What Are The Differences Between Meat, Soy, Whey, Dairy, Hemp and Other Proteins?
There's so much hype around getting enough protein that few of us stop and think about what type of protein we're ingesting and the differences that exist between different proteins. What's the difference between animal and vegetable protein? Which has more usable protein? Which is more efficient or healthier and does it matter?
How To Grow Organic Apples Without Any Kind of Spray or Pesticide
Apples may seem like the last bastion of pesticide-dependent gardening. In many commercial orchards, apples are sprayed 10 to 20 times per year. It's not hard to find organic home gardeners who still believe it's nearly impossible to grow good fruit without pesticides. Furthermore, most people probably expect organic fruit to come with a few spots or chew marks. I used to rely on insect traps and biological sprays, and I would still have fruit that was covered with disease and infested with worms. Then I found a way to grow pristine apples without using any kind of spray.
Can The Simple Act of Remembering Change The Way We Think?
Can the simple act of recognizing a face as you walk down the street change the way we think? Or can taking the time to notice something new on our way to work change what we remember about that walk? In a new study published in the journal Science, New York University researchers show that remembering something old or noticing something new can bias how you process subsequent information.
Two Apples a Day More Effective At Reducing Heart Disease Than Statin Medications
More evidence continues to surface supporting the superior effectiveness of nature's foods over medication in preventing disease. New research shows that just two apples a day could help protect women against heart disease lowering blood fat levels by almost 25 percent, a claim unattainable by cardiovascular prescription medications.
Scientists Measuring Decades-Old Amniotic Fluid Found Toxins In Almost Every Sample
Scientists measuring decades-old amniotic fluid found three common contaminants in almost every sample. This study is an example of what people who are adults or teens today may have been exposed to in the womb. The results provide some of the best evidence to date of fetal exposures to phthalates and PFOS.
Lucid Awareness Gives Incredible Insight Into Human Consciousness
Identifying the areas of the brain that help us to perceive our world in a self-reflective manner is difficult to measure. During wakefulness, we are always conscious of ourselves. In sleep, however, we are not. But there are people, known as lucid dreamers, who can become aware of dreaming during sleep. These dreamers are giving insight into the neural basis of human consciousness.
Man Cures Eye Infection With Honey After Medicated Eye Drops Failed
A man who spent eight years searching for a cure for a chronic eye condition was amazed when he finally found the remedy in a jar of honey which surpassed any attempts at healing with prescription medication.
How Fast Does Cancer Grow?
Over the years, I've found that many people don't seem to realize that the vast majority of malignancies aren't palpable and don't create symptoms for several years, and sometimes decades. This is a critical point to understand, as our choices today are unmistakeably what determine our risk for cancer and most chronic diseases in the years ahead - even thirty, forty, fifty years ahead.
Increasing The Nutritional IQ of Children Will Decrease Illness and Obesity Rates
Since schools do not properly teach children about nutrition and natural living, the next generation of competent and informed health seekers will need the help of their parents and their families to increase their nutritional IQ and effectively decrease illness, obesity and early death.
Blocking Sunlight Stops Critical Proteins Which Prevent Heart Attacks
It's that time of year when the media loves to terrify the public about how dangerous the sun is. The evidence for the health benefits of sunlight and vitamin D are overwhelming, yet all I can do is shake my head in disbelief as I see people massage the sunscreen on themselves and their children as if it's some magical protection against a foreign invader. There's nothing foreign or invasive about our sun, in fact researchers are now identifying how blocking its rays may actually increase the risk of heart attacks and dying.
Roofers and Construction Workers Have Higher Cancer Risk Due To Exposure To PAH
Roofers and road construction workers who use hot asphalt are exposed to high levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published this week in the British Medical Journal Open shows that roofers have higher PAH blood-levels after a shift than before and that these high levels of PAHs are linked with increased rates of DNA damage, and potentially with higher cancer risk.
Can Flatulence (Farting) Help Cure High Blood Pressure?
Just the title may make you giggle, but farting could help treat patients with high blood pressure, according to a new research.
July 20, 2012
Millions of pounds of herbicides are applied to crops around the nation each year. In one single year, 2006, 96.7 million pounds of glyphosate was sprayed on soybeans alone; this is a 20-fold increase from the 4.9 million pounds in 1994, the year before Monsanto’s Roundup Ready seeds were introduced.
Well, now, biotechnology giant and creator of pesticides and herbicides, Dow AgroSciences is bringing forth brand new GMO soybeans and GMO corn to the market that will ultimately cause more herbicides than ever to be sprayed across the nation. What’s more, the USDA is all over the idea.
2,4-D Herbicide and Super GMO Crops
COLORADO MASSACRE LINKED TO HISTORIC BANK FRAUD
A highly disturbing Ministry of Finance report on the largest bank fraud in history that is circulating in the Kremlin today warns that it is “within the realm of possibility” that the shocking movie massacre in Colorado this past week is but another“integral part” in the deliberate plan put in place by Western banking elites and their allies to collapse the global economy.
The massacre cited in this report is being referred to as the “2012 Aurora Shooting” wherein suspect James Holmes[photo 2nd left] is purported to have opened fire during the playing of a movie killing 12 and injuring 58 in one of the worst mass shootings in recent US history.
