Your Boxspring Could Be Acting as a Gigantic, Cancer-Causing Radiation AntennaS

The breast cancer rate is 10% higher on people's left side than right. Why? Some researchers think it's because people tend to sleep on their right side, and their boxsprings are pulling in electromagnetic radiation from FM and TV transmissions.

Yes, everything around us is killing us, including our beds. Our beds!

Thus, as we sleep on our coil-spring mattresses, we are in effect sleeping on an antenna that amplifies the intensity of the broadcast FM/TV radiation. Asleep on these antennas, our bodies are exposed to the amplified electromagnetic radiation for a third of our life spans. As we slumber on a metal coil-spring mattress, a wave of electromagnetic radiation envelops our bodies so that the maximum strength of the field develops 75 centimeters above the mattress in the middle of our bodies. When sleeping on the right side, the body's left side will thereby be exposed to field strength about twice as strong as what the right side absorbs.

The solution? Get a bed without metal springs. Or never sleep. [Scientific American via Kottke]

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