Scientists warn US Congress of cancer risk for cell phone use

26 09 2008

The potential link between mobile telephones and brain cancer could be similar to the link between lung cancer and smoking — something tobacco companies took 50 years to recognize, according to US scientists’ warning.

Scientists are currently split on the level of danger the biological effects of the magnetic field emitted by cellular telephones poses to humans.

However, society “must not repeat the situation we had with the relationship between smoking and lung cancer where we … waited until every ‘i’ was dotted and ‘t’ was crossed before warnings were issued,” said David Carpenter, director of the Institute of Health and Environment at the University of Albany, in testimony before a subcommittee of the US House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform.

“Precaution is warranted even in the absence of absolutely final evidence concerning the magnitude of the risk” — especially for children, said Carpenter.

Ronald Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute — one of the top US cancer research centers — said that most studies “claiming that there is no link between cell phones and brain tumors are outdated, had methodological concerns and did not include sufficient numbers of long-term cell phone users.

Many studies denying a link defined regular cell phone use as “once a week,” he said.

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Austin Event Tonight: Energetic Effects on Consciousness

23 09 2008

Energetic Effects on Consciousness: Invisible Pollution or Panacea?
Presented by James B. Beal, B.S. (M.E.)
Tuesday, September 23rd, 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.
Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe, Austin, TX 78701

Potential causes, symptoms, therapies, cures, precautions, and recent research associated with hazardous EMF’s will be discussed.  The wide-ranging healing stimulation effects of EMF’s have been utilized in many other countries since 1849; why, then, have EMF studies been suppressed in the US since the 1920s?  Research documents and references on this topic will be available.

Need we be concerned about the biological effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF’s) from the proximity to power lines?  Should we be concerned about the new wireless technologies in and around near our homes, such as cell phones, wireless networks, cell towers, antennas, and portable home phones? Wireless networks in home, schools, offices, libraries and public places around the globe are starting to be dismantled due to cognitive, neurological and other symptoms adults and children are experiencing as a result of long tern use. See The BioInitiative Report  (www.bioinitiative.org).

A Point To Ponder:  All the good comes with some bad.  Think about it! We pay a price for everything in life.  And you pay a higher price if you don’t know what price you are paying.  In the power and communication areas, the corporations who are bringing you all the wireless and power novelties, claim to occupy the “high ground of new tech.”  They claim they are bringing us better “service.”

“They” are interested in supplying more power and more improved communication systems as rapidly as possible, for the benefit of mankind (and their pocketbooks).  If anybody says “Let’s go slow here, and look at long-term effects”, it looks like the imposition of a narrow judgment view on a society impatient to enjoy, immediately, the miracles of modern electronic technology.  The “quick, unthinking, habituated response” is “Shoot the messenger!”  Massive denial of any hazardous biological effects of EMF’s, even though known, as with controlled frequencies and intensities of many types, have been successfully used i n healing therapies in other countries since 1849!  Pioneering electromagnetic researcher, Dr. Robert Becker, suggests there is both a “peril and a promise” to emerging electromagnetic technology.  Where does the truth lie?

What happens when biologically effective frequencies and intensities are “accidentally” in our environment long-term?   What do we know? What does the research prove, from other countries?  Are we aware or unaware of a pollution that is invisible?  Are these invisible energies affecting us? Are environmentally sensitive people being the “human canaries for the rest of us? Think about it!

About James Beal

James B. Beal, B.S. (M.E.), EMF Interface Consultant and retired NASA engineer, will present a 45-year overview of research findings about the healing aspects and the hazards of electromagnetic fields (EMF’s) and effects on health and consciousness. This will be about the EMF long-term biological effects on (as well as emitted by) living creatures (including humans ), when exposed to the strong artificial fields produced by our power and wireless technologies.

After 35 years work at Boeing, NASA, and Martin Marietta: External Tank Facility, New Orleans, Beal studied the effects of natural and artificial electromagnetic fields (EMF’s) on living systems. Beal shares a patent on electrostatic cooling, a form of weld for the Space Shuttle External Tank, with Michael Badinger, still of Louisiana.  Beal serves on Advisory Boards of The Monroe Institute, which studies hemi-sync energetic tapes and The Gladys T. McGarey  Wholistic Medical Foundation, and the INACS Board of Austin, Texas.  He assisted astronaut Edgar Mitchell in the formation of The Institute of Noetic Sciences (1972-73).  Chapters on consciousness and field effects appear in seven books.  Mr. Beal has obtained numerous grants for travel and lectures internationally. He now does private consulting for individuals at home, business and property assessments for health-stressful EMF Effects.

Contact info:
James B. Beal, EMF Interface Consulting
P.O. Box 2112
Wimberley, TX 78676
512-847-0371
www.emfinterface.com
EMFEFFECTS@aol.com

(Submitted by IONS-Austin Program Coordinator, Roberta Shoemaker-Beal)

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Mobile phone use raises childrens risk of brain cancer fivefold – Science, News – The Independent

22 09 2008

Alarming new research from Sweden on the effects of radiation raises fears that today’s youngsters face an epidemic of the disease in later life

By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor
Sunday, 21 September 2008

Children and teenagers are five times more likely to get brain cancer if they use mobile phones, startling new research indicates.

The study, experts say, raises fears that today’s young people may suffer an “epidemic” of the disease in later life. At least nine out of 10 British 16-year-olds have their own handset, as do more than 40 per cent of primary schoolchildren.

Yet investigating dangers to the young has been omitted from a massive £3.1m British investigation of the risks of cancer from using mobile phones, launched this year, even though the official Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research (MTHR) Programme – which is conducting it – admits that the issue is of the “highest priority”.

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Mobile phone use raises childrens risk of brain cancer fivefold – Science, News – The Independent