Interestingly, this report notes, James Holmes is extremely intelligent, a gifted scientist and grew up in an affluent neighborhood; an eerie similarity he shares with other noted American killers of the past 3 decades including Andrew Cunanan, John Gardner, John Hinckley, Timothy McVeigh, Ted Kaczynski, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.
Most important to note about James Holmes, however, this report says, is that his father, Robert Holmes, was said to have been scheduled to testify within the next few weeks before a US Senate panel on the largest bank fraud scandal in world history that is currently unfolding and threatens to destabilize and destroy the Western banking system.
Robert Holmes, whose “blueblood” family links go back to the Mayflower, is known throughout the global banking community as being the creator of one of the most sophisticated computer algorithms ever developed and is credited with developing predictive models for financial services; credit and fraud risk models, first and third party application fraud models and internet/online banking fraud models.
Educated at the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University, Robert Holmes is currently the senior lead scientist with the American credit score company FICO, which was formally known as Fair, Isaac and Company, and which every American citizen is beholden to should they need to borrow money.
The massive banking crime being investigated by the US Senate is called the LIBOR Scandal where UK banks fixed theLondon Interbank Borrowing Rate with the complicity of the Bank of England, the US Federal Reserve (which knew about this crime for 4 years and didn’t report it) and many other major Western banks.
Not known to the majority of those affected by this LIBOR rate scandal (which is everyone in the world) is that its historically low setting of interests rates since the beginning of the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2012 has done more to destroy the life savings, stock investments and retirements of Americas middle class than any other single event in their entire history.
Even worse, according to this report, Holmes recently completed his work on what is called one of the most sophisticated computer algorithms ever developed that not only uncovered the true intent of this massive fraud, but is, also, able to trace the Trillions of Dollars “lost” to the exact bank accounts of the elite classes who have stolen it.
Ministry intelligence officials note in this report that it is “no coincidence” that this Colorado massacre occurred within minutes of London’s Guardian News Service releasing their shocking report this past Saturday (21 July) titled “Wealth Doesn't trickle Down – It Just Floods Offshore, Research Reveals” as Robert Holmes algorithms were said used to discover this massive fraud scheme.
Equally curious to note about this massacre is that the American intelligence website TheIntelHub.Com in their 23 July article titled “Hallmarks of a False Flag: Colorado University Held Identical Drill on Same Day as Aurora Theater Mass Shooting, Mind Control, and Multiple Suspects” states that just mere hours before this shocking crime was committed the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine was holding an identical drill that simulated a shooter in a movie theater.
The popular InfoWars.Com website further notes that “false flag” events such as the Colorado massacre are actively planned for by the US Army as noted in their training manual titled “Foreign Internal Defense Tactics Techniques and Procedures for Special Forces”.
Even though the true objective of this massacre was may never be known, it is more than interesting to note that some in the“mainstream” US media are not accepting the “official line,” such as Fox News reporter Ben Swann from their WXIX-FOX19 station out of Cincinnati, Ohio, who asks:
“Why did Holmes go to the expense and trouble of rigging his apartment with an array of deadly explosives and then immediately tell police about the bombs when he was arrested? If Holmes wanted to kill as many people as possible, why warn the cops ahead of time?
Given the fact that Holmes was a graduate student in neuroscience, where did he obtain the skills to create a maze of bombs so complex that it took the FBI two days to disarm them? According to experts, the intricacy of the bombs was reminiscent of war zones – how could Holmes have set all this up without help from an explosives expert?
Despite police claiming “every single indicator” tells them the shooting was a lone wolf attack, numerous witnesses have described accomplices. Initial police reports that suggested the involvement of two or more shooters were quickly buried and the lone wolf narrative aggressively pushed.
As Swann points out, eyewitnesses interviewed after the shooting such as Corbin Dates state that Holmes received a phone call from someone while he was inside the theater and responded by moving to the emergency exit, suggesting the call was an accomplice coordinating the attack.
Dates also said he saw Holmes by the exit door “signaling somebody or looking for somebody to come his way.
Another eyewitness added, “From what we saw he wasn’t alone – he had someone with him. Because the second can of tear gas didn’t come from his side.”
When It's Time For a Health Check-up, Avoiding Your Doctor Can Save Your Life
Today, more than ever, conventional medicine is one of the biggest threats to your health. You're nearly 300,000 times more likely to die from a preventable medical injury during a hospital stay. Pharmaceutical drugs are 62,000 times more likely to kill you than food supplements and 7,750 times more likely to kill you than herbal remedies. CT scans are a major cause of the breast cancer they are supposed to detect. No ifs, ands or buts about it, Doctors are a leading cause of death and if you want to a live longer life, you'll avoid them.
The Verdict Is In: Energy Expenditure Is Not The Problem, It's Our Food
Modern lifestyles are generally quite different from those of our hunter-gatherer ancestors, a fact that some claim as the cause of the current rise in global obesity, but new results published in the open access journal PLoS ONE find that there is no difference between the energy expenditure of modern hunter-gatherers and Westerners, casting doubt on this theory.
Have We All Gone Multigrain Crazy?
Multigrain snacks have proliferated throughout the food industry, but are these products really healthy as what their labels suggest?
