February 12, 2016
In view of the mountain of news items over the past 2 weeks I’ve omitted/abbreviated the ‘more of the same’ articles. There are a few themes which are of interest, if only because they highlight the divisions even among the ‘precautionary’ scientists. Please add a comment if you find this approach useful/interesting or irrelevant.
Normal service should be resumed next week.
Cyprus leading the way in protecting children
And a new weapon in the War against Children
Electric cars – from Joel Moskowitz. He suspects ‘funding bias’ in the existing research
Paper and commentary from Mortazavi – pregnant women should exercise caution re cellphones. (Note: Barrie Trower has been warning about risks during early pregnancy for years).
‘accumulating dose of GSM 900-MHz RF-EMF might have devastating effects…..’ Strong words for a scientific paper.
And Lennart Hardell weighing in on the same topic
IoT – could be lethal for some people
‘Augmented reality’ from Apple
Dariusz Leszczynski in Australia – still advocating precaution, especially around untested 5G
Wireless Evangelism (from both sides)
Functional MRI for assisting with EHS diagnosis? One of the issues which ignited a fairly heated debate between two leading EMF scientists – Dariusz Leszczynski and Trevor Marshall.
Trevor Marshall: ‘Is it ethical to expose these EHS patients to the strong RF Radiation within an fMRI scanner, just to confirm a diagnosis?’
Dariusz Leszczynski: ‘Good question. Answer: the same as for e.g. X-rays of patients – to get diagnosis what is the health problem.’
DL: ‘A very naïve approach. Examples: Women with breast cancer are x-rayed to make diagnosis… Poisons are fed to patients to save lives…’
Digital Disconnect:’Interesting development, thanks for sharing. Perhaps confirmatory (orbitofrontal) functional analysis can be performed with EEG in future’
TM:’All human biology is affected by EM fields, but most are not aware, and few become truly dysfunctional. Even fewer would feign dysfunction’
DD:’Indeed so; albeit that given sham(bolic) nocebo provocation study literature/dogma, we welcome advancement in (objective) #EHS diagnostics’
One question no-one appears to be asking – could the fMRI itself have caused/contributed to the observed abnormalities?
And more controversy around EHS, provoked by this
At first glance, based on the abstract only, this study would appear to be similar to the Essex study and the Rubin studies, whose flaws have been well documented.
S Mortazavi seems convinced (not surprising as he was one of the contributing authors) ‘Considering current uncertainties we previously suggested this six-phase method for EHS screening’
TM ‘Dariusz, your EHS Science is clearly not as advanced as my EHS Science. To me, EHS is a done deal??EM photons interfere with Biology??RTFP! ??’
DL ‘It is far from done deal… It exists but there is no reliable diagnostic tool… Patients “feelings” are not enough…’
DL: ‘According to @smj_mortazavi EHS does not exist. According to @trevmar EHS exists. Both of them say my EHS knowledge is not up to date :)’
TM ‘So why are patients’ Self-Reported-Outcomes “not enough”? Unless you are certain why they are wrong, then surely a SRO should be dominant? ??’
TM: ‘We used to give mercury to patients.We now give antibiotics.It’s called PROGRESS,Darius. Mankind needs a different approach to EHS?? Quickly??’
DL ‘Per analogiam – why patient’s claim to have heart disease is not enough? Because patient might be “mislead” by own “feelings”.’
TM ‘When you actually meet and study folk with SRO EHS you quickly see their lives are ruined more profoundly than obsession alone could achieve’
DL ‘EHS exists. Self-diagnosed EHS is anecdotal evidence. Scientific proof of existence & diagnostic tools are needed. Molecular research a must’
So DL and TM are both convinced that EHS is real, but their approaches could hardly be more different. DL wants more science and more reliable diagnostics. TM seems more concerned for the victims, wants action and a ‘different approach’ based on patients’ own reports and his own studies. So it’s hardly surprising that so little progress is being made.
[Unfortunately the debate is conducted over Twitter – hardly the most suitable platform for an informed, rational discussion of such an important and controversial topic. So I’ve tried to extract the comments in chronological order, omitting some of the more acrimonious exchanges]
It seems that in the absence of reliable, repeatable diagnostic criteria, the patients’ own observations have to be at least taken seriously and investigated (and Dominique Belpomme has found that in most, but not all, cases they are correct). Whatever your views on vaccinations it’s worth noting in this context that Dr Andrew Wakefield developed his autism/vaccination hypothesis based on what his patients told him! And Robert Becker started looking seriously at EHS/microwave sickness based on ever-increasing reports from patients. Meanwhile 5G, wifi from space and saturation coverage of all public spaces continues, aided and abetted by governments and ‘regulators’.
‘The iphone is 10 years old. Should we celebrate ‘the “cocaine” of technology, …….. an addiction that eats away at your health.’
At last – someone measuring radiation from a ‘wearable’. Be prepared for a surprise.
A different approach to warning about radiation risks
Earth awaits part 3 with interest…..
Much coverage of rising opposition to SB649/small cells. Rather than post the individual items, here is EHTrusts’s summary, including many video testimonies
Summary of cell tower issues EHTrust again
Updated warning cards, posters etc including an uncompromising poster
Beware the hidden killer in your pocket: your cell phone.
Metal around the body
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