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    New paper on CFS symptoms and the role of power frequency and radio frequency exposures

    CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFS) AND SLEEP DISORDERS: EVIDENCE THAT EXTREMELY LOW FREQUENCY MAGNETIC FIELDS AND RADIOFREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS ARE FACTORS TO INVESTIGATE IN TREATMENT

    ACNEM Journal Vol 39 No1 – April 2020

    By Don Maisch PhD

    Excerpt:

    Overview

    A 2019 report to the Australian NHMRC found that 66% of research on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also referred to as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) was on managing the condition, 17% was on finding the cause for the condition, 10% on prevention and 7% on multiple areas. Besides a number of recommendations, the committee recommended “building research quantity and capacity, improving health services research and developing health advice.” (1)

    It is estimated that 50 -70 million Americans chronically suffer from a sleep and wakefulness disorder which hinders their daily functioning and adversely affects health and longevity (2). In Australia, a 2016 sleep health survey found that inadequate sleep affects 33-45% of adults, across all age groups.(3)

    As one of the symptoms of CFS is insomnia and other sleep disorders, any common factor in these conditions should be of research interest. Australia is in an excellent position for such research. For example, the National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases, based at Griffith University, Qld. and part of the Menzies Health Institute Queensland, has a research focus on the causes and mechanisms of ME/CFS, identifying biomarkers of the condition and improving patient outcomes in the area of preventative medicine, social and clinical care and public health. (4)

    According to a literature review by Henry Lai, bioengineering Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington and Editor-in-chief of Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, the biological effects of extremely low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic fields (which range from 0 – 300 Hz) (5) and radiofrequency electromagnetic fields ( RF-EMF) (from 30 kHz to 300 GHz) (6) are very similar, with both including sleep problems (7). Lai concludes that there is a basic mechanism of interaction between biological tissues and artificial electromagnetic fields that is independent of frequency (8). This finding brings into question the assurances of safety claimed by various national and international exposure standards….SNIP

    Read the full paper here

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