According to a recent study, the proportion of heart attack patients who had no known risk factors in 2006 was 11%, and over the study period, increased to 27% by 2014.

This prompted commentary by Dr. Priyanka (Pri) Bandara and Mr Steven Weller on the risk of wireless radiation in cardiovascular disease which was published last month in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Their publication discusses how RF exposure has increased exponentially in the last 20 years with levels currently billions of times higher than natural background levels.

Looking at the cardiovascular studies referenced, “one finds that low-level emissions from the aforementioned devices have been linked to effects such as heart variability (HRV) changes, blood pressure changes, arrhythmia and palpitations. There are also RF biological effects such oxidative stress, autonomic nervous system effects, neurotransmitter effects, and calcium flux changes, which all potentially have a role to play.”

In light of this the authors note the importance of developing measures to reduce public exposure to microwave electromagnetic radiation from wireless devices and infrastructure.

ORSAA makes a submission to the ACMA

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