Mese: Gennaio 2016

Maryland Parents Battle Wi-Fi in Schools

[Sempre più numerose sono le testimonianze di battaglie contro l’uso del Wi-Fi a scuola, portate avanti da genitori consapevoli della sua pericolosità.]

Jan. 26, 2016 – “www.odwyerpr.com”, by

Parents of children in Maryland  are waging a battle to have wi-fi equipment removed from classrooms.  School authorities thus far are claiming the classrooms meet “FCC regulations.”

“School Wi-Fi is Wi-Fi on steroids,” says Safe Tech for Schools Maryland. Its site carries a YouTube segment that appeared on WSUA-9.

The organization says school authorities are ignoring 13 letters from medical doctors, researchers and others interested in combating excessive electromagnetic radiation, particularly radiation that affects children whether in classrooms or outside of classrooms.

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Links to some of the letters are as follows:

Letter to Montgomery County Schools CEO Andrew Zuckerman by Dr. Martha Herbert, Harvard Medical School.

Letter from Dr. Lennart Hardell of Orebo Hospital, Sweden.

Letter from Dr. David Carpenter, Director of Institute for Health and Environment, New York State University at Albany.

Letter from Cindy Sage of the BioInitiative Institute and Prof. Trevor Marshall of Brussels.

Wi-Fi Program Tonight in Ashland

Citizens will gather tonight (Jan. 26) at 7 p.m. in the library at Ashland, Mass., to view a film called “Mobilize: A Film About Cellphone Radiation” hosted by Friends of the Library. It is the fifth in a series of discussions on the dangers of electromagnetic radiation.

Other sessions have featured British physician Dr. Erica Mallerly-Blythe speaking on “Electromagnetic Radiation Health for Children” and a forum of the Framingham Board of Health and Ashland School Committee “questioning the safety of our children’s exposure to wireless radiation: an important discussion for parents.”

A program Feb.11 will urge residents to “be aware of the adverse effects (of radiation) so that we can have the choice of taking precautions against the exposures.”

Westhampton Library Defers Issue

Board and staff members of the Westhampton, N.Y., library, asked whether the library will conduct a program on the health hazards of Wi-Fi and other radiation, said that the topic will be taken up at its Feb. 10 meeting. Danielle Waskiewicz is director of the library.

Fox 5 did a segment on concerns about cellphones Jan. 19 hosted by Ernie Anastos.

The Jan. 25 New Yorker has a feature titled, “Brave New World Dept. Connected” that describes New York’s program to replace 8,178 payphones with Wi-Fi Kiosks.

Google and Qualcomm are paying the $200 million cost of the project which will be half-finished by 2020. The links will provide Wi-Fi that is “a hundred times faster than the usual public Wi-Fi, “ says the New Yorker.

Citizens concerned with excessive Wi-Fi radiation have questioned the safety of such kiosks.

The San Francisco Giants baseball team and AT&T are installing Wi-Fi stations throughout its stadium which will be the most Wi-Fi friendly in sports.

Global Union Against Radiation Deployment from Space (GUARD) is battling plans by Google, Facebook and SpaceX to use hundreds of high altitude balloons to provide Wi-Fi to areas of earth with no access to such technology. It is called “Project Loon.”

Source/Fonte:

http://www.odwyerpr.com/story/public/6215/2016-01-26/maryland-parents-battle-wi-fi-schools.html

Electromagnetic Radiation : ‘Wake-Up Call’ For Everyone

Mobile phones have been called “The Cigarettes of 21st Century”. It took more than 150 years to prove that smoking tobacco is injurious to health. Are we waiting for more conclusive data than we already have on the harmful effects of radiation ?

04 January 2016 – “health.economictimes.indiatimes.com”

The year 2015 saw the launch of one of the most important flagship programmes by the Government of India – The Digital India initiative. In order to support this, the Indian telecom and mobile industry is making huge investments and innovations in order to cater to the growing mobile ecosystem. While these efforts are sure to transform the way we communicate and lead to ease of doing business, we also need to wake up to the adverse impact technology can have on our health. The alarming truth is that with the use of more and more wireless technology and devices, our exposure to harmful Electromagnetic Radiation is going to continuously increase.

On May 11, 2015, 190 scientists from 39 countries submitted an “International EMF Scientist Appeal” to His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations. These scientists have collectively published over 2,000 peer-reviewed papers on the biological and health effects of radiations. “We are scientists and engineers, and I am here to tell you – we have created something that is harming us, and it is getting out of control! Putting it bluntly, they are damaging the living cells in our bodies and killing many of us prematurely” says Dr. Martin Blank, heading the committee of Scientists and from the Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics at Columbia University, USA.

The New National Legislation and agency for health in France has passed a law this year, banning the use of Wi-Fiand all wireless devices in nursery schools. The Federal Public Health Regulations in Belgium has put a total advertising ban on cell phones aimed at children younger than 14. The Canadian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Health of the House of Commons issued a report titled “Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Radiation and the Health of Canadians” in June 2015 making recommendations including an awareness campaign on reducing exposure and improved policy measures regarding the marketing of radiation emitting devices to children under the age of 14. On May 12, 2015 Berkley adopted the cell phone “Right to Know” ordinance on a unanimous vote. It is the first city in USA to require cell phone retailers to provide those who purchase a new phone an informational fact sheet which informs buyers to read the user manual to learn the cell phone’s minimum separation distance from the body.

In March 2015, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) started conducting a multi-disciplinary study to find out adverse effects of Radio Frequency Radiation (RFR). These efforts are definitely appreciable, but can we afford to wait till they publish their findings in a few years from now to take preventive action, when WHO has already classified the radio frequency electromagnetic radiations emitted from mobile devices as ‘possibly carcinogenic’?

Mobile phones have been called “The Cigarettes of 21st Century”. It took more than 150 years to prove that smoking tobacco is injurious to health and for governments to take legislative steps to force cigarette manufacturers to issue a warning to consumers. Are we ready to wait for even 15 years to get any more conclusive data than we already have on the harmful effects of radiation and legislation from the governments to issue warnings? Radiations from mobile devices have the potential to cause more serious damage than smoking because people are starting to use wireless technologies and devices at a much younger age!

