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This subject begins as Radiation Injury: https://polioforever.wordpress.com/radiation-injury and advances to the field of photobiology http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photobiology

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   “Junior had become closely involved with a venture in the business of radio that was of unprecendented scale and significance, namely what..[was] dubbed ‘Radio City’. One can safely say that quite suddenly in the late 1920s, the radio industry became one of the defining features of Junior’s life…  But it was the development of the Rockefeller Center..that came to focus Junior’s attention on matters related to the business of radio…[He] had been assured..that he could realize as much as $5.5 million a year in rent from the property… he signed a contract with Columbia [University] in October 1928, leasing the property for 24-year period…  It was not long before he was approached by a group that was looking..to consolidate its operations and build up-to-date facilities. This was the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) that had been formed on October 17, 1919 largely through the efforts of Owen D. Young. It brought together the assets and patents of General Electric (GE), the American Telegraph and Telephone Company (AT&T), Westinghouse, and the United Fruit Company.” http://www.rockarch.org/workshops/pdf/buxton2.pdfhttps://polioforever.wordpress.com/the-rockefeller-institute/

“In 1925 Western Electric Research Laboratories and part of the engineering department of the American Telephone and Telegraph company (AT&T) were consolidated to form Bell Telephone Laboratories Inc… In 1926, the laboratories invented an early example of the synchronous-sound motion picture system… In 1931, a foundation for radio astronomy was laid… In the early 1940s, the photovoltaic cell was developed… In 1947, the transistor…” http://www.answers.com/topic/bell-labs

“In 1948, the same year that Shockley invented the transistor, Claude Shannon invented the information theory that underlies most modern communications and computer science… In defining how much information can be sent down a noisy channel, Shannon showed that engineers can choose between narrowband high-powered solutions and broadband low-powered solutions… Engineers..have pursued a strategy of long and strong: longwavelengths and powerful transmissions…They have used power as a substitute for bandwidth… Telecosmic companies such as Qualcomm use Shannon’s bandwidth as a replacement for power..[p85]… Faster and better than the wireline mean, these new wireless systems are largely fruits of a new concept..that has been developed and launched..by a company in San Diego named Qualcomm that few people had heard of until 1999, when its shares rose in value by 2,619 percent and it became the leading star of the globe’s stock markets. Qualcomm could defy the world…” [p84] ..”As the only way to reach the entire surface of the globe at once, satellites play a key role in the Telecosm paradigm.. fiber [optics] is sparse in the last mile.“[p102] ..”LEOs [low earth orbits] fit the low-power paradigm…Decentralization of service coverage also favors LEOs [p105]..General Atomics and others have proposed to launch dirigibles and circling automated airplanes to cover urban areas. But satellite service becomes paradoxically more valuable as populations thin out.” [p106, Telecosm, by George Gilder, 2000 Simon and Schuster]

In 2006, Qualcomm’s cofounder, Irwin Jacobs, became Chairman of the Salk Institute. https://polioforever.wordpress.com/salk-institute/

       

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Electromagnetic Radiation: transmission lines,’dirty electricity’, cell towers, cell phones, microwaves, radar and ultrasound. EMR or RF (radio frequency) effects are divided into two categories: thermal (tissue-heating) and nonthermal. An ever-increasing volume of EMR studies is recognizing the arbitrariness of the subdivisions, much like the division of effects produced by ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. Damage to cells, glands, and organs proceeds from exposures across the electromagnetic spectrum.

             

Electromagnetic (non-ionizing) radiation opens the Blood Brain Barrier and other tissue barriers that protect vital organs:  “One of the American scientists who pioneered the study of EMF  effects on the nervous system is Allen Frey; his work has included studies of the  effects on evoked potentials [nerve impulses], behavior (17), and hearing phenomena (18).  In 1975 Frey reported an increase in the permeability of the bloodbrain barrier  (the selective process by which capillaries in the brain regulate transport of  substances between the blood and the surrounding neuropil) of rats exposed to  2400 µW/cm2 (continuous) or 200 µW/cm2 (pulsed) at 1.2 GHz (19). Frey found that  dye injected into the bloodstream appeared in the brain of exposed animals, but  not the control animals, and that the pulsed EMF was more effective than the  continuous signal in opening the barrier even though the average power level of  the pulsed signal was only one-tenth that of the continuous signal. Frey’s  findings were confirmed and extended by Oscar and Hawkins in 1977 (20). They  reported that continuous and pulsed EMFs both increased brain-tissue  permeability, but that, depending on the particular pulse characteristics,  pulsed energy could be either more or less effective than continuous-wave  energy.” http://www.biotele.com/EL/EL5/Direct.html

