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 We talk with leading medical researcher, Dr George Carlo, on why he believes children are especially at risk.

WHO CARES ANYWAY?

Of those who are up to date with scientific research, somehave decided to take wait and see.
But for those who would like to take action despite lack of convincing evidence of inadverse health effects, there are products which could help prevent EMF effects on the body.

The Stealth Radar Shield

·Easy to apply and does not require any power source

·Does not interfere with phone use or performance

·Available in two convenient sizes to fit any phone

·Will last longer than your mobile or cordless phone

·Resistant to adverse environmental conditions

Source: mercoladotcom

It is being said that brain cancer has now surpassed leukemia as the number one cancer killer in children.  

Australia has seen an increase in pediatric brain cancers of 21 percent in just one decade; studies show 40 percent brain tumor increase across the board in Europe and the U.K. over the last 20 years. 

One of the concerns is the invisible sea of radio frequencies (RF) and electromagnetic fields (EMF) from sources like home electrical wiring, electrical appliances such as TVs, electric blankets, electric alarm clocks, high tension electrical wires, and certainly mobile phones. More and more people are even reporting being “allergic” to EMF and radio waves

In the video Dr. Tia states that for some reason, some people are more susceptible to the damage caused by EMR and radio frequencies than others, but that all children are at a much greater risk than adults.  

But just HOW are electromagnetic fields and information-carrying radio waves capable of causing damage in your body?  READ MORE HERE

A study by an award-winning cancer expert shows that cell phone use could kill more people than smoking, it is reported.

According to the U.K.'s Independent newspaper, the study, headed by Dr. Vini Khurana, shows that there is a growing body of evidence that using handsets for 10 years or more can double the risk of brain cancer.

Khurana — one of the world's top neurosurgeons — based his assessment on the fact that three billion people now use the phones worldwide. That is three times higher than people who smoke. Smoking kills some five million globally each year.

He warned that people should avoid using handsets whenever possible and called on the phone industry to make them safer. France and Germany have already warned against the use of mobile phones, especially by children, it is reported.

The study is said to be the most damning indictment of cell phone use. According to the Independent, cancers take at least 10 years to develop, which has influenced earlier cancer studies showing relative safety when using cell phones.

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Mobile Phone Use In Developing Countries

This article on mobile phone use in developing countries came out a few days ago. Among its assertions:

  • 22 percent of Vietnamese own a mobile phone.
  • In the Philippines, more than 4 million people use their cell phones to conduct online transactions.
  • Afghanistan has 20,000 fixed-line phones and 2 million cell-phone subscribers!
  • According to the UN International Telecommunication Union, cell phone subscriptions in the developing world rose to 1.4 billion at the end of 2005 (compared to 800,000 in countries with “advanced” economies).

Today, mobile phones are the primary form of telecommunication in most emerging economies, fulfilling much the same role as fixed-line phone networks did in facilitating growth in the United States and Europe after World War II. Read more

How Americans use their cell phones

The cell phone has become an integral and, for some, essential communications tool that has helped owners gain help in emergencies. Fully 74% of the Americans who own mobile phones say they have used their hand-held device in an emergency and gained valuable help. Another striking impact of mobile technology is that Americans are using their cell phones to shift they way they spend their time. Some 41% of cell phone owners say they fill in free time when they are traveling or waiting for someone by making phone calls. And 44% say they wait to make most of their cell calls for the hours when they do not count against their “anytime” minutes in their basic calling plan. At the same time, there are new challenges associated with cell phone use. More than a quarter of cell phone owners (28%) admit they sometimes do not drive as safely as they should while they use their mobile devices. Among cell phone users, men (32%) are more likely than women (25%) to admit they sometimes don’t drive as safely as they should. Furthermore, 82% of all Americans and 86% of cell users report being irritated at least occasionally by loud and annoying cell users who conduct their calls in public places. Indeed, nearly one in ten cell phone owners (8%) admit they themselves have drawn criticism or irritated stares from others when they are using their cell phones in public. For some, the cell phone has become so central to their communications needs that they lose track of the expenses associated with their phones. Some 36% of cell owners say they have been shocked from time to time at the size of their monthly bills.

French Health Minister Warns Against Excessive Cell Phone Use

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Fertility buzz around cell phone usage - is sperm count affected by cell phone use

February 9, 2008
Cleveland Clinic researchers found an association between 361 men, their usage of cell phone and the quality of their sperm, i.e, the length of time spent on their cell phones correlated with lower sperm count and a higher abnormality ratio.

The research published in the Fertility and Sterility journal posed questions about the health effects of cell phones and other wireless devices. Some studies though also showed that long term usage of cell phones increase the risk of brain tumors.

The concern is that the electromagnetic energy emitted by the cell phones could theoretically harm body tissues including damage to the DNA.

New findings do not actually prove that damage to the sperm is solely caused by cell phones but there is an eminent risk. Read more here

The Cell Phone "Tower of Doom"


cell phone tower, cell phone mast, mobile phoneOrange mobile phone company agreed to remove its cell phone mast -- dubbed the “Tower of Doom” -- from the top of a five-story London apartment building after seven of its residents got cancer.

