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Do you suffer with unexplained symptoms such as headaches, sleep problems and dizziness following exposure to electromagnetic fields? You could be suffering from this condition.
Objective: The study was to evaluate possible effects of chronic exposure to 900 - 1900 MHz radiations emitted from 2G cell phone on kidney of mice at the histological level.
Methods: Mice were exposed to 2G ultra-high frequency radiation, 48 minutes per day for a period of 30 to 180 days. The amount of electromagnetic field (EMF) exposed was measured by radiation frequency meter. The sham control mice were subject to similar conditions without 2G exposure. Six animals each were sacrificed at the end of 30, 60, 90,120,150 and 180 days of exposure in the experimental group after 24 hours of last exposure. Same numbers of control animals were sacrificed on similar period. Both kidneys were harvested and processed for histomorphometric study. Kidneys size, weight and volume were measured and analysed. Kidney sections were analysed under the light microscope and structural changes were studied.
Results: In 2G exposed group the kidney weight and volume was significantly reduced in the first month. Kidney weight alone was significantly increased in the fifth month. Glomerulus showed dilated capillaries and increased urinary space. Proximal convoluted tubule showed wider lumen with reduced cell size. Brush border interrupted at places and vacuolated cytoplasm and pyknotic nuclei. Wider lumen with decreased cell size and marked basal striations were found in the distal convoluted tubule.
Conclusion: Chronic exposure to ultra-high frequency radiation from 2G cell phone could cause microscopic changes in glomerulus, proximal and distal convoluted tubules of the kidney.
Michael C. Giudici. It's Always Something…J Am Heart Assoc. Apr 2014; 3(2): e000947. Published online Apr 25, 2014. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.114.000947
The study of Kozik et al.1 evaluated the risk involved in placing the popular iPad®, which have numerous magnets in their covers, over an ICD in the chest while the patient is supine and using the device to play games, read, surf the Web, watch movies, and so on. These are now common activities that did not exist 10 years ago when people fell asleep reading a book or watching a television set that was across the room.
Although their study was small—27 patients—and did not include all device manufacturers, they did, in fact, show that, in a significant number of patients studied, the devices were affected by the magnets on the iPad®. Nine (33%) devices were inhibited from sensing and treating life‐threatening arrhythmias. What's more, the devices that still had the “magnet turn‐off” function were completely turned off and would be nonfunctional not just for the duration of contact with the magnet, but potentially until the next formal device interrogation discovered the programming change. In that circumstance, the device could be nonfunctional for months.
This study was performed in adults. If children with ICDs had been included, the numbers of affected devices may have been even higher because there are still abdominally placed devices in that population. With iPad® commonly used by young people for online movie services, gaming, and schoolwork, one could expect significant contact between the magnetic cover and their ICD.
Verrier and Josephson reviewed the effect of sleep on arrhythmogenesis2 and showed the nonuniform nighttime distribution of nocturnal sudden cardiac death. A Figure from their review shows the prevalence and distribution of noctural sudden cardiac death events. With rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, there are surges of sympathetic activity that affect heart rate, vasomotor tone, and even platelet aggregation. Similarly, patients with sleep disordered breathing have issues with nocturnal ischemia, atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, tachycardia, complex ventricular ectopy, and nonsustained ventricular tachycardia. Asystole and atrioventricular block is not uncommon during sleep in healthy individuals, but these changes in cycle length may not be benign in patients on potassium‐lowering diuretics or QT‐prolonging antiarrhythmic agents or in patients with LQT 2, LQT 3, or Brugada syndrome.
ICDs are placed to provide 24/7/365 protection from sudden cardiac death. Anything that potentially compromises that protection should not be taken lightly. There is currently no warning on iPad® to alert patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices about a possible interaction. Using an iPad® while supine may incur risk, and routinely falling asleep while using your iPad® could potentially be a fatal habit.
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BERKELEY -- Fresh from a ballot-box victory to tax sugary drinks over the opposition of the powerful beverage industry -- and a decision to provide labels at fuel pumps tying driving to climate change -- the City Council voted Tuesday to craft an ordinance requiring retailers to give consumers information on the safe use of cellular phones.
The vote was 7-2, with Mayor Tom Bates and Councilman Gordon Wozniak in opposition.
Councilman Max Anderson, who authored the measure, said it was necessary because cellphone manufacturers buried warnings in small print in the owner's manual or in the cellphone itself.
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The advent of mobile phones has revolutionized communication trends across the globe. As the popularity of mobile phone usage continues to escalate, there is now growing concern about the effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic waves (RF-EMW) exposure on biological tissues, such as the brain and testes. Researchers have sought to link the much debated decline in human sperm quality in the last decade, with increased exposure to RF-EMW, particularly through mobile phone usage. In a recent systematic review and meta-analysis on the effect of mobile phone RF-EMW radiation on sperm quality, Adams et al.  demonstrated an association between mobile phone exposure and reduced sperm motility and viability, with inconsistent effects on sperm concentration.  Results from 10 pooled experimental (in vitro) and observational (in vivo)human studies (n = 1492) led these researchers to suggest that exposure to RF-EMW radiation from carrying a mobile phone in the trouser pocket negatively impacts sperm quality.
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