Dr. Allen H. Frey published on the Microwave Auditory Effect in 1961, reputedly working for General Electric’s Advanced Electronics Center at Cornell.  “In 1961, Allen Frey..reported that humans could hear microwaves…Pulsed microwave..(sound-to-skull) transmission was discovered during World War II by radar technicians who..could hear the buzz… By proper choice of pulse characteristics, intelligent speech may be created…” Beside the potential of advanced hearing aids, Frey’s research gained classified notoriety as Synthetic Telepathy. http://www.earthpulse.com/epulseuploads/articles/SynTelepathy.pdf 

“The alternating fields generate alternating electric currents that flow through cells and tissues and remove structurally important calcium ions from cell membranes, which then makes them leak… Virtually all of the nonthermal effects of electromagnetic radiation can be accounted for by the leakage of cell membranes… if the exposure is prolonged [normal] mechanisms are overcome… Higher frequencies such as the microwaves used in cell phones, WiFi and DECT phones, are the most damaging. Our present exposure to man-made microwaves is about a million billion billion (one followed by eighteen zeros) times greater than our natural exposure to these frequencies. We did not evolve in this environment and we should not be too surprised to find that at least some people may not be genetically adapted to it… The ELF frequencies that give damaging biological effects..lie between 6Hz and 600Hz. It is unfortunate that virtually all digital mobile telecommunications systems use pulses within this range. The industry clearly did not do its homework before letting these technologies loose on the general public… Even now it may be possible to reverse their effects by burying pulses in random magnetic noise, as proposed by Litovitz in the 1990s or by cancelling out pulses using balanced signal technology.” – Andrew Goldsworthy, March 2012  http://www.slideshare.net/Garry54/the-cell-phone-and-the-cell

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Dr. W. Ross Adey (1922-2004) was both a pioneer and leader in the field of electromagnetic effects on the brain. Adey came from his native Australia by way of Oxford University to the U.S. to join the faculty at UCLA in 1957. “Adey and colleagues at the UCLA Laboratory of Environmental Neurobiology, including Suzanne Bawin and Rochelle Gavalas-Medici, began to study whether it might be possible to use modulated radio-frequency fields as a means to probe brain function. In his 2002 interview, Adey recalled the question that led to the first studies with amplitude-modulated radio-frequency fields: ‘If we made a radio signal look like a brainwave, would it influence behavior?’ ..Adey took his quest beyond the fabric of chemical reactions to delve into the physical organization of biological tissue..responses to very low energy levels… Forward-looking and excited by science until his last days, he took delight in the recent discovery by European researchers of tunneling nanotubules because they made manifest at the ultrastructural level further evidence for a general physical plan for varieties of intercellular communication.” http://www.bri.ucla.edu/bri_weekly/special_adeymemorial.asp

Ross Adey wrote, “Wherever we go, we will be immersed in a sea of low-level, pulsed microwave signals… It is not a good thing to proceed toward a world of ubiquitous wireless communication in a totally uncontrolled fashion..” [Oct.9, 2000] http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2000/10/09/289250/index.htm

The mechanism of damage to cell membranes begins as “Depolarization.. often caused by influx of cations, e.g. Na+ through Na+ channels, or Ca2+ through Ca2+ channels…. There are drugs, called depolarization blocking agents, that inhibit depolarization… Examples include the nicotinic agonistshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depolarization; in nutrient form, nicotinic cofactors are among the B vitamins http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niacinamide

“Calcium ion influx and efflux, a true biological effect: EMR should be treated as chemicals…” http://omega.twoday.net/stories/3363535/

“Research published in January 1999 Calcium ions as mediators of intracellular signalling are crucial for development of apoptosis.  Apoptosis is programmed cell death that removes damaged cells.  A January 1999 paper (FESEB J. 13, 95-102) concludes: “The rescue of damaged cells may be the mechanism explaining why magnetic fields that are not mutagenic per se are often able to increase mutation and tumour frequencies”.  This was after they had shown that calcium ion influx induced by the magnetic field reduces the apoptosis and thus allows damaged cells to survive. Calcium ion influx/efflux has not been seen at high exposure intensities but it has been measured to significantly occur down to 0.00015 W/kg or 0.08mW/cm2 .  Thus adverse health effects such as brain changes, sleep disruption, impaired immune systems, cancer and neurological diseases, all of which are able to be initiated  by altering cellular calcium, can be caused by pulsed and modulated electromagnetic radiation.”  http://www.nzine.co.nz/features/cellphones2.html

