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EMF-Omega-News 2. July 2011

Electromagnetic fields and radiation damage DNA and enhance cell death rates

Effects of Microwaves and Radio Frequency Energy on the Central Nervous System

Effects of UMTS Exposure on Hippocampal Longterm Plasticity in the Context of Procedure Related Hormone Release

Increasing rates of head melanoma in Nordic countries

Radiofrequency wireless technologies: WHO classification group 2B

Strong mobile phone radiation can disturb learning, finds study

Could `electrical pollution’ and EMFs have consequences for your health?

‘You cannot tell me it is not dangerous’

Microwave Silence Continues

Time to change the name of Health Canada?

Petition to the Government of Canada

Stars Are Dialing: Their Right To Know by Practicing Safe Phone

Residents prepare for mast fight

Mary Adkins: Time to remove WiFi from our schools

Barnsley Council commissions study into phone mast

Protest over phone mast in Boulton Derby

Group commissions study on masts

Urban Extension thwarts mobile mast plan

One Person Cited, Another Arrested At Smart Meter Protest

Health Impacts Of Low Energy Lighting

Environmental and Health Concerns Associated with Compact Fluorescent Lights

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EMF-Omega-News 16. April 2011

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Biological Effects and Health Implications of Microwave Radiation

Research on Biological Effects of Radio Frequency Radiation in Eurasian Communist Countries

The depth of penetration of radiation into tissue is a function of frequency with greater penetration at lower frequencies

The radiation fall-out

Can Cell Phones Fry Your Brain?

On Biological Effects of Cell Phones and Wireless Technologies

Environmental Health Trust Charges Federal Communications Commission with Stonewalling Freedom Of Information Act Request

Mandatory SAR labeling on French cell phones this April 15

Submit your Comment to the FCC to preserve landline telephone service

Canadian Citizen Groups Launch Wi-Fi, Cell Phone Safety Initiatives

One-woman campaign against Surbiton phone mast

BWCA cellphone tower lawsuit heads to trial

Bid for 15 metre phone mast near healthy hub and school prompts protest

Mobile towers in Mohali’s housing areas stay put

Poor reception for phone mast go ahead

Vodafones masts plan for Lymington and Pennington rejected

Mixed reception for phone mast proposals

Objection to mobile phone masts

TRAIs green telecom efforts not sufficient, say experts

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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?

Science Update March 2011

Taming the Microwave Dragon

California bill requiring mobile phone warning labels


Student deaths leave Queen’s struggling for answers

Our frogs are dying

Mast protest

Opposition to ABC5 tower persists

Join the fight against smart meters

Awareness of the issues related to Wifi, cell phones, cell towers etc.

Phone mast just 15ft from house is ‘far too close’

Hydro powers dirty side

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EMF-Omega-News 14. August 2010

Grateful for yet another detailed weekly summation from:

Dear Sir, Madam, Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends,  for your information.

Best regards,

Klaus Rudolph

Citizens’ Initiative Omega


Member of the Buergerwelle Germany (incorporated society) Protectorate Union of the Citizens and Initiatives for the Protection against Electrosmog

Updated 14aug10

High Court Judgement in Italy

Vanished insects hint at potential bio-catastrophe

Diseases of Civilization Linked to Electricity

Dangers accepted far too naively

Local doctor shares his views on dangers from electromagnetic radiation

Stricter guidelines soon for mobile radiation

Power fears raised with council

Parishioners protest plan for cellphone antennas in Ridgefield church


Wireless phones cause cancer or other maladies

Wi-Fi opponents make waves

Residents in Chafford make documentary for fight against mast

Troon residents protest against giant phone mast

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Honeybees face towering threat from mobiles

beeRadiation from transmitters wipes out bee colonies which will affect food production: Study

by VR Jayaraj | Kochi

Studies in Kerala have brought out evidence to support the theory of colony collapse disorder (CCD) among honeybees due to bioactive microwave radiation from mobile phones and their relay towers, which leads to extensive disappearance of entire worker bee colonies. This could result in disruption in food production because most of the crops depend on bees for pollination.

