The age-old adage First Do No Harm should be the tempering goal of not only medicine, but government and industry, especially when they team up to deploy new technologies, set policies and serve the people.

This blog exists to reveal and analyze areas in which these powerful groups are failing to "first do no harm."

Friday, May 30, 2014

New book worthy of title: An Electronic Silent Spring, Facing the Dangers and Creating Safe Limits







 

 








 

 

Frank Clegg, former president of Microsoft Canada says everyone who uses technology should read An Electronic Silent Spring by Katie Singer.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

In order to operate, mobile phones, iPads, cellular antennas, Wi-Fi and “smart” utility meters emit electromagnetic radiation (EMR) at frequencies and amplitudes that are not found in nature. An Electronic Silent Spring tells how people and wildlife are affected.

  1. The book reports on peer-reviewed studies that show that EMR-exposed tadpoles die, aspen tree seedlings wither, bee colonies collapse, birds crash into antennas and white stork mates fight.
  2. EMR from “smart” utility meters, metal detectors, hybrid cars and other common electronics can shut off a medical implant. NIH estimates that 10% of Americans have a medical implant. The FDA regulates microwave ovens, which can interfere with cardiac pacemakers. No agency regulates cell phones, which operate closer to the body, with more power and at the same frequency as a microwave oven. In An Electronic Silent Spring, geophysicist, electrical engineer and implant patient Dr. Gary Olhoeft speaks on the issues.
  3. How does long-term, chronic exposure to EMR affect infants and children? In An Electronic Silent Spring, Dr. Martha Herbert, Harvard pediatric neurologist, and Cindy Sage, MA, co-editor of the BioInitiative Report, explain why exposing children to EMR may lead to autism. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises pregnant women and children not to use mobile devices.
  4. An Electronic Silent Spring looks at worker safety: the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers are routinely exposed to dangerous EMR from rooftop antennas without warning or protection.
  5. Federal regulations protect the engineering needs of electronic devices–and telecom companies. A federal law prohibits local officials from refusing installation of cellular antennas based on health or environmental concerns...

A comment at Amazon justly praises the ground-breaking book:

  
Rachel Carson's book "Silent Spring" written in 1962 inspired a generation of environmental movement and transformation. As awareness of toxins has become more mainstream, our biggest threat is now from electronic overload of wireless and electrical noise (dirty electricity) and the sad popular assumption that it's all completely safe. This book takes that belief and introduces readers to the real life experiences of countless individuals who have seem the darker side of the electronic revolution. Singer is able to take a very complex topic and simplify and clarify the issues. She wisely choose to include voices of many other experts in this movement to show that this is not the view of one person, but a growing network of concerned citizens from around the globe working together against this monumental threat to life. I am also thrilled to see her include the emerging link between EMF and autism and information about light flicker.

This book is an excellent introduction to EMF and has a great deal of depth and detail that even experts in the field will learn from. I believe this book can deliver another worldwide movement to protect our generation.

Great work!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

New striking book: HYPER: An Electromagnetic Chapbook by Chellis Glendinning

This blogger is TRUMPETING a ground-breaking poetry chapbook, HYPER: An Electromagnetic Chapbook by Chellis Glendinning, prefaced by Olle Johnansson.

This intense, well-crafted collection of brain-splitting poetry is the first collection of poems on the subject of what humans are doing to the world and each other via microwave wireless electro-pollution. Each piece is revealing and thought provoking.

One favorite, called "life expectancy," begins,
pierce the sky
magnetize the molecule
prick the mind
200 electroshocks per second...

"suit up" is also very meaningful to electro-sensitive people.

The scope and feeling of the collection give a sense of where we come from and where we are going in a microwave-crazed world. This is a must read for any person on the planet who cares about life itself. Order the book today, since it takes a few weeks to come from the author in Brazil; it is well worth the wait.

