By MARG FRIESEN
Ever wonder if all the goodness you get from treatment by a health practitioner or from a rejuvenating body energy workout is undone by exposure to our modern, artificially electrified environment? Perhaps it is by those invisible electromagnetic fields emitted by your mobile phone, or by the cell network antennae on the top of the apartment block outside your window, or maybe by Wi-Fi and other wireless gear at work and your home?
There is much evidence that our bodies, right down to the DNA within our cells, can be adversely affected, challenged and physically altered by emissions from technologies that we love and depend on.
Humans evolved in the natural electromagnetic fields the Earth emits. The rise of artificially created fields has been chronicled in Arthur Firstenberg’s recently published, well-researched book, The Invisible Rainbow: The History of Electricity and Life. Levels of artificially created electromagnetic fields have increased from zero in the mid-1700s, when “lightning in a bottle” was first generated, to present day astronomical levels. According to Dr. Olle Johansson of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, they are 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 times higher than Earth’s natural emissions.
The subject of electricity and human health was explored by Dr. Robert Becker in his 1990 book Cross Currents: The Perils of Electropollution. The Promise of Electromedicine. Dr. Becker pioneered electromedicine used worldwide today for the healing of bone fractures. He provided a comprehensive look at the good, bad and the ugly of electromagnetic radiation effects on the human body. Dr. Becker described the exquisitely fine, natural electromagnetic communication processes that must occur for good health within and between all cells in our bodies and how artificial electromagnetic fields can interfere with those processes.
Many hundreds, if not thousands, of studies in peer-reviewed mainstream scientific journals, document the potential harm of electromagnetic fields at levels much below what Canadian health authorities claim cannot harm. As we know from our experiences with harmful agents such as asbestos, thalidomide, tobacco and urea formaldehyde insulation, our health regulators can be slow to act to protect public health.
Ms. Sabine El Gemayel, a California filmmaker, has done us a big favour by producing the new film Generation Zapped that capsulizes the science and some actions we can take to protect ourselves. Much also applies to Canada. In Generation Zapped, scientists, physicians, and health researchers discuss the mounting scientific evidence regarding links between artificially created electromagnetic fields that surround and penetrate us, to serious diseases. These diseases include breast and brain cancers, increased infertility, genetic damage related to autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as electromagnetic hypersensitivity.
Children have rapidly growing bodies and rapidly replicating DNA, putting them at heightened risk from exposure to radiation emitted from tablets, cell phones and Wi-Fi routers at home and in classrooms. Exposure in schools is of particular concern. Wi-Fi routers and microwave ovens emit the same type and frequency of electromagnetic radiation. Canadian scientist Dr. Magda Havas, interviewed in the film, says: “A Wi-Fi classroom is like the inside of a microwave oven set at very low power. Children are exposed to that Wi-Fi radiation six hours every day, five days a week, and for several months during the year.” There is credible evidence from respected scientists, such as Dr. Henry Lai of the University of Washington that DNA breakage can occur at Wi-Fi frequencies at low power levels.
Generation Zapped reveals to audiences the why and how to reduce their exposures to protect themselves and others. Generation Zapped will play at The Park Theatre on November 29th, 2017.
Come and watch, learn and be inspired to advocate. Our health, now and for future generations, depends on it.
Marg Friesen M.Sc. is a former research biologist with the federal government having worked on the population genetics of wildlife using DNA technology. As a health advocate for safer wireless technology, she has written numerous letters, articles, and reports on electromagnetic radiation including “The Birds, the Bees and the Trees. Lessons about Electrosmog” and “Wi-Fi in Canadian Schools: A Health and Safety Issue.” Marg can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.