Organizations are also oblivious to the fact that ‘Geopathic Stress’ (Earth’s natural sources of Radiation) is a major reason for the phenomenon of ‘Sick Building Syndrome’ (SBS). These natural forms of radiation affect our health and productivity. A study carried out on 600 office workers in the USA showed that 20% of the employees experience symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) – suffering from frequent headaches, high stress levels, loss of concentration, depression and fatigue. Other estimates reported that up to 30% of new and refurbished buildings across the globe may be affected by this syndrome (WHO, 1983 and 1986). These radiations are also found to have an adverse impact on industrial machinery and equipment, leading to frequent breakdowns and therefore huge losses.

The awareness about the effects from Geopathic stress is gaining momentum. One of the BJP offices in Hyderabad was recently relocated due to the presence of Geopathic stress at the earlier location. Companies all across the globe are making every effort to make their organizational health robust on all accounts.

Radiation management is a new field of work which has emerged globally and in India over the last few years. Various solutions gave emerged to mitigate the risks posed by the different forms of Radiation present all around us, without having to relocate or change the way we live or work. These solutions are being implemented not only by individuals, but by large organizations in the private as well as public sector.

Organizations have seen a great improvement in the productivity of their employees, lower level of attrition rates, enhanced interpersonal relationships at the workplace and decreased machinery breakdown in plants by implementing these radiation management solutions. In India, more than 200 organizations and 1,800 establishments have experienced positive change by implementing these solutions which take care of the natural (Geopathic Stress) radiations in buildings, as well as the man-made sources of Radiation from Wi-Fi enabled devices and other gadgets. All the oil refineries owned by Indian Oil, HPCL & BPCL have got the correction of Geopathic Stresses done to improve their efficiency. The newly opened Terminal 2 at Mumbai Airport is the world’s first ‘Radiation Friendly’ terminal building. Mumbai International Airport Ltd. (MIAL) has got all types of natural as well as man-made radiations corrected at this Terminal as part of their Sustainability initiative.

Pranav Poddar, Director, Syenergy Environics Limited, a Radiation Management and Solutions Company

Source/Fonte:

http://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/electromagnetic-radiation-wake-up-call-for-everyone/50438583

Farmaci chemioterapici: la prevenzione necessaria per il personale sanitario

[Postiamo il presente articolo a scopo di riflessione.

Esso mette molto bene in evidenza i rischi per la salute derivanti da uso, preparazione, manipolazione e smaltimento dei Farmaci Chemioterapici, dei quali molti sono inseriti nella classe 2B di cancerogenicità della Agenzia Internazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro (Bleomicina, Dacarbazina, Daunorubicina, Mitoxantrone, Mitomicina C, …), la stessa classe alla quale appartengono i Campi Elettromagnetici sia in Alta che in Bassa Frequenza.
Ma se a nessuno sfugge la pericolosità dei Chemioterapici, quasi tutti ignorano i gravi danni alla salute arrecati dai Campi Elettromagnetici e nessuna cautela nell’uso viene raccomandata o attuata!
Sarebbe l’ora di iniziare ad informare adeguatamente la popolazione, prima che sia troppo tardi!]

21 gennaio 2016 – “www.ilpapaverorossoweb.it”, di Antonio Percolla


Non solo rischi ed effetti collaterali per i pazienti, ma anche per medici, infermieri e l’intero personale sanitario. I farmaci antiblastici utilizzati in chemioterapia, se non vengono trattati in piena sicurezza, potrebbero rivelarsi potenzialmente nocivi durante la loro preparazione, manipolazione e smaltimento all’interno delle strutture ospedaliere. Mentre le modalità di somministrazione possono variare (orale, intramuscolare, sottocutanea o iniezione diretta in vena) i possibili effetti negativi  rimangono gli stessi, tanto per i pazienti quanto per gli operatori sanitari: reazioni allergiche, anemia, alopecia, amenorrea, problemi gastrointestinali, azoospermia, nonché malformazioni fetali per le donne in gravidanza.

A ciò occorre aggiungere che alcuni farmaci chemioterapici possono contenere sostanze che la IARC (Agenzia Internazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro) ha classificato come cancerogene o potenzialmente cancerogene sull’uomo. È per questi motivi che le linee guida emanate dall’ISPELS (ex Istituto Superiore per la Prevenzione e la Sicurezza del Lavoro) nell’Agosto del 1999 e il Testo unico sulla sicurezza sul lavoro (D.lgs. 81/2008) prevedono specifiche procedure e misure da adottare all’interno delle strutture ospedaliere.

Prevenzione, sorveglianza sanitaria e formazione del personale sono gli aspetti più importanti da prendere in considerazione per ridurre i rischi derivanti dall’esposizione a tali farmaci”- chiarisce il dottor Emanuele Farruggia , specialista in Medicina del Lavoro – “L’evidenza scientifica ha dimostrato che la somministrazione di alcuni farmaci per la cura di un tumore può generare nei pazienti il rischio di  contrarre un secondo tumore a causa del farmaco. In letteratura non si trovano invece casi riscontrati nel personale sanitario, ma considerata la loro elevata e prolungata esposizione ai farmaci sono state predisposte misure di prevenzione per tutelare la salute degli operatori”.

L’accorgimento primario, secondo il dottor Farruggia, riguarda la preparazione del farmaco: “I rischi vengono ridotti al minimo quando i chemioterapici sono prodotti nelle Unità Farmaci Antiblastici dotate di cappa a flusso laminare.Operando a sistema chiuso e utilizzando i DPI (dispositivi di prevenzione individuale) è possibile scongiurare i pericoli dovuti all’esposizione”.

  • In cosa consistono i dispositivi di protezione individuale?

“I dispositivi di protezione individuale che gli operatori devono indossare nel momento della preparazione del farmaco sotto cappa sono costituiti dal camice in tessuto TNT, la cuffia, i sovrascarpe e i guanti in lattice non talcati che vanno utilizzati una volta sola o comunque sostituiti ogni trenta minuti per garantirne l’impermeabilità”.

