Raise awareness of environmental health issues in order to better protect our children and future generations.

28 October 2014

Excerpt from Dr. Martin Blank's Book "Overpowered"

Salon.com has placed on their site an excerpt from Dr. Martin Blank's excellent book, "Overpowered", published in March 2014.  Here is the first part.  Click here to continue reading the excerpt.

Your cellphone is killing you: What people don’t want you to know about electromagnetic fields - The industry doesn't want to admit it, but the science is becoming clearer: Sustained EMF exposure is dangerous

by Martin Blank

You may not realize it, but you are participating in an unauthorized experiment—“the largest biological experiment ever,” in the words of Swedish neuro-oncologist Leif Salford. For the first time, many of us are holding high-powered microwave transmitters—in the form of cell phones—directly against our heads on a daily basis.

Cell phones generate electromagnetic fields (EMF), and emit electromagnetic radiation (EMR). They share this feature with all modern electronics that run on alternating current (AC) power (from the power grid and the outlets in your walls) or that utilize wireless communication. Different devices radiate different levels of EMF, with different characteristics.

What health effects do these exposures have?

20 October 2014

Former Nokia CTO's Multiple Sclerosis and... Nokia's Patents to Prevent It?

Former Nokia CTO’s multiple sclerosis and… Nokia’s patents to prevent it?
by Dariusz Leszczynski, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, 20 October 2014

In my previous blog posting “Former Nokia Technology Chief: Mobile phones wrecked my health“, the story written by Anne Nikka in Finnish newspaper Satakunnan kansa, former Nokia CTO Matti Niemelä is quoted saying about his illness – multiple sclerosis (MS):

“I am a layman, not a doctor. MS is certainly caused by a number of factors, not just mobile-phone radiation. The radiation does, however, increase my MS symptoms.”

The jury is still out on whether cell phone radiation might contribute to the development of multiple sclerosis. Too few studies have been done to confirm or to dismiss the claim of causal link. However, I found an interesting twist to the story of Matti Niemelä, Nokiaand multiple sclerosis.

On June 4, 2001, journalist Reily Gregson published on RCR Wireless a story “Manufacturers own patents to cut radiation“. In it he quoted Nokia patents and their health-related reasons for for patenting radiation-reducing technologies. Here are quotes taken from Gregson’s story:

"Curing Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity" by Steven Magee: Book Review

Steven Magee:  "The thing about working in a hospital is that you get to meet a lot of people who are sick and dying. I would have many conversations with these people over the years. The consistent thing that they would repeatedly say to me is that they could not understand how they had become ill. It was always a mystery to them."

[We too are seeing friends sicken from one day to the next with serious illnesses.  They suffer periods of loss of consciousness and become partially paralyzed.  What is it in our environment causing this?]

Curing Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity – My Review
Posted by Lloyd Burrell, 18 October 2014

“I started to play around with electricity when I was thirteen years old. Around that time I got my first home computer system, which was to spark an interest in electricity and electronics. I left school at sixteen and became an apprentice electrician at the city center university research group for ten years, and I have to say that I noticed people changing during that time.

I had noticed that some of the electricians had made the electrical rooms into workshops and they spent most of their day in them. In particular, there were two electricians who used to take their breaks in these rooms and sleep against the switchgear. They had very strange personalities!

In 1987 the hospital was in the process of switching over from conventional florescent lighting to electronic florescent lighting and installing computer systems for the medical records. There were robots in the sterile areas, ultrasonic baths, high frequency induction furnaces in the laboratories, RADAR operated automatic doors, and so on. I was working with many modern devices and no one ever warned me about the toxicity of these. In fact, no one ever told me about effects, harmonic energy making electromagnetic fields on cables get very large, pulsating magnetic fields affecting the brain, electrical and electronic field emissions and to stay out of them.

18 October 2014

Former Nokia Technology Chief: Mobile Phones Wrecked My Health

Former Nokia Technology Chief: Mobile phones wrecked my health 
Posted on October 18, 2014, Between a Rock and a Hard Place

This is translation of the one of the articles published in the Finnish newspaper Satakunnan kansa. Translation provided generously by Henrik Eiriksson.

Former Nokia Boss: Mobile-Phones wrecked my health
by Anne Nikka
[English translation Henrik Eiriksson]

Nokia’s former Technology Chief, Matti Niemelä, was involved in the development the world’s first mobile phones, but fell seriously ill himself from mobile-phone microwave radiation.

In addition, he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Some studies suggest that radiation may increase the risk of even MS.


For Tampere-based Matti Niemelä, age 44, life was like in the movies when he as a young man was recruited to work for Nokia in 1997. The brilliant young man quickly advanced to become Nokia’s Chief Technology Officer for ten years, and was involved in developing the world’s first mobile phones, memory sticks and WLAN [Wi-Fi] connections.

16 October 2014

Boil the Frog Slowly Radio Interview with Kevin Mottus, 2014 Congressional Candidate from California District 33

Listen to this very informative broadcast from "Boil the Frog Slowly" radio with guest Kevin Mottus, 2014 Congressional Candidate from California District 33. He shares an important part of his platform – minimizing radio frequency radiation exposure from all wireless devices and infrastructure to protect the health of our children. (Kevin Mottus's website)

Kevin Mottus, who is a school social worker, talks about the increasing numbers of persons he has heard about who have head, neck, and face tumors most likely from excessive cell phone use, and breast cancers, including men, from keeping cell phones in shirt pockets and bras. He reminds us that the FCC Guidelines do not protect us against radiofrequency radiation, as they are based on the 30-minute exposure of a 6-foot, 220-pound adult male. The non-thermal effects of exposure are not taken into account. Furthermore, the FCC ignores the many thousands of studies on health effects dating back to the 1940’s. The FCC and wireless industry are buying time to do more studies, manufacturing science to make its gadgets and infrastructure look safe. There is a great need for independent studies which show the health effects on heavy wireless users (3-5 hours a day exposure) and cumulative exposure.

