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Natural  vs.  Man-Made  Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)  -  Future Perspectives for R&D   Mikko Ahonen Partner, Sustainable M...
Background - Mikko Ahonen: <ul><li>Founder, partner Sustainable Mobile Ltd  </li></ul><ul><li>Researcher, including bioele...
Sustainable Mobile Ltd,  http://www.sustainablemobile.com   Business: Health Risk Management of Mobile and Power Technolog...
Topics <ul><li>- Paradigm shift in science? Examples </li></ul><ul><li>- Natural electromagnetic fields </li></ul><ul><li>...
Paradigm shift? FDA approves a new device for treating liver cancer ” T reated with very low levels of an electromagnetic ...
Another PEMF (Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Fields) treatment approved by the FDA <ul><li>Treating glioblastoma, melanoma and lug...
Natural electromagnetic fields
Natural radiation
Schumann Resonance, Professor R. O. Schumann (1952) 7.83 Hz , 14.3 Hz, 20.8 Hz, 27.3 Hz Dominant frequency    8 Hz
Space research and Schumann Resonance - A Schumann-generator, designed for space travel - For health reasons (to synchroni...
What happens when natural EMFs are  removed ? <ul><li>Research done in the Max Planck Institute in the 1960’s </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>By producing  an artificial Schumann resonance   in the bunker ( 10 Hz:n frequency, 8,3 uW/m2 power density *  ), ...
Thermal-only ICNIRP-guidelines  (for 3G/UMTS) vs.  Recommendations based on 24/7 biological effects (BioInitiative, Land S...
Sferics, cold and warm -front,  Föhn-wind,  “Wetterfühligkeit”  , in kHz-range Before the front: 0,27 uW/m2 , During Sferi...
Typical frequencies - During Atmospherics (Sferics)   Source:Schippke (2001) Simulated Sferics in a laboratory:  Decrease ...
Magnetosense - Chryptochrome http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v2/n6/full/ncomms1364.html http://www.andrewamarino.com/...
Man-made electromagnetic fields
Man-made electromagnetic fields
From Sferics to  Voltage Transients (<>“dirty electricity”) <ul><li>High voltage transients in the electrical network </li...
<ul><li>The WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as...
<ul><li>PDF:  http://tinyurl.com/TowerEpidemiology   </li></ul>International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hea...
<ul><li>Radio and TV transmitters: </li></ul><ul><li>Effect : Dolk  et al.  (1997a), Hocking & Gordon (2003), Ha  et al.  ...
Wi-Fi in health care <ul><li>Wireless Baby Pajama to prevent SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) </li></ul>
Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) WLAN  =  W ireless  L ocal  A rea  N etwork) Carrier: 2400-2485 MHz Pulsing: 50-500 Hz Device ID...
&quot;The alive  human body  is an electromagnetic instrument , not just a bag of chemicals.  Information is transported e...
How cells communicate?  New and old theory Source: James L. Oschman: “Energy Medicine – The Scientific Basis” Luc Montagni...
Extra:  Grounding / Earthing
“ Umbrella effect” Grounding has an effect on potential differences Shoes with rubber sole 0 Volts No shoes + 350 Volts + ...
Source: Dr. William Amalu, President, International Academy of Clinical Thermography LEFT: Poor blood circulation, shown b...
Resting membrane potential,  -70 mV Resting membrane potential in a cell More: http://people.eku.edu/ritchisong/301notes2....
Wound healing in hospitals (beds) ? http://www.earthinginstitute.net/index.php/research   Before: a non-healing wound Afte...
Final words <ul><li>As part of what I and Sustainable Mobile Ltd have found out, I might have a partial  solution  for the...
Questions and comments welcome! <ul><li>Mikko Ahonen </li></ul><ul><li>Partner, Sustainable Mobile Ltd </li></ul><ul><li>P...
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Biotechnology - Natural vs. Man-Made Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) - Future Perspectives for R&D

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A presentation in the REACT 12 Biotechnology conference, in Tampere, Finland. February 2012.

