The untimely death of Gary Carter and what we can learn from what happened to the “kid”


FAR TOO MANY YOUNG, STRONG, FIT, HEALTHY ATHLETIC MEN AND WOMEN ARE DYING AN EARLY DEATH FROM BRAIN CANCER. THERE IS SOMETHING GOING ON. IT IS EXPLAINED IN DETAIL HERE.

DARREN DAULTON DIED JUST YESTERDAY

 

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His death was a  tragic, untimely loss, seemingly without reason. The hope of many is that this field of dreams in our home town will offer the next generation what may seem impossible: a chance at the big league and the big time. My sincere hope in this article is, maybe in his memory, I can expose what I believe has stolen the best years of Gary’s and many other ballplayers’ lives. That is what I will attempt to explore and assert. The cruel twists and turns of this arduous life don’t make sense at times, especially when it seems the good die young and the impetuous inherit the earth. I never had the pleasure of personally meeting Mr. Gary Carter,  but his reputation preceded him. His career in the major leagues spanned decades and his philanthropy will span even more. He was known as “Kid” for his ebullient demeanor. He was known to all as number 8 on the field, to some as dad, to some as one of a kind to many more, he will be forever remembered as Gary Carter, one of baseball’s great players.

On Saturday, Febuary 21st, field two at the Fullerton Sports complex will be dedicated and officially named Gary Carter field.

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One of my sons is a catcher and wore number 8 for several years. My older son will be playing in the tribute game being held in Mr. Carter’s honor, ironically here, just a few miles to the east of where Gary used to play in his younger years in the empty fields on the corner of Rosecrans and Sunny Ridge drive. Today there you can find a 20+ acre golf course which is meticulously landscaped and cared for which is now known as the McColl superfund site. 

Gary attended Sunny Hills High School and would eventually write his own ticket because of his athletic gifts. He had what it took to make the big leagues and that he did. In 1972 he signed with the Expos. Life would never be the same. Gary was drafted as a shortstop but several years later he would permanently change positions to catcher. He would spend the better part of the next 20 years behind home plate. This would be the “kid’s” new home. Throughout his remarkable career,  Gary Carter caught more major league games than all but three players in baseball history. Some would estimate that Gary Carter caught upwards of three to four hundred thousand pitches behind home plate.

Gary Carter eventually developed a very aggressive form of terminal cancer in his brain that led to his tragic, untimely death. The type of cancer is known as glioblastoma. Brain cancer seems to be increasingly prevalent in our society and even more so in some sports. Baseball, in particular seems to be the sport where the tumors are becoming the most prevalent. You would initially suspect that head trauma would be responsible and that contact sports like hockey or football would lead the way statistically. Oddly enough, that is not the case. Baseball players like catchers and pitchers seem to be the ones plagued by this dreaded disease.

Cancer is a disease whose causes can vary just a widely as the different forms and is very difficult to prove what specifically is responsible.  With respect to the big leagues, the experts are baffled as to causation but in agreement that there is indeed a strange correlation to baseball. Time magazine had a piece a few years back on it:

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There are many baseball players that spend time behind home plate and on the mound. and they live long healthy lives. However there is definitely an inordinate amount that do not.  I believe there are reasons that he and other players met the same fate and succumb to this disease and while many who spend their lives out on that field do not.’

I would like to explore what I believe to be the common denominator and and cause of what is being observed. I believe there is a logical explanation for we are witnessing.

Gary Carter was a catcher. He had tumors that resembled a snake wrapped around the back of his brain. Let us look at some of baseballs other players that suffered a similar fate.

Dan Quisenberry was a right handed pitcher who developed brain cancer on his left temporal lobe.

Dan Quisenberry 1953-1998

Dan Quisenberry 1953-1998

 Bobby Bonds, the father of Barry Bonds, was an outfielder. He developed a brain tumor and lung cancer.

 

Bobby Bonds 1946-2003

Bobby Bonds 1946-2003

One of the more notable anomalies in baseball’s bizarre brain tumor incidence is what went on with The Phillys  at veterans stadium.

Five players, Tug McGraw, John Vukovich, Johnny Oates, Ken Brett and Darren Daulton all had brain tumors.

Darren Daulton just died from his brain tumor.

 

Tug Mcgraw was a pitcher. The location of his tumor was located on his left temporal lobe.

Tug McGraw 1944-2004

Tug McGraw 1944-2004

John Vukovich was an infielder spending most of his career at 3rd base.

John Vukovich 1947-2007

John Vukovich 1947-2007

Johnny Oates was a catcher. His tumor was in the back of  his head in the brain stem.

Johnny Oates 1946-2004

Johnny Oates 1946-2004

Ken Brett was a pitcher. His tumor was on his frontal lobe.

Ken Brett 1948-2003

Ken Brett 1948-2003

Darren Daulton is a catcher. He has a brain tumor.

Darren Daulton 1962-

Darren Daulton

 

Ricky Stone is a pitcher. He developed a malignant brain tumor.

Ricky Stone 1975-

Ricky Stone

Bobby Mercer was a center fielder and a broadcaster and his tumor was on his right frontal lobe.

Bobby Mercer 1946-2008

Bobby Mercer
1946-2008

 

Curt Schilling, one of the Phillies’ all-time greatest pitchers and recently announced  he was recently diagnosed with cancer
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Giants pitcher Dave Dravecky, 32, had a cancerous tumor on his left arm.

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Lets look at some umpires. Although they rotate their positions on the field, they spend plenty of time behind the plate.

Orioles long-time umpires attendant Ernie Tyler, who has worked 51 consecutive Opening Days including  3,819 consecutive home games  in Baltimore, was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Longtime big league home plate umpire Harry Wendelstedt had a career that spanned from 1966-98  and was diagnosed with a brain tumor. 

Henry Wendelstedt 1938-2012

Henry Wendelstedt
1938-2012

 

 

 

Frank Dezelan,  a major league home plate umpire,  umpired for 10 years in the minor leagues and then in the major leagues from 1966-1971. Surgery to remove a brain tumor ended his career when he was 42.

 

Frank Dezelan 1929-2011

Frank Dezelan
1929-2011

Lanny Harris was a home plate umpire in the National League for 7 full seasons, from 1979 to 1985. In 1985, he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and given six months to live.

Lanny Harris 1940-1991

Lanny Harris
1940-1991

Todd Felis walked away from a coordinator position with Big League Dreams to return to umpiring logging 5000 games. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Thomas S. Busdeker, 54, a long time umpire of high school and youth baseball was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor called “glioblastoma multiform.

MLB’s Executive Director Michael Weiner has also been diagnosed with a brain tumor. 

What is striking is the majority of the aforementioned individuals is that most are in the direct trajectory of the ball when it is being pitched. Why do the brain tumors seem to plague pitchers and catchers? Why that particular group of individuals?

The anomaly at Veterans stadium in Philadelphia brings no less than five players to oncology wards. The brain cancer rate was 3 to 4 times what the average should have been and four out of the fiver were either pitchers or catchers.  Was it the synthetic turf that they played on? Was it the proximity to the South Philadelphia refineries? Was it due to the stadium being built on a dump? If so what about all of the other players on the field besides the pitcher and catcher? Why are they not seemingly affected? What about the grounds crew, season ticket holders or anyone else that worked for years in, on and around the astro turf? Considering that the odds in a normal environment of contracting brain cancer is about 1 in 8,000 and that there were only a couple of hundred Phillies who played during the last 30 years,  the question  should be raised concerning possible public health risks from the facility.

Let us first look at Astro Turf. According to the U.S. Patent Office, Astro Turf is composed of many ingredients including polyvinyl chloride which is a plastic that when exposed to temperatures of 86 degrees or more breaks down into a dioxin. In addittion, studies have concluded that artificial turf contains dangerous toxins like polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, phthalates, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, and lead including the lead chromate pigment.   http://today.uchc.edu/headlines/2007/nov07/toxins.html

UV degradation along with the elements aid in the decomposition of polyvinyl chloride compounds and release their contents into their environment. Rub your fingers along a white pvc pipe in your yard that has been exposed to the elements and look at the white powder that will stick to your hand.  The same pipe will not do that on the shelf at the hardware store.

What about the refinery pollution or the jets landing over the stadium? Why does it appear that the pitchers and catchers are the only ones affected? What about all of the other players from other teams that played on the field throughout the seasons? Once more, why are they not affected? Good question.

What did Gary Carter  have in common with the five players from the Phillies who came down with brain tumors?

One of the fields where Gary Carter used to play in his youth was later determined to be a superfund site called the McColl site in Fullerton California. From 1942 to 1946, this location served as a dump for the petroleum industry. The principal contaminants of concern (COC) are: benzene, tetrahydrothiophenes (THTs), and metalsEPA McColl site info When dumping operations ceased, it subsequently became an empty field. Like many children are naturally inclined to do to this very day, they play in empty fields.  Gary, along with hundreds of children over the next 50 years, played in those fields, breathing the air, inhaling the metallic laden dust and the airborne organic compounds. The older kids on my block used to ride up there to dirt bike, play in those fields and even go shooting up in the Coyote Hills. So what about all of the kids that used to play in the fields up there off of Rosecrans? I grew up with some of them. Why are they not all sick? 

Like the five Phillies, Gary was exposed to and ingested carcinogens. Gary breathed his from the dust and physical contact with the soil. So did the neighborhood kids. The five Phillies spent an inordinate amount of time on the Astro Turf breathing and coming into contact with carcinogens as well but so did countless others. The players used their cell phones, lived on an on the road diet at times and were frequently subjected to a lack of sleep on the road trips. So were all the other players?

So what is different about these individuals? 

Why were they possibly susceptible to a greater extent than their counterparts to these carcinogens and external factors off of the field if indeed they were responsible? What did Gary Carter and these others have in common?

All professional Baseball players have it rough. There is no doubt about it. I have known at least one personally and all the way from his farm team days to the big time under the bright lights, it has been an incredibly trying time both physically and emotionally. Long hours away from home and family are just one of the hallmarks of baseball’s  commitments. All baseball players use cellphones to fill the long hours hours away from home. So why are the  GBM’s are on the rise in just the pitchers, and catchers . It is no coincidence that this is the area of the brain closest to which the cell phone is held. Baseball players (even retired) probably use their cell phones often as they are on the road often. So why don’t we see the left or right fielders, coaches, or first basemen inordinately coming down with brain tumors on a similar basis? 

Yankees Phillies Spring Baseball

A lot goes on behind the plate as that is where all the action is. There are a lot of eyes and ears 30 feet back in the stands. What most people don’t realize is that part of the action behind the plate and elsewhere involves radar. The radar is aimed at the pitcher from behind home plate and at times, in center field aimed at the catchers to get the velocities off of the bat. It is used on almost every ball that is pitched and caught, whether it be at practice, spring training or during regular season, a radar gun is in operation aimed directly at the pitcher. The catcher is also smack dab in the middle of the radar beam. Gary Carter was no exception. He was in the radar gun’s line of fire almost all of the time. For that matter, so are most catchers, pitchers and even umpires. So why then, do not all pitchers, catchers and umpires get brain tumors?

Let’s talk about radar. Radar employs microwave technology to determine the velocity of the ball as it travels to home plate from the pitcher’s mound. It emits a precisely focused, directional beam of electromagnetic radiation that travels right through the catcher, umpire and to the pitcher. Just how many radar guns were in use at each respective game is unclear to me at this point but it is being investigated.

In the 1960’s, The X band frequency was used extensively which covered the 8-12 GHz range. In the early 1970’s this was changed to the K band at 18-26 GHZ. Eventually the frequencies on radar guns were shifted to Ka bands, thus creating a more powerful, and accurate reading in the 26-40 GHz range. I can still remember listening to Don Drysdale  broadcasting on KMPC on my transistor radio in the 1970’s talking about them clocking Nolan Ryan’s 100 mph fast balls. Radar has been around on the ball field for a long time.

Today, the readily available inexpensive models current operate on a frequency similar to the microwave oven in your home, which is around 2.4 GHz. This is also the same frequency that your WiFi and WiFi enabled wireless devices, including some cordless and cellular phones operate on as well. It is well established that microwaves have been shown to make the blood brain barrier permeable to toxins and metals.

I believe this unique combination of cause and effect is why Gary and these individuals fell victim to this tragedy and many others, although exposed to the toxins, were not exposed to the radar failed to develop tumors. Those exposed to the radar that were not exposed to the toxins failed to develop tumors as well. I believe that both are required for the brain tumors to form and this explains what we are observing.

Below is an excerpt from Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D. Director, Center for Family and Community Health School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley  that confirms what low intensity microwaves do to the blood brain barrier:

“Since exposure to low intensity microwave radiation can open the blood-brain barrier, toxic chemical exposure may be more harmful to anyone who is exposed to wireless radiation. For example, see http://bit.ly/14HDUpZ.]”

‘Putting the next generation of brains in danger’

Saundra Young, CNN, Feb 14, 2014

The number of chemicals known to be toxic to children’s developing brains has doubled over the last seven years, researchers said.

Dr. Philip Landrigan at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and Dr. Philippe Grandjean from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, authors of the review published Friday in The Lancet Neurology journal, say the news is so troubling they are calling for a worldwide overhaul of the regulatory process in order to protect children’s brains.

“We know from clinical information on poisoned adult patients that these chemicals can enter the brain through the blood brain barrier and cause neurological symptoms,” said Grandjean.

“When this happens in children or during pregnancy, those chemicals are extremely toxic, because we now know that the developing brain is a uniquely vulnerable organ. Also, the effects are permanent.”

The two have been studying industrial chemicals for about 30 years. In 2006, they published data identifying five chemicals as neurotoxicants — substances that impact brain development and can cause a number of neurodevelopmental disabilities including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, dyslexia and other cognitive damage, they said.

Those five are lead, methylmercury, arsenic, polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, and toluene.

Banned in the United States in 1979, PCBs were used in hundreds of products including paint, plastic, rubber products and dyes. Toluene is in household products like paint thinners, detergents, nail polish, spot removers and antifreeze.

7 chemicals in your food

Now, after further review, six more chemicals have been added to the list: manganese; fluoride; tetrachloroethylene, a solvent; a class of chemicals called polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or flame retardants; and two pesticides, chlorpyrifos, which is widely used in agriculture, and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, or DDT.

