Did we miss the memo?

By Richard Lear

About 5 years ago, I began to notice that a lot of people in my orbit – friends, family, colleagues – were complaining of ill health. Some were being diagnosed with conditions I’d never heard of while others were experiencing chronic fatigue and a general lack of well-being. It got me to thinking and then researching. What I’ve learned through a lot of deep digging both surprised and deeply concerned me.

An EXPLOSION OF CHRONIC DISEASE has quietly descended upon the United States. Over the past generation, 36 diseases and chronic health conditions have more than doubled in prevalence. Twenty of these conditions more than tripled and 16 more than quadrupled.

Sampling of 36 Fast-Growing Diseases and Chronic Conditions
(Prevalence more than doubled since 1990)
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Stroke
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Lupus
  • Food Allergies
  • Celiac Disease
  • Irritable Bowel (IBS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Hypertension
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Leukemia
  • Melanoma
  • Squamous Cell Cancer
  • Diabetes I & II
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Cataracts
  • Obesity
  • Kidney Disease
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Erectile Dysfunction

Until recently, none of the 36 fast-growing diseases and chronic conditions exceeded typical global norms. In fact, prior to 1990, the prevalence of these conditions was just a fraction of current levels. Since then, the U.S. has added more than 394 million new cases and now leads the rest of the world by a wide margin. At least 170 million Americans are affected by at least one of the fast-growing diseases or conditions. The annual economic burden to society is nearly $3 trillion in increased health costs, decreased productivity, lost wages, etc. The social, emotional, and psychological cost to sufferers and their families is incalculable.

A New Era of Disease

Several characteristics appear to make the 36 fast-growing diseases and chronic conditions part of a “new era of disease.”

  • First, they are “GERMLESS.”
    Today, germs are no longer mostly to blame for our poor health. All 36 fast-growing diseases and conditions are “germless,” meaning they are NOT infectious maladies caused by bacteria, viruses, and the like. Instead, scientists believe they develop as a result of diet, lifestyle, or a host of environmental factors. In this sense, they are modern “man-made” ailments. They are diseases of civilization!
  • Second, they fall mostly within FOUR EMERGING DISEASE GROUPS.
    The 36 fastest-growing diseases and chronic conditions are not simply the usual suspects. While cardiovascular disease and cancers still persist in the U.S., the diseases experiencing the fastest growth and highest costs are associated primarily with four emerging disease groups: neurological disorders, auto-inflammatory diseases, sleep insufficiency, and obesity. Only three cancers (i.e., leukemia, melanoma, and squamous cell cancer) are currently among the fastest growing diseases.

    These emerging disease groups are mostly system-focused. Each is highly associated with either neurological, autoimmune, inflammatory, or metabolic processes. This means the 36 fast-growing diseases and chronic conditions attack either our brain, nervous system, immune system, or core ability to create vital energy.



  • Finally, there are NO CURES for most, if not all, of the conditions.
    While some of the fast-growing diseases and chronic conditions may be preventable by changing diet, lifestyle, or environmental exposures, definitive cures remain elusive. This proves frustrating for the many Americans (more than half!) already suffering from one or more of these conditions. Some say it feels like a life sentence of managing symptoms (usually with prescription drugs), with limited hope of full recovery.

    Even prevention may prove challenging. Avoiding dietary triggers (such as processed sugar) and lifestyle factors (such as poor sleep habits, inactivity, and smoking) seems relatively straightforward. But, dodging potential environmental causes is infinitely more problematic, especially those environmental factors not entirely within our control. For example, how can we totally avoid exposures to airborne chemicals or EMF pollution (i.e., electromagnetic fields/radiation)? These two environmental factors, along with pesticides, have each grown by more than 3000% since 1990. All three have been scientifically associated with the main diseases driving the current U.S. health crisis.

Is a Single Molecule to Blame for the Current Health Crisis?

After careful analysis of available research on the 36 fast-growing diseases and chronic conditions, I published a paper in 2016 titled, “The Root Cause in the Dramatic Rise of Chronic Disease.” The paper links all 36 fast-growing diseases and conditions to a single molecule in the body called peroxynitrite. To simplify, let’s call peroxynitrite, P.

Much of the scientific community has been keenly aware of the connection between P and chronic disease for more than a decade. According to a top team of scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), P is associated with more than sixty chronic diseases. In their landmark paper, “Nitric Oxide and Peroxynitrite in Health and Disease” (2007), the NIH team established P as one of the most devastating molecules created in the human body. In addition to linking it to more than 100 biological disruptions, the NIH team connected P with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Hundreds of scientists have shown that P both causes and acts in concert with other biological factors such as chronic inflammation and oxidative stress (i.e., high levels of free radicals in the body). It also cripples the mitochondria’s ability to create energy (ATP). These four biomarkers are highly correlated to most of the diseases of civilization, including all 36 fast-growing diseases and chronic conditions. According to U.S. government website, PUBMED, at least 8,000 studies confirm the extensive biochemical havoc P creates, including the more than 100 biological effects reported NIH.

