Friday, December 05, 2014
Influence of High-frequency Electromagnetic Radiation at Non-thermal Intensities on the Human Body (A review of work by Russian and Ukrainian researchers)
Influence of High-frequ
Papers sent by
Igor Belyaev, Dr.Sc.
Head, Laboratory of Radiobiology
Cancer Research Institute
Slovak Academy of Science
Vlárska 7, 833 91 Bratislava
Tel: +421 2 59327321
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The following means of action of HF EMR at non-thermal intensities on biological systems are possible:
1) Frequencies of 109 to 1012 Hz are similar to the frequencies of oscillation of protein molecules, DNA and RNA; of membranes and other parts of cells; and of conformational transitions in enzymes, which creates the possibility
of resonant absorption of HF EMR.
2) The organism as a whole may have its own resonant frequencies: from living cells to human beings [Sit’ko and Yanenko].
3) EHF fields, modulated at low frequencies close to the rhythms of the brain, heart and internal organs, have a strengthening action. Modulation at infra-frequencies in the range of 5-16 Hz exerts a strongly negative effect on humans and animals.
4) Absorption of EMF in biologically active points is many times more effective than in other parts of the skin, and this energy influences the internal organs and the body as a whole through the system of Chinese meridians.
5) At the moment of cellular division, genetic information becomes “open,” chromosomes become immobile and far more susceptible to the influence of HF EMR. An external resonance field may induce expression of genes connected with cancer and change the program of cellular development.
6) Manifestation of the effects of EMF depends on conditions of health and age: healthy adults have minimal sensitivity; embryos, children, elderly persons, and those with hidden psychological or physical disorders experience significant effects, all the way to lethal outcomes.
7) Combination with other deleterious factors: ionizing radiation, toxic substances, geomagnetic anomalies and stress significantly increase the effects of HF EMR.
8) Accumulated discord in the work of cells during chronic and quasiperiodic irradiation leads to confused biorhythms, scattered attention, indistinct phases of sleep and arousal; the body is not in a condition to make a recovery.
9) The effects of HF EMR occur through the hormonal system and immune system with amplification and accumulation of effects; and through catalysts of cellular respiration and biosynthesis. These reactions are non-specific, and it is often difficult to connect them with the fact of irradiation by EMF at non-thermal intensities.
10) Occurrence of a narcotic-type dependency (by stimulating production of endorphins) is possible under regular irradiation with HF EMR. Much research in the field of biological effects of EMF makes it possible to define the most sensitive systems in the human body: nervous, immune, endocrine and reproductive. These systems of the body are critical. The reactions of these systems must without fail be considered in evaluating the risks of EMF exposure to a population.
On the level of a nerve cell, of structural formations for transmission of nerve impulses (synapses), and on the level of isolated nerve structures, significant deviations occur during exposure to EMF of low intensities. Higher nervous activities, including memory, change in people having contact with EMF. These persons may have a tendency to
develop stress reactions. Certain structures of the brain have heightened sensitivity to EMF. Changes in the permeability of the blood-brain barrier may lead to unexpected, unfavorable effects. Especially high sensitivity to EMF is displayed in the embryonic nervous system.