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Mobiles disturb Avionics equipment
USA Created: 1 Mar 2006
American study shows that particularly signals from mobiles disturb avionic equipment - and airlines still want to install basestations in planes!.

The flight attendant closes the door, and we all turn off our cell phones, right? Wrong. People use cell phones on airlines quite a bit, even when they're not supposed to, a new study shows. Because the signals given off by phones and other electronic devices can interfere with a plane's navigation, the researchers argue that steps should be taken to reduce any potential threats before passengers are allowed to use cell phones routinely on flights.
Avionic equipment has trouble deciphering navigation signals when a crowd of personal electronic gadgets creates background noise. Still, the actual risk to a flight is low, according to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) simulations on the ground and in laboratories. But no one has monitored what goes on during an actual flight.
So aviation safety researcher Bill Strauss, now at the Naval Air Warfare Center in Patuxent River, Maryland, and colleagues decided to find out. First they scoured the Aviation Safety Reporting System database, which logs about 15% to 20% of safety problems noticed by crews. They found that the U.S. fleet experiences some sort of electronic interference about 2 to 3 times a month. The interference ranges from minor glitches to potentially disastrous anomalies. In 1996, for example, a tower radioed the pilot of a commercial jet, telling him he was 30 degrees off course. The problem disappeared when a passenger turned off his DVD player.
Next, the team decided to take some trips. Boarding 37 commercial flights from three cooperating airlines during 1 month, the researchers placed recording equipment in overhead bins to measure electronic signals emitted in the cabin. Not only did team members see people using their cell phones while flying, the recordings picked up between 1 and 4 signals in the cell phone range per flight. In addition, the team identified signals in the same frequency range as that used by some airlines' GPS navigational equipment. Although the researchers did not evaluate the GPS navigation during flight, the signals coming from the passengers have the potential to cloud the navigation device, says Strauss, especially if 200 people suddenly feel the need to phone home.
"We all kind of knew that people used cell phones on flights, but Strauss has the data," says electromagnetics researcher Jay Ely of the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. "If [airline] policies become more accepting of these devices, more people will use them, and odds are that will make it more likely we'll see effects." He adds that better coordination between regulatory agencies, policy makers, and device manufacturers will help prevent the use of frequencies that overpower airliner systems.
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Source: ScienceNOW Daily News, Mary Beckman, 24 feb. 2006

Would you stick your head in a microwave oven? Well would you? Of course not.
USA Created: 23 Feb 2006
Would you put your head in a Microwave Oven

About the Book

Would you stick your head in a microwave oven? Well would you? Of course not.

Technology has transformed this planet into an open microwave system with its satellite transmissions. This book examines what the health consequences are. This book simply points out that the gradual rise in illness across broad geographic areas are an early indicator of microwave illness, independently of what the experts lead you to believe. The handwriting is already on the wall and most of know that something is wrong. This book discusses in simple terms the effects of microwave radiation on the human body. I utilize dosimetry studies done by the US Air Force, which outline in clear terms what organs of the body are most vulnerable to cumulative microwave exposure. I outline the mechanisms by which slow exposure is masquerading as various illnesses across this country.
We are on the verge of a health care crisis which threatens to bankrupt our society and health care system. Whether we like to consider it or not the planet that we are living on

has been transformed into an open microwave system.

In this book I examine the common link between microwave radiation and seemingly unrelated illnesses. The book demonstrates that the rising incidence of certain illnesses and cancers across broad geographic regions parallels the increasing rise in exposure and use of microwave radiation.
This book is a common sense approach to the subject which is presented in a clear language that the laymen can understand. Also it is liberally referenced from the scientific literature. The book is designed to be generally informative as well as a reference source for the average reader. Additionally I have provided a wealth of resources that have been shown to be beneficial to offset the consequences of excess microwave exposure.

About the Author

I am a medical internist with over 30 years of clinical experience. Additionally I have been researching the biomedical literature from a traditional and holistic perspective for the last 15 years. I have training in herbology, Chinese medicine, nutritional approaches to health and other modalities. I have done extensive research on the causality of disease and its relationship to environmental factors as will as researching approaches to deal with these issues. I have been a radio show host involved in sharing information with the public on alternative health issues and perspectives in the NYC area for the past 5 years and have been actively involved with a nutritional pharmacy.
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This manuscript was written to present the data to the average reader so that they could judge the issue for themselves.

