by Amy Worthington
From The Idaho Observer
Science from the ‘40s to present has
demonstrated conclusively the harmful effects of microwave radiation
- the platform upon which the entire wireless universe - cell
phones, text messaging, WiFi, WiMax and RFID - is built.
Yet the wireless network is expanding,
with the approval of government "as fast as it can."
With virtually zero regulatory
oversight, the nation and all the people, plants and animals in it,
are bathing in microwave radiation so we can talk, Internet surf,
email, text message and play online games wherever and whenever we
The biophysical effects of enveloping
our world in harmful radiation are becoming apparent.
What happened to us?
How could our desire for
wireless convenience so totally suspend our innate survival
instincts that we would ignore well-established science plus
common sense and finance conditions on this planet that
portend our slow and painful deaths without dignity?
More embarrassingly, what
happened to us that we would so readily allow our children
to suffer wireless addiction, sealing their fates to short,
sickly, neurologically-impaired lives?
The answer lies in the recurring theme
in this month’s edition of The IO: Education.
As a culture, we are
taught to accept a foundational matrix of LIES as "facts" —for
generations— since birth. Within this matrix, we grow up morally
relativistic and believe that the only past and futures that matter
are connected to how we feel in the present.
The dishonor this
mindset does to our forbearers is shameful; the disservice we are
doing to future generations is unprecedented in the history of
Slide one (top left) shows a normal healthy cell under
magnification. This cell is a bright energetic little orb with its
DNA and other genetic materials safely inside the cell membrane. It
represents the cells of healthy, non-irradiated children of
Slide two (top right) shows a living cell exposed to 1600 chest
X-rays. This cell is shrunken and has lost its energetic brightness.
Trailing behind it are its genetic guts, spilling through the cell
membrane as little particles that look like a comet trail against
the dark background. These DNA fragments are called micronuclei,
typical mutations from excessive X-rays, or from gamma waves of
Slide three (bottom) shows a cell exposed to 24 hours of cell phone
radiation. Its comet tail of micronuclei splat is identical to that
of ionizing X-ray damage.
The frequency used by REFLEX scientists
to micronucleate this cell was 1.8 gigahertz (1800 megahertz),
comparable to 1.9 gigahertz frequency blasting from America’s newer
multimedia cell phones, and from many household cordless phones. The
power level used to micronucleate this cell triggered a 1.3 W/k
Specific Absorption Rate (SAR). SAR is the calculated amount of
energy absorbed by the human body from microwave phones.
A SAR of 1.3 watts/kilogram is BELOW
that of many cell phone models cuddled and worshipped by kids
The obsessive-compulsive effect of cell phones on teens and tweens
clearly demonstrates that wireless devices are both physically and
emotionally enslaving. Capitalizing on the addictive nature of
wireless technology, the communications industry is "hooking" our
kids on wireless devices at a fevered pitch.
The premier advertising image implanted in the American psyche is
that of grinning kids holding cell phones. Print and broadcast media
are riddled with wireless promotions tailored for the very young.
Kids are enticed with colored handsets, mesmerizing touch screens
and customized ring tones. Wireless music downloads, TV, video
streaming and games are irresistible.
By 2010 there will be 31 million young cell phone users, 10.5
million of them pre-teens.(1)
"Parents have made teens and their
younger 8-12 year old siblings the fastest growing segment of the
cell phone market," says Yankee Group, a consulting firm which
promotes all things wireless.(2)
In 2007, a Harris Interactive
survey reported that American kids age 10-17 admit to using a cell
phone an average of up to 3.75 hours per day.(3) A teen boasting
five or more hours per day is not uncommon.
As heavy users of wireless, these millions of idle,
entertainment-starved kids are among the radiation industry’s most
lucrative cash cows. But getting milked at an early age should
garner hazard pay, according to thousands of scientific studies
compiled over decades.
There is ample evidence that kids who
continually irradiate themselves with pulsing, ELF-embedded
microwaves from wireless devices are being set up for general health
degradation, severe nerve damage, mental incapacitation and life
all over the world
"I would not want to be a heavy user
of a mobile phone," says Professor Bruce Armstrong,
researcher at the University of Sydney School of Public Health.
Heading the Australian component of the multi-nation Interphone
study project, Armstrong told the media in April, 2008, that
evidence of a mobile phone connection with harmful effects,
including tumors, is accumulating.(4)
For kids, this is bad news. In 2005, the
Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics confirmed that
children are especially sensitive to all electromagnetic fields
because their developing nervous systems are fragile, their brain
tissues more conductive and their smaller skeletons more easily
penetrated by the waves.(5)
Russian scientists responsible for public health have issued an
urgent warning about wireless health damage, recommending that
children under 18 limit the use of cell phones to emergency calls
only.(6) British and Austrian health officials warn that kids may be
especially susceptible to serious health problems from wireless
Canadian officials say that children
should limit cell phone use until health science catches up with
technology.(8) The French health minister advised in January, 2008,
that kids be allowed no more than 6 wireless minutes at any one
time.(9) (Cleanup workers at Chernobyl were limited to a few minutes
in nuclear radiation areas).
Yet, not a single U.S. health agency is warning about the horrific
risks to kids who stew themselves in giga-juice. In America, it’s
"way cool" to be "hot." Adults are browbeat to "go tech" to talk to
their kids, or text message them - even from the next room - as if
face-to-face is "so, like, yesterday." A kid wired from head to foot
with the latest Wi-gizmos is admired as a communications super whiz.
But ironically, wireless radiation guarantees major disruption in
the chemical communication pathways between all the cells of his
The dangerous disconnect between popular culture and the realities
of medical science portends disaster. Because the wireless industry
controls the mainstream media with $billions in advertising, there
is a conspicuous media blackout of important radiation science
coming from labs all over the world.
While group-think insists that cell
phones help make kids safer, here is what American parents are not
Microwave phones can make kids
According to research presented in 2007 by
the American Academy of Otolaryngology, cell phone radiation
incrementally damages the inner ear, causing high frequency
hearing loss. Those who talk an hour a day or more, sustain
the most damage.(11) Youthful cell phone habituates will
suffer major and irreversible hearing damage by the time
they reach young adulthood.
