I have started to write a number of posts on stress and the obvious harm that it can do to your physical, emotional and mental health.
In this post I want to discuss what may be one of the most controversial areas surrounding physical stress. And that area is the effects that cell phone radiation has on your physical body.
The type of radiation that I am talking about is called EMFs. I am calling EMFs “Electric and Magnetic Fields”.
EMFs have been shown to come from a large number of sources. icrowave appliances, electric towers, TV sets, computers and computer monitors are just a few of the sources that are mentioned in the literature.
However, there is one source of EMFs that has caused the most controversy. And that source is cell phones. Cell phone radiation has been blamed for many different problems including brain cancer and brain tumors.
One of the biggest problems with cell phones is that they are used so close to your head and the hours we are spending on the phone is only increasing.
What I would like to do in this article is limit my discussion to physical stress that is caused by cell phone radiation.
What the Government is Saying About Cell Phone Radiation and Stress
You would expect alternative media to jump all over the dangers of cell phone radiation. But when the government starts weighing in on the issue then you know there must be trouble brewing somewhere.
The several articles excerpts that follow are all reported in medical terms. Meaning they are not light reading. However, they keep pointing out that there is a problem and we better take notice.
This review identifies the plasma membrane as a target of RF-EMW. In addition, the effects of RF-EMW on plasma membrane structures (i.e. NADH oxidase, phosphatidylserine, ornithine decarboxylase) and voltage-gated calcium channels are discussed. We explore the disturbance in reactive oxygen species (ROS) metabolism caused by RF-EMW and delineate NADH oxidase mediated ROS formation as playing a central role in oxidative stress (OS) due to cell phone radiation
During the last couple of decades, there has been a tremendous increase in the use of cell phones. It has significantly added to the rapidly increasing EMF smog, an unprecedented type of pollution consisting of radiation in the environment, thereby prompting the scientists to study the effects on humans. However, not many studies have been conducted to explore the effects of cell phone EMFr on growth and biochemical changes in plants. We investigated whether EMFr from cell phones inhibit growth of Vigna radiata (mung bean) through induction of conventional stress responses.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a component of the World Health Organization, has recently classified radiofrequency fields as “possibly carcinogenic to humans,” based on limited evidence from human studies, limited evidence from studies of radiofrequency energy and cancer in rodents, and weak mechanistic evidence (from studies of genotoxicity, effects on immune system function, gene and protein expression, cell signaling, oxidative stress, and apoptosis, along with studies of the possible effects of radiofrequency energy on the blood-brain barrier).
In recent times there has been some controversy over the impact of electromagnetic radiation on human health. The significance of mobile phone radiation on male reproduction is a key element of this debate since several studies have suggested a relationship between mobile phone use and semen quality. The potential mechanisms involved have not been established, however, human spermatozoa are known to be particularly vulnerable to oxidative stress by virtue of the abundant availability of substrates for free radical attack and the lack of cytoplasmic space to accommodate antioxidant enzymes. Moreover, the induction of oxidative stress in these cells not only perturbs their capacity for fertilization but also contributes to sperm DNA damage. The latter has, in turn, been linked with poor fertility, an increased incidence of miscarriage and morbidity in the offspring, including childhood cancer. In light of these associations, we have analyzed the influence of RF-EMR on the cell biology of human spermatozoa in vitro.
Well, that’s it for the government. As I said, when the government starts talking about a problem you know it is past time to be concerned. There is no way that the government will go against the vast army of lobbyist unless they cannot help it.
Now let’s take a look what the general blogging population has to say about stress and cell phone radiation.
What Other Blogs are Saying About Stress and Cell Phone Radiation
There are 100s and 100s of blogs talking about the dangers of cell phone radiation. Since this article is about stress and EMFs I will limit the blog references to that one area. But if you are interested, the search is easy and you will find multiple references that outline the problem.
Frighteningly, long term exposure to electromagnetic radiation has however been linked to leukaemia, Alzheimer’s, brain tumours, infertility, cancer, headaches, depression, sleep problems, reduced libido, irritability and stress.…
Since knowledge about the enemy is the best and first weapon we have against it, let's take a look at some serious facts of radiation from cell phones and learn more about the effects of cell phone radiation. Signals emitted … These modulated radio waves cause the neurons of the brain to leak, inducing unnecessary and harmful nerve impulses that can lead to sleep disturbances, loss of concentration, mental fogginess, migraine and stress headaches and seizures. …
We all know stress is a contributor – who doesn't have stress? … With the low frequency radiation and the long hours of having a cell phone attached to your right or left hip, I feel even women should be concerned. In fact …
Exposure to this radiation adds stress to your life. Medical research shows us that cell phones cause physiologic stress and can be dangerous to our health. Look at this: “I have no doubt at the present time that the greatest …
As you can see from the government reports and those of independent bloggers there is a big problem with stress and cell phone radiation.
I know that I take it very seriously. I equip my cell phone and those of all the members of my family with smog buster cell phone protectors.
If you follow the link in the picture you will find out how you can benefit from this device.
If you have any question about protecting yourself from cell phone EMFs feel free to contact me.