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EMF Studies

31 December 2013

2013 EMF Studies

EMF studies posted on this blog in 2013:  Note:  Other 2013 studies have been posted with articles and comments.  See under:  "EMF studies".

1.  Mobile phone infrastructure regulation in Europe: Scientific challenges and human rights protection

Claudia Roda, Computer Science Department, The American University of Paris, 147 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris, France

Susan Perry, International Politics Department, The American University of Paris, 6 rue du Colonel Combes, 75007 Paris, France

Environmental Science & Policy, Available online 11 November 2013

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2.  Study: Using the Hill viewpoints from 1965 for evaluating strengths of evidence of the risk for brain tumors associated with use of mobile and cordless phones

Abstract only:

Reviews on Environmental Health - DOI 10.1515/reveh-2013-0006
11 October 2013

Lennart Hardell** and Michael Carlberg

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3.  Autism and EMF? Plausibility of a pathophysiological link - Part I

Pathophysiology. 2013 Jun;20(3):191-209. 
doi: 10.1016/j.pathophys.2013.08.001. Epub 2013 Oct 4.

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4.  Case-control study of the association between malignant brain tumours diagnosed between 2007 and 2009 and mobile and cordless phone use

Authors: Lennart Hardell, Michael Carlberg, Fredrik Söderqvist, Kjell Hansson Mild

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5.  Mobile phone radiation induces mode-dependent DNA damage in a mouse spermatocyte-derived cell line: a protective role of melatonin.

Int J Radiat Biol. 2013 Nov;89(11):993-1001. 
doi: 10.3109/09553002.2013.811309. Epub 2013 Sep 3.

Liu CGao PXu SCWang YChen CHHe MDYu ZPZhang LZhou Z.

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6.  The effect of pulsed electromagnetic radiation from mobile phone on the levels of monoamine neurotransmitters in four different areas of rat brain

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2013; 17 (13): 1782-1788

H.S. Aboul Ezz, Y.A. Khadrawy, N.A. Ahmed, N.M. Radwan, M.M. El Bakry
Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt. hebasal@yahoo.com

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7.  Cell phone usage and erectile function

Central European Journal of Urology. 2013; 66(1): 75–77.

Published online Apr 26, 2013. doi: 10.5173/ceju.2013.01.art23
PMCID: PMC3921848

Badereddin Mohamad Al–Ali, 1 Johanna Patzak,1 Katja Fischereder,2 Karl Pummer,1 and Rany Shamloul2

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8.  Severe Cognitive Dysfunction and Occupational Extremely Low Frequency Magnetic Field Exposure among Elderly Mexican Americans

British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2231-0614,Vol.: 4, Issue.: 8 (11-20 March)

Zoreh Davanipour1,4, Chiu-Chen Tseng2, Pey-Jiuan Lee2,5, Kyriakos S. Markides3 and Eugene Sobel1,2,4*

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9.  Hypothesis on how to measure electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine. 2013 Sep;32(3):281-90. doi: 10.3109/15368378.2012.712586. Epub 2013 Jan 9.

Tuengler Avon Klitzing L.


10.  The Effects of Prenatal Exposure to a 900 Megahertz Electromagnetic Field on Hippocampus Morphology and Learning Behavior in Rat Pups

NeuroQuantology | December 2013 | Volume 11 | Issue 4 | Page 582-590
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14704/nq.2013.11.4.699

Ayşe İkinci, Ersan Odacı, Mehmet Yıldırım, Haydar Kaya, Metehan Akça, Hatice Hancı, Ali Aslan, Osman Fikret Sönmez, Orhan Baş

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11.  Subjective symptoms related to GSM radiation from mobile phone base stations: a cross-sectional study

British Medical Journal, accepted for publication 20 November 2013

Gómez-Perretta, C, Navarro, EA Segura, J, and M Portolés

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12.  Swedish review strengthens grounds for concluding that radiation from cellular and cordless phones is a probable human carcinogen

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pathophys.2013.03.001

Devra Lee Davis
Santosh Kesari
Colin L. Soskolne,
Anthony B. Miller,
Yael Stein

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29 December 2013

Switzerland: Electrosmog Exposure: Are We Preparing the Way for the Next Disease of Civilization?

