AND EFFECTS ON HEALTH
RADIATION SAFETY NETWORK-INTERNATIONAL
The following is an
article paraphrased from the web site indicated below. This report
highlights some of the more controversial claims asserted by experts
in the electromagnetic field pertaining to the serious consequences
of exposure to artificially generated electricity which is prevalent
in our environment. This static electricity is produced by electrical
equipment and by friction of synthetic furnishings. A condition
known as ELECTROSTRESS Hyper-sensitivity (EHS) is used to describe
the condition of being hyper-sensitive to static electricity and
electropollution in their environments. The shock of static electricity
is observed in cold or hot, low humidity atmospheric conditions.
Symptoms for the hypersensitive can range from mild to severe. Mild
meaning muscle weakness/fatigue, clumsiness, dry eyes, memory lapses,
and behavior problems.
computers in the office, home appliances such as hair dryers, dishwashers,
washing machines, cooling fans, and other equipment or appliances
are known producers of static electricity when there is friction
of air molecules. One computer operator was literally thrown from
his chair by the force of the static voltage discharge as he switched
on his computer. Where relative humidity is low, as much as 35,000
volts of static electricity can be produced by walking across a
carpet, 12,000 volts from a vinyl floor, and 18,000 volts from a
urethane foam-padded chair.
suggests considerable problems ensuing from exposure to electromagnetic
radiation - some more serious as outlined below.
1. Static electricity
could trigger explosions due to the static sparks and nearby volatile
2. Some persons have
experienced a hot feeling about the face after a 15-minute use of
a cordless phone.
3. Dry Eye irritation
was eliminated by the use of an antistatic mat at the computer.
4. The magnetic field
unit of measure is named in memory of Nikola Tesla, a prolific inventor,
who harnessed the alternating electrical current and invented fluorescent
lighting. He was beset with a variety of strange, incapacitating
illnesses. He also observed that alternating current energy when
traversing the wire manifested itself not only in the wires but
also in the surrounding space in the form of heat, light and mechanical
energy and even chemical affinity.
5. Don't sleep beside
the wall where the meterboard is housed. This has been known to
cause a variety of health effects, disturbed sleep, insomnia, and
depression to name a few. One report is of three couples in one
cancer support group where all three have contracted breast cancer
and prostate cancer. The common element among them is that they
all slept beside the wall where the electricity meterboard was located.
Also noted was a decrease in the hormone melatonin in persons who
slept near a source that produced a 2-12 milliGauss field level.
Melatonin is produced by the pineal gland during hours of darkness.
Reduced melatonin can have adverse effects on digestion, moods,
sexual and reproductive cycles, and the immune system. Abnormally
low levels of melatonin have been found in older people with insomnia
and Alzheimer's disease.
6. A study of selected
cancers in Swedish railway workers, 1969-1979 showed evidence that
ELF frequency magnetic fields, by blocking melatonin's oncostatic
action, can also act at the cellular level to enhance breast cancer
7. To illustrate the
need for normal light-dark cycle, even the Zygo Cactus will nor
form flower buds if exposed to night light.
1. Use of antistatic
mats can reduce the shock of static electricity and its effects.
2. The sleep cycle
for humans should be as free from light or EMR exposure as possible.
The above article
is a paraphrased summary taken from the following web site. Please
access this site for references and the full report.