In a few of those studies, researchers found a specific correlation between living near a cellphone base station and severity of depressive symptoms (38-40).
In another study, researchers looked at personnel at the U.S. embassy in Moscow who were exposed to EMFs, and they found that there was a statistically significant increase in depression (41).
People working around radiofrequency EMFs are also more likely to suffer from depression and commit suicide (42-45).
A good way to combat this is by supplementing with rhodiola. I previously wrote about how it’s a good antidepressant, but it’s been shown to be radioprotective as well (60-62).
14. EMFs Increase Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress
Free radicals are unstable molecules that damage cells and contribute to brain damage, aging and mental disease (46-47).
Oxidative stress is when there is an altered balance between free radicals and their elimination by antioxidants.
After an extensive literature review, researchers have concluded that EMF exposure increases levels of free radicals and oxidative stress in the body, leading to acute and chronic health effects (49).
In another study, researchers found that EMFs are an “oxidative stressor and DNA damage inducer” (48).
Long-term EMF exposure has also been shown to lead to a chronically increased level of free radicals, reducing the effects of melatonin in the brain (49).
15. EMFs Linked to Dementia
Dementia is the third leading cause of death in the United States behind cardiovascular disease and cancer, and by 2050, it’s estimated that 13 million Americans and 160 million people globally will be affected by the disease.
Unfortunately, there are more than 70 studies linking EMFs to dementia, and this number is likely to rise as time goes on, along with the number of diagnoses (53).
The research also includes several epidemiological studies and meta-analyses that link exposure to EMFs and Alzheimer’s onset (55).