promoting her protective form of clothing to combat symptoms of this condition caused by electronic smog.
Nevertheless the denial remains unabated from a besieged industry.
Damning evidence of diagnosed clusters of varied ailments suffered by persons resident near mobile masts are being reported. An observational study of the effect of mobile/cell phone usage on semen analysis in men attending infertility clinic was conducted in Ohio USA in 2007.The Reproductive Research Center, Glickman Urological Institute and Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology have published their conclusions.
The research of three hundred sixty-one men revealed that use of cell phones decrease the semen quality in men by decreasing the sperm count, motility, viability, and normal morphology. The decrease in sperm parameters was dependent on the duration of daily exposure to cell phones and independent of the initial semen quality.
MORE EVIDENCE as ACTION ESCALATES
Meanwhile numerous steps have been taken by governments across Europe and parts of Asia in response to these reports to regulate with improvised legislations for the erection of these masts. Nevertheless phone companies have not letup in their applications to erect these masts in contested locations.
Noted scientist Dr George Carlos lead the US Senate commissioned WTR cellphone & health research programme in the 90's where they found DNA damage & blood-brain-barrier leakage. Dr. Carlo went public when the industry tried to shut down the programme and bury the evidence. In fact he visited the UK early 2007 and addressed concerned MPs and citizens at the House of Commons as part of the campaign to raise awareness of the dangers posed by this industry.
Quite recently there was also a stunning revelation of a leading mobile phone corporation unsuccessfully attempting to cover up one such scientific report suggesting possible harm by mobile phone use to humans. This was widely reported in the press causing collateral damage to the testimonies of refutation by the industry.
Scientist & Activist Dr. Iris Atzmon is the author of the pioneering work: The Cellular, Not What You Thought! The Information that is Hidden from the Public". For the May 2007 issue of the Israel based periodical: Alternative Life, she commented the following :
" People hold the phone near their ear. We have never put a device so close to the brain without knowing what it is really capable to do. It is not an innocent device.
Experiments show that the radiation from the mobile phone changes the brain waves, the brain waves play a role in control of the body functions, the meaning is that people allow to interfere with their brain functions, especially small children.
Apart from that, there are symptoms that people feel: headaches, heat in the ear, ringings, nose bleedings, loss of concentration, dizziness and sleep problems because the radiation interferes with melatonin production which is the hormone of sleep.
I ask myself, how many people get drug prescriptions against depression and headaches when these are actually symptoms that are derived from the radiation, and they are missed in the diagnosis. Physicians don't study on environmental pollution or radiation. There is a terrible disconnection between medicine and environment."
"There are studies that point to damage in the blood brain barrier. The radiation causes changes in the protein of the barrier and causes penetration of substances that shouldn't be in the brain, meaning the radiation damages the protection barrier of the brain and people become more vulnerable to other factors like air pollution and smoking. It is important to stress: the opening of the blood brain barrier happens within 2 minutes, so short exposure is enough!
"In studies it was also found that the radiation causes production of free radicals, which is a carcinogenic factor. The body has anti-oxidants protection system, but if the body is exposed chronically to free radicals, it needs to 'waste' the protection system on the fight against environmental exposures.
"And finally, there are studies that point to long term risks, like brain tumors and benign tumors of the acoustic nerve. Benign tumors have potential to become malignant, and until then the tumor damage the hearing and causes suffering and pains. There is also evidence for DNA breakage, meaning potential for genetic damage and damage that is going to affect on the heredity. "
Meanwhile there is another danger lurking in our homes: Digital Electronic Cordless Telephones. These have been found to be as dangerous as Mobile/Cell phone Masts as they emit the same type of pulsed microwave radiation (about 1.8 GHz) as ordinary (GSM) mobile phones.
Emissions can be about 6 V/m within a metre of the base unit, for as long as it is plugged in. These base stations emit their radiation even when the phone is not in use. All DECT base units emit microwaves continuously 24 hours a day as long as they are plugged in. For this reason cordless phones are regarded as bad news.
In fact a DECT phone is a mobile phone, and its base is a mobile phone mast in your house or office. So if you must use one. Keep the base unit and remote extra handsets away from where you sit or sleep, and remember that you are transmitting into neighbouring property through your walls.
Unlike mobile phones, DECT cordless phones work at a fixed power. Mobiles turn their power down to the lowest level possible, so when you are near a base station this can be much lower than a DECT cordless. DECT pulses are far more aggressive than for mobiles.
UK news media has also now joined the bandwagon of protests, promoting [for their own selfish reasons under the guise of public service] sensational reports on the issue of electronic smog.
Credible scientific research reveals mobile phone mast radiation is harmful. This is endemic as evidenced by copious intelligence. The negative impact on our environment is now irrefutable. Without a resolution on this debate, a comprehensive ruling is still to be reached as corporate denials persist hence the pertinence of this dialogue report.
UK Government Ministers are to investigate arrangements for erecting mobile phone masts in the light of growing fears that they may cause cancer and other diseases because of "electronic smog".
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Orientation and Navigation of Bees may be disturbed by man-made
electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields.
The conclusions of the research of other scientists and of my own research result in the following statement:
1. The integuments of bees (and bird feathers) have semiconductive and
2. This means they act as a transducer of pulse modulated high frequency microwave fields into an audio frequency range. Certain parts of the structure of the integument function as dielectric receptors of electromagnetic radiation in the microwave region.
3. The presence of magnetite nanoparticles has been demonstrated in the abdomen of bees. Magnetite is an excellent absorber of microwave radiation at frequencies between 0.5 and 10.0 GHz through the process of ferromagnetic resonance. Pulsed microwave energy absorbed by this process is first transduced into acoustic vibrations (magneto acoustic effect).
4. It has been demonstrated that free-flying honeybees are able to detect static intensity fluctuations and ultra low frequency magnetic fields as weak as 26 nT against the background earth-strength magnetic field.
5. Magnetic field bursts at a frequency of 250 Hz oriented parallel to the field lines of the Earth's magnetic field induce unequivocal jumps of misdirection of up to +10Â°.
6. The magnetic induction levels in today's environment range usually between 1 nT and 170,000 nT in the low frequency range and between several nT and several 1000 nT in the high frequency range. Hence, these levels are commonly higher than the threshold of sensibility of bees to variations of magnetic fields.
7. In the honeybee, the NO-system in the antennal lobes is implicated in chemosensory processing and in memory formation. Disturbance of the NOsystem through electromagnetic fields with low and high frequency is proved today only in mammals, but it is expected to work in the same manner also in insects. In this case, olfactory function and the memory of bees are fading.
On balance, the consequence of all these investigations is that the orientation and navigation of bees may be disturbed by man-made technical communication fields.
Dr. Ulrich Warnke,
UniversitÃ¤t des Saarlandes Fak 8.4, 66123 SaarbrÃ¼cken
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