Microwave - and other forms of electromagnetic - radiation are major (but conveniently disregarded, ignored, and overlooked) factors in many modern unexplained disease states. Insomnia, anxiety, vision problems, swollen lymph, headaches, extreme thirst, night sweats, fatigue, memory and concentration problems, muscle pain, weakened immunity, allergies, heart problems, and intestinal disturbances are all symptoms found in a disease process the Russians described in the 70's as Microwave Sickness.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
TBYP: Forbes: “Study Suggests Wi-Fi Exposure More Dangerous To Kids Than Previously Thought”
Yesterday, Forbes Magazine let the cat out the bag: studies indicate that wireless radiation is way more harmful than we thought, especially for children.
Today, industry damage-control agents appear to have undertaken a “re-education campaign” upon Forbes, to have the article edited.
“From an analysis of peer-reviewed studies, the authors argue that children and adolescents are at considerable risk from devices that radiate microwaves (and that adults are at a lower, but still significant, risk).”
Note from TBYP: The original January 13 version of this article is posted below, as an industry damage-control team appears to have undertaken a “re-education campaign” upon Forbes, to have the article edited. The re-educated version of this article can be seen on Forbes’ website, here.
Most parents would be concerned if their children had significant exposure to lead, chloroform, gasoline fumes, or the pesticide DDT. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IRIC), part of the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO), classifies these and more than 250 other agents as Class 2B Carcinogens. Another entry on that same list is radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF/EMF). The main sources of RF/EMF are radios, televisions, microwave ovens, cell phones, and Wi-Fi devices.
Note from TBYP: So-called “smart” utility meters are notably absent from this list, despite these facts: 1) they typically emit radiation pulses of 1,000 to 10,000 times stronger than a cell phone in use, 2) tens of thousands of complaints of functional impairments have been made following meter “upgrade”; and 3) millions have been deployed throughout the USA and internationally without disclosure or homeowners’ consent. Discerning viewers, especially those who have watched Take Back Your Power, will understand the reason behind this omission.
Uh-oh. Not another diatribe about the dangers of our modern communication systems? Obviously, these devices and the resulting fields are extremely (and increasingly) common in modern society. Even if we want to, we can’t eliminate our exposure, or our children’s, to RF/EMF. But, we may need to limit that exposure, when possible.
That was among the conclusions of a report published in the Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure entitled “Why children absorb more microwave radiation than adults: The consequences.” From an analysis of peer-reviewed studies, the authors argue that children and adolescents are at considerable risk from devices that radiate microwaves (and that adults are at a lower, but still significant, risk). The following points were made:
Children absorb a greater amount of microwave radiation than adults.
Fetuses are even more vulnerable than children. Therefore pregnant women should avoid exposing their fetus to microwave radiation.
Adolescent girls and women should not place cellphones in their bras or in hijabs (headscarf).
Cellphone manual warnings make clear an overexposure problem exists.
Government warnings have been issued but most of the public are unaware of such warnings.
Current exposure limits are inadequate and should be revised.
Wireless devices are radio transmitters, not toys. Selling toys that use them should be monitored more closely, or possibly even banned.
Children and fetuses absorb more microwave radiation, according to the authors, because their bodies are relatively smaller, their skulls are thinner, and their brain tissue is more absorbent.
More generally, the studies cited in the paper found RF/EMF exposure is linked to cancers of the brain and salivary glands, ADHD, low sperm count, and, among girls who keep cell phones in their bra, breast cancer. They also noted that the average time between exposure to a carcinogen and a resultant tumor is three or more decades.
Hopefully, more longitudinal studies will be done to verify or contradict the findings so far. In the meantime, are the government’s current regulations adequate? The exposure levels they warn against haven’t seem to have been updated for more than 19 years.
Note from TBYP: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), now led by senior wireless lobbyist Tom Wheeler, has approved $2B to deploy wireless routers in classrooms, despite growing evidence of harm. As a direct result, a considerable number of children across the nation are already reported to be experiencing negative health effects, cognitive impairments, and increased ADHD symptoms. In Los Angeles, this LAUSD teacher reported children bleeding from the ear and nose since wi-fi was installed in her classroom. The LAUSD schoolboard has since removed the router.
In a Network World opinion article ominously titled “Is Wi-Fi killing us…slowly?” columnist Mark Gibbs makes the point that “… laws and warnings are all very well but it’s pretty much certain that all restrictions on products that use microwave technology will err on the safe side; that is, the side that’s safe for industry, not the side of what’s safe for society.” Gibbs then added this ominous closing question, “Will we look back (sadly) in fifty or a hundred years and marvel at how Wi-Fi and cellphones were responsible for the biggest health crisis in human history?”
But, short of that worst-case scenario, the topic certainly merits more scrutiny, and perhaps some common sense limits on what devices our children use, and for how long.