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Disconnect from The Cell Phone Trap or Fry Your Brain & CNS. Your Choice
11-05-2010, 09:33 AM,
Disconnect from The Cell Phone Trap or Fry Your Brain & CNS. Your Choice
Quote:The Cell Phone Trap
Review of Devra Davis' book 'Disconnect'
November 4, 2010
by Joel S. Hirschhorn

It is now inconceivable that our world could function without the 5 billion cell phones used globally. The new book by Devra Davis “Disconnect” deserves your attention. Indeed, if you use a cell phone a lot it should be mandatory reading.

It also seems inconceivable that the trillion dollar cell phone industry and governments worldwide could have pushed this technology without ever having solid research results proving the safety of cell phones. If true that would be deadly frightening. But that is exactly the reality.

Is this a bizarre slip up or an intentional conspiracy between corporate and government interests? The more you learn the more you fear. Nightmarishly, cell phone technology has become too big to fail, no matter its deadly risks. Government won’t protect you, so you have to protect yourself.

Let me note that I rarely use my cell phone. Very few people have my number and I rarely turn it on, except when I need to make a call. As a former professor of engineering I have always seen technology as offering risks, not just heavily commercialized benefits. The risks are often dismissed, poorly studied or just plain ignored.

And by now everyone should be concerned that neither government regulations nor corporate responsibility protect us very well from harmful foods, prescription drugs and manufactured products.

Facing the truth is often painful, but if you care about protecting your health and the health of people you love, then this is a book you definitely want to read and get others to read. Make no mistake, what you learn will upset you, but beyond getting angry at companies and the government for not adequately protecting against a man made public health disaster, you will be motivated to change your behavior. The subtitle sums up the theme: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Has Done to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family.

Here are some of the eye-popping facts and insights I picked up from reading of this book.

Tests show young men who keep their phones in a pants pocket have reduced sperm counts.

Some scientists have, for decades, known about the adverse effects that radiofrequency causes in the brain. For example, radiofrequency allows chemicals and toxins from the blood, which are normally kept away from the nervous system, to enter the brain and cause disease.

The work of Dr. Lennart Hardell in Sweden should make cell phone users reconsider their practices. Swedes who have used cell phones the most and for the longest times have more malignant brain tumors than others. After a decade of use the risk of brain tumors is doubled. Similar results were found by scientists in Israel , Finland , Russia and England . Hardell has also found that teenagers using cell phones end up after a decade with four times more brain cancers.

The book highlights what the distinguished research scientist Dariusz Leszczynski said: “we clearly showed that radiation from a phone had a biological impact. After this work, which in fact repeated that of many others…the world could no longer pretend that the only problems with cell phones occurred after you could measure a change in temperature. This view was always mistaken, of course, and our work showed that.” In other words, much lower power than in microwave ovens does not mean the absence of effects on our bodies.

Davis makes the inescapable point at the end of the book that “we need to invest in cell phones’ safety as we do with other modern technologies.” But it is not clear whether that is proceeding as it should. Do you think industry and government will do the right thing and risk getting research results that could devastate cell phone usage? With corporate interests corrupting Congress it is highly unlikely that what is needed in terms of research and regulation will happen.

What should cell phone users do? They and children in particular should not be using cell phones without "ear buds." They should not keep cell phones that are turned on in their clothing next to their body. Use the speaker option. Recognize that texting and other phone functions can be less dangerous than holding a phone next to your head to hear. Remember that cordless phones also pose similar radiation hazards, so minimize their use at home.

I wonder whether the richest and most powerful people in society, like President Obama (and his children), have been strongly advised to not hold cell phones next to the head.

Bottom line: Your addiction to cell phone use just might be your downfall. How much risk do you want to take? Smart phones are the rage. Now we need a lot more smart people. Disconnect. The more you use your cell phone, the more trapped you are.

Contact Joel S. Hirschhorn through


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11-05-2010, 07:20 PM,
RE: Disconnect from The Cell Phone Trap or Fry Your Brain & CNS. Your Choice
That could explain why I wake up so often at night .
An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
Mohandas Gandhi

Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind.
Did you think you were put here for something less?
Chief Arvol Looking Horse
11-11-2010, 10:05 PM,
RE: Disconnect from The Cell Phone Trap or Fry Your Brain & CNS. Your Choice
I've always hated the things. I have never had one.
They ARE powerful and CAN damage you, but so is a motorbike. Children ought not to have them at all.
They are invaluable in the case of an emergency, don't you think?
11-23-2010, 03:33 AM,
RE: Disconnect from The Cell Phone Trap or Fry Your Brain & CNS. Your Choice
Quote:The BioInitiative Report - Biological Standards for Wireless

Cindy Sage, environmental consultant, talks about The BioInitiative Report: A Rationale for a Biologically-based Public Exposure Standard for Electromagnetic Fields (ELF and RF), which she editied with a team of international scientists.

