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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Forming Opinions For You

Mainstream Media (MSM) and Mainstream Medicine (MSM) are two forces coming into your life like rolling thunder, bringing you ideas in the form they want you to believe. This is an ever more increasing experience, and I see it every day. What I don't get is how people just take it a face value.

What ever happened to gathering enough information outside these narrow pipelines, considering all perspectives and making your own decision about information.

I guess like most other things, people just find it easier to take it on face value.

What is wrong about taking things on face value leads to a lot of damage done to thousands of people, and the profiteers then smile all the way to the bank.

One of the topics that falls into this venue is the cell phone-cell tower debate. This might get much more heated once digital TV raises its ugly head in about a year. Since I've done the research I've seen through the smoke and mirrors.

Now hear is another little piece thrown at you this week in the form of a Japanese study that tells you mobile phones won't give you cancer.

I read this report when it was first released in the press. I really had a hard time figuring out exactly what was the basis of the study, because it seemed too much like a non-study.

The non-study method is in high gear these days and you see almost every where. It's a profitable method, because its just enough to catch your attention in a news report, and settles easily into your views.

Single Small-Scale Study in Japan Claims Mobiles Clear of Cancer


How about NO, and here's why. Plus you might want to know as well that another study has proven that cell phone EMF affects the heart and heart rate of a baby in the womb. ( So if you are pregnant or have a very new baby, stay off that cell phone.

It won't hurt the profit motive at all...

Latest study from Japan press release states "Japanese study clears mobiles of brain cancer risk" .

This is rather a far-fetched statement and one can only be suspicious of the

One study can never alone be "proof".

In September 2007 a pooled analysis of the 11 existing studies into brain
tumours and phone use over 10 years was made.[i]

The scientists found that for tumours on the side of the head where the
phone is held people were twice as likely to get a glioma, and two and a
half times more likely to get an acoustic neuroma.

Hardell and Mild (on the MTHR) from Sweden who carried out the analysis have
also conducted their own independent studies into long term use, which show
for over 2000 hours use the risk increases five times on the same side of
the head where the phone is held.

In September Professor Mild told The Independent on Sunday: "I find it quite
strange to see so many official presentations saying that there is no risk.
There are strong indications that something happens after 10 years."
He also said that mobiles should not be given to children, whose thinner
skulls and developing nervous systems make them particularly vulnerable.

Interestingly, this advice was given to French parents by the French Health
Ministry in December 2007 [ii] after the release of an Israeli
Interphone study on salivary gland tumours showed a 50% increased risk on
the same side as the phone was held. [iii]

"The time is past when it could be said that this technology does not cause
damage; apparently it damages health," said Dr Sadetzki [iv]
According to Sadetzki, director of the Gertner Institute for Epidemiology
and Health Policy Research at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, current
regulations do not relate to cancer as caused by radiation but to the health
risks posed by the instrument heating up.

Dr Sadetzki also called for children¹s use to be limited.

There was no press release about this Industry funded research presumably
because it showed negative effects. However the large study was conducted in
16 countries and studied 466 patients and 1266 controls.

In January more research funded by the MMF found that radiation from mobile
phones delays and reduces sleep, and causes headaches and confusion. [v]

Again there was no release on the newswires since this research had found
adverse effects despite that it was performed at 2 blue-chip universities in
the USA and Sweden.. Likewise it was only reported by 1Ž2 the mainstream
media in the UK.

It is hard to comment on this new Japanese study since there is as yet no
access to the paper however The Guardian seem to have been able to get a

This study needs to be put into context when it is made available.

A recent report on Australian TV gives the alarming statistic that brain
tumours in children have risen 21% in the last 10 years and are now the
number one cause of death in children. [vi]
The Stewart Report warned back in 2000 that children should only use mobiles
for emergencies. This needs to be enforced by the government.
The Stewart Report warned back in 2000 that children should only use mobiles
for emergencies. This needs to be enforced by the government.
Note the Interphone studies are industry funded and concentrate on short
term users.

Interesting that this Japanese study was only released at 6pm on Tuesday 5th
February but by 10.30pm the story was already written up on The Guardian web
site to be printed on Wednesday. The study is not available online and yet
The Guardian seem to have detail of the study.
It is interesting to note that The Guardian chair talks on phone risk for
MP¹s paid for by the Mobile Operators Association.
They are also promoting WiFi in schools despite The Chairman of the HPA¹s
doubts and no safety testing.

For more information on The Guardian involvement please read Martin Walker¹s
recent essays.
Guardian of What?

The statements made by representatives of Cancer Research are rather
worrying and lack knowledge of previous studies.
Cancer Research spend about 2% of their funds on prevention
Cancer Research the Medical Research Council and Hutchison 3G have built a
state of the art cancer unit in Cambridge.

[i] Long-term use of cellular phones and brain tumours:
increased risk associated with use for >=10 years by
Lennart Hardell, Michael Carlberg, Fredrik Söderqvist, Kjell Hansson Mild,
L. Lloyd Morgan -


Cellular Phone Use and Risk of Benign and Malignant Parotid Gland Tumors
Nationwide Case-Control Study Published 6th Dec 2007

Siegal Sadetzki1,2, Angela Chetrit1, Avital Jarus-Hakak1, Elisabeth Cardis3,
Yonit Deutch1, Shay Duvdevani4, Ahuva Zultan1, Ilya Novikov5, Laurence
Freedman5 and Michael Wolf2,4

"The objective of this nationwide study was to assess the association
between cellular phone use and development of parotid gland tumors (PGTs).
The methods were based on the international INTERPHONE study that aimed to
evaluate possible adverse effects of cellular phone use.

For ipsilateral use, the odds ratios in the highest category of cumulative
number of calls and call time without use of hands-free devices were 1.58
(95% confidence interval: 1.11, 2.24) and 1.49 (95% confidence interval:
1.05, 2.13), respectively. The risk for contralateral use was not
significantly different from 1. A positive dose-response trend was found for
these measurements. Based on the largest number of benign PGT patients
reported to date, our results suggest an association between cellular phone
use and PGTs.


The Effects of 884 MHz GSM Wireless Communication Signals on Self-reported
Symptom and Sleep (EEG)- An Experimental Provocation Study
Bengt B. Arnetz, Torbjorn Akerstedt, Lena Hillert, Arne Lowden, Niels
Kuster, and Clairy Wiholm

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