19th Century England And Low Level EMF Exposures

On 31 August 1854 the residents of London’s SoHo started dying.

In those days SoHo was an insanitary place. Animal feces, slaughterhouses, grease-boiling houses, decaying sewers were about the size of it.

Underneath cellar floorboards lurked cesspits as old as the houses, many of which had never been drained.

Within 3 days 127 people had died.

Within a week, people were fleeing their homes. Shops were shuttered, houses locked and streets deserted. Only those who couldn't afford to leave stayed behind. It was like the Plague all over again.

By 10 September the number of fatal attacks had reached 500.

The cause?


Prevailing Wisdom

prevailing wisdom

The prevailing wisdom was that it was transmitted by ‘bad air’.

John Snow, a well-respected doctor; had other ideas. He suspected that the Cholera was transmitted not by ‘bad air’ but by food or water.

He decided to do something about it. He went out and talked to the remaining residents. He asked them questions about their life in the area and about what they ate and what they drank. He mapped the location of the homes of the victims and noticed that most lived near the Broad Street water pump. He pleaded with local officials to get the handle of the pump removed.

Eventually They Listened

The pump handle was dismantled and he took it back to his laboratory to analyze it. His tests showed nothing. No biological or chemical cause of the cholera.

But once the pump had been dismantled the epidemic subsided.

Dr. Snow was right.

Despite not having any laboratory evidence or ‘absolute proof’ he’d determined that drinking water from the Broad Street pump was the cause of the outbreak.

He did this by compiling, analyzing and drawing conclusions from a large amount of data. Nothing else.

In so doing, a new branch of science was born – epidemiology. The science of studying disease in populations.

EMFs Sam MilhamFast forward to today, Dr. Sam Milham is following in Dr. Snow's footsteps.

He’s also been compiling, analyzing and drawing conclusions from a large amount of data.

Dr. Milham is a world-class epidemiologist.

But it's not cholera he's been studying, it's a different subject.

Electromagnetic fields, or EMFs.

Dr. Milham has been publishing papers in the world's most prestigious journals for 50 years, including Science, Lancet, Nature and the American Journal of Epidemiology.

He started this entire branch of environmental epidemiology back in 1982. Since then he’s compiled and analyzed massive amounts of data.

And he’s drawn his conclusion.

Like Dr. Snow his conclusions challenge prevailing wisdom.

Given what we now know about germs its not difficult to understand how the cholera was being spread. But back then germ theory was not accepted.

Just like today, adverse health effects from low-level EMFs effects are not accepted.

And yet Dr. Milham is in no doubt.

“There is a high likelihood that most of the twentieth century “diseases of civilization”, including cardiovascular disease, malignant neoplasms (cancer), diabetes, and suicide, are not caused by lifestyle alone, but by certain physical aspects of electricity itself.”

World-Leading Physician-Epidemiologist

Dr. Samuel Milham is a world-leading physician-epidemiologist specializing in public health. He has more than one hundred scientific publications, many dealing with the health effects of electricity. In 1997, Dr. Milham was awarded the Ramazzini prize for his pioneering work in describing the occupational cancer risks of electromagnetic fields.

Next Thursday May 1st at 1:00 p.m. EST (10 AM PST or 5 PM GMT) Dr Milham is my interview guest.

Make sure you're not just blindly following prevailing wisdom.

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  • Shiloh said,


    Thank You! Will this be recorded so those of us that cannot listen at that time will be able to listen to it later?

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    There will be a recording available for 72 hours after the event everyone that has registered – here’s the sign up page again http://forms.aweber.com/form/28/387902128.htm

  • Catherine Cardoni said,

    Is there a replay for this interview as I watch my grandchildren and will not be able to sit for that particular time.

  • Lee in San Francisco said,

    This is very exciting news, Lloyd. Thanks for lining up such a reputable and impressive trailblazer who is backed by his scientific research regarding EMF effects.

    Awhile back, I read Dr. Milham’s his book, and an example in it has always stayed with me. A school teacher became increasingly ill, and yet, doctors could not determine why his health was failing. Finally, he had to leave the teaching profession, due to his disabilities. Once away from the EMF-dense school site, however, he slowly regained his health and eventually recovered completely.

    The reason why it stayed with me is that I saw this teacher as being the proverbial canary in the coal mine. His health manifested what was really going on there, and how EMF exposures are cumulative in effect. By inference, all the other faculty members and students there were being affected, too–even if none of them (yet) had symptoms. The anecdote could easily have been re-cast as a (true) horror story about “the invisible killer.”

  • Adrienne @ Whole New Mom said,

    Hi Lloyd. Thanks for this. I was a little confused about where to sign up – maybe changing the wording to “Sign up for the event here” would be better. Look forward to it.

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    I’ve corrected this now – thanks Adrienne.

  • Vince said,

    Hello Lloyd
    Thank you for sending me this and all other information.
    I would like to ask Dr. Milham in how much danger is a new born baby in our family, when he is living in the room, where there is a smart meter located on an outside wall.
    Thank you Vince

  • Jon Draw said,

    Questions for Dr. Milham:
    I have purchased and use a Cornet ED78S and live about 300 meters from a Cell Phone + (?)Radiation Tower. There is always radiation coming from it, varying in intensity depending on the need for it to “reach out” to a more distant cell phone on the RF Mode.
    This meter has three modes: RF, and two Lower Frequency Modes, LF600 and LF30, which are measured in magnetic field strength. What is the significance of the two major categories of Frequencies being measured in different units? (the RF in mW/m2, and the LF 1&2 in uT (micro-Teslas). Why not show both units for both categories so that one can have a comparison of affects depending upon frequency? Of course we know that all (?) electricity is intimately related to magnetism and vice versa.
    Another question: Has there been a preponderance of health problems that can be definitely related to this microwave and/or lower frequency radiation?
    Thank you for addressing my questions if you are able to get to them.

  • Jon Draw said,

    Re Lee in San Francisco:
    Do you recall some of the details as to how, specifically the school teacher was debilitated?
    I am wondering if this radiation could be adversely affecting our blood circulation, since the red blood cells have a fair content of iron which magnetism could affect. there are so many possible affects since the body itself is an electro-chemical organism for transmission of nerve impulses to and from the brain, for muscular movement, the heart itself being a muscle, etc. Practically everything in a healthy body depends upon healthy muscular action. Our joints are where where muscles are attached to permit us to flex and move smoothly in the variety of ways.
    The people need to unify more effectively to counter this very dangerous hazard. Watch the advertizing and if they keep pushing the WiFi related equipment heavily, it could be that they know that its days are numbered and they want to get rid of it while they can!
    (silent weapons for quiet wars?)

  • Lee in San Francisco said,

    To John Draw:
    I’m sorry that I don’t recall specific details. My Milham book is in storage in a distant location, or else I’d look it up for you. If there is time, perhaps Lloyd could ask Dr. Milham to relate that story.

    Lloyd, I have a question of my own for Dr. Milham.
    a.) Do food and water absorb radiation (such as if have a drink and snacks in the vicinity of the laptop)? If so, what are Dr. Milham’s recommendations regarding safeguarding food from radiation absorption?

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