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26 July 2014

Germany: Important Court Victory for Electrohypersensitivity Victim

Electrohypersensitivity (EHS) has been accepted as an 'occupational disease' at the highest court of appeal in Germany. 

Germany - Important Court Victory for Electro Hyper Sensitivity Victim

WEEP News, 24 July 2014

EHS of a former German Army Radar-mechanic acknowledged as occupational disease by the court of appeal for administrative litigation in German state Schleswig-Holstein (Schleswig-Holsteinisches Oberverwaltungsgericht) - 3 LB 21/11, September 13, 2012

The plaintiff worked for the German army (Bundeswehr) from 1970 to 1992 as a mechanic for Radar systems. While working he was exposed to ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. Since 1973 the plaintiff suffered from inflammation, infectious diseases and palpitations. From 1976 he also suffered from agitation, sleep disorders, fatigue, lack of concentration and extreme forgetfulness, extreme headaches, disorder of the immune system, food allergies and other allergic symptoms, non-functioning eyesight, sweats, exhaustion until mid 90ies.

The plaintiff was diagnosed with EHS and treated in two clinics in 1993. In 1994 the Federal Republic of Germany as his employer rejected to acknowledge his illness as an occupational disease claiming there is no proof that his symptoms are caused by the exposure. In 1994, the plaintiff was pensioned off.

25 July 2014

Recent Interview with Dr. Olle Johansson

This is a wonderful interview with Dr. Olle Johansson - in Spanish and English.  In this interview, he talks about his work, electromagnetic fields and wireless technology, the death threats he has received, his outlook on life, and much more.  

Dr. Olle Johansson - Entrevista - English / Español (posted 13 March 2014 -71 mn.)




23 July 2014

Mobile Phones Health Hazards, Risks and Dangers

Excessive cell phone use can lead
to skin problems caused mainly by
overheating of cells and include
rashes, sores and even skin tumors.
A surprising page at a Microsoft users website about the dangers of cell phones and microwave radiation. Arun Kumar is a Microsoft MVP alumni, obsessed with technology, especially the Internet. He deals with the multimedia content needs of training and corporate houses.

Mobile Phones Health Hazards, Risks and Dangers
by Arun Kumar, thewindowsclub.com, 30 April 2014

How much time do you spend on your cellphone? Do you know the mobile phones health hazards and risks caused because they keep on emitting radio waves as long as they are switched on? Since the very basis of cellphones is radio signals that carry voice, you are in constant exposure to these radio waves as long as you keep the cellphone near your body. The exposure increases manifold when you are talking on it.

Cooking The Brain: The Evil In Mobile Phones & Cellphone Towers

Though there are few pointers that link cellphone usage to diseases such as cancer, the dangers of using mobile phones still exist. This article examines some studies that link usage of cellphones to different diseases and dangers. Before studying cellphone dangers, let us explore the hazards of living in areas having cellphone towers.

21 July 2014

Dr. Henry Lai Makes Waves in the Cell Phone Industry

Dr. Henry Lai
Dr. Henry Lai is known for his research, published in 1995, which showed that the brain cells of rats are damaged or broken by exposure to low levels of non-ionizing microwave radiation - the same type of radiation emitted by cell phones - and considered safe by U.S. Government standards.

UW Scientist Henry Lai Makes Waves in the Cell Phone Industry
by Naomi Ishisaka, seattlemag.com, 
January 2011

A greeting card on bioengineering professor Henry Lai's office wall at the University of Washington contains this quotation from Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

This philosophy could well sum up Lai’s work on the effects of low-level radiation on DNA, as well as what he believes should be the guiding principle of science: independent investigation and research leading to discovery for the public good. Yet the soft-spoken scientist’s steadfast belief in that principle has placed his research at the center of a persistent global controversy and created powerful enemies that tried to get him fired and essentially succeeded in drying up the source of funding for the type of research he was doing.

19 July 2014

The Work of Neurosurgeon and Researcher Dr. Leif Salford

Dr. Leif Salford
Dr. Leif Salford and his team have demonstrated that blood-brain barrier leakage occurs in laboratory rats after only two minutes of exposure to cell phone radiation.  Further, a single two-hour exposure, even at reduced power, was shown to damage or destroy up to two percent of an animal’s brain cells.

