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18 November 2016

Mobile Phone Towers Identified as a Cause of Type 2 Diabetes

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Mobile phone towers identified as a cause of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is one of the world’s rapidly increasing health crisis. Researchers in Saudi Arabia have just made a clear link between exposure to radiation from mobile phone towers and Diabetes Mellitus.

  • 415 million adults have diabetes, and according to the International Diabetes Federation, this will rise to 642 million people suffering from diabetes by 2040. This means the following:
  • Every 6 seconds someone dies from diabetes (5 million deaths)
  • 1 in 7 births is affected by gestational diabetes
  • 1 in 11 adults have diabetes (415 million people)
  • in 2040, 1 in 10 adults will have diabetes (642 million people)

There are multiple factors contributing to the risks of diabetes mellitus, like obesity (particularly abdominal obesity), lack of physical activity, unhealthy food intake, smoking, stress and depression, as well as sleeping patterns. However, it comes to light now that the ever increasing amount of mobile phone towers in our cities and by logical extension all that wireless technology we are exposed to from personal devices and Wi-Fi at work, at home and from the neighbours, may very well be increasing your chances of or an earlier onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Association of Exposure to Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Field Radiation (RF-EMFR) Generated by Mobile Phone Base Stations with Glycated Hemoglobin (HbA1c) and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Sultan Ayoub Meo 1,*, Yazeed Alsubaie 1, Zaid Almubarak 1, Hisham Almutawa 1, Yazeed AlQasem 1 and Rana Muhammed Hasanato 2

In the recently published study, which was led by Sultan Ayoub Meo from King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, the effect of radio frequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMFR) from nearby mobile phone towers on glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in the body and the occurrence of type 2 diabetes mellitus was investigated. 159 students between the ages of 12 and 17 years of age who were spread over two schools, were involved in the study.

One school had an exposure to RF-EMFR of 9.601 nW/cm2 at frequency of 925 MHz.
In school 2 the RF-EMFR was 1.909 nW/cm2 at frequency of 925 MHz.
Students had been exposed to RF-EMFR for 6 hours per day, five days in a week.

As part of the research, some blood was taken of each of the students and compared for the levels of HbA1c (Glycated Hemoglobin). This is a type of hemoglobin and an important indicator of risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus. In relation to diabetes mellitus it has also been associated with cardiovascular disease, nephropathy (kidney disease) and retinopathy (damage to the retina of the eye).

The levels of HbA1c were “significantly higher” in the school children with more exposure from the mobile phone towers. It was therefor concluded that their risk of Type 2 diabetes mellitus was also “significantly higher” and that mobile phone towers could be linked to higher occurrence of HbA1c.

Read the abstract or access the full report.

Exposure to Radio Frequency radiation (RF) throughout the day also to be considered

It is interesting to consider that these children (like most of us) were of course also exposed to mobile phone tower radiation outside of school, but those levels, for an enormous time period of the remaining 18 hours (!), became an average factor in the lives of all the children of both schools. The fact they were pinned down for 6 hours a day in one radiation exposure ‘situation’ then produced the variation between the two groups found by the researchers.

Doesn’t it then make perfect sense that if the 24 hours of exposure brings on a particular increase in glycated hemoglobin/HbA1c, that a shielded home or at least bedroom would then reduce the average exposure over that 24 hour period?

Homes need to provide protection from rain, burglars, extreme temperatures AND phone tower radiation

This is another perfect example that shows that a home, the place where you have control over how much EMF radiation you are exposed to, should provide much needed protection against the ongoing and relentless invasion of phone tower radiation. We all find it normal that a home has a roof and walls to protect us against the elements and to keep thieves out. It is time we come to terms with the fact that qualitative (meaningful) radiation protection should also become a standard feature of any home. A Geobiological assessment, by one of our consultants, can help determine if your home and bedroom exposure could do with improvement.

Radiation-free living and building to future proof a home

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