“The continuing research has identified six new chemicals that are toxic to the developing human brain,” said Landrigan. “We’re turning up chemicals at the rate of about one a year that we’re discovering are capable of damaging the developing brain of a human fetus or human infant.”

To examine fluoride, which is in tap water in many areas, Landrigan and Grandjean looked at an analysis of 27 studies of children, mostly in China, who were exposed to fluoride in drinking water at high concentrations. The data, they said, suggests a decline on average of about seven IQ points.

There’s another big concern: “We are very worried that there are a number of other chemicals out there in consumer products that we all contact every day that have the potential to damage the developing brain, but have never been safety tested,” Landrigan said.

“Over the last six or seven years we are actually adding brain toxic chemicals at a greater speed than we are adding toxicity evidence in children’s brains,” Grandjean said.

“At least 1,000 chemicals using lab animals have shown that they somehow interfere with brain function in rodents — rats and mice — and those are prime candidates for regulatory control to protect human developing brains. But this testing has not been done systematically.”

At greatest risk? Pregnant women and small children, according to Grandjean. According to the review, the biggest window of vulnerability occurs in utero, during infancy and early childhood.

The impact is not limited to loss of IQ points.

“Beyond IQ, we’re talking about behavior problems — shortening of attention span, increased risk of ADHD,” Landrigan said.

“We’re talking about emotion problems, less impulse control, (being) more likely to make bad decisions, get into trouble, be dyslexic and drop out of school. … These are problems that are established early, but travel through childhood, adolescence, even into adult life.”

BPA, phthalate exposure may cause fertility problems

It’s not just children: All these compounds are toxic to adults, too. In fact, in 2006 the pair documented 201 chemicals toxic to the adult nervous system, usually stemming from occupational exposures, poisonings and suicide attempts.

The American Chemistry Council, meanwhile, called the review a “rehash” of the authors’ first review.

“This iteration is as highly flawed as the first, as once again the authors ignore the fundamental scientific principles of exposure and potency,” said council spokesman Scott Jensen.

“What is most concerning is that the authors focus largely on chemicals and heavy metals that are well understood to be inappropriate for children’s exposure, are highly regulated and/or are restricted or being phased out. They then extrapolate that similar conclusions should be applied to chemicals that are more widely used in consumer products without evidence to support their claims. Such assertions do nothing to advance true scientific understanding and only create confusion and alarm.”

Landrigan and Grandjean now say all untested chemicals in use and all new chemicals should be tested for developmental neurotoxicity.

This is not a new concept. In 2007, the European Union adopted regulations known as REACH — Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals — to protect human health from risks posed by chemicals. REACH covers all chemicals, placing the burden of proof on companies to prove that any chemicals they make are safe.

“We are behind right now and we’re falling further behind,” Landrigan said. “… I find it very irritating some of the multinational manufacturers are now marketing products in Europe and the U.S. with the same brand name and same label, but in Europe (they) are free of toxic chemicals and in the U.S. they contain toxic chemicals.”

The best example of this, he said, is cosmetics and phthalates. Phthalates are a group of chemicals used in hundreds of products from cosmetics, perfume, hair spray, soap and shampoos to plastic and vinyl toys, shower curtains, miniblinds, food containers and plastic wrap.

You can also find them in plastic plumbing pipes, medical tubing and fluid bags, vinyl flooring and other building materials. They are used to soften and increase the flexibility of plastic and vinyl.

In Europe, cosmetics don’t contain phthalates, but here in the United States some do.

Phthalates previously were used in pacifiers, soft rattles and teethers. But in 1999, after a push from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, American companies stopped using them in those products.

“We certainly have the capability, it’s a matter of political will,” Landrigan said. “We have tried in this country over the last decade to pass chemical safety legislation but the chemical industry and their supporters have successfully beat back the effort.”

However, the Food and Drug Administration said two of the most common phthalates, — dibutylphthalate, or DBP, used as a plasticizer in products such as nail polishes to reduce cracking by making them less brittle, and dimethylphthalate, or DMP used in hairsprays — are now rarely used in this country.

Diethylphthalate, or DEP, used in fragrances, is the only phthalate still used in cosmetics, the FDA said.

“It’s not clear what effect, if any, phthalates have on human health,” according to the FDA’s website. “An expert panel convened from 1998 to 2000 by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), part of the National Institute for Environmental Safety and Health, concluded that reproductive risks from exposure to phthalates were minimal to negligible in most cases.”

But Grandjean is unfazed.

“We know enough about this to say we need to put a special emphasis on protecting developing brains. We are not just talking about single chemicals anymore. We are talking about chemicals in general.”

“This does not necessarily mean restrict the use of all chemicals, but it means that they need to be tested whether they are toxic to brain cells or not,” he said.

“We have the test methods and protocols to determine if chemicals are toxic to brain cells. If we look at this globally, we are looking at more than a generation of children — a very high proportion of today’s children have been exposed to lead, mercury and other substances, including substances that have not yet been tested but are suspect of being toxic to brain development.”

The Environmental Working Group is an environmental health research organization that specializes in toxic chemical analysis and has long called for reforms. In 2004, the group tested 10 samples of umbilical cord blood for hundreds of industrial pollutants and found an average of 200 in each sample.

“Here in the U.S., the federal law put in place to ostensibly protect adults and children from exposures to dangerous chemicals, including those that can present serious risks to the brain and nervous systems, has been an abject failure,” said Environmental Working Group spokesman Alex Formuzis.

“The 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act has instead been largely responsible for the pollution in people beginning in the womb, where hundreds of industrial contaminants literally bathe the developing fetus.”

Landrigan is recruiting pregnant women for a new study that will test for chemical exposures. He said it’s inevitable that over the next few years more chemicals will be added to the list.

His concern? “The ability to detect these chemicals lags behind the chemical industries’ ability to develop new chemicals and put them into consumer products. That’s why we need new legislation in this country to close that gap.”

“We are lagging behind,” Grandjean said. “And we are putting the next generation of brains in danger.”

http://cnn.it/MUg2sK

Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
Center: http://cfch.berkeley.edu

There are many studies and research papers that confirm that microwaves allow toxins to get into the brain that would under normal circumstances, not be able to enter:

Increased blood–brain barrier permeability in mammalian brain

 Here is an invaluable 19 min. lecture by world-renowned neurosurgeon and research scientist Dr. Lief Salford of Lund University, Switzerland, on research findings showing blood brain barrier leakage in (thousands of) rat brains leading to increased albumin (neurotoxin) uptake, memory loss and damage of up to 2% of brain cells.
Folks, wireless microwave radiation exposure like any radiation exposure is cumulative. The more exposure over time, the greater propensity for disease. The radar guns have improved in technology over the years much like the cell phones went from a brick to a small flip phone that fits in the palm of your hand. While they are still dangerous, the wireless emissions have dropped in proportion. The same with the radar. Pitchers and catchers are in the radar beam almost continuously. This is the game changer. The radar exposure is the proverbial straw that breaks the camels back when combined with toxin exposure, cell phone use etc. The radar guns behind home plate beamed at the back of Gary’s head for decades. Gary Carter’s tumor was in the back of his head wrapped around the spine.
The radar guns are always aimed at the pitcher and I believe the locations of the tumors indicate the radar is the trigger. For example, catchers would get the cancer on the back of the head or the brain stem and the pitchers would get the cancer in one of the temporal lobes depending on if they were left or right handed. You would expect to find the tumors on the side of the head that faces home plate during the delivery. I believe that is exactly what we are witnessing.  Coincidence? I do not believe so.
What about the scouts, pitching coaches or bullpen catchers? They are around the radar and it is sometimes aimed at the backs of their heads?
Mark Merila, the Padre’s bullpen catcher for more than a decade has brain cancer.
Mark Merila

Mark Merila

Colorado Rockies scout Chris Forbes came down with two brain tumors.

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Tom Pratt was the 12-year pitching coach for the MLB’s Chicago Cubs and has a brain tumor.

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Michael Weiner, the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association died of brain cancer. I believe it was probably due to his cell phone use. 

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Gliomas (brain cancers) have been linked to wireless exposure.

http://www.pathophysiologyjournal.com/article/S0928-4680(09)00009-1/abstract

As a matter of fact, the Italian supreme court ruled that microwave radiation from cell phones did in fact cause tumors. Remember that radar guns emit microwave radiation.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/19/us-italy-phones-idUSBRE89I0V320121019

How about other sports like tennis that use radar?

tennis radar system

tennis radar system

So how many tennis players are getting brain tumors?

Tim Gullikson, the uncommon tennis player who never made an enemy and who became the coach of the best player in the world, died of the brain cancer he had been fighting for nearly 18 months at the age of 44.

Timothy Ernest "Tim" Gullikson 1951-1996

Timothy Ernest “Tim” Gullikson
1951-1996

Helen Kelesi  had a brain tumor.

Helen Kelesi

Helen Kelesi

James Broach had just become the first and only Trinity men’s tennis player to win a national championship in singles and doubles. He died after a three-year battle with brain cancer. He was 37

James Broach 1986-2013

James Broach
1986-2013

Renee Simpson died of brain cancer at age 47.

Rene Simpson 1986 -2013

Rene Simpson
1966 -2013

Todd Witsken was a three-time All-American at USC and died of brain cancer at age 34

Todd Witsken 1963-1998

Todd Witsken
1963-1998

Leander Paes, one of the world’s best doubles tennis players, was treated for a brain lesion that turned out to be a parasitic brain infection.

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Alice Reen, is a professional tennis player and a two-time brain tumor survivor.

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Stephen Bell, a champion tennis player died of a brain tumor at the age of 38.

Stephen Bell 1969-2009

Stephen Bell
1969-2009

Chuck McKinley was clearly among the most charismatic players of the early 1960s. He passed away far too young at 45 of a brain tumor. 

Chuck McKinley 1941-1986

Chuck McKinley
1941-1986

 

I believe that so many are dead or dying from wireless microwave radiation this and yet government and the industry is trying to hide it from the public. How could major league baseball or the tennis associations not even mention any of this anywhere? Has no one ever put these pieces together?

Radar guns emit wireless microwave radiation.   Wireless microwave radiation has been determined to be a class 2B carcinogen by the World Health Organization. list of class 2B carcinogens begins on page 9

Some scientists believe if accurately assessed today, wireless microwave radiation would be listed as a class 1 carcinogen. Dr Hardell of the World Health Organization EMF Working Group,  now states radio frequency radiation meets criteria for a  group 1 carcinogen and that  “Current guidelines for exposure need to be urgently revised”. http://lennarthardellenglish.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/using-the-hill-viewpoints-from-1965-for-evaluating-strengths-of-evidence-of-the-risk-for-brain-tumors-associated-with-use-of-mobile-and-cordless-phones/

Think of the  tremendous industry influence over the scientific community and government regulators.

The FCC exposure guidelines for wireless radiation only take into consideration acute burning of tissue and ignore all non thermal biological effects that are found at much lower exposure levels.  There is much debate over this particular issue. For example:

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Epa scientist on wireless

Cell phones, WiFi routers, wireless TVs, dvr’s, blue tooth devices,iPads, tablets, laptops, security systems, printers, and any other wireless device emits this carcinogen. Depending on how toxic of an environment you live in, will determine how synergistically the radiation with work with the poisons around you and your children to produce disease.

I believe that Gary Carter and many others would possibly still be alive today if those we entrust with our safety and our very lives at times would stand up and face head on what has spent the better part of the last 35 years behind home plate. It sadly has now managed to enter our homes, schools and workplaces, and in some cases, without even our knowledge or consent.

Major league baseball as well as all sports need to act on this and end this needless tragedy of some of our finest men and women who tirelessly give of themselves for the game.

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There is nothing more precious than to see the sun shine forever in a child’s eyes. Their excitement of being in the stands of a big league game or simply playing on the little league field is priceless.  We all know that without the children there is no tomorrow for any aspect of our society.  How much longer will we have to tolerate the silence on the wireless microwave radiation dangers especially to our children?

I would like to show you a photo of what I believe to be the biggest threat of all to our children. It is taking place in the classrooms and maybe even at home. This is a photo of a child, not with a radar gun to his head but rather something, in my opinion, that is far more dangerous. It is a microwave transmitter.

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Student at Commonwealth creating a story on the iPad.
  

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The wireless antenna is right on his zipper IRRADIATING HIS GENITALIA. WHY DID APPLE PUT THE ANTENNA ON THE BOTTOM IN THE CENTER?

There appears to be a link between cell phones in the kept in the bra and breast cancer-

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crim/2013/354682/

–and then there is Dr Hardell’s work that proves wireless microwave radiation causes cancer.

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Need I say more? YES BECAUSE THERE IS MORE!

What does this do to the sensitive developing reproductive organs?

https://thefullertoninformer.com/apple-666-project-inkwell-and-agenda-21-an-expose-with-an-all-star-cast/

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How can this be happening?

https://thefullertoninformer.com/honesty-is-such-a-lonely-word/

What is all this wireless doing to the unborn? Are the same mechanisms at work in Autism involving metals and microwave radiation?

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https://thefullertoninformer.com/carbonyl-iron-and-orange-county-the-autism-capital-of-the-state/

You see, my son will be playing on that field tomorrow in honor of Gary Carter. Ironically my other son is number 8 on his little league team and my oldest will be wearing the “kid” shirt tomorrow at the game. My hope for my sons is that they will have a “kid” of their own someday and with any luck more than just one. Sadly I believe that what is taking place right before our very eyes may make that reality a mere impossibility some day.

When my father died of cancer some 12 years ago from causes totally unrelated to wireless, I availed myself to warn others of the mistakes he and others unknowingly made and continue to make in the hopes of many others gaining insight into what may not be evident to the unsuspecting.

While what has happened to Gary Carter and those that have gone before him cannot be changed, what can be gained is insight into what needs to change so that others don’t have to go down that road. Ladies and gentlemen, wireless radiation is not harmless, the trillion dollar wireless industry is not your friend and if you think the government is going to protect you, you have another thing coming. The dangers of microwave radiation have been known for the last 50 years and are still being actively suppressed to this day. This is an agenda at the highest levels plain and simple. https://thefullertoninformer.com/the-inconvenient-truth-of-the-wireless-agenda/

I am sure that if the players that gave their all to the fans that meant it all to them were here today and know what is now evident, they would want you to act in a way consistent with the values they collectively embodied as a team. The need to be strong, courageous, brave and to persevere in spite of at times, insurmountable odds, and to act in a way that was fair, kind, and loving towards those who are the most vulnerable would be the best tribute to Gary Carter and the others that any of us could ever make.

