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Jan 30
2015

Why children absorb more microwave radiation than adults: The consequences

L. Lloyd Morgan, Santosh Kesari, Devra Lee Davis

ABSTRACT

Computer simulation using MRI scans of children is the only possible way to determine the microwave radiation (MWR) absorbed in specific tissues in children. Children absorb more MWR than adults because their brain tissues are more absorbent, their skulls are thinner and their relative size is smaller. MWR from wireless devices has been declared a possible human carcinogen. Children are at greater risk than adults when exposed to any carcinogen. Because the average latency time between first exposure and diagnosis of a tumor can be decades, tumors induced in children may not be diagnosed until well into adulthood. The fetus is particularly vulnerable to MWR. MWR exposure can result in degeneration of the protective myelin sheath that surrounds brain neurons. MWR-emitting toys are being sold for use by young infants and toddlers. Digital dementia has been reported in school age children. A case study has shown when cellphones are placed in teenage girls' bras multiple primary breast cancer develop beneath where the phones are placed. MWR exposure limits have remained unchanged for 19 years. All manufacturers of smartphones have warnings which describe the minimum distance at which phone must be kept away from users in order to not exceed the present legal limits for exposure to MWR. The exposure limit for laptop computers and tablets is set when devices are tested 20 cm away from the body. Belgium, France, India and other technologically sophisticated governments are passing laws and/or issuing warnings about children's use of wireless devices.




Jan 14
2015

Why children absorb more microwave radiation than adults: The consequences

Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure - L. Lloyd Morgan, S. Kesari, Devra Lee Ddavis

Highlights

  • Children absorb more microwave radiation (MWR) than adults.
  • MWR is a Class 2B (possible) carcinogen
  • The fetus is in greater danger than children from exposure to MWR
  • The legal exposure limits have remained unchanged for decades
  • Cellphone manuals warnings and the 20 cm rule for tablets/laptops violate the "normal operating position" regulation.

Abstract

Computer simulation using MRI scans of children is the only possible way to determine the microwave radiation (MWR) absorbed in specific tissues in children. Children absorb more MWR than adults because their brain tissues are more absorbent, their skulls are thinner and their relative size is smaller. MWR from wireless devices has been declared a possible human carcinogen. Children are at greater risk than adults when exposed to any carcinogen. Because the average latency time between first exposure and diagnosis of a tumor can be decades, tumors induced in children may not be diagnosed until well into adulthood. The fetus is particularly vulnerable to MWR. MWR exposure can result in degeneration of the protective myelin sheath that surrounds brain neurons. MWR-emitting toys are being sold for use by young infants and toddlers. Digital dementia has been reported in school age children. A case study has shown when cellphones are placed in teenage girls' bras multiple primary breast cancer develop beneath where the phones are placed. MWR exposure limits have remained unchanged for 19 years. All manufacturers of smartphones have warnings which describe the minimum distance at which phone must be kept away from users in order to not exceed the present legal limits for exposure to MWR. The exposure limit for laptop computers and tablets is set when devices are tested 20 cm away from the body. Belgium, France, India and other technologically sophisticated governments are passing laws and/or issuing warnings about children's use of wireless devices. . . .




Jan 13
2015

Radiofrequency/Microwave Radiation Biological Effects and Safety Standards: A Review

STILL HOT (1988) - U.S. Air Force Declassified Information

Scott M. Bolen, Rome Laboratory, Air Force Material Command, Griffis Air Force Base, New York

Abstract:

"The study of human exposure to radiofrequency/microwave radiation has been the subject of widespread investigation and analysis. It is known that electromagnetic radiation has a biological effect on human tissue. An attempt has been made by researchers to quantify the effects of radiation on the human body and to set guidelines for safe exposure levels. A review of the pertinent findings is present along with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recommended safety standard (C95.1-1982) and the United States Air Force permissible exposure limit for RF/MW radiation (AFOSH Standard 161-9, 12 February 1987).

"An overview of research that was conducted in the Soviet union and Eastern Europe is also included in this report. . . .




Jan 9
2015

CONCLUSIONS

"The above adds knowledge to the understanding of microwave effects on EEG and cognitive processes.

  1. The results show that ID and LDLVP methods can detect small changes in EEG signals caused by microwave exposure. Microwave exposure causes most remarkable increase in the EEG alpha power and less increase in the beta power. 
  2. The effect of microwave radiation on the EEG rhythms depends on the modulation frequency and has non-thermal origin. The effect is stronger at modulation frequencies higher or close to the EEG rhythms frequencies.
  3. Sensitivity to microwave exposure is individual, the rate of the subjects significantly affected was 13-30%. 
  4. Physiological adaptation of the brain compensates and even overcompensates the effect of the microwave exposure.
  5. The microwave effect is not linearly related to the applied field power density.
  6. The changes in human performance, due to microwave exposure, in visual memory tasks and visual information processing are small but statistically significant.




Jan 9
2015

Conclusion

"Our experimental results showed that effect of microwave exposure to 450 MHz modulated at 1,000 Hz frequency was more considerable in a group of patients with depressive disorder than healthy subjects.

"Clinical evaluation of the effect using BAS and VAS tests revealed mood improvement after exposure for majority of depressive subjects (11) and no changes for others (7). The results can be also caused by the factors differing from microwave.

