CHRONIC FATIGUE-LEUKEMIA LINK: COULD MICROWAVES BE TO BLAME?
• Talk of mice and infection as a cause of mysterious malady -- but why no talk of microwaves and chemicals as a cancer trigger?
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A new U.S. government study reveals the presence of leukemia-related viruses in the blood of 86 percent of a small sample of 37 persons with chronic fatigue syndrome -- an ailment marked by prolonged, severe fatigue and impaired memory. A million Americans are believed to be afflicted. There is no medical test for the condition, and no prescribed treatment.
Significantly, those are the same symptoms reported by a growing number of Americans who claim to be under attack from microwave weapons -- including a cell tower- mounted microwave radio frequency weapon system installed nationwide and first exposed in an article published last December by this correspondent.
Scientists from the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration noted that the viruses found in the blood of chronic fatigue sufferers are known to cause leukemia -- blood cancer -- in mice. Scientists suggested that the presence of a virus associated with leukemia in mice indicated that an infection could be the root cause of persistent fatigue. They cautioned that more research is needed before they could make a definitive finding.
News coverage of the official announcement appeared to leave the impression that exposure to virus carried by rodents could be a cause of chronic fatigue, a deduction reinforced by media accounts illustrated with pictures of mice. Scientists made no such direct link between exposure to vermin and the onset of chronic fatigue.
But left out of the official discussion was consideration of other causes of cancer-related blood disease -- such as exposure to radiation of various types, from X-rays to microwaves, or exposure to chemicals.
The relationship between exposure to various types of radiation and the onset of cancer has been well established, although the level of exposure required to trigger the disease remains a subject of scientific debate. Some scientists take the position that even low levels of exposure to radiation can cause cancer.
Thus the question must be raised: Why did government scientists point to virus as a possible cause of chronic fatigue syndrome, with no mention of environmental factors -- such as radiation or chemical exposure that could weaken the immune system, making humans more susceptible to infections that could lead to cancer?
Did government scientists purposely avoid mention of environmental factors -- guaranteeing that such speculation would not surface in the mainstream media?
And finally, why didn't reporters who cover the medical beat inquire about possible environmental causes of blood infections associated with cancer? Or has the American mainstream media been groomed and entrained to "just take the hand-out?"
This reporter will try to answer some of those questions in coming weeks.
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