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Citizens’ Initiative Omega . year in review

* Re: Detecting EMF Fields in Humans for Surveillance … (28/12/02)

* Detecting EMF Fields in Humans for Surveillance – Apparatus and method for remotely monitoring and altering brain waves (27/12/02)

* Document on epidemiology of base stations … (26/12/02)

* Peace on Earth? – More on Non-Lethal Weapons – Dr. Eldon Byrd (25/12/02)

* German soldiers sue over cancer – Tom Bearden Website updates (24/12/02)

* Limits Sought on Wireless Internet Access – Dialog between Iris and Miguel (22/12/02)

* Mobile mast destroyed over cancer fears – SV: VS: mobilephone masts-Basestation-urgent (20/12/02)

* Electronic weapons against civilians, Russian work translated … (20/12/02)

* RE: Ireland: Regional increase in cancer numbers… (19/12/02)

* Study: microwaves /produced by mobiles (18/12/02)

* Israel: The people from Chernovil – Ireland: Regional increase in cancer numbers leads to checking of radiation levels (17/12/02)

* ISIS miniseries “Fields of Influence” – RE: 13 countries to study cellphones and cancer (Ms. Mary McBride & Her Connections) – Hermann Paul Schwan (Harlan Girard) – ‘Sci-Fi’ Weapons Going to War (15/12/02)

* Cost 281 does not seemed to agree with this study…? – Tory tycoon in phone mast protest (14/12/02)

* 13 countries to study cellphones and cancer – ISIS: Non-Thermal Effects – RE Dr. Munzert (13/12/02)

* Melatonin metabolite excretion among cellular telephone – ISIS miniseries “Fields of Influence” – Technology breakthrough harnesses energy from the molecular structure of water (12/12/02)

* Sleep Research Zurich – Residents block ‘ugly’ phone mast – Re: Dr. Cyril Smith’s paper (11/12/02)

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EMF-Omega-News 1. October 2011

Non-thermal Tera-Hz Affect Gene Expression
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3203/

Cancer risk for mobile phones
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3207/
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3215/

Biodiversity and our health
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3223/

MRI scans CAN make you dizzy
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3204/

COURSE: Electrosmog and Electrosensitivity
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3220/

Tracking equipment could be harming wild birds, experts warn
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3210/

Close call for bats as phone mast threatens flight path
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3211/

Appeal Over Phone Mast Refusal
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3201/

Tower a tough sell to residents
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3205/

Wistaston phone mast plans
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3219/

Next-up News Nr 1814
http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/stories/7699/

Next-up News Nr 1815
http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/stories/7711/

Next-up news Nr 1816
http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/stories/7722/

Next-up News Nr 1817
http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/stories/7732/

Next-up News Nr 1819
http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/stories/7757/

News from Mast Sanity
http://tinyurl.com/2vhcbl6
http://tinyurl.com/aotw3

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EMF-Omega-News 9. April 2011

Mobile phone evolution

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Increasing melanoma: too many skin damages or too few repairs?
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2431/

Science Update March 2011
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2437/

Taming the Microwave Dragon
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2435/

California bill requiring mobile phone warning labels
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2446/

APPEAL TO WHO FOR THE RECOGNITION OF ENVIRONMENTAL ILLNESSES: MCS AND EHS
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2429/

Student deaths leave Queen’s struggling for answers
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2451/

Our frogs are dying
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2439/

Mast protest
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2430/

Opposition to ABC5 tower persists
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2436/

Join the fight against smart meters
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2441/

Awareness of the issues related to Wifi, cell phones, cell towers etc.
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2444/

Phone mast just 15ft from house is ‘far too close’
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2447/

Hydro powers dirty side
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2450/

News from Mast Sanity
http://tinyurl.com/2vhcbl6
http://tinyurl.com/aotw3

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Neuroscience For Kids The Blood Brain Barrier (“Keep Out”)

As seen at http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/bbb.html

More than 100 years ago it was discovered that if blue dye was injected into the bloodstream of an animal, that tissues of the whole body EXCEPT the brain and spinal cord would turn blue.

To explain this, scientists thought that a “Blood-Brain-Barrier” (BBB) which prevents materials from the blood from entering the brain existed. More recently, scientists have discovered much more about the structure and function of the BBB.

