EMFs are electric, magnetic and radio frequency fields. They come in varying frequencies and are emitted by all devices that are powered by electricity. EMFs are invisible and they are all around us, if you live by overhead powerlines, cell towers radio / TV stations or a step down transformer, you are being exposed to even more fields. The step down transformer is usually located in a residential yard, what they are for is to take the high voltage, step down the voltage and distribute the lower voltage to homes.
EMFs are emitted from cell phones, it is advisable to keep the phone as far away as possible from your body even when not in use. EMFs do have a thermal effect on body cells but the increase in temperature is usually very minimal so as not to be noticed. The problem is with the biological effect the fields have on the cells.
Studies have shown that small levels of magnetic fields, such as 60 Hz can have drastic effects on cancer cells in a culture. They also suppress the body’s metabolism. At levels over 160 nT (nanotesla), sperm production is affected and male fertility declined by about 50% between 1973 and 2013. Also pregnant women exposed to magnetic fields can increase their chances of a miscarriage.
Paul Heroux, a professor of toxicology and health effects of electromagnetism, found that magnetic fields hinders the energy generating functions of ATP synthase. ATP synthase is an enzyme that is responsible for the conversion of ADP to ATP.
“The formation of ATP from ADP and Pi is energetically unfavorable and would normally proceed in the reverse direction. In order to drive this reaction forward, ATP synthase couples ATP synthesis during cellular respiration to an electrochemical gradient created by the difference in proton (H+) concentration across the mitochondrial membrane in eukaryotes or the plasma membrane in bacteria. During photosynthesis in plants, ATP is synthesized by ATP synthase using a proton gradient created in the thylakoid lumen through the thylakoid membrane and into the chloroplast stroma.”
The energy created by ATP synthase passes as a stream of proton through a water channel, magnetic fields reduces this current. The reduction of current can promote chronic disease and infertility. According to Heroux
“When you impair the flow of protons to ATP synthase, you increase mitochondrial membrane polarization … If you increase the polarization of the mitochondria by 14 percent, you will have a 70 percent increase in the reactive oxygen species coming out of complex one, which is the leading edge of the oxidative phosphorylation chain.
Essentially, my explanation is that by physical action on water, you can change the transparency of the most critical enzyme in the human body, modulate the amount of ATP, increase the escape of electrons from complex one; thereby explaining practically all of the observations related to EMF. Of course, the moment ATP is perturbed in a cell, there are calcium signals being emitted all over the place, because calcium is possibly the most critical intracellular messenger.”