Newsletter (16 February 2004)

Re: There is an EMF sensor in humans

Omega see under:

Some references forwarded by Reba Goodman:

Lin, H, Blank M, Head M, Goodman R (1999).

Magnetic field-responsive domain in the human HSP70 promoter.J Cell

Biochem 75: 170-176.

Lin H, Blank M, Goodman R (2001)

Regulating genes with electromagnetic response elements. J Cellular

Biochem, 81:143-148

Lin, H, Blank M, Head M, Goodman R (1999).

Magnetic field-responsive domain in the human HSP70 promoter.J Cell

Biochem 75: 170-176.

Lin H, Blank M, Goodman R (2001)

Regulating genes with electromagnetic response elements. J Cellular

Biochem, 81:143-148



Soviet Proof That Mobile Phones Do Cause Brain Damage

Dear Dr. Ing. Martin H. Virnich

In the next EMV- meeting of the VDB on 01.-02. April 2004 in Würzburg, I suggest to inform about the BBB alteration, documented since 1972.

Yours faithfully

Miguel Muntané


1972. Soviet Proof That Mobile Phones Do Cause Brain Damage

· Has been requested in Luxembourg the day 24.2.2003 to the European Commission and to the WHO

2003. Salford, Persson : 0.002 W/kg (whole body) at 24 microW/cm2

Salford et al Env. Health Persp. On line, Janvier 2003

2002. Tore, Aubineau : 0.5 W/kg (brain average)

Tore, Aubineau et al BEMS 2002

2000. Schirmacher : 0.3 W/kg (cells)

Schirmacher et al Bioelectromagnetics (2000) 21: 338-345

1990-1994. Neubauer: 2 W/kg (brain)

Neubauer et al Bioelectromagnetics (1990) 11:261-268; Radiat Res (1994) 137:52-58

1979. Frey: 75 and 100 microW/cm2

Frey Radio Sci (1979) 14:349-350; J Bioelectr (1984) 3(1/2):281-292

1977 US army scientists had succeeded in duplicating the Soviet experiments.

1972 Soviets scientists used mobile phone radiation to cause brain damage.


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


"33 schools in Israel are at risk" says Israeli Environment Ministry

16.2.04  National Radio news

According to a comprehensive research that was done by the Environment Quality Ministry, children in 33 schools in Israel are exposed to radiation level which is at least 10 times higher than the level IARC defined as cancer risk.

On the radio program "doing noon", a principle of  a school in Ramat Gan said that "after 10 years, there are vomits, headaches, problems of blood clotting. I want the power company man to tell me that he is ready to send his child every morning to these radiation levels".

Hiding under the WHO's big umbrella

In Network B (radio network), 16.2.2004, also in the same issue, Stilian Galberg, director of the Noise and Radiation Department in the Environ. Ministry said that in Israel, the standard for 161KV is a distance of 20 meters from each side.

Benzi Cohen from the power company said as an answer to the question "are you aware of the danger from power lines?":

Benzi: "Since 1990 we have known it and started collecting scientific knowledge and standards from the world. We adopted the standard of the World Health Organization, an institute which leads all the research and standards. It has sub institutions, ICNIRP and IARC. There's the EMF project, which defines operations, research, and what the policy for public protection should be. The WHO recommended already in 1990 on 1000mG level. I want to emphasize that we are talking about professionals, that have no connection whatsoever to power companies, and no connection to other interests.

Stilian Galberg talked about IARC's definition. The WHO has been checking the research, examining it and it knows [about IARC' s definition], and didn't find a reason to change the limit level. This is done only in Israel [lowering the limit, a recommendation of the Env. Ministry of a day average of 10 mG], and it's not clear to me why they did it. I know only of Swizerland which has a similar level,  but the level has an exemption [in Swizerland] if the precautionary principle is used.

Also it was done only because of public pressure and with no scientific justification. We operate by the guidelines and standards of the big world. In spite of  30 years of research, it is not proven. There are hundreds of surveys, thousands of researchs on thousands of Gausses. I think one has to take it in proportions, the extent of risks and consider it seriously."

