Cancer-Causing Radiation Under Your Mattress
The rate of breast cancer in Western countries is 10 percent higher in the left
breast than in the right. This also is true for the skin cancer melanoma.
Researchers have suggested a surprising explanation for this and for the
dramatic increase in rates of breast cancer and melanoma over the past three
In Japan, there is no correlation between the rates of melanoma and breast
cancer, and there is no left-side prevalence for either disease. The rate of
breast cancer in Japan is also significantly lower than in the West. This may
be due to differences in sleeping habits in Japan and Western countries.
Previous research has shown that people prefer to sleep on their right sides,
possibly as a way of reducing weight stress on the heart. This is most likely
the same in both the East and the West, but the futons used for sleeping in
Japan are mattresses placed directly on the bedroom floor, in contrast to the
elevated box springs and mattress of beds used in the West.
According to Scientific American, a 2007 study in Sweden conducted between 1989
and 1993 revealed a strong link between the incidence of melanoma and the
number of FM and TV transmission towers covering the area where the individuals
lived. Consider, however, that even a TV set cannot respond to broadcast
transmissions unless the weak electromagnetic waves are captured and amplified
by an appropriately designed antenna. Antennas are simply metal objects of
appropriate length sized to match the wavelength of a specific frequency of
In the U.S., bed frames and box springs are made of metal, and the length of a
bed is exactly half the wavelength of FM and TV transmissions. The maximum
strength of the field develops 75 centimeters above the mattress, so when
sleeping on your right side, your left side will be exposed to the highest
From Dr. Joseph Mercola (mercola.com 8/10) Your Mattress Could be Acting as a Cancer-Causing Radiation Antenna
Dr. Mercola comments: Remember that Your Cells are Driven by Electrical
Impulses. I want to stress what might be one of the most fundamental issues
when it comes to the potential hazard of electromagnetic radiation, which is
the fact that the human body has its own internal electrical system. All the
cells in your body vibrate at different rates, and these weak electrical
impulses are used for intracellular communication throughout your body.
Unfortunately, your body can literally act like a tuning fork. An external
electrical influence can therefore cause your cells normal frequency or rate to
be disrupted as they start vibrating to the frequency of the outside source.
James Oschman explains this further in his book Energy Medicine. Now, in the
typical bedroom of a modern home, electrical exposure from external sources
(live electrical wiring in ceilings, walls and floors) is thousands of times
stronger than your body's own electrical system. Long-term exposure to these
high-level electric fields can thus impair your body's intracellular
communication, which can impact your health in a number of ways.