Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Words of Wisdom: Dec 29th, 2005

Words of Wisdom

"Act as if the principle by which you act were about to be turned into a universal law of nature". --Immanuel Kant

"You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no results." --Gandhi

"The arc of history is long, but it bends towards justice." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." --Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Your silence will not protect you." --Audre Lorde

"A time comes when silence is betrayal." --Martin Luther King

"Liberty can not be preserved without general knowledge among people." --John Adams

"The world shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." --Anais Nin

"Remaining silent about the destruction of nature is an endorsement of that destruction." --Redwood Mary (a.k.a. Mary Rose)

That which is looked upon by one generation as the apex of human knowledge is often considered an absurdity by the next, and that which is regarded as a superstition in one century may form the basis of science for the following one. --Paracelsus

"How could I imagine how lost in the open field I was." --Neal Lindley

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever
has." --Margaret Mead

" If one advances confidently in the direction of their dreams, And endeavors to lead a life which they have imagined, They will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." --Henry David Thoreau

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never
decreases by being shared." ?Buddha

Motivation is not a problem for anyone who accepts the extraordinary truth contained in Yeshe Aro's ancient prescription for
happiness: 'Onthis depends my liberation: to assist others - nothing else.'

"Where do the wars and where do the conflicts among you come from? Is it not from your passions that make war within your
members? You covet but do not possess. You kill and envy but you cannot obtain; you fight and wage war. You do not possess because you do not ask. You ask but do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions."
James 4: 1-3 (James is the brother of Jesus, who became a leader in the early church)

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The Nazis in the Cell Phone Industry

One can change the following quote

"First they came for the Communists but I was not a Communist, so I said nothing. Then they came for the Social Democrats but I was not a Social Democrat, so I did nothing. Then they came for the trade unionists, but I was not a trade unionist. And then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew, so I did little. Then when they came for me there was no one left to stand up for me."


First, my friend's daughter died from influenza. Then another friend's son developed leukemia. Then another friend's wife committed suicide. Then a neighbor had a miscarriage - the fetus was deformed. Another friend's grandson developed
Asperger's Syndrome. A friend of a friend has a brain tumor. Another friend's nephew has a brain tumor. And then I... (use your imagination).

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Are Electromagnetic Waves the Culprit?

Are Electromagnetic Waves the Culprit?

Kato Yasuko

In two communities in Nagano Prefecture an increasing number of citizens are complaining of swollen lymph glands and muscle pain, and at the same time deformities are appearing in plants. The causes have not been clarified, but some people suspect that the electromagnetic waves from mobile phone base stations may be a factor.

Ms. A (40) of Ina City began suffering from headaches, fatigue and eye pain in 2002. Her condition gradually worsened, and when she was at home, while studying for a skills qualification exam, she found herself unable to concentrate, had a hard time remembering, and had attacks of dizziness.

Last year unusual changes she had never seen before in the plants in her garden began to appear.

Captions: Left to right
Shirotsumekusa with a fasciated stem extending from the center of a flower. Another flower blooms at the tip of the extended stem.
Five or six cosmos flowers appeared with the disk flower (the yellow center part) turning petal-like. Photographed in October 2004.

A tulip with one leaf aggrandized. Photographed approximately 300 meters from the DoCoMo Base Station.From left to right, bottom:

Captions: Left to right
Narcissuses with a mixture of split and not split corolla. Approximately 300 meters from the DoCoMo Base Station.

Dandelion with abnormally fat stems and more than one flower on each stem. The B family first observed four years ago, and it has reappeared every year since.

Near the B family, a mutation was observed this spring on butterbur flowers. The stems, fasciated, are stuck together half way down.

At the same time, at the home of Mr. B (44), who lives in the town of Takaou, some 25 kilometers from Ina, the health of family members deteriorated. They experienced unusual symptoms for the first time, things like chronic exhaustion, itching hands and feet, and a sudden rise in blood pressure to double their normal levels. And many of the dandelions in his garden developed fasciation, an abnormal thickening of the stem.

Besides the strange phenomena seen in plants and the deterioration in peoples' health, these two communities have something else in common. Mobile phone base stations were built in both communities a year before the oddities occurred. A Vodafone base station is located about 200 meters from A's house, and an NTT base station is about 250 meters from B's house.

Eyesight deterioration, swelling of lymph glands

Electromagnetic waves from mobile phones are thought to damage cells and cause diseases like leukemia and brain tumor, but they also seem to cause more commonplace health problems.

