by Sara Vincent, emaxhealth.com, 21 February 2017
Scientists revealed in a new study, the damaging effects of Radio Frequency exposure through the use of cell phones and laptops. In this experiment, researchers exposed 150 healthy dry seeds of chickpea, which were distributed in two petri plates, and each plate was placed at distances of 1 inch to cell phone and laptop for 24 and 48 h. This simple experiment revealed that all radio frequency exposure inhibits seed germination percentage.
A decrease was observed in mitotic index (M.I) and increase in abnormality index (A.I) with the increase in exposure duration and frequency in (Hz).
Cell phone Radio frequency at 900MHz had less inhibitory effect in the germination process, than the laptop at 3.31 GHz. Nevertheless, the damage to the germination process of the chickpea seed was evident, with a negative effect of 17% germination only. The researchers suggested that in order to avoid reported DNA damages, cell phones should always be used either for short duration or with hands free for long duration and they should not be kept in pockets or near body. Laptops should not be used unnecessarily for enjoyment purpose. It must be placed on desk top rather lap to minimize their exposure to the human body.
Another revealing finding was the damage that Radio Frequency does on the DNA of the plant, as cell membrane degradation was observed. There was also maximum nuclear membrane damage and ghost cells, which is a clear indication that such Radio Frequency induces the formation of cancerigenous cells.
The effects of Radio Frequency in humans and animals are well documented. Recently an in vitro study, evaluated the induction of DNA and chromosomal damage in human blood leukocytes and lymphocytes by cells phone signals of 837 MHz and 1909.8 MHz. This research demonstrates that, under extended exposure conditions, Radio Frequency signals at an average Specific Absorption Rate of at least 5.0 W/kg are capable of inducing chromosomal damage in human lymphocytes.
An analysis of 100 peer-reviewed studies about the oxidative effects of low-intensity (RFR) Radio Frequency Radiation, revealed that 93 studies confirmed that RFR induces oxidative effects in biological systems. The conclusion was low- intensity RFR is in fact expressive oxidative agent for living cells.
According to the American Cancer Society ”If RF radiation is absorbed in large enough amounts by materials containing water, such as food, fluids, and body tissues, it can produce heat. This can lead to burns and tissue damage.”
What are the technologies that emit Radio Frequency?
There are many ways you can be exposed to man made radiation. The most common are through: microwaving food, television and radio signals, wi - fi and blue tooth, cordless phones, cell-phones and cell phone towers, laptops, satellite phones, 2-way radios, Radar, Millimeter wave scanners, microchip implants and more.
The recent applications of RFID technology and moving forward
At the fast pace technology is developing, and the way in which society’s infra - structure seems to be leaning towards a dependence in technology to operate. There are many ideas being put forward by the scientific community. Some of these ideas are bellow:
1) implantable RFID device to track the elderly or brain implant device for patients with Alzheimers
2) implantable drug to deliver medicine
3) Some are using to buy and sell and identify themselves
Radio Frequency technology is found almost everywhere in modern society from cards, supermarket goods to our pets who are tracked with a microchip RFID implant. Entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts are trying to increase the Ubiquosity of such technology. But, however dependant society becomes to technology, there needs to be more serious and in depth researches on this area, as there are clear dangers of over exposing to radio frequency.