Electrohypersensitivity from cell phones and cell towers.

This highly informative talk about the dangers of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation is from Prof. Magda Havas of Trent University. She summarizes the research done this area, about how cancer and illness is caused by this type of radiation emitted from cell phones, cell towers, baby monitors, wi-fi and smart meters.

Electrohypersensitivity is a central sensitivity disorder (see graphic) like fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Pain signals are amplified in the central nervous system, and smaller and smaller amounts of the noxious stimulus are needed to created pain and discomfort. It’s like an amplifier, where the volume knob is turned up to 11. Fukushima radiation is potentiating this syndrome, as well as symptoms from all other toxic exposures that people are now increasingly receiving.

Killing Us Softly Everywhere With Radiation

Take Action at Fukushima: An Open Letter to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

This is a reprint of Akio Matsumura’s open letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations. It can be found here at his website. Mr. Matsumura is:

– Former Special Advisor to the United Nations Development Program
– Founder and Secretary General of the Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders for Human Survival
– Secretary General of the 1992 Parliamentary Earth Summit Conference in Rio de Janeiro
– Organizer, World Assembly on Reconciliation hosted by Prime Minister Rabin and Chairman Arafat, at Jericho
– First Secretary-General, International Green Cross
– Secretary-General, Global Forum Conference hosted by President Gorbachev at the Kremlin

Dear Secretary General Ban Ki-moon:

You no doubt observed the Fukushima disaster on March 11, 2011, with terror and worry: what would another nuclear disaster mean for state relations, especially in your home region of East Asia? Fortunately, it seemed, the effects were largely kept to Japan’s islands and were less than many experts anticipated. Within weeks the stories dissipated if not disappeared from the major media outlets, only to be resurrected with personal interest stories of a hero or an especially tragic case of a lost loved one.

But the crisis is not over. Today, Martin Fackler reported in the New York Times that radioactively polluted water is leaking out of the plants and that the site is in a new state of emergency. Mitsuhei Murata, Japan’s former ambassador to Switzerland, wrote a letter last year that brought international attention to the thousands of radioactive spent fuel rods at the site and the danger their vulnerability presents; he has testified to this several times before Japan’s parliament. International experts, independent and of the International Atomic Energy Agency, have commented that the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s plans for the removal of the rods from the site and their storage in a safer, if still temporary, location are optimistic if not unrealistic.

The news media has done an adequate if meager job of reporting the many issues the fuel rods present. The radioactive fuel must be continuously cooled in order to stay safe; the improvised electric system that maintains this cooling has failed several times, once for more than 24 hours, both on its own and because of hungry rats. The mechanism that stands between safety and a fire at the Fukushima Daiichi plant is, to say the least, precarious. (And, as has been clear to many since the beginning, TEPCO hope to shirk its responsibility: first, in its safety and maintenance of the site; second, in paying its costs to Japan.)

One can only speculate to the extent of the consequences of a spent fuel fire, but, unarguably, once a fire ignites (from lack of cooling water or from an earthquake-caused spill), even the best case scenario would be an unprecedented global disaster. Possible consequences are the evacuation of Tokyo’s 35 million people, permanent disuse of Japan’s land, and poisoned food crops in the United States. These are not fantastic projections, but reasonable, if not conservative, expectations.

Yet, unimaginably but all too familiarly, the situation is still relegated to the back pages of our papers, and thus to the back of our leaders’ minds. This reminds me of our international approach to solving climate change, which I have partaken in for decades, first in the United Nations and then as the Secretary General of the Parliamentary Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro: we have a latent but very serious issue that we can likely fix but lack the resolve and political will to do so. As you well know, a successful climate change agreement has eluded us.

In comparison with climate change, however, the radioactive fuel rod issue at Fukushima is both easier to solve and more urgent. Any Japanese can tell you another serious earthquake will hit Japan well inside the next decade. That is to say, this situation must be resolved quickly.

Still, even if possible to solve, the issue needs constant attention and competent and well funded actors. So who might take charge? The International Atomic Energy Agency said last week that it will take TEPCO 40 years to secure the radioactive fuel rods in more appropriate storage containers. TEPCO is already refusing to pay Japan billions of Yen in cleanup costs, and does not have the technology or wherewithal to perform the task competently and expediently. Yet, so far the Japanese government has only looked to TEPCO.