Do it for the “kid” and for all the “kids”. Help us end the largest forced irradiation program of school children that the world has ever known that is currently being carried out all players in this game of life, including our children so that the “kids” may live to display Gary Carter’s once youthful exuberance in perpetuity and have “kids” of their own someday. I am sure he would have wanted it that way.

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  1. #1 by Alyssa on February 22, 2014 - 9:56 am

    Wow, this is amazing and so tragic. What will it take to wake us up to what is being done to our fathers and our children?

    • #2 by david on October 1, 2014 - 7:15 pm

      Joe,

      That was an amazing compilation of material. When you put it all together it presents a very very strong case. Excellent research and fine presentation. thanks Joe,

  2. #3 by Anonymous on February 22, 2014 - 11:01 am

    Mr. Imbriano, thank you for what you are doing.

  3. #4 by Smallstorm on February 22, 2014 - 11:36 am

    Excellent piece! Amazingly well put together — maybe some of those millions of parents who kick back on the weekend with their beer and the game on TV will read this to the very end …?

  4. #5 by truth on February 22, 2014 - 12:56 pm

    MLB and the wireless industry will do everything they can to keep the lid on this. There is too much money on the line.

  5. #7 by Ray on February 22, 2014 - 3:20 pm

    Very well done.

    I haven’t thought about this before, but it makes perfect sense. Point radar (microwave radiation) at a person for hour after hour, and it can’t be good.

    I looked up the radiation levels produced by radar guns and it looks like they are about 20,000 uW/m2, which is about what WiFi laptops emit.

    There are all kinds of articles of police officers complaining of radar guns causing cancer. Here’s one from 1992.

    http://articles.dailypress.com/1992-09-21/news/9209210028_1_radar-gun-hand-held-lung-cancer

    22 years ago the story was still the same – the radiation levels were far below government “safe levels”.

    Right.

    • #8 by 21st Century learning? on February 23, 2014 - 9:31 am

      The last line from the article you linked to:
      “Proffitt said the police department didn’t want to risk the possibility that the radar guns were harming officers.”

      The police are exercising caution. What the police departments are doing for their officers, the schools will not do for the children and teachers.

  6. #9 by Anonymous on February 23, 2014 - 9:09 pm

    The location of the tumors should not be downplayed. This is amazing.

  7. #10 by Anonymous on February 24, 2014 - 7:11 am

    Many thanks for sharing this. I have a few questions. Does the radar used today involved more or less power than 30 years ago?

    It certainly seems that the level of sophistication in terms of the technology used in the game has grown by leaps and bounds recently.

    Where were the radar systems typically deployed in the stadiums over the last several decades?

  8. #11 by Ray on February 24, 2014 - 7:47 am

    Exactly – it’s called prudent avoidance.

    • #12 by Joe Imbriano on February 24, 2014 - 2:16 pm

      Come on Roman, tell us more about all these logical fallacies.

      • #13 by Voltaire's antithesis on February 25, 2014 - 2:36 pm

        Forward thinkers have given us the inventions that have revolutionized the world. It is the shallow thinkers that have given the forward thinkers the ability to dig the hole deep enough for those who can’t think to fit snugly into.

        Thank God for the watchmen on the wall. Carry on.

  9. #14 by Anonymous on February 24, 2014 - 10:11 pm

    Really nice work Joe. You are amazing.

  10. #15 by Joe Imbriano on February 24, 2014 - 10:54 pm

    I hear a lot about so called gateway drugs when the red ribbon week crews descend on these induction facilities.

    When I see an epidemic of children that are barely old enough to have their training wheels removed wearing glasses because of what the screen time is doing to their eyes, when I see the video game addiction in the children who once enjoyed the sun and the fresh air that began with their school issued iPad, when I see the empty playgrounds, streets and parks on the 78 degree sunny weekends, when I see the children in the restaurants glued to these screens, when I think of the emissions in these classrooms with the Cisco access points humming away in the kindergarten classes with the doors closed and these things in the little girls laps, when I see the parents who are too afraid to confront what is forcibly being done to their children, when I see the pale skin of the children who are being robbed by their iPad addictions of their sunlight exposure which should be yielding the only form of vitamin D that can be properly metabolized, when I think of the epidemic of childhood sleep deprivation and insomnia caused by the wireless radiation induced disruption of the melatonin production and video game addiction, I think of the gateway product and those that are actively involved in forcing this on these children. Yes, my oh my, how it all started with a simple little tablet that you thought could be treated like a toy.

    Now I feel sorry for the parents because most of the ones that I talk to hate what these things are doing to their children. They just don’t have the guts to do something about it.

    These devices are a gateway to a life of ill health, depression, and addiction which is devoid of what you and I took for granted. Blue skies, green leaves, fresh blossoms, fresh fruit, butterflies, bugs and worms, are all passing them by. By the time Pletka and Giokaris,their minions called principals, and each of their five lapdog board members will be done with these kids after 13 years their world will be a million miles away from ours and possibly leave us with an empty planet. You can rest assured that the hook of the social engineers that want our children swimming in a moral sewer will be swallowed deep into the bowels of our formidable teens, etching images for a lifetime robbing them of their last nanogram of innocence. All for the doorway product that has promised to reinvent the broken wheel of the secular humanist education system that has educated the civic mindedness and critical thinking skills right out of the last two generations of students. That is how we have arrived at precisely where we are today as a nation.

    In my opinion, there is nothing more damaging to young children than these wireless devices from a physical, intellectual, psychological, and social perspective. I believe that the wireless radiation proliferation is truly an unmitigated public health disaster in the making. Understanding how people have rationalized accepting all of this has truly become a remarkable undertaking.

    • #16 by Rhonda on February 24, 2014 - 11:37 pm

      It just goes to show how far down the hole we have gone to where the parents let these people do this to their kids. Where will it all end up?

  11. #17 by WC on February 25, 2014 - 6:36 am

    I know Mr. Imbriano personally and am thankful for that. He is on a mission to save our children and our children’s children. Heed his warnings and please err on the side of caustion and safety.

  12. #18 by breast cancer awareness on February 26, 2014 - 10:38 am

    It involves promoting the cause- stick your cell phone in your bra-

    http://katiecouric.com/videos/how-to-turn-your-invention-into-reality/

  13. #19 by C. Faber on February 26, 2014 - 7:11 pm

    This is remarkably well written. There definitely appears to be circumstantial correlation.

  14. #21 by pine cone on February 27, 2014 - 12:46 pm

    I was a catcher in the minor leagues for almost 12 years before my knee injury ended my career along with my chances at the majors. I used to get terrible headaches after those games when the gun was behind me. I never connected that to what ailed me. Who knows, maybe it was a blessing in disguise that I never made it.

  15. #22 by Darla on February 27, 2014 - 5:08 pm

    Have you contacted his family? I would think they would want to know about this.

  16. #23 by Anita on February 27, 2014 - 7:36 pm

    Brain cancer is among the fastest if not the fastest growing type of cancer among the general population in Australia. It is becoming increasingly prevalent amongst young children. Some of these children are too young to have used a cell phone. It all appears to be such a mixed bag. Nonetheless it is truly a tragedy. Every 6 hours in Australia, someone is diagnosed with brain cancer.

  17. #24 by Anonymous on February 27, 2014 - 10:21 pm

    Does anyone know if there are any similarities in the composition of the tennis court materials used the 1980’s and 1990’s and the older astro turf used at some of those major league fields?

  18. #25 by Barry Levinson on February 28, 2014 - 8:06 am

    I noted your posting of a formal letter from FSD Superintendent Dr. Robert Pletka, turning down your request to modify the schools from wireless to hardwired classrooms.
    Based on my own one on one experience with Dr. Pletka very recently, I can say that I have little confidence that Dr. Pletka is capable of making any tough decisions concerning the safety and well-being of our kids. Dr. Pletka owes it to his students and to their parents to at least determine the costs involved to convert each classroom to a hard wired system vs the wireless system. If the cost differential is small, which I have been told is the case, than it would seem that going that route makes sense. Joe, Dr. Pletka turned down your request, but did he ever address your very serious concerns backed up by many scientists that share your views. Did he ever state that he believed there is absolutely no danger from this wireless radiation? Finally, if he did claim that the wireless systems are safe, did he provide respected studies that have not been done by the wireless industry themselves or any other group with a vested interest in this wireless technology?

  19. #30 by Shane on February 28, 2014 - 11:22 am

    Hey Joe, remember these? Frankenstein and the tin foil hat articles? Good thing I kept this one.

    To send these to you in response to what you sent to him is insulting if not stupid. He didn’t research jack shit! Notice how they conveniently ignore the iPads in the kids laps and only talk about WiFi networks?

    From: Robert EM Craven [mailto:robert_craven@fullertonsd.org]
    Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 2:50 PM
    To: Joe Imbriano
    Cc: ‘Bob_pletka’; Robert Craven
    Subject: Re: http://www.wifiinschools.com/

    Hello Mr. Imbriano,

    At Acacia Elementary we deploy Cisco Aironet AP1041N access points. These access points utilize the 2.4GHz frequency.

    Dr. Pletka asked me to pass along some literature regarding the safety of wireless access points.

    http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs304/en/index.html
    http://www.wapa.org.za/are-there-health-risks-in-using-wifi-technologies
    http://www.hpa.org.uk/Topics/Radiation/UnderstandingRadiation/UnderstandingRadiationTopics/ElectromagneticFields/WirelessLocalAreaNetworks/
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2007/jun/19/elearning.technology8
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/askjack/2012/sep/27/wi-fi-health-risks
    http://www.badscience.net/2006/05/attack-of-the-killer-kettles/
    http://www.wi-fi.org/knowledge-center/articles/wi-fi-and-health
    http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/radiation/cons/wifi/index-eng.php
    http://web.princeton.edu/sites/ehs/radiation/nirad.htm
    http://www.fhi.no/eway/default.aspx?pid=238&trg=MainLeft_5895&MainArea_5811=5895:0:15,2829:1:0:0:::0:0&MainLeft_5895=5825:99168::1:5896:1:::0:0
    http://www.hpa.org.uk/Topics/Radiation/UnderstandingRadiation/UnderstandingRadiationTopics/ElectromagneticFields/WiFi/WiFiprojectreportonresultsSeptember2011/
    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5678/ps430/ps4076/prod_white_paper09186a0080088791_ps6087_Products_White_Paper.html

  20. #31 by "Class 1", same as smoking on February 28, 2014 - 1:50 pm

    Dr Hardell of the World Health Organization EMF Working Group, now states radio frequency radiation meets criteria for a group 1 carcinogen and that “Current guidelines for exposure need to be urgently revised”.

    http://lennarthardellenglish.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/using-the-hill-viewpoints-from-1965-for-evaluating-strengths-of-evidence-of-the-risk-for-brain-tumors-associated-with-use-of-mobile-and-cordless-phones/

    Conclusion: Based on the Hill criteria, glioma and acoustic
    neuroma should be considered to be caused by RF-EMF
    emissions from wireless phones and regarded as carcinogenic
    to humans, classifying it as group 1 according to the
    IARC classification. Current guidelines for exposure need
    to be urgently revised.

  21. #32 by Ellie Marks on March 2, 2014 - 12:08 am

    I have been researching this for years and have a sizable list of notable persons with primary brain tumors. Last summer when I realized how many catchers were on my list I was at a Giants game, saw the radar gun and googled umpires and brain tumors. I was stunned! My husband has a glioma attributed to his cell phone use. There are many others- please contact me so we can continue this discussion which is so very critical. Your observations are greatly appreciated and so correct. I work closely with Joel Moskowitz on this issue. Also, I was at tennis tonight at the new stadium in Indian wells- McEnroe was playing. I was watching the radar guns and thinking about this not realizing tennis players were affected too. Then I got home and read this! We need to get to mlb and tennis and wake them up to the truth. How can I send my list to you? Thanks.
    Thank you so much.

    • #33 by tin foil on March 4, 2014 - 5:11 pm

      Look here we have another cult follower . Do they make tin foil dresses?

  22. #34 by Anonymous on March 2, 2014 - 1:56 pm

    You are on to something with this article big time. Football with all the head trauma and players on their cell phones all the time has less incidence of brain cancer than baseball and tennis? Go figure. Nice work.

  23. #35 by Alfredo Yela on March 2, 2014 - 7:01 pm

    How many people have to suffer and die before society realizes the cost for all this so called convenience? Will they ever open their eyes when it is literally screaming at them from 2 inches away. To think of what this is doing to the children makes me sick to my stomach. How can the school officials be so idiotic?

    Can people think anymore?

    • #36 by mom1 on March 3, 2014 - 8:12 am

      No, they can’t/won’t think, anymore.

      We are in a very bad, intollerable spot here.

  24. #37 by Anonymous on July 2, 2014 - 9:19 am

    Joe, you have really done some excellent work here. I couldn’t help of thinking of your article yesterday as I was watching Wimbledon. You really need to look into Serena Williams and follow this very closely. Yesterday she left the court disoriented and they are blaming it on a virus. http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/serena-williams-weird-behavior-wimbledon-24390174

    Her behavior clearly appears to me like the onset of a tumor. Sensory (touch) and motor (movement control) loss are telltale signs.

    Your article is extremely compelling. Like many of those mentioned here, she spent the majority of her career in the direct path of radar on the court. You really have to wonder if what has befallen her is actually a brain tumor and whether or not they want the public to know.

    • #38 by Joe Imbriano on July 2, 2014 - 9:30 am

      Thank you.

      • #39 by Cindy on July 2, 2014 - 5:38 pm

        Hey Joe, it seems as if Martina Navratilova is not buying the official story either–http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/07/serena-williams-wimbledon-what-happened-martina-navratilova-bizarre

        I tend to question the official account myself as well.

  25. #40 by Anonymous on July 3, 2014 - 8:19 am

    This is really scary. We are all exposed. Way too many coincidences here, just too many. I hope she is ok.

  26. #41 by Anonymous on July 3, 2014 - 9:35 am

    What will it take for people to wake up? My gosh, this is so obvious.

