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What Is EMR And Why Is It A Problem?

What Is EMR And Why Is It A Problem?

By Dr. Patrick Lovegrove Medically Reviewed by Lindsay Langley, BSN, RN, CHT
Posted Thursday, March 28th, 2019
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EMR stands for electromagnetic radiation

What is EMR? EMR stands for electromagnetic radiation. Mobile devices, appliances, power lines, smart-meter networks, and cell towers generate non-ionizing radiation from magnetic fields. The electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from the said sources can damage our deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). EMR is a form of energy and it surrounds us all day every day and is known as “electropollution”. From the most known sources like our mobile devices, kitchen appliances, to the lesser recognized like the electrical wiring in our walls, lighting, hairdryers, refrigerator, washer/dryer, air conditioner, keyless car entry, etc.

Why is Electromagnetic radiation a problem?

Our body is a conductor of energy. Anything that affects the energy field affects the body either positively or negatively. Natural energy sources like the sun, heal the body. The effects of electromagnetic radiation can potentially be beneficial, but it turns out that we have unleashed the unknown. And we are starting to see serious problems. This includes DNA damage because of EMR. University of Colorado & University of Washington research demonstrates single and double-strand breaks DNA from exposure from a cellular phone EMR. (Dr. Cherry of Lincoln University of New Zealand 2002) – Melatonin reduction.

Sixteen studies have observed significant EMR associated melatonin reduction in humans. Melatonin is critical in falling asleep. Melatonin secretion is beneficial. As a result, it reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia as well as cancer (brain tumors). It also shows that electromagnetic radiation from phones is associated with brain tumors on the side of the head exposed to the phone. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued an official warning in 2016 to limit cell phone proximity and use in children.

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Dr. Patrick Lovegrove

Dr. Patrick Lovegrove is board certified by the American Board of Family Physicians. He was born in Staunton, Virginia, and graduated from the University of Virginia where he majored in Biology. He received a Medical School Scholarship from the United States Air Force. A graduate of Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine, his over 20 years of clinical experience includes Family Practice, Anti-aging, Holistic Internal Medicine, Pain Management, Aerospace, Sports, and Emergency Medicine. He believes that holistic medicine should be integrated with conventional medicine in a scientifically based model to achieve the best results for patients.