Bibliography on Electromagnetism and
Its Effects on Humans and Wildlife
Mike Vandeman, Ph.D.
Becker, Robert O., M.D. and Gary Selden, The Body Electric -- Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life. New York: Morrow, 1985.
"As far as I know, our testimony was the first ever openly given by American scientists stating that electromagnetic energy had health effects in doses below those needed to heat tissue, and that power lines might therefore be hazardous to human health. … We greatly embarrassed Captain Tyler and the Navy by publicly revealing the existence of the Sanguine report, which had been secret until then." p.281 "Continued expansion of the electrical power system threatens the viability of all life on earth." p.326 "Chronic stress and impaired disease resistance result [from extremely-low-frequency EMF]. … regulation of cellular growth processes is impaired by electropollution, increasing cancer rates and producing serious reproductive problems." p.327 "In the last four decades, … changes in the structure of scientific institutions have produced a situation so heavily weighted in favor of the establishment that it impedes progress in health care and prevents truly new ideas from getting a fair hearing in almost all circumstances." pp.331-2 "… the buying of science by the military. To call it a form of prostitution is an insult to the oldest profession." p.333 This book is extremely well written and easy to read!
Carlo, Dr. George and Martin Schram, Cell Phones -- Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age -- an Insider's Alarming Discoveries about Cancer and Genetic Damage. Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., Avalon Publishers Group, 19 West 21st Street, New York, NY 10010-6805, 2001.
"No one was really on the case. The regulators were not regulating. The watchdogs were not watching. The investigative journalists were not investigating. The researchers were signing on with industry, losing their objectivity, and failing to follow their science. And the industry was basking in record profits. … Breakthroughs in technology must be balanced by a willingness to actively and responsibly safeguard the public health." p.259
Firstenberg, Arthur, Microwaving Our Planet -- the Environmental Impact of the Wireless Revolution. Cellular Phone Taskforce, POB 100404, Vanderveer Station, Brooklyn, NY 11210, 1997.
"The present proliferation of wireless technology must be stopped before it does us all irreparable harm." p.48.
Kane, Robert C., Cellular Telephone Russian Roulette -- A Historical and Scientific Perspective. New York: Vantage Press, 2001.
"Portable cellular telephones expose operators to dangerously and highly damaging levels of radiofrequency energy absorption; the manufacturers, service providers, government, and scientists have been aware of the hazards; and the manufacturers, service providers, and government have not warned the owners of portable cellular telephones." p.40. "Portable cellular telephones expose users to radiofrequency radiation and energy absorption in excess of the safety limits published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and adopted by the American National Standards Institute. These levels have been shown to cause behavioral effects and biological damage in laboratory animals." p.74. "Their findings indicated 'a marked increase in the frequency of chromosome aberrations … and micronuclei'." P.94 "Exposure to low levels of radiofrequency radiation causes DNA damage." P.217 "Owners of portable cellular telephones are now warned that … they should limit their use to the shortest time possible and completely avoid use except for emergency situations." P.234.
Levitt, B. Blake, ed. Cell Towers -- Wireless Convenience? or Environmental Hazard? New Century Publishing 2000, 561 Shunpike Rd., Sheffield, MA 01257, 2000.
"50-60 Hz -- the frequency band common to our electric utilities. Decades of research has produced data showing a generalized stress response from ELF-EMFs, suppression of melatonin and serotonin, changes in calcium ions in the cell, effects on fertility in test animals, cancers of just about every type, associations with Alzheimer's disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) -- commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease, immune system suppression, autoimmune diseases and many other problems. Based on popular press articles, people think the powerline frequencies have been found to be safe, but nothing could be further from the truth." p.31. "[Causal association of RF radiation with] immune system suppression, increases in the permeability of the blood brain barrier, changes in calcium ions, DNA damage, and numerous cancers are well established in the scientific literature, among many other things." p.37.
Levitt, B. Blake, Electromagnetic Fields -- A Consumer's Guide to the Issues and How to Protect Ourselves. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1995.
"The Best guidelines at present appear to be those recommended by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) in its Report No. 86, titled 'Biological Effects and Exposure Criteria for Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields'. ... The phone number is 800-229-2652." p.31.