Scientific Research References

The International EMF Foundation just issued a 37-page
report claiming that the major research to date on cell
phone safety grossly underestimates the dangers that cell
phones pose. The EMF cites 15 concerns about cell-phone
safety, including the fact that even the major industryfunded
studies have found significant increased risk of
brain cancer and genetic damage, with that elevated risk
hovering around 20 percent of each year of cellphone
use. The report also cites an independent Swedish study
that found that risk of brain cancer increases by five
percent for every 100 hours of use and that those who
start using cell-phones as teens increase their risk of brain
cancer by 420 percent. Incredibly, there has been only
one other non-industry funded study, and that study also
found increased risk.
n D r. Felix Sulman, head of the Applied Pharmacology
department at Jerusalem University, conducted
experiments with positive and negative ions on a crosssection
of people. (his subjects were two groups of men
and women between twenty and sixty-five) When left
for about an hour in a room that contained an overdose
of positive ions they became irritable and fatigued. Yet
the same people confined for the same period of time,
in air containing an overdose of negative ions, showed
a pattern of brainwaves that suggested increased
alertness and relaxation. He tested their alertness and
work capacity by various means. All of them scored
significantly higher, during and immediately after, their
exposure to increased levels of negative ions.
n D r. Sulman also undertook a study of “weather sensitive”
volunteers and showed that, during the time of the Sharav
winds, their bodies would produce up to ten times their
normal level of serotonin - a hormone associated with
stress. He found that, in effect, they were being poisoned
by their own serotonin, causing migraines, hot flushes,
irritability, pains around the heart, difficulty in breathing
and a worsening of bronchial complaints, anxiety and
irrational tension. Also a slowing of reactions was
observed. Interestingly, it was discovered that in many
people, the body’s initial response to positive ions is to
produce adrenaline and non-adrenaline - the “fight or
flight” hormones - which produces
short-term euphoria but eventually
leads to a condition of exhaustion.
(It is this condition that is thought
to affect insects and animals into
restless activity as the positive ions
build up before a storm.) The research also showed that
exposure to positive ions can trigger an over-production
of histamine, which most people will immediately
recognise as the body chemical that aggravates allergies.
Statistically it was found that 25% of the population are
quite strongly affected by levels of ions in the air. Of the
remainder, 50% are affected considerably, although 25%
do not appear sensitive at all.
n A great deal of research was also carried out by Dr.
Albert Krueger in California - One of his first discoveries
was that a surprisingly small amount of negative ions
could kill and take out of the air, the types of bacteria
that cause colds, influenza and respiratory infections.
He then went on to keep large groups of mice in various
concentrations of ions, some positive, some negative
and some in normal balance. In 1960 a scientific paper
was published on the results. The conclusions were
almost identical to those of Dr. Sulman. An excess of
positive ions led to overproduction of serotonin which