EMF Lessons From The Past: Reported Effects In 1972

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EMF Lessons From The Past: Reported Effects In 1972

In 1972 the Naval Medical Research Institute issued a research report titled “Bibliography Of Reported Biological Phenomena (‘Effects’) And Clinical Manifestations Attributed To Microwave And Radio-Frequency Radiation”. This report is a second printing with revisions, corrections and additions from an earlier print published in 1971. It is a bibliography of over 2000 studies published up to June 1971 of the biological effects of radio frequencies and microwave radiation, with a special attention on the effects on humans of non-ionizing radiation at these frequencies. The report was compiled by Zorach R. Glaser. In the first chapter he reports the biological effects of this radiation on humans. Now you can refute that there have been no studies done before 1970, and you can refute that there is no effect. Studies have been done, a lot of them. There is an effect.

An outline of reported effects and a full bibliography can be downloaded here:

Dr. Glaser can be found here:

The complete collection of documents still exists. You can read more about it on Dr. Magda Havas’ website:

Biological Effects Of Microwave And Radio-Frequency Radiation

Heating of organs:

  1. Whole body, hyperpyrexia
  2. Skin
  3. Bone and bone marrow
  4. Lens of Lye, corneal damage
  5. Genitalia
  6. Brain
  7. Sinuses
  8. Metal implants

Changes in physiologic function:

  1. Striated muscle contraction
  2. Alteration of diameter of blood vessels, dilation
  3. Changes in the oxidative processes in tissues and organs
  4. Liver enlargement
  5. Altered sensitivity to drug stitruli
  6. Decreased spermatogenesis
  7. Altered sex ratio of blrths
  8. Altered menstrual activity
  9. Altered fetal development
  10. Icreased lactation in nursing mothers
  11. Reduction in diuresis
  12. Altered penal function
  13. Changes in conditioned reflexes
  14. Increased electrical resistance of skin
  15. Changes in the structure of skin receptors of the digestive and blood-carrying systems
  16. Altered blood flow rate
  17. Alterations in the biocurrents of the cerebral cortex
  18. Changes in the rate of clearance of tagged ions from tissue
  19. Reversible structural changes in the cerebral cortex and the diencephalon
  20. Electrocardiographic changes
  21. Alterations in sensitivity to light, sound, and olfactory stimuli
  22. Functional and pathological changes in the eyes: decrease in size of blind spot, altered color recognition, changes in intraocular pressure, lacrimation, trembling of eyelids, less opacity and coagulation, altered tissue respiration and altered reduction-oxidation processes
  23. Myocardial necrosis
  24. Hemorrhage in lungs, liver, gut, and brain at fatal levels of radiation
  25. Generalized degeneration of all body tissue at fatal levels of radiation
  26. Loss of anatomical parts
  27. Death
  28. Dehydration
  29. Altered rate of calcification of certain tissues

Central nervous system effects:

  1. Headaches
  2. Inomnia
  3. Restlessness
  4. Electroencephalographic changes
  5. Cranial nerve disorders
  6. Pyramidal tract lesions
  7. Conditioned reflex disorders
  8. Vagomimetic action of the heart, sympaticomimetic action
  9. Seizures, convulsions

Autonomic nervous system effects:

  1. Neuro-vegetative disorders
  2. Fatigue
  3. Structural alterations in the synapses of the vagus nerve
  4. Stimalatin of parasympathetic nervous system and lnhibition of the sympathetic nervous system

Peripheral nervous system effects:

  1. Effects on locomotor nerves

Psychological disorders:

  1. Neurasthenia
  2. Depression
  3. Impotence
  4. Anxiety
  5. Lack of concentration
  6. Hypochondria
  7. Dizziness
  8. Hallucinations
  9. Sleepiness
  10. Insomnia
  11. Increased irritability
  12. Decreased appetite
  13. Loss of memory
  14. Scalp sensations
  15. Increased fatigability
  16. Chest pain
  17. Tremor of the hands

Behavioral changes (aninal studies):

  1. Reflexive, operant, avoidance and discrimination behaviors

Blood disorders:

Changes in

  1. Blood and bone marrow
  2. Phagocytic and bactericidal functions of [unreadable]
  3. Hemolysis rate (increases)
  4. Sedimentation rate (increases)
  5. Number of erythrocytes (decreases)
  6. Blood glucose concentration (increases)
  7. Blood histamine content
  8. Cholesterol and lipids
  9. Gamma globulin and total protein concentration
  10. Number of eosinophils
  11. Albumin/globulin ratio (decrease)
  12. Phemopoiesis
  13. Leukopenia (increase in number of white cells) ancl leukocytosis
  14. Reticulocytosis

Vascular disorders:

  1. Thrombosis
  2. Hypertension

Enzyme and other biochemical changes:

Changes in activity of:

  1. Cholinesterase
  2. Phosphatase
  3. Transaminase
  4. Amylase
  5. Carboxydismutase
  6. Protein denaturation
  7. Toxin, fungus and virus inactivation (at high radiation dose levels), bacteriostatic effect
  8. Tissue cultures killed
  9. Alteration in rate of coli division
  10. Increased concentration of RNA in lymphocytes, and decreased Concentration in Brain, Liver and Spleen
  11. Changes in pyruvic acid, lactic acid and creatinine excretions
  12. Change in concentration of glycogen in liver (hlyperglycemia)
  13. Alteration in concentration of 17-ketosteroids in urine

Metabolic disorders:

  1. Glycosuria
  2. Increase in urinary phenol
  3. Alteration of rate of metabolic enzymatic processes
  4. Altered carbohydrate metabolism

Gastro-intestinal disorders:

  1. Anorexia
  2. Epigastric pain
  3. Constipation
  4. Altered secretion of stomach “digestive juices”

Endocrine gland changes:

  1. Altered pituitary function
  2. Hyperthyroidism
  3. Thyroid enlargement
  4. Increased uptake of radioactive iodine by thyroid gland
  5. Altered adrenal cortex activity
  6. Decreased corticosteroids in blood
  7. Decreased glucocorticoidal activity
  8. Hypogonadism (usually decreased testosterone production)

Histological changes:

  1. Changes in tubular epithelium of testicles
  2. Gross changes

Genetic and chromosomal changes:

  1. Chromosome aberrations (e.g. Linear shortening, pseudochiasm, diploid structures, amitotic division, bridging, “sticky” chromosomes, irregularities in chromosomal envelope)
  2. Mutations
  3. Mongolism
  4. Somatic alterations (changes in cell not involving nucleus or chromosomes, cellular transformation)
  5. Neoplastic diseases (e.g. Tumors)

Pearl chain effect (intracellular orientation of subcellular part cles and orientation of cellular and other (non-biologic) particles)

Also, orientation of animals, birds, and fish in electromagnetic fields

Miscellaneous effects:

  1. Sparking between dental fillings
  2. Peculiar metallic taste in mouth
  3. Changes in optical activity of colloidal solutions
  4. Treatment for syphilis, poliomyelitis, skin diseases
  5. Loss of hair
  6. Brittleness of hair
  7. Sensations of buzzing vibrations, pulsations and tickling about the head and ears
  8. Copious perspiration, salivation and protrusion of tongue
  9. Changes in the operation of implanted cardiac pacemakers
  10. Changes in circadian rhythms

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