The next obvious choice outside Japan is the United States, for their technological superiority, money, and leadership. Early after the accident, the U.S. Department of Defense offered assistance to Japan, but the Japanese denied their help. It remains to be seen whether that door has permanently closed. This would not be a benevolent action: the U.S. sits in harm’s way in the case of a fuel pool fire; residents of California, Oregon, and Washington have already received much radiation. U.S.-led action, except perhaps by Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, is unlikely: U.S. senators and representatives continues to demonstrate their impotence at home or abroad.

I have long been advocating for an international team of independent experts to investigate the situation. The United Nations is one appropriate body to assemble and deliver such a team. The IAEA, however, should not take on the responsibility.

The IAEA’s mission is to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Concerns of proliferation are not applicable here, and the disaster itself has certainly called into question (again) what the peaceful use of nuclear energy means and whether it should be promoted. While the agency has recently urged safety improvements at Fukushima, the official line of thinking is still, incorrectly and impossibly, to use TEPCO to carry out the process.

We are not only waiting for a bigger disaster. One is already unfolding before us. The health consequences of the released radiation are large: despite what major news outlets are reporting, we will see a significant jump in thyroid and other cancers in Japan in four to five years. Congenital malformations will likely begin to appear. The premature reporting of some UN agencies and the press at large has been irresponsible: do we have no notion of what “precaution” means? These latent effects will cripple much of Japan’s young population within the decade.

Our myopia, in Japan and internationally, is tragic. One bright spot was the UN Special Rapporteur Anand Grover’s fact-finding mission in Japan last year; I hope you back his findings and circulate them widely.

We have already waited too long, as we did for climate change, to take international action on Fukushima. But now it is clear that we cannot allow Japan to take care of an issue that could affect all of us.

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, I urge you to use your unique position as the head of the United Nations to galvanize political will and organize an independent assessment team of international scientists and engineers to solve the Fukushima radioactive spent fuel rod issue before we are forced to reckon with the fallout of another disaster. Japan and the world should not have to suffer more because we choose to wait.

Yours truly,
Akio Matsumura

Supplements and treatments I have tried since Fuku.

I have a host of autoimmune diseases, including psoriatic arthritis. I am ordinarly hypersensitive to medications. About a month after Fukushima Daiichi blew up, everything went through the roof.

A pituitary adenoma suddenly developed. The pituitary gland, or hypophysis, is an endocrine gland that is at the base of the brain.

It is the size of a pea. It eventually blew up to the size of a softball.

It threatened my vision… but worse, it increased the hypersensitivity to extreme levels, which is the last thing you want in a radiation crisis. The inflammation, joint pain, and skin symptoms were overwhelming.

This tumor secretes prolactin and thyroid-stimulating hormone. Prolactin makes dopamine go away, and is highly pro-inflammatory. It also causes hypogonadism and bone loss. I was also getting hyperthyroid symptoms, like a goiter.

Things have gotten better. And it is not because the radiation went away, I think that is worse than ever.

So I just wanted to share some of the things I have tried, to alleviate the autoimmune and radiation symptoms.

Air filter – IQAir Health Pro Plus. Expensive but worth it. It has really made a big difference.

Reverse osmosis water filter – I stopped drinking from it in Nov. 2011… but still rinse dishes with it, and use it in washing.

Charlie’s soap & borax – My clothes were accumulating radionuclides… not sure if it was from the water, detergent, or both. Charlie’s soap contains washing soda. Borax removes fluoride… I have to avoid fluoride like the plague, because I was poisoned with uranium. Mix them together, you get uranium tetrafluoride, a highly corrosive substance. The last thing I need is my bones dissolving like acid. Plus it turns uranium into a neutron emitter like plutonium. Charlie’s and borax is working well.

Sunlight exposure – I have gotten 6 days of sunshine from laying out this year so far. Raises dopamine levels. I have psoriatic arthritis, so I need the UV-B light.

UV-B light device – I got this for my psoriasis. It works… not perfect. 72 people are documented to have died from psoriasis. I could have been one of them. That’s how bad it got.

Fuyunhon Australian 10% urea cream – Works pretty good, not contaminated. For skin symptoms.

Nelson’s calendula – Good for what it is. My skin symptoms need something with more kick, though. Not contaminated.

Zinc oxide baby powder – Helps with fungus a little.

Desert Essence tea tree castile body wash – I like it.

Tuck’s medicated pads – Contaminated, as far as I can tell.

Fish oil – Ultrapurified omega-3 fish oil, from fish caught off Peru. This was definitely positive. But it was too expensive, and I switched to Norwegian cod liver oil. I like the Vitamin A. Not contaminated, as far as I can tell.