Peroxynitrite destroying DNA

So what causes P in the body? Research points to several external factors shown to trigger production of P. For example:

  • Sugar in our diet, in particular high fructose corn syrup
  • Glyphosate in wheat, corn, soy, and other products
    Glyphosate is the active ingredient in herbicides used to control weeds (e.g., Mansanto’s RoundUp). Big industry now uses glyphosate to accelerate/increase crop yields. As a result, glyphosate is becoming more and more common in our food supply.
  • Other pesticides
  • Electromagnetic (EMF) pollution
    Electromagnetic pollution refers to the artificial electromagnetic fields and radiation (EMF/EMR) associated with wireless devices, consumer electronics, modern appliances, energy efficient lighting, electricity, and much more. Experts estimate we are now exposed to levels of electromagnetic radiation that are billions of times higher than those found in nature. Our exposure to EMF pollution began in the early 1900s when electricity was introduced into homes and other buildings. It has increased exponentially over the past 30 years as a result of the wireless and electronics revolutions and a strong push for energy efficiency. Interestingly, this is the same 30-year period during which the prevalence of new era “germless” diseases grew dramatically. A coincidence? Likely not!!
  • Chemical exposures
  • Heavy metal exposures

As alluded to above, high levels of P in the body can lead to other internal conditions associated with the development of disease and chronic health problems. These include oxidative stress, nitrative stress, chronic inflammation, mitochondrial dysfunction, autonomic dysfunction, and epithelial/endothelial dysfunction. These internal conditions can in turn lead to the production of even more P in the body. A vicious cycle of sorts!

The connection research scientists have established between peroxynitrite (P) and disease is exciting because it points to a possible path for identifying cures. If this molecule and its triggers could be controlled, the incidence of many devastating diseases and chronic conditions might be reduced or eliminated. Shockingly, it appears that insights about P from thousands of scientists have not made their way to the medical community. Many doctors have never heard of (P). In general, there is limited consensus among medical practitioners about the root causes of new era diseases and even fewer ideas about effective cures. The best many doctors do today is prescribe drugs for symptom management.

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If Scientists Know, Why Don’t We?……. Did We Miss the Memo?

The more I learned about the explosion of disease in the U.S. and the existence of possible root causes, the more incredulous I became. Why hadn’t I heard of this burgeoning health crisis? Sure, I’d read articles here and there on individual diseases. But, I don’t remember seeing major headlines or news segments outlining the big picture (i.e., the fact that many diseases and chronic conditions have skyrocketed in prevalence, all within a relatively short period of time). No TIME magazine cover story. No 60 Minutes special. No New York Times or Washington Post investigative reports. Only relative silence!

With this in mind, I submitted my findings to the U.S. President, several prestigious investigative news agencies, and half a dozen members of the 115th Congress. No response. While more than 4,700 scientists, researchers, and others have read my paper “The Root Cause in the Dramatic Rise of Chronic Disease” (ResearchGate), there seems to be little interest in this topic within the media or political arena. Health care costs are spiraling out of control. Debate on affordable health care options rages on. Why is there silence on the health crisis itself? And, if a single molecule sits at the heart of the crisis, why aren’t we closer to finding cures for fast-growing diseases and conditions?

The Plot Thickens…

When I discovered the crucial role peroxynitrite (P) plays in chronic disease, I contacted Dr. Pal Pacher, the lead author from the landmark NIH paper mentioned earlier. I asked Dr. Pacher, “Why don’t we know about peroxynitrite’s role in chronic disease?” He quickly responded that some pharmaceutical companies had tried to create a prescription drug to eliminate P from the body. However, these drug companies gave up because they were unable to synthesize a clean drug for public use. I was stunned.

I actually intended a much broader question, so I repeated it. “Why don’t ‘we’ know? I mean, why doesn’t the public know?” Silence. A chilling implication hung in the air. Could it be that both the medical community and the public are more dependent on the pharmaceutical industry than research scientists to communicate important scientific breakthroughs? This troubling realization points to a huge flaw in how science generally gets translated into clinical medicine. Though the scientific community is firmly aware of P’s role in disease, many physicians and others in the medical community have never heard of it. While disturbing in itself, what follows evokes an even more frightening question. Does this mean that unless scientific breakthroughs are successfully translated into prescription drugs or medical products, the medical community and the general public are left in the dark?

Later, after more research, I discovered more than 20 natural scavengers which can reduce, or possibly eliminate, P in the body. Herbs, spices, and supplements such rosemary, green tea, garlic, ginger, cloves, turmeric, vitamin E, and mega doses of citric acid (Vitamin C) are all capable of reducing levels of P. That’s when a light bulb really went on for me. Two epiphanies suddenly exploded into view.

  • First, why would any pharmaceutical company create a wonder drug that could eliminate disease for 170 million people? This single drug could potentially eliminate the need for hundreds of already successful drugs overnight. Profits would plummet. Shareholders would not be happy.
  • Second, if there are really so many natural scavengers for P, pharmaceutical companies may have little incentive to sink research and development dollars into creating a drug to reduce or eliminate it.


