Wednesday, December 30, 2015

New study links cell phone tower radiation to diabetes

New study links cell phone tower radiation to diabetes

RIYADH: A renowned professor of King Saud University (KSU) here has warned of radiation danger from cell phone towers, saying that the radiation emissions from towers can cause many health hazards because of their dense installations and unscientific proliferation.
In a new study, Prof. Sultan Ayoub Meo, a professor at KSU’s College of Medicine, has for the first time proved that the radiation from towers also causes diabetes mellitus.

Sultan, whose research findings on radiation from mobile phone base station towers (MPBST) has been published in the “International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health”, a reputable Swiss science journal, said that “this is the first study added in the global science literature about radiation and its link with type 2 diabetes mellitus.”
The study is based on the effects of Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Filed Radiation (RF-EMFR) generated by MPBSTs on hemoglobin.
Sultan’s new study has also raised a question mark over the safety of cell phone towers in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East countries. It is interesting to note here that the use of mobile phones has markedly increased among both gender and all age groups in the Kingdom and across the world during the last two decades. He said that “there are about 7.3 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide, and this figure is more than the world’s population.” Spelling out the main findings of his study, Sultan told Arab News in an exclusive interview that “radiation generated by mobile phones and their base stations towers ranges between 400 MHz and 3 GHz.”

Mobile phone companies, Sultan said, installed towers in residential and commercial areas including on/near school buildings, which has stirred up widespread public concern about the hazards of RF-EMF radiation.

He also said that the radiation emanating from towers causes many other health hazards like headache, depression, high blood pressure and sleep disorders besides damaging nervous, cardio-vascular as well as reproductive systems.

The KSU professor said that about 382 million people globally are suffering from diabetes mellitus, and this number is expected to surge to 592 million by 2035 as per the data shared by the International Diabetic Federation. “In 2014 alone, a total of 4.9 million people died due to the complications of diabetes mellitus,” said Sultan, adding that this deadly disease took the life of one individual every seven seconds.
In this new research study, which for the first time discovered the link between cell tower radiation and diabetes; Sultan and his colleagues selected two different elementary schools in Riyadh region.

The team led by Sultan selected 159 apparently healthy students (96 from one school and 63 from another school) of the same age, gender, nationality, regional, cultural and socio-economic status.

Blood samples were collected from all the students and the HbA1c was analyzed. The team found that the students, who were exposed to high RF-EMF generated by MPBS had significantly higher HbA1c than the students who were exposed to low RF-EMF.

32% Indians suffer miscarriages, finds study; global rate only 10% - Is the increase due to excessive cell tower radiation?

32% Indians suffer miscarriages, finds study; global rate only 10% - Is the increase due to excessive cell tower radiation?

Indian women seem more likely than other ethnicities to miscarry their first pregnancy or suffer recurrent miscarriages, said a new study by a city doctor. The five-city study, which was published in The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India, said 32% of the 2,400-odd participants had suffered spontaneous miscarriage. Miscarriage or spontaneous abortion with out medical means to terminate a pregnancy has so far been presumed to be 10% across the globe.

The study's lead author Dr Ameet Patki said the main finding was that recurrent spontaneous miscarriage was as high as 7.5% among Indian women. His paper said globally, recurrent pregnancy losses were pegged at 0.8­1.4% of all pregnancies.

“We found the main causes for these repeated miscarriages were genetic, history of infections such as tuberculosis, or structural defects in the women's uterus,“ said Patki. While doctors say it's difficult to pinpoint the exact reasons for frequent miscarriages in many cases, most Indian doctors follow western data and reasons for recurrent miscarriages.

A five-city study, published in The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India highlights that infections are a major contributor for miscarriages in India, said Dr Bharti Seth, a Delhi-based gynaecologist who was part of the study .

Dr Rekha Daver, who heads the gynaecology department of the state government-run JJ Group of Hospitals, said the study's figures seemed a bit high but highlighted an important issue. “ A few decades back, women wouldn't go to the doctor until they spontaneously miscarried three to four times,” said Daver. But in the age of nuclear families, every pregnancy is treated as a precious one. “Pregnancies are planned these days. So, if a woman miscarries the first time, she rushes to a doctor for complete analysis,” said Daver.

Often women could have anatomical problems leading to frequent miscarriages, she said. “While these can be fixed with medical procedures, some miscarry due to hormonal or immunological reasons and need medication,” she added.

Infertility specialist Dr Aniruddha Malpani said: “Spontaneous first trimester miscarriages are common and occur because of random genetic errors in the embryo.

Most women need reassurance that their risk of another miscarriage is very low.” He added that they usually do not need any testing or treatment.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Radiation Levels in India vs Radiation levels in USA

I checked the coverage at my house for two network providers: 1) T-mobile and 2) Sprint [Please see the pictures carefully]

a) For T-Mobile - I used to get 0 bars in at most of the places in my house and only one bar in one of the rooms
However, If you see T-Mobile coverage for my house, it indicates that my house location falls in the 'Good Signal' range
CONCLUSION and PROOF - Good signal = 0-1 bars for network providers!

b) I recently changed to Sprint to get better coverage and get 1-2 bars now.
Now, If you see the Sprint Map, it indicates that my house location falls in the 'Best Signal' range
CONCLUSION and PROOF - Best signal = 1-2 bars in America!

It's time we in India stop calling 'anything less than full bars on our phone' as a weak signal!