New markers for Electro-sensitivity
Two new types of markers for electro-sensitivity have been recorded in the last few months. They add significantly to the existing battery of tests developed in the last three years for diagnosing pathological aspects of electro-sensitivity, such as heart rate variability, microcirculation, active electrical skin potentials, blood stress proteins, urinary melatonin, lymphocyte chemical sensitivity, mast skin cell degranulation, blood cell changes, spontaneous hand movements, etc
Alpha amylase and cortisol in saliva
A new non-invasive test for radio-frequency–EMF sensitivity has been developed using stress biomarkers in saliva after exposure to very low levels of RF radiation from a mobile phone transmitter. These biomarkers, alpha amylase and cortisol, are also associated with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other stress-related disorders.
The study (Augner C et al., 2010) Biomed Environ Sci. 23(3): 199-207) used 900 Mhz GSM in five 50-minute exposure sessions at 3 power densities:
high: 2126.8 microW/m2 (0.9 V/m), lower than Russian standards;
medium: 153.6 microW/ m2 (0.3 V/m), close to WiFi transmitter signals;
low: 5.2 microW/ m2 (0.04 V/m),
typical of many rural/surburban areas without smart meters or WiFi near, but still having good cell phone receptions. The participants responded to all 3 exposure conditions in 2 of the biomarkers, alpha amylase and cortisol, but not IgA.
Next-up reported on 29th August that Philippe, suffering from EHS, lived in a French EMF-free refuge during the winter of 2009-10. His medical condition was tracked by the Association de Recherche Thérapeutique Anti- Cancéreuse (ARTAC), an independent group of doctors and researchers based in Paris, specialising in the biological, therapeutic and clinical study of cancer, including EHS. A group headed by Professor Dominique Belpomme is studying a considerable number of EHS. (An update on their work, “État des lieux des recherches de l’ARTAC sur les EMS et l’EHS”, was published on 18 December 2009.)
Philippe underwent various medical examinations before his stay in the forest, including an encephaloscan at the Centre d’Exploration de la Fonction Cérébrale run by Dr Ph Lebar in Paris.
At present an encephaloscan is the best diagnostic marker of symptoms in the brains of people who are EHS, providing scientific proof of the EHS condition.
The scan gives an image of the arterial irrigation of the two hemispheres of the brain. The results are analysed by comparison with standard variations. Columns can be shown diagrammatically to represent zones with adequate circulation in red and orange, and zones with inadequate circulation in yellow and blue.
Diagram 1 represents
an encephaloscan before Philippe’s arrival in the Forêt de Saoû. The circulation levels in several areas of both hemispheres are seriously affected.
(See inside back cover for colour version)
Diagram 2 represents an encephaloscan after Philippe had lived for three months in the Forêt de Saoû, an area with very low artificial radiation. The circulation levels in both hemispheres of the brain are significantly improved. Philippe was no longer in a weakened state.
(see inside back cover)
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Mums-to-be: protect your baby
A new garment to protect the unborn baby from EM radiation is available from www.mummywraps.com. This New Zealand company offers free shipping to anywhere in the world.
These types of maternity dresses and wraps, apparently long common in China, have been given a boost following recent research showing behavioural effects on children from mothers’ exposure to mobile phone radiation in pregnancy.
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Research suggests neurobehavioral symptoms and cancer increase in populations near mobile phone base stations – 09/10
Human populations are increasingly exposed to microwave/radiofrequency (RF) emissions from wireless communication technology, including mobile phones and their base stations.
By searching PubMed, we identified a total of 10 epidemiological studies that assessed for putative health effects of mobile phone base stations. Seven of these studies explored the association between base station proximity and neurobehavioral effects and three investigated cancer.
We found that eight of the 10 studies reported increased prevalence of adverse neurobehavioral symptoms or cancer in populations living at distances < 500 meters from base stations.
None of the studies reported exposure above accepted international guidelines, suggesting that current guidelines may be inadequate in protecting the health of human populations.
We believe that comprehensive epidemiological studies of longterm mobile phone base station exposure are urgently required to more definitively understand its health impact.
Epidemiological Evidence for a Health Risk from Mobile Phone Base Stations Vini G. Khurana, Lennart Hardell, Joris Everaert, Alicja Bortkiewicz, Michael Carlberg, Mikko Ahonen
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, Vol 16, No 3 (2010)
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