We’re living in a new era of disease. Germless neurological, autoimmune, inflammatory, and metabolic diseases are growing out of control. Together, government websites such as CDC, NCBI, and NIH report more than 700 million cases of 36 fast-growing diseases and chronic conditions in the U.S. More than 400 million new cases have been diagnosed in a single generation. This explosion of disease in the U.S. is crippling our economy, with an estimated annual cost to society of more than $2.7 trillion each year!

It seems clear the U.S. is experiencing a serious health crisis, and yet, the public remains mostly unaware of the epidemic. Worse yet, important scientific insights about potential root causes of chronic disease (i.e., peroxynitrite and related biological factors) are not finding their way to the medical community. Consequently, nearly 53% of Americans are left without access to possible cures and treatments for more than 3 dozen fast-growing diseases and chronic conditions. Worst of all, no one seems to be raising the warning flag about this important social and economic issue. Not our leaders. Not the media. Why not?

Important questions need to be answered!

    • Why hasn’t the public been informed about the scope and cost of the health crisis currently plaguing the U.S.?
    • What is preventing important scientific insights from more than 8,000 studies on peroxynitrite (P) and other related biological factors from finding their way to doctors and other medical practitioners?
    • Why isn’t more being done to find ways to control production of peroxynitrite (P) in the body?
    • What will it take for one or more courageous journalists to take a deep look at this critical social and economic issue?
    • When will Congress finally call for an investigation into the sudden explosion of so many diseases of civilization in such a short period of time?



“The Root Cause in the Dramatic Rise of Chronic Disease”  

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Safety of Wireless Technologies: The Scientific View

Safety of Wireless Technologies: The Scientific View

Safety of Wireless Technologies: The Scientific View

Written by Rich Lear

Wireless technologies have proliferated since 1990.   Until now, the impact of wireless technologies on society has been thought to be largely positive. Wireless technologies offer convenience and empower mobility while delivering wire-free access and instantaneous communications. Nearly 300 million Americans own at least one wireless device and more than one billion wireless devices are now in use. 

We have come to believe that microwave radiation from wireless technologies is safe. Yes, almost all wireless devices like cell phones, tablets, computers and game consoles use microwaves just like a microwave ovenSo, what does the science actually say?   

The 2012 BioInitiative Report, a 1,540-page study co-authored by a group of twenty-nine international scientists, cites more than 3,000 scientific studies that associate low-level exposures from wireless technologies and other sources of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) with dozens of diseases and biological effects in humans.    

  • Autism 
  • Brain Cancer 
  • Breast Cancer 
  • Leukemia 
  • Oxidative  Damage 
  • Blood Brain Barrier  
  • Biochemical Imbalances 
  • DNA Damage 

In May 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified microwave and radiofrequency radiation from wireless technologies as a possible human carcinogen (Group 2B).  

• Microwave and radiofrequency radiation can cause all Cancers.

In June of 1990, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was preparing to recommend the unthinkable: classify electromagnetic radiation (EMR) as a Class B-1 probable carcinogen. After a decade of research, leading scientists at the EPA had concluded that EMR probably causes cancer. By November of that year, White House science advisor, Allan Bromley, convinced the EPA to withdraw the 393 page report. Within days the conclusion to the report had been deleted and the U.S. government initiated the process of disassembling the EPA’s regional radiation labs. It would be another two decades before the cancer connection would finally be recognized.

• Electromagnetic radiation probably causes all Cancers

As far back as 1981, there was a growing concern about possible health effects from exposure to electromagnetic radiation from radiofrequency transmitters and telecommunication systems. The World Health Organization called a meeting to discuss global health impacts of radio waves and microwaves. The Geneva meeting, attended by 14 nations, surveyed over hundreds of scientific studies, with most showing biological effects from low-level exposures to microwaves and other EMFs. Bio-effects reported included alteration of neurons, decreases in serotonin, neurotransmitter imbalances, behavioral effects, convulsions, tremors, damage to the retina, cell death, chromosome aberrations, and DNA damage. It was at this meeting where the term “electro-pollution” was first coined.  

In 1971, the U.S. Navy reviewed of the science on wireless. Lt. Zorach Glaser, PhD documented the global science in the meta-study, “Reported Biological Phenomena (Effects) and Clinical Manifestations Attributed to Microwave and Radio-Frequency Radiation.” Glaser found more than 2,300 studies that link microwave signals and other EMR with biological impacts. The paper cites 132 different biological effects, symptoms, and diseases linked with wireless technologies.

As the above examples illustrate, the science connecting wireless signals and other forms of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) with biological effects and disease has existed for decades and is extensive. In fact, there are now more than 5,000 studies that link EMR with at least 132 biological impacts and more than 50 diseases.

Humans Are Electrical Creatures

Low levels of electrical energy can affect our health because humans are electrical creatures and our biological welfare depends critically on a delicate balance of electrical activity. Our brains and hearts utilize electrical impulses to function. Doctors use EKGs to measure the electrical activity of the heart and EEGs to gauge the electrical health of the brain. Trillions of cells exchange electrical messages, which coordinate and orchestrate our body chemistry.

