This is not health advice, I am posting this for informational purposes only.
Written by my Facebook friend Matt Murtaugh. I know how exhausting it is to research things and to put the information together. It has taken me 50 hours and sometimes more to do post like this. Thank you Matt, we appreciate your hard work.
EMFs (Electromagnetic fields) or EMRs (Electromagnetic radiation) has become big parts of our lives. Many are unaware of risks and believe they would know if there were any, but there are many studies bringing EMF’s safety in question. With the rollout of 5G, it will increase our exposure, and regulators are not erring on the side of caution. The precautionary principle must be exercised. Towards 5G communication systems: Are there health implications?
“In this evolving scenario, although the biological effects of 5G communication systems are very scarcely investigated, an international action plan for the development of 5G networks has started, with a forthcoming increment in devices and density of small cells, and with the future use of millimeter waves (MMW). Preliminary observations showed that MMW increase skin temperature, alter gene expression, promote cellular proliferation and synthesis of proteins linked with oxidative stress, inflammatory and metabolic processes, could generate ocular damages, affect neuro-muscular dynamics.” Wi-Fi is an important threat to human health
“Repeated Wi-Fi studies show that Wi-Fi causes oxidative stress, sperm/testicular damage, neuropsychiatric effects including EEG changes, apoptosis, cellular DNA damage, endocrine changes, and calcium overload.” Biological effects from electromagnetic field exposure and public exposure standards. “Health endpoints reported to be associated with ELF and/or RF include childhood leukaemia, brain tumours, genotoxic effects, neurological effects and neurodegenerative diseases, immune system deregulation, allergic and inflammatory responses, breast cancer, miscarriage and some cardiovascular effects.”
Study showing as little as 2 hours of screen time effects brains
Evidence that dirty electricity is causing the worldwide epidemics of obesity and diabetes
Adult and childhood leukemia near a high-power radio station in Rome, Italy
Cluster of breast cancer in men who worked near an electrical switchroom
Could ALS be caused by electrical devices?
Cluster of testicular cancer in police officers exposed to hand-held radar “Occupational use of hand-held radar was the only shared risk factor among all six officers, and all routinely held the radar gun directly in close proximity to their testicles.”
Magnetic field exposure in relation to leukemia and brain cancer mortality among electric utility workers.
Brain cancer risk increased by an estimated factor of 1.94 per microtesla-year of magnetic field exposure in the previous 2-10 years, with a mortality rate ratio of 2.6 in the highest exposure category. In contrast to other studies, these data do not support an association between occupational magnetic field exposure and leukemia but do suggest a link to brain cancer. Leukaemia, brain tumours and exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields: cohort study of Swiss railway employees.
“Some evidence of an exposure-response association was found for myeloid leukaemia and Hodgkin’s disease, but not for other haematopoietic and lymphatic malignancies and brain tumours.” Melanoma Incidence and Frequency Modulation (FM) Broadcasting
“The results from this analysis support the findings of Dolk and show that melanoma incidence is correlated related with public FM broadcasting not only on a local scale, but also for entire countries.” Increased incidence of cancer in a cohort of office workers exposed to strong magnetic fields.
“A positive trend of cancer cases with duration of employment is seen for males and females separately and together” Increased mortality in amateur radio operators due to lymphatic and hematopoietic malignancies.
“a statistically significant increased mortality was seen for cancers of the other lymphatic tissues” Cancer incidence and mortality and proximity to TV towers
“We found an association between increased childhood leukaemia incidence and mortality and proximity to TV towers.” Most cancer in firefighters is due to radio-frequency radiation exposure not inhaled carcinogens
“Firefighters have increased exposure to RFR in the course of their work, from the mobile two-way radio communications devices which they routinely use while fighting fires, and at times from firehouse and fire vehicle radio transmitters. I suggest that some of the increased cancer risk in firefighters is caused by RFR exposure, and is therefore preventable. The precautionary principle should be applied to reduce the risk of cancer in firefighters, and workman’s compensation rules will necessarily need to be modified.” Dirty electricity elevates blood sugar among electrically sensitive diabetics and may explain brittle diabetes. “Dirty electricity, generated by electronic equipment and wireless devices, is ubiquitous in the environment.” – In other words, dirty electricity is directly linked to diabetes. Diabetes is an epidemic today.
A New Electromagnetic Exposure Metric: High Frequency Voltage Transients Associated With Increased Cancer Incidence in Teachers in a California School
“The cancer incidence in the teachers at this school is unusually high and is strongly associated with exposure to high frequency voltage transients. In the 28 years since electromagnetic fields (EMFs) were first associated with cancer, a number of exposure metrics have been suggested. If our findings are substantiated, high frequency voltage tran-sients are a new and important exposure metric and a possible universal human carcinogen similar to ionizing radiation.” Proteomic analysis of continuous 900-MHz radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure in testicular tissue: a rat model of human cell phone exposure.
“Our results indicate that exposure to RF-EMF produces increases in testicular proteins in adults that are related to carcinogenic risk and reproductive damage. In light of the widespread practice of men carrying phones in their pockets near their gonads, where exposures can exceed as-tested guidelines, further study of these effects should be a high priority.” A 1000 Mhz is equal to 1 G. So a phone on 5G is 5x the 900 Mhz amount.
