Thursday, 31 July 2008

Mobile Phones:Talk! Talk! Yourself to Death Pt 5

Cary G Dean.

By William Thomas

The evidence is in and it's overwhelming. Bioinitiative Report


What about all these Mobile phone relay towers springing up everywhere?

Our bodies - and each one of our trillions of cells - are exquisitely sensitive receiving antennas.

There are currently over 210,000 cell towers, providing 81% wireless penetration in America alone, and one would be hard-pressed to find an inhabitable place on Earth that is not within range of cell frequency transmissions.
[CTIA The Wireless Association June/07]

The work of researchers like Dr. Henry Lai, Dr. Ross Adey and Dr. Jerry Phillips show that such effects as DNA strand breaks are produced not only by short-term exposure at high intensity, but also by long-term, chronic exposure to low intensities - like that increasingly experienced by growing numbers of people from cell phone towers and microwave communication facilities.

Henry Lai found Radio Frequency Radiation like that from cell phone towers penetrates further into a child's small, growing skull.

As my friend Chris Anderson points out, “This is continuous exposure, and it is not optional.”

Sydney Australia first city to go wireless say a significant jump in allergies and deaths.

By 2005, more than 500 cell tower disputes around the country ended up in court. But federal law prohibits towns from rejecting a transmission tower on the grounds that it poses health concerns.
[New York Times May 1/05]

Now, cell phones small enough to fit inside a cigarette case have decreased reception so base stations must boost their microwave transmissions 15% to 20%. [New York Times Mar 10/03]

Findings by the Associated Bioelectromagnetics Technologists show that RF exposure from Mobile phones and Mobile phone relay towers is wholly correlated with the repeatedly documented increased incidence of autism - now reported by at least some researchers as greater than 1 per 100 newborn


A tiny piece of mineral used in your phone called coltan is causing a frenzied rush for its extraction in strip mines across the Congo - exploiting children, razing pristine forests, wiping out up to 90% of all mountain gorillas, and has already led to the rape of more than 250,000 women as old as 75 and girls as young as three.

Since consumers don't have any idea where the coltan in their phones comes from, please stop buying them until guidelines guaranteeing the provenance of Mobile phone and wireless laptop computers come in.


"The conclusion that, if health effects of commonly encountered RF exposures exist, they must be small, is wrong.

The evidence points to a quite substantial hazard.

Scientific research has shown that the public is not being protected from potential damage that can be caused by exposure to EMF, both power frequency (ELF) and radio frequency (RF)."

"There is a need for a biological standard to replace the thermal standard and to also protect against cumulative effects across the EM spectrum."

One main conclusion from the worldwide NATO meetings in 2005: "Worldwide harmonization of standards have to be based on biological responses."

"DNA damage (strand breaks), a cause of cancer, occurs at levels of ELF and RF that are below the safety limits. Also, there is no protection against cumulative effects stimulated by different parts of the EM spectrum."

"ELF limits for public exposure should be revised to reflect increased risk of breast cancer at environmental levels possibly as low as 2 milliGauss or 3 mG."

"There is substantial scientific evidence that some modulated fields (pulsed or repeated signals) are bioactive, which increases the likelihood that they could have health impacts with chronic exposure even at very low exposure levels. Modulation signals may interfere with normal, nonlinear biological processes."

"Current standards have ignored modulation as a factor in human health impacts, and thus are inadequate in the protection of the public in terms of chronic exposure to some forms of ELFmodulated RF signals."

"The collective papers on modulation appear to be omitted from consideration."

About the Author:
William Thomas

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