Microwave frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) produce widespread neuropsychiatric effects including depression
Pall ML. Microwave frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) produce widespread neuropsychiatric effects including depression. J Chem Neuroanat. 2015 Aug 20. pii: S0891-0618(15)00059-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jchemneu.2015.08.001. [Epub ahead of print]
• Microwave EMFs activate voltage-gated Ca2+ channels (VGCCs) concentrated in the brain
• Animal studies show such low level MWV EMFs have diverse high impacts in the brain
• VGCC activity causes widespread neuropsychiatric effects in humans (genetic studies)
• 26 studies have EMFs assoc. with neuropsychiatric effects; 5 criteria show causality
• MWV EMFs cause at least 13 neuropsychiatric effects including depression in humans
Non-thermal microwave/lower frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) act via voltage-gated calcium channel (VGCC) activation. Calcium channel blockers block EMF effects and several types of additional evidence confirm this mechanism. Low intensity microwave EMFs have been proposed to produce neuropsychiatric effects, sometimes called microwave syndrome, and the focus of this review is whether these are indeed well documented and consistent with the known mechanism(s) of action of such EMFs.
VGCCs occur in very high densities throughout the nervous system and have near universal roles in release of neurotransmitters and neuroendocrine hormones. Soviet and Western literature shows that much of the impact of non-thermal microwave exposures in experimental animals occurs in the brain and peripheral nervous system, such that nervous system histology and function show diverse and substantial changes. These may be generated through roles of VGCC activation, producing excessive neurotransmitter/neuroendocrine release as well as oxidative/nitrosative stress and other responses. Excessive VGCC activity has been shown from genetic polymorphism studies to have roles in producing neuropsychiatric changes in humans.
Two U.S. government reports from the 1970’s-80’s provide evidence for many neuropsychiatric effects of non-thermal microwave EMFs, based on occupational exposure studies. 18 more recent epidemiological studies, provide substantial evidence that microwave EMFs from cell/mobile phone base stations, excessive cell/mobile phone usage and from wireless smart meters can each produce similar patterns of neuropsychiatric effects, with several of these studies showing clear dose-response relationships. Lesser evidence from 6 additional studies suggests that short wave, radio station, occupational and digital TV antenna exposures may produce similar neuropsychiatric effects.
Among the more commonly reported changes are sleep disturbance/insomnia, headache, depression/depressive symptoms, fatigue/tiredness,dysesthesia, concentration/attention dysfunction, memory changes, dizziness, irritability, loss of appetite/body weight, restlessness/anxiety, nausea, skin burning/tingling/dermographism and EEG changes.
In summary, then, the mechanism of action of microwave EMFs, the role of the VGCCs in the brain, the impact of non-thermal EMFs on the brain, extensive epidemiological studies performed over the past 50 years, and five criteria testing for causality, all collectively show that various non-thermal microwave EMF exposures produce diverse neuropsychiatric effects.
Table 4. Commonly Reported Neuropsychiatric Symptoms following Microwave EMF Exposure
Symptom(s) Numbers of studies reporting
Sleep disturbance/insomnia 17
Depression/depressive symptoms 10
Dysesthesia (vision/hearing/olfactory dysfunction) 10
Concentration/attention/cognitive dysfunction 10
Memory changes 8
Restlessness/tension/anxiety/stress/agitation/feeling of discomfort 8
Loss of appetite/body weight 6
Skin tingling/burning/inflammation/dermographism 6
Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director
Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley
Lawsuit Against School WiFi
In Massachusetts, a 12-year-old minor and parents are suing School and Board of Trustees.
The minor suffers due to electrosensitivity. The school nurse reports similar symptoms in other children in the same classrooms.
Patricia / Barb
School WiFi Blamed for Child’s Symptoms
French woman gets (disability) grant for ‘gadget allergy’
Note the false information contained in the story – ‘Scientific studies have found no evidence linking electromagnetic exposure to the symptoms – tingling, headaches, fatigue, nausea, or palpitations’.
Canadian Human Rights Commission – Environmental Sensitivities
The policy was reaffirmed
Did Driver Fatalities Jump 14% due to Radiation from WiFi and Bluetooth being installed in new cars?
There were more than 18,600 motor-vehicle deaths from January through June this year, compared to 16,400 deaths in the first six months of 2014.
Dr. Neil Cherry Scientific Papers
We have hosted Neil’s scientific documents at http://www.neilcherry.nz
Cert. EMF Testing New Zealand
Living Safely with Technology
U.K. TV presenter Noel Edmonds talks microwaves on Irish radio
“The Wi-Fi and all of the systems that we are introducing into our lives are destroying our own natural electro-magnetic fields.
All you are is energy, remember that.”
Wifi à l’école – Le tour de la question (French)
You do not need to speak French to follow this video, put together by ARTAC (Belpomme’s group) and others in France.
Towards the end there is a display of all the resolutions by concerned scientists to educate public officials and the public about EMF risks. This video is well done!
