Friday, October 16, 2015

Heads up, parents: New study with important information about the online life of teens

Heads up, parents: New study with important information about the online life of teens

Claire McCarthy, MD
Claire McCarthy, MDFaculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications
Let’s face it: most parents have no clue what their teens are doing online. According to a new study, even the parents who think they know what’s going on are missing most of it.
For the study, CNN partnered with two researchers — Marion Underwood of the University of Texas and Robert Faris of the University of California, Davis — to study the social media lives of 216 eighth graders from eight middle schools in Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Virginia. The researchers installed software that monitored what the teens did online for six months (with their permission) and had the teens and their parents fill out questionnaires at the beginning and end. Here are some important highlights of the study that all parents of teens should know:
13-year-olds are “intensely engaged with social media.” This isn’t a big surprise to anyone who has hung out with a 13-year-old recently. About 63% of the youth in the study were on Instagram, 34% were on Twitter, and 20% were on Facebook. On average, they post about four times a week. They also spend much more time online than on social media; most of the time they spend is watching and reading what others are doing online.
FOMO (fear of missing out) is a big reason for being online. Teens see social media as a way to connect with their peers and see what they are doing, and are frequently checking social media. One in five teens checks to be sure that no one is saying anything mean about them, which is sad — and one in three checks to see if friends are doing anything without them. While the most common reason for checking social media is boredom (80%), many teens see social media as the main way to find out what their friends are doing.
There is a dark side to FOMO: the study found that teens who spent a lot of time “lurking” online were more likely to experience distress — from feeling left out, from feeling not popular enough, from feeling upset about things they read, or from conflict online. Because…
Online conflict is common. In the study, 42% of the students reported some form of conflict — usually with a friend — at least once a month. There is also conflict that arises when youth feel they have been socially excluded, and conflict among friends often unfolds online.
Teens view social media as a barometer of popularity. For teens, especially young teens, popularity is very important — and the followers, “likes,” “tags,” and comments can seem like a quantifiable way to measure popularity.
Interestingly, two groups of teens who were more likely to experience distress were those who use social media to try to increase their popularity, and attractive teens who felt they weren’t getting enough recognition via social media.
Parents don’t really know what their children are doing. The paper had some pointed examples of disconnection between what parents said and believed about the online behavior of their children and what was actually happening. The authors wrote, “Parents systematically underestimated how much negative emotion and problematic behavior their children were experiencing, and overestimated how much happiness and fun their teens were having.”
This does not mean that the online experience is mostly negative for youth. On the contrary, most youth reported that it made them feel good about themselves, and that it allowed them to connect with and make new friends and find support.
Really, the online life of teens is simply an extension of their offline life. The themes are all the same. They are just played out in a different space, one that can be both good — and dangerous. That’s why it’s so important that parents be involved. In fact, the study found that when parents were aware of what their children were doing online, their children were less likely to experience distress.
The authors said that they agreed with researcher danah boyd, who wrote in her 2014 book It’s Complicated: The Social Life of Networked Teens:
“What makes the digital street safe is when teens and adults collectively agree to open their eyes and pay attention, communicate and collaboratively negotiate difficult situations. Teens need the freedom to wander the digital street, but they also need to know that caring adults are behind them and supporting them wherever they go. The first step is to turn off the tracking software. Then ask your kids what they do when they are online — and why it’s so important to them.”
Which is remarkably good advice.

The link between radiofrequencies emitted from wireless technologies and oxidative stress

The link between radiofrequencies emitted from wireless technologies and oxidative stress

Dasdag S, Akdag MZ. The link between radiofrequencies emitted from wireless technologies and oxidative stress. J Chem Neuroanat. 2015 Sep 12. pii: S0891-0618(15)00069-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jchemneu.2015.09.001. [Epub ahead of print]


Wireless communication such as cellular telephones and other types of handheld phones working with frequencies of 900MHz, 1800MHz, 2100MHz, 2450MHz have been increasing rapidly. Therefore, public opinion concern about the potential human health hazards of short and long-term effect of exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation. Oxidative stress is a biochemical condition, which is defined by the imbalance between reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the anti-oxidative defense. In this review, we evaluated available in vitro and in vivo studies carried out on the relation between RF emitted from mobile phones and oxidative stress. The results of the studies we reviewed here indicated that mobile phones and similar equipment or radars can be thought as a factor, which cause oxidative stress. Even some of them claimed that oxidative stress originated from radiofrequencies can be resulted with DNA damage. For this reason one of the points to think on is relation between mobile phones and oxidative stress. However, more performance is necessary especially on human exposure studies.


... Overwhelming majority of the studies discussed in this review (Table 1, Table 2, Table 3 and Table 4) indicates that mobile phones or similar equipment that emit radiofrequency radiation have a potential to increase oxidative stress resulting DNA damage. The damage, which also called as oxidative DNA damage may play an important role in mutagenesis, carcinogenesis and aging. It should not forget that this outcome is vital for the living beings or entities that created them. Meanwhile, it should be remembered that standardization of methodology of the studies far from each other mostly. For instance some authors used mobile phones directly that is far from standard exposure condition. Additionally, SAR values of some studies are not available or measurement methods are controversial. Therefore, the authors have to pay more attention to these details including the remarks recommended by Belyaev (2010) when designed further performances. However, the greatest responsibility is belonging to the editors who do not care about these details or cannot spend enough time to find the right referees.

Four human studies are present and third of them pointing oxidative effects of radiofrequencies (Khalil et al., 2014, Moustafa et al., 2001, Peraica et al., 2008 and Garaj-Vrhovac et al., 2011). The results of human study are very remarkable to evaluate the oxidative effects of radiofrequencies emitted by different mobile or fixed equipment. Therefore, regulations on these fields should be reconsidered. Another interesting result of human studies performed on RF emitted from mobile phones is efficiency of frequencies in terms of oxidative stress. Because it seems that 900 MHz is more effective than 1800 MHz in terms of oxidative stress.

We can summarize the results of the articles presented here under some headings.

1 Overwhelming of the studies reviewed here indicated that mobile phones or similar wireless equipment increase the oxidative stress.

2 Some of the researchers definitely believe that mobile phones cause oxidative damage and therefore they investigated radio-protective effects of some drugs such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, melatonin, caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester, garlic.

3 Some of the authors believe that mobile phones cause DNA damage by means of increasing of oxidative stress.

4 A few of the studies claimed that mobile phones have not any oxidative effects.

5 Human studies are very informative and their results are quite disturbing. However, numbers of the studies are very limited and further studies should be performed as soon as possible.

6 Regulation on working conditions of the radar technicians should be reconsidered in terms of occupational oxidative stress originated from radars.

In conclusion, most of the articles reported that mobile phones and similar equipment or radars can be thought as a factor, which cause oxidative stress. Some of the authors claimed that oxidative stress originated from radiofrequencies can be resulted with DNA damage. However, maximum attention should be paid methodology, exposure setup and other exposure parameters when new studies programed. More human exposure studies are necessary to clarify the topic.


Also see:

Yakymenko et al (2015) Oxidative mechanisms of biological activity of low-intensity radiofrequency radiation.

Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director
Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley

Electromagnetic Radiation Safety

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The Effects of Melatonin on Oxidative Stress Parameters and DNA Fragmentation in Testicular Tissue of Rats Exposed to Microwave Radiation

The Effects of Melatonin on Oxidative Stress Parameters and DNA Fragmentation in Testicular Tissue of Rats Exposed to Microwave Radiation

Sokolovic D, Djordjevic B, Kocic G, Stoimenov TJ, Stanojkovic Z, Sokolovic DM, et al. The Effects of Melatonin on Oxidative Stress Parameters and DNA Fragmentation in Testicular Tissue of Rats Exposed to Microwave Radiation. Adv Clin Exp Med. 2015 May-Jun;24(3):429-36. doi: 10.17219/acem/43888.


BACKGROUND: Microwaves from mobile phones are one of the environmental toxicants that are capable of compromising male fertility by inducing oxidative stress and apoptosis in the testes. Melatonin is a lipophilic tryptophan indole amine and a potent antioxidant.

OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of melatonin treatment on oxidative stress parameters and DNA fragmentation in the testicular tissue of rats exposed to microwave radiation (4 h/day).