They document serious scientific concerns about current limits regulating how much EMF is allowable from power lines, cell phones, and many other sources of EMF exposure in daily life.

The report concludes the existing standards for public safety are inadequate to protect public health.

Find out more at:

Great Site on mobile phone radiation, EM Pollution and EMF issues related to human and ecological health.
or download the PDF (attached) of the latest news feeds.

.pdf   EMF_News-hese-project-org.pdf (Size: 236.64 KB / Downloads: 84)

Maybe something proactive can be done to mitigate the effects of EM pollution. Like taking a stand when it appears in your home and in your neighbourhood.

Quote:Israel: residents destroyed cellular antennas
Israël : Residents destroyed celullar antennas


The neighbours did a "lynch" to cellular antennas

By Shimon Afargan


The residents of a building on Barlev 4 street in Beer Sheva, took in the weekend a very unusual step in order to protest against the cellular antennas on the roof of the penthouse in the building where they live. The broke into the penthouse, destroyed the antennas and caused to the equipment damage of tens of thousands of dollars. Several months ago, the residents of the building were amazed to find out that the roof on the 8th floor was rented for $1200 a month to Cellcom, that erected there 3 cellular antennas inside the flower-pots. The people asked Cellcom to remove the antennas immediately, because they are a real danger for them and their children. Several weeks ago, dozens of the building's residents, among them many children, started suffering from strong headaches. "I took my little boy, who suffered of strong headaches, to an expert physician, and he was interested to know whether we had cellular antennas on the roof", told one of the residents, "I said that yes, and he said that this was probably the reason for the headaches".

Another resident told "Maariv" that the neighbours asked Cellcom and the municipality to remove the antennas, but were rejected with excuses, "When we saw that it didn't help, we decided to take steps in order to remove the antennas from the building" he told.

After all their efforts to remove the antennas had failed, dozens of the building residents decided to take the law into their hands. In the night between Thursday and Friday, they broke into the penthouse. They destroyed the place, broke the antennas and caused damage to the expensive technological equipment that was there, also the equipment that was inside the penthouse.

When Cellcom learnt about this, a security officer was called into the place, 2 security guards and an amstaf dog. When the residents threatened to cause them damage if they didn't leave the place, Beer Shevas' police was called to the place too, the policemen calmed them down after a long time. The policemen from Beer Sheva police station negotiated between the residents and Cellcom, and they reached a temporary solution- the equipment will not be operated until they reach to an agreement.

"We had no other choice, it is not possible that for greed the residents will get cancer because of the dangerous radiation that the antennas emit. If Cellcom does not remove the antennas, we will destroy the penthouse and the rest of the infrastructure that is left in the place. This is probably the only language they understand. Antennas on roofs are mortal danger" clarified one of the residents.

The Cellular Companies Forum said in response: "The installations were erected with approval and permission. We see very seriosly the damage to the antennas and infrastructure".

Two of the residents who destroyed the antennas were interviewed to two channels on TV today's morning, each one to different programme. They told:

* They went to the environmental ministry and were ignored, the same with the municipality.

* the antennas are there for two years

* after a 1+ years many men in the area became impotent, and got fertility problems.

* the child with the doctor story - the doctor heard many complaints on headaches from people in the area

* the child got also testicles problem, and the doctor said these problems will also hurt the next generation of the people who developed them.

* all these problems started 3/4 year ago, after 1+ year since the antennas were erected there.

* during the last half a year, the children have had headaches and nausea, also the adults have them, but especially the children.

Informant: Iris Atzmon

Original Article is a dead link.

Latest from the HESE Project
Children in an electromagnetic environment
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11-23-2010, 03:23 PM,
RE: Disconnect from The Cell Phone Trap or Fry Your Brain & CNS. Your Choice
the real issue is the network that is now in every corner of the planet it seems.

Just "switching off" wont cut out the em fields generated by the millions of masts and "hot spots" on top of buildings. These are permiating through every wall in your home. You cant escape anymore really.
01-01-2011, 04:23 PM,
RE: Disconnect from The Cell Phone Trap or Fry Your Brain & CNS. Your Choice
(11-23-2010, 03:23 PM)rsol Wrote: the real issue is the network that is now in every corner of the planet it seems.

