Nowadays, people are constantly surrounded by an overwhelming amount of electromagnetic (EM) radiation as a result of the continuous and accelerating technological and electronic development which started in the middle of the last century. This type of radiation is called (using an eloquent analogy) electrosmog.
To be more precise, electrosmog is the non-ionizing environment (of the 3x10↑15Hz frequency range) artificially created by mankind, the so-called non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation which is emitted by the various technical devices and the fixed or wireless networks used for operating these technical devices.
This electromagnetic radiation typically originates from a lower frequency range than visible light. The electromagnetic radiation in our environment can be divided into three groups based on frequency range:
1. Radio frequency (RF) and microwave range (300 kHz-300 GHz)
The following devices operate in this range:
- Radio and television stations,
- Communication devices of contingency services (TETRA, 400 MHz and 900 MHz, QPAM Mod.: 17.6 Hz),
- Mobile phones (900 MHz, 1.8 GHz, TDMA mod.: 217 Hz, 0.5 Hz),
- Base stations, radars and navigation systems belonging to mobile phones (10 GHz-100 GHz),
- Microwave ovens (2.45 GHz),
- Every wireless office and communications device [Bluetooth, WLAN, wireless telephone, mouse, keyboard (2.45 GHz)].
2. Extreme low frequency range (ELF: 10 mHz-300 Hz, especially the 50 Hz network frequency)
The following devices belong to the 50 Hz frequency:
- All the electrical household appliances,
- Network cables belonging to the appliances,
- High-voltage transformers,
- Long-distance transmission lines.
3. The most frequent radiation between the two aforementioned frequency ranges (ELF and RF), comes mainly from monitors (LCD and CRT monitors, 50 Hz-100 Hz and 15 kHz-80 kHz, respectively).
Depending on their capacity, EM radiations can produce thermal (heating effect) or athermic (informational) effects in biological systems.
The biological effects caused by EM radiations can be the following:
- Nervous system: headache, vertigo, nausea, difficulties in concentration, lapse of memory, irritability, depression, anxiety, insomnia, exhaustion, weakness, trembling, spasms, numbness, tingle, slowing reflexes, muscular and articular pain, pain in the legs or the feet, influenza-like symptoms, fever. Additional serious consequences can be: convulsions, paralysis, psychosis or stroke.
- Cardiac diseases: tachycardia, arrhythmia, pain, feeling of pressure in the chest, hypotension, hypertension, slow or fast heartbeat, shortness of breath.
- Respiratory system: sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia or asthma.
- Skin: rash, dermatitis, itchiness, burning feeling or flushing.
- Eyes: pain, burning eyes, feeling of pressure behind the eyes, worsening eyesight, eye floaters or cataract.
- Digestive system: indigestion, stomachache.
- Men’s and women’s diseases: ovary pain, difficulties in reproduction and fertility
- Other effects: thyroid problems; dryness of the mouth, the tongue, the lips and the eyes, thirstiness, drying out, nose-bleeding, haemorrhage, changes in sugar metabolism, immune abnormalities, hair loss, pain in the teeth and around fillings, decreased smelling or ringing in the ears.
Prof. Dr. András Varga, researcher of the medical university of Heildelberg, who is not only a professor of medicine, but has a PhD in electrical engineering as well, proved the harmful effects of electromagnetic radiations through scientific experiments. These electromagnetic radiations harm our cells not only with thermal, but with athermic effects as well. His research proves that mobile phones cause harm not only while we are talking to someone, but also when it is in standby mode.
In standby mode, mobile phones give an impulse (0.5 Hz) every two seconds towards the nearest transmitter tower, signalling that it is available for calling. These impulses harm our organism depending on the distance of the mobile phone from our body. If the distance is only a few centimetres, the effect is greater, if the device is farther, the harmful effect proportionately decreases as the distance grows. This is especially harmful for children, whose organism is in constant and fast growth. If we use our mobile phones (talking, sending text messages, etc.), the extent of the harmful effect depends on the length of the conversation and the movement of the mobile phone.
If we call someone, our mobile phone sends signals towards the basic transmitter towers at the maximal transmitting power (max. 2W) until it finds the nearest transmitter tower of our service provider. When it has found the nearest tower, radiation is emitted with transmitting power depending on the distance of the tower. If we move during the conversation, or if we are in constant movement, our mobile phone perceives that we are moving, thus it increases its transmitting power to establish contact with another tower. This is because of the fact that if we are moving farther from the original transmitting tower that our mobile phone contacted at the beginning of the call, and the coverage would decrease below the critical level, our phone contacts another tower to ensure continuous service and avoid loss of coverage. For instance, if we try to initiate a phone call on a moving subway, train, tram or bus, our mobile phone needs greater transmitting power for the uninterrupted contact, and this causes much more harm than using our mobile phone in a standing position. This is why it is forbidden to use our mobile phones on airplanes.
On public transport vehicles, if several people use their mobile phones at the same time, such a huge power density gathers that it even harms the health of those people who are not using their phones.