What is safe about making a kid incrementally deaf?
Microwave phones can make kids
Microwaves cause eye lens opacity similar
to cataracts. In the 1970s, researcher Milton Zaret
demonstrated that weak microwave fields cause debilitating
subcapsular eye lesions, sometimes years after exposure.(12)
Israeli researchers have confirmed that microwaves at cell
phone intensities cause macro and micro damage to the entire
visual system, including tiny bubbles that can form on the
eye lens.(13) Dr. Om Gandhi at the University of Utah
reported that the eye lens of a 10 year old child will
absorb five times more cell phone radiation than an adult
eye.(14) Metal-rimmed eyeglasses can absorb microwaves, then
re-emit that radiation onto the eye surface.(15)
What is safe about micro-cooking a child’s eyes?
Microwave phones can make kids
Brain scans show that microwave phone
radiation penetrates deeply into a child’s brain.(16) Within
minutes, cell phone microwaves can open the blood brain
barrier, allowing albumin and other chemicals from tiny
blood vessels to leak into sensitive brain tissues. This
leakage causes irreversible oxidative stress and nerve
tissue damage.(17) Brain hormones, including melatonin,
dopamine, norepinephrine and thyroid stimulating hormone are
disrupted by phone microwaves.(18)
What is safe about fire-storming a child’s neurological and
Microwave phones highly elevate
a child’s cancer risk
In late 2007, Israeli experts
announced that talking as little as 10 minutes on a cell
phone triggers changes in brain tissues linked to abnormal
cell division and cancer.(19) Phone microwaves are
implicated in both eye and salivary gland tumors.(20) In
2006, studies by three European research groups reported an
increased incidence of brain tumors in people who have used
mobile phones for ten years or more.
After 2000 hours of
microwave phone exposure, kids face a 240 percent increased
risk of developing brain malignancy.(21) If the 1.75 million
8 and 9 year olds who now use cell phones average only half
an hour a day, they will be at high risk for radiation
cancer in their teen years. Cancer is the number two cause
of death for American children.
What is safe about giving kids wireless devices guaranteed
to ignite the tumor process?
Got wireless? Just
call it "X-ray"
No sane parent would submit his child to 1600 chest X-rays over a 24
hour period. Yet a mere 24 hours of wireless phone radiation can
inflict the same damage to a child’s tissues as 1600 chest X-rays.
This is the crux of studies completed by 12 groups of researchers
from seven European countries who collaborated in the REFLEX study
project to gauge the effects of wireless radiation on human health.
REFLEX scientists have released the
comet assay slides (22) pictured above.
The U.S. government allowed wireless phones to be put on the market
in the 1980s with absolutely no safety testing. Today, REFLEX
research demonstrates that Wi-phones blasting high-frequency
microwaves are basically personal X-ray devices. This shocking
reality gives rise to the term "Generation X-ray."
permitted to buy household X-ray machines. Yet comparably lethal
wireless devices are handed out to grade school kids for heavy and
indiscriminate use, with virtually no hazard warnings and no medical
Tissue damage from wireless microwave radiation is known to be as
cumulative as that from ionizing X-radiation.
If we divide the tissue damage of 1600
chest X-rays by 24 cell phone hours, we could make the following
postulations about Generation X-ray:
For each minute a child presses
a microwave phone to his head, he may suffer radiation
damage equivalent to approximately 1.1 chest X-rays.
For each hour a child uses a
transmitting wireless phone or wireless laptop to
communicate, watch videos/TV or play games, he may be
exposing his developing brain, eye and gut tissues to
radiation damage equivalent to 66.6 chest X-rays.
Ionizing X-radiation, like that used for
chest X-rays and other medical procedures, is on carcinogen "List
One," compiled by the International Agency for Research on Cancer
IARC is an intergovernmental agency
forming part of the World Health Organization. IARC ranks
X-radiation on par with gamma radiation, plutonium, dioxin and
benzene, all known to induce cancer in both animals and humans.
There is no "safe" dose determined for any substance or exposure on
IARC’s List One.
It’s sobering that microwave radiation, blasting from an entire
generation’s wireless phones, inflicts the same kind of DNA damage
as ionizing radiation on IARC’s carcinogen List One.
What REFLEX studies prove is how quickly
that devastating damage takes place.
The public health catastrophe being unleashed by indiscriminate use
of wireless phones is further brought into focus by a double-blind
medical study completed in India in 2005 and published in the Indian
Journal of Human Genetics.(23)
The study analyzed micronucleated cell damage in blood and buccal
(mouth) tissues of people who use their cell phone one to 15 hours a
day. The control group had never used cell phones at any time. DNA
samples were coded and scored blind in strict protocol.
The test results of the "Indian study" are as stunning as the REFLEX
work. The non cell phone users had an average of only four percent
of their cells with DNA damage. The human body has a chance of
meeting this moderate cellular reconstruction challenge, although
every DNA repair operation carries with it a chance of error.
A whopping average of 39.75 percent of cells taken from mobile phone
users showed DNA damage. The blood of one 24-year-old male revealed
63 percent micronucleated cells. He had used a cell phone for 1-2
hours per day for two years, the norm for millions of kids.
The Indian study confirms that the human body, overwhelmed with the
continual and brutal assault of wireless radiation, is unable to
perform normal cellular repair. Other studies confirm that microwave
radiation, which causes a critical need for continual cellular
repair, simultaneously shuts down cellular repair mechanisms.(24)
The body’s exhausted immune and repair
systems eventually become too decimated to do much more than survive
So the latest studies reveal what no one wants to hear: Kids who
endlessly cell-phone socialize, even sleep with perpetually
transmitting wireless devices (to keep intermittent conversations on
line), are literally tearing to shreds the cells and tissues upon
which their lives depend.
