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How EMFs Can Harm You

How EMFs Can Harm You

Everything that is electrical – microwaves, televisions, computers – emits electromagnetic radiation.

Measured in Hertz (Hz), electromagnetic radiation is arranged in a spectrum. A healthy human body resonates with the earth’s magnetic field at just under 10 Hz. Naturally occurring electromagnetic fields don’t significantly alter the body’s innate electromagnetic balance.

As Hertz increase, the biological stress inflicted on the human body increases, too. As you move up the spectrum, the link between electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and damage to the human body grows stronger. Our bodies are extraordinarily sensitive to electromagnetic energies. The 60-Hz electrical power lines that supply our electrical appliances have been scientifically proven to cause biological stress and are linked to dozens of health problems. And cell phones operate at frequencies millions of times higher than power lines.

The types of radiation– Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) and radio frequency (RF) and even microwave frequency (MF)– are on the low end of the spectrum. Unlike radiation at the high end (gamma rays, x-ray and ultraviolet light), radiation at the low end doesn’t have enough energy to destroy atoms. But it can agitate them. While electrical fields can easily be shielded, magnetic fields penetrate concrete, steel and human bodies. The entirety of a magnetic field will enter the body.

Agitation that occurs form microwave frequencies can be extremely destructive. The vibration causes friction, which in turn causes cells to heat up. Cell phones in particular are dangerous because they operate in the microwave frequency range.

The same phenomenon that enables a microwave to cook a chicken breast straight through can also occur within your body. Only rather than dinner, you’re cooking your brain, your cheek, your nose … anything within a few inches of your cell phone.

Research Studies Conducted Worldwide

The dangers of electromagnetic radiation became apparent after World War II, when certain diseases started appearing with greater frequency among WWII radar personnel. Since then, the science and medical communities have produced a crush of evidence that exposure to radio frequencies is linked to cancers, brain tumors, lymphomas, headaches, melanomas, leukemia, Alzheimer’s, memory loss, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, high-blood pressure, and brain damage.

Thousands of scientific studies have been conducted to analyze the effects of ELF, microwave and radio frequency radiation on the human body. Here’s just a sampling of what’s been discovered:

Scientists in Russia, Europe, and America have found alarming disturbances of brain, nerve, endocrine, and reproductive function in individuals exposed to electromagnetic radiation. Many investigators report functional alterations in the neuroendocrine system of both animals and humans exposed to microwave or radio frequency energies. These changes occur in the pituitary gland, adrenal cortex, thyroid and gonads.

A clear connection between low-voltage power distribution lines in residential neighborhoods and increased incidence of childhood leukemia. (Source: 1979, at the University of Colorado, by epidemiologist, Nancy Werthheimer, Ph.D.)

A quadrupling in the risk of brain tumors among children whose mothers slept under electric blankets during the first trimester of pregnancy. A second study indicated that children who used electric blankets were more likely to develop cancer. (Source: 1990, The American Journal of Epidemiology)

A four fold increase in the risk of leukemia among children who live near power lines and the doubling of the risk for adults. (Source: comprehensive study done by Swedish researchers on the effects of electromagnetic pollution on 500,000 people over a 25 year period)

Cellular phones operate at frequencies millions of times higher than the 60 Hz. emitted by the electric lines. Cell phone radiation can triple the number of chromosome abnormalities in human blood cells. (Source: Dr. George Carlo former chairman of WTR (Wireless Technology Research), a research group founded and sponsored by the wireless industry, in a study conducted at Stanford University)

Exposure of human T-cells Iymphocytes to a low strength 60Hz electric field for 48 hours significantly reduced their ability against foreign cells. This demonstrated the link of electromagnetic fields to weakened cells of the immune system and to such diseases and syndromes as AIDS, Autism, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Alzheimers and Parkinsons. (Source: Becker 1990 reporting researchers in Loma Linda, California)

A study of the health threatening effects of microwaved nutrients on the blood and physiology of humans showed that microwave cooking changed the nutrients evidenced by the changes in the participants’ blood. Microwave radiation during cooking causes destruction and deformation of molecules of food which results in the formation of new compounds (radiolytic compounds) unknown to man and nature. (Source: Swiss scientist Hans Hertel)

Workers at the Military Institute of Aviation Medicine, Warsaw Poland engaged in the use, maintenance, repair and production of microwave sources complained of headaches, fatigue and copius sweating and those with the highest exposures exhibited flat EEG readings!. (Sulman 1980 Source: 1975 Baranski and Edelwejn )

People living within a quarter of a mile of high output FM and T.V. broadcasting towers can suffer from heat stress, damaged organs and body chemistry changes. (Schauss 1984).

Low-level RF radiation decreases certain chemical agents that are essential for spatial learning. In this experiment, the rats had difficulty learning a maze after 45 minutes of exposure to the radiation. (Source: Dr. Henry Lai at Washington University.)

Your chance of developing brain cancer increases by 26% if you’ve used a mobile phone for up to ten years … by 77% if you have 10+ years of use. (Source: oncology professor Dr. Lennart Hardell)

Nocturnal melatonin levels were suppressed in rats exposed to electric fields. Similar and significant results indicated that low EMF’s can depress night time melatonin, a valuable cancer inhibiting hormone, in humans. Melatonin, secreted by the pineal gland, affects the sleep cycle, the fertility cycle and the human immune response system that fights disease. (Source: Bary Wilson’s research in the early 1980’s)

Many research studies have found that the ELF and radio frequency radiation can cause other biological changes.

  • Enzyme changes that affect DNA and cell growth; possible 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 possibly cancer.
  • Increased production of stress proteins within cell, possibly to Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Chronic stress induced by exposure to EMFs, 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
 
TECHNOLOGIES IN THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM
NONIONIZING RADIATION

LOW FREQUENCY FIELDS RADIO FREQUENCIES AND MICROWAVESExtremely
Low Frequency

Power lines Telephones Video Display
Hydro lines Mobile phones Office Equipment
Power Generation Cell phones Battery power
Electric appliances Computer terminals Small appliances

Very Low Frequency

Induction heating Telephones Video Display
VDUs Mobile phones Flourescent lighting
Underfloor heating Cell phones Halogen lamps
Pagers Computer terminals Security Systems

Radio
Frequencies

Mobile Radio / CB Mobile phones Wireless “toys”
Broadcast AM FM TV Cell phones Wireless Computer
Radar, Navigation Computer terminals Satellite receivers
Pagers Video Display Telephones

Microwaves

Radar, navigation Mobile phones Computer terminals
Microwave ovens Cell phones

Infrared

Sunlight Furnace
Germicidal lamp Welding arc

Visible Light Scientific research has shown that the higher frequency EM fields interact more strongly with tissue and have more detrimental biological impacts on exposed tissues.

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