  • Nelle principali linee guida per il personale ospedaliero viene anche indicato di non indossare alcun tipo di effetti personali (gioielli, orologi). Esiste il rischio di esposizione anche attraverso gli oggetti?

Sì, occorre non sottovalutare alcun dettaglio per ridurre al minimo ogni pericolo. Non indossare gioielli  è una norma generalmente valida nelle maggior parte delle pratiche ospedaliere, ma lo è ancor di più durante la manipolazione di questo tipo di farmaci. Un’altra accortezza da osservare è di non utilizzare cosmesi all’interno delle unità dove avviene la preparazione”.

  • Quali sono le contromisure da intraprendere nel caso in cui si commetta un errore? Cosa occorre fare per evitare i cosiddetti rischi di spandimento?

“Nel caso in cui si rompa una fiala o un flacone, occorre attenersi alle procedure di sicurezza stabilite all’interno delle aziende ospedaliere. In generale, occorre utilizzare tutti i dispositivi di protezione, incluse le mascherine. Il locale dove ciò è avvenuto deve essere opportunamente lavato utilizzando una soluzione di ipoclorito di sodio al 10%”.

  • Nel documento “La Sicurezza In Ospedale” emanato dall’INAIL vengono citati anche i rischi inerenti agli escreti dei pazienti sottoposti a terapia. Perché costituiscono una fonte di rischio?

Gli escreti dei pazienti, soprattutto le urine, contengono i principi attivi dei farmaci, per cui è necessario che questi vengano trattati come rifiuti speciali ospedalieri. E per evitare i rischi di contaminazione ambientale, anche in questo caso le linee guida prevedono l’impiego di una soluzione di ipoclorito di sodio”.

  • La prevenzione non può prescindere tuttavia dall’accuratezza dei controlli, sia sull’ambiente in cui i farmaci vengono prodotti e somministrati, sia sul personale. Quali misure sono previste a tal proposito?

“È compito di un medico del lavoro verificare che all’interno delle strutture ospedaliere vengano effettuati periodicamente dei controlli ambientali, per verificare che i valori riscontrati permettano di affermare che non esistano rischi per chi lavora. Nonostante ciò gli operatori devono essere comunque sottoposti a sorveglianza sanitaria per verificare eventuali effetti a breve, medio e lungo termine”.

Ma affinché gli operatori possano lavorare “in sicurezza” e “con sicurezza” è necessario che all’interno dell’azienda ospedaliera sia dedicata attenzione alla formazione e all’informazione.

Esistono degli obblighi di legge che impongono attività di formazione, informazione e docenza. Ritengo che un personale adeguatamente formato possa lavorare serenamente ed eventuali allarmismi in un ambiente lavorativo a norma sono da ritenere ingiustificati – spiega Farruggia – “La consapevolezza sia dei rischi quanto delle corrette misure di sicurezza servono a prevenire errori e situazioni di disagio e stress degli operatori sanitari”.

Oltre ai pazienti e al personale sanitario, la massima attenzione alle norme di prevenzione per i rischi di contaminazione dei farmaci chemioterapici dovrebbero essere osservati anche dai familiari o dai badanti nel caso in cui la terapia avvenga in ambito domestico. Per scongiurare ogni rischio, la norma migliore resta sempre quella di consultare un medico specialista.

Fonte:

http://www.ilpapaverorossoweb.it/article/farmaci-chemioterapici-la-prevenzione-necessaria-il-personale-sanitario

SLIDESHOW – Electrohypersensitive individuals (EHS) in the digital world – a disabled population, deprived of home, work and basic rights

[via Dave Ashton]

Slideshare, Published on Jan 26, 2016 – 83 slides, can be downloaded as a pdf file.

Dr. Yael Stein MD, Presented at: UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 10th World Conference, Jan 6-8/ 2015.
Co-authors – Dr. Mbong Eta Ngole, Dr. Gaurav Aggarwal, and Dr. Joel M Moskowitz.

Please, click on the picture below to access the slideshow page/Cliccare sulla immagine sottostante per accedere alla pagina della presentazione:

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Cell phone placed in a pocket does not comply with safety limits

[Ricordate lo scandalo Volkswagen e i test truccati per far risultare le emissioni inquinanti delle automobili conformi ai limiti di sicurezza?
E se la stessa cosa stesse succedendo nell’ambito della telefonia mobile?
Nessuno si pone questa domanda, ma esiste un rischio concreto che sia proprio così.
Conseguentemente, milioni di individui (anzi miliardi) stanno venendo esposti ad emissioni ben oltre i limiti di sicurezza, già di per sé non cautelativi.
Qualora scoppiasse un simile scandalo e si scoprisse che tutti gli individui di cui sopra hanno subìto danni gravi e permanenti alla salute, pensate che la cosa potrebbe essere sanata sanzionando pesantemente produttori di telefoni cellulari e compagnie di telefonia mobile (come nel caso della Volkswagen) o risarcendo i danni agli ammalati (cosa peraltro impossibile)?
La risposta è no. Niente potrebbe rimediare ad una simile catastrofe sanitaria.]

24 January 2016, by 

Did a small Finnish company, CELLRAID, Ltd, do ‘volkswagen’ to the telecom industry by showing lack of compliance? In this story, for the first time, are shown measurements results indicating that placing a cell phone in a pocket might cause radiation exposures higher than permitted by the current safety standards.

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There are very stringent exhaust limits in USA. Volkswagen cars did not meet them. So, software was added to Volkswagen cars to “help” them be “compliant” with the US EPA requirements. Discrepancy between what is doable in lab setting and what is not so easily doable in real life led Volkswagen to do what it did.

There are safety limits for radiation emission from cell phones. In cell phones used in real life and stored mostly in pockets, these safety limits would be difficult to meet. So, when the standard laboratory tests were developed for measuring radiation emissions from cell phones to assess their compliance with safety limits, a “loophole” was “somehow” introduced to the laboratory tests permitting measurements at a distance from the surface of the test dummy (= at a distance from the users body). The difference between Volkswagen software and cell phone testing loophole is that the software was illegal whereas the “loophole” is legal.

