"The human species has changed its electromagnetic background more than any other aspect of the environment. For example, the density of radio waves around us is now 100 million or 200 million times the natural level reaching us from the sun. Nor is there an end in sight." (Dr. Robert O. Becker in "The Body Electric" 1985)
Recent EMF History
November 1989 - the Department of Energy reported, "It has now become generally accepted that there are, indeed, biological effects due to field exposure."
1990 - The EPA concluded a 2 year comprehensive study of existing epidemiology research on the potential health risks of EMF exposure and issued a draft report with the following recommendations: 1- The re-classification of EMF's as both a possible and probable human carcinogen. 2- The need for continued government research. This report was suppressed and re-summarized, however, concerned scientists within the agency "released" the report which is now available to the public.
The following quote is taken from the official "amended" report summary: "In conclusion, several studies showing leukemia, Lymphoma and cancer of the nervous system in children exposed to supported by similar findings in adults in several/occupational studies also involving electrical power frequency exposures, show a consistent pattern of response that suggest a causal link."
“At this time such a characterization regarding the link between cancer and exposure to EMFs is not appropriate because the basic nature of the interaction between EMFs and biological processes leading to cancer is not understood." These statements acknowledge a causal link but refutes the need for concern due to questions regarding the mechanics of "why". Severe EPA budget reductions began this year making it impossible for the agency to continue research. Currently the EPA continues to warn the public of EMF bio-risk.
The FCC website clearly states that the only accepted regulatory health impact studies being done are industry funded. (More information below regarding the role of FCC, EPA and FDA.)
1993 - Dr. George Carlo was hired by the cell phone industry to study the health effects of cell radiation with a goal of eliminating widespread public concern. The findings of this multi-million dollar study was far from favorable for industry. The funding was withdrawn in 1999 and Dr.Carlo was discredited. In spite of a personal tragedy, his home burned to the ground, Dr. Carlo continues to lecture and publish concerns regarding RF/MW radiation exposure.
1996 saw the passing of the Telecommunication Act which disallows any and all health issues from legally impacting the placement of RF/MW antennas regardless of future health related discoveries. This "in perpetuity" law has disturbing results: It discourages the development of safer technology and in effect, gives industry a "get out of jail free card" regarding accountability for potential health damages. It also creates an inaccurate perception regarding exposure to radiation emitted from RF consumer devices which has unfortunately extended well beyond "wireless" devices. Many common household items emit RF. One can only imagine the tragic results if a similar Act was passed relating to asbestos, DDT, mercury, lead, auto safety, heaters, airplanes, children's toys, food additives, etc., etc.
2007 – BioInitiative Report is released. Several thousand international studies conducted by scientists, medical professionals and epidemiologists support and elaborate on the 1990 EPA report and show additional multiple causes for a precautionary approach at levels well below current adopted safety limits. This report was dismissed.
2011 – The World Health Organization re-classifies EMF’s as a “possible human carcinogen”. Other substances in this category include DDT, methyl-mercury, lead and exhaust fumes.
2012 –The BioInitiative Report updates a 2007 report including an additional 1,800 studies conducted worldwide. These studies indicate EMF bio-risk exposure levels to be several million units lower than current U.S adopted standards. This report continues to be dismissed.
Today –Current exposure limits are derived from a single industry supported study based on thermal heating of tissue. The results of continuing non-industry funded, peer reviewed research are ignored regardless of statistical and laboratory results. Submitting potentially causative death or disease evidence due to MW/RF exposure has been ruled as inadmissible in U.S. courts of law.
1990 - 3,800 cell towers in U.S. 1996 - 28,000 cell towers in U.S 2013 - 529,000 cell towers and 1,663,000 antennas in U.S.
Proliferation of multiple exposures from wireless technology, electronics, home devices emitting extremely high magnetic field levels and "dirty electricity" are very likely cumulative. Live blood cell analysis shows significant evidence of harm to red blood cells following short term exposures of 3 to 5 minutes. (see short video of live blood analysis) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Earth has a frequency For years beyond count life on earth has developed, evolved and functioned within specific naturally occurring frequency fields. The core frequency, of about 8 Hz, is essentially the electrical tension created in the cavity between the earth’s surface and ionosphere. This electromagnetic frequency and its resonant harmonics embrace all life on our planet with its native, intrinsic oscillation. (Read more...)
This is what our bodies have known until relatively recently. Everything from our heartbeat, our brain’s synaptic connections, the viability of DNA, and our immune system responses all came into being under the influence of these natural resonances. (60 minute documentary...)
Brain waves We ourselves are beings of electrical frequency, as measured by EKGs, EEGs and other devices. The human brain wave frequency spectrum including Alpha, Beta, Theta, and Delta ranges between 0.2 Hz and 38 Hz. Alpha waves, which correspond with an awake yet relaxed, contemplative state range from 7.8 Hz to 12 Hz. (Read more...)
