Tuesday, September 8, 2015
EMF Hygiene: How to Minimize Health Risks From Wireless Devices
Realize that we are electromagnetic beings. The human body is fundamentally electromagnetic, and thus vulnerable to outside sources of artificial electromagnetic fields (EMF). The brain, heart and nervous system are the most obviously electromagnetic parts of the body, but every cell has an electrical charge, and many cellular functions are based on electricity and electron transfer (a great book on this subject is, "The Body Electric: Electromagnetism & the Foundation of Life", by Robert Becker, MD)
DNA--with its 'coil of coils' structure-- is exquisitely sensitive to EMF. It possesses the two structural characteristics of fractal antennae: electronic conduction and self-symmetry. These properties contribute to greater reactivity of DNA to electromagnetic fields. The REFLEX Report (Risk Evaluation of Potential Environmental Hazards from Low Energy EMF Exposure), prepared by 12 scientific institutes in 7 countries, documents that EMF of the type emitted by cell phones can cause genetic changes in human cells, in vitro.
According to Henry Lai, PhD, of the Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, ELF, RF, and MW radiation affect physiology in a similar way at the cellular and molecular levels. They can produce nervous system, immunologic, hormonal, metabolic and cardiovascular effects (join www.holisticprimarycare.net and read, Cordless Phone EMFs Trigger Heart Rhythm Abnormalities from our Winter 2010 edition). Roughly 35% of the general population is moderately sensitive, 3% is highly sensitive to the ill-effects of EMF exposure.
Findings from a recent Danish study underscore health concerns: A group of intrepid ninth graders took 400 cress seeds (a rapidly growing herb), divided them evenly between two rooms, and gave all the seeds similar care, save for one difference: In one room, the seeds were placed next to two Wi-Fi routers. After 12 days, the seeds exposed to Wi-Fi had not grown, while the other seeds grew normally. Scientists intend to replicate the study to further investigate the effect of EMFs on normal cellular activity. (Read more on how you can minimize your exposure to electricity, here.)