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Study Finds EMF Exposure Increases Risk of Miscarriage

There are many known factors that can contribute to miscarriages.  A good physician will warn a women that during pregnancy she should avoid alcohol, tobacco smoke, and many medications. This physician might also recommend taking prenatal vitamins along with certain supplements. However, even a very knowledgeable physician will probably fail to mention to a woman to take precautions in regards to the amount of EMF exposure her growing baby is being exposed to.

A very popular Australian birthing site recently posted a statement including radiation exposure among the current potential reasons for miscarrying.

According to the site,  there are many reasons for miscarriages with “environmental exposures to certain drugs or prescribed medications, smoking, excessive alcohol, radiation, certain chemicals and pesticides…” being among them.

A study  out of San Francisco has found that pregnant women who were exposed to higher levels of electromagnetic radiation during pregnancy had an 80% increase in miscarriages as compared to women whose EMF exposure was less.

This study included 900 women who wore an EMF monitor for 24 hours. Each of the women were less than 10 weeks pregnant. The monitor showed the amount of electromagnetic frequencies each woman was exposed to for those 24 hours. The women’s pregnancies were followed and the study found that the women who had been exposed to higher levels of EMFs had an 80% increase in miscarriages over the women whose EMF exposures were less. The risk was even higher for women who had previous pregnancy loss or past issues with infertility.

The reason for the link between EMF exposure and increased risk of miscarriage is not yet known. Theories abound as to how the EMFs might affect the growing baby, but there is no hard science as of yet to back up any theories. However, researchers have done studies noting changes in both the ovaries and the uterus of women after exposure to EMF fields.

Another study has found that pregnant women living near high-voltage power lines were twice as likely to experience spontaneous abortions as were pregnant women who were not living near high-voltage power lines. This doubling of the spontaneous abortion rate was seen within the first 3 months of pregnancy.

In lieu of recent findings, it might stand to reason that EMF pollution should be considered a potential hazard during pregnancy and that precautions should be taken to limit the exposure of the growing baby to these frequencies.

Link Between Autism and EMF Exposure? Harvard Research Says Yes

As the number or children diagnosed with Autism continues to climb, there are many theories posited as to the cause of this new epidemic. While many professionals point to the rise in the number of vaccines administered to children over the past decade as a possible cause, some scientists have begun to look elsewhere for answers.

A team of Harvard scientists have published an article in the Pathophysiolocgy Journal titled “Autism and EMF? Plausibility of a Pathophysiolpogical Link”. The June 2013 article has raised questions regarding the parallels between the effects of EMFs on the brain and changes seen in the brains of children with Autism.

The article states:

Although autism spectrum conditions (ASCs) are defined behaviorally, they also involve multileveled disturbances of underlying biology that find striking parallels in the physiological impacts of electromagnetic frequency and radiofrequency exposures (EMF/RFR).

Working in the TRANSCEND Research Program in Neurology in Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School,  researchers looked at the changes in the brains of children with Autism and compared them to changes that occur in the brain after exposure to both electromagnetic frequencies as well as radiofrequency radiation.

The study found that in Autism there were distinct changes in the the electrophysiological function of the brain and the autonomic nervous system. These electrical changes are what lead to the issues with sensory processing seen in Autistic children (lack of eye contact, etc.). These electrical changes are also responsible for the seizures and sleep disturbances experienced by those with Autism.

The researchers found these same changes were not unique to Autism but were present in the brains after exposing test subjects to both wired electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) and to wireless radiation (RF).

.When looking at the Austism curve, the researchers also noted a parallel in the rise in Autism and the rise in EMF exposure through the growing use of cell phones, wifi, GPS, etc.

The article concludes:

The premise of this review is that although scant attention has been paid to possible links between electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation exposures (EMF/RFR) and Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASCs), such links probably exist.

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24095003

DECT Cordless Phones Pose Serious Health Risk

While most people understand the health risks involved with cell phone use, many people are under the impression that their cordless phone is a safe alternative. Unfortunately, the new DECT Technology used in cordless phones has made them as dangerous to you and your family’s health as your cell phone.

Digitally Enhanced Cordless Telecommunication (DECT) Technology was first introduced in Europe for use in office buildings. It soon made its way into Germany for residential use. Soon after implemented in German homes, DECT’s  adverse health effects  became apparent.