Generation X-ray is actually DECONSTRUCTING - cell by micronucleated
The consequences of continual bombardment with aggressive,
DNA-shredding radiation will become obvious only after a long
latency period, similar to asbestos exposure and tobacco smoking.
Radiation researcher Dr. Milton Zaret
told congressional investigators years ago that the dangers of
non-ionizing radiation cannot be overstated because,
"most non-ionizing radiational
injuries occur covertly, usually do not become manifest until
after latent periods of years, and when they do become manifest,
the effects are seldom recognized."(25)
Generation X-ray will ultimately be the
most cancer-ridden generation in modern history. The hundreds of
types of human cancers have one thing in common—they all begin at
the cellular level when genetic material in one or more cells
This damage can be passed from parents,
or caused by the effects of an environmental carcinogen.
"…Genetic mutations in one single
cell are sufficient to lead to cancer," says Dr. Henry Lai.
Dr. Lai is a celebrated scientist at the
University of Washington who has years of genetic and bioenergetics
research to his credit.(26)
The cancer victims of Gen X-ray will likely die more quickly than
those of previous generations because wireless microwaves not only
initiate the seeds of cancer, but also stimulate abnormal nodes to
become more energetically cancerous.(27)
An impressive body of work demonstrates
that both extremely low frequency (ELF) and microwaves cause human
cells to produce stress proteins, a further indication that the body
recognizes wireless radiation as harmful.(28) Stress proteins can
ultimately protect cancer cells and make them resistant to medical
Long before their epidemic cancers sprout, young X-rayers are
destined to suffer the symptoms of neurasthenia, or what the Soviets
used to call "radiowave sickness." The symptoms include headache,
fatigue, skin rashes, weakness, tinnitus, dizziness, moodiness and
These warning signs are just the
beginning of a long, downward spiral of general deterioration,
including circulatory ailments, immune dysfunction, allergies and
sick are American kids?
A 2007 report from Harvard researchers warned about the poor health
of American kids, confirming that the incidence of chronic,
life-altering illness is increasing exponentially.(30)
Obesity, diabetes and severe allergies
now plague millions of our young.
Thyroid hormones are critical to
a child’s proper brain development and metabolic function.
The human thyroid gland does not prosper in a high radiation
field. A leading cause of thyroid cancer is excessive
The thyroid in the neck area is
heavily zapped by cell and cordless phone emissions during
wireless conversation and it readily absorbs microwave
radiation. Cell phone radiation also depresses the brain’s
pituitary production of critical thyroid stimulating hormone
Insufficient TSH leaves a child
deficient in thyroid metabolic hormones T3 and T4, hence
Recent studies by Canadian
environmental toxicologist Magda Havas indicate that ELF and
kilohertz electromagnetic frequencies may have a deleterious
effect on some diabetics.(32)
Dr. Havas’ work reveals that
electromagnetic pollution, such as that from dirty
electricity (The IO, June, 2007) can cause rapid changes in
blood sugar levels and may be a potent factor in blood sugar
Dr. Havas calls for urgent
studies to determine if Type 3 Diabetes, an abnormal
endocrine/blood condition, is instigated or exacerbated by
non-ionizing radiation, similar to the pulsing ELF and
kilohertz frequencies inherent in wireless communications.
Swedish scientists confirm that
wireless phone radiation can cause drastic inflammatory and
allergic reactions by activating mast cells, which underlie
many tissues of the body.
The inflammatory response of
mast cell activation in the skin includes rashes, swellings
and itches, so common in both microwave poisoning and
asthma. Nearly one in 10 American kids now have asthma, a
soaring epidemic that has medical science stumped. Asthma is
a severe allergy reaction, usually to something
So it is of grave concern that
both ELF and radio frequency (RF) associated with wireless
technologies have been shown in animal and human studies to
incite a broad range of allergy-related immune
Immune System Dysfunction
A child’s body, kept in chronic
allergic stress by wireless phone radiation, may end up with
an exhausted immune system which no longer responds
European experts prognosticate
that many people heavily exposed to wireless radiation may
eventually suffer the manifestations of
EHS is a devastating
allergic, auto-immune-like condition in which
over-irradiated persons become severely sensitive to both
chemical and electromagnetic pollution.
Similar to fibromyalgia and
chronic fatigue, EHS symptoms can be so disabling that
victims are often forced to isolate themselves from even the
smallest electromagnetic fields.
sick are American kids?
By 2005 experts declared that 1 in 5 American kids has a mental
health disorder.(35) Millions of school kids, diagnosed with
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are on
brain-altering Ritalin, a stimulant reportedly more potent than
cocaine, and among the most addictive prescription drugs in use.
Millions of other kids are medicated with one of the
anti-depressants Paxil, Zoloft, Effexor or Celexa, even though, in
2004, British researchers reported these drugs are unsafe and often
ineffective.(36) In 2003, a U.S. medical journal reported that 74
percent of children and adolescents have experienced an adverse
event to these drugs over the course of their treatment.(37)
Bipolar disorder - once called manic depression - is also epidemic
among American children. In January, a Frontline documentary
revealed that over 6 million American kids, many with a bipolar
diagnosis, are prescribed drastic combinations of new psychiatric
drugs. In discussing the frightening side-effects of these
experimental therapies, several experts admitted to Frontline that
adequate studies on the safety and efficacy of psychiatric drugs for
kids have never been completed.(38)
Proper studies have never been done to ascertain the COMBINED
EFFECTS to the brain of both psychiatric drugs plus near-field
So now we nuke
Surely what millions of mentally unstable and highly drugged kids
need LEAST is the additional burden of brain-altering radiation.
Within two minutes of microwave phone exposure, the electrical
activity of a child’s brain is abnormally altered for up to one
British radiation expert Dr. Gerald
Hyland reported that cell phones which use repetitive, pulsing 2
Hz and 8.34 Hz frequencies can badly disrupt the delta and alpha
stabilization process in a child’s developing brain.(40)
Dr. Hyland confirmed that cell phone energy can cause radical
changes in human mood and behavior.(41) This is the case because
microwaves at cell phone levels can unleash a cornucopia of radical
damage to all parts of the brain, including the cortex, the
hippocampus (memory center) and the basal ganglia.
