Some people are extremely ill due to environmental toxins: they can’t even live indoors anymore. They find it necessary to steer clear of many commonly-used materials in everyday items. They seem to be allergic to everything around them, and their lives are unbelievably restricted.
Many more people are becoming increasingly impacted by these factors and don’t realize the source. It can be very gradual: at one point, you begin feeling fatigued all the time. Low-grade headaches become chronic.
Then you realize your digestion is getting difficult and you develop food allergies. You begin experiencing insomnia, dizzy spells, muscle aches. Rashes appear on your body. You develop a cough that doesn’t go away.
Environmental Illness – Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Some doctors today are calling this set of wide-ranging symptoms “Environmental Illness” (EI); others refer to it as “Multiple Chemical Sensitivity” (MCS), as most of the toxins involved seem to be chemical.
What the disease involves is a problem with the immune system, detoxification pathways, and/or the blood-brain barrier: the body can’t excrete the toxins safely, causing them to get stuck in the body. This in turn creates a wide range of chronic symptoms.
People with EI can become as much as a thousand times more sensitive to toxins in the environment than most people. In the last decade, there has been a dramatic increase in people with environmental illness, especially children, who tend to be the most susceptible.
Materials that Bring on Symptoms
Chemicals causing the reaction in the body are found everywhere in today’s world:
Development of the Disease
For some people, symptoms can be provoked by even minute amounts of substances being inhaled, ingested, or absorbed through the skin. Many with environmental illness also react to mold, dust, pollen and animals.
Some people develop EI after a single major exposure, while others develop symptoms slowly following cumulative events. Many note the onset of their illness after moving into a new home or working in recently remodeled offices.
Often people diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue, Immune Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, asthma or autism also have EI.
Symptoms of Environmental Illness
The symptoms of EI run the gamut:
Treatment for Environment Illness
Doctors who are aware of EI generally focus their treatments on helping patients to clear their environment of as many toxic chemicals as possible. Hormone treatment is sometimes prescribed, as well as nutritional supplements and other supportive treatments for the lungs, liver and kidneys (the major detoxification organs).
Complimentary medical techniques such as acupuncture and homeopathic medicines have also been found to be effective.
EMF Exposure: Overlooked Cause of Environmental Illness
All these approaches focus on chemical sensitivities, and this is obviously an important focus in environmental illness. However, more and more health practitioners are also becoming aware of the fact that chemicals are not the only factors involved in the illness: exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) also plays an ever-increasingly significant role.
If this piece of the puzzle is missed, then full recovery can only be partial or temporary. This is because exposure to EMFs greatly weakens the immune system, breaks DNA strands, impairs the blood-brain barrier, disrupts cell functioning—and, most importantly for EI—clogs the detoxification pathways in the body.
If you’ve gotten rid of as many of the toxic chemicals as you can in your environment, and you also eat organic foods and take nutritional supplements, get exercise and enough sleep—and you’re still feeling ill—then it may be time to look into how your EMF exposure may be still causing illness in your body.
We are all engulfed in EMFs these days, coming from our cell phones, WiFi and wireless devices, smart meters, and the hundreds of cell towers surrounding us. All this is added to the EMFs generated by the electricity in our homes and all our appliances.
Electrosensitivity vs Environmental Illness
More and more people these days are being diagnosed with the disease known as “Electrosensitivity”, in which symptoms arise when in the presence of EMFs. The interesting thing about this disease is that its symptoms are just about the same and as wide-ranging as those of Environmental Illness. And most people who are electrosensitive are also chemically-sensitive.
Obviously, the two diseases are connected—or more accurately, perhaps, Electrosensitivity is a part of Environmental Illness and should not be missed when treatment is considered.
But how to treat it? You can take medications and supplements for your symptoms, but how can you actually treat it, when it’s next to impossible to get away from EMFs today—even more difficult than getting away from chemicals?
The only reasonable way to treat the electrosensitivity component of environmental illness is with EMF Protection. It’s a way to both prevent the harm that EMFs do to your body—and to actually help heal your body back to health. EarthCalm offers a full array of products for EMF protection that have given relief to thousands of people over the last 25 years.
Inventor of EarthCalm has Environmental Illness
EarthCalm was founded by inventor, Jean Gallick, who herself has environmental illness. For years, not knowing about electrosensitivity, Jean assumed that all her symptoms since childhood had been caused by chemicals.
Over a long period of many years, she tested eliminating one chemical after another in her environment. Most of her symptoms remained. Then she discovered that her main problem wasn’t just chemicals—it was EMFs. Being a natural inventor, Jean began inventing products for people with similar sensitivities.
For the last 25 years, she has carefully developed and improved EarthCalm products, as the electrosmog in the environment has gotten ever more dense. Thousands of people with some form of sensitivity to the environment have been helped with these products.
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There was a time not that long ago when only a few of us were taking health supplements and eating organic foods. Nowadays most people concerned about their health know about the dangers of ingesting pesticides and GMOs and do what they can to avoid them.
There was also a time when we didn’t wear seat belts, use sunscreen, or drink bottled water. We assumed we were safe without these things.
And, of course, some of us can remember the days when it was assumed that cigarettes were totally safe to smoke—in fact, even recommended by doctors for relieving stress. At one time, no one was concerned about the dangers of x-rays, asbestos or lead paint either.
Today we live in a different world—we’re more educated. And many of us are more health-oriented, so we take every precaution we can take to keep ourselves safe from any known dangers in the environment.
