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  • A Deadly Obsession-Hooked on Cell Phones

    Can you imagine leaving home without your cell phone? Apparently not many people can these days. With the cell phone’s debut in 1984, 92,000 early adapters raced to own one. Twenty years later, it is now estimated that more than 171 million Americans use a cell phone. Worldwide, a staggering 1.5 billion cell phones are constantly sending their invisible frequencies through the airwaves.

    The Wireless Age is unrelentingly upon us. In just 20 years, the wireless industry has profoundly transformed the lives of people, businesses and societies globally. It has also evolved into a lucrative 200 billion dollar a year industry.

    Around the world, people are embracing all things wireless. No doubt, this technology offers a world of new possibilities. But there are also dangers lurking. Is there something that you need to know about the wireless world that you haven’t been told? The answer could very well be your health and the health of your children.

    The Invisible Health Hazards

    Michael discovered first hand the dark side of wireless technology. In his late twenties, Michael was a successful marketing executive living in the fast lane. For years his cell phone was his indispensable companion as he wheeled and dealed, racing through thousands of cell phone minutes each month. Only when his headaches became unbearable, did he seek medical attention. His shocking diagnosis changed his life; brain cancer was discovered. It was located on the same side of his head and in the same location where he held his cell phone. Three years down the track, several brain surgeries later, and a complete transformation of lifestyle, Michael’s life has been saved. There is also no doubt in Michael’s mind that his cell phone was a key factor in causing his brain cancer.

    Although the wireless industry has always claimed that its technology is totally safe, no thorough safety testing was ever conducted before introducing cell phones into the mass market. Could it be just a coincidence that brain cancer rates in America have increased by 25 percent since the introduction of the cell phone?

    Electro-Magnetic Frequency (EMF) is the measure of radiation that comes from a cell phone, cordless phone, computer, hair dryer, microwave oven, automobile, or other electrical appliances. Cell phones emit the same form of radiation as microwave ovens—just in smaller dosages. While no one would ever consider sticking their heads inside a microwave oven, every time you hold a cell phone up to your ear you are bombarding your head with microwave radiation!

    EMFs are everywhere, and that’s precisely the problem. According to medical researcher Robert O. Becker, M.D, “At the present time, the greatest polluting element in the earth’s environment . . . more serious even than global climate change and chemical pollution . . . is the proliferation of electromagnetic fields.”

    Cell Phones and Cancer

    Only many years after the introduction of cell phones has scientific research become sophisticated enough to find the dangerous effects of microwave radiation from cell phones and other EMF-emitting devices. Irrefutable evidence now confirms that microwave radiation emitted by cell phones has the potential to heat up human tissue in the area of the head that the phone is pressed against.

    If you think that your cordless phone is a safer bet, think again. Digital cordless phones emit the same dangerous microwave frequencies as cell phones or, in some cases, even higher levels, as do most headsets.

    This thermal (heating) effect may cause headaches, fatigue, tissue swelling, memory impairment, learning difficulties, insomnia, and tingling. But there are other potentially severe long-term damages. Research concurs that EMFs interfere with cellular DNA and its repair mechanisms. In addition, cell phone radiation makes cancerous cells grow aggressively.

    One study revealed that cell phone users were two and a half times more likely to have a temporal brain tumor on the side of the head where they held their phone. In the case of tumors of the auditory nerve, which connects the ear to the brain, the risk increased to more than three times for mobile phone users. It was found that users who spend more than an hour a day talking on a mobile phone have close to one-third higher risk of developing a rare form of brain tumor.

    Depending on how close the cell phone antenna is to the head, as much as 60 percent of the microwave radiation is absorbed by and actually penetrates the area around the head, some waves reaching an inch to an inch-and-a-half into the brain. This is the first generation that has put relatively high-powered transmitters against their head, day after day, year after year.

    Research by Henry Lai, Ph.D. showed that brain cells are clearly damaged by microwave levels far below the U.S. Government’s “safety” guidelines. Dr. Lai notes that even tiny doses of radio frequency can accumulate over time and lead to harmful effects. It is also known that an extremely low frequency electromagnetic field (ELFEMF) can alter gene expression and act like a tumor promoter.

    Frequent mobile users also have significantly depressed melatonin—a vital cancer-preventing hormone.

    Cell Phones and the Brain

    Radiation from mobile phone handsets damages areas of the brain associated with learning, memory, and movement, and may even trigger Alzheimer’s disease. A study was carried out on rats whose brains were in the same developmental stage as teenagers, and who were exposed to two hours of radiation equal to that emitted by mobile phones. Researchers found an abundance of dead brain cells in rats that were exposed to radiation. They hypothesized that in people whose neurons are prone to Alzheimer’s disease, radiation from mobile phones may trigger the disease earlier in life.

