Health issues without apparent cause ?

Do you or loved ones suffer from Disrupted Sleep, Headaches, Low Energy Levels, Weak Immune System, Memory and Concentration loss, Irritability & Mood swings or Muscular and Neurological Disorders? EMF exposure may play a role ! Mankind has submerged itself in an ocean of artificial frequencies. They are all around us, filling the air. To the naked eye the planet appears to be the same. But at a cellular level it is the biggest change that life on earth has endured; affecting our mental and physical health, disrupting circadian rhythms, weakening of our immune system and general sense of wellbeing. The sheer attractiveness and convenience make our gadgets hard to resist but are doing harm to ourselves and our children. It’s probably too late to turn back the clock on the wireless revolution, but on an individual level you CAN reduce exposure without sacrificing too much.

EMF Exposed !

In 2011, the World Health Organization concluded that this wireless radiation was a possible (Group 2B) carcinogen, a risk rating that some scientists and researchers now want to upgrade to probable (Group 2A) carcinogen, as published in the International Journal of Oncology. Besides cancer concerns, peer-reviewed research has also found wireless radiation could lead to neurotoxic symptoms as described above and even low levels of intensity could harm the brain.

Because wireless technology has only really taken off relatively recently, it is not an easy task to scientifically prove with a high confidence level the link with poor physical & mental health. A lot of research has also been funded by wireless technology companies, causing conflicts of interest. Furthermore, as wireless technology has penetrated our society so much it has become impossible to find ‘control groups’ of people that are not regularly exposed to EMF. It took decades of research to establish that asbestos or smoking causes adverse health effect, but at least in those studies it was easy to find people who did not smoke or were exposed to asbestos (the control group).

A study by Swedish scientists in 2009 established a clear link between wireless phones and brain tumors (95% confidence).  A more recent (2017) EU meta-analysis conducting a systematic review also concluded a significantly higher risk of tumors for the period of mobile phone use over 10 years. There are many more recent scientific studies such as WIFI exposure linked to endocrine pancreas problems (Journal of Radiation Research 2017), autism in children (Harvard) and health impacts of chronic exposure to modulated fields even at very low exposure levels (Elsevier). The list could go on much longer. There is even a German database with an inventory of 32,670 publications and 6,845 summaries of individual scientific studies on the effects of electromagnetic fields.

Overwhelming right? You could easily spend a long weekend or even a government imposed lockdown reading through stacks of research on EMF and health ! You may think that governments around the world would have set safety guidelines. Unfortunately, those guidelines are only based on thermal effects and not the harmful biological effects. Therefore, the maximum EMF levels laid down are many thousand times the levels considered safe and can be easily met. It would be like setting a 1000 mph speed limit in the name of safety. Bear in mind that wireless technology has now penetrated society so deeply with so many stakeholders that it is hardly surprising that much evidence is simply brushed off and wireless technology (incl 5G) and the widespread rollout is unstoppable.


EMF at odds with Evolution

Let’s go back to basics. Not only are we surrounded by natural frequencies, our bodies are filled with them too. Our cells communicate using electro magnetic frequencies. Our brain is electric and emits a constant stream of frequencies and our DNA delivers instructions, using frequency waves. Without them we couldn’t exist for more than a second. This delicate balance has taken billions of years to perfect. But over the last 25 years the harmony has been disturbed dramatically. Across the human cortex there are electrical patterns, or brainwave frequencies. Each frequency has a unique purpose to mental function. Therefore, it would not seem farfetched that EMF can interfere with these functions, impacting on daily activities, stress, sleep and cells. Even a simple test using an EEG shows cellular phones induce abnormal slow waves and may reversibly influence the human brain.

A simple yet convincing experiment

A simple experiment was designed by five school girls from Hjallerup School in North Jutland, and it all started because they found it difficult to concentrate during the school day: Take 400 Cress seeds and place them into 12 trays. Then place six trays in two rooms at the same temperature. Give them the same amount of water and sun over 12 days, and remember to expose half of them to mobile [Wi-Fi] radiation. It is a recipe for a biology test so brilliant that it has attracted international attention among acknowledged biologists and radiation experts. You can easily see the result: healthy unexposed crest on the left and shockingly unhealthy exposed crest on the right.

Still doubts?  Steve Jobs did not let his children have iPads and probably for a good reason. In France Apple is not allowed to ship iPhones without corded earpods to encourage users to keep their distance and hence reduce EMF exposure. The short video on the left makes EMF of an iPhone, Ipad and a router eerily audible. Try this: sleep one night with all your devices completely switched off. That means OFF and includes devices that have bluetooth enabled, the WIFI router and any wireless doorbell receivers. Chances are that you will have a much higher quality sleep and feel more rested in the morning. That was the proof that did it for me, and my children also felt the difference to their complete astonishment.

What’s too much? Not an easy question !

The well known devices to emit EMF are mobile phone masts, mobile phones, cordless phones, Wifi routers, smartmeters. Perhaps less obvious devices that you could easily forget about are Airpods, wireless doorbells with video (eg Ring), wireless alarms and any devices that have bluetooth active.

It really is not that easy to establish what are safe levels. For starters, there seems to be no standard in units used and across the literature units reported range from Volts per metre, Tesla, Gauss to W/m². The most commonly used unit in scientific studies appears to be µW/cm². The second problem is that Electromagnetic Fields are not constant and often fluctuate significantly, also depending on where you measure. Moving an EMF meter by as little as a centimeter on an Ipad can change the reading tenfold because of antenna location and also because other variables such as how much data is being transmitted and how often the phone ‘checks in’ with the network.

The Bio Initiative 2012 Report sets a recommended limit of 0.0003 µW/cm² (4 hours a day). This report was prepared by 29 authors from ten countries, ten holding medical degrees (MDs), 21 PhDs, and three MsC, MA or MPHs.

The (non-profit) International Institute of Building Biology has Building Biology Standards for safe and healthy sleeping areas. The IBE has specialized in creating healthy environments for 31 years in homes, schools and offices. Their recommended safe level is 0.001 µW/cm².

The above limits are a factor 10 apart and both are extremely low in today’s environment and will be exceeded in most homes, workplaces and homes. The 0.003 µW/cm² limit set by the Bio Initiative cannot even be read on the display of many EMF meters unless you change units to µW/m² instead of µW/cm².

So where does this leave us? As I will argue later on, avoiding EMF or reducing it to below the above recommended levels is not really workable if you want to remain part of today’s society. However, what we can do is prioritize and tackle the ‘heavy hitters’; those sources of EMF that are the most problematic in terms of field strength, usual distance from our body and duration of exposure. Let’s first have a look at the strength of EMF as a function of varying distances. Flick through the four graphs with the arrows. The scale of graphs 2/3/4 have been adjusted as the high readings of the mobile phone on active call and microwave oven made it difficult to see the differences between the other devices. Here are the results:

These comparisons I compiled as they cannot be found elsewhere and it really is important to put everything into perspective. For example, there is no point focusing on and worrying about a mobile phone mast in close proximity when a router inside your bedroom or Airpods worn 8 hours a day cause equal or even stronger fields. We should focus on those sources that are strongest and easiest to eliminate without disproportionate cost, effort and inconvenience. So what can we do to reduce EMF and the damage done to our bodies and minds?

Resonance – Beings of Frequency, one of the best documentaries I have stumbled on to date about EMF and the impact on the human body. It’s 1.5 hours long, but it’s so captivating and well put together that it will only seem like 15 minutes. The scientists interviewed are truly brilliant and have a rare ability to communicate so clearly and concisely . I have seen many documentaries, but this one left me in complete awe. In the end of it, just when it almost seems finished, there was this small piece of information relayed which, unbeknown to the film makers, shocked me and added yet so much more force. Can you spot it?