MATERIAL AND METHODS: Adult Wistar rats were divided in 4 groups: I - treated with saline; II - treated with melatonin; III - exposed to microwaves; IV - exposed to microwaves and treated with melatonin. The melatonin (2 mg/kg ip) was administered daily. The animals were sacrificed after 20, 40 and 60 days.

RESULTS: Melatonin treatment prevented previously registered increases in malondialdehyde after only 20 days. Furthermore, it reversed the effects of microwave exposure on xanthine oxidase (after 40 days) and acid-DNase activity (after 20 days). However, neither protein carbonyl content nor catalase and alkaline Dnase activity were changed due to melatonin treatment.

CONCLUSIONS: Melatonin exerts potent antioxidant effects in the testes of rats exposed to microwaves by decreasing the intensity of oxidative stress; it also reduces DNA fragmentation.


The animals were exposed to MWs for 20, 40 and 60 days (4 h per day during the light period). The MWs were produced by a Nokia 3110 mobile test phone (Nokia Mobile Phones Ltd.) .... During MW exposure, 8  rats were able to move freely in a  100% plastic cage without any metallic fittings. A  continuous wave near-field electromagnetic signal (900 MHz) for the Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) was used for the purposes of the experiment ... Electric field intensity (E) ranged from 9.88 V/m  to 18.356 V/m, and magnetic field intensity (B) ranged from 4.68 mT to 8.69 mT. The whole-body specific energy absorption rate (SAR) was estimated at 0.043–0.135 W/kg using data for a rotating ellipsoidal rat model. 

The animals were divided in 4 experimental groups. Each group consisted of 21 animals housed in 3 cages (7 animals in each). Group I (the control group) consisted of rats treated with 0.9 % saline; Group II (Mel) consisted of rats treated with melatonin (2 mg per kg–1 body weight by IP injection); Group III (MWs) comprised rats exposed to MWs; and Group IV (MWs + Mel) was made up of rats exposed to MWs and treated with melatonin (2 mg per kg–1 body weight by IP injection). The melatonin was administered every morning at 08.00 AM. as proposed by Drago et al. [14]. The melatonin was administered intraperitoneally in a single dose of 2 mg/kg–1 in order to avoid the neuromodulatory effect of melatonin. In the control rats, isotonic saline solution (equal to the volume of melatonin) was given intraperitoneally every day during the follow-up.

According to the results of the present study, melatonin caused a significant decrease in oxidative stress intensity, reflected in the decrease in MDA levels. In addition to this, melatonin caused a  reversal of the effects of MW radiation on XO activity in the testicular tissue, lowering XO-induced oxidative stress. On the other hand, melatonin showed no significant ability to reverse the effects of MW exposure on catalase levels in testicular tissue. However, melatonin caused a  significant decrease in acid DNase activity, reflecting reduced amounts of apoptosis in the testicular tissue exposed to MWs. In conclusion, melatonin exerts potent protective effects in the testes of rats exposed to microwaves by decreasing oxidative stress intensity and DNA fragmentation.


Also see:  

Effect of Mobile Phones on Sperm Quality


Igor Yakymenko, Olexandr Tsybulin, Evgeniy Sidorik, Diane Henshel, Olga Kyrylenko, and Sergiy Kyrylenko, Oxidative mechanisms ofbiological activity of low-intensity radiofrequency radiation. Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine. Posted online on July 7, 2015. doi:10.3109/15368378.2015.1043557


This review aims to cover experimental data on oxidative effects of low-intensity radiofrequency radiation (RFR) in living cells. 
Analysis of the currently available peer-reviewed scientific literature reveals molecular effects induced by low-intensity RFR in living cells; this includes significant activation of key pathways generating reactive oxygen species (ROS), activation of peroxidation, oxidativedamage of DNA and changes in the activity of antioxidant enzymes. It indicates that among 100 currently available peer-reviewed studies dealing with oxidative effects of low-intensity RFR, in general, 93 confirmed that RFR induces oxidative effects in biologicalsystems. A wide pathogenic potential of the induced ROS and their involvement in cell signaling pathways explains a range ofbiological/health effects of low-intensity RFR, which include both cancer and non-cancer pathologies. 
In conclusion, our analysis demonstrates that low-intensity RFR is an expressive oxidative agent for living cells with a high pathogenic potential and that the oxidative stress induced by RFR exposure should be recognized as one of the primary mechanisms of the biological activity of this kind of radiation.

The analysis of modern data on biological effects of lowi-ntensity RFR leads to a firm conclusion that this physical agent is a powerful oxidative stressor for living cell. The oxidative efficiency of RFR can be mediated via changes in activities of key ROS-generating systems, including mitochondria and non-phagocytic NADH oxidases, via direct effects on water molecules, and via induction ofconformation changes in biologically important macromolecules. In turn, a broad biological potential of ROS and other free radicals, including both their mutagenic effects and their signaling regulatory potential, makes RFR a potentially hazardous factor for human health. We suggest minimizing the intensity and time of RFR exposures, and taking a precautionary approach towards wireless technologies in everyday human life.


Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director
Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley

Electromagnetic Radiation Safety

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The Kill Zones, USA With Each New Antenna Installation, Another Neighborhood Bites the Dust

 Medical researchers with Masaryk University of Czech Republic and the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2011:"Population living in the area nearby (up to 350 meters) the cell phone base transmitting station (850 MHz 1500 Watts of full power) during one year of operation and matched individuals from other areas have been compared in Israel. There were 4.15 times more cases of cancer in the transmitter station area than in the rest of the city.   Relative cancer rates for females were 10.5 times higher in close to the station area, 0.6 for control area and 1.0 for the whole town....Keeping in mind that a very significant increase in cancer took place during only a one year period, the authors of the study suggested that microwave could provoke latent cases of cancer in inhabitants of the area nearby the transmitting station." [1]
 Dr. Martin Blank, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University: "Since we know that an accumulation of changes or mutations in DNA is associated with cancer, there is good reason to believe that the elevated rates of cancers among persons living near radio towers are probably linked to DNA damage caused by EMF." [2]

 The Kill Zones, USA With Each New Antenna Installation, Another Neighborhood Bites the Dust

     The above image, with the house seemingly out of kilter, illustrates the Wi-American Dream. The garish fake palm tree is a cell tower loaded with powerful radio antennas. A number of Wi-providers have co-located their antennas on the pole, which guarantees high-frequency electromagnetic toxicity in this residential area. Some of the antennas send pulsed, modulated microwave signals and others receive signals in order to accommodate voice and data requirements of mobile wireless devices operated by the public at large.  Cell towers are infamous for depreciating the value of residential properties up to 20 percent or more.  The depreciation of human health is even more pernicious.
     The microwave frequencies flowing from most US commercial cell towers are generally between 700 megahertz (700 million hertz) to 5 gigahertz (5 billion hertz). All frequencies in this range are designated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as Group 2B carcinogenic. [3]  We know from the latest science that the electromagnetic voltage generated by these modulated signals is especially damaging to human genetic material, including the DNA.  The cell tower "scream" heard with an audio RF/microwave detector at the above site is overwhelming. There is no more impressive horror than the savage sound of wave carcinogen raging through the sacred space of a neighborhood. 
     The aggregate of radiation from so many antennas polluting the air close to homes is never monitored by any local, state or federal authority for protection of the public health.  Radiation levels are calculated from computer models produced by the Wi-industry, not from actual site measurements. [4] Each antenna on the pole emits its own pattern of microwave signals propagated on its own set of wavelengths. The many diverse signal pulse patterns and modulations of a cell tower can change on an hourly or daily basis. Tower victims are given virtually no information on what DNA-busting frequencies and power densities are invading their buildings and bodies 24/7.   
       People using wireless devices serviced by this -- and other antenna installations -- 
 should know that every voice and data transaction they generate contributes to
  impairment, sickness and suffering of people and animals living near a cell tower.
      Radiation expert Jerry Flynn, a retired Canadian Armed Forces captain with 22 years of military experience in electronic warfare, confirms that ultra-high cell tower frequencies are exceptionally dangerous for humans "because they penetrate more deeply all organ systems of the body and therefore put all human organs at risk." [5]
     Physicist Leo Cashman explains that these manmade waves are especially deadly because: "...The pulsing adds to the frequencies that are actually in the wave, making it hold lots of other frequencies and increasing the biological impact of the wave, the radiation.  And then the modulation, putting the information onto the pulsed carrier wave, whether by amplitude modulation or by frequency modulation, adds more actual frequencies onto the wave and very often those modulating frequencies are very biologically active in their impacts, mostly detrimental, on the human or animal's body....The results are not good and spewing this kind of pulsed, modulated radiation into our human environment all the time is recklessly dangerous." [6]
    Nevertheless, cell towers have been flung up willy-nilly across the nation since the mid-1980s, as successive generations are conditioned to believe that every trivial function of social and commercial life must be conducted via pulsed microwave radiation.  Most all American neighborhoods are impacted now, because in the USA, wireless connectivity and the "need fordownload speed" trump human health and human life.  Antennas for mobile phone services, Wi-Fi, WiMAX and proprietary security systems hang low over residential districts, schools, hospitals, nursing homes and playgrounds everywhere. The wave fronts of this radiation are scattered as they bounce off of buildings, trees, hills, canyons and split into many electromagnetic paths to destination. Slamming the human habitat from every angle, these pulsing waves intersect and mingle to create Franken-frequencies, which are absolutely impossible to recreate in a laboratory for proper study of their composite bio-effects.   Microwave detectors confirm that flimsy construction materials offer no protection against the complex wave forms blasting unimpeded and perpetually into all buildings and into all living flesh.       
     In urban and suburban areas, many commercial antenna systems are sited one on top of another because 4G LTE smart phones and tablets, transceiving for hours each day in the hands of even the youngest of Americans, are exponentially increasing the demand for wireless data capacity.  Increasingly common is the sight of two or more towers clustered together in residential areas, with reports of up to six in a cluster in the metropolitan area of Phoenix-Scottsdale-Mesa, Arizona. Within each square urban mile, there can be hundreds or even thousands of macro panel (sector) antennas, whip and small-cell antennas, WAN and LAN Wi-Fi antennas, plus smart meter network antennas spewing countless diverse microwave channel frequencies delivered in a variety of pulsed signal modulations and power densities. 

