2018-08-31 Report linking mystery illnesses in Cuban embassy with microwave radiation

[5G Microcell / Small Cell Towers Antenna Siting Legislation – AAEM – Americans for Responsible TechnologyBonnie HenryBrian RogersCece Doucette – Center for Responsive Politics – Charles R. Black Jr. – Children – Cindy McCain – Covert Sonic Weapon Attacks on American / Canadian Embassy Diplomats (Anxiety, Brain Abnormalities, Concussion, EHS / ES Symptoms, EMR, Hearing Loss, Microwave Hearing, Sleep, Tinnitus, Tracking 24 American Victims, Vibrations) – David O. Carpenter – Doctor Beatrice Golomb – EHT – EMFs – Environment – Eric Zahren – Ethics – FCC – Generation Zapped by Sabine El Gemayel – Gulf War Illness – Health – Independent Studies – Ivan G. SeidenbergJohn EcksteinJohn McCain (Glioblastoma Brain Cancer, Melanoma Skin Cancer) – Kate KheelLisa NagyMark BuseMartin L. Pall – MCS – Michael Hinni – NCI – NIEHS – NIH – Olle JohanssonÖrjan Hallberg – Oxidative Stress & Injury – Peter Sullivan – Portable Cell Phone Towers (AT&T, Verizon) – Privacy – Property Values – RF Microwave Radiation – Rick DavisRobert Fisher – Safety – Security – Shannon RobertsStanley BrandSuzanne M. ConnellyTheodora ScaratoTimothy McKone – VIHA Hospitals – Wi-Fi in Schools – Wireless | Campbell River & Comox & Duncan & Nanaimo & Port Alberni & Salt Spring Island & Victoria, BC – Canada – Guangzhou, China – Havana, Cuba – Denmark – Japan – Norway – Moscow, Russia – Sweden – Hidden Valley, Arizona, USA] & Documentary & Press Release & (videos) & Websites

1)    During all of the celebrations of John McCain’s life, people should know that he and his family have had close ties with the cell phone industry that might have been responsible for his glioblastoma.

(click on photos to enlarge)

John McCain dies of Glioblastoma Brain Cancer – August 25, 2018 – https://www.latestly.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/john-mccain-died-of-glioblastoma-the-deadliest-and-the-most-untreatable-form-cancer-of-the-brain-346849.html

In 2008, he had cell towers erected on his property in Arizona.

Exclusive: Verizon and AT&T Provided Cell Towers for McCain Ranch

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/washingtonpostinvestigations/2008/10/exclusive_verizon_gave_cell_to.html

and

He had a history of melanomas and used a cell phone in his left hand.  Research going back decades link EMR with melanomas.

http://avaate.org/IMG/pdf/melanoma_fm.pdf

&   https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=90777119

[https://www.curetoday.com/articles/john-mccain-dies-of-glioblastoma-at-age-81]

2)     A major report will be released on September 15, 2018 with results of research on the mystery illnesses suffered by diplomats in Cuba and China. In advance of this report, Dr. Beatrice Golomb has released a press release announcing her conclusions.  Please see the press release below in “Letters”.

– http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cuba-diplomats-embassy-1.4621992

Researcher links diplomats’ mystery illness to radiofrequency/microwave radiation

https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/uoc–rld082918.php

Covert Sonic Weapon Attacks on American Embassy Employees – Guangzhou, China – http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2149626/least-two-more-americans-leave-us-consulate-guangzhou

3)    An important new organization, new website, and new Facebook devoted to “responsible technology”.  On behalf of all members, I added the Coalition to the list of participants.

https://www.americansforresponsibletech.org/

https://www.facebook.com/AmericansForResponsibleTech/   (Please “Like”)

https://www.americansforresponsibletech.org/

Americans for Responsible Technology is a voluntary association of organizations and individuals across America who are aligned behind a set of principles regarding the implementation of new communications technologies in North America.

On behalf of our supporters, we seek to influence public policy at all levels of government, consistent with those principles. Current supporting organizations include:”

https://www.americansforresponsibletech.org/about

4)    Here are 7 very short videos taken from a conference held in July. Good to share, good to get ideas. For example, “Generation Zapped” is a good documentary to present to help people begin to learn about the dangers we all face on a daily basis.  There also are courses and much more information available at:

www.wireless-education.org

“These are clips taken from a July 2018 meeting sponsored by the NIH in which Cece Doucette, Theodora Scarato from the Environmental Health Trust, Dr. Martin Pall (from the WSU), Peter Sullivan (top EMF activist and philanthropist) and many others share their best EMF knowledge and answer important questions, like:

  • The link between mold, EMF sensitivity and sensitivity to chemicals
  • Is using an EMF-blocking phone case good or bad?
  • How pulsating EMFs are more dangerous than non-pulsating ones
  • How can we protect ourselves from 5G towers?
  • And much, much more.”

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_pmfYa8Yjx1Fyc1ZHE5ZaAlLnblVP3jI

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine position paper on Wi-Fi in schools, which is referenced in one of the videos, can be found here along with other letters and papers:

https://www.aaemonline.org/positionpapers.php

5)    Shortly, patients and workers at Vancouver Island hospitals will be exposed to even more wireless radiation so that visitors can access their cell phones.  The most vulnerable – the young, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems – will be most affected by this exposure and health will be impaired. Please consider commenting on this article to help alert the public to the dangers.  Unfortunately, all the letters and scientific articles provided to the Public Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, and the other officials were ignored.

VIHA – https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/services-and-resources/useful-websites

These 6 Vancouver Island hospitals could be getting FREE Wi-Fi soon

“No more going over your data limit while waiting at the hospital!

