- Though intended for renovations, Chris Anderson would
like all visitors to deposit their cellular phones in the cement mixer
by his front door. This sounds excessive - until you step into Anderson
s orchard, where the pegged needle of a shrieking electromagnetic radiation
(EMR) meter placed beside a connected cell phone still shows significant
exposure 100 feet away.
- Much to the chagrin of this certified EMR-mitigation
specialist, every day some 300 million cell phone users are reaching out
and touching someone you love. Yourself, and anyone else within range of
the microwaves emitted by your phone.
- Mesmerized by magical gadgets, we have yet to count the
costs of miniature radio transmitters that are transforming Marconi s invention
into new possibilities for portable personal pollution. As entire nations
reach for pocket communicators, the explosively emergent $40 billion a
year mobile phone industry is poised to deliver a Wireless Revolution that
over the next five years is expected to double the one billion people connected
by telephone lines over the past century.
- Silicon sensors are already calling to each other. Soon,
countless communicating microchips embedded in everything from bumpers
to brooms will be sending streams of encoded electrical energy through
glass, steel, concrete, bone and flesh.
- Exquisitely sensitive to subtle electromagnetic harmonies,
human brains and bodies as intricate as galaxies depend on tiny electrical
impulses to conduct complex life-processes -including the ability to read,
recall and respond to these words. Acting as antennas, our anatomies just
as easily tune into spurious signals from radio and microwave transmissions.
Blake Levitt, author of Electromagnetic Fields, says that when it comes
to cell phones, a worse frequency could not have been chosen for the human
- As cell phones conquer consumer minds and markets, researcher
Carol Anne Patton notes that the brain reaches peak absorption in the UHF
bands, right where cellular telecommunications operate. British military
scientists have discovered that cell phone transmissions disrupt the brain
sites for memory and learning, causing forgetfulness and sudden confusion.
Other studies show that electromagnetic signals from cellular phones reduce
the ability to concentrate, calculate and coordinate complicated activities
such as driving a car. Startled by $4 billion a year in extra claims among
cell phone-wielding drivers, North American insurers did a double-take
that found simply juggling cell phones is not causing a 600% increase in
- Hands-free mobile speaker-phones cause even more crashes
because they typically emit 10 times more brainwave interference than handheld
- For all drivers dialing out, University of Toronto investigators
report that the heightened probability of cracking up your car persists
for up to 15-minutes after completing a call. That s comparable to the
risk of crashing while driving dead drunk exclaims Dr. Chris Runball, chairman
of the B.C. Medical Association s emergency medical services committee.
Reeling from dial-a-collision costs, the government of British Columbia
may join England, Spain, Israel, Switzerland and Brazil in banning the
use of cell phones by drivers.
- In New Zealand, cell phone towers are prohibited on school
property because of possible health effects, but Health Canada regulations
ignore the hidden hazards of cell-wrenching cell phones, which send pulsed
signals through the skull in a process one expert likens to jackhammers
on the brain.
- One of a handful of licensed electricians who understand
electromagnetic fields well enough to eliminate them from household wiring,
McGinnis has been testing EMFs and collaborating with fellow testers and
researchers for nearly a decade. In Victoria, where he has helped residents
defeat six cell phone towers, there was dancing in the streets after Microcell
Connexions withdrew its application to erect a microwave transmission tower
against the Wishart Elementary School fence in the spring of 1998.
- The cell phone's second-hand microwave and radio-frequency
(RF) pollution pose invisible but significant risks to bystanders - particularly
children riding in cars that transmit amplified cell phone signals through
their steel structure. Reporting the conclusions of a 12-person British
study team, scientist Sir William Stewart told London s Financial Times
that children may be more vulnerable because of their developing nervous
system, the greater absorption of energy in the tissues of the head and
a longer lifetime of exposure.