    By 2012, the US wireless industry was valued at $195.5 billion: "which is larger than publishing, agriculture, hotels and lodging, air transportation, motion pictures and recording, and motor vehicle manufacturing  industry segments.  It rivals the computer design services and oil and gas extraction industries." [7]  Wi-antenna installations are veritable gold mines for the industry. Over the years, each installation churns out multi-millions of dollars in Easy Money for a thick network of radiation peddlers. Therefore, the industry is pleased to erect thousands more of these weapons annually. The momentum is breathtaking. From AntennaSearch.Com is a comparison count of RF/microwave installations across the USA delivering relentless wave carcinogen to 321 million Americans [8]:
             July 2014:       547,549 antenna towers 

            June 2015:       575,256 antenna towers
     July 2014:        1,706,048 antennas
    June 2015:        1,763,574 antennas
     In 2015, AntennaSearch.Com reported that there were 1,248 wireless antennas emitting radio signals within one square mile of Civic Hall in New York City, and 2,510 antennas (178 cell towers) within one square mile of Times Square, Manhattan. According to the New Networks Institute: "This is only a fraction of the antennas and cell sites in this area of New York...And no one  --not Verizonor the NYPSC, or the FCC has any complete public data or documentation about the number of lines or even wireless cell sites." [9]  Factor in the innumerable, unregulated Wi-Fi hotspots and private radio antenna systems in the same areas, and we are taking some "mean heat." There is no federal, state or local authority in the US which is monitoring and calculating the aggregate radiation from multiple antennas.  Therefore, there is virtually no pertinent health or exposure information available to the millions of people living, working and passing through these super-hot zones. 
     As documented at this site (The Cancers of High Tech), researchers found that the 900 MHz propagated by GSM mobile antennas causes leukemia cells to divide aggressively after a 48-hour exposure in the laboratory.  What does this mean for cancer victims, caught in a mile-square zone with thousands of antennas propagating numerous and coupling microwave frequencies across the spectrum,  including 900 MHz?  And when will 2510+ amtennas around Times Square morph into 5000+ antennas?  No one is asking!   
     Any urban square mile infiltrated with this kind of wave carcinogen, delivered in hundreds of different modulated frequency channels, is arguably a DEATH CAMP. It's a morbid environment where people incrementally weaken and gradually succumb, not only to the cancer-promoting radiation itself, but also to diseases and bio-toxins which naturally prosper in such areas. Swiss researchers found that toxic molds greatly flourish when stimulated by microwaves and other forms of electromagnetic radiation.  Exposing mold to these energies, they "discovered that not only the biotoxins in the culture had increased more than 600 fold, but also had increased to a more potent and virulent form of biotoxin." [10] Lyme disease (LD), a devastating neurological affliction spreading rapidly from person to person, is another example of the indirect fallout from wireless assault.  Dr. Dietrich  Klinghardt, who specializes in the treatment of LD,  is “convinced that the increased virulence we’re now seeing is related to the dramatic increase in electromagnetic fields and microwave radiation from cell phones, cell towers, and all manner of wireless technologies. Therefore, EMF and microwave radiation mitigation are part of the standard protocol, as any subsequent treatment of Lyme disease will not be as effective unless these external factors are addressed.” [11]
    The ferocity of commercial wireless radiation unleashed nationwide amounts to a sustained, high-frequency electromagnetic attack upon the entire US population. Curtis Bennett, president of Thermografix Consulting Corporation in Canada, says that in a military application, the deliberate targeting of populations with such biologically potent microwave radiation would be an act of war. [12] Bennett uses infrared imaging to illustrate what he calls the "horrifying physiological effects" of microwave interaction with human bodies. Non-thermal microwave radiation is shown on a thermograph as capable of generating "hot spots" all over the body. Consistent reports of cell tower sickness from many nations across the world confirm that wireless radiation, flowing to and from Wi-antennas, is an advancement in slow-delivery lethality.  In the Microwave Age, silent but poisonous frequencies have replaced bullets and bombs. 

   Wi-antenna pollution is comprised of the following complex electromagnetic components, each of which exert measurable and potent biological effects on people, animals and plants:

