Research extracts: pages 1-5.
Paul Brodeur: historian-investigative reporter-crusader who specializes
in chronicling risk of microwave radiation
"Microwave radiation can blind you, alter your behavior, cause genetic damage,
even kill you......The risks have been hidden from you by the Pentagon,
the State Department, and the electronics industry." Paul Brodeur: historian and crusader
Dr. George Carlo was hired b the cell phone industry in 1993 to study the safety of its product.
In 1999, his research funds were not renewed, and the industry sought to discredit him. His findings on the dangers posed
by the microwave radiation from cell phone antennas--disrupting cardiac pacemakers, penetrating the developing skulls of children,
compromising the blood-brain barrier, and most startlingly, inflicting genetic damage that is a known diagnostic marker for
cancer--are given clear voice as Carlo brings his case to the public in this examination of the hard science and the shady
politics of a reckless high tech industry now mired in personal injurty and class-action litigation."
Mobile Phone Masts
says UK Government...
government despite the recommendations of its own Sir William Stewart of The Health Protection agency continues to fly in
the face of worldwide scientific evidence and claim there is no evidence that mobile phone masts are dangerous, siting ICNIRP
guidelines as proof of safety read more on SAR Guidlines
then the question that begs is why are they lying to us then? Well nobody's sure but here are some theories. Why don’t
you see which of these most fits your perception of this government.
1. They’ve done all the relevant research got everything right and there's nothing
to worry about.
2. They are listening to the mobile phone operators and or official bodies funded
by the Mobile phone industry choosing to believe what they say because it’s the easy option
3. Financial implications of admitting there was a danger could be political suicide
curtailing the payments still outstanding for 3g licenses (£24 billion)not to mention £15 billion pounds per year in taxes
and the detrimental effect on the economy as a growing number of the workforce refuse to use their mobile phones.
4. Collapse of police communications network.
5. Admitting wireless communications are dangerous would have schools closing as worried
parents connected many modern pediatric conditions with increasing numbers of wireless computer networks (See Kids and wireless in Schools).
6. Actually alerting the public to even the slightest possibility that mobile phone
networks are dangerous could lead them to research sites like this and find out the truth, this pollution is going to make
smoking, drinking, drugs, BSE,foot and mouth, gun crime even if the relative damage was rolled into one look like a tea party (See Historical Baddies)
In short the powers that be are burying their collective heads in the sand whilst the trickle that will become river of people
dying and being buried as a result of political cowardice and lethargy and corporate greed carries on a pace.
of political cowardice and lethargy and corporate greed carries on a pace.
J Mariea1 and George L Carlo. Wireless Radiation in the Etiology
and Treatment of Autism: Clinical Observations and Mechanisms. J. Aust. Coll. Nutr. & Env. Med.
Vol. 26 No.2 (August 2007) pages 3-7
..One by one, alarming signs appeared in Dr. Carlo’s
research: that cell phones interfere with pacemakers, developing skulls of children are penetrated deeply by the energy emitted
from a cell phone, that the blood brain barrier which prevents invasion of the brain from toxins can be compromised by the
cell phone radiation and most startling, that radio frequency radiation creates micronuclei in human blood cells, a type of
genetic damage known to be a diagnostic marker for cancer.-----Dr.
George Carlo - Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age.
Roger Coghill, an independent research scientist and a
member of the Department of Health's UK mobile telecommunications health research programme, said: "A criminal could not have
come up with a better system. They couldn't have chosen a better frequency with which to disarm and debilitate
Alasdair Philips, an expert on the
biological effects of electromagnetic radiation and director of the campaign group Powerwatch, said Tetra had the potential
to become the "next asbestos".
"It is beyond belief that any one
could be contemplating the rollout of a system like Tetra because of the evidence about the dangers of pulsed frequencies,"
he said. "To design a communications system based on these principles is mind numbing. The effects we may see could well be
on a par with Gulf war syndrome."