According to a survey by the Applied National Science Laboratory in France, more people living near mobile phone base stations have health problems than people not exposed to mobile phone electromagnetic waves. And women suffer particularly from headaches, nausea and poor appetite.

Research by the Dutch Economic Ministry points out that electromagnetic waves from third generation mobile phones (3G) may cause headaches and nausea. When irradiated with electromagnet waves of the same strength as those of 3G, the number of people who complained of headaches and nausea was considerably greater than those exposed to electromagnetic waves from previous types of mobile phones.

Ms. A, suspecting that the electromagnetic waves from mobile phones might be the cause of the deformed plants and her health problems, conducted a survey of 30 people living within 300 meters of the Vodafone base station.

The findings revealed that 20 per cent of residents suffered deteriorating eyesight after the mobile phone base station was built. As many as 16 per cent complained of swollen lymph glands in the neck and underarms, and muscle pain. And 13 per cent experienced declines in their ability to think, concentrate and remember. Furthermore, 13 percent reported having noticed unusual phenomena in the flowers and vegetables growing nearby.

1. The high frequency electromagnetic waves in Ms. A and Mr. B's homes measure maximums of between 0.1375 and 0.717 microwatts per square centimeter (a unit that shows the quantity of heat passing through 1 square centimeter). Is this a safe level for an everyday life environment?

Permissible levels for mobile phone electromagnetic waves are set very high in Japan, at 600 and 1000 microwatts per square centimeter (differing with the frequency band).

But the city of Salzburg in Austria has much tougher standards (0.1 microwatts per square centimeter), and in Paris, France a stiff standard has been set of an average over 24 hours of 1.06 microwatts per square centimeter. The prevalence of stone houses in Europe, moreover, means that levels are probably lower indoors there. Some researchers think that levels should be set even lower, such as at 0.00002 microwatts per square centimeter. (Note 1)

Aware of the possibility of damage to health from exposure to even low doses over long periods of time, Ms. A and others put up shield cloth over the windows and wall of their houses on the side of the mobile phone base station to block the electromagnetic waves. She found that her symptoms were clearly lessened in the room with shield cloth and her fatigue and palpitations alleviated. Using a high frequency measurement instrument, she found the level decreased more than 94 per cent (Note 2)

Deformed plants nationwide?

A TV Asahi program, "Super Morning", reported that fasciation in dandelions was on the rise throughout the country, and that it was thought that seeds might be being produced that were sensitive to chemical substances as a result of increased crossbreeding between Western dandelions and Japanese dandelions. But in Ina and Takaou irregularities are occurring in plants other than dandelions, and there are more species with irregularities every year.

In an organic farm 180 meters from the mobile phonestation, a cucumber was found with a leaf growing out of the fruit.

According to Professor Yamamoto Kotaro, who is studying plant morphology function at Hokkaido University, "there is a gene that suppresses the area of the growth point at the apex of the stem that makes the stem, but when that gene is destroyed the fasciation that thickens the stem occurs." He adds that "a flower is basically a leaf that has evolved, so that when the gene that transforms a leaf into a flower is destroyed the flower reverts to a leaf. Unusual phenomena like the mutation of a stamen into a petal or of a petal into a calyx can also easily occur."

The influence of agricultural chemicals and other chemical substances and of electromagnetic waves are usually thought to be behind such genetic irregularities. But at the homes in Nagano where the strange modifications in plants and humans are occurring, agricultural chemicals have not been used for nearly ten years, and one family has been raising vegetables the traditional, chemical-free way for fifty-five years.

In nature, sudden abnormalities in plants can occur due to cosmic rays, but in the case of seed-bearing plants such abnormalities are believed to occur at a rate of only 1 in 100,000.

Fasciation and stamens becoming petals are occurring in many of the plants around Ms. A's house, plants like cosmos, daffodils, Dutch clover, bergamots, poppy anemones. Without surveying the whole area, it is not possible to give an accurate estimate of the rate of occurrence of these abnormalities, but they would seem to be occurring at a rate higher than 1 in 100,000.

Also, for example, a maple in Ms. A's yard grew a whole meter last summer. An umbrella pine, a species that normally grows 10 centimeters a year, grew 25 centimeters last year, and as of June this year, had already grown 10 centimeters. And a castor aralia grew 95 centimeters this spring alone.

There is not much research on the relationship between electromagnetic waves and plants, but a study by the University of Michigan of trees located between 50 and 150 meters of a Navy communications antenna that emits ultralow frequency electromagnetic waves revealed that the growth of maples increased by 74 per cent. One theory is that radiation may cause an increase in the absorption rate of carbon dioxide. Another is that electromagnetic waves hasten plant growth.

