by Helke Ferrie
April 28, 2011
“This device emits
electromagnetic radiation, exposure to which may cause brain
cancer. Users, especially pregnant women and children,
should keep it away from the head and body.”
~ Currently proposed
legislation for cell phones: Bill LD 1014
Legislator Andrea Boland in Maine, U.S.
Ignorance may or may not be bliss, but
one thing is certain - it is very profitable.
According to Buddhism,
all suffering derives from ignorance. Ignorance keys into the
addictive potential in all of us and thereby allows somebody to make
a huge pile of money on enslavement.
The detrimental health effects of cell phones, WiFi, electromagnetic
fields (EMFs), and the microwave-producing technology we use daily
makes worrying about our kids’ experiments with drugs, sex, and
alcohol seem insignificant in comparison to the WiFi-equipped
schools that they are sent to, the cell phones that are bought for
them, the hours they spend in front of the TV (forget the content -
the TV itself is worse), and the microwave oven that they often use
to heat their meals.
Sex, booze, drugs, and crime are part of the
dark side of life’s education: one often learns from these mess-ups
to go on to make healthy choices. But this “progressive” and
seductive EMF radiation technology has the power to obliterate life,
phase out our biological future, and kill the brain.
I am one of the victims who was seriously injured by cell phone
radiation. Our solar-powered cottage is far from phone lines, so we
used public phones for 25 years. Last summer, a cell phone tower was
erected one mile from my study window. Being a social animal, I
thought this was fabulous!
But over a period of two months, I
developed indescribable headaches, piercing pains in my right eye,
and spontaneous bleeding from my right ear. My ophthalmologist
diagnosed two cataracts in my right eye - the hallmark of microwave
radiation injury (we know this from research that began on WWII U.S.
Navy personnel injured by radar equipment).
On the other hand,
age-related cataracts appear in both eyes. In a future Vitality
issue, I will discuss the treatment protocols I am using on my road
I am in stellar company. World Health Organization (WHO) Director
General Gro Harlem Brundtland (1998 - 2003), convener of the World
Commission on Environment and Development in 1987, did not permit
any cell phones at WHO’s Geneva headquarters because they caused her
debilitating headaches. Of course, she had the wrath of the industry
descend upon her as a result.
She is currently suffering from
In 2004, the WHO defined electrohypersensitivity (EHS) as:
phenomenon where individuals experience adverse health effects while
using or being in the vicinity of devices emanating electric,
magnetic, or electromagnetic fields… a sometimes debilitating
problem [occuring] several orders of magnitude under the limits of
internationally accepted standards.”
INCREASES RISK OF CANCER AND ALZHEIMER'S
In fact, everybody is at risk. Epidemiologist Dr. Sam Milham first
studied childhood leukemia clusters in the 1970s, and eventually
proved beyond doubt that the risk for this disease is directly
related to the close proximity of power-lines, and subsequently cell
phone towers. (Those areas of the world with little or no
electricity have almost no incidence of leukemia.)
In addition to
leukemia, evidence now supports the connection between cell phones
and brain tumors, cancer of the eye, salivary glands, and
testicles, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and Alzheimer’s disease. This
radiation also contributes to the development of autism and ADHD.
While all of these conditions have several known causes, research
has confirmed that the use of cell and cordless phones and laptop
computers speeds up the disease process to such an extent that
people in their 30s are now being diagnosed with advanced
The degranulation process of live brain cells, when
exposed to cell phone radiation, has been experimentally
demonstrated. Cancer incidence is also significantly higher within
400 meters of a cell phone tower or transmitter site.
University researcher, Magda Havas, may now have discovered a third
type of diabetes caused exclusively by electromagnetic radiation.
The most vulnerable are children and pregnant women, and the most
vulnerable organs are the brain, testicles, and ovaries. This was
confirmed in 2007 by the World Health Organization, the
International Agency for Research on Cancer, and a 2010 Swedish
government study, which all showed that cell phone use increases the
chances of brain cancer by 40%.
Last year, the European Journal of
Oncology reported that serious heart and heart-related problems
(e.g. arrhythmia, palpitations, heart flutter, racing heart beat,
fainting, profuse sweating, etc.) can occur in response to pulsed
radiation as low as 0.5 percent of the existing Canadian and U.S.
federal guidelines, which permit 10 mill micro/Wm2.
science-based exposure guidelines demonstrate that nobody should be
exposed to more than 1 microW/m2.