And yet there are still many hip, educated and health-oriented people who don’t know about electromagnetic fields (EMFs), the newest health danger that pervades our modern world.
They live their lives cruising blithely through their days filled with electrosmog, unaware that the EMFs from their cell phones, laptops and WiFi are eroding their immune systems, breaking DNA strands, interrupting cell functioning, and causing health symptoms.
People who have strong, healthy immune systems may not be feeling the effects of the damage EMFs are causing them—yet. It may take years for some of the youngest and healthiest people around us to feel them.
Many of us with less hardy constitutions, however, are feeling the effects already. We feel more headaches, weakness and fatigue. We’re experiencing an increase in digestive problems and find it harder to get deep sleep than we used to.
Are your Usual Steps toward Better Health Not Working?
If you’ve been noticing unexplained health symptoms in yourself, maybe you haven’t known to link them to your exposure to EMFs. Perhaps you’ve been to doctors who aren’t that educated about EMFs either, so you’ve taken prescriptions they’ve recommended to simply address the symptoms.
Or maybe you’ve just paid more attention to your diet and begun taking more supplements. And you’ve started exercising more. Perhaps you’ve even changed important aspects of your lifestyle to try and avoid stress.
All these ways of attending to your health are important. However, if you’re not dealing with your EMF exposure, you may never get to the bottom of the difficulties you’re experiencing.
People often ignore the possible link between their health symptoms and EMF exposure, because they love their cell phones and other wireless devices too much and don’t want to have to give them up.
Getting EMF protection isn’t all that different from using sunscreen, drinking bottled water or eating organic food. It’s a way to keep healthy in today’s world. And it’s easy to get. Check out the products by EarthCalm, a company that has produced EMF protection products for 25 years.
Whether living near power lines is dangerous or not is still a debatable question. There appears to be conflicting evidence about the issue.
Like with all questions about electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and wireless radiation, you can find experts making adamant claims on both sides of the question.
But the important thing is that there exists plentiful evidence that does clearly correlate EMF exposure with numerous symptoms and serious diseases—and exposure from living near power lines is no exception. Many independent, peer-reviewed studies have linked power lines with several different diseases, including cancer.
Research on Living near Power Lines
In 2007, R.M. Lowenthal in Hobart, Australia, conducted a research study published in the “Internal Medicine Journal” focusing on the incidence of cancer and exposure to high power lines. The study established a link between its survey group of 850 Australians and adult onset of lymphatic and bone marrow cancers. Results showed that the risk of developing cancer increased by 106% for people who lived within 50 meters of a power line, as compared to those who lived 300 meters away.
Childhood Leukemia has been even more thoroughly studied in regard to power lines. In 1979, a study published in the “American Journal of Epidemiology” by Wertheimer and Leeper of the University of Colorado Medical Center reported a direct link between electromagnetic field exposure from power lines and childhood leukemia.
Examining the relationship between the incidence of leukemia in children and living near power lines at various distances, they found that there was a higher incidence of leukemia in children who lived closest to power lines. The findings made headlines and spawned dozens of further studies over the years seeking to replicate the results.
For example, in 2005, the British Medical Journal published a study conducted by Dr. Gerald Draper, et al, which found that children who lived within 200 meters of a high voltage power line at birth were 70% more likely to develop childhood leukemia than those living more than 600 meters away.
Two more studies were published in 2010 linking childhood leukemia with living near high voltage power lines: The first involved 600 children and emphasized that “living close to high voltage power lines is a risk for ALL.” The second was a pooled analysis of seven studies with a total of 10,865 cases and 12,853 controls with similar conclusions.
Alzheimer’s Disease and Senile Dementia
A study in 2008, conducted by Dr. Anke Huss, et al correlated power lines and the risk of death due to neurodegenerative diseases. It was found that there was a dose-response relation between living by power lines and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and also senile dementia.
Another study by M. Fechting, et al supported the hypothesis that EMF exposure increases the risk of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and suggests that magnetic field exposure may represent a late-acting influence in the disease process.
In 2001, Dr. De-Kun Li, leading a team at Kaiser Permanente’s research division in Oakland, CA conducted an epidemiological study which found an up to six-fold increased risk of miscarriage among women living by power lines. Later, in 2002, Newsgroup Newspapers reported on a study in which it was found that 1 woman in 7 living within 25 meters of a power line suffered from miscarriage; whereas, those living further than 25 meters only suffered 1 in 29.
Depression, Anxiety and Sleep Disorders
The Pacific Northwest Laboratory in Washington published a study in 1988 that found that EMFs from power lines disrupted circadian rhythm cycles and altered serotonin and melatonin neurotransmitter levels—all of which cause sleep disorders and difficulty in regulating emotions, such as depression and anxiety.
So do you have to wait till someone in your family is diagnosed with one of these diseases to see if you’ve been affected by power lines near your home? No, there are symptoms that people often feel earlier on, such as:
- sleep disorders
- digestive disorders
If someone in your family has been experiencing symptoms since you’ve lived near power lines, you might want to consider the lines as a possible cause—or at least a contributing one.
It’s Not Necessary to Move
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Are Cordless Phones any Safer than Cell Phones?
If you think you’re avoiding the dangers of cell phone radiation by using your cordless phone—you may want to think again. According to research, cordless phones are just as dangerous, if not more so, than cell phones.
Dangers of Cordless Phone Radiation
A few years back, cordless phones were mainly analog type phones. Those weren’t much to worry about.