The health consequences from continuous low level exposure from microwave radiation can be catastrophic. The transmission of microwave transmission can be handled in a safe and effective manner to provide for global communication without affecting the overall health of our planet.

The book starts by examining dosimetry which shows which parts of the body are most sensitive to microwave radiation based on studies done by our Armed Forces. Dosimetry is also predictive of the pattern of injury that one would expect to find.

The second chapter explains how microwave radiation produces disease. It examines the mechanisms of disease production in living systems. It also explains how microwave injury manifests as specific organ system dysfunction, be it neurological, behavioral, immune, cancer etc.

The third chapter links the rise of radiation against the simultaneous rise of certain illnesses in society. It demonstrates through the use of graphs that the parallel and symmetrical rise of certain illnesses across broad geographic areas reflects common force acting equally on all these regions. The graphs also demonstrate that it is the rate of increase not the absolute number of cases in a given region that is important. It is important to emphasize that microwave radiation is not the only cause of disease. It is potentially one of the few common links that unite large segments of our population to recreate and produce similar patterns of illness in widely separated geographic locations.

Microwave injury can also contribute to other patterns of illness. In the fourth chapter, under medical equivalents, I have grouped the common names that are attributed to illnesses by organ systems. If common illnesses are examined from the perspective of simultaneous parallel geographic increase than the influence of microwave injury can be discerned.

Format: Paperback (6x9)
ISBN: 1425904807
Price: $15.70
Gerald Goldberg, MD
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Source: Gerald Goldberg, MD

How to kill RFID tags with a cell phone
USA Created: 19 Feb 2006
Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags -- tiny wireless circuits that derive their power from radio waves and cost just pennies to make -- have quickly found their way into identification badges, shipping containers, even ordinary store products. Because, unlike barcodes, the tags can be read surreptitiously, a number of groups have raised privacy concerns. To address these concerns, leading RFID makers have created so-called 'Gen 2' chips that will divulge their data only after a reader transmits the correct password. The new chips can also be triggered by a different password to silently self-destruct, for example as a customer leaves a store. Encryption protects the password transmission. But renowned cryptographer Adi Shamir of Weizmann University claims to have found a way to bypass the encryption scheme and obtain the self-destruct password using technology no more sophisticated than that in a common cell phone...
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Source: San Francisco IndyMedia 02/15/06

Bush administration sees 25 billion dollars in wireless auctions
USA Created: 7 Feb 2006
The Bush administration is looking to reduce the federal deficit with extended wireless frequency band auctions.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The sale of U.S. wireless communications licenses is projected to raise about $25 billion between 2007 and 2009, $7.8 billion higher than last year's estimate, according President George W. Bush's 2007 budget released on Monday.
The Federal Communications Commission is slated to start selling 90 megahertz of wireless airwaves on June 29, an auction that Wall Street analysts have said could raise as much as $15 billion.
Those airwaves are expected to be used for advanced mobile communications like high-speed Internet and video services. Major U.S. wireless carriers like T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless are expected to bid in the sale.
The Bush budget estimated that $9.95 billion from wireless auctions would be received in the 2007 fiscal year, which starts October 1, 2006. It also expects almost $12.24 billion in the 2008 fiscal year that starts October 1, 2007.
Additionally the budget projects $2.87 billion being received in the 2009 fiscal year. Bush's budget last year had estimated wireless auctions would bring in $17.2 billion between fiscal years 2007 and 2009.
The auction proceeds would come as the Bush administration tries to substantially reduce the federal deficit by 2009. Bush proposed a $2.77 trillion budget for fiscal 2007, which would leave a $354 billion deficit for the year.
Auctions can last weeks depending on the bidding strategies of wireless carriers, which often bid to acquire airwaves so they can expand and improve services.
The FCC is also expected to start selling by early 2008 wireless airwaves that television broadcasters are giving up as they move to other frequencies for their higher-quality digital broadcasts. That move is slated to be done by February 17, 2009.
Congress last year ordered the FCC to start that sale by January 28, 2008 and the proceeds be deposited by June 30, 2008. Plus, the law designated almost $7.4 billion in proceeds from that sale to be used to help reduce the federal deficit.