Why modern life is making dementia in your 40s more likely
Our first study, focusing on the changing pattern of neurological deaths from 1979 up to 1997, found that dementias were starting 10 years earlier – affecting more people in their 40s and 50s – and that there was a noticeable increase in neurological deaths in people up to the age of 74. In a follow-up study, taking us to 2010 and across 21 western countries, these increases were confirmed.
Deaths of men over 75 have nearly trebled in 20 years and deaths of women have increased more than five-fold. For the first time since records began, more US women over 75 are dying of brain disease than cancer.
‘Smart meter left me with no hot water and put my home at risk of fire’
He claims that problems resulting from the installation left him without hot water for six weeks and even put his home at risk of fire.
Why is the government rolling out smart meters that have been repeatedly exposed as expensive, poorly tested and potential threats to our privacy?
Interest in smart meters
During the meeting, a DVD called Take Back Your Power will be shown, a documentary about the possible environmental and health effects of smart meters and grids.
Rob Hutchins, of Oamaru, who founded the Electro-sensitivity Trust in New Zealand, will again chair the meeting.
Stop the £11 billion ‘smart meter’ ripoff!
“We have evidence from a whole variety of other sources of radio frequency exposure that demonstrates convincingly and consistently that exposure to radio-frequency radiation (RFR) at elevated levels for long periods of time increases the risk of cancer, damages the nervous system and adversely affects the reproductive organs.”
Rep. Kelly weighs in on ‘smart meter’ controversy
Michigan Court of Appeals – Smart Meter Case
On remand, I would direct the PSC to allow appellants to address their concerns over the privacy, health, safety, and cost benefits issues associated with the AMI program at the hearing.”
[Footnote:] “I would loathe to discover 20 years from now that these concerns are valid. Historically, it is less burdensome to address these issues as they arise than to attempt to reform 20 years of illconceived policy decisions.”
Dear Comed (your smart meters are dangerous)
Cape Cod town – to be avoided
Of these, 123 fixtures will provide Wi-Fi hotspots in selected retail stretches of New Britain Avenue and East Main, West Main and Whiting streets.
Your Cellphone May Be Hazarous To Your Childs Mental Health
Teachers seek to take down cell tower at Deering High School
In late May, Deering biology teacher Polly Wilson reported that goldfish she kept in Room 305, right below the tower, kept dying.
Rogue Microwave Ovens Are the Culprits Behind Mysterious Radio Signals
Hackers take control of a Tesla Model S and turn it off at low speed
Cyber security researchers have found six significant flaws in Tesla’s Model S cars that could allow hackers to take control of the vehicles and have safety implications for drivers.
An Electronic Silent Spring
August, 2015 Newsletter from Katie Singer
1. A Movement to Reduce
In the last several months, people have told me:
* real cultural change happens in groups of seven;
* key laws, studies and solutions re EMR exposure need brief presentations;
* we need a movement of self-educators who reduce their EMR exposure
and energy use.
These ideas have inspired me to prepare study guides, including:
The Science and the Law on EMR Exposure
Safer Tech Uses Less Energy
Wi-Fi Problems & Solutions
“Smart” Meter Problems & Solutions
Electronic Interference & Medical Implants
Fertility & Wireless Devices
May these “guides” support discussions among neighbors, schools, work and church groups. May they help encourage a grassroots movement to reduce energy use and EMR exposure.
Here’s the first guide, geared toward parents and schools.
2. Tips for preventing cell towers: Get a copy of the deed to the property where the proposed tower will be rented. If it prohibits anything commercial on the land (for one example), and the landowner will receive rent from the telecom corporation, which will receive rent from other telecoms that place antennae on the tower, then you’ve got a good case against the tower’s installation.
If the area is key to migratory birds, then installing a tower there could violate the Dept. of the Interior’s US Fish & Wildlife’s Migratory Bird Treaty Act. http://www.electronicsilentspring.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Testimony-of-Albert-M.-Manville-for-Amazon-Creek.pdf
If the proposed tower would be in a residential or business district–or an area with wildlife, then its collapsing or catching fire would be especially threatning to residents and/or sensitive habitats. Let local officials know about our growing list of towers that catch fire or collapse. http://www.electronicsilentspring.com/primers/cell-towers-cell-phones/cell-tower-fires-collapsing/
Check out resources at http://www.emrpolicy.org.
Read B. Blake Levitt’s classic, Electromagnetic Fields: A Consumer’s Guide to the Issues and How to Protect Ourselves, Harcourt Brace, 1996.