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Anatomy of the BBB
 The BBB is semi-permeable; that is, it allows some materials to cross, but prevents others from crossing. In most parts of the body, the smallest blood vessels, called capillaries, are lined with endothelial cells. Endothelial tissue has small spaces between each individual cell so substances can move readily between the inside and the outside of the vessel. However, in the brain, the endothelial cells fit tightly together and substances cannot pass out of the bloodstream. (Some molecules, such as glucose, are transported out of the blood by special methods.)EMFchildren2

 Glial cells (astrocytes) form a layer around brain blood vessels and may be important in the development of the BBB. Astrocytes may be also be responsible for transporting ions from the brain to the blood.

Functions of the BBB
The BBB has several important functions:

1.Protects the brain from “foreign substances” in the blood that may injure the brain.
2.Protects the brain from hormones and neurotransmitters in the rest of the body.
3.Maintains a constant environment for the brain.
 
General Properties of the BBB
1.Large molecules do not pass through the BBB easily.
2.Low lipid (fat) soluble molecules do not penetrate into the brain. However, lipid soluble molecules, such as barbituate drugs, rapidly cross through into the brain.
3.Molecules that have a high electrical charge are slowed.

The BBB can be broken down by:
1.Hypertension (high blood pressure): high blood pressure opens the BBB.
2.Development: the BBB is not fully formed at birth.
3.Hyperosmolitity: a high concentration of a substance in the blood can open the BBB.
4.Microwaves: exposure to microwaves can open the BBB.
5.Radiation: exposure to radiation can open the BBB.
6.Infection: exposure to infectious agents can open the BBB.
7.Trauma, Ischemia, Inflammation, Pressure: injury to the brain can open the BBB.

Circumventricular Organs
There are several areas of the brain where the BBB is weak. This allows substances to cross into the brain somewhat freely. These areas are known as “circumventricular organs”. Through the circumventricular organs the brain is able to monitor the makeup of the blood. The circumventricular organs include:

Pineal body: Secretes melatonin and neuroactive peptides. Associated with circadian rhythms.
Neurohypophysis (posterior pituitary): Releases neurohormones like oxytocin and vasopressin into the blood.
Area postrema: “Vomiting center”: when a toxic substance enters the bloodstream it will get to the area postrema and may cause the animal to throw up. In this way, the animal protects itself by eliminating the toxic substance from its stomach before more harm can be done.
Subfornical organ: Important for the regulation of body fluids.
Vascular organ of the lamina terminalis: A chemosensory area that detects peptides and other molecules.
Median eminence: Regulates anterior pituitary through release of neurohormones.
BBB from the Society for Neuroscience.

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BioInitiative Report: A Rationale for a Biologically-based Public Exposure Standard for Electromagnetic Fields (ELF and RF)

wireless-phone-stop-signMarch 12, 2009 – Orebro University Hospital; Umea, Sweden; Columbia University, New York: University of Albany, New York; Karolinska Institute, Sweden

 

International Scientists Find Harmful Effects from Wireless Technologies and Urge New Safety Rules for Cell Phones

 

Public health concerns and scientific evidence for risks from cell phones and other wireless devices is published today in the journal Pathophysiology. International researchers have urged quick precautionary action to address a possible epidemic of brain tumors and many other health risks. Over four billion people around the world now use cell phones. They are rapidly eliminating the use of traditional land-line phones throughout the world. Health researchers from six countries give findings in fifteen (15) chapters covering health risks to humans and wildlife from electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation.

 

The global rollout of wireless technologies and devices like cell phones, cordless phones, cell towers (masts) and many other sources greatly increases our EMF exposure in daily life. The enormous popularity of new communication devices that allow email, texting, and access to the Internet from any city street has placed the issue squarely before government agencies like the FDA and the FCC, and also parents and school administrators. Parents must decide whether possible health risks to their children outweigh the convenience of keeping track of them. School officials and teachers care because of disruption and distraction in the classroom from cell phone use. National safety officials in the US face public criticism about highway collisions and road deaths from cell phone use while driving. Federal railway officials are still coping with the problem of illicit texting by US railroad personnel that lead to the catastrophic collision of two trains in Chatsworth, California in 2008 killing 24 and injuring 135 more.

 

Research professor and Editor Martin Blank PhD (Associate Professor, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons) says, “This special issue of Pathophysiology is about the human body’s sensitivity to EMF signals in the environment, e.g., EMF effects on DNA, effects on the brain from cell phone radiation, and how EMFs in the environment may lead to Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and breast cancer. The scientific evidence tells us that our safety standards are inadequate, and that we must protect ourselves from exposure to EMF due to power lines, cell phones and the like.”

 

Reba Goodman, PhD (Columbia University) reports that, “Cells in the body react to EMFs as potentially harmful, just like to other environmental toxins including heavy metals and toxic chemicals. The DNA in living cells recognizes electromagnetic fields at very low levels of exposure, and produces a biochemical stress response.”

