EMF effects on the human body
EMFs, or Electro-magnetic fields, are everywhere in our modern world. And contrary to common perception, they are not safe for the human body.
While EMFs fall on the non-ionizing side of the spectrum (as opposed to ionizing radiation, such as nuclear radiation for example), there is now a large body of science corroborating the hypothesis that non-ionizing radiation can, and does, impact the body in non trivial way (much more than the common theory that it only heats up molecules in our skin tissue).
Here are a few of the mechanisms through which EMFs undermine your health:
- 1. Attack our nervous systems including our brains leading to widespread neurological/neuropsychiatric effects and possibly many other effects. This nervous system attack is of great concern.
- 2. Attack our endocrine (that is hormonal) systems. In this context, the main things that make our functionally different from single celled creatures are our nervous system and our endocrine systems –even a simple planaria worm needs both of these. Thus the consequences of the disruption of these two regulatory systems is immense.
- 3. Produce oxidative stress and free radical damage, which have central roles in essentially all chronic diseases.
- 4. Attack the DNA of our cells, producing single strand and double strand breaks in cellular DNA and oxidized bases in our cellular DNA. These in turn produce cancer and also mutations in germ line cells which produce mutations in future generations.
- 5. Produce elevated levels of apoptosis (programmed cell death), events especially important in causing both neurodegenerative diseases and infertility.
- 6. Lower male and female fertility, lower sex hormones, lower libido and increasedlevels of spontaneous abortion and, as already stated, attack the DNA in sperm cells.
- 7. Produce excessive intracellular calcium [Ca2+]i and excessive calcium signaling.
- 8. Attack the cells of our bodies to cause cancer. Such attacks are thought to act via 15 different mechanisms during cancer causation.