Is Cellular Phone radiation related to sleep problems, Corneal Damage, Behavioral Changes, sperm count, fatigue, irritability, hypertension, allergies, tinnitus, Autism, CFS , Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Alzheimer's?
By Andrew Michrowski
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The level of typical exposure to cell phone-related emissions has more than doubled in the last 5 years.
Whole Life Expo 2005 Toronto, November 27, 2005
New problems with cellphones
Andrew Michrowski, Ph.D.
The Planetary Association for Clean Energy, Inc
100 Bronson Avenue, Suite 1001 OTTAWA, Ontario K1R 6G8 (613) 236-6265; fax: 235-5876
The level of typical exposure to cellphone-related emissions has more than doubled for most Canadians in the last 5
years. This exposure has interacted with vaccines, common drugs and may be responsible for the genetic variations of
Asian flu and E Coli distribution. Although sensitivity and absorption of these emissions is not the same for all, children
are more vulnerable than adults. What can soon happen on a large scale in Canada has already occurred in Japan
where MDs specialize in pathologies related from cellphone emission exposure, with limited success.
In our growing dependence on wireless telecommunication systems, we increasingly find ourselves absorbing electric
and magnetic wave emissions from these microwave systems. Although the human species has evolved amidst a
broad band of these same frequencies that originate from throughout the universe, in the last few decades, human
exposure to artificial, repetitive signals has risen dramatically – by more than a trillion times. We can even compare the
average United States exposure to radiofrequency and microwave fields in 1980 (0.005 microWatt/cm2) with that of
1999 (1.0 μWatt/cm2) we note a 200-fold increase, according to the United States Environmental Protection
Agency. We can only expect further quantum leaps in exposure as the plans of investors, the military and other
government agencies materialize: to have every dwelling, school, office and store in the world become a microwave
transmitter for wireless computers and related linkages, and to have transceivers implanted within our bodies as
guardian “digital angels”.
What we are being currently exposed to?
In Southern Central Canada, the typical exposure to background microwave emissions from radio-microwave
technology (0.5 Megahertz- 2GigaHz bandwidth) has also increased considerably the last few years. We have
conducted several surveys along the principal highway corridors – in good and dry weather conditions, when field
levels are at their lowest amplification mode - from Windsor, Ontario through Drummondville, Quebec, with northerly
incursions from Toronto, through Peterborough, Ottawa, and Pembroke and north of the metropolitan Montreal area.
The results are shown in Table 1.
Table 1. Background emissions (0.5 MHz – 2GHz band) along highways, selected Canadian cities, 2005
City μWatt/cm2 City μWatt/cm2 City μWatt/cm2
Windsor central 0.2 - 1.5 Toronto 2.5 – 100 Montreal 0.1 – 2.5
Windsor South 0.2 – 2.5 Toronto East 1 – 2.5 Montreal East 0.1 – 2.5
Chatham 0.2 Toronto North 1 – 5 Longueuil 0.1 – 1.5
Rodney 0.1 Pickering 1 – 5 St-Hubert 0.1 – 1.5
Southwold 0.25 Ajax 1 – 5 St-Hyacinthe 0.1 – 1.5
London 0.2 – 2 Whitby 1 - 5 Drummondville 0.1 – 1.5
London suburb 0.05 Oshawa 1 – 5 Laval 0.1 – 1.5
Ingersoll 0.05 Bowmanville 0.2 - 2 St-Jovite 0.1 – 1.5
Woodstock 0.25 Port Hope 0.25 St-Sauveur 0.1 - 0.25
Paris 0.1 Trenton 0.2 - 5 Ste-Adèle 0.1 - 0.25
Brantford 0.8 – 9 Belleville 0.2 – 2.5 Mirabel 0.25 – 8
Ancaster 0.25 Kingston 0.25 Lachute 0.05
Hamilton suburb 1.0 – 4 Brockville 0.25 Masson 0.1
Hamilton central 2.0 – 5 Prescott 0.25 Gatineau 0.1 – 0.25
Burlington 1.0 – 4.5 Cornwall 0.25 Arnprior 0.1 – 0.25
Oakville 1.0 – 4.5 Ottawa 0.1 - 5 Renfrew 0.1 – 0.25
Oakville industrial 2.5 – 8 Vaudreuil 0.1 – 0.5 Perth 0.1 – 0.25
Mississauga 4.0 – 25 Montreal West 0.1 – 0.5 Peterborough 0.25 - 1
The above minimum microwave power levels – mostly from cellphone technology - can be amplified by a number of
factors by soil moisture, metallic structures, combination with other emitters, for example: radiofrequency emergency
communication towers, trucks, telephony towers, and geographical features. Typical amplification after heavy rainfall is
about 6-fold, electric composite waves with other transmitters, in wet weather allows for 10-fold power amplification.
