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« on: August 14, 2008, 09:28:59 am »

There are thousands of masts in Britain
Sunday June 22,2008
By Lucy Johnston THE spate of deaths among young people in Britain’s suicide capital could be linked to radio waves from dozens of mobile phone transmitter masts near the victims’ homes.

Dr Roger Coghill, who sits on a Government advisory committee on mobile radiation, has discovered that all 22 youngsters who have killed themselves in Bridgend, South Wales, over the past 18 months lived far closer than average to a mast.

He has examined worldwide studies linking proximity of masts to depression. Dr Coghill’s work is likely to trigger alarm and lead to closer scrutiny of the safety of masts, which are frequently sited on public buildings such as schools and hospitals. 

It is also likely to fuel more campaigns against placing masts close to public places on health grounds.

Dr Coghill said last night there was strong circumstantial evidence that the masts may have triggered depression in those from Bridgend who took their lives.

They include Kelly Stephenson, 20, who hanged herself from a shower rail in February this year while on holiday in Folkestone, Kent. 

Dr Coghill said: “There is a body of research that has over the years pointed to the fact that exposure to mobile radiation can lead to depression. There is evidence of higher suicide rates where people live near any electrical equipment that gives off radio or electrical waves.”

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There are now 70 million mobile phone handsets in the UK and around 50,000 masts. Both emit radio signals and electromagnetic fields that can penetrate the brain, and for many years campaigners have argued that this could seriously damage people’s health.

The national average for proximity to a mobile phone transmitter varies depending on the type of mast. The latest masts are far more powerful so they can transmit more sophisticated data, such as photos and videos for people to download on internet phones.

Masts are placed on average 800 metres away from each home across the country. In Bridgend the victims lived on average only 356 metres away. 

The national average distance from a new powerful mast is a kilometre while in Bridgend it is 540 metres. Three transmitters were within 200 metres, 13 within 400 metres and as many as 22 within 500 metres of victims’ homes. Carwyn Jones, 28, who hanged himself last week, was the third young person in his street to commit suicide.

Research shows young people’s brains are more susceptible to radio wave energy. Only two weeks ago a report identified mobiles as having an effect on sleep patterns.

Dr Coghill added: “What seems to be happening is that the electrical energy is having an effect on the chemistry of the brain, depleting serotonin levels. We know that in depression serotonin levels are low and that a standard treatment for depression is to give drugs to boost serotonin levels. As they begin to work, the patient’s depression lifts.”

He said urgent research was needed because Britain was now covered with thousands of masts, many close to homes, schools and offices.

Since January 5, 2007, there have been 22 deaths of young people in the Bridgend area. Some believe the suicides are linked but so far experts have failed to find a common cause.

Thomas Davies, 20, hanged himself in February 2007. Last night his brother Nathan, 19, welcomed Dr Coghill’s research. “As far as this family is concerned nothing can bring Tom back,” he said. “But if there is a link found and something can be done then it could prevent further suicides.”

But Mike Dolan, executive director of the Mobile Operators Association, dismissed Dr Coghill’s research. “This is an insensitive and outrageous piece of speculation which has no basis in established science,” he said.

The Government’s Health Protection Agency insisted that fields from mobile masts – even modern powerful masts – were well within international agreed safety limits. “There is no evidence that masts do you harm. The levels of radio waves are very low.”

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 09:39:06 am »
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EMF and Health: A Global Issue
Radiation Research Trust Conference
8 & 9 September 2008, London

With prominent international scientists. From the issues, to ways forward.
8th & 9th September 2008, The Royal Society, London, National Academy of science of the UK & CommonwealthThe rapid growth rate of mobile phones, phone masts and wireless communication systems, alongside various reports of possible adverse effects on health, has caused increased concern around the world over the potential effect of electromagnetic pollution on health and the environment. It is clear than a new level of debate needs to take place between scientists, politicians, government regulators, the mass media and the general public in order to develop appropriate precautionary guidance. At present the technology is being increasingly used with almost no effective precautionary advice to the public and urgent guidance is needed in order to alert the public and especially our children.

The UK Radiation Research Trust (RRT) are leading supporters of a reasoned precautionary approach to human exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR). At present, a more precautionary approach to powerlines and electrical installations is being considered by the UK Government and others under the Stakeholder Advisory Group on ELF EMFs (SAGE). However, similar work is not yet being done for human exposure to modern wireless telecommunication signals, the exposure to which is growing rapidly. This international two-day conference is intended to provide a high-level forum to debate these issues.

This is a crucial meeting which is mainly, but not exclusively, based around the microwave/mobile phone communications and health. It brings both sides of the debate together from the highest levels in the world. Sir William Stewart, Chairman for the UK Health Protection Agency (HPA) has agreed to attend and open up the debate. The HPA are advisors to the UK Government. Many other senior advisors including those from the EU, WHO, ICNIRP, BioInititive Scientists, and SWI will be speaking and attending.

The Radiation Research Trust look forward to welcoming our guests and will encourage scientists and others to share their knowledge and understanding to help search for areas of agreement in order to generate reasoned precautionary advice to encourage policy makers to make decisions both regarding appropriate advice for the present and identifying areas where more research is needed.

