Category Archives: Health Effects

What are OUR RIGHTS?

A comment from Nikki in Nova Scotia

“I am extremely electro-sensitive and especially around WI-FI.  I traveled across Canada this past year on the VIA train and got into a conversation with one of the train employees and he was saying how he hopes that VIA doesn’t get WI-FI on the train because people will miss the whole point of the train which is taking in the spectacular views of the scenery and people will be addicted to their gadgets instead.  I told him that I suffer health effects and hope they don’t either.  When I had to change trains from Toronto to Montreal SADLY they had WI-FI on that train and I immediately felt the effects.  It was so bad I was considering disembarking in Kingston. Ont.  Now I believe airlines all have it and also people will be able to use their cellphones sitting right next to one.

My question is – what are OUR RIGHTS?  There are serious health consequences and the Minister of Health as well as corporations should be respecting us.

Thanks

Nikki

Nova Scotia”

Smart Meter with Radio-Off! Why’s it still broadcasting BC Hydro?

BC Hydro is misleading customers again . . .

Is your choice of a BC Hydro Smart Meter with microwave transmitter radio-off, that you are paying extra for each and every month, sneakily broadcasting and actually still on, without them telling you?  My neighbours just got theirs after being told they had to surrender their analogue meter and guess what, the SmartMeter-Off, is actually broadcasting around the clock – perhaps not as frequently as the regular smart meter, but this one is definitively ON, not off!

The BCUC needs to hear from you if you have this kind of meter.

Patrick Wruck
Customer Relations Analyst
British Columbia Utilities Commission
6th Floor, 900 Howe Street
Vancouver, B.C.  V6Z 2N3

Website: www.bcuc.com Email: complaints@bcuc.com

Phone: 604.660.4700 | Fax: 604.660.1102 | Toll Free: 1.800.663.1385

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The effects of RF signals on medical implants

 

Gary Olhoeft, PhD, geophysicist and electrical engineer – excerpted from An Electronic Silent Spring

“I have Parkinson’s Disease. In 2009, I had a Deep Brain Stimulator (DBS) implanted in my brain. It completely replaces the pharmaceuticals I took for fifteen years, which caused increasingly unpleasant side effects. My Medtronics manual says that a cell phone must be at least 20 inches away from me with a SAR of no more than 1.8. Held near my head, the phone’s SAR can’t be more than 0.25 for 15 minutes. Otherwise, according to Medtronics, it will cause dangerous heating of my implant. If the implant gets too hot, it will malfunction, my brain could be injured, or I could die.”

“The Medtronic manual for my deep brain stimulator (implanted to ease effects of Parkinson’s) lists more than sixteen pages of potential electro-magnetic interferences. . . .

“Wireless radiation causes health problems in many ways. One that few people know about is interference with medical devices. Imagine someone with a deep brain implant or an insulin pump having to live in a home with a $$smeter. They could suffer seriously.

“The National Institute of Health estimates that twenty-five million Americans now have implanted medical devices. Besides brain stimulators, the functioning of cardiac pacemakers, insulin pumps, cochlear implants and bone stimulators can also be disturbed by RF signals.” . . .

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Jun 10
2016

Smart Meter with Radio-Off! Why’s it still broadcasting BC Hydro?

BC Hydro is misleading customers again . . .

Is your choice of a BC Hydro Smart Meter with microwave transmitter radio-off, that you are paying extra for each and every month, sneakily broadcasting and actually still on, without them telling you?  My neighbours just got theirs after being told they had to surrender their analogue meter and guess what, the SmartMeter-Off, is actually broadcasting around the clock – perhaps not as frequently as the regular smart meter, but this one is definitively ON, not off!

The BCUC needs to hear from you if you have this kind of meter.

Patrick Wruck

Customer Relations Analyst

British Columbia Utilities Commission

6th Floor, 900 Howe Street

Vancouver, B.C.  V6Z 2N3

Website: www.bcuc.com Email: complaints@bcuc.com

Phone: 604.660.4700 | Fax: 604.660.1102 | Toll Free: 1.800.663.1385

Please share this news with your MLA, your media, on your Facebook, etc.