Read the entire article at here: Making Airwaves.
NEW YORK - American wireless carriers should soon have some more elbow room for high-speed Internet access and mobile video. The U.S. government's plan to vacate 90 megahertz of the wireless spectrum is moving forward and may cost the government less money than previously estimated.
The U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) said last Wednesday that moving federal users out of the 1710-1755 megahertz band will cost about $935 million--less expensive than previous industry estimates that topped $2 billion. Bands that are thereby freed up will be auctioned for commercial purposes starting as soon as this June, providing new air space for advanced wireless services.

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The Register: "US gov optimistic on wireless auctions"
The US government now expects, or hopes, to raise $25bn between 2007 and 2009 - rather than the $17.2bn it originally predicted. The Federal Communications Commission will start by selling off 90MHz of airwaves in June, which could raise as much as $15bn.
The FCC will sell off spectrum currently used by TV broadcasters as they move to high definition frequencies in 2008. Internet companies and mobile carriers are expected to bid for the radiowaves, which could be used for video-streaming or faster internet access.

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Source:, Jeremy Pelofsky, 6 feb. 2006 /, Dan Frommer, 6 feb. 2006 /, John Oates, 7 feb. 2006

AT&T sued for helping illegal NSA spy program
USA Created: 2 Feb 2006
AT&T has been named a defendant in a class action lawsuit that claims the telecommunications company illegally cooperated with the National Security Agency's secret eavesdropping program.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in San Francisco's federal district court, charges that AT&T has opened its telecommunications facilities up to the NSA and continues to "to assist the government in its secret surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans."
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, which filed the suit, says AT&T's alleged cooperation violates free speech and privacy rights found in the U.S. Constitution and also contravenes federal wiretapping law, which prohibits electronic surveillance "except as authorized by statute."
Kevin Bankston, an EFF staff attorney, said he anticipates that the Bush administration will intervene in the case on behalf of AT&T. "We are definitely going to have a fight with the government and AT&T," he said.

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Source: CNET, Declan McCullagh, 31 jan. 2006

Looking for a Little Sleep? Then ditch your cell-phone! And move away from that mast!
USA Created: 25 Jan 2006
A 2003 study identified about 55% of those 18-49 own and frequently use cell phones. One of the major identified health complaints from exposure to EMF/ELF is insomnia. Now we see this report identifying the rising use of drugs and OTC products for sleep. Of course I would include poor nutrition, environmental pollution and stress as related factors. But really, now, what I want to clearly focus on here is the problems with radiation exposure from things that cause EMF/ELF exposure.

I’ve figured that there is an increasing number of health issues not being able to get a diagnosis for quite a few years. My prognostication has been to raise the Canary in the coal mine to react to electrical sensitivity syndrome. While this is as real as MCS (folks with MCS have a greater risk of ESS), although the Asthma and Allergy professional organizations say otherwise, I’m reminding them that IgE readings go up when dust is ionized. IgE is an allergy marker in blood. Now just how is it that dust is ionized? Why cell phone mast towers and cell phones, digital tv towers and microwave proliferation of course. But then you learned that in 8th grade science didn’t you?

I hope you’ll begin to see the same connections after reading the comments and reports that follow…
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Source: Sunday, October 23, 2005

What you don't know about electrical pollution can hurt you!
USA Created: 25 Jan 2006
What you don't know about electrical pollution can hurt you!

In the laboratory, chronic exposure to low level electromagnetic fields clearly affects growth and development, stress response, immune response and many neurological functions. This is not surprising because at the cellular level we are all electrical beings. Epidemiologic studies relate electromagnetic fields to birth defects, psychosis, childhood leukemias and to other cancers, especially brain and reproductive tumors.

What are the symptoms of radio wave sickness?

From the first awareness of health effects related to electromagnetic radiation decades ago, non-localized neurological symptoms have been very prominent. These include: headaches, dizziness, nausea, difficulty concentrating, memory loss, irritability, depression, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, weakness, tremors, muscle spasms, numbness, tingling, altered reflexes, muscle and joint pain, leg/foot pain, "Flu-like" symptoms and fever. More severe symptoms can include seizures, paralysis, psychosis and stroke. These complaints, along with numerous non-specific multiple systems symptoms, constitute radio wave sickness.

When should you suspect radio wave sickness?