Researchers Now Claim That Not Just A Sunburn, But Tanning Itself Causes Skin Cancer
We've been on the planet for at least hundreds of thousands of years, working and playing all while taking in the sun's rays. However, according to new research, not only are sunburns contributing to cancer, but tanning is also now a culprit. That's right--if you happen to get a nice tan at the beach, melanoma may be creeping around the corner. At least that's the claim by a group of researchers who have published their findings in the journal Nature Communications.
Are Ticks Being Genetically Engineered To Make People Allergic To Meat?
It's no secret that there's a global plan to try to get people off of meat. Vegetarians and vegans have been pushing the trend for decades now and in terms of health, it would likely have a positive impact on western populations. However, shouldn't we have the choice? Shouldn't this come from within and be a desire for the love and care of animals rather than some dictatorial control mechanism by the scientific elite? Genetically engineered ticks may be causing severe, life-threatening allergic reactions to meat that may soon start to spread throughout the entire world.
Raisins As Effective As Popular Sport Chews To Boost Your Workout
According to a new research, you can now replace your dose of sports chews with the good old raisin as it provides the same workout boost without the extra preservatives or chemicals.
Many Who Perform Poorly on Individual Tasks Excel in Team Environments
What our society judges as inferior performers of a particular task simply fail to properly assess their strengths. That's one of the reasons our templated educational system is so flawed for children with so many talents. It's also the reason many people are inspired by team environments in the work place with empowering leaders rather than demanding bosses.
15,000 Chemical Compounds Identified In Biodiverse Algae
From omega-3, to protein, vitamins, and antioxidants -- algae has big potential as an industrial source of high value functional ingredients for food production. But with less than 10% of the world's algae species properly characterized, we are only beginning to realize the full potential of this amazing seaweed.
Research Suggests High Antioxidant Intake Cuts Cancer Risk
Increasing dietary intake of the antioxidant vitamins C, E, and selenium could help cut the risk of developing pancreatic cancer by up to two thirds, suggests research published online in the journal Gut.
Why Did the Wall Street Journal Bury the Merck Fraud Story?
WATCH OUT, AFRICA! MELINDA'S COMING FOR YOU!
(thanks Stev for the reminder to forward this)
WATCH OUT, AFRICA! MELINDA'S COMING FOR YOU!
By Jon Rappoport
Melinda Gates has just unrolled her new program to reduce population in Africa and South Asia. Speaking at the Family Planning Summit in London, the other half of the Gates-Messiah operation pledged to bring contraception to millions of women and girls in the Third World.
Flying under the radar, however, is the partnership between The Gates Foundation and drug giant, Pfizer, and therein lies the dirty little secret.
The method of choice to prevent births? Injectable Depo-Provera, long known as a highly dangerous drug. It actually carries a black-box warning on its label, stating that severe bone loss is a consequence of its use. It also thins the vaginal lining, and research is ongoing to investigate the possibility that it increases the risk of breast cancer.
Here is the relevant black-box quote: "Women who use Depro-Provera Contraceptive Injection may lose significant bone mineral density. Bone loss is greater with increased duration of use and may not be completely reversible."
Change.org and several other groups are petitioning the US Congress to cut all federal funding for Depo-Provera.
Despite cheerful PR about education of women on the benefits of contraception, and the need for informed consent, these programs have a way of turning into something else out in the field, where the needle meets the body.
Depo-Provera also happens to be a drug of choice for the "chemical castration" of male sex offenders. That fact testifies to its powerful impact on the body.
Nobody at the London Family Planning Summit was talking about Depo-Provera and its severe effects. The conference sponsors, the UN Population Fund, the USAID, and The Gates Foundation, are far more interested in population control.
If millions of girls and women in Africa and South Asia are crippled by the Depo-Provera injections, well, that's just collateral damage. Several years from now, we'll no doubt see studies claiming an unexplained epidemic of osteoporosis in the Third World, which will lead to the application of some other highly toxic drug as the treatment of choice.
Pfizer, the maker of Depo-Provera, happens to make such a drug: Fablyn (Lasofoxifene). So far, the FDA has withheld approval, but the EU gave it the green light in 2009. Fablyn has a serious problem. It causes blood clots in veins, which can be life-threatening.
Watch out, Africa. Melinda's coming with Pfizer. You should ask her why she doesn't supply money to clean up contaminated water supplies, install rudimentary sanitation, provide real nutrition, and help restore stolen fertile land to local farmers.
But you see, those actions aren't in line with the elite agenda. They make things better. The agenda is dedicated to Worse.
New Research Casts Doubt on Pasteurization Techniques For Milk
Pastuerized milk is perhaps one of the most nutritionally deficient beverages misappropriately labeled as a "perfect food." Our public health officials even issue advisory warnings to ensure that those with weakened immune systems only consume pasteurized foods. The truth about pasteurization is that it denatures milk. It alters its chemical structure, makes fats rancid, destroys nutrients and ultimately results in the formation of free radicals in the body. New research conducted by the Milk Quality Improvement Program at Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have identified the predominant spore-forming bacteria in milk and are casting doubt on current pasteurization techniques.
Pseudo Science vs. Natural Remedy: What Are The Myths You Follow That Keep On Making You Sick
Have you ever reached for an over the counter medication, only to put it down and pick up a natural remedy instead? Nature offers people numerous ways to ease injuries and illnesses. Yet some pseudo-science medical myths can actually confuse the benefits of natural remedies and turn you feeling worse rather than better in no time.
