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Q. Statistics and the precautionary principle are one thing, but how exactly does wi-fi and cell phone radiation affect human cells?
Human and animal cellular reaction to microwave radiation has been observed by many scientists and doctors all over the world doing independent, non-industry funded studies in the lab. One book detailing the specifics of the human cell’s reaction to cell phone radiation is Protecting Yourself and Your Family against Radiation Toxicity
by Dr. Sundardas Annamalay (2014). (Click on the blue title to find the book on amazon.com)
For example, on page 31 Dr. Annamalay writes:
"Here’s how cell phone radiation causes damage:
A carrier wave oscillates at 1900 megahertz (MHz) in most phones, which is mostly invisible to our biological tissue and doesn’t do damage. The information-carrying secondary wave necessary to interpret voice or data is the problem. That wave cycles in a hertz (Hz) range familiar to the body. Your heart, for example, beats at two cycles per second, or two Hz.
Our bodies recognize the information-carrying wave as an “invader”, setting in place protective biochemical reactions that alter physiology and cause biological problems that include intracellular free-radical buildup, leakage in the blood-brain barrier, genetic damage, disruption of intercellular communication, and an increase in the risk of tumors. The health dangers of recognizing the signal, therefore, aren’t from direct damage, but rather are due to the biochemical responses in the cell.
Cellular energy is now used for protection rather than metabolism. Cell membranes harden, keeping nutrients out and waste products in. Waste accumulating inside the cells creates a higher concentration of free radicals, leading to both disruption of DNA repair (micronuclei) and cellular dysfunction.
Unwanted cell death occurs, releasing the micronuclei from the disrupted DNA repair into the fluid between cells (interstitial fluid), where they are free to replicate and proliferate. This is the most likely mechanism that contributes to cancer.
Damage occurs to proteins on the cell membrane, resulting in disruption of intercellular communication. When cells can’t communicate with each other, the result is impaired tissue, organ, and organism function. In the blood-brain barrier, for example, cells can’t keep dangerous chemicals from reaching the brain tissue, which results in damage."
(Reprinted with permission.)
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Video shows blood cells become abnormal after two-minute smart meter exposure.
In this awards-winning 2013 documentary Take Back Your Power, Dr. Frank Springob, D.C. uses Darkfield Microscopy to show three types of degradation that happens to people's blood cells after they stand in front of a smart meter for two minutes or less, at a distance of one foot. To see the comparison of these blood samples taken before and after smart meter exposure, fast forward to 56:28 in the film.
Also in this film, at 54:50, Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD, describes the results of lab work studies with his patients. He has found that, immediately after smart meters were installed on their homes, the health of ALL his patients began to decline in measurable ways. His patients' blood work samples show that the levels of inflammatory markers TGF-BETA 1 and MMP-9, as well as serum copper levels, rise to abnormally high levels, as do the levels of hormones and neurotransmitters. Dr. Klinghardt also presents a comparison of his patients' blood work before and after smart meter exposure.
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Dr. Martin Blank, Ph.D, from the Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics at Columbia University, outlines the various dangers associated with these devices in a 3-minute video. Click on the blue heading above the read the article and watch the video.
This article also contains a 2-minute video of Dr. Devra Davis, Ph.D, MPH, founder and president of Environmental Health Trust, describing what we now know about cell phone use and brain cancer.
This article also recommends things you can do to limit exposing yourself and your children to radiation from wireless devices.
for a bio of Dr. Om Gandhi.
for a bio of Dr. Martin Blank.
for a bio of Dr. Devra Davis.
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In the following excerpt from his summary of his September 24, 2017 interview by Bulletproof Radio host Dave Asprey, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Joseph Mercola explains how EMFs greatly increase the level of intracellular calcium and calcium signaling in our cells, which is responsible for a host of negative biological effects. (Click on the blue heading above to watch the interview and/or download the transcript.) Here's the excerpt:
I recently interviewed Martin Pall, Ph.D., who has identified and published several papers describing the molecular mechanisms of how EMFs from cellphones
and wireless technologies damage plants, animals and humans.
Many studies have shown that when you're exposed to EMFs, intracellular calcium increases. Pall also discovered a number of studies showing that you can block or greatly reduce the effects of EMFs using calcium channel blockers — medication commonly prescribed to patients with heart disease.
This turns out to be a crucial point, because it's the excess calcium in the cell and the increased calcium signaling that are responsible for a vast majority of the biological effects of EMFs.
Pall has discovered no less than 26 papers showing that EMFs work by activating voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs), which are located in the outer membrane of your cells. Once activated, they allow a tremendous influx of calcium into the cell — about 1 million calcium ions per second per VGCC.
Importantly, the cellular membrane is 7 million times more sensitive to EMFs than the charged particles inside and outside of the cells, which are what safety standards are based on. In other words, the safety standards are off by a factor of 7 million!
A Chain Reaction of Harm
When there's excess calcium in the cell, it increases levels of both nitric oxide (NO) and superoxide. While NO has many beneficial health effects, massively excessive NO reacts with superoxide, forming peroxynitrite, which is an extremely potent oxidant stressor.
Peroxynitrites, in turn, break down to form reactive free radicals, both reactive nitrogen species and reactive oxygen species (ROS), including hydroxyl radicals, carbonate radicals and NO2 radicals — all three of which do damage. Peroxynitrites also do damage all on their own.
So, EMFs are not "cooking" your cells. It's not a thermal influence. Rather, the radiation activates the VGCCs in the outer cell membrane, which triggers a chain reaction of devastating events that, ultimately, decimates your mitochondrial function and causes severe cellular damage and DNA breaks. It also decimates your cell membranes and cellular proteins. In a nutshell, it dramatically accelerates the aging process.
Common EMF-Related Health Problems
As noted by Asprey, he used to keep his cellphone in a pants pocket on his right leg. He now has 10 percent less bone density in his right femur, which he believes is related to carrying his cellphone there. Needless to say, he no longer carries his phone on his body. Now, since the biological damage is triggered by activation of your VGCCs, it stands to reason that tissues with the highest densities of VGCCs will be more prone to harm.
So, which tissues have the highest concentration of VGCC's? Your brain, the pacemaker of your heart, your nervous system, retina and male testes. Indeed, studies dating back to the 1950s and '60s show the nervous system is the organ that is most sensitive to EMFs. Some of these studies show massive changes in the structure of neurons, including cell death and synaptic dysfunction.
When the VGCCs are activated in the brain they release neurotransmitters and neuroendocrine hormones, and elevated VGCC activity in certain parts of the brain has been shown to produce a variety of neuropsychiatric effects. Among the most common consequences of chronic EMF exposure to the brain are:
Common heart problems linked to EMF exposure include:
- Cardiac arrhythmias (associated with sudden cardiac death)
- Atrial fibrillation / atrial flutter
- Premature atrial contractions (PACs) and premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), also known as heart palpitations
- Tachycardia (fast heartbeat) and brachycardia (slow heartbeat)"