|RFID implants linked to cancer in animals|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Monday, 10 September 2007 01:24|
| This link from my friend Tony. VeriChip Corporation, recently rebranded as Xmark, has come under fire after it was revealed that animals with RFID implants are more likely to develop cancerous tumours. Xmark manufactures the VeriChip implant, an RFID tag which can be used for asset tracking, security and identification and financial transactions. The Xmark VeriMed system is already being used in around 140 hospitals in the United States, and most recently the company undertook a controversial scheme involving the implantation of around 200 Alzheimer patients with their chip. The Food and Drug Administration, which approved the chip for human use, has stated that there are certain risks with having an RFID chip inserted under the skin, including MRI incompatibility, electrical hazard and adverse tissue reaction. But both the FDA and XMark have been criticized for being completely unaware of studies which have shown that RFID implants can induce cancer. |
Quote: "A 1998 study in Ridgefield, Conn., of 177 mice reported cancer incidence to be slightly higher than 10 percent - a result the researchers described as "surprising." A 2006 study in France detected tumours in 4.1 percent of 1,260 microchipped mice. This was one of six studies in which the scientists did not set out to find microchip-induced cancer but noticed the growths incidentally. They were testing compounds on behalf of chemical and pharmaceutical companies; but they ruled out the compounds as the tumours' cause. Because researchers only noted the most obvious tumours, the French study said, "These incidences may therefore slightly underestimate the true occurrence" of cancer. In 1997, a study in Germany found cancers in 1 percent of 4,279 chipped mice. The tumours "are clearly due to the implanted microchips," the authors wrote.
The Bible states that during the tribulation period, a "noisome and grievous sore" will inflict those who accept the Mark of the Beast, Revelation 16:2. While the Scriptures are not specific as to the cause of this sore, today's news that RFID implants carry certain biological risks for their recipients confirms the Biblical account of a medical condition affecting those who take the Mark. Around 2000 people have been implanted with RFID microchips so far, and most of these are "passive" radio tags. Passive tags do not contain a power source as such, but convert radio waves from a handheld scanner into electrical current. This electrical energy is transferred to a capacitor and used to transmit a radio response to the scanner. Xmark have also been working on "active" chips which do contain a power source, enabling them to broadcast a signal without having to rely on energy from a handheld scanner. This active chip can contain a GPS unit, allowing easy tracking of an individual by satellite technology. The active chips contain a Lithium Ion battery that can be recharged by temperature flows in the body. Lithium is also an extremely poisonous metal and produces a noisome and grievous sore when it comes into contact with skin.
Quote: "GPS technology took a quantum leap with the development of bionics capable of being tracked by satellite once implanted in animals or humans. These tiny devices, powered by a lithium battery, could be geographically detected, using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), to within inches anywhere on the surface of the planet. 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.
Whether or not the sore is caused by a Lithium infection, a cancer or an irritation of the skin, we do not know. But the Bible states that these things will come upon men because of their disobedience to God and rejection of the Lord Jesus Christ. God is righteous in His judgements, and will reward men according to their evil deeds. But God is also righteous in that He will not permit a soul to perish that has trusted in His Son for salvation. Jesus Christ bore God's punishment for our sins on the cross. Trust in Him for salvation today.