A signature and comments on the Petition to Obama –
M. A. T. (New York) 21 Apr 2009
I am a father of 3. I have worked in a microwave research lab among experimental base station technologies, am a member of IEEE/ACM and other key organizations in the field, also teach students in Masters level. I am very aware of the existing state of the art research, and have communicated with leading researchers, from Sweden (Dr. Olle Johansson who works on mast cell/immune system studies), USA (Dr. Singh at University of Seattle, works with Dr. Henry Lai on doublestrand DNA breakup studies), Finland (Dariusz Leszczynski at Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority who works on HSP27 protein changes) matters related to Ghz range microwave radiation (incl. WLAN/WIFI/Airport/802.xx/Bluetooth/Dect and cell phone health risks. The consensus among these people, and among dozens of other key researchers appears to be that the situation is alarming, especially considering the safety of children (but also adults).
U.S. Government, Congress, and White House should invite these people, along with all other researchers who are members of the http://www.bioinitiative.org, Lennart Hardell, G. Khurana, Sanjay Gupta etc to Congressional hearings related to these matters as soon as possible. There is no time to waste as the learning abilities, health, and therefore, the future of our children and our society as a whole is, unfortunately, very much at stake.
Considering what the existing research, EU REFLEX and INTERPHONE studies etc show, there are people who are also concerned about the fact that one can still publicly see our President using a cell phone next to the brain without a wired ear piece. A wired earpiece is recommended by most EMF/RF researchers as a precautionary measure. In addition, when asked by Larry King, none of the leading neurosurgeons recently recently interviewed by him use cellphone next to the head/brain, rather use an earpiece.
Biological (non thermal) effects of microwave based radiation are measurable and numerous, causing a significant public health hazard and liability. Military use of microwave radiation based devices makes the matter naturally even more complex.
The cell phone industry, unfortunately, has vehemently denied the existence of any nonthermal effects, but even a 14 year old has received the correct answer re: nonthermal effects from a scientist in Argonne National Laboratory, 10 years ago.
In addition, NOKIA itself mentions Glioma and risks to Myelin sheets already in 1993 in its numerous patents:
6,259,896 Device for radio communication
6,088,579 Device for radio communication 5,787,340 Radiation shielding apparatus for communication device
Microwave radiation creates a major hazard to our children’s learning abilities/cognitive skills. Latest Swedish study by Dr. Hardell at Orebro Hospital has found a 2-4 x rise in the risk of Glioma for people using cell phones for more than 10 years, on the same side of the head as the cell phone has been used. In addition, German doctors have noticed unnormal brain activity in children for hours, after only few minutes of cell phone use. The dilemma here is clearly that it is considered unethical to test the possible health effects of microwave radiation on children, but it appears to be ethical for major entertainment and wireless companies to collaborate in selling branded cellphones with animation characters.
Unfortunately, the public is not properly informed about the nature of the cutting edge research in the field. The White House has the responsibility of being informed about these matters. Therefore, again, I am suggesting that you would gather all leading international researchers for a meeting, in collaboration with your leading science and health advisors
Below are some key links which should enlighten the matter, effectively proving that there are clear measurable effects by cell phone radiation.
1) Non-thermal activation of the hsp27/p38MAPK stress pathway by mobile phone radiation in human endothelial cells: molecular mechanism for cancer- and blood-brain barrier-related effects.
2) “2.45 Ghz fields alter gene expression in cultured human cells” S. Lee, National Institute of Health
3) INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS:
36 page cutting edge metapage on existing microwave research http://www.iaff.org/HS/Resi/CellTowerFinal.htm
4) EU funded Reflex study:
5) Bioinitiative report/Univ. of Albany
A Rationale for a Biologically-based Public Exposure Standard for Electromagnetic Fields (ELF and RF) http://www.bioinitiative.org/report/index.htm
6) EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTIONS (Latest one passed 559 over 22 on April 2nd, 2009) http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+TA+P6-TA-2009-0216+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN&language=EN