But most cordless phones sold these days are DECT phones (Digital Electronic Cordless Telephones). And these phones broadcast microwave radiation 24 hours/day at an extremely high power. They send a sharp rise of continuous electromagnetic energy broadcasting throughout your home, even when your phone is not in use.
Cell Phones vs Cordless Phones
Unlike cell phones, DECT cordless phones work at a fixed power. Cell phones turn their power down to the lowest level possible when near a cell tower. But DECT phones continue to generate a high level of radiation constantly no matter where a cell tower may be, so their pulses are far more aggressive than those of mobiles.
In addition, cordless phones can be more dangerous than cell phones because of the frequency of the pulse. DECT pulses at 100 Hz, while a mobile phone generally pulses at 217Hz—and the lower the pulsing frequency, the stronger the biological dangers.
Sleep Problems due to Cordless Phone Radiation
One of the most important health effects that’s caused by having a cordless phone in your home—especially in your bedroom near your bed—is sleep disturbance and insomnia. The pulse of a DECT phone is in the high alpha range of brain waves. This forces your brain waves to “entrain” to or match that pattern.
This is disturbing enough during the day, when your brain does its best work when you’re wide awake, in beta. But trying to get deep sleep while in the high alpha range is next to impossible. To get truly restorative sleep, your brain needs to access the slow delta range. This is the range in which your body heals and detoxifies itself.
Other Health Effects
Not only do the pulsed waves of a DECT phone prevent you from getting restorative deep sleep, they also disturb many other body rhythms, such as:
- Heart rate variability
- breathing patterns
- bowel movements
- 24-hour meridian activity
The DECT pulsed waves also block the blood-brain barrier, allowing circulating toxins to enter into your brain. In addition, they affect endothelial cells in the gut mucosa, disrupting the gut barrier. This, in turn, can cause leaky gut syndrome, leading to food and environmental allergies.
Research on Cordless Phone Radiation
Recently an updated version of the BioInitiative Report was released, documenting that cordless phones are just as dangerous as cell phones when it comes to brain tumors and acoustic neuromas.
An important research team led by Professor Kjell Mild, a Swedish biophysicist, has produced a number of leading papers on cell phone health effects. An early study linked brain tumors to the use of analogue mobile phones. Newer research repeated the test and also looked at digital mobiles and DECT cordless phones. The results showed that all three types of phones were linked to increased tumor rates.
The extra tumors only start to show up after about five years’ use, but there is increasing dose-related-response with minutes of use per month and number of years of use. Mild discussed the results of his studies at an international conference chaired by Alasdair Philips of Powerwatch.
German Medical Doctors are Concerned
Over 1000 medical doctors in Germany have endorsed the Freiburger Appeal, which indicates that people’s exposure to electromagnetic fields (mainly mobile/DECT) is triggering widespread illness.
Out of great concern for the health of our fellow human beings do we—as established physicians of all fields, especially that of environmental medicine—turn to the medical establishment and those in public health and political domains, as well as to the public. We have observed, in recent years, a dramatic rise in severe and chronic diseases among our patients, especially:
- Learning, concentration, and behavioural disorders (e.g. attention deficit disorder)
- Extreme fluctuations in blood pressure, ever harder to influence with medications
- Heart rhythm disorders
- Heart attacks and strokes among an increasingly younger population
- Brain-degenerative diseases (e.g. Alzheimer’s) and epilepsy
- Cancerous afflictions: leukemia, brain tumors
Moreover, we have observed an ever-increasing occurrence of various disorders, often misdiagnosed in patients as psychosomatic:
- Headaches, migraines
- Chronic exhaustion
- Inner agitation
- Sleeplessness, daytime sleepiness
- Susceptibility to infection
- Nervous and connective tissue pains
Since the living environment and lifestyles of our patients are familiar to us, we can see—especially after carefully-directed inquiry—a clear temporal and spatial correlation between the appearance of disease and exposure to pulsed high-frequency microwave radiation (HFMR), such as:
- Installation of a mobile telephone sending station in the near vicinity
- Intensive mobile telephone use
- Installation of a digital cordless (DECT) telephone at home or in the neighbourhood
Cordless Phone Radiation Protection
So what are we to do now—not only have serious health effects been correlated with cell phone radiation, but also with cordless phone radiation as well. Of course, we can go back to wired phones—but who in today’s world can realistically do that?
The other option, fortunately, is really easy: get radiation protection for your cordless phone (and also your cell phone, while you’re at it). EarthCalm has provided EMF protection from all sources of electromagnetic fields, including phones for many years.
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At long last, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided to review the health effects of radiation from cell phones and other wireless devices to see if it needs to modify its standards for safety. On March 27, 2013, it opened an inquiry into this issue.
For the first time since 1996 when the agency first adopted its RF standards, the FCC will be consulting with relevant agencies and health experts about this issue. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski circulated a notice of inquiry last June that posed a series of questions as to whether the current standards need to be updated or whether the agency’s testing practices should be altered. It took nine months for the notice of inquiry to become an official part of the FCC docket.
Current FCC Standards
Many experts believe that the current standards have needed to be updated for a long time. Indeed, the FCC standards for cell phone radiation are more than out-dated; they were never really adequate to begin with, for the following reasons:
1. The kind of radiation they tested was the thermal radiation of cell phones. The researchers who are concerned today about health effects of radiation are those who have been testing the effects of non-thermal radiation of cell phones.
