One Page Summary of Andrew Goldsworthy ‘The Biological Effects of Weak Electromagnetic Fields’

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April 17, 2014News ResearchNo comments

One Page Summary of Andrew Goldsworthy ‘The Biological Effects of

Weak Electromagnetic Fields’

What the power and telecoms companies would prefer us not to know

–Andrew Goldsworthy, 2007

http://www.hese-project.org/hese-uk/en/papers/goldsworthy_bio_weak_em_07.pdf 

§  Weak electromagnetic fields release calcium from cell membranes
§  The loss of calcium makes cell membranes leak
§  How calcium loss makes holes in membranes
§  Membrane leakage damages DNA
§  DNA damage may cause cancer
§  DNA damage reduces fertility
§  There may also be permanent genetic damage
The power and mobile phone companies have seized upon this characteristic
variability to discredit work on the non ‐ thermal effects of electromagnetic fields as
being due to the experimental error. Nothing could be further from the truth. Many of
these experiments are highly reproducible, especially the fundamental and all important
ones on the effects of the radiation on the release of calcium from cell
membranes. Secondary effects further down the line may be less reproducible since
they are more likely to be mitigated by the intervention of cellular defence
mechanisms. Therefore, we cannot expect rigidly reproducible results in all
circumstances any more than we can expect everyone to experience exactly the same
side effects from taking a medicinal drug. However, that does not mean that they can
be safely ignored!
Conclusion
In the latter part of this article, I have explained how weak electromagnetic fields can
interact with cell membranes to weaken them and make them more permeable. …There is undeniable experimental proof that weak electromagnetic fields can remove bound calcium ions from cell membranes. There is also no doubt that bound calcium ions are essential for the stability of these membranes. Consequently, their loss will increase temporary pore formation under the mechanical stresses from pressure differences within the cell and abrasion by its moving contents. This very simple conclusion can account for virtually all of the known biological effects of electromagnetic fields, including changes in metabolism, the promotion of cancer, genetic damage, loss of fertility, deleterious effects on brain function and the unpleasant symptoms experienced by electrosensitive individuals.
Electrosensitivity and hypocalcemia – a possible cure
However, it seems possible that at least some cases electrosensitivity could be due to
low levels of ionised calcium in the blood exacerbating the electromagnetic effects. If
so, it may be possible to relieve some or all of the symptoms by conventional
treatment for hypocalcemia.

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