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“Inward calcium leakage in the neurons of the brain stimulates hyperactivity..resulting in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)…When this happens in the brains of unborn babies and young children, it..can cause autism.” (Goldsworthy) In adults, it can cause electromagnetic intolerance, also called electro-hypersensitivity or in severe manifestations, Radio Frequency Sickness Syndrome. “The inward leakage of calcium ions..also opens the various tight junction barriers in our bodies that normally protect us from allergens and toxins in the environment and prevent toxic materials from entering sensitive parts of the body such as the brain. The opening of the blood brain barrier has been shown to cause the death of neurons and can be expected to result in early dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The opening of the barrier in our respiratory epithelia..has been shown to increase the risk of asthma in children and the opening of the blood-liver barrier may be partially responsible for the current outbreak of liver disease. The opening of other barriers, such as the gut barrier, allows foreign materials from the gut to enter the bloodstream…and has been linked to autoimmune diseases.” (Goldsworthy, 2012)

“The outermost barrier of gut mucosa is formed by a single layer of epithelial cells covered by thick, viscous and relatively impermeable gel layer produced by goblet cells – mucus. This mucus layer prevents direct contact between enteric pathogens and epithelial cell surfaces, contains binding sites for resident microbiota and maintains high concentrations of secretory IgA to prevent pathogens from attaching and entering. Moreover, Paneth cells producing various antimicrobial peptides or lysozymes strengthen the first-line of defense against harmful agents.”
tight junctions:
“The integrity and function of the intestinal epithelium depend on a protein network that joins epithelial cells and consists of transmembrane complexes: tight junctions (TJs), adherens junctions, and desmosomes. TJs are present in most apical regions, where they selectively regulate the paracellular passage of ions and solutes and prevent the translocation of luminal antigens, microorganisms, and their toxins.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3020961/

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Radio Frequency Sickness Syndrome: Dr. Neil Cherry

 “It will be shown that throughout the post-war period scientific research and leading biological and medical scientists have challenged the RF-thermal assumptions [assuming that nonthermal radiation was not harmful]. They present very strong evidence amounting to proof that biological systems intrinsically use EMR for body, organ, hormone and cellular functions and regulation, and that extrinsic EMR interferes with these at extremely low exposure levels. These biological effects do not involve heat but do involve..resonant interactions between ELF [Extremely low frequency] oscillating signals.”  www.neilcherry.com; http://www.neilcherry.com/documents/90_m4_EMR_ICNIRP_critique_09-02.pdf

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“Human Tumor Cells Thrive in ELF Magnetic Fields…and are more immune to attack when exposed to power line fields, according to Dr. Jerry Phillips..in San Antonio, TX. Because the field effects persist for months after exposure to extremely low frequency (ELF) radiation, Philips argues that 60 Hz fields ‘are capable of producing significant permanent changes in cellular structure and function’..[and] may be the first step in explaining the abnormally high cancer rates..among people exposed to electromagnetic fields (EMFs).” http://microwavenews.com/news/backissues/j-a86issue.pdf  >>>note in the Dirty Electricity and SMART Meter video with Sam Milham (below) that 60 Hz power current is called “clean” –an apparent industry fallacy suggesting ‘no health risk’.

Pseudo Iron Deficiency is a condition that can be brought on by electromagnetic field exposure, described by Dr. Phillips’ experiments (Microwave News) as an imbalance in the transferrin (iron-binding enzyme) and transferrin receptor functions. Transferrin receptors proliferate in EMF exposed tissue.  Under more natural conditions “Low iron concentrations promote increased levels of transferrin receptor, to increase iron intake…” www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transferrin_receptor   “When a transferrin protein loaded with iron encounters a transferrin receptor on the surface of a cell.., it binds to it and..[iron] is transported into the cell…” www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transferrin . The result of pseudo iron deficiency is an actual increase of iron transport into vital organs (e.g. liver, marrow, brain) and an iron overload. Diseases of iron overload are listed on the Iron Disorders Institute website: www.irondisorders.org/iron-overload  and include chronic fatigue, liver disease, diabetes, irregular heart, infertility, hypothyroidism and more. Pseudo Iron Deficiency: http://www.buergerwelle.de/assets/files/pseudo_iron_deficiency.htm?cultureKey=&q=pdf/pseudo_iron_deficiency.htm

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  Electromagnetic theory was articulated by James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) in a set of four equations:  “Maxwell’s equations describe how electric charges and electric currents act as sources for the electric and magnetic fields…  Of the four equations, two of them, Gauss’s law and Gauss’s law for magnetism, describe how the fields emanate from charges. (For the magnetic field there is no magnetic charge and therefore magnetic fields lines neither begin nor end anywhere.) The other two equations describe how the fields ‘circulate’ around their respective sources; the magnetic field ‘circulates’ around electric currents and time varying electric field in Ampère’s law with Maxwell’s correction, while the electric field ‘circulates’ around time varying magnetic fields in Faraday’s law.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxwell%27s_equations

“He put an end to speculation as to the nature of light with his discovery that it is a form of wave motion, by which electro-magnetic waves travel through a medium at a speed, which is determined by the electric and magnetic properties of that medium. This is still the basis for explanations of all the phenomena of light and accompanying optical properties. He was unable to test his theory, but follow-up developments by others have given the world all forms of radio communications, including broadcasting and television, radar and navigational aids, and more recently the applications of radio to the control of rockets and satellites.” http://www.glenlair.org.uk/who-was-james-clerk-maxwell

