Cellular Phone Industry Just as Health-Harming as Big Tobacco?
Does this sound familiar?
* Nearly everyone uses it
* Has wide social acceptance
* Highly habit forming
* More and more studies come out documenting harm from the product
* Product manufacturer denies dangers
Sure sounds like the tobacco industry, doesn't it? Well, it would appear the cellular phone industry is repeating the same path. We all know that history has a tendency to repeat itself, and that certainly seems to be the case here.
Critics claim the cell phone industry, just like the tobacco industry (Big Tobacco), seems determined to prevent and deny any suggestion that its products might be dangerous; however, years of negative research may prove otherwise.
For example, one study showed that radio waves from mobile phones definitely damage DNA and other cells in the body, and that the damage extended to the next generation of cells. Another research case in particular delivered quite a blow to the cell phone industry: The Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association hired a man to head up a $28-million research program into possible health effects from cellular phones. Findings revealed that heavy cell phone users experienced:
* An increased rate of brain cancer deaths
* Development of tumors
* Genetic damage
Ironically, the cell phone industry has not commissioned another large-scale study, at least not publicly, since. Why? Because the cell phone industry is a multi-billion-dollar industry that can't afford to find out that, ultimately, cell phones are dangerous. Moreover, similar to Big Tobacco, the cell phone industry will be opened up to large liability claims if they were to start issuing warnings and precautionary tales now, which opens up the possibility that they knew the danger of radio waves all along.
CNET.com - March 8, 2005
Cell Phone Radiation Triggers Measurable Brain Cell Changes in Mere Minutes
(NewsTarget) As little as 10 minutes on a cell phone can trigger changes in brain cells linked to cell division and cancer, suggests a new study conducted by researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and published in the Biochemical Journal.
Previously, advocates of cell-phone safety have maintained that the phones cannot cause brain damage because the microwave radiation that they emit is at a level too low to heat the body's cells. But in the new study, changes in biological processes began at an energy level even lower than that used by a typical phone, even without heating occurring.
"Safety guidelines assume [that] health effects from mobiles can only occur when significant heating of body tissue occurs. [But] this study shows biological changes in response to low-level mobile phone radiation -- something that could potentially have implications for health," said Graham Philips of the British nonprofit Powerwatch.
Researchers exposed both human and rat cells to low-level radiation at a frequency of 875 megahertz, a similar frequency to that used by most cellular phones. The intensity of the radiation was far lower than that used by most phones, however.
Even so, within 10 minutes the scientists observed changes within the cells. A chemical switch regulating cell division was switched on -- a switch that has been linked to a variety of cancers.
There was no direct evidence of cancer inducement in the current study. However, the researchers point out that the changes occurring at the low radiation level were non-thermal in nature, something previously said to be impossible. Thus, the study challenges the entire basis on which cell phones' presumption of safety has been based.
"The significance lies in showing cells do react to cell-phone radiation in a non-thermal way," said co-author Rony Seger. "We used radiation power levels that were around one tenth of those produced by a normal mobile. The changes we observed were clearly not caused by heating."
"This helps explain why mobile phone radiation has been linked to increases in cancer tumors," said consumer health advocate Mike Adams. "Until now, skeptics have said the radiation wasn't intense enough to cause cells to overheat, but now we're learning there can be significant cellular changes taking place at far lower levels of exposure."
From Dr. Mercola:
Researchers have now found that robins get disoriented when they're exposed to a vertically aligned broadband of 0.1 to 10 MHz, or a single frequency of 7 MHz broadcast at a 24- or 48-degree angle to the natural geomagnetic field.
Your body is also dependent on appropriate chemical reactions, many of which are guided by electrical frequencies in your brain, some of which happen to oscillate at the same frequency as that of cell phones and wireless networks.
Why is Harm From Radio Waves a Growing Concern?
Information-carrying radio waves have increased dramatically and exponentially over the last few years. Just think: it took 20 years for the first 1 billion cell phones to be sold -- a milestone reached in 2004. The next billion took just 18 months. The third billion was sold even faster -- just nine months, and we will reach the fourth billion by the end of this year.
Add to that all the wireless networks that are popping up everywhere, exposing you to massive amounts of radio waves whether you actually use wireless or not. Most major office buildings have them, including Starbuck's, Panera Bread, and most libraries.
