Newsletter (1 Oct. 2003

More on dementia & EMF exposure

Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2003 Jul-Sep;17(3):139-45. pubmed&from_uid=14512826>

Risk factors for Alzheimer disease: a population-based case-control study in Istanbul, Turkey.

Harmanci H, Emre M, Gurvit H, Bilgic B, Hanagasi H, Gurol E, Sahin H, Tinaz S.

SUMMARY: The objective is to study risk factors for Alzheimer disease (AD) in Istanbul, Turkey. This is a population-based case-control study. We screened people over age 70 in the community for cognitive impairment. The screen positives and a proportion of screen negatives underwent neurologic examination in the second phase. Cases were 57  "probable" AD patients and controls were 127 cognitively normal individuals identified by neurologic examination. Odds ratios (OR) were calculated using multivariate logistic regression analysis.

Having a university/college degree had a protective effect on AD risk (OR = 0.10, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.02-0.50). Exposure to occupational electromagnetic field had an OR of 4.02 (95% CI = 1.02-15.78). Use of electricity for residential heating also showed elevated risk (OR = 2.77, 95% CI = 1.12-6.85). Our results suggest that having a higher education is protective from AD and that electromagnetic field exposure at work or at home is a significant risk factor.


Mobile Phone Tower Regulation Should Be Obligatory, Not Voluntary

The Australian Democrats today called for an urgent Government response to the new Dutch study that shows health effects from the radio signals from transmission towers for the next generation of mobile phone services. When the test group was exposed to 3G base station signals, they felt tingling sensations, got headaches and felt nauseous.

Democrats' Communications spokesperson Senator John Cherry and Health spokesperson Senator Lyn Allison, said no Australian research has been done on the new 3G technology. Base stations have a shorter range, meaning substantially more towers are needed to achieve the same reach as GSM technology.

Senator Allison said, "The Government relaxed emission standards to suit 3G mobiles without any scientific justification and now it seems these transmitters pose significant health risks."

Senator Allison chaired a 2001 Senate Inquiry into the effects of electromagnetic radiation and opposed the 'low impact' provisions in the Government's 1997 legislation, which left telecommunications carriers with extraordinary powers to commandeer buildings and sites for their roll-outs.

Senator Cherry called for a halt to the 3G roll-out until Government agency, ARPANSA has provided a response to the Dutch study.

"Before the roll-out gets underway, Australians need to be assured that it is safe, particularly for children and those who are involuntarily exposed to transmitters.

"While the recent ACIF Code requires a carrier to have regard to community sensitive sites for smaller installations, it does not go far enough in terms of requiring carriers to consider alternatives to minimise the radiation risk to the public," Senator Cherry added.

Last month the Democrats moved in the Senate an amendment to give the Australian Communications Authority the power to reject mobile phone towers being built near sensitive sites such as hospitals, schools and residential areas.

The Democrat amendment would give the ACA the power to reject absolutely the siting of mobile phone towers adjacent to sensitive sites without community approval.

The Democrats will be calling on the Government to support the Democrats amendment to the communications Bill no.1, when the Bill next goes through the House of Representatives and to strengthen the planning codes to take into account potential health risks.

For an interview with Senator Cherry please contact: Pam Hose on 0408 752 750

For an interview with Senator Allison please contact: Vara Szajkowski on 0408 764 328


High-tech eye on the kids

If any of you get the chance to see Micheal Moore's documentary "Bowling at Colombine" please do so.  It examines how a culture of fear has evolved in the USA and that capitalising on that fear is Big Business, be it selling firearms for 'protection' or voting for a corrupt president to 'protect' America from terrorism.

The below article on tracking devices for kids, is another example of a US product that uses perceived fear to sell a product. This should sell like hot cakes in America and Geoff Day hopes the same for Australia.

Geoff Day, supposed co-creator of Kid Safe System Locators gives the impression in the article that this is an Australian designed product but a search on the web quickly finds this to be an American product.

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After reading the fear laden information on the site, such as: "It is a sad and alarming fact that child abductions have reached epidemic levels in the U.S. in the past few years." You too may want to load your kids up with tracking devices to 'protect' them. Nevermind the problem, as Leif Salford put it that these kids may end up drowning "in a sea of microwaves."

Don Maisch


High-tech eye on the kids

Sunday Tasmanian

28 Sept 2003

PARENTS will soon be able to monitor their children's movements 24 hours a day with sophisticated tracking devices hidden in clothes and jewellery.

Watches, bracelets and belts fitted with Global Positioning Systems and radio devices will go on sale in Australia next month as part of a controversial scheme to reduce abductions and drownings. [How would they protect against drownings??]

The Australian designed accessories will relay information to satellites and mobile phone towers and allow parents to follow their children on the Internet.

Co- creator of Kid Safe System Locators, Geoff Day, said parents using the system would be able to log on to a secure website and locate their children through a series of maps.

He said a child wearing the GPS device would show up as a red dot on the screen. "If a child goes missing the parent can log on to a secure website and find their child by zooming in on maps," he said. "They can locate their child right down to a specific street name and an address anywhere in the world."

But Queensland Council of Liberties president Ian Dearden said the device was an invasion of provacy. "But the question is whether it is a justified invasion," he said.