Thus, Toronto’s background microwave power levels in some neighborhoods can rise to between 25 and 1,000
μWatt/cm2, well into Canada’s regulatory Safety Code 6 maximum permitted level, which is based on often-permanent
heating effects for the whole body, such as increase in body temperature, often several degrees Celsius in directly
We are now approaching a situation where more and more often, even without using microwave technology appliances
such as microwave ovens, cellphones, wireless computers, citizens in many areas will be exposed to levels higher
than the legal exposure limit determined by the Government of Canada. In the meantime, millions of Canadians
(there are over 15,000,000 Canadians owning cellphones) are exposed to power levels that exceed Safety Code 6
while using government-sanctioned appliances.
Table 2. Typical microwave power emissions, various technologies
(Canada Safety Code 6 limit – about 600 - 1,000 μWatt/cm2 – frequency dependent;
City of Toronto Board of Health guideline limit 10 μWatt/cm2
Government of Italy, quality target: 0.1μWatt/cm2)
Appliance, device (dry weather conditions) μWatt/cm2
Cellphone @ user 9 – 3,500
Cellphone, second hand exposure 1 - 200
Microwave oven @ user 10 – 2,000
Cordless phone base station @ 2 to 6m 7 - 17
Analog in urban environment (1-2 blocks away) 5 – 25
Digital in urban environment (within 100m) 0.2 - 5
Analog in rural environment 500m 0.25 - 30
Local amplification by metal window, door frames, studs,
metal plumbing, grounding wire, unfiltered telephone and
Cable TV wires
1 to 4.5 fold
We can observe that there are many situations whereby microwave technology users and passersby can be exposed
to levels that are critical. Note that the number of emitters can, in real life conditions, multiply these figures. In rooms,
where you sit next to a window facing a transmitter can make a difference, since a window frame might be focusing
signals, which are contemporaneously reradiated by a bulky metal radiator, or even a mirror. The zone where this
combinatory effect exists may be very small, less than 2 square meters, however. Towers should never be at the same
height as nearby residences.
Existing radio-frequency/microwave environments should be analyzed and considered to avoid microwave power
amplification by radiofrequency fields with electric “composite waves”, which are consistently vertically polarized.
Composite waves are perceived by living bodies as enhanced microwaves. This is important in antenna farms and
along highways where there is elevated use of radiofrequency/microwave technologies.
When using cellphone, localized re-radiation effects can be caused by such things as pimples on the face,
eyeglasses, the structural frame of a car body, etc.
Inside large buildings that have wireless technology antennae, a safer place is usually in the shadow of the base
station and worse at a short distance from the transmitter(s), especially if you actually see transmitter specifically
directed towards your area.
There has been reported an alarming increase in autism in young persons associated with vaccines that appears to be
associated with the mercury content therein used for stabilization. It is known that mercury amplified
radiofrequency/microwave power absorption in tissue. This may be another example of new cellphone problem
affecting a special market. 64% of Canadians between ages 15 and 29 own a cellphone and 40% of Canadians
between ages 12 and 24 consider cellphones to be their main means of communication. Children are more consciously
sensitive to microwaves than adults, according to a 1999 United Kingdom government scientific advisory.
What we can expect as health effects due to these new exposures?
Table 3. Experimental observations with low-level microwave exposure
Observation Effects of microwave emissions Exposure level
Effects on DNA Single and double-strand breaks, electron flows within staked base pairs of double helix of
DNA molecules, direct gene transcription, 40-90% increase in Fos mRNA from cellphone
Toxins may reach brain tissues: serotonin, glucose, selective
permeability, allows glucose to pass
After 2 minutes, as
low as 0.0004W/kg
Neurotransmitter functions modified: Pentobarbital (alters narcosis), entylenetetrazol
(more convulsions), Curare (less anaesthesia), Valium, Librium (potentiated).