Find additional information here.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Michigan second-grader experiment repeats, confirms Danish findings: WIFI damages seeds

"I want to know why I get headaches when I'm around wireless devices but not the wires," Aiden says. "We use a laptop at home, and we have a television set, and it's only around wireless that I get the headaches."

So (the second grader) set about to answer his question. Patterning his experiment after a Danish experiment by a group of 9th grade students, Aiden and his mom bought some garden cress seeds, growing trays and napkins and got to work...

After six days, the results—similar to those in the Danish experiment—were stunning...


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

2000 study needs update: Exposure to electromagnetic fields and suicide among electric utility workers

Utility workers are at risk for suicide and other illnesses from exposures to electromagnetic fields, as shown in this study done in 2000, "Exposure to electromagnetic fields and suicide among electric utility workers," a nested case study.
 
One review of this study admitted, "certain persons may have increased vulnerability to this type of exposure, or interactive effects with other predictors of suicide may define particularly vulnerable times."
 
Here is the reviewer information at the time:
1Southern California Injury Prevention Research Center, UCLA Department ofEpidemiology, Box 951772 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772
 
Yet, the same reviewer expressed the opinion that "If exposure to electromagnetic fields does increase the risk for depression or worsen depressive symptoms, treatment and prevention should focus on the depressive symptoms themselves." No precautionary measures to avoid some of the exposures were suggested.
 
Peek-Asa closed with the statement, "Future research will hopefully elucidate the biologic pathway of this relationship, leading to more sophisticated prevention and treatment measures."
 
One could ask this reviewer, WHY do follow-up studies if treatment does not need to include any avoidance of EMF, or safer worker exposure standards? If EMF causes or adds to depression in utility workers, why not go for the ROOT of the problem? Of course, that is not the way traditional medicine usually handles conditions. Only environmental medicine looks at making actual environments better to protect living beings.
 
A newer study would be helpful, since utility workers are now exposed to microwave/radiofrequency radiation near installations in addition to the traditional power-line emissions (lower frequencies). One can assume that these workers are NOT adequately protected, since the FCC guidelines for exposure for the general public does NOT protect anyone from non-thermal radiation of wireless. Workers generally get more than the public. Utility worker unions, where are you?

Friday, December 6, 2013

IARC lead scientist says radiofrequency should be now PROBABLE carcinogen



Studies since IARC designation of RF as class 2b potential carcinogen mean today it should be class 2a, PROBABLE carcinogen, says Dr. Anthony Miller, who worked on assessing the studies for IARC's class 2b decision in 2011.

Other scientists and epidemiologists think that the clear building evidence means RF should be now put into Group 1: a definite carcinogen.

Logic would tell us that whether it is a potential, probable or definite cancer-causing agent, non-thermal RF is not an emission that should be spread in the additive, haphazard manner that is in process - throwing precautions to the wind. But isn't that human nature when it comes to our greed and one-sided vision of how we want the world to be? Like Big Tobacco, Big Wireless continues to possibly, probably or definitely poison the population - although at least, with tobacco a person could escape its reach. Not so with wireless radiation.

http://stopsmartmeters.org/

Friday, November 22, 2013

new CDC study on growing ADHD blind to Cell Phone Use etiology, shown in the study!

Yahoo health news summarized the new study showing growing cases of ADHD in America's youth, but you had to really dig to find the actual study, which was done by the CDC.

The findings are troubling, but more troubling is the fact that an important causal factor seems to be overlooked, or perhaps intentionally muted.

See the whole document here.

Especially see what is found on page 9 of the study in the Discussion below. It is amazing to witness the blind spot of those who are supposed to care about protecting the public health.

(why are levels rising?)