We are in a geometric explosion of cell phone use, which causes the following physical problems:
Damaging your cell membranes
Decreasing intracellular communication by disrupting microtubular connections that allow biophotons to communicate between cells
Increasing deposits of heavy metals into your cells, which increases intracelluar production of free radicals, and can radically decrease cellular production of energy, thus making you incredibly fatigued
Once your body's communication system is damaged, it is very easy to develop all sorts of pathologies related to disrupted intracellular antioxidant systems and heavy metal toxicities.
Recent studies have also found that cell phone users are 240 percent more prone to brain tumors, and a study back in 2004 found that your risk of acoustic neuroma (a tumor on your auditory nerve) was nearly four times greater on the side of your head where your phone was most frequently held. Listen, there is VERY solid evidence that the number of brain tumors will increase to 500,000 per YEAR in 2010 -- and will double to 1 million every year by 2015 if the causes are not addressed.
Folks, this is the real deal and represents an impending health care crisis.
The Truth Echoes in the Silence
Last year I was really excited when the Today Show contacted me, asking for an interview about one particular study on the dangers of cellular phones, as I thought they were finally starting to accept the truth. Needless to say, I was wrong.
They only aired four seconds of my 20-minute interview, censoring the supporting evidence. No doubt, you are being deceived now, the same way the public was deceived for decades about tobacco. Back then, large corporate interests were very effective at manipulating the media and legislation to perpetuate the myth that smoking was safe, and nothing has changed in that regard. The United States protects corporate interests above public health more than ever.
We really need to learn from history, and my belief is that this exponential increase in information-carrying radio waves is far more serious a threat than tobacco ever was.
Your first mistake would be to be fooled by the mainstream media silence.
Remember, the media outlets in the United States are owned by a minuscule SIX corporations. Today, your mind is controlled by Time Warner, Disney, Murdoch's News Corporation, Bertelsmann of Germany, Viacom (formerly CBS) and General Electric's NBC. These are the top owners of the entire media industry, which includes everything you read and hear in newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations, books, records, movies, videos, wire services and photo agencies.
Can you believe what they say?
Not a chance. Because the telecommunication industry, which is even BIGGER than the drug cartel, Big Pharma, have far more influence than the drug companies and you already know what heavy-weights they are when it comes to spreading misinformation.
Why You Should Listen to the Boy Who Cries Wolf
One of the world's undisputed experts in cell phone safety is Dr. George Carlo he's the lone ranger shouting against the wind, telling the world the truth no one wants to hear.
I had the privilege of spending two full days with Dr. Carlo last October, 2007. I was so compelled with the information I heard that my next book, slated for release in 2009, will detail the reasons why I believe using cell phones is far more dangerous than smoking cigarettes ever was.
In the 1990's Dr. Carlo was given a $28-million grant from the cell phone industry to put an end to the talk that cell phones were hazardous to your health. Unfortunately, what he found was not what he'd been paid to find. Instead, he discovered that they DO, in fact, cause damage.
The cell phone industry offered him a position for $1 million a year to silence him, but he refused, and started a non-profit institute called The Safe Wireless Initiative to inform the world of this danger instead. I highly recommend you check out his site as he has compiled excellent resources on interventions you can use to maximize your health and minimize your EMR risks.
How Can You Protect Yourself From the Invisible Danger of EMR?
Some individuals believe that relatively expensive fixes like nano polymers (like those used by BioPro) can help, but my initial investigation strongly suggests that this technology protection is only minimally effective, and dissipates rapidly.
Of course, the only real solution is to move our culture away from wireless back to more wired. As for myself, I completely renovated my new home prior to moving in, and part of the project was to put in wired CAT-5 cables so I have no wireless connections at all.
I also learned that most portable phones are a major source of these information carrying radio waves. The only exception would be the much older, essentially antiquated 900 MHz portable phones. Fortunately they are still readily available online.
One of the major differences is that they are only on when in use. The other higher MHz phones are on continuously, bombarding your cells with tissue damaging radiation even when you're not using them.
If you do choose to use a cell phone, use the speakerphone function whenever possible -- and keep the phone about two feet away from any body part. Do not keep the phone on your belt or in your pocket even when you're not using it, as the radiation WILL penetrate your body wherever the phone is attached. Instead, stow it away in a purse, backpack, or your car's glove compartment.
