Monday, November 7, 2011

Do You Feel The Cold?

Being electromagnetically hypersensitive (EHS) is like suffering with the cold. Not a must-put-on-a-cotton-sweater kind of cold but the intolerable six-layers-and-a-hat-and-gloves-indoors kind of cold. When the cold is that overwhelming everything else has to be put on hold while the imperatives of keeping body and soul together are dealt with. When survival itself is at stake there is nothing left to progress one’s life. That must come later, if ever at all. The shakes, mental confusion, inattention, distress, worry, clumsiness and many other effects of EHS are shared with sensitivity to extreme cold. 

The effects of microwave radiation on those who have become sensitised to it can be very similar to hyperthermia. Unlike strategies for dealing with unremitting cold such as turning up the heating or putting on extra clothes, nothing offers relief from microwave radiation in the wider environment. The surrounding temperature may be the same for everyone but some are less able to tolerate the cold and for them it becomes an attack. Similarly some people feel microwave radiation more than others. Based largely on their own first-hand experience, The EHS Canaries have over the last decade or so been trying to alert the world to what for them at least are the devastating effects of microwave radiation at presently permitted exposure levels.

Such is the strength of attraction between people (especially the young) and wireless gadgets that few have been able to hear these warning cries and even less have been prepared to act on them. Until people have exceeded their lifetime tolerance and become sensitised themselves they may well think this is all “a-storm-in-a-teacup”. Until then the signs that they are spending their valuable lifetime tolerance may go unnoticed.

The message cannot be clearer:  

Everyone is now engulfed in man-made digital microwave radiation of a type that has never existed before. At current exposure levels it makes people sick - as yet, apparently not everyone. Are you or your loved ones in danger?
Basking in the summer sun, it is easy to forget that winter’s bone-chilling cold is only a few short months away.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Dangers of Mobile Phone Use - Particularly In Rural Areas

Mobile phones employ intelligent power management to limit the amount of radiation they produce during a call. That is to say they reduce their transmitted signal strength during a call to conserve battery life and minimise the amount of pulsed digital microwave radiation that goes into the user. Normally about 70% of the radiated energy is absorbed by the user, so distancing oneself from one's mobile phone significantly reduces exposure, especially from the near-field radiation that extends about 15 cm from the in-built antenna. Use of the phone's loudspeaker capability, a shielding pouch or using an external antenna significantly reduces the radiation absorbed by the user.
In rural areas the nearest applicable base station can be 15 or more Kilometres away. That means the phone has to work at maximum power in order for the call not to be dropped. When you hold your mobile phone to your head, the distance from the phone to your brain is about 15mm. Compare this to the distance to the mast at say 15 Kilometres (15,000 metres). At a million to 1, no wonder then that the radiation would rather go into your head and brain, which is mostly water and fat, rather than through the less conductive atmosphere all the way to the mast.  The same mobile phone power management dynamics apply in multi-story car parks, buildings clad with foil shielding in their insulation, buildings glazed in energy efficient glass, elevators and similar places where signals have difficulty penetrating.

For the first few seconds after pressing 'send' or 'off-hook' when a call is made or received,  mobile phones use a separate data channel to communicate with masts in range to connect the call most efficiently and at an audio quality level that is acceptable. The data channel operates at full power and it is this primarily that transmits during the call setup. Once the call is connected, only then does the dynamic power management become effective. So if you must hold a mobile phone to your head, waiting those few seconds before holding the microwave transmitter to your head makes a big difference to the amount of signal your head and brain have to soak up. As we all know, the head not only contains the brain but also a lot of other useful though, for many, somewhat mysterious stuff that is nevertheless essential to quality of life. Two of these structures which everyone can see are the eyes. That is, everyone who has not suffered cataracts or other form of vision degeneration and loss of vision. The eyes are particularly high in water content.

What would your prospects be if you lost your mental faculties? What would your prospects be if you lost your ability to see? Close your eyes for just a second or two and think about the risks you are taking regularly holding a mobile phone to your head. From noticing some initial visual disturbance to total cataracts can take less than a year even if you are not especially exposed. How would you feel today knowing you may have seen the spring, a blue sky or your child's face for the last time? The size and placement of the eyes in your skull result in microwaves from a mobile phone held to your temples being ducted by the bones of the cranium preferentially to the eyes. Add to that the eye's propensity to absorb electromagnetic radiation (that's what light is) then the risk to the eyes should be of much greater concern to mobile phone users. 

You could say mobile phone users appear to have been kept in the dark over risks to their eyesight.
Simply encouraging the debate over mobile phone and wireless safety to concentrate on cancer risks ignores the many other adverse consequences to which the world's 4.5 billion mobile phone users are potentially exposing themselves each day.

Monday, June 27, 2011

'Problem Children' - Abused By Electrosmog?

