|Betreff: Headaches in Sweden, films & recent stuff collected together.|
|Von: Iris Atzmon
|Datum: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 18:19:03 +0200|
Go to www.scram.uk.com for new information on the front page which also includes approx 5 minutes of a film produced by students for the University of Central England (UCE), it takes time to download but is worth viewing. If anyone wants a CD showing the full version, please send a stamped addressed padded envelope including a small donation to SCRAM to cover the cost of a DVD copy. You will find the address for scram on the contact page of the website.
I would like to thank the students from UCE for producing an excellent film.
Also take a look at the following short film link from our friends in Canada.
There is a
full version of the 8 minute film from the students of the
University of Central England (UCE) now available on the scram website.
Eileen O'Connor, founder of SCRAM and trustee EM Radiation Research Trust,
Lynn Insley, SCRAM Vice Chair and founder of SCRAM
Andrew Mitchell Conservative MP for Sutton Coldfield and Shadow Overseas
Dr Rob Pocock Labour Party candidate for Sutton Coldfield
Grab yourself a cuppa and take a tea break while you watch the movie.
Thanks once again for the tremendous feed back from people who have already
viewed the preview film and thanks to the UCE students for making an
Also take a look at the enclosed information which is worth a read
The Largest Biological
by Arthur Firstenberg
From Martin Weatherall:
----- Original Message -----From: Magda HavasSent: Friday, January 06, 2006 12:18 PMSubject: Children's HealthDr. McKeown
I recently read your September 2005 report on the Environmental Threats to Children, which is a very good document for the public. However, I was disappointed to see that electromagnetic fields and radio frequency radiation were not mentioned in this document. This is a serious oversight since we are now exposing children to more electromagnetic energy in the form of cell phones, computers, video games, television, and radio frequency guided toys (air planes, cars).
1. Radio Frequency Radiation: The Stewart Report in the UK a few years ago recommended that children not use cell phones except for critical calls. Several studies report increased incidents of brain tumors among adults who have used a cell phone for greater than 10 years. These tumors occur on the same side of the head that they use to talk on their cell phone. Children are much more vulnerable since they have a thinner skull, a small head size so the RF penetrates more deeply into the brain, and they are growing more rapidly. Brain tumors in Australia are increasing rapidly especially among children. People who live near antennas are reporting various symptoms that have now been classified as "Electrical Hypersensitivity" (EHS). The symptoms for EHS are similar to what was report as "Radio Wave Sickness" among radar workers after the Second World War.
Symptoms of radio wave sickness (Firstenberg 2001)
Neurological : headaches, dizziness, nausea, difficulty concentrating, memory loss, irritability, depression, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, weakness, tremors, muscle spasms, numbness, tingling, altered reflexes, muscle and joint paint, leg/foot pain, "Flu-like" symptoms, fever. More severe reactions can include seizures, paralysis, psychosis and stroke.
Cardiac : palpitations, arrhythmias, pain or pressure in the chest, low or high blood pressure, slow or fast heart rate, shortness of breath.
Respiratory : sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma.
Dermatological: skin rash, itching, burning, facial flushing.
Ophthalmologic : pain or burning in the eyes, pressure in/behind the eyes, deteriorating vision, floaters, cataracts.
Others : digestive problems; abdominal pain; enlarged thyroid, testicular/ovarian pain; dryness of lips, tongue, mouth, eyes; great thirst; dehydration; nosebleeds; internal bleeding; altered sugar metabolism; immune abnormalities; redistribution of metals within the body; hair loss; pain in the teeth; deteriorating fillings; impaired sense of smell; ringing in the ears.
2. Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields: Studies show an increased risk for children developing leukemia when they are exposed to magnetic fields above 2-4 mG. Because of these studies ELF EMF are classified as "potential carcinogens" by various international agencies. There is evidence of a dose-response relationship and night-time exposure seems to be the most critical. I've attached a document that reviews these studies in more detail.
3. Dirty Electricity: Because of computers and other electronic equipment we have more high frequency transients and harmonics on our electrical wiring resulting in poor power quality. This poor power quality has been a problem for industry for decades and they often install large capacitors to clean the electricity before they use it. People are also reacting to poor power quality. When capacitors are used to clean up a home or school environment the occupant's health improves in a variety of ways. Diabetics and people with MS also respond to poor power quality or dirty electricity. Their symptoms become more severe when they are living or working in an environment with dirty electricity.
I am attaching some research that I've conducted in this area. Ronald MacFarlane at Toronto Public Health is familiar with this research if you would like to discuss it with him.
Dr. McKeown, this is such a serious concern not only for children but also for adults. Our Health Authorities are in an ideal position to inform the public and to help individuals minimize their exposure (just as they were for lead by removing it from paint etc.). Individuals (www.stop-emf.ca) are fighting the placement of transmission lines in their communities (York region for example) and many don't want to live near cell phone towers that are sprouting like mushrooms. Teachers and parents are trying to keep these antennas away from schools and they are being silenced by the School Board. Dr. Sheela Basrur was concerned about cell phone antennas when she was the MOE for Toronto and she organized a public meeting to discuss this serious issue. I was one of the speakers she invited to that meeting. Her staff also proposed a lowering of the federal guideline to truly protect public health. That proposal has to be brought back to the table for further discussion and implementation.
I would be willing to discuss these issues with you and your staff if you are interested.
-magda havas ____________________________________________________
Dr. Magda Havas, B.Sc., Ph.D.
Environmental and Resource Studies Program, Trent University
Peterborough, ON K9J 7B8, CANADA
phone: 705-748-1011 x1232