THE LARGEST HUMAN BIOLOGICAL EXPERIMENT EVER
This is part two of a five part series exploring the dangers of cell phones and related EMF devices.
Another pioneer, Dr. Salford, is quite outspoken about his work. He has called the use of handheld cell phones “the largest human biological experiment ever.”And he has publicly warned that a whole generation of cell-phone-using teenagers may suffer from mental deficits or Alzheimer’s disease by the time they reach middle age.
What if he’s right and entire populations develop Alzheimer’s disease or an equivalent disorder. Dr Salford and Persson demonstrated that a leaking BBB may be just the ticket: (inter alia, microwaves have been shown, by Persson, Salford, and Brun in 1997 [Wireless Networks 3, 455-461], to cause toxins to pass the blood-brain-barrier into the brain where they may initiate Alzheimer’s disease).
I should add that although EMF’s from cell phones affects millions of people GMO’s affect even more and perhaps we should call EMF’s the second largest human biological experiment. Second only to the genetic modification of our staples.
WE LIVE IN A SEA OF ELECTROMAGNETIC SMOG
We now live in a miasma of electromagnetic smog. Since we can’t see it and it’s not dropping us like flies we think it’s harmless. The government and industry tell us it’s perfectly safe too.The truth however is much more insidious and dangerous just like anything unnatural generally turns out to be.
A 1998 survey by the California Department of Health Services indicated that at that time 120,000 Californians — and by implication 1 million Americans — were unable to work due to electromagnetic pollution.
In Scandinavia they are suffering from an epidemic of “burn out” even children are stressing out. When Swedish teenagers started using cell phones in 1994-1996 prescriptions for sleeping pills among that age group doubled while prescriptions for antidepressants nearly doubled.
Dr. Olle Johansson… “It could be a major mistake to subject the entire world’s population to whole-body irradiation, 24 hours a day.” A neuroscientist at the famous Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Dr. Johansson heads a research team that is documenting a significant and permanent worsening of the public health that began precisely when the second-generation, 1800 MHz cell phones were introduced into Sweden in late l997. After a decade-long decline,the number of Swedish workers on sick leave began to rise in late 1997 and more than doubled during the next five years. During the same period of time, sales of antidepressant drugs also doubled. The number of traffic accidents, after declining for years, began to climb again in 1997.The number of deaths from Alzheimer’s disease, after declining for several years, rose sharply in 1999 and had nearly doubled by 2001. This two-year delay is understandable when one considers that Alzheimer’s disease requires some time to develop.
50% of Swedes are predicted to contract Alzheimer’s Recently it was discovered that there has been an alarming increase of Alzheimer in Sweden indicating that 50% of the population may contract this serious brain disorder according to professor Yngve Gustavsson at Umeå University. He could not explain this increase but there are strong reasons to suspect mobile phones based on the findings of other investigators such as Leif Salford of Lund University Sweden, Professor Olle Johansson and most recently the Greek study quoted below.
Sweden has been one of the very first countries in the world to use mobile phones and this may be why this epidemic was first discovered in Sweden.
CANCER RISK INCREASED WITH OTHER EMF’S TOO
In 2002 Örjan Hallberg and Olle Johansson coauthored a paper titled “Cancer Trends During the 20th Century,” which examined one aspect of that question. In a shocking publication they found in the United States, Sweden and dozens of other countries, that mortality rates for skin melanoma and for bladder, prostate, colon, breast and lung cancers closely paralleled the degree of public exposure to radio waves during the past hundred years. When radio broadcasting increased in a given location, so did those forms of cancer; when it decreased, so did those forms of cancer.
DNA IS UNIQUELY SENSITIVE TO EMF
Today there are a significant number of studies indicating that DNA is damaged by mobile radiation. In perhaps one of the most fascinating studies ever done professor Blank has been able to demonstrate that DNA itself acts as an antenna for many, many frequencies of EMF making the bearer of cell phones susceptible to various tumors. According to Professor Martin Blank at Columbia University in New York the reason is that DNA acts as a “fractal antenna”, making it highly susceptible to many different electromagnetic frequencies.
Recall that fractal geometry maintains its contours independent of scale. Think of a macro lens photo of 6 inches of sandy coastline and compare it to a satellite image of the same coastal region. They both look eerily similar and without the units of scale you cannot tell the satellite from the close-up. Likewise fractal DNA “finds” harmonics independent of frequency i.e., at numerous frequencies of EMF. This is such a radical discovery that it continues to baffle scientists who, ten years ago, would never have thought this possible. Furthermore, the engineering professors that I talked to (3/3) were not aware of this finding maintaining that cell phones are generally safe, “because they do not cause thermal injury.”