  27. #42 by Gloria on July 6, 2014 - 12:39 pm

    Since when does a bug take Serena Williams off the court into isolation for days with no information being made public? There is something else going on with her.

    There are at least 9 radar systems in use at any given tennis match. These players are risk.

  28. #43 by Joe Imbriano on July 7, 2014 - 6:29 am

    30 years ago and we stick this stuff in classrooms and the laps of your children?

    This study found that those exposed to radar had three times the risk of developing cancer.
    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1985-03-15/news/8501140873_1_microwave-radiation-ovens-cancer-cases

    Study Suggests Radiation From Radar Causes Cancer
    People exposed to microwave radiation from radar and communications equipment have three times the expected cancer rate, according to the first major study of humans working with such equipment.

    Here’s a really good study on radar’s harmful effects on the human body. It appeared in the highly-regarded peer-review scientific journal, Environmental Health Perspectives in December, 1997. The study is entitled “Epidemiologic Evidence Relevant to Radar Effects.”
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1469943/
    Note especially this short sentence which appears a little under Table 3:
    “A series of studies from Croatia and Italy have also demonstrated that radar exposures are mutagenic both in vivo and in vitro.(29, 32-35).”
    This information needs to get to the attention of the baseball and tennis players associations.

    http://www.mindfully.org/Technology/Microwave-Effects-Goldsmith1dec97.htm

  29. #44 by Anonymous on July 12, 2014 - 9:11 pm

    Watch this one closely. I think he is on to something. This just doesnt add up. http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/serena-williams-pulls-swedish-open-24525364

  30. #45 by Ellie on August 11, 2014 - 12:35 pm

    Joe I thought this would be of interest to your readers.

    http://fortune.com/2014/04/10/major-league-baseball-brings-new-tech-to-the-plate/

  31. #46 by Anonymous on October 8, 2014 - 7:22 pm

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/08/politics/martin-omalley-2016/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

    “Baby boomers and older were often told that if we specialize in terms of our skills, we will be more secure and prosperous, that the definition of ‘making it” was living out in the suburbs as far way as possible with the biggest lawn possible,” he said. “Young people have flipped that on its head. Younger people are choosing to live in cities. They realize that connections to each other are making us better. That WiFi is a human right. That proximity is important to entrepreneurship, access to capital and talent and diversity. There is an opportunity there for us as a nation to embrace that new perspective.”

  32. #47 by back paige on January 12, 2015 - 5:39 am

    Why isn’t this on the front page of every news paper in the country? How obvious does this have to be? What kind of dolts are running things in this town? They all got kids in these schools. What a bunch of morons! They screw up their own kids for a freakin plastic name tag and a lame parking space.

  33. #48 by Anonymous on January 12, 2015 - 9:12 am

    Sure seems like there is a definite link to causation to me. Remember the motorbike officers who got cancer from their radar guns? These are not mere coincidences. The author has done some impeccable research with all of these cases. Cognitive dissonance and denial are really what threaten us more than anything. We are our own worst enemies. It is what is perpetuating this health disaster.

    • #49 by Betty on February 4, 2016 - 9:06 am

      My husband died of testicular cancer after a long battle back in 2002. He was a motorcycle officer for 19 years and always laid the radar gun in his lap. He told me about this when he was being treated at City of Hope. No one would listen to him then but I know that is what caused the cancer. There is merit to what Joe has put together and I hope people will wake up. It was too late for my husband.

  34. #50 by amateur night on January 12, 2015 - 11:21 am

    Hey where is Shulzeepoo to tell us all this shit is safe?

  35. #51 by TM on January 12, 2015 - 8:13 pm

    Have you attempted to reach out to the families of any of these individuals with your findings? That would be a great place to start in gaining support and raising awareness.

    This is such a tragedy. Sports today really uses people up and discards them like never before. This just adds a whole other dimension to it.

  36. #52 by a mom on January 13, 2015 - 7:21 pm

    It is rather odd that you don’t see the same incidence in contact sports like football or even soccer. You have got some real circumstantial evidence here for sure.

  37. #53 by Anonymous on February 3, 2016 - 1:52 pm

    Great article. I am going through some of these issues as well..

  38. #54 by Reality Is..... on February 5, 2016 - 10:13 pm

    Cancer sucks. Gary was a good guy.

  39. #55 by jj on March 28, 2016 - 9:09 am

    Hi. Football players wear helmets. BB players are indoors. Base ball, tennis, these players are always OUTSIDE. Exposed to the SUN. SUN= RADIATION.

  40. #56 by Claudia on August 7, 2017 - 12:02 pm

    Thank you for posting this Mr. Imbriano.

  41. #57 by Ken on August 7, 2017 - 1:11 pm

    Thank you for putting this story out there. It needs to be told. I can already see now how people don’t want to hear it or much less face it. I was a motor officer for years in San Diego and one of my least favorite duties was the old speed traps. I used to just lay the gun right on my lap during the dead times. I worked close to 15 years on patrol. In 1997 I had testicular cancer and am still fighting. I knew it was from the radar gun. The radar guns we used were really not that much different than the ones that were used on the fields. We were never warned about them back then.

    You got me thinking and so I did some math. The same amount of time I spent with the gun, is about a fifth of the time Daulton spent behind home plate. The amount of time the children spend with these wireless devices will be about three times as much as Daulton by the time they finish high school.

    I don’t have any grandchildren yet and I am beginning to now question why my daughter and her husband who have been trying to conceive for the last ten years cannot. If this is even partly true, we are in way over our heads.

  42. #58 by Anonymous on August 7, 2017 - 3:15 pm

    Wow. This is very disturbing. Have you contacted MLB?

  43. #59 by Virginia on August 7, 2017 - 4:17 pm

    No one in this entire city can say Joe didn’t try everything in his power to warn everyone in Fullerton. This article is over four years old. I am glad to see it up on Nextdoor today. The bodies keep stacking up and school is set to begin next week.

    That photo at the end is of Mr. Imbriano out in front of Troy High School. Shame on the parents, all of you and especially the ones that worked so hard to bring wireless radiation to Troy High School. You know who you are.

    I would never in a million years ever want to be one of the ones responsible for harming these children. Joe has done a great job exposing those who have. My daughter graduated last year and not a day too soon. It is widely known that the Troy student body all began to develop migraines after the Thanksgiving break last year when the new network went in. Pain medicine was being passed around as if it were Pez candy. That was never the case in the years leading up to last November. Some of my daughter friends were actually hospitalized for their migraines as they were so severe. Of course the medical profession fails to ever include EMF exposure when attempting to diagnose the cause. Most of these students continue to take medications for their migraines.

    Mr. Imbriano has dedicated a tremendous amount of his personal time to categorize, document and expose this criminal behavior by parents and staff only to be mocked and ridiculed. I find that shameful and disgusting.
    Just Google Troy and radiation and so much comes up. Here are just a few. Troy and Sonora have metal walls. Both schools have cancer clusters as well.

    https://thefullertoninformer.com/seeking-to-influence-fjuhsd-parents-and-school-officials-to-irradiate-all-troy-high-school-students-and-teachers-troy-teacher-jesse-knowles-hosts-junk-science-presentation/

    https://thefullertoninformer.com/complaint-against-troy-high-school-ptsa-fullerton-ca-and-california-fourth-district-pta-for-non-responsiveness-to-member-communication-and-active-role-in-funding-wireless-radiation-exposure-impacti/

    https://thefullertoninformer.com/experts-warn-of-radiation-risks-to-children-as-all-fullerton-school-officials-ignore-them/

    • #60 by Anonymous on August 8, 2017 - 8:49 am

      This stupid community cares more about its pets than its children.

  44. #61 by Anonymous on August 7, 2017 - 8:25 pm

    Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?
    More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.
    “I’ve been researching generational differences for 25 years, starting when I was a 22-year-old doctoral student in psychology. Typically, the characteristics that come to define a generation appear gradually, and along a continuum. Beliefs and behaviors that were already rising simply continue to do so. Millennials, for instance, are a highly individualistic generation, but individualism had been increasing since the Baby Boomers turned on, tuned in, and dropped out. I had grown accustomed to line graphs of trends that looked like modest hills and valleys. Then I began studying Athena’s generation.

    Around 2012, I noticed abrupt shifts in teen behaviors and emotional states. The gentle slopes of the line graphs became steep mountains and sheer cliffs, and many of the distinctive characteristics of the Millennial generation began to disappear. In all my analyses of generational data—some reaching back to the 1930s—I had never seen anything like it.”

    The author of this piece in the Atlantic is interviewed here:

    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/smartphones-making-generation-unhappy/

  45. #62 by Barry Levinson on August 7, 2017 - 11:23 pm

    DARREN DAULTON AGE 55, DIES OF GLIOBLASTOMA A VERY AGGRESSIVE FORM OF BRAIN CANCER on August 8, 2017.
    He was diagnosed with this cancer four years ago. The number of major league catchers and pitchers especially who have died of this type of brain cancer is beyond any possible randomness or bad luck of these athletes. It has to do with the radar guns that they were exposed to on a regular basis throughout their major league careers.
    It makes me very sad and sick to my stomach that after all this time and evidence this lethal risk is still basically shoved under the rug by those in power.
    My heartfelt condolences goes out to Darren Daulton’s friends and family. Crazy Joe Imbriano as his detractors like to call him was right! And because so many choose to ridicule him rather than analyze the death rates for major league catchers and pitchers compared to the general population little if anything has been done to reduce the risks of this deadly disease caused by environmental factors, i.e. man-made radiation.

    • #63 by Anonymous on August 8, 2017 - 7:45 am

      Woo-eee, Crazy Joe was right?

      Better be careful, Barry. Pretty soon you’ll be telling other parents how to raise their children and posting about the literal truth of the Bible.

      Then your neighbors might start calling you crazy, too.

      Oops. Too late.

  46. #64 by Anonymous on August 8, 2017 - 11:45 am

    A family friend worked for the OCSD on a harbor patrol boat for years. He developed oral cancer. He never smoked, and rarely drank. We often wondered why this had befallen him. My wife and I were on a Royal Caribbean cruise with some friends this year and on the upper deck, you can literally stand in front of the white globes that house the ship’s radar. I never felt normal when we went up for our walks in the mornings. I remember hearing about motorcycle officers that ended up with cancer from their radar guns too.

    My friend that worked for the OCSD always used a wired handheld radio for most of his career but was always near the radar on the boat. Here is a photo of one of the older red boats he worked on for decades. You can see where he spent his career, right under or next to the radar beacon.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjM_4XrksnVAhUH0WMKHdj2C_wQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.capecodfd.com%2Fpages%2520special%2FFireboats_CA_Orange-County_Dana.htm&psig=AFQjCNHGcJ-23JKkzdW9qxVnarWyqXeKDQ&ust=1502333569038006

    There is definitely a connection. I speak with my children frequently about the dangers of radio frequency exposures but they just shrug it off. The young people are so difficult to reach.

  47. #65 by Anonymous on August 8, 2017 - 4:14 pm

    The former head of search and rescue down in San Diego was recently diagnosed with glioblastoma. He had a tumor on the right side where the transmitter in one of those $5000 SAR helmets was located. He is going to leave behind a wife and kids. The article is disgustingly designed to get us to acquiesce to this unfolding epidemic and never mentions a possible cause. These people are not human.

    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/whats-now/sd-me-don-parker-cancer-20170627-story.html

  48. #66 by RT on August 9, 2017 - 7:56 am

    Great article.
    Alexa stats look good Joe. That is why they are worried.

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  49. #67 by Barry Levinson on August 9, 2017 - 2:49 pm

    All the news stories I have read from newspapers or the Associated Press or other major news outlets has totally ignored the connection to repeated levels of radiation exposure over a long time and brain cancer.

    Where are our major news agencies?
    Where is the CDC (Centers for Disease Control)?
    Where is the surgeon General?
    Where are our local county health officials?

    I report, you decide.

    • #68 by 33rd degree protocol on August 11, 2017 - 2:37 am

      There is a concerted effort to protect the industry which is really one in the same. The monumental task of fending off their offensive is similar to challenging what Eisenhower was deathly afraid of, namely the military industrial complex. Its influence pervades the legislature and academia. The media and Telecom are actually arms of this said entity. Microwave warfare is a decades old enterprise and is being waged on populations all over the world today. It is notably more pronounced in the west, as you know is alleged that their so called carbon footprint is substantially greater than that of the third world. In the industrialized world, the schools have become the proving grounds. Congenital deformities are on the rise, cognitive functions are in decline. Western birthrates are in free fall. Life expectancy is declining. We are now being conditioned to accept war. It is all a ritual killing spree of the priesthood. Trump is nothing but a shill for these bloodthirsty bastards.

  50. #69 by Anonymous on August 9, 2017 - 4:11 pm

    I agree. I have been watching Imbriano since the election and the guy is relentless, even in the face of slander and ridicule. Fortunately the population at large isn’t nearly as moronic as the Fullerton community

    They say a prophet is never welcome in his home town. Imbriano is a prophet. There is no doubt about that, as he is years ahead of his time. I personally don’t understand how he could keep fighting for such a bunch of lazy degenerates. He has a lot more faith in humanity than I ever will. That’s for sure. BTW your city government is run by a bunch of aholes. Those videos are disgusting.

    • #70 by Rocko on August 10, 2017 - 9:30 pm

      Fullerton is fucked up town full of libtards- roads r shit, cops r whacked, people r fucktards illegals crawlin out frum every rock tankin the schools. Time to bail.

  51. #71 by Anonymous on August 12, 2017 - 1:44 pm

    Y’all don’t understand how statistics work, huh.

    • #72 by Anonymous on August 12, 2017 - 9:48 pm

      I hear you got a room for rent and you have a new boyfriend. You are a vile creature.

