Friday, February 12, 2016

Brain/Gut - Caltech. How-To Videos - ipads/routers. Fine Print Warnings. Congrats to Berkeley!

Brain/Gut - Caltech. How-To Videos - ipads/routers. Fine Print Warnings. Congrats to Berkeley!

Hope you will find these tips and the how-to videos below useful.  The videos show how high the RF radiation levels are from ipads and routers and how to mitigate.  Feel free to forward, just remove my email address.   Thanks!
- Angela


Ever think about what's keeping you alive right now, why your heart is beating, why your brain is able to think?  It is because of electricity, our life force.  Your cells, tissues, and organs communicate with each other via electrical signals.  Your brain wave (alpha, beta, delta, gamma, theta) frequencies are in the range 0.5Hz-100Hz  Unfortunately these frequencies also happen to be used by the pulsed signals in radiofrequency (wireless) communication, which can cause interference. Cell phones, cordless phones, Wi-Fi operate with a carrier wave in the 900MHz-5 GHz range, with a pulsed signal in the extremely low frequency range (3-3000Hz)  For example,   Wi-fi is in 2.45GHz carrier range, w/ a digital pulsed signal of 10-250Hz.

Interference happens when there is an outside source broadcasting at about the same frequency - it explains why if your microwave oven is running and you happen to be talking on your 2.4 GHz cordless phone, you hear static. Given that we are saturated chronically with wireless radiation now from smart phones and other wireless devices, Wi-Fi in our school/work/home environments, smart meters, DECT cordless phones, and cell towers, it would be a miracle not to be affected biologically from this interference by external radiofrequency radiation on intracellular communication within our bodies  - most people don't feel any obvious effects, but given the fact that we are all electrical beings, to not be impacted at all is impossible.  (3% of the population are electrohypersensitive - these people including children feel immediate and obvious effects from EMF exposure.)

And we are seeing it's effects in the statistics - recall what I sent in an email last week.  
in the last 20 years: 412% increase in deaths by dementia in Americans, 64% increase in early onset dementia death in Americans, 600% increase in autism (now 1% of children are autistic)
in the last 10 years: 53% increase in ADHD (19% of teen boys, 10% of teen girls in US have ADHD), 28% increase in asthma23% increase in type 1 diabetes (an automimmune disease)
After accidents, cancer is the next highest cause of death in children, and now 1 in 2 people will get cancer 
- Increase in Malignant Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors in  American children.  For ages 0-14 an annual increase of 0.6%/yr. In ages 15-19, an annual percentage increase of 1.0%/yr. 
These increases are all caused by changes in the environment.  Read Dr. Goldsworthy's work that explains wireless radiation's effect on autism, ADHD, autoimmune disease, early-onset dementia, asthma, cancer here
June 2015: Here's a study showed that 3G cell phone significantly changes brain wave EEG activity in alpha, slowbeta, fastbeta, and gamma frequencies.  

 Dr. Martin Pall identified a mechanism where microwave radiation caused VGCCs (voltage gated calcium channelsin nerve cells to open,which increases calcium levels inside the nerve cell.  VGCCs control the flow of calcium into nerve cells which regulates the release of neurotransmitters such as serotonin.  The increase of intracellular calcium forces neurons to release their neurotransmitters sooner, which makes the brain hyperactive and less able to concentrate (Dr. Andrew Goldsworthy) Microwave activation of VGCC and increasing intracellular calcium can cause autism by disrupting synapse formation and leads to degradation of proteins in the tight barrier junctions needed to maintain the integrity of the blood-brain barrierwhich leads to many neurodegenerative diseases (e.g. Alzheimer's and dementia) With enough exposure to increasing intracellular calcium, spines can actually disappear, and end up with neurons that are missing synapses completely, so neurons are not connected to each other anymore.  Read more about Dr. Pall's work here and

Proof of neurological damage caused by cell phone radiation can be seen here in this video by Dr. Devra Davis, where she presents research and pictures of brain and spine damage in brains of mice exposed to cell phone radiation prenatally.

