The biological effects of electromagnetic waves

Biological (health) effects of electromagnetic fields

What is a biological effect?

A biological effect is a response (reaction) of the organism to a stimulus.
The appearance of non-natural electromagnetic fields and their development are modifications of the environment experienced by the organism as stimuli.

Short summary of biological effects

The biological effects induced by electromagnetic fields (EMF) vary according to the frequency of the field and the person exposed. We are indeed not all “equal” in the face of this radiation: a person may be particularly sensitive to certain wavelengths and not to others. In addition, children are notoriously more sensitive than adults, and this from conception.
Electromagnetic fields can influence our bodies in many ways, including:

  • Nervous system excitability
    Electro-magnetic fields can induce circulating currents in the body which lead to the stimulation of excitable tissues (nervous system, muscles, etc.),
  • Warming up
    Electro-magnetic fields can also induce tissue heating, this is called the “thermal effect”. It is this property of certain electromagnetic fields that is used to heat food in microwave ovens.
  • Carcinogenicity
    The World Health Organization classifies electromagnetic fields as “probably carcinogenic to humans”.

But, also, microwaves and very low frequencies exhibit toxicity through the production of stress proteins and through resonance with brain frequencies . It is now well demonstrated that certain electromagnetic fields can disrupt physiological processes and break down biochemical structures, for example:

  • cause a loss of tightness of the blood-brain (blood-brain) barrier,
  • disrupt the production of melatonin and many other useful substances,
  • destabilize the membranes of our cells,
  • cause genetic damage.