Just "switching off" wont cut out the em fields generated by the millions of masts and "hot spots" on top of buildings. These are permiating through every wall in your home. You cant escape anymore really.

That's true, but when you put an emitter right to your ear it's a lot worse. Using wired ear kits is safer.

From Medscape Medical News
Cell Phones and Brain Cancer -- Jury Still Out
Roxanne Nelson

October 14, 2009 — Cellular telephones have become an integral part of everyday life; they are now used by an estimated 4 billion people worldwide. But this is a relatively new technology, and there are lingering concerns about health risks, in particular a risk for brain cancer.

A new report suggests that that regular use of cell phones can result in a "significant" risk for brain tumors. But previous studies have been inconsistent. Even so, some European countries have taken precautionary measures, aimed specifically at children.

In the United States, a recent Senate hearing examining the safety of cell phones was inconclusive, saying that although more research is needed, it might be wise to begin taking precautionary measures right now. The National Cancer Institute also said that additional research is needed.

In this special feature, Medscape Oncology presents the views of experts from both sides of the case.

The new report, "Cellphones and Brain Tumors: 15 Reasons for Concern. Science, Spin and the Truth Behind Interphone," was released in August by the International Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Collaborative, a group that includes Powerwatch and the Radiation Research Trust in the United Kingdom, and the EMR Policy Institute,, and The Peoples Initiative Foundation in the United States.

More than 40 scientists and officials from 14 countries endorsed the report, which concluded that:

* Studies that are independent of the telecom industry consistently show there is a "significant" risk for brain tumors from cell phone use.
* The EMF exposure limits advocated by industry and used by governments are based on a false premise that a cell phone's electromagnetic radiation has no biological effects except for heating.
* The danger of brain tumors from cell phone use is highest in children, and the younger a child is when he/she starts using a cell phone, the higher the risk.

"We have had zero reaction from the industry about the paper," Lloyd Morgan, a retired electronics engineer, an active member of several international science organizations, and the report's lead author, told Medscape Oncology. "What they're doing is a nonresponse response; they haven't challenged anything in it."

This report has intensified a controversy that has been brewing for nearly 2 decades and still remains largely unresolved. Approximately 30 epidemiologic studies have attempted to evaluate a possible association between cell phone use and the risk for brain and salivary gland tumors. There have also been a number of experimental studies involving cell cultures and animal models.

Results, however, have been inconclusive or even contradictory. But studies independent of industry funding have more consistently found higher risks for brain tumors when exposure was 10 or more years, explained Mr. Morgan, adding that "even some industry-funded studies show that there is a connection between cell phone use and the risk of brain tumors."

And BTW, what about microwave ovens?

One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine...
William Osler
01-19-2011, 01:02 PM,
RE: Disconnect from The Cell Phone Trap or Fry Your Brain & CNS. Your Choice
I found some useful information about EM fields, on world health organisation (WHO) site...they have a fact sheet number 299 March 2006, and committee investigating health effects and advising on international standards. I've experienced some symptoms when I'm in the city and especially on higher levels of high rise buildings. So I'm keen to investigate more data and measurements of EM fields or other frequencies of energy and what materials reflects or refracts waves.

I keep filling up my house with plants
Stone walls do not a prison make,
Nor iron bars a cage;
Minds innocent and quiet take
That for an hermitage;
If I have freedom in my love,
And in my soul am free;
Angels alone, that soar above,
Enjoy such liberty.
Richard Lovelace, 1649
07-08-2011, 04:47 AM,
RE: Disconnect from The Cell Phone Trap or Fry Your Brain & CNS. Your Choice
Quote:Health Canada disputes claims that wireless Internet may cause cancer
Peterborough Wi-Fi critic Magda Havas disagrees with Health Canada's assurances
Updated 8 days ago

OTTAWA – Health Canada disputes claims by the World Health Organization that wireless Internet – Wi-Fi – may cause cancer.

The WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reclassified radio frequency emitted by wireless devices as possibly carcinogenic to humans in May, but Canada's national public health department insists Wi-Fi is "safe".

"While there is limited evidence that RF energy may cause cancer in humans, it is not conclusive and more research is required," the department said in a statement. "Health Canada does not plan to update its exposure guidelines based on the IARC classification."

But a vocal critic of Wi-Fi from Peterborough doesn't believe Health Canada and says Canadians should be concerned about health risks linked to wireless internet.

“While there is limited evidence that RF energy may cause cancer in humans, it is not conclusive and more research is required. Health Canada does not plan to update its exposure guidelines based on the IARC classification.”~Health Canada

"I don't see how Health Canada can make that assurance," said Magda Havas, who researches the biological effects of environmental contaminants at Trent University in Peterborough.

