For many, the idea of there being such a thing as harmful electromagnetic frequency (EMF) smog has never crossed their minds. If you cannot see it, it does not exist, right?
Well, no. This smog is all around us: everyday, everywhere we go. It originates from the frequencies of cell towers, Wi-Fi in cafes, cell and cordless phones, High-Definition televisions, laptop computers, microwaves and especially in our vehicles. EMFs are making us ill and killing us slowly by breaking down the very structure of our cells. There is no escaping it.
Here’s what Martin Blank, Ph.D., of Columbia University has to say about it: “Cells in the body react to low level EMFs and produce a biochemical stress response. Our safety standards are inadequate. People need to sit up and pay attention.”
Where the prevention and correction of ill health is concerned, I have always been a proponent of the idea that “the cure is found in the prevention.” Moreover, when we are feeling ill or in pain, the best route is to take the natural, holistic and least invasive path toward removal of symptoms and toward a cure. In other words, don’t mask the symptoms; correct the imbalance that is at the root of the issue. Yet, when the root cause of the imbalance is the unseen electromagnetic frequencies attacking us in every direction, how can a correction of the cause happen?
Before embarking on that answer, I’d like to make the argument that such a problem exists and let you know how bad the experts think it really is. According to the internationally acclaimed Bioinitiative Report: A Rationale for a Biologically-Based Public Exposure Standards for Electromagnetic Fields, we live in an invisible fog of EMFs. This is not something new. In fact, 2,000 peer-reviewed studies show that EMFs expose us to serious health risks including breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, immune system and neurodegenerative disorders, disruption of brain function and cancer.
As it turns out, extremely weak electromagnetic signals, some 1,000 times smaller than formerly estimated, can have serious physiological consequences. As the European Parliament concluded in 2008, “The limits on exposure to electromagnetic fields which have been set for the general public are obsolete.”
We are immersed in a sea of EMF radiation. It comes from cordless phones and base stations, cell phones and towers, electrical appliances, computers, fluorescent lighting, Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi installations and more than 2,000 satellites for GPS and TV and radio communications.
If we don’t act now to resolve this and legislate new standards, warns the Bioinitiative Report, outdoor WiMax transmitters with ranges of up to two square miles may turn the core of North America into one huge EMF hot spot, making an untold number of people sick… or worse.
Medical epidemiologist Samuel Milham, M.D., M.P.H., has this to say about it:
“New research is suggesting that nearly all of the human plagues which emerged in the 20th century, including leukemia in children, female breast cancer, malignant melanomas, immune system disorders, asthma and others, can be tied in some way to our use of electricity.”
Here’s a breakdown of the negative health effects of prolonged EMF exposure. That is, exposure over a scant two milligauss…
- Interferes with our body’s intracellular communications and cell membrane function.
- Reduces hemoglobin surface area and interferes with blood’s ability to carry oxygen and nutrients into our cells and take the waste products out.
- Activates proto-oncogenes (which can cause cancer).
- Increases permeability of the blood-brain barrier and affects intra-cerebral pressure, which some believe seems to bring on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism, multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative disorders.
- Causes DNA breaks and chromosome aberrations.
- Increases free radical production.
- Causes cell stress and premature aging.
- Causes changes in brain function, including memory loss, learning impairment, headaches and fatigue.
- Reduces melatonin secretion. Melatonin is responsible for sleep patterns and helps protect the body against cancer, among other things.
- Causes many microorganisms living in the human body to generate increased levels of their own toxins, affecting people’s health in a myriad of ways.
In a nutshell, each of our cells is surrounded by something called a phospholipid bi-layer membrane, commonly known as the cell membrane. Embedded in the cell membrane are numerous proteins that act as receptors for various molecules, including enzymes. These receptors translate the positive/negative signals on the cell’s exterior into its interior, and these signals then trigger various biological processes.
What happens when we’re affected by external electromagnetic fields is that the high-speed positive/negative polarity switching within these fields, from hundreds to millions of times per second, interferes with our cells’ internal signaling process. Basically, it confuses them and they become paralyzed.
“Cells in the body react to EMFs,” says Blank. “The DNA recognizes electromagnetic fields at very low levels of exposure and produces a biochemical stress response. The scientific evidence tells us that our safety standards are inadequate. We should sit up and pay attention.”
Related to this, a number of experiments have shown that magnetic fields can affect calcium ions, in particular, which are present across the cell membrane. Calcium ions regulate many important functions of the cell; thus, the interaction between calcium ions and magnetic fields may be an important mechanism of reaction relating to electromagnetic fields. Could this be why so many people, women in particular, are being affected by osteoporosis?
To cite an occupational study by Johns Hopkins: The incidence of brain tumors among 4,500 telephone company line cable splicers was almost twice as high as that of office workers, and their leukemia rate was seven times as high. Also, an increased risk ratio of 10 was found for brain cancer among East Texas Utility workers. Scary stuff!
“It is important that all of us restrict our use of cell phones, limit exposure to background levels of Wi-Fi, and that government and industry discovers ways in which to allow use of wireless devices without such elevated risk of serious disease. We need to communicate to decision-makers that ‘business as usual’ is unacceptable.” That is no small statement, considering it comes from David Carpenter, M.D., professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the State University of New York in Albany, NY.
So if the root cause of many of our health issues, or at least the worsening of them, is unavoidable EMF radiation, what can we do about it? That’s a difficult question, and short of moving out of metropolitan areas and going back to old-school phones and wired keyboards and mice, a solution is found in the strengthening of our cellular structures.
A product recently permitted into the United States claims it can do this in only eight minutes, two to three times a day. It’s called the MRS2000, and is a German-engineered medical device that uses pulsed, healthy EMFs to counter the debilitating effects of today’s EMF smog and help bring people to optimal health.
It turns out (much like the discovery of both good and bad cholesterol), that certain EMFs are actually good for us. In fact, we can’t live without them. As a result, much research has gone into refining pulsed EMF therapy and the results are impressive.
Paul Rosch, M.D., of New York Medical College, went on record to say, “While EMFs are responsible for quite a bit of damage, don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. Pulsed electromagnetic (PEMF) therapies have been shown to be beneficial for stress related disorders, for anxiety, insomnia, arthritis, depression and more. They also may be safer and more effective than drugs.”
Thousands of clinical studies are proving its value, and PEMF therapy is beginning to get the recognition it deserves. While experts may not all agree on what EMF exposure levels cause what health issues, the dearth of evidence out there suggests we would be foolish not to apply the precautionary principle and reduce our exposure. Using the MRS2000 is a big step in the right direction.
I recently borrowed this device from James Grapek of LifeEnergyRx. After using it I felt so good that I ended up purchasing one for my family. To learn more about EMF radiation and the MRS2000, visit www.lifeenergyrx.com.
–Dr. Mark Wiley