EMF Pollution / Electropollution / Electrosmog
Electrosmog is an invisible type of environmental pollution caused by the use of technologies powered by electricity and telecommunications. It is non-ionizing radiation that contains unbalanced charges and a polarization that is not compatible with biological systems, such as our bodies and natural ecosystems. This type of pollution is harmful to our health, the environment, and even technologies.
EMF pollution is continuously in our homes and offices, parks and hospitals, schools and universities, theatres, cinemas, and shopping centers, and has become an active part of our lives.
With the recent launch of the 5th generation of telecommunications (5G), there has been a growing concern around EMF; but the truth is that electrosmog has always been affecting us since the very first generation was deployed, so 4G and WiFi cause the same biological responses as the current 5G.
How is it possible that EMF is harming me?
Popularly known as electrosmog. This is an artificially polarized electromagnetic field that possesses unbalanced charges that create disturbances in all biological systems.
Which types of electrosmog are we constantly exposed to?
And then is also a type of electrosmog generated by power lines (dirty power) and devices powered by electricity. This type of pollution is usually around the devices and power lines like bubbles of unbalanced charges, and it harms our health as much as the devices themselves.
What are the effects of electrosmog exposure?
Electrosmog causes several biological effects on humans, animals, plants, and the environment as a whole. By being exposed to electrosmog, you can experience a variety of symptoms such as headaches, skin rashes, fatigue, irritability, dizziness, or depression. In the long term, is also associated with other affections like tinnitus (ear problems) and diseases like cancer.
In the environment, electrosmog has been proven to cause disorientation in birds, a variety of diseases of rodents and small animals, and development problems and other biological responses in plants.
Electrosmog can even harm electronic devices. It shortens machines’ useful life, increases electricity consumption, and affects the quality of telecommunications signals.
Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is a condition that causes non-specific symptoms due to exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) generated by man-made technologies. Despite its repercussions on the lives of its sufferers and its potential to become a huge public health issue, it remains to be unattended.
Many of the mechanisms described for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) also apply with modification to EHS. Repeated exposures result in sensitization and consequent enhancement of response. Many hypersensitive patients appear to have impaired detoxification systems that become overloaded by excessive oxidative stress. Patients can have neurologic, neuro-hormonal, and neuro-psychiatric symptoms following exposure to EMF as a consequence of neural damage and over-sensitized neural responses.
Is There Scientific Evidence to back this up?
It took 30 years to reach a consensus in science as to whether indeed these artificial fields and waves are or are not harmful to human health. Today we have enough evidence of harm for a consensus within the scientific establishment and since 2004 several studies have been made public alerting society of this problem. Finally, in 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded the CARCINOGENIC potential for humans of RF (Radio Frequency), as stated in the Bioinitiative Report 2012. In the following 2 years, 2012 and 2013, over 1800 studies which support this new consensus have been published.