Endogenous opiods activated: increase in alcohol use, less of withdrawal symptoms in
Major errors in judgment, vision altered; disruptive attitude (hyperactivity); memory
problems, [non-lethal weapons for combat advantage]; synthase inhibition caused by
increase in body nitric oxide production by digital (pulsed) signals
Faster reaction time, auditory memory retrieval [mind control], difficulty in concentration,
“fuzzy thinking”, dizziness (indication of serotonin activity increase)
Sleep May promote sleep, sleepiness, reduction of REM sleep (important to memory, learning)
Melatonin Melatonin secretion decreases
ELF-encodes in wireless transmissions may imitate heartbeat, cellular communications,
brainwaves, cell growth, human metabolism; sperm count lowered, irreversible infertility in
mice after 5 generations from “an antenna park”, chicken embryo mortality increases by
As low as 0.005
Observed in Korean War, US embassy personnel in Moscow, cumulative effects
Fatigue, irritability, nausea, anorexia, depression
Cardiovascular disorders, hypo/hypertension
Change in skin, skin allergies, eczema, psoriasis
Increase in lymphocytes, effects in EEGs, reduced insulin production, multiple allergies,
Tinnitus, itches in the ear, ears feel heated
As low as 0.02 to
Some, natural, highly-coherent oscillations in living beings have same or similar characteristics as those produced by
wireless technologies. For example, the 2Hz-encoded signal from cellphones reporting to base stations resembles the
heartbeat (and can entrain heartbeat). Other extremely-low-frequency-encoded signals resemble, and interact with,
brain waves, cell growth, cell communication, calcium ion balance and other fundamental life processes, even at levels
as low as 0.005W/kg.
Cellular antenna effects in neighborhoods, including cancer
Health problems associated with antennae are also occurring in less affluent nations. In Slupsk, Poland at least 60
persons 25 to 30 meters from a radio-TV and cellular antenna farm died over a period of 4 years, apparently from
transmission exposure. In Usfie, Israel, a cancer cluster was noted along a strip on Mount Carmel, adjacent to nearly
40 cellphone masts and 15 pirate radio transmitters. At issue are at least 89 deaths - mostly cancers, some strokes -
and individuals with health problems such as depression. Suicides are also reported in the area. Student achievement
levels dropped to the lowest in Israel; wild birds have deserted the area, and frequent birth defects were observed in
pets. On March 14, 2000, the antennae were burned down by enraged citizens, after authorities denied antennainflicted
injuries. Later, camouflaged antennae were installed and health problems recurred. Other Israeli communities
have since learnt how to prevent cellular mast installations by demanding commitment from cellular companies to fund
lawsuits filed for compensation as a result of installation. The method was applied by local authorities in Petah Tikva,
whose demand to write a warranty (that transfers the responsibility to any lawsuit) from Cellcom company, eventually
led the company's withdrawal from its intention to erect antennas in the city. The Israeli National Planning and
Construction Council decided to enable warranty requirement from companies to protect local committees in case
lawsuits that prove damages. Lawyer Ron Zin, who represented Petah Tikva notes, "It turns out to be that the demand
itself for a warranty, prevented erecting the antenna".
Situation in Japan – as a precursor to ours
The worldwide proliferation of Alzheimer's is diagnosed reluctantly in Japan, due to a national stigma attached to the
condition. While Japanese TV has health-topic programs on brain aging, noting that younger people show deterioration
of mental faculties similar to the elderly and that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and depression are rampant, these
are ascribed to psychological factors. The shows point out missing nutrients or indicate mental exercises to keep
"thinking young". The condition occurs in over 2 million Japanese, affecting all ages. Among the young, it manifests as
social withdrawal, and they shut themselves off in rooms. At first, the media named it "jiheisho" (autism), then
"hikikomori" or withdrawing and hiding. The sudden onset coincides with a major expansion of cell phone service.