- Roger Coghill became a long-standing advocate for health
warnings to be affixed to mobile phones after this biologist found that
cell phone transmissions damage the ability of white blood cells to ward
off infectious disease by disrupting the immune system s electromagnetic
- Dr. Neil Cherry has measured accelerated aging, increased
cell death and cancers caused by radio frequency microwaves from cell phones
and their relay towers. With the brain s electro-chemical communications
repeatedly zapped by lightning-like cell phone pulses, this Ph.D. biophysicist
warns that headaches, fatigue, lethargy, nausea, dizziness, depression,
arteriosclerosis and even Alzheimer s can result from frequent or prolonged
- There is also a higher incidence of cardiac problems,
Cherry comments, in terms of the timing function in hearts. You get more
heart attacks and more heart disease, it has now been shown in many studies.
- The biophysicist from Lincoln University in Christ Church,
New Zealand has also found that cell phones can murderously modify moods.
In brains and bodies seriously derailed by tiny imbalances in trace minerals
and hormones, depression, suicide, anger, rage and violence can result
when calcium and serotonin levels are disrupted by cell phone transmissions.
- In 1995, mobile phone sales in North America exceeded
the birth rate. Hired by the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association
to condone cell phones, public health scientist George Carlo found that
tumors on the outside of the brain are more than doubled among cell phone
callers - particularly on the right side of the head where cell phones
are usually held. Carlo told ABC s 20/20 that cell phone causes genetic
damage that leads to cancer.
- Warning of the potential for a global health disaster,
ABC recommended prudent avoidance of cell phones after finding that every
cell phone they lab-tested exceeded the Federal Communication Commission
s standards for EMF absorption rates. EMF researcher Dave Ashton cautioned
20/20 viewers that because cell phones constantly search for the nearest
repeating tower, long-term damage comes from cell phones in the stand-by
mode. cell phone shields and headsets cannot adequately address these problems,
- Dr. Carlo later told London s Express newspaper that
cell phones cause genetic damage following a dose-response curve. That
is, the more a person uses a cell phone, the more cellular destruction
and health risks they incur. Cell phone-confused cells can go crazy, Carlo
cautioned. Experiments on captive animals show that this cumulative DNA
damage is passed on to succeeding generations.
- Addicted as we are to a culture of convenience, we forget
how inconvenient it is to contract cancer. An Adelaide Hospital study confirmed
Carlo s conclusions after finding B-cell lymphomas doubled in mice within
18 months of one-hour daily exposure to power densities experienced by
a cell phone user. -B-cell lymphomas are implicated in 85% of all cancers.
- Ready Or Not
- As magazine-size cellular relay antennas hidden in church
steeples and rooflines keep popping up just about everywhere, more and
more communities are declaring their airspace a No Fry Zone. But in Canada,
where cell phone towers come under federal jurisdiction, municipalities
are only advisers to a process in which no permits are required to erect
transmitter towers deemed necessary for national security.
- Many more lives are involuntarily imperiled by non-emergency
calls. Pat Irwin was working in a Colwood health food store when she noticed
a truck unloading metal framework. The next morning, a new cell phone tower
was ready to add its emissions to another BC Tel tower already operating
down the street. There had been no announcement, no public hearings - just
a quiet notification to the municipality that a tower was going up, literally
- The intruder radiated for a month when Irwin felt her
immunity dropping. She wondered if other changes in her energy and menstrual
cycle were not from the moon or something that I ate.
- Irwin also seemed more irritable after her central nervous
switchboard began receiving round-the-clock cell phone calls. With cellular
relay towers in Kansas and Oklahoma being shut down because they interfered
with passing aircraft, Irwin sensed how the same transmissions plucked
her own electrical circuitry, inflicting a chronic edginess that twangs
human nerves. Sleep disorders, she learned, are common among people exposed
to high levels of electromagnetic pollution.
- After several other women in the same business centre
reported similar symptoms, Irwin quit her job. I saw it as something that
was there to stay and I d be daily exposed to it over a long period of
time, she told Alive. All this stuff is what were playing with on a daily
- There is nothing safe about the new 1.9 gigahertz broadcasting
frequency. Much like a boxer taking repeated blows to the head, rapidly
pulsing cell phones signal permanent brain damage. A study by Dr. Peter
Franch found unequivocally that cells are permanently damaged by cellular
phone frequencies. This cellular damage, Franch noted, is maximized at
low dosage - and inherited unchanged, from generation to generation.
