As deep as any ocean
As sweet as any harmony
She blinded me with science
And hit me with technology.
— “Thomas Dolby”
By Randall Grantham
When law meets medicine, some nasty things have been said about lawyers and doctors.
Like in personal injury cases when an expert is required to testify to the injuries suffered by the plaintiff. Or in criminal law when the defense of insanity is used. The theory goes that you can find a psychiatrist or medical doctor to testify to whatever you may want the facts to be.
Some people have referred to those who testify as hired guns, whores or worse. Competing experts will tell the jury that the defendant is crazy or sane; that the injuries suffered by the guy who slipped and fell in the department store are permanent and serious; or that he is malingering and can get up and about if money is applied directly to the injury.
I guess it’s the same in any area where large sums of money are at stake. The planet is going through a period of warming as a result of man-made activities, say many experts. Meanwhile there are experts (and people all over the globe after last weeks record-cold spell) who call BS. The actions taken will cost or make some people a lot of money, regardless of the true answer.
But you’d think after all of the decades — no, centuries — that electricity and radio waves have been produced by man, we’d have some consensus of whether or not there was any risk to humans by the proliferation of this activity.
Personally, I’ve believed that the constant immersion of all of humanity in radio waves is at the root of our most serious diseases and illnesses. Yet modern science insists there is no danger.
All those people who didn’t want to live under power lines, or who fought the efforts by elementary and middle schools to lease space for cell antennas on campus, were loonies.
“There’s nothing to be afraid of,” the experts said. “It’s all perfectly safe.”
So, as I sit here in my office amid multiple wireless networks, with my new super-duper smart phone on my belt and a wireless Bluetooth device strapped to the side of my head, as close as it can be to my brain, I read an article in the January issue of Prevention magazine that detailed research and case studies showing just as I suspected for all these years. Electromagnetic fields from the production and transmission of electricity and cell phone signals and radio waves were, in fact, at the heart of many types of cancer, immune disorders, heart disease and Alzheimer’s.
Advice given in that article included the following nuggets of wisdom: Don’t wear your phone like a pager. Don’t wear Bluetooth headsets. And for God’s sake, don’t use your laptop on your lap! You don’t even want to know what that would cause.
And to make matters worse, the article reported that energy-saving appliances, such as transformers and light bulbs that tamp down the amount of electricity consumed, actually throw off more transients than full-blown use. I always thought transients were those homeless bums nobody wanted to house in their neighborhood, but that is also the term for a temporary oscillation that occurs in a circuit because of a sudden change of voltage or load. That also is known as dirty electricity.
So, I started cranking up my electricity use and getting ready to throw away my hands-free devices when I saw an article last week that seemed to settle the question once and for all. Cell phone signals actually prevented and reversed Alzheimer’s in laboratory mice.
So then, it’s settled? This stuff is good for you.
But, just to be sure, after reading the article headlined, “Cell phones cure Alzheimer’s disease,” I Googled it and, lo and behold, I found an article entitled “Cell phones cause Alzheimer’s.”
Whiskey, tango, foxtrot? Do you think anybody has a financial interest in the answer to this question, too? Our health be damned, there’s big bucks at stake.
For more information on the (alleged) dangers of EMF, go to www.prevention.com/emf.
Randall C. Grantham is a lifelong resident of Lutz who practices law from his offices on Dale Mabry Highway. He can be reached at . Copyright 2009 RCG
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