Microwave frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) produce widespread neuropsychiatric effects including depression

This paper has a double intention: On the one hand it makes a review of the epidemiological literature that associate microwaves (MW) to neuropsychiatric and mood disorders concluding that a great association was founded, on the other hand however it proposes the action of MW on voltage gated calcium channels as the mechanism (unique mechanism) that mediate those biological effects, but along this website are viewed other mechanism that are surely in action, one of them for example include water or the liquid medium as the mediator for the biological effects.

From the abstract of this paper:

" ... these may be generated through roles of VGCC activation, producing excessive neurotransmitter/neuroendocrine release as well as oxidative/nitrosative stress and other responses. ... 18 more recent epidemiological studies, provide substantial evidence that microwave EMFs from cell/mobile phone base stations, excessive cell/mobile phone usage and from wireless smart meters can each produce similar patterns of neuropsychiatric effects, with several of these studies showing clear dose-response relationships. Lesser evidence from 6 additional studies suggests that short wave, radio station, occupational and digital TV antenna exposures may produce similar neuropsychiatric effects. Among the more commonly reported changes are sleep disturbance/insomnia, headache, depression/depressive symptoms, fatigue/tiredness, dysesthesia, concentration/attention dysfunction, memory changes, dizziness, irritability, loss of appetite/body weight, restlessness/anxiety, nausea, skin burning/tingling/dermographism and EEG changes." {Credits 1}

Is interestingly (and worrying) when it mentions:

" While there is no question that many of these studies show high strength of association, it is also clear that it is becoming progressively more difficult to do these studies. As exposures become almost universal in countries around the world, it is getting difficult if not impossible to find good negative controls. There may be a similar problem in doing animal studies, such that it may be necessary to raise animals in Faraday cages in order to avoid exposures that would otherwise occur as a consequence of our near ubiquitous EMFs." {Credits 1}

{Credits 1} 🎪 Pall, M. L. (2016). Microwave frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) produce widespread neuropsychiatric effects including depression. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, 75, 43-51. © 2015 The Author(s). This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

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