We face increasing exposure to man-made radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (EMF). EMFs come from laptops, mobile phones, numerous Wi-Fi access points, smart meters, routers, Bluetooth devices, cordless phones, and antennas on cell towers.
Currently, it is nearly impossible to avoid man-made EMFs in our modern world.
The long-term health effects of low-dose exposure to EMFs were rarely investigated before the mass adoption of these technologies. A 2009 study published in Pathophysiology reported that long-term exposure to EMFs “increase the risk of both Alzheimer’s disease and breast cancer.”
Specifically, EMFs can penetrate tissues and decrease the production of melatonin, which may contribute to the development or progression of Alzheimer’s disease and breast cancer.
In addition, EMFs may impact the fertility rates of both women and men. One study in 2014 looked at DNA fragmentation and sperm motility in healthy men after exposure to a cell phone in “talk mode” for five hours. Compared with the control group, mobile phone radiation exposure decreased sperm motility and increased DNA fragmentation levels.
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