Memorial to the insatiable hunger for data:
a mobile phone antenna
Swimming in a sea of ​​rays
by Jürg Steiner, Berner Zeitung, 22 December 2013 (translated from German by Google and the Editor of this blog)

We are sending ever faster and bigger data packets through our mobile and wireless network. We are doing so through electromagnetic radiation. Are we preparing the way for the next disease of civilization?

Casting WLAN networks like fishing nets, the Spitalgasse in Bern would be impassable. From the street, via a smartphone, one can locate dozens of pulsating wireless screens within a confined area. There are no benefits but everyone is irradiated, also by the mobile antenna covering the city center at full strength.

In the train, the same picture: from left and right, pulsating electromagnetic waves from private phones and laptops, while travelling through the sea of ​​rays of the mobile phone network.

Omnipresent radiation

Switzerland: Testimony of Electrosensitivity

Sosthène Berger, with an electrosmog meter in his hand, struggles with
the fact of having to dress in this way the moment he sets foot outside
his home.  Photo:  Sandro Campardo
« I am living in hell, due to waves »
by Cléa Favre, Le Matin,
28 December 2013 (translated from French by the Editor of this blog)
[See Sosthène Berger's site:

Testimony – While France is on the point of creating a “white zone” to protect them, electrosensitive persons living in Switzerland often remain considered as crazy.

Sosthène Berger, 49, receives « Le Matin » in his garden in La Neuveville (Berne), where he spent his days between April and October 2011, only entering his house to take a shower and sleep. That year, the engineer discovered he was “electrosensitive”. Suddenly, Wi-Fi, cell phones, tablets and even the vacuum cleaner, drill and sewing machine made his existence hell. Since then, he lives in a “permanent building site” in order to better protect himself against electromagnetic waves.

27 December 2013

Multiple Infant Vaccines Linked to Dramatically Increased Mortality

Multiple Infant Vaccines Linked To Dramatically Increased Mortality
by Sayer Ji, Founder, greenmedinfo.com, 
19 December 2013

A new study published in the journal Vaccine has brought to light an extremely disturbing though still virtually unreported dark side to immunization campaigns within low-income countries, namely, the observation that infant mortality sometimes increases when the number of co-administered vaccines increases; a finding diametrically opposed to the widely held belief that vaccination is always a life-saving intervention, and that the more vaccines administered to infants the better. 
New Study Links DTP and Yellow Fever Vaccines To Infant Deaths

The new observational study from the West African country Guinea-Bissau titled, "Co-administration of live measles and yellow fever vaccines and inactivated pentavalent vaccines is associated with increased mortality compared with measles and yellow fever vaccines only,"[i] opens with a reference to the already consistent observation in the biomedical literature that the co-administration of inactivated diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccine and live attenuated measles vaccine (MV)increases mortality compared with receiving MV only. [ii] [iii]

Why the Amish Don't Get Sick

We have read that the Amish in fact do get vaccinated (see next post) and some of them grow GMO crops.  

Why the Amish Don’t Get Sick: Things You Can Learn From Them
lahealthyliving.com, 15 December, 2013

When we think of Amish people we think of a simple life, free of modern advancements. Most of us view them as foolish for not using the advantages of convenient technology and even look down on them for not conforming to the norms of mainstream society. But if we look at the statistics, the Amish are much healthier than the rest of America. They virtually have no cancer, no autism, and rarely get sick. What are they doing different from the rest of America? Let’s look at some of the things they are doing different (here).
Why the Amish Don’t Get Sick

The Amish have chosen the traditional wisdom of our ancestors over our “modern” way of living. They live by the practices of past generations. 

