EMFs in home may limit night hormone

By Ben Harder, 15:48 PM April 15, 2008

Two new reports suggest that women already subject to factors that decrease their secretion of the hormone melatonin may experience small further reductions in response to the electromagnetic fields (EMFs) in their homes. On the broader issue of whether EMFs affect melatonin secretion in general, the studies contradict each other.

Melatonin, which is secreted mainly at night by the brain's pineal gland, has been shown in animal studies to suppress the growth of mammary tumors. The researcher...

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