Who Says There Isn’t Enough Research about EMF’s? August 11, 2006Posted by healthyself in Alzheimer's, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Blood, Cancer, Cell changes, Cell phone safety, Children's health, Chromosomal damage, DNA, Electromagnetic pollution, Electrosensitivity, ELF, EMF Research, EMF's, Employees, EMR, Environment, Epidemiologists, genes, Health related, heat, Immune system, Lifestyle, Medical Research, Men's Health, Microwave exposure, miscarriages, oncogenes, Parenting, radiation, Research, Risk of Disease, signaling enzymes, Symptoms, Women's Health.
For those who enjoy reading scientiic research, please follow the link at the bottom of this blog to get the references to 56 research studies. There are many more, but this should be good for starters!The paper I’m about to summarize was based on research from the United States Army, Walter Reed Institute of Research, The National Institute of Environmental Health (part of NIH), The United States Dept. of Energy, Maryland State Department of Natural Resources and the EMX Corporation.
The findings obtained through the research project have been peer reviewed and published in leading journals.
“Numerous epidemiological studies, at least 50 based on ELF exposures, and 5 on microwaves do suggest that EMF is associated with an increased risk of disease. Most studies are focusing on cancer, but there are studies available suggesting an association of EMF and Alzeimer’s disease….Some studies have found evidence of chromosomal damage in human cells and even in humans after exposure to EMF…Washington University examined 34 employees from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, which has been subject to three years of microwave exposure by the Russians….more than half were recommended not to reproduce…due to chromosomal damage.”
“At least 4 studies have reported increased DNA Strand breaks…12 have reported EMF induced increases in the activity of the important DNA related enzyme ornithine decarboxylase (ODC)…4 Universities have reported EMF induced changes in gene expression…Michigan State reported that EMF blocks cell differentiation in human blood cells….numerous studies (at least 50) show EMF induced changes at the cell membrane level..There are also reports of triggering inward signaling enzymes in cells by EMF…and 4 laboratories found that low-level EMF stimulate tyrosine kinases…involved in the activation of oncogenes.”
“A study at a school of medicine concluded that signal transduction pathways are the mediators of EMF for the induction of biological effects….one biological effect is known to lead to the other….the effect is not related directing to energy or heating but to EMF as a signal, triggering a cascade of events, which are identical to the way a cell would respond to…ionizing radiation, toxic chemicals or heat shock….genes expressed are stress genes, causing a stress response in the form of stress proteins, which are only present in the cell when exposed to a threat.
“Researchers at Catholic University…have determined….the targets of EMF-the membrane receptors-take a few milliseconds to sense and activate inward signaling enzymes…the bioeffects induced by ELF fields are identical to the bioeffects induced by microwave fields.”