BioInitiative Reports Links EMF Radiation Effects with Cancer and Other Health Problems
Scientists Tell the World about EMF Radiation Dangers in the 2012 BioInitiative Report linking EMF Radiation with cancer and other health issues in this groundbreaking report. This report has been updated and strengthened in 2020.
In 2012, 29 scientists updated the 2007 BioInitiative Report, which covers the biological effects of:
- electromagnetic fields from power lines, electrical wiring, appliances, and hand-held devices
- wireless technology from cell and cordless phones, cell towers, WI-Fi, wireless routers, baby monitors, surveillance systems,
- wireless utility (Smart) meters and more.
Studies find links between increased EMF Radiation in our daily lives and more cancer and other health issues
In the 2007 and updated 2012 BioInitiative Report, twenty scientists and researchers from around the world reviewed over 2,000 studies on EMFs. They concluded after reviewing the studies was that there is a link between EMFs, cancer, and other health problems. New studies completed from 2007-2012 tell us the EMF dangers are much worse now than they were in 2007.
Further, the report concludes the “existing standards for public safety are inadequate to protect public health.”
In the 2012 six-hundred-page BioInititive Report, the authors discuss the content and implications of about 1800 new studies. Overall, there is reinforced scientific evidence of risk where there is chronic exposure to low-intensity electromagnetic fields and to wireless technologies (radiofrequency radiation including microwave radiation).
Specific Health Issues related to EMF exposure include:
- Birth Defects and Genetic problems -Abnormal gene transcription
- DNA Damage – Genotoxicity and double-strand DNA damage
- DNA Repair Issues -Chromatin Condensation and loss of DNA repair capacity in human stem cells
- Cell Nutrition Affected – (which leads to health problems) Stress proteins being caused by EMF exposure (see article)
- Reduced Immune Functioning– Reduction of free-radical scavengers
- Illness – autoimmune diseases -Neurotoxicity in humans and animals
- Cancer – Carcinogenicity (cancer) in humans
- Infertility -Serious impacts on human and animal sperm morphology and function (
- Behavior Problems -Effects on offspring behavior (ADD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum)
- Effects on brain and cranial bone development in offspring of animals exposed to cellphone radiation during pregnancy
The levels of exposure we face in 2017 are higher and have crept into everyday life, even for children. The levels at which undesirable effects on health and well-being are seen is much lower. There is much greater involuntary exposure, and it is nearly unavoidable even for people who choose not to ‘go wireless’ (second-hand radiation effects).
Safe forms of communication by land-line telephone are being phased out without general public knowledge or agreement.
The BioInitiative Working Group is challenging the EMF power structure to set much stricter exposure standards for power lines, cell phones, cell towers and other sources of electromagnetic radiation.
RFR (Radio Frequency Radiation) designated as a possible carcinogen
Wireless laptops and wireless internet in schools, home offices, and for homework mean even more chronic exposures to RFR (radiofrequency radiation), a designated IARC 2B Possible Human Carcinogen (May 31, 2011).
RFR sources include WI-FI, WI-MAX, smart grids using wireless utility meters, and vast commercial applications of wireless RFR (in commerce, transportation, in banking, in surveillance and monitoring, medical imaging, and computer health records.
Cellular Stress, triggered by EMF, can make you sick
Has anyone heard of cellular stress? In the 22-page, BioInitiative Report referencing 64 studies point to the role of EMF in prolonged cellular stress. The report is called; “Evidence for Stress Response: EMF-DNA Interaction by Dr. Martin Blank. Dr Blank (1), a cellular biophysicist, summarized research, including some of his own studies, that came to a rather stunning conclusion.
Cellular stress can eventually trigger heat shock proteins to release in your body. Over time, if this happens repeatedly, your health can be affected.
Mobile phone companies have developed safety standards for cellphones that are based on the production of these heat stress proteins. Read on to see why it’s NOT a good way to rate mobile phone safety.
How does cellular stress relate to cell phones safety standards?
If you remember Star Wars, Darth Vader sent missiles to destroy Luke Skywalker. EMF is the equivalent of Darth Vader.
When your cells are attacked by EMF, they create stress proteins to protect themselves.
HSP (heat shock proteins), are the body’s response to chemicals, toxic metals, changes in the pH or other physical stressors. Similar effects were reported with RF (radio frequency) fields.
After several studies came out, government agencies decided to use the triggering of these heat shock proteins to determine the new safety standard for exposure to radiation. They called the rating SAR.
SAR is the measure of the rate of absorption of RF energy in the body. The lower the SAR rating, the safer it is for your body – it means your body is less likely to respond by creating H.S.P.s (heat shock proteins).
