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EMF related health problems and illnesses

EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2016 for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of EMF related health problems and illnesses

We are often asked why we say that reducing exposure to sources of RF and EMFs is important, especially as industry and governments say that they are safe.

We attach here evidence for restrictive guidelines written by international experts in the field of EMF research, to add to what we already have seen in the BioInitiative report.

The following is taken from the peer-reviewed and fully published paper (attached):-

EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2016 for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related health problems and illnesses

Common EMF sources include Wi-Fi access points, routers and clients, cordless and mobile phones including their base stations, Bluetooth devices, ELF magnetic fields from net currents, ELF electric fields from electric lamps and wiring close to the bed and office desk. There is strong evidence that long term exposure to certain EMF exposures is a risk factor for diseases such as certain cancers, Alzheimer’s disease and male infertility. Also electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is more and more recognized by health authorities, disability administrators and case workers, politicians, as well as courts of law.

The primary method of treatment should mainly focus on the prevention or reduction of EMF exposure, that is, reducing or eliminating all sources of EMF at home and in the workplace. The reduction of EMF exposure should also be extended to public spaces such as schools, hospitals, public transport, and libraries to enable people with EHS to have access without discrimination.

Also the survival rate of children and adults with immune system disorders, and cancer depends on low ELF magnetic field exposure at home. Children with EMF exposure at home and at school have learning and behavioural problems.

 

EMF related health problems and illnesses

EMF related health problems and illnesses

Electromagnetic Fields and Health

Two hundred and thirty four scientists from 41 nations have signed the International EMF Scientist Appeal.
All have published peer-reviewed research on Electromagnetic Fields and Health or Biology.

The International EMF Scientist Appeal serves as a credible and influential voice from EMF scientists who are urgently calling upon the United Nations and its sub-organizations, the WHO and UNEP, and all U.N. Member States, for greater health protection on EMF exposure.

The appeal was developed by a committee of the following scientists:

Martin Blank, Ph.D., Columbia University, USA

Magda Havas, Ph.D., Trent University, Canada

Elizabeth Kelley, MA, Director, EMFscientist.org

Henry Lai, Ph.D., University of Washington, USA

Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, USA

Twenty-one of the 234 scientists have provided quotes which can be viewed here.

Excessive exposure to Electromagnetic Field sources causes pain

This is a significant publication.

From http://anhinternational.org – Excessive exposure to Electromagnetic Field sources causes pain:

A study has recently been published that provides the first evidence of a link between radio signals and nerve pain in people with amputated limbs. The senior author of the study, Dr Mario Romero-Ortega, said, “Our study provides evidence, for the first time, that subjects exposed to cellphone towers at low, regular levels can actually perceive pain”. The rats involved in the study received a nerve injury to simulate an amputation before being exposed to EMF signals equivalent to standing near a phone mast around 40 meters away for 10 minutes once a week for eight weeks. After just four weeks this short exposure time was enough to cause 88% of the rats to show a definite pain response to the signal. This study adds to the very real concerns associated with an excessive exposure to Electromagnetic Field sources, including electro-hypersensitivity, which has now been recognised as a functional disorder.

Study: Anthropogenic Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields Elicit Neuropathic Pain in an Amputation Model

ABSTRACT

Anecdotal and clinical reports have suggested that radio-frequency electromagnetic fields (RF EMFs) may serve as a trigger for neuropathic pain. However, these reports have been widely disregarded, as the epidemiological effects of electromagnetic fields have not been systematically proven, and are highly controversial. Here, we demonstrate that anthropogenic RF EMFs elicit post-neurotomy pain in a tibial neuroma transposition model. Behavioral assays indicate a persistent and significant pain response to RF EMFs when compared to SHAM surgery groups. Laser thermometry revealed a transient skin temperature increase during stimulation. Furthermore, immunofluorescence revealed an increased expression of temperature sensitive cation channels (TRPV4) in the neuroma bulb, suggesting that RF EMF-induced pain may be due to cytokine-mediated channel dysregulation and hypersensitization, leading to thermal allodynia. Additional behavioral assays were performed using an infrared heating lamp in place of the RF stimulus. While thermally-induced pain responses were observed, the response frequency and progression did not recapitulate the RF EMF effects. In vitro calcium imaging experiments demonstrated that our RF EMF stimulus is sufficient to directly contribute to the depolarization of dissociated sensory neurons. Furthermore, the perfusion of inflammatory cytokine TNF-α resulted in a significantly higher percentage of active sensory neurons during RF EMF stimulation. These results substantiate patient reports of RF EMF-pain, in the case of peripheral nerve injury, while confirming the public and scientific consensus that anthropogenic RF EMFs engender no adverse sensory effects in the general population.