When analyzing any type of death-causing technology, the most
reliable information usually comes from the military. At
www.safeschool.ca you can download a recently declassified U.S. Navy
document from 1971 which summarizes the more than 2,300 studies on
the health effects of microwave radiation known way back then!
course they knew - microwave technology was already part of the
military arsenal intended to inflict bodily harm. It is the Military
University in Germany that developed EMF protection standards for
civilian building codes. Building materials also require protection
from rapid corrosion caused by radio frequencies and microwaves.
2008, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities asked the federal
government for an emergency fund of $123 billion over five years to
prevent the collapse of exposed buildings.
IMPACT OF EMF RADIATION
The economic victims of irresponsible application of radiation-based
technology include agriculture.
Plants avoid high EMF levels by not
growing as high as they normally would; when the EMF source is
removed, they grow normally. Cows are also affected.
As reported by
Dr. Milham, when the “dirty electricity” in a U.S. school was
neutralized by Graham/Stetzer filters,
“a dairy farmer a quarter of
a mile away noticed that his cows each gave an average of ten pounds
more milk per day, beginning the day the school installed its
filters. The cows were responding to dirty electricity being removed
from the ground currents.”
In 2008, the French court ordered a power
company to compensate cattle farmers for EMF damage.
Living creatures are electrical beings able to function only within
Devra Davis observes:
“The difference between
being alive and being dead is just one thing - the presence of
electrical activity in the brain.”
Thoracic surgeon, Dr. William
Rae, co-founder of the American Academy for Environmental Medicine
with Linus Pauling and Dr. Theron Randolph, originally became
interested in environmental influences on health when operating room
equipment caused him to become seriously EMF-sensitive in the 1970s.
His research led him to recognize the deleterious influence of
pesticides and many other environmental toxins, all of which cause
multi-system damage. The immune system is the primary target, which
does its job through electrically-charged biological substances such
as neurotransmitters, hormones, and peptides, which transmit faster
than the speed of light.
It has been known since the 1990s that
environmental illness from biological toxins and electrohypersensitivity share the process of a disastrous reduction
in cholinesterase, a nervous system enzyme. Its sudden depletion can
cause depression and suicidal behavior.
AT GREATEST RISK
All biological processes have their inherent timing, repair, and
defensive responses, especially during pregnancy and brain
development. Hence, the industry’s “safety” standards, with which
government regulators collaborate, are totally absurd.
Devra Davis explains:
“They are based on the imaginary SAM, the
Standard Anthropomorphic Man based on military recruits of 1989: six
foot two tall, about 200 lbs, and never exposed to a cell phone. The
subsequently constructed safety standards date to 1962 when nobody
knew the difference between heat-producing radiation and microwave
radiation, and cell phones did not exist.”
The Safe School Committee in Collingwood (www.safeschool.ca) is
fighting the WiFi craze that has hit Canadian schools.
Even though WiFi is slower than landline-transmitted connections, and even
though there is a documented 40% increase in cardiac arrest in
children under 13 years directly related to this type of radiation,
the Toronto School Board is hell-bent on providing WiFi in all
schools - presumably until no brains are left to zap.
So eager are
our guardians of education to implement what they call “Vision of
Hope,” they even ignore the inadequate safety standards set by
Ken Dryden expressed outrage on March 12 (Globe & Mail) about the
lack of mandatory protection from head injuries in hockey, stating,
“How could we be so stupid!”
Such outrage should apply equally to WiFi in schools because even more children - all of them, in fact -
will be affected. In a 2009 review of the usually irreversible harm
EMFs cause, neuroscientist O. Johansson, of the Karalinska Institute
in Sweden, wrote:
“Today no-one would consider having a radioactive
wrist watch with glowing digits (as you could in the 1950s), having
your children’s shoes fitted in a strong X-ray machine (as you could
in the 1940s), keeping radium in open trays on your desk (as
scientists could in the 1930s), or X-raying each other at your
garden party (as physicians did in the 1920s). In retrospect that
was just plain madness. However, the persons doing so were not…less
intelligent.…Knowledge was deficient, as was a competent risk
analysis coupled to a parallel analysis of public needs.”
A thoroughly depressing fact is that the main reason gorillas in
Africa reduced in numbers by 90% since 1995 is because their habitat
was destroyed by miners for a rare mineral called
mineral is apparently indispensable to the production of cell
The international efforts to save the gorillas is appearing
to meet with success, but nothing has happened so far to rescue the
miners themselves - they are almost exclusively slave laborers,
specifically children as young as 6 years.
What is happening in other jurisdictions?