    The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is the brain’s vital protective barrier. When the BBB is breached, a pathway is created allowing other cancer-causing environmental chemicals to damage sensitive brain tissue and alter brain cells’ repair mechanisms.

    After two minutes’ conversation, a cell phone’s digitized impulses disable the BBB that isolates the brain from destructive proteins and poisons in the blood. Damage to nerve cells was observed within the brain, including the cortex, hippocampus and basal ganglia. Researcher Leif Salford, M.D., Ph.D. said “It seems that molecules such as proteins and toxins can pass out of the blood, while the phone is switched on, and enter the brain. We need to bear in mind diseases such as MS and Alzheimer’s are linked to proteins being found in the brain.”

    Dozens of medical research studies have also concluded that the microwave frequencies coming into the heads of cell phone users are enough to cause neurological damage that can produce fatigue, dizziness and loss of concentration. One study indicated that a 20-minute cell phone call could disrupt and degrade cognitive functioning in a human brain for up to three hours after the call.

    There are emerging signs that these changes are already having profound public health consequences. The risk of a car accident was four times greater when the driver was using a cell phone or soon after a call and that heavy mobile users were involved in twice as many fatal road accidents. The risk of driving while talking on a hand-held phone is similar to the hazard associated with driving with a blood alcohol level at the legal limit.

    Cell Phones and Your Sex Life

    Using a mobile phone can also drastically reduce men’s sex drive. Scientists discovered that EMF exposed rats had far less testosterone in their blood stream than those unexposed.

    And for all those men who care about their sperm counts, research shows that men who regularly carry their mobiles near the groin, on a belt or in a pocket could potentially have their sperm count reduced by as much as 30 percent.

    Cell phone users are at risk of premature aging skin. Cell phone radiation heats up body cells, damaging skin cells and accelerating the development of wrinkles.

    In general, it appears that EMF pollution leads to more rapid aging in general, including elevated blood glucose levels, elevated lipid levels, high blood pressure, increased neuro-regulatory disturbances, decreased testosterone levels in men, and impacts on the central nervous, cardiovascular, and immune systems.

    Children—Senile Before Their Time

    The fastest growing group of mobile phone users is children and teenagers. Nearly one-half of U.S. teens use cell phones, and the numbers will only increase in the years ahead.

    However, cell phones and new wireless technology could cause a “whole generation” of today’s teenagers to go senile in the prime of their lives. A Swedish study warns specifically against the intense use of mobile phones by youngsters: “The voluntary exposure of the brain to microwaves from hand-held mobile phones” is “the largest human biological experiment ever.” Neurons that would normally not become “senile” until people have reached their 60s may now do so when they are in their 30s.

    A child’s brain is extremely vulnerable to cell phone radiation, absorbing microwaves at 3.3 times the rate of adults. A two-minute call not only alters the electrical activity of the brain for up to an hour but also penetrates deep into the brain. Doctors fear that disturbed brain activity in children could lead to psychiatric and behavioral problems or impair learning ability.

    Since children’s cells are rapidly dividing, they are also more susceptible to genetic damage leading to disruption of cellular function, cell death, tumors and compromised immune and nervous systems.

    Children categorically should not, be encouraged or allowed to use cell phones.

    An Ounce of Protection

    Contrary to the wireless industry’s official stance defending the safety of wireless technology, the world’s largest mobile telephone manufacturers have quietly patented devices to reduce the risk of brain tumors. The “Big Three”—Nokia, Ericsson and Motorola—have invented new components to shield users from radiation emissions from the handset. Their patents state, “Continuous exposure to radio frequency irradiation could lead to development of a malignant tumor.”

    The evidence is overwhelming that cell phones pose a very real health risk. Fortunately, there are proven technologies that offer protection from harmful EMFs.

    One of the most effective solutions is called a BioPro Chip, developed by German scientists and distributed by BioPro Technology. Their inexpensive EMF-Harmonizing Chips are activated and programmed to neutralize or harmonize the range of frequencies that emanate from cell phones, cordless phones and other EMF-emitting devices, converting them into harmless frequency waves. Once the chip is applied to the phone, or other device, the harmful EMF effects are effectively neutralized, making them safe to use.

    Wireless technology is here to stay, whether we like it or not. Approaching this technology with caution and protection will make it a force that can truly enhance the quality and enjoyment of our lives.

  • Are Teens Addicted to Cell Phones?

    Many teens think they are addicted to cell phones, and they certainly act like it. In one study, teens aged fifteen to nineteen describe themselves as addicted to their phones, and in another, 30 percent say they're depressed when they can't use it.

