Wed, 29 Apr 2015
This article is part of a series of articles that will start with some background, proceed through a detailed description of man-made sources of EMF, discuss past study results, and finish with what you can do to measure your EMF exposure, and what steps you can take to minimize it.
What becomes a chronic disease condition, no doubt, has many potential causes including genetics, deficient diet, toxin exposure, and even repressed emotional expression.
Throughout millions of years of evolution, humans have enjoyed very low electromagnetic field (EMF) background levels.
Only in the last 100 years or so has this spectrum come to be overwhelmingly dominated by the electronic products of an increasingly technology-based civilization.
Can we really expect that this exposure level to EMFs will have little or no effect on our collective health – not to mention all the plants and animals that depend on a relatively clean environment to thrive?
In the last two decades there has been a significant increase in the number of electro-sensitive (ES) individuals.
Before addressing the sources of harmful man-made EMF, let’s first look at a source of EMF that has likely been around throughout the evolution of life on this planet. This source involves the Sun and the Earth as shown in Figure 2.
Variations in the number and speed of protons and electrons from the sun produce variations in the Earth’s magnetic field in and around the planet as the magnetosphere acts to shield us from the bulk of incoming particles (See Figure 2).
So what does this EMF look like? Figure 3 shows a 4 second time measurement of the magnetic field at a point on the Earth.
So what we have here is an EMF source that has likely been ingrained into our evolutionary development from the earliest of times.
This EMF source likely provides a homeostatic balancing function for life forms (including humans) and suggests the question:
We do know that severe solar storms alter these natural EMFs significantly and can last for several days.
If the earth had no magnetic field, there would be little shielding of high energy charged particles from the sun – a very harsh environment for the development of life3.
Over the last two decades there have been many peer reviewed papers suggesting effects due to geomagnetic variation on humans including melatonin production in the pineal, behavior, depression/suicide, heart rate disturbance, arterial blood pressure, EEG, sudden infant death syndrome, and other biological effects. All this research activity suggests that even the human animal is very much connected to the primordial through earth-sun geomagnetic phenomena. This research also suggests, indirectly, that man-made EMFs may interfere with the natural signaling that we all depend on to maintain healthy functioning minds and bodies.
In the next part to this series we’ll begin with man-made EMF sources and what significant past studies suggest regarding the health effects of these sources.
1. Denis Henshaw, Professor Emeritus (retired), School of Physics, University of Bristol
2. Measurement of Schumann waves is currently being studied for earthquake prediction. A success rate of 85% is claimed within 100 square miles of a sensor suite. “Schumann resonances also have gone beyond the boundaries of physics, into medicine, where it has raised interest in the interactions between planetary rhythms and human health and behavior” (for more detail see, here).
3. Only 1% of solar wind energy is coupled to the magnetosphere, and most of this remains contained and isolated from the earth surface. [PDF]
4. A paleomagnetic study of Australian red dacite and pillow basalt has estimated the magnetic field to have been present since at least 3.45 billion years ago (wikipedia.org)
Listen to SOTT Radio Network’s Health and Wellness show on EMF Exposure to learn more about man-made sources of EMF, past study results, what you can do to measure your EMF exposure, and what steps you can take to minimize it.
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