2. For Friends Who Aim To Conceive or Already Pregnant Please see What You Need to Know About Wireless Radiation and Your Baby from the Environmental Health Trust. It includes clear advice from Dr. Hugh Taylor, the head of Yale Med Schl’s Ob/Gyn Dept. http://www.electronicsilentspring.com/friends-aim-conceive-pregnant/
3. Expecting Electronic Interference (between fetal monitors, heart monitors and new technologies operating at 600 MHz) In early August, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a rule that will allow unlicensed devices (i.e. bluetooth technologies, mobile phones, garage door openers) to operate on the same frequency as heart and fetal monitors used by hospitals. The FCC stands to gain $500 billion from licensing these devices at 600 MHz. Once operating, these devices will likely cause electronic interference with hospitals’ heart and fetal monitors and prevent the monitors from functioning properly.
The American Hospital Association has voiced opposition. In order to get clear on “technical” rules, three senators have asked for a three months’ stay before licensing new technologies on the 600 MHz band.
To learn more about the FCC’s new ruling and medical monitoring equipment, please read on here: http://www.electronicsilentspring.com/fccs-newest-ruling/
To learn more about electronic interference between common electronics and medical implants, please check out: http://www.electronicsilentspring.com/aiming-to-first-do-no-harm/
4. Comcast Xfinity WiFi Please read Jereomy Johnson’s explanation of why Comcast Xfinity WiFi may be harming people–and what you can do to reduce the harm. http://www.emfanalysis.com/why-is-xfinity-wifi-harming-people/
5. Katie Singer’s Upcoming talks:
October 10, Saturday, 9am-1pm, I’ll speak at a conference about wireless technologies and public health, hosted by the Santa Clara (California) Medical Center, at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. My talk is titled “Electronics in Our Ecosystem.” Other speakers include Cindy Russell, MD, Dr. Joel Moskowitz and Toril Jelter, MD. The event is $10.
October 15, Thursday, 1:30 pm, I’ll speak about electronic interference with medical implants at the Santa Fe Parkinson’s Group, Christus St. Vincent Wellness Center, 490 B West Zia. People and family members living with Parkinson’s, cardiac pacemakers, insulin pumps and other implants–as well as members of the medical community are encouraged to attend. This event is by donation. For more info, contact email@example.com
Thanks to everyone who’s getting informed about the dangers of wireless technologies and reducing their electronics usage and EMR-emmissions.
Check out previous newsletters in the archives: http://www.electronicsilentspring.com/newsletter-archive/
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EMR Aware Newsletter
Cellphone ‘Right to Know Lawyer’ is Candidate for President
Lawrence Lessig is the lawyer who drafted the Berkeley Cell Phone Right to Know Act and is defending it, pro-bono, against the wireless industry’s (CTIA) legal challenge. Is he the new Ralph Nader? Does he oppose Smart Meters and electro-smog?
Please contact him and urge him to take a stand against Smart Meters and other electro-pollution. Here is his email address and some sample text:
“We are pleased to support your bid for the presidency! Would you please take a stand against Smart Meters and other electro-pollution? Thanks.”
From Camilla Rees:
Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at
Harvard, has a plan to fix the rigged system where corporate
interests dominate policy making in Washington. Please
consider donating to his most unusual campaign. If he can
raise $1mm by Labor Day he will make a run for President,
offering America the chance to unshackle itself from a
situation where corporations have more power than citizens,
and where democracy has been lost. Put aside any cynicism and
help give a chance to someone who has a solution and believes
it is worth salvaging the American dream. Take a stand to
restore integrity in government no matter what your politics.
Corruption in government is not a partisan issue, but matters
to us all. Donate something if you can. Thanks.
Judge suggests he may side with most of Berkeley’s cell phone law
Mobile phone mast targeted by arsonists – customers left ‘isolated’ for six days
Malaysian Mother Describes Her *Allergy* to Wireless Radiation
Will they rename it – Church of Harm ?
Orchard Park woman: ‘I’ll fight church phone masts tooth and nail’
Ex-WHO General Director Warns: “Wireless Technology has Health Effects There is no Doubt ”
Get Your Smart Meter ‘Blackmail Money’ Back from SDG&E
Thanks to the brilliant legal work of Josh Hart and his team, we are all entitled to a refund of our smart meter opt out fees. Attached is my letter to SDG&E. Feel free to copy and use with your utility. I will let you know SDG&E’s response.
Good news! I have been living in my home in San Diego for almost two months. With no Smart Meter or Wi-Fi, it is almost tolerable, although I still sleep outside.
Even better news! My neighbor has agreed to remove his Smart Meter, the one that is 3 feet from my property pointing at me.
“I am writing to request a refund of all Smart Meter Opt Out fees unlawfully charged to the above-referenced account. This request is based upon a recent court decision finding Opt Out fees to be a violation of California Public Utilities Code section 453. A regulated public utility is prohibited from discriminating against a ratepayer based upon a medical condition or disability. (See Hart v. PSREC, Superior Court of California, County of Plumas, Case No. SC-SC15-Q0003)
I believe that the total amount due is $190 which breaks down as follows: $10 Initial Fee, plus 36 Monthly Fees of $5 totaling $180. Please confirm.
Please send a refund check at your earliest convenience. Thank you.”
Film Festival Quebec “quiet zone” + 2016
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