Other factors, such as increased confidence to treat ADHD among clinicians and
increased exposure to etiologic factors (e.g., environmental contaminants) may also play a role. The magnitude of increases documented within these cross-sectional data warrant future efforts to more fully understand the factors affecting ADHD diagnosis. (these contaminants are not named)

The epidemiological profile for ADHD diagnosis and treatment continues to evolve. Based on parent-reported indicators of health care providerdiagnosed ADHD diagnosis and treatment,more than 1 in 10 school-aged children (11%) had received an ADHD diagnosis by a health care provider by 2011, representing more than 6.4 million children nationally. Nearly 1 in 5nhigh school boys and 1 in 11 high school girls had been diagnosed with ADHD. Of those with a history of ADHD, 83% had current ADHD inn2011 (8.8% nationwide), and 69% of these children and adolescents (6.1% nationwide) were taking medication for ADHD. These estimates are all significantly higher than comparable 2007 estimates...

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY
VOLUME - NUMBER- -2013 www.jaacap.org   PAGE 9, Discussion

The findings in this report are subject to several limitations. First, as noted earlier, the ADHD indicators used here did not assess ADHD symptoms but, rather, relied on parent report of diagnosis by a health care provider, which may introduce recall bias. The parent reported indicators have not been clinically validated; however, a recent analysis indicated that parent-reported survey data produced similar estimates as those from insurance claims data, providing evidence of convergent validity for parent-reported ADHD diagnosis by a health care provider.33 Second, the cell phone sample inclusion could have affected the 2011 estimates; analyses of restricted-use data suggest that children living in cell phoneonly households in 2011 were more likely to have current ADHD. than children living in landline phone households (10.0% vs. 8.4%); therefore, non-coverage of cell phoneonly households in 2007 may have underestimated prevalence.
 
Hellooo? Anybody there? Note the potential cell phone exposure connection? Why not see it? Why not say it? Do we not WANT to end this horrible epidemic?


Saturday, November 2, 2013

24 hours of cell phone use = 1600 chest x-rays RADIATION EFFECTS, visual proof

Packed with biological, medical and international information 6 years ago this article, "Cell phones as bad as x-rays," is still a groundbreaking article.

Other excerpts:
The U.S. government allowed wireless phones to be put on the market in the 1980s with absolutely no safety testing.
For each minute a child presses a microwave phone to his head, he may suffer radiation damage equivalent to approximately 1.1 chest X-rays.
A whopping average of 39.75 percent of cells taken from mobile phone users showed DNA damage. The blood of one 24-year-old male revealed 63 percent micronucleated cells. He had used a cell phone for 1-2 hours per day for two years, the norm for millions of kids.
The Indian study confirms that the human body, overwhelmed with the continual and brutal assault of wireless radiation, is unable to perform normal cellular repair. Other studies confirm that microwave radiation, which causes a critical need for continual cellular repair, simultaneously shuts down cellular repair mechanisms.(24) The body’s exhausted immune and repair systems eventually become too decimated to do much more than survive poorly.
So the latest studies reveal what no one wants to hear: Kids who endlessly cell-phone socialize, even sleep with perpetually transmitting wireless devices (to keep intermittent conversations on line), are doing immense damage to their tissues, especially the brain and setting up a storm of problems which they will reap in later life. The profiteers or corporate America don’t care. They want their money NOW; to Hell with the future of these kids.

Immune System Dysfunction.

A child’s body, kept in chronic allergic stress by wireless phone radiation, may end up with an exhausted immune system which no longer responds effectively. European experts prognosticate that many people heavily exposed to wireless radiation may eventually suffer the manifestations of electro-hypersensitivity (EHS).(34) EHS is a devastating allergic, auto-immune-like condition in which over-irradiated persons become severely sensitive to both chemical and electromagnetic pollution. Similar to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, EHS symptoms can be so disabling that victims are often forced to isolate themselves from even the smallest electromagnetic fields.

And what about environmental microwave transmitters?

Millions of American kids, struggling with physical disabilities and mental manias, are heavily irradiated not only with Wi-toys, but also by ubiquitous environmental transmitters needed to feed those toys. Nearly 200,000 cell tower and roof top transmitters continuously saturate American cities, playgrounds and passing vehicles with DNA-damaging waves equivalent to ionizing radiation. Living in transmitter-zapped neighborhoods where microwaves pass easily into homes, millions of infants and small kids have no respite from daily, deadly radiation assault....





