Dr. Cherry: Safe Level of EMR is ZERO


29 May, 2000

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Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 18:51:12 -0500 (CDT)
From: "Roy L. Beavers" <>
To: emfguru <>
Subject: ATTENTION!!!, Safe level of EMR is ZERO (Cherry)..

.........Folks -- this is an HISTORIC announcement.....!!!

I appreciate that Dr. Cherry has chosen to share this with us. Most of you will not be attending the meetings in Europe which he refers-to here.....  Guru will.....

I dare-say that Dr. Cherry's statement below will cause some serious reverberations in the smug 'circle' of the INDUSTRY "science" defenders.....  (The Moulders, Stuchlys, et al., about whom many of you have sent me messages, recently.....)

And, I predict that you will be referring to this proclamation for years to come into the future.....

Finally -- as at the Alamo -- the "line in the sand" has been drawn on the issue of EMR/health effects.....  It has been drawn concisely, with clarity and without the usual protective "spin" on behalf of the vested interests.....

The public, the legitimate and unbiased medical community, the regulators, and the governments can all read and easily understand what follows ... without any excuses to equivocate or dissemble the facts.....

(Press people.  You ARE free to make use of this release.......  You might also want to review guru's "Mission Statement" posted on the home page of the website.....  It foretold such an event ... "perhaps sooner rather than later.....")


Roy Beavers (EMFguru)

It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness

People are more important than profits!!

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Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 10:01:49 +1200
From: "Cherry, Neil J" <>
Subject: Safe level of EMR is ZERO

Dear Roy,

I am about to leave for Europe where I am presenting the results of my latest research into low level health effects of EMR as requested by representatives at the European Parliament and our very good friends in Salzburg City Council.

The conclusion of my research is that:

--Electromagnetic Radiation is damaging to Brains, Hearts, Embryos, Hormones and Cells.

It is therefore a threat to Intelligent Hearty Life.

--Electromagnetic radiation resonantly interacts with bodies and cells, Interfering with cell-to-cell communication, cell growth and regulation, and is damaging the genetic basis of life.

--Like other toxic substances that damage cells, EMR has a safe exposure level of ZERO. (through many dose response relationships from exposures from ELF, RF and MW)

Hence my recommended Target Public Exposure for significant risk reduction is 10 nanoWatt/sq cm. This can be accomplished by setting a maximum outdoor exposure at the boundary of properties of 0.1 microWatt/sq cm.

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This will not be liked nor accepted by cell phone companies and many government and international authorities, such as ICNIRP and WHO (Dr Michael Repacholi for example). However, it is based on a large set of internationally published, peer-reviewed papers from a wide range of independent universities and research institutes. It also includes the results of studies funded by industry, e.g. Repacholi et al. (1997), Phillips et al. (1998).

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--Another important conclusion: Cell phone radiation mimics the effects that we have found for EMR across the spectrum, in over 45 published studies showing adverse biological and human health effects specifically from cell phone radiation.

A cell phone against the head exposes the premier organ of the human body to serious interference with its processes and serious damage to its tissues and cells. The exposure levels on average are higher than military personnel who show highly significant cancer, cardiac and neurological effects for radio and radar exposures (Robinette et al. (1980) and Szmigielski (1996)).

Cell phones and cell sites are producing significant health effects right now but few direct studies are attempting to identify them. You only see what you look for. If nobody is looking then nobody will see anything.

I had a call from a resident yesterday who had developed severe arthritis in the period immediately following the installation of a cell site 50 m from his house. He is in a high exposure regime over 2 microwatt/sq cm. Burch et al. (1998) have shown that cell phone usage reduces melatonin. There are 14 studies showing that EMR reduced melatonin in people. I looked up Dr Russell Reiter's book (Reiter and Robinson (1995)) on melatonin. It lists several illnesses that result from reduced melatonin. The first (p8) is arthritis, then diabetes, cancer .....

A great deal of illness and death currently occurring in developed countries, can be associated with the progressively increased exposures to EMR, especially in the RF/MW range because this is much more biologically active and damaging than ELF fields, Bawin and Adey (1976), Vignati and Guiliani (1997). This is going to increase very significantly with the use of cell phones and the installation of cell sites.

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My problem is that there is so much research that shows adverse biological and health effects, but there is a concerted campaign to ignore, discredit or attack the messengers. The studies are not generally known by authorities who trust [scientific] bodies that appear to be reliable but who deliberately mis-quote and mis-represent the published research. This continues to delay measures to protect public health by retaining the strongly mis-proven assumption of tissue heating being the only effect.

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Warm Regards to you and all on the list.

Neil Cherry

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