Biological Effects
of Electromagnetic Frequency Pollution

Information about the harmful biological effects of electromagnetic frequency pollution (EMF) emitted by cell phones, cell towers, wireless internet signals (WiFi) and even the portable phone sitting on your night stand next to your bed is finally beginning to get some mainstream media coverage.

Public awareness and education of this massive health hazard is long overdue – especially in the U.S. - and much more of it is desperately needed.

Lloyd Morgan, lead author of the report, Cellphones and Brain Tumors: 15 Reasons for Concern, Science, Spin and the Truth Behind Interphone, and member of the Bioelectromagnetics Society puts it this way:

Exposure to cell phone radiation is the largest human health experiment ever undertaken, without informed consent, and has some 4 billion participants enrolled.

Science has shown increased risk of brain tumors from use of cell phones, as well as increased risk of eye cancer, salivary gland tumors, testicular cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and leukemia.

The public must be informed.

In a video presentation on Wireless Hazards given by several speakers including Camilla Rees, MBA, founder of filmed at Columbia University Law School, the following list of biological effects of EMF pollution on the human body was detailed:

  • Genetic effects
  • Cancer
  • Cellular/molecular
  • Behavioral changes
  • Nervous system
  • Blood-brain barrier permeability
  • Cardiovascular
  • Sleeping disorder
  • Hormonal disturbance
  • Immune system
  • Metabolic effects
  • Autoimmunity
  • Fertility impairment
  • Impaired learning

Here’s the full video – Wireless Hazards Panel: An Emerging Public Health and Environmental Issue

“Let me tell you about the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees…”

Even more unfortunate than these emerging human health issues is the fact that the effects on humans is only one area of concern and arguably potentially of least importance. This is because research is showing that the harmful biological effects of EMFs impact the larger biosphere as well. And these effects profoundly influence the natural balance of Earth’s biosystems.

For example, cell tower radiation emissions are interfering with the honeybee’s ability to return to their hives and may be contributing to the worldwide decline in bee population. Bee colony collapse disorder has far-reaching ramifications for today’s agricultural industry which relies on honeybees for crop pollination. (Of course, EMF is only one of several environmental assaults on the health and vitality of bee colonies)

Cell towers are also contributing to the death of migratory birds as well by causing disorientation and navigation difficulties resulting in the disruption of ancient flight patterns.

Worldwide Awareness and Activism

Worldwide concern is mounting over the potentially disastrous consequences we have set in motion. Alarm bells sound as the impact of our entitled attitudes and seemingly insatiable addiction to the latest version of the Plug-In Drug gains recognition.

Glimmers of hope however, dance on the horizon. Consider that:

  • France has banned cell phone use in primary schools
  • Schools in the U.K. are banning cell phones
  • U.K. Teachers Union wants no wifi in the schools
  • Some communities in the England are dismantling cell towers
  • There’s even an EMF Refuge Zone designated in southeastern France
  • The European Parliament voted to recommend precautions regarding wireless technologies and cell towers.

More aggressive tones have been set though in instances where cell towers have been bombed in Ireland and towers sabotaged in Australia and Israel.

A Little Late Getting Out of The Gate

It seems the U.S. has taken a head-in-the-sand position with regards to EMF pollution for reasons that include the efforts of powerful lobbyists. Yet there are signs that awareness and activism are gaining momentum:

  • Los Angeles School District called for the return of state and local government’s rights to limit antennas
  • The U.S. Governors or Florida, Connecticut and Colorado declared May 2009 “Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Awareness Month”
  • And a powerful statement was made recently by the U.S. Senate in a hearing that confirmed the dangers of cell phones.

It’s a beginning at least, but we’ve got a mountain before us to climb.

Sources and related links:

Dr. Mercola shares his views and goes into considerable detail on this topic including these two videos in his article, Shocking U.S. Senate Hearing Confirms Dangers of Cell Phones

Honeybees face towering threat from mobiles

Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine April 2007, 26(2): 141-151 - The Urban Decline of the House Sparrow (Passer domesticus): A Possible Link with Electromagnetic Radiation

Effects of EMFs on Birds, Bees, Bat-Rays, Butterflies & Buzzards (3/1/03).

Federal Court Ruling about Cell Towers and safeguards for gulf coast migratory birds

This inquiry was submitted by a reader who seeks research info on the Effects of EMF Pollution on Racing Pigeons

UPDATE December 2012: Since I first wrote this essay a couple years ago, the interest in this topic has gained momentum(yay!)with quite a bit of new research, well-written articles and videos emerging. For example, an excellent new video by James Russel - Resonance ~ Beings of Frequency is well worth watching.

RESONANCE is a sensational eye opening documentary which reveals the harm we are doing by existing in an ocean of man made wireless frequencies.

Two billion years ago life first arrived on this planet; a planet, which was filled with a natural frequency. As life slowly evolved, it did so surrounded by this frequency. and Inevitably, it began tuning in.

By the time mankind arrived on earth an incredible relationship had been struck; a relationship that science is just beginning to comprehend.

Research is showing that being exposed to this frequency is absolutely integral to us. It controls our mental and physical health, it synchronizes our circadian rhythms, and it aids our immune system and improves our sense of wellbeing.

Not only are we surrounded by natural frequencies, our bodies are filled with them too. Our cells communicate using electro magnetic frequencies. Our brain emits a constant stream of frequencies and our DNA delivers instructions, using frequency waves. Without them we couldn't exist for more than a second.

This delicate balance has taken billions of years to perfect. But over the last 25 years the harmony has been disturbed. and disturbed dramatically.

Mankind has submerged itself in an ocean of artificial frequencies. They are all around us, filling the air and drowning out the earth's natural resonance.

To the naked eye the planet appears to be the same. But at a cellular level it is the biggest change that life on earth has endured; the affects of which we are just starting to see and feel.

And Zen Gardner recently posted The Electromagnetic War on Humanity, another of his thought-provoking rants that could take you into uncharted territory if you're not familiar with his worldview :-)

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