Myelin is a fatty electrical insulation in the brain and peripheral nerves which is produced rapidly in the first year of life. However, diminishes during life into old age. The nervous system depends on myelin for normal function. Low-intensity radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMFs) are increasingly encountered in our modern electronic lifestyles. There is research evidence for impairment of myelin production and repair by exposure to RF-EMFs.
Multiple sclerosis is one disease in which myelin is impaired. However, there are few studies of the connection between multiple sclerosis and RF-EMFs. There is evidence of impaired myelin in RF-EMF exposed rats. Studies have shown effects on myelin-related proteins with RF-EMF exposure. People with functional electrical hypersensitivity may have symptoms similar to those with the loss of myelin from RF-EMF exposure or multiple sclerosis.
CONCLUSION: There is evidence for a relationship between the symptoms of RF-EMF exposure and those from the loss of myelin. That is, as in multiple sclerosis and electromagnetic hypersensitivity cases. The most vulnerable may be those unborn, very young, ill, and/or elderly.
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