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Los Alamos Scientist Reveals The TSA Scanners Shred Human DNA

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December 17, 2010: Terrence Aym / Macedonia International News Agency – December 17, 2010

While the application of scientific knowledge creates technology, sometimes the technology is later redefined by science. Such is the case with terahertz (THz) radiation, the energy waves that drive the technology of the TSA back scatter airport scanners.

Emerging THz technological applications

THz waves are found between microwaves and infrared on the electromagnetic spectrum.

This type of radiation was chosen for security devices because it can penetrate matter such as clothing, wood, paper and other porous material that’s non-conducting. This type of radiation seems less threatening because it doesn’t penetrate deeply into the body and is believed to be harmless to both people and animals.

THz waves may have applications beyond security devices. Research has been done to determine the feasibility of using the radiation to detect tumors underneath the skin and for analyzing the chemical properties of various materials and compounds.

The potential marketplace for THz driven technological applications may generate many billions of dollars in revenue. Because of the potential profits, intense research on THz waves and applications has mushroomed over the last decade.

Health risks

The past several years the possible health risks from cumulative exposure to THz waves was mostly dismissed. Experts pointed to THz photons and explained that they are not strong enough to ionize atoms or molecules; nor are they able to break the chains of chemical bonds. They assert—and it is true—that while higher energy photons like ultraviolet rays and X-rays are harmful, the lower energy ones like terahertz waves are basically harmless. []

While that is true, there are other biophysics at work. Some studies have shown that THZ can cause great genetic harm, while other similar studies have shown no such evidence of deleterious affects.

Boian Alexandrov at the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico recently published an abstract with colleagues, “DNA Breathing Dynamics in the Presence of a Terahertz Field ” that reveals very disturbing—even shocking—evidence that the THz waves generated by TSA scanners is significantly damaging the DNA of the people being directed through the machines, and the TSA workers that are in close proximity to the scanners throughout their workday.

From the abstract’s own synopsis:

“We consider the influence of a terahertz field on the breathing dynamics of double-stranded DNA. We model the spontaneous formation of spatially localized openings of a damped and driven DNA chain, and find that linear instabilities lead to dynamic dimerization, while true local strand separations require a threshold amplitude mechanism. Based on our results we argue that a specific terahertz radiation exposure may significantly affect the natural dynamics of DNA, and thereby influence intricate molecular processes involved in gene expression and DNA replication.”

In layman’s terms what Alexandrov and his team discovered is that the resonant effects of the THz waves bombarding humans unzips the double-stranded DNA molecule. This ripping apart of the twisted chain of DNA creates bubbles between the genes that can interfere with the processes of life itself: normal DNA replication and critical gene expression.

Other studies have not discovered this deadly effect on the DNA because the research only investigated ordinary resonant effects. Nonlinear resonance, however, is capable of such damage and this sheds light on the genotoxic effects inherent in the utilization of THz waves upon living tissue. The team emphasizes in their abstract that the effects are probabilistic rather than deterministic.

Unfortunately, DNA damage is not limited only to THz wave exposure. Other research has been done that reveals lower frequency microwaves used by cell phones and Wi-Fi cause some harm to DNA over time as well. [“Single- and double-strand DNA breaks in rat brain cells after acute exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation.”] 

DHS, TSA, DNA And Body Scanners

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: In order to fly in America, people must choose between their DNA being shredded, or being sexually molested by TSA perverts? How about walking through metal detectors with some element of friggin’ dignity and have bomb-sniffing dogs on the other side?! Problem solved!

On that note, the PETN explosive used by both the Shoe Bomber and the Underwear Bomber patsies has proven to be undetectable by these ridiculous and dangerous porno scanners

Body Scanners Don’t Detect PETN Explosives

Just exactly how much more of these fascist Police State tactics are lame-ass Americans going to take?! – SJH

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  1. There is another viewpoint, and in fact, the vast majority of the scientific community does not subscribe to the viewpoint that current THz scanners cause any damage to DNA.
    Dr. Daniel Mittleman, a pioneer in the science explains why this is true, on my blog:
    r. Mittleman at Rice University, provides a further discussion on the health effects of THz radiation

    Hi Randy,
    I’d be happy to write a short comment on the topic of the health effects of THz radiation. I’m certainly not the expert on this topic, as it has not been a focus of my own research in recent years. But I’ve kept up on it and can speak somewhat knowledgeably about what’s known.

    The key question here is whether irradiation by low-frequency electromagnetic waves can induce biologically significant effects in living cells, other than merely by heating them up. It should be pointed out that this question (and probably the answer) are just as relevant for microwaves as for terahertz radiation. All of these low-frequency waves are strongly absorbed by water. Since all biology happens in water, it’s clear that we can affect cells (or even cook them) by putting enough energy into the surrounding water.

    The hard part is determining if anything happens to the cells that is NOT merely the result of the water heating up. And that’s the important question, from the standpoint of setting safety standards. If the only cell damage mechanism is thermal, then the minimum exposure limit for THz radiation would be set in the same way that it has been set for microwaves – we just avoid cooking people. On the other hand, if cell damage can occur at a lower power density via some other mechanism, then the exposure limits would have to be correspondingly lower.

