Monthly Archives: October 2014

Do You Mind If I Smoke?

If someone asked you, do you mind if I smoke?  What would you say?

Would you mind if they lit up a cigarette in your child’s classroom or in your house?  The answer would probably be, why yes, I do mind if you smoke!  That’s how most people would answer because we are all aware of the health risks associated with smoking and second hand smoke.  Quite honestly, we should all be as concerned if not more about wireless technology and other electronics and the health concerns they pose.  In the case of wireless technology, we are just barely beginning to see the writing on the wall.

It took decades before the U.S. government began to regulate the tobacco industry and protect public health.  It looks like history is repeating itself, now with the Telecommunications Industry.

Let’s compare some of the similarities and differences between these two powerful industries:

Similarities:

A cover-up or denial of scientific evidence that product has health risks.  Commericals used to show doctors recommending their favorite brand of cigarette.  The general viewpoint on wireless devices is that they are completely safe and there are virtually no risks.
Both tobacco products and wireless devices pose a health risk to the user as well as bystanders.  Like second hand smoke, wireless devices expose people to second hand radiation.
Both tobacco and wireless technology products have addictive properties.  We’re all aware of people who are addicted to cigarettes or chewing tobacco and how difficult it is for them to quit. We are now hearing and seeing cases of adults and children who become addicted to technology and undergo rehabilitation for their addiction.
Both the Tobacco and the Telecommunications Industries are very powerful.  Tobacco is a multi-billion dollar industry (still to this day, even with government regulation).  The Telecommunications Industry is even more powerful, hitting the trillion dollar mark a few  years ago and their growth is expected to continue.  It is without a doubt one of the most powerful industries in the world today.
Our government was reluctant to stand up to the tobacco industry because of it’s power and influence.  The situation with the Telecommunications Industry and our government is very similar.  There is essentially a business relationship between them and the federal government  generates revenue by taxation on wireless usage.
Some differences:
You can see, smell, taste, touch cigarette smoke.  It is detectable, whereas wireless radiation is invisible and undetectable to most people.
Smoking is more of a habit / thing to do.  People smoke to calm their nerves, relax, be social, be cool or they simply like the taste. Wireless technology on the other hand is a very useful tool and many people see it as an essential modern utility.  It reminds me of the early days of the automobile when there was a very high demand for this amazing invention but people were dying because there were no seat belts and advocates had to fight for automobiles to be manufactured with seat belts.
The damage from wireless technology is much greater than what results from tobacco or cars without seat belts.  For example, cell phone towers emit radiation that blankets the entire community it serves and the damage is more troubling and complex.

For additional information try this article from Mercola.com –

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/02/04/cell-phones-are-the-cigarettes-of-the-21st-century.aspx

 

The Master of Disaster

*Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) is a general term I am using for both electromagnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation.

If toxins were villains, EMF* would be known as the “Master of Disaster”.  We are naive to the invisible health hazards and yet in many ways, EMF’s can be devastating to our health.

Some people are hypersensitive to EMF’s and can tell when they are in the presence of them by the symptoms they experience; this is a small percentage of the population.  There are others who cannot tell or don’t know they are sensitive but do have all the symptoms associated with the condition known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS).

For most of us, we are unaware of the dense electromagnetic smog we are living in now a days.  We can’t see, hear, taste, touch or smell these invisible waves.

Many people will say, YOU ARE CRAZY!!! for expressing concern because they can’t detect EMF’s with their senses.  Honestly, I can understand the disbelief but everyone needs to realize this invisible toxin, whether they feel it or not, is affecting everyone’s health and well being!

Dr. Martin Blank, PhD, Columbia University has said, “We don’t feel this radiation and we think it’s not doing anything, but it’s a very potent biological agent.”

EMF is considered a “master toxin” by many experts because of it’s ability to magnify the effects of other toxins in our system.

There are numerous ways in which EMF can play a hidden role in disease.

Here are 3 examples of how EMF can cause harm:

1.  It can compromise the protective blood/brain barrier allowing toxins and pathogens to enter the brain.

2.  It causes double strand breaks in DNA which can lead to cancers and genetic damage.

3.  EMF’s can disrupt intercellular communication.  Our cells use weak electrical impulses to communicate with each other and in the presence of powerful man-made EMF’s, cellular communication is overpowered and the cells shut down to protect themselves, leading to a cascade of health effects.

Chronic exposure to EMF’s can do a lot of harm to our health as adults.  But consider for a moment children and infants who are generally more vulernable to the effects of any toxin…  Can you imagine how much greater and more profound the impact would be on a baby’s health?  And if there are additional toxic exposures in the presence of EMF, it becomes an overwhelming assault to their system.

I don’t think it’s easy to see the connection between EMF’s and health because we can’t detect it with our senses.  It really is the “Master of Disaster” in many cases.