The key components of these biological communications, which include ions, neurons and neurotransmitters, all depend crucially on low-level electrical energy. Even the cells in humans are electrical, operating at around 25 millivolts. Nobel Prize-nominee Dr. Robert Becker, known for his work and research in electrophysiology and electromedicine, details the electrical nature of our bodies in his landmark book, The Body Electric.

So, given the electrical nature of our bodies, what happens to the integrity of the “body electric” as the levels of electrical energy swell all around us? In particular, when will the most vulnerable to EMR—disproportionally women, children, and the elderly—pass the tipping point?

This question may already be answered by a phenomenon that has quietly unfolded over the past two decades: overall health in the U.S. has substantially declined and there has been a dramatic, yet unrecognized rise in chronic disease.

Statistics culled from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and PubMed are staggering. By 2015 in the U.S. population of 322 million, the number of instances of 36 fast-growing chronic diseases and medical conditions had mushroomed to nearly 700 million. That’s an average of 2.1 diseases and chronic conditions per American!

Many of these diseases and conditions were relatively unknown until the 1990s. Now they have become household names–autism, Alzheimer’s, ADHD, fibromyalgia, COPD, hypothyroidism, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), erectile dysfunction (ED), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), bipolar disorder, to name a few. Other more familiar diseases and conditions, including diabetes, asthma, depression, anxiety and leukemia, have also sky-rocketed.

Despite the massive amount of evidence to the contrary, the U.S. media and federal government agencies doggedly cling to the notion that wireless technologies are harmless (i.e., safe). Regulators persistently claim that the science showing biological effects is “inconclusive,” even though no public figure or federal agency will actually say, “microwave radiation from wireless is safe.” Why? Well, one reason is that federal agencies like the FCC and FDA reject science that considers non-thermal biological effects of EMR. This means no study showing biological effects from wireless is to be considered if the wireless signal fails to heat tissue.

The thermal effect limitation opens a convenient loophole. It allows regulators to ignore 5,000 studies showing biological effects from permissible levels of wireless and other EMR. It also allows regulators to enforce a model for public exposure standards that was developed in the 1950s.

Biological Mechanisms

Another reason critics have been reluctant to acknowledge the massive amount of evidence linking EMR and disease is that they point to a lack of consensus for a biological mechanism connecting EMR and disease. Yet, recent science suggests there are may be multiple biological pathways connecting EMR with disease and biological impacts. Here are three possible mechanisms which may act independently, or possibly as a system:

Voltage-gated Calcium Ion (VGCI) Theory

In 2013, Dr. Martin Pall, Ph.D., identifies just one possible biological mechanism. Pall’s “Electromagnetic Fields Act Via Activation of Voltage-Gated Calcium Channels to Produce Beneficial or Adverse Effects” (2013) outlines the process by which a bio-electrical mechanism enables wireless signals to activate systemic biological chaos and unleash disease. He describes voltage-gates within ion channels that act like switches, regulating the flow of ion messengers. Pall cites 23 studies that link EMR with voltage-gates switching on and off unpredictably. This ad-hoc activity of the voltage gates leads to the disruption of calcium ion (Ca++) cellular outflows and inflows. EMR-triggered changes in calcium ion levels then lead to increased levels of the anion nitric oxide (NO) and the increased production of the dangerous and prolific, oxidative agent, peroxynitrite (ONOO¯).

Peroxynitrite has been implicated in more than 60 chronic diseases by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) paper “Nitric Oxide and Peroxynitrite in Health and Disease.” The NIH paper details the massive destructive capabilities of peroxynitrite, including at least 97 biochemical disruptions. In a recent interview, lead author of the paper, Dr. Pal Pacher, Ph.D., agreed that peroxynitrite is likely the “smoking gun” for chronic disease. Pacher has authored 260 peer-reviewed publications and is listed among the top 50 most-cited researchers in the world in pharmacology and toxicology.

The connection between wireless technologies and peroxynitrite is pivotal. When peroxynitrite levels rise in the body, biological systems are thrown into chaos. A recent article details the association of peroxynitrite with 36 fast-growing diseases, all of which have more than doubled since 1990.

In the paper, seven common biological markers of disease are identified: oxidative stress (OX), nitrative stress (NOX), mitochondrial dysfunction (MD), autonomic dysfunction (AD), epithelial/ endothelial dysfunction (ED) and chronic systemic inflammation (CI). The final biological marker, a molecule called peroxynitrite, is both associated with all 36 diseases and each of the six biological markers. Whether peroxynitrite is the prime mover through initial causation, or simply an accelerator of the six biomarkers, its link to EMR and in particular, wireless, is undeniable. The “Root Cause in Dramatic Rise of Chronic Disease,” calls the coincidence of these 7 biofactors, P-Factor.

Below is a graphic mapping the relationship of the six biofactors to peroxynitrite.