    Two Latin American researchers—a psychologist who works with drug addicts and an EMF expert—in a paper published in March 2007 suggest a plausible explanation for why teens go into withdrawal when they can't use their phones:

    Cell phone use, like drugs and alcohol, may act on the reward centers of the brain which contain opiate receptors. When the brain gets its perceived reward—whether it's heroin, chocolate, or the fun of texting two thousand times a month on average—it wants a do-over, again and again and again. Suddenly, a behavior is born.

    In fact, they note, Henry Lai, Ph.D., of the University of Washington has found that microwaves increase the activity of the feel-good hormones known as endorphins and the brainfs own happy chemicals—neurotransmitters such as dopamine. Lai further ties EMFs to addiction: using a drug that quashes heroin cravings, he blocked these effects in rats exposed to RF waves.

    Psychologists who have studied cell phone use, particularly texting, by teens, report that itfs leading to anxiety, behavioral problems, distraction in school, repetitive stress injury, and sleep deprivation.

    If your teen is addicted, he's not going to stop on his own. You may need to enforce the age-old rule that the one who pays the bill (at fifteen cents apiece for texts, likely no small figure) gets to decide how and how often a phone is used. Curb kidsf cell phone use. In Russia, scientists and government officials have advised that anyone under the age of eighteen should not use a cell phone. In France, there's a ban against marketing mobile phones to young children. In the United Kingdom, Sir William Stewart, chairman of the National Radiological Protection Board, was quoted as saying, "I don't think we can put our hands on our hearts and say mobile phones are safe." In the United States? Not much . . . yet. In an ideal world, you would never buy your child a cell phone. But if you did that, you might never hear the end of it because all their friends now own them. Besides, in our two-career families, those cell phones equate to peace of mind. But since you're the parent, you can set the rules for cell phone use.

    First, do not buy preschoolers cell phones. It is far too dangerous a device to put into their hands—and especially for them to put up to their ears. There are studies suggesting that, in addition to brain tumors, children's cell phone use could result in hearing loss (if they use it an hour a day or more) and the death of auditory nerve cells. One Indian study found that cell phone users who were on the phone for sixty minutes a day over four years experienced damage to the DNA in roughly 40 percent of their cells.

    If you absolutely must equip your little one, look for phones without dial pads. Those will have buttons that you can program to speed dial emergency numbers only. And insist they be carried in shielded cases.

    Cell phones are just as dangerous for your tweens and teens as they are for your preschoolers. But now, peer pressure really kicks in. As long as parents are paying for cell use, however, you have the power of the purse. Parents of both preteens and adolescents will need to establish clear guidelines as to their cell phone use, while understanding your kids' needs for independence. Your children will be even safer if they obey these rules:

    • Text rather than call.
    • Use a safe headset.
    • No phoning or texting while driving. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that teen drivers on cell phones have slower reaction times than teens not on the phone while behind the wheel. British scientist Andrew Goldsworthy has suggested that it's not just inattention that triggers car accidents involving cell phone use, but the false signals our nerve cells send out when they leak, as they do when exposed to EMFs. The brain hyperactivity that results may also be at the root of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, he speculates.
    • No phones in the bedroom. Many teens already have sleep problems, and a constantly beeping or buzzing phone. and friends just a text message away—won't help. (While you're at it, move all the electronics from sleeping areas to avoid EMF exposures when kids are most vulnerable.)
    • Teach kids to keep phones away from the body while they're turned on. Those incoming calls and texts cause a burst of RF emissions that can penetrate the body, so have them stash the phone in a purse or backpack.

    As a parent, the more you can do to set a good example with your own cell phone use.making calls on a land line at home, for example—the more likely your kids are to follow suit. Don't be afraid to ground any child's cell phone use—by taking it away for a day or two if she ignores reasonable rules! 

  • Cell Phones, Hormones and Breast Cancer: Connect the Dots

    Cell Phones, Hormones and Breast Cancer Sherrill Sellman

    Hormones are powerful substances. They pack a big wallop considering the tiny amounts that are produced by the endocrine glands. Most hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid, insulin and melatonin are made in parts per billion or parts per trillion. Even small hormonal fluctuations can create major physiological changes.

    As profound orchestrators of all of life’s processes, maintaining hormonal balance is imperative for optimum health. When delicate hormonal balance and rhythms are altered, the body’s ability to regulate fundamental systems goes haywire.

    Our modern lifestyle poses many threats to optimal endocrine function. Stress, toxicity, poor quality food, lack of sleep, pharmaceutical medications are all known hormone disruptors. However, there is one particular kind of hormone disruptor that is often the most overlooked — electromagnetic energy fields generated from cell phones, cell phone towers, computers, routers, Wi-Fi and Smart Meters.