Scientists have demonstrated that
cell phone radiation causes immediate blood flow changes in the
brain, and also deregulates calcium efflux from brain cells,
causing cell membranes to weaken and leak.(42)
Researchers in Finland have shown
that one hour of cell phone radiation causes brain cells to
shrink, indicating permanent damage to cell structure as
confirmed by REFLEX studies.(43)
The Max Planck Institute in Germany
reported that cell phones can blast heat spikes into the brain
which may flash burn cell membranes to the boiling point of
British researchers have shown that
weak microwave radiation can change the shape of brain proteins
into formations resembling pathological fibrils associated with
Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease. (45)
Swedish scientists demonstrated that
cell phone radiation makes holes (lesions) in rat brains and
they predict a wave of early-onset Alzheimer’s in young cell
phone users. (46)
Could the past two decades of mass brain
damage from wireless radiation be among the roots of our nation’s
mental health crisis? Unlimited microwave exposure is bound to
increase the numbers of our haywire young.
The Russian National Committee on
Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection says that we may expect kids who
use cell phones to suffer not only brain tumors and dementia, but
also increased epileptic readiness and depressive mental
And what about
Millions of American kids, struggling with physical disabilities and
mental manias, are heavily irradiated not only with Wi-toys, but
also by ubiquitous environmental transmitters needed to feed those
toys. Nearly 200,000 cell tower and roof top transmitters
continuously saturate American cities, playgrounds and passing
vehicles with DNA-damaging waves equivalent to ionizing radiation.
Living in transmitter-zapped
neighborhoods where microwaves pass easily into homes, millions of
infants and small kids have no respite from daily, deadly radiation
Unregulated Wi-Fi systems, wireless local area network routers,
security monitors, cordless phone systems and other types of
wireless transmitters X-ray the interiors of malls, airports,
offices, schools, hospitals and millions of homes 24/7. Many
commercial and retail enterprises are switching to wireless
inventory systems. These and retail inter-personnel push-to-talk
radio systems literally "cook" stores and malls where kids
Many public transport systems are being wired for Wi-Fi. Soon,
commercial aircraft will offer Wi-Fi computer services, compelling
all passengers to absorb the toxic rays of mid-flight entertainment.
Many vehicles are wired with GPS navigation and/or tracking systems.
These rolling hotspots zap not only passengers, but people passing
The federal government has never developed adequate safety standards
for long-term environmental exposure to this barrage of wireless
radiation. U.S. standards are antiquated and calculated for short
term exposure only. In 2002, the EPA’s Radiation Protection Division
confirmed that the FCC’s current exposure guidelines are thermally
(burn) based and do not apply to chronic exposure of non-thermal
wireless pollution which now enshrouds the nation.(48)
In 2007, 14 world-class public health experts and radiation
researchers announced in their Bio-Initiative Report on
Electromagnetic Radiation that current public microwave exposure
standards are thousands of times TOO LENIENT.
Having compiled the weight of evidence
from thousands of studies, these experts conclude that current
exposure standards must be drastically revised because they are
absolutely NOT protective of the public health.(49)
complicity of the schools
Given the latest science on the radical bio-effects of wireless
radiation, the shocking rate of childhood illness plus expert
testimony that current RF exposure standards are dangerous, surely
the least appropriate location for microwave transmitters is near
schools and daycares.
Yet, wireless phone providers are in a frenetic campaign to place
microwave transmitters either directly on or near schools and play
fields across the nation. Because the radiation industry offers
thousands of dollars annually to school districts that provide
sitting for transmitters, education facilities have become "hot
zones" where torrents of pulsing radiation blast infants, children
and young adults. Kids are blasted with radiation while playing at
many of the nation’s parks and playgrounds.
That parents and educators are going along with this travesty is a
grotesque example of circular thinking: Sicken and prematurely kill
kids in order to give them exercise and a "good" education.
Many Utah schools are cases in point. An ABC news affiliate in Salt
Lake City reported last October that the Jordan School District
south of Salt Lake had 41 wireless antennas, either on or adjacent
to its school buildings. Jordan School District transmitters have
been "cooking" kids in their classrooms for about 10 years.(50)
Parents, civic leaders and
school officials cannot be THAT UNINFORMED!
The latest radiation science is
available to anyone who chooses to research it.
At least seven recent high quality
epidemiological studies show that people living close to
wireless transmitters consistently develop a long list of
neurological problems, including depression, sleep and memory
disturbances, with pronounced loss of ability to learn and
As chief of the British Health
Protection Agency, Sir William Stewart warned that the main beam
from mobile phone masts should never be allowed to hit school
In 2004 the International
Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) passed a resolution opposing
cell phone transmitters on fire stations after a California
study showed that a group of exposed personnel developed serious
neurological problems, including brain damage (encephalopathy).
The IAFF position paper documents a large body of scientific
evidence indicating that sitting transmitters on or near schools
is pure insanity.(53)
Seduced by oodles of corporate money,
many school officials, with an obligation to protect the health and
safety of the children in their charge, have simply chosen to
disregard the science while exposing their facilities and staffs to
harmful and potentially lethal radiation.
Kids forced to sit directly under roof top antenna farms, generating
hundreds of watts of invisible carcinogen, are a new generation of
down-winders. The carnage of this atrocity will one day be judged as
abhorrent as open air nuclear tests that sent previous generations
to the grave with leukemia, thyroid cancer and a myriad of other
Compulsory school irradiation is a
violation of the basic human right to a safe environment.
It is also the most disgusting example
of greed-driven child abuse we can think of.
Gen-X-ray dives to stupid
Microwave radiation from any source can drastically impair the
ability of kids to concentrate, learn and retain information
according to Russian experts.(54) Studies show that wireless
radiation can cause nerve conduction in the human brain to slow
down, diminishing every category of mental skill including memory,
reading, computation, reasoning and reaction time.