Teruhisa Miikethat of Kumamoto University Medical School notes that 75% of "withdrawn children" have CFS with
reduced blood flow to the brain, accompanied by disorders in central nervous system function and immune function. "If
you force them to go to school, they risk having real psychological problems as a result”, he says. Ryoichi Ogawa,
Kobe MD, reports that 80% of his CFS patients are frequent users on a daily basis of cellular phones, personal
computers, TV games, etc.. He decided on a clinical study to test a cause-effect relationship of cellular phones and
computers to CFS. Ogawa chose 40 from his young CFS patients (to compare them with 50 healthy persons) to
measure their blood flow in the upper eyelid ophthalmic artery that branches off from the carotid artery carrying blood
from heart to brain), with the super Doppler method - a test that verifies blockage of brain blood vessels. Subjects held
a cellphone, at their left ear for 30 seconds. Prior to use, all showed normal blood flow of 10 cm/sec. in the arteries of
both eyes; after phone use, the flow dropped to less than 5 cm/sec. for all those tested - a rate indicating reduced brain
blood flow. Exposure from sitting within 1 meter of a video screen for 15 minutes also reduced brain blood flow to less
than 5 cm/sec. in both eyes for all CFS patients; among the healthy, 78% had a reduction to less than 5 cm/sec. in
both eyes. Healthy participants resumed normal flow within 30 min.; only 2/3rd of CFS ones recovered normally.
Perhaps, we are due to expect similar health patterns in such areas as the Toronto region, Brantford and perhaps
Hamilton and Ottawa within the coming years. Clusters may be expected where analog telephones are widely used, in
high traffic zones and near building complexes surrounding large shopping malls, hospitals, police, airports and
Effects on genetically-modified organisms
An unstable and misidentified genetically-modified corn Bt176 has been implicated in the deaths of at least a dozen
German dairy cows. Various varieties of approved but unstable genetically-modified corn varieties have led to a trail of
fatalities and cross-contamination and probably would have never been approved worldwide had more been known
earlier about genetic engineering, and it may be too late to limit the damage still in progress. French and Belgian
government scientists have recently reported "rearrangements, truncations and unexpected insertions", the main
inserts occurring in suspected "megatransposon" that exchanges segments between chromosomes, rendering
unstable some varieties. Thus, some genetically modified varieties produce about 7X more toxin protein than others!
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has reported 2 dangerous and 2 minor toxin proteins are actually processed
or degraded in the popular Bt11 variety GM corn! These mutation-toxins are unreported to the public.
Is it possible that the translation modification of proteins (in this case, new toxins) take place in the fields, due in part to
exposure environmental microwave emissions in the farms?
In fact, we know much too little about genetics at this time to be able to protect ourselves from such mutations.
Statistician Ulrich Mansmann at University of Heidelberg points out that a series of papers published in journals like
Nature, NEJM, and The Lancet base their impressive results on ad hoc methods - so it is impossible to assess their
quality. He refers to microarray studies as "a methodological wasteland", with evidence unacceptable in other medical
tests, an opinion shared by PloS Medicine senior editor Virginia Barbour who also advises Microarray Gene
Expression Data Society.
Aspects of cellular activity modulation and regulation require analysis of the proteome (complete profile of proteins).
Microarrays of antibodies to proteins have already been considered. Studies show poor correlation between mRNA
and protein, due to additional processes such as post-transcriptional control of protein translation, post-translational
modification of proteins, and protein degradation. The current estimate is that there are more than 200 types of protein
modification. 5 to 10% of mammalian genes code for proteins that modify other proteins. Consequently, the human
proteome is expected to range from 100,000 to several million different protein molecules - in striking contrast to the
small number of genes. Furthermore, no function is known for more than 75% of predicted proteins of multicellular
organisms, and the dynamic range of protein expression can be as large as 107. "Knowledge of genomic sequences
and transcriptional profiles do not allow a reliable description of actual protein expression, let alone an examination of
protein-protein interaction or prediction of the protein's biochemical activities," state Wlad Kusnezow and Jörg
Hoheisel of Functional Genome Analysis in Heidelberg, Germany.
Margaret Cam at DNA Microarray Core at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
wanted to use microarrays to study gene expression in pancreas cells. Her research team used same RNA samples on
DNA microarrays from 3 suppliers and got highly inconsistent results. Out of 185 genes common to all 3 arrays, the
expression pattern of only 4 genes agreed with one another - a noise level as high as 98%. Marc Salit, physical
chemist at National Institute of Standards and Technology said Cam's findings causes "one's jaw to drop". Other
former enthusiasts consider gene arrays oversold, especially for diagnostics. Richard Klausner, formerly at National
Cancer Institute, now at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, admits to having been "naïve" to think that new
hypotheses about disease would emerge from huge files of gene-expression data. The more data he gathered on
kidney tumour cells, the less significant they became.
Microwave effects on avian flu, E.Coli, etc.