Cell Phone Safety Rating Standards are Flawed
Well, it turns out only using RF energy to rate phones is a huge mistake. In 1994, Goodman and Blank (2) did a research study that should have rocked the government agencies to their core.
What the BioInitiative Report found was that individual cells are FAR MORE sensitive to EMF than to all these other stressors, and are triggered at levels more than a billion times weaker than the other factors. This means that cell phone safety regulations are completely inaccurate! They aren’t even measuring the correct frequencies.
Stress Proteins are critical to your life and health
And the other thing we need to know is that proteins make up about half the dry weight of a cell. Instead of just heat shock proteins being created, the body is creating an entirely new protein they call a stress protein. They are only needed when the cell comes into something so nasty that it is damaging macromolecules- and guess what DNA is – it’s a macromolecule.
Your DNA isn’t dancing, it’s uncoupling – and this can eventually cause cancer
We all know that DNA is this very amazing double helix structure that is critical for keeping everything going the way it should in our bodies. Until EMF came along, an invader would have to get through several layers of tissue to get to the DNA, and rarely did this happen.
Enter EMF, the villain which is able to penetrate cells and interact directly with DNA. Because of its coiled pattern, DNA is able to conduct electrons which give a pathway for EMF to create molecular damage (uncoupling)in our DNA, perhaps only slightly changing it each time, but the cumulative effect is worrisome.
Cancers are believed to be the long-term result of DNA errors.
Living cells are constantly dividing, creating new proteins and DNA. Small errors can be fixed by our bodies by simply causing cell death (of the bad cell), but if the error rate continues to grow, eventually mutations occur which alter the healthy balance in the body. These mutations can even inactivate tumor-suppressing genes, thus allowing for tumor growth.
The very standards being used to determine safe levels of radiation exposure are based on the old information that only points to thermal effects on cells, instead of EMF.
Since EMF can affect cells at a billionth of the strength required for thermal effects, isn’t it time to update the standards for safety? EMF safety standards need to be biologically based instead of restricted to damage with RF. The repeated low-level exposure of EMF has been shown in several studies to interact with the DNA molecule. The coiled-coil (repeated coils within coils)nature of the DNA molecule turns it into a fractal* antenna that attracts even very low levels of EMF. Our safety standards are outdated and do not include the most pervasive threat, which is EMF, not just RF. To read the entire BioInitiative Report, please visit: http://www.bioinitiative.org
Among the group’s key recommendations are:
– The 1mG limit for homes where children and/or pregnant women live;
-“precautionary limit” of 0.1μW/cm² (0.6V/m) for RF exposures where “people live, work and go to school.”
Our comment: It is extremely likely that your home, school, or office environment gauss reading is more than 1mG if you are using Wi-Fi
These proposed levels are on the order of 1,000 times more stringent than current limits adopted by ICNIRP (International Commission on Non- Ionizing Radiation Protection) and the IEEE’s ICES (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety). All 21 sections of the report are available as free downloads from the BioInitiative website at www.bioinitiative.org. Michael Lerner, Founding Partner
Stay Healthy – 3 Actions You Can Take
1. PROTECT YOURSELF FROM EMF RADIATION
Take a Quiz that will evaluate your EMF Protection Needs – The Quiz is absolutely free and will give you a specific recommendation for your EMF exposure levels. If you have taken the quiz, visit our Personal Energy Protection page, which explains how the BioElectric Shield works to protect your brain and body 24/7.
2. LAYER YOUR ENERGY PROTECTION
Visit our Buyer’s Guide page – scroll down to the section that explains how to layer your personal energy protection: start with whole-body protection (BioElectric Shield). Then add EMF protection on your electronics and screens, and reduce EMF in your home.
3. TURN YOUR WIFI OFF AT NIGHT
When we sleep, our bodies use the time for “rest and repair” various problems that occur from daily exposure to EMF, physical injuries, or metabolic issues. If your body is being bombarded by EMF, it’s VERY difficult for your body to accomplish rest or repair! You can plug in a lamp timer into the wall socket, and then plug your WiFi into this timer. Set the WiFi to go off when you typically go to bed, and on when you need it in the morning.
Take a Quiz to find out what you need.
Any questions, please give us a call. We are in the EMF Protection business and are here to help you.
Virginia Brown, Occupational Therapist, President, BioElectric Shield Co. 541-201-8878.
1. Martin Blank, Ph.D., is part of the Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University.
2. This study can be found by going here: http://www.bioinitiative.org/table-of-contents/ and look for section 7, which contains Dr. Blank’s report *fractal meaning the repetition of patterns – like the coils DNA photo credit – www.efffective.com