The Work of Leif Salford
cellphonetaskforce.org

Since Allan Frey, whose work is also highlighted here, discovered in 1975 that microwave radiation causes the blood-brain barrier to leak, at least a dozen laboratories throughout the world have corroborated this effect. Currently the most active research of this kind is being done at Lund University in Sweden.

Dr. Leif Salford is a neurosurgeon at Lund University Hospital, and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery. Since 1988 he has led a team of researchers that have exposed thousands of laboratory rats to microwave radiation from various sources. Since the late 1990s they have used mobile telephones as the source of this radiation.

Their results have been consistent and alarming: not only does radiation from a cell phone damage the blood-brain barrier, but it does so at even when the exposure level is reduced a thousandfold. Even more disturbingly, and contrary to what was expected, the damage to the blood-brain barrier worsened when the experimenters reduced the exposure level. The implies that SAR ratings for cell phones may be worthless and that it may not be possible to make cell phones safer by reducing their power.

18 July 2014

Electrosensitivity a Pre-Alzheimer's State?

From this graph depicting Alzheimer's prevalence over time, we can see
that the first uptick appears to have been in the period 1920-1980.  This is
the period when radio, radar, TV, computers and other electronics were
introduced.  The second uptick, and a very significant one, appears to have
occurred from 1980 to the present day, the period when cell phones, Wi-Fi,
WiMax, RFID, smart meters, wireless home computers and printers,
iPads ecame commonplace in our lives.
"All public health officials should be alert to the indications for an EMF-Alzheimer’s connection and take steps to integrate this critical knowledge into public health and prevention planning. This would include lowering EMF exposure guidelines to levels that do not have the predictable effects on brain imaging and blood work, described above by Dr. Belpomme."

Alzheimer’s facts:

· An estimated 5.2 million people have Alzheimer’s in the U.S.
· 200,000 younger than 65 have “younger onset Alzheimer’s”
· Alzheimer’s is now the 3rd leading cause of death (up from 6th leading) in the U.S. after heart disease and cancer
· Approximately 500,000 people die each year because they have Alzheimer’s
· Alzheimer’s disease is the most expensive condition in the nation.
· In 2014, the direct costs to American society of caring for those with Alzheimer’s will total an estimated $214 billion, including $150 billion in costs to Medicare and Medicaid.
· In 2013, 15.5 million caregivers provided an estimated 17.7 billion hours of unpaid carevalued at more than $220 billion.

Electrosensitivity a Pre-Alzheimer’s State?
by emily, Electromagnetic Health Blog, 17 July 2014

Dr. Dominique Belpomme, President of the Association for Research on Treatment Against Cancer (ARTAC), as well as Founder of the European Cancer and Environment Research Institute (ECERI) in a Radio-Canada interview (in French) has stated “Electrosensitivy is a Pre-Alzeheimer’s state”.

17 July 2014

Comments on the Book Entitled, "Mobile Phones and Public Health - Myth and Reality"

Dr. Michael Repacholi, former Head of the
WHO EMF Project, promoting a book edited
by Ravi V.S. Prasad, lobbyist for the
telecom sector.
Comments on the book entitled, “Mobile Phones and Public Health – Myth and Reality”
by Prof. Girish Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Article from Prof. Kumar's 3rd Newsletter on Cell Tower Hazards and Solutions – April-June 2014

A book entitled “Mobile Phones and Public Health – Myth and Reality” edited by Ravi V.S. Prasad and published by Har Anand Publications, New Delhi, 2014 was launched by Dr. Michael Repacholi, Ex-head of the EMF Project of WHO at Press club, Mumbai on Dec. 2, 2013. On Jan. 9, 2014, there was a full page advertisement of the book in Hindustan Times and Bombay Times. I have never seen a full page advertisement of any book in a national newspaper as it costs a lot of money. However, after reading the content of the advertisement, I could guess that cell operators and their associates are behind this, who are trying to create confusion in the mind of the people and giving them false assurance that they are safe from high cell tower radiation.

Cancer: Will It Soon Be Too Late?

