W.E.E.P. EMF News
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7 December 2015
EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2015 for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related health problems and illnesses
Chronic diseases and illnesses associated with unspecific symptoms are on the rise. In addition to chronic stress in social and work environments, physical and chemical exposures at home, at work, and during leisure activities are causal or contributing environmental stressors that deserve attention by the general practitioner as well as by all other members of the health care community. It seems certainly necessary now to take “new exposures” like electromagnetic field (EMF) into account. Physicians are increasingly confronted with health problems from unidentified causes. Studies, empirical observations, and patient reports clearly indicate interactions between EMF exposure and health problems. Individual susceptibility and environmental factors are frequently neglected. New wireless technologies and applications have been introduced without any certainty about their health effects, raising new challenges for medicine and society. For instance, the issue of so-called non-thermal effects and potential long-term effects of low-dose exposure were scarcely investigated prior to the introduction of these technologies. Common EMF sources include Wi-Fi access points, routers and clients, cordless and mobile phones including their base stations, Bluetooth devices, ELF magnetic fields from net currents, ELF electric fields from electric lamps and wiring close to the bed and office desk. On the one hand, there is strong evidence that long-term-exposure to certain EMF exposures is a risk factor for diseases such as certain cancers, Alzheimer’s disease and male infertility. On the other hand, the emerging electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is more and more recognized by health authorities, disability administrators and case workers, politicians, as well as courts of law. We recommend treating EHS clinically as part of the group of chronic multisystem illnesses (CMI) leading to a functional impairment (EHS), but still recognizing that the underlying cause remains the environment. In the beginning, EHS symptoms often occur only occasionally, but over time they may increase in frequency and severity. Common EHS symptoms include headaches, concentration difficulties, sleeping problems, depression, lack of energy, fatigue and flu-like symptoms. A comprehensive medical history, which should include all symptoms and their occurrences in spatial and temporal terms and in the context of EMF exposures, is the key to the diagnosis. The EMF exposure can be assessed by asking for typical sources like Wi-Fi access points, routers and clients, cordless and mobile phones and measurements at home and at work. It is very important to take the individual susceptibility into account. The primary method of treatment should mainly focus on the prevention or reduction of EMF exposure, that is, reducing or eliminating all sources of EMF at home and in the workplace. The reduction of EMF exposure should also be extended to public spaces such as schools, hospitals, public transport, and libraries to enable persons with EHS an unhindered use (accessibility measure). If a detrimental EMF exposure is reduced sufficiently, the body has a chance to recover and EHS symptoms will be reduced or even disappear. Many examples have shown that such measures can prove effective. Also the survival rate of children with leukemia depends on ELF magnetic field exposure at home. To increase the effectiveness of the treatment, the broad range of other environmental factors that contribute to the total body burden should also be addressed. Anything that supports a balanced homeostasis will increase a person’s resilience against disease and thus against the adverse effects of EMF exposure. There is increasing evidence that EMF exposure has a major impact on the oxidative and nitrosative regulation capacity in affected individuals. This concept also may explain why the level of susceptibility to EMF can change and why the number of symptoms reported in the context of EMF exposures is so large. Based on our current understanding, a treatment approach that minimizes the adverse effects of peroxynitrite – as has been increasingly used in the treatment of multisystem disorders – works best. This EMF Guideline gives an overview of the current knowledge regarding EMF-related health risks and provides concepts for the diagnosis and treatment and accessibility measures of EHS to improve and restore individual health outcomes as well as for the development of strategies for prevention.