For times when a speakerphone isn't practical, you can use a NON-Blue Tooth headset.
While Blue Tooth is certainly safer than no headset at all, it is still broadcasting its own information-carrying radio waves into your brain, just at a lower intensity than a cell phone. And there quite simply is no safe biological threshold for either of them.
I strongly believe that sooner or later, the real dangers of cell phones will be fully understood. Unfortunately, this has all the makings of a tobacco-sized tragedy -- at one time everyone turned a blind eye and refused to believe smoking was dangerous, and we all know how that story ended.
Just say "no" to cell phones.
We already know that placing a cell phone near a beehive drives the bees away for good (they cannot find their way back home). We depend on bees for our food and survival. Besides having caused a massive increase in brain cancers, cell phone radiation causes us to become disoriented, too, as has been shown in research done in the UK. This also negatively affects our decision-making ability. Furthermore, cell phone usage and cell towers interfere with fertility (more about that in the article).
Whether it is done intentionally or unintentionally, those who promote the use of cell phones are increasingly turning them into weapons of mass destruction to achieve population reduction. Being such a big and ongoing money maker, and so practical, it is easy to employ this weapon and nobody will resist it, including children.
According to research, a two-minute call can alter the natural electrical activity in your child's brain for one hour. Multiply this by the average 2,600 minutes a month your child is on the phone and you get 22 hours (nearly a day) of unnatural brain activity. Brain cancers among children are rising at dramatic rates. There is a five-fold increase in cancer among people who started use in childhood. In the UK, 9 out of 10 children now use cell phones, and 40% of primary school children have their own cell phones. But cell phone radiation also affects reproductive functions.
Rendering children infertile even before their child-bearing age, and creating disoriented and demented people that pose no threat to the establishment, along with the vaccination programs designed to suppress the immune system, are perhaps the main means to achieve the population reduction that the World Health Organization and some of the most influential leaders in the world have publicly called for.
CELL PHONE FAQs
By William Thomas
ARE CELL PHONES SAFE?
Yes. Absolutely. As long as they are turned off. Of course, that still leaves the transmissions towers that radiate pulsed microwaves in all directions, 24/7.
CELL PHONE RADIATION
- Leaves phone in spherical pattern, microwaves penetrate skull.
- Dangerous at low power.
- Disrupts critical cellular functions.
- Industry suppressing studies and lying about dangers.
- Criminally inadequate standards - no standards for worst effects.
- Interacts with toxic chemicals in the body, revving up cancer cells.
- Especially dangerous around fetuses, children, and in metal vehicles.
- Effects follow a dose-response curve: more exposure is worse.
- Effects are cumulative and persist for hours after cell phone is turned off.
The big and growing concern is for people and other animals continuously exposed to the ?blue smog? of microwave pollution. More than 50 residential and occupational studies have concluded that exposure to electromagnetic fields from cell phone towers promote brain cancer, female and male breast cancer, miscarriages and other serious health maladies.
Leukemia is more common among mobile phone users. When Italian researchers exposed leukemia cancer cells to low-power 900-MHz frequency digital phone towers: after 24 hours' continuous exposure to these low power pulsed microwaves: 20% of leukemia cells were killed. After 48 hours' exposure, these effects reversed, making them replicate ferociously.
Mice exposed to heating of only 0.17 to 1.05 microwatts per square-centimeter in an antenna park ended up with irreversible sterility. The current U.S. exposure standard of 579 microwatts per square centimeter is 500 times higher.
Potentially dangerous radiation occurs in a widening cone of transmission at up to 800 feet from towers rising 150-feet or higher above the ground. The herd-like behavior of cell phone users is dangerous. In Germany, cows grazing under cell phone towers are dying of acute circulatory collapse and bleeding from several organs after microwave antenna installed on a tower formerly used to transmit only non-pulsed television and radio signals.
Like many people, I thought that the new cell phones and cell phone towers radiate at power levels far too low to be dangerous. Current digital phones transmit at a fraction of the power of the first analogue phones. But many clinical studies now show that the damaging effects of cell phones and cell phone relay towers actually increase at low power levels!
Renowned biophysicist and electromagnetic radiation researcher Professor Neil Cherry points to dozens of epidemiological studies showing that chronic low level exposure to pulsed radio frequency/microwave radiation produces increased cancer risk. The Barnett Study commissioned by the Australian government found that low power pulsed microwaves interfere with central nervous system, impair memory function, and result in damage to the eyes.
