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Environmental health in integrative medicine

Air quality, toxic chemicals and non-ionising electromagnetic fields

The environmental health of our homes must be part of integrative medicine.

Why is environmental health important in integrative medicine? Every day, we take more than 20,000 breaths. We already know that air pollution has a significant impact on your health. Some irrefutable facts from the World Health Organisation (WHO): more than 92 % of the world’s population breathes polluted air. Also 235 million people live with asthma. Globally, poor air quality could cause an estimated 6.5 million deaths per year. In addition, a quarter of adult deaths from heart disease are related to pollution.

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As far as poor indoor air quality is concerned, increases the risk of many diseases.

Allergies, nausea, headaches, fatigue, asthma, dizziness, lack of concentration, vomiting, sore throat, difficulty breathing. Also Skin and eye irritations are some symptoms that can be caused by toxins in your home environment.

Analysing the indoor air quality in your home will help you to take appropriate measures.

There is a wide variety of toxic chemicals in our homes. From paints, solvents, insecticides, to cleaning and personal hygiene products and cosmetics.

Another fact: a house can contain between 500 and 1000 toxic chemicals. Again, knowing the toxic chemicals you are exposed to allows you to reduce them.

Electromagnetic fields (EMF) and wireless radiation – radio frequency or RF – have become one of the largest sources of environmental pollution. Due to their rapid growth and potentially harmful nature, it is impossible to avoid them completely. However, we can find the sources and reduce the exposure we are exposed to at home or at work.

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Measurement of low frequency radiation

At Bhital we measure and identify 4 types of EMF:

  • Electrical fields (electrical appliances and devices, electrical wiring in the dwelling and, of particular relevance, the head of the bed). They can induce voltage in the body and affect melatonin production, which prevents restful sleep and DNA regeneration at night.
  • Magnetic fields: from the flow of electric current, wiring faults, medium and high voltage pipes and lines, electrical transformers. But also of the metal in the bed frames.
  • Dirty electricity: from electronic devices plugged into the mains. These generate harmonics or dirty current, especially smart meters. Power supplies that convert alternating current (AC) electricity into direct current (DC) create dirty electricity. This dirty electricity depresses the immune system.
  • Radio frequency (equipment and devices that send and receive information wirelessly, such as wireless mobile and landline phones, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, smart meters, radars, etc.).
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Today, more than ever, achieving indoor environments with minimal electromagnetic pollution therefore, helps to prevent health problems and improve our immune response.

Common sources of radiation are high voltage power lines and transmission lines, thehousehold appliances and building wiring, the solar panel inverters. Also, mobile phone towers, wireless technology, smart meters, as well as, baby monitors, bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi routers, electric cars…

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More data. EMFs were classified as possible Group 2B carcinogens by the WHO. Symptoms and severity levels can vary from person to person, depending on the strengths and frequencies of the electromagnetic field.


In addition, overexposure or Electrohypersensitivity to EMF can be expressed in numerous symptoms and diseases.

For example: learning and memory deficits, insomnia, concentration difficulties, neurological disorders, headaches, chronic fatigue, irritability, cell damage, anxiety, depression, nausea, electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS). Also, impairment of the immune and reproductive systems, low sperm count, multiple chemical sensitivity, increased risk of cancer, tachycardia

Children are the ones who are most at risk.

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Multiple studies have shown that they absorb more than twice as much radiation as adults. One example: the BioInitiative Report provides a deep dive into the health effects of EMFs. After examining research from more than 3,800 studies on EMR (electromagnetic radiation) and reviewing current exposure standards, he concludes that these are far from adequate to protect public health.

Research studies continue to be published showing the harmful effects of electromagnetic fields. And not only on humans, but also on animals, insects and plants.

Dr carmen romeroDr. Carmen Romero
Founder of Bhital.