Hope To The End....................................... All Chip Implant Articles ................ targeting the vulnerable
HAZARDS of the
Subdermal ID CHIP
" There's no way in the world, having read this information, that I would have one of those chips implanted in my skin,
or in one of my family members." -- Dr. Robert Benezra ( Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center NY )
Please see Rev. 16: 2 and 10 .." and there fell a
noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the
beast " ..."and they gnawed their tongues for
pain" ( vs 10 ) .
Ed: The Verichip implant is a glass-implanted silicon chip with a polypropylene polymer sheath, which is "bio-bonded" to skin tissue. It has an electromagnetic copper coil antenna 'wound around a ferrite iron core' and a capacitor.)
Although there is no battery in the subdermal chip, it does have a capacitor. A capacitor is like a sleeping battery which can hold the energy transmitted to it by a scanner. It can hold that power for some length of time.
From the newswires :
Fair educational use
It's all about CONTROL of the masses ... of you in particular -- Jim Couri
This system will be implemented, sooner or later, since it will be part of the mechanism to control the people.
First, control all the medical records. Next, control access to the records by use of a card containing an rfid chip.
After enough folks lose, forget, or for whatever reason, show up at the emergency room without their card, the government will require that the rfid chips be implanted in peoples' bodies.
No implanted chip, no health care.
Another step towards the mark of the beast.
" In design, the tag is simple: A medical-grade glass capsule holds a silicon computer chip,
a copper antenna and a "capacitor" that transmits data stored on the chip when prompted by an electromagnetic reader.
What if you get tired of it ... can it be easily, painlessly removed ? " ...
(Ed: It is NOT easily removed; must be removed surgically, at a time when no one will want a public record of having done so. Think about it.)
"The capsules can migrate around the body or bury themselves deep in the arm.
When that happens, a sensor X-ray and monitors are needed to locate the chip,
and a plastic surgeon must cut away scar tissue that forms around the chip."
The relative permanence is a big reason why Marc Rotenberg, of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, is suspicious about the motives of the company, which charges $20 a year for customers to keep on its database a record of blood type, allergies, medications, driver's license data and living-will directives.
For $80 a year, it will keep an individual's full medical history."
RFI / EMI : too many interfering frequencies in telemetry
Ed: leading to mistakes
Some of this energy is required for data communications and proper operation of the multitude of devices used within the facility, and other energies are the result of manmade interference. Each of these devices emits energies at various power levels and operates on their assigned frequencies. In order for all of these devices to operate within the same environment, it becomes necessary to understand the potential interference that each device can cause and realize each devices susceptibility to interference from the other devices. This aspect of radio technology is known as Radio Frequency Interference/Electro-Magnetic Interference (RFI/EMI).
Today Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) can be utilized for asset inventory, security access, and rapidly tracking animal census. Animal laboratories have been utilizing RFID for the identification of animals. Subcutaneous transponders are used for smaller animals and pets while RFID ear tags, bracelets, and bolus tags are used for larger animals. Passive Integrated Transponders (PIT) offering
Electronic Identification (EID) meet international standards such as ISO 11784 and 11785, which describe the protocols to be used by the animal identification community. Typically these devices utilize a low-frequency (LF) air interface having emissions at 125 kHz to 135 kHz. The limitation of LF technology is its relatively short range of detection, typically from almost contact up to as much as a few feet. Another significant shortcoming of LF is its lack of anti-collision capability, limiting the reader to detect only one tag at a time
VeriChip : No where to run; nowhere to hide
Verichip Cancer Link
The chips, which are approximately twice the size of a grain of rice, were approved by the FDA for human implantation in 2005. But the Associated Press has revealed that as early as 1996, researchers had uncovered a link between the devices and cancer. Rodents implanted with the chips were found to develop malignant tumors beneath the skin, usually surrounding the devices. The rates were high enough -- as high as 10 percent of animals implanted, in a 1998 study -- to raise warning bells with the researchers, who reported their concern in peer-reviewed journals.
RFID Implants Found to Cause Cancer Tumors http://www.newstarget.com/022467.html
The site also warns consumers about the dangers of processed foods, pharmaceuticals, chemotherapy, environmental toxins and the failure of government regulators like the FDA.
Implanting a chip : can become cancerous or migrate to the heart like an embolism
When implanting a chip into a horse, I clip or shave the area, scrub it with surgical preparation soap and spray it with surgical site disinfectant. I then inject the area over the implant site with lidocaine to numb the skin and underlying tissues. To maintain sterility of the chips, I surgically scrub my hands and don surgical gloves. Only after this preparation do I implant the chip in the nuchal ligament of the mid-neck area of my equine patient.