The UK Charity the EM Radiation Research Trust (RRT). The Board of Trustees are Dr Ian Gibson Labour MP, Andrew Mitchell Conservative MP, Willie Rennie Lib Dem MP, Dr Caroline Lucas Green Party MEP, Dr Gerard Hyland, Eileen O’Connor Mike Bell and Brian Stein.

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008, 09:46:47 am »

Great post.

Of course there may be more to the story.....

an experiment to see if Mass suicides can be triggered by

putting drugs in the water and

emitting specific waves from the Masts.

Interesting that it was all young people.
Thank God we woke up.

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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2008, 10:19:15 am »
yep most people think microwaves only heat things up!!!

microwaves are part of the electromagnetic spectrum and have a megnetic field!!!
Ghostly magnetism explained 
By Arran Frood 

British psychologists have published research findings which they believe go some way towards explaining why people think they see or feel ghosts.
Dr Michael Persinger thinks more research is needed
The study - in which hundreds of volunteers were taken around two allegedly haunted locations - found that people reported having more unusual experiences in the specific places at each location which are considered most haunted.

The researchers think this can be explained by the way people react to environmental cues, such as subtle drafts, and in particular visual factors, like low lighting.

The research also threw up evidence suggesting a link between magnetic fields and ghostly sightings.

At both Hampton Court Palace, in Surrey, and the South Bridge Vaults in Edinburgh, the variance in local magnetic fields was highest in the areas thought to be most haunted, and lowest in areas where people typically did not record experiencing ghostly phenomena.

The variations in magnetic fields were incredibly small - about 100 times less than you get from sitting about a metre away from your TV - but the researchers think the findings are significant.

"The correlations between ghostly activity and magnetic variance were relatively large and tie in with laboratory findings that suggest varying magnetic fields have a measurable effect on human physiology," said Dr Paul Stevens, of the Koestler Parapsychology Unit at Edinburgh University, who obtained the magnetic field measurements at both sites.

Trial and error

Some studies have previously shown that variation in normal electromagnetic (EM) fields, when applied to certain parts of the brain like the temporal lobes, can result in experiences from the physical, like being touched, to the metaphysical, such as feeling close to God.

 People do have consistent experiences in consistent places, but I think that this is driven by visual factors mainly, and perhaps some other environmental cues

Dr Richard Wiseman

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"When the shapes of these magnetic fields are reproduced in the laboratory and generated across the brains of volunteers 'the sensed presence', fear, and other experiences are reported," said Dr Michael Persinger, of the Laurentian University, Ontario, Canada.

"However, both in the field and in the lab, the details of the experiences are strongly affected by the expectations of the subject as well as their sensitivity to the EM fields."

A professor of neuroscience, Persinger's results are very similar to those just revealed in the UK by Dr Wiseman and his colleagues.

"When we measure houses where pervasive haunts occur, the place where the occupants find they can sleep, by trial and error, has the most consistent and normal field strengths," said Dr Persinger.

"The high-density haunt areas, usually not more than about one or two metres in diameter, are very electromagnetically noisy."

Further research

So does this mean that ghosts don't exist at all?

"A likely explanation is that the 'ghost' component is primarily derived from the direct effects of the stimulation of the natural physical events upon the observer's brain," said Dr Persinger.

"However, science is the pursuit of the unknown. There may be stimuli present we still have to measure."

Dr Wiseman's team used hundreds of volunteers
Not everyone is so easily convinced, and they point out that the magnetic field variation results do not explain every ghostly phenomenon.

How for instance, can groups of people perceive the same ghost or feel the same presence, when hallucinatory experiences are typically individual and very subjective?

Tony Cornell, author and a paranormal researcher for over 50 years, thinks there is some way to go.

Open mind

"Since 1852, science has been trying to find an easy answer, and it would be nice if we had a simple answer but we do not; the magnetic wave theory is too simple."

A vice president of the Society for Psychical Research, based in London, he points out that the same apparitions revisit many haunted sites - something not predicted or explained by the magnetic wave theory.

"I'm not going to say they haven't got the answers, but these experiments seem to be one-offs," Tony Cornell said.

"We need more repeatable answers. Scientists can switch lights on and off, but can they switch the ghosts on and off? No they can't."

His own experiments on magnetic fields have yielded mixed results, though he remains optimistic that the answers are coming.

"We persevere. The answer will come eventually. An open mind is what is always needed."

The research conducted at Hampton Court Palace and the South Bridge Vaults is reported in the British Journal of Psychology by Dr Richard Wiseman and colleagues

Also there is the microwave hearing effect

and these little nasty done with microwaves
"Bioeffects Of Selected Nonlethal Weapons" PDF
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2008, 02:48:46 am »
For your independent research:

   Read the part on right hand column handlettered page 6 titled "Biological Target/Normal Function/Disease State, and look at the 2450 MHZ frequency mentioned.

Then look closely at this diagram which depicts US WI-FI channel allocations:

  I know how the very low power levels and modulation of 802.11 equipment works,  I just find that to be very odd.
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2008, 05:14:31 pm »
This is enough to make you schizophrenic.