Chronic Inflammation

Chronic Inflammation (CI) is a condition which can be created by a chronically triggered immune system. In the case of chronic exposures from EMR, scientists have shown how EMR can cause inflammatory cytokines and histamines to be released. What follows is a chronic state of inflammation. Over time this chronic state can triggers an oxidative response, which in turn, creates more inflammation.(12)

This inflammatory response is spelled out in the BioInitiative Report (1) by Dr. Olle Johansson, PhD of the Karolinska Institute (home of the Nobel Prize). In his article, Dr. Johansson shows how electrical fields trick the innate immune system into thinking the body is being attacked by a foreign invader like a virus or bacteria. Johansson shows how the immune system triggers a release of inflammatory substances as a response to the “perceived” attack. As exposures to electromagnetic radiation (EMR), particularly wireless radiation, is continuous, chronic exposures from microwaves, produce a chronic inflammatory response. Chronic inflammation eventually exhausts the adrenal glands, leading to fatigue, cognitive impacts, fuzzy thinking, irritability, anxiety and memory loss. More important, chronic inflammation is linked to almost all germless, chronic diseases.

Oxidative Stress

It turns out that the natural environmental stress response entails the release of an oxidative burst at the cellular level. Studies show that EMR creates both damaging free-radicals (Oxidative Stress) (OX) and Nitrative Stress (NOX). In his survey of 140 studies investigating the EMR association between oxidative or nitrative stress with EMR, Dr. Henry Lai discovered a powerful link between the two. His paper shows that 123 out of 140 studies link cell phones, Wi-Fi and other EMR with increased oxidative stress (OX) and nitrative stress (NOX).

EMR and P-Factor

It should also be noted that as cited in Appendix A, ten of the most often-cited biological impacts from EMR are also directly linked with the effects from peroxynitrite. All ten are also biologically-linked with the other six biofactors. The linkages are mainly through inflammation and free radical production (oxidative stress). However there is increasingly evidence that the coincidence of the following: 1) EMR, 2) peroxynitrite and the 3) six biofactors are connected with the 36 fastest-growing diseases in the US.

There has been a sudden explosion of disease in the US. Some call it a health crisis. While there have been over 400 million cases of at least one of 36 fast-growing diseases since 1990, the number of wireless devices has grown by more than 6085%. In a single generation 36 diseases have doubled, 20 have tripled, and 16 quadrupled. The annual economic cost to the US: $2.7 trillion. The two trends are eerily correlated. But what does the science say about causation?

According to merging science, the chain of causation linking microwave radiation and EMI to chronic disease and aging outcomes may look something like this:

In the graphic above, the triangle represents a potential external trigger for P-Factor like microwave radiation (MW) or dirty electricity. The body’s natural stress response to an environmental stressor like EMR triggers one, or all of the following:

  • Peroxynitrite (ONOO) – through the activation of dramatic changes in calcium ion levels caused by calcium ion voltage gates being triggered by EMR. (11)
  • Chronic Inflammation (CI), which is chronically triggered by immune system activation by EMR, which in turn, causes cytokines and histamines to be released. This level of inflammation also triggers a oxidative response, which in turn, creates more inflammation. (12)
  • Oxidative Stress (OX): the natural environmental stress response entails the release of an oxidative burst at the cellular level. Studies show EMR creates both damaging free-radicals (OX) and
  • Nitrative Stress (NOX). Henry Lai surveyed 140 studies associating oxidative or nitrative stress with EMR. 123 out of 140 studies link cell phones, Wi-Fi and other EMR with increased oxidative stress (OX) and nitrative stress (NOX).
  • Autonomic Dysfunction (AD): EMR triggers the autonomic nervous system (9): It creates autonomic dysfunction (AD). 111 studies show microwave/ radio frequency radiation trigger false signals within central nervous system (CNS), which can then speed up heart rate (heart palpitations), disturb sleep, affect sex drive and disrupt cellular signaling (communications).

Dramatic Change in our Electrical Environment:

Our electrical environment has changed dramatically since 1990. Wireless devices have grown by more than 6085%. Recent articles predict there will be 20 billion Internet connected devices (IOT) world-wide by 2020.

Passing the Tipping Point?

Statistics on chronic disease suggest millions of people may have already passed the tipping point of safety from exposure to wireless and other electromagnetic radiation. Evidence of increasing levels of electrical energy in the environment helps complete the picture of the dramatic rise in chronic disease. In 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) described background levels of electrical energy around the world as “many orders of magnitude times higher” than the natural environment. Now, in typical U.S. cities, people using wireless technology are exposed to EMR levels 40-100 times higher than the levels described by WHO just over a decade ago.

Despite warnings from more than 7,000 scientists linking EMR to harmful biological effects and disease, the general public in the US has not been sufficiently informed. Somehow the science has not made its way through the tight nets of so many federal agencies. Despite being entrusted by the Environmental Protection ACT with the responsibility for protecting us from harm, the FCC and FDA have failed to communicate the link between our electrical environment and our health.


The mechanism and path of causation has been eloquently laid out in the science. Peer-reviewed science asserts that the connection between wireless and calcium ion channel disruption has been established (Pall). The link between high intracellular calcium levels and peroxynitrite is widely accepted. Pacher’s NIH paper suggests peroxynitrite is a smoking gun for more than 60 chronic diseases. Chronic diseases are currently plaguing more than 170 million Americans without a widely recognized cause and no cure in sight.

