# EMF Pollution

What is EMF Pollution?

Electromotive force or “emf” is the rate at which energy is drawn from a source that produces a flow of electricity in a circuit; expressed in volts. [syn: voltage] A change in the magnetic flux through a circuit produces an electromotive force around the circuit. EMF pollution includes all electromotive force phenomena; whether causing a static field or radiation.

The Nature of Physics

The laws of Physics govern a vast range of phenomena in our universe. Physics is a science; seeking to understand reality in terms of basic principles. The principles that exist today resulted from a process of observation, experimentation, and reformulation that has been continuous since the dawn of civilization. The validity of a basic principle is determined by the evidence-observational and experimental data.

The Nature of Physics

The proven basic principles of Physics provide a prescription for measuring fundamental quantities. Electric charge, magnetic pole, and electric current have all been fundamental quantities in Electromagnetic Physics. Problems based in Engineering and Physics require solutions based upon the laws and basic principles of the respective discipline.

Electrostatics-The Science of Electric Charge at Rest

Electric charge occurs in two species-positive and negative. The smallest known negative charge is the charge on the electron, and the smallest known positive charge is that on the proton. They are of equal magnitude but opposite sign. The electrostatic field at a point is the force that unit positive test charge would experience if placed at that point. The electrostatic potential difference between two points is the work required to move unit positive test charge from one point to another.

Electrostatics-The Science of the Electric Charge at Rest

The capacitance of a pair of conductors is the ratio of the charge on them to the potential difference that the charge causes. A dielectric is an insulating medium that increases the capacitance of a pair of conductors significantly.

Direct Current Circuits

Electric current is the flow of electric charge from one place to another. An ohmic circuit element is one whose resistance is independent of the current. A resistor is an ohmic circuit element. -For resistors in Series the current in each resistor is the same. The total voltage is the sum of the voltages across each resistor separately. -For resistors in parallel the voltage across each resistor is the same. The total current is the sum of the currents through each resistor separately.

Direct Current Circuits

Resistivity is a property of substances that allows resistance to be calculated from geometrical dimensions. A direct current (dc) Circuit is a form of continuing charge flow that is steady and persistent in one direction. Kirchhoff’s Laws: 1. The sum of the currents entering any junction equals the sum of the currents leaving the junction. 2. The sum of the battery emf’s around any loop equals the sum of the potential differences across the resistors around the loop.

Electromagnetism-Magnetic Fields

Electromagnetism is magnetism arising from electric charge in motion. A current produces a magnetic field, which is comprised of closed looping lines that form around that current; the field of force associated with electric charge in motion. -For example, the lines of a magnetic field around a long strait wire carrying a current form concentric circles. Magnetic field strength is defined in terms of the magnetic force on a current-carrying wire or on a moving charge. The magnetic force is perpendicular to the magnetic field and the direction of current flow.

Electromagnetism-Electromagnetic Induction

Induction is the process by which objects are charged by contact with other charged bodies. Conduction is the transmission of electric charge or heat through a conducting medium without perceptible motion of the medium itself. Conductors are substances that readily conduct electric charge. Inductance: -The self inductance of a coil is a measure of the emf induced in it by a given rate of current change. -The mutual inductance between two coils is a measure of the emf induced in one of them by a given rate of current change in the other.

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Electromagnetism-Electromagnetic Induction

An electromagnetic wave consists of a magnetic wave conjoined with an electric wave. -The velocity of an electromagnetic wave in empty space is equal to the square root of the reciprocal of the product of the permittivity and permeability. Radiation is the emission and propagation of waves or particles such as radiant heat or particles emitted by radioactivity. A microwave is any electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength in the approximate range from one millimeter to one meter, the region between infrared and short-wave radio wavelengths.

Alternating Current Circuits

An alternating current (ac) Circuit is a form of continuing charge flow that continually reverses direction. -Most household devices operate on ac rather than dc as a technique for transferring large amounts of electricity over long distances. a -Less power is lost in transmission if very high voltage is used; necessitating transformer to change it into low household voltages.

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A rms value is the peak value of a current or voltage. Inductors and capacitors as ac circuit elements -The ac through an inductor lags the voltage drop across it by one quarter of a cycle. -The current in an inductor is related to the voltage across it by the inductive reactance. a -The ac through a capacitor leads the voltage drop across it by one quarter of cycle. -The current in a capacitor is related to the voltage across it by the capacitive reactance. -There is no power dissipation in an inductor or in a capacitor. Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren

Alternating Current Circuits
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Resonance is angular frequency. A transformer is a mutual inductor with a primary and secondary coil that are usually wound on a common continuous iron core. It is a device that changes the voltage of an ac power supply without changing its frequency. The average power dissipation in a resistor is conveniently calculated using root-mean-square values of alternating current and voltage (same as calculating it for dc).