    Electromagnetic Fields —The 21st Century Smog
    Modern physics has confirmed what eastern philosophy has been based upon for thousands of years — the human body is fundamentally a coherent, highly sensitive electrical system— emanating its own electromagnetic field, known as a biofield.

    All physical matter, including the earth itself, radiates electromagnetic energy. The electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) found within the natural world are harmonious with and supportive of life.

    On the other hand, artificially created EMFs are 100–200 million times greater than what existed just two generations ago. Every minute of every day, whether we are awake or asleep, we are exposed to a constant barrage of man-made electromagnetic frequencies.

    Constant interference with our natural energy fields from external sources of EMFs can eventually damage our own fields resulting in many physiological imbalances. The most recent research has identified that exposure to EMFs causes significant oxidative stress resulting in free radical damage. Unrelenting oxidative stress alters the DNA resulting in cell mutation. Such serious imbalances will also adversely impact hormone production, neurological processes and risk of cancers, including breast cancer.

    Irrefutable evidence implicates oxidative stress to more rapid aging, elevated blood glucose levels, elevated lipid levels, high blood pressure, infertility, increased neuro-regulatory disturbances, and compromises the central nervous, cardiovascular and immune systems.

    Scientist Robert O. Becker, M.D. author of, Cross Currents, The Perils of Electropollution, explains that our human bodies and immune systems are being adversely affected by manmade electromagnetic fields from sources, including, power lines, cell phones, radar, microwaves, satellites, ham radios, computers, video display terminals, electric appliances and Wi-Fi hot spots. He believes that radiation, once considered safe, is now correlated with increases in cancer, birth defects, depression, learning disabilities, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease and much more.

    Melatonin, Breast Cancer and EMFs
    Perhaps, one of the most serious consequences of EMF exposure is its effects on our hormonal systems.

    The pineal gland is a light sensitive gland about the size of a pea located deep within the center of the brain. Once dismissed as a useless gland, it is now considered to be, perhaps, the most important gland in the body. The pineal gland produces the hormone, melatonin.

    Researchers are surprised at the extent of the physiological processes that are either controlled or influenced by melatonin: it regulates circadian rhythms that govern our waking/sleep cycle and it is a powerful destroyer of free radicals, thereby allowing DNA synthesis and cell division to occur.

    Melatonin not only inhibits the release of estrogen but also actually suppresses the development of breast cancer. It also has the ability to increase the cytotoxicity of the immune system’s killer lymphocytes and counteract stress-induced immunosuppression.

    Japan’s National Institute for Environmental Studies showed that breast cancer cells treated with melatonin would resume growing when exposed EMFs. They disrupt the cell’s signaling system and their internal communications network, which determines how cells respond to their environment.

    This mechanism has helped to explain why reduced melatonin levels from EMFs contribute to a number of cancers including breast cancer, prostate cancer, melanoma and ovarian malignancies.

    Melatonin suppression occurs at frequencies not far above those of the common household ranges of 5–60 hertz. If we sleep next to a cell phone, cordless phone and/or digital clock enough continuous EMF exposures suppress nighttime melatonin production.

    The connection between breast cancer and EMFs continues to strengthen. Boston University School of Public Health reported a 43 percent increased risk in women with a high likelihood of occupational exposure to magnetic fields such as those given off by mainframe computers.

    Young women who keep their phones tucked into their bras are at increased risk from breast cancer. A recent study focused on four women between the ages of 21–39 with invasive multi-focal breast cancer, who kept their phones in their bras for up to 10 hours a day for four years. Imaging of the girls’ breasts revealed a clustering of multiple tumor foci in the part of the breast directly under where their cell phones touched their body.

    More Female and Male Hormone Disruption
    Experimental physiologist, Charles Graham’s research found that magnetic fields had an effect on two other hormones. They increased estrogen levels and reduced testosterone, a risk factor for testicular and prostate cancer.

    He also found that EMFs may actually fit the definition of an endocrine disrupter better than many hormone mimicking environmental pollutants. Magnetic fields appear to elicit their effects by acting on and through hormones, rather than as hormones.

    When exposed to EMFs, tamoxifen, the most popular drug given to prevent recurrence of breast cancer, lost its ability to halt the proliferation of cancer cells.

    Neurotransmitters, a special class of hormones, include serotonin and dopamine. Neurotransmitters play a major role in moods especially depression. Evidence has now shown a connection with altered serotonin and dopamine levels with EMF exposure.

    EMFs also increase the levels of adrenaline, the flight or fight hormone, released from the adrenals glands.

    Chronic stress is detrimental to every anatomical system, including the reproductive one. Stress effects fertility and elevates blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease and strokes, as well as suppress immune function. Even short EMF exposures could cause spikes in such hormone levels.

