The Radiation Poisoning Of America article by Idaho Observer reporter: The untold story of how cell phone manufacturers created a way to fill every corner of our world with toxic radiation. "Prior to 1996, the wireless age was not coming online fast enough, primarily because communities had the authority to block the siting of cell towers. But the Federal Communications Act of 1996 made it nearly impossible for communities to stop construction of cell towers "even if they pose threats to public health and the environment. Since the decision to enter the age of wireless convenience was politically determined for us, we have forgotten well-documented safety and environmental concerns and, with a devil-may-care zeal that is lethally short-sighted, we have incorporated into our lives every wireless toy that comes on the market. We behave as if we are addicted to radiation. Our addiction to cell phones has led to harder "drugs" like wireless Internet. And now we are bathing in the radiation that our wireless enthusiasm has unleashed. Those who are addicted, uninformed, corporately biased and politically-influenced may dismiss our scientifically sound concerns about the apocalyptic hazards of wireless radiation. But we must not. Instead, we must sound the alarm." ttp://www.next-up.org/pdf/AmyWorthingto ... 112007.pdf
To which I replied:
The use of the world "radiation" in the original post is misleading, no doubt intended to evoke the fear of nuclear radiation. What the OP fails to mention is that radiation can be divided into two types, ionising and non-ionising.
Ionising radiation is the nasty stuff, because each photon of radiation has a high energy (measured in electronvolts) meaning it can damage DNA even in relatively small amounts. Ionising radiation includes the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that comprises gamma rays, x-rays and ultra-violet radiation, the last of which is what gives you sunburn.
Everything else is non-ionising, including visible light and the microwave-band emissions generated by that of mobile phone masts and wi-fi equipment. In fact, microwaves are at the opposite end of the spectrum to harmful gamma rays and x-rays, meaning that each photon of microwave radiation actually has *less* energy than even visible light, which sits between them on the spectrum.
What does this mean? It means that the only way that microwaves and other non-ionising radiation can damage organic tissues is through heating. So unless you're standing right in front of something like a military-grade radar emitter, you're good.
There are enough real problems in the world without adding additional one based on nothing more than a misunderstanding of basic physics.
She the then replied:
There are literally thousands of peer reviewed academic studies that show how toxic wireless radiation is. These have been patently stifled by the PR departments of trillion-dollar telecommunication corporations. Shades of the tobacco fiasco. See: http://www.EMRActionDay.org/science for the evidence.
To which I replied:
"There are literally thousands of peer reviewed academic studies that show how toxic wireless radiation is"
In that case it should be easy for you tell me exactly what physical mechanism lies behind this toxicity.
She then supplied this:
That paper reviews 24 different studies in which EMF exposures produce biological effects that can be blocked by using calcium channel blockers, drugs that block the action of voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs).
And now I am stumped, and yet I have the feeling that I'm being baffled by bullshit somehow. I've tried reading the supplied paper, but I can't really make sense of it. Does it really show there are grounds for concern?