How the Industry Embarked on a Strategy to Give Chrysotile Asbestos a Clean Bill of Health - Part 2

Sergey Kashansky, pro-asbestos
Russian government official
The anatomy of deadly product defence campaigns
by Rory O’Neill, Editor, Hazards, December 2013

3. Get your man on the inside

Lies and lobbying have their limits. If critical opposition from global health bodies was to be contained, the industry needed someone on the inside. And it pulled it off. In 2013, the World Health Organisation’s cancer agency, IARC, appointed Sergey Kashansky, a pro-asbestos Russian government official, as a collaborating scientist on the IARC Asbest Study.

Outraged scientists from the US, Canada and India, including retired US Assistant Surgeon General Richard Lemen, co-authored a 12 November 2013 protest letter to IARC director-general Christopher Wild. The letter noted: “It is, in our view, a dangerous precedent and entirely unacceptable that IARC has appointed as a collaborating scientist a person who works with the asbestos industry to defeat the efforts of the WHO to protect public health by ending the use of chrysotile asbestos.”

It added: “Dr Kashansky’s involvement in the marketing efforts of the asbestos industry and the Russian government to promote export and use of asbestos represents a conflict of interest that contravenes the ethical standards that IARC is supposed to observe.”

How the Industry Embarked on a Strategy to Give Chrysotile Asbestos a Clean Bill of Health - Part 1

This article on the chrysotile asbestos industry, which is alive and well, is posted in its entirety in two parts.

The anatomy of deadly product defence campaigns
by Rory O’Neill, Editor, Hazards, December 2013

Some scientific hired guns try to hide their industry ties; others flaunt them. Either way cash-for-science can be very bad news for your health. Hazards editor Rory O’Neill follows the money.

Take one deliberately undercooked cancer experiment, publish a scientific paper to promote its academically ridiculed findings, and go on a world tour to publicise its conclusions, and what do you get? In the case of Dr David Bernstein, the asbestos industry’s go-to scientist, the answer is several million dollars.

For the Switzerland-based US toxicologist, his role as the chief scientific propagandist for the asbestos industry worldwide has been as lucrative as it has been suspect.

26 December 2013

Marketing Tablets for Babies 'Horrifies' Parents

Amazon.com is marketing the Appivity seat for babies as one
of its "best gifts for kids in 2013".  A warning to parents:
you will be guilty of harming your child's health if you give
a tablet to him/her at too young an age.
iPads for Newborns? Marketing Tablets for Babies 'Horrifies' Parents, Experts
by Jon Queally, staff writer, Common Dreams, 24 December 2013

Fisher-Price 'iPad Apptivity Seat' only the worst example (so far) of a culture awash in screens that may be harming childhood development

It's Christmas Eve in the Digital Age, but for those concerned about the growing amount of screen time that teenagers and young children—even infants—are now experiencing, the holiday gift-giving season may become an increasingly "horrifying" affair.

As the rise of technology dovetails with the multi-billion dollar toy and media industries, children are now growing up in a digital environment that may seem harmless to some but could be dramatically harming key components of their physical, mental and emotional growth at one of the most precious and fragile stages of human development.

The New York Times reports on Tuesday:

A recent survey of 1,000 parents with children between 2 and 10 found that more than half planned to buy a tech item for their children this holiday season. About two-thirds of those planned to give a tablet or smartphone, according to the survey, which was taken for PBS Kids, the brand of the public broadcasting network aimed at young children.

Teach Your Children Well: Reduce Radiofrequency/ Microwave Exposure!

Teach your children well:  Reduce radiofrequency/microwave exposure!
Parents Against Wi-Fi in Schools, Australia

Smart phones, tablets and laptops use microwave radiofrequency radiation to communicate.
Radiofrequency has been identified by the WHO as ‘possibly carcinogenic to humans’. 

