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wireless radiation

Here’s a real whopper from our friends in the Navy. It’s the table of contents from a 100-page summary of 2000 research papers on the harmfulness of wireless radiation. Everyone who was anyone in the rollout of wireless technology knew this stuff 50 years ago. That they went full steam ahead anyway tells you what our place we occupy in their worldview.

Here is the full summary.

Biological Phenomena (‘Effects’) and Clinical Manifestations Attributed to Microwave and Radio-Frequency Radiation

Abstract: More than 2000 references on the biological responses to radio frequency and microwave radiation, published up to June 1971, are included in the bibliography. Particular attention has been paid to the effects on man of non-ionizing radiation at these frequencies. The citations are arranged alphabetically by author, and contain as much information as possible so as to assure effective retrieval of the original documents. An outline of the effects which have been attributed to radio frequency and microwave radiation is also part of the report.

Tags: Biological Effects, Non-Ionizing Radiation, Radar Hazards, Radio Frequency Radiation, Microwave Radiation, Health Hazards, Bibliography, Electromagnetic Radiation Injury

Naval Medical Research Institute
Research Report
Report No. 2 Revised
Zorach R. Glaser, Ph.D. LT, MSC, USNR


It is the hope of the author that this bibliography will provide guidance to the diffuse and conflicting literature on the biological responses to electromagnetic radiation at radio- and microwave-frequencies, with particular reference to the effects of concern to man. Such guidance is needed in the formulation and appraisal of criteria and limits of human exposure to “non-ionizing” radiation, and in the planning and conduct of future research…

