EMR EFFECT ON HARGREAVES family EYES AND HAIR
EMR EFFECT ON HARGREAVES family EYES AND HAIR
Penny’s eyes often felt as if they were burning and gritty when living at Ouruhia. Became painful and very inflamed looking. Sometimes twitch in left eye. Eyesight, which had been excellent, at times deteriorated and became blurred. Eyelashes became sparse, and lost hair on legs and arms. Hair became very dry and lifeless.
After she had moved from the farm, October 1996, still had to go there daily to look after cattle and other jobs. One day after spending approximately 6 hours working outside on the farm at Ouruhia, she was driving home when experienced a change in vision. At first it was like shattered glass, and she thought there was something wrong with the left hand side of the windscreen. Then realised it was her left eye. It was as if a diamond in the eye, glittering, sparkling and different colours. A few minutes later lost complete vision in that eye. Went straight to her doctor and he took a blood test. Cholesterol level was high - advised must immediately go on a diet. She felt the sudden change in her vision was from EMR exposure and wanted to see what would happen so never went on a diet, and stayed away from Ouruhia. A month later cholesterol was nearly normal.
2002 her eyes are much better except when near RF or using the computer they become inflamed, itchy and blurred vision. Sometimes when outside in sunlight gets a quick stabbing pain in eye. Several years after leaving the farm people comment that Sophie and Penny no longer have sunken eyes or look ‘dull eyed.’
Late 1995 Sophie Hargreaves suffered from a reoccurrence of CFS which had affected her health 6 years previously when training to be a physiotherapist. 1996 she suffered from hair loss, dry skin, loss of balance, extreme tiredness, bad headaches and her face started twitching spasmodically. Her eyes became very dry and burning. Then her eyes started to flicker, and she blinked three times more often than normal. Specialists could find nothing wrong. They said she did not seem to be making normal liquid in her eye. They gave her drops, which did not work.
This problem was so bad that for several years she would not go out as people commented and later would always wear sunglasses even at night
to hide her affliction.
She was exposed for many hours a day, not the limited time Kues, (see ref,) exposed his monkeys too. She wore sunglasses most of the time she was working outside and the metal frames seem to magnify the effects of EMR exposure. She also rode for several hours a day in the paddock next to the radio tower and would always wear a safety hat with several buckles on her chin and cheek. Refer metal conducting RF.
We have not lived at our farm since late 1996, and since leaving her headaches have gone, she no longer loses balance, is no longer permanently exhausted (although she is working very long hours).
Since renting the farm, December 2000, we seldom visit Ouruhia and her eyes have improved although seem to be permanently damaged in that she sometimes blinks many more times than is necessary if in bright sunlight or under certain lighting.
Her face still sometimes twitches spasmodically.
She is now 31 and has experienced this distressing effect since late 1995.
Many, many people in the area, up to three kilometres from the aerial, complained of gritty, burning eyes, and problems with blurred vision after the second FM was added. At the time they were unaware of the increase in power but their doctor’s records show the changes in their health when more FM was added. Refer to Sweet report.
Problems with horses’ eyes.
One of our horses, Little Dipper, used to do similar twitching with her nose when she lived at Ouruhia. Now she has moved, she no longer does it.
Weeping eyes, white spots growing on the three horses eyes, and two of the horses’ jockeys commented soon after the horses moved from Ouruhia that they did not think the horses could see properly. These jockeys were unaware of the horses EMR exposure.
F.A. Hirsch 1952 , described the formation of lenticular opacities in the eyes of a lab technician who had regularly been exposed to microwaves at power levels estimated at about 0.1 W/cm.”
These exposure levels are far lower than ICNIRP.
Research from The Royal Society of Canada Report, on Ocular Effects
page 101. 8.3 Ocular.
“When evaluating the effects of Micro Waves on the human eye the structural uniqueness of the eye must be considered. Firstly, when anatomical structures attempt to dissipate the effects the electro magnetic fields, such as from thermal fields, they depend on their inherent vascularity (i.e. richness of blood supply) whereas the brain, for example, is richly vascularized and thus can dissipate heat, the eye has reduced vascularity in order to preserve optical clarity. Second the eye is situated in a particularly vulnerable location. The brain enjoys a degree of protection from electromagnetic fields through the shielding effects of the skull. The eye does not enjoy this degree of bone protection.
Finally the eye may have artificial objects placed in front of it, i.e. glasses, which have potential to alter the physical effects of electromagnetic fields. For example, it is theoretically possible for the metal arms of glasses to act as a “heat sink” for thermal effects. Therefore, although the eyes are an extension of the brain, their anatomical uniqueness must be appreciated when examining the potential effects of RF fields.”
Page 102. In evaluating the effects of ocular effects of microwaves, extensive research has been carried out by Kues and co-worker. Kues and D’Anna, (1987) studied a microwave potentiated increase in vascular permeability in monkeys. Anaesthetised monkeys were exposed to 2450 MHz pulsed microwaves on 3 consecutive days for 4 hours each day. A clear correlation between the MW induced iris vascular permeability change and the subsequent development of corneal endothelia lesions was demonstrated. Kues has also studied the influence of Microwaves on commonly used ophthalmic drugs.
In conclusion, high level exposure to microwave emitting sources, may produce adverse effects in the eye particularly the retina, lens, iris, and cornea. The mechanisms responsible for ocular damage involve changes in either corneal or iris endothelial functions that may or may not be temperature related. At the present time no definitive conclusions can be reached regarding RF field exposure and effects in the eye. Further research is indicated.
The unique properties of the eye make this an area which should be treated with caution and concern.”
Dr Andreas Stang A, Anastassiou G, Ahrens W, Bromen K, Bornfeld N, JöckelK "The possible role of radiofrequency radiation in the development of uveal melanoma. Epidemiol2001;12:7-12
Mobile phones have been linked to human eye cancer. Dr Andreas Stang who led the research said he had examined 118 people with uveal melanoma and obtained details about their use of digital mobile phone use. This was compared with a control group of 475 people. When the results were analysed they found the cancer victims had a much higher rate of mobile phone use. Stang suggests there is a three fold increase in eye cancers amongst people who regularly use the devices.
The mechanism by which the radiation might cause cancer is uncertain but it is known that the watery content of the eye assists in the absorption of the radiation.’
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