HOW CAN LOW POWER BE WORSE?
A low-intensity electrical field that can cause a disproportionately large response in much the same way that a low-power strobe light can induce seizures in susceptible people. It's not the amount of energy from the light that provokes the seizure-but rather the regularity of flashing at a frequency that matches or is close to a frequency utilized by the brain itself.
Weak microwaves broadcast by mobile phones can alter several hundred chemicals communicating vital processes in human brain cells.
The problem is all this pulsing. Cell phones jackhammer internal organs and the brain at 217 times every second. It's even worse using the new portables operating at 2.2 GHz or higher. That's an EMR "wind" whipping cells like stalks of wheat back and forth 2.2 million times a second! The wheat will snap. When cells snap, the resulting DNA breaks can cause cancer.
The 1994 Barnett Report prepared by Dr. Stan Barnett for the Australian government found that the speediest pathway for cancer promoters to spark cell proliferation occurs when electromagnetic radiation interferes with normal cellular control.
Low-level microwaves have also been shown to alter brain, immune and heart activity - which like all cellular metabolism are basically electrical in nature. While you chat on your cell phone, your brain cells are also chattering away in chemical codes as each enzyme exchange pumps life-giving chemistry through the cell at one-tenth-of-a-volt. This subtle electrochemical dialogue also releases calcium and sodium ions that inhibit runaway cell division, and block rogue molecules.
Cell phone radiation increases this calcium efflux, tearing holes in the cell membrane, while every digitized conversation disrupts these vital whisperings between cells. Cell phone microwaves measured at one-tenth British safety guidelines emit the frequencies causing the biggest changes in cell calcium levels. Excessive calcium found outside cells following EMR exposure show increased cell growth. Whether or not this leads to cancer is part of cell phone roulette.
In the early 1970s, Australian scientist Dr. Ross Adey traced calcium processes in cells to measure the effects of EMR exposure. Hired by the cell phone industry to defend their products, this leading corporate researcher found that cell phone effects are frequency-dependent.
After 40 years spent looking at how cells communicate with each other using calcium ion flows and tiny electrical impulses, Adey has become a fierce advocate of much lower cell phone radiation standards. Motorola withdrew its funding from Adey, whose laboratory at Loma Linda, California quickly collapsed as a result.
Exposure to pulsed Radio Frequencies produce double strand breaks that are known to lead to cell death. NP Singh and biomedical scientist Dr. Henry Lai at the University of Washington reported finding DNA strand breaks at levels one-fifth of American safety limits.
Lai and Singh raised alarms when they repeatedly found double-strand breakages in DNA in live rat brains after just two hours low-level exposure to both pulsed and older analogue cell phones.
Double-strand breaks, which break both sides of the twisted double-helix ladder in DNA, create serious genetic alterations and can lead to cancer, cell death or mutagenic problems. Brains show fewer DNA breaks during cell phone exposure than brain cells checked four hours after exposure.
Microwaves are very short waves of electromagnetic energy that travel through just about everything at 186,282 miles per second. They have been found to "slightly cook" proteins in the blood. Because stress proteins are involved in the progression of a number of diseases, heavy daily cell-phone usage could lead to great incidence of disorders such as Alzheimer's and cancer.
A cell phone typically transmits at 2 to 5 watts. Even at one-ten-thousands of a watt, albumen proteins increase in the brains of half the rats examined. Rat DNA is very close to human DNA.
Swedish neurosurgeon Leif Salford, Dr. James Lin and other researchers have independently confirmed that after two minutes of cell phone exposures, the blood-brain barrier fails, allowing proteins to enter the brain. Once they stray into the brain, proteins that normally behave themselves in the blood could trigger autoimmune diseases such as Fibromyalgia and Multiple Sclerosis.
Damaged nerve cells in the brain can also lead to the dementia associated with Alzheimer's, premature aging, and Parkinson's disease. Medications that under normal circumstances would not be able to penetrate the blood-brain-barrier can also enter the brain during a cell phone conversation and do damage.
Headaches widely reported among cell phone users indicate microwave-induced leakage of unwanted molecules into the brain. Nitrous Oxide regulates nerve transmissions and arterial flow to the brain. NOx also appears to play a role in Alzheimer's. If something restricts the NOx needed by your brain -headaches result.