“Triple M” Effect: A Proposed Mechanism to Explain Increased Dental Amalgam Microleakage after Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation
“Dental amalgam fillings have been used in restorative dentistry for more than 150 years. There are reports which indicate that exposure of amalgam to RF-EMFs can lead to accelerated microleakage of amalgam.” US patent on Nervous system manipulation by electromagnetic fields from monitors
“Many computer monitors and TV tubes, when displaying pulsed images, emit pulsed electromagnetic fields of sufficient amplitudes to cause such excitation. It is therefore possible to manipulate the nervous system of a subject by pulsing images displayed on a nearby computer monitor or TV set. For the latter, the image pulsing may be imbedded in the program material, or it may be overlaid by modulating a video stream, either as an RF signal or as a video signal. The image displayed on a computer monitor may be pulsed effectively by a simple computer program. For certain monitors, pulsed electromagnetic fieldsbcapable of exciting sensory resonances in nearby subjects may be generated even as the displayed images are pulsed with subliminal intensity.” Microwave frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) produce widespread neuropsychiatric effects including depression
“Non-thermal microwave/lower frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) act via voltage-gated calcium channel (VGCC) activation. Calcium channel blockers block EMF effects and several types of additional evidence confirm this mechanism. Low intensity microwave EMFs have been proposed to produce neuropsychiatric effects, sometimes called microwave syndrome, and the focus of this review is whether these are indeed well documented and consistent with the known mechanism(s) of action of such EMFs.” Hippocampal lipidome and transcriptome profile alterations triggered by acute exposure of mice to GSM 1800 MHz mobile phone radiation: An exploratory study.
“This study provides preliminary evidence that mobile phone radiation induces hippocampal lipidome and transcriptome changes that may explain the brain proteome changes and memory deficits previously shown by our group.”Understanding physical mechanism of low-level microwave radiation effect.
“The cumulative impact of coherent MW field in a medium has been convincingly confirmed by the measurable dielectric permittivity of the medium. The described mechanism of MW field-induced effect confirms that the nature of the effect differs from the thermal effect and that the exposure by MW radiation can create the specific consequences in biology and materials not characteristic for conventional heating.” Long-term exposure to 835 MHz RF-EMF induces hyperactivity, autophagy and demyelination in the cortical neurons of mice -Mhz are below Gs. So if a phone is running on 5G, it’s nearly 5x the 825 MHz.
“Importantly, we found that RF-EMF exposure led to myelin sheath damage and mice displayed hyperactivity-like behaviour. The data suggest that autophagy may act as a protective pathway for the neuronal cell bodies in the cerebral cortex during radiofrequency exposure. The observations that neuronal cell bodies remained structurally stable but demyelination was induced in cortical neurons following prolonged RF-EMF suggests a potential cause of neurological or neurobehavioural disorders.” Effect of Lycopersicon esculentum extract on apoptosis in the rat cerebellum, following prenatal and postnatal exposure to an electromagnetic field In other words chronic exposure is worse than short term. And lycopene was helpful here.
“This indicated that chronic EMF exposure had a greater apoptotic effect on the cerebellar cells than short-duration exposure, even at the same frequency.” “These results indicate that the antioxidant, lycopene, protects against trimethyltin-induced neurotoxicity by inhibiting the ROS-initiated mitochondrial apoptotic pathway.” Effect of mobile telephones on sperm quality: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
“We conclude that pooled results from in vitro and in vivo studies suggest that mobile phone exposure negatively affects sperm quality.” Does prolonged radiofrequency radiation emitted from Wi-Fi devices induce DNA damage in various tissues of rats?
“However the increase of the DNA damage in rat testes tissue was significant” “The results of this study indicated that testes are more sensitive organ to RF radiation.” Male fertility and its association with occupational and mobile phone towers hazards: An analytic study
“Quality of semen might be affected by occupational and environmental exposures, so it seems that prevention of occupational and environmental risk factors, may lead to improvement of semen quality in subfertile men.” Electromagnetic Fields, Pulsed Radiofrequency Radiation, and Epigenetics: How Wireless Technologies May Affect Childhood Development.
“Symptoms of retarded memory, learning, cognition, attention, and behavioral problems have been reported in numerous studies and are similarly manifested in autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, as a result of EMF and RFR exposures where both epigenetic drivers and genetic (DNA) damage are likely contributors. Technology benefits can be realized by adopting wired devices for education to avoid health risk and promote academic achievement.” Low intensity microwave radiation induced oxidative stress, inflammatory response and DNA damage in rat brain.
“In conclusion, the present study suggests that low intensity microwave radiation induces oxidative stress, inflammatory response and DNA damage in brain by exerting a frequency dependent effect. The study also indicates that increased oxidative stress and inflammatory response might be the factors involved in DNA damage following low intensity microwave exposure.” Radiofrequency radiation emitted from Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz) causes impaired insulin secretion and increased oxidative stress in rat pancreatic islets.
“These data showed that EMR of Wi-Fi leads to hyperglycemia, increased oxidative stress, and impaired insulin secretion in the rat pancreatic islets.” Effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields on cognitive processes – a pilot study on pulsed field interference with cognitive regeneration.
“We could show that the participants’ cognitive performance was impaired after exposure to pulsed electromagnetic fields. With regard to this finding, we recommend that the use of cellular phones should be restricted generally and in particular in respect of physical hazard of high-risk groups, e.g. elderly, children and ill people.” Absorption of wireless radiation in the child versus adult brain and eye from cell phone conversation or virtual reality.
“Modeling of a cell phone held to the ear, or of virtual reality devices in front of the eyes, reveals that young eyes and brains absorb substantially higher local radiation doses than adults’.” Mobile phone use and risk for intracranial tumors and salivary gland tumors – A meta-analysis
“The results support the hypothesis that long-term use of mobile phone increases risk of intracranial tumors, especially in the case of ipsilateral exposure.”