Monthly Archives: July 2010

‘ Praise the lord and pass the radiation!’ and ‘Radiation comes free with petrol!’

A money-making lease for a church at Redwood City, CA. Antenna is hidden.

Antenna is inside the vertical sign with the Shell logo

And do we know whether our petrol stations hide antennae within similar structures?

for more see, Dangerous Radiation From Hidden Cell Phone Towers By Ted Twietmeyer, in

antennae bases and sleep disturbance, fatigue, depression, irritability, headaches, infections, body discomfort etc.

There are many adverse effects on well-being that have been repeatedly reported in populations living around mobile phone base stations (especially sleep disturbance, fatigue, depression, irritability, headaches, frequent infections, general body discomfort especially at night, allergies, etc – reported in detail elsewhere in these Powerwatch pages – see the our science section for a list of References). These are the things that should be being studied – but the MTHR has not funded any such studies.

Nor has the MTHR funded, despite requests, a study on the some 2000 low-height high-power base stations that the NRPB identified in the earlier MTHR funded study of base stations with antennas under 10 metres high. These are almost certainly the base stations that expose people most highly. At the time the NRPB report (W62) commented: “It was noted that some 2000 of the 32,837 base stations, or around 6%, were radiating more than 5 watts at heights up to 10m. In conjunction with the MTHR project monitors, it was considered whether these transmitters should be included. It was decided that they should not be and that this project should concentrate on the low power sites in order to stay true to its original aim of considering microcells as low-height / low-power transmitters.” The base stations that were ignored had transmitter powers up to 100 watts and the antennas are often mounted on the walls of residential buildings. The original study cost the MTHR £66,000. To extend it, as requested, to include another 2000 base stations would cost less that half this. The MTHR chose not to pay for this important further work. Instead it paid £247,000 for this Elliott study which has told us nothing useful. We question the basis of the MTHR’s priorities. Continue reading

Elctrosmog and the demise of Honeybees: who will pollinate the food supply?

While traction continues to mount against the cellular operators for harmful effects of cell phone use, a new and growing concern arises as U.S. honeybee populations continue to decrease. Advancing biologically-based EMR exposure standards that serve the best interests to protect public health and our natural environment are likely to be those new standards to unfold sometime in the near future as more research continues to show that cell towers and other sources of EMR negatively impact nature’s operating frequency.

Cell Tower Complaint Filed With FCC on Behalf of Honey Bees

Posted by inthesenewtimes on November 5, 2009

A local Washington, DC area telecommunications services company executive filed an informal complaint with the FCC stating that the GSM mobile system is modulated at 217 HZ and interferes with the honeybee “natural” operating frequency that is 180 – 250 HZ.

The complaint cites research dating back to 1974, from the Russian researchersEskov and Sapozhnikov that found bees generate electromagnetic signals with a modulation frequency between 180 and 250 Hz when they do their communications dances. Hungry bees react to those frequencies by erecting their antennae Research done by Ulrich Warnke reported that the communication impulses of the antennae when touched by a fellow bee can be measured with an oscillograph and that in the presence of strong electrical fields bees communications is disturbed and they become aggressive while stinging one another to death and will leave the hive if possible.

Much research on Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has revealed numerous reasons for the bees demise. The Kompetenz Initiative 2008 report states that there may be a link between the Varroa mite and numerous other bee ailments and Electrosmog. Electrosmog is electromagnetic radiation (EMR) emitted by cell phones, computers, cell towers and other electronic devices. EMR is believed to also damage DNA in humans and to weaken the honeybees immune system. Continue reading

‘Real radiation levels far exceeds safe limits’ – TehelkA survey

India’s Radiation City: Delhi

Cell radiation is slow poison. Effects begin with fatigue and could end in cancer. It is nearfatal for ones with pacemakers


REHAAN DASTUR, 46, is an engineer and an industrialist. he owns and runs a profitable Delhi-based boiler manufacturing company called Universal Boilers. So, it is safe to say he is a man of science and not prone to paranoia. Dastur was one of the first users of the cell phone in India. he bought his phone from airtel in October 1997, 15 days before it was commercially released. Cell phone calls cost rs 18 a minute then. Dastur spoke on his phone for hours on end at times. He continued to use the phone even though it had fallen and had developed a crack, because cell phones then were expensive and the crack didn’t affect his phone’s efficiency.

