Monday, July 02, 2018 by Vicki Batts
Some 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and the number of people affected continues to grow every year. The disease and its hallmark symptom, high blood sugar, are known to have a number of risk factors like poor diet and sedentary lifestyle. But a growing body of evidence shows that there may be an unseen cause of high blood sugar: Electromagnetic radiation. And for people with diabetes, exposure to this invisible threat can be an even bigger problem.
Despite claims that electromagnetic fields are safe and that the radiation emitted from cellphones and other gadgets isn’t a threat to human health, studies are showing that the risks are real. While its easier to ignore these risks than it is to take a second look at what our beloved devices may be doing to us, the truth is that convenience always comes with a cost. And with modern technology, that cost may just be your health.
Magda Havas, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Studies at Trent University, has published peer-reviewed research in the journla Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine on this most alarming phenomenon. Dr. Havas presents multiple case studies showing that electromagnetic radiation [EMR] can cause a spike in blood glucose levels.
Discussing her findings, Havas wrote:
These results show that plasma glucose levels, in the Type 1 and Type 2 diabetic cases reported, respond to electromagnetic pollution in the form of radio frequencies in the kHz range associated with indoor wiring (dirty electricity). Type 1 diabetics require less insulin in an electromagnetically clean environment and blood sugar levels for Type 2 diabetics increase with increasing exposure to dirty electricity.
In her four case studies, Havas looked at people of different ages and with different diabetes diagnoses: a 51-year-old male and a 57-year old female represented type 2 diabetes in her research. For type 1 diabetes, Havas features a 12-year-old male and an 81-year-old female.
Across the board, Dr. Havas found evidence of what she called people who were “electrosensitive.” In all cases, installation of electrical filters reduced the subjects’ need for insulin. In one case, the 81-year-old woman was able to reduce her insulin use by 75 percent — just from installing an electrical filter.
The eletrosensitivity described by Dr. Havas was originally described as “radio wave sickness” in the 1970s. Symptoms occur or worsen with exposure to cellphone towers, smart meters and other devices that emit electromagnetic radiation.
While high blood pressure is undoubtedly a major health concern, it is not the only consequence of electromagnetic radiation exposure. Research has repeatedly demonstrated that exposure to EMR can have an array of ill effects on human health.
In 2017, scientists discovered that real-world exposure levels of EMR were potent enough to increase the risk of miscarriage in otherwise healthy pregnant women. Over 900 women were asked to wear a device which would record their EMR exposure levels for the course of a 24-hour period. Based on the study’s findings, the rate of miscarriage in women exposed to higher levels of EMR are nearly double that of the general population. In the lowest-exposure ranking, miscarriage occurred in 10.4 percent of women. Comparatively, 24.2 percent of women from higher-level exposure groups experienced a miscarriage.
De-Kun Li, MD, Ph.D., principal investigator of the study, commented, “This study provides evidence from a human population that magnetic field non-ionizing radiation could have adverse biological impacts on human health.”
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