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OTHER HEALTH EFFECTS: INTRODUCTION to TOPIC



Dec 7
2014

Harmful Health Effects of ElectroMagnetic Radiation - FOCUS ON DNA

Martin Blank, PhD Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics - Columbia University (EM WATCH)

Health Effects of EMF: Focus on DNA



" . . . if you watched this video, you know there IS something to worry about concerning EMF.

"Exactly WHAT are these potential health dangers? Well, let's start by talking about some of the diseases that some studies have shown can be caused by electromagnetic radiation:

Summary of Electromagnetic Health Effects

Life-threatening Diseases

  • Alzheimer's Disease 
  • Brain cancer (adult and child) 
  • Breast cancer (male and female) 
  • Depression (also leading to suicide) 
  • Heart disease 
  • Leukemia (adult and child) 
  • Miscarriage 
Other Conditions and Symptoms
  • Allergies 
  • Asthma 
  • Autism 
  • Blood pressure (raised) 
  • Concentration difficulties 
  • Depression 
  • Electro-sensitivity 
  • Fatigue 
  • Frequent infections 
  • Headaches 
  • Hormone changes 
  • Immune system damage 
  • Nerve damage 
  • Sleep disturbance 
  • Skin complaints 
  • Sperm abnormalities 
  • Tinnitus
EM WATCH




Dec 7
2014

EMF Health Effects Harmful Health Effects of ElectroMagnetic Radiation

Martin Blank, PhD Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics - Columbia University (EM WATCH)

Health Effects of EMF: Focus on DNA


" . . . if you watched this video, you know there IS something to worry about concerning EMF.

"Exactly WHAT are these potential health dangers? Well, let's start by talking about some of the diseases that some studies have shown can be caused by electromagnetic radiation:

Summary of Electromagnetic Health Effects

Life-threatening Diseases

  • Alzheimer's Disease 
  • Brain cancer (adult and child) 
  • Breast cancer (male and female) 
  • Depression (also leading to suicide) 
  • Heart disease 
  • Leukemia (adult and child) 
  • Miscarriage 
Other Conditions and Symptoms
  • Allergies 
  • Asthma 
  • Autism 
  • Blood pressure (raised) 
  • Concentration difficulties 
  • Depression 
  • Electro-sensitivity 
  • Fatigue 
  • Frequent infections 
  • Headaches 
  • Hormone changes 
  • Immune system damage 
  • Nerve damage 
  • Sleep disturbance 
  • Skin complaints 
  • Sperm abnormalities 
  • Tinnitus




Dec 3
2014

Influence of Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation on the Platelet Aggregation

International Journal of Biomedicine - Gulzoda M. Khamidova, MD

Abstract: "The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMFs) on platelet aggregation (PA) in individuals working for a long time under a direct and continuous RF-EMF exposure. We examined 119 persons aged from 22 to 65 years. In individuals working under the direct and constant exposure to RF-EMFs, the various changes of PA with a predominance of hyperaggregation are detected. The dependence of the changes in the indicators of PA on length of work in conditions of RF-EMF exposure is determined. . . .

Conclusion:  "The results of our study confirm the deleterious effect RF-EMF both on the blood cells and on blood rheology. In individuals working under the direct and constant exposure to RF-EMFs, the various changes of PA with a predominance of hyperaggregation are detected. The dependence of the changes in the indicators of PA on length of work in conditions of RFEMF exposure is determined."




Dec 3
2014

It's Always Something - iPads influence Pacemakers and ICD's

Journal of the American Heart Association - April 2014

" . . . Magnets have been associated with pacemaker and implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD) therapy since the beginnings of both therapies. Before sophisticated software‐based device programmers, magnets were used check the battery life and output of pacemakers and were also used to test ICD charge times, reform the capacitors, and inactivate and reactivate them around surgical procedures. Magnets play less of a role in our day‐to‐day practice of device follow‐up, but are still occasionally taped over devices during surgery to prevent sensing of electromagnetic interference from cautery and delivering inappropriate shocks.

"The study of Kozik et al.1 evaluated the risk involved in placing the popular iPad®, which have numerous magnets in their covers, over an ICD in the chest while the patient is supine and using the device to play games, read, surf the Web, watch movies, and so on. These are now common activities that did not exist 10 years ago when people fell asleep reading a book or watching a television set that was across the room.

