Through the years several governments, committees and international bodies issues warning regarding RF and ELF EMF/EMR. As more science and proof is becoming clear and wide spreed, more and more warning have been issues and more reports have concluded that exposure to RF and ELF fields is not healthy, and can have health effects that are not related to the heat effect.
This is while other governments, committees and international bodies consider EMF radiation is "not dangerous" and while the industry continue to push for more and more wireless technologies world wide.
I think that even today, the ever growing body of science should be enough to except the potential danger of EMF and call for drastic measures to reduce EMF exposure and usage of Radio Frequency emitting devices, both on the government level and specially on the personal level.
Can non ionizing radiation photon cause damage?
The industry, and scientist which follow it, argue that RF and ELF photon does not have enough energy to damage DNA and therefor it is 100% safe. Well that is obviously a simplification of the reality in which other less direct mechanisms effects and damage biological systems when radiated by RF and ELF EMF. SALFORD showed in 2003 that the brain-blade-barrier is damaged when a brain is being radiated with RF radiation. This BBB damage cause other neurological damage to the brain. FRIDMAN showed in 2007 the mechanism in which free radicals are created when a tissue is radiated with RF radiation. Free radicals can lead to DNA breaks. Hanry Lai showed in his research from 1998 that DNA breaks do occur when DNA is being radiated with "safe" levels of RF radiation.
- 05/2015 - The "International EMF Appeal -
About 190 scientist call on to the UN, WHO and states in order to adopt more protective guidelines that will be based also on biological changes and damages caused by EMF.
Press here to Read more about it...
- WHO/IARC - "IARC CLASSIFIES RADIOFREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS AS POSSIBLY CARCINOGENIC TO HUMAN" (06/2011)- http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2011/pdfs/pr208_E.pdf .
It is important to note that this decision was accepted after a conflict of interest was exposed in the committee:
European Parliament 2009 -
Health concerns associated with electromagnetic fields
- COUNCIL OF EUROPE - "The potential dangers of electromagnetic fields and their effect on the environment " by the "COUNCIL OF EUROPE - Parliamentary Assembly" (6/05/2011) - http://www.assembly.coe.int/Mainf.asp?link=/Documents/AdoptedText/ta11/ERES1815.htm
- Russia - "The Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (RNCNIRP) has published a new resolution entitled: "Electromagnetic Fields from Mobile Phones: Health Effect on Children and Teenagers" - http://www.scribd.com/doc/55420788/Electromagnetic-Fields-from-Mobile-Phones-Health-Effect-on-Children-and-Teenagers.
- INDIA - "REPORT OF THE INTERNAL MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE ON EMF RADIATION " - "Government of India, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Department of Telecommunications" - http://www.dot.gov.in/miscellaneous/IMC%20Report/IMC%20Report.pdf.
- ISRAEL - The environmental and health committee in the KNESSET (Israel parliament) called the government to adopt the recommendations of a technical committee to reduce and to prevent exposure to electromagnetic radiation of students in schools to, due to the possible health effect of electromagnetic radiation might have on their health - http://norad4u.blogspot.com/2010/11/article-about-reduction-and-prevention.html.
- The Bioinitiative (www.bioinitiative.org) report, which was published in 2007, quotes 2000 studies that show many and diverse health effects of EMR. In 2012 an update of this report was published with additional 1800 studies that show none thermal effect of both Radio Frequency and Extreme Low Frequency Electromagnetic Radiation. The authors of the report warn while the scientific data showing none thermal biological effect of non-ionizing radiation accumulate, and while the damage to public health seems to get bigger and wider, the industry does it's best to continue the deployment of radiation emitting technologies and devices while trying to hold back the information of the possible risk from the public.
On the Bioinitiative website there is a color table of studies, named "RF Color Charts" , that show a the studies along side the RF levels that biological effects and changes are caused in. The RF Color Charts makes it very easy to understand how very law levels or RF radiation effect Biologic systems. To view the chart, go to the main page and search for the "RF Color Chats".
- The REFLEX study - Carried out in 12 institutes, in 7 different countries, found that exposure to ELF (Extreme Low Frequency) EMF, and RF EMF (Radio Frequency emitted from cellphones) caused changes in genes and in their expressions (genotoxic effects) in living cells in-vitro. The team concluded that in-vitro damage is read and that in vivo damage should be studied in humans.