Sources say that six Vancouver Island hospitals are finally be getting free Wi-Fi – and it could be rolling out as early as September 6th.”

http://www.victoriabuzz.com/2018/08/these-6-vancouver-island-hospitals-could-be-getting-free-wi-fi-soon/

Letters:

Beatrice Golomb – https://www.golombresearchgroup.org/about/#new-page

Public Release: 29-Aug-2018

Researcher links diplomats’ mystery illness to radiofrequency/microwave radiation

University of California – San Diego

Writing in advance of the September 15 issue of Neural Computation, Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, says publicly reported symptoms and experiences of a “mystery illness” afflicting American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba and China strongly match known effects of pulsed radiofrequency/microwave electromagnetic (RF/MW) radiation.

Her conclusions, she said, may aid in the treatment of the diplomats (and affected family members) and assist U.S. government agencies seeking to determine the precise cause. More broadly, Golomb said her research draws attention to a larger population of people who are affected by similar health problems.

“I looked at what’s known about pulsed RF/MW in relation to diplomats’ experiences,” said Golomb. “Everything fits. The specifics of the varied sounds that the diplomats reported hearing during the apparent inciting episodes, such as chirping, ringing and buzzing, cohere in detail with known properties of so-called ‘microwave hearing,’ also known as the Frey effect.

“And the symptoms that emerged fit, including the dominance of sleep problems, headaches and cognitive issues, as well as the distinctive prominence of auditory symptoms. Even objective findings reported on brain imaging fit with what has been reported for persons affected by RF/MW radiation.”

Beginning in 2016, personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba (as well as Canadian diplomats and family members) described hearing strange sounds, followed by development of an array of symptoms. The source of the health problems has not been determined. Though some officials and media have described the events as “sonic attacks,” some experts on sound have rejected this explanation. In May of this year, the State Department reported that U.S. government employees in Guangzhou, China had also experienced similar sounds and health problems.

Affected diplomats and family members from both locations were medically evacuated to the U.S. for treatment, but despite multiple government investigations, an official explanation of events and subsequent illnesses has not been announced. At least two early published studies examining available data were inconclusive.

In her paper, scheduled to be published September 15 in Neural Computation, Golomb compared rates of described symptoms among diplomats with a published 2012 study of symptoms reported by people affected by electromagnetic radiation in Japan. By and large, she said the cited symptoms — headache, cognitive problems, sleep issues, irritability, nervousness or anxiety, dizziness and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) — occurred at strikingly similar rates.

Some diplomats reported hearing loss. That symptom was not assessed in both studies so rates could not be compared, but Golomb said it is widely reported in both conditions. She also noted that previous brain imaging research in persons affected by RF/ EMR “showed evidence of traumatic brain injury, paralleling reports in diplomats.”

David O. Carpenter, MD, is director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University of Albany, part of the State University of New York. He was not involved in Golomb’s study. He said evidence cited by Golomb illustrates “microwave hearing,” which results “from heating induced in tissue, which causes ‘waves’ in the ear and results in clicks and other sounds.” Reported symptoms, he said, characterize the syndrome of electrohypersensitivity (EHS), in which unusual exposure to radiofrequency radiation can trigger symptoms in vulnerable persons that may be permanent and disabling.

“We have seen this before when the Soviets irradiated the U.S. Embassy in Moscow in the days of the Cold War,” he said.

Golomb, whose undergraduate degree was in physics, conducts research investigating the relationship of oxidative stress and mitochondrial function — mechanisms shown to be involved with RF/EMR injury — to health, aging, behavior and illness. Her work is wide-ranging, with published studies on Gulf War illness, statins, antibiotic toxicity, ALS, autism and the health effects of chocolate and trans fats, with a secondary interest in research methods, including placebos.

Golomb said an analysis of 100 studies examining whether low-level RF produced oxidative injury found that 93 studies concluded that it did. Oxidative injury or stress arises when there is an imbalance between the production of reactive oxygen species (free radicals) and the body’s detoxifying antioxidant defenses. Oxidative stress has been linked to a range of diseases and conditions, from Alzheimer’s disease, autism and depression to cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome, as well as toxic effects linked to certain drugs and chemicals. More to the point, Golomb said, oxidative injury has been linked to the symptoms and conditions reported in diplomats.

The health consequences of RF/MW exposure is a matter of on-going debate. Some government agencies, such as the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Cancer Institute, publicly assert that low- to mid-frequency, non-ionizing radiation like those from microwaves and RF is generally harmless. They cite studies that have found no conclusive link between exposure and harm.

But others, including researchers like Golomb, dispute that conclusion, noting that many of the no-harm studies were funded by vested industries or had other conflicts of interest. She said independent studies over decades have reported biological effects and harms to health from nonionizing radiation, specifically RF/MW radiation, including via oxidative stress and downstream mechanisms, such as inflammation, autoimmune activation and mitochondrial injury.

Golomb compared the situation to persons with peanut allergies: Most people do not experience any adverse effect from peanut exposure, but for a vulnerable subgroup, exposure produces negative, even life-threatening, consequences.

In her analysis, Golomb concludes that “of hypotheses tendered to date, (RF/MW exposure) alone fits the facts, including the peculiar ones” regarding events in Cuba and China. She said her findings advocate for more robust attention to pulsed RF/MW and associated adverse health effects.

“The focus must be on research by parties free from ties to vested interests. Such research is needed not only to explain and address the symptoms in diplomats, but also for the benefit of the small fraction – but large number — of persons outside the diplomatic corps, who are beset by similar problems.”

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Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
 
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