"Although their study was small--27 patients--and did not include all device manufacturers, they did, in fact, show that, in a significant number of patients studied, the devices were affected by the magnets on the iPad. Nine (33%) devices were inhibited from sensing and treating life‐threatening arrhythmias. What's more, the devices that still had the "magnet turn‐off" function were completely turned off and would be nonfunctional not just for the duration of contact with the magnet, but potentially until the next formal device interrogation discovered the programming change. In that circumstance, the device could be nonfunctional for months.

"This study was performed in adults. If children with ICDs had been included, the numbers of affected devices may have been even higher because there are still abdominally placed devices in that population. With iPad commonly used by young people for online movie services, gaming, and schoolwork, one could expect significant contact between the magnetic cover and their ICD.

"Verrier and Josephson reviewed the effect of sleep on arrhythmogenesis2 and showed the nonuniform nighttime distribution of nocturnal sudden cardiac death. A Figure from their review shows the prevalence and distribution of noctural sudden cardiac death events. With rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, there are surges of sympathetic activity that affect heart rate, vasomotor tone, and even platelet aggregation. Similarly, patients with sleep disordered breathing have issues with nocturnal ischemia, atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, tachycardia, complex ventricular ectopy, and nonsustained ventricular tachycardia. Asystole and atrioventricular block is not uncommon during sleep in healthy individuals, but these changes in cycle length may not be benign in patients on potassium‐lowering diuretics or QT‐prolonging antiarrhythmic agents or in patients with LQT 2, LQT 3, or Brugada syndrome."




Oct 20
2014

Digital Dementia - Current Concerns

Dr. Manfred Spitzer: The too frequent use of digital media reduces the mental capacity of our children

by Dr. Rudolf Hansel, qualified psychologist, Lindau/Germany

  • Psychiatrist and brain researcher Manfred Spitzer warns parents and educators 
  • From digital media to digital dementia 
  • Media usage from toddler to adolescent 
  • A TV screen is neither a good babysitter nor a good teacher 
  • Early childhood television viewing, multi-tasking and attention disorders  
  • Insomnia, depression, addiction and physical consequences 
  • Computers and Internet in the classroom 
  • Media literacy as meaningful as alcohol competence 
  • Digital games affect school performance, social contacts and the relationship with parents and friends 
  • Social Networks: Facebook instead of "face to face" 
  • Media consumption in the home to be limited to the minimum




Oct 10
2014

Resonance - Beings of Frequency

(documentary film) by James Russell (Official)

Comment: This may be one of the most important documentaries ever made. You will need almost 90 minutes to watch the entire film, but it is time well spent. Anyone using wireless devices should watch this film.



RESONANCE is an eye opening documentary which reveals the harm we are doing by existing in an ocean of man made wireless frequencies. 

Two billion years ago life first arrived on this planet; a planet, which was filled with a natural frequency. As life slowly evolved, it did so surrounded by this frequency. and Inevitably, it began tuning in. 

By the time mankind arrived on earth an incredible relationship had been struck; a relationship that science is just beginning to comprehend. 

Research is showing that being exposed to this frequency is absolutely integral to us. It controls our mental and physical health, it synchronizes our circadian rhythms, and it aids our immune system and improves our sense of wellbeing. 

Not only are we surrounded by natural frequencies, our bodies are filled with them too. Our cells communicate using electro magnetic frequencies. Our brain emits a constant stream of frequencies and our DNA delivers instructions, using frequency waves. Without them we couldn't exist for more than a second. 

This delicate balance has taken billions of years to perfect. But over the last 25 years the harmony has been disturbed. and disturbed dramatically. 

Mankind has submerged itself in an ocean of artificial frequencies. They are all around us, filling the air and drowning out the earth's natural resonance. 

To the naked eye the planet appears to be the same. But at a cellular level it is the biggest change that life on earth has endured; the effects of which we are just starting to see and feel. 