Neurologists agree that even non-cell phone users continuously exposed to emissions from cell phones and towers could be at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.
Think of frequency as "frequentlies". The higher the frequency, the more cellular DNA is whipped back and forth. When it comes to interfering with living organisms, frequency is more important than power. Cell phones and relay towers transmit on the worst frequencies.
TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) and CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) allow multiple conversations to piggyback on microsecond gaps to share a single channel. Worldwide cell phones use Global System for Mobile Communications: GSM.
Living organisms are very likely sensitive to both the microwave carrier and the lower frequency pulsing of 83.4 Hz TDMA signals from cell phone towers-which correspond to the alpha brain waves of normal consciousness.
Cell phone towers use multiple frequencies to penetrate solid surfaces. The high-frequency 900+ MHz band used by digital cell phones is also very close to the resonant frequency of human DNA, as well as the resonant frequency of the human skull case.
Shouldn't we stop right there?
When you get on a plane or enter a hospital and they tell you to turn your cell phone off to protect vital electronic equipment, is the electronic equipment in our heads any less worth protecting?
Like all radio transmitters, cell phones are government licensed. Cell phone safety guidelines are called SAR. The Standard Absorption Rate measures the amount of heating over one square-centimeter of skin.
Because SAR looks only for the physical heating of tissues, the resulting safe declarations are like saying that smoking won't hurt you if you don't burn yourself!
At the same time, there are no "average" humans. Age, health, gender, body mass, immune function - all matter. And cannot be standardized.
Cell phone microwaves are also amplified, and can morph into unintended frequencies when interacting with aluminum window frames, power lines and wet conditions.
SAR standards average out the power spikes erupting from cell phones. So cell phones that regularly microwave "hot spots" in brain tissue at up to seven-times the average power used for licensing actually "comply" with the much lower limits.
Phones pass or flunk inadequate safety tests depending on how they are held. A phone that really leaks radiation may simply be re-oriented until it passes. USA SAR is 1.6 Watts/kg for civilians. Anyone working with extremely high-power military radar, radio and microwave transmitters is exempt from these regulations - but not from the effects.
Canada's Safe Council funded by Motorola: Safe for industry to make profits.
Memory impairment is showing up in rats exposed to only SAR 0.6-for 45 minutes.
But for a given temperature increase the required SAR value is substantially higher for small animals. Therefore, data from mice underestimates the heating effect in humans.
The much more drastic "non-thermal effects" of mobile phones - including the mass destruction of brain cells - are not regulated at all.
When it comes to covering cell phone liabilities, big insurers are saying, "Forget it." Lloyds and other major underwriters are not buying the SAR safety standards. They refused to cover cell phone liabilities back in 1999.
British government regulators have also refused to give mobile phones a clean bill of health.
Fears about radiation prompted the European Parliament to call for all mobile phones in Europe to carry health warnings.
CLASS B CARCINOGEN
Yet in 1990, the Environmental Protection Agency recommended that magnetic fields be classified as "Class B" carcinogens - along with formaldehyde in carpets and wallpaper, DDT, pulp mill and wood stove dioxins and ubiquitous PCBs.
Cell phones are licensed for specific power levels and frequencies. But it has recently been discovered that "windows" form when randomly intersecting frequencies resonate unpredictably. When such cell phone harmonics occur, unintended variations in power levels and frequencies often exceed licensed limits.
Powerwatch in the UK receives frequent calls from regular mobile phone users reporting headaches, loss of concentration, skin tingling or burning or twitching, eye 'tics', very serious short-term memory loss, and buzzing or clicking in the head at night.
Also inexplicable aggression, fatigue, dizziness, agitation, chest pain and shortness of breath - symptoms that were not present before they started using cell phones.
Electromagnetic radiation from cell phones also cause lethargy, and a substantially reduced ability to learn. Widespread apathy and the inability to think coherently often cited as the "dumbing down" of Americans could be the result of EMR pollution.
Residents living around cell phone towers often report the same symptoms. Cellular base stations crank power up and down to adjust to the strength of the signals they receive, radiating energy spiking as high as 240-times.
BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS ATTRIBUTED TO CELL PHONES
Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, brain cancer, female and male breast cancer and miscarriages have all been linked to cell phones.
