WHO's Electromagnetic Field (EMF) project
World Health Organization - Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)
Important Information on EMF at the section "What are electromagnetic fields?" starting on this page:
"Everyone is exposed to a complex mix of weak electric and magnetic fields, both at home and at work, from the generation and transmission of electricity, domestic appliances and industrial
equipment, to telecommunications and broadcasting.
Tiny electrical currents exist in the human body due to the chemical reactions that occur as part of the normal bodily functions, even in the absence of external electric fields. For example,
nerves relay signals by transmitting electric impulses.
Low-frequency magnetic fields induce circulating currents within the human body. The strength of these currents depends on the intensity of the outside magnetic field. If sufficiently large, these
currents could cause stimulation of nerves and muscles or affect other biological processes.
Both electric and magnetic fields induce voltages and currents in the body but even directly beneath a high voltage transmission line, the induced currents are very small compared to thresholds
for producing shock and other electrical effects."
Scientists strive for the recognition of non-thermal effects of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) at the World Health Organization (WHO)
Meeting of #ECERI with WHO on electromagnetic fields, 3rd of March, 2017
Newsletter of the European Cancer and Environment Research Institute (#ECERI) (No 5, March 2017) pdf: http://www.eceri-institute.org/fichiers/1490952497_newsletter_ECERI_5.pdf
Indirect link: http://www.eceri-institute.org/en/eceri-news_19.html
"David Carpenter (US) introduced the talk, reminding that there are numerous significant human health hazards of concern, due to non-thermal effects of EMFs. He expressed the particular concern
of the ECERI Group that a new WHO Environmental Health Criteria (EHC) document on radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF EMFs) is scheduled to be released in 2017, and that the members of the EHC
Core Group are in denial of serious non-thermal effects of RF EMFs in spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary."
"Dominique Belpomme (France) presented the results of his study on electromagnetic hypersensitivity. Based on a series of 1,500 EHS* and/or MCS* cases, it was found that EHS can be objectively
characterized by a battery of biomarkers reflecting oxidative stress, low grade neuro-inflammation and BBB opening.
Presently 1-10% of the investigated population in Europe is estimated to be EHS-self reporting persons."
*Electrohypersensibility (EHS), Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MHS)
Electrohypersensibility (EHS) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MHS)
Research and Treatement European Group
Extremely important book
The European Cancer and Environment Research Institute (ECERI)
Zach Bush, MD Describes Factors Leading to Electrosensitivity and the Importance of Repairing the Extracellular Matrix
Pr. Belpomme (France) is an Electrosensibility specialist
Publication scientifique du Pr Belpomme sur les
biomarqueurs de l'EHS et de la MCS - Nov. 2015
(English version follows)
Le Professeur Belpomme intervient à l'Assemblée nationale pour présenter l'Electrohypersensibilité #EHS
"Convaincre le corps médical, expliquer au corps médical ce que sont ces nouvelles pathologies émergentes, dont témoignent non seulement l'Électrohypersensibilité mais aussi la Sensibilité
Multiple aux Produits Chimiques, c'est exactement le même type de pathologie."
"Il y a l'aspect juridique. Il faut que le droit évolue. Je suis à peu près convaincu dans ce que j'ai pu entendre d'ici et delà au contact des avocats et spécialistes du droit, que ce droit
devra évoluer. Et c'est dès maintenant que nous devons faire ce travail."
[8.44] Pour vous dire, le Harvard Medical School nous a contacté pour travailler ensemble.
Professor Belpomme lecture at French Parliament on #Electrohypersensibility #EHS
"Persuade the medical corpus, explain what are these new emergent pathologies, which include not only Electrohypersensibility (EHS) but also Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MHS)."
"There is the legal aspect. The law must evolve. I am almost convinced from what I have heard from my contact with lawyers and legal specialists, that the law has to evolve. And it is as of now
that we have do this work.
[8.44] Just mentioning that the Harvard Medical School has contacted us to work together.
Article cité à l'intervention de Pr. Belpomme à l'Assemblée Nationale
Présenter l'Electrosensibilité au corpus médical
Les sacrifiés des ondes
Bande annonce du film
Scientists working on the impact of Electromagnetic Fields on Biological Function
Martha Herbert MD PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Head of "Transcend" Research Laboratory TRANSCEND(Research
Program)(http://www.massgeneral.org/neurology/research/researchlab.aspx?id=1260&display=team & http://transcend.mgh.harvard.edu/)
MGH Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
"A critical intellectual turning point for me was co-authoring the long paper “Autism and EMF? Plausibility of a Pathophysiological Link,” now peer-reviewed, indexed on PubMed and published as
Part I and Part II in the journal Pathophysiology (2013)."
