Extract from The Invisible Rainbow by Arthur Firstenberg
From the introduction
‘We live today with a number of devastating diseases that do not belong here, whose origin we do not know, whose presence we take for granted and no longer question. What it feels like to be without them is a state of vitality that we have completely forgotten. . . . These are the diseases of civilization, that we have also inflicted on our animal and plant neighbors, diseases that we live with because of a refusal to recognize the force that we have harnessed for what it is. The 6o-cycle current in our house wiring, the ultrasonic frequencies in our computers, the radio waves in our televisions, the microwaves in our cell phones, these are only distortions of the invisible rainbow that runs through our veins and makes us alive. But we have forgotten. It is time that we remember.’
In the Country of the Blind
How much longer do we have to wait before being able to say “Your cell phone is killing me!” rather than “I’m electro-hypersensitive”? And yet the number of people suffering from headaches due to using cell phones is huge. In 2010, two-thirds of Ukrainian university students interviewed admitted the fact that it is not socially acceptable to openly discuss this issue. Gro Harlem Brundtland was EHS when she was head of the World Health Organization. She was quite open about the fact, but was forced to resign from her post one year later. This deterred other high-ranking public figures from following her example.
Only a minority of people suffering from electromagnetic pollution know what they are suffering from, while the great majority have no idea. The entire population is being electrocuted by remote control and one almost has to apologize for being electro-sensitive or, to be precise, electro-hypersensitive, just as if one had to apologize for being “cyanide-hypersensitive”. For the truth is that electricity, as it is currently being used, is toxic. Moreover, statistical graphs clearly show an increase in the mortality rate of the inhabitants of nine American cities shortly after the first base stations were put into operation. This increased mortality ranges from 25 to over 80%.
A survey conducted by a daily newspaper, which asked New Yorkers to report whether they had begun suffering from a number of EHS symptoms after November15th, 1996, gathered hundreds of testimonies from a wide range of racial and social classes. The date in question was the day when the first cell phone network went into operation.
The Cellular Phone Task Force, an organization started by Arthur Firstenberg in 1996, is inundated with requests for help from people harmed by microwave radio frequencies. So many emitters of all kinds proliferate–from WiFi, WiMAX, radar stations and irradiation emitted from the sky by telecommunications satellites, that it seems as if soon there will be nowhere to escape to.
Prof. Olle Johansson of the prestigious Karolinska Institute, who is famous for awarding the Nobel Prize for Medicine, has focused on demonstrating the effects of electronic smog on living organisms since1977. The success of his studies led to his being marginalized at his institute, the funding for his research disappearing and to his receiving death threats; on one occasion, he narrowly escaped an attempt on his life through the sabotage of his motorcycle. Despite everything, he continues to inform the world of the truth in order to defend, among others, those suffering from EHS, whose lives have become hell on earth. He is disgusted by the way in which the governments of so-called “democratic” countries have simply abandoned the victims of radio frequencies to their fate.
Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe, who has dual British and American nationality, completed her studies in 1998. In 2007, after following her F-16 pilot husband to the USA, she became severely affected by EHS without realizing it. Her internet researches finally enabled her to understand what was happening to her. As a doctor, she was puzzled as to how such a profound and disabling condition could exist without her ever having heard of it in her profession. To set her mind atrest, she decided to undergo an MRI to rule out the risk of brain cancer. She believed that her death was imminent when the high frequency pulsations were engaged, but recovered full health and vitality in Death Valley, far from radio frequencies. Since then, she has dedicated herself to informing and helping the 5% (at least) of the population who are EHS and have been totally abandoned by the authorities.
Yury Grigoriev, who is generally regarded as the grandfather of electromagnetic research in Russia, is extremely concerned about young people above all, and has stated that this is the first timein the history of humanity that people’s brains are being openly exposed to microwaves–which is extremely serious in the eyes of a radiobiologist. In particular, he cites a Korean study which shows that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children is connected to the use of cell phones.
In the late 1990s, the Swedish neurosurgeon Leif Salford and his team proved that cell phones make the blood-brain barrier permeable, causing Alzheimer’s disease. In 2003 they showed that a single exposure of only two hours causes permanent damageto the brain.
In 2015, Turkish scientists irradiated rats for an hour a day for a month, using typical cell phone waves. The irradiated rats had 10% fewer brain cells than those that had been spared that treatment. The same team experimented on pregnant rats for 9 days at the same radiation level. The rats’ progeny showed degeneration of the brain, spinal cord, heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, thymus and testicles. The same experiment repeated on young rats caused atrophy of the spinal cord together with decreased myelin, like that seen in multiple sclerosis.
In September 1998, the first 66 satellites for space telephony went into operation, causing an increase in the USA’s national mortality rate of nearly 5%inthe two subsequent weeks. During the same period, it was observed that birds were no longer flying and that EHS people became particularly ill. Today, about 1,100 artificial satellites fly over us, but several companies –Google, Facebook, SpaceX, OneWeb and Samsung –are planning to launch up to 4,600 new communications satellites each by 2020, in order to blanket the entire planet with high-speedInternet access.
In 1968, even the first small fleetof28 military satellites precipitated a worldwide flu pandemic. Unlike a ground-based antenna, whose radiation is highly attenuated when it reaches the magnetosphere, satellites act directly on itthrough mechanisms that are still poorly understood, thus compromising life on earth. We forget the warnings of Ross Adey, the grandfather of bioelectromagnetics, and of the atmospheric physicist Neil Cherry, that we are electrically regulated by the world surrounding us and that the safe level of exposure to radio frequencies is therefore zero. This potentially catastrophic initiative must be opposed and the organization leading the way is the Global Union Against Radiation Deployment from Space (GUARDS; www.stopglobalwifi.org/).
In 2014, the physician Tetsuharu Shinjyo published a “before-and-after” study. He evaluated the health of 122 inhabitants of a building on which base station antennas had been installed. Twenty-one suffered from chronic fatigue, 14 from dizziness or Ménière’s disease, 14 from headaches, 17 from eye pain or infections, 14 from insomnia and 10 from chronic nosebleeds. Five months after the antennas were removed, only 2 cases of insomnia, 1 case of vertigo and1 case of headaches remained!
This human rights emergency, which affects hundreds of millions of people on a planetary scale, and the environmental emergency that threatens the extinction of countless species of plants and animals must be faced with clear-sighted and unflinching resolution