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So much of today’s work and fun activities can be accessed from technologies that rest on our laps and in our hands. Never before have we had so much power at our fingertips as we do with laptop computers, cell phones, tablets, and other modern electronic devices. The truth is, along with this convenience comes potential dangers in the form of Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs). These EMFs include Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) radiation as well as Radio Frequency (RF) radiation which includes WiFi and Bluetooth.
Today, portable and compact electronic devices are often used directly against us with zero distance and no EMF shielding between the device and our body. Laptops and tablets now rest in our laps and cell phones directly touch our heads. This puts us in direct contact with increased levels of EMFs of Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) radiation, Radio Frequency (RF) and heat radiation.
More and more, scientific studies are showing that radiation and heat exposure can lead to numerous health issues. Some studies show a link between exposure to EMF and increased rate of Leukemia, cancer, brain tumors and other health problems.
Why do these health consequences occur? Well, the human body grounds electromagnetic radiation in the environment because of the electrical conductivity of our body. When we have a lot of magnetic radiation passing through us it creates an enormous amount of irritation to the limbic brain, which it perceives as low-grade physical threat to our survival, which invokes an adrenal stress response. Therefore, depending on the amount of EMF you are exposed to, your stress response may be higher. For example, people working in an office environment with all the fluorescent lights, computers, fax machines and copy machines, will have a larger stress response.
How does this stress impact the body? When the pineal gland is stressed, the levels of melatonin it produces goes down, and the first thing that occurs is sleep problems, as melatonin is the hormone that controls our sleep cycle. In addition, our immune system’s ability to target chemicals in the body and metabolize them safely out of the body is decreased because melatonin does that for us. The other thing that melatonin does is help the body find abnormal cell growth. EMF and cancer, therefore, likely have an indirect relationship because EMF’s put stress on the body and reduce the immune system’s ability to stop abnormal cell growth.
If you think about it the only time you are not chronically exposed to EMF radiation is when you are out in the wilderness camping; when you sleep fantastically well, you are emotionally balanced and mentally clear. Coincidence? I think not!
Lets have a closer look at the individual gadgets and how they impact us!
- Computers/Laptops- The closer you are to a computer, the stronger the electromagnetic
field; EMF strength decreases with distance. Studies have shown that exposure above two milliGauss (mG) can begin to harm biological organisms. At a distance of three feet, you probably are above that level of exposure. If you are four inches or less away – such as when you are holding your laptop on your lap – your exposure might be as high as 20 mG. This level of exposure has been linked to many problems, from fatigue to immune suppression to cancer. The use of laptops (especially when situated on the lap near the reproductive organs) has been connected to male infertility (Journal of Human Reproduction) which may be due to the heat from the machine itself on the scrotum, or radiation from the EMF at such a close distance.
- Cell Phones- When you hold your cell phone up to your ear, 10% to 80% of the radiation from the phone penetrates two inches into your brain. In children, the
penetration is even deeper. Studies have shown that cell phones held near the head cause brain wave changes in 70% of people. Cell phones also have thermal effects on our body’s tissues. Furthermore, people who sleep with a cellphone by the bed have been shown to have poor REM sleep, leading to impaired learning and memory.
- Wireless routers- as well as Bluetooth and similar wireless systems – give off electromagnetic radiation in the low-gigahertz frequency. This level is considered potentially dangerous to people. And the danger is compounded by the fact that the EMF’s can pass through walls, most routers are not turned off at night, so you are exposed 24/7 and that you are also exposed to other’s nearby wireless routers.
This is a list of the overall effects that chronic long-term exposure to EMF’s have been shown to have on the body:
- Adrenal stress
- CNS direct effects showing slowing of molecular actions and reaction speeds, with a possible link to Autism.
- Poor short term memory, anxiety, headaches, and altered sleep.
- Poor exploration of the local environment, motivation waning
- Altered EEG readings consistent with a general anesthesia pattern
- Permeable Blood-Brain barrier and gut, with increased glucose metabolism
- Increase in the production of tumours due to fragility of RNA and DNA directly
- Depression and suicide rate correlating with EMF power lines above and below ground (magnetic fields avg 22% higher suicide rates)
- Leptin resistance and altered hormone panels leading to endocrine related disease such as Diabetes. Sex steroids, Vitamin D, melatonin and IGF (growth hormone) levels altered.
- Immune disruption leading to over active, under active, and autoimmune conditions.
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