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The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life Paperback – Illustrated, March 9, 2020
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"We live today with a number of devastating diseases that do not belong here, whose origin we do not know, whose presence we take for granted and no longer question. What it feels like to be without them is a state of vitality that we have completely forgotten. . . . These are the diseases of civilization, that we have also inflicted on our animal and plant neighbors, diseases that we live with because of a refusal to recognize the force that we have harnessed for what it is. The 6o-cycle current in our house wiring, the ultrasonic frequencies in our computers, the radio waves in our televisions, the microwaves in our cell phones, these are only distortions of the invisible rainbow that runs through our veins and makes us alive. But we have forgotten. It is time that we remember."
“Few individuals today are able to grasp the entirety of a scientific subject and present it in a highly engaging manner, in plain English, without losing any of the details. In The Invisible Rainbow, Firstenberg has done just that with one of the most pressing but neglected problems of our technological age. This book, which as a medical doctor I found hard to put down, explores the relationship between electricity and life from beginning to end: from the early eighteenth century to today, and from the point of view of the physician, the physicist, and the average person in the street. Firstenberg makes a compelling case that the major diseases of civilization―heart disease, diabetes, and cancer―are in large part related to the pollution of our world by electricity.”―Bradley Johnson, MD, Amen Clinic, San Francisco
“The Invisible Rainbow is wonderful. Firstenberg has done his research thoroughly. His book is easily readable and provocative while being entertaining. A remarkable contribution.”―David O. Carpenter, MD, director, Institute for Health and the Environment, School of Public Health, State University of New York at Albany
“I found it to be a mystery unfolding and could not put it down. It shines a new light on diseases that come from electrical development, and addresses current environmental crises that only a few yet realize are the consequence of electrosmog. This book is very, very important.”―Sandy Ross, PhD, president, Health and Habitat, Inc.
“I was stunned by this book. It is an extremely valuable document about an increasingly widespread environmental health risk to which we are all exposed. I am overwhelmed with admiration for what Firstenberg has accomplished.”―William E. Morton, MD, DrPH, professor emeritus, Oregon Health Sciences University
“Firstenberg is a pioneer in the sense that Rachel Carson was a pioneer.”―Chellis Glendinning, PhD, author of When Technology Wounds
About the Author
Arthur Firstenberg is a scientist and journalist who is at the forefront of a global movement to tear down the taboo surrounding this subject. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University with a degree in mathematics, he attended the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine from 1978 to 1982. Injury by X-ray overdose cut short his medical career. For the past thirty-eight years he has been a researcher, consultant, and lecturer on the health and environmental effects of electromagnetic radiation, as well as a practitioner of several healing arts.
- Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing; Illustrated edition (March 9, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 576 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1645020096
- ISBN-13 : 978-1645020097
- Item Weight : 1.86 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1.5 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #10,758 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It is hard for many people to imagine that frequencies can negatively affect the human body, especially at a non-thermal level, but over 10,000 studies have shown they "do".
The book points out that historically, flu outbreaks would occur every 50 years in correlation with peaks in solar magnetic activity. After electricity became mainstream in the late 1880's, outbreaks started to occur annually and have done so since.
Even astronauts can't get a break, as 50-60% come down with herpes due to background cosmic radiation, which measures at 160ghz which is below thermal levels. Is coronavirus dormant in us, as herpes is by the time we are 20, and some how activated by 5g?
This book will open your eyes to the fact that we, and all of life around us, ARE affected by frequency, and if we don't clean up our environment of all this electrosmog, we are in big trouble.
Update: now I was debating about sharing this but I’m going to. When I was younger I was diagnosed with adhd because I was not focused and always falling asleep in school. Granted this could be a lot of kids who are young and could be anything, true. Fast forward to 1990 my junior year in high school. I had a very bad year! I suffered from headaches, passing out and having seizures. Three times this happened. One time I remember I woke up being rushed down in a in a wheelchair with a nurse saying “still no pulse.” Remembering that it felt like I was sucking on a piece of aluminum. They diagnosed me with hypoglycemia. That same year I woke up for school with migraines and I couldn’t move my neck or back. So off I went to hospital again and here comes the spinal tap, the results were nothing. Had tests for my migraines and nothing Constant nosebleed for no reasons and till this day I still have bad tinnitus in both ears. I always had trouble focusing in school and and feeling lethargic and no matter how hard I studied I had troubles. Fast forward again to 2002 I was back in hospital for physical therapy for back and neck spasms again. Now I got to admit in 2010 I really didn’t have to many issues that year and I’m not sure why but I was not in the same area that year. I was in a different state. Now let’s fast forward to Jan of 2020. This year has been bad again for me. In the beginning of year I got real sick again! Cold sweats, insomnia, headaches, fatigue, muscle cramps and pain in muscles. Difficulty breathing, chest pain, nausea, stomach issues, constant backaches and once again still tinnitus. I had bloodwork done, a scope of stomach all came back neg! This happened in Jan and again in March. Now what if I were to tell you that all these dates coincide with the rollout with the next generation of 1g, 2g, 3g not sure about 4g and then now there is 5g. Now in the news and even on this post you are being told that just because you have experiences in your life doesn’t mean causation which is true however, it doesn’t rule it out either. So if everything always comes out negative and the rollout of the next generation of wireless coincides with all your ailments let me ask you something. What would you think it is?? By the way if you haven’t read the book I’ll tell you that these are all symptoms of background radiation. I believe my inquisitive mind and god lead me to this book. I also don’t believe in coincidences like this. Everything happens for a reason.