    What About Cell Phones?
    EMFs from our Smart phones penetrate directly into our brain, breaking down the protective blood brain barrier, causing DNA damage, free radical production and even brain tumors. Since the master glands, of the body are located in our brain, massive disturbances to the hormonal signaling capacities may be generated from continual cell phone use.

    It is now acknowledged that headsets, far from being protective, can actually increase radiation exposure into the brain by as much as 300 percent. Bluetooth technology is especially dangerous.

    Solutions
    Reducing exposure to EMFs as much as possible is essential. Turn off routers at night. Remove electrical devices, chargers and phones from near your head while sleeping.

    Since we now live in a world that has created and unprecedented problem where we are all exposed to electro-pollution, it is imperative to use proven technology that can actually prevent the DNA damage to our cells.

    Love them or hate them cell phones and the ever expanding and intrusive Wi-Fi world is here to stay. The responsibility lies with each one of us to take the proactive steps that will protect us, our family and future generations.

  • Mobile Phones for Kids? Know the Dangers!

    Don't let dangerous radiation “cook” growing brains

    A startling Swedish study shows that young people are five times more likely to get brain tumors if they use a cell phone before they’re 20. Other research finds that a mobile phone call lasting just two minutes can produce brain hyperactivity that lasts an hour in kids.

    Even cordless phones emit dangerous radiation that can almost double heart rate variability and affect the autonomic nervous system, causing anxiety, blood pressure changes, fatigue, dizziness or fainting, and sleep disturbances, a new investigation in the European Journal of Oncology reports.

    Why Kids Are at Risk
    The problem is children’s brains absorb twice as much radiation from these phones as adult brains. Not only do youngsters have thinner skulls and smaller heads than adults, but their brains also continue developing during childhood and adolescence—only increasing their risk.

    With kids spending “significant time on mobile phones,” warns David Carpenter, MD, dean of SUNY’s School of Public Health, “we may be facing a public health crisis in an epidemic of brain cancers.” In addition to brain tumors, research suggests cell phones can lead to hearing loss in kids.

    “As our knowledge stands right now, interaction with fertility, the immune capacity, shattering of DNA, or impaired learning and intelligence will be much more dangerous than the extra cases of cancer,” adds radiation researcher Kerry Crofton, PhD. A growing number of countries—but, unfortunately, not ours—either forbid or discourage mobile phones for anyone under 18.

    Testifying before Maine’s Health and Human Services Committee several months ago, Camilla Rees (coauthor of Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution) said, “It is possible society will look back on the unchecked proliferation of radiation-emitting cellular phones—as a crime against humanity.” But to date, only San Francisco requires retailers to post radiation information on mobile phones.

    What Parents Need to Know
    Parents appreciate cell phones because this technology allows them to reach their kids—and to be reached—in emergencies. In an ideal world, kids wouldn’t need mobile phones. But you’d never hear the end of it if your teen didn’t have one. Still, it’s important to remember that children aren’t just tiny versions of adults. Since you’re the parent, you get to set the rules!

    Would you let your child put his/her head in a microwave oven? Of course not! But what you may not know is that radiation from cell phones is comparable to the microwaves from your oven. These kinds of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) easily penetrate kids’ brains. EMFs can cause breaks in the blood-brain barrier, which is more permeable in kids.

    My latest book Zapped features an entire chapter on kids and cell phones—with ways to minimize their risks. For example, use speaker mode on all cell or cordless phones—and teach your kids do the same. Encourage them to text, rather than talk. And whenever possible, limit your children’s use of these phones only to emergencies.

    If you can, avoid baby monitors, which operate like cordless phones. If you need a monitor for peace of mind, look for a used, older version that’s wired instead of the newer models with the stubby half-inch antenna. Keep monitors and even night-lights at least six feet away from sleeping children.

    Resist the urge to cook with a baby on your hip. The kitchen is filled with EMF-producing appliances—particularly the microwave. Even frequent use of hair dryers, which emit magnetic fields, is more dangerous to children with their thinner skulls and smaller brains than it is to adults.

    Pregnant? Limit your own mobile phone and PDA use to protect your growing child. Rates of autism, ADHD, learning problems in children have soared while exposure to electropollution has increased. In a small but significant study, alternative physician Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, found that a pregnant woman’s body voltage, as well as the body voltage of children in their bedrooms, was a predictor of autism and other serious neurological disorders. And research links Mom’s cell phone use during pregnancy with her children’s behavioral problems later in school.

    In the same way that you protect your baby from other toxic exposure during pregnancy, it’s vital to limit exposure to electropollution, which can impact your child’s nervous system development—long before birth. Perhaps even more important, heavy-duty mobile phone use during pregnancy has been linked to risk of miscarriage and birth defects.