2. The FCC based its standards on studies that utilized a simulated model of a healthy man who was 6’2” and weighed 220 lbs. This certainly is not the average person today using a cell phone, when we consider all the women, children and men who have smaller heads—and those who may have a weakened immune system.
3. The exposure time tested was extremely short. This too is not representative of what is happening today, when people stay on the phone sometimes for hours at a time.
4. Cell phones in 1996 were not the digital models that are used today.
5. The tests done back in 1996 did not take into account the presence of any other microwave radiation in the environment. Today, aside from the radiation coming from a person’s cell phone, there is also radiation from all the other wireless technology in the environment, along with that from the hundreds of cell towers and WiFi that now completely surrounds us. The effect of all this radiation on a body is cumulative and continues to stress the body in an ongoing way.
Environmental Activists Pleased but Worried
Certain groups of environmental activists, scientists and health professionals have called on the FCC for years to update its RF emission standards, saying they don’t adequately protect users of wireless devices, especially children and pregnant women.
Many of these critics also contend that plenty of research has shown a connection between mobile phone use and brain tumors and other ill health effects. See review of studies on cell phones and cancer and the 2012 Bioinitiative Report.
Although pleased that the FCC is finally taking some action on the issue, some critics question whether the Commission is even qualified to undertake the task of deciding whether its standards need to be revised, given its lack of knowledge in public health matters. We can only hope.
It’s so convenient isn’t it? Just tuck your cell phone into your bra—and you’re hands free. You know exactly where your phone is. And if you’re out running or playing tennis without a purse, there’s no problem reaching you!
Special Cell Phone Bras
And now it’s even easier: There are bras you can buy with special pockets designed to fit your cell phone. One product was developed by two college students for their school’s business plan competition: the JoeyBra.
There are other models out there, as well, including a sports halter with a pocket across the front. So clever and convenient!
But Not So Smart
Unfortunately, women’s breasts (especially those of younger women) are even more susceptible to cell phone radiation than other parts of the body. And there are women finding this out the hard way, by discovering that breast cancer has developed in their breasts exactly where they’ve been keeping their phones—nestled in their cleavage.
Cell Phone Radiation Dangers
Most doctors and surgeons still aren’t making the connection between breast cancer and cell phone radiation. But two women have recently brought this connection to the attention of medical professionals. Both women were diagnosed with breast cancer and had to have mastectomies.
At the age of 39, Donna Jayes was diagnosed with breast cancer. Doctors found there were no genetic predispositions or other risk factors and were puzzled—especially as Donna is Asian, and breast cancer is typically less common in women of Asian heritage. Also breast cancer generally happens in women in their 50s and 60s.
But after studying Donna’s situation more closely, two cancer specialists, Robert Nagourney and John West, finally ascertained that Donna had had the habit for about 10 years of tucking her phone into her bra. They concluded that this had likely caused her breast cancer.
“We connected the dots”, Donna said. And the dots were quite literally the pattern of the cancer and distribution of the cancerous cells: they lined up perfectly with the shape of her cell phone where she had kept it.
Tiffany Franz, at the age 21, is another woman who had her breast removed. She had tucked her cell phone in her bra for only 6 years, in just the same way.
Phone-Related Breast Cancer Likely Common
Breast surgeon, Lisa Bailey, has surmised that phone-related breast cancer may be common. Doctors don’t generally think about cell phone radiation being a cause. “There’s no evidence [that cell phone radiation causes breast cancer], but that’s because we haven’t studied it.”
She added that she would never wear a cell phone immediately next her body and would advise all women not to do that.
Surgeon John West concurs and stated that men are also getting breast cancer by putting phones in shirt pockets.
Even Cell Phone Manuals Give a Warning
Even though the wireless industry continues to claim that cell phones are safe to use and carry, if we look closely at the fine print in cell phone manuals, we’ll see that most of them warn us to keep the phone at least 5/8” away from the body.
Independent researchers state that the 5/8” distance the industry indicates is a gross under-estimation of the safety standard that should be warned about; but it’s telling that even cell phone manuals make an indication that there may be danger in cell phone use.
Other Radiation-Breast Cancer Links
Breast cancer hasn’t only been linked to cell phone radiation through the cases in which women have worn their cell phones in their bras. There is another more prevalent link that’s been made between radiation and breast cancer.
This connection involves radiation from any kind of wireless device (and even simply from electricity and appliances) and breast cancer. There are studies showing that radiation prevents the production of melatonin in the body, an essential hormone that, among other things, plays a major role in preventing breast cancer. Read more on the breast cancer – radiation link.
Get EMF Protection
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If you’re into keeping as healthy and fit as possible, you’re probably getting as much exercise as you can on a consistent basis. Even 20 minutes a day can help you keep fit, especially if it’s aerobic exercise.
If you’re really aiming for optimal health, though, you’re probably also aware of the importance of getting deep, uninterrupted sleep.
And undoubtedly you also watch your diet closely and strive to eat those foods that produce energy and good digestion—and avoid the fatty, sugary types of food as much as possible. You may even be committed enough to have given up coffee!
Maybe you’ve even looked into the less traditional kinds of exercise, such as yoga and pilates for stress reduction—also very important for optimal health.
But, perhaps, even with all this, you’re still not feeling as healthy and fit as you’d like. No matter what you do, that glorious feeling of optimal health is somehow still out of reach. Maybe it’s headaches or fatigue that continue to plague you. Or digestive problems or insomnia.
When you’re following every health and fitness tip you know of, this can get very frustrating!
