Could you imagine life without electricity? Man has come a long way since Thomas Alva Edison switched on the first light bulb more than a hundred years ago. Aside from lighting, modern society relies on electricity to power communications, computation, heating and transportation, and can be expected to provide energy for more applications in the future.
But little did man know that the rollout of the electrical grid a century ago is contributing to many of the health problems that can impair and kill him.
With every application and every new electrical device, the electromagnetic spectrum is filled in far beyond what occurs in nature, resulting in what is known as electrosmog.
Electrosmog or electromagnetic field (EMF) pollution is the overabundance of man-made electromagnetic energy. The EMFs come from appliances, BlueTooth, cell phones, cell phone towers, electrical motors, power lines, radios, satellite dishes, television sets, transformers and WiFi.
The effects of electrosmog on human health have been a source of great controversy. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft report in the early 1990s recommending that EMFs be classified as a probable Class B carcinogen – the same level as formaldehyde and PCBs. However, pressure from lobbyists prevented the EPA from classifying EMFs as cancer-causing in the final revision of the report.
Not a few people thought Dr. Joseph Mercola and other concerned doctors and scientists were off their rockers when they started warning people about the dangers of EMF pollution. But Dr. Mercola raising the red flag on electrosmog is not a case of paranoia because more and more scientific evidence is linking the use of electricity to many health problems, including:
- acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children
- ADHD and Alzheimer’s disease
- brain tumors
- cardiovascular disease
- hormonal imbalance
- immune system dysfunction
- malignant melanoma
- sleep disorders
Your body can react to EMFs as a harmful invader, much like toxins and viruses, Mercola explains. Why? Because humans are electrical beings. Your cells and organs “talk” by means of finely tuned bio-electrical transmitters and receivers; it’s like tuning into a radio station. Your body is disturbed by electrosmog in the same way that static occurs when you expose a radio antenna to external noise.
While scientists have yet to pinpoint the actual “trigger” that causes health problems, there is more than enough evidence to show that EMF pollution is a contributing factor. It would be unwise for you to take this danger for granted.