A growing number of heart attack patients don’t have any standard risk factors
The proportion of heart attack patients who had no risk factors in 2006 was 11%, and over the study period, increased to 27% by 2014.
“These results will have important implications for the need to both identify new triggers for heart disease and to better understand the outcomes and best management approach for this group of people,” says Prof Figtree from Royal North Shore Hospital
Comments on this issue from an ORSAA member (Steve Weller) below.
I wonder whether researchers are considering the potential role that pulsed radiofrequency (RF) radiation from mobile phones, base stations, smart meters and WiFi has on the heart. RF exposure has increased exponentially the last 20 years, with levels currently billions of times higher than natural background levels. Looking at the cardiovascular studies referenced in the ORSAA database one finds that low-level emissions from the aforementioned devices have been linked to effects such as heart variability (HRV) changes, blood pressure changes, arrhythmia and palpitations. There are also RF biological effects such as oxidative stress, autonomic nervous system effects, neurotransmitter effects, and calcium flux changes, which all potentially have a role to play.
This is not a new or recent novel understanding. Military studies in the 70's found that radiofrequencies from radar and other microwave equipment were associated with cardiovascular disorders in exposed military personal; i.e.:
Comparison of a group of engineers and administrative officials who were exposed to microwaves for a period of years and an unexposed control group revealed a significantly higher incidence of coronary disease, hypertension, and disturbances of lipid metabolism among the exposed: Individuals Hereditary predisposition to heart disease was approximately the same for both groups but overt disorders developed much more frequently in the previously exposed group. It was concluded that microwaves act as a nonspecific factor, which, under certain conditions, interferes with adaptation to unfavorable influences. Exposure may, therefore, promote an earlier onset of cardiovascular disease in susceptible individuals. Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) 1976
Animal experiments reported in the open literature have demonstrated the use of low level microwave signals to produce death by heart seizure. DIA 1976
Unfortunately, neither Australia’s regulator for RF, ACMA, nor the owner of Australia's RF Standard (RPS3), ARPANSA, have admitted to these findings. There is too much money to be made from selling RF spectrum licenses and protecting the government, telecommunications and power industry from litigation. They are also very likely to dismiss such claims of harm as being unsubstantiated, and claim that there is no established evidence that low-level RF emissions are harmful. One has to first look at the evidence before making such statements. Sadly, very little research is being conducted in this country looking at the possible role that man-made RF has on coronary disease.
ORSAA database shows that Oxidative stress is major bio-effects as well as other effects in all studies. Figure below show the summary of effects. You can find these papers by doing a search in the database. You can also find ‘No Effects” and “Uncertain Effect” as well.
Voltage Gated Calcium Channels (VGCCs) – Biological Effect
Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry, Martin Pall proposes a theory of VGCCs.
This is a very long video. I suggest you watch the first 15 minutes and then fast forward to 1 hr 14 mins where he talks about the long-term potential health impacts.
The contents of this video have also been summarised on Dr Mercola’s website using text and helpful diagrams.
The ABC reported on Professor Dariusz Leszczynski talk at Griffith University on the potential bio-effects of 5G technologies with very little bio-effect studies on the adverse health impacts of the new high frequencies used with this technology.
ORSAA makes a contribution to Annual Australasian Radiation Protection Conference (ARPS) in Wollongong
ORSAA assisted the ARPS organising committee in bringing Professor Dariusz Leszczynski to Australia to speak.