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Wireless Stress Syndrome: Hypothesis or Reality?
Date Thursday November 20
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
SEIU Union Hall
517 Mission Street (at Locust)
Santa Cruz
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorAngela Flynn
Emailangelaflynn80 [at]
Address204 Gault Street
Wireless Stress Syndrome: Hypothesis or Reality?

Thursday, November 20th, 7pm - 9pm at the SEIU Union Hall, Santa Cruz (517 Mission St.)

Wireless Radiation Alert Network - Santa Cruz health advocates work through WRAN to educate government and the public of the non thermal bio effects from radio frequency microwaves and to improve existing regulations on exposure levels to rf microwaves. As part of our educational campaign we are sponsoring Alex Richards for his presentation -

Wireless Stress Syndrome: Hypothesis or Reality?

Thursday, November 20th, 7pm - 9pm at the SEIU Union Hall, Santa Cruz (517 Mission St.)

For the past two years and in preparation for his upcoming book, "The Invisible Threat: Dark Side of Wireless", Alex Richards has been researching the biological impacts of electromagnetic fields (EMF) with a primary focus on the health effects from wireless technologies.

Contact Alex Richards at alexrichards111 [at]

You’ll Never See It Coming

By Alex Richards

In the next five years you may see your health decline. It may start with fatigue and stress. You will awaken un-refreshed. Perhaps you’ll have headaches and find it difficult to concentrate. Out of nowhere will come blue moments and panic attacks. You’ll blame it on your lifestyle. You’re getting older. You will probably never consider the subtle fact: our environment has fundamentally changed..

The US has become increasingly filled with radiation from radio-frequency fields and microwaves. These radio waves create electromagnetic fields (EMF) from cell phones, satellites, military and airport radar, WiFi, security alarms, baby monitors and even remote control toys. Until the late 1980’s these radio waves were mostly generated by commercial or military sources. But then we began to bring microwave transmitters like cell phones, WiFi and microwave ovens right into our lives. Our environment, once filled with only thousands of distant fixed transmitters now has become an environment filled with millions of mobile transmitters, many of which beam EMF into our homes. What was once solely a commercial/military source of microwaves, has given way to the “dark side” of the consumer wireless revolution.

Most of us never noticed. These waves are invisible. We can’t feel, taste, or sense them. But their effects can be observed and measured. While measurements show that the intensity of radio waves in our environment has risen between 50-150 times in the last decade, in an eerie parallel, science has been tracking the explosion of unexplained health impacts.

Scientists have already linked biological effects, symptoms and disease with low-levels of electromagnetic radiation ( Over 600 studies connect EMF with Cancer, Alzheimer’s, depression, suicide, Autism, Leukemia, DNA damage, heart disease, strokes, chromosome damage, migraines, permeation of the blood brain barrier, activation of stress hormones, decreases in melatonin/ serotonin and immune system suppression ( Other studies help explain the list of unexplained stress symptoms you may be already be feeling: fatigue, memory loss, anxiety, concentration issues, chronic joint/muscle pain, sleep disturbances and ringing in your ears.

The Freiburger Appeal ( ) with nearly 30,000 signatures by European physicians links cell phones, cordless phones and cell towers with these unexplained stress symptoms. Along with the growth of wireless since the mid-1980’s, there has been a parallel growth of illnesses without a known cause, so-called mystery illnesses and an emergence of dozens of ‘new age’ diseases, such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, MS, Lupus, Gulf War Syndrome and Electrohypersensitivity, all of which share the same primary symptoms as the stress symptoms listed above. The link between wireless technologies and the three tiers of health impacts is astonishing: unexplained stress symptoms; "mystery illnesses" and the explosion of “new age’ illness.

When you begin to see these stress symptoms coming, you may receive plenty of advice from your family physicians. You will probably fill prescriptions for sleep, pain and maybe even depression. You will gain a sense of management of the symptoms, but they will persist. You will come to accept it.

You will never make the connection to an invisible world of electropollution that has silently exploded around you. You will never suspect that the cell phone in your pocket, or the wireless router that brings you WiFi, could be stealing your health. You’ll go on filling your prescription and explaining the nagging symptoms away. You’ll never see it coming.


Added to the calendar on Tuesday Nov 4th, 2008 12:43 PM

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by Da' BuffaloAmongst Wolves
Tuesday Nov 4th, 2008 2:15 PM
As a former ham radio operator and electronics tech I'd like to point out that the type of emf usually implied by the devices considered are 'pulse', NOT sine waves... Although the waves are not 'square' waves in the traditional sense of the word, they, like square waves emit harmonics, as radio operators like to say, "From DC to Daylight" which makes it more problematic than a sine wave which has predictable odd order and even order harmonics, makining analysis of the emf's effects on humans more difficult to analyze...

Personally, I believe, due to the very low RF output power involved with devices such as cellphones and wireless cards for computers, limiting exposure is the answer.

It isn't the same as living under a 500,000 KW AM radio tower or the like where you could literally cook human cell structures, but there ARE long term mutagenic possibilities.

Long term exposure to microwave rf surrounding us in the biosphere DOES need to be watched carefully though, just on 'GP'... general principle, until some benchmark exposure levels not supplied by the industries manufacturing and marketing the devices generating the fields is better known.
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