The dangerous consequences of radiation-reduced motor response time
was reported in 2005 by researchers at the University of Utah. Their
study found that young adults using cell phones while driving had
the delayed reaction time of elderly drivers. These cell-phone
drivers were actually more mentally impaired than drunk drivers with
blood alcohol levels exceeding the legal limit. The study found that
cell phone users in traffic are over five times more likely to be in
a car accident.(56)
Could this explain the shocking 2006
report that 40 percent of U.S. teens get into a car accident within
the first year of earning their drivers license?(57)
The cognitive consequences for millions of kids on the rays are seen
in numerous education reports. High dropout rates and poor test
scores are being reported across the nation. Last year, Washington
state legislators had to "push back" math and science graduation
requirements, allowing high school kids to focus their laborious
efforts on bringing their reading and writing skills up to par.(58)
Generations ago, most American students
found reading and writing easy to master in early grade school.
The San Francisco Gate recently featured Mark Morford’s
"American Kids: Dumber than Dirt."
Morford discussed the "absolutely
horrifying" decline in the intellectual ability of high school kids,
declaring that junk food and cell phones are "melting their
In 2006, the Associated Press reported that a national
literacy study revealed that at least half of America’s youngsters
in high school and college are incapable of acquiring and processing
new information. The study confirmed that over half of college
students nearing a college diploma are close to illiterate and
cannot handle complex but common intellectual tasks, such as
understanding the content of a newspaper editorial.(60)
These, the highly impaired of the wireless age, are probably unable
to read and understand the potentially life-saving information in
However, much to the profit of the
radiation industry, dialing a seven digit number or deciphering a
three-word text message will always be manageable for America’s
ever-growing army of functional illiterates.
lie you’ll ever hear
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration (FDA), the two agencies which "regulate" cell
phones and other wireless devices have two basic things to say about
wireless radiation hazards:
The big lie. "There are no known
risks from exposure to RF emissions from wireless phones…."
The disclaimer. "There is no proof, however, that wireless
phones are absolutely safe."(61)
This disingenuous and contradictive
mantra has been adopted by both the FCC and the FDA even though the
telecom industry’s own Wireless Technology Research (WTR)
program of the ‘90s showed that cell phone radiation - at levels
well below "safety" guidelines - causes blood-brain barrier damage,
animal tumors and a 300 percent increase in DNA damage to human
Dr. George Carlo, the epidemiologist who coordinated the WTR
studies would later write,
"Surely, you must be thinking, this
was the time that the FDA would perform its obligation to warn
the public of the new findings and the increase need to act with
caution and protect ourselves as we communicate in the wireless
age… The FDA chose instead to strike a public posture that was
virtually indistinguishable from the industry it was supposed to
be watching and regulating."(63)
Nothing has changed a decade later.
lucrative "no evidence" lie is still the party line for both
regulatory agencies at a time when thousands of published studies
clearly show that ELF/microwave radiation has massive and
far-reaching ramifications for every facet of a child’s physical and
health experts barely stirring
To their credit, in 1986, as the wireless revolution was just being
unleashed, the EPA recommended that pulsed, non-thermal RF/microwave
radiation be designated as a Class C (probable) carcinogen.
For obvious economic and political
reasons, the EPA was slapped down on this proposal.(64)
Again in 1990, citing decades of animal cancer studies, the EPA
produced an internal report discussing the probable carcinogenicity
of electromagnetic fields generated by both extremely low (ELF) and
ultra high radio frequencies within the microwave spectrum.
In 2000, EPA scientist Norbert Hankin warned about the
growing use of wireless technology by children and their schools:
"Some research regarding rodents has
shown adverse effects on short-term and long-term memory. The
concern is that if such effects may occur in young children,
then even slight impairment of learning ability over years of
education may negatively affect the quality of life that could
be achieved by these individuals, when adults. The potential
effect on learning of exposure from telecommunications devices
used by children should be considered for study by the Radiation
Hankin’s important recommendation has
never been implemented.
Now that the wireless horses are loose and on the run with our
hapless kids in tow, the U.S. National Research Council (NRC)
says that perhaps the barn should have had a door. The NRC
recommends that future studies of children and pregnant women be
designed to determine whether there are wireless health risks to the
Ignoring the mountain of radiation
research already peer reviewed and published, the NRC admits that,
"although it is unknown whether
children are more susceptible to RF exposure, they may be at
increased risk because of their developing organ and tissue
While U.S. regulators drag their feet in
order to protect their corporate cronies and while U.S. health
experts shuffle their musty papers and sort their foggy thoughts as
to how they might one day duplicate science already long completed,
total wireless minutes of use in the U.S. are increasing by 30
percent each year.
How this story
The sad reality, according to decades of science and supporting
evidence in the field, is that legions of those hooked on wireless
technology have already begun a painful march to their graves. Like
smokers who light up during the final gasping stages of emphysema,
it’s a fair guess that a person who becomes a "chain dialer" in his
youth, won’t lay down his cell phone until the undertaker pries it
from his cold, dead fingers, long deformed by the clutching reflex.
It took decades of study and years of consumer use to gather enough
data to force the U.S. Surgeon General’s warning label on cigarette
packs. The day will come when someone else’s second-hand radiation
will be even more unwelcome than second hand tobacco smoke.
There are a number of radiation damage lawsuits against cell phone
makers pending in many countries. It may require only one major
court victory to unleash an avalanche of lawsuits.
(68) Given the
sheer volume of data demonstrating the lethality of microwave
radiation, the radiation industry will inevitably meet the same fate
as the tobacco and asbestos industries. There always comes a time
when the horrific casualties of predation and prevarication can no
longer be concealed.
Leading phone manufacturers, including Nokia, Ericsson and Motorola,
publicly deny cell phone health hazards. But behind the scenes,
these companies have filed patents for devices claimed to help
shield phone users from antenna radiation.(69)
Unfortunately, such devices are not
presently available for consumer phones because they provide
inconvenient evidence that non-shielded phones are as dangerous as
cancer-ridden plaintiffs testify they are.
