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Health Effects

Similar symptoms of ill health are reported worldwide by people of all ages who are exposed to wireless technologies.  These include cell phones and cell towers, wireless internet (Wi-Fi), portable home telephones, Wi-Max, utility "Smart" meters, microwave ovens, lighting fixtures, CFL light bulbs and other home and business devices and appliances.

Nov 27

This overview contains the following information:

  • History 
  • Coping 
  • Symptoms 
  • Terminology 
  • References

Nov 27

Mast Cells in Gastrointestinal Disease

David B. Ramsay, MD, Sindu Stephen, MD, Marie Borum, MD, EdD, MPH, Lysandra Voltaggio, MD, and David B. Doman, MD, FACP, FACG

  • Immunology of Mast Cells 
  • Gastrointestinal Physiology and Mast-Cell Function 
  • Diagnostic Evaluation 
  • Mast Cells in Gastrointestinal Disease
  • References

Nov 27

Cell Phones and Wireless Linked to Disease

World's Authority Dr. Lennart Hardell Links Cell phones and Wireless to Disease

Dr. Lennart Hardell, Head of oncology at Orebro University, Sweden, is the world's foremost researcher of technology's connection to cancer.

Nov 25

Long-lasting changes in brain activation (Wi-Fi Study)

Long-lasting changes in brain activation induced by a single REAC technology pulse in Wi-Fi bands. Randomized double-blind fMRI qualitative study

Oct 29

Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe - Electromagnetic Radiation, Health and Children

founder of PHIRE (Physicians' Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment)

Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe presented an outstanding talk recently on electromagnetic fields and their possible effects at a meeting of the Physicians' Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment (PHIRE). In this talk she discussed the difficulty of assessing exposure accurately, the various known mechanistic effects of electromagnetic fields, and the varied susceptibility of human beings to different exposures of various kind. This is one of the best you'll find anywhere at the moment to learn about some of the possible effects of mobile phones, cordless phones, WiFi and tablets, and it's freely available online.

SSITAorgUK Safe Schools Information Technology Alliance 

Oct 22

Doctor's Information Package

Addressed to Medical Professionals. Useful to all. Updated October, 2015

The following package is for those who wish to approach their doctors with information regarding the possible health risks from non-thermal microwave radiation.  It contains links organized into specific health effect categories.  These links can be printed out according to personal areas of need or concern, and used to start a dialogue with doctors who may not as yet have associated certain health conditions with EMF or RF exposure.  

The introductory letter on pages 1 and 2 contains a link to the entire list, and may be useful to your doctor as a reference tool. 

"Dear Medical Professional:

"Your patient has asked us for support in providing you with information regarding the possible health risks from non-thermal microwave radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation, recently reclassified by the WHO/IARC as a Class 2B, possible human carcinogen.

"This WHO risk category also includes lead, DDT, chloroform, and dioxane, and is relevant to all wireless devices emitting radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, including cordless phones, cell phones, IPads, Wi-Fi routers, wireless games, baby monitors, and smart meters . . .

"Many doctors have already given medical advice to their patients by way of a medical letter or note on a prescription form stating that the patient should avoid, for medical reasons, living in a residence or residential complex at which a wireless meter is operating in order to maintain their health or avoid aggravating a medical condition. This medical advice stating the health condition and advising the patient that they should avoid ongoing exposure to wireless radiofrequency and smart meter emissions will allow your patient to participate in the Human Rights Action currently underway. We are hopeful that the individual's right to protect their health as advised by their medical doctor will be upheld by the Human Rights Tribunal, and this forced exposure within their own home to undesirable microwave radiofrequency emissions will be replaced with reasonable and respectful accommodation by BC Hydro . . . "

Information categories contained in this package: 

  1. Microwave Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation - General 
  2. Smart Meters
  3. Interference with medical devices / Smart Meter Risk
  4. Children
  5. EHS/ES - Electrosensitivity
  6. Diabetes
  7. Heart
  8. Tinnitus / Microwave Hearing / Dental Effects
  9. Sleep and Insomnia
  10. Infertility / Sperm Damage
  11. Cell Towers - Applicable to constant low-level exposures
  12. Cell Phones
  13. Published Articles
  14. BEES - This section included due to potential impacts on human health from loss of bees and pollination
  15. Lawsuits, Scientific Statements and Letters
  16. Cancer
  17. Brain Function / Epilepsy / Alzheimer's / ALS
Also available:

Open Letter to GP and Other Medical Colleagues  January, 2012
Guidelines for Doctors
AAEM calls for Caution (American Academy of Environmental Medicine)

Sep 27

Please read and share this handy compilation of recent technology news related to children's health and wellbeing. Also, read online at http://www.nacst.org/2015-nacst-newsletters.html (where you can also access NACST's prior newsletters, and you can also email subscribe there, all at no cost). The main website is very informative, easy to navigate, and is updated often www.nacst.org. This report takes an in depth look at the history of the Schools and Libraries Program (also known as E-rate) and the National Education Technology Funding Corporation (NETFC).

If you long to understand why no one is listening to your concerns about Wi-Fi in schools, this report will help shed light on the reasons why. Please read the Introduction and Key Highlights. Save the rest for later if you cannot read all 211 pages now! We sincerely hope this report will help our collective cause. Stay tuned, as there will be more installments to follow.

Links in this newsletter are organized as follows:

  • Wi-Fi in Schools 
  • Cell Towers and Schools 
  • Medical / Scientific Advocacy 
  • Scientific Research 
  • Legal 
  • Legislation 
  • Articles

Sep 17

How Radio Waves Make You Sicker

Autoimmunity Research Foundation

An excellent presentation, and at the 18 min point or so Prof. Trevor Marshall shows, as Prof. Olle Johansson has done before, the level at which a cell phone works just fine.  The cell companies could reduce the exposure levels by millions and things would still function. An important point we need to make when "convenience" is discussed.

Published on 29 Jun 2015

At the 5th International Symposium on the "Interaction of Nervous and Immune Systems in Health and Disease" in St Petersburg, Russia, on 26 June 2015, Prof. Trevor Marshall described two simple experiments which demonstrate that many patients with chronic disease also exhibit an Electromagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity (EHS), which makes their disease symptoms worse. The experiments are easily replicated, and the Autoimmunity Research Foundation is making available equipment to speed that process. The US CDC estimates that half of all US adults suffer from a chronic disease, potentially making EHS a major Public Health priority.

Sep 14

Symptoms Resulting from Exposure to . . . Smart Meters

Radiofrequency/Microwave Radiation exposure - R.M. Powell Ph.D. (SURVEY RESULTS)

  • What the survey does and does not tell us 
  • Individuals who reported previous symptoms that worsened to severe
  • Individuals who reported new symptoms 
  • Causality 
  • Symptoms versus biological effects more broadly

Sep 14

Ronald M. Powell is a retired career U.S. Government scientist. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University. During his Government career, he worked for the Executive Office of the President, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. .

"People from coast to coast in the USA, and from one side of the world to the other, are becoming ill after exposure to the radiofrequency radiation emitted by Wireless Smart Meters. Attached are the results of two surveys of the symptoms being reported.  

  • New or Worsened Symptoms Reported by 318 Individuals after Exposure to Wireless Utility Meters in the USA 
  • Executive Summary by Ed Halteman, Ph.D. Wireless Utility Meter Safety Impacts Survey  
  • New or Worsened Symptoms Reported by 92 Individuals after Exposure to Wireless Smart Meters in Australia
  • Abstract of Dr. Federica Lamech's Article from the National Institutes of Health PubMed Index

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