Archive | February, 2013

Does cell phone radiation cause health problems for children?

Posted on 15 February 2013 by admin

For many years scientists, doctors, average citizens of earth, and others have seen and heard of the health risks associated with cell phone use and how possibly brain tumors and other forms of other cancers and illnesses can be related directly to using them.

cellphonedangersforchildren Just this year the Interphone study, an international research project that has been ongoing for many years, finally released data that backs the findings of others that said cell phones are dangerous for everyone and should be of concern to anyone, especially users of more than average use.

Even with that information, CEFALO a case study conducted in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Switzerland had been working on determining if children from 7-19 years of age who were diagnosed with a brain tumor between 2004 and 2008 were related to cell phone use. They just released their report today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute “Mobile Phone Use and Brain Tumors in Children and Adolescents: A Multicenter Case–Control Study

 

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Feds radiating Americans? Mobile X-ray vans hit US streets

Posted on 15 February 2013 by admin

As an antiterror measure, the US government has deployed mobile X-ray technology to randomly scan cars and trucks. But the measure is riling privacy proponents.

For many living in a terror-spooked country, it might seem like a great government innovation: Use vans equipped with mobile X-ray units to scan vehicles at major sporting events, or even randomly, for bombs or contraband. fedradiatingamericansmobilexrayvanshitthestreetsoftheusa

But news that the US is buying custom-made vans packed with something called backscatter X-ray capacity has riled privacy advocates and sparked internet worries about “feds radiating Americans.”

“This really trips up the creep factor because it’s one of those things that you sort of intrinsically think the government shouldn’t be doing,” says Vermont-based privacy expert Frederick Lane, author of “American Privacy.” “But, legally, the issue is the boundary between the government’s legitimate security interest and privacy expectations we enjoy in our cars.”

American Science & Engineering, a Billerica, Mass.-company, tells Forbes it’s sold more than 500 ZBVs, or Z Backscatter Vans, to US and foreign governments. The Department of Defense has bought the most for war zone use, but US law enforcement has also deployed the vans to search for bombs inside the US, according to Joe Reiss, a company spokesman, as quoted by Forbes.

Read More At Democratic Underground

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Why Skin Cancer Is on the Rise

Posted on 15 February 2013 by admin

For years and years now, millions of sun worshippers across the country would hit the beaches during summer to work on the perfect, golden tan. However, the advent of indoor tanning salons now allows Americans to sport a sun-kissed look year-round. And as more and more people pursue a perpetual summer-style tan, dermatologists have begun noticing a significant rise in skin cancer incidents, especially amongyoung women.

Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, still makes up just 3 percent of all skin cancers, and results in about 8,000 deaths a year, according to the National Cancer Institute. But three factors have doctors alarmed: The rates of this cancer are rising; it has become the most common cancer for young people; and many of the cases result from the preventable, but addictive, behavior of indoor suntanning.

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Read More at LiveScience.com

 

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Do airport body scans pose cancer risks?

Posted on 15 February 2013 by admin

Could the full-body scanners proposed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) give you cancer?

CBS News medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton says the risk is very low.

A back scanner — one of the types the TSA hopes to install at airports — has only one percent of the radiation you would get in a dental X-ray, according to Ashton.

“Early Show” co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez said, “That certainly doesn’t sound like a big deal — especially for somebody who doesn’t travel very much.”

Ashton said many radiation experts are now weighing in, finding that even if a billion people were scanned using a back scanner, it could result in 10 additional cancer deaths per year.

 

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Maine to consider state cell phone cancer warning

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By Glenn Adams, Associated Press
AUGUSTA, Maine — A Maine legislator wants to make the state the first to require cellphones to carry warnings that they can cause brain cancer, although there is no consensus among scientists that they do and industry leaders dispute the claim.

mainetoconsidercellphonelegalbanThe now-ubiquitous devices carry such warnings in some countries, though no U.S. states require them, according to the National Conference of State Legislators. A similar effort is afoot in San Francisco, where Mayor Gavin Newsom wants his city to be the nation’s first to require the warnings.

Maine Rep. Andrea Boland, D-Sanford, said numerous studies point to the cancer risk, and she has persuaded legislative leaders to allow her proposal to come up for discussion during the 2010 session that begins in January, a session usually reserved for emergency and governors’ bills.

Boland herself uses a cellphone, but with a speaker to keep the phone away from her head. She also leaves the phone off unless she’s expecting a call. At issue is radiation emitted by all cellphones.