    A Growing Problem
    Approximately 277 million Americans use cell phones today. While independent research is rare in this country, multiple reports from Europe’s premier research institutions suggest growing risks at any age.

    Cell phones and PDAs are being linked to “brain aging” (early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and other brain damage), as well as DNA damage. Based on his research, Swedish neurosurgeon Leif Salford, MD, is concerned, “a whole generation of [cell-phone] users may suffer negative side effects in middle age.” A new study in the Journal of Craniofacial Surgerysuggests that EMFs may also have harmful effects on bone density, making it “better to keep mobile phones as far as possible from the body.”

    And it’s not just cell phones! Computers, electronic games, faulty wiring, power lines, and Wi-Fi are all putting kids at risk. Electropollution in schools may be interfering with kids’ education and possibly contributing to disruptive behaviors.

    A secret study in one Toronto school for children with learning disabilities, showed that students and teachers felt less frustrated, irritable, and tired when EMF-reducing filters were installed—without their knowledge. Some symptoms of ADD and ADHD also improved with filters.

    In fact, the results were so startling that “I thought I’d made a mistake,” says researcher Magda Havas, PhD. Instead of the two percent improvement she expected, 55 percent of students and teachers felt better. Even those who had complained before the filters were installed “were feeling incredibly good,” Dr. Havas adds.

    While it’s relatively easy to stick with or go back to wired technology at home, it’s getting harder to protect kids at school since every district and community now considers WiFi de rigueur. Some parents are starting to fight back, however. In one Chicago suburb, concerned parents filed suit against the Oak Park School District, claiming that exposure from wireless could cause their children neurological harm. In England, consumers, parents, and teachers have all called for suspending Wi-Fi in schools.

    The Cancer Connection
    Dr. Carpenter believes that up to 30 percent of childhood cancers stem from EMF exposure, and an increasing number of studies have shown damaging effects far below accepted safety levels for mobile phones and other sources of electropollution. For example, research finds when children live near magnetic fields 1,000 times lower than existing safe exposure limits, their risk for cancer increases.

    Living near power lines that produce EMFs has clearly been linked to leukemia in children. Research also finds increased tumor risks within 1200 feet of cell phone or radio towers—and more and more, these towers are popping up on church steeples and school roofs.

    Zap-Proof Foods and Supplements Defend your children and yourselves against invisible EMF assaults with nutrition. Eating one cup of blueberries a day is a good way to start. Prunes (or called dried plums now for PR purposes) contain unique antioxidants that fight free radicals from electropollution. Stuffed with an almond or walnut, prunes make a delicious snack that kids like as much as candy. Melatonin—the hormone that controls circadian rhythms in sleep and wake cycles—also protects against this kind of radiation. Tart cherries are rich in melatonin as well as other antioxidants.

    Also eat more cabbage family veggies—broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale—to boost the super antioxidant glutathione. Cabbages also contain caffeic acid, shown to reduce harmful effects from cell phone use.

    For added protection, enjoy a daily smoothie that contains one to two scoops of whey, rich in the antioxidant glutathione, a potent scavenger of free radicals that damage DNA. Choose pure, undenatured and unheated whey protein powder to preserve fragile amino acids and provide optimal immune support.

    Besides protecting bone health, vitamin D fights EMFs. Look for children’s multivitamins that contain calcitrol, the active form of vitamin D, to activate the immune response that mobile phone radiation tamps down.

    Start protecting your children today to ensure a safer tomorrow for them.

  • The Wireless Dilemma

    Can four billion people possibly be wrong? That’s how many loyal cell phone users are connected into the global village . . . and growing! In just a mere 25 years the world has gone from ZERO cell phone users to more than half of the world’s population. Can we even stretch our memories back to BCE—Before the Cell Phone Era? It’s getting harder and harder to imagine a world without wireless technology.


    The modern Wireless Age has truly revolutionized our world and transformed the physical and cultural landscape. Connectivity is the in word.

    The United States has 264 million wireless subscribers, who rely on two million cell towers and antennas to annually relay their 2.1 trillion phone minutes and 48 billion text messages. Cell phone towers are so ubiquitous they are now even a recognizable feature on the Himalayas.

    And if you have a need for even greater connectivity, there is more good news on the horizon. Worldwide, WiFi hotspots have grown by nearly 25 percent in 2007 to 179,500. WiMax will soon be coming to your city or town. This networking system can blanket a 30-mile radius with broadband access, compared to WiFi’s 100–300 foot range. A single WiMAX tower, similar to a cell phone tower, can provide coverage to a very large area—as big as 3,000 square miles (8,000 square km).