21 December 2013

Katie Couric Opens Up Pandora's Box by Airing Testimony about HPV Vaccine's Lack of Effectiveness and Safety

"Ultimately, the HPV vaccine does not work as advertised, and likely never did. For those who continue to distract from this fact, resorting to assaulting the character of those like Katie Couric who provide a forum for discussing these vitally important issues, the evidence itself will only blow back on them. HPV is not the sole cause of cervical cancer, the HPV vaccine’s effectiveness is either poor or non-existent in certain populations, and reports of adverse effects continue to amass on VAERS [Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System] including death and chronic disability."

The HPV Vaccine Debate: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

by Sayer Ji, Contributing Writer for Wake Up World, 18 December 2013

Katie Couric opened up a Pandora’s box of sorts simply by airing testimony about the HPV vaccine’s lack of effectiveness and safety, but shouldn’t she be commended for asking questions the mainstream media is afraid to touch?

We live in a time when simply questioning the safety and effectiveness of vaccines has become, in the eyes of the mainstream media and conventional medical establishment, an unconscionable act. With high-profile figures like Bill Gates stating that those who engage in “anti-vaccine efforts … kill children,” and global health organizations like UNICEF immodestly spying on independent health sites (and their visitors) who they allege spread misinformation and “anti-vaccine sentiment,” the increasing inquisitiveness about vaccines among the public and research community alike has become the object of a modern day Inquisition.

15 December 2013

Carl Sagan on Science and Technology

And here is what Carl Sagan says about the media in the United States.
(Ref. Media Matters for America)
A Science Icon Died 17 Years Ago. In His Last Interview, He Made A Warning That Gives Me Goosebumps.
by Rajiv Narayan, upworthy.com

Carl Sagan inspired a generation of scientists with his work in and out of the classroom. But he didn't always present science with cheer. In this clip, he passionately defends science with a grave warning. It's something we all need to hear.

Extract from an Interview with Charlie Rose, 27 May 1996  (text transcribed by the editor of this blog)

Sagan: …We live in an age based on science and technology with formidable technological powers.

Rose: Science and technology are propelling us forward at accelerating rates.

Sagan: That’s right, and if we don’t understand it, by “we” I mean the general public - “ if it’s something I’m not good at, I don’t know anything about” – then, who’s making all the decisions about science and technology that are going to determine what kind of future our children live in? Just some members of Congress? But there is no more than a handful of members of Congress with any background in science at all and the Republican Congress has just abolished its own office of technology assessment, the organization that gave them bipartisan competent advice on science and technology. “We don’t want to know. Don’t tell us about science and technology.”

13 December 2013

Switzerland: The Cleanest House in Europe

Inside the house, frying meat or the use of perfumes, mobile
or wireless phones is banned (swissinfo)
The cleanest house in Europe
by Alexander Thoele, swissinfo.ch,
13 November 2013

The first non-allergenic block of flats opens outside Zurich next month. That's good news for sufferers of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), for whom the smallest amount of chemicals in the air can trigger asthma attacks, skin disorders or depression.

Christian Schifferle opens the door of his car, a Japanese model with many kilometres on the clock and visible signs of wear and tear. He asks me how I came to our appointment.

Wireless Radiation Standards Essential to Prevent Cancer, Other Harm

Wireless Radiation Standards Essential To Prevent Cancer, Other Harm, Speakers Say
by Joyce E. Cutler, BNA/Bloomberg / Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 10 December, 2013

Radiation standards for wireless devices including phones and tablet computers are essential and long overdue to prevent further damage to children and fetuses, cancer doctors and activists said Dec. 9 in urging that the Federal Communications Commission implement policies adopted in other countries to reduce exposures.

In a Commonwealth Club of California event, specialists in breast cancer, neurology, pathology and radiation said information on specific absorption rates (SARs) from the two-way microwave radio carried by 6.8 billion people worldwide must be readily provided and explained to consumers with warnings about the impacts of radiation on developing bodies.

