"How can you get affected by something you can't see?"

 

One of the most difficult challenges we face is convincing people that radiation is harmful. Because there is little research to back this up.  The fact is, the future is full of uncertainties. We may not know if radiation will affect us over a longer period of time. However, what we do know, is that millenials are the first generation to be walking around with a mobile phone on their bodies their entire lives. But how long have mobile phones been on the market for? Around ten years?

How long before we realized that smoking killed us? For fifty years people tried to prove the effects of smoking before it was actually accepted (Doll, 1998). The same holds for x-rays, only after thirty years came the first signs that something was wrong with this radiation (Kemerink et al., 2019).

It might take us thirty years too to find out that what radiation really does to our bodies, and by that time, we might face problems like infertility, cancer or worse. That is why we are taking action right now. We are working for a better future by being ahead of the problem.

European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) claims that 3%-5% of the population are electro-sensitive, so around 13 million Europeans may suffer from EHS. This leads to employment termination and disconnection with daily life and family. The number of people suffering from EHS is increasing each year because the overall human body sensitivity is challenged. This is due to air, chemical and radiation pollution, “dirty electricity” pollution, usage of a wider range of frequencies, increase in Internet of Things, power lines and release of EMF.

The current evidence is evaluated and indicates that, in addition to subconscious sensitivity, the influence of EHS is between 5% to 30% of the general population for mild cases, 1.5% and 5.0% for moderate cases and over 1.5 % for severe cases (Bevington, 2019).

EHS is acknowledged as a cause of disability by Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, and France. Furthermore, World Health Organization/Europe is noticing the rapid and unpredictable increase in the number of people who are suffering from EHS and they are trying to work on this to be a recognized medical condition in more countries.

This all leads to a more general conclusion that all society in the Netherlands and in many other countries is exposed to such a huge amount of EMF without having any choice. The consequences are proven and public health should be protected, that is what we would like to offer to every person – to have a choice to be protected in their own house.

Below there are some researches concerning EMF and its effects. Please take a look at them and feel free to contact us with any questions!

In this study, six differnt types of EMF's were exposed to ovarian DNA. In the table you can see the difference between the grey, exposed group, and the white, control group (sham-exposed). Here, fragmentation of the DNA means the damage done to it. A quote from the study: 

"GSM 900 or GSM 1800 mobile phone radiation with total exposure duration 36 min induced DNA fragmentation to up to 50.16% of the egg chambers in the ovaries of the exposed females"

Panagopoulos, 2019

Comparing DNA damage induced by mobile telephony and other types of
man-made electromagnetic fields

In this study, rat brains were exposed to 900-MHz microwaves. As can be seen from the table, the striatum was affected most by the radiation. The percentage shows that there is a significant increase in immunoreactive GFAP activity. The pictures show the difference between exposed (top row), and un-exposed (bottom row) sections.

Mausset-Bonnefont et al., 2004

Acute exposure to GSM 900-MHz electromagnetic fields induces glial
reactivity and biochemical modifications in the rat brain

References

  • Kemerink, G. J., Kütterer, G., Kicken, J., van Engelshoven, J. M. A., Simon, K. J., & Wildberger, J. E. (2019). The skin dose of pelvic radiographs since 1896. Insights into Imaging, 10(1).

  • Doll, R. (1998). Uncovering the effects of smoking: historical perspective. Statistical Methods in Medical Reserach, 7(2).

  • Panagopoulos, D. J. (2019). Comparing DNA damage induced by mobile telephony and other types of man-made electromagnetic fields. Mutation Research/Reviews in Mutation Research, 781, 53–62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mrrev.2019.03.003

  • Mausset-Bonnefont, A., Hirbec, H., Bonnefont, X., Privat, A., Vignon, J., & De Sèze, R. (2004). Acute exposure to GSM 900-MHz electromagnetic fields induces glial reactivity and biochemical modifications in the rat brain. Neurobiology of Disease, 17(3), 445–454. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nbd.2004.07.004

https://www.who.int/peh-emf/meetings/hypersens_rapporteur_rep_oct04.pdf

http://www.emf-forschungsprogramm.de/home/forschung/risikokommunikation/risikokommunikation_abges/risiko_021_Bericht_2005.pdf

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