  • polarization of the waves (vertical or horizontal propagation)
  • power densities of propagated waves
  • current drawn from the core power supply
  • pulsed fields with duty cycles
  • numerous variations of pulse width, pulse shape, pulse amplitude
  • static magnetic fields
  • electromagnetic stray fields
  • duty factors
  • burst mechanisms for time division multiple access
  • hundreds of different frequency channels
     Radiation experts with the Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (RussCNIRP) confirm how little we know about the wave toxicity from Wi-antenna systems:  “So far, most of the real MW [microwave] signals that are in use in mobile communication have not been tested for adverse effects. Very little research has been done with real signals and for durations and intermittences of exposure that are relevant to chronic exposures from mobile communication. In some studies, so-called ‘mobile communication-like’ signals were investigated that in fact were different from the real exposure in such important parameters as carrier frequency, modulation, polarization, duration and intermittence. To what degree such studies are relevant to evaluation of health risks from MW of mobile communication is not known. For example, GSM users are exposed to MW at different carrier frequencies during their talks…The base station can change the frequency [through a selection of many different channels] during the same call. This means that no one knows to what extent any particular antenna installation is damaging to those who live in its range of effect." [13]
No Worries for the Wi-Radiation Industry
    Protected by federal mandate, Wi-profiteers are free to obtain their lavish booty by mega-microwaving the entire nation with what amounts to ZERO REGULATORY OVERSIGHT.  In late 2014, the Washington Post reported that one in ten antenna installations is in violation of rules set forth by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). [14] The FCC exercises sole authority over US antenna installations, but the agency admits that it has neither the means to monitor antenna effluent nor the manpower to enforce radiation exposure guidelines, inadequate as these guidelines are. [15] The EMR Network explains:  "The FCC requires very little RFR monitoring from its licensees and it does very little of its own....For many of the new personal wireless services, the FCC does not monitor any communications installations for RF compliance. They issue licenses for whole regions and do not have a complete inventory list of actual installations and no idea where many are located." [16]  An engineer who found one in ten cell sites out of compliance told the Washington Post:  "It's like having a speed limit and no police." [17]  In other words,  USA is a radiation rodeo, and a lawless one at that.  Meantime, the average American apparently believes that regulators must be protecting the public and that tower antennas are hunky dory safe. 
     FCC publications, including the OET Bulletin 56, minimize antenna health risks with vague assurances and assumptions, but provide ZERO up-to-date medical or scientific documentation proving that these installations are in any way safe for the public health during long-term and continual exposure. The FCC rakes in billions selling spectrum to the same commercial Wi-interests which it also "regulates."  This sordid conflict of interest may explain why public health issues take a far back seat to economic issues.
      Because the FCC imposes no health-based antenna setback requirements, any American can wake up one morning to find a huge microwave tower and its electrical station being erected mere feet from the walls of his home, workplace, school.  Tech freaks would naturally consider it only right that there be one or more of these rip-roaring monstrosities adjacent toevery inhabited building in America.  After all, 4G technologies -- for example, the Apple Watch and its partner iPhone -- require majoWi-radiation for: calls, Internet connections, streaming movies, games, TV, music, digital banking and NFC shopping. The Apple Watch allows a wearer to adjust his home Wi-thermostat remotely.  Best of all, the wearer can doodle on the touchscreen, then blast that doodle through a Wi-tower on its way to another Apple Watch. [18]  How could survival of the human species be more important than that?! 
     When the wireless rollout began in the mid 80s, the lethality of microwave radiation was already well known and hugely documented by renowned scientists across the globe.  Many individuals and municipalities, aware of the hazards of radio frequency emissions, were telling the tower and antenna boys: "Not in my back yard!"  In response, the Wi-industry sponsored the infamous Telecommunications Act of 1996 (TCA) which was promptly rubber-stamped by the industry's greased palms within the US Congress.  Constitutional attorney Gabriel North Seymour explains:  "The telecom companies essentially bought and paid congress for the votes to pass this act, which they believed had absolute preemption over local zoning and planning regulations, taking local control of the placement of towers out of the hands of people who are going to live right next to them....Under the Telecom Act, and under the failure to set these safety standards, we are not safe." [19] 
     Through the Telecom Act of 1996, the Wi-radiation industry BECAME THE LAW.  This law commands the  American people:
     According to the Telecom Act of 1996, the legal "dose" of cell tower carcinogen delivered to the masses is the sole jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This law prevents state and local governments from blocking the erection of antenna infrastructure on the basis of health and environmental effects. Both Section 332 and Section 704 state:  "No state or local government or instrumentality of such may regulate the placement, construction and modification of personal wireless service facilities on the basis of environmental effects of radio frequency emissions to the extent that such facilities comply with the Commission's regulations covering such emissions."  [20]
    This carefully crafted verbiage catapults the health of the entire nation into the hands of five FCC commissioners, all of them political appointees with virtually no public health expertise. FCC's public exposure limits for RF/microwave radiation have actually been set by the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), a private professional group which maintains its status as technical advisor to the FCC.  Naturally, the corporate membership of IEEE is the literal backbone of the global Wi-radiation industry.  Dr. Louis Slesin, editor of  Microwave News explains: "Essentially the users of RF and microwave technology -- the military, its contractors and the communications industry -- wrote the IEEE RF standard.  For example, of the two co-chairs of the committee that developed the most recent safety standard, one works for Motorola and the other for the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force.  What are the odds that their safety standard serves their interests?  I'd bet the ranch on it." [21]
     Motorola is infamous for meddling with the work of scientists who have tried to tell the truth about the disastrous health effects of Wi-radiation. Seattle Magazine reported that Dr. Henry Lai, research professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington and fellow researcher Narendra Singh, of comet assay fame, were looking at the effects of non-ionizing microwave radiation--the same type of radiation emitted by cell phones--on the DNA of rats:  "They used a level of radiation considered safe by government standards and found that the DNA in the brain cells of the rats was damaged—or broken—by exposure to the radiation....After Lai and Singh’s research finding an effect on DNA was published in 1995, Lai learned of a full-scale effort to discredit his work. In an internal company memo leaked to Microwave News….Motorola described its plan to “war-game” and undermine Lai’s research.”  Motorola did all it could to discredit their work and have both Lai and Singh fired. [22]

      Likewise,  Dr. Jerry Phillips, a well-known cell phone researcher with dozens of peer-reviewed papers under his name, conducted Motorola-funded research and later reported coercion and falsification of his research by industry agents determined to obfuscate bio-research results unfavorable to Wi-technologies. Dr. Phillips has stated: "There is so much money involved, that the only thing the industry sees is the money. They couldn't give a damn about basic science." [23]
    To add to the confusion, there is no federally-mandated radio-frequency exposure standard. [24]  Dr. Slesin says that there are actually only two enforceable EMF exposure standards in the US: "One is for microwave ovens set by the FDA and the other is for cell phones set by the FCC.[25]  Thus, the ray peddlers and the military run America's Wi-antenna show to their lucrative, self-serving and basically unregulated satisfaction.  Here is the resulting deadly situation for everyone:
1IEEE,  a consortium loaded with agents representing industry and military interests,  insists that public exposure guidelines must be based only on thermal (tissue-heating) considerations. (If the radiation doesn't catch your hair on fire, it's "safe."]  IEEE exposure limits therefore allow RF/microwave antenna installations to irradiate the US population with a power density as high as 47 to 61 volts per square meter (580-1000uW/cm2), depending on the propagated frequencies involved.  [26]

2. In the real world of flesh and blood, adverse biological effects from microwave radiation are documented by many studies at non-thermal power levels as low as .02 volts per meter (.00001 microwatts per centimeter squared.) A  team of medical researchers have now shown that microwave voltage at only .00675 volts per meter efficiently disables the human immune system. [27]  
3.  Numerous recent epidemiological studies show that populations chronically irradiated by cell tower antenna radiation report thirteen different categories of pathological symptoms and impairments, even at non-thermal power density levels as low as .0003 to 0.05 volts per meter. [28]
4.  Therefore, the FCC's obsolete, IEEE-approved microwave public exposure limit of a whopping 47 to 61 volts per meter is absurd and demonstrably deadly to the public health.  Yet, thanks to very dirty and greed-driven politics, federal law now strictly legalizes, protects and enforces this genocidal travesty, allowing the Wi-industry to claim compliance with FCC regulations while it freely irradiates the entire nation at medically indefensible power densities.
     The BioInitiative Report of 2012 (2014), based on 1800 published medical and scientific studies, was put together by 29 experts from ten nations. This report states: "Public safety standards are 1,000 to 10,000 times higher than levels now commonly reported in mobile phone base station studies to cause bioeffects." [29]  The insanity of allowing a public exposure limit as high as 47 to 61 volts per square meter is found in a report by radiation expert and senior physicist Dr. Bill Curry, who undertook a study of especially hazardous cell tower siting scenarios. Traveling to various cell tower sites where people were suffering extreme illnesses, he found homes with ambient radiation measuring as high as 67-70 microwatts cm2 which is about 16 volts per meter.  People living in these homes reported debilitating sickness and some had to sleep in their cars for relief. [30]  Dr. Curry, whose vast experience includes complex radiation projects at several national laboratories, warned in his report that extreme microwave antenna hazards include: 
  • omni-directional antennas located close to inhabited buildings 
  • directional antennas which focus radiation into elevated homes or building floors situated at the same level as transmitting antennas
  •  antenna radiation amplified by mineral content in the soil or by weather conditions (wet weather can enhance microwave radiation effects) 
  •  microwave antenna radiation which couples with the ground waves of a nearby, low-frequency broadcast station [31]
     In regards to the FCC's disastrous and obsolete thermal exposure guidelines, the BioInitiative Report states: "...It has been established beyond any reasonable doubt that bioeffects and some adverse health effects occur at far lower levels of RF exposure where no heating occurs at all....It does appear that it is the INFORMATION [pulsing] conveyed by the electromagnetic radiation, rather than the heat, which causes biological changes, some of which may lead to unwellness, illness and even death." [32]  
    So how did this gross negligence of a thermal-based standard come to pass?  Radiation expert Don Maisch, Ph.D., informs us:  "Many subjective judgements, based on vested interests and limited knowledge melded together by Cold War political and military concerns lie at the very foundations of the thermal paradigm."[33]  
     After abrupt passage of the TCA in 1996, a group of scientists and engineers, backed by the Communications Workers of America, filed suit in federal court. They asked the US Supreme Court to review both the FCC's dangerous exposure guidelines and the legality of a federal law that severely impedes state and local authority in the siting of hazardous transmitters.  But in 2001, the Supreme Court refused to hear the case. The group's subsequent petition to the FCC asking the agency to bring its exposure guidelines current with the latest scientific data was also denied. [34]      
    In 1999, an interagency working group (RFIAWG), comprised of six federal agencies, took a hard look at FCC's microwave exposure guidelines and admitted that they "may not adequately protect the public." [35]  RFIAWG  identified 14 health-related  issues needing resolution, including the issue of bio-effects from chronic  RF/microwave exposure. [36] There has been virtually no FCC follow-up or resolution of any of these pending issues because the FCC, and the Wi-mafia behind it, has proven to be an unchallengeable power thus far. 
    The president of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AEEM) warns: "People who live near cell towers are in jeopardy.  The science is increasingly clear that there are biological effects from both acute and chronic exposures to non-thermal microwave radiation. It is essential we have a government that puts the public's health above commercial interests." [37]  The FCC's exposure standards are absolutely obsolete, confirms Whitney North Seymour, Jr., former New York Senator and co-founder of the National Resources Defense Council.  He says: "It is imperative members of Congress request the FCC update the obsolete cell tower safety guidelines to reflect current science." [38]
    Naturally, such crucial advisement falls on stone deaf ears at the FCC, currently headed by the Wi-industry's  most infamous lobbyist and cover-up specialist, Tom Wheeler. [39]  Chairman Wheeler, seen below, is former head of CTIA, the Wi-industry's leading global trade organization. Wheeler's shoo-in appointment as the US Wi-radiation czar demonstrates how successfully the Wi-Mafia, with its extraordinary money and power, ensures that Wi-regulators and Wi-regulatees remain as one big, happy, microwave-enriched family.  WHEELER'S HISTORY HERE
What All This Means for the Masses
       In 2010,  Dr. Dan Harper M.D., an expert in electromagnetic hyper-sensitivity (EHS), arrived at a city council meeting in Encinitas, California.  He was armed with a 12-inch stack of medical journals documenting the health risks of RF/microwave antennas.  He was at the meeting to defend the rights of his numerous EHS patients who were confronting construction of new microwave antennas in their neighborhoods. Dr. Harper explained to the council why these antennas especially harm radiation-sensitive patients.  After public testimony, the hearing was closed with a reminder by the wireless industry that, under federal law, the city had no legal right to deny approval of the proposed new antennas.  Dr. Harper later told the local media: "My heart sank as I saw big business once again put the FCC knife to the throats of the City Council and tell them they would have to sit and watch as they [the wireless industry] raped and ravaged the community and there was nothing they could do....Every citizen is being blasted on the cellular level with this radiation.  It may take two or three decades to manifest the cancer or dementia, but it is adversely affecting us all." [40]
     This is where we stand today. The general public has no vote, no voice, no choice. The Telecom Act of 1996 literally flushed constitutional guarantees of the right to life and the right to free speech in the defense of life. Millions of Americans living and working at close proximity to Wi-antenna installations have no more health and safety protection than livestock in a feedlot. Meantime, the latest studies and epidemiological reports confirm one universal certainty: the silent, but potent, man-made wave energy blasting from RF/microwave antennas is a literal grab-bag of sickness, degeneration and slow-death for humans, animals, plants and insects.

