I would like feedback through your superb online EHS facilitatorship --C.I.O.-- from other EHS supporters internationally on their views regards linking up with the planned Pasadena (and global, the organisers hope) protest for "Freedom in Mental Health" starting on August 16th, which you have posted on C.I.O. 31/7/03.
I have already expressed my belief that this is an unique opportunity to globally highlight our EHS plight. And it is especially apt for placing on everyone's radar the vast numbers of us who are pronounced to be delusionsal/psychotic about our professed EMR triggered bioeffects. Exposures of abuses in psychiatry is BIG this year. Amnesty
International's major campaign throughout this year highlights violations to the Human Rights of those who are mentally ill.
Best, Imelda, Cork, Ireland.
COST 281 and illnesses since the 1960s
Do you think that COST 281 (Base Station and...) is an investigation group? It seems more a planned false investigation and permanent good trip (London, Viena...) to go on topics or "Tropics".... to increase the centre of health delay tactic.
To study the "extrem difficulties in calculating and measuring (with its high variations in the field measurement) of the exposure situation".... for density of power thousands times higher than the biological health alteration. Dr. Mae-Wan Ho exposes the bad science at the centre of the controversy.
Omega: see "Non-Thermal Effects" on http://www.lauralee.com/news/fieldsofinfluence.htm
RE: Published studies on the effects of basestations - RE: The problem of health effects of mobile for the first time discussed in public in Denmark
Sianette Kwee wrote:
"Unfortunately there are no published studies on the effects of basestations and also not on the 3G system. After the last meeting in London Leila Kheifetz from WHO urged that such studies should be initiated and that also socalled anecdotal reports from the general
public should be taken seriously."
NAVARRO, E.A., SEGURA, J., PORTOLÉS, M., GÓMEZ PERRETTA, C. 2003. The
microwave Syndrome: A preliminary Study in Spain. Electromagnetic
Medicine and Biology (in press).
SANTINI, R., SEIGNE, M. & BONHOMME-FAIBRE, L. 2000. Danger des
téléphones cellulaires et de leurs stations relais. Pathol Biol, 48: 525-528.
SANTINI, R., P. SANTINI, M. SEIGNE, J.M. DANZE. 2001. Symptômes
exprimés par des riverains de stations relais de téléphonie mobile. La Presse
Médicale, 30: 1594.
SANTINI, R., P. SANTINI, J.M. DANZE, P. LE RUZ, M. SEIGNE. 2002. Enquête
sur la santé de riverains de stations relais : I. Incidences de la
distance et du sexe. Pathol. Biol., 50: 369-373.
Effects of high-frequency elektromagnetic fields on human EEG: a brain mapping study.
Kramarenko AV, Tan U. Central Clinic Hospital N5, Kharkov, Ukraine.
Cell phones emitting pulsed high-frequency electromagnetic fields (EMF) may affect the human brain, but there are inconsistent results concerning their effects on electroencephalogram (EEG).
We used a 16-channel telemetric electroencephalograph (ExpertTM), to record EEG changes during exposure of human skull to EMF emitted by a mobile phone. Spatial distribution of EMF was especially concentrated around the ipsilateral eye adjacent to the basal surface of the brain.
Traditional EEG was full of noises during operation of a cellular phone. Using a telemetric electroencephalograph (ExpertTM) in awake subjects, all the noise was eliminated, and EEG showed interesting changes: after a period of 10-15 s there was no visible change, the spectrum median frequency increased in areas close to antenna; after 20-40 s, a slow-wave activity (2.5-6.0 Hz) appeared in the contralateral frontal
and temporal areas. These slow waves lasting for about one second repeated every 15-20 s at the same recording electrodes.
After turning off the mobile phone, slow-wave activity progressively disappeared; local changes such as increased median frequency decreased and disappeared after 15-20 min. We observed similar changes in children, but the slow-waves with higher amplitude appeared earlier in children (10-20 s) than adults, and their frequency was lower (1.0-2.5
Hz) with longer duration and shorter intervals.
The results suggested that cellular phones may reversibly influence the human brain, inducing abnormal slow waves in EEG of awake persons.
Int J Neurosci. 2003;113(7):1007-1019.
The effect of the duration of exposure to the electromagnetic field
emitted by mobile phones on human attention.
Lee TM, Lam PK, Yee LT, Chan CC.
1Neuropsychology Laboratory, Department of Psychology, The University of
Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road 2Institute of Clinical Neuropyschology.
Previous findings suggested the facilitating effect of the electromagnetic field emitted by mobile phones on human attention. This study aimed to examine the relationship between the facilitating effect and the duration of exposure to the electromagnetic field emitted by mobile phones on human attention.
Seventy-eight university students were randomly assigned to either an experimental or a control group. Their performance in the administered attention tasks was compared. Participants in the experimental group performed better on one of the two measures of attention only after they had been exposed to the electromagnetic field emitted by the mobile phone for some time.
