High-tech cars contain several gadgets that emit low levels of radiation. But how much oxidative stress is that causing in your body?Our world has become very technologically advanced. Cell phones now have more computing power than NASA back in 1969 when it sent two astronauts to the moon. Even singing happy birthday cards outrank the computing power available to the Allied Forces in 1945. Not to mention what’s in our cars.
Automated controls and lock systems. GPS navigation and tracking tools. Remote controls. State-of-the-art music systems and DVD players. Bluetooth…the list goes on and on. But have you ever stopped to think about how much radiation is produced by these devices?Most electronic devices in your car emit electromagnetic fields that are potentially harmful to your health. Scientists from two Polish universities collaborated in this current study published in Advanced Clinical Experimental Medicine to determine just how much this electromagnetic radiation interferes with the human body. They discovered markers of oxidative stress were increased when platelets (a blood component involved in blood clotting) were exposed to several sources of radiation, including car electronics. They concluded that low frequency electromagnetic fields may be a cause of oxidative stress in the human body and could lead to free radical diseases.