Dr Martin Pall was honoured at the “Global Medical Discovery” as one of the top medical publications of 2013 for his work demonstrating how health effects (including oxidative stress, single and double strand DNA breaks, cancer, male and female infertility, breakdown of the blood brain barrier, loss of melatonin and sleep disruption) can be explained by the activation of Voltage-Gated Calcium Channels (VGCCs) in the cell. He also demonstrated how EMF exposure increases nitric oxide levels which has been shown in his earlier work to interfere with memory, learning & immune dysfunction. In a 2014 presentation regarding WiFi in classrooms, Dr Pall gave an argument for the increased rate in autism being linked to excessive activation of the VGCCs.
His study concludes that safety standards for microwave EMFs have been falsified in 3 distinct ways:
- Effects involve VGCC activation and not heating
- Over 20,000 scientific papers report biological effects where safety standards predict none
- Pulsed fields (eg. those used in baby monitors, smart metres, cellphone, WiFi & DECT phone technology) are more biologically active than non-pulsed / continuous ones (eg. sun rays)
In May 2011, Dr Jonathan Samet, Chairman of the Working Group for the WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), reported that “the evidence, while still accumulating, is strong enough to support a conclusion and the 2B classification. The conclusion means that there could be some risk, and therefore we need to keep a close watch for a link between cell phones and cancer risk.” And Time Magazine pointed out that the reclassification “is notable because until now, the WHO had reported that ‘no adverse health effects have been established for mobile-phone use.'”
The trend towards more evidence of harm and not less is also supported in scientific literature collated by the BioInitiative Report.
The BioInitiative Report covers the science, public health, public policy and global response to the growing health issue of chronic exposure to electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation in the daily life of billions of people around the world. It covers brain tumor risks from cell phones, damage to DNA and genes, effects on memory, learning, behavior, attention; sleep disruption and cancer and neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s disease. Effects on sperm and miscarriage (fertility and reproduction), effects of wireless on the brain development of the fetus and infant, and effects of wireless classrooms on children and adolescents is addressed. Mechanisms for biological action and public health responses in other countries are discussed. Therapeutic use of very low intensity EMF and RFR are also addressed.
The report was prepared by 29 authors from ten countries, ten holding medical degrees (MDs), 21 PhDs, and three MsC, MA or MPHs. Among the authors are three former presidents of the Bioelectromagnetics Society, and five full members of BEMS.
Also included here is an invaluable set of abstracts compiled by Dr Henry Lai covering the RFR scientific literature, as well as collections of scientific abstracts on free radical damage (from both RFR and ELF) and a set specific to electrosensitivity. They cover the research published between 1990-2012.