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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.