This “loophole” distance varies, not only between different manufacturers but also between different cell phone models from the same manufacturer. Some phones meet safety limits already at 1cm away from the body but others need to be 2.5cm away from the body to meet safety limits.

see more at:http://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/did-cellraid-do-volkswagen-to-the-telecom-industry/

Source/Fonte:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cell-phone-placed-pocket-does-comply-safety-limits-leszczynski

Electrohypersensitivity: What you need to know about the allergy of the 21st century

[Via Dave Ashton della pagina Facebook “UK Electrosensitives”.

Articolo ben scritto, che fornisce molte informazioni e diversi riferimenti a studi scientifici e a documentazione varia sulla Elettrosensibilità.]

In the past it has been called “yuppie flu” and “microwave disease”. Its symptoms include unexplained allergies, whistling in the ears, tachycardia and cardiac arrhythmias, fatigue, numbness of the head, constant headaches, etc. Are you also affected by the growing electromagnetic pollution from cell phone masts, Wi-Fi networks, cordless phones etc?

office worker stressed

Scientists today are linking the increase of electromagnetic pollution with many unexplained symptoms that afflict more and more every day:

  • Nausea, headaches and migraines
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Numbness in the face or other body parts
  • Dry eyes and sight problems
  • Inability to concentrate and unexplained fatigue
  • Depression
  • Tachycardia and cardiac arrhythmia
  • Hyperactivity and insomnia
  • Redness and rashes
  • Dryness in the throat and mouth
  • Swollen sinuses and symptoms rhinitis

The “allergic” reaction to artificial electromagnetic radiation is called “electrohypersensitivity”, it has been recognized by the World Health Organization and is considered likely to influence in the following years a significant proportion of the population in developed countries.

In the past the term “microwave illness” has been used to describe symptoms of employees working near broadcasting antennas and radars and the term “yuppie flu” for symptoms of corporate executives overexposed to mobile phones and electronic office equipment.

“Sensitivity to EMF has been given the general name “Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity” or EHS. It comprises nervous system symptoms like headache, fatigue, stress, sleep disturbances, skin symptoms like prickling, burning sensations and rashes, pain and ache in muscles and many other health problems. Whatever its cause, EHS is a real and sometimes a disabling problem for the affected persons. Their EMF exposure is generally several orders of magnitude under the limits of internationally accepted standards.” World Health Organization [1]

Medical associations warn

The Austrian Medical Association notes [2]:

“There has been a sharp rise in unspecific, often stress-associated health problems that increasingly present physicians with the challenge of complex differential diagnosis. A cause that has been accorded little attention so far is increasing electrosmog exposure at home, at work and during leisure activities, occurring in addition to chronic stress in personal and working life. It correlates with an overall situation of chronic stress that can lead to burnout.”

The Freiburger Appeal [3] from the Union of Environmental Medicine, Germany (IGUMED),signed by thousands of doctors and scientists from around the world sounded the alarm:

“We have observed, in recent years, a dramatic rise in severe and chronic diseases among our patients, especially:

  • Learning, concentration, and behavioural disorders (e.g. attention deficit disorder, ADD)
  • Extreme fluctuations in blood pressure, ever harder to influence with medications
  • Heart rhythm disorders
  • Heart attacks and strokes among an increasingly younger population
  • Brain-degenerative diseases (e.g. Alzheimer’s) and epilepsy
  • Cancerous afflictions: leukemia, brain tumors

Moreover, we have observed an ever-increasing occurrence of various disorders, often misdiagnosed in patients as psychosomatic:

  • Headaches, migraines
  • Chronic exhaustion
  • Inner agitation
  • Sleeplessness, daytime sleepiness
  • Tinnitus
  • Susceptibility to infection
  • Nervous and connective tissue pains, for which the usual causes do not explain even the most conspicuous symptoms.

We can no longer believe this to be purely coincidence, for:

  • Too often do we observe a marked concentration of particular illnesses in correspondingly HFMR-polluted areas or apartments;
  • Too often does a long-term disease or affliction improve or disappear in a relatively short time after reduction or elimination of HFMR pollution in the patient’s environment;
  • Too often are our observations confirmed by on-site measurements of HFMR of unusual intensity.

On the basis of our daily experiences, we hold the current mobile communications technology (introduced in 1992 and since then globally extensive) and cordless digital telephones (DECT standard) to be among the fundamental triggers for this fatal development.

One can no longer evade these pulsed microwaves. They heighten the risk of already-present chemical/physical influences, stress the body’s immune system, and can bring the body’s still-functioning regulatory mechanisms to a halt. Pregnant women, children, adolescents, elderly and sick people are especially at risk.

Our therapeutic efforts to restore health are becoming increasingly less effective: the unimpeded and continuous penetration of radiation into living and working areas , particularly bedrooms, an essential place for relaxation, regeneration and healing, causes uninterrupted stress and prevents the patient’s thorough recovery.

In the face of this disquieting development, we feel obliged to inform the public of our observations, especially since hearing that the German courts regard any danger from mobile telephone radiation as “purely hypothetical” (see the decisions of the constitutional court in Karlsruhe and the administrative court in Mannheim, Spring 2002).

What we experience in the daily reality of our medical practice is anything but hypothetical! We see the rising number of chronically sick patients also as the result of an irresponsible “safety limits policy”, which fails to take the protection of the public from the short- and long-term effects of mobile telephone radiation as its criterium for action. Instead, it submits to the dictates of a technology already long recognized as dangerous. For us, this is the beginning of a very serious development through which the health of many people is being threatened.”

More health warnings..

The first recorded case

Per Segerbäck, was a telecommunications engineer, that was working from the early 80’s as a senior executive in Ellemtel, a subsidiary of the Swedish company mobile phones Ericson and he helped develop the mobile networks that today have spread in every part of world.

After 10 years of work he and almost all his colleagues had continuous nausea, headaches and skin redness. Because the found relief only outside the office, the came to the conclusion that these symptoms were due to the elevated electromagnetic radiation from the cell phone antennas, computers, fluorescent lightings etc.