Taken together, the research findings from NIH, the U.S. Navy, Martin Pall, and scores of concerned scientists outline the following chain of causation:

Wireless Signal >>triggers voltage-gated calcium ion channels >> peroxynitrite >>Disease

There is a huge elephant in the room. It is time to begin the honest dialogue on the potential hazards of wireless. We can continue to deny the science but we cannot avoid the consequences of such denial. The Environmental Protection Act admonishes federal agencies to protect the American people by monitoring their actions, which could potentially cause harm. Instead these agencies, by denying non-thermal biological effects from microwave radiation, have shielded us from the conversation about wireless technologies and our health.

In the US, we’re facing a tipping point. Disease is dramatically on the rise, symptoms from wireless technologies like headaches, sleep issues, mood swings, joint pain, brain fog, memory issues and poor learning are plaguing our lives. Four new categories of disease have exploded. Autoimmune, inflammatory, metabolic and neurological diseases have become endemic. Millions are suffering. Our nation has been slow to make the connection between our decline in health and our electrical environment. Meanwhile, the weight of the science is, indeed, conclusive. Only one question remains:


“Will we have the courage to listen and embrace our moral fiber to act?”


(1) Carpenter DO, Sage C, Behari J, Xu, Lai H, Blank M, Johansson O, Grigoriev Y, Salford L, Nittby H, Hardell L, Mild KH, Carlberg, Kundi M, Davanipour Z, Sobel L, Blackman CF, Belyaev I, Heroux, Ying Li, Liboff AR, Rajamani P, Bellieni CV, Pinto I, Herbert M, Oberfeld G, Gee D, Carlberg M, Fragopoulou A, Nittby H, Persson BR. Thomsen A. Gee D

“BioInitiative 2012, A Rationale for Biologically-based Exposure Standards for Low-Intensity Electromagnetic Radiation”; http://www.bioinitiative.org/table-of-contents/

(2) Glaser, ZR

“Bibliography of Reported Biological Phenomena (Effects) and Clinical Manifestations Attributed to Microwave and    Radio-Frequency Radiation”; Naval Medical Research Institute, October 1971; http://www.magdahavas.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Navy_Radiowave_Brief.pdf                  

(3) Pacher P1, Beckman JS, Liaudet L.

Nitric oxide and peroxynitrite in health and disease. Physiol Rev. 2007 Jan; 87(1):315-424.


(4) Pall, Martin L

“Electromagnetic fields act via activation of voltage-gated calcium channels to produce beneficial or adverse effects.” J Cell Mol Med. 2013 Aug; 17(8): 958–965. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3780531/

(5) 3rd International EMF Seminar in China: Electromagnetic Fields and Biological Effects Guilin, China October 13-17, 2003 Sponsored by Ministry of Health, China; World Health Organization International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection

(6) Environmental Health Criteria 16 (1981): Radiofrequency and Microwaves
WHO, Geneva, Switzerland, ISBN 92-4-154076-1
Published under the joint sponsorship of UNEP, WHO and IRPA

(7) Lai, Henry, Research Professor at University of Washington

Studies on oxidative stress effect of radiofrequency radiation

(8) Lear, Richard A. “Root Cause in the Dramatic Rise of Chronic Disease.” ResearchGate 2016/18

(9) Bergman, W

Effect of Microwaves on the Central Nervous System


Biological Impacts shared between EMR and Peroxynitrite:

EMR/ Peroxynitrite triggers production of stress proteins.

EMR/ Peroxynitrite interferes with cell signaling.

EMR/ Peroxynitrite damages DNA

EMR/ Peroxynitrite trigger Immune System to produce Inflammation.

EMR/ Peroxynitrite raises stress hormone Cortisol

EMR/ Peroxynitrite create Oxidative Stress (OX) (Free radicals)

EMR/ Peroxynitrite trigger calcium ion imbalances (highly toxic for body)

EMR/ Peroxynitrite increase permeability of blood brain barrier (BBB)

EMR/ Peroxynitrite damage sperm and reduces Testosterone.

EMR/ Peroxynitrite elevate blood sugar levels.


Following is a sampling of biological impacts from wireless signals, which are identified across 2308 studies, compiled by the US NAVY in a survey of the global science: “Reported Biological Phenomena (Effects) and Clinical Manifestations attributed to Microwave and Radio-Frequency Radiation:”

Central Nervous System Effects (9)



Cranial nerve disorders

Vagomimetic action of the Heart; sympatico-mimetic action

Autonomic Nervous System Effects (4)

Alteration of the heart rhythm


Structural alteration of the synapses of the vagus nerve

Stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system (Bradycardia

Genetic and Chromosomal Changes (5)

Chromosome aberrations



Tumors (cancer)

Cellular changes (somatic alterations)

Psychological Disorders (17)




Lack of concentration




Increased irritability

Memory loss

Chest pain

Vascular Disorders (2)


Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Blood Disorders (14)

Blood and bone marrow

Blood glucose concentration (increase)

Blood Histamine content (inflammatory marker)

Cholesterol and lipids

Albumin/ globulin ration (decrease)

Enzyme and other biochemical changes (13)

Alteration in cell division

Change in concentration of Glycogen in Liver

Tissue cultures killed

Metabolic Disorders (4)

