The Health Implications of Dirty
Electricity and EMF Exposure
EMF exposure can lead to Electrosenitivities, Chronic Diseases and Cancer.
Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) is a "growing worldwide health concern" according to a December 2005 press release issued by the World Health Organization. EHS can be difficult to understand and even more difficult to diagnose. Many doctors and other health professionals here in North America are not yet aware of the recent scientific evidence surrounding electromagnetic energy (EMF) and its effects on human health.
The body of empirical evidence confirming that the EMF exposure causes health problems and damages human cells is very strong. Children are more at risk then adults and many children are now showing signs of EHS. People can react adversely to many types of electromagnetic energy, many improve when they are in an electro-magnetically clean environment. Long-term exposure to electrical contaminates are known to have many adverse heath effects – some permanent.
September 19, 2006:
"More evidence has accumulated suggesting that there are adverse health effects from occupational and public exposures to EMF at current exposure levels."
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Read: The full report from the International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety
At higher frequencies (3 kHz) electric and magnetic fields combine to form electromagnetic radiation. Exposure to high levels of radio frequency radiation is known to cause damage to human cells and has long been suspected by many experts to cause or complicate a host of neurological, cardiac and respiratory problems
Electromagnetic radiation has been found to significantly reduce melotonin, an important natural neurohormone needed to clean up damaging free radicals while we sleep. Melatonin is produced by the brain during periods of darkness and is a vital part of many of the bodies biochemical systems required for both sleep and learning, it is free radical scavenging in all cells and hence is a potent antioxidant with anti-aging and anti-cancer properties. It also assists in maintaining immune system health and virus protection
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Melatonin is suspected in playing a role in breast and other hormone sensitive cancers and is an important natural suppressor of breast cancer cell growth, both in test tubes and in animals. In the laboratory and in studies of animals, EMFs have been found to be biologically active at field intensities found in today's' homes and schools.
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In humans, EMF of various frequencies have been found to adversely affect calcium binding at the cell surface, DNA synthesis, and cell division; to alter circadian rhythms, affect or alter some important enzyme activities, and affect specific glands like the pineal and the hypothalamus area of the brain as well as the production of certain neurotransmitters, like seratonin and dopamine production; to increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier; to create artificial stress responses; to overstimulate the immune system initially, then suppress is and decrease T-lymphocyte production; and to promote malignant tumor growth with particular concentrations in the central nervous system, in the blood and skeletal systems, and in glandular tissue.
EMF has been linked to diseases such as
ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)
MS, depression and
chronic fatigue syndrome, as well as to
many of the sleep disorders plaguing our modern society. The effect depends on the person’s sensitivity, as well as the magnitude, duration of exposure, and path the waves take through one's body.
The Russians have known for many years that low-intensity EMFs produce adverse effects on the autonomic and central nervous systems of humans and animals in strengths far too low to cause tissue heating. For years U.S. researchers dismissed much of the Soviet research, partly for political reasons but also because they could not replicate many of the studies because the Soviets (for security reasons of their own) left out important details. With the end of the Cold War, some of these gaps have been filled and American researchers have been able to replicate some Soviet work.
"Radio-wave sickness" is the term the Soviet researchers used to describe a clinical syndrome in those occupationally exposed to EMFs, particularly RFs/MWs. It included functional disturbances of the central nervous system such as headaches, increased susceptibility to fatigue, increased irritability, dizziness, sleepiness, sweating, concentration difficulties, memory loss, depression, emotional instability, mild limb tremors, cardiac arrhythmias, increases in blood pressure, and appetite loss. Thyroid enlargement, benign adrenal-gland tumors, and rashes were also observed. Less common but also reported were hallucinations, insomnia, fainting, and internal organ or intestinal difficulties. Also, auditory channels were stimulated when the head was exposed to low-power, pulse-modulated RF.
Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) is a "growing
worldwide health concern" according to a December 2005 press
release issued by the World Health Organization. EHS can be
difficult to understand and even more difficult to diagnose.
Many doctors and other health professionals here in North
America are not yet aware of the recent
surrounding electromagnetic energy (EMF) and its effects on
Symptoms of Electrical Hypersensitivity may include skin rash, sleep disorders, muscle and joint pain (fibromyalgia), chronic fatigue, depression, headaches, dizziness, nausea, difficulty concentrating, memory loss, irritability, anxiety, weakness, muscle spasms, numbness, tingling, leg and foot pain, "flu-like" symptoms and fever.
It's estimated that between 3% and 8% of the Canadian population suffer from a sever form of EHS and 35-40% may suffer some sensitivities.
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"Electromagnetic (EMF) pollution may be the most significant form of pollution human activity has produced in this century, all the more dangerous because it is invisible and insensible."
Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D.