Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 4:09 PM
Subject: Cellphones and male infertility
Dear Dr. McBride,:
According to your biographical sketch, to which
I presume you contributed, "Her research interests include childhood
and young adult cancer issues, non-ionizing radiation
as a cause of cancer, and cancer
registries." With that focus, I am confused as to how it is possible
then for you to take the position that cell phones which emit
non-ionizing radiation are safe for children and young adults.
Further, you actually assure concerned parents that there is nothing to
worry about putting cell phone transmitters on schools (www.youtube.com/watch?V=LvYtSaVV-c).
Now, I understand that you have been supported in your research by the
telecommunications industry (e.g. Interphone Study; the WHO
"Epidemiological Study of Cellular Phones and Head and Neck Cancer,
funded by Canadian Wireless and Telecommunications Association and
CIHR), but to ignore evidence of danger that your independent
colleagues are finding, some of which, in fact, was discovered decades
ago by the US, UK, and Canadian governments
for military purposes, does not speak well of your objectivity, your
devotion to science, nor your inability to distance yourself from the
But I'm going to take a giant leap here. I'm
going to assume that you really have not kept up with the science; that
perhaps you have been under the influence of people of questionable
ability, and, as a consequence have been taking positions that an
otherwise competent researcher could not, in good conscience, hold. To
that end, Dr. McBride, I will endeavor to
bring you up to date. I will introduce you to studies in which
independent scientists from around the world show harm from
non-ionizing radiation at levels far below those allowed under Safety
Code 6 (which you also support), and at levels produced by cellphones
and cell transmitters.
Each week I will be sending you (and copying
others) studies, by topic, so that hopefully you will see that the
children and young adults about whom you are so very concerned, are
being endangered by radiation from the various wireless devices to
which they are being exposed on an ever-increasing basis. It is my
sincere intention to provide you with sound, independent, peer-reviewed
studies showing health effects including among others blood barrier
leakage, DNA damage, neurological effects, and even reduced sperm
I ask that you, Dr. McBride, in return, read
the studies and then tell me if you continue to believe that there is
no evidence that non-thermal radiation at levels to which the public is
being exposed causes harm, and why.
The first 5 follow and are by Dr. Ashok
Agarwal, Professor, Lerner College of Medicine, Director, Center for
Reproductive Mediciine; Director, Andrology Laboratory, Cleveland
Clinic. His studies have shown direct correlations between cellphone
usage and male infertility. In one study he discovered that a mere 60
minutes of exposure to GSM cellphone radiation is sufficient to show
negative effects on sperm.
1. PDF File
(agradoc250.pdf 388 Kb)
Deepinder, F, Makker, K, and Agarwal, A (2007):
Cell phone and infertility: Dissecting the relationship. Review Article.
RBM Online 15:266-70.
2. PDF File
(agradoc239.pdf 174 Kb)
Agarwal, A, Deepinder, Rakesh, S, Ranga, G, Li, J (2008):
Effect of cell phone usage on semen analysis in men attending
infertility clinic: an observational study.
Fertil Steril 89:124-128.
3. PDF File
(agradoc301.pdf 156 Kb)
Agarwal A, Desai N, Makker K, Varghese A, Mouradi M, Sabanegh
E, Sharma R (2009):
Effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic waves (RF-EMW) from cellular
phones on human ejaculated semen: An in vitro pilot study.
Fertil Steril 92(4): 1318-1325.
4. PDF File
(agradoc295.pdf 877 Kb)
Makker, K, Varghese, A, Desai, N, Mouradi, R, Agarwal, A.
Cell phones: modern manâ€™s nemesis? Review Article.
RBM Online 18: 148-157.
5. PDF File
(agradoc342.pdf 334 Kb)
Desai, NR, Kesari, KK, Agarwal, A (2009):
Pathophysiology of cell phone radiation: oxidative stress and
carcinogenesis with focus on male reproductive system. Review Article.
Reprod Biol Endocr 7:114.
I look forward to receiving your comments at your earliest
818 Bexhill Place
Victoria, British Columbia
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