    Numerous published epidemiological studies indicate that the most acute bio-effects are suffered by antenna-irradiated populations living within 500 meters (1625 feet) of antenna installations. [41] This is about one-third of a mile. However, if a tower has a large number of antennas which broadcast maximum allowable wattage, the KILL ZONE of that installation can extend out much further.  In addition, because there are now so many antennas propagating wave carcinogen within each square urban and suburban mile, radiation overlap insures that almost everyone within a highly populated area is trapped within a KILL ZONE.
     Hardest hit are segments of the population caught in the "beam patch" areas.  A beam patch is a confluence of energy with the highest field strength.  Beam patches hit the ground at several times the height of the mast away.  If the antennas are mounted on platforms with three sides, like those seen above, the beam patches of high intensity hit the ground around the tower pole at targets 120 degrees apart. [42] Site engineers have sole discretion on where to aim these most lethal beams and no one challenges their omnipotence.
      Most rooftop antennas, like those seen above, are not registered with the FCC.  No one but antenna profiteers are privy to information about the variety of frequencies and the power density of the radiation emanating from them. Microwave detectors confirm that RF/microwave energy from rooftop antennas routinely leak their radiation downward  or sideward into the structures which support them, creating carcinogenic hotspots inside where people live and work. [43] Metallic objects within these antenna buildings are often the hottest spots of all. Rooftop antennas also efficiently propagate massive radiation through windows and walls of adjacent buildings.  Rooftop antennas highly endanger workmen and first responders who can be badly irradiated when compelled to work on or near these buildings.  Advisors for the insurance industry warns that each year, at least 250,000 US workers come into dangerously close contact with these antennas, putting them at high risk for eye and brain damage, plus sterility. [44]  
     In 2013, concerned whistle-blowers reported that over 100 rooftop antenna sites in 23 states were found to be in violation of federal exposure guidelines. Some of these installations were documented to be emitting microwave radiation in excess of 600% over FCC’s scientifically discredited exposure limits. [45]  Meantime, virtually no FCC enforcement efforts are underway to bring Wi-industry violators into compliance.  The FCC has reportedly issued only two non-compliance citations since 1996. [46]   
      Greatly emboldened by the disastrous regulatory situation,  the Wi-radiation industry is eagerly erecting lucrative new cell tower antennas INSIDE of large public buildings. Seen above is a new wall-mounted cellular antenna, color-coordinated to blend in with surroundings.  Indoor cellular antennas,  within the Distributed Antenna System (DAS) category, are being mounted everywhere to compensate for "signal gaps" left by the macro antenna towers.  In January 2015, the media explained how hundreds of these INDOOR antennas were installed for the Super Bowl games in Glendale, Arizona: 
" 'People go to games and want to use their phones for everything. They want to get on Instagram, to share pictures and videos, and to do that you have to upgrade the network systems,' explained Mike Kavanagh, with the cell solutions Crown Castle. Crown Castle has been working for a group of cellular companies to install new equipment, designed to allow security officers, media personnel and fans to communicate without glitches or delays on Super Bowl Sunday.... More than 300 new cell antennas are up and running inside the Gila River Arena, where the Coyotes play. More than 200 are at the University of Phoenix Stadium, and 250 installed at the Renaissance Hotel. The new equipment will remain in place after Super Bowl Sunday, and continue boosting cell power for games and concerts for years to come." [47]

     Thus we see that America's obsessive-compulsive need to irradiate the environment for frivolous entertainment and trivial social interaction requires that a sizeable percentage of the US population be rendered antenna-sick, with a profound threat to many lives.  Every wireless phone call, text and video/movie/TV streaming session is another strike against the health and life force of antenna victims.  No one has informed Wi-worshippers that, in order to gratify themselves with endless microwave diversions, they gravely impair not only their own health, but also the well-being of their entire civilization.  The latest medical science is clear: carcinogenic cell antennas -- mounted both indoors and out -- have massive potential to create a sickly, neurologically-damaged, heavily-medicated population with an early expiration date.  
     Because America's radiation addicts exert an ever-increasing demand for wireless voice and data, corporate ray-peddlers never sleep.  Their armies work feverishly around the clock to birth new death ray technologies in order to bring carcinogenic antennas ever closer to home--everyone's home.   The ultimate goal, say visionaries, is the day when big cell towers actually become obsolete: "There's no reason why your cell phone is not the cell tower of the future," the founder of Parallel Wireless told CNBC in April 2014.  "We're just on the cusp of chips coming out where a $300 chip can power an entire cell tower.  When you get that far, it's not much further to a scenario where when you're finished with your cellphone, you can hang it on the wall and it adds to the cellular network." [48] Naturally, the abhorrent health ramifications of such a powerful and far-reaching in-home radiation system is never mentioned by such visionaries.
     Meantime, in order to keep a transmitting smart phone or tablet in the hands of every toddler and teen, the small cell antenna business is gaining momentum across the USA and Canada.  Alcatel-Lucent has developed tiny "light radio" cube antennas, clusters of which can be hidden, both indoors and outdoors where they can powerfully irradiate all living flesh at close range.  Some of the tiny antennas being developed are reportedly powerful enough to propagate microwave carcinogen for a mile or more. [49]  Seen below are microcell antennas mounted low to the ground on utility poles in residential neighborhoods.  These antennas are currently being used by telecom carriers to fill in signal gaps between large cell towers.  The more Wi-lovers overload the system, the more these microwave-spewing DAS antennas will appear mere feet from doorsteps and window sills in neighborhoods everywhere.  Small cell antenna radiation is powerful enough to blast Group 2B carcinogen directly into adjacent homes. The worrisome readings below indicate that low-to-the-ground small cells are capable of irradiating the population at even higher power densities than some macro cell antennas mounted on high towers.