    The conventional wisdom in the physics community is that there simply cannot be non-thermal effects. The energy necessary to break a chemical bond is hundreds or thousands of times larger than the energy of a single terahertz photon. Thus, ultraviolet or x-ray radiation can lead to genetic mutations (think: too much sun exposure leads to melanoma), but radiation at lower frequencies (with lower photon energies) does not. If that conventional wisdom is correct, then the only danger from T-rays (or microwaves or radio waves or infrared radiation) is that it can induce thermal effects.

    There have been a couple of proposals for mechanisms that would permit non-thermal effects from low-frequency radiation, most notably the recent paper by Alexandrov and co-workers (from Physics Letters A in 2010). This paper got a lot of press when it came out. It’s a wonderfully inflamatory subject, after all. But there are many reasons to believe that the analysis in that article (which, after all, contains no experimental evidence) is woefully over-simplified, and therefore completely inapplicable to the real world. Most glaringly, the description neglects the absorption of THz radiation by the water bath in which the DNA chain resides. That’s like being worried about the effects of sunlight on your brain tissue – if you ignore the opaque skull that entirely surrounds your brain then you might actually need to consider that question, but for those of us with skulls it isn’t exactly a pressing concern. In my view, there is still no feasible proposal for a non-thermal mechanism.

    Having said that, I do think that there is some experimental work that needs mentioning. I refer specifically to the recent work from the lab of Dr. Peter Siegel at CalTech (more precisely, NASA JPL). In these experiments, a collection of cells were irradiated with millimeter waves (not quite THz radiation), and certain changes were observed (e.g., induced cell poration, modulation of neuronal activity, etc.) These folks were as careful as possible to monitor local temperatures and eliminate the possibility of thermally induced effects. I would not call these results conclusive (neither would the authors), but they are suggestive that more work is needed.

    If these experimental results are correct, then the burden will still remain upon the researchers to come up with an explanation of how it’s possible. As far as I know, they’ve not even tried to explain anything yet, merely to observe and see what’s going on. I have great respect for Peter, but I remain skeptical simply because there is no plausible mechanism to explain non-thermal effects.

    Dr. Daniel Mittleman
    Rice University
    ECE Dept., MS-366
    6100 Main St.
    Houston, TX 77005
    Biographical InformationDr. Mittleman received his B.S. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988, and his M.S. in 1990 and Ph.D. in 1994, both in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, under the direction of Dr. Charles Shank. His thesis work involved the spectroscopy of semiconductor nanocrystals using laser pulses with durations of less than 20 femtoseconds, at wavelengths from 480 nm to 670 nm. He then joined AT&T Bell Laboratories as a post-doctoral member of the technical staff, working first for Dr. Richard Freeman on a terawatt laser system, and then for Dr. Martin Nuss on terahertz spectroscopy and imaging. Dr. Mittleman joined the ECE Department at Rice University in September 1996, where he is a Professor. At Rice, his research interests involve various aspects of spectroscopy, sensing, and imaging using terahertz radiation. Dr. Mittleman is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.
    Click here to see an up-to-date list of publications from the Mittleman group.

    Randy Knudson

    December 18, 2010 at 4:21 am

  2. Randy Knudson,

    “…in fact, the vast majority of the scientific community does not subscribe to the viewpoint that current THz scanners cause any damage to DNA.”

    – Just like the “vast majority” of climate scientists that were purported to have backed the now thoroughly debunked theory of man-made global warming? When in fact it was a small gaggle of 50 or so IPCC and CRU criminal frauds conspiring to pass a carbon tax!

    SPECIAL REPORT: More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims – Challenge UN IPCC & Gore–Challenge-UN-IPCC–Gore

    “…I’m certainly not the expert on this topic…”

    – I would say that Dr. Mittleman set the tone himself for his ambigious argument disputing the harmful effects of THz to the DNA of humans and animals right off the bat! Case in point: Pachauri, the head of the IPCC, is a railroad engineer!

    I could go on picking apart Mittleman’s less than convincing song and dance assessment concerning THz. But I will leave that for the actual scientists who have no vested interest in the illegal scanners and their inevitable health hazards.

    A metal detector and a $15,000 bomb-sniffing dog would be far more thorough and effective, does not violate our Fourth Amendment, poses no health hazards, is far less invasive than the felony sexual molestation “pat-downs” and is a hell of alot less expensive than the $170,000 porno scanners purchased from former DHS head Michael Chertoff’s client! Conflict of interest? Cui bono? Who benefits!

    Chertoff Linked To Body Scanner Manufacturer

    Health risk or not, these scanners, and the sexual gropings if you opt out, are blatant violations by the DHS and the TSA of our Constitutional rights!

    Which leads me to ask you this question: What American in their right mind, who is not in some way vested in this technology, would condone or defend its use on the population whether it’s harmful or not?

    Answer: Fascists, Zionists, eugenicists, globalists, and traitors of this Republic! Is this actually the kind of dystopian nightmare world you foresee for your children and grandchildren… Slaves on a global plantation to be probed and prodded like cattle everywhere we go? Is that freedom, Randy?! Think about it!

    – SJH

    The Tonka Report

    Steven John Hibbs

    December 18, 2010 at 11:41 am

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