Pre-Season Fitness Makes No Difference To Risk of Injury
But the type of sport played and gender did, according to a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Technology. This study into varsity athletics found that women had a shorter time to injury than men and that certain sports, such as volleyball, also had a significantly shorter time to injury than others, such as hockey or basketball.
Less Salt Is Not Only Bad For Your Health, It Can Increase Your Risk of Death
The need to reduce the amount of salt in our diets has been one of the most persistent, yet misguided public health messages from the past two decades. We've all been told that reducing our consumption of salt will reduce disease and save thousands of lives per year. However, as usual, public health advice is once again the last advice you should follow.
High Doses of Vitamin D Needed For Elimination of Low Vitamin D Levels in African Americans
Over 90% of African Americans may have vitamin D deficiency, and daily doses of 4,000IU or more may be needed to eliminate deficiency, says a new study from the Medical University of South Carolina.
Contrary To Popular Belief, Men and Women Have The Same Sexual Fantasies
A study conducted at the University of Granada have demonstrated that there are not significant differences between men's and women’s sexual fantasies. The fact is that both sexes have intimate and romantic sexual fantasies involving their partner or loved one.
Don't Crash and Burn After Your Flight: Nutritional Carry-On Items Are The Key
When you're flying, your carry-on bag is your home away from home and holds all of your essentials, from sleep masks to books that will hold your attention during your trip. For a pleasant flight, fill your bag with items that are relaxing, entertaining and even immunity-boosting. You’ll have everything you need to sit back, relax and enjoy your flight.
Bananas Are As Effective As Gatorade For Athletes Study Finds
Can the modest banana provide the same or more health benefits during heavy exercise than high-tech sports drinks? A new US study has found that bananas were as least as effective as PepsiCo sports drink Gatorade in providing nutritional support to trained cyclists during prolonged and intensive exercise.
A Healthy Protein Rich Salad
Looking for a light but filling summer salad while doing our full body cleanse program? Look no further than this colourful medley of antioxidant and protein-rich plant foods.
12 Foods You Can Regrow From Scraps
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Media Blames Multivitamins For Schizophrenic Man's Psychosis and Murder of Father
Regardless of the absurdity of the claim, the mainstream media will stop at nothing to demonize vitamins. The CBC reported on a news segment which attempts to place the blame on multivitamins for a schizophrenic man's murder of his father. Adding further insult to injury, the report remarkably highlights the fact that the man's lack of anti-psychotic medications are the cause for the violence.
Statistics Show Mammography Does Not Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths
Breast cancer mortality statistics in Sweden are consistent with studies that have reported that screening has no impact on breast cancer deaths among women aged 40-69, according to a study published yesterday in the Journal of The National Cancer Institute.
Vaccines Are Causing Mutations That May Jeopardize The Health of Future Generations
Vaccines are causing an unprecedented number of mutations creating superbugs and potent viruses and bacteria that may eventually threaten future generations and humanity itself. Evidence continues to mount from the scientific community who now admit that certain vaccines are in-fact causing both viral and bacterial mutations. Ironically, the same researchers assert that "better" vaccines are needed to offset the rise in persistent mutations.
The Closer You Live To The Sea, The Healthier You Are, But That May Soon Change
A new study from the European Centre for Environment & Human Health has confirmed previous findings that people living near the coast tend to have better health than those living inland. Researchers point to some obvious reasons for this benefit, but other experts now claim that living less than 50km from the coast could be a detriment in the future.
How To Brew 9 Different Types of Tea To Maximize Health Benefits
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The Cyclic Effects of Being Dumbed Down
Reality television is a genre of television we're all familiar with by now. It's a type of programming that presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and usually features ordinary people instead of professional actors, sometimes in a contest or other situation where a prize is awarded. It appears that for the most part the more dumbed down and situationally unaware the individual characters are on these TV shows the more honour, prestige and popularity they maintain amongst viewers.
New Research Says Do At Least These 3 Things If You Want To Lose Weight
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Volunteering Can Actually Give You The Sense of More Free Time
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Study Confirms Cardioprotective Effect of Chia Seeds
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Vaccines Are Recombining To Produce Lethal Viruses
Three vaccines used to prevent respiratory disease in chickens have swapped genes, producing two lethal new strains that have killed tens of thousands of fowl across two states in Australia, scientists reported.
Are You More Likely To Gain Weight If You Have Friends Heavier Than You Are?
It may not be a reason to shed your larger friends, but if you want to get slim, a new study suggests you should at least be aware that your friends may have a big influence on your weight.
I haven't had any response from you about this health-critical issue, despite the unquestionably sound research now issuing from scientists around the globe who warn stridently about the physical dangers of Smart Meters and other EMF- producing appliances.
I ask that you read the appended article with all seriousness; the list of signatories below it is one that Council would have great difficulty dismissing, were they to present a deputation, nor should they be ignored in this context. Toronto City Council, by allowing Smart Meter technology to be installed across Metro for hydro, as well as for the "mandated" water meters, is perpetrating a health assault on Torontonians, especially the city's children, who are most at risk.
