Electropollution: Synopsis of Global Public and Environmental Health Concerns
An Environmental Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM Dr. Michael W. Fox
March 2020

The birds and the bees are warning us about the risks of this globally expanding telecommunications technology which calls for better oversight, regulations and limited, more protected use by all involved, including in our homes, schools and work places where electropollution cannot be ignored or denied. The negative impact of such non ionizing radiation and electromagnetic fields on biodiversity, coupled with environmental degradation, habitat loss, chemical pollution and climate change, creates a perfect storm which will affect the health and food security for those species who do survive in the generations to come.

Dr. Samuel Milham, MD, MPH , in his book Dirty Electricity, warns that because of the recent proliferation of radio frequency radiation from cell phones and towers, terrestrial antennas, Wi-Fi and Wi-max systems, broadband internet over power lines, and personal electronic equipment, we may be facing a looming epidemic of morbidity and mortality. In Dirty Electricity, he reveals the steps we must take, personally and as a society, to coexist with this marvelous but dangerous technology.

The World Health Organization has designated this form of non-ionizing radiation as a possible carcinogen. For more details read my review Electropollution: Existential Threat to Public Health and Planetary Life? posted on my website www.drfoxonehealth.com

The first veterinarian to highlight problems in animals to my knowledge, was Dr. Allen Schoen, ( www.drschoen.com/2011/09/01/). He was alerted by the article by Josh Hart (http://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/08/31/and-what-of-the-animals/) about a woman and her dogs, all of whom had adverse reactions after a Smart water meter was installed in her home.

To find out how many cell phone towers and wireless antennae there are within a 2 mile radius of where you live, go to www.antennaesearch.com and you may be in for a big surprise.

The Earth Health Trust has addressed this problem in schools. Low EMF Best Practice safe solution is a fully wired technology network in the school, along with corded phones. This flyer could be given to parents, ways to reduce wireless exposure for their children. https://ehtrust.org/resources-to-share/printable-resources/?mgi_1363=12763/what-parents-need-to-know-about-safe-technology-flyer-color

Veterinarians, scientists and others around the world are signing up to ban 5G telecommunications: . https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/veterinarians. High speed 5G is a technology associated with electropollution harmful to the bioelectrical fields of normal, healthy cells in all living organisms, human and non-human, animal, plant and microorganism.

Arthur Firstenberg writes about the relationship of microwave transmitters, especially with every new "G" version, to major virus epidemics in his book, "The Invisible Rainbow". Now Huawei happens to have 5G already installed where the coronavirus epidemic is occurring and will add more transmitters to monitor it. A summary of Arthur's book: https://www.5gexposed.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/English-Summary-of-The-Invisible-Rainbow-A-History-of-Electricity-and-Life-3.pdf.

For a well- documented report on the human effects of electropollution see Michael Kagelidis’ review article Electrohypersensitivity: What you need to know about the allergy of the 21st century. http://www.home-biology.com/electromagnetic-radiation/emf-radiation-health-effects/electrohypersensitivity

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The reported massive decline in house sparrows in Belgium (1) and of various bird species in the U.S. (2) cannot be attributed simply to habitat loss, pesticides and predation by free-roaming domestic cats. Electromagnetic fields and non-ionizing radiation from powerlines, cell phones, cell towers, satellites and wireless can kill insects, the primary food source of many bird species, and also harm bees, wildlife and our environment. (3).

According to Physicians for Responsible Technology (4) biologists have noted that wildlife are susceptible to harm from manmade ambient electromagnetic fields. Researchers are now attributing radio frequency non-ionizing radiation from cellular telecommunications to be a contributing cause of bee “colony collapse disorder”, insect disappearance, the decline in house sparrows in London, as well as the steady deterioration of the worlds bird population with now more than 40% of bird species under critical threat. Scientists note a serious lack of radiation monitoring and protocols to study the impacts and call for precaution in the placement of cell towers and further expansion of wireless broadband. In the United States.

Birds have feathers that can act as antenna and amplify the negative effects of this kind of radiation (1), the sweat ducts in humans acting similarly (5). Insects, the base of the food chain, appear particularly susceptible to radiofrequency radiation, especially 5G millimeter wavelengths which are the size of the insect and create a damaging resonance effect. Several studies confirm these assertions. (6,7).

The U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) reported cancers in rats exposed to such radiation, (8,9) some similar to those seen in humans, and the incidence of brain tumors in young people is in the rise. (10).

Veterinarians, scientists and others around the world are signing up to ban 5G telecommunications. (11). High speed 5G is a technology associated with electropollution harmful to the bioelectrical fields of normal, healthy cells in all living organisms, human and non-human, animal, plant and microorganism. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified such radiation as a “possible human carcinogen. (12). The risks of this wireless technology to humans are clearly considerable and cannot be ignored. (13, 14, 15).

Evidently the birds and the bees are warning us about the risks of this globally expanding telecommunications technology which calls for better oversight, regulations and limited, more protected use by all involved, including in our homes, schools and work places where electropollution cannot be ignored or denied. The negative impact of such non ionizing radiation and electromagnetic fields on biodiversity, coupled with environmental degradation, habitat loss, chemical pollution and climate change, creates a perfect storm which will affect the health and food security for those species who do survive in the generations to come.

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