[A child should never use a tablet on his lap!]
Will it soon be too late? Cancer expected to increase by 70% in next 20 years according to WHO
by Olle Johansson, Newsvoice, 
12 February 2014

DEBATE:  The World Health Organization has released a bleak future forecast. The number of new cancer cases is expected to increase from 14 million to 25 million per year over the next 20 years - an increase of 70 percent. 

 "Despite encouraging progress, the report shows that we cannot treat ourselves out of the cancer problem," said Christopher Wild, co-author of the report. 

But one question lingers for me: Why does WHO themselves not consider another possible cause of avalanche, a cause that they themselves have warned about and predicted?

10 July 2014

Fukushima: Leak at Nuclear Plant Threatens Dangerous Meltdown

March 10, 2014 - File photo of men wearing protective suits and masks
work in front of welding storage tanks for radioactive water, under
construction at Tepco's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. (Reuters)
"If no new cold water is pumped in at this rate, it will reach the dangerous threshold of 149 degrees (F) in roughly the next week. Such temperatures would increase the possibility of dangerous reactions and more radiation leaks in the plant."

Leak at Fukushima nuclear plant threatens dangerous meltdown
FoxNews.com, 7 July 2014

Trouble is looming at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, as a leak has forced the shutdown of a cooling system that could cause temperatures to exceed dangerous levels.

Fukushima operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) was forced to switch off the cooling system at Reactor Unit 5, after engineers discovered it had been leaking water. If the system is not repaired within the next nine days, temperatures are expected to soar, Russian news site RT reported Sunday.

08 July 2014

Sweden: The Man Who Was Allergic to Radio Waves: Testimony of Electrohypersensitivity

This is an excellent testimony of electrosensitivity from a former telecommunications engineer who worked for Ericsson.  We have published here only his testimony.  The rest of the article discusses the issue of electromagnetic radiation in depth.

The Man Who Was Allergic to Radio Waves

by James Geary and photographer Jonathan Worth, popsci.com, February 2010

Your cellphone does not in itself cause cancer. But in the daily sea of radiation we all travel, there may be subtler dangers at work, and science is only just beginning to understand how they can come to affect people like Per Segerbäck so intensely

Per Segerbäck lives in a modest cottage in a nature reserve some 75 miles northeast of Stockholm. Wolves, moose and brown bears roam freely past his front door. He keeps limited human company, because human technology makes him physically ill. How ill? On a walk last summer, he ran into one of his few neighbors, a man who lives in a cottage about 100 yards away. During their chat, the man's cellphone rang, and Segerbäck, 54, was overcome by nausea. Within seconds, he was unconscious.

Segerbäck suffers from electro-hypersensitivity (EHS), which means he has severe physical reactions to the electromagnetic radiation produced by common consumer technologies, such as computers, televisions and cellphones. Symptoms range from burning or tingling sensations on the skin to dizziness, nausea, headaches, sleep disturbance and memory loss. In extreme cases like Segerbäck's, breathing problems, heart palpitations and loss of consciousness can result.

07 July 2014

United States: 500,000 Cell Phone Towers Causing Cancer Rates to Soar

Cell phone tower disguised to look like a pine tree.
500,000 Cell Phone Towers Causing Cancer Rates To Soar
healthydebates.com

(Jonathan Landsman) Since 1997, the United States has gone from around 50,000 cell towers to over 500,000 and counting. In my opinion, the ever-expanding deployment of wireless technology represents one of the greatest threats to human health – along with GMOs in our food supply and the geoengineering (chemtrail spraying) of the planet.

Of course, the wireless industry says ‘no worry.’ So, why are they making cell towers look like a church cross; cactus in the desert; barn silo or a tree in the park? What are they trying to hide?
When it comes to radiation exposure – is ignorance bliss?

The slogan of Stealth Concealment Solutions, Inc., a South Carolina company says it all: ”Our Success is Invisible”. They go on to say, “Imagine running a business whose success relies on being completely undetectable to the public. Ours does.” They obviously pride themselves on hiding wireless, radiation-emitting, devices from the public.

Diabetes and Electrosensitivity

This article comes with a video.  We have added at the end two studies by Dr. Magda Havas on the subject, published in the journal, Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine.


Diabetes and Electrosensitivity
by Dr. Magda Havas, magdahavas.com, March 2010

If you have difficulty regulating your blood sugar and you are electrically sensitive you may have type 3 diabetes according to research published in the Journal Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine in 2008.

