Newsletter (29 October 2003)

A Cautionary Tale

NY Times

For those who decide to use wireless telephones at home rather than phones and computers connected to land lines, take note of the comment from the Sprint spokesman at the end of this article from The New York Times. Expect to find antennas near homes to meet the demand of those who use wireless phones and other wireless devices inside their homes. Many among them are teenagers and children...

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Janet Newton

The EMR Policy Institute, P.O. Box 117, Marshfield VT  05658

Tel: (802) 426-3035  FAX: (802) 426-3030

Web Site:


EHS Volunteers Needed for U.K. Government funded Cellphone Testing;

EMFs included among everyday toxins in Irish Times article

Thompson's article contained a section advising readers on how to minimize exposure to ordinary toxins. There were 4 references to EMF hazards in this. They were as follows:

  • Reduce your exposure to electromagnetic fields: cut down on unnecessary electrical gadgets. Cordless appliances, CD players, televisions, hi-fis and the like emit electric waves even when on standby. Keeping these to a minimum in the bedroom is particularly important.
  • Keep your mobile phone for emergencies:  some studies point to adverse health effects, particularly for children, of overuse of mobile phones.
  • Ground yourself and your home: modern synthetic materials, such as nylon, are particularly dangerous for sparking off electricity. Use wood and ceramics where possible and replace man-made shoe soles with leather ones.
  • Check new homes for electromagnetic fields: before buying a house, check whether power lines run directly under or over it.


Volunteers needed

Sheila Johnston <>

Fri, 24 Oct 2003 15:38:47 +0100

Imelda O'Connor <>

Dear Imelda,

I often think of you and your hypersensitive colleagues. I hope you are well. I wonder if you are aware of this opportunity to take part in a study on hypersensitivity? It is on the MTHR site The Effect of Mobile Phone Use on Symptoms and Neuroendocrine Function in 'Normal' and 'Hypersensitive' Users

If you and or your colleagues are interested I have been told they need as many hypersensitive participants as possible. You could communicate directly with the research group. If you have problems getting in touch with them, let me know.

Kind regards

Sheila Johnston PhD

Neuroscience Consultant

10 Queens Mews

London W2 4BZ



‘Public Safety’

Hi Klaus

I'm pleased to see that Alfonso passed you information about the piece on my website showing pulsing TETRA traces. You may also be interested in another piece I've just put on the site about Airwave/TETRA:

The Reign of Terror


The Committee of Public Safety

The Airwave system has been labelled ‘PSRP’ - Public Safety Radio Project’ by MM02 and the authorities. It’s interesting to note the historical significance of the term ’Public Safety’ and the context in which it has previously been used.

The Committee of Public Safety was set up and led by Robespierre, who masterminded the Reign of Terror after the French Revolution.  This title was used to cover some of the worst acts of inhumanity perpetrated by a totalitarian regime against ordinary people. One of Robespierre’s most famous quotations is: “Terror is nothing other than justice, prompt, severe, inflexible; it is therefore an emanation of virtue; it is not so much a special principle as

it is a consequence of the general principle of democracy applied to our country's most urgent needs.”

See more on this subject HERE  [link on home page] Read excerpts from Robespierre's speech "Justification of the Use of Terror" HERE [ditto]

Let us be wary of the use of the term ‘Public Safety’ when it is used by the powers-that-be to push through policies that make members of the general public uneasy!

(Thanks to Michelle Crowther for pointing out this connection)




Concerning very low frequency modulations

Hi Klaus.

Concerning very low frequency modulations:


To Pulse or Not To Pulse - That is the Question

see for the text.

Readers who have a computer with a sound card can adapt it to work as an audio-frequency oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer.

Make an antenna and attach it to the microphone input of the sound card, and the card's amplifiers will allow low frequencies to be displayed (and screen-captured) with the following free software:

Spectrum Lab at:

It should be possible to pick up any 16-Hz signal.

A simple antenna is a copper wire with a diode attached on one end: Connect the mic in to both sides of the diode. Radio Shack could help with this, I think.

John Michael Williams


Some questions

Please, in order to understand a complete overview of the this issue.

What is the relation between Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) and SAR ?? or how can I calculate from one to the other and viceversa ??

And what are the relation between both (described into the previous lines) and Gauss ?? and how can I calculate them ??

And the last one is: Sometimes I have enter in program mode (mobile phone) and the display appears the number of channel  with its RSSI (Received Strenght Signal Intensity), what is the scale of RSSI? Depends of the type of mobile phone ??? and how can I Calculate this samples or how can I relate this one with SAR, and EIRP ??

Thanks in advance,



Notable Changes in Thermal Activity at Norris Geyser Basin Provide Opportunity to Study Hydrothermal System

This is a must read site as well although they may be downplaying it…


States and cities challenge EPA air pollution rules


Pentagon, environmentalists battle over species protection


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