Infants in Germany living in homes with a DECT cordless phone began having irregular heartbeats. Dr. Leberecht von Klitzing documented a case of an infant brought to him who was having irregular heartbeats. After ruling out all possibilities, he found that removing the newly installed DECT cordless phone from the infant’s house stopped the problem.

Why is DECT Technology So Dangerous?

Unlike the older cordless phones, DECT Cordless Phones continuously emit a pulsed field of microwave radiation at full power. The German Radiation Protection Agency has said that the strongest source of microwave radiation in an average home today is coming from the DECT phone.

Symptoms Associated with DECT Cordless Phone Exposure:

Among adults, insomnia seems to be one of the main complaints. Often, a DECT cordless phone is placed on the bedside table. There have been cases documented where removal of the phone results in a return of the person’s ability to sleep.

Some other symptoms:

Headaches, Migraines
Chronic Fatigue
Daytime sleepiness
Tinnitus
Chronic Infections
Connective Tissue Pains
Heart Rhythm Disorders
Learning Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorders

Studies have found an increase in brain tumors among those who have used DECT cordless phones consistently for over 5 years.

The Interdisciplinary Association for Environmental Medicine in Germany has called for a ban on DECT cordless phones in preschools, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, events halls and public buildings. They have also called for a reduction in the strength of the microwave field given off by the technology. This would require a revision of the DECT Technology.

Source:
Medical warnings needed on DECT cordless phone use J. Aust. Coll. Nutr. & Env. Med. Vol. 25 No. 2 August 2006

Cell Phone Users At Risk for Brain Tumors

“Doctors should be very concerned by this and discuss precautions with their patients,” says Dr. Lennart Hardell. Dr. Hardell is referring to the results obtained from a new study on the effects of cell phone and cordless phone radiation on the brain.
Dr. Hardell, MD and PhD, is a professor at the Department of Oncology, University Hospital in Örebro, Sweden and led this newest study. The study, published in the Journal of Pathophysiology in October of 2014, pooled analysis of two case-control studies on malignant brain tumors with patients diagnosed during 1997-2003 and 2007-2009.The study found:

Long-term use of both mobile and cordless phones is associated with an increased risk for glioma, the most common type of brain tumor, the latest research on the subject concludes.

The new study shows that the risk for glioma was tripled among those using a wireless phone for more than 25 years and that the risk was also greater for those who had started using mobile or cordless phones before age 20 years.

Cell phone use, as well as landline cordless phone use, puts the user at risk. Both phones use wireless communication in the form of radiofrequency or RF radiation to send and receive signals. If the phone is held up to the ear, these radiofrequencies will be absorbed by the brain, as well as the eye. The brain, being electromagnetic in nature, has an affinity towards electrical frequencies and, as a result, a very high absorption rate of these electromagnetic frequencies.

When the brain absorbs these type of radiation, cells can become irregular or damaged due to the intensity of the frequencies as well as the heating of the tissue, a result of the thermal effects of the frequencies. There are even studies showing DNA damage as a result of cell exposure to RF radiation.

The Swedish study looked at approximately 1498 cases of brain tumors. These tumors were all malignant, with 92% being gliomas and about 50% of the gliomas being astrocytoma grade IV, the most malignant variety of brain tumor.

The study also found:

“…an increased risk for glioma associated with use for more than 1 year of both mobile and cordless phones…The highest risk was for those with the longest latency for mobile phone use over 25 years.”

Overall, the highest increase in risk for tumor growth was found among those participants who held the phone up to the same side of the head when talking, this is called ipsilateral use, as well as those who used their phones cumulatively for 100 hours or more.But it was the participants who began the use of cell phone and/or cordless phones before the age of 20 who were at the greatest risk for developing malignant brain tumors.The results of Dr. Hardell’s work are disturbing and, as he stated, should concern both doctors as well as users of cell phones and landline cordless phones

 

Source: http://www.pathophysiologyjournal.com/article/S0928-4680%2814%2900064-9/abstract

 

 

France Bans WiFi in Nursery Schools Under New National Law

The French Government has taken initiative to protect their people, especially their children, against the harmful effects of wireless radiation. On January 29, 2015, the French National Assembly passed a new national law that will work to limit their population’s exposure to wireless radiations. While the US Government continues to allow cell antennas to be erected on elementary school rooftops, claiming the levels of radiation the school children will be exposed to are ‘safe’ , the French Government has taken a firm stance that to maintain health among its population, EMF exposure needs to be kept at a minimum.

