Sunday, July 8, 2012

Electromagnetic Fields and Leakage of the Blood Brain Barrier: Dr. Leif Salford

Electromagnetic Fields and Leakage of the Blood Brain Barrier: Dr. Leif Salford

Posted on June 18, 2012

The following video is a presentation of Dr. Leif Salford, neurosurgeon and researcher, discussing his animal studies on radio frequency radiation and its effects on the brain.  ”Dr. Salford,” writes Arthur Firstenberg in his paper Silent Wireless Spring, ”exposed over 1600 experimental animals to low level microwave radiation.  Their results were consistent and worrisome: microwave radiation. . ..caused the blood-brain barrier . . .to leak.”  (It was repeated in 2003  on 32 additional animals; they waited this time 8 weeks before “sacrificing them”–and found “up to two percent of the  neurons in all areas of the brain were shrunken and degenerated.”Dr. Salford, says Firstenberg, called the ”potential implications ‘terrifying.’”

An argument is sometimes made (not necessarily accurately)  to those who express concern about radiation from “smart”  meters, Wi Fi, etc, that the radiation emitted from these devices is at such a low level that the public needn’t worry about it. However Dr. Salford’s studies showed opening up of the blood brain barrier from very low levels of radiation.  In fact, Cindy Sage and Dr. David Carpenter write in a 2008 paper (Public Health Implications of Wireless Technologies) it was “the weakest exposure level [which] showed the greatest effect in opening up the BBB [blood brain barrier].”