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Melatonin is a vital natural neuro-hormone that regulates the daily circadian rhythm in mammals. Melatonin is also one of the most potent known antioxidants. At night the pineal gland's output of Melatonin rises and the Melatonin is carried by the circulation system throughout the body, passing through the cell membrane and scavenging free radicals in the cell to protect the DNA. It also has many other vital functions involving the assistance of the immune system. Some Scientists believe that the pineal gland may be registering microwaves as light and so suppress the production of melatonin. Indeed there is an increased incidence of breast cancer in nurses who work at night and a drop in melatonin levels in women with breast cancer. Several studies have noted the reduction in Melatonin levels when the body is subjected to microwave radiation, as from DECT devices.

Nitric oxide (NO) is one of the most important molecules in the body. Many processes depend upon it, are mediated by it, regulate it, or are influenced by it, including many self repair mechanisms. However, too much of it can cause Multiple Sclerosis, diabetes and cancer, too little can cause high blood pressure and atherosclerosis. What is particularly interesting is that the production (or synthesis) of NO in the body is affected by electromagnetic radiation as are produced by DECT devices. Moreover, if you were to disturb NO synthesis deliberately, you would probably stimulate the same list of effects as we see in electro-hypersensitivity, even motor neurone disease, fibromyalgia and cancer. All the concerns over permeability of the blood-brain barrier, to calcium efflux and sleep disorders have links right back to nitric oxide.

Well replicated studies have shown that weak electromagnetic fields, as are produced by DECT devices, remove calcium ions bound to the membranes of living cells, making them more likely to tear, develop temporary pores and leak. Enzymes leaking through the membranes of lysosomes (small bodies in living cells packed with digestive enzymes) explain the fragmentation of DNA seen in cells exposed to mobile phone signals. When this occurs in the germ line (the cells that give rise to eggs and sperm), it reduces fertility and predicts genetic damage in future generations. Leakage of calcium ions into the main part of the cell acts as a metabolic stimulant, which accounts for reported accelerations of growth and healing, but it also promotes the growth of tumours. If too much calcium enters the cell, gap junctions will close and the cell tries to shut down, keeping toxins inside and nutrients out. Leakage of calcium ions into neurones (brain cells) generates spurious action potentials (nerve impulses) accounting for pain and other neurological symptoms in electro-sensitive individuals.

Probably the most dangerous effect is DNA fragmentation and the fragmentation of mitochondrial DNA (which is irreparable) which causes a loss of fertility and predicts genetic damage to future generations. Their cumulative effect threatens the entire human genome.


Dr Goldsworthy - The Biological Effects of Weak Electromagnetic Fields -