The Dark Side of Technology: Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields to Your Health

It’s hard to think of a world without aerial or underground power lines, metallic plumbing materials, and wireless communication tools. It’s, however, possible to turn a blind eye to the adverse health effects that these facilities and tech-oriented devices have on our lives owing to their electromagnetic field effects. According to a recent study by the World Health Organization, the rise of nerve disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis associated with exposure to these electromagnetic fields.

This neurodegenerative ailment which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease affects 5,600 people each year, and over 30,000 people live with the condition in the US alone. Medical research shows that the ailment weakens the body’s immune system, making it easy for one to succumb to opportunistic respiratory infections within the first five years of developing the disease. Other medical findings reveal that lifestyle habits such as smoking and excessive consumption of alcohol may as well aggravate the effects of this electromagnetic-related disorder.

Effects on the unborn

Research suggests that exposure to electromagnetic fields during pregnancy increases the chances of bearing an asthmatic child. This is according to a 13-year clinical study that involved 626 pregnant women. The study also established that exposure to mobile phone and computer screen generated electromagnetic fields could as well lower a baby’s weight at birth. In some cases, they may induce spontaneous abortion by triggering congenital ailments which are fatal to a fetus.

Other health effects

Exposure to electromagnetic fields such as gamma rays and x-rays cause ionizing spectrums that are harmful to the human DNA. It follows that radio frequencies ranging between 3 kilohertz and 300 kilohertz can induce cell mutation processes which often lead to malignancy. Findings obtained from research involving members of the US. Air Force staff who are largely exposed to these high frequencies identified electromagnetic spectrums as one of the principal causes of brain cancer.

Other health related research findings consider electromagnetic fields that are created by mechanical and home appliances to be one of the causes of hypersensitivity and depression. If you’re, therefore, prone to headaches, chronic depressions, lethargy convulsions and sleeping disorders, it’s worth trying to limit your exposure to electronic gadgets like cell phones and computers as they might be the ones contributing to your health problem. Some experts claim that obtaining radiation- or electromagnetic-free electronic devices and home appliances can lower your chances of experiencing these health complications by over 70 percent.