the effects of emfs - what's in the news?
The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer classified radiofrequency fields as "Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans" on May 31, 2011.
Below, find news articles and scientific research that discuss the potential health consequences brought on by a rapidly advancing technological world.
We don't have to give up our technology. We just have to protect ourselves.
WebMD discusses the potential health consequences of cellphone radiation, and gives some tips for reducing your exposure.
In this article, WebMD addresses the recent study done by the U.S. National Toxicology Program. This study showed that radiofrequency radiation was associated with a higher risk of two cancers in male rats, and the higher the dose, the larger the effect, which is "a key sign that this association may be real," according to the American Cancer Society.
Click here to read the full article, published in late 2017.
This article discusses amazing case of transient electricity in one California school, and how removing dirty electricity changed the health outlook of teachers. Just one year of working in this building raised their risk for cancer by 21%, and more time increased their risk by 64%.
It also addresses the complicated and controversial history of EMFs and their role in health.
Click here to read the full story, published in January 2018.
In 2009, the California Department of Public Health was sued by Dr. Joel Moskowitz of UC Berkeley for refusing to release information about the dangers of cellphone radiation. This spring, the Dr. Moskowitz won the case.
Dr. Moskowitz told CBS San Francisco, "Currently we're not doing a good job in regulating radiation from these devices. In fact, we're doing an abysmal job."
Click here to read the full article, published December 18, 2017.
This video, published by The Wall Street Journal, discusses the multiyear, peer-reviewed study which shows a link between cancer and the type of radio frequencies emitted by cellphones.
Click here to watch Wall Street Journal's Ryan Knutson talk with Tanya Rivera about this study, published in 2016.
Electro hypersensitivity syndrome (EHS) is classified as a "functional impairment" in Sweden, and there has been an increase in awareness and diagnoses of this effect throughout Europe. However, symptoms and their causes remain controversial.
Click here to read Tim Hallam's story.
What about the research?
Not only is electrosmog in the news, but scientists have been researching this complex topic for years. Read on to see some of the research being done on electromagnetic frequencies and human health.
In 2016, the US National Toxicology Program released partial results of its study on cellphone radiofrequency radiation. It found that this radiation led to an increase in certain types of cancer in rats.
This study is often cited in articles and reviews of the health effects of EMFs.
Click here to read the partial study that was released.
This short video by Devra Davis, who has an impressive background in academia and scientific research, explains how wireless radiation and cellphone radiation affect our bodies when held close to our skin.
By using an easy-to-understand MRI model, Dr. Davis provides a fascinating explanation of electromagnetic frequencies and how they interact with both the child and adult bodies.
This study, published in 2016, suggests that protecting against environmental sources of electrosmog may have a marked benefit on a patient's experience of disease, and that "effective control of environmental Electrosmog immunomodulation may soon become necessary for successful therapy of autoimmune disease."
This study was supported by the Autoimmunity Research Foundation, a charitable nonprofit organization. The authors have no conflict of interest to declare.
By examining two cohort studies and 16 case-controlled studies, these researchers found "a consistent pattern of increased risk for acoustic neuroma and glioma" in those who had used a cellphone for more than 10 years.
This study was published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine in 2007.