- Katharina Gustavss, a certified Building Biology consultant
with 25 years experience, explains that CDMA s 217 Hz spikes are very close
to the frequencies of human cell membranes. Gustavss accompanied a Microcell
technician to the Colwood microwave relay tower Irwin and others had complained
about. When he waved a spectrum analyzer, Gustavss checked the display
and saw pretty scary energy spikes.
- "What's that?", she asked the tech. I've never
seen that before, he told her. It turned out that this cell phone tower
tester only set his meter to an averaging mode. Switching to real time
froze the readings at scary maximum output levels.
- How dangerous are cell phones? The risk is extremely
high, declares Dr. Cherry. There are 66 epidemiological studies showing
that electromagnetic radiation across the spectrum increase brain tumors
in human populations."
- Cherry says that because cancer takes a decade to develop,
it will be another 10 years before mobiles manifest a big bonanza in brain
tumors. But he adds, we re already seeing acute effects that are noticed
within minutes of using a cell phone.
- After two minutes conversation, a cell phone s digitized
impulses disable the safety barrier that isolates the brain from destructive
proteins and poisons in the blood. Professor Leif Salford, the neurologist
who carried out the research for this finding, informed the Daily Mail:
It seems that molecules such as proteins and toxins can pass out of the
blood, while the phone is switched on, and enter the brain. We need to
bear in mind diseases such as MS and Alzheimer s which are linked to proteins
being found in the brain.
- Dancing With The Telecomonster
- If you must pack a cell phone, treat it like a loaded
pistol. Keep it turned off. Don t carry it near ovaries, testicles, or
the heart. For partial protection, buy an antenna shield. Limit calls to
one-minute, six to 10 minutes a month. Never fire off a cell phone with
children anywhere in sight.
- When it comes to cells, consciousness and cell phones,
every call is collect. How can convenience count more than cancer? What
is gained by being in constant contact with disembodied voices, while being
out of touch with the friends and neighbours immediately around us? Are
we comfortable having our location continually traced by monitoring authorities?
- Unless we start voting with our wallets, consumer complacency
could prove as species-limiting as corporate cynicism. Microwave frequencies
are the same as those used in radar and your microwave oven, says Florida
cell phone tower opponent Joe Chwick. You wouldn't think of sticking your
head in the oven, but there is no hesitation to putting the cell phone
to your ear
- Having somehow survived three-million years of evolution
without them, many contemporary hominids claim they cannot live without
them. But -can exquisitely sensitive electromagnetic beings live with cell
phones -and the towers their signals ride in on? Like polyethylene food
and water containers, plastic cookers and coffee-makers, microwave ovens
and petroleum powered vehicles, cell phones could be one of those brilliantly
beguiling inventions we have to let go. Would hanging up on such an intrusive
and hazardous addiction be so terrible?
- On Jan. 1, 2001 I cancelled my cell phone service
- Originally published in Alive magazine
- For a fee, an electrical engineer has about five different
types of meters, including very effective gaussmeters, to measure these
fields. The most expensive meters have the most accurate measurements.
These can cost thousands of dollars, so it is best to hire an engineer
who has them already.
- We returned our new laptop*, as the field with 18"
of the screen was horrendous. The fields from satellites/cell phones and
satellites/computers have been causing documented brain tumors for 20 years.
- Laptops fields can be measured; there's a significant
difference between models.
- Don't ever stick your face within 10 inches of the screen
for longer than a couple minutes, the field does start to substantially
diminish about 20 inches from the screen on some models - for others, the
field is a thick, heavy, and three feet deep of detrimental EMF, so that
would drape your head and chest in the field.
- All of the articles on this site are good to skim through
- The aptness of Russia for a launch of "World Without
- We and many scientists believe digital phones are far
more dangerous than analog phones because the signals are pulsed at much
higher mirowave frequencies and laboratory studies have shown that pulsed
radiation is more damaging to biological tissue than steady state radiation
(Analog). as found with the Dr. Henry Lai reports of DNA single and double
strand breaks, at lower then most cell phone power levels, using the RF
frequencies of newer digital cell phones. The Lai Studies results were
or are repeatable as done in DNA.