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Martin Pall

Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences
Washington State University (WSU)

Martin L. Pall is Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences, Washington State University (WSU).  He received his BA in Physics, with honors, FBK, JHU.  He earned his PhD in Biochem/Genet from Caltech.  He was on the faculty of WSU for many years before “retiring,” in 2008.  Since then he has published a 50-page review on multiple chemical sensitivity and 8 papers on low intensity microwave frequency electromagnetic field (MWV-EMF) effects, including on the main mechanism by which these effects are produced.

The main mechanism of action of MWV-EMFs and also lower frequency EMFs is through activation of voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) acting through the voltage sensor of the VGCCs which is extraordinarily sensitive to the electrical forces of the EMFs.   

Pall has focused most on 10 different effects of MWV-EMFs: Neurological/neuropsychiatric effects; lowered fertility; oxidative stress; 3 types of cellular DNA damage; apoptosis (cell death); excessive intracellular calcium; endocrine effects; cancer; cardiac effects on the electrical control of the heart; very early onset Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Each of these 10 effects can be produced through the downstream effects of VGCC activation.