Friday, May 30, 2014

New book worthy of title: An Electronic Silent Spring, Facing the Dangers and Creating Safe Limits







 

 








 

 

Frank Clegg, former president of Microsoft Canada says everyone who uses technology should read An Electronic Silent Spring by Katie Singer.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

In order to operate, mobile phones, iPads, cellular antennas, Wi-Fi and “smart” utility meters emit electromagnetic radiation (EMR) at frequencies and amplitudes that are not found in nature. An Electronic Silent Spring tells how people and wildlife are affected.

  1. The book reports on peer-reviewed studies that show that EMR-exposed tadpoles die, aspen tree seedlings wither, bee colonies collapse, birds crash into antennas and white stork mates fight.
  2. EMR from “smart” utility meters, metal detectors, hybrid cars and other common electronics can shut off a medical implant. NIH estimates that 10% of Americans have a medical implant. The FDA regulates microwave ovens, which can interfere with cardiac pacemakers. No agency regulates cell phones, which operate closer to the body, with more power and at the same frequency as a microwave oven. In An Electronic Silent Spring, geophysicist, electrical engineer and implant patient Dr. Gary Olhoeft speaks on the issues.
  3. How does long-term, chronic exposure to EMR affect infants and children? In An Electronic Silent Spring, Dr. Martha Herbert, Harvard pediatric neurologist, and Cindy Sage, MA, co-editor of the BioInitiative Report, explain why exposing children to EMR may lead to autism. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises pregnant women and children not to use mobile devices.
  4. An Electronic Silent Spring looks at worker safety: the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers are routinely exposed to dangerous EMR from rooftop antennas without warning or protection.
  5. Federal regulations protect the engineering needs of electronic devices–and telecom companies. A federal law prohibits local officials from refusing installation of cellular antennas based on health or environmental concerns...

A comment at Amazon justly praises the ground-breaking book:

  
Rachel Carson's book "Silent Spring" written in 1962 inspired a generation of environmental movement and transformation. As awareness of toxins has become more mainstream, our biggest threat is now from electronic overload of wireless and electrical noise (dirty electricity) and the sad popular assumption that it's all completely safe. This book takes that belief and introduces readers to the real life experiences of countless individuals who have seem the darker side of the electronic revolution. Singer is able to take a very complex topic and simplify and clarify the issues. She wisely choose to include voices of many other experts in this movement to show that this is not the view of one person, but a growing network of concerned citizens from around the globe working together against this monumental threat to life. I am also thrilled to see her include the emerging link between EMF and autism and information about light flicker.

This book is an excellent introduction to EMF and has a great deal of depth and detail that even experts in the field will learn from. I believe this book can deliver another worldwide movement to protect our generation.

Great work!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

New striking book: HYPER: An Electromagnetic Chapbook by Chellis Glendinning

This blogger is TRUMPETING a ground-breaking poetry chapbook, HYPER: An Electromagnetic Chapbook by Chellis Glendinning, prefaced by Olle Johnansson.

This intense, well-crafted collection of brain-splitting poetry is the first collection of poems on the subject of what humans are doing to the world and each other via microwave wireless electro-pollution. Each piece is revealing and thought provoking.

One favorite, called "life expectancy," begins,
pierce the sky
magnetize the molecule
prick the mind
200 electroshocks per second...

"suit up" is also very meaningful to electro-sensitive people.

The scope and feeling of the collection give a sense of where we come from and where we are going in a microwave-crazed world. This is a must read for any person on the planet who cares about life itself. Order the book today, since it takes a few weeks to come from the author in Brazil; it is well worth the wait.

Find additional information here.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Michigan second-grader experiment repeats, confirms Danish findings: WIFI damages seeds

"I want to know why I get headaches when I'm around wireless devices but not the wires," Aiden says. "We use a laptop at home, and we have a television set, and it's only around wireless that I get the headaches."