Dr. John Holt reports that once cell damage from cell phones occurs, the damage is irrecoverable and inherited unchanged, from generation to generation.
THE EYES HAVE IT
Even if we close our eyes to cell phone dangers, the watery layer around the iris and retina absorbs cell phone radiation with every call - increasing the chances of contracting eye cancer. CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) found that the lens of the eye is acutely sensitive to RF radiation because of its lack of a blood supply and hence limited heat-dissipating capability.
Glaucoma drugs and cell phones pose special dangers. Application of the glaucoma drug Timolol Maleate reduced the threshold for microwave-induced damage to just 0.26 W/kg.
The frequencies hardest on eyes are in the range of 1-10 GHz. Every day some 300 million users are activating new 1.9 Gigahertz cell and portable phones.
Besides the eyes, the most vulnerable areas to cell phone heating are the testes. Dr. John Moulder reports from the Medical College of Wisconsin that besides cataracts, reduced sperm counts are well-documented acute exposure hazards.
John Holt believes that the disappearance of frogs in remote rainforests where pesticides are never used is being caused by planet-wide radio wave pollution interfering with electrically conductive, fertilized eggs spawned on the surface of ponds. Sperm counts are decreasing sharply in men for the same reason, he adds.
In Hungary Men who carried a phone with them on stand-by throughout the day had significantly lower sperm concentration. Those who had the phone in use had sperm counts lowered by up to 30 percent after 13 months exposure.
HOW LONG CAN I TALK ON MY CELL PHONE?
Independent studies have shown that after two minutes on a cell phone, the blood brain barrier opens - allowing proteins and other toxins in the bloodstream to enter the brain and kill brain cells.
Some researchers say the blood-brain barrier opens within one minute of exposure. So two minutes max, one minute or less is better - and no minutes at all is best. Remember, effects can linger for hours after the phone is shut off.
Doctors say that the main public health concern should be motor vehicle collisions - not brain tumors, which increase in risk only 30 percent with regular cell phone use.
The risk of crashing your vehicle is 400% greater if you're on the phone - or have just completed your call.
Prompted by insurers to look into cell phone hazards, the province of Ontario in Canada found that heavy mobile users are involved in twice as many fatal road accidents than light users.
That's $4 billion a year in extra claims among cell phone-wielding drivers.
But it's not the distraction of dialing and talking on these phones that's causing so many crashes, the use of handheld cell phones are banned in moving vehicles in more than 45 countries - with notable exceptions of the USA and Canada. In Australia fines range up to $1,200 per offense.
Studies have found that drivers using phones miss traffic signals and are slow to react. It doesn't matter if the driver is actually holding the cell phone. The heightened probability of cracking up your car persists for up to 15 minutes after completing a call.
The chairman of the BC Medical Association's emergency medical services calls using a cell phone in a car comparable to the risk of crashing while driving dead drunk.
"Hands-free" mobile speakerphones cause even more crashes because they typically emit 10-times more brainwave interference than handheld units. 600% car accident rate hands-free: Motorola study 1997.
The Lancet driving study predicted, new laws, like one in New York that bans handheld cell phones, won't reduce the risk of accidents.
The British government's decision to remove the health approval on hands-free kits followed a number of investigations showing that hands-free devices channel radiation directly into the users head through the connecting wire.
KIDS, CHILDREN, FETUSES
Children and teenagers should not use cell phones period. Their rapidly-dividing cells and the smaller thinner skulls and soft brain tissue of adolescents allow deeper penetration of radiation, while making young children especially susceptible conductors of electromagnetic energy from cell phones - and the cell phone antennas in their schoolyards and neighborhoods.
New Zealand has banned cell phone towers on school grounds. If cell phone towers are considered too dangerous to install near schools, why would they be any safer installed in your neighborhood?
Studies quoted in my report show that children and teens who use cell phones are at high risk for learning disabilities, aggression and early onset of senility.
A decade ago, the Barnett Report in Australia found that fetuses are affected more than their mothers, who should stay away from cell phones and cell phone towers.
Leading medical experts now question whether it is safe for children to use mobile phones at all. Doctors fear that disturbed brain activity in children could lead to psychiatric and behavioral problems or impair learning ability.
