- "The risk is extremely high," declares Dr.
Cherry. "There are 66 epidemiological studies showing that electromagnetic
radiation across the spectrum increase brain tumors in human populations.
Two of those studies are for particular brain tumors from cell phones."
- Though intended for renovations, Chris Anderson would
like all visitors to deposit their cellular phones in the cement mixer
by his front door. This sounds excessive - until you step into Anderson's
orchard, where the pegged needle of a shrieking electromagnetic radiation
(EMR) meter placed beside a connected cellphone still shows significant
exposure 100 feet away.
- Much to the chagrin of this certified EMR-mitigation
specialist, every day some 300 million cell phone users are "reaching
out and touching someone you love. Yourself, and anyone else within range
of the microwaves emitted by your cell phone."
- Mesmerized by magical gadgets, we have yet to count the
costs of miniature radio transmitters that are transforming Marconi's invention
into new possibilities for portable personal pollution. As entire nations
reach for pocket communicators, the explosively emergent billion a year
cell phone industry is poised to deliver a "Wireless Revolution"
that over the next five years is expected to double the one-billion people
connected by telephone lines over the past century.
- Silicon sensors are already calling to each other. Soon,
countless communicating microchips embedded in everything from bumpers
to brooms will be sending streams of encoded electrical energy through
glass, steel, concrete, bone and flesh. Exquisitely sensitive to subtle
electromagnetic harmonies, human brains and bodies as intricate as galaxies
depend on tiny electrical impulses to conduct complex life-processes -
including the ability to read, recall and respond to these words. Acting
as antennas, our anatomies just as easily tune into spurious signals from
radio and microwave transmissions. Blake Levitt, author of Electromagnetic
Fields, says that when it comes to cellphones, "a worse frequency
could not have been chosen for the human anatomy."
- As cell phones conquer consumer minds and markets, researcher
Carolanne Patton notes that "the brain reaches peak absorption in
the UHF bands, right where cellular telecommunications operate." British
military scientists have discovered that cellphone transmissions disrupt
the brain sites for memory and learning, causing forgetfulness and sudden
- Other studies show that electromagnetic signals from
cellular phones reduce the ability to concentrate, calculate and coordinate
complicated activities such as driving a car. Startled by billion a year
in extra claims among cellphone-wielding drivers, North American insurers
did a double-take that found simply juggling `cell phones is not causing
a 600% increase in accidents over other drivers busy shaving, applying
makeup, tuning radios, taming pets, making out, pouring coffee, retrieving
dropped cigarettes, talking and gesturing to passengers, or actually steering
- Instead of just another dangerous distraction, tests
conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy found that using a cell phone
severely impairs memory and reaction times. "Hands-free" mobile
speaker-phones cause even more crashes because they typically emit 10-times
more brainwave interference than handheld units.
- For all drivers dialing out on their cell phones, University
of Toronto investigators report that the heightened probability of cracking
up your car persists for up to 15-minutes after completing a call. That's
comparable to the risk of crashing while driving dead drunk exclaims Dr.
Chris Runball, chairman of the B.C. Medical Association's emergency medical
services committee. Reeling from "dial-a-collision" costs, the
government of British Columbia may join England, Spain, Israel, Switzerland
and Brazil in restricting or banning the use of cell phones by drivers.
- In New Zealand, cellphone towers are prohibited on school
property because of possible health effects. But Health Canada regulations
ignore the hidden hazards of cell-wrenching cellphones, which send pulsed
signals through the skull in a process one expert likens to "jackhammers
on the brain." "Safety Code 6" looks only at microwaves
burning skin. "Basically, Health Canada claims if it can't cook you,
it can't hurt you," says Walter McGinnis. "It's like saying cigarettes
aren't dangerous unless they burn you."
- One of a handful of licensed electricians who understand
electromagnetic fields well enough to eliminate them from household wiring,
McGinnis has been testing EMFs and collaborating with fellow testers and
researchers for nearly a decade. In Victoria, where he has helped residents
defeat six cellphone towers, there was dancing in the streets after Microcell
Connexions withdrew its application to erect a microwave transmission tower
against the Wishart Elementary School fence in the spring of 1998. Microcell
spokesman Colin McCrae points out that emissions from the company's towers
carry about the same energy as a 50-watt lightbulb - well within federal
- This is hardly reassuring, retorts the former president
of the Wisehart parents advisory council. Tania Berenuik observes that
Health Canada "also told us thalidomide, asbestos and the blood supply
were safe." Carrying similar risks of long-term lethality, and strangely
just as legal, cellphone addiction mirrors the prestigious early allure
of smoking - as well as an immensely profitable industry's steadfast denial
of risk and responsibility. As poisonous as cigarette smoke and even harder
to corral, the cellphone's "second-hand" microwave and to bystanders
- particularly children riding in cars that transmit amplified cellphone
signals through their steel structure. Reporting the conclusions of a 12-person
British study team, scientist Sir William Stewart told London's Financial
Times that "children may be morevulnerable because of their developing
nervous system, the greater absorption of energy in the tissues of the
head and a longer lifetime of exposure."