Gastro-intestinal disorders (4)



Epigastric pain

Altered secretion of stomach (digestive juices

Endocrine Gland Changes (8)

Altered pituitary function


Thyroid enlargement

Altered adrenal cortex activity

Decreased corticosteroids in blood

Hypogonadism (decreased testosterone production) – low T

Changes in physiological Function (29)

Decreased fertility

Altered sex ratio of births (more females)

Altered blood flow

Altered menstrual activity

Structural changes in cerebral cortex

Myocardial necrosis


Alteration of diameter of blood vessels

Liver enlargement

Alteration in sensitivity to light, sound and olfactory stimuli

Altered rate of calcification (osteoporosis)

Miscellaneous Effects (10)

Metallic taste in mouth

Loss of hair

Sensations of buzzing, vibrations, pulsations, tickling about head and ears

Copious perspiration, salivation

Changes in circadian rhythms


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There is mounting scientific evidence that our electrical environment really matters. (1,3,10)

Dozens of studies confirm that everything from wireless exposures from cell phones, Bluetooth and Wifi to magnetic fields, radiated from laptops, computers and space heaters, can affect our health.

Should we also be concerned about increasing levels of dirty electricity?

Dirty electricity is a recently-coined term, which describes electromagnetic interference (EMI) or electrical noise that radiates from devices, modern appliances and electrical circuits. In the past decade, it has become ubiquitous. Research suggests that this type of chaotic electrical energy (4) can trigger inflammation (1); and headaches, lack of focus, irritability and anxiety. (5) Two studies show dirty electricity may even cause cancer. (6, 7)

Could dirty electricity be putting the US at a competitive disadvantage in education, business and sport? Let’s take a look:

Exactly when and how did this potential threat from dirty electricity arise? The ‘when’ question evokes a simple guess. While dirty electricity has been around for more than a generation, it probably only became a health factor in the past decade or, so. Let’s see why:

Explosion of digital devices and efficiency lighting

High levels of dirty electricity are a result of the unprecedented explosion of electronics and green technologies. The dramatic growth of digital devices and adoption of efficiency lighting is creating a logjam on our electrical circuits. Every added device plugged into your electrical outlets increases the chaos of competing electrical signals. And that can create an even bigger problem.

Rising levels of Dirty Electricity

Our living environments are suddenly filled with potentially harmful electrical energy. Our circuits and devices are throwing off electrical spikes and surges, which are called voltage transients. Ironically voltage transients are both unusable and wasted. The result is rising levels of airborne EMI flooding our living spaces.

And while most don’t notice this invisible phenomenon, something crucial is happening all the same. This interference can radiate ‘positive’ and ‘erratic’ energy onto our bodies. Scientist have suggested that it then can couple to our bodies and possibly interfere with our own critical biological signals.

Dirty electricity is created by devices that are plugged-in: For example: computers, game consoles, Wi-Fi, battery chargers, fluorescent lights, solar power and anything that uses an AC adapter can cause dirty electricity.

Why should we be concerned? It turns out that radiated electrical energy like dirty electricity has been shown to be bioactive (1). That is, when dirty electricity comes into contact with our bodies, it can fundamentally affect our health. This chaotic electrical energy can couple to our bodies and can cause biological effects in humans. So far, as many as 5000 studies (2) have shown low-levels of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) contributes to at least 132 biological effects and dozens of diseases. (3) Dirty electricity is just one form of EMR and it may be one of the most pernicious. Fortunately it is possibly the only form of EMR, which can be successfully addressed with filtration. Dirty electricity filters, like those offered by Greenwave, can significantly reduce exposure to the chaotic electrical energy being produced by our favorite electronics and energy saving devices.

Dirty Electricity – is it an emerging global health threat?

Dirty Electricity has become a popular term to describe the EMI radiating from our electrical circuits. Research has shown that this type of chaotic electrical energy (4) can trigger inflammation (1), headaches, lack of focus, irritability and anxiety (5) — and may be associated with cancer. (6, 7)

While dirty electricity is an increasing problem worldwide, global electrical standards outside of the US are cushioning the blow elsewhere. For instance tight regulations in the European Union (EU) on EMI caused by electrical devices serves to reduce the dirty electricity problem by as much as 50% there. But what about in the US?

Asked differently, how does all this excess electrical energy translate into impacting the competitiveness of the US in education, business and sport? The short answer: dirty electricity and other forms of EMR may be affecting our optimal health. Optimal health is crucial to peak performance across each of these areas. But there’s more. Besides optimal health, which implies physical health. There is also a key mental component of optimal health which underlies peak performance within education, business and sport. And this is where EMR may have the greatest impact. Our attitude, attention and cognitive abilities are critically affected by our electrical environment.

In a single generation, the US has quietly experienced a major setback in public health. Eight neurological diseases and conditions have more than tripled with no apparent explanation. Another twenty-eight auto-inflammatory, neurological, sleep and metabolic conditions have more than doubled (9). More than 170 million Americans are living with chronic diseases and/ or medical conditions. Meanwhile both dirty electricity and other EMR has grown by as much as 6085%.

