Some forms of electromagnetic radiation, which is radiation found in different kinds of light waves, including ultraviolet light and X-rays, can cause damage to the DNA inside a living cell.
When DNA is damaged by radiation, it can lead to cell death or to cancer.
What are the effects of EM radiation on living things and the environment?
Radiation can harm living things directly by damaging their cells. The cells might stop functioning, or they might be unable to reproduce. Radiation can also cause cells to reproduce in an out-of-control fashion, causing cancer. Radiation can also interfere with the reproduction of living things.
What are the positive and negative effects of electromagnetic radiation on living things and the environment?
Recent years have brought many reports concerning the problem of the effect of radio frequencies on human health, seeking in them both positive and negative effects. The energy absorbed in the tissues of the living body may cause an increase in its temperature, especially within high frequencies fields.
What are the effects of electromagnetic radiation?
Reported symptoms include headaches, anxiety, suicide and depression, nausea, fatigue and loss of libido. To date, scientific evidence does not support a link between these symptoms and exposure to electromagnetic fields.
Why are high frequency EM waves harmful to living things?
Well, to put it simply, high frequency electromagnetic waves are harmful because of their high intensity. For example, too much exposion to gamma rays or to high frequency electromagnetic waves can cause cellular damage that may lead to cancer, DNA damoage and radiation sickness.