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Study Says ‘Diseases of Civilization’ Caused By EMFs

We are constantly reminded that the myriad of degenerative diseases that currently plaque humanity did not exist among indigenous peoples, nor were many of our own distant relatives affected by these diseases. We have all heard stories of earlier generations seemingly living out their lives and then simply dying at a ripe old age. The epidemics of cancer, diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, and even suicides seem to be an epidemic for modern man.

Processed foods, pesticides, chemical toxins, lack of direct sunlight exposure, sedentary lifestyle, stress and lack of quality sleep have all been attributed to the rise in degenerative disease. Even Sick Building Syndrome has been implemented as one of the causes of the rise in illness.

One EMF Researcher, Samuel Milham, MD, says we know need to add exposure to electromagnetic fields to that list.

Dr. Milham has been studying the effects of EMF fields on health for several decades. In September 2009, Dr. Milham published an article in the Journal of Medical Hypotheses in which he compared deaths in areas of 1940′s America that were ‘electrified’ versus areas of the US that were not yet ‘electrified’.

The data he collected was very clear. As renowned EMF Researcher Dr. Magda Havas, PhD, wrote in an article summing up Dr. Milham’s research:

“In states with 96% or more electrification, and hence little difference in electrification between rural and urban regions, there was no consistent pattern and little difference in the rural/urban death rate…However,  in states with less than 60% electrification, and most of that in urban centers, the death rate was significantly higher in urban areas than in rural areas…Similar trends were reported for deaths attributed to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and suicide.”

Dr. Milham’s data showed that in urban areas where people were living in homes that were powered by electricity and using electrical appliances, the death rates for various illnesses increased dramatically in comparison to their rural counterparts in the same vicinity.

Those percentages were as followed:

  • coronary disease up 33.7
  • all cancers up 49.2%
  • diabetes up 66%.
  • suicide up 29.5%

However, the percentages of deaths by various diseases stayed the same in both urban and rural areas that had both been ‘electrified’.

Dr. MIlham summarized his own findings in this statement:

“I hypothesize that the 20th century epidemic of the so called diseases of civilization including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and suicide was caused by electrification not by lifestyle. A large proportion of these diseases may therefore be preventable.”