“This new law represents a significant step forward,” says Professor Anne Sasco, MD, DSc former Cancer Prevention Chef of the International Agency on Cancer and a distinguished science advisor to Environmental Health Trust.

Dr. Siasco wrote up a synopsis showing the public exactly what this new law states. Here is a look at her synopsis:

  1. WiFi Banned in Nursery Schools: WIFI and Wireless devices will be banned in “the spaces dedicated to home, to rest and activities of children under 3 years”.
  2. WiFi Minimized in Schools: In schools for children up to 11 years, WIFI routers should be turned off when not in use for pedagogic purposes.
  3. Schools Will be Informed: The board of the school should be informed when new tech equipment is being installed in schools.
  4. Cell Tower Emission Compliance Will Be Verified: A decree will define the limits of emission of equipments for electronic communications or transmission to which the public is exposed. These values can be verified by accredited organisations and results will be made accessible to the public through a National Radiofrequency Agency.
  5. Citizens Will Have Access to Environmental/Cell Tower Radiation Measurements Near homes: Every resident may get access to the results of measurements for their living space. Conditions of information of the public as well as involvement of the local authorities are specified as are the steps to follow in case of disagreement.
  6. Cell Antennae Maps For the Country: A description and map of the places with atypical (higher than the limits) places will be conducted at regular intervals with follow up of the actions being taken to limit the exposure. A map of all antennas will be produced for each town
  7. Continued Evaluation of Health Effects: The National Radiofrequence Agency will be in charge of surveillance and vigilance, evaluating potential risks and setting up scientific research, including information on health effects.
  8. SAR Radiation Labeling Mandated: The SAR of cell phones must be clearly indicated on the package.
  9. Information on Reducing Exposures Mandatory: Information on ways to reduce exposure will be detailed in the contents of the cell phone package. .
  10. WIFI Hotspots will be Labeled: Places where WIFI is provided should be clearly marked with a pictogram.
  11. Advertisements Must Recommend Devices That Reduce Radiation Exposure to the Brain: Advertising for cell phones should clearly indicate the recommendation of hand free kits for protection of the head of the user and it will be included in the package. Advertising for cell phone not accompanied by such a kit is forbidden. Companies in violation will be fined 75,000 Euros.
  12. Children Must Be Provided Protections: At the request of the buyer, equipment reducing cell phone radiation exposures to the head for children less than 14 years should be provided.
  13. The Public Will Be Informed: Within a year, a policy of information on awareness and information on a responsible and reasonable use of cell phones and other apparatus emitting radiofrequencies will be set up.
  14. Electrohyper-sensitivity Report To Be Submitted: Within a year, a report on electrohyper sensitivity must be given to the Parliament.

The French Government is trailblazing in their efforts to identify wireless radiation as a problem and then be willing to take action to safeguard its people against this invisible pollution.

Don’t expect the US Government to follow France’s example anytime soon, as the telecommunications industry in the US is a several billion dollar a year industry whose main prerogative is to keep profits high, even at the expense of the health of its customers.

Harvard MD Warns Smart Meters Pose Cancer Risk

 

“An informed person should demand they be allowed to keep their Analog Meter,” says Dr. David Carpenter, a Harvard Medical School trained Physician.

Dr. Carpenter headed up the New York State Department of Health for 18 years before becoming Dean of the School for Public Health at the University of Albany, where he currently directs the Institute for Health and the Environment.

While so many Public Officials are telling the people Smart Meters are safe, Dr. Carpenter is a lone voice who prefers to warn the people of the known risks involved with this technology.

“There is no justification for the statement that Smart Meters have no adverse health effects,” he explains.

Smart Meters are a new type of wireless Electric Meter that emits radiofrequency radiation (RF). Smart Meters are rapidly (and often forcefully against the will of the homeowner) replacing Analog Meters. While Utility Companies will surely play down any potential risks associated with this technology, there are countless studies that point to RF radiation from Smart Meters causing adverse health effects in both people and animals.

:“We have evidence…that exposure to radiofrequency radiation…increases the risk of cancer, increases damage to the nervous system, causes electrosensitivity, has adverse reproductive effects, and a variety of other effects on different organ systems, “ Dr Carpenter states.

