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Do EMFs cause cancer?

Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs, like Radio Frequency Radiation and Microwaves) are generated by mobile phones (cellphones, 2g, 3g, 4g, 5g), wifi routers, smart energy meters, bluetooth, wireless headphones and other wireless devises, including baby monitors, as well as power lines. Most people assume this non-ionising radiation does not affect human health. The US National Toxicology Program showed increased risk of cancers (heart, brain, glioma, and adrenal gland) associated with high exposure to Radiofrequency radiation in rats, along with DNA damage of the frontal cortex and hippocampus of the brain, and of blood cells. It also showed lower body weights among newborn rats and their mothers, especially when exposed to high levels of RFR during pregnancy and lactation. Others have raised concerns that EMFs may affect the blood brain barrier, decrease melatonin production, impact hormone systems and contribute to childhood leukaemia. Find out what it all means and how to reduce your exposure to EMFs.

References / further reading:

National Toxicology Programme: Cellphone Radio Frequency Radiation Studies:

National Cancer Institute page on Electromagnetic Fields and Cancer. Electromagnetic spectrum / electromagnetic radiation graphic from here used with permission obtained by email on 25th April 2024:

Childhood leukaemia and power lines:

Other rat studies regarding hormones, endocrine system and blood brain barrier:

Dr Philip Bosanquet, The Low-Tech Lifestyle Medic


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