What May be Keeping you from Optimal Health
Most people have no idea that there’s something in their environment that is stealing their energy, causing headaches and fatigue, and eroding their immune systems. You can’t see it, smell it, or hear it. And it’s crept up on us gradually throughout the last twenty years, so most people haven’t realized it’s there.
But this beast pervading our environment is everywhere now: it’s electrosmog—the soup we all now live in, composed of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) being spewed out by cell phones, laptops, WiFi, cell towers, smartmeters and power lines. EMFs are also generated by our electrical grid and all our appliances. We can no longer escape them.
Although there is currently some controversy about whether EMFs are hazardous to our health or not, there are hundreds of independent scientific research studies now saying that indeed they are: EMFs interrupt cell functioning, break DNA strands, and invade our brain.
They have been linked to everything from headaches and fatigue to depression to digestive and sleeping disorders. They have also been correlated to serious diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, and cancer.
The Health and Fitness Tip that could Make all the Difference
You may not realize it, but the impact of EMFs on your body may be keeping you from feeling your very best or performing in a way you could be. They may be what’s preventing you from running that extra mile or swimming those extra laps. Or feeling really good and healthy.
But there’s no need to give up your cell phone or laptop or unplug your WiFi.
Choosing to protect yourself from EMFs is simply smart. It’s not all that different from making a decision to not eat junk food, despite how easy it is to find places serving it—or to drink bottled water, rather than using convenient tap water. It’s just part of what we need to do in today’s world in order to stay healthy and fit.
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You’d think that people in the cell phone industry would believe the research out there (much of which they themselves have funded) that concludes that cell phones are completely safe to use.
Not so for Didier Bellens, head of Belgacom, the largest telecommunications company in Belgium. Not only does he insist upon using a land line for calls in his offices on the 27th floor of his company’s skyscraper; he also chooses to go without WiFi.
Refreshing Honesty about Cell Phone Radiation
And this isn’t a secret. In fact, Mr. Bellens is quite vocal about it. He has no qualms about educating people about the health effects of cell phone radiation and WiFi, especially when he’s with children and teens. At a recent talk he gave to schoolchildren, he stated:
“During the day, it is better to use a headset because the GSM [Global System for Mobile Communications], it heats. The waves are dangerous. At night, it is better to shut it off. If you use your phone as an alarm clock, you should also turn it off…”
In an explanation of Bellens’ intriguing position on cell phone use, a spokesperson explained that Bellens is only indicating the precautionary principles recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2011, which classified radiation from devices like cell phones and WiFi as a “possible human carcinogen” (Class2B).
Newest Report on Research
Perhaps Bellens is relying on more than the WHO report in his decisions about the danger of WiFi and cell phone radiation. There has been a whole lot more research done by industry-independent teams since that report came out. The most comprehensive report detailing this research to date was published in January 2013, called the 2012 Bioinitiative Report.
An earlier version of the report was published in 2007; its conclusions were hair-raising enough. But this up-dated report, authored by 29 international scientists from 10 different countries world-wide, includes over 1800 new studies done on health effects caused by man-made electromagnetic fields—and it is downright scary.
In an Ideal World
What if more presidents of telecommunications companies were to follow Bellens’ lead in simply being honest about the dangers of cell phone radiation? The millions of people blithely using their cell phones on a daily basis might take pause in what they’re doing and pay attention to the independent research that’s been done on the dangers. They might think twice about what they’re subjecting themselves to.
It’s Not Necessary to Give up your Cell Phone & WiFi
What Bellens is perhaps not caught up with is the fact is that, despite all the evidence of risk, it’s possible to continue to use your cell phone and WiFi without worry—if you simply get EMF protection.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recently endorsed pending legislation introduced into Congress by Rep. Dennis Kucinich in August 2012 that would require new research into the safety of cell phone radiation, especially for children.
Cell Phone Right to Know Act
Known as the “Cell Phone Right to Know Act”, the bill proposes that adverse human biological effects associated with exposure to electromagnetic fields from cell phones and other wireless devices be examined and that cell phones be labeled with these effects.
In particular, the bill proposes that
- Safety standards be required that protect children and other vulnerable populations, e.g., that warning labels be placed on cell phones, warning consumers of radiation dangers.
- A research program be started to study cell phone radiation levels
- The Environmental Protection Agency be required to update the standards for specific absorption rate (SAR)
American Academy of Pediatrics Endorsement
In December 2012, The American Academy of Pediatrics sent a letter to Rep. Kucinich, stating their support of the bill. The AAP is a non-profit professional organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and pediatric surgical specialists.
Elaborating on the Academy’s support of the bill, the letter describes how children are disproportionately affected by environmental exposures, including cell phone radiation.
“The differences in bone density and the amount of fluid in a child’s brain compared to an adult’s brain could allow children to absorb greater quantities of RF energy deeper into their brains than adults.”
American Academy of Pediatrics Letter a “Wake up Call”
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) supports The AAP’s endorsement of the Cell Phone Right to Know Act. Founded as a non-profit in 1993, the EWG states its mission is to “use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment”.
Pleased that the American Academy of Pediatrics has joined the mounting calls for legislation aimed at ensuring cell phone safety, EWG Senior Scientist Renee Sharp states:
“Many people wrongly still regard the question of cell phone safety as a fringe issue. The fact that the American Academy of Pediatrics is officially supporting a bill calling for more research, more protective standards, and better labeling of cell phones’ associated radiation exposure should be a wake-up call that this is an issue that must be taken seriously.”
If you take time to do the research, you’ll find that there are numerous studies on the health effects of cell phone radiation that show very disturbing results. But for those of us who have children, there are some studies that really set alarm bells off.
Risk is 5X Greater for Children & Teens
One of the most comprehensive studies on children carried out on the
cell phone – cancer link was conducted by Professor Lennart Hardell et al in Sweden. The results of the study indicate that children and teens are 5 times more likely to get brain cancer if they use cell phones.
In particular, the study showed that people who started mobile phone use before the age of 20 had a five-fold increase in glioma, a cancer of the glial cells that support the central nervous system. They also were five times more likely to get acoustic neuromas, tumors of the auditory nerve that often cause deafness.
Interestingly, the study also showed that the risk from cordless phones was four-fold.
What’s important is to realize that tumors generally take a minimum of 10-20 years to develop. So, although no signs may be showing at this point in a child does not mean that they won’t be a couple of decades down the road.
Why are Children more Susceptible to Cell Phone Radiation Dangers?
There are numerous reasons that children are more at risk when exposed to cell phone radiation:
- Their thinner skull bones allow for greater penetration of cell phone radiation. Radiation can enter all the way into their midbrain, where tumors are more deadly.
- Children’s cells reproduce more quickly, so they’re more susceptible to aggressive cell growth.
- Their brains hold more fluid, allowing for greater absorption of radiation.
- Children’s immune systems are also not as well-developed.
- They face a far greater lifetime exposure.
You Can Protect Your Children!
The good news is that you can greatly reduce cell phone health risks to your children with cell phone radiation protection. Simply attach an EarthCalm Quantum Cell to their phones, and they will be protected.
Far more powerful and reliable than many of the cell phone protectors on the market today, the Quantum Cell uses technology that has been researched and tested for 25 years.
In 2007, a large group of international scientists published a comprehensive report entitled the BioInitiative Report, citing numerous scientific studies that had been conducted showing the health dangers of electromagnetic radiation exposure. Now an updated version of the BioInitiative Report has been published.
Consisting of 29 independent scientists and health experts from 10 different countries, the BioInitiative Working Group 2012 assessed over 1800 new scientific studies involving power lines, cell and cordless phones, cell towers, smart meters WiFi, laptops, routers, baby monitors and electrical wiring and appliances.
They concluded that evidence for risks to health from electromagnetic radiation has substantially increased since 2007, and that we have far more evidence than necessary to require us to immediately take more precautionary action to protect ourselves and our children.
Of special concern is the fact that the level of daily EMF exposure has become more intensive than ever. There is much greater involuntary exposure now, and it is nearly unavoidable—even for those who choose not to go wireless. Cell phone users, parents-to-be, young children and pregnant women are at particular risk.
Health Issues Linked to EMF Exposure
There is more evidence in this updated report that electromagnetic radiation damages DNA, interferes with DNA repair, and creates greater toxicity in the genes. It also cites studies showing pathological leakage of the blood-brain barrier and altered immune function. Effects on memory and sleep disruptions (especially around WiFi and cell towers) are further noted.
There are also a dozen new studies linking cell phones on standby carried on a belt or in a pocket of men and wireless laptops to sperm damage: quality, motility & death, all affecting fertility and reproduction.
Perhaps even more alarming is the evidence of increased incidence of child & adult brain tumor risks, especially glioma (a malignant brain tumor), that is linked to electromagnetic radiation. Also increased is the incidence of acoustic neuroma with the use of mobile & cordless phones. EMF exposure has been further correlated with other cancers, such as child and adult leukemia and breast cancer in both men and women.
The report also cites studies showing a link between electromagnetic radiation and neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s & ALS, miscarriage and a number of cardiovascular effects.
Children and EMFs
The report indicates that EMFs can plausibly increase autism risk and symptoms. Co-author Martha Herbert, MD states:
“While we aggressively investigate the links between autism disorders and wireless technologies, we should minimize wireless and EMF exposures for people with autism disorders, children of all ages, people planning a baby, and during pregnancy.”
Studies have further found that wireless devices such as phones and laptops used by pregnant women may alter the brain development of the fetus. The correlation between wireless technology and the conditions of hyperactivity, learning difficulties, and behavior problems has been seen in both animal and human studies.
The authors of the new BioInitiative Report believe that with this new evidence, new safety standards are now urgently needed for protection against electromagnetic radiation. One co-author, Lennart Hardell MD at Orebro University, Sweden, states:
“Epidemiological evidence shows that radiofrequency should be classified as a human carcinogen. The existing FCC/IEE and ICNIRP public safety limits and reference levels are not adequate to protect public health.”
Read the full BioInitiative Report 2012.
Ahh…finally you can stop. You can relax. Now that the holidays are finally over—with all your running around, over-eating, over-drinking, intense family interactions, and New Year’s revelry—you can shift back into your usual comfortable routine and move seamlessly into the new year ahead of you. Right?
Probably not. Most of us can’t just make that switch from holiday mode into facing-January-of-the-new-year mode, without a little bit of a let-down. Yes, in one way, it’s a relief to slow down again. But the post-holiday period can bring in a sense of sadness and readjustment, too.
How do you know if you have the post-holiday blues?
The blues have an element of depression in them, but it’s more than this. Mood swings are also common. You might feel irritable for no apparent reason. Or, after so much activity, experience a sense of free-floating anxiety, wondering “What will I do with my time?” or “Where do I go next?” Or you might get headaches, feel exhausted, or experience insomnia.
