Emf Radiation: Serious Health Hazard For People

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Technology changes everything in this world. Our life has become more convenient and more efficiency which benefits by these new technology. But during this time, some people have considered about some risks of these technologies. EMF radiation is one of them. People have argued for a long time that whether EMF radiation really poses health hazard or not. I insist that EMF radiation is harmful for people’s health and particularly to young children. This opinion can be well proved by all the information I have searched and more people should know about this.

First, it’s important to know what EMF radiation is. The full name of EMF is Electromagnetic fields. It’s a kind of area that we may be involved into every time we watching TV, using cell phone, turning on a light switch or using an electric appliance. EMF is a generic term of force generated by magnetic fields or electrical charges. Sometimes, EMF can be considered as a kind of radiation when release energy. When we use some electric appliances, the electromagnetic waves of these appliances will change periodically and produce enough energy to cause ionization. As we all known, ionization can dislodge orbiting electrons from atoms or break bonds which hold molecules together and then producing ions or charged particles. During this process, the production of ions or ionization in our tissues may cause direct damage to cells and cause other health risks. So EMF radiation is also called ionizing radiation. (DCMNR, 2005) This conception maybe a little bit confusing, but it’s easy to find out that EMF really produces some extra electrons or magnetic field which we have never seen before. So scientists began to do some experiments to figure out that whether EMF has health hazards or not.

The Council of Europe (COE) has recently recommended that all Wi-Fi (wireless phones, laptops, and other electronic devices) should be banned from schools which starting another round of this controversy. (Novella .S, 2011) This is a signal that some organizations have realized that EMF radiation is harmful for people especially for young children. The EMF mainly caused brain cell damage of young children because they are still in a growth process. There is an experiment about the EMF radiation affects the brain of rats. Scientists use a wooden box to hold some rats and then connect a real GSM mobile phone with a programmable power output to the box. They get the data from the brains of the rats for periodic time. The experiment shows that the neuronal albumin uptake changes are seemed to be serious damage which may be mediated through organelle with the release of hydrolytic lysosomal enzymes and other material. (Salford, Brun and Eberhardt, 2003) The experiment also chooses the 12-26-week rats which are comparable with teenagers. The damage is obviously showed from the experiment and may explain the policy of COE. Teenagers are frequent users of mobile phones and they are also particularly vulnerable...

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