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Compiled by William Thomas
The Freiburger Appeal is an appeal by German medical professionals signed by over 3,000 medical doctors and 35,000 individuals. They say:
Out of great concern for the health of our fellow human beings do we - as established physicians of all fields, especially that of environmental medicine - turn to the medical establishment and those in public health and political domains, as well as to the public.
We have observed, in recent years, a dramatic rise in severe and chronic diseases among our patients, especially:
-- Learning, concentration, and behavioural disorders (Attention Deficit Disorder, ADD)
-- Extreme fluctuations in blood pressure, ever harder to influence with medications
-- Heart rhythm disorders
-- Heart attacks and strokes among an increasingly younger population
-- Brain-degenerative diseases (e.g. Alzheimer's) and epilepsy
-- Cancerous afflictions: leukaemia, brain tumours
-- Headaches, migraines
-- Chronic exhaustion
-- Inner agitation
-- Sleeplessness, daytime sleepiness
-- Susceptibility to infection
-- Nervous and connective tissue pains, for which the usual causes do not explain even the most conspicuous symptoms.
We can see, especially after carefully-directed inquiry, a clear temporal and spatial correlation between the appearance of disease and exposure to pulsed high -frequency microwave radiation, such as:
-- Installation of a mobile telephone sending station in the near vicinity
-- Intensive mobile telephone use
-- Installation of a digital cordless (DECT) telephone at home or in the neighbourhood. We can no longer believe this to be purely coincidence. [derkeiler.com]
Unlike mobile phones, DECT cordless phones work at a fixed maximum power. Mobiles turn their power down to the lowest level possible, so when you are near a base station this can be much lower than a DECT cordless. DECT pulses are far more aggressive than for mobiles. Since the living environment and lifestyles of our patients are familiar to us, we can see - especially after carefully-directed inquiry - a clear temporal and spatial correlation between the appearance of disease and exposure to pulsed high-frequency microwave radiation (HFMR), such as:
-- Installation of a mobile telephone sending station in the near vicinity
-- Intensive mobile telephone use
-- Installation of a digital cordless ( DECT) telephone at home or in the neighbourhood
We can no longer believe this to be purely coincidence, for:
-- Too often do we observe a marked concentration of particular illnesses in correspondingly HFMR-polluted areas or apartments
-- Too often does a long-term disease or affliction improve or disappear in a relatively short time after reduction or elimination of HFMR pollution in the patient's environment
-- Too often are our observations confirmed by on-site measurements of HFMR of unusual intensity
On the basis of our daily experiences, we hold the current mobile communications technology (introduced in 1992 and since then globally extensive) and cordless digital telephones to be among the fundamental triggers for this fatal development.
One can no longer evade these pulsed microwaves. They heighten the risk of already-present chemical/physical influences, stress the body's immune system, and can bring the body's still-functioning regulatory mechanisms to a halt. Pregnant women, children, adolescents, elderly and sick people are especially at risk.
Our therapeutic efforts to restore health are becoming increasingly less effective: the unimpeded and continuous penetration of radiation into living and working areas in particularly bedrooms, an essential place for relaxation, regeneration and healing - causes uninterrupted stress and prevents the patient's thorough recovery. In the face of this disquieting development, we feel obliged to inform the public of our observations - especially since hearing that the German courts regard any danger from mobile telephone radiation as "purely hypothetical" (see the decisions of the constitutional court in Karlsruhe and the administrative court in Mannheim, Spring 2002).
What we experience in the daily reality of our medical practice is anything but hypothetical! We see the rising number of chronically sick patients also as the result of an irresponsible "safety limits" policy, which fails to take the protection of the public from the short- and long-term effects of mobile telephone radiation as its criterium for action. Instead, it submits to the dictates of a technology already long recognized as dangerous. For us, this is the beginning of a very serious development through which the health of many people is being threatened.
We will no longer be made to wait upon further unreal research results - which in our experience are often influenced by the communications industry - while evidential studies go on being ignored. We find it to be of urgent necessity that we act now!