Ericson company wanted to keep Segerbäck, so they electromagneticaly shielded his office, they replaced his computers with low EFM ones and gave him electromagnetic shielded clothes to wear so he could move out of the office.

In the mid 90’s, when the first mobile networks began to appear in Stockholm and the avoidance of the radiation was impossible, Segerbäck retired to a farmhouse in the countryside. There he lives so far away from mobile phone masts and the electricity network, using an external battery 12Volt for essential needs. [4]

How chronic exposure to artificial electromagnetic radiation can lead to health problems

Dr. Blank, a professor at Columbia University and researcher in bioelectromagnitism explains that our cells have a stressful reaction to artificial electromagnetic fields as they do with other environmental toxins (heavy metals, etc.) [5].

The human DNA functions as an antenna which receives even low power low and high frequency signals and produces stress proteins.

The mechanism of adaptation to stress triggers our hormonal system to cope with any challenge presented. Unfortunately it is designed to operate for a temporary period.

Chronic production of stress proteins, as is the case of constant exposure to multiple sources of radiation is:

  • associated with sleep problems, depression, headaches, gastric and skin problems, obesity, heart disease, asthma, infections, etc. [6]
  • exhausts the immune system and leads to the appearance of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s Lyme, lupus, disease Crohn, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, etc. [7]

various radiation sources

What is the reason for the great increase of electrohypersensitivity cases the past few years

The increase of electrohypersensitivity incidents is due to the large increase in the quantity and the variety of radiation signals to which the public is exposed in recent years.

  • Exposure to low-frequency radiation has increased significantly due to greater use of electricity, while simple sinusoidal signal of 50-60Hz power grid has been deformed because of high frequency harmonics.
  • The phenomenon of ‘contamination’ of the electrical grid with harmonics, is called “Dirty Electricity”, due to the widespread use of electronic non-linear load devices (fluorescent lamps, AC adapters, electronic dimmer switches, inverter air conditioners, plasma TVs, photovoltaic systems, etc.) and has already been linked to electrohypersensitivity [8]
  • Also, levels of high frequency radiation have multiplied because of the rapid development of telecommunications (mobile telephony and Internet).
  • According to Professor Paul Doyon of the University Kyushu [9], wireless radiation can cause numerous biological effects that are found in people with chronic fatigue syndrome: increased oxidative damage and decrease of catalase, glutathione, CoQ10, SOD etc., cellular calcium outflow, mitochondrial dysfunction, reduction of Natural Killer (NK) cells, reduced norepinephrine levels, reduction of 5-HT (serotonin precursor) etc.

The size of the problem and its impact on the lives of those affected

Electrohypersensitivity today is recognized as a disability in Sweden, where it affects 3% of the population (approximately 250,000 people). Great Britain and Canada are also considering to recognize this novel disability.

Researchers Hallberg and Oberfeld studying the growth rates of electrohypersensitivity cases, predicted that by 2017, 50% of the population will display such symptoms [10].

“Sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation is the emerging health problem of the 21st century. It is imperative health practitioners, governments, schools and parents learn more about it. The human health stakes are significant” Dr. William Rea, former president of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine [11]

electrohypersensitive woman cover with emf shielding fabric

The European Parliament “calls on Member States to follow the example of Sweden and to recognize persons that suffer from electrohypersensitivity as being disabled so as to grant them adequate protection as well as equal opportunities.” [12].

The effect on the lives of people affected is often dramatic as it is difficult to work and move in public places because of excessive presence of artificial radiation.

For many it is necessary to live in  wireless free zones, like those created in hospitals in Sweden [13] or the Drôme, France (see photo) which has been declared a haven for people sensitive to radiation [14].

We encourage governments to (…) designate wireless-free zones in cities, in public buildings (schools, hospitals, residential areas) and, on public transit, to permit access by persons who are hypersensitive to EMF. Benevento Resolution (2006), International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety (IECEMS) [15]

“It is evident that various biological alterations, including immune system modulation, are present in electrohypersensitive persons. There must be an end to the pervasive nonchalance, indifference and lack of heartfelt respect for the plight of these persons. It is clear something serious has happened and is happening. Every aspect of electrohypersensitive peoples’ lives, including the ability to work productively in society, have healthy relations and find safe, permanent housing, is at stake. The basics of life are becoming increasingly inaccessible to a growing percentage of the world’s population. I strongly advise all governments to take the issue of electromagnetic health hazards seriously and to take action while there is still time. There is too great a risk that the ever increasing RF-based communications technologies represent a real danger to humans, especially because of their exponential, ongoing and unchecked growth. Governments should act decisively to protect public health by changing the exposure standards to be biologically-based, communicating the results of the independent science on this topic and aggressively researching links with a multitude of associated medical conditions.” Dr. Johansson, Neurology Section, Karolinska Institute in Stockholm [11]

More about wireless free zones..

What should doctors and patients know

Chronic burden from artificial electromagnetic radiation is an important biological factor that should not be overlooked in the diagnosis of diseases and chronic symptoms.

Electromagnetic pollution may be the real cause behind multitude of diseases with similar symptoms characterized by doctors as chronic fatigue syndrome, myalgic encephalomyelitis, chronic immune dysfunction, kidney failure, encephalopathy, environmental hypersensitivity, psychosomatic reactions, etc.

Children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with allergies or weakened immune systems are at high risk.

Also, women are more affected by the disease [16], since their brains due to hormonal differences are more vulnerable to radiation.

