As reported by Dr. Joseph Mercola (2/10 mercola.com) Cell Phones are Dangerous, But This May Be Far Worse...
An increasingly alarmed army of international scientists have reached a
controversial conclusion: The "electrosmog" that first began developing with
the rollout of the electrical grid a century ago and now envelops every
inhabitant of Earth is responsible for many of the diseases that impair or kill
them. During the past 100 years, we have methodically filled in the
electromagnetic spectrum far beyond what occurs in nature.
Recently, several developments have highlighted the growing hazards of EMF
pollution and the crucial need to address them. In 2007, the Bioinitiative
Working Group released a 650-page report citing more than 2,000 studies (many
very recent) that detail the toxic effects of EMFs from all sources. Chronic
exposure to even low-level radiation (like that from cell phones), can cause a
variety of cancers, impair immunity, and contribute to Alzheimer's disease and
dementia, heart disease, and many other ailments. Additionally, every single
study of brain tumors that looks at 10 or more years of use shows an increased
risk of brain cancer.
A recent study from Sweden is particularly frightening, suggesting that if you
started using a cell phone as a teen, you have a 5 times greater risk of brain
cancer than those who started as an adult. Another recent study showed that
exposure to very-low-frequency voltage signals (1-100kHz), or "dirty
electricity," can greatly increase your risk of melanoma, thyroid cancer, and
uterine cancer. These signals are largely by-products of electronics, such as
modern energy-efficient appliances, televisions, stereos and other
These electronic devices use a lower voltage than other appliances, and this
manipulation of current creates a complex electromagnetic field. This field not
only radiates into the immediate environment but also can travel along home or
office wiring throughout the neighborhood.
"For the first time in our evolutionary history, we have generated an entire
secondary, virtual, densely complex environment...an electromagnetic
soup...that essentially overlaps the human nervous system," says Michael
Persinger, PhD, a neuroscientist at Laurentian University who has studied the
effects of EMFs on cancer cells.
And it appears that, more than a century after Thomas Edison switched on his
first light bulb, the health consequences of that continual overlap are just
now beginning to be documented.
According to Dr. Mercola, New scientific evidence is continually emerging that
nearly all the twentieth century human plagues can be tied to some aspect of
our use of electricity, including: acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children,
brain tumors, malignant melanoma, asthma, cardiovascular disease, immune system
dysfunction,hormone disturbance, brittle diabetes, sleep disorders, headaches,
alzheimer's disease and ADHD. And this is just a partial list.
Cells in your body can react to EMFs as a harmful invader, just like they do to
other environmental toxins. Remember that you are an electrical being. Your
body is a complex communication device where cells "talk", tissues "talk,"
organs "talk," and organisms "talk." At each of these levels, the communication
includes finely tuned bio-electrical transmitters and receivers, which are
tuned like tuning into a radio station. What happens when you expose a radio
antenna to a significant amount of external noise? You get static from the
noise &endash; and that is what is happening to your body in today's electrosmog
Two of the more well-known biologicals impacts from electrosmog are the
interruption of the brain wave pattern leading to behavior issues and the
interference to your body's entire communication system (cytoskeleton) leading
to abnormal neurological function, such as dementia, chronic fatigue syndrome,
and fibromyalgia. At a cellular level, your cell membrane receptors (the brain
of the cell) recognize electromagnetic fields at very low levels of exposure
producing a stress response similar to that produced by exposure to heavy
metals or toxic chemicals.
This can cause the cell membrane to go from an "active" or permeable state where
it allows nutrients in and toxins out, to an "inactive" state where the cell
membrane is impermeable. During a normal day, your cells will change states
thousands of time, but when under constant environmental stress, the membranes
can be locked in the inactive state. This is often referred to as "oxidative
stress" as nutrients are able to enter into the cell, while toxins (free
radicals) are not allowed to leave. There is also real evidence that this
inactive state can even have geno-toxic effects, meaning electrosmog is toxic
by both damaging DNA and preventing your body from repairing DNA, which can be
the first step to cancer.
We are not really sure what the "trigger" is that causes health problems, but
we know that the electrosmog is definitely a contributing factor. For health,
your body must be able to communicate within itself, that is, to be in harmony
with the natural rhythm of the earth and all life.
The chaotic and unpredictable patterns from electrosmog can create noise in your
body and force your body out of harmony. These damaging biological effects have
been found at levels far below the so-called industrial and governmental safety
limits&emdash;1,000,000 times lower than those limits, in some cases. Why do things
such as MTT, acupuncture, TENS units, pacemakers, and many other bioelectrical
treatments work? Most likely a major reason why they work is because they focus
on getting your body back into its natural rhythm or resonance. Just as you
breathe in oxygen from an atmosphere you can't see, your cells are suspended in
a sea of vibrational energy that you can't see or feel&emdash;that is, until it makes you sick.
As the MSNBC article states: "Remember, these positive-negative shifts are
occurring many thousands of times per second, so the electrons in your body are
oscillating to that tune. Your body becomes charged up because you're basically
coupled to the transient's electric field."
Keep in mind that all the cells in your body, whether islets in the pancreas
awaiting a signal to manufacture insulin or white blood cells speeding to the
site of an injury, use electricity&emdash;or "electron change"&emdash; to communicate with each other. By overlapping the body's signaling
mechanisms, could transients [electrosmog] interfere with the secretion of
insulin, drown out the call-and-response of the immune system, and cause other
physical havoc?" And the really frightening aspect about electrosmog is how
little control you have over it.