Part 2: Electrosmog harms humans and animals
The exposure to a small amount of electrosmog is not noticeable to most people. As long as there are no other influences, our bodies are constantly busy protecting us from electromagnetic interference. This allows us to stay balanced in spite of everything. When these influences become too strong, however, our bodies become symptomatic.
Electrosmog disrupts cell communication
Small and delicate electric currents that (with 4pA) are barely measurable provide intercellular exchange of information. We now know that the cells communicate at a thousand trillion (1 quadrillion) operations in a single second. This number is unimpressive only because it is inconceivable. Consider, however, the following examples and then try to think about just how impressive a number this is and how sophisticated and complex our bodies must be.
How much is a quadrillion?
- On Earth, there are about 7 billion people. Imagine that there were a hundred thousand times more people on the earth—then we would have a population of 0.7 quadrillion people.
- One year consists of about 31.5 million seconds. If you were to reach 100 years of age, you would have lived a little more than 3 billion seconds. The 100-year lifespan of a total of 330 thousand people would result in the sum of about one trillion seconds.
We know that the adult human body consists of roughly 100 trillion cells. If these cells execute one quadrillion operations every second, this means that on average each cell sends and receives up to 10 electrical impulses a second. Suddenly, the extremely high number 1 quadrillion seems very plausible. As we state above, the strength of intercellular electrical pulses is roughly 4pA (Pico Amps). This is also difficult to imagine. It is easier to imagine when you know that a mobile phone operates at 0.2A. That’s fifty billion times stronger. Accordingly, it is understandable that mobile phones irritate our bodies. Is it a blessing that most of us do not have physical symptoms? Or do we?
Symptoms of electromagnetic pollution
Because we do not directly feel the effects of electromagnetic pollution and physical symptoms don’t manifest immediately, it is difficult for us to draw a connection between these symptoms and their root cause. It would be nice if symptoms were limited to colds. But because these influences are constant and everywhere, our bodies eventually buckle from accumulated stress. Sometimes we become symptomatic before this happens. But even if we are symptomatic, we may not recognise the symptoms because we chalk them up to everyday stress and viruses.
To learn more about the body’s response to accumulated stress from exposure, see our page on Burnout.
Here are some symptoms we now know are associated with the effects of exposure to electrosmog:
- Night sweats
- Lack of concentration
- Menstrual cramps
- Erectile dysfunction
- Increased risk of cancer
- Cardiovascular disorders
Electrosmog reduces melatonin
Melatonin is a hormone that is produced and distributed by the pineal gland. However, the production only commences after midnight. Melatonin regulates the wake-sleep cycle and ensures that our body is completely relaxed. It is also indirectly responsible for strengthening our immune system. Studies have shown that the effects of electromagnetic radiation reduce the production of melatonin by as much as more than 50%. The results are restless sleep, an inability to achieve deep relaxation and, above all, a weakening of the immune system. A harmonization by Swiss Harmony would prevent this.
For a more in-depth discussion of melatonin, its relation to sleep, and its role in maintaining the immune system and preventing illness, please consult our page on electrosmog.