Above all we are, as doctors, the advocates for our patients. In the interest of all those concerned, whose basic right to life and freedom from bodily harm is currently being put at stake, we appeal to those in the spheres of politics and public health. Please support the following demands with your influence:
-- New health-friendly communications techniques, given independent risk assessments before their introduction, and as immediate measures and transitional steps:
-- Stricter safety limits and major reduction of sender output and HFMR pollution on a justifiable scale, especially in areas of sleep and convalescence.
-- A say on the part of local citizens and communities regarding the placing of antennae (which in a democracy should be taken for granted)
-- Education of the public, especially of mobile telephone users, regarding the health risks of electromagnetic fields
-- Ban on mobile telephone use by small children, and restrictions on use by adolescents
-- Ban on mobile telephone use and digital cordless telephones in preschools, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, events halls, public buildings and vehicles (as with the ban on smoking)
-- Mobile telephone and HFMR-free zones (as with auto-free areas)
-- Revision of DECT standards for cordless telephones with the goal of reducing radiation intensity and limiting actual use time, as well as avoiding the biologically critical HFMR pulsation
-- Industry-independent research, finally with the inclusion of amply available critical research results and our medical observations Read Freiburger Appeal
You cannot see it, taste it or smell it, but electromagnetic radiation is the most pervasive environmental pollution in industrialized countries today. Written by 14 scientists, public health and public policy experts, this report examined thousands of clinical studies to assess scientific evidence on health impacts from electromagnetic radiation below current public exposure limits and evaluate what changes in these limits are warranted now to reduce possible public health risks in the future. Another dozen outside reviewers looked at and refined the Bioinitiative Report. It says in part:
Human beings are bioelectrical systems. Our hearts and brains are regulated by internal bioelectrical signals. Environmental exposures to artificial EMFs can interfere with fundamental biological processes in the human body.
In today's world, everyone is exposed to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields from electrical and electronic appliances and power lines, and radiofrequency radiation and microwaves from wireless devices such as cell phones and cordless phones, cellular antennas and towers, and broadcast transmission towers.
The clear consensus of the BioInitiative Working Group members is that the existing public safety limits are inadequate.
Professional bodies from industry organizations like IEEE and ICNIRP continue to support
"thermal-only" guidelines by:
1. Omitting or ignoring study results reporting bioeffects and adverse impacts to health and well- being from a very large body of peer-reviewed, published science.
2. Ignoring low-intensity studies that report bioeffects and health impacts due to modulation;
3. Conducting "scientific reviews" with panels of industry experts and inexperienced public health officials.
4. Prohibiting effective public participation in standard-setting deliberations.
Melatonin is a potent scavenger of oxygen and nitrogen radicals that cause DNA damage, melatonin interferes with estrogen's deleterious interactions with DNA, and the
development of mammary tumors. MF exposure can decrease melatonin production.
Low melatonin production is a likely risk factor for breast cancer. Eleven (11) of the 13 published epidemiologic residential and occupational studies are considered to provide (positive) evidence that high MF exposure can result in decreased melatonin production.
The consistent finding (in five separate labs) that environmental levels of ELF-EMF can act at the cellular level to enhance breast cancer proliferation by blocking melatonin's natural oncostatic action.
Estimates range from 3% to perhaps 10% of populations, and appears to be a growing condition of ill-health leading to lost work and productivity.
Childhood leukemia is the most frequent childhood malignancy that peaks in the age group of 2 to about 5 years. This peak seems to have been newly evolved in the early quarter of the 20th century and may be due to electrification. This assumption is supported by the absence of this peak or it being much less pronounced in developing countries. The balance of evidence suggests that childhood leukemia is associated with exposure to power frequency EMFs either during early life or pregnancy.
Modulated signals have a specific 'beat' defined by how the signal varies periodically over time. Pulsed signals occur in an on-off pattern, which can either be smooth and rhythmic, or sharply pulsed in quick bursts.
Current public safety limits do not take modulation into account and thus are no longer sufficiently protective of public health where chronic exposure to pulsed or pulse-modulated signal is involved, and where sub-populations of more susceptible individuals may be at risk from such exposures.
OVERALL RISK ASSESSMENT
Our meta-analysis showed a significantly increased risk. The conclusion that, if health effects of commonly encountered RF exposures exist, they must be small, is wrong. the evidence points to a quite substantial hazard.
