Radiation from Cordless Phone Base Station Can Affect the Heart

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A new study by Dr. Magda Havas – Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario – and her colleagues reveals that radiation from a digital cordless phone base station has an affect on the heart. Their double-blind provocation research was published recently in the peer-reviewed European Journal of Oncology Library (Vol. 5, 2010).

According to the research, some people are exceptionally sensitive to microwave radiation and display a response even when exposed to levels well below federal guidelines. The study used levels that were equal to 5 microW/cm2 or 0.5% of Canadian and U.S. guidelines.

This is the first study to display dramatic and repeatable results where real time monitoring of the heart showed some participants experiencing an irregular or rapid heart rate that occurred only during provocation and not during test cycles where the radiation was turned off, unbeknownst to the the patients.

During exposure, those affected had their sympathetic nervous system up regulate and the parasympathetic nervous system down regulate, which is duplicates the standard “flight-or-fight” stress response. Participants experiencing the rapid or irregular heart also reported feelings of anxiety as well as pain or pressure in the chest.

This study claims that, unlike other research that attempted to subjectively determine a person’s perception of whether radiation was turned on or off, their tests were objective and directly measured the heart’s response to radiation.

Researchers state that these results prove that some individuals are hypersensitive to specific frequencies, and their complaints of racing or fluttering heart activity, chest pressure or pain, or feelings of anxiety when exposed to radiation are actually occurring.

According to Dr Havas, heart complaints are increasingly common in society and this study indicates that at least some of these problems may be related to the increasing exposure by people to radiation from wireless devices.

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