The results seem to suggest that attention functions may be differentially enhanced after exposing to the electromagnetic field emitted by mobile phones. Furthermore, this transient facilitation effect might be dose dependent.
Neuroreport. 2003 Jul 18;14(10):1361-4.
Informant: Reinhard Rueckemann - excerpt-
Mystery illness hits US troops in Iraq
It was just mentioned on this morning's news that a mystery illness has struck over 100 US servicemen stationed in Iraq. Symptoms are similar to pneumonia, which can be caused by viruses, bacteria, and physical and chemical agents. The military has apparently ruled out a virus or chemical agents.
Previous messages to this list has detailed the health problems associated with the use of depleted uranium. With the large amount of DU shells used in Iraq, including urban areas is it any wonder that respiratory illness may be a result. If the military tests the sick
soldiers for DU contamination you will never hear about it.
New Environmental code becomes law in San Francisco
San Francisco passed an ordinance on the precautionary principle which is effective today.
It remains to be seen whether and how this ordinance will be applied to antenna siting decisions and the existing electropollution from over 2400 cellular antenna installations, the 30-40 megawatt Sutro tower complex and Wireless Local Area Network "hot spots". It is up to the people to raise their environmental health concerns about these low
intensity radiation expsoures now ubiquitiously permeating the air in San Francisco and other major cities of the world.
Council on Wireless Technology Impacts
Monday, August 4, 2003 (SF Chronicle)
New Approaches to Safeguarding the earth/An environmental version of the Hippocratic oath
A bold environmental code becomes law in San Francisco today, one whose overarching framework is called the Precautionary Principle. Through it, San Francisco is taking a significant step away from the Bush administration's anti-environmental policies.
The Precautionary Principle sets out to improve the way we make environmental decisions. While the Bush team asks, "How much environmental harm will be allowed?," in San Francisco, decision-makers will ask a very different question: "How little harm is possible?" San Francisco is a leader in making choices based on the least environmentally harmful alternatives, thereby challenging traditional assumptions about risk management. The 11 existing laws consolidated in the Environment Code have introduced more than 700 zero- or low-emission vehicles to the city's fleet, conserved 6,800 trees and more than
half-a-million gallons of water each year by purchasing recycled content paper, cut toxic- pesticide use in half and protected worker health by designing buildings that use less energy and other precious natural resources.
We acknowledge that our world will never be free from risk. However, a risk that is unnecessary, and not freely chosen, is never acceptable.
San Francisco's Precautionary Principle, enacted as part of the Environment Code, insists that environmental decision-making be based on rigorous science -- science that is explicit about what is known, what is not known and what may never be known about potential hazards.
Unfortunately, in today's regulatory system lack of proof of harm is usually misinterpreted as proof of safety. In San Francisco, we want to create a means to take action despite scientific uncertainty about the degree of a given risk. Too often, regulatory agencies get stuck in "paralysis by analysis"; the new framework removes excuses for inaction on the grounds of scientific uncertainty.
The costs of not taking precautionary action are often very high, as we've seen in the case of tobacco, lead and asbestos. Early scientific warnings about risks to health went unheeded by government agencies. As a result, billions of dollars have been spent to deal with the consequences of these problems. Costs include health care and health
insurance, lost economic productivity, absenteeism, lost wages and cleanup. The Precautionary Principle process also requires decision-makers to consider possible impact to the local economy.
Our Precautionary Principle calls for a careful analysis of a range of alternatives using the best available information. The goal of this process is to determine whether a potentially hazardous activity is necessary, and whether less hazardous options are available. For instance, our pesticide reduction program eliminated all of the most
toxic chemicals used by city gardeners and identified less-toxic ways to solve weed and pest problems, some as benign as using goats to clear weed-choked hillsides or heat cannons to kill termites in walls. Science provides vital evidence for making these decisions. However, elected officials will ultimately use a combination of scientific data and judgments of what is necessary, useful and fair to make environmental decisions.
Both locally and internationally, the public bears the direct consequences of environmental decisions. A government's course of action is necessarily enriched by broadly based public participation when a range of alternatives is considered. This concept of environmental democracy is deeply ingrained in San Francisco's Precautionary
At the World Trade Organization, the Bush administration is fighting the European Union's right to restrict imports of genetically modified foods; beef containing hormones, and proposed legislation that would require some 30,000 chemicals now in use to be immediately registered with EU authorities. The failure of the United States to adopt the Precautionary Principle is yet another way in which we are ostracizing ourselves from
the rest of the planet.
San Francisco's Precautionary Principle presents a historic opportunity to refocus environmental decision-making on reducing harm. In doing so, we are sending a message to Washington: The days of letting polluters and industries set our health and environmental agenda may be over sooner than you think.
Jared Blumenfeld is director of San Francisco's Department of the Environment (www.SFEnvironment.com).
