I laugh when I think that as a young boy, the fastest and most convenient way of communication was the penny post card or a 3-cent letter.
Yes there were telephones, but very few people had them. Our air was clean and fresh and taking a deep breath flooded your lungs with wonderful pure oxygen and an incredible invigorating feeling. We never heard of Electro-magnetic Fields (EMFs) and Radio Frequencies (RFs) that were the miracle that made the radio speak! How many years ago was that? Well I'm 90, so it was a few years ago.
In those days our brains and bodies were not bombarded with man-made Electro Motive Forces nor a blistering amount of Radio Frequencies. Today, these are so thick that if you could see them, they would probably blind you to everything around you.
Since we cannot see or feel (it used to be that way) EMFs or RFs, we ignore them. We enjoy WiFi, cell phones, iPhones, and all the wonderful wireless wonders, that are now available to us, without a moment's thought as to how this forest of frequencies surrounding us, may be affecting us physically.
It used to be that no one felt EMFs or RFs, but no more. Today there are people who have become sensitized to these forces and some even react poorly when they drive past cell towers. I personally know a few of these people. There is technology that people, the folks I am talking about, can wear that will neutralize the effects of these devises, but that's another story.
My point in discussing negative reactions to the intensity of these EMFs and RFs is that these are adults. If adults are having problems even with thick and hardened skull bones, imagine the ease of penetration through the soft and thin skulls of babies and children.
Yes, I am concerned about the long term effects on us adults, and I am more concerned about our children. Hence the title of this article.
You may scoff but think about where most wireless devises are used, indoors, not outdoors. Where are the cell towers? They are not in your house, office or coffee house, they are outdoors and they are reaching us!
They pass right through the walls of the building we happened to be in. Yes, EMFs and RFs travel right through wood, brick, cement, insulation, etc. and through our skulls and body parts!
The effect? Well I am not going to tell you. I am going to let the experts tell you. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine for one, and I quote:
"Further arguments are made with respect to RF exposure from WiFi, cell towers and smart meters that, due to distance, exposure to these wavelengths are negligible. However, many in vitro, in vivo and epidemiological studies demonstrate that significant harmful biological effects occur from non-thermal RF exposure and satisfy Hill's criteria of causality.
Genetic damage, reproductive defects, cancer, neurological degeneration and nervous system dysfunction, immune system dysfunction, cognitive effects, protein and peptide damage, kidney damage, and developmental effects have all been reported in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.
The fact that RF exposure causes neurological damage has been documented repeatedly. Increased blood-brain barrier permeability and oxidative damage, which are associated with brain cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, have been found."
For the full article, go to their website at: www.aaemonline.org/emf_rf_position.html. The blank spaces are underlines. You can also review the 38 peer review scientific studies.
Actually, there are many scientific studies that have been done around the world over the last two decades that prove that EMFs and RFs from devises such as Wi Fi, cell phones, cordless phones, cell towers, lap tops, computers, television, microwave ovens, etc. are creating health problems for many people.
Many of these diseases such as leukemia and brain tumors in children, (on the rise alarmingly), plus brain tumors and other diseases in adults appear to be taking 5, 10, and 20 years to develop. It is predicted that as we increase the amount of EMFs and RFs surrounding us, the time to develop these diseases will shorten.
Another site of major importance: www.emf.fpri.com/emf_peer_review. Has over 100 studies. And do not fail to go to www.bioinitiative.org. Click on "Report 2012. This is the second edition of their book written by 28 scientists from around the world. The book contains over 1500 pages. You can download it free.
Now I grant you that there are many studies in defense of Smart Meters but I have yet to find one with scientific studies that would guarantee that the emissions from Smart Meters will not cause long term harm to babies, children and adults.
Sometime, in developing new technology, we move too far, too fast, and leave a string of maimed or dead bodies behind us. Think about it.
Ira Marxe, The Health Wave. 928-282-4447