There is growing evidence to support limiting our exposure to
Wi-Fi, wireless devices, mobile phones and mobile phone masts.
The report found that "bioeffects are clearly established and occur at very low levels of exposure to electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation."
These effects included increased risks of cancer including brain tumours and breast cancer, increased risks of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, DNA damage, leakage of the blood-brain barrier (allowing toxins to enter the brain and affect brain functioning) altered immune system function, including increases in allergies and inflammation, heart disease and arrhythmia, miscarriage and infertility. Unborn and newborn babies are also affected by pre-natal exposure to radiofrequency radiation.
Insomnia and sleep problems are another effect of exposure to radiofrequency radiation, which reduces the body's ability to produce melatonin, the sleep regulating hormone (low melatonin levels are also associated with breast cancer).
Studies on cognition, memory and learning, behaviour, reaction time, attention and concentration, including in classrooms with Wi-Fi, showed that radiofrequency radiation alters brainwave activity. It is also linked to the rise in autism and attention deficit disorder.
Children and babies are particularly vulnerable to the effects of this radiation:
Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure, Volume 2, Issue 4: “Why children absorb more microwave radiation than adults: The consequences" (December 2014)
Use of mobile and cordless phones before the age of 20 significantly increases the risk of malignant brain tumours, according to a Swedish study (Sweden has a long history of mobile phone use):
International Journal of Oncology 38: " Pooled analysis of case-control studies on malignant brain tumors and the use of mobile and cordless phones including living and deceased subjects" (January 2011)
The full article is available from campaign group WiFi in Schools
who have also collated research findings to show risks from exposure to Wi-Fi at 10 feet (approx 3 metres) from a router, and from contact with Wi-Fi enabled devices such as ipads.
Exposure to microwave radiation affects the metabolism of the human brain, leading to cognitive impairment :
MMR Military Medical Research: "Effects of microwave radiation on brain energy metabolism and related mechanisms" (February 2015)
A 2016 paper by Dr Martin Pall in the Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy identifies a link between exposure to electro-magnetic fields (EMFs) and a range of neuropsychological disorders, including depression and memory loss.
Radiofrequency radiation has now been shown to have measurable biological effects on humans with electro-hypersensitivity (EHS):
Review of Environmental Health: "Reliable disease biomarkers characterizing and identifying electrohypersensitivity and multiple chemical sensitivity as two etiopathogenic aspects of a unique pathological disorder" (November 2015)
Exposing bias in industry-funded research
Doctor-led organisation Physicians' Initiative on Radiation and Environment (PHIRE) provide further research information on their website. They also uncover evidence of bias in industry-funded research including some major studies into the effects of mobile phone use.
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