by: Lori Alton
Weeks before his untimely death in July 2015, Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, M.D., met with Camilla Rees, founder of ElectroMagneticHealth, to discuss his concerns about the proliferation of wireless technologies found in our everyday life and their link to serious health concerns, including cancer.
We, at NaturalHealth365, appreciate the opportunity to share some of Dr. Gonzalez’s knowledge of this critical, often controversial, issue.
Watch the video – below: (it’s eye-opening information)
Warning: An explosion of harmful EMF pollution
With nearly 7 billion active cellular phones worldwide, the amount of radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure from these and other consumer electronics continues to climb at alarming rates. But while an existence seemingly reliant on a wealth of technology may be a reflection of current lifestyles, EMFs are nothing new, with a history stretching as far back as the discovery of electricity itself.
Electromagnetic fields, or EMFs, are created anytime electric current flows through a wire. Obvious sources of EMFs include not only mobile phones and Wi-Fi, but also power lines, kitchen appliances, televisions—even dimmer switches. But the steep climb in vast numbers of electronic devices that have been introduced into everyday living the past couple of decades has fueled the fires over EMF pollution.
Why are we ignoring this issue – as a society?
What many people – even some physicians – either forget or do not realize, according to Dr. Gonzalez, is that the human body is reliant on its own electromagnetic field and ultimately our existence is reliant upon electric chemical reactions. It is no wonder, then, that the immense influx of EMF pollution all around us has a grave effect on our wellbeing.
“The human body was not designed to deal with the explosion of the EMF activity in the environment,” said Dr. Gonzalez. In fact, the increased use of cell phones and other consumer electronics has been linked to the following dangerous health conditions:
- Malignant and benign brain tumors, considered the number one fear of EMF pollution
- Increased permeability of the blood-brain barrier
- Adverse effects on neurotransmitters in the brain, resulting in mood swings, memory loss, learning and stress
- Rupturing of brain cells, leading to calcium ion leakage, resulting in slowed brain reaction times
- Disruptions in brain glucose metabolism, linked to Alzheimer’s disease among other problems
- Disruption of melatonin production, a strong antioxidant
- Thyroid dysfunction
No question EMFs are increasing the rate of disease
Dr. Gonzalez believed there is no question that the proliferation of EMF activity in the environment is not only raising havoc with human health, but also leading to an increase in many common diseases, including cancer. Many other health experts would agree.
The World Health Organization (WHO)/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), declared EMFs a potential carcinogen back in 2011, following a week-long assessment by a face-to-face meeting of 31 scientists from 14 countries.
Dr. Gonzalez points out that the explosion of consumer electronics has occurred without prior research to determine short-term and long-term impacts on human health. Now it is akin to a speeding freight train, due to consumer demand and the huge amounts of dollars invested in the many industries now reliant on the electronics sector of the economy.
As Dr. Gonzalez noted, parents have also come to rely on entertaining their young children with electronic devices.
A large share of the concerns over damage from EMF comes from the fact that today’s electronic devices are used in very close proximity to our brains and bodies. Studies show more than two-thirds of all adults, and an astounding 90 percent of those aged 18 to 29, sleep with their mobile phone near their head. But these adult habits are not the only reason for heightened concern.
Children, many of whom have their own cellphone by the time they reach the second grade, endure higher EMF absorption rates through their brains than do adults because their brain tissues are simply more absorbent. In addition, their young skulls are thinner and their relatively smaller size makes them more susceptible to EMFs.
“Childhood cancer is exploding exponentially – not linearly, exponentially,” Dr. Gonzalez said. “Why is that? Well, all these kids are on the little devices.”
Protect you and your family from harmful EMFs
“There’s no question in my mind that not only are the traditional diseases increasing in incidence…because of EMF as a contributory factor…but It’s only going to get worse,” Dr. Gonzalez predicted. “The environment isn’t getting better, the environment is only getting worse, and that includes the food, the pollution and the EMFs.”
With children at greatest risk, it is up to parents to step in and make the necessary decisions regarding childhood use of consumer electronics and mobile devices. To protect your children from the harms of EMF, treat their bedroom as an electronic-free haven. Also go against the trend and do not allow children under 18 to have their own mobile phones.
To protect yourself, follow these safety tips for lowering your own exposure to the danger of EMFs:
- Text, don’t talk, when at all possible
- Use a headset or speaker when you do need to talk to keep your device further from your head and body
- If you carry your cell phone close to your body, such as in a pocket, put it on airplane mode
- Don’t sleep with your cell phone next to you
- Only use your cell phone when your signal is strong to avoid unnecessary exposure time
To learn more about the biological and health effects of electromagnetic fields from cell phones, wireless devices, neighborhood RF-emitting infrastructure, smart meters, and other hazards of EMF pollution, go to ElectromagneticHealth or the International EMF Alliance.
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