Additional Definitions for Understanding EMF Pollution

Electricity is electric current used or regarded as a source of power. Something that is electric, produces or is powered by electricity. Electric power lines transport electricity to locations that utilize electrically operated devices. Electrical units: KHz (kilohertz) MHz (megahertz)

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Additional Definitions for Understanding EMF Pollution

GHz (gigahertz) Ampere: a unit of steady electric current. Volt: electric potential and emotive force; equal to the difference of electric potential between two points on a conducting wire carrying a constant current of one ampere when the power dissipated between the points is one watt.

Additional Definitions for Understanding EMF Pollution

Gauss: (centimeter-gram-second) electromagnetic unit of magnetic flux density. Infrared radiation: electromagnetic radiation having wavelengths greater than those of visible light and shorter than those of microwaves. Frequencies: the number of repetitions per unit time of a complete waveform, as of an electric current. Electrical engineering: the design and application of equipment for power generation and distribution.

Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Waves and Their Mechanism
Effect on the human organism and on other vertebrates

The continuously increasing ways in which radio waves are used in modern society is increasing one’s exposure to electromagnetic waves and their physical effects. Thermal effects of irradiation exposure consist of increases in outer and inner body temperature. Exposure to high intensity fields can cause serious blood vessel damage and hemorrhaging of internal organs. Subjective complaints of persons working in the Rf Field include: headaches, eyestrain, dizziness, fatigue, dysfunctional sleep cycle, depression, deterioration of intellectual functions, and moodiness, dermographism and other acute symptoms depending on the prolongation of exposure.

Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Waves and Their Mechanism

Effect on eyes: experiments on animals Effects on the eyes of humans Nervous system Reproductive tissue Circulatory system

Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Waves and Their Mechanism

Change in the blood picture Effect of Rf Fields on other organs

In the circulatory system the effects lead to accelerated breathing rates and hemorrhaging and bleeding can occur in some organs. Studies have been done on the kidneys, adrenal glands, and the liver.  Effects show decreased filtration in the renal glands.  Increased activity of the adrenal cortex  Persons working in the rf field exhibited thyroid gland enlargement.

Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Waves and Their Mechanism

Biochemical changes The effects of electromagnetic fields manifested in metabolic changes in the most diverse tissues. Aerobic glycolsis takes place in the cerebral cortex. Activity of cholenesterase in the blood and in other organs is reduced even at exposure to low intensities. There are changes in the composition of blood plasma. Decreases in the level of ribonucleic acid (RNA) occurred in rats spleens after continued irradiation by microwaves. The same results occurred to the liver and the brain after even further irradiation.

Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Waves and Their Mechanism
Effect on other organisms
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Effect on invertebrates Effect on unicellular organisms Effect on plants Dependence of biological effects upon field parameters Laser radiation Simultaneous action of electromagnetic waves and other factors

Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Waves and Their Mechanism
Effect on physical and chemical properties of materials

Colloidal particles migrate in the electrical field produced by an rf field. Even very low frequencies can cause chain formation in colloids. Both dead and living nonmotile unicellular organisms behave like colloidal particles; forming chains.

Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Waves and Their Mechanism

Electromagnetic fields can also cause changes in the properties or states of some substances. Glycogen becomes polarized.

Changes in molecular weight occur in proteins in vitro. Electrical characteristics of molecules change substantially when exposed to increasing frequencies.

Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Waves and Their Mechanism

Mechanism of effects Nonthermal effect Nonthermal (stationary) effects “Resonance theories” The biologically important semiconducting systems are: -Direct, with electric conductivity -Indirect, with ionic conductivity -mixed

Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Waves and Their Mechanism
The effect of high-frequency fields on organisms can result in a change in the arrangement of various molecules inside and outside of the cell. As a consequence the passage of molecules through the cell membranes may be affected.

Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Waves and Their Mechanism

A threshold effect is created when the amplitude of a stimulus is gradually increased from zero. Electrical fields are an undoubtedly important aspect in the control of physiological processes in organisms.

Biological Effects of Electromagnet Waves and their Mechanism
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Most serious is the effect of the uhf field on the eyes and on reproductive tissue (in men), since these organs lie close to the body surface and are therefore readily accessible to the effects of electromagnetic waves. Also susceptible are the nervous and cardiovascular systems, which not only lie near surface of the body but also have conductive properties. The best known effect of rf energy is its heating. Heating effects result about all from relatively high rf field intensities increase in the total body temperature with increasing intensity and length of irradiation Brief irradiation produces maximum heating at the body surface often even leading to local superficial burns. Longer-wave irradiation generates the highest temperature in deep-lying muscles. Temperature of internal organs and of the blood flowing away from the irradiated organ also increases blood vessels are seriously injured and there are hemorrhages in the internal organs some organs seriously injured with out the entire organism being overheated. Implanted metal also cause a concentration of rf energy. At high intensities overheating of organism and death survival times can be substantially affected by the initial temperature and its cooling during exposure.

