Until now, most safety limits around the world have been based on the “thermal damage only” model i.e. what levels are safe enough to prevent your flesh being slowly cooked.
Unfortunately, as we are rapidly discovering, this model falls short in many ways.
It seems the majority of damage caused by electromagnetic radiation (EMR) can be attributed to a biological (as opposed to thermal) process called Calcium Efflux. Essentially, significant Calcium Ions are shaken loose from cell walls around the body by particular frequencies and strengths of EMR, leading to all manner of unfortunate results.
It is interesting to note that not all frequencies have the same effect, especially from person to person and from cell-type to cell-type. Genetics plays a big role in vulnerability, as do environmental factors such as stress and previous exposure. Additionally, not all signal strengths, frequencies or types (i.e. pulsed) have the ability to shake the Calcium Ions loose. In fact, sometimes, if a signal is stronger or weaker than the vulnerable range, it may not do any damage at all. This is called a damage window.
Many scientists testing for EMR damage assume that a stronger, cleaner provocation signal will produce more definite results, when in fact this will sometimes produce no results at all.
On top of this, the body’s reaction to EMR is often delayed and just as often continues for some time after the EMR is removed. These are known as lag time and hangover effects and are easily explained by the mechanisms of Calcium Efflux. Note that lagtime and hangover effects shed some light on why concious identification of the source of EMR may often be quite problematic, requiring experimenters to pay particular attention to these phenomena.
Combine all the points above and you see why many scientists have had problems pinning down the issues associated with biological EMR damage.
The following short-list of EMR damage types observed are mostly as a result, in the long term, of Calcium Efflux, and in many cases as a knock-on effect from each other.
- Cell Membrane leakage throughout the body leading to a myriad of complications…
- Skin – Rashes
- Heart - Cardiac Arrhythmia
- Sensory – Any of the following – sensations of hot, cold, tingling, pressure, pins and needles, numbness, dizziness, loss of balance, motion sickness
- Free Radical Release
- Reduction in Free Radical Scavengers – particularly melatonin
- Oxidative Stress (Lu et al. 2012)
- Direct or Indirect DNA Damage – including failure to repair damaged DNA (Lai and Singh 1995) (Reflex Report 2004)
- Increased risk of brain cancer between 2x for adults and 5x for children (Hardel and Carlburg 2009)
- Reduced Male Fertility – (Fejes et al. 2005)(Agarwal et al. 2006)( Desai et al. 2009)
- Permeability of Tight Junction Barriers, including…
- blood/brain barrier – potentially leading to early dementia and alzheimer’s
- blood/liver barrier
- skin and lung barriers – allergies, multiple chemical sensitivities, auto-immune disorders
- Increased risk of Autism (Mariea and Carlo 2007)(Thornton 2006)(Roelfsema et al. 2012)
- Increased risk of “ADHD” (Divan et al. 2008)(Divan at al. 2012)
- Weakened Glands, especially thyroid, potentially leading to fatigue and obesity (Esmekaya et al. 2010)(Eskander et al. 2012)(Mortavazi et al. 2009)(Rajkovic et al. 2003)
- Adrenal Over-Stimulation (Bucher and Eger 2011)(see also Addiction)
- Protein and Peptide Damage
- Nervous System Dysfunction
- Erectile Dysfunction (Badereddin Mohamad Al–Ali et al., 2013)
- General Intoxication – overloading of the body attempting to detox/repair
It is worth noting that in certain circumstances, correctly applied EMR has also been shown to have beneficial effects. This is not, however, a normal side effect.