"The EEG analysis based on the ratio of beta to theta rhythms energy showed that microwave exposure produced changes in the EEG for both, healthy and depressive sub- jects and the values of changes were comparable. However, the number of subjects affected significantly by microwave was five times higher in depression group (5 subjects) compared to the number in healthy group (1 subject).

Acknowledgement: 
This study has been supported by the Estonian Science Foundation grant No 6632.




Jan 9
2015

Microwave radiation has effect on human EEG rhythms - Estonia

Microwave radiation has modulation frequency dependent stimulating effect on human EEG rhythms

CONCLUSION

"The results of the experimental study support the hypothesis raised: the effect of the low-level microwave radiation has a stimulating effect that is dependent of modulation frequency. We can conclude that the modulated low-level microwave radiation causes changes in the EEG rhythms energy at the frequencies lower than the modulation frequency.

"The findings allowed us to determine the following tendencies:

  • microwave stimulation causes an increase of the EEG energy level;
  • the effect is most intense at higher modulation frequencies. 
"The changes in the EEG rhythm energy level were statistically significant in frontal and tempora-parietal channels for theta and in occipital channels for alpha rhythm frequencies. Individual sensitivity and response to stimulation are very different.

"The mechanism of the findings is not clear and the effect needs further investigation." 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT
This study has been supported by the Estonian Science Foundation Grant No 5143.




Dec 21
2014

International EMF Alliance

comprehensive informational source



Dec 16
2014

CMA Code of Ethics

Canadian Medical Association's 54 Fundamental Responsibilities for Canadian physicians, including residents, and medical students - Last reviewed March 2014: Still relevant

This Code has been prepared by the Canadian Medical Association as an ethical guide for Canadian physicians, including residents, and medical students. Its focus is the core activities of medicine - such as health promotion, advocacy, disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, palliation, education and research. It is based on the fundamental principles and values of medical ethics, especially compassion, beneficence, non-maleficence, respect for persons, justice and accountability. The Code, together with CMA policies on specific topics, constitutes a compilation of guidelines that can provide a common ethical framework for Canadian physicians.

Physicians should be aware of the legal and regulatory requirements that govern medical practice in their jurisdictions.

Physicians may experience tension between different ethical principles, between ethical and legal or regulatory requirements, or between their own ethical convictions and the demands of other parties. Training in ethical analysis and decision-making during undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education is recommended for physicians to develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to deal with these conflicts. Consultation with colleagues, regulatory authorities, ethicists, ethics committees or others who have relevant expertise is also recommended.

Fundamental Responsibilities

  • Responsibilities to the Patient 
  • General Responsibilities 
  • Initiating and Dissolving a Patient-Physician Relationship 
  • Communication, Decision Making and Consent 
  • Privacy and Confidentiality 
  • Research 
Responsibilities to Society
Responsibilities to the Profession
Responsibilities to Oneself




Dec 7
2014

EMF Health Effects Harmful Health Effects of ElectroMagnetic Radiation

Martin Blank, PhD Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics - Columbia University (EM WATCH)

Health Effects of EMF: Focus on DNA


" . . . if you watched this video, you know there IS something to worry about concerning EMF.

"Exactly WHAT are these potential health dangers? Well, let's start by talking about some of the diseases that some studies have shown can be caused by electromagnetic radiation:

Summary of Electromagnetic Health Effects

Life-threatening Diseases

  • Alzheimer's Disease 
  • Brain cancer (adult and child) 
  • Breast cancer (male and female) 
  • Depression (also leading to suicide) 
  • Heart disease 
  • Leukemia (adult and child) 
  • Miscarriage 
Other Conditions and Symptoms
  • Allergies 
  • Asthma 
  • Autism 
  • Blood pressure (raised) 
  • Concentration difficulties 
  • Depression 
  • Electro-sensitivity 
  • Fatigue 
  • Frequent infections 
  • Headaches 
  • Hormone changes 
  • Immune system damage 
  • Nerve damage 
  • Sleep disturbance 
  • Skin complaints 
  • Sperm abnormalities 
  • Tinnitus




Dec 7
2014

Harmful Health Effects of ElectroMagnetic Radiation - FOCUS ON DNA

Martin Blank, PhD Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics - Columbia University (EM WATCH)

Health Effects of EMF: Focus on DNA



" . . . if you watched this video, you know there IS something to worry about concerning EMF.

"Exactly WHAT are these potential health dangers? Well, let's start by talking about some of the diseases that some studies have shown can be caused by electromagnetic radiation:

Summary of Electromagnetic Health Effects

Life-threatening Diseases

  • Alzheimer's Disease 
  • Brain cancer (adult and child) 
  • Breast cancer (male and female) 
  • Depression (also leading to suicide) 
  • Heart disease 
  • Leukemia (adult and child) 
  • Miscarriage 
Other Conditions and Symptoms
  • Allergies 
  • Asthma 
  • Autism 
  • Blood pressure (raised) 
  • Concentration difficulties 
  • Depression 
  • Electro-sensitivity 
  • Fatigue 
  • Frequent infections 
  • Headaches 
  • Hormone changes 
  • Immune system damage 
  • Nerve damage 
  • Sleep disturbance 
  • Skin complaints 
  • Sperm abnormalities 
  • Tinnitus
EM WATCH




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