- Paperback: 576 pages
- Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing; Reprint edition (March 9, 2020)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1645020096
- ISBN-13: 978-1645020097
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.5 x 9 inches
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From the introduction
"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.
Inside You'll Find
- A deep scientific history of electricity
- Information on the damage that human-created electrical devices have caused
- Information on the links between EMF and diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease & tinnitus
- Research showing the loss of over 2.9 billion birds in the last few decades
- The consequences of electrosmog
- The effects the planned 5G rollout will have on us all
“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.
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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.
It's a classic case of fixing one problem and causing another, many others. (Pandora's box?).
In just a few hundred pages, Invisible Rainbow, will guide you through the history of these technologies and correlate how they each affected our health and environment - using broad population / environmental statistics to individual stories of famous and non-famous people. Literally, hundreds of studies and data points are referenced and provided in the back of the book for more interested readers to investigate further. But, don't be put off by the inclusion of so many studies, they are weaved together very nicely in a story format. Chapters are clearly defined and if you are particularly interested in one health / environmental aspect over another, you could just skip to that without reading the earlier chapters necessarily. Choose your own adventure!
All studies and news stories noted in the book are referenced clearly or with a link to the bibliography, which is separated by chapters, conveniently. Out of curiosity I double checked about 20-25 of these by finding the source articles / stories on the Internet - from scientific journals (like JAMA), news stories, to various newer & older books, to government publications. They all matched -- 100%. Others that I didn't check already concurred with my own knowledge base. The scope of research IS breathtaking and fascinating!
Did you know Guglielmo Marconi, one of the inventors and businessmen behind radio technology suffered from debilitating chest pain (angina pectoris) in his 50s before finally succumbing in his early 60s to a heart attack? He suffered other ill effects (both health and social) well before his 50s - but some biographies of Marconi don't mention this, none of them realize the significance of it. Or that Alexander Graham Bell suffered from and died of diabetes? (Diabetes in the 1920s!!??) Did you know that there were mass bee die offs well before (early 20th century) the recent ones that have been in the media (2000s - Colony Collapse Disorder)? There is another force at work....this book will leave no doubt in your mind. Do you know what event is correlated with the sudden death of track star and Olympic gold medalist Florence Griffith Joyner (Flo-Jo) at the age of 38? Do you know about the rise of sudden cardiac deaths in "healthy athletes?" (Look that up!)
For some further background - you may enjoy a BBC documentary called Shock and Awe - The History of Electricity. Watching the video would be a nice companion to Invisible Rainbow. But, the book goes MUCH further and is more broad-minded. Someday, this profound book will be sought after by millions and millions around our world. Read it now and benefit today!
To my eye the book has some flaws; I'm skipping some chapters the first time through because they seem too much of a stretch (despite the tantalizing evidence he provides). But the first couple chapters are great, as are the ones on cancer, diabetes and heart disease. He's picked up where Sam Milham left off, but gone the extra mile to make the case too compelling to ignore: these "diseases of civilization" are caused by an environmental factor, and that factor is almost certainly man-made electricity, radio waves, and wireless/ microwave technology.