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Biotechnology - Natural vs. Man-Made Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) - Future Perspectives for R&D

  1. 1. Natural vs. Man-Made Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) - Future Perspectives for R&D Mikko Ahonen Partner, Sustainable Mobile Ltd PhD, Researcher, University of Tampere REACT 12 – Biotechnology Seminar – February 3rd 2012 - Tampere, Finland
  2. 2. Background - Mikko Ahonen: <ul><li>Founder, partner Sustainable Mobile Ltd </li></ul><ul><li>Researcher, including bioelectromagnetics research, University of Tampere </li></ul><ul><li>PhD in computer science </li></ul><ul><li>Co-operation: - FinnMedi Ltd - Центр электромагнитной безопасности (Radiation protection authority, Russia) - Gigahertz-Solutions GmbH </li></ul><ul><li>Worked in the IT&Telecom (TeliaSonera etc) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Sustainable Mobile Ltd, http://www.sustainablemobile.com Business: Health Risk Management of Mobile and Power Technologies CEO: Sari Ahonen. Work-safety Expert, Antti Ahonen
  4. 4. Topics <ul><li>- Paradigm shift in science? Examples </li></ul><ul><li>- Natural electromagnetic fields </li></ul><ul><li>Man-made electromagnetic fields </li></ul><ul><li>Overlap </li></ul><ul><li>Potential for R&D </li></ul><ul><li>- Questions </li></ul>
  5. 5. Paradigm shift? FDA approves a new device for treating liver cancer ” T reated with very low levels of an electromagnetic field emitting from a spoon-like device placed in the patients’ mouths. … After six months, the tumors in 14 patients had stabilized after each received three one-hour treatments per day each day; the therapy created no significant side effects.” To date, other treatment options have been limited. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has only approved one drug, Sorafenib , in 20 years. Clinical trials / 3 publications in the British Journal of Cancer : Zimmerman et al. (2012) Costa et al. (2011) Barbault et al. (2009). Operating at 27.12 MHz, Pulses between 100 Hz–21 kHz http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22134506
  6. 6. Another PEMF (Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Fields) treatment approved by the FDA <ul><li>Treating glioblastoma, melanoma and lugn cancer. Effect on dividing cells, only. </li></ul><ul><li>Using kHz-pulses: melanoma 100 kHz, glioma cells at 200 kHz </li></ul><ul><li>Device is called: NovoTTF-100A </li></ul>Clinical trials I, II, III and their reports: Kirson et al. , (2007) Kirson et al ., (2009) Stupp et al. ( 2010) Bioelectromagnetics Grand Old Man Professor Carl Blackman, Editorial: http://tinyurl.com/BlackmanEditorial http://tinyurl.com/novocure
  7. 7. Natural electromagnetic fields
  8. 8. Natural radiation
  9. 9. Schumann Resonance, Professor R. O. Schumann (1952) 7.83 Hz , 14.3 Hz, 20.8 Hz, 27.3 Hz Dominant frequency  8 Hz
  10. 10. Space research and Schumann Resonance - A Schumann-generator, designed for space travel - For health reasons (to synchronise brain, EEG) - Both for the Sojuz & Apollo -programs - Professor Yuri Grigoriev, RNCNIRP (Russian National Committee on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection) EEG
  11. 11. What happens when natural EMFs are removed ? <ul><li>Research done in the Max Planck Institute in the 1960’s </li></ul><ul><li>In a bunker (Faraday cage) both humans and animals observed. </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting changes did not much affect circadian rhythm. BUT when natural EMFs (including Schumann resonance) were removed , the rhythm changed to 33 hour . </li></ul>Source: Wever (1969), Dowse and Palmer (1969)
  12. 12. <ul><li>By producing an artificial Schumann resonance in the bunker ( 10 Hz:n frequency, 8,3 uW/m2 power density * ), the 24 hour rhythm returned . </li></ul><ul><li>(Natural) EMFs has a Zeitgeberfunktion / effect on Circadian Rhythm </li></ul>What happens when natural electromagnetic field are returned ? * Comment: 8,3 uW/m2 is about 1/1.000.000-part of existing official guideline for EMFs! Source: Wever (1969), Dowse and Palmer (1969)
  13. 13. Thermal-only ICNIRP-guidelines (for 3G/UMTS) vs. Recommendations based on 24/7 biological effects (BioInitiative, Land Salzburg) - indoors Note: ICNIRP-guidance level is 100.000-1.000.000-times higher! The Disruptive Innovation? Icnirp.de Bioinitiative.org Tinyurl.com/BioSalzburg Radiofrequency (RF) radiation (Power density unit, microwatts per square meter).
  14. 14. Sferics, cold and warm -front, Föhn-wind, “Wetterfühligkeit” , in kHz-range Before the front: 0,27 uW/m2 , During Sferics: 27 uW/m2 (causes headache, tiredness, depression for some people, also pain in amputated limbs) (Lotmar et al ., 1969; Reiter, 1960)
  15. 15. Typical frequencies - During Atmospherics (Sferics) Source:Schippke (2001) Simulated Sferics in a laboratory: Decrease in EEG alpha power Schienle et al. (1998): http://www.scientificexploration.org/journal/jse_12_3_schienle.pdf Several kHz, pulsed
  16. 16. Magnetosense - Chryptochrome http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v2/n6/full/ncomms1364.html http://www.andrewamarino.com/PDFs/158-IntJRadiatBiol2009.pdf http://tinyurl.com/eilampo Professor Andrew Marino: Non-linear signal analysis is needed !!