The REFLEX study
About the REFLEX study
About the REFLEX study on BBC
- ICEMS (www.icems.eu) - the International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety published several resolutions that reviews many health effects of EMR other than heat related effect.
- WHO/IARC - "IARC CLASSIFIES EXTREAM LOW FREQUENCY MAGNETIC FIELDS AS POSSIBLY CARCINOGENIC TO HUMAN" (2002)- https://apps.who.int/inf-fs/en/fact263.html
- Carl Blackman - 2009 - Cell phone radiation: Evidence from ELF and RF studies supportingmore inclusive risk identification and assessment
A review of about 131 studies showing NTE (None Thermal Effect) of EMF radiation.
"This paper will review some of the salient evidence that demonstrates the existence of NTE and the exposure complexities that must be
considered and understood to provide appropriate, more thorough evaluation and guidance for future studies and for assessment of potential
Sites with lists of studies
Since I am not a scientist I am not going to bring a list
of studies and then explain them. If you need a list of studies, so you can
read and decide for yourself, I can recommend the following site that has a
list of most studies about health effect of Electromagnetic Radiation that were published: http://www.powerwatch.org.uk/science/studies.asp
In addition you can find more studies on the following pages:
RF (High frequency) EMR Influence, damage & health effect studies
More and more studies show biological damage and health effects of RF EMR, even at very low levels which don't cause any heat effect and were considered to be safe.
Studies about influence of RF EMR in so called "safe" levels (partial list)
Effects of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Signal Exposure on Brain Glucose Metabolism - Nora D. Volkow, MD 2011
"In healthy participants and compared with no exposure, 50-minute cell phone exposure was associated with increased brain glucose metabolism in the region closest to the antenna. This finding is of unknown clinical significance."
The study - http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=645813
The alteration of spontaneous low frequency oscillations caused by acute electromagnetic fields exposure - 2013
"The study provided the evidences that 30min LTE RF-EMF exposure modulated the spontaneous low frequency fluctuations in some brain regions."
Link - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24012322
About the study - http://www.prlog.org/12215083-lte-cell-phone-radiation-affects-brain-activity-in-cell-phone-users.html
picture - brain activity after exposure to LTE RF radiation
Studies about biological damage in so called "safe" levels (partial list)
This is a partial list of the most important studies that show Biological damage and mechanisms of damage caused by RF EMF exposure.
Brain damage after RF-MW exposure - Salford -2003
The picture below is taken from the "Nerve Cell Damage in Mammalian Brain after Exposure to Microwaves from GSM Mobile Phones" study by Leif G. Salford, Arne E. Brun, Jacob L. Eberhardt, Lars Malmgren, Bertil R.R. Persson. (please see the source link below for full study).
DNA brakes - Henry Lai and Dr Narendra -1996
Lymphoma cancer in mice - Repacholi MH -1997
Mike Repacholi exposed mice to RF radiation, similar
to that emitted from cellphones, and found that the risk for Lymphoma was found to be significantly higher in the mice that
were exposed. Several years after the research was done, Repacholi took back
his finding and was appointed to several roles in the WHO and was lately hired as a consultant
to the industry.
The research: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9146709
Creation of Free radicals as a result of RF radiation exposure - Friedman J- 2007
On their research Mechanism of short-term ERK activation by electromagnetic fields at mobile phone frequencies from 2007, Dr. Joseph Friedman and Prof. Roni Seger, from the Department of Biological Regulation, The Weizmann Institute of Science, found that exposure to RF electromagnetic radiation caused oxygenate stress and for the first time showed a detailed molecular mechanism by which electromagnetic irradiation from mobile phones interacts and changes cell communication and activities.
RF EMF Health effect and epidemiological studies
Cell phone usage by pregnant women and of children causes behavioral difficulties - Divan HA, Kheifets L, Obel C, Olsen J - 2008
"Exposure to cell phones prenatally-and, to a lesser degree, postnatal-was associated with behavioral difficulties such as emotional and hyperactivity problems around the age of school entry"
Link to the study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18467962
27 minutes of cellphone use per day incress brain cancer risk - The interphone study - 2010
The interphone study final result ware published on 17/05/2010, after 5 years of delay. a first look suggests that using a mobile phone actually protect you from brain cancer, how could that be? a second look shows that people who use their mobile phone for more then 27 minutes per day (1640 hours in 10 years) have 40% higher risk of getting a brain tumor. In the study itself there were many issues and problems that cause the results to be moderated. Appendix 2 of the study try to mathematically fix some of the problems in the study resulting with higher risk (please see picture bellow).