Reliable disease biomarkers characterizing and identifying electrohypersensitivity and multiple chemical sensitivity as two etiopathogenic aspects of a unique pathological disorder
Dominique Belpomme / Christine Campagnac / Philippe Irigaray
Much of the controversy over the causes of electro-hypersensitivity (EHS) and multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) lies in the absence of both recognized clinical criteria and objective biomarkers for widely accepted diagnosis. Since 2009, we have prospectively investigated, clinically and biologically, 1216 consecutive EHS and/or MCS-self reporting cases, in an attempt to answer both questions. We report here our preliminary data, based on 727 evaluable of 839 enrolled cases: 521 (71.6%) were diagnosed with EHS, 52 (7.2%) with MCS, and 154 (21.2%) with both EHS and MCS. Two out of three patients with EHS and/or MCS were female; mean age (years) was 47. As inflammation appears to be a key process resulting from electromagnetic field (EMF) and/or chemical effects on tissues, and histamine release is potentially a major mediator of inflammation, we systematically measured histamine in the blood of patients. Near 40% had a increase in histaminemia (especially when both conditions were present), indicating a chronic inflammatory response can be detected in these patients. Oxidative stress is part of inflammation and is a key contributor to damage and response. Nitrotyrosin, a marker of both peroxynitrite (ONOO°-) production and opening of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), was increased in 28% the cases. Protein S100B, another marker of BBB opening was increased in 15%. Circulating autoantibodies against O-myelin were detected in 23%, indicating EHS and MCS may be associated with autoimmune response. Confirming animal experiments showing the increase of Hsp27 and/or Hsp70 chaperone proteins under the influence of EMF, we found increased Hsp27 and/or Hsp70 in 33% of the patients. As most patients reported chronic insomnia and fatigue, we determined the 24 h urine 6-hydroxymelatonin sulfate (6-OHMS)/creatinin ratio and found it was decreased (<0.8) in all investigated cases. Finally, considering the self-reported symptoms of EHS and MCS, we serially measured the brain blood flow (BBF) in the temporal lobes of each case with pulsed cerebral ultrasound computed tomosphygmography. Both disorders were associated with hypoperfusion in the capsulothalamic area, suggesting that the inflammatory process involve the limbic system and the thalamus. Our data strongly suggest that EHS and MCS can be objectively characterized and routinely diagnosed by commercially available simple tests. Both disorders appear to involve inflammation-related hyper-histaminemia, oxidative stress, autoimmune response, capsulothalamic hypoperfusion and BBB opening, and a deficit in melatonin metabolic availability; suggesting a risk of chronic neurodegenerative disease. Finally the common co-occurrence of EHS and MCS strongly suggests a common pathological mechanism.
Dr. Aschermann Studies
The excellent studies by Dr Christine Aschermann can be found on various websites. not all together in a list as translated articles.
Does Cell-Phone Radiation Cause Cancer?
November 2015 Consumer Reports Magazine
I think the overall evidence that wireless radiation might cause adverse health effects is now strong enough that its almost unjustifiable for government agencies and scientists not to be alerting the public to the potential hazards, says David O. Carpenter, M.D., director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany in New York and one of the authors of the recent letter to the U.N. and WHO
Ambient Microwave Radiation From Wireless Technologies Linked to Higher Residential Electricity Cost
High Frequencies from Neighborhood Cell Phone Antennas Found to Speed Up Utility Meters, Increasing Bills Might you be paying for electricity you did not use? A couple in upstate New York noticed their electricity bill had almost doubled, even though the rates had not increased and their utility usage had not changed. The utility company said they could not explain what had happened. The couple was aware a cell phone tower had been erected near their home and every time they added new antennas, their electricity bill increased. This couple contacted Dr. Magda Havas of Trent University in Canada, who investigated their situation. Dr. Havas reviewed four years of the couple’s utility bills and discovered the utility bills had increased dramatically when the antennas went online. She measured high levels of microwave radiation in the home as well as dirty electricity, or high frequency transients, on the electrical wiring. When RF chokes were placed near the hour-watt meter the cost of monthly bills decreased substantially almost to pre-tower levels. After installing a $10 choke, this couple saved almost $1000 annually on electricity.
The explanation is simple. Mechanical hour-watt meters can give inaccurate readings if frequencies higher than 60 Hz (cycles per second) are present on the wiring. The utilities know this and they have technology to keep the electrical power operating at a pure 60 Hz. However, when higher frequencies are loaded onto the line, these frequencies make the hour-watt meters spin faster, giving the appearance that more electricity is being consumed. These false readings are costing American families hundreds to thousands of dollars each year.
If your electricity bills are increasing without any obvious explanation and if you go on vacation and are using minimal power but your electricity bill is still high you may want to investigate this situation. You may be paying for power you are not consuming. This case study suggests that further analysis of electrical utility bills pre- and post-erection of a cell phone tower is warranted in cases where utility bills in homes and offices have increased without explanation.
Not recent news but important information
There has been a 60-fold increase in ASD in recent years, which cannot be accounted for by improvements in diagnostic methods and can only be explained by changes in the environment. This increase corresponds in time to the proliferation of mobile telecommunications, WiFi, and microwave ovens as well as extremely low frequency fields (ELF) from mains wiring and domestic appliances. We can now explain this in terms of electromagnetically-induced membrane leakage leading to brain hyperactivity and abnormal brain development.
Over the last 15 years I have helped my children recover from autism and have watched them develop into really remarkable young men. 10 years ago, I was able to quit my job and focus on their recovery full time. I have the time, money and access to some of the best experts in the world. I have looked at the wide range of theories around autism and talked to parents whose children have regressed into autism and also recovered.
(This pilot data strongly suggests that electromagnetic radiation in the sleeping environment of mothers during pregnancy, as well as electromagnetic radiation in the sleeping environment of children, may be key undiscovered contributing if not causative factors in neurological impairments in children, including autism. Given increasing levels of ambient electromagnetic radiation in modern environments from society’s use of electronic equipment, wireless technologies, such as cell phones and wireless networks, high frequency transients on electric lines, and broadband over power lines (BPL), this association needs immediate further exploration.)