Although the theory of mobile towers leading to CCD is yet to be proved anywhere in the world, experts say this is highly possible and the phenomenon could cause unimaginable food troubles to most Indian States, especially Kerala which is already food-scarce. The State has the highest density of mobile towers.

The phenomenon of (suspected) mobile tower-induced CCD and resultant crop loss were first noticed in the US several years ago, but this had spread to most European countries by 2007. Now, experiments by Sainuddeen Pattazhy, a researcher and dean in the department of zoology at SN College, Punalur, Kerala, have found that worker bees fail to return to their hives when their navigation skills are interfered by the mobile microwaves.

Sainuddeen had conducted his experiments by placing mobile phones near beehives (as some scientists in the West had done earlier). He found that these hives collapsed totally in five to 10 days with the worker bees failing to return to their homes, leaving the hives with the queens, eggs and immature bees. The vanished bees were never found, but the assumption was that they died singly far from home. The parasites, wildlife and other bees that normally raid the honey and pollen left behind when a colony dies, refuse to go anywhere near the abandoned hives.

“The navigation skill of the worker bees is dependent on the earth’s magnetic properties. The electro-magnetic waves emitted by the mobile phones and relay towers interfere with the earth’s magnetism, resulting in the loss of the navigation capacity of the bee. Then it fails to come back. Also, the radiation causes damage to the nervous system of the bee and it becomes unable to fly,” said Sainuddeen.

The researcher had earlier led a study on the impact of mobile phones and towers on ecology, in which other environmentalists had participated. The study revealed that bioactive radiations from mobile towers threatened the very existence of home sparrow, which lived in colonies close to human habitats, even in crowded cities.

Pattazhy, however, is not the first scientist to notice the phenomenon of CCD occurring in bees due to mobile phone-tower proximity. A limited study at Landau University in 2007, headed by Dr Jochen Kuhn, had found that bees refused to return to their hives when mobile phones were placed nearby. As back as in late 1990s, a researcher, George Carlo, had headed a massive study sponsored by the US Government and the mobile phone industry in America, had said, “I am convinced that the possibility is real.”

Apiarists in Idukki, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta and Wayanad districts confirm that they have been noticing the massive play of CCD for the past four or five years, but they have never thought of the relation between mobile tower-induced radiations and their bees.

A beekeeper in Thodupuzha, Idukki said he had lost 13 of his 17 hives in the past three years. Three years ago, three mobile towers were erected on the hillock near his farm.

“But I have never thought of the relation. I, like other farmers, was thinking that climatic changes and pesticides used in the rubber plantations were the reason,” he said.

Scientists warn that Kerala, which already has a large number of mobiles and towers, could face not just CCD-created hive losses but even a crop disaster if the mobile craze continues to grow.

“Honeybees can be wiped out in Kerala and many other Indian States and cities if there is no system to control the unscientific increase in the use of mobile phones. It can in turn lead to a disaster in the food front as bees are responsible for pollination in most of the food crops,” said a biotechnologist at a Coimbatore college.

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diagnostic criteria for electrohypersensitivity (EHS) 2009

ARTAC (the Association for Research and Treatments against Cancer) has established diagnostic criteria for EHS. 2009

For several months, the Association for Research and Treatments Against Cancer, ARTAC has been conducting research into the health effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs).   A number of studies have already shown a link between EMFs and certain cancers:

  • an increased risk of childhood cancer when the home is situated less than 600m from an overhead power line (275,000 to 400,000 volts).
  • an increased risk of brain tumours after prolonged mobile phone use (1 hour per day for 10 years).
  • breast cancer and other adult cancers (leukaemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, melanoma).

These associative links are difficult to establish due to the extended period of exposure time needed for a cancer to appear. It is thought that the carcinogenic mechanisms of EMFs could involve perturbing cellular division, possibly due to an increased production of free radicals.