 

EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2015

for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related health problems and illnesses (EMF = electromagnetic field)

Abstract

“Chronic diseases and illnesses associated with unspecific symptoms are on the rise. In addition to chronic stress in social and work environments, physical and chemical exposures at home, at work, and during leisure activities are causal or contributing environmental stressors that deserve attention by the general practitioner as well as by all other members of the health care community. It seems certainly necessary now to take “new exposures” like electromagnetic field (EMF) into account. Physicians are increasingly confronted with health problems from unidentified causes. Studies, empirical observations, and patient reports clearly indicate interactions between EMF exposure and health problems. Individual susceptibility and environmental factors are frequently neglected. New wireless technologies and applications have been introduced without any certainty about their health effects, raising new challenges for medicine and society. For instance, the issue of so-called non-thermal effects and potential long-term effects of low-dose exposure were scarcely investigated prior to the introduction of these technologies. Common EMF sources include Wi-Fi access points, routers and clients, cordless and mobile phones including their base stations, Bluetooth devices, ELF magnetic fields from net currents, ELF electric fields from electric lamps and wiring close to the bed and office desk. On the one hand, there is strong evidence that long-term-exposure to certain EMF exposures is a risk factor for diseases such as certain cancers, Alzheimer’s disease and male infertility. On the other hand, the emerging electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is more and more recognized by health authorities, disability administrators and case workers, politicians, as well as courts of law. We recommend treating EHS clinically as part of the group of chronic multisystem illnesses (CMI) leading to a functional impairment (EHS), but still recognizing that the underlying cause remains the environment. In the beginning, EHS symptoms often occur only occasionally, but over time they may increase in frequency and severity. Common EHS symptoms include headaches, concentration difficulties, sleeping problems, depression, lack of energy, fatigue and flu-like symptoms. A comprehensive medical history, which should include all symptoms and their occurrences in spatial and temporal terms and in the context of EMF exposures, is the key to the diagnosis. The EMF exposure can be assessed by asking for typical sources like Wi-Fi access points, routers and clients, cordless and mobile phones and measurements at home and at work. It is very important to take the individual susceptibility into account. . . .

Trapped in Waves – EHS on the rise

Published on 7 May 2015

PLEASE SHARE on your social media to spread the awareness about the EHS:
The number of the electrohypersensitive people all around the world is rising.

Features:
Dave Ashton from UK Electrosensitive https://www.facebook.com/groups/67532…
Graham Lamburn from Powerwatch http://powerwatch.org.uk
Robert Sinclaire from EM Watch http://emwatch.com

Filmed, edited and produced by Andrea Kmetova – www.andreafilming.wordpress.com
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RFR induces oxidative stress on heart, lung, testis and liver tissue

Effects of 900 MHz pulse-modulated radiofrequency radiation – Gazi University, Turkey, 2011

” . . . The results of our study are evident that pulse-modulated RF emissions may act as an environmental stressor and cause oxidative and nitrogenic damage in lung, liver, testis and heart tissues. Oxidative stress is known to underlie many human diseases including atherosclerosis, heart failure, myocardial infarction, chronic liver and lung diseases, infertility, etc. Our results suggested that mobile phone use should be limited. . . .

Pulse modulated 900 MHz radiation induces hypothyroidism and apoptosis in thyroid cells

A light, electron microscopy and immunohistochemical study – Gazi University, Turkey (2010)

Introductıon

“The usage of mobile phones has been substantially increasing and there is a considerable concern about possible health hazards of mobile phone radiation. Some studies actually showed a higher brain cancer risk in people who had used mobile phones for more than ten years (Hardell et al. 2008). The results of the INTERPHONE study suggested a possible relation between mobile phone use (at high exposure levels) and risk of glioma. The risk for glioma tended to be greater in the temporal lobe than in other lobes of the brain. . . .

“Results of this study indicated that whole body exposure to modulated RFR similar to that emitted by GSM mobile phones caused pathological changes in the thyroid gland by altering gland morphology and inducing apoptotic pathways. Morphological analysis of the thyroid gland demonstrated a high prevalence of cell hypothyrophy altered by the modulated RFR. Immunohistochemical results of this study indicated that the modulated RFR activated caspase-9 and caspase-3 enzymes whose proteolytic activities are the key factor in apoptotic execution. Activated forms of them are markers of cells undergoing apoptosis. Our results suggest an association between mobile phone use and development of HT. . . .

Tinnitus and cell phones

the role of electromagnetic radio frequency radiation (Brazil)

Conclusion

” . . . This study collected evidence for the association between exposure to EMRFR and tinnitus in some patients, particularly those suffering from electromagnetic hypersensitivity. While it is not fully confirmed, the authors consider it appropriate to direct more attention to cell phone use in the diagnostic investigation of patients with hearing disorders, especially tinnitus. . .

Microwave Radiation Exposure in RG2 Glioblastoma Cells

Journal of Nanomaterials & Molecular Nanotechnology Cytotoxicity of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles with/ without Microwave Radiation Exposure in RG2 Glioblastoma Cells – Gaza University, Turkey

“Glioblastoma is the most common and aggressive brain tumor in humans. Gliomas compose 80% of all malignant brain tumors and are characterized by fast progression and invasive character. In the present study, we investigated cytotoxic effects of Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles with/without MW radiation exposure on glioblastoma cells. . . .