MD Gerald Hyland is a mobile phone adviser to the British government. He points to a Swedish study that found children's brains are affected for long periods even after very short-term use. This could affect their mood and ability to learn in the classroom if they have been using a phone during break time, for example.
The cell phone's deep penetration into children's brains could cause kids to lose their ability to concentrate and remember - making it impossible to learn. Cell phone use is also linked with aggressive behavior in kids - who may experience "radical changes" in mood and behavior.
Dr. Michael Klieeisen conducted a famous Spanish study. He says they never expected to see continuing activity in the brain - after turning cell phones off. He worries that immunity to infection and disease could be altered by interference with chemical balances in the brain.
Everyone knows that if you want to give a child asthma, give her dairy products like milk and ice cream. That will do it. Or give them a cell phone.
After the city of Sydney, Australia went broadband wireless - there was a 25% increase in asthma which led researcher Peter Franch to find the production of bronchial spasm-causing histamine to nearly double after exposure to cellular phone frequencies. This disruptive histamine production persists after the phone is shut off.
France also found that cellular phone frequencies inhibit our body's cellular response to anti-asthmatic drugs.
Studies conducted in Sydney, Honolulu and twice in the UK all showed significantly higher leukemia rates in people living around transmission towers. The Sydney study found childhood leukemia at more than twice the expected rate. I have always wanted to visit that spectacular seaside city. Now I wouldn't enter Sydney, Australia at gunpoint. It would be like being locked into a room full of smokers.
With inception cell towers across USA 1995 similar spike major cities. Dr. David Carpenter, Dean at the School of Public Health in New York believes that 30% of all childhood cancers are associated with EMF exposure.
87% of 11 to 16-year-olds in Britain own mobile phones; 40% of them spend 15 minutes or more talking each day on them. In terms of senility, brain cancers and autoimmune diseases many of these kids will be doomed.
Children 5 to 9 using cell phones increased five-fold since 2000. [Times Jan 12/05]
Since 1996, Professor John Holt has looked at cell phones as a possible cancer culprit. Holt warns that cellular phones permanently damage human cells: Once the damage is created, the damage is irrecoverable and inherited unchanged, from generation to generation.
Just carrying cell phones can be dangerous if they're turned on. Once activated to receive calls, cell phones connect every 2 minutes with the nearest relay tower - emitting electromagnetic radiation that can penetrate nearby organs - such as the brain, kidneys, ovaries and testicles, depending on how the activated phone is used and carried.
Up the EM spectrum toward visible light, waves become closer and closer - more loaded with energy - more harmful bio systems. 900 Mhz (million cycles/second) analogue much weaker than cell phones.
Less impact than new digital phones. But new Personal Communications Services frequencies 1800 to 1900 MHz bring permissible power densities up another 200%.
New digital cordless 5-6 Gigahertz range (billion cycles second) worse than cellphones.
Cell Phone Shields
If radiation shields worked 100% and blocked all radiation from your cell phone - it would not be able to transmit. The best tested commercially advertised cell phone shield blocks 61% of electromagnetic radiation coming from the phone. This is not good enough.
Because when cell phone shields measurably reduce electromagnetic radiation from the phone's transmitter, the phone and/or base station significantly boost their power levels to compensate - largely nullifying the effect and exposing even more passersby to "second-hand" cell phone radiation.
Also people who think they are protected tend to use their cell phones more. Experts recommend using a cell phone for no more than five minutes per month. Which should handle most emergencies. The best cell phone modification is made with a hammer.
Isn't that a bit over the top?
Are Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, MS or brain cancer over the top?
Who says cell phones are dangerous?
The Lancet regularly carries medical studies detailing cell phone health effects.
Government studies in Britain and Australia showing how cellular phones disrupt cellular processes leading to disease have also received coverage in ABC News, Canada's CBC, CBS, The Guardian (London), New York Times, other mass media.
Motorola in the USA and Nokia in Europe are currently leading this "cell phones are perfectly safe" approach. They've hired the world's biggest "damage control" PR firm to present this lie. Burston Marsteller is very good at this, after successfully downplaying the Exxon Valdez, Bhopal and other disasters in the United States.
The cell phone industry has consistently distorted the medical facts, and colored the public presentation of adverse evidence. If cell phones are so safe, why are top researchers being persecuted?
WHY THE PERSECUTION OF TOP RESEARCHERS?