Conclusion: DNA damage - strand breaks - a cause of cancer, occurs at levels of ELF and RF that are below the safety limits. Also, there is no protection against cumulative effects stimulated by different parts of the EM spectrum.
Conclusion: Scientific research has shown that the public is not being protected from potential damage that can be caused by exposure to EMF, both power frequency (ELF) and radio frequency (RF). The scientific basis for EMF safety limits is flawed when activation of DNA to synthesize stress proteins (the stress response), is stimulated in the ELF at a non-thermal SAR level that is over a billion times lower than the same process activated in the RF at the thermal level.
Conclusion: There is a need for a biological standard to replace the thermal standard and to also protect against cumulative effects across the EM spectrum. ELF limits for public exposure should be revised to reflect increased risk of breast cancer at environmental levels possibly as low as 2 mG or 3 mG; certainly as low as 4 mG.
Conclusion: Precautionary measures are warranted that should reduce all aspects of exposure.
"Exposure to cell phone radiation is the largest human health experiment ever undertaken, without informed consent, and has some 4 billion participants enrolled."
-Lloyd Morgan, lead author of BioInitiative Report
INDUSTRY-FUNDED INTERPHONE STUDY "FLAWED"
The much hyped and often-delayed 10-year Interphone study sponsored by the World Health Organization is worse than a disappointment. It's findings are dangerously misleading.
U.S. researcher Lloyd Morgan challenged Internphone's findings at the Bioelectromagnetics Society's annual meeting.
"The Interphone study is giving people false hope. Most people only hear the headline, Cell phones don't cause cancer' - yet the devil is in the details," said Morgan, Senior Research Fellow at the Environment Health Trust. ""When I read study papers, I look for what they are not saying - and this study isn't saying a lot."
Ignoring decades of findings and thousands of studies to the contrary, the international Interphone study concluded that using cell phones does not increase the risk of brain tumors for the "average" person.
BioInitiative co-author Lloyd Morgan says the study's findings mislead the general public by referencing out-of-date data that do not correlate to the average cell-phone user today.
"The average study participant used his phone only 2-2.5 hours a month. In contrast, the typical person in the U.S. today uses his phone about 2.5 hours a week - about 4 times as much and will exceed the lifetime use of the typical Interphone study participant in less than a year," explains University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health director, Dr. Joel Moskowitz. [CNN June 15/10]
The Interphone study also categorized people who use portable phones that emit stronger microwave radiation than cell phones as "unexposed".
The world will face "one hell of a brain-tumor pandemic" if cell phones are used at the current rate, Morgan warns. Morgan's Re-evaluation of the Interphone Study: Applications of a Correction Factor notes that every year of excessive cell-phone use increases the risk of meningimas brain membrane tumors by as much as 26%.
"What we have discovered indicates there is going to be one hell of a brain-tumor pandemic unless people are warned and encouraged to change current cell-phone use behaviors," Morgan said in a statement. "Governments should not soft-pedal this critical public-health issue but instead rapidly educate citizens on the risks."
Performed from 1999 to 2004, the Interphone whitewash wasted more than $30 million. The GSM Association, a global trade organization of mobile operators, and the forum, which includes Nokia and about a dozen other manufacturers, contributed more than $3.5 million to the study that lagged years behind its scheduled completion date because key scientists who participated refused to go along with its findings.
All data from children and young adults - who are more vulnerable to the effects of radiation and who now use cell phones heavily - was excluded.
All people who died from brain tumors were excluded.
All exposures since the earliest days of wireless were excluded.
The most prevalent tumours linked to wireless exposure were excluded.
A team of international EMF researchers has also released a counter-report detailing 11 serious design flaws in the Interphone study, which they say greatly underestimates brain tumour risk. Interphone. [thestreet.com June 15/10; London's Times Online June 15/10]
"There is currently no convincing evidence of serious health effects. Only you can decide if you can live with an unknown risk from cell phones. Children should not use them - when riding bicycles!"
HEALTH CANADA OFFICIALS PARTICIPATED IN INTERPHONE STUDY
From the Toronto Star:
Health Protection Canada - the whorish government agency whose directors routinely rotate through the "revolving door" into highly paid positions with the companies they are supposed to regulate - is so often accused of climbing into bed with Big Pharma and other big business interests it has come to be known as Corporate Protection Canada.