By Tirza at Better Breast Health – for Life!™
Electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) are produced by electrically charged objects, including everything from toasters to cell phones and satellites. Any source of EMF in proximity to another will produce overlap, or layering, and an additive effect.
Over exposure to EMF has been linked to diseases such as ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), Alzheimer’s, cancer, childhood leukemia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, fibromyalgia, heart problems, miscarriages, and MS. EMF contributes to many chronic sleep disorders and has also been linked to the alarming increase of cancers, asthma, autism, ADD/ADHD and physiological and behavioral problems in children.
For adults, the adverse effects of exposure appear to arise slowly over a long period of time. For example, it may take 5 to 10 years in the case of leukemia or perhaps 30 to 40 years in the case of Alzheimer's.(i) It appears that people develop different conditions due to their own unique immune strengths and stressors: their “weakest link.”(ii)
Let’s learn more about this risk factor.
What Is EMF?
Electromagnetic fields, whether natural or man-made, are invisible electrical and magnetic waves constituting radiation. They and referred to as electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) or radiation (EMR).
EMF is radiation. All electricity creates radiation.
With a diagram and detailed explanation, the complete article defines and describes sources of electric fields, magnetic fields, and natural and artificial EMFs, and explores radiation.
Sources of EMF Radiation
We are exposed to EMF radiation at sleep, at work, at home, at play: at any location where electrical power is generated, distributed, available or in use (includes television, radio, satellite, cellular, and wireless signals). Metropolitan homes and offices are saturated with propagating EMF radiation from various sources.
The complete article depicts sources of EMF in our homes, workplaces, businesses and modes of transportation.
When Electromagnetic Fields Are Unsafe
The human body resonates with the earth’s magnetic frequency at around 10 Hz (Hertz) – at extremely low frequency (ELF). Frequencies above that can adversely affect us. The frequencies of most concern are those that are very strong, near the body, or of high frequency – including all microwave frequencies:
The complete article explores technologies and globally accepted safety limits by frequency range; the dimensions of intensity, duration, distance and layering; the wif-fi technologies we all use; and Smart Meters.
We’re exposed to 100 million times more EMF radiation than our grandparents were, and exposure grows each year. EMF radiation surrounds us... and is inside us… 24/7.(iii)
Many processes of the human body are regulated with bioelectrical signals. EMF radiation interferes with their healthy regulation. Tens of thousands of studies show that chronic exposure to EMF radiation can lead to weakened immunities and devastating illnesses like cancer.
"Electromagnetic pollution may be the most significant form of pollution
human activity has produced in this century, all the more dangerous
because it is invisible and insensible." Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D.
The complete article explores the biological effects of EMF and “entrainment,” Electrical Hypersensitivity and its symptoms, the Bioinitiative 2012 Report recommending lowering exposure limits citing health concerns, and a California EMF Report linking magnetic fields to thirteen specific health conditions.
EMF Radiation – Melatonin – Hormone-Sensitive (Breast) Cancers
Our body depends on the pineal gland to properly secrete the hormone melatonin while we sleep. Melatonin scavenges free radicals in all cells and hence is a potent antioxidant with anti-aging and anti-cancer properties.(iv) EMF radiation has been found to significantly reduce melatonin.
Because melatonin suppresses estrogen production, inadequate melatonin increases the turnover of breast cells, increasing the likelihood of malignant transformation, particularly in the presence of cancer-promoting agents, i.e. common environmental chemicals. (v) So while melatonin plays a role in hormone-sensitive cancers, it is an important natural suppressor of breast cancer cell growth.
Did you know that malignant breast tissue can absorb up to 577% more EMF radiation than healthy breast tissue, and that women undergoing breast cancer treatment should avoid wearing underwires in their bras? Learn more.
Measuring Your EMF Exposure
EMF radiation is invisible, typically unperceivable, and travels through doors, floors, ceilings, rooftops, walls and human bodies (like air). EMF can be measured with an appropriate meter.
My favorite is the Tri-Field Meter Model 100XE purchased through Amazon.com because it is reliable and modestly priced (around $100). I use it to check the electric, magnetic and radio/microwave frequencies emitted from things like the dashboard of my car, cell phone, kitchen appliances, power panels at home and work, and where I eat, sleep, play, etc. It helps me to determine “safe distances” from EMF sources and how effectively my EMF mitigation techniques are working.
The complete article explains how to use the Tri-Field meter and what and where to test for the safety of you, your children and your pets.
Protecting Yourself And Your Loved Ones
In the future, I’ll be publishing articles on: Protecting Yourself from EMF. These articles will include mitigation techniques and simple tips on managing a variety of EMF-producing gadgets and technologies. See them at Preventive Support.
If you’re interested in learning more about EMF, click here for the complete article or check out the below websites or studies:
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This information is for educational purposes only and does not diagnose, treat or cure health conditions. It is not intended in any way to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice. Copyright © 2015 Breast Health Education Group, Inc. All rights reserved.