Support for people with electrohypersensitivity

Canadian Electrohypersensitivity Union

http://www.weepinitiative.org/index.html

Italian Electrohypersensitivity Association

http://www.elettrosensibili.it/

Swedish Electrohypersensitivity Association

http://www.feb.se/index_int.htm

British  Electrohypersensitivity Union

http://www.es-uk.info/

Norwegian Electrohypersensitivity Union

http://www.felo.no/

Dutch Electrohypersensitivity association

http://www.stichtingehs.nl/content/view/64/1/

Related links:

Electrosensitivity (ES, EHS) physiologically explained atlast:http://www.robindestoits.org/Wifi-EMFs-Electrosensitivity-ES-EHS-physiologically-explained-at-last-15-03-2012_a1661.html

ELECTRICAL SENSITIVITIES and The ELECTRICAL ENVIRONMENT:http://www.emfacts.com/2012/07/electrical-sensitivities-and-the-electrical-environment/

Health and EMF Exposure: Protocol for Diagnostics and Therapy:http://archive.radiationresearch.org/pdfs/20100111_grigoriev_presentation.pdf

Guideline of The Austrian Medical Association for The Diagnosis and Treatment of EMFrelated Health Problems and illnesses (EMF syndrome): http://freiburger-appell-2012.info/media/EMF%20Guideline%20OAK-AG%20%202012%2003% 2003.pdf

The Vienna Medical Association calls for cell phone free zones in public spaces:http://www.emfacts.com/2012/12/the-vienna-medical-association-calls-for-cell-phone-free-zones-in-public-spaces/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-vienna-medical-association-calls-for-cell-phone-free-zones-in-public-spaces

Global electromagnetic toxicity and frequency-induced diseases:http://www.emfacts.com/2012/07/new-paper-global-electromagnetic-toxicity-and-frequency-induced-diseases-theory-and-short-overview/

Electromagnetic HYPERSENSITIVITY – EVIDENCE FOR A NOVEL neurological Syndrome:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21793784

Book collecting testimonies from people with EHS: feb.se/feb/blackonwhite-complete-book.pdf

The radiation-free zone in France: http://www.zoneblanche.fr/index-eng.html

Electromagnetic intolerance elucidated:http://www.emfacts.com/2012/01/electromagnetic-intolerance-elucidated

No end to debate Wi-Fi over health effects as Toronto doctor treats hypersensitivepatients:http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/no-end-debate-over-wi-fi-health-effects-221442586.html

Toronto hospital is First to Recognize Symptoms from WirelessRadiation:http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/994377/toronto-hospital-is-first-to-recognize-symptoms-from-wireless-radiation

Allergic to modern life: pregnant mother claims she’s allergic to electromagneticwaves:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2158015/Allergic-modern-life-Pregnant-mother-sensitive-electromagnetic-waves-use-iPad-make-mobile-phone-trip-town.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

‘Wi-fi Refugees’ Shelter in West Virginia Mountains: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14887428

The Man Living alone in The Woods Escape to Wi-Fi and Mobile phones:http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/jul/20/man-living-alone-woods-escape-wifi-mobiles

Airline pilot has nowhere to escape from wirelessradiation:http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1272794–airline-pilot-has-nowhere-to-escape-from-wireless-radiation


[1] WHO International Seminar and Working Group Meeting on EMF Hypersensitivity (Prague, October twenty-five to twenty-seven, 2004)

[2] Guideline of the Austrian Medical Association¨for the diagnosis and treatment of EMFrelated health problems and illnesses (EMF syndrome)

[3] www.laleva.cc/environment/freiburger_appeal.html

[4] Popular Science, The Man Who Was Allergic to Radio Waves

[5] Dr. Blank, Evidence For Stress Response, Bioinitiative Report

[6] Mayo Clinic, How Stress Affects Health,http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stress/SR00001

[7] Stress Proteins in Medicine, http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reportinfo.asp?report_id=1310105&t=t&cat_id=

[8] Havas M, (2006) Electromagnetic hypersensitivity: Biological Effects of Dirty Electricity with emphasis on diabetes and Multiple Sclerosis.

[9] Are Microwaves a / the Major Causal Factor in CFS / ME ?, ttp: //campaignfortruth.com/Eclub/120906/CTM%20-%20microwavesandcfs.htm

[10] Hallberg O., G. Oberfeld (2006), we Will All Become electrosensitive; Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine 25: 189-191

[11] Camilla Rees- Magda Havas, Public Health SOS – The Shadow Side of The Wireless Revolution

[12]  European Parliament resolution on health concerns associated with electromagnetic fields(2008/2211), http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-%2F%2FEP%2F%2FTEXT+REPORT+A6-2009-0089+0+DOC+XML+V0%2F%2FEL

[13]  Steen Hviid, MS, Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity, Townsend Letter

[16] William Pawluk, Jim Beal, Beneficial & Harmful EMFs & Their Effects On Electrical Hypersensitivity Of The Body

Source/Fonte:

http://www.home-biology.com/electromagnetic-radiation/emf-radiation-health-effects/electrohypersensitivity

TECNOLOGIE – ANDRISSI (M5S): “APPROVATA MOZIONE IN CONSIGLIO REGIONALE PER PROMUOVERE L’USO CONSAPEVOLE DI TECNOLOGIE AD ONDE WIRELESS”

20 gennaio 2016

Il Consiglio regionale del Piemonte, nella seduta di ieri, ha approvato la mozione “Studi e sensibilizzazione sull’esposizione a campi magnetici ed elettromagnetici” presentata dal consigliere Paolo Andrissi.
Il documento si propone di avviare politiche per prevenire l’esposizione a campi elettromagnetici in strutture pubbliche come scuole, asili e case di riposo. Occorre infatti creare, o utilizzare laddove siano presenti, impianti via cavo per la connessione internet evitando il ricorso a onde wireless.
L’impegno riguarda inoltre il lancio di una campagna d’informazione e sensibilizzazione sui possibili rischi per la salute dovuti all’esposizione a onde elettromagnetiche soprattutto su nascituri, giovani ed anziani. Occorre infatti promuovere un uso consapevole delle tecnologie wireless i cui effetti negativi sulla salute sono tuttora oggetto di approfonditi studi a livello internazionale. I recenti dati epidemiologi sono inquietanti e impongono una presa di coscienza da parte delle Istituzioni.
In tal senso abbiamo apprezzato la disponibilità della maggioranza ad accogliere le nostre istanze, riproposte anche in un analogo documento presentato dal PD e votato dall’assemblea.