Dancing as fast as we can Prior to the last 80 years, we continued to live in harmony within this narrow frequency spectrum field. With the advent of AC electricity we first began to be introduced and exposed to heretofore-unknown frequencies and their associated radiation fields. AC electricity has frequencies between 50 Hz - 60 Hz, and can produce harmonics from 120 Hz to 300,000 HZ and above, creating magnetic fields far different from the Earth's natural magnetic field. Since then, our bodies have been trying to adapt, with varying degrees of success as these currents pass unimpeded through solid objects. These (magnetic field) frequencies have been named ELF or Extremely Low Frequencies. (Read more...)
Trojan horses? It is important to note that many household appliances and fixtures as well as some children's toys, produce very high radiation levels at short range. Research on the health hazards of these magnetic fields (ELF) is extensive and pre-dates the more recent studies that focus on wireless technology. Fortunately these radiant fields can be located, measured and significantly reduced with little or no expense. (Read more...)
Martin Halper, EPA Director of Analysis & Support says this: "I have never seen a set of epidemiological studies that remotely approached the weight of evidence we are seeing with ELF electromagnetic fields." (Read more...)
Progress? Or something else… (RF= radio frequency; MW= microwave) In only the last 15 years, with the deregulated worldwide proliferation of wireless (RF/MW) technology, are we reaching a tipping point, in regards to large-scale biological electromagnetic disruption and it’s ensuing various adverse health conditions.(Read more...)
* Cell towers in U.S.A =529,606 Antennas in U.S.A = 1,663,165 Cell phones in the U.S.A = 310,866,000 Cell phones in the world = 8,012,000,000 (Search for antennas near you) * The reporting of cell towers and antennas is not mandatory for industry. These figures are probably low.
Out of sight, (but not) out of mind Most wireless consumer products use frequency ranges from just under 900 MHz (900,000,000 Hz) up to and beyond 6 billion Hz (6,000,000,000 Hz) and have been intentionally utilized for their deep penetration properties. These radiant frequencies, like ELF (magnetic fields), pass through buildings, trees, and unfortunately, bone, skin, skull, cells and into DNA chromosomes compounding and escalating the already existing biological challenge from AC electrical field radiation. We can’t see them, hear them, taste, or touch them; nevertheless we wake and fall asleep every day penetrated and surrounded by these newly introduced electromagnetic fields previously unknown to biological systems. (Read more...)
Missed school that day It may be surprising to learn that there was not a single government funded pre-market test to certify that these radiation emitting devices and technologies were safe to use. The mandatory FDA safety testing for consumer products prior to release for mass marketing was by-passed. Children are more vulnerable than adults. (Read more...)
Fox guarding the hen house In regards to the potential health hazards of wireless products including smart meters, it seems that we may not have good reason to assume adequate government protection. What we do have is the industry promoted Telecommunications Act of 1996 that put laws into place disallowing individuals or communities from challenging the advance of wireless (RF/MW) technology based on health concerns, regardless of the risks that thousands of independent worldwide studies have revealed. Current government levels continue to be set by private organizations based primarily on a study released in 1998. (Read more...)
Sleeping used to be easy Recent studies have brought forth evidence that electro-magnetic radiation can result in single and double breaks in DNA strands as well as inhibiting the pineal glands production of melatonin that promotes restorative sleep. There is little dispute within the scientific and medical community that damaged DNA fragments, can, if not processed by the immune system during sleep time, become potent pre-cursors in the development of cancer cells. (Read more...)
Let's communicate The cells in our body require calcium to communicate with the immune system and provide the information necessary to locate and repair damaged cells and DNA. These studies have shown that calcium levels surrounding cells are disrupted by ELF magnetic fields and RF/MW radiation at exposure levels much lower than previously cited. (Read more...)
More sleep, less caffeine Melatonin is a powerful hormone that plays a key role in the bodies ability to prevent the formation and viability of cancer cells. Unfortunately, elevated levels of magnetic and electric field radiation are common in sleeping areas. This unnecessary exposure significantly degrades the body’s crucial restorative processes even in the absence of microwave fields. Fortunately, this situation can be mitigated. (Read more...)
The U.K. along with the U.S. have some of the highest RF upper limits in the world, which many studies conclude to be from 1,000 to 10,000 times above the levels that cause significant biological impact.
The EPA got it right In 1990 concerned scientists within the Environmental Protection Agency leaked a draft report regarding the biological risks of electro-magnetic fields. This report recommended that EMF's be classified as a potential and probable human carcinogen. (Read more about the cover up...)
A little bit of change goes a long way We address this issue from the standpoint of the Precautionary Principle: “By reducing one’s day to day exposure to safer levels, we also reduce the potential for adverse health effects that may result from our ever increasing EMF exposure.”(Click here to see safety guidelines)
Summary of frequencies: Earth: 8 +- Hz Human brain: .5 Hz to 38 Hz AC electricity (ELF): 50 Hz to 300,000 Hz (harmonics) Cordless phone: 2,400,000,000 Hz to 6,000,000,000 Hz Smart meters: 900,000,000 Hz to 2,400,000,000 Hz Wireless router: 2,400,000,000 Hz Cell phones: 900,000,000 to 1,900,000,000 Hz Baby monitors: 900,000,000 Hz
"The human brain is 78% water and 100% electrical."