Wireless devices (e.g. wireless phones, ipads, laptops, Wi-Fi) have NEVER been tested for long-term effects on human beings.
Instead, they were presumed to be "safe" by the FCC as long as there is not enough microwave radiation from a device to cause tissue heating.
So if your exposure to wireless radiation is less than the FCC's thermal limit of 1000uW/cm2 for 30 minutes, FCC limits say you have nothing to be concerned about because you will not get microwave cooked below this level.  
However, peer-reviewed scientific studies have shown that there are negative biological effects at levels well below the thermal limit - see all the effects below 1000uW/cm2 given in the 2012 Bioinitiative Report here 

Ipads, wireless laptops, and smart phones emit HIGHER RF radiation levels than a voice only cell phone - because most people hold ipads, laptops and often smart phones in their laps, the abdominal/GI and reproductive areas will get a lot of RF radiation in this way.  90% of your body's serotonin is actually produced in the GI tract by enterochromaffin (EC) cells, particular types of immune cells, and neurons (your GI tract contains a lot of neurons) -   Altered levels of this peripheral serotonin have been linked to diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis. "More and more studies are showing that mice or other model organisms with changes in their gut microbes exhibit altered behaviors" - Read more here in this April 2015 article from Caltech )

If you haven't seen this video by the government of Cyprus telling parents how to protect their children, please watch


Steve Jobs, who died of pancreatic cancer, didn't let his kids play with ipads  

Here's a story of a 10 year old boy who dies from 2 brain tumors, diagnosed after sleeping with an internet connected ipod under his pillow,2817,2428769,00.asp

Jan. 2015: Taiwan fines parents  £1000 (US$1400) if their children under 2 plays w/ ipads or cell phones
(In 2007: 1500 cell towers removed from residential neighborhoods in Taiwan.  Their goal was move all base stations to buildings of publicly run organizations instead of private buildings, buildings near schools or in residential areas.  Residential neighborhoods and schools must not be exposed to the risk of radiation emitted by the cell towers that could cause cancer, miscarriages and diseases of the nervous system, and could even drive people to suicide  Truly Commendable - Government taking action to protect the people and even put cell antennas on government buildings in order to protect the people.  Contrast this to the FCC. What does the Taiwanese government know about wireless radiation that the US government refuses to acknowledge?)

Video showing degradation in blood cell membranes and other changes in blood in a person with 2 minute exposure to smart meter radiation at a distance of 1ft.  Former Apple executive says safety of wireless devices has not been proven


Video of ipad RFradiation and Magnetic Fields

Even if there is no wi-fi router on in the room, the ipad is emitting RF signals every few seconds (it sends out RF signals regularly in search of a Wi-Fi router unless you turn on airplane mode)
    Turning ON airplane mode stops RF radiation (airplane  mode on = RF antennas off)  
1) use ipad in airplane mode if you are not using the internet 
2) do NOT hold the ipad in your lap - use it on a table

Video showing RF radiation around a home Wi-Fi router and how to reduce your wireless exposure.

RF levels are highest around a modem and drop off with distance.  Even if you hardwire connect your computer to the modem, you still have to disable the Wi-Fi feature in order to shut off the RF signals from the router (if there is no button to shut off Wi-Fi, contact your internet provider for instructions on how to disable - they will tell you a website address to log on to where you will be able to deactivate wireless feature on your router)
1) do not sit close to your Wi-Fi router
2) turn off your Wi-Fi router at night (you're not using it anyway when you're sleeping) - if you are within 10 ft of a Wi-Fi router, your exposure levels will be very high.


Even though cell phone instructions say use a hands free device and do not carry next to the body, the US government (FCC) does not publicize this information nor mandates advertising to demonstrate this, leaving most people unaware of potential hazards, unwittingly allowing their young children to play with them like toys.
The city of Berkeley had passed an ordinance in May 2015 that requires retailers to sell cell phones with warning labels.  But then the CTIA (Wireless lobbying industry that FCC chairman Tom Wheeler was former president of) sued City of Berkeley for this, despite the fact that cell phone safety manuals already say that phones should not be held against the skin.  However in January 2016 Berkeley's ordinance was upheld by US District court, so Berkeley retailers are now selling phones with the following warning:  "To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radio frequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation. Refer to the instructions in your phone or user manual for information about how to use your phone safely." Congratulations to Berkeley and all involved for winning one against the CTIA!  