The effect is the same in the case of DECT (wireless) telephones as well. Although many people have kept their landline telephones, in their flats or workplaces they use their telephones wireless. In such cases, the transmitter unit of the device on the end of the incoming line sends constant, pulsating radio signals of 100 Hz towards the portable telephone used somewhere in the flat. If we initiate a phone call from the wireless telephone, or someone calls us, the transmitting power can be multiple at both parts of the device. It is not well known that DECT devices send signals to the telephone 24 hours a day, even if we are not talking. In these cases, such a huge power density is formed in our flat that it exceeds the capacity of a mobile radio station. This huge power density constantly harms the health of all the people staying in the flat or at the workplace. Children, particularly newborns are especially in danger.
Following the trends and for the sake of convenience, many people “modernised” their landline phones this way, but did not consider the fact that the transmitted electromagnetic radiation is constantly harming their health and the health of those who are living in their surroundings.
Prof. Dr. Varga has also found that if we use our mobile phones in our cars, several harmful effects are present at the same time, even if the car is not moving. The metal body of the car acts as a Faraday cage and tries to shield the signals. The mobile phone perceives that the signals cannot leave the car, and increases its transmitting power to reach the transmitting tower and enable conversation (the car is not a complete Faraday cage, since there are open, not metal surfaces on it; for instance, its windows). In these cases, especially when the car is moving, the transmitting power of the mobile phone increases significantly. This is dangerous to the safety of traffic even if it is not the driver who uses the mobile phone, but one of his passengers, since this large transmitting power endangers the driver’s ability to drive safely.
Many people use fixed or wireless headsets, but these gadgets also have a harmful effect on the human organism. If the fixed headset is farther from our body but it is in our hands, the cable, acting like an antenna, collects the transients surrounding us, and thus becomes harmful to the cell and water structure of the human organism. However, if we use a wireless headset, the device on our ears acts as a mini transceiver (2.4 GHz), and causes the same effect as a DECT telephone in our flat, but the harmful effects are somewhat smaller because of the smaller transmitting power and the smaller distance between the devices.
Researches verified that close to the antenna of the mobile phone (which is held to our ears since it is built in the device), superluminal wave propagation forms in the distance of 1/6 (5.5 cm, 2.75 cm) of the wavelength of the carrier frequencies (900 MHz, 1800 MHz), or in other words, EM waves propagatefaster than the speed of light. In this range, the normal 3+1 dimensional space time is distorted.
It could be a research topic in need of further investigation to examine the effects on this phenomenon on the quantum-level processes of microtubules in the neurons of the human brain. (Bibliographies 1-8.)
Unique research was carried out to examine the extent of magnetic induction (B) generated by magnetized car tyres at different velocity in urban traffic; the examined frequency range was the 1 Hz-200 Hz range (fundamental and overtone harmonic ranges of the brain waves) in the interior of the car at the seats of the driver and the passengers. (Bibliographies 9.)
The simplest way of defending ourselves from the thermal effects of EM radiation and the related biological consequences is that we place the sources of radiation as far as possible from ourselves, or vice versa, in order to decrease the power of EM signals. We can achieve a similar effect by shielding the EM radiation. However, this is not always possible.
The EMC (electromagnetic compatible) regulations are meant to serve this aim as well by fixing the limits that are still acceptable from the biological viewpoint.
Defending against the athermic effects of EM radiation raises a lot of difficult questions.
The biochemical processes in the different functional systems of our organisms are under electromagnetic (EM) control. These controlling, rhythmic EM signals carry out the timing and synchronisation of metabolism and its adaptation processes. They originate from external and internal sources.
The integrity of the organism, and its appearance as an orderly, harmonically operating unit is due to the close cooperation of these external and internal signals and the electromagnetic biocommunication.
Interior EM sources (on the level of cells) are the cell membranes and the interior of the DNA double helix as resonators, which generate extreme coherent signals (in the form of light and microwave oscillations). The external signals include:
- The magnetic field of the Earth (Bdc=50μT, Bacμ2≈T modulated by parts of the day)
- Schumann resonances (7.83 Hz) generated by the sphere resonator bordered by the surface of the Earth and the lowest layer of the atmosphere
Schumann resonances are generated by lightnings in the atmosphere and EM effects originating from the Solar system.
EM signals originating from outside the organism (signals of technological systems as electrosmog) and the interference caused by the EM field of toxic materials entering the organism smother the harmonising Schumann resonances, and interfere with information transfer inside and outside of the cells, and thus we are detached from the resonant structure of the Earth (the control signal), and the synchronisation of the subsystems of our organism decreases.
If Schumann resonances are created and transmitted by electronic devices, our brain adapts to them in frequency and phase and becomes capable of harmonizing biological oscillators from the level of cells to the level of the organism, normalizing the ion transport of cell membranes, the nervous system and the endocrine system, fending off the destructive effects of electrosmog.
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