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WI-FI Merits Serious Health Concerns & Study

According to numerous studies, leukemia and brain cancers in adults and children, degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, breast cancer in women and men, immune disruptions (allergies, abnormal inflammation, decreased resistance to infections and cancer), and miscarriage are all significantly increased with exposure to the low-frequency and high-frequency radiation associated with wireless technology.
Graph Of Microwave Increase Over Last Few Years
Graph Of Microwave Increase Over Last Few Years
Wi-Fi health, environmental concerns merit study
Dr. Leah Morton
Posted: Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 4/11/10

Wi-Fi health, environmental concerns merit study
After a number of my patients related their health problems to exposure to cell phones, Wi-Fi, and microwave antennas, I read the scientific literature on the subject. What I learned has implications for all of us:

According to numerous studies, leukemia and brain cancers in adults and children, degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, breast cancer in women and men, immune disruptions (allergies, abnormal inflammation, decreased resistance to infections and cancer), and miscarriage are all significantly increased with exposure to the low-frequency and high-frequency radiation associated with wireless technology.

Diabetics who are exposed to cell phones and antennas require higher doses of insulin to control their blood sugar. The symptoms of people with multiple sclerosis worsen.

Insomnia, headaches, tremors, impaired memory and inability to concentrate are all commonly experienced with exposure to wireless devices and antennas. The frequency and intensity of symptoms depends on one's distance from antennas and one's frequency of use.

The children of women who use cell phones during pregnancy show drastically increased behavioral problems by the time they reach school age.

Numerous studies show that exposure to radiation from cell phones, Wi-Fi and antennas creates a stress response that damages people, animals, plants and bacteria.

I urge physicians to review the August 2009 edition of Pathophysiology (This issue is entirely devoted to the question of the safety of these new technologies) and ask their patients about their use of wireless devices and their proximity to cell towers. I encourage every patient/citizen who cares about their health to drastically reduce their exposure to microwave radiation. Go back to a land line. Get a corded phone and a cabled Internet access. Turn off all sources of electromagnetic frequencies in your home while you sleep.

New research shows that safety standards based on thermo (heat) effects are obsolete. We can no longer say, "If it doesn't cook you, it will not harm you."

Many people are not aware that the Telecommunications Act, a federal law passed by the U.S. Congress in 1996, prohibits municipalities from regulating wireless technology on the basis of health or environment.

As a physician, this alarms me. I believe health and environmental effects are the main issues for us to consider when we evaluate new technologies.

I ask Mayor David Coss and our city councilors to learn about the hazards of wireless devices and the antennas that serve them, to inform the public about these hazards, and to enact a temporary moratorium on new antennas while we create a telecommunications ordinance that truly allows us to maintain local oversight of the telecommunication industry.

I hope every resident of Santa Fe will attend upcoming town-hall meetings on the issue so we can educate ourselves about crucial telecom issues. We can still join with each other as an informed community.

Leah Morton, M.D., has practiced family medicine since 1979 and in Santa Fe since 1989.

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which studies? 11.Apr.2010 22:55

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I'm open to the conclusions but what I've read in the scientific literature is a mixed bag. Could you list any experimental studies showing these results?

Please cite the numerous studies 11.Apr.2010 23:07

someone

Please cite the numerous studies you refer to. I'm unaware of any peer reviewed studies that agree with your statements.

Could you please explain how the radio signals from these devices are more harmful then AM/FM radio which is below theses devices in the spectrum or visible light which is above these devices in the spectrum.

pulsed signals 11.Apr.2010 23:26

jailbush

they are not radio signals, they are pulsed radio frequency radiation that affect cells because they are pulsed. also, radio "signals" are not harmless. people living in close proximity to radio and television antennas are in danger. There are many websites that can be found, many peer reviewed papers, etc. Check the Bioinitiative Report from Benveneto Italy 2007 for summaries of many international studies. we don't hear about these in the U.S. because we have no press.

Is It Child Abuse?? 11.Apr.2010 23:32

jailbush

jailbush link

 http://www.powerwatch.org.uk/rf/wifi.asp there is some material to peruse. while there has not been as much research on wi fi as there has on cell phones and towers, wi fi is basically the same frequency at a lower dose. These high frequencies have been found to break DNA which is the precurser to cancer. This work has been confirmed by Dr. Henry Lai from the University of Washington. There are many links on my website: www.wirelesswatchblog.com that will provide much information. Check the ICEMS website for summaries of the actual studies. Portland Public Schools have all installed wi fi so our kids are being irradiated for 6 hours each day. Dr. George Carlo, one of the pioneers in research, asks whether there are legal issues around the involuntary exposure to what has been called by WHO a "potential class B carcinogen." He considers it "assault and battery" of our children. That makes the PPS and those responsible for the mindless and unnecessary installation of wi fi Child Abusers !! In Europe they are removing wi fi from schools.

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