A few years ago I was playing with my young godson when I got an all too familiar whack in the head from a nearby mobile phone, central locking or maybe a wireless mouse in the house next door. As I reeled I was not sure of the precise device but I knew it was a burst of microwave radiation that had assaulted me. What made this particularly attack memorable was that my godson, who was about 18 months old at the time, put his hand up to his temples and got that far-away-pained-look I get, as illustrated here by my little 'traumatised tiger', at precisely the same moment I felt the impact.
This attack out of nowhere distressed us both. I at least knew what it was about. It was apparently not out of the ordinary for my godson either as judging by his expression it had clearly happened to him before. The implications of this incident are frighteningly clear. He too was electro hypersensitive at that stage in his development but he could not tell me what was happening to him somewhere inside his head as he had not yet learned to talk. His eyes said that for which he had no words "I know what just hit me also attacked you. I don't know what it is. It just happens."
I wonder how many parents would see similar pain written across the faces of their young ones if they only knew what to look for? How might any child behave when subjected to similar invisible silent apparently random attacks that they don't deserve, they cannot describe and which go unnoticed by the grown-ups who are supposed to protect them? It is not a very great leap of the imagnination to think that what may present as 'behavioural problems' could be driven by a vulnerable child's fundamental need for safety and protection.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Motorcycle Cancer

Book Review - Motorcycle Cancer by Randall Dale Chipkar
If your loved one rides a motorcycle, buy them this book!

From the very first word, I liked this book. I liked its title and I liked its style. Randall is clearly a pioneer and willing to go against the flow of conventional thinking in search of the real truth. I like this book because it is saying what has to be said. Not from a higher-than-thou standpoint but from a we-all-love-motorcycling-and-we-want-to-live-long-and-go-on-enjoying-it point of view.

Motorcycles today are far more involved than the ones we grew up with or that our forebears rode. I know as an EHS sufferer and a lifelong motorcyclist that the basic premise of this book is sound. Would you keep doing something you loved even if you knew it was slowly killing you? I guess that all depends. Ask a smoker or anyone still foolish enough to hold a cellphone to their head and they'll probably say they'd rather not know. It does not have to be that way. Would you like the choice or would you rather risk sickness and even death before your time simply through your own ignorance?

We all know motorcycles can be dangerous. What keeps motorcyclists alive and able to go on enjoying their passion is knowledge, experience and skill. Sometimes, when dangers are not immediately apparent, we all could use a guiding hand. This book spells it out in a very readable way, embracing just enough of the science to underscore its essential message. Draw on your own experience and use your skill to judge whether what Randall is saying holds up to scrutiny. Wider awareness of this subject is way overdue.

If you have a loved one who rides a motorcycle, buy them this book. Even if they never read it, the title alone will alert them to something which they would be well advised to consider.

Would you knowingly put an electromagnetic source between your legs for hours on end given increasing concerns about cancer, however good the riding experience?

Clearly many riders still live in ignorance and doubtless their motorcycling days will be less in number and less enjoyable than they might have been otherwise.

Motorcycling for me, remains one of life's quintessential pleasures, like smoking was in days gone by, but I've had to learn how to do without both in order to go on living this one life I have been granted here on planet Earth.

Randall's words carry an important and timely message around the world for riders and manufacturers alike. The only way the motorcycle EMRs are fundamentally going to become safer is if more riders make their concerns known at the point of sale. For the vast majority giving up is not something they ever want to have to do.

Everyday sources of EMR to which people are routinely exposed are growing exponentially. You may have gotten away with it on a single cylinder machine and you may have gotten away with it up till now, but today your body has to soak up a lot more EMR abuse from every other electrosmog source than ever before.

The choice is yours but now at least thanks to this pioneering book, yours can be an informed choice.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Council of Europe Resolves To Reduce Electrosmog

On 27 May 2011 The European Assembly Parliament adopted Resolution 1815 addressing "The potential dangers of electromagnetic fields and their effect on the environment".
For the full wording see: 
In effect the ministers have fully endorsed what the EHS Canaries have been saying for years. Exposure to non-thermal non-ionising types of electromagnetic radiation at below officially endorsed (ICNIRP) levels needs to be reduced.
The adopted resolution states that a policy of As Low As Reasonably Achievable - ALARA and The Precautionary Principle should be applied across European EMR regulations, "even if the risk cannot be determined with sufficient certainty". P5.
The Council of Europe state that ICNIRP exposure limits "have serious limitations" p8.1 and that "microwave levels indoors should not exceed 0.6 Volts per metre and to reduce it in the medium term to 0.2 Volts per metre". P8.2.1
The resolution states that prolonged use of mobiles and other devices emitting microwaves is "ill-considered" p8.3.1 "…and prolonged use of mobiles and other devices emitting microwaves; for children in general, and, particularly in schools and classrooms, give preference to wired Internet connections, and strictly regulate the use of mobile phones by schoolchildren on school premises". P8.3.2
These levels are realistic, achievable and long overdue.