An electromagnetic field, or an “EMF,” consists of an energy field, invisible to the naked eye, that is produced by an electrically charged object (Source) For purposes of our services, we divide EMFs into the following four categories: magnetic fields, electric fields, radio frequencies and dirty electricity.
Exposure to EMFs may cause several biological effects at the cellular level. Studies have found that these effects may include DNA damage (Source), excess intercellular calcium (through the forced opening of voltage-gated calcium channels) (Source), a degradation of the blood-brain barrier (thus allowing toxins to enter the brain) (Source), reduced melatonin production (Source), reduced antioxidant production (Source) and an increase in stress hormones (Source), among other things.
The biological effects described above can lead to a wide range of health problems. Below is a non-comprehensive list of some of the conditions with which EMF exposure has been associated. A separate list of conditions and explanations of scientific studies can be found by clicking here.
One study found that occupational exposure to the magnetic fields from machinery appeared to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease (Source). Another study has found that the magnetic field exposure from large power lines may present a similar risk (Source).
A Yale University School of Medicine study found an increase in hyperactivity among mice that were exposed to EMFs in the womb prior to birth (Source). In part because of this study, a group of doctors and research specialists started the Baby Safe Project to encourage women to reduce their EMF exposure during pregnancy (Source)
A Harvard Medical School researcher has published a paper showing that there are parallels between the biological effects of EMF exposure and biological expressions associated with autism (Source). As a result, she states that those with autism get worse with exposure to EMFs and that it could be concluded that EMF exposure is a contributing factor to autism (Source). Some doctors have now implemented an EMF reduction protocol as part of autism treatment programs (Source).
It is possible that many different types of cancers could be linked to EMF exposure. However, there have been specific studies that show possible associations with brain cancer (Source), breast cancer (Source) and childhood leukemia (Source).
According to Nicolas Pineault in his book “The Non-Tin Foil Guide to EMFs: How to Fix Our Stupid Use of Technology,” some studies have suggested that exposure to EMFs could impair the function of the liver, kidneys or bladder, all of which collectively could hamper the normal detoxification process of the body. (pages 88-90, N&G Media, 2017)
Diabetes & Weight Gain/Control
Exposure to EMFs has been associated with increased blood glucose levels, which could impact the onset of diabetes and the ability to control one’s weight (Source).
As described above, the major concern with children is with respect to ADHD, Autism and childhood leukemia.
Several studies have linked cell phone use and radio frequencies from sources such as WIFI routers to headaches (Source).
Heart & Cardiovascular Problems
Mental Health Issues
Depression and anxiousness and other mental-health related symptoms have been associated with certain levels of exposure to EMFs (Source).
Nervous System Problems & Multiple Sclerosis
Exposure to EMFs has been associated with a negative impact on the nervous system. For example, individuals with Multiple Sclerosis improved when their EMF exposure was reduced (Source).
If you decide to engage our services, our consultant would come to your home, or a home or lot you are buying, to test the levels of the four kinds of electromagnetic fields (“EMFs”): magnetic fields, electric fields, radio frequencies and dirty electricity. Following the test, we would provide a report with the testing results. Ourreport will also include simple suggestions on reducing your exposure to EMFs and possibilities for more complicated measures with which Houston EMF could assist with implementing. Some of our customers also like to schedule a post-testing consultation with an EMF engineer to discuss testing results and get further recommendations on next steps. After reviewing your report, if you decide that you want to make any renovations to your home to reduce your exposure to EMFs, we can assist with that work.
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