The "percentage of concern" would rise dramatically if they would
also address the fact that millions of persons do not develop Leukaemia
but are most likely suffering from varying symptoms often referred to
as "ES" (electrical sensitivity) -- what Assoc. Prof. Olle
Johannson, I and others now refer to as "EMF/EMR-related
toxicity" or also "EMF/EMR poisoning" the severity and
symptoms of which vary greatly depending upon distances from
transmission lines, cellular antennae, WiFi, electric appliances,
electric and gas meters, inverters and generators, transformer boxes
for cordless phones and games, cordless phones themselves, as well
as cell phones and more..
The issues re "amount" of "chronic, prolonged EMF/EMR
exposures" -- particularly "at night," demand specific focus and
attention that I don't think is being evaluated in a way that will
reduce not only childhood Leukaemia but also Leukaemia in adults.
EMF/EMR exposures can not be "properly evaluated" by standing
in the middle of an afflicted person's bedroom with a gaussmeter or
other measuring device. Likewise, measurements of 200.0
milligauss on an electric clock are alarming and important but the fact
the clock is close to one's bed means it needs to be moved. The
issue is far more complex than that --yet many "conclusive
answers" will be provided when studies include "a focus" on types
and numbers of electrical/phone items close to childrens' beds (adults
too, of course). In other words, "ambient readings" in the middle
of sick childrens' bedrooms are only telling part of the
The overwhelming evidence re our two grandsons' improvement by
moving their beds away from electric meters, my guinea pig studies re
electric meter, my husband's reversal of Alzheimers after moving
electric clock radio off nightstand, my own improvement re what was
said to be "pre-senile dementia" after moving to a bed away from the
gas meter and husband's clock radio, reports by family in UK
of son's exposure to electric meter and security system, report from
Australia of a woman's son who died from Leukaemia and who
slept close to an electronic game transformer and electric meter,
Bonnie Boyum's report of her 23 yr. old son, Michael, who died from
Leukemia -- he had an electric clock and small fan on headboard
of his waterbed -- these stories which are "facts" are
being told in the hope that children will be saved not only from
Leukemia but also from needlessly enduring all of the other health
problems being reported as "ES!!!".
I view "the right to privacy" as "a huge obstacle" in regard to
sorting out potential causes of childhood Leukaemia. Persons
around-the-world have been "brainwashed" by officials/society to the
point that child after child will continue to struggle to cope in
school (adults w/similar problems at work also) while dealing every day
with the inability to think and study due to lack of proper sleep,
chronic headaches, chronic sinus infections, chronic ear infections,
depression, agitation, etc. until our school officials, mainstream
medical associations, cancer societies, charities and other
organizations can "break-down the barriers" that will begin to
verify known facts that electrical items close to beds (some telephone
equipment) may be "the primary source" of the catastrophic rises
in all diseases. This does not mean that the more distant
exposures are not causing the same problems.......
Based on studies regarding radiation treatments, there are a
number of known vitamin/mineral supplements that are essential to one's
well-being. Until close, nighttime exposures are
given the required "serious attention," I see little hope for those of
us living only 50 ft. from two high voltage powerlines, the millions of
others close to transmission lines, cellular antennae, etc. unless
persons follow closely alternative ways of supporting their
immune systems!!! It will take years to gather the
information re "close exposures" and only then, will any "real
progress" be made re establishing "liveable distances" from cellular
antennae, transmission lines, etc..
If a list of electrical items, etc. with questions about distances
from child's bed were provided by schools and medical clinics to
parents of children who are struggling in school, even if not
identified as being "ill," and/or, if such a list of questions were
provided at the beginning of every school year and turned over to the
school nurse, the information could then be evaluated by PTO's
(Parent/Teachere Organizations). Medical providers including
Alternative Medicine providers, could be asked/required to report
connections to close nighttime electrical/phone exposures to the school
nurse for each child exhibiting problems in school (often identified as
ADD/ADHD, learning disabled) as well as childlren with other symptoms
requiring medical consultation(s).