  1. Heating of Organs* (Applications: Diathermy, Electrosurgery, Electrocoagulation, Electrodessication, Electrotomy)
    1. Whole Body (temperature regulation defect), Hyperpyrexia
    2. Skin
    3. Bone and Bone Marrow
    4. Eye a. Lens: cataractous lesions - due to the avascular nature of the lens vhich prevents adequate heat dissipation b. Corneal damage also possible at extremely high frequencies.
    5. Genitalia (tubular degeneration of testicles)
    6. Brain
    7. Sinuses
    8. Metal Inplants (burns near hip pins, etc.) The effects are generally reversible except for 4a.
  2. Changes in Physiologic Function
    1. Striated Muscle Contraction
    2. Alteration of Diameter of Blood Vessels (increased vascular elasticity), Dilation
    3. Changes in the Oxidative Processes in Tissues and Organs
    4. Liver Enlargement
    5. Altered Sensitivity to Drug Stimuli
    6. Decreased Spermatogenesis (decreased fertility, to sterility)
    7. Altered Sex Ratio of Births (more girls!)
    8. Altered Menstrual Activity
    9. Altered Fetal Development
    10. Decreased Lactation in nursing Mothers 1l. Reduction in Diuresis (Ua+ excretion, via urine output)
    11. Altered Renal function (decreased filtration of tubules)
    12. Changes in Conditioned Reflexes
    13. Decreased Electrical Resistance of Skin
    14. Changes in the Structure of Skin Receptors of tie (a) Digestive, and (b) Blood-Carrying Systems
    15. Altered Blood Flow Rate
    16. Alterations In the Biocurrents (EEG?) of the Cerebral Cortex (in animals)
    17. Changes In the Rate of Clearance of Tagged Ions from Tissue
    18. Reversible Structural Changes In the Cerebral Cortex and the Diencephalon
    19. Electrocardiographic (EKG) Changes
    20. Alterations In Sensitivity to Light, Sound, and Olfactory Stimuli
    21. Functional (a) and Pathological (b) Changes in the Eyes: (a) decrease in size of blind spot, altered color recognition, changes in intraocular pressure, lacrimation, trembling of eyelids, (b) lens opacity and coagulation, altered tissue respiration, and altered reduction-oxidation processes
    22. Myocardial Necrosis
    23. Hemorrhage in Lungs, Liver, Gut, and Brain At Fatal Levels of Radiation
    24. Generalized Degeneration of all Body Tissue At Fatal Levels of Radiation
    25. Loss of Anatomical Parts
    26. Death
    27. Dehydration
    28. Altered Rate of Calcification of Certain Tissue
  3. Central Nervous System Effects
    1. Headaches
    2. Inomnia
    3. Restlessness (Awake and During Sleep)
    4. Electroencephalographic (EEG) Changes
    5. Cranial Nerve Disorders
    6. Pyramidal Tract Lesions
    7. Conditioned Reflex Disorders
    8. Vagomimetic Action of the Heart; Sympaticomimetic Action
    9. Seizures, Convulsions
  4. Autonomic Nervous System Effects
    1. Neuro-vegetative Disorders (e.g., alteration of heart rhythm)
    2. Fatigue
    3. Structural Alterations in the Synapses of the Vagus Nerve
    4. Stimulation of Parasympathetic Nervous System (Bradycardia), and Inhbition of the Sympathetic Nervous System
  5. Peripheral Nervous System Effects Effects on Locomotor Nerves
  6. Psychological Disorders (“Human Behavioral Studies”) - the so-called “Psychophysiologic (and Psychosomatic) Responses”
    1. Neurasthenia- (general “bad” feeling)
    2. Depression
    3. Impotence
    4. Anxiety
    5. Lack of Concentration
    6. Hypochondria
    7. Dizziness
    8. Hallucinations
    9. Sleepiness
    10. Insomnia
    11. Increased Irritabiiity
    12. Decreased Appetite
    13. Loss of Memory
    14. Scalp Sensations
    15. Increased Fatigability
    16. Chest Pain
    17. Tremor of the Hands
  7. Behavioral Changes (Aninal Studies) Reflexive, Operant, Avoidance, and Discrimination Behaviors
  8. Blood Disorders (V = in vivo) (v = in vitro) Changes in:
    1. Blood and Bone Marrow
    2. Phagocytic (polymorphs) and Bactericidal Functions of ?
    3. Hemolysis Rate (increase), (a shortened lifespan of cells)
    4. Sedimentaion Rate (increase), (due to changes in ? levels or amount of fibrinogen (?))
    5. Number of Lrythrocytes (decreased), also number of Lymph? test?
    6. Blood Glucose Concentration (increase)
    7. Blood Histamine Content
    8. Cholesterol and Lipids
    9. Gamma (also alpha and beta) Globulin, and Total Protein Concentration
    10. Number of Eosinophils
    11. Albumin/Globulin ratio (decrease)
    12. Hemopoiesis (rate of formation of blood corpuscles)
    13. Leukopenia (increase in number of white cells), and Leukocytosis
    14. Reticulocytosis
  9. Vascular Disorders
    1. Thrombosis
    2. Hypertension
  10. Enzyme and Other Biochemical Changes Changes in activity of:
    1. Cholinesterase (V,v)
    2. Phosphatase (v)
    3. Transaminase (v)
    4. Amylase (v)
    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 Cell 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- Ketosterolds in Urine
  11. Metabolic Disorders
    1. Glycosuria (sugar in urine; related with blood sugar?)
    2. Increase in Urinary Phenol (derivatives? DOPA?)
    3. Alteration of rate of Metabolic Enzymatic Processes
    4. Altered Carbohydrate Metabolism
  12. Gastro-Intestinal Disorders
    1. Anorexia (loss of appetite)
    2. Epigastric Pain
    3. Constipation
    4. Altered Secretion of Stomach “Digestive Juices”
  13. 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)
  14. Histological Changes
    1. Changes in Tubular Epithelium of Testicles
    2. Gross Changes
  15. Genetic and Chromoscrtal 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)
  16. Pearl Chain Effect (Intracellular orientation of subcellular particles, and orientation of cellular and other (non-biological) particles) Also, orientation of animals, birds, and fish in electromagnetic fields
  17. 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