This is inexcusable. No City Council has the mandate to harm its population, nor to ignore emerging health risks caused by its decisions. Yet neither you, with supplied information, nor other councillors, who I am sure are being informed by some of their more aware constituents, have stepped forward to question the wisdom of using EMF technology by force, or by any other means.
Without any fanfare whatsoever, we are now faced with "Smart" water metering and gas metering and are being surrounded by what is toxic to all and deadly to many. I have told you I have suffered health effects from the smart meter installed about 10 feet from my bed, these including tinnitus, abnormal headache, and interrupted sleep patterns, all of which affect my productivity.
Meanwhile, the "mystery" of how massive panes of glass have fallen to city sidewalks, when it is known that EMF destroys metal infrastructure, remains unexposed, but downtown, for the sake of " modernity" and "convenience" has become an EMF jungle, and our aging infrastructure is taking a beating as EMF degrades things like manhold covers and metal fittings, all of which is proven science. Does Council presume that there is a money pit available to fix these damages? And who is responsible, the sellers of the technology? Or those who, despite their ignorance, purchase and deploy the tech to unsuspecting, innocent citizens?
My question to you is this: Is the City of Toronto prepared to pay the health costs and other fallout from the use of this technology, including the destruction of metal infrastructure? Is the City indemnified in any way from what could occur when, over time, more and more of the damages attributable to EMF become immediately observable in the population and infrastructure? To whom will the lawyers turn to seek recompense for their clients?
As I said, a serious read of this material and the reams upon reams of scientific proof is not only in order, but, in all conscience, required.
Some one of you has to speak for the health of the people of Toronto. If not you, then who? I remind that you too are subject to these health dangers, and you too will find out, over the coming years, just how much damage is being done to you while you sit in that building. Cellular damage can take years to develop, but will most certainly develop. How healthy do YOU want to be as a middle-aged or senior person? You may be too young to fear these effects at present, being able to jog and enjoy relatively good physical health, but your community is not all your age. Children are particularly at risk, as are seniors, for more immediate manifestations.
If you do not take up this issue for the community, surely you should investigate on your own behalf, or would you prefer to accept failing health as a consequence of your inaction? What about the health of your own family? Do you not care about them enough to press at least for the option to refuse EMF technology?
Many, many other towns and cities across North America are waking up and providing an opt-out for customers who are educated and want nothing to do with EMF. Why is Toronto Council sitting in stony silence, while its unaware citizenry is zapped 24-7 by harmful microwaves at their behest?
Please give this matter your urgent attention. If you need more information I can supply it upon request, and would be happy to meet with you or other councillors to discuss the issue. The present and future health of this city depends on Council's diligence and we, your electors, should expect nothing less.
National Health Federation of Canada
and Resident of Ward 29
Subject: Smart Meter Dangers: The Health Hazards of Wireless Electromagnetic Radiation Exposure
Smart Meter Dangers: The Health Hazards of Wireless Electromagnetic Radiation Exposure
The Latest from Dr. David O. Carpenter
by Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri
Global Research, July 13, 2012
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Over the past two years, there has been mounting medical and scientific evidence of the grave biological dangers to humans from so-called “Smart” Meters exposure that are being installed by the hundreds of thousands all over North America and Europe. Scientists have been documenting the EMF/RF exposure effects for decades. However, it is only in the last two years, with the constant wireless electromagnetic radiation exposure to these new meters, that other medical evidence (down to the cellular level) has been reported. In the US, there has never been a mandate to force these utility meters on millions of unsuspecting people. There has been no Precautionary Principle used, while corporate greed has abounded. Various utility companies have not told their customers of the dangers. What they told their customers about these new meters was that it would update the grid and help them control individual usage. Customers have not been told about the serious health problems that these RF pulsing meters cause. We have been given no informed consent to this dangerous but invisible exposure.
With broken and unethical global social mores, this is considered standard business practice: to deceive customers, while gaining enormous profits. As long as a “revolving-door” policy remains between corporations and [no longer] public agencies, citizens will not have their medically validated concerns ever addressed. The corporate bottom line, profit, is what counts –not our well-being and safety. Further, the synergistic effects of various wireless technologies combined with other environmental toxins to which we all are exposed daily have not been tested.
Over the past year, I have already personally seen the damage these dangerous meters have done to numerous people and several animals I know --all across the US. Although not generally reported by mainstream media, the serious impacts on peoples’ health are already evident. A short list includes: neurological impairment, ear pain and hearing problems, breathing dysfunctions, chest pains and heart ailments, burning skin, sleep disturbances, headaches, depression, vision troubles, blood pressure changes, sterility, autism, and neurodegenerative diseases. There are numerous reports of people who are completely incapacitated from EMF exposure. Several people I know are almost constantly debilitated and housebound, due to city-wide exposure to cell towers and Wi-Fi that has become ubiquitous. Most allopathic physicians are not trained in environmental medicine, and so often symptoms are mis-diagnosed.
On July 8, Global Research published Prof. Tracy’s important Smart Meter update, “Looming Health Crisis: Wireless Technology and the Toxification of America”:
Although Dr. David O. Carpenter notes below that the “evidence of the link between long-term cell phone use and brain cancer comes primarily from Northern Europe”, I know personally of two people who have died from glioma cancer. The glioma cancer originated behind the ear where the cell phone was held. This used to be a rare form of malignant brain cancer. It is now thought to be epidemic, but not reported by the media, as more than 6-billion cell phones are in use globally. Senator Ted Kennedy died of glioma cancer.