Perhaps a fairly efficient gathering of information could be done
regarding infants who develop signs of "noisy breathing" even before
asthma may be developed, ear infections, chronic symptoms of any sort,
by having medical clinics (birthing hospitals and clinics, midwives)
initially provide a list of questions re electrical and phone equipment
-- may even prevent symptoms in the first place -- that could be
turned over to a specific location within respective school districts
that can then be evaluated by a group of parents in each area -- a sort
of "pre-school PTO group" for the designated areas.
Labor unions might be interested in instituting a similar program
for adult workers. If something isn't done soon, the healthcare
systems that are now "in shambles" will collapse -- one patient is
diagnosed with Alzheimers alone in just a little over a minute of
every hour of every day!!!!.
What we do know is that we can not depend upon any governmental
organization to gather, evaluate or disburse information to the
public. The people need to take back their lives!!!
Best wishes to all and take care - Joanne
Joanne C. Mueller
Guinea Pigs R Us
731 - 123rd Avenue N.W.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55448-2127 USA
All truth goes through three stages: first it is ridiculed:
then it is violently opposed: finally it is accepted as self
evident. - Schopenhauer
"No substance is a poison by itself. It is the dose that makes a
substance a poison..." Paracelsus (1493-1541)
Power lines in new link to childhood leukaemia
By Roger Highfield, Science Editor
Last Updated: 3:14am BST 21/04/2007
A leaked Government-commissioned report has
raised fresh fears of a link between power lines and cancer.
The Government has been urged to consider a ban on
new homes and schools near overhead high voltage power lines
The draft paper urges ministers to consider
banning the building of homes and schools close to overhead high
voltage power cables to reduce significantly exposure to
electromagnetic fields from the electricity grid.
The Stakeholder Advisory Group on Extremely Low
Frequency Electromagnetic Radiation (Sage) says a ban is the "best
available option", pointing out that some countries have "corridors"
for high voltage power lines where development is not allowed.
The report was drawn up for the Department of
Health by "stakeholders" including scientists, electricity company
bosses, the National Grid, government officials and campaigners over
It comes after the Health Protection Agency
accepted there was a weak statistical "association" between prolonged
exposure to power fields and childhood leukaemia.
The report stops short of specifically recommending a
ban on new homes and schools within 200 feet of power lines, or vice
versa, which could wipe up to "£2 billion or more" off property prices
and limit housing developments. However, it states: "We urge government
to make a clear decision on whether to implement this option or not."
The 40 stakeholders have clashed over the final
details and conclusions and it is unclear whether the leaked draft
dated March 16 will be modified at a meeting of Sage scheduled for next
Two members of the panel, the regulator Ofgem and
Scottish & Southern Energy, are understood to have quit.
Some stakeholders took the view - adopted by the
Government's health advisers and the World Health Organisation - that
childhood leukaemia is the only adverse health effect where evidence is
strong enough for precautionary measures. According to this view, if
there is a link, the building ban would cut just one case of childhood
leukaemia every year or two and the costs would outweigh the benefits
by a factor of at least 20.
But others have backed a California Department of
Health Services paper in 2002 which suggested electromagnetic fields
are "possibly carcinogenic" in terms of childhood leukaemia. It also
cited four other health effects - adult leukaemia, adult brain tumours,
miscarriages and motor neurone disease.
"The advice to government from following this
'California' view would therefore be to tend to favour implementing the
'corridors for new build' option," Sage added, stressing that this is
why it has not been able to form a consensus.
The panel also recommends that the Health Protection
Agency should issue more information about how to reduce the impact of
exposure to electromagnetic fields.
For some years, there has been concern about cancer
risks among people living near power lines. A pooled analysis of
several studies suggests that the possibility exists of a doubling of
the risk of leukaemia in children in homes at high levels of exposure
to extremely low frequency (50-60 Hz) magnetic fields.
For the overwhelming majority of children living in
homes with magnetic field levels below a given level - estimated to be
99.6 per cent of children in the UK Childhood Cancer Study - the data
was consistent with no increased risk.
For higher magnetic fields levels, the leukaemia risk
was estimated to be double.
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