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Harmful effects on the brain

  • .Study found mobiles cause sleep disturbance (Jan 22, 2008) During an 18-month period, the researchers studied 35 men and 36 women between the ages of 18 and 45. Dr. Arnetz, the lead scientist of the study, said all participants were compared when they either were exposed to radiofrequency of 884 MHz wireless signals or no exposure to radiofrequency at all. All 71 participants were exposed to both conditions at different times. The ones who were exposed reported headaches, it took longer for them to fall asleep and the quality of sleep was considerably decreased, with loss of stage 3 and 4 sleep.
    The scientists concluded: “The study indicates that during laboratory exposure to 884 MHz wireless signals components of sleep believed to be important for recovery from daily wear and tear are adversely affected.””If you have trouble sleeping, you should think about not talking on a mobile phone right before you go to bed. The study strongly suggests that mobile phone use is associated with specific changes in the areas of the brain responsible for activating and coordinating the stress system,” said Professor Arnetz.

    Source: Arnetz BB et al (2007) The Effects of 884 MHz GSM Wireless Communication Signals on Self-reported Symptom and Sleep (EEG)- An Experimental Provocation Study PIERS Online 3(7):1148-1150.

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    Over 900 cancer patients from the years 1997-2003 have been compared with a control group of over 2000 persons. The conclusion is that those who have used a mobile or a cordless phone for more than one hour a day during ten years ran twice the risk of the control group to have gliomas, the most malignant form of brain tumor.

    This study is the largest in the world says a coauthor, Professor Jonas Hardell, a leading independent researcher on mobile phone hazards.

    Source: “Pooled analysis of two case-control studies on use of cellular and cordless telephones and the risk for malignant brain tumours diagnosed in 1997-2003”, Hardell et al, International Journal of and Occupational and Environmental Health, 16 March 2006..

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    Excerpts from AP (26.09.2008):

    “Precaution is warranted even in the absence of absolutely final evidence concerning the magnitude of the risk” — especially for children, said David Carpenter, director of the Institute of Health and Environment at the University of Albany, in testimony before a subcommittee of the US House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform. Ronald Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute — one of the top US cancer research centers — said that most studies “claiming that there is no link between cell phones and brain tumors are outdated, had methodological concerns and did not include sufficient numbers of long-term cell phone users.” Many studies denying a link defined regular cell phone use as “once a week,” he said. “Recalling the 70 years that it took to remove lead from paint and gasoline and the 50 years that it took to convincingly establish the link between smoking and lung cancer, I argue that we must learn from our past to do a better job of interpreting evidence of potential risk,” said Herberman. Carpenter and Herberman both told the committee the brain cancer risk from cell phone use is far greater for children than for adults. Herberman held up a model for lawmakers showing how radiation from a cell phone penetrates far deeper into the brain of a five-year-old than that of an adult. A paper published this month by the Royal Society in London found that adolescents who start using cell phones before the age of 20 were five times more likely to develop brain cancer at the age of 29 than those who didn’t use a cell phone. “It’s only on the side of the head where you use the cell phone [that the cancers develop],” Carpenter said. Source:Scientists warn US congress of cancer risk for cell phone use (AP, 26.09.2008)

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    Statement by the expert trusted most
    by the mobile industry

    “…with medical science indicating increased risks of tumors, cancer, genetic damage and other health problems from the use of cellphones, the government and the cellphone industry have abandoned the public.

    This is a statement by Dr George Carlo, a leading scientist, who was trusted by the Mobile Phone Industry in the US to be most competent to correctly assess the safety of the mobile phones. Therefore he was commissioned to make a a very thorough examination. But after a few years of denying the hazards to the satisfaction of his sponsors, he changed his opinion in the face of accumulating evidence about the dangers and wrote a book about it.

    Since the public communication of his findings, Dr Carlo “has been threatened, physically attacked, defamed, and his house mysteriously burned down.” Instead of listening to the well founded evaluation of the scientist the mobile phone industry trusted as most suitable for assessing the issue, they did not only ignore his results, but they sought to discredit him personally among reporters and other scientists.

    How can anyone trust research and scientists sponsored by such corporations as it is very evident from the case of Dr Carlo that the corporations do not accept other than favorable results regarding safety?

    Yet it is this pseudoscience that has been used by governments as the justification for continued support to the buildup of the mobile phone system in spite of the increasingly strong evidence about its hazards. See also “Corrupt Science” below.

    Source: George Louis Carlo, Ph.D., Martin Schram Cell phones: Invisible hazards in the wireless age: An Insider’s Alarming Discoveries about Cancer and Genetic Damage.

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    Genetically engineered foods are hazardous to your health and to the environmnent. Still they are spread all over the world.

    Read an excellent website, one of the most popular ones in the world in this field, that explains in a simple way, easy to read, why GE foods are dangerous and how it comes that they are being disseminated in spite of serious warnings from scientific experts and alarming experimental findings including death of animals eating this food.