  52. #73 by Anonymous on August 13, 2017 - 4:12 am

    Genotoxicity (DNA Damage from RF and ELF)
    Toxicity to the genome can lead to a change in cellular functions, cancer, and cell death. One can conclude that under certain conditions of exposure RF is genotoxic. Data available are mainly applicable only to cell phone radiation exposure. One study reports that RF at levels equivalent to the vicinity of base stations and RF- transmission towers is genotoxic and could cause DNA damage (Phillips et al., 1998).
    RF may be considered genotoxic (cause DNA damage). Of 28 total studies on radiofrequency radiation (RF) and DNA damage, 14 studies reported effects (50%) and 14 reported no significant effect (50%). Of 29 total studies on radiofrequency radiation and micronucleation, 16 studies reported effects (55%) and 13 reported no significant effect (45%). Of 21 total studies on chromosome and genome damage from radiofrequency radiation, 13 studies (62%) reported effects and 8 studies (38%) reported no significant effects.
    During cell phone use, a relatively constant mass of tissue in the brain is exposed to radiation at relatively high intensity (peak SAR of 4 – 8 W/kg). Several studies have reported DNA damage at lower than 4 W/kg.
    Since critical genetic mutations in one single cell are sufficient to lead to cancer and there are millions of cells in a gram of tissue, it is inconceivable that the base of the IEEE SAR standard was changed from averaged over 1 gram of tissue to 10 grams.
    Frequency, intensity, exposure duration, and the number of exposure episodes can affect the response, and these factors can interact with each other to produce different consequences. In order to understand the biological consequence of exposure, one must understand whether the effect is cumulative, whether compensatory responses result and when homeostasis will break down. The choice of cell type or organism studied can also influence the outcome.
    Extremely-low frequency (ELF) has also been shown to be genotoxic and cause DNA damage. Of 41 relevant studies of genotoxicity and ELF exposure, 27 studies (66%) report DNA damage and 14 studies (44%) report no significant effect.Table 1-1 BioInitiative Report Overall Conclusions
    Stress Response
    Scientific research on stress proteins has shown that the public is not being protected from potential damage that can be caused by exposure to EMF, both power frequency (ELF) and radio frequency (RF).
    Cells react to an EMF as potentially harmful by producing stress proteins (heat shock proteins or hsp).
    Direct interaction of ELF and RF with DNA has been documented and both activate the synthesis of stress proteins.
    The biochemical pathway that is activated is the same pathway in both ELF and RF and it is non-thermal.
    Many biological systems are affected by EMFs (meaning both ELF and RF trigger stress proteins).
    Many frequencies are active. Field strength and exposure duration thresholds are very low.
    Molecular mechanisms at very low energies are plausible links to disease (e.g., effect on electron transfer rates linked to oxidative damage, DNA activation linked to abnormal biosynthesis and mutation). Cells react to an EMF as potentially harmful.
    Many lines of research now point to changes in DNA electron transfer as a plausible mechanism of action as a result of non-thermal ELF and RF.
    The same biological reaction (production of stress proteins) to an EMF can be activated in more than one division of the EM spectrum.
    Direct interaction of ELF and RF with DNA has been documented and both activate the synthesis of stress proteins.
    Thresholds triggering stress on biological systems occur at environment levels on the order of 0.5 to 1.0 µT for ELF.
    DNA damage (e.g., strand breaks), a cause of cancer, occurs at levels of ELF and RF that are below the safety limits. Also, there is no protection against cumulative effects stimulated by different parts of the EM spectrum.
    The scientific basis for EMF safety limits is flawed when the same biological mechanisms are activated in ELF and RF ranges at vastly different levels of the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR). Activation of DNA to synthesize stress proteins (the stress response) is stimulated in the ELF at a non-thermal SAR level that is over a billion times lower than the same process activated by RF at the thermal level.
    There is a need for a biological standard to replace the thermal standard and to also protect against cumulative effects across the EM spectrum.
    Based on studies of stress proteins, the specific absorption rate (SAR) is not the appropriate measure of biological threshold or dose, and should not be used as a basis for a safety standard since it regulates against thermal effects only.Table 1-1 BioInitiative Report Overall Conclusions
    Effects on Immune Function
    Both human and animal studies report large immunological changes with exposure to environmental levels of electromagnetic fields (EMFs). Some of these exposure levels are equivalent to those of e.g. wireless technologies in daily life.
    Measurable physiological changes (mast cells increases, for example) that are bedrock indicators of allergic response and inflammatory conditions are stimulated by EMF exposures.
    Chronic exposure to such factors that increase allergic and inflammatory responses on a continuing basis may be harmful to health.
    It is possible that chronic provocation by exposure to EMF can lead to immune dysfunction, chronic allergic responses, inflammatory responses and ill health if they occur on a continuing basis over time. This is an important area for future research.
    Specific findings from studies on exposures to various types of modern equipment and/or EMFs report over-reaction of the immune system; morphological alterations of immune cells; profound increases in mast cells in the upper skin layers, increased degranulation of mast cells and larger size of mast cells in electrohypersensitive individuals; presence of biological markers for inflammation that are sensitive to EMF exposure at non-thermal levels; changes in lymphocyte viability; decreased count of NK cells; decreased count of T lymphocytes; negative effects on pregnancy (uteroplacental circulatory disturbances and placental dysfunction with possible risks to pregnancy); suppressed or impaired immune function; and inflammatory responses which can ultimately result in cellular, tissue and organ damage.
    Electrical hypersensitivity is reported by individuals in the United States, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany. Denmark and many other countries of the world. Estimates range from 3% to perhaps 10% of populations, and appears to be a growing condition of ill-health leading to lost work and productivity.
    The WHO and IEEE literature surveys do not include all of the relevant papers cited here, leading to the conclusion that evidence has been ignored in the current WHO ELF Health Criteria Monograph; and the proposed new IEEE C95.1 RF public exposure limits (April 2006).
    The current international public safety limits for EMFs do not appear to be sufficiently protective of public health at all, based on the studies of immune function. New, biologically-based public standards are warranted that take into account low-intensity effects on immune function and health that are reported in the scientific literature.Table 1-1 BioInitiative Report Overall Conclusions
    Neurology and Behavioral Effects
    Effects on neurophysiological and cognitive functions are quite well established.
    Studies on EEG and brain evoked-potentials in humans exposed to cellular phone radiation predominantly showed positive effects (i.e., positive means the exposure has the ability to change brainwave activity even at exposure levels where no effect would be expected, based on traditional understanding and safety limits).
    There is little doubt that electromagnetic fields emitted by cell phones and cell phone use affect electrical activity in the brain.
    The behavioral consequences of these neuroelectrophysiological changes are not always predictable and research on electrophysiology also indicates that effects are dependent on the mental load of the subjects during exposure, e.g., on the complexity of the task that a subject is carrying out.
    Most of the studies carried out so far are short-term exposure experiments, whereas cell phone use causes long-term repeated exposure of the brain.
    In most of the behavioral experiments, effects were observed after the termination of RF exposure. In some experiments, tests were made days after exposure. This suggests a persistent change in the nervous system after exposure to RF.
    In many instances, neurological and behavioral effects were observed at a SAR less than 4 W/kg. This directly contradicts the basic assumption of the IEEE guideline criterion.
    Caution should be taken in concluding that a neurological effect resulted solely from the action of RF on the central nervous system because it is well known that the functions of the central nervous system can be affected by activity in the peripheral nervous system.Table 1-1 BioInitiative Report Overall Conclusions
    Brain Tumors and Acoustic Neuromas
    Studies on brain tumors and use of mobile phones for > 10 years gave a consistent pattern of an increased risk for acoustic neuroma and glioma.
    Cell phone use > 10 years give a consistent pattern of an increased risk for acoustic neuroma and glioma, most pronounced for high-grade glioma. The risk is highest for ipsilateral exposure.
    Brain Tumors and RF – Epidemiology

    Only a few studies of long-term exposure to low levels of RF fields and brain tumors exist, all of which have methodological shortcomings including lack of quantitative exposure assessment. Given the crude exposure categories and the likelihood of a bias towards the null hypothesis of no association, the body of evidence is consistent with a moderately elevated risk.
    Occupational studies indicate that long-term exposure at workplaces may be associated with an elevated brain tumor risk.
    Although the population attributable risk is low (likely below 4%), still more than 1,000 cases per year in the US can be attributed to RF exposure at workplaces alone. Due to the lack of conclusive studies of environmental RF exposure and brain tumors the potential of these exposures to increase the risk cannot be estimated.
    Overall, the evidence suggests that long-term exposure to levels generally below current guideline levels still carry the risk of increasing the incidence of brain tumors.
    Epidemiological studies as reviewed in the IEEE C95.1 revision (2006) are deficient to the extent that the entire analysis is professionally unsupportable. IEEEs dismissal of epidemiological studies that link RF exposure to cancer endpoints should be disregarded, as well as any IEEE conclusions drawn from this flawed analysis of epidemiological studies.Table 1-1 BioInitiative Report Overall Conclusions
    Brain Tumors and Acoustic Neuromas

    Mobile phone use increases the risk of acoustic neuroma for persons using a mobile phone 10 years or longer by 30% (when used on both sides of head) to 240% (habitually used on one side of head). This information relies on a meta-analysis of several major studies. For acoustic neuroma studies by Lönn et al., (2004), Christensen et al., (2004) Schoemaker et al., (2005) and Hardell et al., (2006a) all giving results for at least 10 years latency period or more. Overall OR = 1.3, 95 % CI = 0.6-2.8 was obtained increasing to OR = 2.4, 95 % CI = 1.1-5.3 for ipsilateral mobile phone use (Lönn et al., 2004, Schoemaker et al., 2005, Hardell et al., 2006).
    There is observational support for the association between acoustic neuroma and the use of mobile phones since some studies report that the tumor is often located in an anatomical area with high exposure during calls with cellular or cordless phones (Hardell et al., 2003).
    Mobile phone use increases the risk of brain tumors (glioma) for persons using a mobile phone 10 years or longer by 20% (when used on both sides of head) to 200% (habitually used on one side of head). This information relies on a meta-analysis of several major studies. For glioma OR = 1.2, [95 % CI = 0.8-1.9] was calculated (Lönn et al., 2005, Christensen et al., 2005, Hepworth et al., 2006, Schüz et al., 2006, Hardell et al., 2006b, Lahkola et al., 2007). Ipsilateral use yielded OR = 2.0, [95 % CI = 1.2- 3.4 ](Lönn et al., 2005, Hepworth et al., 2006, Hardell et al., 2006b, Lahkola et al., 2007).
    Cordless phone use is also associated with an increased risk for acoustic neuromas and brain tumors (both low-and high-grade gliomas (Hardell et al., 2006 a,b).
    The increased risk of acoustic neuroma from use of a cordless phone for ten years or more was reported to be 310% higher risk (when the cordless phone habitually used on the same-side of the head) in Hardell et al., 2006a.
    The increased risk of high-grade glioma from use of a cordless phone for ten years or more was reported to be 220% higher risk (when cordless used on both sides of head) to 470% higher risk (when cordless used habitually on same side of head) in Hardell et al., 2006b.
    The increased risk of low-grade glioma from use of a cordless phone for ten years or more was reported to be 60% higher risk (when cordless used on both sides of head) to 320% higher risk (when cordless used habitually on same side of head) in Hardell et al., 2006b.
    The current standard for exposure to microwaves during mobile phone use and for cordless phone use is not safe considering studies reporting long-term brain tumor risk.Table 1-1 BioInitiative Report Overall Conclusions
    Leukemia
    The balance of evidence suggests that childhood leukemia is associated with exposure to power frequency EMFs either during early life or pregnancy.
    Considering only average ELF (MF flux densities) the population attributable risk is low to moderate. However there is a possibility that other exposure metrics are much more strongly related to childhood leukemia and may account for a substantial proportion of cases. The population attributable fraction ranges between 1-4% (Kheifets et al., 2007); 2-4% (Greenland & Kheifets 2006); and 3.3% (Greenland, 2001) assuming only exposures above 3 to 4 mG (0.3 – 0.4 µT) are relevant. However, if it is not average ELF (average MF flux density) that is the metric causally related to childhood leukemia the attributable fraction can be much higher. Up to 80% of childhood leukemia may be caused by exposure to ELF.
    Considering only average ELF (MF flux densities) the population attributable risk is low to moderate. However there is a possibility that other exposure metrics are much more strongly related to childhood leukemia and may account for a substantial proportion of cases. The population attributable fraction ranges between 1-4% (Kheifets et al., 2007); 2-4% (Greenland & Kheifets 2006); and 3.3% (Greenland, 2001) assuming only exposures above 3 to 4 mG (0.3 – 0.4 µT) are relevant. However, if it is not average ELF (average MF flux density) that is the metric causally related to childhood leukemia the attributable fraction can be much higher. Up to 80% of childhood leukemia may be caused by exposure to ELF.
    IEEE guideline levels are designed to protect from short-term immediate effects, long-term effects, such as cancer are evoked by levels several orders of magnitudes below current guideline levels.
    Measures should be implemented to guarantee that exposure due to transmission and distribution lines is below an average of about 1 mG (0.1 µT) and precautionary measures are warranted that can reduce all aspects of exposure.Table 1-1 BioInitiative Report Overall Conclusions
    Melatonin, Alzheimers Disease and Breast Cancer
    There is strong epidemiologic evidence that long-term exposure to ELF magnetic field (MF) is a risk factor for Alzheimers disease.
    There is now evidence that 1) high levels of peripheral amyloid beta are a risk factor for AD and 2) medium to high MF exposure can increase peripheral amyloid beta. High brain levels of amyloid beta are also a risk factor for AD and medium to high MF exposure to brain cells likely also increases these cells’ production of amyloid beta.
    There is considerable in vitro and animal evidence that melatonin protects against Alzheimer’s disease. Therefore it is certainly possible that low levels of melatonin production are associated with an increase in the risk of AD.
    There are insufficient studies to formulate an opinion as to whether radiofrequency MF exposure is a risk factor for AD.
    Some studies on EMF show reduced melatonin levels, There is sufficient evidence from in vitro and animal studies, from human biomarker studies, from occupational and light-at-night studies, and a single longitudinal study with appropriate collection of urine samples to conclude that high MF exposure may be a risk factor for breast cancer.
    There is rather strong evidence from case-control studies that longterm, high occupational exposure (> 10 mG or 1.0 µT)) to ELF magnetic fields is a risk factor for breast cancer.
    Seamstresses are, in fact, one of the most highly MF exposed occupations, with exposure levels generally above 10 mG (1.0 µT) over a significant proportion of the workday. They have also been consistently found to be at higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease and (female) breast cancer. This occupation deserves attention in future studies.
    There are no studies of RF magnetic fields on breast cancer that do not exclude ELF magnetic field, so that predictions of RF magnetic field alone on breast cancer cannot be assessed at this time.Table 1-1 BioInitiative Report Overall Conclusions
    Melatonin – Cell and Animal Studies
    An association between power-frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF) and breast cancer is strongly supported in the scientific literature by a constellation of relevant scientific papers providing mutually-reinforcing evidence from cell and animal studies.
    ELF at environmental levels negatively affects the oncostatic effects of both melatonin and tamoxifen on human breast cancer cells at common environmental levels of ELF exposure at 6 to 12 mG (0.6 to 1.2 µT). Epidemiological studies over the last two decades have reported increased risk of male and female breast cancer with exposures to residential and occupational levels of ELF. Animal studies have reported increased mammary tumor size and incidence in association with ELF exposure.
    ELF limits for public exposure should be revised to reflect increased risk of breast cancer at environmental levels possibly as low as 2 mG or 3 mG (o.2 to 0.3 µT); certainly as low as 4 mG (0.4 µT).
    Naval Medical Research Institute

    Reported Biological Phenomena (“Effects”) and some Clinical Manifestations Attributed to Microwave and Radio-Frequency Radiation

    A. Heating of Organs* (Applications: Diathermy, Electrosurgery, Electro-coagulation, Electrodesiccation, Electrotomy)
    Whole Body (temperature regulation defects), Hyperpyrexia
    Skin
    Bone and Bone Marrow
    (a) Lens of Eye (cataractous lesions – due to the avascular nature of the lens which prevents adequate heat dissipation.
    (b) Corneal damage also possible at extremely high frequencies.
    Genitalia (tubular degeneration of testicles)
    Brain
    Sinuses
    Metal Implants (burns near hip pins, etc.)
    The effects are generally reversible except for 4a.