  17. 17. Man-made electromagnetic fields
  18. 18. Man-made electromagnetic fields
  19. 19. From Sferics to Voltage Transients (<>“dirty electricity”) <ul><li>High voltage transients in the electrical network </li></ul><ul><li>damage machines and electronics . </li></ul><ul><li>In humans transients in kHz-range induce </li></ul><ul><li>high current density in the body </li></ul><ul><li>-> health problems? Interest: Power quality in hospitals and schools. </li></ul>Ahonen, M., Muhin, R. & Trushin, M. (2010). Voltage Transients and Effect on Health. The 6th Radiation Research Conference, Conference Proceedings, Moscow, Russia.  Overview: http://tinyurl.com/PowerQuality
  20. 20. <ul><li>The WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B) , based on an increased risk for glioma , a malignant type of brain cancer, associated with wireless phone use. </li></ul>Latest IARC/WHO classification: Limitation: REFLEX and other genotoxic data excluded. http://www.iarc.fr/en/mediacentre/pr/2011/pdfs/pr208_E.pdf http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Monographs/vol80/volume80.pdf http://ec.europa.eu/research/quality-of-life/ka4/pdf/report_reflex_en.pdf http://www.law.harvard.edu/news/2011/11/18_safra-center-cellphone-radiation-corruption.html
  21. 21. <ul><li>PDF: http://tinyurl.com/TowerEpidemiology </li></ul>International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health 2010;16:263–267 <ul><li>Looked at epidemiological studies of mobile phone base stations </li></ul><ul><li>8 of 10 studies indicates risk: “increased prevalence of adverse neurobehavioral symptoms or cancer in populations living at distances < 500 meter from basestations” . </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Radio and TV transmitters: </li></ul><ul><li>Effect : Dolk et al. (1997a), Hocking & Gordon (2003), Ha et al. (2007), Mascarinec et al. (1994, Michelozzi et al. (2002), Morton & Phillips (1983), Park et al. (2004) [ More leukemia and lymphoma ] </li></ul><ul><li>No effect: Dolk et al. (1997b), Mersenich et al. (2008) </li></ul>Mobile phone base stations: Effect: Abdel-Rassoul et al. (2007), Eger et al. (2004), Hutter et al. (2006), Gadzicka et al. (2004) Navarro et al. (2003), Santini et al. (2003), Wolf & Wolf (2004), Blettner et al . (2008), Eger & Jahn (2010) [wide range: hermostollisista oireista rintasyöpään ] No effect: Meyer et al. (2006), Berg-Beckhoff et al .(2009) http://www.chronicexposure.org EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDIES
  23. 23. Wi-Fi in health care <ul><li>Wireless Baby Pajama to prevent SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) </li></ul>
  24. 24. Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) WLAN = W ireless L ocal A rea N etwork) Carrier: 2400-2485 MHz Pulsing: 50-500 Hz Device ID pulse: 10 Hz Papageorgiou et al. (2011)  Effect on short-term memory Maganioti et al. (2011) affected brain-functioning deleteriously in the alpha- and beta-band in women , not men. Havas et al. (2010)  Effect on heart-rate variability (HRV) . Possible connection: Project Sanguine, elevated serum triglyceride (Beischer, 1973) Avendano et al. (2011) decreases sperm motility and increases DNA fragmentation . Is it really safe and healthy to cover all hospitals with Wi-Fi?
  25. 25. &quot;The alive human body is an electromagnetic instrument , not just a bag of chemicals. Information is transported electrically, the body chemistry is controlled by electrical signals .” - Gerald Hyland
  26. 26. How cells communicate? New and old theory Source: James L. Oschman: “Energy Medicine – The Scientific Basis” Luc Montagnier, Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2008
  27. 27. Extra: Grounding / Earthing
  28. 28. “ Umbrella effect” Grounding has an effect on potential differences Shoes with rubber sole 0 Volts No shoes + 350 Volts + 350 Volts
  29. 29. Source: Dr. William Amalu, President, International Academy of Clinical Thermography LEFT: Poor blood circulation, shown by a thermal camera Right: Radically improved blood circulation After 4 nights of sleeping on a grounded mat.
  30. 30. Resting membrane potential, -70 mV Resting membrane potential in a cell More: http://people.eku.edu/ritchisong/301notes2.htm  Man-made technologies&artifial materials cause potential differences, grounding (perhaps) minimises potential differences
  31. 31. Wound healing in hospitals (beds) ? http://www.earthinginstitute.net/index.php/research Before: a non-healing wound After: Grounding sessions, 30 min/day, Photo taken 2 weeks later. A healed wound.
  32. 32. Final words <ul><li>As part of what I and Sustainable Mobile Ltd have found out, I might have a partial solution for the very serious MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) problem. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Questions and comments welcome! <ul><li>Mikko Ahonen </li></ul><ul><li>Partner, Sustainable Mobile Ltd </li></ul><ul><li>PhD, Researcher, University of Tampere </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone: +358-29-1230899, 050-3451 528 (SMS) </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: mikko [at] sustainablemobile . com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sustainablemobile.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.uta.fi/~mikko.ahonen / </li></ul>

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