Influenza has a tendency to mutate into new serotypes and it is suggested that novel radiofrequency/microwave
emissions (waveform, frequency, radiation mode, intensity) enable mutation into strains that do not meet adequate
immunity responses. The 1918-19 pandemic of Spanish flu – which killed more persons than World War I, started on
the world’s first radio ship, as the surviving seaman collapsed at Bordeaux harbor from an avian flu virus that was
genetically modified with on-board wireless equipment into a variation to which humanity had not acquired an immunity
to. A more recent serotype in Hong Kong (2003) may have been the result of a combination of the introduction of a
novel wireless technology, geography, moisture (and aerosol activity) and sanitary conditions; likewise, for the most
recent cases of mutated avian flu in Beijing some weeks ago. Vietnam (2004) and Indonesia, with their own
technological introduction of wireless technology and special fauna might have become new conditions for mutation,
when historically they have not been in the past. Once in a while there are reports in luxury liners of unexplained mass
health problems, clearly not associated with food poisoning, which may have been spawned as mutations with the
introduction a high-tech wireless systems on board in conjunction with coastal security technologies.
It would be worthwhile to elaborate on the two recent Fraser Valley, British Columbia avian flu poultry issues as it
covers several specializations: DNA effects from RF/mw exposure, radiation patterns (including re-radiation inside
structures and from surrounding mountain chains), effects of weather (soil moisture) on intensity of signals, including
those of other antennae sources through a beating process, etc. I believe that collectively we can develop a good case
study and that we might even find funding to support it to a high level of detail and quality.
The deadly Walkerton, Ontario Escherichia.Coli strain was a rare, more deadly form only found in remote jungle of El
Salvador. How did it get to Walkerton, and infect the community’s water supply? The summer that spawned it was
unusually wet, to the point that cattle manure overflowed in fields with their prominent E.Coli constituent of digestive
flora being exposed to very powerful analog cellphone tower emissions, in tandem with other radiofrequency fields
source to able to achieve a critical mass situation leading a locally-mutated E.Coli strain.
In the advent of wireless technology, we are witnessing more and more bizarre microwave phenomena in homes. A
whole suburb in Ottawa near the airport’s landing path has difficulty in establishing cellular phone connection. Cellular
service companies have given up and are recommending other frequency phones devices. If you try to play a video
cassette player, a talk-radio station broadcasting from about 20 km away will overwhelm the sound track! In Montreal,
families can listen to wireless telephone conversations through the interference patterns between microwave ovens
and cellular phone antennae located on top of a local school. Some individuals acquire microwave hearing and may
find it easier – in certain zones – to follow aircraft-control tower communications and the like.
Hospitals have all kinds of security systems (most operating in radiofrequency ranges), polluting lighting fixtures by the
beds, monitors, automated beds, medical devices each of which can produce “hot spots”, usually near to patients (and
which have the potential of even genetically modify hosts of microbes). Hospitals also acquiesce to the leasing of their
roofs and perimeter walls for cellular phone antennae as a means for increasing revenues.
What can be done?
In many built environments, microwave power levels are too elevated for even minimum health risk conditions.
Many health practitioners are unaware either of the general exposure conditions, not those of their patients, thus not
taking under consideration their bearing of the diagnosis, nor therapy at hand. Similarly, employers may not realize that
the microwave environment faced by their employees might adversely affect their job performance, occupational health
and safety and productivity.
Fortunately, appropriate design and careful oversight in installation can provide citizens with acceptable, safe and
generally no-risk levels of electromagnetic fields.
But the implementation of these measures, even if they entail relatively no cost to the public or private purses, requires
a public demand for common sense safety.
Municipal governments who participate in the siting process by issuing permits are in the frontline for complaints and
legal filings because they are, legally, accomplices. The City of Toronto has an active guideline that provides for a
Canadian platform for precedence from a health and safety legal perspective, that other communities can emulate, and
eventually help industry and federal regulatory agencies, including the Canadian Radio-Television and
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), review their current policies and practices.
An European Parliament expert analysis in 2000, which was comprised of World Health Organization, European
Community and scientific peers recommended that the average annual exposure near microwave emitters should not
exceed 0.10 μWatt/cm2 (following the lead of the Italian Government notion of quality target) and that anyone
exposed to higher fields should receive regular medical attention, including blood analysis, EEG and ECG tests. All
zones with higher exposure rates should be posted with markings on pavement and with road signs.
You can always view your wireless transmission environment on the Industry Canada website at
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