The cancer rate among those living on the top floor, where residents from five of the eight flats were affected, is 20 percent -- 10 times the national average.

The mast, along with a second mast owned by Vodafone, was put up in 1994. Since then, residents have battled cancer, headaches and other health problems they say are caused by radiation from the masts. Three residents have died from cancer, while another four are still fighting the disease.

The World Health Organization and other agencies say there is no risk of radiation from cell phone masts, so the companies had no legal obligation to remove the masts.

In August 2007, after a long legal battle, Orange agreed to move the mast from the building -- to another area near homes, a public library and a primary school.

Vodafone has no plans to remove their mast from the building, and is working on securing a new long-term lease.

Dr Mercola shares information on the reason we should not conclude that cell phones are not dangerous. Thirty years shoe fluoroscopes emitting radiation were thought not to be dangerous; now we know the risk of x-rays and their potential to be carcinogenic. Will we need another thirty years to learn of the potential dangers of exposure to radio waves from cell phones, blue tooth and other wireless information devices? Read more from the article here

In the excerpt from his blog below, Dr Sanjay Gupta brings out the issue of cell phone "danger" to medical equipment in a hospital or other medical setting, whether phones are turned on or off.

If the hospitals or medical settings are aware of that, should they not install equipment to ward off any possible electromagnetic interference.

No one knows for sure of the health effects , one way or the other, but it might also denote good attention to safety if the hospitals were to do so.

The editor, Muriella's Corner, 21 November 2007

The truth about 'no cell zones'

Dr Sanjay Gupta

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Are you one of those people who ignore the signs in hospitals telling you to turn off your cell phone? You're not alone. As I walk through my hospital, I see lots of people - patients and doctors alike talking on their phones, seemingly oblivious to any dangers they might be causing. In fact, if you asked most of these people, they would probably say their personal phone is unlikely to cause any sort of problem with patient care. Turns out they are wrong and the consequences could be serious. Read more

Is there a link between our cells and our cell phones?

Would it be humanly possible for the more than 2 billion cell phones in use around the world to have some effect on our health? Upwards of 70 million less than a decade ago?

Would we care or not if the effect on health is more negative than positive?

The jury are still out on the health consequences of exposure to Electromagnetic Fields. What is reassuring, however, is that scientists seem to be doing their work. Regardless of this assurance, many consumers are looking into ways of decreasing exposure to electromagnetic fields. Some suggestions are made to products relevant to content.
Muriella's Corner

No one can say that cell phone usage has not improved the way we communicate The way we do business all over the world (even the most far-flung fisherman or micro-business owner) is affected and for the most part positively by access to and utilization of the cell phone.

For the cell phone to work there must be access to waves or signals. In most instances, there are cell phone towers also called “base stations,” consisting of radios, computerized switching equipment, and antennas that receive and transmit radiofrequency (RF) signals.

Cellular phones, like microwave ovens, radio waves and infrared waves from heat lamps, operate at the radiofrequency (RF) part of the electromagnetic spectrum. This is non-ionizing radiation which is said to be harmless as there is too little energy to break the bonds that hold molecules (such as DNA) in cells together. Similarly, since radio waves of this frequency contains relatively low energy, it does not enter tissues.

Experts (epidemiologists, technical experts, the FDA) and many studies done on humans and animals conclude that there is no adverse health effect from the use of, exposure to towers or cell phones.

Yet, there are some safety measures to adhere to in the placement and positioning of towers.

I believe however that most of the studies were done before the volume of cell phones exploded to 2 billion and growing (WHO’s study was in 1993).

Excerpt from World Health Organization fact sheets

Electromagnetic fields and public health: mobile telephones and their base stations

Mobile telephones, sometimes called cellular phones or handies, are now an integral part of modern telecommunications. In some parts of the world, they are the most reliable or only phones available. In others, mobile phones are very popular because they allow people to maintain continuous communication without hampering freedom of movement.

This fact sheet has been updated in the light of recent reviews of the effects on human beings of exposure to radiofrequency (RF) fields conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) in November 1999, the Royal Society of Canada (1999), and a review on mobile phones and health by an expert committee in the United Kingdom (IEGMP 2000).

Use of mobile phones

In many countries, over half the population already use mobile phones and the market is still growing rapidly. The industry predicts that there will be as many as 1.6 billion mobile phone subscribers worldwide in the year 2005. Because of this, increasing numbers of mobile base stations have had to be installed. Base stations are low-powered radio antennae that communicate with users' handsets. In early 2000 there were about 20,000 base stations in operation the United Kingdom and about 82,000 cell sites in the United States, with each cell site holding one or more base stations.

Concerns for health

Given the immense numbers of users of mobile phones, even small adverse effects on health could have major public health implications. This fact sheet addresses these concerns. READ MORE

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Most importantly, there was the conclusion, the caveat, that cellular phone towers, like cellular phones themselves, are a relatively new technology, and we do not yet have full information on health effects. In particular, not enough time has elapsed to permit epidemiologic studies. There are some theoretical reasons why cellular phone towers would not be expected to increase cancer risk, and animal studies of RF have not suggested a risk of cancer. People who are concerned can ask for measurements of RF near cellular phone towers to be sure exposures do not exceed recommended limits.