The glass-enclosed chips do not always stay put. Like a
splinter in your finger, the body often mounts a response to a
foreign object, even one as innocuous as a piece of sterile
glass. The response may include the formation of a sterile
abscess around the chip, or it may remain painful and generate a
negative response when the horse turns its neck. Chips are known
to migrate within the body, and finding a chip in some animals
becomes a major undertaking. A small percentage of veterinary
patients have developed a cancerous growth at the site of
implantation. While the incidence is low in animals with short
lives, an equine patient has more time to develop a cancerous
growth around the implanted chip.
CASPIAN report "Unfortunately" http://www.antichips.com/cancer/ describes cancer-link with chip in detail --
Must sign a
no-accountability registration before being implanted ; Hazardous
What really happened to Derek Jacobs ? How come no autopsy ? Did the chip migrate ? If not, why was this not established ? The chip has been hyped as a medical emergency device, yet it was totally useless in this fatal incident.
Who WAS Derek Jacobs ?
" He died on Sept. 30 ( 2006 ) after losing control of his motorcycle. Jacobs was home-schooled by his parents, Leslie and Jeff Jacobs. At the age of 12, Derek decided he wanted to be a certified systems engineer
Ed: Derek was the first child to be implanted with a verichip in the arm May 10, 2002 at the age of 13. He mysteriously died of a motorcycle accident four years later having turned 18 ---no witnesses were at the 4:40 am incident on Sept. 30, 2006. He hit a guardrail, curb and pole. He was wearing a helmet.
Video of Derek taking the chip
"Mr. [ Derek ] Jacobs lost control of his 2005 Yamaha, struck and slid along a guardrail, hit a curb and slammed into a wooden pole, throwing and killing him, the report said. He was wearing a helmet and is not believed to have been speeding, and alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the crash, the report said."
"Our friend had a motorcycle and he asked to drive," Leslie Jacobs said of her son. "It was just a crazy accident of a bump or something, and he was catapulted."
Ed: No photo of a bump in the road was shown in the papers. Did the chip get loose and travel like an embolism ??
Hazards of the Chip
Earlier this month, it was reported that some lab animals implanted with chips developed cancer and sarcoma. Other possible adverse effects include
tissue reactions, migration of the implanted chip, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) incompatibility, electrical hazards, infection and even compromised information security.
Insurance Company wants implanted persons to see their doctors
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey said last week that it will ask patients who were implanted with a groundbreaking microchip to consult their doctors in response to a report that the device may cause cancer
Are the chemicals on the coating causing cancer ? How good is "FDA approved" ?
" To get a sense of how worrisome this newly uncovered research might be, we asked one of them. Amal Graafstra has put two chips in his own hands voluntarily, but he deliberately avoided the kind approved by the FDA.
The reason is he wanted to be able to remove his implants easily for any reason.
The "anti-migration" coating on pet and human implant chips makes them much harder to take out.
Graafstra said he strongly suspects it's this coating that caused cancerous cells to grow around the implant sites on the animals in the studies.
"Now I'm just that much more satisfied I chose not to get an 'FDA-approved human' or pet implant which have this coating," he writes in his blog.
Could it be that self-taught "guinea pigs" provide better expertise than the FDA? "
Animal skin different from human skin
Animal resistance greater than in humans --- see #7
"If the dogs skin is 20-25 times thicker than that of humans,"
Dog's skin tissue is tougher than human skin
VeriChip causes cancerous tumors ( sarcomas)
Rev. 16: 2 " and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men who had the mark of the beast "
When VeriChip is placed just under the surface of the skin ( forehead, right hand ) then it will be surrounded by very soft tissue and far more hazardous than it is now, being surrounded by muscle-tissue in the forearm.
VeriChip linked to CANCEROUS TUMORS ( Sarcomas )
"There's no way in the world, having read this information, that I would have one of those chips implanted in my skin,
or in one of my family members." -- Dr. Robert Benezra ( Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center NY )
Tumor studies unmentioned
The fine print on the back of the VeriChip Patient Registration Form warns customers of potential health risks, but it makes no reference to research reporting a link between embedded transponders and malignant tumors in test animals
Among risks that are mentioned:
Access to the company database that stores patients' medical profiles may go down, even in emergencies.