Help save a
kid from radiation abuse
We are on our own. We have lots of work to do in raising public
consciousness on wireless health issues.
The wireless industry and its
legislative pawns - led by Senator and 2008 presidential candidate
John McCain (R-AZ) - have written current telecommunications laws to
exclude consideration of human health in antenna sitting. Government
regulatory agencies commissioned to protect public health and safety
are allowing an entire industry to profitably peddle an array of
wireless devices that are slowly killing us.
The best way to stop wireless genocide is for conscientious
consumers to SIMPLY STOP BUYING RADIATION as a matter of principle.
Until future enlightenment delivers our society from the
unconscionable barbarisms of the wireless revolution, let us resolve
to spare as many kids as possible from the suffering of an
over-irradiated childhood. Through education and example, let’s
prepare our young to withstand the relentless commercial dunning and
peer pressure of the wireless age.
We must model a different set of priorities to our kids. Let’s ask
our kids if the instant gratification of wireless talking, messaging
and gaming today is worth a decimated body tomorrow. Should we not
practice self restraint by eliminating frivolous wireless
communication, stop playing wireless games and use wired phones
instead to safeguard a healthy future?
We must remove dangerous wireless devices from our homes. Above all,
let’s get the cordless microwave phones and wireless routers out of
our homes. Any household phone which emits megahertz or gigahertz
radiation should be replaced with the older style corded landline
phones. Digital Enhanced Cordless Telephone (DECT) chargers are so
powerful they can pass pulsing microwaves through walls and even
irradiate the neighbors. DECT bases continuously irradiate children
A DECT house is child-abusive.
We must educate our officials. Let’s pressure schools and other
public institutions plus commercial outlets to TURN OFF the WiFi and
other microwave-intensive systems until it is proven that this
radiation is completely safe for our kids (that way, the X-rays will
be off for a very long time). Let public outcry forbid the leasing
of school property for wireless transmitter sites.
If radiation from mobile phones
immediately affects a child’s cognitive processing, as Finnish
researchers have demonstrated,(70) so does the same omni-directional
radiation blasting from school transmitters.
We must demand
accountability and mitigate the damage
The 2007 BioInitiative Report recommends that cell phones be
reconfigured to work only with wired headsets or on speaker mode, so
that eye and brain irradiation can be prevented.(71)
At the very least, consumers should
demand that these safety features be incorporated into their
For the protection of our kids, let’s avail ourselves of technology,
such as audio and digital radiation meters, which empower us to
quickly identify microwave-intensive environments. Let’s educate
legislators and demand that unbiased radiation research by impartial
researchers be funded with a gains tax on telecom industry profits.
Let’s demand that the industry be forced to properly label its
carcinogenic devices with adequate health warnings. The industry
must be made liable for wireless health damage.
The state of Washington just passed the strictest safe toy law in
the nation. But this law does not address the wireless handsets kids
are using for wireless entertainment services available through the
Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum. The FDA
recently announced that popular impotence drugs must now be labeled
with a warning that they may lead to sudden, severe and potentially
permanent hearing loss.
Why has FDA not demanded a hearing loss
warning for cell and cordless phones?
Dr. Vini Khurana, an award-winning Australian neurosurgeon
and brain cancer specialist, believes that the link between mobile
phones and brain cancer will definitely be proven within the coming
A child protected today from wireless
abuse will thank an astute parent tomorrow when that terrible,
unassailable "proof" becomes obvious to even the most fanatical of
Wireless radiation is not only neurotoxic and carcinogenic, but also
grossly teratogenic (causes the abnormal development of the embryo).
Scientists across the globe are warning about the potential of
wireless microwaves to cause horrific damage to sperm, ova and
As the clueless, trusting kids of Generation X-ray are encouraged by
corporations to violate the basic laws of nature with wireless toys,
they systematically damage the genes they will pass to their
offspring. Their genetically damaged children and grandchildren will
be even more radiation-impaired than themselves.
This generally suppressed information will be the subject of part
two of this series.
1. "Growing Concern over Safety of
Cell Phones for Children," D.Carvajal, 3/7/2008, www.emfacts.com;
Yankee Group predicts 10.5 million preteen cell phone users by
2010, see www.microwavenews.com, March 2007.
2. "Family Logistics Should Determine Whether Your Child is
Ready for a Cell Phone," L. Flam, Associated Press, 2-5-08.
3. "Teen and Tween Cell Phone Calls Rise During the Summer," Fox
4. Armstrong quoted by Microwave News, March/April 2008. The
Interphone project is coordinated by the International Agency
for Research on Cancer (IARC). Teams of researchers across the
globe have gathered health data since 2000 on long term mobile
phone users and their various types of tumors. The data is being
analyzed at IARC’s headquarters in France.
5. Pediatrics, Official Journal of the American Academy of
Pediatrics, Vol. 116, No. 2 August 2005, pp. 303-313.
6. "Children and Mobil Phones: The Health of the Following
Generations is In Danger," Russian National Committee on
Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, Moscow, Russia, 4-14-2008.
7. "Cell Phones ‘Should Not be Given to Children,’ " W. Knight,
London, NewScientist.com news service, 1-11-2005; "Why Cell
Phones Will Hurt Your Children," mercola.com, 2-07-2008: The
Vienna Medical Association says "Children under the age of 16
should never use a mobile phone."
8. "Canadian Health Official Warns Consumers to ‘Limit Cell
Phone Use’ Especially by Children," The Toronto Star, July 12,
9. "Growing Concern over Safety of Cell Phones for Children,"
D.Carvajal, (France) 3/7/2008, www.emfacts.com.
10. "The Biological Effects of Weak Electromagnetic Fields," Dr.
Andrew Goldsworthy, 4-13-2007. Dr Goldsworthy is a researcher
and honorary lecturer with the Department of Biological
Sciences, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine,
11. "Cell Phone Use Causes High Frequency Hearing Loss,"
Newswire, Source: American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and
Neck Surgery, 09-12-2007.