     Note how the the utility pole-mounted microcell in the picture on the left is whacking this residential neighborhood at almost nine volts of modulated microwave radiation per square meter as measured on the ground. The microcell on the right is measuring close to two volts per square meter on the ground. Physicist Ronald Powell, PhD., explains what this means: "The surface area of an adult body is about 2 square meters (m2).  So the surface area that an adult presents to an RF wave arriving from the front, or from the back, is about 1 square meter.  So when an adult human faces an oncoming wave of radiation with a power density of say, 10 milliwatts per square meter (mW/m2) that human will receive a total of 10 milliwatts of radiation over the entire body." [50] Therefore, an adult walking a dog within range of the microcell on the left could be assaulted with nine volts of microwave carcinogen across and through his entire body. A teenager playing ball underthe microcell antenna on the right will sustain an assault of two volts of microwave carcinogen across and through his entire body.  The power density of these low-hanging DAS antennas is impressive in light of recent research showing that the human immune system can be functionally disabled at microwave levels as low as .00675 volts per meter.  [51]
      Most water towers across the USA support a variety of RF/microwave antennas. Preliminary research confirms that continually irradiating community water supplies with carcinogenic waves could be an additional contributing factor to the human suffering and disease reported in antenna KILL ZONES.  Radiation expert Dr. Andrew Goldsworthy explains:
"Weak pulsed radiation is routinely used in "electronic" water conditioners to remove lime scales from plumbing....However, the treated water has biological effects similar to those from direct exposure to weak electromagnetic radiation, perhaps due to its removing calcium ions from cell membranes just as it removes lime scales from water pipes....There is a growing tendency to mount mobile phone base station antennas on water towers. This may seem convenient, but it carries a hidden risk because the radiation may also "condition" the water to make it biologically active which could have adverse effects on public health.....This needs urgent attention by the water companies since, unlike the mobile phone operators, they have no legal immunity from prosecution for distributing a potentially toxic product." [52]
     The housewife shown above was photographed in a typical American home near howling cell towers. This woman and her family were assaulted for years by wave carcinogen which flows unimpeded through the windows, walls and the roof of this structure.  As she stood at her sink, pulsing microwaves penetrated her body at close to one volt per meter, as confirmed by the audio microwave detector sitting on the window sill.  Virtually no room in this house is safe from radiation rape, and most horrifying, extra high microwave power density can be measured at each and every electrical outlet.  This indicates that high frequency radiation from the towers somehow travels through the entire electrical system of the home and likely, through the power grid of the entire neighborhood. 
    Although family members are relatively young, while living in this house they suffered from a range of maladies including: MS, diabetes, depression, sleep disorders and incurable fatigue. They strongly suspected that their myriad and inexplicable health problems were related to the wave pollution which flooded their home while the weak economy rendered it unsellable. Their story is that of countless millions of ailing Americans. Many of the irradiated undoubtedly prematurely die, but never know why, having been deprived of the knowledge that living, working and playing adjacent to powerful Wi-antennas is a dead end!
A Hard Lesson Learned by Firefighters 
     The wireless industry has long sought to place cell antennas on or near fire and police stations because of their strategic locations in densely populated areas near highways where cell coverage can be maximized. At the same time, municipalities receive revenue from wireless companies in exchange for locating antennas on fire and police station property.  Seen below is a fire station in the Midwest with a screaming cell tower on site.  An audio detector literally vibrates with the energy imparted from this installation as the radiation rampages for many meters all around it. Antennas high up on this pole loudly impact a school for deaf children directly across the street.  The school's exercise yard,  enclosed by metal fencing and full of metal playground equipment [metal = hotspot], is fairly screaming with antenna radiation, as are countless other irradiated school yards across the nation. Ironically, America professes to care for its children.

      In 2004, the US and Canadian membership of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) passed a resolution opposing the siting of cell tower antennas on or adjacent to fire stations.  This resolution was inspired by a pilot medical study which raised serious concerns about the safety of fire fighters working and sleeping in stations with towers on the premises. The study, conducted by Dr. Gunnar Heuser of Agoura Hills, California, focused on neurological symptoms of  six firefighters who had been working for up to five years in stations with cell towers. Their symptoms included: slowed reaction time, lack of focus, lack of impulse control, severe headaches, anesthesia-like sleep, sleep deprivation, depression and tremors. [53]  
     Dr.  Heuser, along with Dr. J. Michael Uszler of Santa Monica,  used functional brain scans to assess changes in the brains of the six firefighters, as compared to healthy brains of men of the same age.  These SPECT scans revealed a pattern of abnormal changes concentrated over a wider area than would normally be seen in the brains of individuals exposed to toxic inhalation, as might be expected from fighting fires.  Dr. Heuser confirmed that the only plausible explanation would be the chronic RF radiation exposure. Additionally, TOVA testing confirmed among the same six firefighters: delayed reaction time, lack of impulse control, and difficulty in maintaining mental focus, just as they had reported. [54] 
     IAFF's Resolution Number 15, dated August 2004, explains impressively what living and/or working in a KILL ZONEmeans for the health of Americans who have been "chosen" for sacrifice by the Wi-Industry.  READ IT  HERE
     Fast forward to now. The city of Los Angeles is partnering with Motorola and the Department of Homeland Security for the initial rollout of over 200 new cell tower installations required by the new LA Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS).  The  LA-RICS project, underwritten by hundreds of millions in federal grant money, will connect more than 80 public safety agencies with a new 700 megahertz wireless network designed to cover an area of 4,000 square miles.  LA-RICS is comprised of two subsets: a land mobile radio system and an LTE broadband (4G) communications system. [55] LA-RICS will grandly enrich mass tracking and surveillance capabilities, undoubtedly a major purpose for, and the momentum behind all wireless technologies.   Among the unwashed masses, LA-RICS is nicknamed "Fry and Spy."