Mast Sanity: http://www.mastsanity.org/

Film Synopsis




Oct 1
2014

Electrosmog Bibliography COLLECTIONS

1396 references/links in total

  • Is Electrosmog hurting our wildlife? (149 references)
  • Electrosmog, Fertility and Reproduction (312 references) 
  • Electrosmog and Headaches (48 references)
  • Electrosmog and Breast Cancer (92 references)
  • Electrosmog and Cataracts (61 References) 
  • Electrosmog and Pregnancy (166 references) 
  • Electrosmog, Base stations, Power lines and transmission stations 
  • Electrosmog and Hearing 16 May (39 Refs) 
  • Electrosmog and Autism - A possible link? (10 references)
  • Electrosmog and the Blood Brain Barrier (47 Refs) 
  • Alzheimers, Dementia and Electrosmog (78 references)
  • Electrosmog and male fertility (134 references) 
  • Electrosmog and depression (48 articles) 
  • Literature on Cell Phone Damages 1995 - 2000 (212 references)
  • Science and safety: EMF book list 
  • A Brief Survey of Literature Relating to the Influence of Low Intensity Microwaves on Nervous Function
  • NASA Bibliography of EMF Effects 
  • BioInitiative Report - A Rationale for a Biologically-based Public Exposure 
  • Harm from radiofrequency transmissions, April 2012 - see section 5




Sep 26
2014

Moving To Learn is a new website specifically for parents who are struggling with what to do with their kids' use/exposure to high tech wireless technology. Lots of excellent articles and a must for schools and parents concerned about the unintended consequences of our growing addiction (dare I say enslavement) to new technology. A much needed site!

Excerpts from the website:

  • Arousal Addictions - The final frontier for families 
  • Ten reasons to NOT use technology in schools for children under the age of 12 years 
  • From Real to Virtual - The alarming trend toward transhuman behavior in children . . .




Sep 25
2014

Cris Rowan is an occupational therapist and child development expert living in Sechelt, British Columbia. She is the founder of Zone'In Inc.

"Working with families who overuse or are addicted to technology, has been an eye opener into a world of child deprivation, isolation, and neglect. Mom's obsessed with Facebook, and Pinterest, and Dad's immersed in video games and porn, are leaving children on their own to fend for themselves. Seemingly safe and happy hiding behind screens, today's tech families are actually sliding down a slippery slope toward addictions without a care in the world. Thinking they are preparing their young child for the future by handing them a device, today's parents appear oblivious to the damage their deprivation and neglect wreaks on their children. Gone are family outings, regular meal times, naps, and anything that even resembles meaningful conversation. Children are getting lost in the fray of tablets, phones, and endless devices which separate them from the love and attention that determines their very existence.

"Drifting deeper and deeper into the abyss of arousal addictions, the art of parenting is now only an afterthought, if that. Parents either have forgotten what it means to parent, or simply don't care anymore, and their neglected children are falling through an increasingly widening chasm into the abyss. The consequences of child neglect are harsh, both for the family and society in general, and in many cases, are irreversible. Schools plead for more support as they struggle to manage severe behaviours associated with not only neglect, but also prolonged exposure to violent and fast paced media content. As humanity's desensitization to sexual and physical violence intensifies, cyberbullying, fights, swearing, rapes, and violent crimes committed by children escalate. Prolific and unrestricted technology use by today's family has resulted in whole family arousal addictions, indicating we may have reached the final frontier in family dysfunction. . . .




Sep 25
2014

Detachment Disorder - Let's call it what it is

Cris Rowan of Zone'in Inc - Article posted in Moving to Learn (Exploring the Effects of Technology on Children)

"A distressed colleague recently told me that social media is being used to allure and capture young children, pulling them into cartels who then traffic these children for the sex trade. How can this happen, and where are these children's parents? Every time a child is handed a device and not supervised, they are at great risk for online corruption. Violent video games, pornography, bullying, and sexual exploitation are happening to our most vulnerable with precision and increasing frequency. Parents wouldn't hand 2 year old a knife, yet without a second thought, hand them a far more harmful and extremely addictive device. While parents worry about gluten or too much sugar, their children are spending the majority of their waking hours lost in a virtual world devoid of all critical factors for development, behavior and learning.  

"Lacking necessary movement, touch, human connection, and nature, these "detached" children are increasingly referred to physicians for consequent problematic behaviours. Cut loose from their primary attachment figures, the parents, these children are drifting about on a sea of uncertainty, parental neglect, and no rules or structure needed to become socialized and self-reliant beings. Characterised by aggression and poor self-regulation, these often anti-social and developmentally delayed children are increasingly at risk for receiving mental health diagnoses such adhd, aspergers, autism, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders. Many are placed on dangerous psychotropic medication, resulting in risk of explosive violence or suicide. As parents and teachers struggle to manage these children, health, education, and social governments face funding shortfalls and impending financial crisis. This article profiles how parental technology obsession and addiction, and consequent neglect and detachment from children, is threatening 21st century child sustainability.




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