EMFs: What You Can’t See CAN Hurt You… and What To Do About ItHyla Cass, M.D.
What you’ll learn:
- What are EMFs
- How EMFs impact the body
- How to protect yourself from man-made EMFs
Have you ever wondered how your brain communicates with your foot? Or how your heart beats? Or how your eyes are able to process the words you are reading right now? Yes, your brain is working, and so are your muscles and nerves—all using the power of your inner electricity. How well your body uses this electricity is massively important to your health.
Our bodies use electrical impulses to send messages between cells, coordinating all of our life functions. If these impulses are disrupted, our cells cannot communicate as clearly and our bodies just can’t function right. Think of it as trying to talk on the phone with a static-filled signal. You may be able to talk, but there is bound to be some stress in trying to hear as well as some miscommunication.
That’s why I’m concerned about electromagnetic radiation (also called electromagnetic frequencies or EMFs), especially 5G: it creates cellular static.
EMFs are created by the flow of electricity. The most obvious example of this is visible light emitted by the sun. The Earth has its own electromagnetic frequencies: it’s what directs the needle of a compass to true north. These are natural sources of EMFs that our bodies have evolved with for millennia.
In today’s society, our bodies must contend with an inundation of new, man-made sources of EMFs. You’re probably reading this one of the most common and prolific sources right now: a computer or a cellphone. There are also refrigerators, microwaves, power lines, television, really, anything that operates with electricity. Think about it: in our modern society, that’s an almost incomprehensible number of EMF–emitting gizmos and gadgets.
This unnaturally high exposure to EMFs has the potential to disrupt the electric system that our body uses to survive. Studies show this can lead to cancer, brain fog, neurological disorders, problems with learning and memory, an increase in free radicals that damage cells, decreased fertility, and more.
Many powerful entities like to dismiss this danger, creating confusing misinformation for the general public to weed through. Organizations like the World Health Organization have said that the average person should not be worried about EMFs. Yet, their cancer research arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, has classified EMFs as a possible carcinogen.
Contrary to what the big guys would have you believe, the case of EMF safety is far from closed.
Last month, an op-ed was published in The Scientific American entitled “We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is Safe.” In the piece, Joel M. Moskowitz, director of the Center for Family and Community Health in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, represents a group of over 200 EMF experts who believe the exposure levels permitted by the Federal Communications Commission are too low. EMF exposure at these levels, they say, is, in fact, dangerous and can cause biological harm to humans.
Moskowitz quotes a recent peer-reviewed studied stating:
“Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines. Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plant and animal life.”
He goes on to call for “an immediate moratorium on the deployment of 5G and demand that our government fund the research needed to adopt biologically-based exposure limits that protect our health and safety.”
I whole-heartedly agree!
However, until our governing bodies start taking the risk of EMF exposure seriously, there are actions you can take to arm yourself against them.
The name of the game is reducing your exposure. Generally, you want to turn off electrical devices as often as possible and, if you do have them turned on, keep them as far away from your body as is reasonable. The closer you are to the EMF-emitting device, the stronger its effect on your body.
For a very informative video on the dangers of EMFs please check out this video.
Here are some common sense tips to protect yourself and your loved ones:
Put your phone in airplane mode when you’re not using it.
Turning off your phone’s cellular capability drastically reduce the amount of EMFs it produces. Put it in airplane mode as often you can.
Talk using speaker rather than holding it up to your ear (and head).
You do not want to put an EMF device close to your brain if you can avoid it.
Ditch the Bluetooth headphones.
Speaking of your brain, those Bluetooth headphones emit EMFs too. Snuggled in your ear, they get even closer to your brain than your cell phone does. Use corded headphones instead. Or even better, air tube headsets offer far more protection than regular corded ones.
Instead of using your phone as an alarm, buy an alarm clock and keep your phone in a separate room.
If that’s not a feasible option, put your cell phone on airplane mode while you sleep. The alarm will still work, and you won’t be bombarded with EMF’s all night.
Turn off your home’s wi-fi while you’re sleeping.
Yes, wi-fi routers are a source of EMF, too. I have mine plugged into a power strip that I simply turn off at bedtime, and turn back on in the morning. In many countries, people are trained to keep the modem off most of the time and turn it on only as needed. Good idea!
Minimize the amount of time that you carry your phone in your pocket or anywhere else on your body.
If you do carry your cell phone on your body, put it in airplane mode. Studies have shown that keeping a cellphone in a front pocket can reduce male fertility. Likewise, women who carry their cell phones in their bras can increase their risk of breast cancer.
Use protective devices.
There are a multitude of devices on the market that claim to protect you from EMF exposure. My favorite is Body Align’s Cell Protect Disc. The simple sticker on the back of your phone protects you from EMFs like sunglasses protect your eyes from the sun. When EMFs hit its specific pattern of minerals, it activates the sticker, which then absorbs the EMFs and reduces your exposure. The sticker needs to be on the EMF emitting device to work. I have one on both my phone and computer.
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Interview with the founder of Body Align on the dangers of 5G. Click here.
More videos on their site too, covering the science of EMF protection.