In 2007, Germany initiated a policy to reduce the use of CAT scans
because of their demonstrated cancer-causing properties, and because
their use increased health care costs (directly and through
additional cancer incidence) by 80% in 40 years. And last year,
Germany banned energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs
because their carcinogenic radiation exceeds European allowable
(I tossed out all of our CFLs and replaced them
with old-fashioned incandescent bulbs, after which I found that the
crushing fatigue I had been experiencing mysteriously disappeared!)
Many jurisdictions in the U.S. are now framing legislation to deal
both with CFL bulbs’ unacceptable levels of radiation and the
difficulty of their disposal due to the high mercury content
threatening the ground water.
The European Union’s September 2009 report on EMFs stressed the
“serious and irreversible damage to health and environments” from
EMF radiation and called on all member states to take precautionary
action. Shortly after, the possibility of outlawing the use of cell
phones for children under 18 was discussed in the E.U. Parliament.
On March 11, the U.K.’s national Department of Health advised its
citizens that they should text, rather than put their cell phones to
Switzerland, Finland, Luxembourg, and Austria now outfit their
schools with totally radiation-safe fiber-optic technology for their
internet and communication needs. Israel has similar legislation in
the works. Those countries also set the maximum allowable level of
exposure between 5 to 10 microW/m2. Recall that in Canada we are
told 10 mill micro/Wm2 is “safe.” Guess on which part of the Earth
human brains will survive!
Meanwhile, we are also being threatened with “smart
tend to increase electricity costs for people and expose them to
massive amounts of radiation.
As of February of this year,
California allows people to refuse their installation, because a
formal investigation showed that these U.S.-made devices never
passed all of the mandatory regulatory hurdles, are hazardous to
health, and can cause fire.
Devra Davis in her book, Disconnect, explains that the most serious
practical challenge to the cell phone industry comes from the
world’s large insurance companies, such as the Sterling Group of
Lloyd’s of London. Having been nearly wiped out when
asbestos-related claims were settled in the early 1990s, insurance
companies informed the cell phone industry that they will not be
backed when radiation-injury claims start pouring in, as they surely
The trigger for this decision was the U.K.’s 2005 Stewart
Commission, whose chair, citing worldwide research demonstrating
harm to children’s brains from cell phones, told the mobile phone
“refrain from promoting the use of mobile phones by
In Canada, liability is certainly worth testing in court,
because the 2007 Human Rights Commission report on Environmental
Illness specifically included harm from EMF radiation as being real
and requiring accommodation.
You can attend lectures by Magda Havas, Devra Davis, and others at
the Total Health Show (April 8,9,10) and learn how, amazingly, it
may be possible to stay safe and still have your toys. (www.totalhealthshow.com)
Helke Ferrie is currently having her house decontaminated by Robert
Stellar of Breathing Easy. Watch for a blog post from her in April
that summarizes the strategies used to make her house safe from
electropollution, to be published on our website:
S. Milham MD, Dirty Electricity,
iUniverse, 2010, any bookstore or www.sammilham.com
D. L. Davis, Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation,
M. Havas & C. Rees, Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the
Wireless Revolution, 2009
L. Blake, Electromagnetic Fields: A Consumer’s Guide to the
Issues and How to Protect Ourselves, iUniverse (updated 2007 ed)
Best sources for relevant information: www.magdahavas.com and
To fight cell phone towers being placed near schools,
playgrounds, hospitals, etc., research www.whyfry.org and Google
“cell phone towers + opposition”
The product sources listed below have been tried by me,
and found to be helpful.
Planetary Association for Clean Energy Inc. Ottawa. Andrew Michrowski provides advice and scientific sources for all EMF
issues including microwave ovens. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See Andrew’s company ad for Essentia, on page 69.
Environmental Working Group at www.ewg.org tests cell phones,
etc. for hazards, safety, alternatives where regulatory
information is lacking, outdated, or wrong. Check out their
recommendations on safer cell phones.
Dr. Stephen Sinatra, a cardiologist of Co-Q10 fame, has
excellent information on radiation at www.heartmdinstitute.com
To take action against the WiFi plans for all of Toronto’s
schools go to www.safeschool.ca, and meet its organizers at the
Total Health Show.
To have your home/apartment assessed and made safe, or to build
an EMF-safe house, contact www.breathing-easy.net
For Graham/Stetzer filters, www.stetzerelectric.com &
www.DirtyElectricity.ca and EMFSolutions 1-877-987-5185 or visit
their booth at Total Health.
This list is in order of the information’s appearance in the
The legislation proposed in Maryland could be used in its
identical wording in Canada and proposed to Health Canada via
our MPs. See www.mainlegislature.org go to “Summary of LD 1014.”
