Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) that surround you 24/7 could be interfering with your immune system function, even triggering allergic and inflammatory responses while interfering with your body’s repair mechanisms
We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from cellphones and cellphone base stations, Wi-Fi devices, power lines, electrical wiring and even computers, televisions and microwave ovens, surround us 24/7. Olle Johansson, Ph.D., associate professor and head of the Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, is among those who have questioned whether humans can survive such an assault.
In a 2009 review published in Pathophysiology, Johansson points out that since life on Earth began more than 3.5 billion years ago, the geomagnetic fields and radiation from the sun have remained largely static.[i] During life’s progression, living organisms have developed ways to cope with these influences, including developing pigmented skin to shield from the sun or, for other species, living underground or under the dense, protective foliage of a rainforest.
During the last 100 years, however, as EMFs became prolific, we have not developed a similar adaptation. “Is it possible to adapt our biology to altered exposure conditions in less than 100 years, or do we have to have thousands of years – or longer – for such an adaptation? And, in the meantime, what kind of safety standards must we adopt?” Johansson asked.
After reviewing a number of papers on the effects of manmade EMFs on the immune system, he found disturbing consequences and ultimately concluded not only that existing public safety limits are inadequate to protect public health but also that limits should be set on the deployment of further untested technologies.
EMFs Disturb Immune Function via Allergic and Inflammatory Responses
EMFs present in everyday life, including at workplaces, homes and areas of recreation, disturb the human body at the cellular level, often at low or very low (non-thermal) levels. Johansson cites research showing that EMF exposures stimulate increases in mast cells and other physiological changes that indicate an allergic response and inflammatory conditions.
He believes that rapid rises in the incidence of allergies, asthma and other sensitivities worldwide are a warning signal,