How much do you know about electromagnetic fields (EMFs)? This is a physical field produced by an object that has an electrical charge. [1] It has been shown to affect the behavior of other charged objects nearby. The electromagnetic field extends indefinitely throughout space.

Why EMFs matter

Most of us don’t really think much about the dangers of EMFs but we should.  The sun emits an electromagnetic field but this (obviously) remains consistent.

What average people need to think about are man-made EMFs.  The objects we all have in our homes, offices, schools, and when we travel.  These sources emit a 50-60 Hz range. [2]

Look around you.  Any device plugged into the wall for power is emitting an EMF.  That means your computer or laptop, monitors, cell phone charger (we’ll get to your cell phone in a minute), lamps, fans, tablets, coffee pot, microwave, television, printer, modem, and on and on.

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“You can ‘cut back' your EMF exposure in your own home but if you live here on the planet Earth, it’s nearly impossible to escape it entirely.”

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Experts estimate that those of us living today are exposed to 10 billion times more EMF radiation than people were in the 1960s (less than 50 years ago)!

As you can probably guess, future generations are going to be exposed to even more.

For a comprehensive breakdown of types of EMFs, I recommend Nicolas Pineault’s book The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs because he makes it easy to understand and amusing as well. [3]

Obviously, we’re surrounded by these fields more than any population in human history.

You probably won’t be surprised when I mention that the government does not really regulate these emissions.  As of right now, none of the corporations who make goods that emit EMFs cannot prove conclusively that they’re harmless.  Meanwhile, there are many studies that have pinpointed that these emissions are not safe.

If you can’t prove (clearly) that EMF emissions are SAFE, then you also cannot disprove (clearly) that they are UNSAFE.

Which brings me to another point.  One of the biggest dangers of EMFs is that they cannot be shielded against.  That’s right, no bunker will keep them out because they can (and do) pass through every type of metal (including lead).

The potential side effects of excessive exposure to EMFs:

  • DNA damage
  • Disruption of melatonin production
  • Over-production of calcium
  • Allow toxins to pass the blood-brain barrier
  • Slow cellular repair
  • Raise cortisol levels (the “stress” hormone)
  • Lower glutathione peroxidase levels
  • Lower superoxide dismutase levels
  • Promote clumping in the blood

Perhaps in 1965, the average consumer was exposed to “trace amounts” of EMF radiation in the course of their day.  Maybe 50 years ago, EMFs truly were harmless.

However, since then, a lot has changed on the world landscape.  There has been a technology explosion in the past few decades that has basically blanketed the Earth with electromagnetic fields – without a global solution because the people in charge pretend it isn’t a problem.

The dangers of EMFs and cancer

Alarming research indicates that children and teenagers are five times more likely to get brain cancer from the EMFs emitted by their cell phones.  The study is raising fears that today’s young people may suffer an epidemic of the disease in later life. [4]

The Swedish research was presented at the first international conference on cell phones and health. It came from a further analysis of data from one of the biggest studies carried out on the cell phone/cancer link, headed by Prof. Lennart Hardell.

Prof. Hardell told the conference that “people who started mobile phone use before the age of 20” had more than five-fold increase in glioma, a cancer of the glial cells that support the central nervous system.  Before you think taking away the mobile device will fix the problem, you should know that the risk to young people from household cordless phones was almost as great. Cordless phones caused a fourfold increase in risk.

Young cell phone users are five times more likely to get acoustic neuromas, disabling tumors of the auditory nerve that often cause deafness.

Multiple studies have shown that children absorb more EMF radiation (also known as microwave radiation or MWR) than adults. One found that that the brain tissue of children absorbed about two times more EMF than that of adults, and the bone marrow of children absorb 10 times more EMF than that of adults.

However, not a single U.S. health agency is warning about the extra risks to children. Which is ironic, since American kids have more wireless gadgets than any other country in the world!

“Belgium, France, India, and other technologically sophisticated governments are passing laws and/or issuing warnings about children’s use of wireless devices,” the review authors write. [5] They write that EMF exposure limits have remained unchanged for 19 years.

Our concern here is cancer

The alarming evidence is beginning to mount EMF radiation from cell phones is a cause of malignant disease.  Already studies have been produced showing significant increases in problems like leukemia and brain tumors.

I found a compelling double-blind medical study carried out in India in 2005 and published in the Indian Journal of Human Genetics.

The study analyzed micro-nucleated cell damage in blood and buccal (mouth) tissues of people who use their cell phone 1-15 hours a day.  The control group had never used cell phones at any time. DNA samples were coded and scored blindly on a strict protocol.

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The test results of the Indian study are very significant.  The non-cell phone users had an average of only 4 percent of their cells with DNA damage.  The persistent mobile phone users showed an average of 39.75 percent cell DNA damage. The blood of one 24-year-old male revealed 63 percent micro-nucleated cells. He had used a cell phone for 1-2 hours per day for two years. [6]

The hundreds of types of human cancers have one thing in common — they all begin at the cellular level when DNA genetic material in one or more cells becomes damaged. This damage can be passed from parents, or caused by the effects of an environmental carcinogen.

“Genetic mutations in one single cell are sufficient to lead to cancer,” said Dr. Henry Lai, a well-known scientist at the University of Washington, who has years of genetic and bioenergetics research to his credit. [7]

Prof. Rony Seger, a cancer researcher at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, and colleagues exposed rat and human cells to electromagnetic radiation at a similar frequency to that emitted by mobiles. The power of the signal was around 1/10th of that from a mobile.

After just five minutes the researchers identified the production of extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK1/2) – natural chemicals that stimulate cell division and growth. Cancers develop when the body is unable to prevent excessive growth and division of cells in the wrong place.

Prof Seger said, “The real significance of our findings is that cells are not inert to non-thermal mobile phone radiation. We used radiation power levels that were around 1/10th of those produced by a normal mobile.  The changes we observed were clearly not caused by heating.” [8]

There are far too many studies showing this kind of result to ignore the problem. Manufacturers and scientists who say there is no problem are being shockingly dishonest.

What can you do about the dangers of EMFs?

The first thing you have to do is to establish the scale a problem in your environment. There are various ways you can do this using hand-held field detection meters. They’re relatively inexpensive (usually $100 or less online).

These devices allow you to measure the magnetic field or the electrical field. These devices are easy to use (even for non-technical people). Most have a display that will light up if your EMF readings are off the charts. Taking it everywhere you spend a lot of time (home and office, for instance) might make you more aware than you’d like to be.

Again, you can “cut back” your EMF exposure in your own home but if you live here on the planet Earth, it’s nearly impossible to escape it entirely.

For more than 30 years I’ve been advocating the fitting of what is called an EMF demands switch. A device which shuts down electrical supply to the whole house at night when the last equipment and last light are switched off (except for the refrigerator and freezer, of course). Only when someone throws a switch for light does the device allow the resupply of mains electricity. It would allow you to spend your nights without being surrounded by an electromagnetic field.

The dangers of EMFs are (unfortunately) everywhere now. There’s truly not much we can do about that if you choose to live in society.

Knowing about them is critical because more needs to be done to lower mankind’s exposure. This will require those in power to force those manufacturing these sources to come up with alternative solutions.

In the meantime, this makes following an anti-cancer lifestyle even more important!

For every cancer-causing carcinogen (like electromagnetic fields) you can’t fully control, there is a counter (such as eating a diet enriched with anti-cancer foods) that you can completely control.

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