I hope ATS Members will help monitor geomagnetic activity - and especially, post the early warnings. The very young, elderly, people with chronic
illness, and those predisposed to heart problems and stroke can benefit.
Solar Activity Watch 2014
Quake Watch 2014
It's been known for some time that geomagnetic activity can influence biological processes, including the incidence of various human diseases. Much
evidence shows geomagnetic activity can trigger heart attacks and heart failure - especially the micro variations that begin 24 hours before a
geomagnetic storm hits the earth. Now, new research shows that geomagnetic activity can cause strokes too, and "The connection between strokes and
geomagnetic storms was stronger for people under age 65
." Effects on the human body include impacts on blood pressure, heart rhythm and blood
clotting (at the least).
2014 is a solar maximum year.
Geomagnetic activity on earth occurs with solar storms and is also
associated with earthquake activity
- again, the culprit is the ultra-low-frequency emissions preceding and following earthquakes.
There is really nothing doctors and modern medicine can do to help protect patients at this point - so they've been ignoring or dismissing known
effects to "prevent panic."
But people can help themselves. Protective actions include:
1. DON'T PUSH YOURSELF. Take it easy when you know there's geomagnetic activity coming.
2. AVOID STRESS - physical and psychological.
3. DRINK lots of WATER to avoid dehydration.
4. DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL or do drugs. Or at least, minimize consumption.
REMEMBER - geomagnetic activity can last from hours to days, and the micro variations (ultra-low-frequency emissions) that come 24 hours before and
after solar storms and earthquakes can have the worst effects. Pay attention.
Solar Activity Watch 2014
Quake Watch 2014
2011: Geomagnetic Disturbances Cause Heart Attacks and Strokes
2011: Weird Health Problems Related to Geomagnetic Storms, Earthquakes? Watch
Research shows that geomagnetic disturbances can cause heart attacks and strokes. The
problematic disturbances are the low and very low level frequencies that happen before and after a solar storm and around earthquakes. High risk
groups are older, very young, or chronically ill.
X-flare alerts are available from:
Solar Activity, Solar Cycle Predictions, and Sunspots
NASA: Solar Cycle Prediction (Updated 2014/05/02)
HEART and STROKE REFERENCES
1997: Meta-analyzed heart rate variability, exposure to geomagnetic storms, and the risk of
ischemic heart disease.
….exposure to geomagnetic disturbances increases cardiovascular disease risk.
2002: Graded response of heart rate variability, associated with an alteration of geomagnetic
It is becoming recognized that geomagnetic activity may influence biological processes, including the incidence of various human diseases.
There is evidence that heart rate variability (HRV) may serve not only as an index of autonomic coordination of the circulation, but also as a
powerful predictor of risk in apparently healthy subjects. ….This graded response of HRV to geomagnetic activity should encourage us to search for
human magnetoreceptors and for a better understanding of putative mechanisms of magnetoreception.
Cardiac Arrhythmia and Geomagnetic Activity
….The presented data, a part of science named Clinical Cosmobiology, has shown that temporal links exist between cardiac arrhythmia, including life
threatening events, SCD and level of cosmophysical activity. Atrial fibrillation,ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation and SCD are occurring in inverse
relationship to the level of GMA. It is possible that the level of GMA is a factor preventing SCD, especially in patients with damaged heart muscle.
The role of factors becoming more active in low GMA, like neutron activity, are an object of further studies.
2006: Magnetic Storms Affect Humans As
Well As Telecommunications
It has long been established that magnetic storms not only affect the performance of equipment, upset radio communications, blackout radars, and
disrupt radio navigation systems but also endanger living organisms. They change the blood flow, especially in capillaries, affect blood pressure, and
….The heart and cardio-vascular system have always been considered the main biological targets of geomagnetic activity. However, the damage
inflicted by magnetic storms on human health has been found to be different. Experts from the Institute of Space Studies of the Russian Academy of
Sciences (RAS), Institute of Physics of the Earth (RAS), and the Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy have established that the biggest danger emanates
from the micro variations of the geomagnetic field, which coincide with the heartbeat. They occur in about half of all magnetic storms, and are most
typical for a prelude to a storm with insignificant changes in the geomagnetic field (mostly affecting high altitudes), and for the recovery phase,
when the geomagnetic field is coming back to normal.
Medical statistics for Moscow show that 70% of all micro variations, caused by geomagnetic disturbances, are accompanied by an abnormally high
incidence of heart attacks (a growth of about 13%), and blood-strokes (7.5% growth). The low and extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields
destabilize the heartbeat, leading to a sudden death or infarction. Medical experts have finally explained why heart attacks take a heavy toll before
a magnetic storm - because micro variations begin 24 hours before the storm.
…"We think that simply forecasting storms is counterproductive because people merely get scared as a result," said Dr. Breus. "But steady micro
variations are different. We should concentrate on this in forecasting geomagnetic disturbances."
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