wireless technology | potential radiation problems
I have included stuff linking to Tetra, DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications), WiFi, mobiles and other marvels in our modern world, whose 'sting is in their tails'. My only interest in choosing to publish in detail on this subect is to persuade friends and family to avoid needlessly endangering themselves. And, by proximity, ME!!! That last comment was principally with reference to DECT, which I was surrounded by at work, but am no longer. However, in the interests of others as I have found more stuff I continue to update this record of links.
Though recent studies have discredited the theory of lead pipes leading to the collapse of Rome, nonetheless the rapid embracing of technology without being able to study its impact sufficiently, inevitably in the hands of a poetic God sets up the advantaged to become dis-advantaged.
This ain't in much order, but I've got a mixture here of populist movements, and newspaper articles to demonstrate widespread nature (you'll find a uni in Canada removing WiFi from its campus, a group of 30 parents suing their kids school for implementation of WiFi - children are particularly vulnerable for various reasons). Thus Times article: Health fears lead schools to dismantle wireless networks. You'll also find heavy more technical and statistical references, demonstrating the case, dealing with studies on ionizing/non-ionizing radiation, relevance of power levels and distance etc.
I have put populist stuff first, to demonstrate it is a widespread concern, science stuff second, to allow you to consider the sanity of the concern.
- [excerpt only] Cancer specialists at University Hospital, Orebro, in Sweden, have identified an increased risk of brain tumours among cellular and cordless phone users, with a fourfold increased risk for 20 to 29-yearolds. Neither government nor industry has responded to the findings.
Medical professionals in Germany have begun a petition urging government intervention in response to what they claim is a "clear temporal and spatial correlation between the appearance of disease and exposure to pulsed high-frequency microwave radiation". They cite this as coming from mobile telephone masts and mobile phone usage, as well as "installation of a digital cordless (Dect) telephone at home or in the neighbourhood".
Illnesses they have observed - even among young people - range from learning and behavioural disorders to cancers, heart attacks and strokes.
Known as the Freiburger Appeal after the Black Forest town where the campaign was instigated, it has so far been signed by over 2000 medical doctors and 35,000 individuals in Germany.
- The issue was raised by Dr Gerard Hyland, a biophysicist at Warwick University, whose fears are based on the similarity of the technology used by mobiles and Dect phones. who wrote the following article.
Here is an excerpt from said article: "...thirdly, there is documented evidence that long-term (involuntary) exposure to microwave radiation of an intensity intermediate between that realised near an active Handset and that found in the vicinity of a Base-station (but at slightly higher carrier frequencies than used in GSM) does causes serious illness, such as leukaemia and lymphoma, in certain exposed people." 6. J.R. Goldsmith, Int. J. Occup. Environ. Health, 1, 47-57 (1995), and Public Health Review, 25, 123-149 (1997)
- "In reply to denial by a military representative, Dr. Flanagan said there are thousands of papers written by reputable scientists on the negative effects of ELF fields on living systems."
- the following from a guy that does a lot of the (anti)surveillance work in embassies in and around Washington - he's talking about body-worn video surveillance gear, but the concept is the same:
"The human body absorbs so much signal at any frequencies used for wireless video as to render the concept useless at any practical power level. The commonly used frequency of 2.4 gigs is precisely the resonant frequency of water molecules, which is why if you look on the back of your microwave oven you?ll see the frequency listed as 2450 megacycles (2.45 gigs [Bluetooth operates at this frequency - headsets not good...!]). This means any signal at 2.4 gigs to some degree will be cooking nearby human or animal flesh, which is something like 80% water. Proposing to use 2.4 gigs for body-worn systems is criminal insanity, and shows a total lack of understanding and disregard for the safety of the user. Important point: because of this characteristic of 2.4 gigs, do not use transmitters anywhere where a human will be in or near the path of the transmitted signal. The more powerful, the more damage. The closer to the transmit antenna, the more damage. The higher the gain of the transmit antenna, the more damage. Eyes and gonads go first. The FCC has exposure limits for stuff like this, which require a series of calculations using complicated formulae to determine safe levels." www.swssec.com/video.html
- Here is the official DECT spin: http://www.hpa.org.uk/radiation/understand/information_sheets/cordless_telephones.htm
More DECT phone info [pdf], but i guess you are in need of summary - in short if you're a new parent don't dream of a DECT baby monitor, and if you aren't then look for a 'safer' DECT phone where the base station drops in power emission depending on distance from phonecall, and locate base station at a distance from where people are normally (e.g. a hall).
Science and research
An excerpt from Idaho Observer article: "The above-referenced [i.e. within article] RF/microwave studies confirm that non-ionizing radiation?flowing from wireless transmitters and wireless devices?inflict the SAME KIND of damage upon human cells as ionizing radiation, with the same cancerous results." Do a find for ionizing within document so as not to get lost by other interesting items within article.
For a long discussion of ionizing/non-ionizing in response to this bluetooth article, check it and do a find for "ionizing" since it is long.
A fairly bright article dismissing concerns for WiFi (certainly as compared to the sun or mobile phones). I publish link to this cos I like to be aware of counter arguments, and try to retain some balance! ;) The double-blind tests are particularly hard to argue with.
was that interesting?