Read More of the Official Story at USA TODAY.com

 

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Probe to Scout Earth-Made Gamma Ray Blasts

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Irene Klotz, Discovery News

Nov. 24, 2008 — When space shuttle astronauts dispatched NASA’s Compton Gamma Ray Telescope into orbit in 1991, scientists figured they would learn more about supernovas, black holes and other phenomena that blast off high-energy rays.

They never expected to uncover gamma ray flashes coming from Earth itself.earthmadegammaraybursts

“Occasionally they saw these very strange events,” said NASA’s Doug Rowland, with theGoddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. “They were very short, relatively weak compared to supernova events and they seemed to be coming from the Earth.”

Other than manmade nuclear explosions there had been no known sources of terrestrial gamma rays, Rowland said.

Follow-up studies confirmed the discovery and left scientists scrambling for an explanation. A new mission, called Firefly, is being developed to test the leading theory: terrestrial gamma ray flashes are caused by lightning.

Read The Official Article at Discovery.com

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Large EMF Solar Storms Set to Hit Earth

Posted on 15 February 2013 by admin

BY MichelleDevlin

Did you feel the heat and the effects of a tremendous solar flare Friday? As we now know the human race does experience all kinds of symptoms ranging from feelings of euphoria to aggressiveness during solar events, and this one today was a real doozy!

solarstormshitearthemf2Hitting Earth at approximately 7 p.m. EDT (2300 GMT) and registered as a class X1.1 solar flare — one of the strongest types of solar flares possible, according to the U.S. Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) run by NOAA and the National Weather Service, it was one of several more to come this week, after an intense week of activity.

Today’s fiery solar storm erupted from the giant sunspot AR1515, and space weather scientists were closely watching the sunspot for possible X-class flares. According to the Smithsonian website:

“Three classes of solar emanations, namely, photon radiation from solar flares, solarenergetic particles, and inhomogeneities in the solar wind that drive magnetic storms, are examined, and their effects onhumans and technological systems are discussed. Solar flares may disrupt radio communications in the HF and VLF ranges. Energetic particles pose a special hazard at low-earth orbit and above, where they can penetrate barriers such as spacesuits and aluminum and destroy cells and solid state electronics. Energetic solar particles also influence terrestrial radio waves propagating through polar regions. Magnetic storms may disturb the operation of navigation instruments, power lines and pipelines, and satellites; they give rise to ionospheric storms which affect radio communication at all latitudes. There is also a growing body of evidence that changes in the geomagnetic field affect biological systems.”

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Work begins on world’s deepest underground lab

Posted on 15 February 2013 by admin

By Dirk Lammers, Associated Press
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Far below the Black Hills of South Dakota, crews are building the world’s deepest underground science lab at a depth equivalent to more than six Empire State buildings — a place uniquely suited to scientists’ quest for mysterious particles known as dark matter.

Scientists, politicians and other officials gathered Monday for a groundbreaking of sorts at a lab 4,850 foot below the surface of an old gold mine that was once the site of Nobel Prize-winning physics research.

“This is a great moment in the history of South Dakota and in the history of underground science,” Gov. Mike Rounds said of the official start of the Sanford lab project. He credited Barrick Corp. for giving the mine to the state, the Legislature for approving $34.2 million to reopen the mine, and Sioux Falls banker T. Denny Sanford for agreeing to donate $70 million for the project.

Read More of the Official Article at USA Today

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Death Rays From Space, How Bad Are They?

Posted on 15 February 2013 by admin

Space.com

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Cosmic rays pour down on Earth like a constant rain. We don’t much notice these high-energy particles, but they may have played a role in the evolution of life on our planet.

Some of the mass extinctionsidentified in the fossil record can be linked to an asteroid impact or increased volcanism, but many of the causes of those ancient die-offs are still open for debate.

“There may have been nearby astronomical goings-on that drastically increased the radiation on Earth,” says Brian Fields from the University of Illinois.

View Official Article at Space.com

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If you own a mobile phone you must see this

Posted on 15 February 2013 by admin

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If you own a mobile phone, you must see this.

For years, the experts have been arguing over them.

Some say they’re perfectly safe, others claim they fry your brains.

Well, an international team of doctors, including two of Australia’s finest surgeons, have just released their latest, comprehensive research.

And, as the father of young children, it really made Liam Bartlett sit up and take notice.

They say prolonged use of mobile phones could double the risk of malignant brain tumours.

The deadliest of all cancers, the kind that leaves no survivors.

With an entire generation now growing up hooked on their mobiles, that could be absolutely devastating.

Visit the Official Link and watch the Video at 60 Minutes – Australia

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