Are we really supposed to take a warning like this seriously?
Your Mattress Could be Acting as a Cancer-Causing Radiation Antenna
How to create a Sleeping Sanctuary
Posted by: Dr. Mercola | August 18 2010
I read Dr. Mercola’s nutritional newsletter regularly. It can be “a bit out there,” to say the least! Still it doesn’t hurt to consider dissenting views, far from the mainstream.
I’m just not sure I’m prepared to rid my bedroom of all electronic devices and dump my mattress! See what you think, if nothing more than for comic relief:
Your Mattress – A Restorative Haven or a Disease-Promoting Zone?
In Western countries, the most common type of mattress is an elevated box spring that contains metal coils, while in Japan, people typically sleep on futon mattresses, which typically contain cotton or wool, placed directly on the floor.
According to researchers Hallberg and Johansson, a number of studies indicate that increasing rates of melanoma (the deadliest type of skin cancer) can be linked to immune-disrupting radiation from FM radio and TV transmission towers, adding that “geographical areas covered by several transmitters show higher incidences of melanoma than areas covered by one transmitter.”
Studies have also linked radiation to brain tumors, and DNA damage that might precipitate a number of different diseases and health problems.
These connections are strengthened when you consider the researchers’ explanation of how your box spring mattress actually acts like an antenna; attracting and amplifying whatever radiation might be zipping through your bedroom.
Better start sleeping on the floor! Feel good and keep smiling! Pat