Electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) are becoming a major threat to public health.
In 1992, the European Parliament noted that as little as 50 years ago, potentially harmful EMFs could scarcely be measured, but “Today, depending on the location, values one million to one thousand million times higher are recorded because of the explosion of telecommunications”. (Resolution B3-0280/92)
Because our bodies are in many ways electric bodies, we can be very sensitive to frequencies in our environment, especially those that can penetrate skin and body tissue.
Until the last decade, most scientists assumed that only the short rays – gamma, xray and ultraviolet waves – could enter the body, and we are protected by and large from them by the earth’s crust and the atmosphere. And most government safety regulations were designed to protect us from powerful man made, short wave frequencies.
There is, however, enough evidence now to show that we also react to low level frequencies, even extremely low frequencies, and that they can enter the body. This presents an enormous yet insidious risk to human health and wellbeing.
Robert O. Becker, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon and pioneering researcher in the field of biological electricity and regeneration, twice nominated for the Nobel Prize, said:
“I have no doubt in my mind that, at the present time, the greatest polluting element in the earth’s environment is the proliferation of electromagnetic fields.”
Below is some of the evidence that EMFs are a significant public health issue:
Occupational radiofrequencies and microwaves were found to increase risk of malignancies leading to cancer and death, especially to leukaemia and Non-Hodgkins lymphoma (Department of Biological Effect of Non-Ionizing Radiations, 1999, Center for Radiobiology and Radiation Safety at the Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Poland)
Japanese researchers found that cell phones (mobile phones) cause more severe eczema and dermatitis (International Archives of Allergy and Immunology 2002)
Electromagnetic frequencies from cell phones, cell towers, Wi-Fi and other wireless technologies are becoming a significant factor in autism. (Journal of the Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine)
Cancer risks are 5 times higher for children exposed to EMFs than for children, especially risk of glioma, a cancer that affects the central nervous system (University Hospital in Orebro, Sweden, 2008)
One of the most comprehensive studies of its kind was funded by the Mobile Manufacturers Forum who hoped to show that their products were safe. Instead, researchers found that mobile phones have “measurable effects on the brain”, affecting the person’s ability to fall into deep sleep. (Study by the Karolinska Institute and Uppsala University in Sweden and Wayne State University in Michigan, published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Power lines EMF emissions from overhead power lines (which are considered extremely low frequencies) were found to double the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, even in children (published in American Journal of Epidemiology, 2008)
Extremely low frequency EMFs were shown to increase risk of miscarriages and adult brain cancer. (California Health Dept EMF Report of 2002).
Is that enough to get your attention? I can tell you from experience that patients who come to me with clusters of unexplained symptoms are sometimes astonished to find that reducing their exposure to EMFs makes a huge difference.
Some ways to reduce your exposure:
Do not use electric blankets, or if you do, turn them off when you go to bed
Remove TV or radios from your bedroom, or turn them off at the wall
Turn off all appliances at the wall when not used.
You can find lots more tips to reduce EMF radiations and make your home healthy in Bojan Schianetz’s ‘Health Home Secrets’ available at www.chihealthinnovations.com