2017-11-14 Relationship between microwave radiation and Alzheimer’s/dementia

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1)    A colleague in the USA forwarded the photo below related to sleep disorders which shows the relationship with cognitive and behavior disorders, among other health problems. There are many studies that have shown that microwave radiation can cause reduction in melatonin production which leads to poorer sleep quality.

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2)    The relationship between Alzheimer’s / dementia and microwave radiation has been the object of many studies, and it appears that the evidence is becoming clearer.  As the proliferation of wireless devices has increased over the last couple of decades, so has the incidence of Alzheimer’s.

Americans Are Retiring Later, Dying Sooner and Sicker In-Between

“At the current retirement age of 66, a quarter of Americans age 58 to 60 rated themselves in “poor” or “fair” health. That’s up 2.6 points from the group who could retire with full benefits at 65, the Michigan researchers found. 

Cognitive skills have also declined over time. For those with a retirement age of 66, 11 percent already had some kind of dementia or other cognitive decline at age 58 to 60, according to the study. That’s up from 9.5 percent of Americans just a few years older, with a retirement age between 65 and 66.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-23/americans-are-retiring-later-dying-sooner-and-sicker-in-between

Alzheimer’s is now the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, with an 89% increase in deaths due to Alzheimer’s from 2000 to 2014

https://www.alz.org/facts/

Mitochondria, Cognitive Impairment, and Alzheimer’s Disease

“The etiology of AD is complex, and only a minority of cases appears to be primarily genetic. Changes of the expression of mitochondrial and nuclear genes, encoding parts of cyt c oxidase and NADH dehydrogenase enzyme complexes, may contribute to alterations of oxidative metabolism in AD [78]. The majority of cybrid studies demonstrated similar morphological and biochemical phenotype between cybrid cells and cerebral tissue in sporadic AD, supporting the hypothesis that mtDNA changes might be involved in the mitochondrial impairment of sporadic AD…

It will be important to develop a better understanding of the role of oxidative stress and mitochondrial energy metabolism in AD, and its link with the amyloid hypothesis in aging and AD, since it may lead to the development of more effective treatment strategies for this devastating disorder.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2925259/

Effects of microwave radiation on brain energy metabolism and related mechanisms

This review published by (Chinese) Military Medical Research covers effects of microwave (MW) radiation on the brain, including mitochondrial damage/impaired mitochondrial brain energy metabolism, death of neural cells, oxidative stress, Ca2+ ion overload inside cells leading to brain damage and brain metabolism disorders

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4440565/pdf/40779_2015_Article_33.pdf

3)    Joel Moskowitz has summarized an industry report on 5G “Transitioning to a 5G World” http://bit.ly/5Ghype [http://img.en25.com/Web/ArdenMediaCompanyLLC/%7Be924268f-383f-40fd-aa0f-aaa7b5ff9ab6%7D_Nov_2017_5G_Optimization_(1).pdf]. There are still major problems with 5G and questions about the cost/benefits of such technology. Meanwhile the microcells, which form the backbone of the system, and fiber optic cable, which is “the fuel for 5G”, continue to be installed.

Everyone must direct their Municipal Councils to protect rights of way, to obtain access agreements that protect our civil rights, and detailed plans about siting of these transmitters.

CivicInfo BC (Municipalities) – Find People: http://www.civicinfo.bc.ca/12.asp

“There are some major challenges to the success of 5G, which are all interrelated: the move to mmwave, the need for ultra-density, and the question of when the economics of 5G will actually work well enough to take off.

Mmwave [millimeter wave] provides the huge bandwidths that are needed for fast speeds and high capacity, but the higher the frequency, the shorter its range and more susceptible it is to being easily blocked and reflected (thus the need for beamforming in order to focus the energy more tightly). Seasonal foliage, energy efficient glass windows with special coatings, and standard housing materials all present effective barriers to mmwave reaching indoors to customer premise equipment, operators and vendors have found in their field testing.

Denisowski pointed out that fixed wireless is one thing, but moving objects are another. Obstruction, not radiating sources of energy, is likely to be the main cause of interference in 5G systems: vehicles driving back and forth, or even wind farms can scatter microwave radiation. 

Density of foliage “plays a big role,” said Thadasina of Samsung, which has been working with a number of carriers on 5G trials. “What we found is that for the mmwave signal, as it penetrated through trees, the thickness of the trees matters. Initially the impedence offered by foliage is linear, but beyond a certain density it is no longer linear … it kills the signal.”

Building materials are well-known to play a role in transmission from outdoors to indoors, he added, but the angle of incidence does as well. The difference between 30 degrees to 60 degrees to 90 degrees can create additional impedance, Thadasina said, “some of those things make it challenging in terms of closing the link.” Moisture levels play a role as well, he said ….

Fiber is fuel for 5G, and its prevalence is increasing. SNL Kagan found earlier this year that global fiber residential investment increased sharply in 2016, and that fiber is on track to reach 1 billion subscribers by 2021. Meanwhile, in the U.S., Vertical Systems Group reported that 49.6% of multi-tenant and enterprise buildings had access to fiber last year, compared to only 10% in 2004.”

http://www.saferemr.com/2017/11/5g-wireless-technology-cutting-through.html

 

Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

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