The Hypothyroid Epidemic
Hypothyroidsm is when the Thyroid Gland is underactive. Extreme fatigue, hair loss, dry skin, weight gain, brain fog, infertility and depression are just some of the symptoms associated with having an underactive Thyroid. Over the past decade, physicians have seen an almost exponential increase in the amount of patients presenting with low Thyroid.
Causes of Hypothyroidism
High estrogen levels are one of the main factors that appear to depress Thyroid function.The abundant use of plastics in both food and water manufacturing and storage have been thought to be a contributing factor to the rise in estrogen levels in both men and women, therefore depressing Thyroid function.
The lack of iodine in our food supply is also noted by many physicians and nutritionists as another contributing factor to the epidemic of underactive Thyroids.
RF Radiation Exposure Suppresses Thyroid
A more recent revelation as to what could be causing the low Thyroid epidemic came after researchers studied the effects of RF radiation on rats. The study consisted of exposing the rats to low levels of RF radiation as is emitted from cell phones, cell towers, WiFi, Smart Meters, Bluetooth devices and cordless phones. The results of exposing the rats to a daily does of RF radiation were that the rats' Thyroid Glands became underactive, putting the once healthy rats into a state of Hypothryoidism.
RF Radiation Exposure Kills Thyroid Cells
At the end of the study, the rats were sacrificed and their Thyroid Glands were examined. Researchers found that many of the cells that made up the Thyroid Gland had been killed by the radiation (the scientific term for cell death is apoptosis). In addition, the structure of the gland itself had been altered by the radiation exposure, pointing to pathological changes having occurred.
"The overall findings indicated that whole body exposure to pulse-modulated RF radiationthat is similar to that emitted by global system for mobile communications (GSM) mobile phones can cause pathological changes in the thyroid gland by altering the gland structure and enhancing...apoptosis."