The environment in which we live has changed enormously in the last fifty years. Man-made electromagnetic waves have drastically increased as has pollution from chemicals. A combination of these factors may be giving rise to changes in plants and animals, humans included.


1. Ogino Koya. Puroburemu Q&A, abunai keitai denwa [Problem Q&A: dangerous electromagnetic waves], Ryokufu Shuppan.

2. The high frequency instrument used measures not only mobile phone electromagnetic waves but also electromagnetic waves from TV and radio high frequency bands. It measures the electrical field and converts it into power density

This article appeared in Shukan Kinyobi, July 2, 2004, pp. 27-29. Kato Yasuko is a freelance journalist specializing in electromagnetic wave pollution and health issues. Posted at Japan Focus on December 15, 2004.

Translated for Japan Focus by Jean Inglis, a translator, and citrus grower living in Hiroshima prefecture.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Electromagnetic Killing Fields

Electromagnetic Killing Fields: Oct 20th, 2005

Today I am homeless. My money does not provide me shelter. My good health does not ensure my survival. My friends are unable to help me. I am being killed, but the law offers me no protection.

An invisible electrosmog engulfs us, destroying the health of many who do not even know why they have fallen ill. Why is no one listening to the mass of evidence telling us we are frying our brains?

In February this year Richard Box, artist-in-residence at the University of Bristol's physics department, installed hundreds of fluorescent light tubes in a field underneath power lines. The tubes came on at dusk, powered solely by the EM field generated by the cables above.

For eight years I have provided advocacy and support in North America and worldwide for people in similar circumstances. Some have epilepsy, or heart disease, or diabetes, or cancer. Some have allergies or asthma. But most, like me, are in good health. The assault we are all suffering is a radical increase in electromagnetic pollution, or electrosmog, that is engulfing the earth.

In 1982 1 was in my final year of medical school, a promising career ahead of me. For several months I had been having headaches and difficulty concentrating and remembering things. Then, while on a surgery rotation, I suffered crippling pains in my hips, making it difficult to assist in operations. My heart rate slowed to less than 50. One day I collapsed and was unable to get up. My chest hurt, and I could not get enough breath. I was sure I was having a heart attack. During the next two weeks I lost 15 pounds. And I was a slim man to begin with. It wasn't a heart attack, but it was still six months before I could walk up a flight of stairs without becoming short of breath. It was three years before I was strong enough to ski again. It was seven years before I met someone who validated my own experience that being near certain electrical appliances, such as television sets and computers, made me ill, and that staying away from them kept me healthy. However, having discovered how to remain healthy, I gradually found that I was being effectively disabled by my society.

Having stumbled upon an obviously well-kept secret, I researched the world literature on bioelectromagnetics, (or the biological effects of electromagnetism), and made myself an expert. I learned that electro-cautery machines, used in every modern surgical operation to cut through tissue and to stop bleeding, expose surgeons to much higher levels of radio frequency radiation than is permitted for workers in any industry. I learned that there was a disease thoroughly described in the Russian and Eastern European medical literature called radiowave sickness, the existence of which was usually denied by western authorities. This description made me remember my `unknown illness', the one that had derailed my medical career. Bradycardia, or a slow heart rate, was said, in these texts, to be a grave sign.

Because there are virtually no workplaces without computers any more, I have not held a job since 1990. I had resigned myself to living on Social Security Disability, and learned, together with other members of a support group I had found, how best to live with my disability. This mostly meant learning to avoid exposure to electromagnetic fields. But in July 1996, to my dismay, I learned that an innovation was coming to my city, which threatened to make it impossible to avoid exposure any more.

At that time, cell phones were still a luxury item that only worked in some locations. People were not accustomed to staying connected whenever they left their home, and even at home most still had a cord, not an antenna, attached to their telephone. Most were not accustomed to holding devices that emit microwave radiation next to their brain. In 1996, the telecommunications industry began a marketing campaign designed to change all that. For Christmas that year, all over the country, digital cell phones were going to be on a lot of shopping lists. And to make them more practical, tens of thousands of antennae were going to be erected on towers, buildings, church steeples and lampposts all over the country before Christmas, and hundreds of thousands more during the next few years.

In response to this emergency, a few friends and I created the Cellular Phone Task Force, and contacted all the public officials we could think of, and the press, to warn them of the danger. But on November 14 1996, Omnipoint, New York City's first digital cellular provider, did open for business, broadcasting from thousands of antennae newly erected on the rooftops of apartment buildings. According to the health authorities, an early flu hit New York City - but not Boston, and not Philadelphia - on about 15 November. The flu was severe and ran a prolonged course, often dragging on for months instead of the usual two weeks.