Link to Part II https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24113318
"Impact of EMF/RFR on cells in the brain has been documented by some of the studies that have examined brain tissue after exposure, although the interpretation of inconsistencies across studies
is complicated by sometimes major differences in impact attributable to differences in frequencies and duration of exposure, as well as to differences in resonance properties of tissues and other
poorly understood constraints on cellular response. These studies and methodological considerations have been reviewed in depth in several sections of the 2012 BioInitiative Report [,
The BioInitiative Report http://www.bioinitiative.org/
09/02/2013 - "Harvard doctor warns about Wi-Fi in schools"
"Dr. Martha R. Herbert of the Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital has written a powerful letter with a clear message to a US school division considering installing wiifi in
Facebook post with the letter: https://www.facebook.com/elisabethsmithie/posts/1685832048386485?pnref=story
Video of a parent reading the letter:
Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields with David Carpenter, MD
Image [45:42] Induced currents in humans, pigs and rodents from a vertical 60 Hz, 10KV/m electric field (Standing under a power line)
Excerpts from the video note :
David O. Carpenter is a public health physician whose current position is Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany, SUNY, as well as Professor at the
UAlbany School of Public Health. After receiving his MD degree from Harvard Medical School he chose a career of research and public health. After research positions at the National Institute of
Mental Health and the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, he came to Albany in 1980 as the Director of the Wadsworth Center for Laboratories and Research of the New York State Department of
Health, the third largest public health laboratory in the US after NIH and CDC. »
He was given the responsibility of administering a program to determine whether there were adverse human health effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs).
Has testified before the House and the Senate and before the President’s Cancer Panel in 2009 on human health effects of both power line and radiofrequency EMFs from a variety of sources,
particularly from cell phones.
He is the Co-Editor of the Bioinitiative Report (www.bioinitiative.org), a comprehensive review of the effects of EMFs.
*Electrohypersensibility (EHS) presentation starting at [47:41]
Note that one of the problems with electrosensibility studies is the absence of good animal models (ref. to image).
Coupling of humans to vertical 60 Hz electric fields
« The induced-charge density on the surface of the body is continuously changing as the applied 60-Hz electric field oscillates in time. »
Kaune WT, Phillips RD., Comparison of the coupling of grounded humans, swine and rats to vertical, 60-Hz electric fields, Bioelectromagnetics, 1980;1(2):117-29.
Paper cited by Dr. D. Carpenter, Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany, SUNY, Co-Editor of the Bioinitiative Report (www.bioinitiative.org), a
comprehensive review of the effects of EMFs
Excerpts from the publication :
The induced-charge density on the surface of the body is continuously changing as the applied 60-Hz electric field oscillates in time.
The applied electric field is almost completely cancelled, inside the body, by a second field whose source is electric charge which has moved to, or very near, the surface of the body [Reitz and
Electric currents must exist inside the body to move electric charges to and away from the surface of the body. These currents will, in general, consist of both conductive and capacitive
(displacement) components. For living tissues at 60-Hz, the capacitive component is small [Schwan and Kay, 1957; Schwan, 1963] and will be neglected here. For conducting models, which have much
smaller dielectric constants, the capacitive current is negligible. An induced current of special significance is the short-circuit current which passes between a grounded body and ground.
The distribution of induced current within the body is expressed in terms of the current density, J, which is a vector pointing in the direction of current flow and with a magnitude equal to the
current crossing a unit area orthogonal to J. J is related to the induced electric field inside the body, Ei, by J= gEi, where g is the conductivity.
The total (conduction) current passing out of some part of a body is directly related to the change in (free) electric charge stored within that part of the body [Reitz and Milford, 1960]. The
total stored charge is the sum of the charges on the surface and inside the body. For uniformly conducting models, the stored charge inside the body is zero [Reitz and Milford, 1960]. For living
subjects, charge will be stored inside the body, particularly at boundaries between different types of tissues.
Nevertheless, the total charge inside the body is small compared to the charge on the surface because the fields inside the body are small. Therefore, conducting models, which have the same
induced surface charge density as their live counterparts, can be used to determine the currents passing through various cross sections of the body.
Consider, for example, the measurement of the induced current passing through the neck of a grounded man or animal. As discussed above, this current is the same as that induced in the head of a
grounded conducting model of the same shape, and it can, therefore, be measured using a model which has the head electrically insulated from the rest of the body and directly grounded through a
(low-impedance) current meter. The average axial component of current density (ie, component of current density parallel to the axis of the neck) can then be calculated by dividing the measured
current by the cross-sectional area of the neck.
A body height of 1.7 m was assumed [ICRP, 1975], with a calculated short-circuit current of 160 μA. The currents crossing transverse sections through the neck, chest, abdomen, upper arm, thighs,
and ankles were calculated using data reviewed in the section on published data in this paper. (...) Induced currents, section areas, and resulting current density estimates are given in Table 1,
which also includes current density values normal to the surface of the body, calculated from measured surface electric fields.
Fig. 4 Grounded man, exposed to vertical, 60 Hz, 10 kV/m electric field. Surface electric field measurement, estimated axial current densities averaged over selected sections through body.
Calculated current density perpendicular to surface of body.
Dr Barrie Trower report: https://www.facebook.com/informationbookcom/posts/471665566506963
« L'exposition aux champs électromagnétiques agit via l'activation des canaux calciques voltage-dépendants de type L.
Comment cela conduit à l'hypersensibilité électromagnétique (EHS) et à d'autres effets sur la santé. »