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|Are You Sleeping in a Dangerous, Electrically Polluted Bedroom?|
Vicki Warren is the program director for the International Institute for Bau-Biologie & Ecology (IBE). For more details on this exciting and growing movement, see How Bau-Biologie Can Keep You and Your Home Healthy.
DR. MERCOLA'S COMMENT:
I decided to reverse the order here for a very important reason, in that I am announcing a new column on this site, which will be directed toward educating you about the dangers of the building that you live in, and what you can do to correct it.
Electro-Pollution in Your Bedroom
The human body is an amazing, self-rejuvenating entity that has the ability to repair itself while it sleeps. This is accomplished with its own, internal electrical system that functions with very weak electrical impulses. Electrical impulses are generated by your brain and are used for intercellular communication. This is possible because your body is composed mainly of water with a high mineral content making it highly electrically conductive.
Cells know when to divide by vibrating. Brain cells, nerve cells, bone cells, all vibrate at different rates in order to communicate with one another. Unfortunately, our bodies act like tuning forks. When you vibrate a tuning fork (external electrical influence), any turning fork (like our body) in its vicinity will start vibrating at the same frequency or rate, and therefore will be confused as to how fast to grow.1
In the typical sleeping area, electrical exposure from external sources (live electrical wiring in ceilings, walls and floors) is thousands of times stronger than your body's own electrical system. Long-term exposure to these high-level electric fields can impair your body's ability to communicate within itself, and impact health. The average person spends approximately one-third of their life sleeping.
Doesn't it make sense to reduce exposure to electric fields in our sleeping areas?
Some people develop symptoms when they experience long-term exposure, especially at night, to elevated levels of electricity, such as:
Biological problems associated with electromagnetic stressors fall into two major categories:2
1. Brain (behavioral abnormalities, learning disabilities, altered bio-cycles and stress responses)
2. Growing tissue (embryos, genetics and cancer)
Research has shown that for a body to properly detoxify during sleep it must be alkaline, and high electromagnetic fields lead to acidity. This is especially true for heavy metal detoxification.3
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1Oschman, James. Energy Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 2000.
2Becker, Robert O. Cross Currents. New York: Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 1990.
3http://www.klinghardt.org/docs/Heavy%20Metal%20Detox%20Clinical%20Pearls.pdf [cited Feb 2007]