 

David O. Carpenter, MD and Director of the University of Albany, Institute of Health and the Environment concludes, The existing FCC and international limits do not do enough to protect people, especially children, from daily exposures to electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation. The existing safety limits did not anticipate these new kinds of technologies affecting the health of people living with and using wireless devices on a daily basis. These effects are now widely reported to occur at exposure levels significantly below most current national and international limits.”

 

Brain tumor specialist Dr. Lennart Hardell, MD, PhD works as both an oncologist and a researcher at Orebro University Hospital in Sweden. He is an expert on cell phones and brain tumors. “The evidence for risks from prolonged cell phone and cordless phone use is quite strong. For people who have used these devices for 10 years or longer, and when they are used mainly on one side of the head, the risk of malignant brain tumor is doubled for adults and is even higher for persons with first use before the age of 20 years.” Swedish researcher Olle Johansson, PhD (Karolinska Institute) says, “Most worrisome to me are the constant and unavoidable EMF exposures (from cell and DECT phones, power lines, new wireless technologies like WIMAX and WIFI, etc.) everywhere in our daily life that may affect the overall health of this and coming generations. I worry especially about the impacts on the immune system, our only real line of defense against disease.”

 

Wildlife biologist Alfonso Balmori, PhD of Valladolid, Spain reports that, “Electromagnetic radiation is a form of environmental pollution which may hurt wildlife. Phone masts located in their living areas are irradiating continuously some species that could suffer long-term effects, like reduction of their natural defenses, deterioration of their health, problems in reproduction and reduction of their useful territory through habitat deterioration. Therefore microwave and radiofrequency pollution constitutes a potential cause for the decline of animal populations and deterioration of health of plants living near phone masts.”

 

Prolonged exposure to radiofrequency and microwave radiation from cell phones, cordless phones, cell towers, WI-FI and other wireless technologies has been linked to interference with short-term memory and concentration, sleep disruption, headache and dizziness, fatigue, immune disruption, skin rashes and changes in cardiac function. However, “These effects can happen with even very small levels of exposure if they occur on a daily basis. Cell phone use is likely to be more harmful in children whose brain and nervous system development can last into late adolescence,” says Cindy Sage of Sage Associates, “The public health implications of billions of people who are exposed makes this a matter of critical concern to policy-makers around the world.”

 

The BioInitiative Report first warned that existing scientific knowledge has grown strong enough to alert the public and urge governments to develop new safety limits for electromagnetic fields (EMF). The Report was prepared by an international group of scientists, researchers and public health policy professionals who cautioned in 2007 that existing public safety limits regulating how much EMF is allowable from power lines and wireless devices like cell phones are inadequate to protect public health.

 

Contact: Dr. Martin Blank Tel: (212) 305-3644 Email: mb32@columbia.edu December 3, 2008 BioInitiative Working Group Letter to Interphone Study Group

 

August 31, 2007 – Serious Public Health Concerns Raised Over Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) from Powerlines and Cell Phones. (pdf) (html)

 

An international working group of scientists, researchers and public health policy professionals (The BioInitiative Working Group) has released its report on electromagnetic fields (EMF) and health. They document serious scientific concerns about current limits regulating how much EMF is allowable from power lines, cell phones, and many other sources of EMF exposure in daily life.

 

The report concludes the existing standards for public safety are inadequate to protect public health.

 

http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=BioInitiative

http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Martin+Blank

http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Reba+Goodman

http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=David+O.+Carpenter

http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Hardell

http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Johansson

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Evidence on health impact of electromagnetic fields

Here is a link to a 28 page report releasing scientific evidence on hazards related to electromagnetic fields.  Time is quickly running out; we have evidence and are now obligated to spread the word.clock

This report has been written by 14 (fourteen) scientists, public health and public policy experts to document the scientific evidence on electromagnetic fields.  Another dozen outside reviewers have looked at and refined the Report.

The purpose of this report is to assess scientific evidence on health impacts from electromagnetic radiation below current public exposure limits and evaluate what changes in these limits are warranted now to reduce possible public health risks in the future.

Not everything is known yet about this subject; but what is clear is that the existing public safety standards limiting these radiation levels in nearly every country of the world look to be thousands of times too lenient. Changes are needed.

New approaches are needed to educate decision-makers and the public about sources of exposure and to find alternatives that do not pose the same level of possible health risks, while there is still time to make changes.

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The Girl Who Silenced The World For 6 Minutes

Have a listen to how very disappointed our Children are in Adults, the Environment and the Economy

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