Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Health Effects from EMF's: Electromagentic Studies

Have There Been Any Electromagnetic Radiation Studies?

Yes. Thousands of studies worldwide have shown that overexposure to EMF can lead to weakened immunity, lowered resistance to bacterial and viral infections and devastating illnesses like cancer.

The BioInitiative Working Group sounds the alarm

An International working group of leading scientists, researchers and public health policy professionals is bringing scientific concerns about the radiation to light.

Their 2007 report and updated in 2012, the BioInitiative Report, concludes that the existing standards for public safety are completely inadequate to protect your health. The report includes studies showing evidence that electromagnetic fields:

  • Affects gene and protein expression (Transcriptomic and Proteomic Research)
  • May have genotoxic effects – RFR and ELF DNA damage
  • Induces stress response (Stress Proteins)
  • Affects immune function
  • Affects Neurology and behavior
  • Causes childhood cancers (Leukemia)
  • Impacts melatonin production; Alzheimer’s Disease; Breast Cancer
  • Promotes breast cancer (Melatonin links in laboratory and cell studies)
Other well-known studies link EMFs to:
  • Enzyme changes that affect DNA and cell growth; possible result is cancer and birth defects.
  • Changed metabolism and increased cell growth.
  • Fetal abnormalities, probably caused by enzyme changes.
  • Gene expression changes, which creates stress on your body and even result in cancer.
  • Increased production of stress proteins within cells, linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Chronic stress, which can lead to heart conditions.
  • Neuro-hormone changes, which can result in memory loss and impaired brain function.
  • Electro-smog disturbs the growth of cells and the information flow between cells.

The Higher The EMF Frequency, The More Serious The Health Effect.

The fields that appear to be of most concern are those that are very strong, near the body, or of high frequency.

Electromagnetic Radiation In Your Home

The Special Dangers Of Cell Phone Electromagnetic Radiation

  • Because cellphones have such powerful EMF (usually in the microwave range!) and are held to the head or kept close to the body, they are especially dangerous. 
  • Cellphones emit two kinds of EMF - microwave electromagnetic radiation from the antenna, and more EMF from the phone body – both are harmful.
  • 20-80% of the radiation from a phone’s antenna penetrates up to 2 inches into the adult brain.
  • Cell phones have thermal effects (they heat biological tissue) as well as non-thermal effects (affecting natural EMF frequencies).
  • Studies have shown that people who sleep with a cellphone by the bed have poor REM sleep, leading to impaired learning and memory. Long-term effects remain to be seen.
  • When the cellphone signal is held next to the head, brainwaves are altered a full 70% of the time.
  • Many insurance companies are so alarmed by the evidence that they now exclude health issues related to cell phone radiation from coverage.
  • Most brain surgeons limit their cellphone use, and counsel patients never to hold them to their ears.