Paolo Andrissi, Consigliere regionale M5S Piemonte

Fonte:

http://www.m5sp.it/comunicatistampa/2016/01/tecnologie-andrissi-m5s-approvata-mozione-in-consiglio-regionale-per-promuovere-luso-consapevole-di-tecnologie-ad-onde-wireless/

The history of NASA, US Navy and US Airforce reports on HARM from Microwave Radiation

[Interessante raccolta di documenti provenienti dagli archivi di NASA, Marina e Aeronautica Militare degli Stati Uniti, che riportano l’esistenza di gravi danni all’organismo in conseguenza della esposizione alle Microonde.]

19 January 2016 – “www.mast-victims.org”

USA
NASA Report, 1981
A NASA report published in April 1981, titled “Electromagnetic Field Interactions with the Human Body: Observed Effects and Theories,” discussed EMF and microwave RF radiation caused to humans. Effects of microwave radiation reported: headaches, sleep problems, neurological symptoms, cardiac symptoms, memory problems, increased cholesterol, gastritis, ulcers, increased fasting blood glucose, irritabiity, inability to concentrate, apprehension, and cataracts (clouding of posterior part of lens in those caused by microwave radiation instead of anterior clouding as seen with regular types). Information for the NASA report was collected from over 1,000 written sources that “included journals, conference proceedings, technical reports, books, abstracts, and news items,”http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19810017132.pdf 

Navy Report, 1971
On October 4, 1971, the Naval Medical Research Institute published a research report,“Bibliography of Reported Biological Phenomena (‘Effects’) and Clinical Manifestations Attributed to Microwave and Radio-Frequency Radiation,” which was a compilation of over 2000 references on the biological responses to RF microwave radiation. It lists well over 100 negative biological effects caused by RF microwave radiation – here’s a partial list from their report: corneal damage, tubular degeneration of testicles, brain heating, alteration of the diameter of blood vessels, liver enlargement, altered sex ratio of births, decreased fertility, sterility, altered fetal development, decreased lactation in nursing mothers, altered penal function, death, cranial nerve disorders, seizures, convulsions, depression, insomnia, hand tremors, chest pain, thrombosis, alteration in the rate of cellular division, anorexia, constipation, altered adrenal cortex activity, chromosome aberrations, tumors, altered orientation of animals, birds and fish, loss of hair, and sparking between dental fillings.http://www.magdahavas.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Navy_Radiowave_Brief.pdf

Air Force Report, 1994
A June 1994 US Air Force document, titled, “Radiofrequency/Microwave Radiation Biological Effects and Safety Standards: A Review,” acknowledges the non-thermal health effects. Stated in its abstract, “It is known that electromagnetic radiation has a biological effect on human tissue.” The introduction of the report states that “researchers have discovered a number of biological dysfunctions that can occur in living organisms” and that “exposure of the human body to RF/MW [radio frequency/microwave] radiation has many biological implications” that range from “innocuous sensation of warmth to serious physiological damage to the eye,” and added that “there is also evidence that RF/MW radiation can cause cancer.” Biological impacts: “damage to major organs, disruption of important biological processes, and the potential risk of cancer,” among many others which include “mutagenic effects,” “cardiovascular effects,” negative effects on chromosomes, and notes that “Soviet investigators claim that exposure to low-level radiation can induce serious CNS [central nervous system] dysfunctions.” http://www.emfacts.com/2014/09/us-air-force-rf-review-in-1988-acknowledges-non-thermal-biological-effects/https://electroplague.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/rf-microwave-radiation-biological-effects-rome-labs.pdf

“ What’s interesting is that these reports from US government agencies all document negative health effects from microwave RF radiation at levels below thermal thresholds, and they were all published before the 1996 Telecommunications Act was passed by Congress. Section 704 of the TCA disallowed siting decisions for cell tower facilities based on health considerations as long as they don’t exceed FCC’s limits, which are thermal. The only valid reason for rejection allowed by the TCA is aesthetics, so many cell tower facilities are camouflaged so that people would not see them. This is why cell towers are on school property and next to schools and residential areas, and you don’t even know they are there. How could this happen? The 1996 TCA was passed after $50 million dollars in political contributions was made (p. 115, Zapped, by Ann Louise Gittleman, http://www.amazon.com/Zapped-Shouldnt-Outsmart-Electronic-Pollution/dp/0061864285/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1452930604&sr=8-2&keywords=zapped )”

Since then telecom continues to obtain legislation in their favor, first with 6409a of the Middle Class Tax Relief Act which allows for colocations and approval of an additional 20′ to a cell tower, then with AB 57 passing in California which allow for automatic approvals of cell tower applications if they are not processed within a certain time (150 days for new towers, 90 days for colocations) that they are submitted, and now they are lobbying to remove proof of significant gap from the 1996 TCA and replace with capacity.

Even though doctors, scientists, and various groups have made about 1000 submissions asking the FCC to revisit limits since 2012, little has been done by the FCC. ( Proceeding Number 13-84 on the FCC web site. You can see the 1000 submissions here,http://www.saferemr.com/2015_08_01_archive.html ) Tom Wheeler, ex-President of the CTIA (Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association) and FCC chairman since 2013, has done nothing but to promote the wireless industry since his appointment by President Obama after Wheeler bundled $700,000 in political contributions to Obama (bundling is a process of consolidating political contributions without having to identify the actual contributors) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/craig-aaron/who-owns-the-media-obamas_b_3313197.htmlComcast and Verizon contributed about $1 million to Obama https://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/04/24/obama-bundler-tom-wheeler-helps-his-former-industry-from-fcc-perch/ He approved $5 billion for school Wi-Fi http://www.dailydot.com/politics/fcc-approves-wifi-expansion-schools/ , fined wireless companies paltry amounts ($50,000) for exceeding FCC’s thermal limitshttp://www.journalinquirer.com/connecticut_and_region/fcc-keeps-secret-records-from-radiation-probe-at-verizon-s/article_0dbb367e-62d9-11e5-99da-ebeab2025003.html, and made changes to the Telecom Act to encompass wireless internet in March 2015 (after Net Neutrality passed) when wireless internet was not included in the 1996 TCA prior to that. Tom Wheeler is now helping Verizon to implement 5Ghttps://insidetowers.com/verizon-and-fcc-work-on-5g/ and pushing higher speeds by fining AT&T a record $100 million in June 2015 for not providing speeds as fast as advertised http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fcc-seeks-100-mn-t-fine-over-unlimited-174431152.html