So (the second grader) set about to answer his question. Patterning his experiment after a Danish experiment by a group of 9th grade students, Aiden and his mom bought some garden cress seeds, growing trays and napkins and got to work...

After six days, the results—similar to those in the Danish experiment—were stunning...


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

2000 study needs update: Exposure to electromagnetic fields and suicide among electric utility workers

Utility workers are at risk for suicide and other illnesses from exposures to electromagnetic fields, as shown in this study done in 2000, "Exposure to electromagnetic fields and suicide among electric utility workers," a nested case study.
 
One review of this study admitted, "certain persons may have increased vulnerability to this type of exposure, or interactive effects with other predictors of suicide may define particularly vulnerable times."
 
Here is the reviewer information at the time:
1Southern California Injury Prevention Research Center, UCLA Department ofEpidemiology, Box 951772 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772
 
Yet, the same reviewer expressed the opinion that "If exposure to electromagnetic fields does increase the risk for depression or worsen depressive symptoms, treatment and prevention should focus on the depressive symptoms themselves." No precautionary measures to avoid some of the exposures were suggested.
 
Peek-Asa closed with the statement, "Future research will hopefully elucidate the biologic pathway of this relationship, leading to more sophisticated prevention and treatment measures."
 
One could ask this reviewer, WHY do follow-up studies if treatment does not need to include any avoidance of EMF, or safer worker exposure standards? If EMF causes or adds to depression in utility workers, why not go for the ROOT of the problem? Of course, that is not the way traditional medicine usually handles conditions. Only environmental medicine looks at making actual environments better to protect living beings.
 
A newer study would be helpful, since utility workers are now exposed to microwave/radiofrequency radiation near installations in addition to the traditional power-line emissions (lower frequencies). One can assume that these workers are NOT adequately protected, since the FCC guidelines for exposure for the general public does NOT protect anyone from non-thermal radiation of wireless. Workers generally get more than the public. Utility worker unions, where are you?

Friday, December 6, 2013

IARC lead scientist says radiofrequency should be now PROBABLE carcinogen



Studies since IARC designation of RF as class 2b potential carcinogen mean today it should be class 2a, PROBABLE carcinogen, says Dr. Anthony Miller, who worked on assessing the studies for IARC's class 2b decision in 2011.

Other scientists and epidemiologists think that the clear building evidence means RF should be now put into Group 1: a definite carcinogen.

Logic would tell us that whether it is a potential, probable or definite cancer-causing agent, non-thermal RF is not an emission that should be spread in the additive, haphazard manner that is in process - throwing precautions to the wind. But isn't that human nature when it comes to our greed and one-sided vision of how we want the world to be? Like Big Tobacco, Big Wireless continues to possibly, probably or definitely poison the population - although at least, with tobacco a person could escape its reach. Not so with wireless radiation.

http://stopsmartmeters.org/

Friday, November 22, 2013

new CDC study on growing ADHD blind to Cell Phone Use etiology, shown in the study!

Yahoo health news summarized the new study showing growing cases of ADHD in America's youth, but you had to really dig to find the actual study, which was done by the CDC.

The findings are troubling, but more troubling is the fact that an important causal factor seems to be overlooked, or perhaps intentionally muted.

See the whole document here.

Especially see what is found on page 9 of the study in the Discussion below. It is amazing to witness the blind spot of those who are supposed to care about protecting the public health.

(why are levels rising?)

Other factors, such as increased confidence to treat ADHD among clinicians and
increased exposure to etiologic factors (e.g., environmental contaminants) may also play a role. The magnitude of increases documented within these cross-sectional data warrant future efforts to more fully understand the factors affecting ADHD diagnosis. (these contaminants are not named)

The epidemiological profile for ADHD diagnosis and treatment continues to evolve. Based on parent-reported indicators of health care providerdiagnosed ADHD diagnosis and treatment,more than 1 in 10 school-aged children (11%) had received an ADHD diagnosis by a health care provider by 2011, representing more than 6.4 million children nationally. Nearly 1 in 5nhigh school boys and 1 in 11 high school girls had been diagnosed with ADHD. Of those with a history of ADHD, 83% had current ADHD inn2011 (8.8% nationwide), and 69% of these children and adolescents (6.1% nationwide) were taking medication for ADHD. These estimates are all significantly higher than comparable 2007 estimates...