1) Two things lining up around similar times does not prove causation, for many reasons, but particularly when those times are selectively chosen and others selectively ignored.
2) Viruses are not "inventions" as claimed; they are living pathogens that are regularly observed under microscopes with the ability to reproduce. They do not regularly live in creatures and suddenly start reproducing when "electrified." We are not all carrying dormant strands of e. coli, HIV, 100 different strands of influenza, small pox, etc. etc. Prove that we are - you cannot and will not.
3) Transmission is not unproven as claimed with a few unsuccessful experiments. It is proven, documented, and regularly observed.
4) Electricity does not equal electromagnetic waves. There is a relationship, but they are not the same thing. Electrocuting someone is not the same as passing electromagnetic waves through someone. You cannot treat them as one in the same.
It's unfortunate that there is so much bogus information going around about this book and the coronavirus as if this is a giant conspiracy the world is beholden to. I say it is unfortunate in part because the concerns over EMI are real, but the reality is we do not know exactly what those entail. They do not, however, entail the creation or activation of viruses. Could it affect someone's immune system? Sure. But could they and are they magically creating viruses? No.
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Firstenberg's research is meticulous and wide ranging. He discusses evidence of harm not only in biological organisms - animals and insects included, but also in plants and foliage.
What struck me most was the connection he drew between flu pandemics and the adoption and mass installation of electrical technology on a global scale.
It is thus clear that there is a strong case that 5G technology is/ will be harmful when fully utilised. The fact that the main stream media and social media platforms are censoring and belittling those who believe this shows how pathetically ill read they are, biased, while being disgracefully agenda driven.
This is a must read book that is well researched and contains a huge bibliography for cross referencing.
Overall, it's well written, engaging – and not a little bit terrifying. It's obviously extremely well researched and referenced (half the book is taken up with all the references!). The physics checks out as far as I'm concerned (although I'm not an expert in radio communications or cell phone towers). I don't suffer from any obvious signs of EM-sensitivity, and none of my friends do, but if there are some genuine, albeit subtle, negative effects on human and animal health from RF radiation, then it's important the world wakes up to it. Might what he's talking about be similar to the Teflon scandal (see the recent film Dark Waters)?
But what gives me just a hint of caution is Firstenberg's over-willingness to attribute the problems he sees purely to the effects of EM radiation. When he says things like "thus the only possible conclusion is that RF radiation is the cause" it makes me worried... The rapid spread in RF emission across the world has come together with all sorts of other changes - in exercise levels, in other environmental pollutants, in work stress, to name a few. I think he's too quick to dismiss them.
To me, the book would have been more convincing if he'd evaluated other possible causes of the effects he was seeing with a little more consideration. I want to believe what he's saying, but when you're speaking out against an overwhelming opposition, your arguments have got to be impeccable.
A quarter of this book is references. A QUARTER. This guy has done his research and it's good to had vindication for the fact people, on a wide scale, suffer from this radiation.
Read it for your health, your children, and the future of humanity, and I say this with all sincerity.
I found it interesting that there seems to be a correlation between electrification and the increase of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes. A mechanism in which cells are stopped from metabolising normally and take on anaerobic/cancerous forms is compelling.
Yes, all the evidence is there folks. But for most people they will need an attractive well spoken newsreader to "tell them" all of this. And of course this isn't happening soon.
I have now connected my PC by cable rather than using the WiFi. I have switched off a WiFi repeater. I rarely use my mobile phone now. And I have replaced my cordless phone with a corded one.
On some topics there is a little too much detail for my needs; for some reason we're given lots of details about the ear; I skipped this section. I think the book might deserve an abridgement.
(Simon Smith - author of "Fake Aliens And The Phony Nuke World Order")