And this is precisely my point. Despite the conclusions on no effect on health of humans or animals, we are still told to be wary of where towers are placed and not to exceed recommended limits of exposure.

Young people are the avid users and devourers of this technology. Their ears, hearts and minds revolve with and around the cell phone. If this is not over-exposure, what is.

In addition, a growing number of people rely solely on a cell phone for their telephone service, and many more are considering giving up their landline phones.

Young adults and minorities are leading a revolution in how Americans use their cell phones. People from age 18 to 29 and minorities are more likely to use their phones as personal computers, digital music players, cameras and more, an AP-AOL-Pew poll found.

Minorities were far more likely than whites to use the phones to take pictures, send text messages and use the Internet, though the minority rates were influenced by enthusiasm among Hispanics — who tend to be a younger population.

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Washington Post Article

In 1999, the Washington Post reported preliminary results from research funded by the cellular telephone industry suggests there may be a correlation between cell phone use and cancer, according to the director of the program. The study found possible connections both in biological tests and statistical analyses of cell phone users.

The findings are at odds with many previous studies, which found no
such link. But at a time when use of cell phones is exploding -- roughly 70 million were in use in the United States as of December -- the findings will enter the debate over whether the phones' radio emissions can be harmful.

The data, while "important," only suggest that more research is
necessary, said George Carlo, chairman of the industry-funded Wireless Technology Research group. "We're now in a gray area that we've never been in before with this. When we're in a gray area, the best thing to do is let the public know about the findings so that they can make their own judgment," he said. Read More

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

In 2005, the MIT organized a forum to discuss the impact of technology, including the cell phone on society. The abstract stated that - no contemporary cultural artifact embodies the genius and the disruptive excess of capitalism as clearly as the cell phone. Ubiquitous in most developed societies in Europe, the Americas and Asia, the cell phone has become a laboratory – some would say an asylum – for testing the limits of technological convergence. Less a telephone today than a multi-purpose computer, cell phones are game consoles, still cameras, email systems, text messengers, carriers of entertainment and business data, nodes of commerce. Particular age cohorts and subcultures have begun to appropriate cell phones for idiosyncratic uses that help to define their niche or social identity. Today’s Forum will examine the cell phone as a technological object and as a cultural form whose uses and meaning are increasingly various, an artifact uniquely of our time that is enacting, to borrow the words of a contemporary novelist, “a ceaseless spectacle of transition.”Read More Here

TV/Monitor and Radiation

The following question was answered by an expert in the appropriate field:

William S. Boivin, physicist,Food and Drug Administration


Q: I've learned that flat-screen computer monitors give off less radiation than nonflat-screen monitors. Would this also hold true for television monitors?

A: Yes, there would be less radiation from a flat-screen television monitor as well.

The primary "radiations" of concern from video products are x radiation, electric fields, and magnetic fields.

The only possible source of x radiation from television receivers, TV monitors, or computer monitors is the picture tube, also known as the cathode ray tube or CRT. The x radiation is generated when an electron beam, after acceleration through an applied high voltage, strikes the inside of the face of the CRT. This results in rapid deceleration of the electrons and therefore emission of electromagnetic radiation...READ MORE

"Electromagnetic pollution may be the most significant form of pollution human activity has produced in this century, all the more dangerous because it is invisible and insensible." -- M.D., Andrew Weil


Antique cellphones

April Third is the anniversary marking the 33rd year since the first public telephone call was placed on a portable cellular phone. ArrayComm Inc.'s chairman, Martin Cooper, placed the call while the general manager of Motorola's Communications System Division. It was his vision that brought about personal wireless communications, distinct from cellular car phones. He believed that given a choice people want the freedom to talk wherever they happen to be -- which proved to be the truth as time as elapsed since the first phone of this nature was developed. Cooper recalls that as he walked down the streets of New York with his first portable phone, even the most jaded New Yorkers could be seen gaping and gasping at the sight. He noted that he made numerous calls at the time, including one in which he spoke to a New York City radio reporter while crossing the street in the City -- a move that he considered one of his more dangerous in his life.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

In 2005, the MIT organized a forum to discuss the impact of technology, including the cell phone on society.  The abstract stated that - no contemporary cultural artifact embodies the genius and the disruptive excess of capitalism as clearly as the cell phone. Ubiquitous in most developed societies in Europe, the Americas and Asia, the cell phone has become a laboratory – some would say an asylum – for testing the limits of technological convergence. Less a telephone today than a multi-purpose computer, cell phones are game consoles, still cameras, email systems, text messengers, carriers of entertainment and business data, nodes of commerce. Particular age cohorts and subcultures have begun to appropriate cell phones for idiosyncratic uses that help to define their niche or social identity. Today’s Forum will examine the cell phone as a technological object and as a cultural form whose uses and meaning are increasingly various, an artifact uniquely of our time that is enacting, to borrow the words of a contemporary novelist, “a ceaseless spectacle of transition.”Read More Here