- Roger Coghill became a long-standing advocate for health
warnings to be affixed to cell phones after this biologist found that cellphone
transmissions damage the ability of white blood cells to ward off infectious
disease by disrupting the immune system's electromagnetic communications.
Dr. Neil Cherry has measured accelerated aging, increased cell death and
cancers caused by radio frequency microwaves from cellphones and their
relay towers. With the brain's electro-chemical communications repeatedly
zapped by lightning-like cellphone pulses, this Ph.D. biophysicist warns
that headaches, fatigue, lethargy, nausea, dizziness, depression, arteriosclerosis
and even Alzheimer's can result from frequent or prolonged calls on cell
- "There is also a higher incidence of cardiac problems,"
Cherry comments, "in terms of the timing function in hearts. You get
more heart attacks and more heart disease - it has now been shown in many
studies." The biophysicist from Lincoln University in Christ Church,
New Zealand has also found that cell phones can murderously modify moods.
In brains and bodies seriously derailed by tiny imbalances in trace minerals
and hormones, depression, suicide, anger, rage and violence can result
when calcium and serotonin levels are disrupted by cellphone transmissions.
- In 1995, Cell phone sales in North America exceeded the
birth rate. Hired by the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association
to condone cellphones, public health scientist George Carlo found that
rare tumors on the outside of the brain are more than doubled among cell
phone callers - particularly on the right side of the head where `phones
are usually held. Carlo told ABC's "20/20" that cell phone causes
genetic damage that leads to cancer. Warning of "the potential for
a global health disaster," ABC recommended "prudent avoidance"
of cellphones after finding that every cellphone they lab-tested exceeded
the Federal Communication Commission's standards for EMF absorption rates.
EMF researcher Dave Ashton cautioned 20/20 viewers that because cellphones
constantly search for the nearest repeating tower, "long-term damage
comes from cell phones in the stand-by mode." Cell phone "shields"
and headsets "cannot adequately address these problems," Ashton
- Dr. Carlo later told London's Express newspaper that
cellphones cause genetic damage following a dose-response curve. That is,
the more a person uses a cell phone, the more cellular destruction and
health risks they incur. Cell phone-confused cells can go crazy, Carlo
cautioned. Experiments on captive animals show that this cumulative DNA
damage is passed on to succeeding generations.
- Addicted as we are to a culture of convenience, we forget
how inconvenient it is to contract cancer. An Adelaide Hospital study confirmed
Carlo's conclusions after finding B-cell lymphomas doubled in mice within
18 months of one-hour daily exposure to power densities experienced by
a cellphone user. B-cell lymphomas are implicated in 85% of all cancers.
- READY OR NOT
- As magazine-size "cellular" relay antennas
hidden in church steeples and rooflines keep popping up just about everywhere,
more and more communities are declaring their airspace a "No Fry Zone".
But in Canada, where cell phone towers come under federal jurisdiction,
municipalities are only "advisers' to a process in which no permits
are required to erect transmitter towers deemed necessary for "national
security." Cellphones do save a lot of lives. FCC Chairman William
Kennard reports that every day more than 98,000 people make 911 calls from
wireless cell phones.
- Many more lives are involuntarily imperiled by non-emergency
calls. Pat Irwin was working in a Colwood health food store when she noticed
a truck unloading metal framework. The next morning, a new cellphone tower
was ready to add its emissions to another BC Tel tower already operating
down the street. There had been no announcement, no public hearings - just
a quiet notification to the municipality that a tower was going up, literally
- The intruder radiated for a month when Irwin felt her
immunity dropping. She wondered if other changes in her energy and menstrual
cycle were "not from the moon or something that I ate."
- Irwin also seemed more irritable after her central nervous
switchboard began receiving round-the-clock cellphone calls. With cellular
relay towers in Kansas and Oklahoma being shut down because they interfered
with passing aircraft, Irwin sensed how the same transmissions plucked
her own electrical circuitry, inflicting a "chronic edginess"
that "twangs human nerves." Sleep disorders, she learned, are
common among people exposed to high levels of electromagnetic pollution.
- After several other women in the same business centre
reported similar symptoms, Irwin quit her job. "I saw it as something
that was there to stay and I'd be daily exposed to it over a long period
of time," she told Alive. "All this stuff is what we're playing
with on a daily basis, and we don't know the long-term health effects."