On cell phone towers the most comprehensive information is in
Dr. Sam Milham’s book, Dirty Electricity. For success in having
proposed cell towers moved to locations away from children,
hospitals etc. see Waterloo Chronicle February 15, 2011 article
entitled “Transmission interrupted?” and March 9, 2011 “WIND
Mobile looking at other tower sites.”
The EarthCalm website has a good summary article on the
research involving EMF harm and possible protection entitled
“EarthCalm develops unprecedented EMF protection against phone
and WiFi radiation.”
Google the name Arthur Firstenberg and read his article in
The Ecologist volume 34, number 5, June 1, 2004, on the harm
cell phone towers do to people and animals.
On the dangers to food quality done by using microwave ovens,
Google “microwave ovens + safety.”
The Wikipedia entry on former WHO Director Gro Harlem
Brundtland is pretty informative and useful for the links it
provides to her statements and interviews involving harm, from
Contact Andrew Michrowski of Planetary Association for Clean
Energy at email@example.com for his powerpoint presentations
and scientific papers. Most useful is his summary of all the
literature, world-wide, up to the end of 2010, entitled
“Electro-Magnetic Fields: High Level Microtechnology Concerns.”
It is the source of many items in this article including the
degranulation of brain cells, the damage to blood cells, the
corrosive effect of microwaves on building materials, etc.
On February 23, 2011, the Journal of the American Medical
Association published an article “Cell Phone Radiofrequency
Radiation Exposure and Brain Glucose Metabolism” which is
exceedingly tame, until you get into the details which support
the worst findings published internationally.
The information on microwaves and EMFs affecting the heart is
in the European Journal for Oncology, Library Volume 5, October
2010. The lead author of Trent University’s Magda Havas. For
medical professionals this article is a must and for people with
existing heart issues it is perhaps a life saver.
On building codes and EMF protection in architectural design,
the Military University in Germany etc., go to Robert Steller’s
How EMFs adversely affect animals and plants is discussed
and sources ion both the work of Andrew Michrowski (PACE) and in
the book by Dr. Sam Milham. There are also a website specific to
EMFs involving the issue of damage to trees, other plants and
animals: www.popsci.com or con tact firstname.lastname@example.org
The unbelievable nonsense on which the Toronto School Board
bases its decision to WiFi all schools, go to www.safeschool.ca
from where you can download all of this material.
The declassified summary of all adverse health effects of
microwave radiation known by 1971 also go to www.safeschool.ca
The biological pathways shared by MCS (Multiple Chemical
Sensitivity) and EMF sensitivity are discussed in detail in the
material available by googling Dr. William Rae, the American
Academy for Environmental Medicine, and specifically from
http://tis-hq.eh.doe.gov/chem-safety which is the web access to
the U.S. Department of Energy. The article there is by Lucinda
Grant published in 1997 entitled “Microwaves imitate
EMFs and their harmful effects on the immune system of
humans and animals is comprehensively presented in a long
articled by O. Johansson of the Karalinska Institute in Sweden
published in Pathophysiology in 2009. It can be downloaded from
the website of EarthCalm.
The various sources for which countries have outlawed or
initiated regulatory protection can be found on www.safeschool.ca, by googling Magda Havas, the organization
Care, and accessing the January 2011 journal called
Environmental Science and Technology, and
On Germany curtailing the use of CAT scans see Globe & Mail,
April 3, 1009.
The European Union’s report from the European Environmental
Agency of September 15, 2009 can be downloaded by Googling them.
The advisory given by the UK Department of Health to text
instead of put the cell phone to your head was published widely;
my source was The Telegraph, March 11, 2011. Go to www.telegraph.co.uk/journalists/martin-beckford
The report showing that “smart meters” are not safe and were
not put through the mandated regulatory hoops was published on
February 18, 2011 by Sage Associates of Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A/.
and is entitled: “Addendum: Assessment of Radiofrequency
Microwave Radiation Emissions from Silver Spring OWS-NIC514
Model Wireless Electric Meter.” Go to
www.stopsmartmeters.wordpress.com and/or email@example.com to
get a copy of the report and associated materials.
The May 2007 Canadian Human Rights Commission report (2
parts - one on the medical condition, the other on Canada’s
legal obligations) on MCS/EMF sensitivity and relevant case law
etc. can be downloaded by Goggling its author, Margaret E.
Sears, or by going to the Human Rights Commission website and
searching for “Environmental sensitivities Report 2007.”
To find a research study on how the EarthCalm protective
technology for your home works, go to EarthCalm’s website and
download it. Title: “Quality of Life Research Testing of
EarthCalm Protective System.