At Christmas time, the Cellular Phone Task Force placed a small classified ad in a free weekly newspaper. It read: 'If you have been ill since 11/15/96 with any of the following: eye pain, insomnia, dry lips, swollen throat, pressure or pain in the chest, headaches, dizziness, nausea, shakiness, other aches and pains, or flu that won't go away, you may be a victim of a new microwave system blanketing the city. We need to hear from you.' And we did hear from them. Hundreds called, men, women, whites, blacks, Asians, Latinos, doctors, lawyers, teachers, stockbrokers, airline stewards, computer operators. Most had woken up suddenly in mid-November, thinking they were having a stroke or a heart attack or a nervous breakdown, and were relieved to know they were not alone and not crazy.

Later, I analysed weekly mortality statistics, which the Centres for Disease Control publish for122 US cities. Each of dozens of cities recorded a 10-25 per cent increase in mortality, lasting two to three months, beginning on the day in 1996 or 1997 on which that city's first digital cell phone network began commercial service. I published both the raw data and the complete analysis, with graphs. This appeared in No Place To Hide, an investigative journal published by my organisation and I am presently working with scientists in Europe to expand this study to other countries.

I learned that in February 1996, Congress had passed a law prohibiting local governments from denying permits for cell phone antennae because of environmental concerns - so long as they comply with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules. I also learned that the FCC had just issued regulations setting public exposure limits for microwave radiation at levels at least ten thousand times higher than levels which, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, were causing reports of illness from all over the world. Levels that are at least ten thousand times higher than the levels that had forced me to leave behind my home, my family, and my friends, and to run for my life, never to be able to return home again.

The Cellular Phone Task Force, along with over 50 other grass roots organisations and individuals around the US, became involved in a legal challenge of the FCC's absurd standards and its pre-emption of local control. This was taken all the way to the US Supreme Court. Dozens of cities, towns and public officials, including several US senators and representatives, submitted briefs urging the High Court to hear our case. But in January 2001, the Supreme Court, without comment, declined.

You will hear statements by supposed experts - always the same few, in the pay of the telecommunications industry - to the effect that cell phones/cell towers/microwave radiation have been proven safe in countless studies. It is an easy lie, one that the news media have been eager to propagate. Such studies don't exist. Quite the contrary: it has been shown that, just as for X-rays, there is no safe level of exposure to microwave radiation, and it is so easy to demonstrate harmful effects that it takes some skill to design experiments that don't show them. It is harder to show effects today than 10 years ago because now the entire planet is exposed, making it impossible to do experiments with 'unexposed' controls. But most experiments still show effects anyway – effects on heart rhythms, on brain waves, on the blood-brain barrier, on sleep, on the eyes, on the gonads, on the skin, on hearing, on calcium, on melatonin, on glucose, on metabolism, on human well-being. If you look, you will find. Zorach Glaser reviewed over 5,000 such studies for the United States Navy during the 1970s alone. After 1982, the United States ceased funding Glaser's cataloguing work. But the flood of alarming research occurring all over the world continued.

From the volume of literature I have seen, certain results stand out in my mind.

In the 1960s, Allan Frey was the first to discover that people and animals can hear low-energy pulsed microwaves. He also did some of the earliest work showing how heart rhythms are disturbed by microwaves, and how the blood-brain barrier is compromised, letting large molecules leak across, exposing the brain to potential damage. Ophthalmologist Milton Zaret was the first to describe cataracts caused by low-energy microwaves. Canadians Tanner, Romero-Sierra and Bigu Del Blanco worked with parakeets, chickens, pigeons and seagulls. Birds avoided microwave fields if they could, and collapsed within seconds if they couldn't. Defeathered birds showed no such distress, and these researchers then showed that feathers act as antennae conveying microwave energy to the birds. Thirty years later, Alfonso Balmori Martínez has carefully documented the decline and disappearance of white storks, house sparrows, and free-tailed bats from the vicinity of cellular phone base stations.

The idea that there is an exposure threshold, below which microwave radiation can be considered safe, has been disproven many times over. In Moscow, Igor Belyaev has found resonance effects on bacterial DNA that occur at exposure levels 10,000,000,000,000,000 times less than the average exposure from a cell phone. W Grundler, in Germany, has found effects on the growth of yeast cells, also at near-zero levels of exposure.

