please take note that there is planned a COST 281 "STM Base Station Monitoring" meeting in Vienna from 26th - 27th of August.
The scope of the STM group is: to consider for a given location the extrem difficulties in calculating and measuring (with its high variations in the field measurement) of the exposure situation.
The group have also to state the physical law to derive the field strength. Other topics are: the statistical approach, field analysis, the BCCH channel, collating methods, 3G measurement and extrapolation, personal monitoring, and length of monitoring required. Further questions: How do we relate the exposure measurement to the health of the exposed people in situ? How do we standardize the measurement?
People who want to attend the STM meeting have to contact:
Georg Neubauer (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Joe Wiart (email: email@example.com)
Very important hint:
At present there is no financial support out of EU COST 281 means possible.
Informant: Volker Hartenstein, Member of the Bavarian Parliament
The Great Mobile Phone Cover-up January 19, 2002 By Dave Edwards
In 1953 the tobacco industry faced a problem - their own reviews of the available scientific data concluded that smoking could kill. A report for RJ Reynolds stated: "Studies of clinical data tend to confirm the relationship between heavy and prolonged tobacco smoking and incidence of cancer of the lung."
Leading PR firm Hill & Knowlton (H&K) were brought in to "get the industry out of this hole". H&K indicated where the focus should lie: "We have one essential job - which can be simply said: Stop public panic... There is only one problem - confidence, and how to establish it; public assurance, and how to create it..."
There +were+ other problems - caring for the sick, burying the dead, comforting the bereaved - but they were somebody else's problems. Flat rejection of claims of adverse health effects was a given for industry executives. But this alone was unlikely to pacify the public. Instead H&K understood that the key was to throw as many spanners as possible into the public's cognitive works: "The most important type of story is that which casts doubt on the cause and effect theory of disease and smoking." Eye-grabbing headlines were needed and "should strongly call out the point - Controversy! Contradiction! Other factors! Unknowns!"
Phil Lesley, author of a handbook on public relations, explains how this organised confusion can be used to prevent profit-costly action being taken on everything from ozone depletion to global warming, to nuclear disarmament, to lifting sanctions against Iraq: "People generally do not favour action on a non-alarming situation when arguments seem to be balanced on both sides and there is a clear doubt. The weight of impressions on the public must be balanced so people will have doubts and lack motivation to take action. Accordingly, means are needed to get balancing information into the stream from sources that the public will find credible. There is no need for a clear-cut 'victory'. ... Nurturing public doubts by demonstrating that this is not a clear-cut situation in support of the opponents usually is all that is necessary."
The tobacco industry knew, of course, that the heroes of the 'free press' could be relied upon to play their part in "nurturing public doubts", as recognised in an international memo put out by Philip Morris: "The media like the money they make from our advertisements and they are an ally that we can and should exploit... we should make a concerted effort in our principal markets to influence the media to write articles or editorials positive to the industry position on the various aspects of the smoking controversy."
Fortunately for people and planet, one of the perennial threats to this strategy of organised bamboozlement is the rogue establishment expert whose credentials are matched only by his or her humanity. Consider, for example, Dr Gerard Hyland who, in a report submitted to the European Parliament's Industry, Trade, Research and Energy Committee on 11 July 2001, has blown a wide hole in the silence and deception that surround the threat of mobile phone radiation.
Pointing to nothing less than an industry-inspired cover-up of the threat, Hyland, from the Department of Physics at Warwick University (UK) and the International Institute of Biophysics in Germany, describes how the voice of those with a view contrary to the officially perceived wisdom "is at worst silenced, or, at best, studiously ignored".
The impression of a campaign to suppress truth is reinforced, Hyland writes, by stories of industry attempts "to 'persuade' those who discover findings that might prove to be potentially damaging to market development to actually alter their results to make them more 'market friendly'".
Existing safety guidelines relating to mobile phone masts are completely inadequate, Hyland reports, since they focus only on the thermal effects of exposure to electro-magnetic fields. Various non-thermal influences mean that existing guidelines intended to protect the public - such as those issued by the International Commission for Non-ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) - "afford no protection"...(excerpt)
The rest read please under
Electromagnetic fields too weak to heat up the body had been linked to cancer and other illnesses since the 1960s. The current ‘safety’ limits are still inadequate to protect workers and the public from these effects. Dr. Mae-Wan Ho exposes the bad science at the centre of the controversy.
The current debate over the health hazards of mobile phones is a continuation of the debate over the health hazards of weak electromagnetic fields in the entire frequency spectrum that began in the 1950s...
The rest read please under http://www.lauralee.com/news/fieldsofinfluence.htm
ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION A THREAT TO OUR HEALTH
The electromagnetic field consist of an electric field and magnetic field oscillating in plane at right angles to each other but with both fields transverse to the direct the wave transports its energy.