Pandora researchers discovered that the 6-16 Hz region
had drastic effects on brain and on nervous and endocrinal systems
Adey's research showed that pseudo-ELF, caused by pulse
or amplitude modulated microwave, UHF or RF carrier waves at ELF frequencies not only duplicated the psycho- and bioactive
effects of ELF, but due to the highly penetrative effects of S-band microwaves (low frequency microwaves) or UHF and RF these
combined to have a synergistic effect (especially microwaves) in disrupting biochemical function to amplify the effects of
…the slowly killing using pseudo-ELF - that is amplitude or pulse modulation of microwaves, UHF or RF - at ELF frequencies
cancers which never would occur are being found in many Catholics and the largest cause of death in Catholics now is cancer.
Whole street-fulls of Catholics next to army bases are dying of cancer. This was reported by Amanda Doherty in the Sunday
Mirror, 12.07.98, in the Features Eire edition: Living in Fear, the Cancer that Stalks our Streets.
This is an urgent plea to environmentalists and to those within the telecommunications industry, to doctors and businesspeople
and government officials, that microwave radiation is an imminent danger to all of us more or less equally, and that for our
common survival we must immediately halt the expansion of wireless communications upon this earth. There
is no greater threat to our common future.
From Bill Gates' planned fleet of
300 satellites to the millions of ground based antennas being constructed through-out the world, our privacy is being invaded,
our health undermined, our water polluted, endangered species threatened, the ozone layer destroyed, and our climate altered.
The assault has already begun
Microwave radiation is dangerous.
As everyone knows, high levels will cook you. Low levels will also harm you in other ways.
Smaller waves are better absorbed by smaller body parts and smaller people (children).
Cellular transmitters are not only going to be more common than any transmitters have
ever been before, they are also broadcasting at the most dangerous frequencies.
And this radiation will be doubly dangerous because all the new technology is going
to be digital. Digital signals come in pulses, rather than continuously as is now the case, and pulsed radiation has been
found by most investigators to be more injurious to living things at lower average levels of power than continuous radiation.
Government safety standards
In the United States the Federal Communications Commission has set standards of permissible
irradiation of the general public. These standards are based on thermal hazards only, the assumption being that if microwaves
aren't strong enough to cook you, they will do you no harm
We can reasonably expect the radiation levels over most of the habitable parts of the
earth to increase 1000-fold just as a beginning result of the current cellular expansion. How high those levels eventually
will go is anybody's guess.
The danger, even if we didn't have epidemiological studies, is evident. We cannot expect
to increase the irradiation of the entire earth 1000-fold or more virtually overnight without health effects and without massive
biological consequences. Indeed this technology is more invasive than virtually any other and has the potential of causing
The nervous system ... 8
radiation sickness ... 8
sensory thresholds ... 9
EEG ... 10
experiments on animals ... 10
epidemiological studies ... 13
2. The heart ... 14
3. Cancer ... 16
4. Reproduction ... 17
Genetic Disease ... 19
6. Effects on growth and aging ... 21
7. The blood and immune system ... 22
blood cells ... 22
blood sugar ... 24
cholesterol and triglycerides ... 24
serum proteins ... 25
other biochemistry ... 25
8. Cataracts ... 25
9. Internal organs
10. Lungs ... 28
11. Bone marrow ... 29
12. Hair and nails ... 29
13. Synergistic effects ... 29
Microwave hearing, and other sensing ... 30
15. Electrical sensitivity (ES) ... 31
16. Diagnosing ES: a guide for doctors
17. Mechanisms of injury ... 38
shear-strain/closed head injury ... 38
blood-brain and other barriers
At Christmas time, the Cellular Phone Task Force placed a small classified ad in a
free weekly newspaper. It read: 'If you have been ill since 11/15/96 with any of the following: eye pain, insomnia, dry lips,
swollen throat, pressure or pain in the chest, headaches, dizziness, nausea, shakiness, other aches and pains, or flu that
won't go away, you may be a victim of a new microwave system blanketing the city. We need to hear from you.' And we did hear
from them. Hundreds called, men, women, whites, blacks, Asians, Latinos, doctors, lawyers, teachers, stockbrokers, airline
stewards, computer operators. Most had woken up suddenly in mid-November, thinking they were having a stroke or a heart attack
or a nervous breakdown, and were relieved to know they were not alone and not crazy.