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   Dirty Electricity and SMART Meters with Dr. Samuel Milham [curriculum vitae http://sammilham.com/bio.shtm]

You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci5GGqEPecE

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  Mobile Phones

The INTERPHONE Study: In 1996, the British Radiological Protection Agency concluded a report that determined a positive asscociation between brain cancer and cell phone use. They proposed that an international study on cell phone hazards was needed and in 1999 the United Nations’ International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) stepped in to facilitate a large enterprise of data-collection. “Interphone was..initiated as an international set of case-control studies focusing on four types of tumours in tissues that most absorb RF energy emitted by mobile phones: tumours of the brain (glioma and meningioma), acoustic nerve (schwannoma) and parotid gland. The objective was to determine whether mobile phone use increases the risk of these tumours and, specifically, whether RF energy emitted by mobile phones is carcinogenic…”  http://interphone.iarc.fr/UICC_Report_Final_03102011.pdf;   “The INTERPHONE study was carried out from 2000 to 2004 in 13 countries… In May, 2010, the Interphone Study Group published the results of their evaluation…” http://www.helium.com/items/1836034-interphone-study-results . The Study, which cites 10 years observation of 14,000 study participants (6,420 tumor patients and 7,658 controls) over the age of 30, was unable to establish any definitive causal links between EMF phone-use and cancer, however it did produce recommendations of caution and restricted use for children. The United States did not participate. In August of 2010, 2 months after the wide publication of INTERPHONE’s results and recommendations, the US DoD launched the first of its new set of Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellites for “global..information dominance.”
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Devra Davis, stumping for the US Public Health establishment, has called for “massive monitoring and measurement” in a bid for major cellphone radiation studies done in the US. Here, she presents a body of biological data on the dangers of mobile phones: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNNSztN7wJc&feature=player_embedded . According to Davis, “We are, in fact, conducting an experiment on all of you… we have information here that suggests we have a big problem… The location of [cell] towers is a very challenging issue. Towers in Austria..are about a thousand times less [EMF emitting] than ours… we need a massive program of monitoring and measurement [minute 52]… The 1996 Telecommunications Act specifically prohibits any locality from objecting to the location of a tower on health concerns. And that was passed during my administration because we didn’t know any better. I had no idea… there were health issues. Now we understand that there are. [minute 53]… The country that is doing the best job on this is Israel, whatever you may think about Israel today, they understand radar, they understand microwaves, and they understand cell phones… [minute 55]”
[headline, 2008] “Cell phone-cancer link found by Tel Aviv University Scientist” — “Sadetzki predicts that, over time, the greatest effects will be found in heavy users and children…” http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-02/afot-cpl021408.php
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Brain cancers related to RF and cellphone use form particularly in glial tissue: “Long believed to merely glue the brain together (GLIA, the Greek word for Glue), recent research suggests that glial cells are of fundamental importance in normal brain development and essential for normal functioning to the nervous system. Their roles range from the mundane to the highly sophisticated and unexpected. For example, glial cells regulate the tone of cerebral blood vessels, thereby influencing nutrient and oxygen supply to the brain and spinal cord. Radial glial cells guide the orderly migration of immature neurons in the embryonic brain. Oligodendroglial cells and Schwann cells (peripheral glia) produce the isolating lipid rich myelin sheet that covers neuronal processes to permit rapid propagation of an electrical signal. Astroglial cells (Astrocytes) closely encapsulate synapses, the sites where nerve cells communicate through the release of neurochemicals, which are then taken up by astrocytes.” http://www.uab.edu/medicine/glia/about
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    Baby iPhone toys     by Fisher Price
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Radio Wave Gene Manipulation
May, 2012
“Some laboratory mice were given specially engineered insulin-producing genes. These genes were then remotely activated using radio waves. This could mean a whole new field of medical proceedures in which we turn genes on and off at will. This breakthrough is the work of geneticists at New York’s Rockefeller University… Admittedly..the researchers did first have to inject some nanoparticles onto the mice’s cells in order to affect their genes…
   “The radio waves are ideal for this sort of remote manipulation because they can pass through thick layers of tissue, and they can be easily focused…
Even better, the researchers have already developed a way to achieve similar, albeit weaker, results without having to inject nanoparticles at all. They have developed cells that can grow their own required nanoparticles… However, as Nature explains, this would still require growing tumors inside humans to actually get these cell cultures in place, which means the treatment isn’t yet ethically permissible in humans.”  http://io9.com/5908065/scientists-switch-mouses-genes-off-and-on-with-radio-waves?tag=genetics
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