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Rf field workers complain of headachs and eyestrain flow of tears, of fatigue derived from over-all weakness, and dizziness At night their sleep is disturbed sleepy in the daytime moody, irritated, unsociable Manifest hypochondriac reactions and a feeling of fear Mental depression with deterioration of intellectual functions mental impairment Inability to make decisions Pulling sensation in the scalp and on the brow, loss of hair, pain in the muscles and in the heart region pounding of the heart sex life Slight trembling of the eyelids, the tongue, and the fingers, increased perspiration dermographism, brittleness of fingernails Decrease of lactation exposure had ended as long as several weeks or more

Biological Effects of Electromagnet Waves and their Mechanism
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All subjective and objective complaints vanish regeneration Effect on the Eyes: Experiments on Animals. The most significant is in the uhf band heating leads to eye damage cataracts on the lens and on the cornea high power density, a cataract can appear even after a single exposure subthreshold intensities can lead to the same damage eyes are not damaged if radiation is not aimed at the eyes. In man in the uhf field, especially radar operators unilateral and bilateral cataracts a few milliwatts per square centimeter are sufficient to product opacities in the human eye flow of tears and eye fatigue is observed first with changes in vision, sensitivity to colored light (especially blue) Same for pulsed and continuous fields a change in intraocular pressure Lowering in the content of Vitamin C in the lens and in the fluid in the anterior chamber lowering of the activity of ATP At higher intensities damage is evidently of a thermal nature, with a coagulation of the proteins in the lens; at low intensities, a disturbance of metabolic processes. Ascribed to glutathione damage to tissue respiration and oxidation-reduction systems.

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Ultraviolet radiation between visible light and x-radiation. Near ultraviolet (320-420 milimicrons); midultraviolet (290-320 milimicrons) where germicidal effects take place; and far ultraviolet (180-290 milimicrons), such as that filtered through window glass. To utilize therapeutically, the radiating substance producing the ultraviolet rays must be heated to an extremely high temperature The major sources are electric arc, between electrodes of metal, carbon, or mercury in quartz Best spectral band at which tanning occurs is between 290 and 320 Angstroms. No tanning is produced by wavelengths longer than 3,300 Angstroms. Long ultraviolet 400-200 Short ultraviolet 200-180 The second type of tanning may occur; requires oxygen and it is reversible. Deeper darkening of preformed pigment When ultraviolet rays with wavelengths below 320 milimicrons are absorbed in the corneum, upper layers of the skin, hair follicles, sebaceous glands, and sweat glands, vitamin D forms as a by-product. Calcium absorption Muscular tone is improved

Nutrition/Preventative Maintenance
By taking the Health Appraisal Questionnaire and the Detoxification Questionnaire, one can determine which of the following preventative maintenance steps are necessary.

The Multigenics IC with out iron is recommended for basic wellness.

Nutrition/Preventative Maintenance
Detoxification
If patient exhibits symptoms of toxicity implement the following: For basic systemic detoxification, consider UltraClear or UltraClear Plus For detoxification with systemic inflammation symptoms, consider UltraInflamx For detoxification with leaky gut symptoms consider, UltraClear Sustain

Nutrition/Preventative Maintenance
Gastrointestinal
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For gastric function one can use Metagest. For GI inflammation one can use Ulcinex. For small intestine and pancreas (faulty assimilation, malabsorption, steatorrhea) one can use Azeo-Pangen Extra Strength. For colon (irritable bowel syndrome [IBS], diverticulitis) one can use UltraInflamx.

Nutrition/Preventative Maintenance

For hepatobiliary function one can use Ultra Potent C and Lipo-Gen.

Nutrition/Preventative Maintenance
Endocrine

For the thyroid one can use T-100, Thyrosol, and Adreset.

Nutrition/Preventative Maintenance
Glucose Regulation

For dysglycemia-L (tending toward low blood sugar) one can use Multigenics IC, Glycogenics, and UltraMeal. For dysglycemia-h (tending toward elevated blood sugar) one can use MetaGlycemX, UltraGlycemX, Ultra CLA, and Fenugreek Plus.

Nutrition/Preventative Maintenance
Cardiovascular

For the heart one can take Cardiogenics, CoQ10 ST-100, and E Complex-1:1. For circulation one can take E Complex-1:1 and GinkgoRoseOx.

Nutrition/Preventative Maintenance
Mood

For depression one can use St. John’s Wort B12/Folate, Glycogenics, and 5HTP. For anxiety one can take Serenagen and Glycogenics. For Anger one can take Nervous Tension Remedy, Tran-Q, Mentalin.