And the microchip may not work in places where there are ambient radio transmissions - such as inside ambulances or near MRI machines.
VeriChips should not be used, the registration statement warns, by children, people with blood disorders or allergies to glass, or pregnant women, among others
Those who are considering a VeriChip implant must first sign a statement, printed in capital letters, waiving any claims against the company related to the product's "merchantability and fitness
What could happen if consumers aren't told of a product's potential risk?
Tumors that arise from glandular cells are called carcinomas.
Tumors that arise from the skin, muscle, bone and fibrous connective tissues of the body are called sarcomas.
When cancers are found in their original location they are called primary tumors. When they have moved to a new location in the body they are called metastatic tumors. Only malignant tumors have the capacity to move to new locations. Because of this and their invasiveness, they are life threatening. Cancers that move often become trapped in the sieve-like structure of the lungs, liver, bone marrow and kidneys. When they do the symptoms that we see are do to the physical destruction of these organs more than to the tumor cells themselves. Metastatic tumors are usually highly vascular. That is, they are rich in blood vesicles to supply the nutrients that fast-growing tumor cells require
VERICHIP LINKED TO CANCER
A series of veterinary and toxicology studies, dating to the mid-1990s, stated that chip implants had "induced" malignant tumors in some lab mice and rats.
"The transponders were the cause of the tumors," said Keith Johnson, a retired toxicologic pathologist, explaining in a phone interview the findings of a 1996 study he led at the Dow Chemical Co. in Midland, Mich.
specialists reviewed the research for The Associated Press and,
while cautioning that animal test results do not necessarily
apply to humans, said the findings troubled them. Some said they
would not allow family members to receive implants,
and all urged further research before the glass-encased
transponders are widely implanted in people.
Did the agency know of the tumor findings before approving the chip implants? The FDA declined repeated AP requests to specify what studies it reviewed.
The FDA is
overseen by the Department of Health and Human Services, which,
at the time of VeriChip's approval, was headed by
Tommy Thompson. Two weeks after the device's approval took effect on Jan. 10, 2005, Thompson left his Cabinet post, and within five months was a board member of VeriChip Corp. and Applied Digital Solutions. He was compensated in cash and stock options.
Also making no
mention of the findings on animal tumors was a June report by the
ethics committee of the American Medical Association,
which touted the benefits of implantable RFID devices.
Had committee members reviewed the literature on cancer in chipped animals?
No, said Dr. Steven Stack, an AMA board member with knowledge of the committee's review.
Was the AMA aware of the studies?
In 1997, a study in Germany found cancers in 1 percent of 4,279 chipped mice. The tumors "are clearly due to the implanted microchips," the authors wrote
There's no way in the world, having read this information, that I would have one of those chips implanted in my skin, or in one of my family members," said Dr. Robert Benezra, head of the Cancer Biology Genetics Program at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
are implanted on a large scale in humans, he said, testing should
be done on larger animals, such as dogs or monkeys. "I mean,
these are bad diseases. They are life-threatening.
And given the preliminary animal data, it looks to me that
there's definitely cause for concern
In humans, sarcomas, which strike connective tissues, can range from the highly curable to "tumors that are incredibly aggressive and
can kill people in three to six months," he said.
When the FDA approved the device, it noted some Verichip risks: The capsules could migrate around the body, making them difficult to extract; they might interfere with defibrillators, or be incompatible with MRI scans, causing burns. While also warning that the chips could cause "adverse tissue reaction," FDA made no reference to malignant growths in animal studies
VERICHIP : CANCER CHIP
Subdermal ACTIVE tags in the future
"Active RFID tags contain an internal battery, allowing them to store more sophisticated information, process data, and transmit over longer distances. Currently, only passive tags are approved for human use, but there's no reason to think that current limitations will stand indefinitely.
... doctors "cannot assure patients that the personal information contained on RFID tags will be appropriately protected
Future tags with more sophisticated capabilities may have greater potential for abuse, and the report suggests these are not a matter of if, but when.
..."this shifts the security burden onto whoever maintains those records. But the field looks poised to change rapidly, meaning that if it wants to stay on top of the situation, the AMA will have to act more quickly than the three-year gap between FDA approval of RFID tags and this report
Subdermal Active devices in the future
June 28, 2007 (Computerworld) --" The American Medical Association (AMA) this week issued a report that gave mixed reviews on the use of implanted radio frequency identification (RFID) based technology to keep track of medical patients. The report concluded that while implanting the technology into humans could improve patient care, it also has yet to be proven safe or secure.