Quebec Coalition of struggle against electromagnetic pollution
Lots of good information at this French language site – with English translation available.
Some experts said the best way to prove you’ve been overcharged by your smart power meter is to have an analog meter next to it.
How to waste one billion pounds and harm the UK population. This is just the start.
Brnovich files petition to oust Susan Bitter Smith from Arizona Corporation Commission
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office filed documents Monday with the Supreme Court seeking to oust Susan Bitter Smith, chairwoman of the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Brnovich said Bitter Smith is ineligible to hold office because she is a registered lobbyist and executive director of a trade group of cable communication companies regulated by the commission.
NIEHS’ $25 Million Secret
Environmental Health Institute Mum about RF Animal Studies
NIEHS could end up being in the hot seat at a time industry lobbyists and some radiation officials are trying to downplay RFs IARC designation as a possible human carcinogen. But if the ongoing animal studies were to show a cancer risk, there would be intense pressure to move in the opposite direction: An upgrade from possible to probable (and perhaps to known). It would not be a hard sell after Alex Lerchls group in Germany reported that RF promoted cancer in mice earlier this year.
Nelson BC is killing my wife
Nelson headaches not unique
Response to letters –
Re: “Nelson is killing my wife,” and “Nelson headaches not unique”
To the two Nelson Star readers who wrote to complain of suffering massive migraines since moving to Nelson, you may be one of the growing segment of the population who are electro-hypersensitive (EHS) to wireless electromagnetic radiation (EMR). Some European surveys put the figure as high as 13 percent, and in many countries EHS is a recognized disability.
EHS manifests in a wide array of symptoms, including fatigue, irritability, headaches, nausea, lack of appetite, trouble sleeping, depression, problems with concentration, memory, vertigo, as well as visual, skin and vascular problems. Canada’s leading expert on electromagnetic radiation, Dr. Magda Havas, reported in January 2014 on yet another independent study showing that people living within 500 metres of cell phone base stations or towers are at increased risk for cancer – some studies say the rate doubles.
On May 11 this year, 190 scientists from 39 nations submitted an appeal to the United Nations, UN member states and the World Health Organization (WHO) requesting they adopt more protective exposure guidelines for electromagnetic fields (EMF) and wireless technology in the face of increasing evidence of risk. Dr Robert O. Becker, twice nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine, said in a 2000 interview: “I have no doubt in my mind that at the present time the greatest polluting element in the earth’s environment is the proliferation of electromagnetic fields.”
Nelson needs to adopt a municipal antenna policy and physicians should be conducting baseline health studies of their patients since the introduction of cell service. And the city most certainly should not be considering open-air Wi-Fi in parks and schools.
It’s time to get educated on the most ubiquitous toxin of the 21st century.
Arthur Joyce, New Denver
Here is an idiot on this show that claims that unless people believe they are exposed to Wi-Fi they produce symptoms. In other words, it is in one’s head! This is complete and utter bullshit. I had no knowledge of EMF dangers from Wi-Fi, smart meters and the like because I was clueless at the time about these technologies. The Smart meter was placed on our home without our knowledge. It is a fact, and well documented through our correspondence with the State and utilities that we did not discover the meter on our home until 2008. Our symptoms started in the fall of 2006. So this epidemiologist is completely ignorant. We experienced this first hand in dealing with the Massachusetts Director of Public Health, Bob Knorr who is also an epidemiologist. This is what is so dangerous and damaging to the sufferers who are seeking help and mitigation….SANDAURA
The Kay Adams Programme
Radio Scotland Interview with EMF health expert Dr Erica Mallery Blyth.
A rather ignorant professor, Simon Wessely is then interviewed and demonstrates his lack of understanding about the known and well researched adverse health effects of microwave radiation and electro sensitivity! The interview starts at 1 hour 9 minutes http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b06ptsx6?t=4267.62
Further news coverage about the tragic death of Jenny Fry
School wi-fi led to death of my daughter, says mother
A mother from Oxfordshire is calling for all wireless technology to be taken out of schools following the death of her 15-year-old daughter.
Jenny Fry was found in woodland near her home after texting a friend to say she would not be going to school and intended to kill herself.
Her mother claims she suffered from Electro Hypersensitivity and was allergic to Wi-Fi. Penny Silvester reports
Death of Jenny Fry – EHS, microwave sickness, radiowave sickness.
Chipping Norton School
7 Dec 2015
Dear Headteacher, Teachers, Staff and School Board Members
Because I suffer from electro-hypersensitivity (EHS) and know of several other EHS victims who have committed suicide, I can assure you that being exposed to your school WiFi system would be a torturous experience for Jenny, that no child should have to endure. Not only did you place Jenny Fry in extreme danger, you are also exposing all your pupils to an invisible electro magnetic toxin that is likely to cause them severe long term harm. I base my statement on thousands of scientific studies that have been published over the past sixty years, which show significant adverse biological effects from exposure to microwave radiation.