“The results of this study showed that RG2 cells showed cytotoxicity to Fe3O4 nanoparticles at higher concentrations. The decrease in cell viability of Fe3O4 treated cells was dose dependent. In the mean time, combined application of MW radiation and Fe3O4 treatment had synergic effect on RG2 cell toxicity and ROS production. This synergic effect was marked in higher concentrations of Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles. . . .

The Potential Impact of Mobile Phone Use on Trends in Brain and CNS Tumors

Orjan Hallberg and Lloyd Morgan – Journal of Neurology and Neurophysiology

” . . . Results: DNA brain cell damage has an average latency time of over 30 years before increased brain cancer rates would be expected. Mobile phone use may lead to a reduced DNA repair function resulting in about a 2-fold increase in brain cancer incidence, or with an increasing rate of initial DNA brain damage from mobile phone use a 25-fold increase in brain cancer incidence may result. . .

An Exponential Melanoma Trend Model

Orjan Hallberg – Sweden

Hallberg Independent Research, Brattforsgatan 3, 123 50 Farsta, Sweden

“Abstract: The present study investigated whether whole population exposure to radiation introduced by radio broadcasting and cell phone systems might explain recent increases in melanoma trends in Nordic countries or not. Trends were modeled using a single exponential function of the time each age group has been living in the new environment since an environmental change took place. The results clearly show that melanoma incidences started to increase exponentially by the time lived as an adult since 1955 and that a second trend break occurred in 1997. We searched best fit between calculated and reported age-standardized rates by parameter variation, and compared calculated with reported age-specific rates without further parameter adjustments. Local variations of breast cancer, lung cancer and all cancers together significantly correlated with corresponding local melanoma rates in Sweden. Increasing cancer trends since around 1997 seem related to a population covering environmental change effective from early 90’s. We conclude that this exponential trend model can be a useful tool in understanding responses to sudden environmental changes. . . .

” . . . The main conclusion from this model study is that there is a risk that we will encounter fast and expensive increases in the incidences of several types of cancers. Further detailed studies on causative factors behind these alarming trends are needed. If the model projections are correct, we have to face that the population today has already accumulated cell damage that will develop into cancer in the next 10 years. The study indicates, however, that there is a possibility that increasing cancer rates can be reverted and that hospital costs and lives can be saved if relevant actions are taken. . . .

A simple way to cut cancer costs by 30%!

Cancer and FM-transmitters in Europe (Orjan Hallberg)

Stockholm, December 24, 2015: An analysis of data from 24 European countries, published by Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, reports that cancer risks are significantly associated with the density of horizontally polarized FM radio transmitters such as those found in Sweden. This is the first study ever published about this strong association. . .

Update for your information regarding Orjan Hallberg, the author of this study and many others: 

“One of the most respected and dedicated scientists who has studied wireless radiation for decades died recently. Prior to 2002 he was working for Ericsson wireless. When he was told to stop publishing articles about the health effects of microwave radiation, he quit and worked independently. He was still working on this important issue right up to the time of his death. Some of his colleagues have circulated some of his studies and reports. (Available on this website). “It is too early to predict future rates of brain cancer, but these preliminary findings suggest that we should prepare for about a doubled brain cancer incidence rate and possibly as high as 25 times the incidence we have today. One result of such a worldwide increase in brain cancers would be a dramatic shortage of neurosurgeons leading to increased mortality. Any statement about harmless cell phones based on only 5-10 years of use has no scientific basis due to the long latency times involved.

The Potential Impact of Mobile Phone Use on Trends in Brain and CNS Tumours (Hallberg)

“And just a month before he died, this article was published, warning about that FM transmitters have been linked to melanomas, and a change in the antenna could prevent this. Stockholm, December 24, 2015: An analysis of data from 24 European countries, published by Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, reports that cancer risks are significantly associated with the density of horizontally polarized FM radio transmitters such as those found in Sweden. This is the first study ever published about this strong association. . .

Adverse health effects of modern EMF from wireless telecom

Dr. Olle Johansson – Master class – “Adverse health effects of modern electromagnetic fields from wireless telecommunication, such as mobile phones and WiFi.”

Dr. Olle Johansson is an excellent lecturer, and a recent lecture is available below:

Published November 1, 2015 after a lecture delivered on October 23, 2015 in Mataro (Barcelona), Spain.

Professor Olle Johansson gave a master class on “Electromagnetic Pollution and Effects on Health and Biology in General” to a group of students of the 3rd Degree Course Industrial Engineering, called Sustainable Technologies.

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