Cancer Alert? Make Your Bra a 'No Phone Zone'

Cancer Alert? Make Your Bra a 'No Phone Zone'
by Lorie Johnson, CBN News Medical Reporter, cbn.com (Christian Broadcasting Network),
12 December 2013

Cell phones and cancer. It's a connection that's been discussed for years, but we still don't know for sure if there's an association.

But one possibility does appear to exist, at least among some women. It all depends on where they carry their phone.

Convenient Storage

Millions of women, especially young ones, choose to keep their cell phone in their bra. It's convenient because it allows women to ditch their purse and remain hands-free.

Also, many womens' clothes are without pockets. So without a purse, the bra is the obvious choice for many for storage.

Neuro-Electromagnetic Frequency Weapons

"Mobile telephone systems like GSM and UMTS operate in the same frequency areas as some frequency weapons; this means that these systems... can potentially be used as a weapon, by altering the modulation of the frequencies and the direction of the signal... Directing a beam of frequencies to a human brain can cause a series of serious side-effects including nausea, headaches, and accelerated heart rate."

Neuro-Electro-magnetic Frequency Weapons
taboodata.com, 27 April 2013

Personnel Halting and Stimulation Response (PHaSR)

One of the tool used by the military in behavior modification and mind-control is the remotely operated electromagnetic frequency weapons. These weapons use microwave, ELF (Extremely Low Frequencies) and acoustics frequencies to covertly manipulate the minds of persons under attack. The use of frequency weapons upon humans toward behavioral control and murder is not new. For well over 50 years, Neuro-Electro-magnetic Frequency Weapons have been perfected by their covert use in warfare. These ‘classified’, ‘non-lethal’ or ‘silent’ weapons have also been perfected by experimenting on unsuspecting individuals since their early development. Directing a beam of frequencies to a human brain can cause a series of serious side-effects. ELF waves cause nausea, headaches, accelerated heart rate without cause, to name but a few. In 1974, the first unclassified successful transmission of the human voice directly into the skull of a living person was performed by Dr. Joseph C. Sharp, of the Walter Reed army institute of research by transforming a hypnotist’s voice using ELF’s. This technique was later developed into the Smirnov scramble method, and used in the Gulf War. It is possible to hypnotize a target without the target being aware and leaving zero trace of evidence.

10 December 2013

Dr. Oz Says Keeping Your Cell Phone in Your Bra Can Cause Breast Cancer

UPDATE:  The 6 December episode of the Dr. Oz Show, "Why You Should Keep Your Cell Phone Out of Your Bra" is now available.  It should be viewed by everyone.  His guests include Tiffany Frantz, who at age 21 was diagnosed with breast cancer and cancer surgeon, Dr. John West.

Here in Geneva, where more and more young women are being diagnosed with breast cancer, we drew the attention of the English Speaking Cancer Association (ESCA) to this issue. Our awareness-raising was taken rather lightly.  "I personally don't know of anyone who keeps a cell phone in their bra," commented one of the group's key personnel.  Geneva's main newspaper, the Tribune de Genève, published our comment on this issue in their readers' mail column.  Dr. Monica Castiliogne-Gertsch, Director of the Center of Oncology/Breast Cancer, University Hospital of Geneva (HUG), who is also engaged in research and advocacy, has always been receptive to our communications on breast cancer and electromagnetic radiation.  

Dr. Oz says keeping your cell phone in your bra can cause breast cancer
examiner.com, 6 December 2013

Dr. Oz says women who keep their cell phones in their bras are putting themselves at risk for breast cancer.

On the Dec. 6 episode of the Dr. Oz Show ("Why You Should Keep Your Cell Phone Out of Your Bra"), Dr. Oz said he believes there is a definite link between cell phones and cancer.

"When it comes to cell phones, the bra has become the new purse," said Dr. Oz, who said millions of women are unknowingly endangering themselves for the sake of convenience.