    B. Changes in Physiologic Function
    Striated Muscle Contraction
    Alteration of Diameter of Blood Vessels (increased vascular elasticity), Dilation
    Changes in the Oxidative Processes in Tissues and Organs.
    Liver Enlargement
    Altered Sensitivity to Drug Stimuli
    Decreased Spermatogenesis (decreased fertility, to sterilize)
    Altered Sex Ratio of Birth’s (more girls!)
    Altered Menstrual Activity
    Altered Fetal Development
    Decreased Lactation in Nursing Mothers
    Reduction in Enuresis (Ua+ excreation, via urine output)
    Altered Renal Function (decreased filtration in tubules)
    Changes in Conditioned Reflexes
    Decreased Electrical Resistance of Skin
    Changes in the Structure of Skin Receptors
    Altered Blood Flow Rate
    Alteration in the Biocurrents of the Cerebral Cortex (in animals)
    Changes in the Rate of Clearance of Tagged Ions from Tissue
    Reversible Structural Changes in the Cerebral Cortex and the Diencephalon
    Electrocardiographic (EKG) Changes
    Alterations in Sensitivity to Light, Sound, and Olfactory Stimuli
    Functional (a) and Pathological (b) Changes in the Eyes: (a) decrease in size of blind spot, altered color recognition, changes in intraocular pressure, lacrimation, trembling of eyelids; (b) lens opacity and coagulation, altered tissue respiration, and altered reduction- oxidation processes.
    Myocardial Necrosis
    Hemorrhage is Lungs, Liver, Gut, and Brain – *At Fetal Levels of Radiation
    Generalized Degeneration of all Body Tissue – *At Fetal Levels of Radiation
    Loss of Anatomical Parts
    Death
    Dehydration
    Altered Rate of Calcification of Certain Tissues
    C. Central Nervous System Effects
    Headaches
    Insomnia
    Restlessness (Awake and During Sleep)
    Electroencephalographic (EEG) Changes
    Cranial Nerve Disorders
    Pyramidal Tract Lesions
    Conditioned Reflex Disorders
    Vagomimetic Action of the Heart; Sympathomimetic Action
    Seizures, Convulsions
    D. Autonomic Nervous System Effects
    Neuro-vegetative Disorders (e.g., alteration of heart rhythm)
    Fatigue
    Structural Alterations in the Synapses of the Vague Nerve
    Stimulation of Parasympathetic Nervous System (Bradycardia), and Inhibition of the Sympathetic Nervous System
    E. Peripheral Nervous System Effects Effects on Locomotor Nerves
    F. Psychological Disorders (“Human Behavioral Studies”) – the so-called “Psychophysiologic (and Psychosomatic) Responses”
    Neurasthenia – (general “bad” feeling)
    Depression
    Impotence
    Anxiety
    Lack of Concentration
    Hypochondria
    Dizziness
    Hallucination
    Sleepiness
    Insomnia
    Increased Irritability
    Decreased Appetite
    Loss of Memory
    Scalp Sensations
    Increased Fatigability
    Chest Pain
    Tremor of the Hands
    G. Behavioral Changes (Animal Studies) Reflexive, Operant, Avoidance, and Discrimination Behaviors
    H. Blood Disorders
    (V= in vivo)

    (v = in vitro)

    Changes in:

    Blood and Bone Marrow
    Phagocytic (polymorphs) and Bactericidal Functions of Blood
    Hemolysis Rate (increase), (a shortened lifespan of cell)
    Sedimentation Rate (increase), (due to change in sedimentation levels or amount of fibrinogen (?))
    Number of Erythrocytes (decrease)
    Blood Glucose Concentration (increase)
    Blood Histamine Content
    Cholesterol and Lipids
    Gamma (Alpha and beta) Globulin , and Total Protein Concentration
    Number of Eosinophils
    Albumin/Globulin Ratio (decrease)
    Hemopoiesis (rate of formation of blood corpuscles)
    Leukopenia (increase in number of white cells), and Leukocytosis
    Reticulocytosis
    I. Vascular Disorders
    Thrombosis
    Hypertension
    J. Enzyme and Other Biochemical Changes Changes in activity of:
    Cholinesterase (V, v)
    Phosphatase (v)
    Transaminase (v)
    Amylase (v)
    Carboxydismutase
    Protein Denaturation
    Toxin, Fungus, and Virus Inactivation (at high radiation dose levels), Bacteriostatic Effect
    Tissue Cultures Killed
    Alteration in Rate of Cell Division
    Increased Concentration of RNA in Lymphocytes, and Decreased Concentration in Brian, Liver, and Spleen
    Changes in Pyruvic Acid, Lactic Acid, and Creatinine Excretions
    Change in Concentration of Glycogen in Liver (Hyperglycemia)
    Alteration in Concentration of 17- Ketosteriods in Urine
    K. Metabolic Disorders
    Glycosuria (Sugar in urine; related with blood sugar)
    Increase in Urinary Phenol (derivatives? DOPA?)
    Alteration of Rate of Metabolic Enzymatic Processes
    Altered Carbohydrate Metabolism
    L. Gastro- Intestinal Disorders
    Anorexia (loss of appetite)
    Epigastric Pain
    Constipation
    Altered Secretion of Stomach “Digestive Juices”
    M. Endocrine Gland Changes
    Altered Pituitary Function
    Hyperthyroidism
    Thyroid Enlargement
    Increased Uptake of Radioactive Iodine by Thyroid Gland
    Altered Adrenal Cortex Activity
    Decreased Corticosteroids in Blood
    Decreased Glucocorticoidal Activity
    Hypogonadism (usually decreased testosterone production)
    N. Histological Changes
    Changes in Tubular Epithelium of testicles
    Cross Changes
    O. Genetic and Chromosomal Changes
    Chromosome Aberrations (e.g., linear shortening, pseudochiasm, diploid structures, amitotic division, bridging, “sticky” chromosomes, irregularities in chromosomal envelop)
    Mutations
    Mongolism
    Somatic Alterations (changes in cell not involving nucleus or chromosomes, cellular transformation)
    Neoplastic Diseases (e.g., tumors)
    P. Pearl Chain Effect (Intracellular orientation of subcellular particles, and orientation of cellular and other (non- biologic) particles) Also, orientation of animals, birds, and fish in electromagnetic fields
    Q. Miscellaneous Effects
    Sparking between dental fillings
    Peculiar metallic taste in mouth
    Changes in Optical Activity of Colloidal Solutions
    Treatment for Syphilis, Poliomyelitis, Skin Disease
    Loss of Hair
    Brittleness of Hair
    Sensations of Buzzing Vibrations, Pulsations, and Tickling About the Head and Ears
    Copious Perspiration, Salivation, and Protrusion of Tongue
    Changes in the Operation of Implanted Cardiac Pacemakers
    Changes in Circadian Rhythms
    Appendix A – Videos on Radiation
    Cell Phone Antennas on Apartment Rooftops and their Health Effects
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G3CWrgDS5E
    Woman experiences illness after two months of cell phone antennas installed on roof top
    Phone tumour
    Phone Tumor
    Anna , 27, and her doctor convinced that her brain tumour is due to heavy mobile use.
    New evidence in mobile phone tumour link
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMZhkDEsXU8&feature=player_embedded
    David,30,developed tumour the size of gulf ball behind right ear where he held his phone.
    Cell phone towers in cities health hazards?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOc99xpiy2E&feature=player_embedded
    Mrs. Bhatt, brain aneurysm patient, blames the cell phone tower for her problem.
    Cell phone antennas blamed for kindergarten cancer cases, Chicago
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrQ9uXv57_s&feature=youtu.be
    3 students died of leukemia and 30% of staff sick
    EMF RF Exposure from cell phone radiation is potentially harmful
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXn8c41ZVTQ
    Sarah Dacre, suffers from EHS and wears special shielded clothes to protect herself
    Health danger – wifi radiation – 2 –
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EykTJJMvjCs
    Lady lives in a room with Silver foiling
    Growing Evidence That Cell Phones Create Tumors
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9DuCzGLohc&feature=player_embedded
    Alan,57, developed a gulf ball size tumour on right side of brain where he held his phone.
    Dr. Charlie Teo -“explosion” in brain tumours and truth about the wireless society
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq340oQPfK4&feature=player_embedded#!
    John developed malignant tumour behind right ear; Dr. Teo’s (neurosurgeon) testimony
    Cell Phones & Cigarettes: What do they have in Common?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4uz2TUcwnI
    Live Blood & Electrosmog –
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7E36zGHxRw
    Street protests against Mobile masts in Taiwan –
    http://bit.ly/a2JNnZ
    Mumbai highly unsafe due to heavy mobile tower radiation but VVIPS house is safe
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCN9FLSvwhQ&feature=youtu.be
    – IN HINDI
    The National Cell Phones and Disease Sept 26 2010
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4bp7Zi_8pk
    Facts and fine prints about cell phone use
    Invisible Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVo2maA7h1E
    Dr Magda Havas – On Cell /Transmission Towers and Your Health
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmK6r0ntroE
    Cell Phones and Brain Cancer – The Interphone Study
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npK5HSxukyA
    Interphone witnesses testified about research into cell phone use and its impact on health
    More reports and videos have been uploaded at Blog: http://neha-wilcom.blogspot.com and Twitter: https://twitter.com/wilcom_neha

    DOT Report-Dec-2010

    Biological effects of microwave radiation
    When a human body is exposed to the electromagnetic radiation, it absorbs radiation, because human body consists of 70% liquid. It is similar to that of cooking in the microwave oven where the water in the food content is heated first. Micr owave absorption effect is much more significant by the body parts which contain more fl uid (water, blood, etc.), like the brain which consists of about 90% water. Effect is more pronoun ced where the movement of the fluid is less, for example, eyes, brain, joints, heart, abdomen, e tc. Also, human height is much greater than the wavelength of the cell tower transmitting frequenci es, so there will be multiple resonances in the body, which creates localized heating inside the bo dy. This results in boils, drying up of the fluids around eyes, brain, joints, heart, abdomen, etc. There are several health hazards associated with ce ll phones and cell towers. Some of these are described in the following sub-sections.

    The Blood Brain Barrier
    The brain is protected by tight junctions between a djacent cells of capillary walls by the blood- brain barrier (BBB), which selectively lets nutrien ts pass through from the blood to the brain, but keeps toxic substances out. Experiments conducted o n young laboratory rats found that RF from mobile phones can significantly open the BBB in ani mals and cause leakage of albumin from blood vessels in inappropriate locations (neurons a nd glial cells surrounding the capillaries) in the brain. This is shown in Fig. 4 as dark dots in the exposed brain on the right side. Control animals, in contrast, showed either no albumin leak age or occasional isolated spots, as seen on the left side. The presence of albumin in brain tis sue is a sign that blood vessels have been damaged and that the brain has lost some of its pro tection. 14 In another research, a single two-hour exposure to a cell phone just once during its lifetime, permanently damaged the blood-brain barrier and, on autopsy 50 days later, was found to have damaged or destroyed up to 2 percent of an animal’s brain cells, including cells in areas of the brain concerned with learning, memory and movement. It is known that this barrier is damaged in Alzheimers and Parkinsons disease. So there is a risk that disruption of this protection barrier may damage the brain.

    Risk to Children and Pregnant Women
    Children are more vulnerable to cell phone radiatio n as they:

    Absorb more energy than adults from the same phone owing to their smaller head and brain size, thinner cranial bones and skin, thinner, more elastic ears, lower blood cell volume, as well as greater conductivity of nerve cells and the energy penetrates more deeply. Tumors in the mid brain are more deadly than in the temporal lobe,
    Children’s cells reproduce more quickly than adults which makes cancers more deadly,
    There immune system is not as well developed as adu lts hence are less effective against fighting cancer growth,
    Children have longer life time exposure.
    Absorption of electromagnetic radiation from a cell phone (Frequency – GSM 900 MHz) is shown in Fig. 5 by an adult, 10 year old and a 5 ye ar old child. When radiation hits the head, it penetrates the skull. The yellow area at the bottom is the location of the cell phone by the ear. The radiation penetrates the skull of an adult (25% ), 10 year old (50%) and a 5 year old (75%). The younger the child, the deeper is the penetratio n due to the fact that their skulls are thinner and still developing. For these reasons it is criti cal that children under the age of 16 use cell phones only for short essential calls as they have much bigger danger of getting a brain tumor. Brain tumors have now taken over leukemia as the bi ggest cause of death amongst children. Due to these reasons countries like Belgium, France, Fi nland, Germany, Russia and Israel have publicly discouraged use of cell phones by children . An Independent research in Sweden last year concluded there was an astonishing 420 percent increased chance of getting brain cancer for cell phone users who were teenagers or younger when they first started using their phones. A pregnant woman and the fetus both are vulnerable because of the fact that these RF radiations continuously react with the developing embryo and i ncreasing cells. Microwave radiation can damage the placental barrier; the membrane which pr events the passage of some materials between the maternal and fetal blood, protecting th e fetus, implying that pregnant woman should avoid cell phone or use during emergency. In a recent finding, an association was found betwe en a mother’s cell phone use during pregnancy and greater likelihood for spontaneous abortion, congenital malformations and behavioral problems in their children. It is believ ed that the eggs, which form the embryo, are affected and the damage will become apparent after the child reaches puberty . The Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radi ation Protection says that use of the phones by both pregnant women and children should b e “limited”. It concludes that children who talk on the handsets are likely to suffer from “dis ruption of memory, decline of attention, diminishing learning and cognitive abilities, incre ased irritability” in the short term, and that long-term hazards include “depressive syndrome” and “degeneration of the nervous structures of the brain”.