      The original plans for LA-RICS mandates the initial 200+ new antenna installations to be sited at fire and police stations across many cities in the LA area.  Therefore, in March 2015, IAFF Local 1014 petitioned the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to halt construction of these towers on fire stations until proper health studies can be conducted and until transparency is obtained on the interest-conflicted political machinations behind the LA-RICS project. [56] Sadly, cancer already accounts for more than half of line-of-duty firefighter deaths nationwide. [57] IAFF and supporters miraculously convinced the Board to declare a temporary moratorium on behalf of not only first responders, but also the innumerable families living near fire and police stations.  
     Unfortunately, even if the union can consummate a permanent moratorium, the new LA-RICS surveillance towers will simply be sited in other areas where victims are oblivious to the horrendous health risks involved. The 200+ new LA-RICs antenna systems will hyper-irradiate the already microwave-saturated LA metropolitan areas. It is reasonable to expect that the lifespan of the "lucky winners," perpetually irradiated by LA-RICS super-antennas, will enjoy the life span of fruit flies. This same type of radiation-intensive tracking and surveillance system is reportedly coming to other states and cities soon.
     Speaking of California, the question arises: Could Microwave Man TWITTER, TWEET, INSTAGRAM and APP himself into extinction?  Of the fifty states, California leads the nation in the number of wireless antennas. [58]  It also leads in new cancer cases and annual cancer deaths. [59] Thirty-nine million citizens in this drought-ridden state are facing critical water shortages, while wild fires of the future are expected to be unparalleled in their destructive fury.
     Microwaves HEAT flesh and they HEAT the atmosphere. Microwaves DRY the flesh and they DRY the atmosphere. California alone has 130,000+ cell towers, zillions  of  unregulated Wi-Fi antennas, innumerable DAS antennas mounted on utility poles/buildings everywhere and a state-wide smart meter mesh antenna infrastructure. Factor in the new LA-RICS antenna network (with similar systems in other urban areas, i.e., San Francisco), plus the great HPWREN TRANSMITTERS(see information below), plus the approaching vehicle-to-vehicle radar rollout and what do you get?
"Public Safety" and Cancer Clusters 
     RF/microwave radiation destroys DNA as efficiently as nuclear radiation.  This has been amply confirmed by the European Union's REFLEX studies and other research, as carefully documented at this site.  Cancer begins with damaged DNA.  Therefore, the consequences of unbridled Wi-irradiation of the USA is guaranteed to result in loss of life and painful death for many people.  The current public health emergency posed by Wi-radiation is still unrecognized by most victims; most shuffle in ignorance and silence to their cancer treatments and to their graves. But every so often, muck boils to the surface, as it did with the horrific cancer cluster which erupted several years ago at  San Diego State University (SDSU).
     We have some information on this disaster, thanks to Virginia Farver, the courageous mother of Rich Farver who died of glioma brain cancer in 2008 at the age of 29. [60]  Rich was among a group of other academics who likewise developed horrendous malignancies after suffering acute exposure to antenna radiation on the campus of SDSU. Rich Farver was a healthy student when he took up graduate studies at SDSU.  He spent many long hours on campus in Nasatir Hall,  a study and meeting center. A notably long list of other cancer victims also spent considerable time in Nasatir Hall. Only meters away from Nasatir Hall, effusing its relentless carcinogen into numerous campus buildings, is still today a huge antenna-loaded communications tower. 
    Virginia Farver's urgent warning provides a glimpse of a massive cover-up perpetrated by both the wireless radiation industry and its lapdog federal agencies.  Having spent years researching the accoutrements of exposure from this installation, Farver writes of the tower: "It is a HPWREN--High Performance Wireless Research and Educational Network--a backbone node to the UCSD Supercomputer Center in San Diego. It is also GWEN--Ground Wave Emergency Network, with emissions known to hug the ground....HPWREN includes Homeland Security, DoE, DoD, DARPA, Air Force, Navy, National Institutes of Health, SPAWARS, NASA-Inmarsat Satellite, emergency services and many huge corporations." [61]
    HPWREN network officials admit: "The network has required the installation of numerous large antennae throughout the area....Coordinating the installation of these antennae, which can be eight to 10 feet in size, and weigh up to 400 pounds, can be a real challenge. We have used hoists, cranes and in one case even a helicopter to put radio links in place." [62] The emissions from such powerful transmitters have to be gargantuan, but the particulars of these emissions (frequencies, power densities, pulse patterns) is not in the public domain due to "security" concerns.  A major extension of the HPWREN system is the Area Situation Awareness for Public Safety Network (ASAPnet), a massive wireless Internet data communications network connected to firefighter installations throughout the San Deigo and surrounding areas.
    Funded by the National Science Foundation, the HPWREN project is a vision of America's future with its morass of broadband transmitters, sensors and spy cameras scattered throughout at least 20,000 square miles of the Southwest. The HPWREN network has metastasized throughout many rural communities, including numerous Indian reservations as it links to the U.S. Park Service and the NASA's National Weather Bureau. [63] It also links to NASA's Satellite Laser Ranging Program (SLR) and the global MOBLAS system which transmits satellite laser ranging data and communicates with numerous sponsors of geophysical experiments like SOPAC, DORIS and EarthScope. [64]
     The HPWREN project was conceived around 2000 by research scientists with the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California San Diego [UCSD].  Here lies the very guts of HPWREN.  In 2009, protestors brought to media attention another cancer cluster in a building located on the UCSD campus: "Protestors at the University of California, San Diego, are lobbying school administrators to address a 'cancer cluster' linked to a campus building...being blamed for a cluster of breast cancer cases, raising new questions about the risk of exposure to electromagnetic fields....At least eight workers in the campus building have been diagnosed with breast cancer since 2000 and a handful of other cancers, including ovarian and salivary gland cancers have also been reported." [65]  
     The SDSU and UCSD cancer clusters are clue that the more Americans are irradiated in the name of "public safety" and mass surveillance, the sicker the population will become. Both of these university cancer clusters were swept under the rug in the bitter end.  School officials reportedly remained disengaged while the media was loath to trod in this territory.  Nasatir Hall was closed off after the SDSU cancer cluster came to light, but Virgina Farver reports: "The HPWREN cell tower is still on campus. There is an outdoor courtyard directly underneath this cell tower. I was on campus, daily for three weeks, fall 2011. I observed kids sitting under this cell tower for hours, day after day. There are newly constructed Fraternity Row Housing Units across the street from the KPBS News Station and cell towers on campus. Again I watched boys sitting on balconies for hours and hours. Some of these fraternity units are newly adorned with metal windows and metal balcony railings, which attract radiation. How many of these kids will become ill, or already have? Some form of cancer no doubt. Many without this knowledge. I not only fear for these kids, I fear for Humanity." [66]
    That such complex and potentially lethal communications systems as HPWREN can be sited mere feet from inhabited buildings on a university campus is frightening indeed.  In general, American college and university campuses are now Wi-radiation hotbeds. Techno-fanatics "own" most campuses and unwary students submit to many hours of intense wireless exposure each day.  For all their hyper-expensive "education," it is particularly horrifying that so many of these young conformists have been successfully conditioned to submit --without a bleat-- to time-release genocide by radiation.   READ VIRGINIA'S STORY HERE
Interesting Thoughts on Microwave Pollution Across America
      For two decades, it has become conspicuously apparent that a foremost imperative, at all levels of government in the United States, is the frenetic erection of more and more microwave installations everywhere across the nation. At the same time, medical science is confirming that these installations are profoundly threatening to all biological life.    
      As concerned citizens learn about the ever-increasing dangers of RF/microwave antenna radiation, they are often perplexed as to how and why our nation has devolved to this disastrous state.  Because microwave radiation has long been used by governments to manipulate the environment, and because the powerful biological effects of RF/microwave radiation are well-documented, some informed people suspect that America's official Microwave Mania could have a dark dimension. It is technically possible that powerful and myriad high-frequency installations, possibly including the HPWREN system as seen above, could be utilized for classified reasons known only to America's shady ruling elite.  The Activist Post has published a 2015 essay entitled "Cell Phones--Cell Towers --HAARP:  An EMF Triple Threat" by Michael T. Winter.  Here are some thought-provoking excerpts which bring to mind  bizarre weather extremes,  random acts of gun violence contrasting with the passive, almost lobotomized behavior of the general population.  Keep in mind that there are reportedly numerous, experimental HAARP-type installations located across the planet:
     "The High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, or Haarp, in Alaska is well known by now, at least to those even semi-awake. The acknowledgement of Haarp as a method of controlling the weather is not a secret; indeed, it is a stated function as published by the US Government. This high-tech facility, operated by the US Navy, Air Force and several universities, is an extremely powerful transmitter that (very simplistically put) directs intense energy beams into the ionosphere with the goal of influencing: jet streams, creating rain or drought, tsunamis, hurricanes and other uses as well. This ultimately is equivalent to "cooking" our ionosphere. Haarp, however, is limited by the curvature of the earth; hence its range of manipulation is finite.
    "This is where cell towers come into play. Cell towers can be 'harnessed' in their power, allowing for focused energy bursts within a tightly held geographical area. The signal can be bounced tower to tower until reaching its destination. There is an enormous mountain of data supporting the following theories of Haarp and cell tower shenanigans in relation to the following recent events.  Between chemtrails and ionospheric manipulation, the government has artificially created the drought in California."    NEW REPORT ON THE DEADLY CHEMICALS USED
     "Can it be there is an ulterior motive, or motives, above and beyond a strong signal, in equipping these towers with up to half a million watts of transmitter power? Yes there is....You will note that the human body is a self-contained electrical unit. The human brain is a biological computer and, like a computer, it has a clock frequency that all your existence is centered around....Your visual cortex may process at a different frequency than the section of your brain which regulates your heartbeat. Feelings and thoughts will run at another frequency... The fact that your brain operates on frequencies leaves it susceptible to manipulation via electronic means. Since different moods are reflected by different frequencies, it is possible to electronically force people to be relaxed when they should be angry, laugh when they should be appalled, and give loyalty when they should rebel.[67]
The Price We Pay for the Games They Play 