There is a very long history of “expendable” customers [we’re no longer called citizens or people], while multi-national corporations continue to make tremendous profits on dangerous drugs and technologies: toxic shock syndrome; Vioxx; thalidomide, HPV vaccines. This list is very long and well documented. For example, in September 2011, the Los Angeles Time reported “that [prescription] drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in US.” See: https://articles.latimes.com/2011/sep/17/local/la-me-drugs-epidemic-20110918
What is now termed Electro-Hypersensitivty (EHS), and is recognized in Sweden as a documented debilitating illness, can actually be called poisoning, as humans and all other living organisms are being damaged by these meters’ moment-to-moment RF pulsing rates. For more than 30 years, distinguished professor Olle Johansson, of the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, has been a highly visible and ardent advocate for those who have been harmed by this technology. His scientific research is ground-breaking. In Sweden, more than 248,000 people are ill from EHS. Most laws are completely outdated to address this crisis. In the US and Canada, many poisoned customers cannot op-out. Or, if this is available to them, customers are charged high op-out fees as well as monthly fees. It is a win-win situation financially for the various utility companies, while customers are being harmed daily. The corporate bottom line takes precedence over health and safety.
In a Canadian magazine, La maison du 21e siècle [the house of the 21st century], Dr. David O. Carpenter, a distinguished physician and former founding dean of the School of Public Health, State University, Albany (New York), has just published a letter called “Smart Meters: Correcting the Gross Misinformation.”(**) It is here reproduced in its entirety:
“We, the undersigned are a group of scientists and health professionals who together have coauthored hundreds of peer-reviewed studies.
We wish to correct some of the gross misinformation found in the letter regarding wireless “smart” meters that was published in the Montreal daily Le Devoir on May 24. Submitted by a group Quebec engineers, physicists and chemists, the letter in question reflects an obvious lack of understanding of the science behind the health impacts of the radiofrequency (RF)/microwave EMFs emitted by these meters.
The statement that “Thousands of studies, both epidemiological and experimental in humans, show no increase in cancer cases as a result of exposure to radio waves of low intensity…” is false(1).
In fact, only a few such studies — two dozen case-control studies of mobile phone use, certainly not thousands, have reported no elevations of cancer, and most were funded by the wireless industry. In addition, these reassuring studies contained significant experimental design flaws, mainly the fact that the populations followed were too small and were followed for a too short period of time.
Non industry-funded studies have clearly demonstrated a significant increase in cancer cases among individuals who have suffered from prolonged exposure to low-level microwaves, transmitted notably by radio antennas. The effects were best documented in meta-analyses that have been published and that include grouped results from several different studies: these analyses consistently showed an increased risk of brain cancer among regular users of a cell phone who have been exposed to microwaves for at least ten years.
Brain Cancer Rates
Furthermore, the argument that brain cancer rates do not indicate an overall increase in incidence is not evidence that cell phones are safe: the latency for brain cancer in adults after environmental exposure can be long, up to 20-30 years. Most North Americans haven’t used cell phones extensively for that long. The evidence of the link between long-term cell phone use and brain cancer comes primarily from Northern Europe, where cell phones have been commonly used since the 1990s.
Children are especially at risk. In May 2012, the U.K.’s Office of National Statistics reported a 50 percent increase in incidence of frontal and temporal lobe tumors in children between 1999 and 2009. This statistic is especially disturbing since in May 2011, after reviewing the published scientific literature regarding cancers affecting cell phone users, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified radiofrequency radiation as a 2B, possible human carcinogen. Despite the absence of scientific consensus, the evidence is sufficiently compelling for any cautious parent to want to reduce their loved one’s exposure to RF/microwave emissions as much as possible, as recommended by various countries such as Austria, Belgium, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom.
Public fears about wireless smart meters are well-founded. They are backed by various medical authorities such as the Public Health Departments of Santa Cruz County (California) and of Salzburg State (Austria). These authorities are worried about the growing number of citizens who say they have developed electrohypersensitivity (EHS), especially since for many of them, the symptoms developed after the installation of such meters (it takes some time for most people to link the two events).
Since the turn of the millennium, people are increasingly affected by ambient microwaves due to the growing popularity of wireless devices such as cell phones and Wi-Fi Internet. Therefore, the mass deployment of smart grids could expose large chunks of the general population to alarming risk scenarios without their consent. According to seven surveys done in six European countries between 2002 and 2004, about 10% of Europeans have become electrosensitive, and experts fear that percentage could reach 50% by 2017. The most famous person to publicly reveal her electrosensitivity is Gro Harlem Brundtland, formerly Prime Minister of Norway and retired Director of the World Health Organization (WHO).
While there is no consensus on the origins and mechanisms of EHS, many physicians and other specialists around the world have become aware that EHS symptoms (neurological dermatological, acoustical, etc.) seem to be triggered by exposure to EMF levels well below current international exposure limits, which are established solely on short-term thermal effects.(2) Organizations such as the Austrian Medical Association and the American Academy of Environmental Medicine have recognized that the ideal way to treat of EHS is to reduce EMF exposure.