If cell phones are so safe, why were the best researchers driven from the field and forced to close their labs after their funding was cut off?
Seattle's Bioelectromagnetic Research Laboratory at the U. of Washington is the oldest, most productive laboratory conducting research into the biomedical aspects of radio exposure. At least, it was. The lab used by Henry Lai and NP Singh will soon close down after losing their government funding.
Except in true emergencies, always use a landline. Doctors recommend limiting cell phone use to five minutes a month max.
People aren't dropping dead in the streets yet.
Statistical tools invented to identify isolated and acute diseases often miss low-level chronic conditions. Aussie techno writer Stewart Fist thinks it's possible that most modern societies have been suffering the effects of long-term background R/F exposures for a couple of generations. But no one has yet scientifically established the link.
Sudden spikes in death rates in cities like Sydney, Australia that that have "gone wireless" indicate big trouble ahead. Peter Franch attributes a 5% increase in death rates in that Australian city to the mass introduction of wireless relay towers.
Given the incubation time of most cancers, we are still a decade away from a sudden and unarguable "spike" in debilitating illnesses - and a possible doubling of already high cancer mortalities - awakens the public to hazards as severe and as long covered-up as smoking.
Neil Cherry in Christ Church, New Zealand considers the proliferation of cell phones, microwave towers and microwave pollution to be serious contributors to cancer, brain tumors and increasing neurological problems among the human population.
Neurosurgeon Leif Salford says that cell phone users already headed for Alzheimer's or dementia in old age will get these conditions much earlier, while those who would have escaped both maladies are at greater risk of succumbing to them.
Salford's best scenarios show both risk groups having a significantly diminished number of working brain cells throughout their lives if they habitually use cell phones or live in the electrosmog produced by microwave transmitting antennas.
Salford and his colleagues at Sweden's prestigious Lund University have published "before and after" images showing a clear link between radiation emitted by mobile phones and brain damage.
Salford adds, "If this effect is transferred to young humans the effects can be terrifying."
1993 the wireless industry association hired epidemiologist Dr. George Carlo to manage a six-year, $28 million research program looking into cell phone safety. When Dr. Carlo identified and confirmed genetic damage from wireless phone radiation, he did something completely unanticipated by his employers. He told the truth.
Carlo's research concluded cell phone users were twice as likely to suffer from brain cancer and rare tumors than non-users.
He spelled out his findings and concerns to the Chief Executive Officer AT&T Oct 7, 1999. His letter is in my report.
Carlo said severe cell phone risks use appeared to follow a dose-response curve - and the risk of contracting certain tumors more than doubled.
Alarmingly the industry has ignored the scientific findings suggesting potential health effects - they have repeatedly and falsely claimed that wireless phones are safe for all consumers including children. I am asking you to help us do the right thing in distributing the summary findings. -George L. Carlo PhD.
Another team of Aussie scientists funded by the communications giant Telstra exposed a group of mice to a digitally pulsed cell phone transmitting for two 30-minute periods each day - and also found a doubling of cancer rates. Most mobile phones zap between 10 and 30 times more radiation into the user's head than those Aussie mice were exposed to.
Telstra's favorite scientist Dr. Michael Repacholi had previously promoted the safety of cell phones in court cases against base-stations and towers. But Repacholi reversed his polarity in 1999, warning that low levels of non-ionizing radiation can create changes in animal tissue.
DR. STEPHEN CLEARY
Dr. Stephen Cleary World Health Organization researcher made his mark by finding that human brain cells show altered DNA after a single exposure to microwaves and that such damage is probably cumulative. Cleary is also retiring from further cell phone research due to lack of funding, after being cut off by the cell phone industry's wireless research arm, and by Motorola - the biggest corporation giving grants to compliant scientists.
Dr. Jerry Phillips worked with Ross Adey. He, too, found his funding withdrawn after he published a paper revealing DNA damage at a SAR 0.0024 (1998. Replicated.) Jerry Phillips has now largely withdrawn from further research.
How can corporations sell products known to be so dangerous?
Ask Big Tobacco. Or makers and sellers of rollover-prone SUVs. $40 billion a year in cell phone sales buys a lot of denial.
If present rates of cell phone exposure continue or climb, children, executives and other heavy cell phone users will be culled by an electromagnetic epidemic within a decade. Plummeting sperm counts - inability to reproduce = extinction.