"These devices may present physical risks to the patient," the report said. "Though they are removable, their small size allows them to migrate under the skin, making them potentially difficult to extract."
Actual report by AMA on Verichip
RFID tags -- Dr. Burton Kaliski , jr.
"An RFID tag cant be read by satellite; its not a homing device. But a network of ubiquitous readers would have essentially the same effect. If a tag can be read by any reader, and readers are everywhere, then effectively a tag is readable almost in any public place a person might go."
Goal of VeriChip :
Implant ACTIVE rfid devices with batteries ]
Batteries contain toxic lithium
The Passive chips are already hazardous. Passive chips are READ ONLY. Active devices are READ-WRITE enabling data changes on the device.
Speaking of the Verichip: " There are also health concerns.
While the devices are removable [ Ed: by surgery only ] and designed to stay in place, their small size could allow them to move to other parts of a person's body. [ Ed: Making it more difficult to remove ]
They may also cause interference with electrical devices like defibrillators and it has not been determined what impact they would have on prescription drugs.
Ed: Future "devices"
The FDA may eventually approve "active" devices which contain internal batteries and can be updated as a patient's condition changes. [ Ed: termed "personal duress' ]
The association warned of "potential social consequences" such as using the devices for surveillance which could be an infringement on individual liberties."
Lithium toxicity -- Dr. Dennis Opresko
"The nervous system is the primary target organ of lithium toxicity. Neurologic effects occurring during prolonged therapy often include minor effects on memory, motor activity, and associative productivity (Kocsis et al., 1993). Movement disorders (myoclonus, choreoathetosis), proximal muscle weakness, fasciculations, gait disturbances, incontinence, corticospinal tract signs, and a Parkinsonian syndrome (cogwheel rigidity, tremor) have been reported (Sansone and Ziegler, 1985). Cases of severe lithium neurotoxicity, which may occur during chronic therapy as a result of increased lithium retention, may be characterized by disorientation, incoherence, paralysis, stupor, seizure, and coma (Hall et al., 1979).
Permanent brain damage has occurred in several patients on long-term lithium therapy (Gosselin et al., 1984)."
Little information was found in the available literature on the carcinogenicity of lithium compounds.
However, three patients on chronic lithium therapy developed leukemia, and one developed a thyroid tumor.
( Ed: can only be surgically removed ) Ed: only the cap is anti-migratory )
"The patented BioBond anti-migration cap is a porous polypropylene polymer sheath attached to RFID microchip implants to impede migration of the device within animal tissue. The use of the patented BioBond cap results in increased retention by promoting the development of fibrocytes and collagen fibers around the implant, thus inhibiting movement of the implant within the animal." -
Components of the VeriChip
The second component of the transponder is a coil of copper wire wound around a ferrite (iron) core. This functions as a tiny radio antenna to pick up the signal from the scanner, and to send the encoded ID number from the microchip back to the scanner. The third component is a capacitor used for tuning.
The outside of the transponder is a soda lime glass that has been specially selected for known biocompatibility. During manufacture, this glass is hermetically sealed so it is not possible for any moisture from the host human's body fluids to reach the electronics inside.
Goal of VeriChip
ADS is looking at the use of a thermocouple and capacitor as the power supply for implanted equipment (Fig 4).
Electricity generated in the user's body would be stored in the capacitor for use by the implanted equipment.
Matsuo Kishi, manager, MM Development Department, Micromechatronics Business Unit, Seiko Instruments Inc of Japan, which also manufactures thermocouples, explained: "Even though body temperature is about +36centigrade, the temperature near the skin is about +33centigrade, providing a temperature differential of about 3centigrade. Temperature also varies considerably depending on what part of the body you measure." In short, implanted power supplies are no longer mere pipe dreams
FDA admits the Negative
side of VeriChip
Letter from the FDA October 12, 2004
"The potential risks to health associated with the device are: adverse tissue reaction, migration of implanted transponder, . failure of implanted transponder, . electromagnetic interference, electrical hazards, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) incompatibility and needle stick," said the letter, which was obtained by Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering, or CASPIAN.
WorldNetDaily quoted Katherine Albrecht, founder and director of CASPIAN, chastised Applied Digital and manufacturer Digital Angel for failing to mention the negative aspects of its technology:
She said a document from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that when under MRI, "Electrical currents may be induced in conductive metal implants" that can cause "potentially severe patient burns."