In the early 1990s, the government of Switzerland commissioned a study in response to people's complaints of insomnia near the shortwave transmitter at Schwarzenburg. Residents kept sleep diaries and did not know when the transmitter was on or off. The investigators found that the transmitter was disturbing sleep up to several miles away, and because of this finding that particular radio station was permanently shut down.

An early warning radar station was due to be decommissioned at Skrunda, Latvia after the end of the Cold War. Before it was shut down, a coordinated effort was made to determine whether the station had had any environmental effects. Teams of researchers found such effects wherever they looked, even at extremely low levels of exposure: smaller growth rings in trees, premature ageing in pine needles, chromosome damage in cows, decreased memory, attention, learning, and pulmonary function in school children, increased white blood cells in adults, and an altered sex ratio (more girls) in children born during the years of the radar's operation.

In Germany, Wolfgang Volkrodt linked forest die-back to microwave radiation rather than acid rain. Wolfgang Löscher and Günther Käs documented illness in dairy cows caused by cell towers. This included decreased milk production, infertility, abortions, birth deformities, behavioural problems and early death. Autopsies revealed that the cows died of acute circulatory collapse and bleeding from several organs.

In France, Roger Santini has found that the closer people live to a cell tower, the more likely they are to experience dizziness, nausea, memory loss and other neurological symptoms. Claudio Gómez-Perretta has obtained similar results in Spain. The Dutch government sponsored double blind experiments in a laboratory. People exposed to a cell tower signal experienced dizziness, nervousness, chest pain, shortness of breath, numbness and tingling, weakness, and difficulty concentrating.

The late Neil Cherry found that childhood cancer rates in San Francisco were a function of proximity to the antenna-laden Sutro Tower. Olle Johansson and Örjan Hallberg showed that the rise and fall of asthma and certain cancers during the 20th century closely paralleled changes in public exposure to radio waves in every country they looked at. They showed that radio waves are as big a factor in causing lung cancer as cigarette smoking.

The following are urgently needed:

Sanctuaries. Radiation-free zones. Places without radio antennae, cell phone service, or television cable (cable is often a significant source of radiation). These sanctuaries are needed right now, to save lives.

Legal help. Environmental and disability rights attorneys who are able to take on this issue.

Funding for land acquisition and legal expenses.

Volunteer help for phone calling, letter writing, grant writing, and so on.

Keep in mind these two principles:

Distance counts. The power drops off as the square of the distance. Antennae should be few, and as far as possible from people and environmentally sensitive areas.

Digital hurts. Digital (pulsed) technology is more harmful at lower levels of power than analog. The mandated replacement of all analog TV, radio, and telecommunications transmissions with digital during the next few years is very dangerous.

Leif Salford's recent work on the blood-brain barrier has verified the earlier work of Allan Frey and others, but with additional, ominous findings. First, sometimes, decreasing the amount of radiation 1,000 times increased the damage to the brain (demonstrating the 'window' effect). Second, animals exposed to a cell phone once for two hours were found to have areas of brain cell death two months later. Salford has called cell phones 'the world's largest biological experiment ever'. His work provides solid support for those who warn that every cell phone call damages brain cells, and that cell phones, like cigarettes, harm both users and nearby non-users. His findings are particularly alarming in light of surveys – by Santini in France, and by Sandström and Mild in Sweden – which include: headaches, migraines, chronic fatigue, agitation, sleep disorders, tinnitus, nervous and connective tissue pains of unexplained origin, and susceptibility to infection. The appeal calls for a massive reduction in exposure limits; no further expansion of cell phone technology; cell phone-and antenna-free zones; a ban on cell phone use by children; and a ban on cell phones and digital cordless phones in schools, hospitals, nursing homes, public buildings and public transportation.

The California Department of Health Services has concluded that, on the basis of a telephone survey, 120,000 Californians - and by implication one million Americans - have left their jobs because of electromagnetic pollution in the workplace. The people who have left their homes for such a reason are not being counted by anyone.

'Electrical sensitivity' is a popular, but inaccurate, term for suffering caused by this universal pollutant. The problem is much more widespread than is commonly assumed, and growing daily. By the time people realise that electromagnetic fields are directly causing their pain or illness, their lives are often already ruined. They find that reliable information is hard to come by and harder to understand; that there is little support for them, and no solutions offered; and that when they finally learn what they have to avoid, it is nevertheless impossible to do so.

The highest profile person yet to announce that cell phones, cordless phones and computers make her ill is none other than Gro Harlem Brundtland, a medical doctor, master of public health, former Prime Minister of Norway, and until 2003 the Director General of the World Health Organisation. Yet even so public a figure on the world stage has been unable to draw the world's attention to our collective plight, or in any way slow down the growth of telecommunications, or even to put it on the map as an environmental issue.