12. For information on Dr. Zaret’s ground-breaking microwave
research see: The Microwave Debate, Nicholas H. Steneck, 1984,
p.162.; also The Zapping of America, Paul Brodeur, 1977, pp.
13. "Israeli Research: Cell Phone Radiation May Cause Visual
Damage," 07-29-2005, www.isracast.com.
14. Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards In the Wireless Age, Dr.
George Carlo and Martin Schram, 2002, p. 216.
15. Confidential Report On Tetra Strictly for the Police
Federation of England and Wales, Barrie Trower, September 2001,
p. 7. This report by a renown British physicist is an
outstanding archive of microwave health issues.
16. "What Cell Phones Can Do To a Child’s Brain In Two Minutes,"
Sunday Mirror, UK ,12-26-01.
17. Salford, Brun, Eberhardt, Malmgren and Persson, 2003, "Nerve
Cell Damage in Mammalian Brain After Exposure to Microwaves from
GSM Phones." Environmental Health Perspectives 111:881-883; also
"Swedes find GSM Radiation Causes Nerve Damage at Very Low
Doses," Microwave News, Jan/Feb 2003.
18. Koyu, et al., "Effects of 900 MHz electromagnetic Field on
TSH and Thyroid Hormones in Rats," 06-10-2005; also "Aspects of
Hypothalamic Neuronal Systems in VMH lesion-induced Obese Rats",
Takahasi et al, Journal of Autonomic Nervous System, August
1994; 48 (3): 213-9.
19. "Only Ten Minutes on a Mobile Could Trigger Cancer,
Scientists Believe," D. Derbyshire, Daily Mail, UK, 08-30-2007.
This research was done at Weizmann Institute of Science in
Israel and published in the Biochemical Journal, August 1, 2007,
9405 (Pt3) 559-568.
20. "Scientists Link Eye Cancer to Mobile Phones," J. Leake, The
Sunday Times, UK, 01-14-2001, Electromagnetic Hazard and Therapy
2001, Volume 11, Numbers 2 to 4; also "Cell Phone Linked to
Salivary Gland Tumors," United Press International, 02-14-2008
(Tel Aviv University).
21. "Cell Phone Risks Cited in Studies: Three Groups Find
Danger, Tumors," South Florida Sun Sentinel, 02-01-2006;
"Long-Term Mobile Phone Use Raises Brain Tumor Risk: Study,"
Reuters, March 31, 2006.
22. An in-depth report on the REFLEX project can be found in the
on-line brochure Health and Electromagnetic Fields: EU-funded
research into the Impacts of Electromagnetic Fields and Mobile
Phones on Health published by the European Commission.,
23. Ghandi, G. "Genetic Damage in Mobile Phone Users: Some
Preliminary Findings," Indian J Hum Genetics, 2005, 11:99-104.
24. "EMF and the Role of Increased Charge in Promoting Disease
and Impairing Tissue Repair," Gerald Goldberg, MD. Find this
excellent article at: http://www.buergerwelle.de/pdf/emf_and_charge_promotion.pdf
25. Dr. Zaret quoted in The Zapping of America, Paul Brodeur,
26. "Evidence for Genotoxic Effects (RFR and ELF Genotoxicity)"
Dr. Henry Lai, Department of Bioengineering, University of
Washington,. Prepared for the BioInitiative Working Group, July
2007, see BioInitiative Report..
27. "Mobile Phones Linked to Cancer," BBC news, 11-09-1998, "Mr.
Philips told the court…"It has been repeatedly shown that a few
minutes exposure to cell phone type radiation can transform a 5%
active cancer into a 95% active cancer for the duration of the
exposure and for a short time afterwards."
28. "Health Risk of Electromagnetic Fields: Research on the
Stress Response," Martin Blank, PhD., Department of Physiology
and Cellular Biophysics, College of Physicians and Surgeons,
Columbia University, Prepared for the BioInitiative Working
Group, July 2007, see BioInitiative Report..
29. "Proteins Hold Clues to Cancer and Brain Diseases," C.
Deriso, Medical College of Georgia, Medical News, February 2006.
30. "Researchers Sound Alarm on Kids’ Health," Newsweek,
31. Koyu, et al., "Effects of 900 MHz electromagnetic Field on
TSH and Thyroid Hormones in Rats," 06-10-2005.
32. "Dirty Electricity and Electrical Hypersensitivity: Five
Case Studies," Magda Havas and David Stetzer, a paper presented
to World Health Organization Workshop on Electrical
Hypersensitivity, October 24-25, 2004.
33."Evidence for Effects on the Immune System," Olle Johansson,
PhD, The Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of
Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm Sweden, Prepared
for the BioInitiative Working Group, July 2007. See the
34. "Will We All Become Electrosensitive?" Orjan Hallberg and
Gerd Oberfeld, Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, 25:189-191,
2006. Worldwide, the number of reported cases of extreme
electrosensitivity has been steadily increasing since the
condition was first documented in 1991.
35. "Teen Mental Health Declining in the United States," Oxford
University Press, 06-29-05, www.truthout.org.
36. "Four Anti-Depressants Shown Unsafe for Kids," The
Washington Post, 04-22-04.
37. "A Systematic Chart Review of the Nature of Psychiatric
Adverse Events in Children and Adolescents Treated with
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors," T.Wilens, MD. et al.,
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, Volume 13,
Number 2, pp.143-152.
38. PBS Frontline: The Medicated Child, January 8, 2008.
39. "What Cell Phones Can Do To a Child’s Brain In Just Two
Minutes," Sunday Mirror, UK, 12-26-2001.
40. From statement by Dr. Hyland reporting to STOA Committee of
the EU regarding children and cell phones. Dr. Hyland is with
the University of Warwick, Coventry, England and also the
International Institute of Biophysics, Neuss-Holzheim, Germany.
41. "Cell Phones Hurt Children Even Worse than Adults," William
Thomas, 2005, www.willlthomas.net. See also EMF Health Report
42. "The Biological Effects of Weak Electromagnetic Fields," Dr.
