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SCIENCE and RESEARCH: INTRODUCTION to TOPIC   Studies and articles relating to human biology and low level microwave radiofrequency fields

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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 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

FCC Maximum Permissible Exposure Limits

for Electrogmagnetic Radiation, as Applicable to Smart Meters - Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D.

  • History 
  • Current FCC Maximum Permissible Exposure Limits 
  • Interpretation of the Tables
  • Discussion of Examples of Permitted Exposure Levels 
  • Peak versus Average Exposure Levels 
  • Thermal versus Non-Thermal Effects on Humans 
  • Applying the FCC Exposure Limits 
  • Legal Presentation of the FCC Exposure Limits

Sep 1

Aug 9

" . . . In the present study we showed that the percentages of positive results differ significantly between studies with real mobile phone exposures and studies with simulated exposures, regardless of biological samples or other procedure details. The basic difference between real and simulated mobile telephony EMFs is the inherent significant variability of the first which we believe is the reason for the strong divergence in the experimental results.

"In spite of the criticism on the studies employing real exposures by health agencies (the different aspects of which we extensively addressed) and the consequent difficulty in the publication process, the number of studies with real mobile phone emissions is increasing rapidly in the peer-reviewed literature, especially during the last years. An increasing number of scientists realize that real exposures by commercially available mobile phone handsets are the only way to represent conditions experienced by users in real-life, since they are very different and considerably more bioactive than the exposures made by simulated fields. . . .

"As the scientific database regarding the biological effects of EMFs emitted by modern telecommunications continues to grow, it is important for experimental study designs to grow in rigor and provide a more informed basis for interpretation. One important step is to employ real-life exposures.

"To investigate the biological/health effects from a widely accessible device exposing daily billions of humans we should not try to simulate the device but simply use the device itself. In particular, we should not try to simulate its real varying emissions with totally unrealistic invariant ones. This is a serious scientific flaw that may lead to totally devious results with enormous adverse consequences for public health."

Aug 1

Fruit Flies and Electrical Fields

University of Southhampton - Electric fields affect wing movement, leading to agitation and changes in brain chemistry

"A new piece of research led by the University of Southampton has found that the behaviour of fruit flies, which are commonly used in laboratory experiments, is altered by electric fields. The research indicates that the wings of the insects are disturbed by static electric fields, leading to changes in avoidance behaviour and the neurochemical balance of their brains.

""Fruit flies are often used as model organisms to understand fundamental problems in biology," say Professor Philip Newland, Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Southampton and lead author of the study. "75 per cent of the genes that cause disease in humans are shared by fruit flies, so by studying them we can learn a lot about basic mechanisms. . . .

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