    But if you can’t wait for WiMax and are receiving poor reception, you can now buy the newest technology for home and office called a “femtocell.” It is literally a mini cell tower.

    Whether you choose to own a cell phone or not, it’s really a moot point. RF emitting devices and transmitters are literally everywhere, continually bombarding our bodies with electropollution.

    Seismic Shift or Seismic Hurt?
    With such a seismic global shift in technology occurring at such a quantum pace, should we be concerned about health risks for children, our grandchildren and ourselves? Does the radio frequency exposure from thousands of minutes a month of cell phone calls in addition to the continuous exposure from millions of wireless networks, hot spots, cell towers, and antennas pose serious health problems?

    More and more scientists clearly say yes.

    A Wake-Up Call
    In August 2007, an international group of scientists, researchers and public health policy professionals released a state-of-the– art report on the impact of electromagnetic fields (EMF) to our health. It documents scientific evidence showing the increased incidence of childhood leukemia, brain tumors, neurological impairment, leaking of blood brain barrier, learning disabilities and ADD, compromised immunity, hormone disruption, Alzheimer’s disease, enzyme syntheses and genetic damage. It provides overwhelming evidence implicating electromagnetic radiation as a significant risk factor for both childhood and adult cancers.

    The research on the cell phones and brain cancer connection from Swedish brain tumor specialist Dr. Lennart Hardell, M.D., Ph.D. is pivotal in the debate about the safety of wireless radio frequency and microwave radiation.

    “The evidence for risks from prolonged cell phone and cordless phone use is quite strong when you look at people who have used these devices for 10 years or longer, and when they are used mainly on one side of the head. Brain tumors normally take a long time to develop, on the order of 15 to 20 years. Use of a cell or cordless phone is linked to brain tumors and acoustic neuromas (tumor of the auditory nerve in the brain) and is showing up after only 10 years. A shorter time period than for most other known carcinogens,” says Dr. Hardell.

    More recently, in September 2008, Dr. Hardell told an international conference on radiation that people who started mobile phone use before the age of 20 had more than five-fold increase in glioma, a brain cancer. The extra risk to young people of contracting the disease from using the cordless phone was almost as great, at more than four times higher.

    In March 2008, another powerful voice echoed this alarming trend; Dr. Vini Khurana, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Australian National University Medical School and Neurosurgeon at the Canberra Hospital, Australia. He released the findings of a 15-month “critical review” of the link between cell phones and malignant brain tumors and he too, concluded that using cell phones for more than 10 years could more than double the risk of brain cancer.

    “It is anticipated that this danger has far broader public health ramifications than asbestos and smoking, and directly concerns all of us, particularly the younger generation, including very young children.”

    Most recently, Dr. Ronald B. Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute issued an unprecedented warning about the possible health risks associated with cellular phone use, “Electromagnetic fields generated by cell phones should be considered a potential human health risk.”

    While the warnings from reputable scientists and researchers grow ever louder, they offer no real solutions. Reducing cell phone use or using a speaker offers little solace when we live in a wireless environment, which unrelentingly exposes all of us to ever-higher levels of dangerous electromagnetic radiation.

    Since the wireless genie is well and truly out of the bottle, we must utilize the most effective and scientifically validated intervention so we are able to err on the side of being safe rather than sorry later.

    The Molecular Resonance Effect Technology (MRET ) and Energy Resonance Technology (ERT) Solution
    To those who wisely choose to “err on the side of being safe,” it should be apparent that living in a wireless world necessitates protection. The question is, what form of protection is best and how do we know it really works?

    First let’s look at what doesn’t work. There are some devices that claim to block RFs from phones. But, a true “blocking“ device would make your phone inoperable. Blocking radiation would mean blocking the signal between transmitter and receiver.

    For the sake of greater clarification about what kind of technology will work, let’s first have a look at the mechanism of harm from wireless phones, etc. In the early days of this technology, it was believed only a thermal effect, the heating of tissues, (such as what occurs in a microwave oven) created health issues. Since it was believed cell phones do not have enough power to heat tissue (even this theory is now being challenged), the government didn’t mandate investigation into potential health problems.

    Researchers have now concluded that cell phones initiate cellular and DNA chaos through a variety of initially unanticipated non-thermal, biological effects. Emerging science has discovered that information piggybacking on the radio frequencies emitted and received from antenna of cell phones creates a negative domino effect of serious problems. This is called an information carrying radio wave (ICRW). It is a frequency that conveys specific packets of information, which allows for the transmission of various features of cell phones, i.e. voice, text or graphics, etc.

    Herein lies the problem. This ICRW is a frequency that has never before existed in nature. Thus, it is perceived as foreign and toxic to our cells against which our body is trying to protect itself, ultimately resulting in an energy-depleted, weakened immune system, which in turn becomes more vulnerable to environmental toxicity.