Andrew Goldsworthy, 4-13-2007.
43. "New Study Shows Cell Phones Cause Brain Changes," Reuters,
06-20-2002. This study was done by Finland’s Radiation and
Nuclear Safety Authority.
44. "Germans Worried about the Health Effects of Mobiles,"
Expatica, July 15, 2007, www.expatica.com.
45. "Changes in Protein Folding: A Nonthermal RF Mechanism,"
Microwave News, May/June 2003. This is an excellent summary of
Dr. David de Pomerai’s work how on weak microwaves can change
the shape of cellular proteins, causing them to clump together
and form protein fibrils similar to those associated with
neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and
Creutzfeldt-Jakob. Dr. dePomerai is with University of
46. Leif Salford et al., "Nerve Cell Damage in Mammalian Brain
after Exposure to Microwaves from GSM Mobile Phones,"
Environmental Health Perspectives, Volume 111, Number 7 June
47. "Children and Mobil Phones: The Health of the Following
Generations is In Danger," Russian National Committee on
Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, Moscow Russia, 4-14-2008.
48. Quoted from letter by Norbert Hankin, chief environmental
scientist with EPA’s Radiation Protection Division. This letter
was received by EMR Network 7-16-02 and can be found at
49. BioInitiative: A Rationale for a Biologically-based Exposure
Standard for Electromagnetic Radiation, see "Summary for the
Public and Conclusions," Cindy Sage, MA, August 2007.
50. ABC News Channel 4, Salt Lake City: Proposed Cell tower on
Sandy Middle School Raises Questions, 10-22-07. Watch the news
segment here: http://freepage.twoday.net/stories/4686361/
51. These studies are discussed here: "The Radiation Poisoning
of America," A. Worthington, Idaho Observer, September 2007.
Find this article online at Idaho-Observer.com.
52. Stewart Report 2000, UK: Research conducted by then British
Health Protection Agency chief William Stewart advised that the
main beam of a mobile phone mast should never be allowed to fall
on any part of a school’s grounds.
53. Position On the Health Effects from Radio
Frequency/Microwave Radiation in Fire Department Facilities From
Base Stations for Antennas and Towers for the Conduction of Cell
Phone Transmissions, International Association of Fire Fighters,
Division of Occupational Health, Safety and Medicine. A
resolution calling for a moratorium on new cell towers on fire
stations was adopted by IAFF membership August 2004.
54. "Children and Mobil Phones: The Health of the Following
Generations is In Danger," Russian National Committee on
Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, Moscow Russia, 4-14-2008.
55. "Cell Phone Radiation Slows Down Brain Speed," James
Protsman, Omega News, 08-18-2004; also "Slowed Brain Activity in
Frequent Mobile Phone Users," www.brainclinics.com, 11-09-2007:
Quote: "…the brain activity from frequent mobile phone users
shows more slow activity (increased Delta and Theta) and a
slowing of the Alpha Peak Frequency….In Alzheimer’s dementia you
also find a severely slowing of brain activity."
56. "Study: Cell Phone Use Ages Young Drivers," Associated
57. "Crash-Proof Your Teen," Family Circle, June 2006.
58. "Time to Burn," Spokesman Review, 03-11-2008.
59. "American Kids, Dumber than Dirt" M. Morford, SF Gate
60. "College Students’ Literacy in Doubt," B. Feller, Associated
Press, 01-19-06. Info from American Institutes of Research. See
also the National Civic Literacy Board report, The Coming Crisis
in Citizenship: Higher Education’s Failure to Teach America’s
History and Institutions, 2006.
61. These two statements can be found verbatim in: FDA’s Cell
Phone Facts, Consumer Information on Wireless Phones, see
pp.5-8; This FDA statement on page 11 is a FELONY: "The
scientific evidence does not show a danger to users of wireless
phones, including children and teenagers." Also see FCC’s Radio
Frequency Safety brochure, p. 8 "There is no scientific evidence
to date that proves that wireless phone usage can lead to cancer
or a variety of other health effects, including headaches,
dizziness or memory loss." These two agencies—appendages of
Corporate America—willfully remain in the scientific Dark Ages
and have make no effort whatever to keep the public informed on
21st Century advances.
62. Information on the WTR studies funded by the Cellular
Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) is found in Cell
Phones: Invisible Hazards In the Wireless Age, Ibid.
63. Ibid., pp. 229-30.
64. In the March 1986 version of the OHEA report, EPA staff
recommended that RF/microwave radiation be designated as a
possible, or Class C carcinogen, but this recommendation was
deleted from the final draft of that report. Microwave News,
65. Evaluation of the Potential Carcinogenicity of
Electromagnetic Fields, June 1990, Review Draft.
66. Hankin quote in Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards In the
Wireless Age, Ibid. pp. 218-19.
67. ABC News January 18,2008: NRC, Committee on Identification
of Research Needs Relating to Potential Biological or Adverse
Health Effects of Wireless Communications Devices (Free report).
68. "Cell Phone Industry Fails to Halt Suits," CPR News,
11-01-2005; also "Mobile Headache," M. King, Ecologist,
01-03-2007. This article says there were 7 major lawsuits
pending against the cell phone industry in USA as of 2007.
69. "Cell Phone Companies Patent Cancer Shields," N. Fleming and
I. Cobain, The Times, London, 06-11-2001.
70. "Mobile Phone Effects on Children’s Event-related
Oscillatory EEG During an Auditory Memory Task," International
Journal of Radiation Biology, June 2006; 82 (6) 443-50.
71. BioInitiative: A Rationale for a Biologically-based Exposure
Standard for Electromagnetic Radiation, "Summary for the Public
and Conclusions," Cindy Sage, MA, August 2007.
72. "Mobile Phones More Dangerous Than Smoking," Geoffrey Lean,
Independent, UK, 03-30-2008. Find Dr. Khurana’s 69-page report
on brain tumors and mobile phones at: http://www.brain-surgery.us/medstudent.html.