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What do Himalayan Pink Salt Lamps do?

By Swahili Scientists

Himalayan pink salt lamps are reported to have several health benefits.

Himalayan pink salt lamps are reported to have several health benefits.

Himalayan pink salt lamps are growing in popularity. The decorative light fixtures made out of Himalayan pink salt can enable a person to benefit from powerful healing properties and realize health benefits. This is a short list that includes some of the possible benefits of having a Himalayan pink salt lamp in your home:

  1. Purifies the air.

Proponents of Himalayan salt lamps boast that these salt rocks have the ability to remove pollen, dust, smoke, and many other types of contaminants.

  1. Eases allergy and asthma symptoms.

Himalayan salt rock lamps may help provide some relief to people suffering from respiratory ailments by counteracting the negative effects of positive ions in the atmosphere. Furthermore, Himalayan salt rock lamps have helped remove the symptom-causing contaminants from the air, purifying the room and clearing their airways.

  1. Increases energy levels and reduces stress.

Another bold claim regarding Himalayan salt rock crystal lamps is their ability to help re-energize and revitalize the body.

It has been said that positive ions can drain your body of energy while negative ions help rejuvenate the body and mind. Once negative ions reach the bloodstream, they are said to produce biochemical reactions that increase serotonin, a chemical that is released by the pineal gland during the day, which helps to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost daytime energy. Negative ions have also been shown to help in the treatment of seasonal depression.

  1. Helps you sleep better.

Not only do positive ions drain energy levels, they can also stop you from replenishing them because of lost sleep. Positively charged particles can reduce the supply of blood and oxygen to the brain, which can lead to irregular sleep patterns.

Along with helping to rejuvenate energy and mood, natural negative ions in the air can reverse sleep deprivation problems.

  1. Reduces electromagnetic radiation.

Like it or not, we live in an electrical word. And while the many devices and tools we use each day can help simplify our lives, they also leave behind electromagnetic radiation. Everything from your smartphone to your television can leave traces of this radiation.

Study Finds ‘Clear Evidence’ of Cellphone Radiation Causing Tumors

A new study in rats shows that increased radiation causes tumors.

A new study in rats shows that exposure to radiation causes tumors.

By Swahili Scientists

The final report of two studies that were conducted by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), an interagency research program under the auspices of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences was released on November 1, 2018. Though a preliminary report that was released this past February downplayed the findings, subsequent peer review upgraded the risk for these same findings, according to the New York Times.

“We believe that the link between radio-frequency radiation and tumors in male rats is real,” John Bucher, a senior scientist at the National Toxicology Program, said in a statement.

But he cautioned that the exposure levels and durations were far greater than what people would typically encounter, and that this cannot “be compared directly to the exposure that humans experience.”

The rats in the studies were exposed to radiation nine hours a day for two years, far longer even than heavy users of cellphones. For the rats, the exposures started before birth and continued until they were about 2 years old.

However, best selling author Dr. Joseph Mercola said the following:

“While the NTP insists the exposure — nine hours a day for two years, which is the lifetime of a rodent — is far more extensive than that of heavy cellphone users, I would strongly disagree, seeing how many, especially the younger generation, have their cellphones turned on and near their body 24/7.”

Dr. Mercola continued, “Many are literally sleeping with their phone beneath their pillow. What’s more, cellphones are not the sole source of radiofrequency (RF) EMFs. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled tablets, computers, smart TVs, wireless baby monitors, cordless phones, smart appliances, smart meters and nearby cellular phone base stations are sources of similarly harmful radiation, and most of us are exposed 24/7. So, my guess is that the duration of RF-EMF exposure is actually far greater than the one tested in the study.”

According to the study, some 2 to 3 percent of the male rats exposed to the radiation developed malignant gliomas, a deadly brain cancer, compared to none in a control group that received no radiation.

The study also found that about 5 to 7 percent of the male rats exposed to the highest level of radiation developed malignant heart tumors, compared to none in the control group.

According to the New York Times, the rat study examined the effects of a radio frequency associated with an early generation of cellphone technology, one that fell out of routine use years ago. The rats were exposed to radiation at a frequency of 900 megahertz — typical of the second generation of cellphones that prevailed in the 1990s, when the study was first conceived.

However, according to Microwave News:

“Two different German labs have exposed mice to 3G. Cancer promotion was found in each case. The lead author of the second study, Alex Lerchl, concluded that 3G signals ‘obviously enhance the growth of tumors’ … The fact is that we don’t know whether the higher G’s are any safer than 2G. Believing so is simply wishful thinking.”

In light of these studies, we may be well advised to take precautions for our exposure to cell phones radiation, such as cell phone diodes.

Groundskeeper Accepts Reduced $78 Million Award in Monsanto Suit

Dewayne Lee Johnson's skin has been altered after contracting cancer from his use of the Roundup week killer.

Dewayne Lee Johnson’s skin has been altered after contracting cancer from his use of the Roundup week killer.

By MCNS Staff

A Black groundskeeper who won a massive civil suit against Bayer’s Monsanto in August has agreed to accept $78 million. A San Francisco Superior Court judge substantially reduced the jury’s original $289 million award.

Dewayne “Lee” Johnson proved in court last month that he contracted cancer from using the weed killer Roundup, a product of Bayer’s Monsanto.

The Northern Californian groundskeeper and pest-control manager, was 42 when he developed a strange rash that lead to the diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in August 2014. For more on this story, click here.

Report: Earth has Until 2030 to Stem Catastrophic Climate Change

By MCNS Staff

The impact of higher temperatures has caused the melting of glaciers and rise in worldwide water levels.

The impact of higher temperatures has caused the melting of glaciers and rise in worldwide water levels.

An Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released Monday at the 48th Session of the IPCC in Incheon, South Korea, states that “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” would be required in order to hold global warming to a critical limit. This coincides with various reports that climate change is drastically shifting environmental conditions.

The report focuses on the impact of global warming and broader descriptor of “climate change,” reaching 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above world pre-industrial levels. Planet Earth is already two-thirds of the way there, given that global temperatures have warmed up about 1 degree Celsius.

The report is three years in the making and is a direct result of the 2015 Paris Accords, which the United States, under the current administration, has pulled out of with claims that they are unfair to the country.

For more information on the IPCC report and the impacts it projects, follow the link here.