Damaging bioeffects of radiofrequency (RF) spectrum (microwave ovens, mobile phones, mobile phone towers, wireless internet, cordless phones, smart meters) and ‘near field’ (50/60Hz electrical wiring) EMF radiation
Radiation health hazards
International Electromagnetic Field Scientist Appeal, May 2015 submitted to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, to the Director General of the World Health Organization, and to the United Nations Member States.
Signed by 190 scientists from 39 nations [200 signatories @ May 22] who have collectively published over 2000 peer-reviewed papers on the biological or health effects of non-ionizing radiation, part of the EMF spectrum that includes Extremely Low Frequency fields (ELF) used for electricity, or Radio Frequency radiation (RFR) used for wireless communications (WiFi, cordless phones, mobile phone towers, mobile phones, microwave ovens, baby monitors, and other common wireless devices).
There is more evidence that we need.— BioInitiative Report
What is artificial radiofrequency (RF) radiation?
RF radiation is naturally part of the whole electromagnetic spectrum of energy in our universe. We have introduced enormous amounts of artificial RF into our environments, at levels far beyond naturally occurring RF radiation, which as biological organisms, we did not evolve in and are not adapted to deal with. RF radiation causes genetic and other biological damage.
Like AM and FM radio:
- there is a peak strength of RF radiation that has both an electric and magnetic component;
- there is a frequency of the RF radiation: how many cycles/pulses per second measured in Hertz (Hz), the peak strength occurs. With RF, this is millions and billions of times every second. The frequency of the radiation is also a major factor in the total energy we absorb: the higher the frequency, the more times every second the same peak strength of energy impacts our cells.
The frequency of the RF radiation can also act like ‘information’ as a signal. This informational content of the radiation can abnormally signal to, or ‘jam’ normal/healthy biological processed and signalling, including in and around our genes. The natural, continuous signalling between and inside the trillions of cells in our bodies is what keeps us alive and healthy; and normally, repairs cellular and genetic damage that happens as ‘wear and tear’ of living. RF can interrupt normal genetic repair.
RF, also called “microwave” radiation, affects and can severely damage biological tissue, in animals and plants, in many ways that have been internationally, massively and extensively scientifically shown, and published and peer-reviewed over many years in many 1000s of scientific papers. These effects include damage to genetic and other biological processes, including neural and hormonal.
RF public exposure standards problems
The current problem is that the Australian Standard for safe public exposure limits of RF radiation, and in many other countries, is not based on this scientific data at all!
Instead, the safety RF Standard is based on a far, far higher thermal (tissue heating) threshold of effect. This means that the many scientifically shown very harmful effects of RF radiation that occur far, far below the thermal threshold of effects are not included in the Australian RF exposure safety Standard. Many people believe and have documented that this situation exists because of industry and military influence on the RF Standard-makers.
A sample of the major scientific evidences and resources:
A Rationale for a Biologically-based Public Exposure Standard for Electromagnetic Fields (ELF and RF): international multiple physician/scientist authored report
Here you can see just a very small sample of the scientific literature (about 1800 scientific papers since 2007 alone!) documenting the damaging effects of RF and near field radiation on many different genes and proteins.
Annotated BioInitiative Report Table 1
World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans
More than a dozen countries restrict the use of mobile phones by children and advise precautions regarding their use. However increasing numbers of authorities from around the world are also banning or warning against Wi-Fi use in schools: includes many useful links
Latest science shows mobile phone radiation can damage sperm and affect the adult brain and behavior of animals prenatally exposed
The state of scientific research as to whether advanced meters transmitting by radiofrequencies [Smart Meters], as proposed in the present case [Canada], may constitute a risk of serious or irreversible damage to health:
- Expert report (quick view). Dr. David O Carpenter, Director, Institute for Health and the Environment, University at Albany, Quebec, Canada.
Significantly altered expression of 143 brain proteins from RF radiation:
Evidence from more than 200 scientific studies linking children’s mobile phone use with serious health problems. The report warns that children’s health is being put at risk by the failure of Government and phone companies to respond to the growing body of evidence linking mobile phone use with health hazards.
MobileWise – educating young people to use mobile phones more safely.
Stop Smart Meters Australia: