The spinal cord acts like an antenna to receive electromagnetic fields, according to researchers from California.
From their modelling, the scientists concluded that the spinal cord conducts external fields, with maximum effect observed in the FM radio band at approximately 100 MHz. At that frequency, the internal fields were sufficiently strong to potentially affect the central nervous system and breach the blood-brain-barrier.
Balaguru S, 'Investigation of the spinal cord as a natural receptor antenna for incident electromagnetic waves and possible impact on the central nervous system', Electromagn Biol Med. 2012 Jun;31(2):101-11. doi: 10.3109/15368378.2011.624653. Epub 2012 Feb 21.
About The Author - Lyn McLean is a consumer advocate, author and educator and has been monitoring and writing on the subject of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) for over 20 years. She is the director of EMR Australia.