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Interview with Expert on Dangers of Cell Phones

November 29, 2008 | 50,100 views

Dr. Olle Johansson is a professor of neuroscience at the famous Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. In this video interview, he explains his fascinating research into the very real dangers of cell phone radiation.

Dr. Mercola's Comments:

The genius scientist Nikola Tesla said:

"If you wish to understand the secrets of the Universe, think of energy, frequency, and vibration."

Energy, frequencies, sounds and vibrations are all around us, even if you can’t hear them, see them or sense them in any way. Anything that vibrates makes a sound, and these sounds can be healing or harmful to your body. Even your organs and brain vibrate, points out Bevolution.org, and this is why sounds and vibrations can have such a profound impact on your health.

What researchers like Dr. Olle Johansson from Sweden’s Karolinska Institute are finding out is that the frequencies of cell phones and other wireless technologies are interfering with those in your brain and body in a very bad way. He says:

"All the evidence points, like trees in the wind, to severe human health dangers from proliferating cell phone technology."

What Do Cell Phone and Wi-Fi Frequencies do to Your Brain?

To get an accurate picture of what is going on when your brain is exposed to radiation from a cell phone, I highly suggest you download the brainwave model (PDF) from The Human Project.

As you look it over, you’ll see that your brain vibrates at different frequencies. For instance, the frequency at 3-12.5 Hz is the “vitality field” that allows your brain to recover, recharge and maintain homeostasis. When you are in this frequency you will likely be in deep sleep or deep hypnosis.

Moving up the scale, your pineal gland, which produces melatonin that helps you sleep and fights cancer, vibrates at 10 Hz. Your brain’s limbic system -- the center of your emotions -- vibrates at 12.5 Hz and your brain’s “joy center” vibrates at 17.5 Hz.

As vibrations increase, that is where you can run into some problems. At 33 Hz, nervousness, panic and anxiety starts, and frequencies much above this can cause everything from cell mutations to problems with fertility. Also of note is whether or not these frequencies are pulsating or non-pulsating. The base of your brain, which is your center for creativity and spiritual development, vibrates at 100 Hz, but is not pulsated.

On the other hand, cordless phones -- the type you likely have in your home and office -- vibrate at pulsating frequencies starting at 100 Hz, and they vibrate non-stop, 24/7, even when they’re on standby. According to The Human Project, these phones disturb sleep, life energy and recovery, and can lead to burnout or disturbances in the base of your brain that can impact your entire endocrine system.


• Mobile phones result in 217 electroshocks per second into your nervous system. The EU REFLEX study, which involved 12 research teams from seven nations, found that these pulsating electroshocks damage DNA and cause cell mutations to occur.

• Wireless Internet, Wi-Fi and microwave ovens transmit at an ultra-high frequency of 2.45 GHz. This disturbs your brain’s “clock frequency” and can damage fertility and cause cell mutations.

It’s No Longer Just Speculation

Dr. Johansson is far from the only reputable scientist speaking out about these dangers.

Earlier this year, two scientists told the U.S. House Subcommittee on Domestic Policy that use of cell phones may raise the risk of brain cancer. The concern came from Dr. Ronald Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, and Dr. David Carpenter, director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University of Albany.

The two scientists cited a major study recently presented by Dr. Lennart Hardell of Örebro University in Sweden, which stated that people using cell phones doubled their risk of developing brain cancer and acoustic neuromas, a tumor that damages the hearing nerve.

The study also showed that people who started using cell phones before the age of 20 years old were more than five times as likely to develop brain cancer.

Dr. David Carpenter, a physician who has researched and published more than 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals on the environmental causes of human disease, also testified about the scientific foundation for cautionary measures before the U.S. House Subcommittee.

The BioInitiative Report, to which Dr. Carpenter was co-editor, documents serious scientific concerns about the current limits regulating how much radiation is allowable from power lines, cell phones, and many other sources of exposure to radiofrequencies and electromagnetic fields in daily life.

It concludes that the existing standards for public safety are completely inadequate to protect your health. The report also includes studies showing evidence for:

• Effects on gene and protein expression (Transcriptomic and Proteomic Research)
• Genotoxic effects – RFR and ELF DNA damage
• Stress response (stress proteins)
• Effects on immune function
• Effects on neurology and behavior
• Brain tumors and acoustic neuromas
• Childhood cancers (leukemia)
• Magnetic field exposure: Melatonin production, Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer
• Breast cancer promotion (melatonin links in laboratory and cell studies)
• Disruption by the modulating signal

Some Countries are Already Taking Action … But Many are Not

The risks of cell phones and other wireless devices has prompted Toronto’s Department of Public Health to warn teenagers and young children to limit their use of cell phones.

In addition to the Toronto Department of Health advisory, the U.K., Belgium, Germany, France and Russia have already introduced precautionary policies regarding cell phone usage due to potential health risks. This is the first step to this knowledge becoming widespread throughout the population of the world.

Unfortunately, in the United States health officials are still maintaining that cell phones are perfectly safe.

And it’s no wonder they are, considering that in 2007 alone, the U.S. telecommunications industry spent almost $250 million on political lobbying. Over the past decade, they have spent a grand total of nearly $2.4 billion.

And don’t expect them to give up without a fight -- this massive industry had combined revenues of more than $869 billion in 2007, and they will use it to continue spreading their propaganda. Just as the tobacco industry did, even after it was well-proven that cigarettes caused harm.

What is the Solution?

The only real solution is to move our culture away from wireless technology. As for myself, I completely renovated my new home prior to moving in earlier this year, and part of the project was to put in wired CAT-5 cables so I have no wireless connections at all. The Natural Health Center, located in our new 25,000 square foot office building, also has absolutely no wireless in the entire building.

I recently finished writing my latest book, Wireless Deception, which covers this serious health issue in greater depth. But for immediate recommendations on how to protect yourself and your family from the dangers of cell phone and wireless radiation, please review the guidelines included in my previous article:

Now Half the World Has a Cell Phone -- Why That is a Brain Tumor Epidemic Waiting to Happen

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