The Smart Meter Safety Coalition couldn not  agree more. They try to educate the public about the hearth risks involved with the use of this new technology. A flyer they circulate lists the adverse health effects reported by Main residents shortly after Smart Meters were installed on their homes:

  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • migraines
  • dry mouth
  • vomiting
  • heart palpitations
  • muscle spasms
  • insomnia
  • night sweats
  • skin rashes
  • hair loss
  • tinnitus

Many report the radiofrequency radiation emitted by Smart Meters is much higher than any levels considered ‘safe’ by governments. This type of radiation has been classified as a Type 2 Carcinogenic (cancer causing agent) by the World Health Organization since 2011

“Smart Meters pose a cancer risk,” says Dr. Carpenter. Based on their 20I1 ruling, it seems the WHO would agree with that statement.

With enough evidence pointing to both short-term and long-term health risks associated with Smart Meter radiation, shouldn’t the homeowner be allowed to make the decision to safeguard the health of their family and keep their Analog Meter?

 

Lyme Disease: The Missing EMF Link

With the first case being recognized in 1975 in Lyme, CT, Lyme Disease has become an epidemic in the United States. In 1982, a spirochete was identified as the cause of Lyme. But after years of medicine being unsuccessful in ‘curing’ Lyme by eradicating this bacteria, and countless individuals suffering for decades with fatigue and pain, questions have arisen as to the true cause of Lyme.

While some feel Lyme could possibly be man-made, others point out the possibility of  man-made pollutions having their role in the suppression of immunity, thus allowing infection to spread.

One Medical Doctor who practices Integrative Medicine and specializes in the treatment of neurological disease, has an unconventional view on the real cause of Lyme.

Rather than blame Lyme on just one microbe, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD, has found that Lyme is due to many infections. He feels the root of the disease has to do with an immune system that is unable to fend off invaders and, hence, allows infections to run rampant.

His theory is that the initial bite from a tick that transfers the spirochette, leads to an immune suppression that then allows for a host of opportunistic infections.

“Underneath that [the spircochette], there’s often an infection with Mycoplasma. We still don’t know if it’s really transferred with the same bite or if the people had it all along and become symptomatic when the immune system is suppressed by the spirochetes. Other than the co-infections, there is what I call the “opportunistic infections”.The combined effect of the initial infection is an immune suppressive effect, and then the patient becomes vulnerable to all sorts of other things…

And this is where EMF pollution comes in.

According to Dr. Klinghardt, electromagnetic pollution is a contributing factor to the rise of Lyme, as exposure to EMF fields both weakens the body’s immune system as well as invigorates the invading microbes. EMFs can be seen as pouring gasoline on the fire of infection.

Dr. Klinghardt states:

I personally suspect that the exposure to electromagnetic fields in the home and the microwaves from cell phone radiation are driving the virulence of many of the microbes that are naturally in us, and makes them aggressive and illness producing.”

It is this suspicion that leads to Dr. Klinghardt’s unusual treatment protocol for Lyme:

“One of my primary treatments for Lyme disease is to put people in protective clothing that shields them from incoming microwaves…We shield the bedside. We turn off the wireless internet at home. We put shielding paint on the houses. That has been a more successful strategy to treating Lyme disease and to get people neurologically well than any of the antibiotics or any of the antimicrobial compounds.”

Dr. Klinghardt also recommends the removal of all cordless phones in the homes as well as shutting off the fuses at night.

According to Dr, Klinghardt, a successful recovery from Lyme Disease is not possible without clearing EMFs to unburden the patient’s immune system.

 

Part 3: Real People Tell How Their Smart Meter Made Them Sick

In the last of the Smart Meters Health Complaint Series, we’ll hear again from the voices of real people who have experienced adverse reactions to Smart Meters.

We feel it is important to share these stories as they show how varied reactions to Smart Meter radiation, as well as all forms of radiation for that matter, are. This is due to the fact that radiation works essentially to weaken the body’s own defenses and force the body to work below optimal levels. Once the body is functioning at a sub-optimal level, various symptoms begin to be experienced.

In addition to hindering function, blood work done on subjects after using a cell phone revealed blood changes such as thickening and clotting due to the radiation. These tests were highlighted in an earlier Newsletter. This change in the the viscosity of the blood is sure to hinder circulation, causing headaches and potentially more serious life-threatening conditions such as thrombosis.

Here again are the voices of real people who shared their stories with the EMF Safety Network on how Smart Meters made them sick:

1. “I have had headaches and progressive MS symptoms since the smart meter was installed. My MS symptoms now have progressed to feelings of numbness in my hands, burning sensations in my left arm, weakness in my left arm and a sense of confusion and memory loss intermittently from week to week.”