3G Mobile Signals Can Cause Nausea, Headache –Study

Informant: azul


Hundreds of Women demonstrated

Osfia, Israel: Hundred of women demonstrated in a quiet procession the former weekend against erecting antennas. The women claim that they are the main victims of the antennas because they stay with their children at home most of the day. The demonstration is about 1 month before the local elections.

Former parliament member, Zidan Atshi, said that the reason for the procession-demonstration was the multitude of malignant diseases, and because of the fact that this year, 90 Osfia residents died of different forms of cancer. "There are people who try or tried, to erect antennas secretly. The demonstration comes to say that we know who these people are, even if they try to hide it. Their names and houses are known, and the fate of their antennas, like the fate of their houses - is in danger". Atshi said that the women are the main victims because they stay with their children at home and exposed to radiation 24 hours, not like the men who are at work at day time.

Yediot Haifa, 26/9/2003, "Osfia, hundreds of women demonstrated against the antennas", by Rima Mustafa:  

Informant: Iris Atzmon


RE: Some thoughts & correspondence regarding the current weather situation


Our organization has been experimenting with weather modification and now offers our services to countries as an alternative to Natural Disasters such as Tropical Cyclones. Regardless of our precautions and strict protocols only a few developing countries will use our service. More to your point as of yet our research division has not yet observed any short term collateral natural disasters that could be explained or coupled with our projects. Weather Modification is here and we are proud to be at the forefront of this science

Robert Tye (Founder) B Sc., Hon Sc. Natural Sciences and Law

Lead Researcher - Tropical Weather

Chief of Field Operations and Research

Re: Some thoughts & correspondence regarding the current weather situation

Your comments and views are appreciated.

Thanks, just one question regarding the input from Tom Bearden:

Secretary of Defense William Cohen publicly confirmed in 1997 that "terrorists" were electromagnetically engineering our weather and changing the climate, triggering earthquakes, and initiating volcanoes into eruption.

Is it conceivable that the August 28 blackout had been caused by an EM bomb, not some "fire" in some power station?

The Russians (KGB) started serious weather engineering over North America in 1976 -- on July 4, to be exact -- their "bicentennial gift" to us. They do have a sense of macabre humor.

I'm glad to see that Tom is 'up and running'.


Dimi Chakalov


Official Position of the WHO on EHS as of February 2003

Hi Klaus: Yesterday I was forwarded a copy of the letter below which articulates clearly what exactly is the WHO's (World Health Organisation) position on official  recognition of our EHS condition. The letter was sent to a London based solicitor who had requested the WHO for this information on behalf of an English EHS potential litigant who had been misdiagnosed and "sectioned." I am omitting the identities of the EHS person and the solicitor to whom the letter was addressed because I have not requested their permission to publish their identities. Otherwise the content of the letter is transcribed without change below. Any typos of course are mine.

Best,  Imelda, Cork.



Telephone Central/Exchange: 791. 2111

Direct: 791. 2363

email: nabarrod

27 February 2003

Dear -----------,

Dr. Brundtland asked me to pay careful attention to your letter to her dated 3 February. We are concerned to read of the difficulties faced by -------------to which you refer. In the meantime, the following comments may be of help.

     * In general the WHO does not become involved in the individual medical cases. Our Member States require us to provide advice on the health of populations in response to instructions provided to us through our governing bodies.

     * The phenomenon of ES is well recognized. The symptoms are well described but at the present level of scientific knowledge, there is no scientific evidence-base for the provision of advice in specific cases. Hence the adoption of precautionary approaches to minimize exposure to sources of Electro-Magnetic fields.

     * Several countries have acknowledged the existence of the condition of Electro Magneticsensitivity but there is no clear understanding of causality. Public health authorities are awaiting analysis and conclusions of the scientific community in order to take appropriate action. It looks as though several years will be required to complete this analysis; to the best of my knowledge, no group is seeking to delay this process.

     * This means there will inevitably be an interval of at least a year or two before firm evidence-based medical guidance can be provided. We seek to produce interim reports on the state of the art as new evidence becomes available.

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. David Nabarro, CBE FRCP, FFPHM

Executive Director

Sustainable Development and Healthy Environments.


Cell phone danger quoted in Culture Change

Greetings Mr. Rudolph,

I have incorporated a small passage from your previous report, into the current Culture Change Letter, regarding damage to mammals from cell phones.  Thank you for your work. 

Best wishes,

Jan Lundberg


RE: Love Sickness


The medical doctor leading this campaign is, Dr. Rosemary Basson. She is well-funded by pharma money to promote the reality of a female sexual disorder/disease whose dominant symptom is that the female patient has no interest in sex.

Brian Deer points out "For hospital ethics committees to approve new-product trials, they must first have a disease for the product to treat. No disease, no treatment. End of story. But if the campaign Basson launched to change definitions succeeds, sexual interest disorder becomes a bona-fide problem to which remedies may be properly addressed." And he discloses that a major concern he has is that "the British doctor may be pathologising healthy women, and bringing medicine where it doesn't belong."

Plastic surgeons in the US (at least) used to (maybe they still do) identified in the human female the disease of having small breasts ("micromastia") which of course required surgical correction.

But to return to the point, perhaps these problems are really widespread, and that is why I receive every day dozens of emails offering increased sex drive, a larger penis, and so on.  Just capitalism at work solving our problems..... But is it not frightening to be apparently so well understood by strangers?

Alan Muller

Green Delaware



Why Gaia Needs Rainforests

This article can be found on the I-SIS website at