Power Line EMFs Attack Body’s Immune System
A recent article in grounditout.com describes the extensive medical research conducted showing that even low levels of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) depress the production of melatonin, one of the body’s most powerful natural defenses against a whole array of diseases and other health problems including, but not limited to: cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, brain damage, infectious diseases, immune system disorders, cardiovascular diseases, depression, headaches, migraines, mood and sleep disorders, Parkinson’s disease, ADHD, sexual dysfunction, infertility and obesity (see this link).
Melatonin, a hormone produced by the pineal gland located deep in the brain, increases the effectiveness of lymphocytes which are the body’s killer cells that fight off harmful foreign invaders, like cancer cells. Melatonin is an antioxidant, 5 times more powerful than vitamin C, and protects cells from DNA damage. Essentially, melatonin is the body’s single-most effective agent in building and maintaining our immune systems.
Reduced melatonin production, caused by exposure to extremely low frequency EMFs such as those emanating from overhead power lines, is the core biological mechanism or explanation for many, if not most, of the documented negative health effects of EMFs (see this link).
See this link for a more comprehensive discussion of the negative health effects of overhead power line EMFs, and see these Fact Sheets for detailed descriptions of research that documents the increased health risks of prolonged exposure to overhead power line EMFs. Burying power lines significantly reduces, or in some cases eliminates, the negative health effects of these EMFs.