As far as the nervous system is concerned, the health effects and action mechanisms of EMFs are better established (see the Bioinitiative Report). In accordance with the precautionary principle, ARTAC considers that public authorities urgently need to take measures to regulate the use of wireless technologies – principally mobile phone masts, WiFi and mobile phones.

Many people now claim to be “electrohypersensitive” and feel unwell when in the presence of EMFs (headaches, memory problems, insomnia, fatigue, etc). In Sweden, a country which first developed wireless technologies in the early 1980s, electrohypersensitivity is recognised as a “handicap” which affects to a greater or lesser degree 250,000 people out of a population of 9 million.

For almost a year Professor Belpomme has undertaken examinations of several dozen patients who claim to be electrohypersensitive. These people are real patients and have enabled ARTAC to carry out scientific research in this field. First, ARTAC produced a clinical description of what Professor Belpomme calls the EMF intolerance syndrome. Two phases have been identified :

  • an initial phase characterized by headaches and neurological problems, heart rhythm disturbances and difficulties concentrating.
  • a secondary phase characterized by a trio of chronic symptoms – insomnia, fatigue, depression.

These symptoms can be accompanied by memory and behavioural problems – irritability, aggression, and even suicidal tendencies.

In terms of diagnosis, the EMF intolerance syndrome can be recognised on the basis of several criteria:

  • the absence of any other recognised pathology which could explain the symptoms;
  • an abnormal pulsed echodoppler examination of the brain showing a clear decrease in the pulsatility of several areas of the brain;
  • an increase in the blood of stress proteins and other biomarkers reflecting cerebral suffering.

In addition, about 50% of patients have shown a decrease in the levels of urinary melatonin (a sleep hormone), which could be a cause or a consequence of their insomnia.

ARTAC’s Research on EMF intolerance syndrome

ARTAC’s research programme has led to the establishment of an international working group and a specific research team. Objective diagnostic tests have been carried out, notably a pulsed echodoppler examination of the brain which shows characteristic effects on the brain. The echodoppler and the biological markers prove the clinical reality of this syndrome, but do not yet allow the ARTAC research team to connect it to EMFs.

A second phase of research is presently underway using provocation tests aimed at proving objectively a causal link between symptoms of the EMF intolerance syndrome and EMFs. These tests consist in carrying out dosages of markers and electroencephalogrammes, first in an environment clear of EMFs and then after exposure to EMF-emitting equipment.

ARTAC’s Research on Electrosensitivity

Electrosensitivity must be clearly distinguished from the EMF intolerance syndrome. Research on electrosensitivity is needed to determine why some patients are affected by the EMF intolerance syndrome while others are not.

Our brains contain millions of tiny magnets known as magnetosomes, which could account for the causal link between symptoms and EMFs in electrohypersensitive patients. ARTAC is trying to find out whether there are individual differences in the number of magnetosomes and has organised a cohort study to identify patients and to study the evolution of this syndrome.

Professor Belpomme consulted by the AFSSET

In 2005 the AFSSET (French Agency for Sanitary Security in the Environment and Workplace) published a report on mobile phones that claims EMFs do not have harmful effects. The AFSSET will publish another report in the next few months and consulted Professor Belpomme on the matter on 28 January 2009.

The cancer specialist spoke for three hours on the potential dangers of WiFi and mobile phone masts and on the need to establish a firm diagnosis for people suffering from EMF intolerance These patients need to be given close medical supervision as they may be at an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and possibly of cancer. Professor Belpommme also explained the cerebral symptoms caused by electromagnetic fields. These symptoms might be due to the adverse biological effects induced by the cerebral system in response to EMFs.

It is hoped that the new report by the AFSSET will be based on objective and impartial scientific considerations and will therefore lead to a revision of the conclusions of its previous report in 2005, in which the risks of EMFs were minimised.

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More facts disclosed on brain damage from mobile phones

Approaching Epidemic: Brain Damage from Mobile Phone Radiation
Posted by: Dr. Mercola
September 03 2009 10,060

cell phone, emf, radio waves, brain cancerA collaborative team of international EMF activists has released a report detailing eleven design flaws of the 13-country, Telecom-funded Interphone study.

