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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.

Electromagnetics and Wellbeing – Making the Connection at Camexpo

Electromagnetics and Wellbeing – Making the Connection at Camexpo

Beneficial Environments are proud to announce that we are demonstrating our range of scientific and effective products, at Camexpo 2016 at Olympia, London from 24-25 September 2016 at stand 1409. This is a most worthwhile event to attend with a wonderful selection of interesting stands in the arena of alternative medicine.

Our demonstration & talk will take place at 12:00-12:30 on 24th September titled ‘Making the connection between electromagnetics and wellbeing’ to inform about the lifestyle and health benefits of clearing electrosmog from your home and business.

Electromagnetic pollution can reduce the effectiveness of healing – so it’s extremely beneficial for therapy and treatment environments and patients’ sleeping environments to be electro-pollution free. So most therapists will also find that reducing electro-pollution will increase the effectiveness of their work.

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Visit us at Camexpo (stand 1409)

Beneficial Environment exciting announcements and highlights for CamExpo:
1) The formation of a team of trained and certified surveyors with UK and Ireland coverage.
2) Our new range of meters (especially the Acousticom 2), used by our clients to assess their own electropollution.
3) A free prize draw for an Acousticom 2 Meter worth £150 for
a) tracing the source of your electrosmog
b) making sense of symptoms.

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

The Precautionary Principle and the BioInitiative Report

The Precautionary Principle and the Bioinitiative Report.

By the early 1970s, the great forests of West Germany were dying. The Germans suspected the cause was industrial pollution that resulted from the tremendous post-Word War II economic growth. Eventually research studies would reveal the link between industrial pollution, acid rain, and deforestation. But in the face of potentially irreversible damage to an irreplaceable national treasure, the Germans decided to act before they had definitive proof by passing the groundbreaking Clean Air Act of 1974 to limit industrial emissions. In doing so, the Germans adopted a new approach to countering environmental risks. The subsequent decades have seen Vorsorgeprinzip (literally, the “precautionary principle”) become an underlying principle of German environmental legislation.

The Precautionary Principle instructs us that in the face of serious threats, a lack of scientific certainty never justifies inaction.

The BioInitiative Report (BIR) has its origins among members of the BioElectroMagnetics Society (BEMS), on which Martin Blank served as president in 2007. A year earlier a mini-symposium took place in 2006 with members of BEMS and from the scheduled talks and discussions, the key learnings were:

  • Safety standards built around protecting humans from thermal effects of EMF radiation completely fail to consider the many fundamental biological processes, well documented to be affected by EMF at nonthermal levels.
  • The energy thresholds for biological damage are very low, and so the thresholds for potentially negative health effects are probably also very low.
  • Simultaneous exposure to different frequency ranges could have additive effects on the exposed humans; similarly, effects of cumulative exposures must also be considered.

The spark set off at the symposium led the participants to form the BioInitiative Working Group that eventually organized the BioInitiative Report (BIR). The BIR (you can download it from here) reviewed a wide collection of scientific evidence obtained in connection with studies on RF/MW exposure (which are rapidly increasing). but also included studies of power-line ELF.

The Precautionary Principle and the BioInitiative Report is a proactive policy to protect citizens from potentially adverse environmental influences when information about the risks they present is incomplete.

The BIR was updated in 2012, and the Precautionary Principle still applies, although it is important to remember that the application of the Precautionary Principle is designed as an interim step – a stopgap measure. The risks of continued inaction are simply too great.

While many of continue to push for improved regulatory scrutiny of EMF emissions, you should not wait for such action.

There are steps you can and should take as an individual to minimize your exposure to potentially harmful EMF radiation, without going back to the stone age.

Adapted from “Overpowered” by Martin Blank PhD, chapter 11, The Precautionary Principle and the BioInitiative Report.

At Beneficial Environments we sell products that minimize such exposure.

We can perform an EMF survey of your home, office or clinic.

We also have a free ebook on how to take simple steps to reduce electromagnetic pollution, download it from here.