- Implying recognized hazard, cell phone companies such
as B.C.'s FIDO insist that the new digital phones operating at 1/50 the
power of older analog models are safer. But there is nothing "safe"
about the new 1.9 gigahertz broadcasting frequency. Much like a boxer taking
repeated blows to the head, rapidly pulsing cellphones signal permanent
brain damage. A study by Dr. Peter Franch found unequivocally that "cells
are permanently damaged by cellular phone frequencies." This cellular
damage, Franch noted, is maximized at low dosage - and "inherited
unchanged, from generation to generation."
- Attempting to explain a 25% increase in asthma and a
5% increase in asthma-related death rates throughout rapidly "mobilizing"
metropolitan Sydney, Franch found that the production of histamine, which
triggers bronchial spasms, is nearly doubled after exposure to mobile phone
transmissions. Cellphones also reduce the effectiveness of anti-asthmatic
drugs, and retard recovery from illness.
- Katharina Gustavss, a certified Building Biology consultant
with 25 years experience, explains that CDMA's 217 Hz spikes are very close
to the frequencies of human cell membranes. Gustavss accompanied a Microcell
technician to the Colwood microwave relay tower Irwin and others had complained
about. When he waved a spectrum analyzer, Gustavss checked the display
and saw "pretty scary" energy spikes. "What's that?"
she asked the tech. "I've never seen that before," he told her.
It turned out that this cellphone tower tester only set his meter to an
averaging mode. Switching to "real time" froze the readings at
"scary" maximum output levels.
- How dangerous are cell phones? "The risk is extremely
high," declares Dr. Cherry. "There are 66 epidemiological studies
showing that electromagnetic radiation across the spectrum increase brain
tumors in human populations. Two of those studies are for particular brain
tumors from cell phones."
- Cherry says that because cancer takes decades to develop,
it will be another 10 or 20 years before "mobiles" manifest a
big bonanza in brain tumors. But he adds, we're already seeing "acute
effects that are noticed within minutes of using a cell phone."
- After two minutes' conversation, a cell phone's digitized
impulses disable the safety barrier that isolates the brain from destructive
proteins and poisons in the blood. Professor Leif Salford, the neurologist
who carried out the research for this finding, informed the Daily Mail:
"It seems that molecules such as proteins and toxins can pass out
of the blood, while the phone is switched on, and enter the brain. We need
to bear in mind diseases such as MS and Alzheimer's which are linked to
proteins being found in the brain."
- DANCING WITH THE TELECOMONSTER
- If you must pack a cell phone, treat it like a loaded
pistol. Keep it turned off. Don't carry it near ovaries, testicles, or
the heart. For partial protection, buy an antenna shield. Limit calls to
one-minute, six to 10 minutes a month. Never fire off a cellphone with
children anywhere in sight.
- A better bet is to facilitate the growth of organic telephone
networks with lots of fibre. Instead of more microwave towers, "We
should be wiring up our cities with fibre-optic cables to provide Internet,
fax, telephone, radio and television at very high quality," Cherry
urges, "rather than saturating our cities with the microwave, radiowave
and low frequency signals all the time."
- When it comes to cells, consciousness and cell phones,
every call is collect. How can convenience count more than cancer? What
is gained by being in constant contact with disembodied voices, while being
"out of touch" with the friends and neighbours around us? Are
we comfortable having our location traced by monitoring authorities?
- Unless we start voting with our wallets, consumer complacency
could prove as species-limiting as corporate cynicism. "Microwave
frequencies are the same as those used in radar and your microwave oven,"
says Florida cellphone tower opponent Joe Chwick. "You wouldn't think
of sticking your head in the oven, but there is no hesitation to putting
the cell phone to your ear."
- Having somehow survived three-million years of evolution
without them, many contemporary hominids claim they cannot live without
them. But can exquisitely sensitive electromagnetic beings live with cell
phones - and the cell phone towers their signals ride in on? Like polyethylene
food and water containers, plastic cookers and coffeemakers, microwave
ovens and petroleum-powered brilliantly beguiling inventions we have to
let go. Would hanging up on such an intrusive and hazardous addiction be
- On Jan. 1, 2001 I cancelled my cellphone service... GOOD
REASON to get your cell phone protection chip here now...
- See also:
- Health effects associated with mobile base stations in
communities: the need for health studies. By Cr. Neil Cherry, 8 June 2000,
Environmental Managemnt and Design Division
- From Jim Mortellaro
- I would appreciate the reader not believing that this
is an endorsement of cellphone, ham radio or any other device which radiates
RF energy. It ain't. It is merely an indictment of the manner in which
this piece is worded and an indictment of some of the conclusions drawn.
