Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Electromagnetic fields: what we know about?

Pollutants on the environment aren’t a novelty, but here’s something really new: electromagnetic fields (EF). Maybe some of us have already thought about the influence of EF upon us. Sometimes we listen to really awful things on TV about them but we never know what we can rely on. It’s needless to say that it’s a matter of public concern.

The scientific community has already cleared some points, and I’ll sum them up below:

  • Electromagnetic fields have increased over a trillion times since electricity came up;
  • EF have real effect upon living organisms, human beings included;
  • EF can be useful for treating some health disorders, such as promoting calcification;
  • A research performed in the lab I work has been testing the effects of cell phone upon rats. Pregnant rats were subjected to 8 hours each day during all the pregnancy and pups showed some DNA damage in the blood cells;
  • Even so, the same researcher hasn’t found significant effects in adult rats exposed for 6 days;
  • Lots of teams around the world are trying to find out more about this issue. Not rare, results are contradictory, depending on the exposure time, animal type, EF type.

Like other pollutants (chemical, noise and radioactive) EF have always existed on Earth. But now, they turn up to alarming levels and can ruin our environment. But we need to find out more before spreading hearsay around.

Find out more on http://www.who.int/peh-emf/about/WhatisEMF/en/

1 comment:

Daniel said...

Only researches with future generations will unfold the real consequences of eletromagnetic field on cell phone users, or they won't?
And if they have actually increased a trillion times since electricity, is there anywhere on earth we can stay away from them?