Irit Livne, responsible for the pupils' health in the Education Ministry: "We are aware of the damage, we follow the orders of the Env. Ministry and Health Ministry and we will examine it on the operative level. We are troubled, and it really bothers us, we are responsible for the children's health. The body which gave the permissions to build these schools should be adressed".

Interviewer: "The more national bodies are added [to the picture], the panic increases"

Irit: "Yes, the lack of clarity rises [and don't they just love it...]. Only professional based assumptions should be collected".

Informant: Iris Atzmon


New paper: 60Hz b-fields shown to damage neuronal DNA

Exposure to low-level magnetic fields cause DNA damage in rat brain cells

Thursday, February 12, 2004  

Prolonged exposure to low-level magnetic fields, similar to those emitted by such common household devices as blow dryers, electric blankets and razors, can damage brain cell DNA, according to researchers in the UW’s Department of Bioengineering.

The scientists further found that the damage from brief exposures appears to build up over time.

In a new study scheduled to be published in Environmental Health Perspectives: Journal of the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, the researchers discovered that rats exposed to a 60-hertz field for 24 hours showed significant DNA damage, and rats exposed for 48 hours showed even more breaks in brain cell DNA strands. Exposure also resulted in a marked increase in brain cell apoptosis, or “cell suicide,” a process in which a cell self-destructs because it can’t repair itself.

A previous study showed similar damage, but it was conducted at 10 times the intensity and rats were exposed for just two hours. That indicates that the effects of exposure are cumulative, and duration can be as damaging as intensity, said Henry Lai, a UW research professor who conducted the study with fellow UW bioengineer Narendra Singh.

“In real life, people get this kind of exposure in brief doses — three minutes of exposure to a blow dryer, five minutes of exposure to an electric razor,” Lai said. “We found that this could add up over time and could eventually lead to some health effect.”

Since Lai first reported findings of magnetic field-induced DNA damage in 1995, several laboratories in Europe and India have reported similar effects.

Lai and Singh hypothesize that exposure to magnetic fields affects the balance of iron in certain cells, leading to an increase in free iron within the cell. That free iron undergoes a chemical reaction, which releases “free radicals,” or charged atoms that attack cell structures, including DNA, lipids and proteins.

To test the idea, the researchers gave some of the rats drugs that either neutralize free radicals or decrease free iron before exposing the animals to the magnetic field. The treatments supported the hypothesis, effectively blocking the effects of the fields and protecting the rats’ brain cell DNA from damage.

One significant implication of this is that certain types of cells with higher iron content — such as brain cells — may be more susceptible to damage from electromagnetic fields.

Some types of DNA damage are more worrisome than others.

“People should do what they can to limit their exposure to as little as possible, especially in relation to electrical appliances that are used very close to the body.”

Rob Harrill

Informant: Bill Beaty


Cell jammers declare war with signal

Informant: wolfkty

Comments from Wolfgang W. Scherer:

From the "pollution" by EMF point of view jammers are even worse than cellphones since they overload this area with EMF in cellphone frequency and you are exposed to even more of potenytially DNA altering EMFs in such "forced into quiet" locations - including the user and all people around.

Jammers are no answer to the EMF pollution problem- on the contrary . . .demanding low and lower power for wireless communications is the only viable future - and technically already achievable.- but not as cheap as the current energy wasting solutions - money always talks . . .




Environmental requirements for optimal human existence

Among all lifeforms, humans have learned to predict, alter and control much of their environment to a greater extent and in a profoundly different manner than any other. While it is true that a human's environment may be altered by the acts of other humans in a similar manner to which it is altered by non-human caused events, the ability of humans to rationally communicate and choose to act or not to act creates the possibility for new kinds of environmental meta-needs (which I will later maintain must be satisfied in order for a human to maximize his lifetime happiness).


Bush Administration quietly reversed MTBE ban

The Bush administration quietly shelved a proposal to ban a gasoline additive that contaminates drinking water in many communities, helping an industry that has donated more than $1 million to Republicans. The Environmental Protection Agency's decision had its origin in the early days of President Bush's tenure when his administration decided not to move ahead with a Clinton-era regulatory effort to ban the clean-air additive MTBE.