09 December 2013

California: Up to 10 Teenagers Diagnosed with Brain Tumors in the Same Los Angeles Suburb

Mary and Patrick Leyden's son Patrick died five years after
being diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 19.
Up to 10 teenagers diagnosed with brain tumors in the same Los Angeles suburb
by Meghan Keneally, Daily Mail,
3 December 2013
  • Families of teenagers from the same California high school are trying to find the cause of their children's brain tumors
  • Legal advocate Erin Brockovich is now helping them on their case
  • No causes have been publicly identified
  • Moorpark, California is now thought to be one of hundreds of cancer clusters across the U.S. 
Parents in a Los Angeles suburb have teamed up with Erin Brockovich after at least 10 area children have been diagnosed with brain tumors.

Mary and Patrick Leyden's son Patrick died five years after being diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 19.

The Relationship Between Cell Phone Use, Academic Performance, Anxiety, and Satisfaction with Life in College Students

The relationship between cell phone use, academic performance, anxiety, and Satisfaction with Life in college students

Summary and Abstract of the study to appear in the journal Computers in Human Behavior  

Kent State University researchers Andrew Lepp, Ph.D., Jacob Barkley, Ph.D., and Aryn Karpinski, Ph.D., all faculty members in the university's College of Education, Health and Human Services, surveyed more than 500 university students. Daily cell phone use was recorded along with a clinical measure of anxiety and each student's level of satisfaction with their own life, or in other words happiness. Finally, all participants allowed the researchers to access their official university records in order to retrieve their actual, cumulative college grade point average (GPA). All students surveyed were undergraduate students and were equally distributed by class (freshman, sophomore, junior and senior). In addition, 82 different, self-reported majors were represented.

07 December 2013

Electrohypersensitivity (EHS): Biomarkers

EHS Biomarkers

It has been known since 2002 that our bodies react to non-thermal EMF exposure without our conscious awareness. This makes the flawed subjective psychological tests (can you feel the cell phone radiation now?) much less relevant.

The following are biomarkers that medical doctors in Europe, Russia, Canada and the United States are using to diagnose electro-hypersensitivity (EHS). If you are experiencing the common symptoms of EHS, you can bring the following to the attention of your medical doctor. Also bring him/her a copy of this book, which provides a more detailed description of the common EHS biomarkers, along with an intro letter from a medical doctor that is also electro-sensitive.

06 December 2013

Alzheimer's Disease

Article reposted:  The U.S. site “Alzheimer Disease Research” says that 5.4 million persons over age 65 in the United States have AD.  By 2050, this figure could increase to 15 million.  One person is diagnosed with AD every 69 seconds.  Almost half a million persons have so far been diagnosed with the disease in 2011.  It is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.    The national cost of care and treatment in 2011 is estimated to be $183 billion and by 2050, could reach $1.1 trillion.  35.6 million persons in the world were living with AD in 2010.  The known risk factors are genetics and age.  “Potential contributing factors” are cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, oxidative damage, inflammation, prior traumatic head injury, lower educational level, female gender.  The U.S. National Institutes of Health site mentions  risk factors as “some mix of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors”.

The book, “Menace of our Neurons”, published in 2011 and currently available only in French, devotes an entire chapter to Alzheimer’s disease which is as extensive and as costly in France per population as in the United States.  The book, written by Marie Grosman, specialist in public and environmental health, and Roger Lenglet, philosopher and investigative journalist, is the result of a 15-year enquiry into diseases which affect the brain and nervous system and their links to the environment.  The book also explores how industry (pharmaceutical, agro-food, insurance) profits from these diseases.

The chapter devoted to AD is about the authors' visit to the « Alzheimer Train ».  What they discovered about AD could apply to other diseases such as cancer :  the domination of industry profit to the neglect of our health;  the denial of consideration of the real causes of the disease, lack of true prevention;  a conspiracy of silence regarding information destined for the public;  ineffectiveness of medical treatment, especially in the case of AD.