INTRODUCTION

Anthropogenic electromagnetic fields (EMFs) have become a ubiquitous presence in modern life. A broad spectral band of EMF frequencies (50 Hz–5 GHz) are now passing around us and through us, and are generated by sources ranging from electricity transport to mobile communication devices. While we have all undoubtedly benefited from the wide-ranging applications of commercial electronics, there is a growing social and scientific concern that persistent exposure to radio- and microwave-frequency (RF/MWF) EMFs may engender unforeseen adverse health effects in vulnerable subsets of our population.

Over the past thirty years, there have been numerous reports published on the epidemiological, animal, and cellular-level effects of RF EMF exposure [13], with the majority of these studies being conducted in vitro and focused on evaluating the potential relationship between cell phone usage and the incidence of certain types of cancer [46]. Many conclusions drawn from this field of study remain highly controversial [7,8], but sufficient evidence regarding EMF-tissue interactions has resulted in the adoption of national and international standards for health and occupational EMF exposure. More recently, there have also been anecdotal, case, and clinical reports that magnetic and electromagnetic fields of various frequencies may serve as a trigger for neuropathic and post-amputation pain [911].

Read the complete paper here

Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields

Many scientists & physicians have expressed their concerns regarding the adverse health effects of electromagnetic fields.

“I believe that man-made EMFs, especially dirty electricity, are chronic stressors and are responsible for many of the disease patterns of electrified populations” – Samuel Milham MD, MPH – Medical epidemiologist in occupational epidemiology.

“Radio frequency radiation and other forms of electromagnetic pollution are harmful at orders of magnitude well below existing guidelines. Science is one of the tools society uses to decide health policy. In the case of telecommunications equipment, such as cell phones, wireless networks, cell phone antennas, PDAs, and portable phones, the science is being ignored. Current guidelines urgently need to be re-examined by government and reduced to reflect the state of the science. There is an emerging public health crisis at hand and time is of the essence.” – Magda Havas, PhD – Expert in radiofrequency radiation, electromagnetic fields, dirty electricity and ground current.

“Cells in the body react to EMFs as potentially harmful, just like to other environmental toxins, including heavy metals and toxic chemicals.  The DNA in living cells 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, and that we must protect ourselves from exposure to EMF due to power lines, cell phones and the like, or risk the known consequences. The science is very strong and we should sit up and pay attention.” – Martin Blank, PhD –  Researcher in Bioelectromagnetics; Author of the BioInitiative Report’s section on Stress Proteins.

Other quotes on the adverse health effects of electromagnetic fields can be found here

Thankfully there are ways to protect yourself from adverse health effects of electromagnetic fields. Beneficial Environments has solutions to reduce your everyday electromagnetic pollution. We can also carry out electromagnetic surveys in your home, clinic or office.

health effects of electromagnetic fields

health effects of electromagnetic fields – credit mercola.com

Reducing Electromagnetic Pollution

At Beneficial Environments we provide solutions for reducing electromagnetic pollution:

In our shop we sell EMF absorbent clothing for protection, earth (grounding) sheets, airtube headsets, EMF shielding wallpaper and Stetzer filters (to ‘clean’ dirty electricity). We also sell Stetzer meters.

Please sign up for our free ebook which has lots of advice on ‘How to Reduce your Everyday Electromagnetic Pollution’.

It is a series of articles on the most frequently asked questions to help you understand and get informed about electromagnetic pollution. Guy recommends you read this as a good introduction to this sometimes confusing subject that affects us all.

reducing electromagnetic pollution

reducing electromagnetic pollution

EMF Testing

We conduct EMF surveys in homes and offices in areas used for sleeping, working and resting. we do EMF testing and compare the levels recorded with those recommended by the Institute of Building Biology, Stetzer Electric and others.

It is a practical, tried-and-tested approach, based on well-established science and gaining from decades of experience of EMF testing and surveying.

The EMF testing survey of a typical home (office and commercial premises will differ) will include (where appropriate and feasible) checks for :

  • radio/microwave fields (mobiles, cordless phones, wifi, cellmasts)
  • ‘dirty’ electricity (transient variations in the voltage and frequency of the mains)
  • earth live and neutral being connected
  • extra low frequency electric and magnetic fields
  • geomagnetic anomalies
  • geopathic stress
  • induced body voltages

We can recommend ways to for you to reduce your exposure to excessive pollution, while doing everything possible to retain full use of your electrical equipment.

