EMFs Disrupt Calcium Channels
Dr. Martin pall, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Medical Sciences at Washington State University, in his recent article which reviewed 24 research studies on how exposure to electromagnetic radiation affects animal cells and tissue, states:

“...One of the great puzzles about the action of electromagnetic fields is how can they influence the biology of our bodies. The reason that this is such a great puzzle is that these fields are comprised of low energy photons, with energies too low to influence the chemistry of our bodies. So how can they possibly influence our biology? Many have argued that the only thing that they can possibly do is to heat things, and yet it is very clear that levels of exposure that produce only the slightest heating have been repeatedly shown to produce substantial biological effects...”

Dr. Pall concludes that exposure to electromagnetic radiation has physiological effects through the disruption of calcium channels in cells.

Calcium channels are channels that permit or prevent the passage of calcium ions from the outside to the inside of a cell. Once inside the cell, the calcium ion stimulates the cell’s chemistry to perform such tasks as making proteins, contracting muscles, releasing hormones, and firing neurons. Virtually every cell in the body uses calcium channels to respond to biological signals.

The important thing to understand is that the calcium ion does what it does because it is electrically charged, meaning both it and its channel respond to electromagnetic fields. So, if an electromagnetic field opens the channel, calcium ions flood into the cell and start doing what they do.

Electromagnetic exposure acts by partially depolarizing the electrical charge across the plasma membrane of cells, activating the calcium channels. It is the increased intracellular calcium levels that are responsible for the physiological reaction to electromagnetic exposure.

Significance of the Paper
Martin Pall’s paper is important in two ways:

1. There have been many claims that physiological effects of electromagnetic exposure can’t possibly exist because there’s been no known plausible mechanism of action of such exposure that could produce such effects. Clearly these claims are false.
2. In future studies aimed at understanding the mechanisms of EMF exposure, scientists will now know where to look.  

Significantly, this discovery is very much a “game changer”; it alters the whole question of whether EMFs can cause biological effects—a question that has been fraught with substantial confusion—into one in which specific, targeted questions can now be asked and answered experimentally.


Electromagnetic fields act via activation of voltage-gated calcium channels to produce beneficial or adverse effects. Martin Pall (2013) VIEW 

List of 134 Reviews on Non-thermal Effects of Microwave/Intermediate Frequency EMFs Martin Pall (2017) VIEW

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