“ Cell towers, cell phones, Wi-Fi, laptops may all be FCC compliant, but understand that FCC compliance only means that there is not enough microwave radiation from it to cook you (i.e. cause a thermal effect). FCC limits do NOT protect you from all health effects that are orders of magnitude below the thermal threshholds as found in peer reviewed studies. FCC compliance is limited only to preventing heating effects. The FCC limit is 1000uW/cm2 for 30 minutes for cell towers and Wi-Fi. In areas near cell towers and Wi-Fi routers, my measurements show 0.1-1 uW/cm2. However in areas more than 1500 ft from cell towers and without Wi-Fi routers closeby that value can be down to 0.0003uW/cm2 as it is in my backyard. So when 3rd party RF measuring firms submit a report that says a cell tower facility or school environment is FCC compliant because it is only 1/10,000th of the FCC limit, it is true, sounds good and gives the layperson a sense of safety, but he does not realize that this value that is 1/10,000 of the FCC limit is already 1000 times higher than areas far away from a cell tower or router, and this is a chronic exposure 6 hrs/day, 5 days/wk, 40 wks/yr for kids in school. Realize that this is the “safety” standard which our government is using to protect our children and all citizens. “

You can read more on the FCC in Captured agency: How the Federal Communications Commission is dominated by the industries it presumably regulates written by NormAlster, Cambridge, MA: Edmund J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University. 2015.http://ethics.harvard.edu/files/center-for-ethics/files/capturedagency_alster.pdf

Lesson from History of Tobacco
The tobacco industry knew since the ’50s that tobacco caused cancer. But they funded scientific research that was intended to obfuscate its effects on health for decades. This has been done by, on the one hand denying the existing evidence, whilst on the other demanding absolute proof of causation and calling for more research. This research, much of which has been covertly funded by the tobacco industry, is designed to look at other causes of cancer and to water down the evidence linking smoking and disease. For example, the industry statements are peppered by fudging comments such as “unresolved” and “inconclusive.,” Nothing has been “statistically proven”, no “scientific causality”, and no “conclusive proof”. http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/16/http://www.who.int/tobacco/media/en/Toba… Sound familiar?

The mobile telecom industry is about twice the size of the tobacco industry, which means the telecom industry is even more powerful. The tobacco industry generated sales of $500 billion globally and $35 billion profit in 2012 http://www.theguardian.com/business/2012… The mobile telecom industry has generated almost $1 trillion revenue globally. http://www.vodafone.com/content/annualre

In 1985, Dr Lennart Hardell, was one of the few scientists who said that Agent Orange was carcinogenic while Monsanto denied such claimshttp://www.theguardian.com/science/2006/… (In 2013, Agent Orange (made by Monsanto) was determined to increase chance of prostate cancer by 52%. Veterans from the Vietnam War were exposed to it. Agent Orange was used to spray large areas in Laos and Vietnam to clear forests in order to build bases. One million Vietnamese suffered disabilities or health problems as well as birth defects in children.http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/1… ) He is an oncologist and professor of oncology from Sweden who served on WHO IARC (World Health Organization Int’l Agency Research for Cancer) when it classified microwave RF radiation as 2B possible carcinogen in 2011.
Here’s a video by Dr. Lennart Hardell, talking about the hazards of wireless radiation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8H8Eg6F…”

Source/Fonte:

http://www.mast-victims.org/index.php?content=news&action=view&type=newsitem&id=7033

First Municipal Government Adopts Life Saving Plan for People With MCS/ES, CFS/ME, and FM

11 January 2016 – “lindasepp.wordpress.com”

Good news for some people who have MCS/ES, CFS/ME, and FM

Tarragona SPAIN

RESCUE PLAN FOR PEOPLE WITH CENTRAL SENSITIVITY SYNDROMES:

THE CITY OF TARRAGONA (CATALONIA, SPAIN) IS THE FIRST MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT THAT IMPLEMENTS IT!

The first municipal government that has stepped forward to implement this plan, is the City of Tarragona Municipal Government (Tarragona is a major city 100 kilometres south of Barcelona). In the plenary session held last November 30th, the “Institutional Declaration of support for people with Central Sensitivity Syndromes” was approved, which consists of a concrete programme of measures. This is a historical step.

In part, the agreement includes:

FIRST. Create and develop a specific support programme for people with CSS and their families in the City of Tarragona, in which the representatives of those affected have to be involved and which will include:

  1. Carry out (with a yearly update) a diagnosis and census of those affected by CSS in the City of Tarragona, showing what is the actual situation and the specific needs of these patients and their families.
  2. An intervention protocol for the staff of the Area of Services to Citizens of the Tarragona City Government to look after those with CSS- including a list of economic subsidies for food, first necessity elements, reduced water bill, and home help specific to the needs of these patients.
  3. Housing protocol for people with CSS, especially those who have MCS and/or EHS, those threatened by eviction or those who are forced to leave their home. This protocol has to include a series of safe social housing (green/white spaces: free of xenobiotics and electromagnetic waves).
  4. Create green/white spaces in all municipal buildings (free of xenobiotics and electromagnetic waves).
  5. Eliminate, as much as possible, the use of pesticides in the whole of the municipality. In the case when this is not possible, establish a communication protocol to contact those affected and the press regarding the places and dates of the interventions with preventive advice.
  6. Training for social workers and educators about CSS, its social, health and economic reality. Elaboration of information and education to increase the knowledge about these illnesses amongst the general population and of the city workers in particular, with the objective of diminishing the stigma that is now present regarding these illnesses.
  7. Protocol for adapting working conditions of the municipal workers who have CSS with specific measures of support when having a flare up. These would be the measures: work schedule flexibility, encourage work from home through internet (teleworking), reserved parking spaces and include in the collective agreement not deduct the salary of the first 20 days of sick leave.

Read the entire plan here: GOOD NEWS

Source/Fonte:

https://lindasepp.wordpress.com/2016/01/11/first-municipal-government-adopts-life-saving-plan-for-people-with-mcses-cfsme-and-fm/