The implant, about the size of a grain of rice, uses radio waves to transmit medical and financial account information to reader devices. There is a risk that these transmission could be intercepted and duplicated by others or that ' as privacy advocates have warned ' the devices could be used to track an individual's movements and location
VeriPay implanted patrons can buy drinks and food with a "wave of their hand."
"The objective of this technology is to bring an ID system to a global level that will destroy the need to carry ID documents and credit cards," Chase said.
Conditional endorsement -- July 10, 2007
in its report, though, the AMA did cite concerns about the devices impinging on privacy and possible health issues such as interfering with defibrillators or interacting with prescription drugs.
Some foes of the chip see it as the beginning of the end for personal privacy, citing Orwellian consequences of hooking human bodies to computers via subcutaneous information devices.
She said the AMA did not specifically endorse the VeriChip device, but we make the only one that is cleared by the FDA. [ Ed: the FDA also gave a conditional response ]
There are also health concerns. While the devices are removable and designed to stay in place, their small size could allow them to move to other parts of a person's body.
The association also warned of "potential social consequences" such as using the devices for surveillance, which could be an infringement on individual liberties
Hazards of the VeriChip
" This whole medical trial really raises some pretty important issues about informed consent," said Katherine Albrecht, the founder of the advocacy group Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering.
Albrecht is concerned that Alzheimer's patients are being enrolled in what she considers a potentially risky study without their consent.
When the FDA approved VeriChip's product, it mentioned potential problems, including electromagnetic interference, failure of the chip to function properly and adverse bodily reactions both physical and psychological --
and let prospective participants know their right to withdraw by having their chip removed or deactivated. [ Ed: requires surgery ]
The FDA approval letter did not specify the severity or likelihood of these risks
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/06/27/is-this-what-the-ama-had-in-mind/ [ Ed: extraction almost impossible if chip migrates ]
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Even tho the chip is hazardous to your health, yet it is not covered by insurance
( Ed: that ought to tell you something ..it IS hazardous to your health )
It is not yet covered by insurance carriers, something the company hopes to achieve as it continues to collect ongoing post-approval studies and opinions by third-party advocates, such as the National Kidney Foundation.
Hazards of the EXTERNAL
VeriChip with lithium batteries
Lithium batteries on EXTERNAL Verichip only ( no Battery in INTERNAL Verichip )
First in response to the lithium battery comment - no RFID doesn't use rechargeable lithium batteries. RFID gets its energy from the radio field which is used to read it.
Quote: ""We believe we have solved the battery issue, which leaves the question of an antenna that can transmit through skin tissue," said Applied Digital's chief scientist, Keith Bolton. The devices will be powered by lithium ion batteries, which can be charged remotely from outside the body"
Lithium is also an extremely poisonous metal, and if it comes in contact with the human body at all, terrible sores erupt in the flesh.
"Lithium is employed as a miniature power-plant for the chip since it self-energises through changes in the host's body temperature. Thus the site for the implant will usually be those body parts demonstrating the greatest variations in temperature - in the back of the hand or front of the head. Lithium does have one drawback, experts say. It produces an infection when brought into contact with exposed organic tissue. "http://www.campaignfortruth.com/Eclub/231104/CTM%20-%20history%20of%20implantible%20ic.htm
PRIVACY and TOTAL
Over-all Wi-Fi Grid
Passive RFID chips do indeed have a short range, requiring activation by a nearby scanner. However, corporations and the United States government have been in favor of creating a gargantuan network of such scanners for some years now. Corporations (marketing reps, in particular) love the idea because it would allow them to track their RFID-tagged products while in stores and after the point of sale; the government approves because once a consumer is covered in RFIDs (driver's license, passport, articles like shoes or tires which don't change wearers/cars often), he's that much easier to track - should there ever be a need, of course. On the subject of passports and licenses, I have to think it would suck for someone with a hand-held, possibly homemade passive RFID scanner to get a leg up in stealing my identity at the airport just because I happened to have my passport in my pocket that day
A Better Alternative :
However, Gulf Coast uses a similar technology on patients when they arrive a wristband with a code that can be scanned. The program is known as EMAR, or Electronic Medical Administration Record. Once scanned, the code reveals who the patient is, what medication he or she is on and other important information, Whiting said. Doctors can keep up with changes in their patients status remotely and can call in new medicines or check on other needs, Whiting said.
Gulf Coast also gives small cards to patients for them to list their prescriptions and allergies.
Its a handy little tool that is easy to use, Whiting said. Its inexpensive