Interphone study formal report: http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/39/3/675.full.pdf
About the interphone study: http://norad4u.blogspot.com/2010/05/what-went-wrong-with-interphone-study.html
Table 2 (out of the interphone study) - ORs between mobile phone use and brain tumors (meningioma and glioma separately).
Table 2 (out of the appendix # 2 of the interphone study) - ORs is higher!
Cellphone and cordless phones use and brain cancer - Lennart Hardell - 2010
"Use of mobile phones gave an increased risk, highest in the >10 years' latency group yielding odds ratio (OR) = 2.4, and 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.4-4.1. The risk increased with cumulative number of lifetime hours for use, and was highest in the >2,000 h group (OR = 3.4, 95% CI = 1.6-7.1)."
Lennart Hardell is a world known scientist on the field of electromagnetic radiation. His many studies and reviews show constant correlation between RF exposure and health effects.
Polish army RF-MW exposure study - Szmigielski S - 1996
"Cancer morbidity in subjects occupationally exposed to high frequency (radiofrequency and microwave) electromagnetic radiation". this study tracked the RF-MW exposure levels and health records of army personal of the polish army for 15 years (both soldiers that were exposed and those who were not). The study shows that personal that was exposed to RF-WM radiation had added risk of 2.07 of cancer, and that their morbidity rate was higher.
Additional scientific information and tests
However I would like to show you the following video, 2 pictures and a single chart that can maybe
tell the all story.
What happens to your blood when radiated:
years ago I came across pictures and articles about live blood cell analysis of
human exposed to RF radiation. For years I search for a good, simple, easy to
understand video clip that explains the test and shows parts of it.
video, made by Dr. Magda Havas from the Environmental & Resource Studies, Trent University, Peterborough,
ON, Canada, is the best I have ever seen until today. It is short, self
explanatory and easy to understand. Dr. Magda Havas explains the test and the
outcome while showing pictures and videos from the test itself.
video show what happens to a human blood when exposed to electromagnetic radiation
from a computer and also from a cordless phone. The test outcomes are clearly
seen and can explain some of the symptoms of Radiation exposure and of
Electromagnetic Hyper sensitive (EHS).
Does exposure to EMR from DECT phone effect the hart bit?
The answer is yes, exposure to electromagnetic radiation from DECT phone does change the hart bit of some people (electro hypersensitive included). The below video summeriest the experiment done by DR. Magda Havas and DR. Jeff Marrongelle that was done in March 2010 and will be published later on in 2010. The experiment tested if exposure to EMR from DECT phones effect people hart rate. The outcomes show that it does, watch the following video for more info.
More about Dr. Magda Havas at http://www.magdahavas.com/
Industry funded resource vs. independent resource
The cart below was done by Lloyd Morgan and it original (fully functional links to all the studies that appear in the chart as dots) can be found on www.powerwatch.org (see link below).
The chart below clearly shows that industry funded research (in red color) show none or small increased risk while independent resource (in blue) shows that the risk increases a great deal more.
In addition some of the industry
funded research show improvement or less risk than the control group. This can be
cause by faults in the study or it can really represent a change in the
functional of the body (that can have good measured aspects but also some hidden bad aspects).
ELF (Extreme Low frequency) magnetic field health effect studies
Extreme low frequency electromagnetic fields have been calcified by the WHO/IARC as "possibly carcinogenic to humans" in 2002. The classification came after several studies and pool analysis showed that people, and specially children, that lived or studies next or under to high voltage power line had a much larger risk of getting different types of cancer. Some studies did not show a link because of a wrong working premise that the exposure from the power line extends up to 200 meters from the power lines, while in reality the magnetic field reaches only 50 meters from each side of the power line. A pool analysis of the data was done using the 50 meters as the exposure limit and showed the risk and the link to cancer.
The level that is considered to be the risk threshold is 2-3 mG. The ICNIRP, very high, standard of 1000 mG deals with only short term exposure, yet it is being considered by many governance and electrical companies as the only standard that covers also long term exposure. The ICNIRP's standard takes into consideration only one health effect which is muscle tension.
Leading studies about the likes between ELF from power lines to cancer
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