     What follows is a short list of the symptoms widely reported by people living and/or working in antenna KILL ZONES. These symptoms have been documented by a number of high-quality epidemiological studies conducted across the globe:
  whole body weakness, chronic fatigue, lack of stamina 
                                  ♦ sleep disorders, including disruption of normal REM sleep 
                                      ♦ headaches, problems with concentration and memory
                                ♦ chronic structural problems and pain in muscle, bone, tendon 
                            ♦ fibromyalgia, arthritis and extremity nerve problem such as restless legs
                                  ♦ heart palpitations, radically fluctuating blood pressure, dizziness
                                                ♦ vision and hearing degradation
                                                ♦ severe allergies of many varieties
                                                   ♦ skin rashes and hair loss
                                  ♦ increased susceptibility to mold, bacterial, fungal and viral diseases
                               ♦ endocrine abnormalities: pituitary, pineal, pancreas, adrenal, thyroid 
  abnormal body weight
                                           ♦ lack of libido and/or sexual dysfunction 
                                 ♦ emotional difficulties: inner agitation, inability to cope, depression
  significant decrease in ACTH, cortisol, thyroid hormones, testosterone and prolactin for young females
                                                abnormal secretion of both serotonin and melatonin hormones
   encephalopathy of the brain
  numerous types of cancer, especially of the brain, breast and lungs
     An excellent document describing the above symptoms of Wi-sickness, also known as the Microwave Syndrome, is contained in the Freiburg Appeal, compiled by a large group of German doctors. [68] This information clearly documents the inevitable sickness inherent in homes, workplaces, medical centers and schools saturated with cell tower radiation in addition to radiation from Wi-Fi signal generators, DECT phone systems, smart utility meters, Wi-security systems, signal boosters, plus the effluent from many types of personal Wi-devices.  People who endure such sick buildings are truly and ultimately the walking dead.   READ THE APPEAL HERE
     Virginia Farver worked long and hard to uncover suppressed information about her son's cancer cluster at SDSU.  This is exactly what activists should be doing in every cell-tower irradiated neighborhood and on every Wi-tortured school campus in America. The poisonous 20,000 ton chemical dump at Love Canal in New York state would still be maiming and killing children of that area had not mothers there been determined to discover the root cause of the terrible suffering of their kids in the late 70s. These mothers went door to door to collect information and they organized that information into a media revelation that shook the nation.  A neighborhood survey is a great way to raise awareness on critical Wi-radiation issues.
     Because U.S legislative, judicial and regulatory branches of government are currently in harness to aggrandize and protect the wireless radiation industry, while keeping a lid on our nation-wide scandal of cell tower sickness, there is no agency or information clearing house where injured Americans can report their antenna sickness. Therefore, it is incumbent upon each radiation-abused community to investigate and gather its own surveys and epidemiological reports. Those who take the time to talk to their neighbors and catalog the cell tower illnesses and unusual cancer and birth defect clusters in their immediate areas will begin to understand: public education and political activism regarding the bio-effects of microwave antenna pollution are now essential for human survival.   Eileen O'Conner's story is a great example of  what people can learn when they begin to take an interest in the health of their neighborhoods.  Her message is especially important for America's countless small towns and villages where everyone lives within 500 meters of the central cell tower.   EILEEN'S STORY HERE
      Informed public backlash can change corrupt federal law and dump dirty, compromised politicians. Every concerned citizen should invest in a good audio RF/microwave detector. There is no substitute for enabling people to HEAR the wave carcinogen flowing through their environment.  People have a right to actually see and measure the vibratory Wi-voltage which is documented to sow disease, disability, deformity and premature death.  Become empowered with this information and you become part of the great awakening, which these days,  can even be found at the US Department of Interior (DOI).  In a 2014 letter to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the DOI admitted that wireless radiation from cell towers devastates nesting birds, causing: nest abandonment, plumage deterioration, locomotion problems, reduced survivorship and death.  DOI confirmed that birds can be damaged at very low, non-thermal levels of microwave radiation and it stated: "....Electromagnetic standards used by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continue to be based on thermal heating, a criterion now nearly 30 years out of date and inapplicable today." [69]  These official words should shiver the timbers of those who hear the sordid sound of cell tower pollution screaming through their homes, schools and neighborhoods.
     Meantime, the Wireless Innovation Act of 2015, sponsored by the Wi-industry's most illustrious greased-palms in the US Senate, has been unleashed to facilitate yet more Wi-spectrum transactions on the secondary market and to ensure that all federal lands and federal buildings be further festooned with more broadband infrastructure (Wi-antennas).  At the same time, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler and his sidekicks at CTIA are shoving forth a 2014 FCC infrastructure order that will exponentially increase the number of small cell antennas to be mounted everywhere across the nation. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wi),  a sponsor of  the Wireless Innovation Act of 2015, celebrates all of this additional fuel for America's Wi-inferno, saying: "Mobile traffic is expected tgrow eleven-fold between 2013 and 2018 according to industry projections." [70] The ramifications of this new burst of Wi-mania will be seen in cancer-inducing Wi-antennas being mounted --even at ground level-- on virtually any and every surface which can support them.  
   There is little sense in people objecting to macro and small cell antennas in their yards if, at the same time, they are addicted to their personal Wi-devices and contribute to the insane increase in mobile traffic guaranteed to further sicken our nation.  The most effective and powerful way to respect the earth and  save lives in the Microwave Age is to avoid the use of Wi-technologies for foolish and trivial purposes.  The best way to discourage antenna installations near homes is to generate zero or very low Wi-usage within those homes.  Ray peddlers carefully monitor locational traffic usage and they have tepid interest in siting Wi-antenna installations in areas that yield a dismal return on their investments. 
    Americans could avert and alleviate incalculable suffering if they would wisely and purposely: revert to landline phone service and demand fiber optic, coaxial and Ethernet cable systems for safe and efficient Internet services.  Forfeiting the decadence of mindless entertainment through "connectivity any time any place" is a small price to pay, considering that the health and genetic integrity of all humanity is at stake. 

Wi-Sick Communities Everywhere 
     A history of neighborhoods and communities which have struggled and fought against Wi-antenna pollution literally fills volumes. Informed people all over the world are actively engaged in opposing the deadly RF/microwave irradiation of their communities. It is impossible to report every detail of the mighty struggle here, but the Internet is loaded with reports.  A good site for information on this global struggle is BURGERWELLE.COM where Wi-radiation news is gathered from around the world.  Staggering are the archives at this site!  While the Wi-radiation industry claims that there is "no evidence of harm," this site exposes that great lie.  It fully documents the undeniable costs of Wi-technologies in terms of human and animal suffering. Subscribe for free and this newsletter will be e-mailed to you weekly.  The two special stories featured below are examples of community tragedies that will continue to escalate until enough Americans awaken, turn off their Wi-devices and fight back against merciless antenna genocide.
From the Mail Online, UK:  

   From the Associated Press, USA:
     A Canadian woman in the YouTube video below describes her immediate health effects from rooftop antennas sited on her apartment building.  She explains her sudden development of electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), a condition which is afflicting increasing numbers of people who suffer from acute Wi-antenna exposure.  As you listen to her report,  keep in mind that the FCC prevaricates in one of its publications:  "When cellular and PCS antennas are mounted on rooftops, RF emissions could exceed higher than desirable levels on the rooftop itself. ....Such levels might become an issue for maintenance or other personnel working on the rooftop....Individuals living or working within the building are not at risk."[71]
     This YouTube Video features an intrepid reporter discussing the dirty underbelly of the LA-RICS deal in Los Angeles and the 2015 moratortium requested by IAFF Local 1014.
     One authority on the legal ramifications of wireless pollution writes of Wi-America:  "...We as a society will become resigned to living with markedly elevated levels of illness and impairment from this radiation and its resultant booby trap, the perpetuation of the cycle of medical professionals trying to triage these problems with oncology surgery, and [with] sleep, heart rate, blood pressure, depression and pain medication that result in side effects, necessitating more medication.  One expert wrote that he feels that a new social compact is effectively being drawn up--a society with lots of shiny (exciting?) toys that hasten the pace of life in return for an understanding that many will die young and governments won't have to pay so much for Social Security." [72]
    While things are going fine for Wi-profiteers, surveillance-obsessed governments, and pharmaceutical drug manufacturers, what about everyone else caught in the KILL ZONES?  If most Americans choose to remain uniformed on the devastating effects of Wi-radiation, and if they continue to aggrandize and blindly collaborate with their profit-drenched murderers, improperly-regulated antenna pollution will continue to explode unchecked. What this means to multi-millions of people, literally immersed in silent rivers of wave carcinogen, is perfectly framed by the lyrics of Paul Simon’s 1964 ballad, The Sound of Silence:

"….No one dared disturb the sound of silence
  'Fools,' said I, 'You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows…. ' "