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY
VOLUME - NUMBER- -2013 www.jaacap.org   PAGE 9, Discussion

The findings in this report are subject to several limitations. First, as noted earlier, the ADHD indicators used here did not assess ADHD symptoms but, rather, relied on parent report of diagnosis by a health care provider, which may introduce recall bias. The parent reported indicators have not been clinically validated; however, a recent analysis indicated that parent-reported survey data produced similar estimates as those from insurance claims data, providing evidence of convergent validity for parent-reported ADHD diagnosis by a health care provider.33 Second, the cell phone sample inclusion could have affected the 2011 estimates; analyses of restricted-use data suggest that children living in cell phoneonly households in 2011 were more likely to have current ADHD. than children living in landline phone households (10.0% vs. 8.4%); therefore, non-coverage of cell phoneonly households in 2007 may have underestimated prevalence.
 
Hellooo? Anybody there? Note the potential cell phone exposure connection? Why not see it? Why not say it? Do we not WANT to end this horrible epidemic?


Saturday, November 2, 2013

24 hours of cell phone use = 1600 chest x-rays RADIATION EFFECTS, visual proof

Packed with biological, medical and international information 6 years ago this article, "Cell phones as bad as x-rays," is still a groundbreaking article.

Other excerpts:
The U.S. government allowed wireless phones to be put on the market in the 1980s with absolutely no safety testing.
For each minute a child presses a microwave phone to his head, he may suffer radiation damage equivalent to approximately 1.1 chest X-rays.
A whopping average of 39.75 percent of cells taken from mobile phone users showed DNA damage. The blood of one 24-year-old male revealed 63 percent micronucleated cells. He had used a cell phone for 1-2 hours per day for two years, the norm for millions of kids.
The Indian study confirms that the human body, overwhelmed with the continual and brutal assault of wireless radiation, is unable to perform normal cellular repair. Other studies confirm that microwave radiation, which causes a critical need for continual cellular repair, simultaneously shuts down cellular repair mechanisms.(24) The body’s exhausted immune and repair systems eventually become too decimated to do much more than survive poorly.
So the latest studies reveal what no one wants to hear: Kids who endlessly cell-phone socialize, even sleep with perpetually transmitting wireless devices (to keep intermittent conversations on line), are doing immense damage to their tissues, especially the brain and setting up a storm of problems which they will reap in later life. The profiteers or corporate America don’t care. They want their money NOW; to Hell with the future of these kids.

Immune System Dysfunction.

A child’s body, kept in chronic allergic stress by wireless phone radiation, may end up with an exhausted immune system which no longer responds effectively. European experts prognosticate that many people heavily exposed to wireless radiation may eventually suffer the manifestations of electro-hypersensitivity (EHS).(34) EHS is a devastating allergic, auto-immune-like condition in which over-irradiated persons become severely sensitive to both chemical and electromagnetic pollution. Similar to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, EHS symptoms can be so disabling that victims are often forced to isolate themselves from even the smallest electromagnetic fields.

And what about environmental microwave transmitters?

Millions of American kids, struggling with physical disabilities and mental manias, are heavily irradiated not only with Wi-toys, but also by ubiquitous environmental transmitters needed to feed those toys. Nearly 200,000 cell tower and roof top transmitters continuously saturate American cities, playgrounds and passing vehicles with DNA-damaging waves equivalent to ionizing radiation. Living in transmitter-zapped neighborhoods where microwaves pass easily into homes, millions of infants and small kids have no respite from daily, deadly radiation assault....