You should suspect radio wave sickness when you have a significant number of symptoms on the list and there does not seem to be another cause for the symptoms. Radio wave sickness should be suspected if you have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, or attention deficit disorder, as a number of people with those disorders have substantially recovered after being treated for it.
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USA Created: 25 Jan 2006

Washington, D.C. ----
A new study will be published in the February issue of the International Journal of Oncology by Dr. Lennart Hardell and colleagues showing
statistically significant increases in the risk of benign brain tumors, especially acoustic neuromas, following the use of mobile telephones.
This study is particularly important because acoustic neuromas are considered to be a signal tumor for other types of malignant and benign brain
lesions. These tumors occur in areas with the highest radio frequency radiation exposure during calls.

Of primary concern is the finding that the greatest risk of developing these tumors was for persons who were first exposed before the age of
twenty years.
Thus, this is the first published study directly suggesting higher risks of tumors among teenagers who use mobile telephones.

Other key points regarding this study are as follows:

The study includes the largest analysis of benign tumors done to date and covers tumors diagnosed as recently as 2003
The study shows a dose-response relationship where greater numbers of hours of phone use results in ever increasing risks of developing tumors. This is particularly important because imprecision in measuring actual radiation exposure from hours of use tend to mask risks – thus, the risk
increases presented in the study are likely to be underestimates, with true risk increases being higher
Significantly greater risk is associated with having used mobile phones for more than 15 years, a finding consistent with other studies showing
that risks dramatically increase after six and ten years of use.

Index Medicus study reference: “Pooled analysis of two case-control studies of the use of cellular and coreless telephones and the risk of
benign brain tumours diagnosed during 1997-2003”,
International Journal of Oncology 28: 509-518, 2006)
Issued January 24, 2006
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Source: International Journal of Oncology

3G overhyped, says tech pioneer
USA Created: 18 Jan 2006
The need for high-speed internet access on mobiles has been overestimated, according to a mobile-phone technology pioneer who poured cold water on the short-term potential for 3G network operators to realise ambitious business plans.

Dr Andrew Viterbi, co-founder and retired vice-chairman of Qualcomm, who's best known for developing the Viterbi algorithm used in most mobile phone and digital satellite receivers, said the need for broadband wireless had been overstated. Applications such as obtaining radio and TV broadcast on mobiles and transferring pictures between users of 3G mobiles are unlikely to generate as much data traffic as expected, he argued.

"Users are more likely to download pictures from phones onto their PC at home and distribute them using Wi-Fi networks," he told delegates during a keynote at the IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium in San Diego on Tuesday. There are few applications that need mobile broadband, Viterbi said.
WiMax, which has been promoted as an alternative or complimentary wide-area wireless technology by firms such as Intel as a consumer product is "unlikely to be a big player," he added.
Viterbi said mobile operators in Europe paid about 10 times too much for 3G licences and were now forced to chase consumers. Unsurprisingly, Veterbi thought the CDMA2000 approach backed by Qualcomm and predominately used in North America and parts of Europe had a better technology and business strategy than the W-CDMA approach to 3G, which is backward compatible with GSM and backed by European operators.
"3G in the US has so far been marketed to professionals and road warriors. In Europe, operators have had to go after the consumer mass-market with lower pricing," he said.
Veterbi's downbeat assessment was followed by an opposing view from Intel. Intel engineer D. Schmidt predicted a convergence between cellular and WiMax technologies on the handset. But he said new applications would only be enabled by this technology development providing operators revamped voice-centric billing models to encourage users to exchange data and hardware suppliers came up with very inexpensive kit.
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Source: The Register, John Leyden, 18 jan 2006

The Largest Biological Experiment Ever
USA Created: 14 Jan 2006
The Largest Biological Experiment Ever
In 2002, Gro Harlem Brundtland, then head of the World Health Organization, told a Norwegian journalist that cell phones were banned from her office in Geneva because she personally becomes ill if a cell phone is brought within about four meters (13 feet) of her. Mrs. Brundtland is a medical doctor and former Prime Minister of Norway. This sensational news, published March 9, 2002 in Dagbladet, was ignored by every other newspaper in the world. The following week Michael Repacholi, her subordinate in charge of the International EMF (electromagnetic field) Project, responded with a public statement belittling his boss’s concerns. Five months later, for reasons that many suspect were related to these circumstances, Mrs. Brundtland announced she would step down from her leadership post at the WHO after just one term.

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Source: by Arthur Firstenberg

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