Wetenschappelijk nieuws

Cancer Expert Declares Cell Phone and Wireless Radiation as Carcinogenic to Humans

"An expert cancer researcher and advisor to the World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO/IARC) has issued his scientific opinion that radiofrequency (RF) radiation from any source – such as the signals emitted by cell phones, other wireless and cordless and sensor devices, and wireless networks – fully meets criteria to be classified as a “Group 1 carcinogenic to humans” agent, based on scientific evidence associating RF exposure to cancer development and cancer promotion.

“The evidence indicating wireless is carcinogenic has increased and can no longer be ignored,” stated Dr. Anthony B. Miller "

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Toename schildklierkanker in Noorse landen - link met smartphones

Blogpost Lennart Hardell, 13/12/2016 - "The incidence of thyroid cancer is increasing in many countries, especially the papillary type that is the most radiosensitive type. We used the Swedish Cancer Register and NORDCAN to study the incidence of thyroid cancer during 1970-2013 using joinpoint regression analysis. The incidence increased during the whole study period in both men and women. Based on NORDCAN data, there was a statistically significant increase in the incidence of thyroid cancer in the Nordic countries during the same time period."

 

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Karl Hecht: Health Implications of Long-term Exposure to Electrosmog (English edition 2016)

Nieuw wetenschappelijk rapport/brochure van het Duitse Kompetenz Initiative, naar het Engels vertaald. Gebaseerd op een review van 878 Russische studies (1960-1997) naar de gezondheidseffecten van EM straling.

Karl Hecht: Health Implications of Long-term Exposure to Electrosmog (English edition 2016)

"The review findings by Hecht—which disappeared into the government archives as soon as they had been submitted and which we are now making available to the public in this brochure in its most comprehensive form to date—are based on the assessment of 878 Russian studies between 1960 and 1997. To pretend as if there were no connection between microwave technologies from the past and those from today is like burying one's head in the sand. This tactic is well illustrated by the current politics regarding radar victims and the increasing group of persons with electromagnetic hypersensitivity."

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Baanbrekend onderzoek Amerikaanse overheid bevestigt kankerrisico door gsm

cellheadPersbericht Beperk de Straling (PDF):

Een nieuwe studie van de Amerikaanse overheid zal een grote impact hebben op het reeds lang bestaande debat over de link tussen gsm-straling en kanker. De internationale pers berichtte hier reeds uitgebreid over (overzicht als PDF).

Op 26 mei 2016 werden de resultaten vrijgegeven van een grootschalige studie uitgevoerd binnen het 'National Toxicology Program' (NTP), een gerenommeerd onderzoeksinstituut verbonden aan het Amerikaanse ministerie van gezondheid. De studie is één van meest diepgaande die tot op heden plaatsvond.

2.500 ratten werden over een periode van 2 jaar al dan niet gedurende bepaalde periodes aan gsm-straling blootgesteld.

De ratten blootgesteld aan straling, bleken hogere ratio's te hebben van twee specifieke types zeldzame kankers: glioma's (tumoren van de gliacellen in de hersenen) en maligne schwannoma van het hart  (tumoren van de Schwanncellen, die ook kunnen voorkomen op de gehoorszenuw).

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Low-Intensity Microwave Radiation Alters Neurotransmitters in the Rat Brain

 

PubMed - "The increasing use of wireless communication devices has raised major concerns towards deleterious effects of microwave radiation on human health. The aim of the study was to demonstrate the effect of low-intensity microwave radiation on levels of monoamine neurotransmitters and gene expression of their key regulating enzymes in brain of Fischer rats."

 

"In conclusion, the results indicate that low-intensity microwave radiation may cause learning and memory disturbances by altering levels of brain monoamine neurotransmitters at mRNA and protein levels."

 

 

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Blootstelling bij vele experimenten onrealistisch laag - lokale SAR-waarden in weefsel veel hoger dan theoretisch aangenomen tot nu toe

 

Blogpost van Prof.  Dariusz Leszczynski die uitlegt dat de blootstelling bij vele experimenten tot nu toe onrealistisch laag was onder druk van industriewetenschappers (o.a. Nokia), te laag om effecten te vinden. Men kreeg pas financiering voor studies wanneer de blootstelling onrealistisch laag was (minder dan 2,0 SAR). De lokale blootstelling (SAR-waarden) in weefsels bij een reële (real life) blootstelling aan gsm-straling blijkt echter veel hoger dan theoretisch aangenomen tot nu toe.

 

"The general trend of exposing cells at 2.0 SAR was strongly advocated and propagated by the scientists from the telecom industry. It was a normal occurrence at the scientific meetings that whenever scientist reported biological effects at SAR over 2.0, the above mentioned industry scientists jumped up to the microphone to condemn and to discredit the results. The argument was always the same – safety standards are set at 2.0 and examining effects above it is futile. Furthermore, any study with SAR above 2.0 was suggested to be caused by thermal effect. It meant, according to these industry scientists that the obtained biological data were irrelevant.

 

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Exposure to 900MHz electromagnetic fields activates the mkp-1/ERK pathway and causes blood-brain barrier damage and cognitive impairment in rats

 

PubMed - Brain Res. 2015 Jan

 

Abstract - With the rapid increase in the number of mobile phone users, the potential adverse effects of the electromagnetic field radiation emitted by a mobile phone has become a serious concern. This study demonstrated, for the first time, the blood-brain barrier and cognitive changes in rats exposed to 900MHz electromagnetic field (EMF) and aims to elucidate the potential molecular pathway underlying these changes. (...) We found that the frequency of crossing platforms and the percentage of time spent in the target quadrant were lower in rats exposed to EMF for 28 days than in rats exposed to EMF for 14 days and unexposed rats. Moreover, 28 days of EMF exposure induced cellular edema and neuronal cell organelle degeneration in the rat. In addition, damaged BBB permeability, which resulted in albumin and HO-1 extravasation were observed in the hippocampus and cortex. Thus, for the first time, we found that EMF exposure for 28 days induced the expression of mkp-1, resulting in ERK dephosphorylation. Taken together, these results demonstrated that exposure to 900MHz EMF radiation for 28 days can significantly impair spatial memory and damage BBB permeability in rat by activating the mkp-1/ERK pathway.

 

 

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Self-Reporting of Symptom Development From Exposure to Radiofrequency Fields of Wireless Smart Meters in Victoria, Australia

 

PubMed - In 2006, the government in the state of Victoria, Australia, mandated the rollout of smart meters in Victoria, which effectively removed a whole population's ability to avoid exposure to human-made high-frequency nonionizing radiation. This issue appears to constitute an unprecedented public health challenge for Victoria. By August 2013, 142 people had reported adverse health effects from wireless smart meters by submitting information on an Australian public Web site using its health and legal registers.

 

Results - The most frequently reported symptoms from exposure to smart meters were (1) insomnia, (2) headaches, (3) tinnitus, (4) fatigue, (5) cognitive disturbances, (6) dysesthesias (abnormal sensation), and (7) dizziness. The effects of these symptoms on people's lives were significant.

 

Conclusions - Review of some key studies, both recent and old (1971), reveals that the participants' symptoms were the same as those reported by people exposed to radiofrequency fields emitted by devices other than smart meters. Interestingly, the vast majority of Victorian cases did not state that they had been sufferers of electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome (EHS) prior to exposure to the wireless meters, which points to the possibility that smart meters may have unique characteristics that lower people's threshold for symptom development.

 

 

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