Three years after doing this, in 2000, Dastur suffered a stroke that paralysed his body and distorted and froze his face. The doctor treating him at Delhi’s Apollo hospital told him he had Bell’s palsy, caused by Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) emitted from the antennae in his cell phone. The emr travelled through the crack in the phone, into Dastur’s ears, nerves and brain.

After a month-and-a-half of treatment at the hospital and home, he returned to 95 percent of his former self. Ninety-five percent, because he is in danger of reverting to a paralytic state if he goes near a cell phone tower, or uses a cell phone for too long. “My body is the best device for measuring emr,” he says. “If you take me blindfold through the city, I can point out where the cell towers are by the jangling I feel in my nerves as we pass them by.”

There is a cell phone tower on the roof of Dastur’s office in nehru Place, south Delhi, and another one facing his cabin windows from the other side of the road. so Dastur has converted his cabin into a war bunker. The ceiling and the wall with the windows have been sealed with sheets of lead. There are cell phone towers near his home as well. So Dastur has sealed his home too with lead sheets. “Lead is toxic,” he says. “Continuous exposure to it might damage the brain.”

But, the EMR from the cell phone towers was too big a risk for Dastur’s paralysis and besides, even his family was dealing with increasing headaches, muscle twitching, involuntary limb movement, sleeplessness and other nervous system disorders. Dastur wrote often, asking the authorities to remove the towers. They did not. so he had no choice. Lead sheets were a lesser evil. “We are stuck between the devil and the deep sea.”

“People do not understand,” he says. “Because radiation, unlike air, water and sound pollution, cannot be seen or felt. most Indians have only started using cell phones over the past 10 years.” Dastur says he notices that his employees, like his family members, are already complaining of increasing headaches and extreme fatigue. “In five years, emr will be the number one killer after heart attacks.”

There is no other way to say this. Radiation levels of the non-nuclear kind in Delhi may have reached way beyond what humans can live with. Almost four-fifths of the metropolis has people living in the midst of radiation levels ranging from “borderline” to “unsafe” and “extreme anomaly”, which are highly unsafe. Only about a fifth of Delhi lives and works in the safe zone and that is almost entirely where the vvips reside. The October Commonwealth Games, over 12 days, could be the most radiation-filled sports event ever.

These are the findings of a TEHELKA survey of radiation levels in 100 spots across Delhi in the first half of May 2010. The survey is of EMR, the dominant form of radiation in human habitation. This is the first time such an extensive survey of 100 spots has been done for radiation anywhere in india, and it has been done in public interest exclusively for TEHELKA Continue reading

“I could not spell simple words…my memory was failing”

“I am a public health advocate. I am not an expert in this field, however I have researched this issue for the last three years. I started this research after I moved into a house that was 300 feet from cellular antennas and found myself unable to sleep for more than four hours a night and had difficulties with my mental capacity. I found I could not spell simple words and that my short-term memory was failing. After moving away from the antennas I no longer have these symptoms.” Angela Flynn

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Cell Tower Report January 2010 – Angela Flynn, Public Health Advocate



Read the full Vogue article – “Wake-up Call”

Visit Eliehouse site to read the Vogue article Wake-up call in full.

see the last post.

“We are asking the wrong question, whether or not they have been proven to be unsafe. The questions should be, have they been proven safe.”

“It is a radiating-emitting device that we buy for our children. I think we are asking the wrong question, whether or not they have been proven to be unsafe. The questions should be, have they been proven safe.” Robert Sullivan talking about the use of cell phones.

The same would apply to the argument that cell phone antennaes “have not proven to be unsafe.” Our question is “Have they been proven safe?”

for the full text of the ‘wake-up call’ – Vogue article, click on the following links.

wake-up call page 1 Once opened, right click on the page to enlarge.

wake-up call page 2

wak-up call page 3