The main thing to realize is that this is all normal! It’s to be expected after a period of intense activity, interaction, and excitement. Going back to your “regular” life can feel like a shock.
And, of course, if you’ve also spent a lot of money during the holidays, financial worries may be surfacing, as well, now that the excitement of the season has ended.
Give Yourself Some Slack
The first thing to remember when you’re trying to get back to “normal” after the holidays, is that you’re not a robot—you can’t just switch a button and go back to your normal routine without a period of adjustment. Give yourself some time. You’re not going to feel like your typical self simply because the calendar says it’s time.
Allow an adjustment for a few days and don’t feel annoyed or pressured if you don’t feel on track immediately. You’re more likely to get back there sooner if you’re patient with yourself.
Make One Important Goal that Excites You
Some experts suggest coming up with one important, exciting goal for the new year, rather than a lot of them—especially rather than a list of irritating ones like losing 20 pounds, going to the gym more often, or volunteering more at your church. Instead, find something that excites you, gives you a feeling of aliveness.
It might be learning a new language, or changing careers, or becoming actively involved with a group doing things in the world that are important to you.
Diet, Sleep, Exercise and Sun
If you’re like most of us, you probably ate too much during the holidays and likely indulged in foods you might not normally eat that much of, like sweets and fatty foods. These foods can contribute to moods of depression.
See if you can slowly guide your eating habits back into foods that help keep your energy levels up, such as whole grains, vegetables and fruits, and non-salted nuts. Take more magnesium, omega-3s, and D3. And, very importantly, keep hydrated.
The weather can also have an effect on your mood. You may not have much noticed the rainy, cold or gray days during November and December because you were so wrapped up in your holiday preparation and events. But now you do.
If you’re affected by the lack of light and sun during the winter months, it is especially important for you to do your best to get outside. Get sun whenever you can—it’s there, even if it’s a cloudy day. And get some exercise.
And very importantly, start getting back on track with the routine amount of sleep your body does best with.
If you received wireless toys for Christmas that you’ve been playing with—or have been on your cell or laptop a lot during the holidays—you may also be suffering from the effect of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) on your system. EMFs can take a toll on both your energy level and your mood.
Some people normally feel sick and fatigued around wireless devices (and even around ordinary electric appliances), because they’re naturally more sensitive to EMFs than other people. They especially feel it when they’re in a building with WiFi.
But more and more people who’ve been healthy in the past are now finding they’re feeling the effect of the hazardous radiation from electronic and wireless devices, both in their body and in their moods. They’re experiencing more headaches, or a shift in mood toward depression, anxiety or agitation
This is because EMFs mess with the body’s cellular functioning, especially in the brain, as they break down the blood-brain barrier and disrupt DNA functioning. Many studies have shown the correlation between EMF exposure and many different health symptoms and diseases.
The good news is you don’t have to give up your wireless devices or shut off your WiFi. You can just get EMF protection. EarthCalm has 25 years of experience in providing EMF products worldwide. People have reported over the years that with these products, they experience a new sense of vitality, a calming of anxiety and depression, and more refreshing sleep.
You may want to give yourself a post-holiday gift of EMF protection. You might find that your blues are simply due to a new sensitivity to EMFs. And even if that’s not the whole cause, easing up the stress from the EMFs on your body and brain will certainly help you gain new equilibrium and vitality again to face your new year!
By Liala Epstein, Guest Blogger
Back in the summer of 2007, I sat on the kitchen floor with my daughter, unpacking products I bought from a company, called EarthCalm. I bought a device to plug into “any” electrical outlet in the house, necklaces for my 2 sons and husband, and ankle bracelets for myself and daughter.
These items were designed to provide protection from electromagnetic fields (EMFs). I’d bought them after 2 years of internet searching, over concerns about the hydro transformer and above ground hydro wires around my home, the electrical equipment inside our home and my family’s increasing exposure to radio frequency from wireless technology.
Grounding the Body into the Earth’s Electromagnetic Field
The website explained the products didn’t have batteries or electrical chips or put out any signal. They protected using “specific geometric shapes and elements” to ground the body, fully, into the Earth’s electromagnetic field; the grounding allows the body to naturally dissipate EMFs.
Dr. Frances Sterling, then EarthCalm’s doctor on staff, explained to me that the human body was intended to live in the Earth’s field and that man-made electricity was blocking out information in the Earth’s field that is vital for health. EarthCalm products, she said, “give us back our birthright”. I’d taken many courses in biological processes and neuroscience and this was the first time I’d heard such concepts.
I was taught all physical functioning of the body is based on complex electromagnetic mechanisms; that electricity drives the matter of the body. Knowing this, the scientific explanations I read about the effects of EMFs made sense to me. So did the idea of grounding for protection.
That, the promise of protection against everything electrical with just one device, plus the 90 day money back guarantee, were the reasons I bought the EarthCalm products. I really didn’t know how they worked or what to expect from products that promised to “remove the chronic stress on the nervous system and acupuncture meridian system, due to EMFs”.
My Experience with EarthCalm Products
My experience of myself and the world around me entered into “slow speed’. After several weeks, somehow, days were longer and more peaceful and I was accomplishing more. I stopped feeling as though living “under the gun”, pressured by tasks and responsibilities and the constant need to manage my time and my activities as a stay-at-home Mom.
I first noticed the changes while at the supermarket check-out, waiting for a price check. I was thinking that the price check was idle time and how I had to get home, unload and put away the groceries, make and serve dinner and drive one of my sons to a game. I recognized the absence of the hysterical inner voice and antsy feeling that would usually come over me in such situations.