This must happen. Too many intelligent, professional, useful people are wandering this country's barren deserts, homeless, ostracized, robbed of their civil rights, with no place to land. Too many have committed suicide because they have lost all hope, have suffered too long, have had to pick up roots and flee for their lives once too often.

Within the telecommunications industry, too many equipment testers, installers, and repairpersons with radiowave sickness are afraid to speak out, or do not even know why they are ill.

So many radars, antennae, and communication devices are being deployed for government, military, emergency, commercial, and personal uses in both the developed and developing worlds, and in space, that there is nowhere left to hide. Even radio astronomers are seriously talking about the far side of the moon as the only place left that is quiet enough, in the radio spectrum, to still be able to see the stars.

Arthur Firstenberg is a founder and director of the Cellular Phone Task Force, a non-profit organisation that disseminates information about electromagnetic pollution and provides advocacy and support for victims of this pollution. He is editor of the Task Force's publication, No Place To Hide, and the author of Microwaving Our Planet: The Environmental Impact of the Wireless Revolution (1996). He can be contacted by mail at PO Box 1337, Mendocino, CA 95460, USA, or by phone at (707) 937-3990.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Radio Wave (Microwave) Sickness: Symptoms

Individuals living with 100 metres of a wireless facility of any kind tend to report symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, memory loss, inability to concentrate, irritability, rise in blood pressure, peculiar pressure behind the eyeballs, joint pains moving around the body, hurt of feet sole, high-pitched noises in their ears, itchy systemic rash and even internal bleeding -- all symptoms of radiowave sickness. Clinics report an immediate increase in respiratory illness: bronchitis, flu, pneumonia and asthma during the first weeks of PCS base station start-up and hospitals become inundated."

"Insomnia, cancer, leukemia in children, and brain tumors are the clinical entities more frequently described (Dolk et al.,1997; Hockinget al., 1996; Maskarinec et al., 1994; Minder and Pfluger, 2001; Selvinet al., 1992). Moreover, the clinical consequences of being exposed to microwave radiation such as radar has been evaluated from military and occupational studies (Balode, 1996; Garaj-Vrhovac, 1999; Goldsmith, 1997; Johnson-Liakouris, 1998; Robinette et al., 1980).

A specific symptomatology, linked to radar exposure at low levels of RF, has been termed "microwave sickness" or "RF syndrome." (Johnson-Liakouris, 1998) With few exceptions, functional disturbances of the central nervous system have been typically described as a kind of radiowave sickness, neurasthenic or asthenic syndrome. Symptoms and signs include headache, fatigue, irritability, loss of appetite, sleepiness, difficulties in concentration or memory, depression, and emotional instability. This clinical syndrome is generally reversible if RF exposure is discontinued."

"Radiowave Sickness" health effects include: decreased T-lymphocyte production, tumor growth promotion, cancer, cataracts, behavioral aberrations, headaches, fatigue, irritability, dizziness, sleepiness, sweating, rashes, concentration and memory difficulties, depression, emotional instability, mild limb tremors, cardiac arrhythmiai´s, increased blood pressure, appetite loss, thyroid enlargement, decreased motor and mental performance, (Microwave radiation exposures at levels far below that emitted by cell phones or microwave ovens cause "sheer strain injury to the brain resulting in neural degeneration similar to what occurs in concussion from traumatic injury" (Firstenburg, Microwaving our Planet, 1997).

"Symptoms of Radio Wave Sickness"
(excerpted from No Place To Hide April 2001.)

Neurological: headaches, dizziness, nausea, difficulty concentrating, memory loss, irritability, depression, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, weakness, tremors, muscle spasms, numbness, tingling, altered reflexes, muscle and joint paint, leg/foot pain, "Flu-like" symptoms, fever. More severe reactions can include seizures, paralysis, psychosis and stroke.

Cardiac: palpitations, arrhythmias, pain or pressure in the chest, low or high blood pressure, slow or fast heart rate, shortness of breath.

Respiratory: sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma.

Dermatological: skin rash, itching, burning, facial flushing.

Ophthalmologic: pain or burning in the eyes, pressure in/behind the eyes, deteriorating vision, floaters, cataracts.

Others: digestive problems; abdominal pain; enlarged thyroid, testicular/ovarian pain; dryness of lips, tongue, mouth, eyes; great thirst; dehydration; nosebleeds; internal bleeding; altered sugar metabolism; immune abnormalities; redistribution of metals within the body; hair loss; pain in the teeth; deteriorating fillings; impaired sense of smell; ringing in the ears."

