Shielding effect of mineral schungite during electromagnetic irradiation of rats


Shielding effect of mineral schungite during electromagnetic irradiation of rats



Kurotchenko S.P., Subbotina T.I., Tuktamyshev I.I., Tuktamyshev I.Sh, Khadartsev A.A., Yashin A.A.

State Unitary Enterprise, Institute of New Medical Technologies, Tula, Russia.

DOI: 10.1023/B:BEBM.0000017092.52535.f8

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A team of researchers wanted to study the effect of electromagnetic radiations on Wistarrats that were shielded with schungite. Schungite has been used for more than 300 years to treat various diseases. There has been increased interest in this mineral as more and more scientists are using it for research purposes. The current technological world is filled with electromagnetic radiations that are harmful to human health.

Here they studied the effect of low intensity microwave electromagnetic radiation on the blood cells and bone marrow of the shielded rats. The microwave radiations were biotropic and were not hazardous. Particular emphasis was given on the ability of schungite to reduce the effect of radiations under these circumstances.

The research was conducted to establish whether schungite can shield the rats from radiations.


Materials and methods


The researchers studied the shielding effect of schungite using two wistar rats. Control and experimental rats were exposed to equal radiations. The frequency of the radiations was 37GHZ. The wistar rats were irradiated for around is minutes. The characteristics of the red bone marrow and the blood cells were examined for 24, 48 and 72 hours respectively. Since the pathological alterations depend on the period of exposure to these radiations, they estimated the indexes after every 15 minutes.




They evaluated the morphological properties of red bone marrow cells, count of erythrocytes, the concentration of hemoglobin and leukocytes count.

Samples of blood were taken from the caudal vein of the rat. The blood smears were stained using Romanovsky- Giemsa method. The count of the red blood cells were estimated using a S_4 stimul Plyus Laboratory counter through the modified method.

Before the experiment the blood indexes were corresponding to normal.

The researchers classified the rats into two groups. Both groups were exposed to microwave radiations. After exposing the two groups to these radiations they investigated the total leukocyte count in each group. They were exposed to radiations where they were rotated right-handed or left-handed to the radiation using a rotating plane. The polarization plane was either right-handed (D-form, D-EMR) or left –handed ( L-form, L-EMR).

The total leukocyte count in the first group had decreased after 72 hours of exposure to L-EMR. Hemoglobin content, erythrocyte count had also significantly reduced after exposure. The pathological alterations in the first blood smear included nuclei hyper segmentation and hypertrophy.

The second group was exposed to D-EMR for seventy two hours showed a considerable reduction of leukocytes. The morphological changes found in here included the occurrence of neutrophils that had hyper segmented nuclei in their blood smears.




It should be understood that at later stages L-EMR showed a decrease in leukocyte count. But exposure to D_EMR had no effect on the blood cell count. From their results, it is clear that schungite shielded the rats from the damaging effect of microwave radiations. This proves that schungite has positive shielding effect from electromagnetic radiations.




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