The exposé discusses research on cell phones and brain tumors, concluding that:

  • There is a risk of brain tumors from cell phone use
  • Telecom funded studies underestimate the risk of brain tumors
  • Children have larger risks than adults for brain tumors

The Interphone study, begun in 1999, was intended to determine the risks of brain tumors, but its full publication has been held up for years. Components of this study published to date reveal what the authors call a ‘systemic-skew’, greatly underestimating brain tumor risk.

The design flaws include categorizing subjects who used portable phones (which emit the same microwave radiation as cell phones,) as ‘unexposed’; exclusion of many types of brain tumors; exclusion of people who had died, or were too ill to be interviewed as a consequence of their brain tumor; and exclusion of children and young adults, who are more vulnerable.

Ronald B. Herberman, MD, Director Emeritus of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute has stated,

“Based on substantial evidence, especially from industry-independent studies that long term exposure to radiofrequency radiation may lead to increased risk for brain tumors, I issued a precautionary advisory last year to faculty and staff of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.

Since then, my particular concern about exposure of children to radiofrequency has been supported by a report from Dr. Lennart Hardell. Some of my scientific colleagues have expressed skepticism about the reported biological effects, especially DNA0A damage by radiofequency radiation, because of the absence of a demonstrated underlying molecular mechanism.

However, based on the precautionary principle, I believe it is more prudent to take seriously the reports by multiple investigators that radiofrequency can damage DNA and increase the risk for brain tumors, and for industry-independent agencies to provide needed funding for detailed research to ascertain the molecular basis for such effects.”

Lloyd Morgan, lead author and member of the Bioelectromagnetics Society says,

“Exposure to cell phone radiation is the largest human health experiment ever undertaken, without informed consent, and has some 4 billion participants enrolled.

Science has shown increased risk of brain tumors from use of cell phones, as well as increased risk of eye cancer, salivary gland tumors, testicular cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and leukemia.

The public must be informed.”


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After a break in the media about the dangers of cell phones, the issue will likely regain momentum with the release of this brand new report.

An International Expert Conference on Cell Phones and Health is scheduled to take place on September 13-15 in Washington D.C., and a yet to be formally announced Senate hearing on cell phone safety is also in the works by Senator Arlen Specter, according to Microwave News.

With the ever-increasing, widespread use of wireless communications, it is imperative to understand the risks inherent in the use of the technology, yet the government has been very slow to respond, no doubt in large part due to industry pressure. (In fact, the cell phone industry is expected to boycott the upcoming conference.)

Ever growing scientific research corroborates the suspicion that information-carrying radio waves transmitted by cell phones and other wireless devices can:

A quote from Chris Woollams, one of the endorsers of the new report, sums up the issue well:

“In a world where a drug cannot be launched without proof that it is safe, where the use of herbs and natural compounds available to all since early Egyptian times are now questioned, their safety subjected to the deepest scrutiny, where a new food cannot be launched without prior approval, the idea that we use mobile telephony, including masts, and introduce WiFi and mobile phones without restrictions around our 5 year olds is double-standards gone mad.

I speak, not just as an editor and scientist that has looked in depth at all the research, but as a father that lost his beloved daughter to a brain tumor.”

Researchers Keep Finding Links Between Cell Phone Use, Brain Damage and Cancer

Last year, a well-circulated Swedish study found that people using cell phones doubled their risk of developing brain cancer and acoustic neuroma (a tumor that damages your hearing nerve).

The study also showed that people who started using cell phones before the age of 20 were more than five times as likely to develop brain cancer.

The European Parliament responded by voting 522 to 16 to urge ministers across Europe to impose stricter limits for exposure to radiation from mobile and cordless phones, wi-fi and other radiation-generating devices — in part because children are particularly vulnerable to the risk.

