Monday, February 01, 2016

An Explanation for Early Dementia Increase - Blood Brain Barrier Damage

An Explanation for Early Dementia Increase - Blood Brain Barrier Damage

Environmental Health Trust has completed its work on state of the art 3-D brain imaging that shows absorption levels of cell phone radiation by anatomically correct models of a child's head compared to an adult's head.  This is the first time it has been done in 3D.  Take a look

Many scientific experts warn about dangers of wireless, including neurological diseases and cancer.  Watch short video here


Out of 21 countries, the US is now ranked #2 highest in neurological disease death in 2010 when 20 years prior it used to rank #11 for the age>75 group and #17 for the age 55-74 group.  In the age>75 group, the US had the highest rate of increase at 412%, and in the age 55-74 group, US had the second highest rate of increase at 64%.  This is serious - see the email attached below for plots of data and the newspaper article that appeared in the Washington Post. This was data from 6 years ago, and it's likely to be worse now.   Huge increases like these do not happen without reason.  Give this some thought, and please read the short paragraphs that follow.

An explanation for the increase in dementia can be found from a paper published in March 2012 by Dr. Andrew Goldsworthy, former advisor to the European Space Agency and retired lecturer in biology from Imperial College, one of the top 3 universities in the UK, entitled The Biological Effects of Weak Electromagnetic Fields, Problems and Solutions.  He spent many years studying calcium metabolism in living cells and how cells, tissues, and organisms are affected by electromagnetic fields.  The pulsed frequencies in the range 6-600Hz causes the most damage to cell membranes (calcium ions which are the glue that holds cell membranes together are vibrated loose from the membranes in this frequency range, particularly around 16 Hz, tearing them). This also happens to be the frequency range used by the pulsed signals in all digital cellular communications.  "The Industry clearly did not do its homework before letting these technologies loose on the general public and this omission may already have cost many lives."  He also predicted that early onset dementia may be on the rise because of our increased exposure to wireless radiation.  It is an excellent paper and covers all effects of wireless radiation caused by cell membrane damage, including rashes, allergies and asthma, autoimmune disease, headaches and other neurological effects, anxiety, cardiovascular effects, autism, and reproductive effects. (The paper is attached below)

Below are excerpts

It had been known since the work of Bawin et al. (1975) that weak electromagnetic fields could remove calcium ions from the surfaces of brain removing structurally-important calcium ions from cell membranes, which then made them leak. We now know that membrane leakage of this kind can explain most of the biological effects of both conditioned water and of direct exposure to electromagnetic fields.

p. 9 Calcium leakage and brain function

Normal brain function depends on the orderly transmission of signals through a mass of about 100 billion neurons.Neurons are typically highly branched nerve cells. They usually have one long branch (the axon), which carries electrical signals as action potentials (nerve impulses) to or from other parts of the body or between relatively distant parts of the brain (a nerve contains many axons bundled together). The shorter branches communicate with other neurons where their ends are adjacent at synapses. They transmit information across the synapses using a range of neurotransmitters, which are chemicals secreted by one neuron and detected by the other.

Calcium ions play an essential role in brain function because a small amount of calcium must enter the cytosol of the neuron before it can release its neurotransmitters (Alberts et al. 2002).   Electromagnetically-induced membrane leakage would increase the background level of calcium in the neurons so that they release their neurotransmitters sooner. This improves our reaction time to simple stimuli but it can also trigger the spontaneous release of neurotransmitters to send spurious signals that have no right to be there, which makes the brain hyperactive and less able to concentrate

p. 14 Effect on Tight Junction Barriers

Tight junction barriers are layers of cells where the gaps between them are sealed by tight-junctions to prevent materials leaking around their sides. They protect all of our body surfaces from the entry of unwanted materials and often protect one part of the body from being unduly influenced by the others. For example, the blood-brain barrier prevents toxins entering the brain from the bloodstream. Normally, these barriers are closed but they are programmed to open if calcium ions enter their cells. This was demonstrated by Kan and Coleman (1988) who showed that the calcium ionophore A23187 (an antibiotic that kills bacteria and fungi by letting calcium ions leak into their cells) opened tight junction barriers in the liver. The electromagnetic opening of the blood-liver barrier could be a contributory factor to the current outbreak of liver disease in the UK among the under forties (the cell phone generation), which is at present being blamed on alcohol abuse.  Since all tight junction barriers have basically the same design, unscheduled calcium entry resulting from electromagnetic exposure is likely to open all of them in much the same way. The opening of our tight junction barriers by electromagnetic fields can account for many modern illnesses, ranging from asthma to multiple allergies and Alzheimer’s disease.