As part of our professional approach to electromagnetic surveying, we hold professional indemnity insurance.

To book a survey, please fill out the form and we will be in contact.

We also offer a design service to help establish an electrically calm and healthy environment in new buildings.

Our EMF testing surveys are carried out by Guy Hudson, physicist and electrosensitive.

EMF testing

EMF testing with Guy Hudson

In this video Guy talks about EMF testing and the surveys Beneficial Environments carries out.

EMF damages DNA

Dr. Martin Blank (who recently spoke at the Get Wired Too conference in Sussex) is the author of “Overpowered – What Science Tells us about the Dangers of Cell Phones and other WiFi-age Devices”.

In his excellent book he writes on how EMF damages DNA:

Biological science clearly demonstrates that all frequencies of EMF – including the non-ionizing radiation created by your cell phones, laptops, tablets, and the WiFi antennas in them – can react with and damage DNA. The DNA damage can then lead to cell death or remain as a mutation, which can lead directly to serious diseases, including cancer.
One of the most important series of studies on the question of DNA damage from exposure to non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation was performed by Drs. Henry Lai and Singh starting in 1994 and running through 1998. Lai and Singh, working at the university of Washington, wanted to answer a simple question: Does non-ionizing radiation damage DNA? To make the results more applicable to daily life, Lai and Singh decided to use levels of EMF radiation considered ‘safe’ by government standards.

Their results showed that even exposure of only two hours increases the frequency of DNA strand breaks in the brain cells of living rats. Lai and Singh then performed similar experiments with lower frequencies of EMF … The levels of radiation at which Lai and Singh demonstrate this damage are well below the limits set by the current safety standards for technologies like cell phones, WiFi networks, and microwave ovens.

Even more disturbingly, Lai and Singh found that the DNA in the rat brains continued to break down for hours after exposure ended. This suggests that the exposure not only causes immediate damage, but also unleashes a chain of processes that continue to produce damage after the exposure itself.

Clearly EMF damages DNA.
The biological effects on our living cells is not only limited to damaging DNA strands, it also affects protein synthesis and cellular stress response.

The reduction in the cells’ ability to invoke the stress response leaves us more susceptible to disease.

Beneficial environments stocks products which can protect you from EMF.

Dr Blank’s book Overpowered can be found in most good bookshops.

EMF Damages DNA

EMF damages DNA

EMF protective fabric

EMF protective fabric is used in all our clothing products.

Beneficial Environments sells tops, boxer shorts, t-shirts and hats.

The special fabric shields electromagnetic waves.

All clothing products are made from black stretch cotton, with a silver metal thread incorporated for shielding.

The clothing is comfortable to wear, and all clothing can be machine washed at 30C.

EMF protective fabric

EMF protective fabric

Other EMF protective products such as EMF absorbing wallpaper, airtube headsets, earth (grounding) sheets are available from our shop.

A CONFERENCE ON EMF, ELECTROSMOG & ELECTRO- SENSITIVITY

A CONFERENCE ON EMF, ELECTROSMOG & ELECTRO- SENSITIVITY – Sunday November 1st

Electrosmog Conference

Electrosmog Conference

Beneficial Environments and Stop Smart Meters are jointly hosting a conference on EMF, Electrosmog & Electro-Sensitivity in Bolney, near Haywards Heath on Sunday November 1st.  Join us for a day of presentations and expert panel discussions with scientists, medical doctors, academics and researchers, on the implications of wireless technology and electro-pollution and the steps you can take to protect yourself and your family.

Speakers and Panelists

Dr Martin Blank, PhD – Columbia University
Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe MD – PHIRE
Dr Elizabeth Evans, MD – SSITA, Stop Smart Meters! UK
Paula Healy, MSc – Neuroscience Researcher
Roy Riggs – EMF Remediation
Guy Hudson, MInstP – Beneficial Environments Ltd
Prof Victor Newman, PhD – Cranfield Mgt School
Mike Mitcham – Stop Smart Meters! UK

 

Tickets are £20 or £10 if you have a low income.

Lunch is an optional extra at £10 each.
Vegan curries and salads provided by Mama Ghanoush of Hurstpierpoint.

For more information, please click here

To book your place, please click here.

Electrosmog Conference

Electrosmog Conference

EMF Shielding Wallpaper

In this video Guy Hudson discusses EMF Shielding Wallpaper