Therefore, caution is warranted because the growing variety of RF/microwave emissions produced by many wireless devices such as smart meters have never been tested for their potential biological effects.
While the specific pathways to cancer are not fully understood, it is scientifically unacceptable to deny the weight of the evidence regarding the increase in cancer cases in humans that are exposed to high levels of RF/microwave radiation.
The statement that “there is no established mechanism by which a radio wave could induce an adverse effect on human tissue other than by heating” is incorrect, and reflects a lack of awareness and understanding of the scientific literature on the subject. In fact, more than a thousand studies done on low intensity, high frequency, non-ionizing radiation, going back at least fifty years, show that some biological mechanisms of effect do not involve heat. This radiation sends signals to living tissue that stimulate biochemical changes, which can generate various symptoms and may lead to diseases such as cancer.
Even though RF/microwaves don’t have the energy to directly break chemical bonds, unlike ionizing radiation such as X-rays, there is scientific evidence that this energy can cause DNA damage indirectly leading to cancer by a combination of biological effects. Recent publications have documented the generation of free radicals, increased permeability of the blood brain barrier allowing potentially toxic chemicals to enter the brain, induction of genes, as well as altered electrical and metabolic activity in human brains upon application of cell phone RF/microwaves similar to those produced by smart meters.
These effects are cumulative and depend on many factors including RF/microwave levels, frequency, waveform, exposure time, bio-variability between individuals and combination with other toxic agents. Clear evidence that these microwaves are indeed bioactive has been shown by the fact that low-intensity EMFs have proven clinically useful in some circumstances. Pulsed EMFs have long been used to successfully treat bone fractures that are resistant to other forms of therapy. More recently, frequency-specific, amplitude-modulated EMFs have been found useful to treat advanced carcinoma and chronic pain.
High frequency EMFs such as the microwaves used in cell phones, smart meters, Wi-Fi and cordless ‘‘DECT’’ phones, appear to be the most damaging when used commonly. Most of their biological effects, including symptoms of electrohypersensitivity, can be seen in the damage done to cellular membranes by the loss of structurally-important calcium ions. Prolonged exposure to these high frequencies may eventually lead to cellular malfunction and death.
Furthermore, malfunction of the parathyroid gland, located in the neck just inches from where one holds a cell phone, may actually cause electrohypersensitivity in some people by reducing the background level of calcium ions in the blood. RF/microwave radiation is also known to decrease the production of melatonin, which protects against cancer, and to promote the growth of existing cancer cells.
Early warning scientists attacked
In recommending that the Precautionary Principle be applied in EMF matters, the European Environment Agency’s Director Jacqueline McGlade wrote in 2009: “We have noted from previous health hazard histories such as that of lead in petrol, and methyl mercury, that ‘early warning’ scientists frequently suffer from discrimination, from loss of research funds, and from unduly personal attacks on their scientific integrity. It would be surprising if this is not already a feature of the present EMF controversy…” Such unfortunate consequences have indeed occurred.
The statement in the Le Devoir letter that “if we consider that a debate should take place, it should focus exclusively on the effects of cell phones on health” is basically an acknowledgement that there is at least some reason to be concerned about cell phones. However, while the immediate exposure from a cell phone is of much greater intensity than the exposure from smart meters, cell phone use is temporary.
Wireless smart meters typically produce atypical, relatively potent and very short pulsed RF/microwaves whose biological effects have never been fully tested. They emit these millisecond-long RF bursts on average 9,600 times a day with a maximum of 190,000 daily transmissions and a peak level emission two and a half times higher than the stated safety signal [Perlingieri’s italics], as the California utility Pacific Gas & Electric recognized before that State’s Public Utilities Commission. Thus people in proximity to a smart meter are at risk of significantly greater aggregate exposure than with a cell phone, not to mention the cumulative levels of RF/microwaves that people living near several meters are exposed to.
People are exposed to cell phone microwaves primarily in the head and neck, and only when they use their device. With smart meters, the entire body is exposed to the microwaves, which increases the risk of overexposure to many organs.
In addition to these erratic bursts of modulated microwaves coming from smart meters that are transferring usage data to electric, gas and water utilities, wireless and wired smart (powerline communication) meters are also a major source of ‘’dirty electricity’’ (electrical interference of high frequency voltage transients typically of kilohertz frequencies). Indeed, some scientists, such as American epidemiologist Sam Milham, believe that many of the health complaints about smart meters may also be caused by dirty electricity generated by the “switching” power supply activating all smart meters. Since the installation of filters to reduce dirty electricity circulating on house wiring has been found to relieve symptoms of EHS in some people, this method should be considered among the priorities aimed at reducing potential adverse impacts.
Rather be safe than sorry
The apparent adverse health effects noted with smart meter exposure are likely to be further exacerbated if smart appliances that use wireless communications become the norm and further increase unwarranted exposure.
To date, there have been few independent studies of the health effects of such sources of more continuous but lower intensity microwaves. However, we know after decades of studies of hazardous chemical substances, that chronic exposure to low concentrations of microwaves can cause equal or even greater harm than an acute exposure to high concentrations of the same microwaves.