    Clearly, an effective protective technology must have the ability to shield the cells from the harmful effects of the ICRW, while not interfering with the cell phone’s signal.

    This very solution is found in a groundbreaking technology called the Molecular Resonance Effect Technology (MRET), developed and refined by a Russian nuclear physicist over a period of two decades. MRET is the only commercially available, affordable, and patented noise-field technology in the world that has been scientifically proven to successfully counteract the effects of electromagnetic radiation on the human body. It was awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in April 2002—not just for the breakthrough polymer composition material from which it was made, but also for the very function and measurable benefits it was designed to achieve.

    The MRET technology works in the following simple, yet fascinating way: The particles within the MRET compound, once stimulated by EMF/EMR, oscillate, emit a low frequency noise-field that superimposes itself over the harmful ICRW. This unique process creates an incoherent, bio-friendly field, thereby practically negating the otherwise inappropriately triggered protective responses by the body’s key systems.

    Metaphorically speaking, MRET acts as a cloaking and deactivating mechanism to the body-foreign ICRW. Since the ICRW are not considered a foreign invader anymore, the body doesn’t feel the need to protect itself, hence no biological disturbance occurs. Simply put, as soon as the MRET technology is applied, the otherwise troubling radiation is interpreted as just another vibration that basically has become meaningless to the body.

    BIOPRO Technology, a highly innovative Wellness Company based in Carlsbad, California has exclusively licensed the stateof the-art MRET technology for radiation protection, and has coupled it with its own proprietary Energy Resonance Technology (ERT). ERT is a one-of-a kind subtle energy technology that measurably strengthens the body’s own ability to withstand all kinds of stressors, including those from electromagnetic radiation. The combination of MRET and ERT creates a unique, dual-action effect for the product user and has been incorporated in a small chip that adheres to cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, PDAs (the BIOPRO Cell Chip), as well as to cordless phones, wireless routers, microwave ovens, and electrical appliances, i.e. computers, hair dryers, vacuum cleaners, etc. (the BIOPRO Universal Chip).

    Many experiments and research studies have verified BIOPRO’s MRET/ERT powered Chips provide significant protection from the effects of electropollution exposure, such as:

    An EEG (electroencephalogram) test which measured the pattern of electrical conductivity in the brain showed an excitatory state of brain wave activity in the subject after using an unprotected cell phone for three minutes. However, when the BIOPRO Cell Chip was installed on the phone, the brain wave pattern returned to normal. This showed that the electrical activity of the brain was unaffected by the cell phone radiation, as long as the Cell Chip was used.

    MRA (magnetic resonance angiography) testing shows blood vessels that contain flowing blood. While talking on an unprotected phone, the subject had a decrease of cerebralvascular blood flow. However, when the BIOPRO Cell Chip was applied to the cell phone, the MRA showed a measurable, beneficial increased blood flow to the head of the subject.

    SAR (specific absorption rate) is a measure of the amount of radiation absorbed by tissue when using a cell phone. There is also a direct correlation between the stress induced thermal effects (heating of body tissues can lead to serious harm long term) and SAR values. Tests have validated when the BIOPRO Cell Chip was used on a cell phone, there was a significant reduction in the phone’s SAR values without distortion of the phone’s transmitted RF signals.

    When using the BIOPRO Cell Chip, stressed-induced thermal (heating) effects around the head area of a cell phone user were significantly reduced by 64 percent (without reequilibration period) and by 112 percent (with re-equilibration period), respectively, compared to when the phone was used without the Cell Chip.

    Blood samples were divided into three groups, i.e. a control group, cells exposed for one hour to radiation from computer monitor and cells exposed for one hour to radiation using the Chip on a computer monitor. The irradiated blood showed changes in white blood cell count: decreased granulocytes (decreased immune system function), increased lymphocyte count (indicates inflammation and infection or leukemia/ lymphomas). The samples with BIOPRO Chip diminished 29 percent and reduced the level of changes in lymphocyte count by 38 percent.

    What Future Do You Choose?
    As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Vini Khurana is on the frontlines of the brain tumor epidemic. He predicts that between 2008 and 2012, a large number of people will have been using cell phones long enough (10 years or longer) to witness the explosion of brain tumors and other health issues.

    He also believes that within five years, the scientific evidence will overwhelmingly and irrefutably prove the health disaster from all things wireless.

    BIOPRO Technology’s MRET and ERT powered BIOPRO Technology products are clearly a timely necessity for all those who desire to “err on the side of safety.” As research has shown, they are indeed the most cost effective, scientifically sound solution in the marketplace to successfully intervene against a fast growing, electropollution-triggered health epidemic.