SHAKEN NEVER STIRRED
DNA’s ability to behave as a fractal antennae means that it is susceptible to many different electromagnetic frequencies not just cell phones but power lines, transformers, microwave ovens, and WiFi. The DNA molecule is shaken when exposed to these EMF’s the more powerful the radiation the worse the shaking effect and the more DNA gets broken. This helps explain the ability of different EMF’s in producing cancer and the increase in cancers in the region of the brain closest to where the phone is held.
A fractal antenna is an antenna that can pick up a range of frequencies across the EMF spectrum. Two additional features of your DNA that fulfill the requirements of a fractal antenna are that electrons in DNA conduct electricity, and the fact that the DNA is coiled within the nucleus.
Dr. Blank shows a slide listing the diameter sizes of the coils within the DNA molecule:
- Double helix = 1 nm
- Chromatin fiber = 10 nm
- Solenoid = 30 nm
- Hollow tube = 200 nm
Each of these different coil sizes respond to a frequency on the EMF spectrum, which explains why your DNA responds to such a wide range of frequencies.
In a nutshell, the human body is constructed with a fractal antenna inside each and every cell, which responds to the entire range of frequencies on the EMF spectrum!
Since your DNA can be stressed by any frequency on the EMF spectrum from ELF’s to Gamma radiation we need to appreciate the effects from all of the spectrum and not just from microwaves in cell phones and towers. “And you never know which frequency will do the most damage,” Dr. Blank laments.
NON-IONIZING RADIATION IS NO LONGER CONSIDERED SAFE
The Science is Clear: Non-Thermal Radiation DOES Cause Biological HarmDr. Blank is adamant when he says that there IS evidence of harm, and that the harm can be significant. He also points out that the science showing harmful effects has been peer-reviewed and published, and that the results have been replicated, evaluated and “judged by scientists capable of judging it.” Most importantly, researchers now have a fair understanding of the actual mechanisms causing the damage.
What Dr Blank was trying to impress on his readers was that it’s not enough to be a scientist like a physicist who is only trained to look at ionizing radiation –the heating effects on matter-but that they also need to spend time with biologists to learn what they have found. What they have found has shattered the myth that non-ionizing (NON-THERMAL) radiation is safe for biological organisms.
Herein lies the strongest argument against cell phones and all artificially produced EMF’s and ELF’s, because of the dangers they present to DNA. “It’s true that there’s an insufficient amount of energy to dislodge an electron, “but boy, you can get a lot of biological reactions in the non-ionizing range!” Dr. Blank says. “And they have been published and repeated so we know that you can get biological reactions in the non-ionizing range.”
Therefore, the presence of stress proteins [heat shock proteins] is an indication that the cell has come into contact with something that is detrimental to its wellbeing. Essentially, it’s your cells’ way of saying, “I’ve encountered something bad.” And, Dr. Blank emphatically claims, “There’s no question cells react to EMF’s as harmful.” Research has clearly shown that radiation within the non-ionizing range can cause single- and/or double-DNA-strand breaks, which cells respond to by creating stress proteins. This breakage is due to the molecule developing a charge on it. If you can charge a three dimensional protein molecule you can cause it to break apart. Under laboratory conditions researchers can do the same thing to hemoglobin by increasing the charge on it. The reason why the DNA molecule can be made to break apart even though the radiation is non-ionizing is because of the electrical conductivity inside the DNA molecule, i.e. the electrons present in the DNA bases can be made to move. And, EMF’s have been shown to cause electron transfer in the DNA. So, the idea that non-ionizing radiation cannot create a biological effect has been shown to be completely inaccurate.
WHAT ARE HEAT SHOCK PROTEINS?
While it may be the mantra among professors of electrical engineering that cell phones can’t cause tissue damage or any other form of harm since they are not of the proper wavelength & power to generate thermal injury and ionization. It remains very clear that they are dead wrong. Let’s look at further proof.
It has been demonstrated in Dr Blank’s lab (see above) and others that cells exposed to cell phone radiation (and other forms of radiation) for short periods of time produce heat shock proteins indicating that the cell is under tremendous stress.
What are heat shock proteins? “…heat shock response was first recognized in response to temperature elevation; it is an essential mechanism in the protection of cells from a variety of other stresses including heavy metals, exposure to oxidants, inflammation and fever. As part of the response, heat-shock proteins (hsp) are induced and act as molecular chaperones to repair damaged proteins. In addition hsp production is induced by non-stress biological factors such as differentiation, growth factors and the cell cycle, and they play important roles in normal cellular functioning (Laszlo, 2005).”
Hsp’s, also generated by cell phone radiation, damages DNA micronuclei in astrocytes (brain cells) at 900 MHz and mitochondrial DNA in neurons 1.8 GHz. 
Temperature changes, alcohol, toxic ions, and pH changes can also generate hsp’s. In all of these assaults cells including DNA become damaged prompting the generation of hsp’s for repair.
STAY TUNED FOR PART THREE NEXT SUNDAY
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