Electromagnetic waves consists of radio waves from radio and TV towers, microwaves from cell phones, cell sites, mobile phones, and microwave ovens which are a minor problems compared to other sources.
The background radiation has been rising significantly by the factors of thousands in the general population since the Second World War.
Cancer is partly genetic, but largely environmental like air pollution, benzine, toxins in food like saccharine are shown to be danger, all those and other fairly toxic chemicals, can damage cells, but evidence is very strong that electromagnetic radiation damages cells in a way that is potentially cancer causing.
The official position of those who make their money out of producing and using this technology is that we all know that the only thing that Electromagnetic radiation can do is to produce heat and if it does not do this it can't have any effect.
However, a different view comes from science from reading the people who have researched what happens to the cells in laboratories in repeatable experiments. For example, a laboratory took human breast cancer cells, and exposed them to an infusion of melatonin, which is natural neurohormone which we all have which helps us sleep at night. Then they applied a very low level of varying electric field, 50 cycle field, and the oncostatic effect of melatonin was totally eliminated.
Every night when we go to sleep our melatonin levels rise and melatonin goes through our blood and cleans our cells up. For example, it scanvenges out free radicals which are highly damaging chemicals. If the free radicals persist for very long they damage DNA and caused damaged cells and is shown to be carcinogenic. Melatonin is one of these agents that cleans us up every night to reduce the possibility that cells will become carcinogenic.
That experiment shows that electromagnetic radiation from power lines and appliances can reduce the melatonin cleaning-up effect on human breast cancer cells. The experiment was repeated in three other laboratories. It give very reliable and repeatable result. The strength of the signal they used was two to twelve milligauss a very low-level magnetic field magnitude in that wave.
The European standard for safety for ELF fields is 20,000 milligauss is safe, where this experiment shows that 2 milligauss causes a significant reduction in the cleansing effect of melatonin on human cells.
ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION AND DISEASE
More than a dozen tests and studies of men whose work exposed them to ELF electromagnetic radiation found an increased incident of leukaemia, lymphoma, and brain cancer. And two epidemiological studies have found that a statistically high number of children in Denver who had died of cancer had lived near high current electrical lines.
Scientists don't know exactly how exposure to ELF radiation causes cancer. Many of them believe that it impairs the ability of the lymphocyte cells, the infection fighting guardof the immune system to combat cancer.
With the great increase in breast cancer in woman between the age 25 to 60, it is hard to over look the fact that millions now spend eight hours a day working inches from VDT. These screens emit the type of magnetic fields that have been shown to promote the growth of tumours. And neither lead aprons nor radiation screens that are sold for VDT shield very small amount of the magnetic fields that completely penetrate the body.
Although few animals studies have been done in Europe (Netherland) to analyse the effects of ELF radiation on pregnancies, dairy farmers have known for many years not to pasture herds or let them breed close to electrical lines.
If they do they have more stillborn and stunted calves and lower milk production. In the next ten to fifteen years, ELF radiation will also be linked to many degenerative neurological disorders including multiple sclerosis, autism, etc.
THE COVER UP FROM THE GOVERNMENTS
The government and the electric utility industry and appliances manufacturers all maintain that there is not enough proof to make them take action. This is the same thing people said for years about asbestos, until it was proven to be a killer.
Hundred of thousands of people could die before it is proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that electromagnetic radiation is truly dangerous !!!!!!!!!!...
The rest read please under http://www.angelfire.com/nf/og/mag.html
Cellular phones - when they get hot
Hi, I use to use a Nokia cellular phone that would become very hot against my head. I didn't think anything of it until I was about to die from all my health problems. I happened to have mercury fillings in my teeth. You can read about it at www.tohellandback.com - if you haven't already.
I'm still suffering from problems with my brain - I'm not sure if the problems are related to cell phone or mercury. Anyway, I just wanted to share this info.
Do any of you have a throbbing in the base of your brain since being overly exposed to EMF's? It's almost like I have a little heart at the base of my brain and makes my brain stem and may spine throb along with it. I have to take anti-convulsant medications in order to cope. I don't know if this is from over exposure to EMF's or to methyl-mercury.
Re: The problem of health effects of mobile
Can someone please tell me why i am so electrically sensitive i do not live right by a cell tower? You can see radio or tv type towers two of them probly 3 miles away but look closer - i am fying, intense pain, hair loss, muscle loss, up all night hearing umming and pain insominia...what do you do do get rid of it?
My hair is coming out very fast - do not know how to stop it. Our home is plugged into one of those "garbage can" looking contraptions at the top of a high voltage pole - could this be the problem? Hope someone can help me before they lock me up!
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