Microwave radiation was shown to be very harmful to humans, even before mobile phones, cordless telephones, Wi Fi and other wireless devices were ever invented. If you wish to learn more about these studies please ask me for them, I will be glad to assist you. Your school has experienced a terribly tragedy, please learn from it and help to save others from the same situation and do not allow Jenny’s death to be in vain. You must not allow the lie that wireless radiation is safe, to continue with your staff and pupils – it is not safe even at low exposure levels. You have an opportunity to do the right thing. You could just continue to be part of the problem, or you could be part of the solution and help to make everyone safe.
In the message below I responded to a story in the magazine TeenVogue. I think that you will find the links and the information of great interest.
In the first link you can see in the Global TV documentary (I am the test subject Martin) that a Wi Fi router immediately doubles my heart rate when turned on, it also causes atrial fibrillation, endangering my life. The Ministry of Health will tell you that there are no adverse health effects of wireless radiation, but I can assure you that there are, and you can see one of those effects for yourselves. There are a great many other adverse effects and illnesses that have been related to wireless radiation.
Did a Teen Girl Really Die Because She Was Allergic to Wi-Fi?
Dr. Kim obviously does not know what he is talking about. Perhaps he should look at this video from a Global TV documentary about Canadian children suffering from electro hypersensitivity – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwilge4FO44
This famous heart surgeon warns about the danger to the human heart from microwave radiation – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psb8bQxF2Vs
Perhaps he should learn about Microwave Sickness or Radiowave Sickness which have been reported in scientific literature for more than sixty years – http://www.mapcruzin.com/radiofrequency/henry_lai2.htm .
To learn about electro hypersensitivity he should read http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26613329
Perhaps he should study The Bio-Initiative Report www.bioinitiative.org and see all the diseases and illnesses that scientists and medical experts have linked to wireless and EMF exposure.
Teenagers are in great long term danger from wireless radiation. Responsible doctors and scientists are providing strong warnings about those dangers. They need to listen and take precautions now!
Martin Weatherall Co Director WEEP www.weepinitiative.org
Teen Suicide Spike in Silicon Valley
The only explanation for the tragic influx of youth suicide is the students environment.
The cause? – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiB7ZzayqzE
A Message to Dad’s about Wireless Safety
This message is for dad’s who believe wireless radiation has been proven to be completely safe.
Saturday Nov 2015 (foodconsumer.org). A study released in Nov 2015 suggests that exposure to electromagnetic fields from wifi routers may be bad…
Journal of Biomedical Physics and Engineering, Online First
Letter to the Editor re BC Smart Meters
Commencing December 7, 2015, the truth about BCHydro’s flagrant disregard of our Charter Rights will be presented to the Supreme Court of BC. The proceedings center around the deployment of their microwave radiation (MWR)-emitting smart meter program.
The plaintiffs are applying for the judge’s approval and certification of their civil lawsuit against BCHydro as a Class Action, thus providing legal representation for all BCHydro customers who have been actively and knowingly denied their constitutional rights.
The plaintiffs’ position is that there exists a reasonable basis for concern about health risk so as to give rise to a right of autonomy and free choice as to whether a smart meter is operational from ones own dwelling. Due to BCHydro’s actions, the plaintiffs experience loss of personal choice and loss of autonomy to decide for themselves whether a MWR emitting meter will operate at their respective dwellings or places of business.
This lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of the following conduct by BCHydro
a) Operation of a smart meter where a customer requests that there be no operation of a MWR emitting meter
b) Threatening or effecting a service refusal
c) Exacting payment from a customer of an opt-out fee in exchange for BCHydro abiding by the customers choice to be free from the installation / operation of a MWR emitting meter
d) Exacting payment from a customer of a failed installation fee related to BCHydros attendance to install a MWR emitting meter where installation is not carried out because of either an objection made by a customer or an obstruction.
Information and registration for the lawsuit can be accessed here:
For a basic life necessity such as electricity, where participation is not a choice, consumers must have the freedom to choose.
A ruling in the plaintiffs favor would have positive effects down the road for FortisBC customers as well.
On July 18, 2013, Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines, made the following statement by way of press release announcing BC Hydros Meter Choices Program:
As we have said, nobody will be forced to take a smart meter. I believe that this is a fair and reasonable solution for all British Columbians.
Mr. Bennett is reminded to stand by his words. If he had remained true to his documented assurance, these court proceedings would not have been necessary at all.
Are Microwave Hearing Devices Slowly “Cooking” Our Kids?
by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
In the complaint, Atlas alleges that the smart meters and access points within infringe on the claims of the ‘734 patent before the expiration.
Could this be the first of many? Another good reason for utilities to avoid installing these dangerous devices.
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