Electromagnetic waves & health – Several consequences
Chances are that you are reading this content from your mobile phone, so I suggest you finish your reading and put it away. Preserve your health for a few hours. The No Cellphone Day starts today and lasts 3 days. Let me give you some key information about the use of smartphones and cellphones. The mobile phone is the second most common way to surf the internet (used by 71% of Belgians), just behind the laptop (77%). In France, 1 person out of 4checks their phone at least 25 times per day and 10% of young people seize their mobile phones at least 100 times a day. On a global scale, there were 305 million smartphones delivered in 2010 and 1.5 billion delivered in 2017. Does it represent a danger to human health?
Did you know that…
| Electromagnetic waves could lower the rate of melatonin (if mobile use > 25minutes / day). Yet, melatonin, the sleep hormone, has neuroprotective effects on the brain and is important for the prevention of cancer.
| A mobile phone relay antenna increases the frequency of sleep disorders. The damages can go up to 300 to 400 meters from a relay antenna.
| The electromagnetic waves of cell phones may increase blood pressure and cause changes in the electrical activity of the brain.
| Electromagnetic waves are 10 times more toxic when you talk on the cellphone because it emits waves. What is really toxic is those wave emissions. Listening to your interlocutor is much less toxic. I advise you not to be to close to the transmitter when you are on the phone (use the loudspeaker or a handsfree kit).
| Electromagnetic waves can cause disturbances in sperm production. These frequencies could reduce male human fertility by increasing testosterone levels, but reducing the levels of luteinizing hormone (LH, which allows testosterone to be more active).
| The microwave syndrome can be the cause of asthenic syndrome: headache, nausea, anorexia and dermatological disorders: eczema, purpura, cutaneous allergies.
| Using a cell phone instead of a landline phone may increase the risk of brain cancer.
Professor Olle Johansson studied the effects of modern electromagnetic fields (created by humans) and functional electro hypersensitivity on health.
For professor Johansson, artificial electromagnetic fields are potentially very harmful to humans, and to life on the planet. According to industry figures, a person holding a mobile phone to the head receives 500,000 times more radiation than the typical background level.
A few tips
1. Hold your mobile phone as far away from your head as is practical; at arm’s length if it has a ‘speaker’ mode. The same applies to cordless phones.
2. Use a hardwired ‘ethernet’ (RJ45) connection between your computer and modem. Most ‘wireless’ modems still have the appropriate sockets. Remember to then disable the Wi-Fi function in BOTH the computer and modem, in their respective software interfaces.
3. Let the ‘inverse square’ law work in your favor. Field intensity drops off exponentially with distance from the source. Maintain a prudent distance between yourself and any emitter of EMR.