p. 14 The blood-brain barrier and early dementia

The blood-brain barrier normally prevents possibly toxic large molecules from the bloodstream entering the brain. The radiation from cell phones, even at one hundredth of the permitted SAR value, can open the blood brain barrier in rats so that protein molecules as large as albumin could enter their brains (Persson et al. 1997). Later experiments by Salford et al. (2003) showed that this was associated with the death of neurons. We would not expect an immediate effect because the brain has spare capacity, but prolonged or repeated exposure to cell phone or similar radiation would be expected to cause a progressive loss of functional neurons and result in early dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in humans. The extreme sensitivity of the blood-brain barrier to the radiation could mean that even sitting close to someone using a cell phone could affect you too. It may not be too surprising to find that early onset Alzheimer’s disease is now on the increase in modern society.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Angela Cinader <>
Date: Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 4:58 PM
Subject: Dementia Data by Country - USA worst.

(Feel free to forward, just remove my email address.  Thanks!)

Last week I sent out a link to a Washington Post article that was published in August 2015 about a 21-country study that found people are developing dementia a decade earlier compared to 20 years ago (2010 vs. 1990) The disease is now being regularly diagnosed in people in their late 40s and death rates from early onset dementia are soaring.  The study found that deaths caused by neurological disease had risen significantly in adults aged 55 to 74 in many countries and more than doubled in the over-75 population overall.  The problem was particularly acute in the United States, where neurological deaths in men aged over 75 have nearly tripled and in women increased more than fivefold.  The rate of increase in such a short time suggested a silent or even a hidden epidemic, in which environmental factors must play a major part, not just aging.”  The environmental factors cited included chemical pollution and increased background electromagnetic fields (which includes wireless radiation).  In the US the Telecommunications Act was passed in 1996, and cell towers have increased several fold since then (Cell Towers in 1998: 66,000.   2013: 300,000. ) .  Dr. Gerd Oberhard, Public Health Dept. of Salzburg, Austria, specifically warned about the effects of RF radiation including neurodegenerative diseases years ago, here 

I plotted the data by country and combined the male and female data.  The resulting graphs are very concerning.  Finland and USA have the highest neurological deaths in all age groups.  USA used to be ranked #17 for neurological deaths in the age 55-74 group and #11 for the age >75 group from 1989-1991, but 20 years later in 2010 USA is now ranked #2 in both age groups. Compared to 20 years ago,neurological deaths have increased significantly in the age>75 group, in ALL countries, ranging from 22% (Greece) to highest at 412% (USA).  In the age 55-74 group, US had the second highest increase of neurological deaths at 64%, meaning neurological diseases are starting earlier.  11 other countries (Finland, Greece, Denmark, Sweden, Spain, Germany, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, Japan) also showed increases.  But not all countries showed increases in early-onset neurological diseases.  6 countries actually showed declines- UK, Belgium, Austria, Netherlands, Ireland, France.  See charts below.

For death rates from neurological diseases to increase this much over a 20 year period and for it to start a decade earlier is very serious and warrants investigation by government and health agencies.  Something in the environment is the cause.  Also note that this data is based on comparison from six years ago in 2010 to 20 years before that.  The situation is probably worse now.

Angela Cinader

1) Overall >age 75 (data from Table 2 of the study)
Highest Increases: USA 412%, Denmark 322%, Portugal 336%, Finland 219%, Sweden 212%, Norway 206%
Overall Average Increase: 151%!

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2) Overall  ages 55-74 (data from Table 1 of the study)
Highest Increases:  Greece 75%, USA 64%, Portugal 60%, Finland 48%, Denmark 44%
Decreases: UK -13%, Belgium -11%, Austria -9%, Netherlands -7%, France -2%, Ireland -4%
Overall Average Increase: 15%

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