UC Davis School of Medicine
4900 Broadway, Suite #1200
Subject: Autism - Immune
System Dysfunction and Toxic Stress
Dear Dr. Hendren:
I note with great interest that immunoglobulin G (IGG) is
found to be low in children with autism.
Dr. Judy Van de Water states: "......something
wrong in a very basic cell-signaling pathway......"
I have strong reasons to believe that many cases of
autism are caused when infants/toddlers/children sleep in beds that are close to
electric or gas meters, electric appliances such as monitors, clocks, fans,
security alarms, carbon monixide detectors, noise machines and much more, and/or
certain telephone equipment -- especially transformers for cordless phones and
electronic games. There is a more comprehensive albeit not
necessarily complete list of items of concern on my website:
Two of my grandsons (cousins living in different cities) were
diagnosed with rare immune deficiencies -- low IgG subclasses 1 and 3
(signifying "aging"). We were told the boys may develop Leukemia or
other cancers. They suffered symptoms of chronic and often intractable
asthma, chronic sinus infections, chronic ear infections and GERD, They
basically "got well" when we moved their beds away from walls
opposite electric meters ("powerwalls"). One of the boys continues
to exhibit some signs of Tourette's Syndrome (approximately 16 years after
moving his bed away from the electric meter).
Please review my appeal to Dr. Marilyn Albert, a member of the
Alzheimers' Association Task Force -
Persons need to be aware that monitors are being placed
in cribs as well as directly under cribs. Radiofrequency radiation
(RF) will subject both humans and animals to toxic stress.
Children are often taken to parents' beds for comfort largely
due to the fact the infant or child can not sleep. Parents may have
electric clocks, fans, monitors, transformers, etc. on nightstands and/or
headboards. Persons have reported to me that cell phones are being
charged on nightstands and sometimes, cell phones are even placed under pillows
for use during the night.
You may be interested in reviewing a recent study by Dr.
Tamara J. Mariea and Dr. George Carlo titled: "Wireless Radiation in
the Etiology and Treatment of Autism: Clinical Observations and
Mechanisms" - ( J. Aust. Coll. Nutr. and Env. Medicine, Vol.
26, No. 2 (August 2007) pages 3-7
- website: http://www.avaate.org/IMG/pdf/EMR-Autism-ACNEM-final.pdf .
I would be interested in whether or not you have conducted any
studies re EMF/EMR (electromagnetic field/electromagnetic radiation) exposures
and the probable connection to autism-spectrum disorders.
Any help you are able to provide insofar as media attention to
this very serious situation -- the need for persons to be informed of dangers of
sleeping close to electric and telephone equipment at night -- will be greatly
I have made several attempts to contact Jenny McCarthy and
Holly Robinson Peete. They have made appearances on the Oprah
Assoc. Prof. Olle Johansson, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm,
Sweden, is willing to fly to the United States for the purpose of
appearing on the Oprah Show to inform the public of the need to move electric
and telephone equipment away from beds. He also has many other concerns
regarding EMF/EMR issues. An important interview re Dr.
Johansson's background can be accessed at: http://www.feb.se/ARTICLES/OlleJ.html .
I need to mention an extremely important contact
about six weeks ago. A young mother pointed at the electric meter mounted
on the outside of her boys' bedroom wall. She said "he is four years old
-- he has autism -- his head is only one foot from the electric
Feel free to call or email me with comments or
Best wishes and take care -
Joanne C. Mueller
Guinea Pigs "R" Us
731 - 123rd Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55448-2127 USA
Email: jcmpe...@aol.com (11-27-07)
"No substance is a poison by itself.
It is the dose that makes a substance a
poison..." Paracelsus (1493-1541)