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(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women exposed to high radiation levels from sources like cell phones, wireless devices and cell towers miscarried at nearly three times the rate as those exposed to low levels, according to new research.
“I hope this study makes us rethink the notion that magnetic field non-ionizing radiation exposure is safe or has no health risk,” said lead author Dr. De-Kun Li, a senior research scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California. “This is certainly something we can’t just ignore.”
Cell phones, cordless phones and other wireless devices, appliances, power lines, smart-meter networks and cell towers generate non-ionizing radiation from magnetic fields. Writing in Scientific Reports, Li and his team call rapidly proliferating electromagnetic field emissions “a ubiquitous environmental exposure and a serious looming public health challenge.”
For the study, more than 900 pregnant women in the San Francisco area carried meters that measured their exposure to electromagnetic field radiation for 24 hours. After accounting for age, race, education and smoking, expectant mothers with the highest exposure levels during their typical weekday routines were 2.7 times as likely to miscarry as women with the lowest levels.
Abstract Magnetic field (MF) non-ionizing radiation is widespread and everyone is exposed to some degree. This prospective cohort study of 913 pregnant women examined the association between high MF exposure and miscarriage risk. Cox (proportional hazards) regression was used to examine the association. After controlling for multiple other factors, women who were exposed to higher MF levels had 2.72 times the risk of miscarriage (hazard ratio = 2.72, 95% CI: 1.42-5.19) than those with lower MF exposure. The increased risk of miscarriage associated with high MF was consistently observed regardless of the sources of high MF. The association was much stronger if MF was measured on a typical day of participants' pregnancies. The finding also demonstrated that accurate measurement of MF exposure is vital for examining MF health effects. This study provides fresh evidence, directly from a human population, that MF non-ionizing radiation could have adverse biological impacts on human health
Dr. De-Kun Li is a leading research scientist in reproductive and prenatal epidemiology. Biographical information for Dr. Li is listed at the end of this page. In December 2012, Dr. De-Kun Li filed testimony before the Maine Public Utility Commission regarding the issues of wireless smart meter safety. Specifically, as you can read below, Dr. Li was asked about possible non-thermal radiation effects from RF emissions and whether science supports the conclusion that wireless smart meters are “safe.” As you can read, the response was “No.” The testimony also points out how exposure to cell phone radiation is considered short-term and voluntary, while smart meter emissions are chronic and involuntary. Dr. Li’s testimony is that involuntary exposure requires “more stringent safety standards.”
Sorry it’s geared toward miscarriage and reproductive health for the most part (although it touches on health as a whole if you do the reading) One child policy was recently lifted, but can we really put it past the Chinese regime to curtail population growth again?
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