This is why so many scientists and medical experts urgently recommend that measures following the Precautionary Principle be applied immediately — such as using wired meters — to reduce biologically inappropriate microwave exposure. We are not advocating the abolishment of RF technologies, only the use of common sense and the development and implementation of best practices in using these technologies in order to reduce exposure and risk of health hazards.
1. Scientific papers on EMF health effects:
2. Explanation and studies on electrosensitivity:
3. Governments and organizations that ban or warn against wireless technology:
[Letter signed by:]
*David O. Carpenter, MD, Director, Institute for Health & the Environment, University at Albany, USA
*Jennifer Armstrong, MD, Past President, Canadian Society of Environmental Medicine, Founder, Ottawa Environmental Health Clinic, Ontario, Canada
*Pierre L. Auger, M. D., FRCPC, Occupational medicine, Multiclinique des accidentés 1464, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
*Fiorella Belpoggi, Director, Cesare Maltoni Cancer Research Center, Ramazzini Institute, Bologna, Italy
*Martin Blank, PhD, former President, Bioelectromagnetics Society, Special Lecturer, Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, USA
*Barry Breger, MD, Centre d’intégration somatosophique (orthomolecular medicine), Montreal, Quebec
*John Cline, MD, Professor, Institute for Functional Medicine, Federal Way, WA, USA, Medical Director, Cline Medical Centre, Nanaimo, BC, Canada
*Alvaro Augusto de Salles, PhD, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
*Christos Georgiou, Prof. Biochemistry, Biology Department, University of Patras, Greece
*Andrew Goldsworthy, PhD, Honorary lecturer in Biology, Imperial College, London, UK
*Claudio Gómez-Perretta, MD, PhD, Director, Centro de Investigación, Hospital Universitario LA Fe, Valencia, Spain
*Livio Giuliani, PhD, Senior Researcher, National Insurance Institute (INAIL), Chief of Radiation and Ultrasounds Research Unit, Rome, Italy
*Yury Grigoriev, PhD, Chair Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, Moscow, Russia
*Settimio Grimaldi, PhD, Director, Institute of Translational Pharmacology (Neurobiology and molecular medicine), National Research Council, Rome, Italy
*Magda Havas, PhD, Centre for Health Studies, Trent University, Canada
*Lennart Hardell, MD, Professor of Oncology, University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden
*Denis L. Henshaw, PhD, Professor of Physics, Head of The Human Radiation Effects Group, University of Bristol, UK
*Ronald B. Herberman, MD, Chairman of Board, Environmental Health Trust, and Founding Director emeritus, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, USA
*Isaac Jamieson, PhD Environmental Science (electromagnetic phenomena in the built environment), independent architect, scientist and environmental consultant, Hertfordshire, UK
*Olle Johansson, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience (Experimental Dermatology Unit), Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
*Yury Kronn, PhD, Soviet authority on physics of nonlinear vibrations and high frequency electromagnetic vibrations, founder of Energy Tools International, Oregon, USA
*Henry Lai, PhD, Professor of Bioengineering, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
*Abraham R. Liboff, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, USA
*Don Maisch, PhD, Researcher on radiation exposure standards for telecommunications frequency, EMFacts Consultancy, Tasmania, Australia
*Andrew A. Marino, MD, PhD, JD, Professor of Neurology, LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA, USA
*Karl Maret, MD, M.Eng., President, Dove Health Alliance, Aptos, CA, USA
*Sam Milham, MD, former chief epidemiologist, Washington State Department of Health, USA
*Joel M. Moskowitz, PhD, Director, Center for Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
*Gerd Oberfeld, MD, Public Health Department, Salzburg State Government, Austria
*Jerry L. Phillips, PhD, Director, Center for Excellence in Science, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, USA
*John Podd, PhD, Professor of Psychology (experimental neuropsychology), Massey University, New-Zeland
*William J. Rea, MD, thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, founder of the Environmental Health Center, Dallas, Tx, USA
*Elihu D. Richter, MD, Professor, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
*Leif G. Salford, MD, Senior Professor of Neurosurgery, Lund University, Sweden
*Nesrin Seyhan, MD, Founder and Chair of Biophysics, Medical Faculty of Gazi University, Turkey
*Cyril W. Smith, PhD, lead author of “Electromagnetic Man”, retired from Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Salford, UK
*Morando Soffritti, MD, Scientific Director of the European Foundation for Oncology and Environmental Sciences “B. Ramazzini” in Bologna, Italy
*Antoinette “Toni” Stein, PhD, Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE-EMF Working Group), Co-Coordinator, Berkeley, CA, USA
*Stanislaw Szmigielski, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathophysiology, Consulting Expert, former director of Microwave Safety, Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Warsaw, Poland
*Bradford S. Weeks, MD, Director, The Weeks Clinic, Clinton, WA, USA
*Stelios A. Zinelis, MD, Vice-President, Hellenic Cancer Society, Cefallonia, Greece
Maison Saine. 11 July, 2012. Quebec-based magazine La Maison du 21e siècle asked physician David O. Carpenter, former founding dean of the University at Albany (NY)’s School of Public Health, to comment on a letter published in the Montreal daily Le Devoir last May 24. This letter claimed wireless smart meters pose no risk to public health. Some forty international experts contributed to the following rebuttal. See, Dr. David O. Carpenter:
NOTE: This original article link (above) also has numerous medical links.
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