Commentary – Michael LeVesque

Growing danger of wireless

by Michael LeVesque

In 2007, the iPhone entered the marketplace and in the first year sold six million phones. By 2017, more than 216 million iPhones were sold throughout the world. The Android and other phones take an even larger market share and now within the U.S. we see more than 300 million cellular phones being used.

Most users can’t imagine a life without their cell phone, talking, texting, posting pictures and sharing comments, looking up a fact, directions, shopping online, paying bills, reading books, seeing films and much more.slide1

Every day you can find users bent over, staring at their screens, addicted to a dopamine loop deep within their cognition as described by a study at Harvard University (“Science in the News,” 2018, Trevor Haynes).

Cell phone wireless communication is based on microwaves, which are invisible and rarely felt unless they are amped up to the cooking range. These microwaves are called electromagnetic fields (EMFs). They have been used and studied for years. The waves are used for radar.

Because of their long-time use in radar we know a lot about their effects on health. A highly regarded expert in the field of microwaves is Barrie Tower, who gave a 26-page testimony in a civil action against the Portland Public Schools use of Wi-Fi. He became involved in this area after he found out that the power densities and frequencies used for Wi-Fi in schools were similar to those used as weapons during the Cold War.

His testimony covers documentation from government records. For example, in 1971 “the U.S. Naval Medical Research Institute (NMRI) referenced 2,300 research articles listing in excess of 120 impairments and illnesses attributed to radio-frequency and microwave radiation.”

Another study was done by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in 1975, which warned all of its personnel of the risk from low level microwaves, including illnesses ranging from microwave sickness (flu like symptoms, depression, suicidal tendencies) to cancer and leukemia.

His conclusion was to suggest using a cable or fiber optics for Internet use. He was aware that “WI-FI is backed and financed by the most powerful industry on the planet … an industry that apparently does not have to prove its product is safe. Incredibly, the public is told, rather, to “prove it is not safe!”

As early as 1990, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considered field strengths of 5 milliGaus capable of triggering changes in cellular metabolism, but other researchers put the level as low as 1 milliGaus. Today, high exposure is unavoidable as people use wireless routers in their homes and increase exposure to wireless screens.

While the possible health consequences of our actions may not be evident now, we should proceed with caution. The controversy rages on.

Michael LeVesque, owner of, is the former owner of Vitamin Express and author of “The BIG Vitamin Dictionary.”

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