Friday, October 07, 2005

My Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Disappeared When I Moved Away From the Electrosmog!

Interesting, the following person has an extensive website outlining his coming down with Crohn's Disease and then the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. He went through all kinds of treatments, saw all kinds of doctors, and had a number of elaborate theories, but his last post summed it up as the following at

My Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Disappeared When I Moved Away From the Electrosog!!!

Update, December 2003

Virtually all chronic fatigue symptoms I had have disappeared. I have discovered what was the cause: Extremely high electrosmog levels in my apartment.

When I moved back home to my parents place in the country, the energy levels returned very soon afterwards. In rural France I had no problems what so ever. I am not saying every CFS is caused by electrosmog (read: DECT wireless phones, cellular phones antenna's, cellular phones, UMTS, digitenne, etc), but it would be wise to do some research in that direction.

The following research article, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - "Is prolonged exposure to environmental level powerline frequency electromagnetic fields a co-factor to consider in treatment?" also supports this, though it mainly talks about EMFs while excluding the ones that come from Microwave Antennas - which are now ubiquitous and much much much more dangerous I believe:



Wednesday, October 05, 2005

EMFs and Adrenal Stress Oct 6th, 2005

"There is ample evidence that in test animals that EMFs
increase the levels of adrenaline, the fight or flight
hormone released from the adrenal glands..." p. 128

"Test animals appear not to know they are being stressed,
yet blood levels show high levels of cortisone, a substance
released by the body under conditions of long-term
disease..." p. 128

"...when [EMF] exposure continues, hormone and immune
levels will fall far below normal and remain there. The
immune system becomes exhausted and unable to respond,
opening the body to infectious diseases and an inability to
fight malignancies." p. 129

From Electromagnetic Fields, Levitt 1995

paul d.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Where Have All The Frogs Gone? Oct. 5th 2005

They are the canaries for EMFs. Frogs are
disappearing at a rapid rate all over the world. We notice
that we only see them here in Japan as we gain some
distance from Cell Phone Towers - in rural areas.

"Whole aquatic communities have disappeared in pristine
areas in the course of one mating season, even where the
water has been found to have a normal Ph balance and to be
free of toxins. It is a genuine enigma that does not bode
well for the planet." pp 7-8

"Research in the 1920s discovered that frogs' eggs were
affected by the 20 hertz frequency....More recent research
conducted in the 1970s by Dr. Allen Frey found that
microwaves could alter the heart rhythm of frogs - include
stopping it altogether - when the pulse was synchronized
with the heart beat. Numerous studies have found changes in
the blood brain barrier in test animals exposed to
microwaves. Yet over one hundred thousand new cellular
phone towers are planned in America - all broadcasting in
the microwave frequencies." p 355

" In human beings, EMFs in various frequencies have been
found to adversely affect calcium binding at the cell
surface, DNA synthesis, and cell division; to alter
circadium rhythms, affect or alter some important enzyme
activities, and affect specific glands like the pineal and
the hypothalamus area of the brain, as well as the
production of certain neurotransmitters, like seratonin and
dopamine; to increase the permeability of the blood brain
barrier; to create artificial stress responses; to
overstimulate the immune system initially, then suppress it
and decrease T-lymphocyte production; and to promote
malignant tumor growth with particular concentrations in
the central nervous system, in the blood and skeletal
systems, and in glandular tissue. The eyes, the brain, and
the testes seem to be especially prone to abnormal effects
from the RF frequencies." p. 357

From Electromagnetic Fields, Blake 1995

For people interested in organizing in Japan, check out the
following Gauss Network in Japanese and a bit in English

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Serious Concerns About Cell Phones: Sept. 20, 2005

B. Blake Levitt writes in her book "Electromagnetic Fields"

"Like millions of others, you have been exposed to a
constant electromagnetic field (EMF) of various frequencies
and intensities, continuing all day, every day, and
probably at night. And, like millions, you probably have no
clear understanding, and no government guidelines, to alert
you to the potentially serious bioeffects on you and your
family. In fact, just living in a major metropolitan region
will increase your exposure to ambient background levels of
electromagnetic fields (EMFs) at least threefold, by some
estimates, over that of those living in suburban or rural
environments, although the degree of any exposure is
dependent on your proximity to whatever sourse is creating

"The human race has never before in its evolutionary
history been exposed to such fields on a continuous basis,
and there are serious and mounting concerns about the
effects not just on individuals but on our entire
ecosystem. Since the turn of the century, and increasingly
since the early 1940s with the development of radar during
World War 2 and the rapid growth of radio and TV
broadcasting, we have surrounded ourselves with a veritable
sea of artificially produced electromagnetic fields, all
with a presumption of safety that many now think should
never have been made."