Copyright 2003 SF Chronicle
Informant: Don Maisch
Stormy Weather: The government's top-secret efforts to control Mother Nature
Total Information Awareness as Intellectual Property Theft (excerpt)
For some years now there has been a movement by a small percentage of scientists and independent researchers to develop technology outside of corporate government control.
This is highly frowned upon, as we have come to find out, because technology is the key to this oligarchys welfare, and I do mean welfare.
They are incapable of original thought or creativity, just as Bill Gates was incapable of creating DOS without a MAC. They PREY (IT WORKS) on people who have voluntarily withdrawn from the mainstream, with Total Information Awareness in place. It has been labeled Information Warfare but really is just Information Blood Sucking. Lots of proof of this, daily. Consider the chemical spraying going on in our skies nearly every day.
This has been going on now for over 10 years. It is a measure of Americas Mind Control that very few people have even noticed this, and even less understand its true applications as weaponry. When this same weaponry was deployed in its testing phases over Iraq/Kuwait, during the gulf war
those people saw what it was immediately, and the setting of fires to the oil wells there by saddam, was not so much the practice of scorched earth, as it was an attempt to defeat the atmospheric technology being tested on that populace. And yet, somehow, through the mind control, this government here in America has convinced most of the people who ARE
beginning to look up now, that this spraying of barium and aluminum particles is BENEFICIAL.
The best weapons are weapons that control the mind, and it is easily seen in this instance. As well, very few people here understand the surveillance technology
that has permeated our society for over a decade now, and one of these surveillance applications makes use of monitoring computers. It is called tempest, and other things. It can monitor any work done on a keyboard (AND NOW HARD DRIVES!!!) and has been perfected. It has dovetailed with field technology, antenna technology (HAARP), so that actual wireless monitoring of computer work (and all other types of work) is not just possible, but practiced routinely. This institution of a police surveillance state here is nothing but a way to make past illegal monitoring activities legal, and to expand them.
The general consensus among independent researchers who are subjected to this monitoring surveillance is that it is better to stall research, than to give this world government any more weapons of destruction. A lot of technology being indepently developed could be very beneficial, but we all know that government only has its eye on MILITARY applications, and those who have left the scientific community, or never entered it (and we are many) represent an unknown factor which grows daily, and this fills the war hawks with GREAT unease. It has been going on since the drug war began, this alienation of some of Americas and the Worlds best minds. The world government take-over machine tipped its
hand you see, and we collectively boogied on down the road.
This alarms the NWO greatly, because up until this time they have had no trouble controlling the people economically, which was the main point of taking over the currency here, and in the world.
Control of technology took place by giving everyone JOBS, by making everyone NEED jobs, and then absconding with anything developed under the auspices of a corporate entity. It is the very anti-thesis of a free economy and open market place.
Take heart though. Intelligent minds have been using the surveillance as Reverse Control for a good decade now, and reverse control WORKS. If you know you are being watched, and now EVERYBODY is, or that is the ultimate goal and should be in place soon, then you have a tool, a lever. It works very well. You will never know the events of the past that were hinged on this covert activity by a few patriots of free thinking and intellect. But soon you will be able to try it yourself.
Total information Awareness means Total Reverse Control. All it takes is patience and cunning. Join the movement.
The people you see in your media (Radio, Television, Newspapers) are nothing put there to make you want something that is at best unreal. Which, NOW, is EVERWHERE. Total Information Awareness? Total Information THEFT.
Omega: see also http://home1.gte.net/quakker/index.htm
Sonic boom? Earthquake?
Informant: KD Weber
Report Reiterates Tobacco Industry Efforts to Target Women in Developing Countries
Tongass National Forest action
Stepping up its campaign to give timber companies access to America's last great temperate rainforest, the Bush administration's Forest Service wants to exempt the Tongass National Forest in southeastern Alaska from the "roadless rule," which bans virtually all logging in wild national forests. If the exemption goes through, the administration can move ahead with plans to let logging companies cut more than 300,000 acres of unspoiled forest and build taxpayer-subsidized roads through 2.5 million acres of the richest old-growth spruce, hemlock, cedar and pine forests in the Tongass.
Less than six months ago widespread public opposition, including messages from more than 25,000 BioGems Defenders, led Congress to reject an administration-backed proposal to exempt the Tongass from the roadless rule. Now, ignoring public opinion, the administration is again seeking to hand the Tongass to timber companies. The Forest Service also wants to exempt the Chugach National Forest, which lies northwest from
the Tongass along Alaska's southern coastline. Together the Tongass and the Chugach, America's two largest national forests, cover more than 22 million acres of remarkable landscape and critical habitat for bears, wolves, lynx, salmon, northern goshawks, bald eagles and other wildlife.
Send a message to the Forest Service today -- before the August 14 deadline -- opposing the proposed roadless rule exemptions for the Tongass and Chugach national forests.
ACLU files first-ever challenge to USA PATRIOT Act
US anti-war activists hit by secret airport ban Independent [UK]
Occupation: Counting the true costs
Informant: Thomas L. Knapp
Citizens' Initiative Omega