"Our current (radio frequency) guidelines in Canada are 100 times higher than the guidelines in Switzerland, in China, in Russia (and) in quite a few other countries. I just don't understand how they can make that statement with any confidence."

The possible health risks posed by wireless internet were reignited Monday night after parents opposed to Wi-Fi in schools called again on the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board to stop a program that is extending wireless Internet to all its schools this year.

Some parents and educators across Canada believe wireless Internet is making their children sick and have been calling for it to be removed from schools for more than a year.

Researchers such as Havas say toxicology studies indicate children are more affected by radiation than adults but studies have not been done on the short or long-term impacts of Wi-Fi on kids.

Dozens of students at a number of school boards complain about dizziness, headaches, nausea and even heart issues that occur at school and believe wireless internet could be responsible for the symptoms.

Wi-Fi signals in schools are much stronger than what someone would experience at home.

Opposing parents such as Rodney Palmer, of Collingwood, Ont., who spoke to Wi-Fi opponents at a meeting in Peterborough last month, say it is difficult to argue the WHO classification.

"What the hell are we thinking that we are going to experiment on a generation of children in order to figure out whether this is safe or not?" asked Palmer. "We know there are warning signs. Morally, we must turn it off in classrooms and plug the computers in in order to get an Internet connection. It can't be that important to connect to Facebook from the cafeteria that we risk an entire generation of Canadians' health."


Cell Phones are Killing Bees
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05-29-2013, 08:34 AM,
RE: Disconnect from The Cell Phone Trap or Fry Your Brain & CNS. Your Choice
The conclusive evidence piles up; this time in an independent research experiment by five 9th Grade girls.


Quote:9th grade student “Cress + WiFi” experiment attracts international attention

Foreign researchers are extremely excited for a biology project from five 9th grade girls.

Researchers from England, Holland and Sweden have shown great interest in the five girls’ biology experiments.

Take 400 Cress seeds and place them into 12 trays. Then place six trays in two rooms at the same temperature. Give them the same amount of water and sun over 12 days, and remember to expose half of them to mobile [Wi-Fi] radiation.

It is a recipe for a biology test so brilliant that it has attracted international attention among acknowledged biologists and radiation experts. Behind the experiment are five girls from 9b in Hjallerup School in North Jutland, and it all started because they found it difficult to concentrate during the school day:

“We all think we have experienced difficulty concentrating in school, if we had slept with the phone next to our head, and sometimes also experienced having difficulty sleeping”, explains Lea Nielsen, who is one of the five aspiring researchers.

The school was not equipped to test the effect of mobile phone radiation on them. Therefore, the girls had to find an alternative. And the answer was Cress.

Six trays of seeds were put into a room without radiation, and six trays were put into another room next to two [Wi-Fi] routers. Such routers broadcast the same type of radiation as an ordinary mobile.

Then it was just necessary to wait 12 days, observe, measure, weigh and take pictures along the way. And the result spoke was clear: cress seeds next to the router did not grow, and some of them were even mutated or dead.


“It is truly frightening that there is so much affect, so we were very shocked by the result”, says Lea Nielsen.


The experiment secured the girls the finals in the competition “Young Scientists”, but it was only the beginning. Renowned scientists from England, Holland and Sweden have since shown great interest in the girls’ project so far.

The renowned professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Olle Johansson, is one of the impressed researchers. He will now repeat the experiment with a Belgian research colleague, Professor Marie-Claire Cammaert at the Université libre de Bruxelles, for the trial, according to him, is absolutely brilliant:

“The girls stayed within the scope of their knowledge, skilfully implemented and developed a very elegant experiment. The wealth of detail and accuracy is exemplary, choosing cress was very intelligent, and I could go on”, he says.

He is not slow to send them an invitation to go on the road:

“I sincerely hope that they spend their future professional life in researching, because I definitely think they have a natural aptitude for it. Personally, I would love to see these people in my team!”

No mobile by the bed

The five girls from northern Jutland have not yet decided their future careers. They are still very surprised by all the sudden attention.

“It has been such a rollercoaster ride. I still cannot believe it”, says Lea Nielsen.

And Mathilde Nielsen added:

“It’s totally overwhelming and exciting. It’s just not something you experience every day”.

But there have also been other consequences of the cress trial, which is quite low-tech in nature.

“None of us sleep with the mobile next to the bed anymore. Either the phone is put far away, or it is put in another room. And the computer is always off”, says Lea Nielsen. (in Danish)
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