"Researchers have found a steady increase in many forms of
cancer (independent of cancers with smoking or population
growth factors) that some think closely parallels the
increase in ambient electromagnetic fields, which includes
radio frequencies and microwaves (RF/MW). A few researchers
speculate that glandular and central nervous system cancers
in particular are so related. What's more, although their
inferences are still largely speculative, some scientists
are finding correlations between exposure to
electromagnetic radiation and immune system disorders like
chronic fatigue immunodysfunction syndrome, HIV infections,
and what some now refer to as electromagnetic sensitivity
syndrome - a constellation of symptoms that include an
inability to concentrate, mild panic, disorientation,
visual disturbances, skin rashes, muscle weakness, and
feelings of faintness. Not surprisingly, the syndrome is
reported in computer operators, electronics workers,
pilots, surgeons, and operating-room personnel more
frequently than in other professions - that is, among
people who work in continuous, overlapping electromagnetic
environments, the effects of which have never been

"Consider chronic fatigue immunodysfunction syndrome -
cavalierly scorned as the yuppie flu. Over the last ten
years, what segment of the population is more likely to
have been in constrantly elevated electromagnetic
environment that these young professionals, with their high
discretionary incomes? They are the very people most
regularly using computers, cooking in high-tech kitchens,
talking on cordless or cellular phones, and relaxing in
entertainment rooms featuring multi-VCRs, big-screen TVs,
and an assortment of remote-control devices, all of which
emit various kinds of EMFs." p. 4-6

"All areas of the brain revealed significant levels of
magnetite, but the highest levels were associated with the
meninges, the membrane that covers the brain. There were
about 5 million crystalls per gram of brain tissue, with
concentrations of over 100 million crystals per gram in the
meninges. Two types of magnetite were found, and much of it
occurred in clumps. They were organized like cellular
configuration called magnetosomes, the long crystal chains
found in magnetic bacteria and fish, among other species,
which use the earth's magnetic fields for vital directional

"The kind of magnetite the reseachers discovered
(ferromagnetite) interacts a million times more strongly
with external magnetic fields than with other biological
material. It is not only permanently magnetic but also
capable of acting as a metallic conductor. The crystals
that the Kirschivink research group isolated could be moved
around bny magnetic fields only slightly stronger than the
earth's natural magnetic background."

"This research suggests that if magnetite crystals are
coupled with the cell's ion channels, external fields could
be opening and closing the channels, with unknown
biological effects. It is one plausible mechanism for the
observed effects of the calcium efflux response at
different frequencies."

"The research may point to the method by which we humans
extract basic magnetic information fromt he world around
us. In theory cancer cells could be affected too. In mice
studies, tumors have proved to be a thousand time more
magnetic than other body tissue. Also, the verification of
magnetite in human tissue has implications for the
increasingly widespread use of MRI as a diagnostic tool,
calling its safety into question."

"Similar work by Dr. Robin Baker, at the University of
Manchester, England, found concentrations of magnetite and
iron in the human ethmoid bone in the sinus region. This is
the area of the body where some think our 'magnetic organ'
is located - high up in the posterior wall of the ethmoid
sinus at the back of the nasal passage, just in front of
the pituitary gland. The areas is rich in nerve fibers
extending along many paths to the brain."

"Dr. Baker also conducted a series of experiments on the
human ability to sense magnetic north, and was able to
disturb a test subject's sense of direction for two hours
by applying a bar magnet to the forehead for only fifteen

"The body contains other magnetic metals, such as iron and
copper, which have slightly different magnetic properties
than magnetite. What effect externally applied EMFs have on
these metals is unknown."

pp 151-153

At any rate, I have had my cell phone turned off all month
and we have decided that we will cancel our contract with
NTT Docomo. I would urge all others to do the same and
encourage everyone you know to also do the same. And if you
don't believe the Microwaves from Cell Phone towers are
affecting the health of ourselves and our families, I
encourage you to do the research to find out - with a leary
eye to the industry-sponsored research.

I believe that the EMFs emmitted by Cell Phone Towers are
seriously affecting all of our health and that of the
planet. The only way we can stop it is to cancel our
contracts, call the phone companies to complain, and inform
as many people as we can about their dangers so that they
will hopefully do the same.