Wireless EMF Radiation Health Risks – Immune System Impacts
The immune system forms a defensive barrier against hazardous elements in the surrounding environment. Whenever the immune system encounters an external attack, it becomes aggravated and induces response in various types of immune cells in the body. The different types of immune cells have their own specific purposes and activities.
When the body is able to determine the type of harm faced by it, immune cells that can counter the particular threat are activated. When the body releases histamine and other inflammatory substances, the body generates skin reactions, allergic hypersensitivity, swelling, reddishness and other types of symptoms that are part of the body’s immune system response. However, when the immune system of the body becomes activated, the situation should be studied carefully, since the aggravation of the immune system can itself impair the ability of the body to respond to the threat properly, if the activation of the immune system is chronic and strong.
It had been established through several clinical studies that wireless radiation activate the immune system of the body, leading to allergic and inflammatory reactions, as well as changes in immune function. The activation of the immune system when exposed to wireless radiation is quite similar to that of the production of stress proteins in the body. Short-term exposure to wireless radiation does not result in serious reactions. However, exposure to even very low intensity wireless radiation can easily lead to chronic responses from the immune system. Such an over-reaction of the immune system and severe inflammatory responses can result in serious health problems including damage to cells, tissues and organs over a period of time (Rajkovic et al 2005).
When the mast cells in the body are exposed to wireless radiation, they usually break down or degranulate. When the cells break down, certain chemicals are released that result in inflammation, allergic skin reaction and other similar symptoms of resistance. It had been established that even other types of symptoms like sensitivity to light, headache, migraine, heart arrhythmias and other similar serious cardiac-related symptoms also occur due to the response of the mast cells present in the brain and heart, when these cells are exposed to wireless radiation (Gangi and Johansson, 2000).
It has been identified that major sources of aggravation of immune system and resultant allergic skin reactions are wireless computers, mobile phones, game consoles and other sources of wireless radiations. If the exposure to such radiation is high, the responses can also be chronic, resulting in long-term ill health and dysfunction of the immune system itself (Roosli et al 2004).
The reaction of the immune system to wireless radiation is termed as electrical hypersensitivity or electrohypersensitivity (EHS), similar to multiple chemical sensitivity. Both types of sensitivities can completely disable a person. In Sweden, EHS had been recognised officially as comprehensive functional impairment. People suffering from EHS have faced substantial economic losses like lost wages and large medical bills. They have been forced to make radical changes in their lifestyle and career requirements. Studies from several countries reveal that people suffering from EHS are growing continuously, with about 3% to 5% of the population in these countries having high intolerance to even very low intensity wireless radiation (Roosli, 2004).
Wireless EMF Radiation Protection – All Homes and Workplaces Should Be Tested
Most homes and workplaces will have hot spots that emit constant wireless radiation (eg. near Wi-Fi routers, cordless phones, game consoles, neighbours’ wireless devices etc) that can easily exceed the exposure levels known to impact on you and your family’s health. EMF Safe recommends all homes and workplaces be tested for EMF exposures. Often simple changes can be made to reduce or avoid elevated exposures when they are found. EMF Safe rents EMF Detection Kits nationwide that are excellent for this purpose and come with easy to follow instructions including safety reference levels.
Rajkovic, V., Matavulj, M., Johansson, O. (2005), The effect of extremely lowfrequency electromagnetic fields on skin and thyroid amine- and peptide-containing cells in rats: An immunohistochemical and morphometrical study. Environ Res 99: 369-377.
Gangi, S., Johansson, O. (2000), A theoretical model based upon mast cells and histamine to explain the recently proclaimed sensitivity to electric and/or magnetic fields in humans. Med Hypotheses 54: 663-671.
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Roosli M. (2004), Conference Poster, WHO Workshop on Electrical Hypersensitivity, Prague, Czech Republic, October 25-27, 2004, as reported in Rapporteur’s Report by KH Mild.