To begin this weeks blog post I’m including an interesting article from May 2nd related to an Israeli television show that has been translated into English. The show was about the dangers of wireless radiation. Here’s a short quote from the article “The theme of the half-hour April 12 program titled, “How We Are Killing Ourselves—Wireless Radiation,” is that electro-magnetic radiation, even though it may not heat the body, a “floor” specified by government bodies, it is still dangerous and there is copious evidence that many people are suffering from its effects.”
Now onto an actual academic paper, this week the first paper I read was a review paper A review of the ecological effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF), the abstract was short “This article presents a systematic review of published scientific studies on the potential ecological effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) in the range of 10 MHz to 3.6 GHz (from amplitude modulation, AM, to lower band microwave, MW, EMF).” but told me it related somewhat to my fields of interest for this research. The authors Stefano Cucurachi, Wil Tamis, & Martina Vijver had all published multiple peer reviewed papers and this particular paper had been cited 37 times so I felt it was worth reading further.
The review was trying to find a conclusive set of results showing RF fields to have effects on the ecology. The conclusion, much the same as many of the others found that the number of experiments assessing these technologies is limited and there is a strong need to study the effects of RF-EMF on more species and organisms.
Another article that came up in my Google alerts today was from the The Wall Street Journal titled Cellphone-Cancer Link Found in Government Study here’s a quote from the start of the article “A major U.S. government study on rats has found a link between cellphones and cancer, an explosive finding in the long-running debate about whether mobile phones cause health effects.” Which again shows that groups with a technical understanding of these wireless technologies are well aware of the possible health effects.
I then received another google alert, this one titled Yoga pants contain the only known substance that ‘probably’ does not cause cancer from tech insider. The gist of this article was basically that there’s nothing to worry about because everything can cause cancer except caprolactam, a precursor to the nylon in yoga pants. I had to take this article with a large grain of salt considering the main page of tech insider is pretty much an advertisement for cellphones & wireless technologies.
The biggest question that is raised for me during this research and reading has been the question of why there has not been a moratorium on the use and marketing of these wireless technologies, especially at primary & high schools due to the increase in risk of leukemia for under 20’s exposed to cellphones & cordless phones. This risk can only be increased by the added layers of WiFi, IoT & Smart Meters in particular accumulating more layers of radiation.
An interesting comparison can be drawn between the Tobacco corporations of the 1950’s and the Wireless technology corporations of today, although cell phone manufacturers are already protecting themselves from future lawsuits with their guidelines telling consumers not to make a call with the phone held to the side of your head.