Later, I analysed weekly mortality statistics, which the Centres for Disease Control
publish for122 US cities. Each of dozens of cities recorded a 10-25 per cent increase in mortality, lasting two to three months,
beginning on the day in 1996 or 1997 on which that city's first digital cell phone network began commercial service. I published
both the raw data and the complete analysis, with graphs. This appeared in No Place To Hide, an investigative journal
published by my organisation and I am presently working with scientists in Europe to expand this study to other countries.
the FCC had just issued regulations
setting public exposure limits for microwave radiation at levels at least ten thousand times higher than levels which, according
to the Environmental Protection Agency, were causing reports of illness from all over the world.
You will hear statements by supposed experts - always the same few, in the pay of the
telecommunications industry - to the effect that cell phones/cell towers/microwave radiation have been proven safe in countless
studies. It is an easy lie, one that the news media have been eager to propagate. Such studies don't exist. Quite the contrary:
it has been shown that, just as for X-rays, there is no safe level of exposure to microwave radiation, and it is so easy to
demonstrate harmful effects that it takes some skill to design experiments that don't show them. It is harder to show effects
today than 10 years ago because now the entire planet is exposed, making it impossible to do experiments with 'unexposed'
controls. But most experiments still show effects anyway – effects on heart rhythms, on brain waves, on the blood-brain
barrier, on sleep, on the eyes, on the gonads, on the skin, on hearing, on calcium, on melatonin, on glucose, on metabolism,
on human well-being. If you look, you will find. Zorach Glaser reviewed over 5,000 such studies for the United States Navy
during the 1970s alone. After 1982, the United States ceased funding Glaser's cataloguing work. But the flood of alarming
research occurring all over the world continued.
From the volume of literature I have seen, certain results stand out in my mind.
In the 1960s, Allan Frey was the first to discover that people and animals can hear
low-energy pulsed microwaves. He also did some of the earliest work showing how heart rhythms are disturbed by microwaves,
and how the blood-brain barrier is compromised, letting large molecules leak across, exposing the brain to potential damage.
Ophthalmologist Milton Zaret was the first to describe cataracts caused by low-energy microwaves. Canadians Tanner, Romero-Sierra
and Bigu Del Blanco worked with parakeets, chickens, pigeons and seagulls. Birds avoided microwave fields if they could, and
collapsed within seconds if they couldn't. Defeathered birds showed no such distress, and these researchers then showed that
feathers act as antennae conveying microwave energy to the birds. Thirty years later, Alfonso Balmori Martínez has carefully
documented the decline and disappearance of white storks, house sparrows, and free-tailed bats from the vicinity of cellular
phone base stations.
The idea that there is an exposure threshold, below which microwave radiation can be
considered safe, has been disproven many times over. In Moscow, Igor Belyaev has found resonance effects on bacterial DNA
that occur at exposure levels 10,000,000,000,000,000 times less than the average exposure from a cell phone. W Grundler, in
Germany, has found effects on the growth of yeast cells, also at near-zero levels of exposure.
In the early 1990s, the government of Switzerland commissioned a study in response
to people's complaints of insomnia near the shortwave transmitter at Schwarzenburg. Residents kept sleep diaries and did not
know when the transmitter was on or off. The investigators found that the transmitter was disturbing sleep up to several miles
away, and because of this finding that particular radio station was permanently shut down.
An early warning radar station was due to be decommissioned at Skrunda, Latvia after
the end of the Cold War. Before it was shut down, a coordinated effort was made to determine whether the station had had any
environmental effects. Teams of researchers found such effects wherever they looked, even at extremely low levels of exposure:
smaller growth rings in trees, premature ageing in pine needles, chromosome damage in cows, decreased memory, attention, learning,
and pulmonary function in school children, increased white blood cells in adults, and an altered sex ratio (more girls) in
children born during the years of the radar's operation.
In Germany, Wolfgang Volkrodt linked forest die-back to microwave radiation rather
than acid rain. Wolfgang Löscher and Günther Käs documented illness in dairy cows caused by cell towers. This included decreased
milk production, infertility, abortions, birth deformities, behavioural problems and early death. Autopsies revealed that
the cows died of acute circulatory collapse and bleeding from several organs.
In France, Roger Santini has found that the closer people live to a cell tower, the
more likely they are to experience dizziness, nausea, memory loss and other neurological symptoms. Claudio Gómez-Perretta
has obtained similar results in Spain. The Dutch government sponsored double blind experiments in a laboratory. People exposed
to a cell tower signal experienced dizziness, nervousness, chest pain, shortness of breath, numbness and tingling, weakness,
and difficulty concentrating.
The late Neil Cherry found that childhood cancer rates in San Francisco were a function
of proximity to the antenna-laden Sutro Tower. Olle Johansson and Örjan Hallberg showed that the rise and fall of asthma and
certain cancers during the 20th century closely paralleled changes in public exposure to radio waves in every country they
looked at. They showed that radio waves are as big a factor in causing lung cancer as cigarette smoking.
The following are urgently needed:
Sanctuaries. Radiation-free zones. Places without radio antennae, cell phone service, or television cable (cable is often a significant
source of radiation). These sanctuaries are needed right now, to save lives.
Legal help. Environmental and disability rights attorneys who are able to take on this issue.
Funding for land acquisition and legal expenses.
Volunteer help for phone calling, letter writing, grant writing, and so on.
Keep in mind these two principles:
Distance counts. The power drops off as the square of the distance. Antennae should be few, and as far as possible from
people and environmentally sensitive areas.
Digital hurts. Digital (pulsed) technology is more harmful at lower levels of power than analog. The mandated replacement
of all analog TV, radio, and telecommunications transmissions with digital during the next few years is very dangerous.
Leif Salford's recent work on the blood-brain barrier has verified the earlier work
of Allan Frey and others, but with additional, ominous findings. First, sometimes, decreasing the amount of radiation 1,000
times increased the damage to the brain (demonstrating the 'window' effect). Second, animals exposed to a cell phone once
for two hours were found to have areas of brain cell death two months later. Salford has called cell phones 'the world's largest
biological experiment ever'. His work provides solid support for those who warn that every cell phone call damages brain cells,
and that cell phones, like cigarettes, harm both users and nearby non-users. His findings are particularly alarming in light
of surveys – by Santini in France, and by Sandström and Mild in Sweden – which include: headaches, migraines,
chronic fatigue, agitation, sleep disorders, tinnitus, nervous and connective tissue pains of unexplained origin, and susceptibility
to infection. The appeal calls for a massive reduction in exposure limits; no further expansion of cell phone technology;
cell phone-and antenna-free zones; a ban on cell phone use by children; and a ban on cell phones and digital cordless phones
in schools, hospitals, nursing homes, public buildings and public transportation.
The California Department of Health Services has concluded that, on the basis of a
telephone survey, 120,000 Californians - and by implication one million Americans - have left their jobs because of electromagnetic
pollution in the workplace. The people who have left their homes for such a reason are not being counted by anyone.
'Electrical sensitivity' is a popular, but inaccurate, term for suffering caused by
this universal pollutant. The problem is much more widespread than is commonly assumed, and growing daily. By the time people
realise that electromagnetic fields are directly causing their pain or illness, their lives are often already ruined. They
find that reliable information is hard to come by and harder to understand; that there is little support for them, and no
solutions offered; and that when they finally learn what they have to avoid, it is nevertheless impossible to do so.
The highest profile person yet to announce that cell phones, cordless phones and computers
make her ill is none other than Gro Harlem Brundtland, a medical doctor, master of public health, former Prime Minister of
Norway, and until 2003 the Director General of the World Health Organisation. Yet even so public a figure on the world stage
has been unable to draw the world's attention to our collective plight, or in any way slow down the growth of telecommunications,
or even to put it on the map as an environmental issue.
This must happen. Too many intelligent, professional, useful people are wandering this
country's barren deserts, homeless, ostracized, robbed of their civil rights, with no place to land. Too many have committed
suicide because they have lost all hope, have suffered too long, have had to pick up roots and flee for their lives once too
Within the telecommunications industry, too many equipment testers, installers, and
repairpersons with radiowave sickness are afraid to speak out, or do not even know why they are ill.
So many radars, antennae, and communication devices are being deployed for government,
military, emergency, commercial, and personal uses in both the developed and developing worlds, and in space, that there is
nowhere left to hide. Even radio astronomers are seriously talking about the far side of the moon as the only place left that
is quiet enough, in the radio spectrum, to still be able to see the stars.