Gingko biloba – I have only tried a little of this. Pre-Fuku stock. Should be very positive, but not determined yet.

Curcumin – Everything says this should be ideal. Did nothing for me. Not contaminated.

Peony root – See curcumin.

Walmart pomegranate – Contaminated.

Pomegranate seed oil – From Europe… I use it both topically and put it in drinks. Helps with both joint pain & skin symptoms. Not contaminated.

Spanish solera brandy – Aged for years in oak barrels. Oak contains ellagitannins like pomegranate does. I wish I could find uncontaminated oak bark. Nothing in the world soaks up radiation like it, plus it has the wonderful anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties.

Lutein & bilberry – For my eyes. Seems to works some, though my vision is getting worse. Not contaminated.

Rutin – Antioxidant for ITP & bleeding. Comes from Brazilian plant. Not contaminated.

Cat’s claw – Una de Gato, from Amazon region. Just started this, undetermined yet. Not contaminated.

Sea buckthorn – Very interesting berry, should be useful for both radiation and autoimmune. I didn’t take enough to tell if it helps. Not contaminated.

Horny goat weed – Got this for bone resorption… the prolactin from the tumor is causing osteoporosis. From Europe (supposedly). Contaminated… Fuku or Chernobyl, I don’t know.

Tongkat Ali – Also for bone resorption. From Laos or somewhere near there. I just ordered it.

Jatoba – Antifungal from the Amazon. Haven’t tried it yet.

Turbina corymbosa – These seeds saved me from going blind. They contain ergot alkaloids… they are hallucinogenic, and are used by shamans in Mexico to induce trance states. However, the dose I took was never more than 5% of the hallucinogenic dose. Called “Seed of the Virgin.” Contains ergometrine, which causes muscle cramping, so this is unsuitable to use long-term. It shrank the tumor enough to where I could see… not more.

Hydergine – Co-dergocrine mesylates, ergoloid mesylates, dihydroergotoxine. Nonhallucinogenic, active principle of seeds above. Dopamine agonist used to shrink the pituitary tumor. Also has anti-aging properties, is a strong antioxidant, and is a nootropic. Worked better than I expected. I haven’t gotten metal mouth from food since I started taking it. Moved me from stage 2 radiation sickness to stage 1 (see Fukushima AIDS, part 2: Chronic radiation sickness).

Vitamin D-2 – Not D-3. I like this better. For my kidneys and bones. Less toxic than D-3, also D-2 is produced from UV radiation of ergot alkaloids (see above).

Cannabis – Thousands of studies indicate that cannabis and cannabinoids should be in the front line in the war against Fuku’s destruction of our health. THE US GOVERNMENT SAYS THAT IF YOU SMOKE MARIJUANA, YOU ARE A BAD PERSON, AND SHOULD BE LOCKED IN A CAGE WITH MURDERERS AND RAPISTS. THE US GOVERNMENT ALSO THINKS THAT PLUTONIUM IS GOOD FOR YOU.

Secondary maximum of cesium emissions, Nov 2011 – Apr 2012.

An article has come out in Applied Radiation and Isotopes, Temporal variation of monthly 137Cs deposition observed in Japan: Effects of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. It appears that monthly cesium-137 depositions in 7 Japanese locations dropped after March 2011, but started to rise again in November.

The third graph refers to resuspension of cesium by month. This refers to cesium deposited on to leaves and trees entering the atmosphere by fire, wind, etc. As you can see, this happens at low levels in November and December.

You might remember the situation in late October 2011 with Abnormal smoke from reactor 2. This was followed shortly by 110 micro Sv/h in Setagaya may be caused by a flown piece of control rod. In Setagaya, Tokyo, not only was there very high radiation detected, but europium-152 was found, which could only have come from a piece of control rod, criticality event, or nuclear explosion.

And this entry for November 1, Breaking News: fission restarted at reactor 2. Xenon was detected (as also happened recently), which confirmed fission was occurring. Of course, Tepco denied it and said it had something to do with curium (which is no picnic either).

In November 2011, the IAEA stated that iodine-131 was detected over Europe (blamed on a Hungarian lab), and in February 2012 they announced it was detected again over northern Sweden (also blamed on Hungarian lab very far away).

So it all adds up to a criticality, the effects being isotopes circling the globe for several months. This time period, especially November thru January was subjectively bad for me, much worse than March-April 2011.