Federal Regulations and Mobile Devices

“...Mobile devices are transmitters designed to be used in such a way that a separation distance of at least 20 centimeters (8 inches) is normally maintained between the transmitter's radiating structure(s) and the body of the user or nearby persons.” FCC, BULLETIN 65, 1997

The following are fine print warnings found in manufacturer's manuals - they are from Environmental Health Trust's website

Why are these important? If these distances are not maintained, people can be exposed to radiation at levels that exceed the current FCC (thermal) standard, potentially exposing them to thermal (heating) exposures. The SAR for laptops, printers, routers and tablets should be less than 1.6 W/kg for any 1 gram of tissue, as measured 20 cm (~8 inches) from the device. Because of the inverse square law if devices are used closer than 8 inches to the body, exposures grow exponentially. Thus, at 5 inches it could increase 16fold, and at less than one inch ( i.e.  on your lap ) it could increase 100fold.

Most people, especially children and young adults, carry and use their wireless devices directly against their bodies. Consumers do not know that using a laptop on your lap, clutching an ipad to your chest or tucking a cell phone in your pocket or bra is potentially unsafe and could result in the user getting radiation exposures that exceed the standard. Since warnings are deep in the legal fine print of manuals and on manufacturer websites, they are often overlooked. This was confirmed in the 2012 Government Accountability Office (GAO) study, which stated, “Some consumers may use mobile phones against the body, which FCC does not currently test, and could result in RF energy exposure higher than the FCC limit .” For example, cell phones are NOT tested touching the ear, but with a space between the ear and the phone.

All manufacturers of wireless devices have warnings which describe the minimum distance devices must be kept away from users in order to not exceed the tested limits for exposure to wireless radiation. For example, the FCC sets exposure limits for laptops and tablets that are tested 20 cm away from the body.

Blackberry Bold 9930 : “Keep the BlackBerry device at least 0.59 in. (15 mm) from your body (including the abdomen of pregnant women and the lower abdomen of teenagers) when the BlackBerry device is turned on and connected to the wireless network.”

iPads: ”to be sure that human exposure to RF energy does not exceed the FCC, IC, and European Union guidelines, always follow these instructions and precautions: Orient the device in portrait mode with the Home button at the bottom of the display, or in landscape mode with the cellular antenna away from your body or other objects. ”

Samsung 3G Laptop : “Usage precautions during 3G connection : Keep safe distance from pregnant women’s stomach or from lower stomach of teenagers. Body worn operation: Important safety information regarding radiofrequency radiation (RF) exposure.To ensure compliance with RF exposure guidelines the Notebook PC must be used with a minimum of 20.8 cm antenna separation from the body.”

X Box 360 Gaming Console: To comply with IC RF exposure compliance requirements, the antenna used for this transmitter must be installed to provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm from all persons and must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

iPhone 4: " To be sure that human exposure does not exceed the FCC guidelines, always follow these instructions... keep iPhone at least 15 mm (5/8 inch) away from the body, and only use carrying cases, belt clips, or holders that do not have metal parts and that maintain at least 15 mm (5/8) inch separation between the iPhone and the body." To view the information on your iPhone go to Settings > General > About > Legal > RF Exposure.

Belkin WIFI Router Manual: “Caution: Exposure to Radiofrequency Radiation: The device shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact normal operation is minimized. This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20cm between the radiator and your body.”

HP Printer : “In order to avoid the possibility of exceeding the FCC radio frequency exposure limits, human proximity to the antenna shall not be less than 20 cm (8 inches) during normal operation.”

Baby Monitor Motorola MBP33: The Baby unit shall be installed and used such that parts of the user's body other than the hands are maintained at a distance of approximately 20 cm (8 inches) or more

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