Digital Broadcasting is Cooking the Population

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Digital Broadcasting is Cooking the Population

by Dr. Cornelia Waldmann-Selsam, Dr. Christine Aschermann and Dr. Markus Kern

March 7, 2009

from GlobalResearch Website

The following text written as an open letter to president Obama by three prominent German physicians provides details on the adverse health effects of digital broadcasting



February 12, 2009

To the President of the United States of America

To the Citizens of the United States of America

To the Members of the House of Representatives

To the Members of the Senate

Warning Against Adverse Health Effects from the Operation of Digital Broadcast Television Stations (DVB?T)

Dear President Obama:

Dear Members of the House of Representatives:

Dear Members of the Senate:

Dear Citizens of the United States of America:

In the US, digital broadcast television is scheduled to start operating on February 17, 2009. We write to you today because we wish to save you from the significant negative health consequences that have occurred here in Germany. In Germany, analog broadcast television stations have gradually been switching to digital broadcast signals since 2003.

This switchover first took place in metropolitan areas. In those areas, however, the RF exposures in public places as well as at home continued to increase at the same time. As a result, the continuing declining health status of children, adolescents, and adults in urban areas could not be attributed to any single cause.

On May 20, 2006, two digital broadcast television stations went on the air in the Hessian Rhoen area (Heidelstein, Kreuzberg), which until recently had enjoyed rather low mobile phone radiation exposure levels.

Within a radius of more than 20 km, the following symptoms that occurred abruptly were reported:

constant headaches

pressure in the head


sleep problems

inability to think clearly


nervous tensions


tightness in the chest

rapid heartbeat

shortness of breath

depressive mood

total apathy

loss of empathy

burning skin

inner burning

leg weakness

pain in the limbs

stabbing pain in various organs

weight increase

Birds had fled the area. Cats had turned phlegmatic and hardly ever went into the garden. One child committed suicide; a second child tried doing it.

Over time the same unbearable symptoms showed up in other locations - most recently in Bamberg and Aschaffenburg on November 25, 2008. Physicians accompanied affected people to areas where there was no DVB-T reception (valleys, behind mountain ranges) and witnessed how these people became symptom?free only after a short period of time.

The respective agencies responsible in Germany were approached for help, but they declined to follow up on the strongly suggestive evidence in the actual locations. The behavior of the government agencies disregards the fundamental rights of affected people guaranteed in the German Constitution.

In Germany, DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting Terrestrial) uses Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex Modulation. The fundamental principle of this type of modulation works by spreading the information across several thousand carrier frequencies directly adjacent to each other. A channel is 7.8 MHz wide. The amplitude also changes constantly.

The WHO, the German Radiation Protection Commission, and the German Federal Ministry of the Environment rely on the Guidelines for Limiting Exposure to Time?varying Electric, Magnetic, and Electromagnetic Fields (up to 300 GHz), (Health Physics 74 (4): 494?522; 1998) published by the International Commission on Non?Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).

In this document, it says:

p. 495: "These guidelines will be periodically revised and updated as advances are made in identifying the adverse health effects of time?varying electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic fields"

p. 507: "Interpretation of several observed biological effects of AM electromagnetic fields is further complicated by the apparent existence of 'windows' of response in both the power density and frequency domains. There are no accepted models that adequately explain this phenomenon, which challenges the traditional concept of a monotonic relationship between the field intensity and the severity of the resulting biological effects"

Why are the German agencies in charge not willing to help identify the adverse health effects?

Since immediately, after digital broadcast television stations had started transmitting, adverse health effects have occurred, the review of the Guidelines announced by the ICNIRP is imperative. Obviously, there are response windows contained within the broad frequency bands with their several thousand frequencies that change constantly and whose amplitude also changes constantly. The ICNIRP had already pointed out this possibility.

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