users might consider common-sense precautions such as texting more instead of talking and using a headset to keep the phone farther from the head to minimize exposure.
By Rob Stein, Published: May 31
An international panel of experts has weighed in on the controversy about cellphone safety — and come to a conclusion that falls far short of recommending that consumers put down the devices, although it may make them more anxious.
Cellphones are “possibly carcinogenic” to humans, according to the panel organized by the World Health Organization. But an exhaustive, eight-day review of hundreds of studies concluded that the existing evidence is insufficient to know for sure. And because cellphones are so popular, further research is urgently needed, the experts said.
“Possibly carcinogenic” is the WHO’s third-highest rating, falling below “carcinogenic” and “probably carcinogenic” but above “not classifiable” and “probably not carcinogenic.” Other substances that the group has categorized as “possibly carcinogenic” include talcum powder, which has been possibly linked to ovarian cancer, and low-frequency magnetic fields, which are emitted by power lines and appliances and have been possibly associated with childhood leukemia. Continue reading
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RF/microwaves from cell phones and cell tower transmitters also cause micronuclei damage in blood cells.
The telecommunications industry knows this thanks to its own six-year, wireless technology research (WTR) study program mandated by Congress and completed in 1999.
Dr. George Carlo, confirms that exposure to communications radiation from wireless technology is “potentially the biggest health insult” this nation has ever seen, a greater threat than cigarette smoking and asbestos.
ECOLOG found over 220 peer-reviewed, published papers documenting the cancer-initiating and cancer-promoting effects of the high frequency radiation employed by wireless technology.
Because gamma waves and RF/microwave radiation are identically carcinogenic and genotoxic to the cellular roots of life, the safe dose of either kind of radiation is zero. No study has proven that any level of exposure from cell-damaging radiation is safe for humans.
The identical damage resulting from both radioactive gamma waves and high frequency microwaves involves a pathological condition in which the nuclei of irradiated human cells splinter into fragments called micronuclei. Micronuclei are a definitive pre-cursor of cancer. During the 1986 nuclear reactor disaster at Chernobyl in Russia, the ionizing radiation released was equivalent to 400 atomic bombs, with an estimated ultimate human toll of 10,000 deaths. Exposed Russians quickly developed blood cell micronuclei, leaving them at high risk for cancer.
RF/microwaves from cell phones and cell tower transmitters also cause micronuclei damage in blood cells. This was reported a decade ago by Drs. Henry Lai and Narendrah Singh, biomedical researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Singh is famous for refining comet assay techniques used to identify DNA damage. Lai and Singh demonstrated in numerous animal studies that mobile phone radiation quickly causes DNA single and double strand breaks at levels well below the current federal “safe” exposure standards.2
The telecommunications industry knows this thanks to its own six-year, wireless technology research (WTR) study program mandated by Congress and completed in 1999. Gathering a team of over 200 doctors, scientists and experts in the field, WTR research showed that human blood exposed to cell phone radiation had a 300-percent increase in genetic damage in the form of micronuclei.3 Dr. George Carlo, a public health expert who coordinated the WTR studies, confirms that exposure to communications radiation from wireless technology is “potentially the biggest health insult” this nation has ever seen. Dr. Carlo believes RF/microwave radiation is a greater threat than cigarette smoking and asbestos.
In 2000, European communications giant T-Mobile commissioned the German ECOLOG Institute to review all available scientific evidence in regard to health risks for wireless telecommunications. ECOLOG found over 220 peer-reviewed, published papers documenting the cancer-initiating and cancer-promoting effects of the high frequency radiation employed by wireless technology.4 Many corroborating studies have been published since. Continue reading
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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