2. “My wife has a lifetime history of seizures. She is extremely sensitive to electrical and magnetic fields. Just sitting in front of a computer for too long causes her to have pre-seizure symptoms. For this reason we do not use portable phones and other RF technology. Now PG&E has forced these powerful RF Smart Meters on our neighbors and my wife’s seizure symptoms increased almost immediately.”

3. “I managed to have smart meter installation delayed at my house, but suddenly became sick overnight with palpitations, chest pain, insomnia, dizziness, inability to concentrate and memory loss and fainting spells. AFTER becoming sick I found out that the day I became suddenly sick was the day the smart meter roll-out was completed in my area and the smart meters were remotely turned on from base. I can no longer drive, I can’t work (I’m a doctor), I have to go and sleep at my mother in law’s place (there are no smart meters there yet).”

4.“Two Smart Meters were installed at our house. I began to develop a host of health problems following this: Intense Tinnitus, trembling, confusion, dizziness and bad abdominal pains, loss of appetite, moodiness and tremendous sleeping problems. I also began to drop things and break out in hives. This has never happened to me before. I am a very healthy, active person. II knew that I felt much better when I left the house, though was still foggy and out of it when I was around the neighborhood. I talked to my Dr. to see what was going on and had bloodwork done. My liver enzymes were elevated – 2x their normal rate – something caused by toxicity.”

5. “Within days after our smart meter was installed I experienced a very painful miscarriage. After the miscarriage I started experiencing mysterious pain throughout my body that could not be explained. My two children who are diagnosed autistic regressed in their autism after much work with behavioral therapy and other interventions.”

Radiation sickness has been documented and is acknowledged by the established medical community. Smart Meter radiation is no different than other types of radiation and should be treated as the potential health hazard it is.

 

Part 1: Real People Tell How Smart Meters Made Them Sick

Sensitivity to radiation is not always easy to diagnose. As the symptoms offer mirror ‘general malaise’, some people go years and travel from health professional to health professional trying to find an answer as to why they don’t feel as well as they should.

Fatigue, headaches, dizziness, ringing in the ears, sleep abnormalities, heart palpitations, hyperactivity and skin rashes/facial flushing are just some of the common symptoms associated with exposure to radiation.

Smart Meter radiation is among the biggest culprits when it comes to people experiencing symptoms to radiation. The constant pulsing on and off, along with the high volume of radiation emitted, leaves some people virtually incapacitated. It’s no wonder many people react so strongly to radiation given off by Smart Meter’s, as many EMF experts say having a Smart Meter on the side of your home is equivalent to having a mini cell tower on the side of your home.

Real people in the USA tell the EMF Safety Network how their Smart Meter made them sick:

1.“I have been cynical towards people who worry about smart meters for a couple years, even was an early adopter nearly 5 years ago. The last year I have been experiencing a chronic sore throat that my doctors can’t explain, my kids are developing learning disabilities, among other strange health issues. The more I read, the more I’m concerned about the microwave radiation they give off.”

2.“The first ones installed on the side of my apartment building were just steps away from my apartment. I had lived in this apartment for 5 years with no problems. Suddenly I started having terrible problems sleeping. I tried everything I could think of and finally went to my doctor who gave me sleeping pills. For over a year I needed a pill every night, sometimes a half worked, but only for a few hours and soon I would be using the second half.

On Thursday, 4 days ago, newer and stronger meters we put in to replace the ones installed a little over a year ago. Now I cannot sleep, even with the sleeping pill and I am feeling so fatigued and muddle-brained that I can barely think straight and even have trouble standing up straight. I have literally done nothing since they have been put in and feel achy all over and disoriented, slightly dizzy.”

3. “My family recently moved into a new home which has 4 smart meters, we had wifi also initially. I began feeling ill: symptoms included a sensation of electricity coursing through my body, headaches, my blood pressure soared, the sensation of my brain feeling like it was being squeezed, and a sensation of burning on my skin and eyes. I could not find relief anywhere in my home.”

4.“Hello, I live in an upstairs apartment, in Turlock, CA. I have been feeling sick since they installed 16 smart meters on a panel 6 feet away from my building. I have developed respiratory problems and insomnia and anxiety and pressure in my head. They have checked me for physical problems and Dr. says there is nothing wrong with me and they keep prescribing me anxiety meds to help me sleep at night that are messing with my heart and my head.”

Radiation sickness has been documented and is acknowledged by the established medical community. Smart Meter radiation is no different than other types of radiation and should be treated as the potential health hazard it is.