    Irreversible infertility
    Recent studies confirm that cell phone radiation ca n drastically affect male fertility. In 2006, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine reported that use of cell phones by men is associated with decrease in semen quality, sperm co unt, motility, viability and normal morphology and is related to the duration of cell p hone use . Studies have found 30% sperm decrease in intensive mobile phone users, in additi on to damage of sperms. The average sperm count was found to be at 59 million sperm per milli liter of seminal fluid compared to 83 million for men not continually exposed to mobile phone rad iation. Similarly, the study found that motility – the power of the sperm to swim – was aff ected by mobile phone transmissions. Men who made lengthy calls had fewer rapidly motile spe rm, 36.3 per cent compared with 51.3 per cent for men who made no calls. It was found that not only does using a phone affec t a man’s sperm quality, but simply having it switched ON in a pocket was enough to do damage as mobile phones periodically but briefly transmit information to cell towers to establish co ntact. Radiation from cell phone can also produce DNA breaks in sperm cells that can mutate a nd cause cancer. Damage to sperm DNA increases the risk further and can pass on the gene tic changes to subsequent generations. Animal studies indicate that EMR may have a wide ra nge of damaging effects on the testicular function and male germ. It has been reported that m ice on exposure to cell phone signals from an antenna park become less reproductive. After five g enerations of exposure, the mice were not able to produce offspring, showing that the effect of Radio frequency radiation can pass from one generation to another. Due to these reasons it is advisable to never wear or use any wireless device near reproductive organs. Men planning to father children are advised to make sure that they stop using wireless devices well in advance of fertilization to reduce the chance of procreation with damaged sperm.

    Calcium ion release from cell membranes
    Calcium ion release from cell membranes Studies have shown that weak electromagnetic fields remove calcium ions bound to the membranes of living cells, making them more likely to tear, develop temporary pores and leak . Leakage of calcium ions into the cytosol (the fluid found inside cells) acts as a metabolic stimulant, which accelerates growth and healing, bu t it also promotes the growth of tumors. Leakage of calcium ions into brain cells generates spurious action potentials (nerve impulses) accounting for pain and other neurological symptoms in electro-sensitive individuals. It also degrades the signal to noise ratio of the brain mak ing it less likely to respond adequately to weak stimuli.

    DNA damage
    Cellular telephone frequencies can lead to damaged DNA. Studies show that microwave exposure at levels below the current FCC exposure s tandard, produces single and double strand breaks in DNA. EMR causes membrane leakage due to l oss of calcium ions. Leaks in the membranes of lysosomes (small bodies in living cell s packed with digestive enzymes) release DNAase (an enzyme that destroys DNA), which explain s the fragmentation of DNA seen in cells exposed to mobile phone signals. Microwave radiation can also interfere with the natural processes involved in DN A replication and repair, by subtly altering molecular conformati on (architecture). Another possibility of DNA damage is via free radical formation inside cells. Free radicals kill cells by damaging macromolecules, such as DNA, protein and membrane a nd are shown to be carcinogenic. Several reports have indicated that electromagnetic fields (EMF) enhance free radical activity in cells as shown in Figure 6. The Fenton reaction is a catalyt ic process of iron to convert hydrogen peroxides, a product of oxidative respiration in th e mitochondria, into hydroxyl free radical, which is a very potent and toxic free radical. Thus EMF affects the DNA via an indirect secondary process. Damage to DNA is a central mechanism for developing tumors and cancer. When the rate of damage to DNA exceeds the rate at which DNA can be repaired, there is the possibility of retaining mutations and initiating cancer. DNA dama ge in brain cells can affect neurological functions and also possibly lead to neurodegenerati ve diseases.

    Interference with other gadgets including Pace Make rs
    Cell phone radiation interferes with navigational e quipment; therefore its use is banned in airborne flights. Electromagnetic interference (EMI ) from mobile phones can cause malfunctioning of life-line electronic gadgets in t he hospitals thereby potentially endangering patients. It is also advisable to restrict mobile p hone use in clinical areas like operating theatres and intensive care units. Finally, hospital construction needs to take into a ccount EMR from different areas within the hospital, as well as external sources, to limit int erference with medical equipment. For example, allowing mobile phone use in a hospital corridor ad jacent to a ward with sensitive medical equipment susceptible to EMR could be problematic. RF exposure from mobile phones and cellular phone b ase antennas can also affect patients carrying Pace Maker, Implantable Cardiovascular Def ibrillators (ICDs) and Impulse Generators. The signals generated by mobile phones cause electr omagnetic interference with the device and interfere with its proper functioning. The signals produced by cell phone operating functions like, turning on, ringing, conversation and turning off, contain components of low frequencies that can interfere with the implanted pacemakers ca using them to become arrhythmical which in adverse conditions can put the patient to death. Due to these reasons government agencies have advis ed not to place mobile phones directly over pacemakers (such as in the chest pocket) and have i ssued recommendations to health care providers and patients with pacemakers. Also, the c ellular phone should be used with the right ear if the pacemaker is implanted in the left side of the chest. As a safety measure, it is advisable to maintain a safe distance of about 50 cm between portable mobile phones from the patient.

    Effects on Stress Proteins (Heat Shock Proteins)
    Non-thermal effects of Radio frequency radiation ac cumulate over time and the risks are more pronounced after several years of exposure. The eff ects are not observed in the initial years of exposure as the body has certain defense mechanisms and the pressure is on the stress proteins of the body, namely the heat shock proteins (HSPs). Th e highly conserved HSPs accumulate in cells exposed to heat and a variety of other stress ful stimuli like heavy metal poisoning and oxygen deprivation. HSPs, which function mainly as molecular chaperones, allow cells to adapt to gradual changes in their environment and to surv ive in otherwise lethal conditions. It has been observed that GSM mobile phone exposure can activate the cellular stress response in both human and animal cells and cause the cells to produce stress proteins (heat shock proteins), in particular HSP27 and HSP70. This means that the body recognizes these electromagnetic radiations as a potential harm. Hence RF exposures add to the list of environmental stressors that cause a physiological stress response. This further demonstrates that ELF and RF exposures can be harmful, and it happens at levels far below the existing public safety standards. HSPs are known to inhibit natural programmed cell d eath (apoptosis), whereby cells that should have ‘committed suicide’ continue to live. Recent s tudies show that HSP27 and HSP70 inhibit apoptosis in cancer cells. Taken together, these va rious effects are, in turn, consistent with the 2 to 3 fold increase in the incidence of a rare form of cancers. If the stress goes on for too long, there is a reduced response, and the cells are less protected against the damage. This is why prolonged or chronic exposures may be quite harmful , even at very low intensities.

    Effect on Skin
    Radiation from cell towers and mobile phones affect s human skin. People who talk often on cell phones have a higher concentration of the transtyretin protein than those who do not. Transtyretin is formed in the liver; it helps transport vitamin A in the body and plays an important role in nervous diseases such as Alzheime rs. The symptoms of Morgellons disease include those of electromagnetic hypersensi tivity (EHS); may be based on how body uses electric currents to repair wounds to the skin. People who suffer from this condition report a range of skin symptoms including crawling, biting and stinging sensations; granules, threads or black speck-like m aterials on or beneath the skin and/or lesions (e.g., rashes or sores). EMFs degrade the immune sy stem and stimulate various allergic and inflammatory responses. The high radiation from cel l towers can result in an increase in mast cells, which explains the clinical symptoms of itch , pain, edema and erythema.

    Tinnitus and Ear Damage
    Tinnitus, popularly known as “Ringxiety”- is the psychological disease of hearin g phantom sound and sensation of cell phone ring and it has b een reported among millions of cell phone users in the world. People with severe tinnitus may have trouble hearing, working or even sleeping. The radiation emitted by mobile phones ma y damage the delicate workings of the inner ear , and long-term and intensive mobile phone use for mo re than four years and for longer periods than 30 minutes in a day are at a higher ri sk of developing hearing loss, which cannot be reversed. This auditory perception has been shown to occur wh en a person’s head is illuminated with microwave energy. The microwave pulse upon absorpti on in the head, launches a thermo-elastic wave of acoustic pressure that travels by bone cond uction to the inner ear. There it activates the cochlear receptors via the same process involved fo r normal hearing, which explains the “clicks” heard by people exposed to microwave radiation. Today, more and more young people between 18 and 25 years of age are suffering from hearing loss, which doctors say is due to excessive use of mobile phones and other gadgets. Good hearing depends on the health of some 16,000 hair c ells present in each inner ear. But increasingly, doctors have been treating people who se hair cells have been damaged by the high radiation emitted from cell phones. Hearing problem s occur because these cells do not regenerate. Anyone who spends two to three hours on the cell phone every day runs the risk of partial deafness over three to five years. Most of the marketing and tele-consulting professionals are in their 20s, and their jobs demand long conver sations on cell phones. The problem starts with a pain in the ear that gradually develops into tinnitus or a ringing sensation which finally leads to hearing loss.

    Effect on Eye/ Uveal Melanoma
    Frequent use of mobile phones can also damage the v isual system in many ways and cause uveal melanoma i.e. tumor of the eye. Tumors involve the choroid (98%), iris (1%) and unk nown parts of the uveal tract (1%). Computational modeling and experiments with several laboratory animals show that microwave radiation similar to mo bile phone frequencies (900, 1800 MHz and 2450 MHz) can induce chromosomal breaks in the corn eal epithelial cells and increase the intraocular temperature of the eye with prolonged e xposure. Increase in temperature close to the eye lens (as l ow as 3 o C) can result in lens opacities and increase the risk of developing cataracts in humans , a condition characterized by clouding in the natural lens of the eye and lens opacities. When Bo vine eye lenses were exposed to microwave radiation, it caused macroscopic damage and affecte d the optical function of the lens. The damage increased as the irradiation continued and r eached a maximum level after a number of days. When the exposure stopped the optical damage began to heal gradually. A similar maximum level was observed when the irradiation int ensity was reduced to one-half the original, except that it took twice the time. A lens of good optical quality is able to focus the laser beam from the various locations (green lines in the left frame of Fig. 7. When the lens is damaged due to exposure to microwave radiation, its ability to focus the laser beam at the various locations is altered, as clearly revealed in the right frame. Th e blue line connects the points of the back vertex distance for each ray passing through the le ns. The pink line shows the relative intensity of each beam, that is, the transmitted intensity no rmalized to the incident one. Prolonged exposure to microwave radiation similar t o that used by cellular phones can lead to both macroscopic and microscopic damage to the lens and part of this damage seems to accumulate over time and does not heal.

    Cell phone emission weaken bones
    Researchers have measured bone density at the upper rims of the pelvis (iliac wings) in men who were mobile users and carried their phones on their belts. The iliac wings are widely used source of bone for bone grafting, so any reduction in bone density may be of special importance to reconstructive surgery. The results showed reductio n in iliac wing bone density on the side where men carried their phones. In general, it is b etter to keep mobile phones as far as possible from our body during our daily lives.

    Salivary gland tumor
    Increased risk of salivary gland cancer among resid ents in Israel from 1970 to 2006 has been reported, which is believed to be linked to the use of mobile phones. Among salivary gland cancer cases, researchers found a worrying rise in the number of cases of malignant growth in parotid glands – the salivary gland located under t he ear, near the location where cell phones are held during conversations. Users below the age of 2 0 were found to be more susceptible. Another epidemiology study found that people who he ld a mobile handset against one side of their head for several hours a day have 50% more ri sk for tumor formation in the parotid gland – the largest salivary gland after 5-10 years.

    Melatonin Reduction
    Melatonin, a vital natural neuro-hormone is a power ful antioxidant, antidepressant and immune system enhancer that regulates our circadian rhythm . Every night as we go to sleep, our melatonin levels rise. Melatonin goes through our b lood and clears our cells up, that is to say, scavenges free radicals in the cell to protect the DNA and reduce the possibility of cells becoming carcinogenic. The daily sleep/wake cycle, blood pressure and heart rate cycle, metabolic rate and thermal regulation, hormone prod uction and immune system activity all have a daily cycle regulated by melatonin directly or in directly through the autonomic system. Various studies show that exposure to EMR reduce me latonin levels in animals and humans. Daily cellular telephone use of >25 minutes over ye ars may lead to reduced melatonin production. Studies with animals show a reduction i n melatonin levels following radiofrequency radiation exposure from cell phones and cell sites. Turning off the transmitters resulted in a significant increased melatonin levels within few d ays. When availability of melatonin is impaired, a whole range of disorders including sleep disturbance, chronic fatigue, depression, cardiac, reproductive and neurological diseases and mortality can occur. Reduced melatonin is also asso ciated with increased DNA damage and increased risk of cancer, arthritis, seasonally aff ective disorder (SAD), schizophrenia, increased eye stress, renal impairment, Alzheimer’s and Parki nson’s disease, miscarriage, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and increased risk of childh ood leukemia.

