Full Signal: Tune in to the Truth About Cells Marilynn Preston

Full Signal: Tune in to the Truth About Cells Marilynn Preston
C The San Fernando Valley Sun December 10, 2009

Normally, I stay away from scary movies, but I couldn’t resist going to the world premiere of a terrifying documentary called “Full Signal” last week at the Santa Fe Film Festival.

No blood, no Gore, just the electrifying truth. There are an estimated 4 billion cell phone users around the world, and that number is rapidly increasing. To give us the kind of connection we all crave, thousands and thousands of cell phone towers and antennas have been built and ¡ª as filmmaker Talal Jabari documents ¡ª hidden from view on rooftops and behind trees, disguised as chimneys and church spires, and kept as far under the regulatory radar as possible.

The problem is the electromagnetic field¡ªthe EMFs¡ªcreated by all this constant connectivity disrupt our own normal cell activity and wind up making some of us very sick.

Can you hear me? Cancer? Alzheimer’s? Brain tumors? Autism? Fertility impairment? Hormone disruptions? The list of health problems linked to EMF exposure and documented in “Full Signal” goes on and on, locally and globally, with more and more scientists, researchers and citizen activists from around the world sounding the alarm.

“Prolonged exposure to radiofre-quency and microwave radiation from cell phones, cordless phones, cell towers, Wi-Fi and other technologies has been linked to interference with short-term memory and concentration, sleep disruption, headaches and dizziness, fatigue, immune disruption, skin rashes and changes in cardiac function,” says Dr. Martin Blank on the highly regarded Website www.Bioitiative.org, one of many Websites you can connect to via the www.Fullsignalmovie.org site.

The scary part is how we tune it all out because we love our cell phones and wouldn’t know how to live without them. In certain ways ¡ª through email, social networking, small screen viewing ¡ª your mobile devices create your world.

In other ways, they can destroy it and your¡¡well-being by overcooking your innards until some part of your body, brain or behavior breaks down.

AT&T, we have a problem.

The meltdown effect of wireless technology on your well-being depends on your individual sensitivity and your exposure level.

“It is generally not appreciated that there is a cumulative effect (on our bodies) and that talking on the cell phone for an hour a day for 10 years can add up to 10,000 watts of radiation. That’s 10 times more than you get from putting your head in a microwave oven,” says Dr. Paul Rosch, clinical professor of medicine and psychology at the New York Medical College.

Help! My ears are ringing. “A two-minute call can alter brain function in a child for an hour,” he says, “which is why other countries ban their sale or discourage their use under age 18.”

Age 18? That’s certainly not the American way. We’re starting kids out with Barbie phones at age 8. See how CTB (Cell Technology Breakdown) has already affected our collective brains?

“There is no question EMFs (electromagnetic fields) have a major effect on neurological functioning,” writes brain researcher Eric Braverman, M.D. a contributor to the very juicy Electromagetichealth.com¡¡Website.

“They (EMFs) slow our brain waves and affect our long-term mental clarity.We should minimize exposure as much as possible to optimize neurotransmitter levels and prevent deterioration of health.”

Deterioration of health. That’s where I came into the picture, sitting through the world premiere of “Full Signal,” wishing it were clearer, sharper, better, but very happy to know it’s available and part of an ongoing campaign to raise awareness.

Can you hear me now? Alarming numbers of people ¡ª children are most vulnerable¡ªare getting sick, not just here in the U.S. but in hot spots around the globe. This isn’t speculation anymore. It is science, say the public health doctors and researchers Talal Jabari interviewed in eight countries and six U.S. cities. He’s a former “60Minutes” producer and really did his homework.

I urge you to start doing your own homework. Meanwhile … 1) Power down whenever you can; 2) use the speaker or a non-transmitting ear device; 3) take the wireless phone out of your bedroom; 4) don’t let your community deteriorate into a toxic soup of EMFs.

Hello? Are you still there?

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