14 October 2014

Electrohypersensitivity Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines

In this excellent article, a physician describes his diagnosis of electromagnetic hypersensitivity and discusses what we know about this functional impairment and how to diagnose and treat it. Following is an extract from the article, describing guidelines for physicians. Dr. Eberle turned to members of the group, Swiss Doctors for the Environment, and the Austrian Medical Association Guidelines for information and guidance.

What’s the diagnosis, doctor?
Scott Eberle, MD, Sonoma Medicine, Fall 2014

Guidelines for Physicians

According to the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, the number of EHS cases is on the rise. As a physician, how might you help patients who come to you with EHS symptoms?

I turn again to Europe for information and guidance. I have been in regular contact with two members of the aforementioned Swiss Doctors for the Environment, both to receive consultation about my own health situation and to gather general advice for physicians caring for patients with EHS. The following recommendations combine advice received from these experts, a review of the Austrian Medical Association guidelines, and my own experience. [Read the article for a fuller explanation of the recommendations.]...

- Take the patient’s symptoms seriously.

08 October 2014

Doctors at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and FCC Conclude Wi-Fi Networks Cause Migraine Headaches

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Doctors & FCC Conclude WiFi Networks Cause Migraine Headaches
posted by DvanL, empirenews.net,
4 September 2014

BALTIMORE, Maryland –

The ‘tin foil hat crowd’ may not be so crazy after all. Doctors at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have announced today a link between the most common high-speed Wi-Fi bandwidth frequencies and the increase of migraine headaches in people who connect wirelessly.

07 October 2014

The Electromagnetic Radiation - Melatonin - Breast Cancer Link

RE-POSTED October 2014 for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Electromagnetic radiation emitted by wireless technology inhibits the production of melatonin, one of the causes of breast cancer.

EMF Radiation: a New Cause of Breast Cancer?
by Vidya Frazier, Guest Writer for Wake Up World,
11 February 2014

According to an increasing pool of research, exposure to EMF radiation may be a contributor to rising rates of breast cancer. Scientists studying a number of possible environmental causes for the disease found that perhaps the most significant factor is the extensive amount of electromagnetic radiation from wireless devices, cell towers, and WiFi in our environment today.

Breast Cancer Epidemic

The statistics on breast cancer are alarming. The American Cancer Society states that 1 in 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 36; death rates are higher than any other type of cancer for women, except for lung cancer. A number of men also continue to develop breast cancer.

06 October 2014

The Bees Are Dying!

To gabble or gobble?
Radiation from mobile phones and transmitter
masts is fatal to bees.
by Benjamin Seiler, www.facts-are-facts.com,
published in 2009?

Bees keep dying—wherever mobiles have become indispensable. And it’s not just the industrial countries; even developing countries are now affected. Read here about the most recent vital results that reveal how increasing electrosmog is threatening the survival of people, birds and bees and what we can do about it!

The 25 August 2009 marked the end of an era for Americans when Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy, younger brother to John and Robert, succumbed to cancer aged 77. Both his brothers were shot. Yet how “natural” was the death of the “Lion of the Senate” (as he became known for his political influence) in actual fact?

For days, American TV channels broadcast seemingly endless portraits of the three now-deceased brothers of the Kennedy clan. Only rarely in this deluge of images did viewers actually learn what killed Ted Kennedy: a brain tumour, to be precise.

Not a single journalist or commentator questioned the possible cause of cancer in these reports. And if anyone did consider it, they kept their mouths firmly shut, knowing full well the kind of avalanche it could trigger.

05 October 2014

10 Shocking Medical Conditions Caused by Gaming

Photosensitive epilepsy is a common form of epilepsy in
which seizures are triggered by visual stimuli that form
patterns in time or space, such as flashing lights, bold,
regular patterns, or regular moving patter
We know of a young man who cannot take exams in school because he can no longer write by hand.  Would you think his doctors would ask about his intense habit of gaming?

10 Shocking Medical Conditions Caused By Gaming
by Beverly Jenkins, oddee.com, 
23 November 2012

1. Playstation Thumb

Though this ailment is often called "Playstation Thumb," the condition can affect anyone who uses a game with a d-pad controller. Symptoms of “PlayStation Thumb” include numbness and tingling in the thumb and large, open blisters caused by repetitive motion that require weeks to heal.

04 October 2014

India: Dr. Devra Davis Talks About the Baby Safe Project to Protect Wombs from Radiation

U.S.-based anti-radiation expert
Dr. Devra Davis explains advantages
of using hands-free headsets with
cell phones  (Sakshi Kapoor)
Baby Safe Project to protect wombs from radiation
by Maitri Porecha, dnaindia.com, 3 October 2014

There is increasing evidence that electromagnetic radiation emitted by cell phones or cell towers can be harmful to expectant mothers and their unborn child. Eminent public health expert and published author from the US Dr Devra Davis explained that babies in the womb were susceptible to exposure from cell phones, cell phone towers or wireless internet.

Scientists at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) studied 13,000 mothers and children and found that exposure to cell phones in the wombs was associated with higher risk for behavioural problems and hyperactivity in children.

Over the last week, Davis met with the doctors of Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) and KEM hospital to discuss the Baby Safe Project, an awareness movement for pregnant mothers to keep cell phones away from their wombs.

Up to 4,500 pregnant women seeking treatment at the hospital attached to the Yale University have been educated about the ill effects of radiation on the womb, since the beginning of the year under the Baby Safe Project.