Nutrition/Preventative Maintenance
Immune Function: eyes, ears, nose, throat, (EENT), and lungs

For EENT one should eliminate foods containing dairy and wheat for two months to see if it reduces hypersecretion and frequency of infections. In addition one can take Ultra Potent-C 1000 and Ultra Flora Plus or Ultra Flora Plus DF. For general immune function one can take EPA-DHA Extra Strength and Ultra Flora Plus or Ultra Flora Plus DF.

Nutrition/Preventative Maintenance
CNS and Brain

For the central nervous system one can take Ginkgo-RoseOx, Neurosol, and EPA-DHA Extra Strength. For Cognition one can take Ceralin, Mentalin, and EPA-DHA Extra Strength.

Food and the Nervous System; the relationship between food, behavior, and emotions

Neurotransmitters, chemicals that carry signals between individual nerve cells. The synthesis of at least five of them may be affected by the brain’s concentration of certain raw materials. Diet significantly effects the concentration of these materials. Serotonin is the most studied in food and neurotransmitter research, and it may inhibit eating behavior because some bulimics (binge-purge eaters) are deficient in it.

Food and the Nervous System; the relationship between food, behavior, and emotions

Serotonin is produced when the brain converts it from the amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan may be increased by eating high-carbohydrate meals. Norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter that maintains a state of alertness may be increased after a high protein meal due to the increased uptake of the amino acid, tyrosine in the brain.

Food and the Nervous System; the relationship between food, behavior, and emotions

Neuropeptides are another group of brain chemicals implicated in food and behavior. Several neuropeptides that are believed to inhibit eating include: Cholecystokinin- a polypeptide hormone that suppresses appetite for carbohydrates and fats. Cyclo His-Pro- is derived from two amino acids, histidine and proline and gets released into the bloodstream after meals.

Food and the Nervous System; the relationship between food, behavior, and emotions

In contrast, these neuropeptides may activate eating behavior: Neuropeptide Y (NPY)- within minutes of appearing in the brain it stimulates an appetite for carbohydrates Galanin- stimulates cravings for fatty foods

Food and the Nervous System; the relationship between food, behavior, and emotions
Sugar and Mood Some studies show that in susceptible people an excessive amount of sugar consumption can alter blood sugar levels. Blood sugar may drop temporarily after eating so after consuming an especially heavy meal, blood is increasingly diverted from the brain and to the gut. Hypoglycemia (drop in blood sugar) may cause irritability, depression, fatigue, and moodiness due to the brain’s heavy dependence on blood sugar to meet most of its energy needs.

Food and the Nervous System; the relationship between food, behavior, and emotions
Nutrient Deficiencies The fact that vitamin and mineral deficiencies have longterm effects on mood is well established. Severe chronic deficiencies of vitamin B6, and B12, vitamin c, folic acid, and niacin are capable of causing symptoms that resemble senility, depression, and schizophrenia. Deficiencies in iron, copper, zinc, and the above nutrients impair neurotransmitter synthesis.

Food and the Nervous System; the relationship between food, behavior, and emotions
Supplementing with vitamins can sometimes help symptoms of mental disturbances. Evidence links oxidative free radical damage to a decline in brain function and aging with various degenerative diseases. Thus, consuming antioxidant are essential for healthy brain function.

Food and the Nervous System; the relationship between food, behavior, and emotions
Toxic Metals Heavy metal exposure has numerous effects on the nervous system and behavior. Some examples include: Lead pollution decreases intelligence and scholastic performance (esp. in young people). An excess of cadmium can partially block the trace mineral zinc.

Food and the Nervous System; the relationship between food, behavior, and emotions
Food sensitivities Contrary to traditional beliefs, accumulating evidence indicates that food allergies can trigger mood swings, anxiety, and fatigue. This occurs in susceptible people when the allergic attack focused on the nervous system. Whole milk and other food sensitivities have been implicated in depression, aggressive behavior, and schizophrenia. (allergy, food; appetite; bulimia nervosa; Feingold diet; hunger)

Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons and can be formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules. The four free radicals are super oxide dismutase (SOD), methionine reductase, catalase, and Glutathione peroxidase. These four enzymes are also essential enzymes, which the body makes on its own. For various reasons, the body often is unable to make sufficient quantities to control effectively all of free radical damage. Antioxidants are intimately involved in the prevention of cellular damage -- the common pathway for cancer, aging, and a variety of diseases.

Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons and can be formed when exposure to high-energy radiation or when oxygen interacts with certain molecules. Once formed these highly reactive radicals can start a chain reaction. They cause damage by reacting with important cellular components such as DNA, or the cell membrane. Cells may function poorly or die if this occurs. To prevent free radical damage the body has a defense system of antioxidant enzymes and antioxidant micronutrients, which reduce cellular damage and prevent cancer, aging, and a variety of diseases.