Do you think EMF radiation can’t harm expecting mothers? Think again. Because recent research has shown a strong correlation between EMF and miscarriage risk.
According to scientific data from Dr. De-Kun Li of the Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, women who exposed themselves to higher levels of EMF radiation had a 2.72 greater risk of miscarriage. That means they were almost three times as likely to have a miscarriage compared to other mothers!
And the results didn’t change no matter what the source of the EMF radiation was.
I did some digging on the topic and wanted to explain the study to you in greater detail so you can protect yourself — and your child — going forward.
Dr. Li’s Study Design
Dr. De-Kun Li’s recent EMF study had a total of 913 participants. Throughout the day, the pregnant women had to carry an EMDEX Lite meter that measured EMF radiation round-the-clock. The researchers measured the EMF readings daily, at a time that didn’t interfere with the women’s schedules.
The women also kept a diary throughout this time for a few reasons. In case there was anything noteworthy in the measurements, the research team wanted to be able to connect those measurements with anything happening in the participants’ day-to-day lives. Most importantly, whatever the participants noted down could connect back to high EMF exposures.
Dr. Li made sure it was a fair experiment so he ended up excluding 138 women because they didn’t carry the meter at all times or had incomplete EMF data come in. His team also took into greater account what typical days looked like for these women, since EMF exposure on non-typical days could skew the rest of the data.
High-Level EMF Causes the Biggest Harm
Studies in the past showed that the highest EMF radiation caused the highest risks in miscarriage.
Basically, this means that there is some level of EMF radiation women expose themselves to that disturbs the baby’s development, leading to miscarriage. A woman can experience low-level EMF, but if the EMF goes beyond a certain point, it puts her at greater risk for harm.
Taking this fact into account, the researchers only focused on the highest readings for EMF exposure. The researchers followed up with women at the end of their pregnancies and interviewed them to get a better idea of any possible connections to EMF.
What Other EMF Studies Said
This is the fifth study in the last 15 years that supports a scientifically-backed connection between high EMF exposure and miscarriage risk. Two of those studies looked only at cellphone use and closeness to wireless network, and the other two measured EMF radiation in the women’s surroundings.
But the thing with EMF radiation is that it’s hard to measure accurately. Past studies don’t normally have reliable measurements to show for their results.
Unlike those studies, the current one measured EMF exposure from all sources, which makes the measurements more valid for what the study was testing. And measuring EMF radiation over a specific timeframe, i.e., while the women were still pregnant, improves the accuracy of the results, too. Dr. Li also did a great job of reducing the chance any funky data showed up — like EMF radiation measurements from a non-typical day, for example.
Connecting EMF and Miscarriage Risk
The field of EMF radiation testing already gets a lot of criticism. When Dr. Li published a study more than a decade ago on the connection between EMF and miscarriage risk, a lot of his peers accounted “behavioral differences” to the conclusive results he had. His critics said that he should focus on whether the women had nausea or vomiting during this period as a way to provide more evidence.
But even when Dr. Li accounted for nausea and vomiting in this study, the results stayed the same: that there was, in fact, a risk of miscarriage when pregnant mothers had exposure to high levels of EMF radiation. A risk that’s 2.72 times greater compared to women exposed to normal level of EMF radiation.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated EMF as a Class 2B carcinogen; if it has so much potential to cause cancer, shouldn’t the scientific community at least keep its eyes peeled for any risks to developing babies?
If you’re a pregnant woman, or trying to become one, and you are interested in learning more about how EMF affects you, you can learn more here for free.