Dr. Gerd Oberfeld, M.D., the Speaker for
Environmental Medicine for the Austrian Medical Association in Vienna, Austria says:

“The scientific data show, with a high degree of confidence, that mobile phone exposure is associated with an increased brain tumor risk.

The age group below 20 years is facing the greatest risk, which for malignant (deadly) brain tumors is about 400 percent, compared to non-exposed.

When we take the long latency period of up to some decades into account, and the fact that large parts of our society, and especially more and more teenagers and even children are using mobile phones on a daily basis, we may well expect a brain tumor epidemic.

From a public health perspective there is an urgent need not only for a wake-up call for our society, but for measures that are able to combat this public health threat effectively, now.”

The cell phone industry’s standard comment has been that “the peer-reviewed scientific evidence has overwhelmingly indicated that wireless devices do not pose a public health risk.”

This report exposes that statement for the lie that it is.

In fact, there’s no shortage of evidence showing that cell phone use (and other wireless devices) can be dangerous to your health, and to your child in particular.

As this new report points out, even some of the industry’s own research found that cell phones caused brain tumors, and subsequent industry-funded studies from 2000 to 2002 also showed an elevated risk of brain cancer.

One such study reportedly found a 20 percent increased risk of brain tumor for every year of cell phone use!

And, if you remove the Telecom industry funded research, then the weight of the evidence overwhelmingly shows that cell phones cause health problems, including, but not limited to:

  • Brain tumors
  • Eye cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Salivary gland tumors
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Leukemia

Fortunately more and more people are beginning to take the warning signs seriously.

In 2005, the British-based National Radiological Protection Board suggested children younger than age 8 should not be given a cell phone as it risks exposing their young bodies to harmful radiation. Last year Toronto’s department of public health followed suit, warning that because of possible side effects from radio frequency radiation, children under 8 should only use a cell phone in emergencies, and teenagers should limit calls to less than 10 minutes.

The U.K., Belgium, Germany, France and Russia have also introduced precautionary policies regarding cell phone usage due to potential health risks.

Few people realize this, but brain cancer has surpassed leukemia as the number one cancer killer in children, and many scientists believe this is directly linked to the exponential increase in cell phone use and other wireless devices.

Australia has seen an increase in pediatric brain cancers of 21 percent in just one decade. This is consistent with studies showing a 40 percent brain tumor increase across the board in Europe and the U.K. over the last 20 years.

These statistics are consistent with many of the scientific research findings.

Another example is the 2003 study published in Environmental Health Perspectives (the journal of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences). They found that rats exhibited serious neuronal brain damage following exposure to radiation from a cell phone, at levels comparable to what you would experience during normal use.

The nerve cell damage was observed in several places within the rats’ brains, including the cortex, hippocampus and basal ganglia.

The authors concluded,

“Intense use of mobile phones by youngsters is a serious consideration. A neuronal damage of the kind described here may not have immediate, demonstrable consequences, even if repeated. In the long run, however, it may result in reduced brain reserve capacity that might be unveiled by other later neuronal disease or even the wear and tear of aging.”

What Can You Do?

Remember, the damage from cell phone exposure can take many years to surface. There are rarely any initial symptoms, just like smoking and lung cancer. Are you really willing to risk the chance of developing brain cancer because you don’t want to sacrifice the minor inconvenience of using your cell’s speaker phone, or using a safe headset?

This should be of particular concern if you have children, since, just like smoking, WiFi does not discriminate between user and bystander.

I have written more in-depth about how to reduce the risk to your child before, and as a refresher, I strongly urge you to review some of that information now.

For a review of HOW cell phones and other wireless technology can cause the type of damage just discussed, I recommend reading this previous article.

In addition, the eye-opening DVD Public Exposure covers this serious health issue in even greater depth. But for immediate recommendations on how to protect yourself and your family from the dangers of cell phone radiation, please review the guidelines included in my previous article, Now Half the World Has a Cell Phone – – Why That is a Brain Tumor Epidemic Waiting to Happen.

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