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Biological (health) effects of electromagnetic fields
What is a biological effect?
A biological effect is a reaction response of the organism to a stimulus.
The appearance of unnatural electromagnetic fields and their developments are modifications of the environment experienced by the body like stimuli.
Quick summary of the biological effects
The biological effects induced by electromagnetic fields (EMF) vary according to the frequency of the fields and the exposed person. We are indeed not all "equal" in the face of this radiation: a person may be particularly sensitive to certain wavelengths and not to others. More children (and from their conception) are notoriously more sensitive than adults.
Electromagnetic fields can influence our bodies in multiple ways, which include:
- Excitability of the nervous system
Electromagnetic fields can induce circulating currents in the body that cause stimulation of excitable tissue (nervous system, muscles...),
- Warm up
Electromagnetic fields can also induce a tissue warm-up, it's what we call "thermal effect". It is this property of some electromagnetic fields which is used to heat food in microwave ovens,
The World Health Organization class electromagnetic fields as "probably carcinogenic to humans".
But, also, the microwave and other very low frequencies cause toxicity by the production of proteins of stress by resonance with the brain frequencies . It is now well demonstrated that certain electromagnetic fields can disrupt physiological processes and break down biochemical structures, for example:
- cause a loss of the waterproofing barriers of the blood-brain,
- disrupt the production of melatonin and many other useful substances,
- destabilize the membranes of our cells,
- cause genetic damage.