Having said that ...
- I love articles such as this one. The words which the
writer selects are actually a case study in propaganda. "Fire off
a cell phone ... " and such present an image to the reader of some
deadly weapon. Another propaganda word referring to guns is the "Assault"
weapon. Assault is a good word. Much like "Fire Off a Cellphone!"
- What trash. And to prove a point I performed an experiment
a mere few moments ago. I have two homes, each in remote areas. The second
home in which I take residence is in a very remote area and was selected
because there is little noise up here. Light noise is virtually non existent.
I can point my telescope to the sky and see things I would never see in
a metropolitan area.
- This location also has the least radio noise. Very low
RF radiation up here makes it safer for my family which consists of me,
my wife (who is afflicted with MS and for whom I take special care to locate
in an area with minimal negative environmental issues) and my dog. Pepe
is a purebred French Bulldog. He is also a member of our family.
- The experiment was simple. I merely took a tunable RF
meter outside the home and began to take measurements of RF noise. I also
have a spectrum analyzer built in to my Tentek Amateur Radio rig. I can
see the frequencies on which RF energy is emitted and measure that energy
with the RF meter. The latter is tunable from about 1 MHz to 2 GHz.
- Guess what? My cellphone, a Motorola digital model V710,
produces little to no radiation within 10 feet of the antenna. Surprise,
surprise, surprise. That's on the one hand. On the other hand, the amount
of RF radiated energy on the AM broadcast band is times 10 the amount of
energy. As is the radiated energy on the TV spectrum (about 6 meters).
The FM band is also alive and well, producing more radiation than the cellphone
up here. And I am well away from the broadcast antennas of TV, AM and FM
- Get a grip. GRAVE cellphone dangers? Monkey juice. You
are in greater danger living in an area in which there are pager transmitters,
TV, AM and FM radio services and etc, than from cellphone radiation. Much
- I broadcast up to 200 watts of effective radiated power
on all amateur radio frequencies including GHz range (at significantly
reduced power in the GHz range) and there is less energy from that source
than there is from the microwave towers spewing energy from NYC. A long,
long way off. NYC and White Plains, NY are a hotbed of radiated RF energy.
Living there is taking your life in your own hand with a bottle of liquid
nitroglycerin in the other on a hot day in hell.
- And by the way, are you aware that your two-way pager
represents a significant danger to you? And your I-POD and etc., etc.,
- Get a grip! Lord love a duck and "Say the secret
word and win a hundred dollars between you." Today's secret words
are, "The sky is falling." Tomorrow's secret words are, "The
end is nigh!"
- Jim Mortellaro
- Rebuttal to Jim Mortellaro
From Any Mouse 123
- To Jim Mortellaro - I read your comments to the article
about cell phones here: http://www.rense.com/general63/cel.htm
- You, I am sure, know that in general (for spherical emissions
of E&M energy) the energy of propagation drops off in proportion to
the surface area of a sphere. That's a 1/R^2 drop off. When you measure
at 10 feet, that's not the same as how you use a cell phone. Its drastically
different and you know it. When your cell phone is transmitting it is maybe
1 cm from you brain tissue. So the energy there is (3m/0.01m)^2 = 90,000
times stronger. You know this.
- Its a big difference.
- Let me ask you a question: If E&M energy is completely
safe, would you put your head in a microwave oven for several hours a day?
- Of course not. Neither would I.
- Now, I am not saying a cell phone is identical to a microwave
oven but it is similar in certain important respects. It is similar enough
to make rational people wonder: Could this be a problem for human brain
tissue? Are there any unbiased studies? Epidemiologically speaking do frequent,
persistent cell phone users suffer from brain related cancers or tumors
in greater frequency than the general non-using population? The answer
is yes, it appears that this is the case. They do.
- I find it revealing your reply is full of more and even
worse disinfo techniques than the one you try but fail to debunk.
- First, you sidestep the issue, by never addressing the
actual 66 peer reviewed epidemiological studies.
- Second you attack the messenger with 'I don't like his
usage of language'.
- Third you appeal to authority (you), when you imply 'I
am an expert'
- Fourth you offer up false, misleading, non-peer reviewed
counter data, that doesn't even match the actual experimental conditions
(10 feet is not 1 cm).
- And finally you then, perhaps unwittingly, reveal you
have an agenda to support when you tell the reader you are broadcasting
every day at your house with a sick wife present. So if nothing else you
desperately want to convince her, and perhaps yourself, you are not the
cause of her sickness.
- All in all, I think your reply says more about you acting
like a classic disinfo agent, than it does about the data (66 epidemiological
- Sheesh! Is right.