Did Wired and Wireless Telegraphy and Telephony cause the emergence of epidemic Poliomyelitis ?

Abstract : Epidemic Poliomyelitis is one of the diseases that emerged as major public health problems during the 20 th century, and can thus be suspected of being caused by artificial electromagnetic waves. Detailed examination reveals that early epidemic outbreaks coincided with changes in emissions of artificial electromagnetic waves, including the intentional emissions of wireless telegraphy and the unintentional emissions of wire telephony. The fundamental change from irregular outbreaks to yearly epidemics in the US also coincided with the onset of wireless voice communications. These facts provide strong support to the idea that epidemic Poliomyelitis was triggered by exposure to electromagnetic waves and had a high degree of sensitivity to exposure. Examination of further evidence reveals that Poliovirus PV3 is the ancestor of PV1, PV2 and two other group C enteroviruses, and that PV3 was the dominant Poliovirus serotype in 1875, before the onset of most electromagnetic emissions except wire telegraphy. The time coincidences of Poliomyelitis epidemiology and electromagnetic waves emissions, together with the evolution of Poliovirus, bring strong support to the hypothesis that exposure to electromagnetic fields triggered both epidemic Poliomyelitis and the diversification of Poliovirus.
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Vincent Lauer. Did Wired and Wireless Telegraphy and Telephony cause the emergence of epidemic Poliomyelitis ?. 2015. ⟨hal-01148903⟩

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