    Sleep Disorders
    Electromagnetic fields have been shown to affect th e brain physiology. Use of mobile phones disturbs Stage 4 sleep, the stage important for ful l recuperation of brain and body. Use of the handsets before bed, delays and reduces sleep, and causes headaches, confusion and depression. The findings are especially alarming for children a nd teenagers as they use cell phones at night and also keep the phone next to their head; which m ay lead to mood and personality changes, depression, lack of concentration and poor academic performance. The relationship of sleep disturbance with exposure to a cell phone/ tower radiation is shown in Fig. 8. It can be seen that percentage increase in sleep disturbance is proportional to the exposure dose. Even at 1nW/cm 2 = 0.001 μ W/cm 2 = 10 μ W/m 2 , disturbance in the sleep is of the order of 35%. When the transmitter was turned off, the sympt oms resumed gradually

    Neurodegenerative Diseases
    Exposure to electromagnetic fields has shown to be in connection with Alzheimer’s disease, motor neuron disease and Parkinson’s disease. All t hese diseases are involved with the death of specific neurons and are classified as neurodegener ative diseases. People living near mobile phone base stations are a lso at risk for developing neuropsychiatric problems as headache, memory loss, nausea, dizzines s, tremors, muscle spasms, numbness, tingling, altered reflexes, muscle and joint paint, leg/foot pain, depression, and sleep disturbance. More severe reactions include seizures, paralysis, psychosis and stroke.

    Increase in Cancer risk
    Heavy use of mobile phones can cause cancer. Use of mobile phones for >10 years give a consistent pattern of increased risk for brain canc er – glioma (cancer of the glial cells that support the central nervous system) and acoustic neuroma ( a benign tumor in the brain on a nerve 22 related to hearing). The risk is highest for ipsila teral (on the same side of the head where the instrument is held) exposure. Children and teenager s, before the age of 20 are five times more likely to get brain cancer, as their brain is not f ully developed and radiation penetration is much deeper. It is possible that today’s young people ma y suffer an “epidemic” of the disease in later life. Besides increase in brain tumour and acoustic neuro ma, there is an increased risk of several other types of cancers following prolonged exposure to mo bile phone/ tower radiation, such as, salivary gland tumors, uveal melanoma, lymphoma, fa cial nerve tumors, skin, blood, testicular and breast cancer. Interphone study has also found a ‘significantly increased risk’ of some brain tumors for heavy users of mobile phones (> 20 minut es per day) for a period of 10 years or more. It is suggested that children should be discouraged from using mobile phones and restrict use to emergency while adults should “keep calls short”.

    Adverse effect on birds, animals and environment
    Electromagnetic radiation from Cell phone and cell tower affects the birds, animals, plant and environment. One would never see a bee, sparrow, pi geon, or any bird flying and staying near the cell tower? The reason is that surface area of a bird is relatively larger than their weight in comparison to human body, so they absorb more radia tion (power = power density x area). Since fluid content is small due to less weight, it gets heated up very fast and also the magnetic field disturbs their navigational skills. These effects a re given in the following sub-sections.

    Effect on Honey Bees
    It has been quoted that Albert Einstein had said, ‘ ‘If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to li ve.” In the US, an abrupt disappearance of bees was observed several years back and was associ ated with the rising electromagnetic pollution. This is known as Colony Collapse Disorde r (CCD) where bees cannot find their way back to the hive as a result of consistent electrom agnetic back ground noise that seems to disrupt intercellular communication within individual bees. CCD has since spread to Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Scotla nd, Wales and north-west England. In England, the bee population fell by 54 percent betw een 1985 and 2005 compared to an average of 20 per cent across Europe. Recently, a sharp decline has also been noticed in commercial bee population in Kerala posing a serious threat to honey bees, hitting apiculture (t he cultivation of bees on a commercial scale for the production of honey). The State has the highest density of mobile towers. Similar cases have been observed in Bihar, Punjab, Nepal and other par ts of India and have been attributed to increasing electro pollution in the environment. When honey bee colonies were exposed with radiatio n, the honeycomb weight and area were reduced and returning time of honey bees increased compared to similar non-exposed colonies. Several other studies show that the high-frequency electromagnetic fields of mobile phones alter the resonant stimulus of living organisms and can c ause modifications in certain areas of their brain. Changes in the brain structure of bees can b e a cause of alterations of the returning capabilities of bees. It’s not just the honey that will be lost if popula tions plummet further. Bees are estimated to pollinate 90 commercial crops worldwide. The curren t dying/vanishing of honey bees can have serious consequences for human health. Scientists w arn that the steady decline in bees and other pollinators could trigger crises bigger and more im mediate than global warming. Honey bees brain anatomy as well as the learning re gions of the bee brain are well known and comparable to those of vertebrates and are well sui ted as a bio-indicator. We are fortunate that the warning bells have been sounded and it is for u s to timely plan strategies to save not only the bees but human life and environment from the ill ef fects of such EMR.

    Effect on Birds
    When birds are exposed to weak electromagnetic fiel ds, they disorient and begin to fly in all directions, which explain migratory birds undermini ng navigational abilities. A large number of birds like pigeons, sparrows, swans are getting los t due to interference from the new “unseen enemy”, i.e. mobile phone masts. Several million bi rds of 230 species die each year from collisions with telecommunications masts in the Uni ted States during migration. Accidents happen mainly in the night, in fog, or bad weather, when birds might be using the earth’s magnetic field for navigation, and could be serious ly disoriented by the microwave radiation from telecommunication masts. During recent decades there has been a marked decli ne of the house sparrow population. London has witnessed a steep fall in its sparrow populatio n; a 75 per cent fall since 1994. There have been dramatic declines, almost to the point of exti nction in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Hamburg, Ghent, Brussels, Dublin, Belgium, etc. Studies show that the disappearance of the sparrow and the introduction of phone mast GSM towers correlate closely in terms of time. In Spain, to monitor the breeding success of the wh ite stork population, 60 nests were selected and visited from May to June of 2003. Thirty nests were located within 200 m of mobile masts and other 30 were located at a distance of more tha n 300 m from any transmitter. 40% of the nests close to the antennae were without young, as opposed to 3.3% among those at a larger distance. Behavioural changes were also observed am ong birds close to the phone antennae. Young birds died from unknown causes and bird coupl es frequently fought while constructing their nests. Some nests were never completed and th e storks remained passively in front of the antennae. Microwaves from phone masts also interfere with rep roductive success of birds. In an experiment, 75% of chicken embryos that were expose d to a GSM mobile phone during incubation died compared to 16%, who were not expos ed to any radiation. Birds having nest near towers were found to leave their nests within one w eek. The eggs laid in nests near towers failed to hatch. A general disappearance of birds like Kestrel, Whit e Stork, Rock Dove, pigeons, Magpie has been observed near base stations for mobile telecom munication. Locomotive problems, breeding problems, and tendency to stay long in lower parts of the trees and on the ground have been observed. In some tracked nests (blackbird), the e ggs never hatched and also many dead specimens were found near phone masts areas. A house sparrow is associated with human habitation . Being very sensitive to changes in the environment, it is one of the most preferred indica tor species of urban ecosystems. A stable house sparrow population indicates a healthy ecosys tem for human beings in terms of air and water quality, vegetation and other parameters of h abitat quality. Whereas, a declining population of the bird provides a warning that the urban ecosystem is experiencing some environmental changes unsuitable for human health i n the immediate future.

    Effect on mammals and amphibians
    The study in Germany showed that cows grazing near cell towers are more likely to experience still births, spontaneous abortions, birth deformit ies, behavioral problems and general declines in overall health. Moving cattle herds away from such towers has reportedly led to immediate health improvements. Exposing dairy cows to magneti c fields can also result in reduction in milk yield, changed milk composition and fertility probl ems. Recently, a significant increase of micronuclei in erythrocyte in the blood of cattle g razing on a farm near a transmitting facility was discovered. This is an indication of a genotoxi c effect of the exposure, which means the change will pass on to their subsequent generations . Similarly, impaired immune system in sheep, reprodu ctive and developmental problems in dogs and cats, anxiety and alarm in rabbits, frequent de ath of domestic animals such as, hamsters, and guinea pigs living near base stations of mobile tel ecommunication towers has been observed. Electromagnetic pollution is a possible cause for d eformations and decline of some amphibian populations too. Morphological abnormalities, aller gies, changes in blood counts, increase in the heart rate, arrhythmia and increased mortality has been found in amphibians like Newts and frog tadpoles. Bat activity is significantly reduced in habitats exposed to electromagnetic field. During a study, in a free-tailed bat colony, the nu mber of bats decreased when several phone masts were placed 80m from the colony

    Effect on Plants
    Apart from bees, birds and animals, electromagnetic radiation emanating from cell towers can also affect vegetables, crops and plants in its vic inity. Studies show definitive clues that cell phone EMF can choke seeds, inhibit germination and root growth, thereby affecting the overall growth of agricultural crops and plants. A reductio n in wheat and corn yield in the fields near high EMF lines has also been reported. Progressive deterioration of trees near phone masts has also been observed. Trees located inside the main lobe (beam), look sad and feeble, have dri ed tops, show slow growth and high susceptibility to illnesses and plagues. Also, elec tromagnetic radiations generate heat. Due to this, the microorganisms present in the soil near i t would be killed. This in turn harms those organisms which feed on them and disturbs the ecolo gical cycle.

    Possible Solutions to reduce the ill effects of cell tower radiation
    There are several health hazards due to radiation f rom the cell towers to the human, birds, animals and environment. In India, we have adopted very relaxed radiation norms of 4.7 W/m 2 for GSM900, whereas serious health effects have bee n noted at as low as 0.0001 W/m 2 = 100 μW/m 2 . One of the first steps to be taken is to tighten the radiation norms and yet it should be practical enough to be cost effective without causi ng too much inconvenience to the users. It is recommended that maximum cumulative power density a llowed should be reduced with immediate effect to 0.1 W/m², which should then be subsequently reduced to 0.01 W/m² within a year, so that network planning can be carried out i n a phased manner. It must be noted that a few countries have even adopted 0.001 W/m² or lower, so our proposed recommendation is higher than these countries to keep it cost effective. All the operators must be strictly instructed that power density inside residential or office building s, schools, hospitals, and at common frequently visited places should be within these guidelines. P eople must be informed about the harmful radiation effects and corrective measures taken by Govt. of India. Also, people must be informed that for some time, they may have network problem ( especially people living far away from the cell tower) due to reduction in the transmitted pow er but it is for their overall health benefit. Solution is to have more numbers of cell towers wit h lesser transmitted power. When power transmitted is reduced, it will not require power h ungry power amplifiers having lower efficiency. Heating effect will also be reduced, so lesser cooling or no cooling will be required; all of these will reduce the power requirement, whi ch can also be met by solar panel. Thus, high power diesel generators will also be not required; it will reduce the carbon emission and we can earn from carbon credits. In addition, repeaters or signal enhancers or boost ers may have to be installed where signal is weak. Care must be taken that maximum power transmi tted by these must not exceed 0.1W because of their close proximity to the users. Self certification by the operators must be immedia tely abolished; measurements must be done by third party, which is independent and trustworth y. Also, radiation measurements must be monitored continuously, so that operators should no t increase the transmitted power during the peak period. Very strict penalties must be imposed on those operators, who violate these norms as it causes serious health hazards to innocent peo ple. The reduction in the transmitted power for the abov e solutions will definitely increase the installation and maintenance cost, because of this reason, operators all over the world are claiming that there are no radiation health hazards . Increase in the cost of deployment of network can be met by increasing per minute charges from Rs . 0.30 to 0.35, extra carbon credits earned, etc. Also, Govt. may consider reducing the tax or l icense fee in the overall interest of saving the lives of people, birds, animals, plants, and enviro nment, thereby saving mother earth.

  53. #74 by Anonymous on August 15, 2017 - 9:11 am

    Thank you for your strong voice for our children! This is so tragic. I feel like moving so far away from all this. Everywhere I go, cell phones dominate everyone’s lives.

  54. #75 by Anonymous on August 15, 2017 - 9:04 pm

    Yeah. People are gone, no hope. Kids are all corrupted. The schools have ruined entire generations but none worse than this one. I am so glad I don’t have any children. My husband and I have 4 more years and we are moving to British Columbia hoping to forget what all of this one was. Just too much to deal with in the cities with all the racial tension heaped on top of the already dangerous environment from the micro cells and towers.

  55. #76 by Anonymous on August 16, 2017 - 7:17 am

    Joe, didn’t your neighbor get a brain tumor? Is he in remission?

    • #77 by Joe Imbriano on August 16, 2017 - 9:34 am

      He had a tumor cut out of his head. He still has 3 WiFi routers in his house.

      • #78 by rate my teacher on August 27, 2017 - 10:42 am

        Jun 27, 2017
        “teacher” (actually it’s “facilitator of the learning” since he doesn’t like teaching us and gives us tutorials online to learn from) is pretty bad but easy A. he gives no homework and barely grades anything even though we had so many projects to do. after march for second semester, he didn’t grade at all. on the true/false questions for his tests, he likes A so put A and you’ll pass. usually not in the classroom majority of the time. gets mad if you do other hw during class, but nobody cares.

  56. #79 by Jessica on August 17, 2017 - 2:48 pm

    Mr. Imbriano, your article forces the issue. It is absurd that the radar is never mentioned in any of these news stories surrounding the deaths of these athletes. These cancer rates are 500% higher than normal and are extremely statistically significant. It is clearly a cluster. Have you ever tried contacting their families?

    I live in Manhattan and the entire city of New York has converted all of their payphone booths to WiFi hotspots. Now the New York City Transit Authority is piloting millimeter wave scanners for their subway system. Currently, they are sporadically deployed and their use is voluntary. We all know that eventually, it will be a requirement to ride the trains. That amounts to over 1 million people a day being exposed. This technology is untested and is being operated by untrained people. These machines are not even calibrated.

    Stay out of the big cities. I am planning to retire next year. Soon there will be no escaping this and many will meet the same fate of these poor athletes. It takes intellect to present information the way you have courage to stay the course. You are uniquely blessed with both sir. I commend your work and wish you and you family well.

  57. #80 by Anonymous on August 23, 2017 - 9:36 pm

    This is criminal. These people are being killed and no one is doing anything to stop this. My daughter has been getting headaches and nosebleeds at school for the last week at Troy High School. Is this related?

  58. #81 by Anonymous on August 24, 2017 - 9:13 am

    This is an article on brain cancer and baseball. How do these people miss the obvious? There is a reason why many colleges are shuttering their journalism departments. There is no longer a market for objective or investigative journalism, only spin doctoring. Sadly, most people no longer read and are capable of sitting through a few minutes of video.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/14/sports/baseball/brain-cancer-phillies-daulton.html?mcubz=0

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