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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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Key Words: sperm motility, DNA fragmentation, mobile phones, electromagnetic radiation
"It is impossible to imagine a modern socially-active man who does not use mobile devices and/or computers with Wi-Fi function. The effect of mobile phone radiation on male fertility is the subject of recent interest and investigations, The aim of this study was to investigate the direct in vitro influence of mobile phone radiation on sperm DNA fragmentation and motility parameters in healthy subjects with normozoospermia. . . .
1. Long-term semen exposure in the area of mobile phone RF-EMR leads to a significant decrease in the number of sperm with progressive movement and an increase in those with non-progressive movement.
2. Prolonged direct mobile phone exposure may bring about sperm DNA fragmentation
3. For men readying themselves for fatherhood, es- pecially when registered fertility problems exist, it would be better to avoid holding a mobile phone in a trouser pocket for long periods of time. . . .
"A new study out of Sweden indicates that talking on cellphones and even cordless phones can be related to a certain form of brain cancer.
"The study, published in the journal Pathophysiology in October, analyzed the results of 1,498 cases of people with malignant brain tumours and 3,530 controls to determine whether phone use had any effect on their cancer.
"In their findings, it appeared that the longer a person used a cell or cordless phone, the more likely they were to get become gliomas, a type of tumour found in the brain or spinal cord that is malignant in 80 per cent of cases, according to WebMD. . .
Tirkel, Lai, Evans and Rankin (Australia)
"This paper presents experimental evidence, which demonstrates that resonant heating of termites at 28GHz affects not only individual insects, but also their collective behavior. Termites have been attracted by, or repelled from the microwave beam. Collective behavior provoked by the beam included two modes: huddling by workers, and sacrificial exposure by soldiers. . . .
" . . . CONCLUSIONS It appears that resonant absorption of millimeter wave radiation has the potential to kill, or to alter the social behavior of termites. . . .
Environmental Health Trust and Grassroots Environmental Education
The BabySafe Wireless Project is a joint initiative of two environmental health non-profit organizations, Grassroots Environmental Education and Environmental Health Trust. For more information, please visit the websites of the participating organizations. The goals of the Project have been endorsed by many of the world's leading experts in the fields of microwave radiation, brain development, obstetrics, pediatrics and public health. To read the Joint Statement on Wireless Radiation and Pregnancy and view a list of signatories, click here. Funding for this project comes from private donations and from The Flow Fund. To make a donation to the project, please email Doug Wood at daw (at) grassrootsinfo.org. The Project does not recommend products or accept corporate donations, and has no financial interest in any aspect of wired or wireless technologies.
Olle Johansson at the Open Mind Conference 2014, Copenhagen.
"Health effects of electromagnetic fields" Olle Johansson is associate professor at the Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
"He is a leading authority in the field of EMF radiation and health effects. He has also been a professor in basic and clinical neuroscience at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
"He has published more than 650 original articles, reviews, book chapters and conference reports within the field of basic and applied neuroscience, dermatoscience and health effects of electromagnetic fields.
"His studies have been widely recognised in the media, including newspapers, radio and TV, as well as on the Internet, both nationally and internationally. He has on-going international scientific collaborations with e.g. Japan, Brazil, South Africa, Serbia, Germany, the UK and the USA.
"Olle Johansson's presentation covers the historic background of electricity and electromagnetic fields, how suspicions arose early on concerning fields and signals producing negative health effects and how this led to today's global public discussion about the subject. It will also touch upon the functional impairment electro hypersensitivity.
"The lecture will go into depth about the scientific research results regarding the health effects of electromagnetic fields and the urgent need for independent research projects that need to be initiated to ensure our public health.
"These projects should be entirely independent of all types of commercial interests as public health cannot have a price-tag. This is the responsibility of the democratically elected body of every country.
"The body of evidence on EMF requires a new approach to protection of public health; the growth and development of the fetus, and of children; and argues for strong preventative actions. These conclusions are built upon prior scientific and public health reports documenting the following:
1) Low-intensity (non-thermal) bioeffects and adverse health effects are demonstrated at levels significantly below existing exposure standards.
2) ICNIRP and IEEE/FCC public safety limits are inadequate and obsolete with respect to prolonged, low-intensity exposures.
3) New, biologically-based public exposure standards are urgently needed to protect public health world-wide.
4) It is not in the public interest to wait.
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Dr. David O. Carpenter
Abstract: Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) include every- thing from cosmic rays through visible light to the electric and magnetic fields associated with electricity. While the high frequency fields have sufficient energy to cause can- cer, the question of whether there are human health haz- ards associated with communication radiofrequency (RF) EMFs and those associated with use of electricity remains controversial. The issue is more important than ever given the rapid increase in the use of cell phones and other wire- less devices. This review summarizes the evidence stating that excessive exposure to magnetic fields from power lines and other sources of electric current increases the risk of development of some cancers and neurodegenera- tive diseases, and that excessive exposure to RF radiation increases risk of cancer, male infertility, and neurobehav- ioral abnormalities. The relative impact of various sources of exposure, the great range of standards for EMF expo- sure, and the costs of doing nothing are also discussed.
Martha R. Herbert, Cindy Sage (2013)
"Although autism spectrum conditions (ASCs) are defined behaviorally, they also involve multileveled disturbances of underlying biology that find striking parallels in the physiological impacts of electromagnetic frequency and radiofrequency exposures (EMF/RFR). Part I of this paper will review the critical contributions pathophysiology may make to the etiology, pathogenesis and ongoing generation of core features of ASCs. We will review pathophysiological damage to core cellular processes that are associated both with ASCs and with biological effects of EMF/RFR exposures that contribute to chronically disrupted homeostasis. Many studies of people with ASCs have identified oxidative stress and evidence of free radical damage, cellular stress proteins, and deficiencies of antioxidants such as glutathione. Elevated intracellular calcium in ASCs may be due to genetics or may be downstream of inflammation or environmental exposures. Cell membrane lipids may be peroxidized, mitochondria may be dysfunctional, and various kinds of immune system disturbances are common. Brain oxidative stress and inflammation as well as measures consistent with blood-brain barrier and brain perfusion compromise have been documented. . . .
"Various vital but vulnerable mechanisms such as calcium channels my be disrupted by environmental agents, various genes associated with autism or the interaction of both. With dramatic increases in reported ASCs that are coincident in time with the deployment of wireless technologies, we need aggressive investigation of potential ASC - EMF/RFR links. The evidence is sufficient to warrant new public exposure standards benchmarked to low-intensity (non-thermal) exposure levels now known to be biologically disruptive, and strong, interim precautionary practices are advocated. . . .
Physiological pathogenesis and mechanisms of autism spectrum conditions
Parallels in pathophysiology
DARIUSZ LESZCZYNSKI, PHD
" . . . Any person, scientist or non-scientist, before claiming that there is no risk from cell phone radiation
and dismissing the science as bogus, should remember that it is necessary to study all possible
options of effects before making such statements - option of co-effects of cell phone radiation and
chemicals was not studied yet.
"In conclusion, I consider that currently the scientific evidence is sufficient to classify cell phone radiation as a probable human carcinogen - 2A category in IARC scale. Time will show whether 'the probable' will change into' the certain'. However, it will take tens of years before issue is really resolved. In the mean time we should implement the Precautionary Principle. There is a serious reason for doing so."
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