Prof. Martin L. Pall refers to this as “digital dementia”.
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Cell phone usage has long been suspected of contributing to Brain tumors. Now there is a published peer reviewed study that shows a link between cell phone radiation and onset Alzheimer's disease. According to experts, increased cell phone and even wifi use can lead to an increase in intracellular calcium levels in the brain; which is another clear symptom of the disease.
Many studies on Alzheimer’s demonstrate that electromagnetic fields produce powerful electric and magnetic forces that have a damaging effect on the human body. In other words, these wireless forms of communication activate voltage-gated calcium channels - these regulate intracellular calcium levels.
Once electromagnetic fields activate voltage-gated calcium channels - calcium builds up - putting stress on the brain - and potentially speeding up the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
Study author and Washington State University Professor Martin L. Pall made the following statement in a media release: “EMFs act via peak electric and time varying magnetic forces at a nanosecond time scale.”
Pall then goes on to say that the peaks noticeably expand with each enlargement in the pulse modulation from smartphones, smart meters; including radar in driverless vehicles.
Pall: “Any of these may produce the ultimate nightmare – extremely early onset Alzheimer’s Disease.”
Does the usage of Cell Phones and Wi-Fi lead to early onset Alzheimer’s?
Pall says that many studies have shown a clear link between more VGCC activity and the increase in Alzheimer’s cases; and the number of cases that affect Americans is set to triple within the next three decades.
Pall is calling for research to be carried out on the area; namely on three specific topics. First of all the professor is requesting that more MRI scans be carried out on younger people in order to detect signs of digital dementia.
Furthermore, the professor says that EMF exposure assessments should be necessary for all people between the age of 30 and 40 that receive a diagnosis for early onset Alzheimer's disease.
Finally, Pall wants more examinations of people who have been living near cell antennas for over a year.
“Findings from each of these studies should be shared with the general public,” the author of the peer reviewed study concludes, “so that everyone can take the steps necessary to reduce the incidence of early onset Alzheimer’s disease.”
His findings are published in the journal Current Alzheimer Research.