Here is a snapshot of the growth (1990-2015), prevalence and annual cost for the neurologically-based diseases and conditions in the US (9):

There is little evidence that any one of these diseases is caused by germs. Instead all are caused by something in our diet, lifestyle or environment. Research has shown that all these conditions are associated with a single molecule made in the body called peroxynitrite. Let’s call it P. An elite scientific team from the National Institutes of Health has associated peroxynitrite (P) with over one hundred biological effects and sixty chronic diseases in their landmark paper, “Nitric Oxide and Peroxynitrite in Health and Disease.”

So what causes P? Scientists like Dr. Pacher, the lead scientist on the NIH paper, believes one obvious trigger is sugar. In particular, he cites high fructose corn syrup as one chief suspect. Dozens of studies confirm Dr. Pacher’s belief. Dr. Stephanie Seneff of MIT links P with a pesticide that has been added to wheat, corn and soy crops, beginning around 1998. This chemical is called glyphosate – more popularly known as Roundup. Still, the most convincing evidence may arise from the effects of the burgeoning electrical environment which surrounds us every day. This is the meteoric rise of our constant exposures to EMR.

Dr. Martin Pall, PhD of Washington State University makes a strong case (10) that electrical energy in the form of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from devices like cell phones and Wi-Fi is disrupting key messaging within and without our cells. Apparently all this additional electrical energy is affecting concentrations of calcium ions, which use electrochemical techniques to signal the cells. These imbalances can create inflammation and free radicals (oxidative stress) in the body. Both inflammation and oxidative stress are associated with almost every chronic disease from cancer to diabetes; from heart disease to Alzheimer’s. They are also associated with the fastest-growing neurological and autoimmune conditions like anxiety, MS, depression, sleep issues, bi-polar, erectile dysfunction, diabetes II and many more.

Could the dramatic increase in electromagnetic radiation in the environment from wireless signals, electronic devices and dirty electricity be stealing our peak performance? When you think about the potential impacts from inflammation and free radicals in undermining performance in athletics, academics and even business, it’s not much of stretch.

Substantial science has already linked electrical fields to health, disease and inflammation. But most of us are still blaming emotional, physical and psychological stress for our performance shortcomings. Perhaps we should simply turn off our technology when we sleep and install a few dirty electricity filters and test the theory. The science suggests it wouldn’t take long to see changes in our attitude, attention, focus and most of all – our performance. And it would be a whole lot cheaper!


(1) – Carpenter DO, Sage C, Behari J, Xu, Lai H, Blank M, Johansson O, Grigoriev Y, Salford L, Carlberg et al CV, et al  “BioInitiative 2012, A Rationale for Biologically-based Exposure Standards for Low-Intensity Electromagnetic Radiation”; http://www.bioinitiative.org/table-of-contents/(1) Carpenter DO, Sage C, Behari J, Xu, Lai H, Blank M, Johansson O, Grigoriev Y, Salford L, Carlberg et al CV, et al  “BioInitiative 2012, A Rationale for Biologically-based Exposure Standards for Low-Intensity Electromagnetic Radiation”; http://www.bioinitiative.org/table-of-contents/

(2) – More than 5000 studies show biological effects from low-level exposures to electrical fields such as radiofrequency, EMI and microwave radiation. This level is reached in just two studies: (1) the BioInitiative Report (2800 studies) and (3) US Navy study (2208) – see below.

(3) – Glaser, ZR “Bibliography of Reported Biological Phenomena (Effects) and Clinical Manifestations Attributed to Microwave and    Radio-Frequency Radiation”; Naval Medical Research Institute, October 1971 http://justproveit.net/sites/default/files/prove-it/files/military_radiowave.pdf

(4) – Chaotic Electrical Energy – non-sinusoidal, or continuous waveform. (i.e. modulated wave form, pulsed, AC (alternating current or EMI – electromagnetic interference (dirty electricity)

(5) – Havas, M, Olstad, A. “Power quality affects teacher wellbeing and student behavior in three Minnesota Schools; Science Total Environment. 2008 Sep 1;402 (2-3):157-62. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.04.046. Epub 2008 Jun 16.

(6) Milham, S, Morgan L. L., “A New Electromagnetic Exposure Metric: High Frequency Voltage Transients Associated with Increased Cancer Incidence in Teachers in a California School” American Journal of Industrial Medicine (2008).

(7) World Health Organization (WHO) May 31, 2011; IARC CLASSIFIES RADIOFREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS AS POSSIBLY CARCINOGENIC TO HUMANS.  http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2011/pdfs/pr208_E.pdf 

(8) Pacher P1, Beckman JS, Liaudet L. Nitric oxide and peroxynitrite in health and disease. Physiol Rev. 2007 Jan; 87(1):315-424. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2248324/

(9) Lear, Richard A “Root Cause in the Dramatic Rise of Chronic Disease.” ResearchGate, September 2016

(10) Pall, Martin L “Electromagnetic fields act via activation of voltage-gated calcium channels to produce beneficial or adverse effects.” J Cell Mol Med. 2013 Aug; 17(8): 958–965. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3780531/

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