Microwaves Can Affect Mental Health
We have recently written about the effects of EMFs and mobile phone radiation on mercury amalgams, and the connection with the massive increase in autistic children in recent decades since the widespread introduction of mobile phones. So this week we asked the question, “Is it possible microwaves can affect mental health?” Turning to trusty PubMed for answers to the question, we were not surprised to find that the answer, according to a 2015 review of many studies over several decades, is yes .
Microwave and low frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from mobile phones are thought to have no effect on living organisms simply because these waves are regarded as non-thermal – ie they do not heat you up. However, anyone who has had a long conversation on a mobile phone, will know that their ear feels really hot afterwards. Nevertheless, merely because they are regarded as non-thermal, they are thought to be safe for our living cells.
It turns out that this is not the case, because what these microwave EMFs do is make small but very important changes to the electric charge running throughout our bodies. It is via this mechanism that microwaves can affect mental health and many other health conditions, which will be explored in future posts.
Voltage-Gated Calcium Channel (VGCC) Activation
This sounds highly technical but think of this like an electrical switch. The body has large numbers of VGCCs especially, throughout the nervous system, and they have roles in the release of neurotransmitters and neuroendocrine hormones. These VGCCs are susceptible to and operate by virtue of the voltage flowing through them.
This is where the non-thermal microwave EMFs have a major impact. How could these innocent waves harm us and how is it microwaves can affect mental health? Well, these EMFs slightly change the voltage in the VGCCs, which then stay open for longer than they should normally and allow more calcium to enter our cells. This in turn has a knock on effect within each cell in terms of what it should be producing and the amount of each neurotransmitter or neuroendocrine hormone released out of the cell into the body.
Our bodies really are amazing, but the mistake that society has made in the headlong rush to embrace the new communications technology of the last 20 years is to assume that something with no seemingly obvious impact on us, such as mobile phone microwave EMFs, is having no effect on us at all.
We need to consider the millions of incredibly subtle and complex reactions that occur every day in our bodies, but which require exactly the right conditions to be completed successfully. If we change any one element of the process, we will surely get a different result.
This is how seemingly innocuous mobile phone waves are affecting us at a fundamental cellular level, and how these microwaves can affect mental health.
These Affects have been Known about for Decades
The 2015 review referred to above states:-
Two U.S. government reports from the 1970s to 1980s provide evidence for many neuropsychiatric effects of non-thermal microwave EMFs, based on occupational exposure studies. 18 more recent epidemiological studies, provide substantial evidence that microwave EMFs from cell/mobile phone base stations, excessive cell/mobile phone usage and from wireless smart meters can each produce similar patterns of neuropsychiatric effects, with several of these studies showing clear dose–response relationships.
So why have we not been told about these risks and the effects on our highly intricate systems? Is it simply that the public want to embrace the technology at all costs or is it more to do with corporate greed in such a highly profitable market? It does not really matter why we are doing this to ourselves as a species. But like cigarette smoking, asbestos and lead paint, the survivors are those that wake up to the danger before it is too late and take evasive and protective action
What Can You Do?
- Please take the time to read the study referenced below and educate yourself on the health dangers society faces from microwave EMFs.
- Please read our previous articles listed below, which will give you further background information.
- Now you know microwaves can affect mental health, consider buying the Blushield Tesla technology that we use to protect ourselves at home, and when out and about and referred to in Best Wifi and Mobile Phone Radiation Protection
Always researching for you, Edith and Tim at CoolWellbeing Foundation
Related articles you might like:-
- Effects of Wifi and EMFs on Mercury Amalgams
- Best Wifi and Mobile Phone Radiation Protection
- Dangers of Amalgam Fillings
- Benefits of Earthing
- How to Improve Bedroom Sleep Hygiene
- How to Reduce EMFs from LED Bulbs
- Wireless Technology and Child Health Risks
- Cell phone dangers report
- Mobile phone safety
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