Unlike Type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes) that is largely genetically controlled, and Type 2 diabetes (adult onset) that increases with obesity, Type 3 diabetes is influenced by environmental exposure to electromagnetic pollutants.

In this peer-reviewed article, 4 case studies are presented that show marked changes in blood sugar associated with dirty electricity. Since so few people read scientific articles, I converted this paper into a short video called Diabetes and Electrosensitivity:

06 July 2014

Cell Phones and Cell Biology: Are We Selling Out?

Notice DNA disintegration appears similar, whether one has 1,600 chest
x-rays or uses a cell phone 24 hours.  The early research of Dr. Henry Lai
Dr. Jerry Philips (plus very early government and military research more
recently made available), shows that microwave radiation damages DNA.
(Ref. Electromagnetic Health.org) 
(not the image accompanying Dr. Katz's article.)
"Cellular technology is ubiquitous; that does not mean it is innocuous. History is rife with examples of things we used routinely for a long time, from cocaine to tobacco to trans fats to mercury to radium, only to learn eventually of the perilous folly in which we were engaged. In every instance, cultural interia and large sums of money had something to do with perpetuating what proved to be a calamitous status quo."


Cell Phones and Cell Biology: Are We Selling Out?
by David Katz, M.D., Director, Yale Prevention Research Center, 12 December 2013

'Tis the season to, well, buy stuff. Increasingly, the stuff we buy is electronic. In fact, not only that, but increasingly the stuff we buy with is electronic, too. We are using gizmos to shop for gadgets, or possibly gadgets to shop for gizmos.

In any event, we are ever more frequently in the company of the energy fields our electronic devices, and in particular our smart phones, generate. This deserves more attention than most of us accord it.

05 July 2014

The Impact of Technology on the Developing Child

"Rather than hugging, playing, rough housing, and conversing with children, parents are increasingly resorting to providing their children with more TV, video games, and the latest iPads and cell phone devices, creating a deep and irreversible chasm between parent and child."

The Impact of Technology on the Developing Child
by Cris Rowan, Pediatric Occupational Therapist, The Huffington Post, 29 May 2013

Reminiscing about the good old days when we were growing up is a memory trip well worth taking when trying to understand the issues facing the children of today. A mere 20 years ago, children used to play outside all day, riding bikes, playing sports and building forts. Masters of imaginary games, children of the past created their own form of play that didn't require costly equipment or parental supervision. Children of the past moved... a lot, and their sensory world was nature based and simple. In the past, family time was often spent doing chores, and children had expectations to meet on a daily basis. The dining room table was a central place where families came together to eat and talk about their day, and after dinner became the center for baking, crafts and homework.

03 July 2014

Switzerland: Electrosmog Monitoring

(Note:  This is our choice of image.)
Eletrosmog-Monitoring – Article from NZZ am Sonntag of 25 May 2014, comment by the umbrella organization Electrosmog Switzerland and Liechtenstein
(Note: this is a summary text only.  Some paragraphs have not been summarized.)

"The big electrosmog-offensive" in the NZZ explained in the article by Jürg Baumann, Head of the non-ionizing radiation section at the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), wants to introduce increased detection of electrosmog in Switzerland. While measurements have already been carried out in various places in Switzerland, there would be nationwide monitoring, on the one hand with model calculations and on the other, with measurements inside and outside of buildings...

The eternal tale of better Swiss limit values
It should be noted once again that the Swiss population is not better protected against electromagnetic pollution than the rest of Europe. The limit value of mobile radio transmitting equipment for people in places of short-term stay is a maximum of 61 volts per meter (exposure limit). In places where people are staying for a longer time or in sensitive places (eg, homes, schools, offices) the limit of each antenna system is one-tenth of this value (installation limit, max. 6 V / m). In most European countries, the same exposure limit applies to each individual antenna. All WLANs (Wi-Fi), public or private, and wireless microcells that complement the mobile phone antennas in the cities, are subject to no limit whatsoever and do not need any permit. The fact is that there is in the metropolitan areas of Europe, including Switzerland, about the same amount of electrosmog; the traffic and device density is indeed comparable.