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Health Effects


Similar symptoms of ill health are reported worldwide by people of all ages who are exposed to wireless technologies.  These include cell phones and cell towers, wireless internet (Wi-Fi), portable home telephones, Wi-Max, utility "Smart" meters, microwave ovens, lighting fixtures, CFL light bulbs and other home and business devices and appliances.




Mar 4
2015

"Initially, Montrealer Pierre Lepage was glad to receive the letter Hydro-Qu├ębec mailed him in 2011. It announced the upcoming replacement of the six electric meters located in his basement appartment's kitchen, by wireless "smart" meters that communicate with radiofrequency microwaves (RF/MWs). "I told myself, thanks to remote metering, I won't have to fill out meter-reading cards anymore. But I was ignorant", Lepage said in a 2012 interview after writing Quebec's Energy Board to complain that those meters harmed his family's health. About two weeks after they were installed, Lepage, his wife, father and teenage son all developed flue-like symptoms : dizziness, headaches, fatigue, nausea and loss of appetite. "We thought we caught a virus, but the symptoms lasted for weeks. Later, I developed heart palpitations and high blood pressure for the first time in my life", the 36-year-old man said. He later covered the meters' glass globes with four layers of aluminum foil to reduce their RF/MW emissions, as recommended by Villeray Refuse, the first citizen's group to oppose mandatory installation of smart meters. "Three days later we felt much better", Lepage wrote in his letter to the Energy Board.  

"Health authorities say smart meters are safe because their average RF/MW emissions are thousands of times weaker than those from cellphones. But experts in electromagnetic fields (EMFs) health effects say research is needed because it seems that smart meters' 24/7, intermittent and unpredictable pulses may be disrupting the synchronized electrical impulses in body cells. Evidence submitted in 2013 to the British Parliament stated smart meters "have triggered thousands of complaints of ill health and disabling symptoms worldwide", according to the first study on smart meter health complaints published this week in a peer-reviewed medical journal. Its author, Dr Frederica Lamech, found that the main symptoms reported by some people exposed meters are the same as those related to other wireless devices for more than 60 years. . . .




Feb 15
2015

UCSD Genetics of Oxidative-Stress Detoxification, and Environmental Sensitivity Study Electrosensitivity-- 




Feb 15
2015

Depression An Allergic Reaction To Inflammation

New Research Discovers that Depression is an Allergic Reaction to Inflammation

Here are three plausible causes of the global depression epidemic:

  1. We know that microwave radiation opens the blood / brain barrier, is it allowing toxins to enter the brain, which then causes the inflammation and depression? 
  2. We know that cell phones held near the head can cause microwave radiation to penetrate the brain and cause a heating effect. Is that heating causing the brain to be inflamed, resulting in depression?  
  3. We know that people are being exposed to powerful radiation from wireless devices and antennas for many hours each day.  We know that this is having many different adverse biological effects on the body.  Are these biological effects causing inflammation, which then causes depression?  
Is wireless radiation causing the inflammation / depression?

By treating the inflammatory symptoms of depression -- rather than the neurological ones -- researchers and doctors are opening up an exciting new dimension in the fight against what has become a global epidemic.

"New research is revealing that many cases of depression are caused by an allergic reaction to inflammation. Tim de Chant of NOVA writes: "Inflammation is our immune system's natural response to injuries, infections, or foreign compounds. When triggered, the body pumps various cells and proteins to the site through the blood stream, including cytokines, a class of proteins that facilitate intercellular communication. It also happens that people suffering from depression are loaded with cytokines." Inflammation is caused by obesity, high sugar diets, high quantities of trans fats, unhealthy diets in general, and other causes. . . ."




Feb 15
2015

International EMF Alliance

comprehensive informational source



Feb 14
2015

Is there a connection between cell phones and cancer? Here are 44 reasons to believe that cell phones can cause cancer.

  • Cell phones emit microwave radio-frequency radiation. Fact. 
  • This radiation has the ability to penetrate our bodies. Fact. 
  • Our governments do virtually nothing to protect us from these dangers. Fact. 

And yet there is strong evidence and multiple peer reviewed studies that indicate that cell phones cause cancer and other diseases.

Take a look for yourself at these facts. But first let's just consider what cancer is. . . .




Feb 11
2015

MY ILL HEALTH FROM WIRELESS SMART METERS

ElectroSensitivity UK (ES-UK) 2012

  • What ill health may I suffer from wireless Smart Meters? 
  • What ill health have other people suffered from wireless Smart Meters? 
  • How can I protect myself and others from wireless Smart Meters? 
  • What radiation do wireless Smart Meters emit? 
  • Why are "non-thermal" and "heating" limits so different? 
  • Do people with Electro-sensitivity have any human rights as regards wireless Smart Meters? 
  • Where can I find out more about Electro-sensitivity and wireless Smart Meters?




Feb 8
2015

Electrical Hypersensitivity (Australia)

Victorian Smart Meter Forum

Electrical hypersensitivity is estimated to affect up to 10% of the population and is recognised as a functional disorder in Sweden, Spain and Canada. Nicole investigates the symptoms, discusses who is likely to be susceptible and explores the sources in the average home.




Feb 7
2015

EHS SURVEY research participation opportunity

Oxidative Stress and Energetics Study, headed by Dr. B. Golomb, University of California School of Medicine in San Diego

Oxidative Stress and Energetics Study University of California, San Diego Consent to Act as a Research Subject

This survey is seeking to gain, among other things, insights about the impacts of EHS on those who are affected by it.

To participate, and preview the questions asked, first click the link in the introduction to open the "Online Consent Form" (Survey Consent). The applicable sections are differentiated in a darker font.

"This survey was approved under a broader project. We have grayed out the (many!) portions of the consent that don't pertain to this project. Please review it and indicate your agreement and willingness to participate below. You will only be consenting for the items that have already been marked with an "X".




Feb 1
2015


Jan 30
2015

Why children absorb more microwave radiation than adults: The consequences

L. Lloyd Morgan, Santosh Kesari, Devra Lee Davis

ABSTRACT

Computer simulation using MRI scans of children is the only possible way to determine the microwave radiation (MWR) absorbed in specific tissues in children. Children absorb more MWR than adults because their brain tissues are more absorbent, their skulls are thinner and their relative size is smaller. MWR from wireless devices has been declared a possible human carcinogen. Children are at greater risk than adults when exposed to any carcinogen. Because the average latency time between first exposure and diagnosis of a tumor can be decades, tumors induced in children may not be diagnosed until well into adulthood. The fetus is particularly vulnerable to MWR. MWR exposure can result in degeneration of the protective myelin sheath that surrounds brain neurons. MWR-emitting toys are being sold for use by young infants and toddlers. Digital dementia has been reported in school age children. A case study has shown when cellphones are placed in teenage girls' bras multiple primary breast cancer develop beneath where the phones are placed. MWR exposure limits have remained unchanged for 19 years. All manufacturers of smartphones have warnings which describe the minimum distance at which phone must be kept away from users in order to not exceed the present legal limits for exposure to MWR. The exposure limit for laptop computers and tablets is set when devices are tested 20 cm away from the body. Belgium, France, India and other technologically sophisticated governments are passing laws and/or issuing warnings about children's use of wireless devices.




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