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COGNITIVE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL CHANGES
Research is establishing that the technology we use everyday, and its low energy electromagnetic frequency, or EMF radiation emissions, can actually affect our cell health, cell communication, body performance, and the levels of hormones and neurotransmitters in our brains.
Exposure to EMF creates excessive free radicals in our bodies, responsible for oxidative damage and DNA fragmentation. EMFs also over-activate the sensitive VGCCs (Voltage-Gated Calcium Channels) in cells that help the release of neurotransmitters and hormones. This vast increase of Calcium ions in the cell also induces an oxidative stress response. Since the brain has such a high metabolic rate, ROS and Oxidative damage can happen more easily than in other organs. Oxidative damage in the brain causes nervous system impairment, meaning a disruption in brain hormones and neurotransmitters.
Hormones and neurotransmitters are responsible for a ton of body functions, and EMF radiation as a disruptor has been linked to headaches, depression, anxiety, stress and mood, mental activity and memory issues, and many long term mental and neurodegenerative illnesses due to chronic oxidative stress and hormonal shifts. These include ADHD, mood disorders, autoimmune diseases like Lyme disease, neurodegenerative diseases and neuropsychiatric diseases such as Schizophrenia and major depressive disorder, as well as Anxiety and anxiety-related behaviors. These effects can be impacting kids and young adults more, as they have spent a bigger proportion of their lives connected to technology, and their bodies are still developing, making them vulnerable to environmental toxins like EMF.