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You’re Not Depressed, You Have Microwave Syndrome

Back in 2011, the International Agency for the Research of Cancer (IARC) classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as a Group 2B Carcinogenic (cancer causing agent).

While RF exposure is currently being looked in to due to its ability to alter cellular function, potentially leading to cancerous growths, little research has been done on the effects of this type of radiation on the mental component of a person.

While many who are sensitive to electromagnetic frequencies complain of symptoms such as insomnia, malaise, irritability and cognitive dysfunction, few realize that these are results of a change in brain function following exposure to certain types of EMFs.

A recently published Pub Med Study by Martin Pall, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences at Washington State University in Portland, OR, confirms earlier research showing that radiofrequency radiation has Neuropsychiatric effects. Meaning, EMF exposure can alter your brain.

The August 2015 study states:

“Low intensity microwave EMFs have been proposed to produce neuropsychiatric effects, sometimes called microwave syndrome.…Soviet and Western literature shows that much of the impact of non-thermal microwave exposures in experimental animals occurs in the brain and peripheral nervous system, such that nervous system histology and function show diverse and substantial changes.”

The study confirmed more recent US research done on the effects of cell phone usage on the brain.

“…18 more recent epidemiological studies, provide substantial evidence that microwave EMFs from cell/mobile phone base stations, excessive cell/mobile phone usage and from wireless smart meters can each produce similar patterns of neuropsychiatric effects…”

It seems the brain, in an attempt to protect itself from the radiation, utilizes calcium channel blockers:

“Calcium channel blockers block EMF effects and several types of additional evidence confirm this mechanism.”

Calcium channel blockers play a big role in the body’s release of certain hormones and neurotransmitters. In short, if your calcium channel blockers are being used up by the nervous system in an attempt to protect itself from exposure to radiations, they are no longer available in the same density to produce the hormones and neurotransmitters that keep you functioning well and feeling good.

While short bouts of depression are a normal part of the human experience, EMF induced depression is biochemical. So, if feeling down and you don’t know why, look around at the tech you are surrounding yourself with. Your “depression” might be the result of exposure to EMFs, otherwise known as Microwave Syndrome.

EMF Syndrome: The New Multiple Syndrome Disorder

While many people are aware they are Electrically Sensitive, it is only recently that Physicians have come to understand this new phenomenon.

The Physicians leading this understanding are from Austria and are members of the Austrian Medical Association. This Association has been the first to coin the term EMF Syndrome and authored a paper entitled Guideline for the Austrian Medical Association for the Diagnosis and Treatment of EMF Related Health Problems and Illnesses (EMF Syndrome)”.

In this paper, the Doctors discuss their findings of a new type of  ‘stress’ affecting patients and the realization that this new ‘stress’ was coming from the massive increase in people’s exposure to electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs).

The paper states:

“There has been a sharp rise in unspecific, often stress associated health problems that increasingly present Physicians with the challenge of complex differential diagnosis. A cause that has accorded little attention so far is increasing electrosmog exposure at home, at work and during leisure activities…It correlates with an overall situation of chronic stress that can lead to burnout.”
As the aim of the paper is to present Physicians with guidelines on how to treat this new syndrome, the Doctors give a background of the average person’s exposure to this new form of pollution:

Many people are increasingly exposed, to various degrees, to a combination of low and high frequency electric fields (EF), magnetic fields (MF) and electromagnetic fields (EMF) of different signal patterns, intensities and technical applications for varying periods to time, colloquially referred to as electrosmog.”

The paper goes on to state that patients presenting with unspecific complaints could be experiencing symptoms from exposure to EMFs from various sources:

Physicians are often confronted with unspecific complaints without clearly identifiable causes…It has been suspected that environmental conditions such as increasing exposure of the population to radio waves, emanating from cordless phones, mobile phone base stations, cell phones,…data cards for laptop and notebook computers and wireless…but also exposure from electric and magnetic fields emanating from power lines, devices and equipment, may play a causal role.”

The paper concludes stating that EMF Syndrome should be counted among the various Multiple Syndrome Disorders that affect modern man. It seems that EMF Sensitivity has earned its place amongst Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Fibromyalgia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

So, if your Physician is still among the doubting Thomas’s when it comes to EMF Sensitivity, they have not kept up with advances in their industry, as the Austrian Medical Association has been the first to understand the complexity of this new health complaint and to label it a new Syndrome.

Much as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome dominated the healthcare scene of the 1980′s, EMF Syndrome is the Multiple Syndrome Disorder for the New Millenium.