If so then check out the toothpaste flex - the arguments against the use of sodium fluoride seem irrefutable to me (the cancer increase rate, and also the brain numbing - first used in Nazi jewish ghettoes).
for those with less time>>>
The legality of water fluoridation is interesting. In Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, it was tested in front of Judge Flaherty, now a Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (Flaherty 1979; 1988, 1996). He found that: "the evidence is quite convincing that the addition of sodium fluoride to the public water supply is extremely deleterious to the human body"
and wrote that:
"what I have read [since] convinces me all the more that in-depth, serious scientific effort should be undertaken before further expansion of this questionable practice. Those who belittle critics of fluoridation do the public a misservice, yet it seems in the face of strong, uncontradicted prima facie evidence, that is the tactic most often employed".
Such quotes compel one towards a more serious consideration of what one would naturally assume is a paranoid tinfoil-ists idea.
Well, all this madness makes me feel glad my money is in heaven/Christ, cos no one can rob him, and if there is life after death, and that life is forever, and there is forgiveness in Him, then a little pain, a little earlier dying here is nothing to be tooooo down about. So I'd encourage you to find hope and look into the true Christ of the bible, not the Pharisee boys who so often claim to represent him, be they the dog collar variety or the gold rolex variety.
Common Symptoms of ES (electro-sensitivity)The below is all taken from ElectroSensitivity.org.uk, but since their site is a bit of a mess I took the liberty of reproducing it in part, giving them the due credit.
- A tingling, stinging or prickling sensation in areas of the body.
- Problems with concentration, dizziness and loss of memory.
- Swollen mucus membranes.
- Feeling flu like symptoms of headache, muscle and joint pains.
Variability of Symptoms
In general, environmental illnesses can produce nearly any symptom, depending upon the type of irritating exposure and the uniqueness of the individual exposed. One exposure, whether chemical or electrical can create symptoms of fatigue in one person and hyperactivity in another person. However symptoms are mainly skin related initially or neurological. Some individuals are 'sensible? to electrical sources affecting them, this means they are immediately aware of the effect of for instance someone nearby using a mobile phone. For some this is painfully so in the form of a sharp head pain similar to a migraine. Others are less sensible to a source directly but suffer from a more diffuse variety of symptoms that may also result from other predisposing triggers and the particular source can be difficult to identify.
Considered by some to be the commonest symptom of all is a powerful form of tinnitus. Not the common ringing in the ears but a sensation of buzzing/sizzling/microwave (MW) hearing through the aural tract, the higher the levels of EMR are the stronger the tinnitus becomes.
Reactions may involve eye trouble, smarting irritating sensations like grit in the eye and increased sensitivity to light especially fluorescent lights, computer screens and even sunshine.
Skin problems are frequently experienced symptoms of hypersensitivity. The skin feels dry with a tendency to redness and rashes; there may be tingling sensations facially or elsewhere on the body.
Other symptoms reported affecting the face or head include swelling and stinging even with accompanying blisters, a warm or burning sensation like strong sunburn, itching of the nose and pain in the teeth and jaws. Mucous membranes are reported affected by dryness and swelling resulting in nonviral/bacterial swelling of nose, throat, ears and sinuses. Also a metallic taste in the mouth, headaches accompanied by a buzzing sound and feelings of depression.
Among the joint, muscle and limb sensations ES sufferers endure are aches pains and numbness, weakness or prickling sensations in joints, bones and muscles in shoulders, arms and legs, feet, wrists, ankles, elbows and pelvis and cramp in arms and legs.
Feelings of abnormal tiredness, weakness, tremor, faintness and dizziness are experienced. There are ingestion and digestion disturbances including dry mouth, loss of appetite, nausea, excessive thirst, loss of taste, gagging, sickly feeling in stomach, stomach upset and bowel disturbances.
Breathing can become a problem with shallow laboured breath, breathlessness or a feeling of pressure on the chest and cardiac palpitations.
This is the increasingly popular name for generalised EHS/MW sickness. It follows old comic and science fiction terminology which referred to the victims of 'ray-guns' being weakened and crippled by targetted electromagnetic radiation.
"Ha Ha! Dr Strange, you'll never get me, take that! ZAP!!!"
Cognitive effects are being unable to think, finding it difficult to concentrate and suffering from memory loss, the latter two are noted particularly with high mobile phone use.
Psychological symptoms include bouts of extreme rage, violence, destructiveness and irritability. Also depression, withdrawal, anxiety, hysteria and feeling insane, out of control as if the mind is being interfered with. Possible suicidal tendencies.
Other symptoms are a generalised feeling of impending influenza which never quite breaks out, back and spinal or neck problems, buzzing and ringing in the ears and exceptional sensitivity to sunlight which means staying in the dark during the day. Intermittent electric shocks from mild to strong are felt in various parts of the body.
Most ES people suffer from resonance migraines believed to result from pulsed fields on the brain stem. Pulsed microwaves are said to have a direct effect on vulnerable persons causing brain seizures and epilepsy.
Environmental effects include the interaction of the ES person with e-equipment resulting in malfunctions eg. computers to freeze, especially when in a very sensitive state. Some EHS people only need to walk into a room and the charge they carry will incapacitate delicate electronic equipment.
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