    It is the website of Physicians and Scientists for Responsible Application of Science and Technology (PSRAST), which you find at http://psrast.org

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    Are you aware of the hazards of Genetically Engineered Foods (also called Genetically Modified Foods or GMO:s)?  Are you aware that up to 95% of the food on your grocery stores shelves are  made from these frankenfoods and already deaths and new diseases, such as Morgallon’s are appearing?

    Do you know that it has been experimentally proven that GE foods can damage health and that they have even killed animals? Still these foods are on the market.

    Do you know that the foremost experts on genes in the world have recently admitted that science knows very little about genes and that scientists therefore cannot predict or imagine what will be the consequences of manipulating the genes of a food plant? Therefore unpredictable harmful substances may appear without their knowing it. And unexpected environmental disturbances may occur.

    Are you surprised? Or even sceptical about these statements? This may be because the Biotech corporations have spent many millions on misleading propaganda under the disguise of scientific and objective information, often supported by professors bought to advocate their interests. It has made many people wrongly believe that GE foods are good and safe.

    This is a really serious problem endangering our health and the environment.

    For more information I suggest you visit one of the world’s most popular websites on this topic. It is popular because it is easy to understand and is an impartial evaluataion of the issue. It is the website of Physicians and Scientists for Responsible Application of Science and Technology (PSRAST) at http://psrast.org. If you wonder if its worth doing, I suggest you also read “Why is the PSRAST website so popular?” at http://psrast.org/pop.htm

    Kindest regards,
    Grace

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    I urge people to contact this minister by the Feb 10th deadline and make your views known.  Are they are selling us deadly snake-oil once again!

    Honouable Madam Aglukkag:

                         Re:  your proposal to amend the Food and Drug Regulations
                                  To permit the use of enzyme asparaginase in junk food

    I am vehemently opposed to the addition of any drug to any part of our food supply. 

    Asparaginase  is a drug conveniently categorized as an enzyme and sold under the brand name Elspar.  It catalyzes the hydrolysis of asparagine to aspartic acid. It is marketed under the brand name Elspar, to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia

     The cumulative effect of ingesting this drug by an unsuspecting public is wholesale fraud and there can be no outcome other then more illness.  By the manufacturer’s own statistics over 1/3 of the junk food eating population will be harmed by this drug.  In addition, this drug will end up in the drinking water. 

    All available literature states that one must not receive any kind of immunization or vaccination while taking asparaginase. If the drug is put into our food, how can the public possibly protect itself from this type of interaction and health damaging effect. 

    Available literature also states that Asparaginase must not be used if you are pregnant or may be pregnant prior to starting on this drug or if you are breast feeding the baby.    In addition the literature from the manufacturer indicates that for both men and women, they must not conceive a child (get pregnant) while taking asparaginase.

    The following direct effects are common (occurring in greater than 30%) for people taking asparaginase:   

    • Fever, chills (see flu like symptoms)
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Allergic reaction, (sudden onset of wheezing, itching, rash, face swelling, agitation, low blood pressure). 
    • Poor appetite
    • Stomach cramping
    • Central neurotoxicity: excessive sleepiness, depression, hallucinations, agitation, disorientation or seizure.  Less commonly seen stupor, confusion and/or coma.

    These side effects are less common (occurring in about 10-29%) of people receiving asparaginase: 

    • Mouth sores
    • Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) in up to 10% of patients.  Symptoms of acute pancreatitis include: (pain in the upper abdomen that worsens with eating, swollen and tender abdomen, nausea, vomiting, fever, and rapid pulse). 
    • Blood test abnormalities (Increased blood glucose level – some refer to this as “sugar”). 
    • Increases in blood tests measuring liver function.  These return to normal once treatment is discontinued (see liver problems).
    • Blood clotting disorders, increases risk of both bleeding and clotting.
    • Fever of 100.5º F (38º C) or higher, chills (possible signs of infection). 

    An honorable action instead would be to pursue junk food manufacturers to clean up their act, which would involve actually removing additives and harmful contents, not adding to it.

    Grace

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    There are many ethical, honorable scientists, researchers and doctors who are independent of drug companies.  This is one of their refute of a pharmaceutical coalition speaker’s (Dr. Brown) clearly false claims on the merits of vaccinating children.  It seems that ‘Dr. Brown’, the speaker, couldn’t say one truthful thing in her entire speech… Especially the last page where she lists the health damaging additives and toxins in vaccines and then tries to dismiss them as ‘minimal amounts’.  

          http://www.medicalveritas.com/manWakefield.pdf

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    Hi all,

     The link below is to a document calling for legal and government actions in
     the US to prevent further vaccinations of people. It is a long, legal document,
     but conclusively shows  the vaccination programs in North America (including Canada)  are licensed on the basis of false and fraudulent data and poor quality
     research. Top quality research and ‘proofs’ that vaccination programs cause
     epidemics and pandemics, such as autism, were ignored by the licensing
     authorities and these authorities are shown to have direct links to the
     pharmaceuticals manufacturing the vaccines. In addition, there is evidence
    discussed that conclusive research by top, independent researchers and
     scientists were altered by pharmaceuticals and authorities during a secret
     meeting to eliminate evidence.
     
     http://www.medicalveritas.com/man1925_1936.pdf

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