Betreff: ASTHMA....re ozone from ionisers..BBC 2004...
Datum: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 15:47:41 EDT
SUBJECT: RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS FROM IONISERS...BBC 2004
Thanks, Robert for bringing this article back to the top!
My "Project C" (Chemicals) - is intended to evaluate exposure of hamsters to an electric meter or electric clock, etc. I ordered a kit for detecting ozone for a study in my home. Unfortunately, resources are limited and the $200+ kit awaits...... I wish scientists who are likely to be published would conduct these studies. Assoc. Prof. Olle Johansson is more than willing to do ozone studies, histamine studies, as well as white blood cell studies re close electrical exposures but is unable to obtain funding for studies that will most likely provide "conclusive evidence."
I believe, based on years of researching scientific studies, various articles and books, etc. as well as my own guinea pig studies (asthma as "first symptom)) and the fact that both grandsons developed asthma "early on" -- reviews of specific information re water and more -- also following reports of SIDS, etc., that "ozone" is involved in the changes that occur in airways of humans and animals who are chronically exposed to electric meters, electric appliances and some telephone equipment.
"Live Journal" has a post of an email I wrote to Eileen on 4-13-06 regarding "Microwaved Water." I comment on ozone and asthma: http://omega-news.livejournal.com/216498.html
As you know, my grandsons suffered greatly due to sleeping close to electric meters. While my appeal to Dr. Marilyn Albert, Alzehimers' Advisory Board, focuses on Alzheimers, I also mentioned "unrelenting asthma and sinus infections" as major problems in both boys:
http://freepage.twoday.net/stories/3038870/ Incidentally, my husband Bud and I no longer use inhalers for respiratory problems (diagnosed by a Respiratory Specialist as "asthma" ) -- we reduced "close, nightime EMF/EMR exposures, started taking melatonin and other supplements, and no longer have asthma/respiratory problems (this in spite of constant magnetic and electric fields from the high voltage powerlines only 50 ft. from the front of our house and master bedroom.
Regardless of "the name," "asthma or not," coughing (unrelated to a cold), fast breathing, shortness of breath (unrelated to heart problems), in my opinion, is better described as "hyperactive airways." It is easier to understand then, how an infant with no diagnosed health problem and/or recognized breathing difficulties, might die in his or her crib and yet to be said to be "completely healthy."
EMF/EMR from infant monitors, air purifiers, electric meters (and other known sources of EMF/EMR pollution such as wiring errors, currents on pipes, other electrical and telephone items, etc.) apparently does result in the the production of ozone most likely triggered by the struggles faced by affected infants (or animals) to breathe properly in spite of electron assaults on their naturally-produced hormones/chemicals.
As I often write, it is through knowledge attained from honest and proper studies re the chronic "close exposures" that determinations will eventually be made regarding the more distant exposures such as chronic exposures to nearby cellular antennae, radio towers, high voltage powerlines, etc. It is possible that conclusions regarding the more distant exposures will continue to rely on epidemiological studies as opposed to in-vitro studies due to "EMF/EMR saturation" but we have to start somewhere........ Take care - Joanne
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PIGS? Letter 7-22-04 by Joanne Mueller
Datum: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 14:37:03 EDT
Electromagnetic field 'creates toxic gas'
Rats exposed to electromagnetic fields produce a cloud of toxic gas around their bodies, claim researchers.
The finding, in the journal Bioelectromagnetics, casts suspicion on the safety of home and office ionisers.
The rats were placed in cages next to such machines - and concentrations of ozone around their bodies rose beyond recommended levels.
The US researchers say that charged particles from the ionisers may react with water in human cells and tissues.
The finding may also have some relevance to the debate over the safety of power lines - which can also generate an electromagnetic field, albeit of a far lesser intensity at ground level.
Ozone - a gas with three oxygen atoms as opposed to the two in oxygen gas - used to be regarded as perhaps beneficial to humans, but over recent years has emerged as a potential health threat.
If experienced in sufficient concentrations, it can cause shortness of breath and inflammation in the lungs.
Ionisers themselves produce small quantities of ozone in addition to a stream of negatively-charged ions.
The devices have become hugely popular in recent years, particularly in the US, as advocates say that the negatively-charged particles can reduce levels of dust and pollutants in a room - and actually have a directly beneficial physical effect.
The US experiments, carried out at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory in Washington State, involved animals being left directly alongside the negative ion machine, which generates a powerful electromagnetic field in the immediate area around it.
When levels of ozone lingering around the animals were measured, they were found in some instances to be far higher than expected.
In some cases, the levels exceeded those recommended as healthy by US authorities.
Researcher Dr Steve Goheen said that it could be an interaction between the magnetic field created near the ioniser and the water found naturally in the body of the rat.
When rats were removed from the cages, the ozone levels dropped away - but a tray of electrically "grounded" water in the cage was enough to send them soaring again.
"Our bodies, of course, are mostly grounded water," said Dr Goheen.
He said there was no particular reason to believe a human exposed to a similar field would not produce their own personal ozone cloud as well.
What is uncertain is whether long-term exposure to fields of much lower concentration is enough to produce a health effect.
The exposures used in the experiment are much higher than those experienced in homes even directly underneath power lines.
The studies have yet to be reproduced elsewhere, but offer those convinced that electromagnetic fields can harm health a possible mechanism for this.
Other studies have focused on the possibility that electromagnetic fields may encourage higher concentrations of pollutants to gather in houses directly under their path.
The National Radiological Protection Board - the scientific body advising government on this issue - is preparing to issue a report looking into this theory.
However, Dr Michael Clark from the NRPB said that the ozone hypothesis was a new one - and deserved further investigation.
He told the BBC: "This is a recognised research team and people should look closely at their work.
"We would obviously expect this research to be replicated at some point."
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Published: 2004/02/09 12:25:53 GMT
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