By John Roberts, Sedona Resident
(June 9, 2016)
This weeks Sedona Biz article reporting cell phone use causing cancer was certainly disconcerting. It also misled by intimating through association that other sources of local radiation such as towers and smart meters also cause cancer. The message ignored the scientific fact that distance has a great deal of effect on the radiation strength and that misleads the reader. In physics class we learned that radiation strength is inversely related to the square of the distance. So at 10 feet the strength of radiation is one hundredth as great.
Cell phone distance to the body hardly compares to the distance smart meters outside the home and towers thousands of feet away are to the human body. The laws of physics and scientific fact are not some fantasy or prejudice. They are real. So, why was this ignored in the article ?
The radiation issue and cancer danger raises another question. It is about the form of the radiation. Radiation comes a wide set of forms from low to high frequencies . Which of them can cause cancer? I have not heard anything about this . But shouldn’t it logically have a bearing ?
It helps to stick to what is real and not roam off into unsubstantiated and wild inferences.
The smart meter is attached to the front end of the home’s wiring. While energized, the electric field absorbed becomes polluted with pulsed high frequency ( <100 kHz) aka "dirty electricity". These frequencies and waveforms have been known, for over 50 years, to effect ion channels in the peripheral nervous system.
The latest NIH study, released on a Friday before Memorial Day, revealed that non thermal non ionized radiation could in fact cause cancer. Some are in disbelief because they were taught to treat the living cell, gated by voltage, as a chemical substance. The FCC guidelines are modeled by temperature raising one degree after 6 minutes, known as SAR.. They used a plastic head filled with solution nicknamed "Sam".
We have been taught only thermal harm, since the early 50's. From a declassified DIA document titled "Biological Effects From Electromagnetic Radiation (Radiowaves and Microwaves) …" March 1976 "If the more advanced nations of the West are strict in the enforcement of stringent exposure standards, there could be unfavorable effects on industrial output and military function."
We have been told that the only reaction was to heat and yet the study proved this archaic theory wrong.
The sun can be blocked by physical objects and gives us a break from radiation known to effect a protein in our eyes called cryptochrome (a magnetorecptor). When activated a message is sent back through the suprachiasmatic nucleus, to the pineal gland, to cease producing melatonin. This powerful antioxidant is also an oncostatic agent. The problem here is that cryptochrome, in the retina, haven't been told to ignore man made emf.
The rats were given a 6 hour break, unlike most people stuck in their homes with a smart meter.
Mr. Roberts probably does not get the calls and emails from people who have “smart” meters on their bedroom walls. I do. In such cases, the distance that Mr. Roberts learned about in his physics class was not their friend. And then there are the people who have an entire bank of “smart” meters on the outside of their apartment wall. All they can do is move.
As for cell towers, Mr. Roberts has evidently not heard of the cancer cluster in Room 131 of Nasatir Hall at UCSD that faced a cell tower. That’s just one example.
By harking back to his physics class Mr. Roberts shows he has clearly missed the point of the new cell phone study which is that cancer occurred at exposures that did NOT heat tissue.
Mr. Roberts complains that he had “not heard anything” about what frequencies cause cancer. Inherent in his complaint is the obvious notion that he is supposed to “hear” something, in other words he is supposed to be told. Perhaps if Mr. Roberts did his own research instead of holding forth on subjects he knows little about then he would find his answer.
The Warren and Milgram Experiment responses, above, to my comments in the Sedona Biz totally missed my main point about misleading in the original article of 6/4/16 in connecting cell phone caused cancer to that danger from smart meters and towers. Instead we read their special agendas which failed to address my thoughts. Why the evasion ?
I repeat that it helps to stick with what’s real.