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Comparing DNA damage induced by mobile telephony...

Updated: Apr 20, 2023

By: Dimitris J. Panagopoulos


Comparing DNA damage induced by mobile telephony and other types of man-made electromagnetic fields By: Dimitris J. Panagopoulos


The effect of RF energy does not just depend the intensity - but on the frequencies used, as well as waveforms, some much much worse than others. The RF from a microwave oven for example seems clean - sine waves only - and it takes a much higher level of exposure have a harmful biological effect - even if at the same frequency than the chaotic mess that a cell phone puts out. The RF we get exposed to from cell phones does not compare.


"The extreme and unpredictable variability of the real-life MT signals that apparently seems to be the reason for the corresponding intense bioactivity, does not concern only the 2nd generation (GSM) MT signals tested in our experiments and in the present review, but all existing types of digital MT signals (2nd, 3rd, 4th generation), and all types of modern digital microwave telecommunication signals/EMFs (DECT phones, Wi-Fi routers, etc.), since they all operate under the same principles combining RF carrier signals with ELF pulsing and modulation of similar frequency bands, emitting variable information each moment which in turn makes the emission variable in intensity, frequency, waveform etc.

In fact, with every new generation of telecommunication devices (e.g. 3rd, 4th, 5th generation mobile phones or base antennas) the amount of information transmitted each moment (speech, text, images, video, internet, etc.) is increased, resulting in higher variability and complexity of the signals with the living cells/organisms even more unable to adapt.

The result of the recent study that found a real 3rd generation (UMTS) MT EMF to be more bioactive than real 2nd generation (GSM) MT EMF emitted by the same device [36] is in line with this fact."


Two more excerpts and a comment with a Table on Ovarian DNA Fragmentation from the paper to illustrate the point. Good grief!

" It shows that real MT [Mobile telephones/cell phones] EMFs are far more damaging than 50 Hz alternating magnetic field (MF) - similar or much stronger to those of power lines - or a pulsed electric field (PEF) found before to increase fertility. The MT EMFs were significantly more bioactive even for much shorter exposure durations than the other EMFs. Moreover, they were more damaging than previously tested cytotoxic agents like certain chemicals, starvation, dehydration. . . . The crucial parameter for the intense bioactivity seems to be the extreme variability of the polarized MT signals, mainly due to the large unpredictable intensity changes."

" While ∼50% of the studies employing simulated exposures do not find any effects, studies employing real-life exposures from commercially available devices display an almost 100% consistency in showing adverse effects [34–36,84,100–118]. A wide variety of biological and clinical effects are already found to be induced by real-life exposures on a similarly wide variety of animals/biological samples including human volunteers exposed in vivo (19 studies) [19,34,35,100,104,106–109,114,116], human sperm in vitro (2 studies) [23,100], mice or rats or guinea pigs or rabbits in vivo (24 studies) [100,102,103,105,110,111,115,117], Drosophila (11 studies) [15,16,26,31,41,42,100,101,140,141], bees (4 studies) [47,100,118], ants (1 study) [100], chick embryos (3 studies) [36,45,100], quails (1 study) [100], human cells in vitro (2 studies) [100,112], cow brain tissue in vitro (1 study) [113], mouse cells in vitro (1 study), protozoa (1 study), and even purified proteins in vitro (1 study) [100]. From a total of 71 studies reviewed above that employed real exposures 68 recorded significant adverse effects (95.8%) ranging from loss of orientation, kinetic, behavioural, or EEG changes, heart rate changes, effect on cognitive function and memory impairment, effect on cell growth and proliferation, temperature increases in brain tissue, to decrease in male and female reproductive capacity, reproductive declines, molecular changes, changes in enzymatic activity, biochemical changes in the pregnant women and their embryos, DNA damage and cell death, protein damage, and histopathological changes in the brain [34–36,84,100–118]."

Panagopoulos-2019-Mut Res Rev
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