DNA, as you probably know, is a molecule that contains genetic information. However, this genetic information does more than simply pass traits down to future generations. In fact, this genetic information is constantly being accessed to maintain optimal functioning within your body, in response to your environment.
As Dr. Blank explains, your DNA "is constantly at work, making proteins required for the business of life."
The ladder-like structures that make up the double helix of your DNA represent the chemicals that tie the two strands together. These structures contain the genetic code, and the sequence of the bases tells you what kind of molecule is required for building protein needed.
Some of these proteins are created in response to stress in what's known as the cellular stress response. You may be familiar with the stress response in your body, in which cortisol and adrenaline is produced, for example. But each and every one of your cells has a similar defense mechanism against stress as well.
According to Dr. Blank, there are about 20 different stress proteins in nature, called heat shock proteins (HSP), which are used by your cells to counteract harmful stimulus. Whenever a cell is exposed to an unfriendly environment, the DNA separates in certain regions and begins to read the genetic code to produce these stress proteins (HSP).
Therefore, the presence of stress proteins is an indication that the cell has come into contact with something that is detrimental to its wellbeing. Essentially, it's your cells' way of saying, "I've encountered something bad." And, Dr. Blank emphatically claims, "There's no question cells react to EMF's as harmful." Research has clearly shown that radiation within the non-ionizing range can cause single- and/or double-DNA-strand breaks, which cells respond to by creating stress proteins.
Interestingly, researchers have discovered that your cells do not only react to frequencies in the microwave range, but across the ENTIRE SPECTRUM of frequencies, from low ELF's and up!