Study Reveals EMF causes pain in amputees

New Study From UT Dallas Reveals Effects EMFs Have On Amputees

Unlike some of the general population, the folks at BioElectric Shield are well-aware of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and the potential EMF dangers associated. As technology improves and new studies are being done, we’re learning more about ways to block EMF, as well as the benefits of EMF protection.

A recent study from the University of Texas at Dallas has found that there is a definitive relationship between EMF — like those from towers and cordless phone radiation, which is emitted 24 hours a day — and pain experienced by amputees.

As Eurekalert.org reports, the findings lend credence to the fact that EMF dangers are real and EMF safety is something that should be taken seriously. The actual study was published in last month’s Plos One academic journal.

“Our study provides evidence, for the first time, that subjects exposed to cellphone towers at low, regular levels can actually perceive pain,” said Dr. Mario Romero-Ortega, senior author of the study and an associate professor of bioengineering in the University’s Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. “Our study also points to a specific nerve pathway that may contribute to our main finding.”

Romero-Ortega became seriously interested in the possible phenomenon after speaking with retired Major David Underwood, an amputee victim from his time serving in the Iraq War. Underwood had always noticed the exceptional pain, but didn’t hypothesize the cause until driving around one day, when it hit him.

“When roaming on a cellphone in the car kicked in, the pain almost felt like having my arm blown off again,” said Underwood. “I didn’t notice the power lines, cellphones on roam or other electromagnetic fields until I first felt them in my arm.”

Reportedly, this was the first scientific study ever done on the possible EMF dangers associated with people suffering from a pre-existing condition. In this case, nerve damage in amputees.

Our study provides evidence, for the first time, that subjects exposed to cellphone towers at low, regular levels can actually perceive pain. Our study also points to a specific nerve pathway that may contribute to our main finding.” Dr. Mario Romero-Ortega

For the study, 20 rats were split into two groups. There was a control group, and another group of rats that were given a nerve injury that simulated an amputee’s condition. The latter group was exposed to a radiofrequency electromagnetic antenna for 10 minutes, once per week, for eight weeks. The antenna’s power was equal to a cellphone tower’s from about 39 meters away. Bioeffects are known to occur as a result of cellphones in just the first few minutes of use.

After just four weeks, 88% of the nerve-injured group exhibited behavioral pain responses, while the control group had only one rat do the same, one single time.

With the widespread prevalence of cellphone towers across the country — many of which near places like schools and playgrounds — this sort of information is incredibly valuable. There’s no telling how many perceived behavioral problems in children with similar conditions might be a result of this phenomenon.

For the complete results of the study, check out the press release, or the write-up from the university’s website.

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