I was keenly aware of how calm I was. The new experiences of calm and peace provided me the opportunity to reflect and respond rather than react. Around this same time, one day while smiling, I realized I was experiencing joy, and how foreign that felt.
Renewed Energy and Brain Power
I also experienced revitalizing benefits in my health and cognitive functioning. My health had deteriorated over the previous 20 years (chronic fatigue, cognitive impairment, fibromyalgia and periods of months in bed). By the summer of 2007, my health was tenuous and supported by regular health treatments and a battery of supplements.
Whereas, in my younger years, I had the cognitive abilities to be a successful PhD student, at the time I ordered the EarthCalm products, I was sometimes unable to read a newspaper article past the 3rd or 4th sentence without total confusion. After 2 months of using EarthCalm, my energy levels soared as did my brain power.
My experiences with the products convinced me these were dynamic and important devices. I had the background knowledge to understand the effects of electricity on the body. It was only, however, once the electricity was removed, that I appreciated to what extent electricity impacted my physical and cognitive health and sense-of-well-being.
I Wanted to Educate Others about EarthCalm.
After experiencing profound changes and witnessing changes in my family, I decided I wanted to educate people about the detrimental effects of EMFs and bring EarthCalm products to people’s attention. And by so doing, help people enter into a healthier state of being; to help people live as nature intended.
Within 4 months of purchasing the products, I had a fully operational website dedicated to selling the products and marketed them at my own booth at one of Toronto’s largest health fairs, Whole Life Expo. Soon after, I was selling to one of Toronto’s oldest and most respected health stores, The Big Carrot, and within a year, presented a lecture there, to a standing-room-only crowd.
The Schumann Resonance
I quickly learned, of course, how the products work and furthered my understanding of the relationship between the human body and the Earth’s electromagnetic field (vibrational pulse). The field extends from the Earth’s crust to the ionosphere and is referred to as the Schumann Resonance. Science has known, since the 1950’s, that the body’s reception of these resonances is essential for optimum brainwave state and healthy biological processes.
Studies in Biophysics demonstrate consistently that the human body and all living things, including plants, deteriorate when separated from the Earth’s field. NASA’s current use of Schumann Resonance devices on spacecraft was recommended in the 1960’s by Dr. Wolfgang Ludwig, a renowned researcher in this area. The devices are used, specifically, to avert the various illnesses reported by the first astronauts who traveled out in space and outside the Earth’s field.
In recent years, science has determined how the human body receives and uses information from the Earth’s field: 7 billion crystalline magnetites in the human brain, in addition to DNA and the pineal gland are meant to receive guiding information from the Earth”s electromagnetic frequencies.
EarthCalm Technology Strengthens the Body’s Natural Connection to the Earth’s Field.
Today, the Earth’s field is polluted with man-made frequencies, so the human body instead receives “junk” produced by AC electricity and wireless technology. EarthCalm technology provides the healthiest means of EMF protection because it re-establishes and strengthens the body’s natural connection to the Earth’s field, thereby empowering the body to repel the electromagnetic junk while restoring healthy and healing biological processes.
This was scientifically proven in tests conducted by Dr. Walter Medinger, director of the International Institute of Research on Electromagnetic Compatibility (IIREC). IIREC is a renowned authority and testing facility for EMF protection devices. It is funded by, and a technical bureau of, the Austrian government. IIREC issued EarthCalm products a seal of effectiveness on June 30, 2012, specifically because the products were found to return the body back to the Earth’s natural field and were also shown to restore and improve health.
Questioning the Recommendations of the European Parliament
In testing the EarthCalm products, IIREC applied standards based on the recommendations presented March 2001, in document 297.574 of the European Parliament, “The Physiological and Environmental Effects of Non-ionising Electromagnetic”.
This document questions the appropriateness of safety standards for wireless devices that are based on the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) of emissions. Health Canada’s Safety Code 6 (2009) and the FDA, uses this standard to ensure a device will not burn the skin and specifies the maximum allowable SAR for the radio frequency produced by a device.
The document of the European Parliament recommends as most fitted, testing on living beings, with attention to processes and states of the body and cells (biological effects), rather than the conventional testing of isolated cells in vivo.
The document of the European Parliament insists quantum scientific principles are best suited for exploring and understanding the interaction between the body’s own electromagnetic frequencies and man-made electromagnetic frequencies. It recommends, therefore, that the principles of quantum science be applied when testing effects of man-made frequencies on the body’s own electrical system, as manifest in biological effects.
The document also asserts that a sensible protection against the biological effects of EMFs can only be provided on the basis of a quantum physical means of protection. EarthCalm’s Living Earth Technology, which provides a quantum physical means of EMF protection, is in keeping with this assertion.
Liala Epstein is the Canadian distributor for EarthCalm products. She purchased EarthCalm products for EMF protection for herself and family in 2007. The dramatic improvements she experienced and saw in her own family compelled help make these important products known and available to Canadians. www.earthcalm.ca
I had so many different symptoms—from headaches to digestive problems to sleeping difficulties to rashes—that it had been a mystery to him what it could be I was suffering from. And I was worn out with dealing with all these symptoms for so many years.
But he’d done his research. He’d discovered that there’s a new disease that doctors are recognizing more and more these days: electromagnetic hypersensitivity—also known as electrosensitivity or EMF sensitivity.
Electromagnetic Sensitivity is on the Rise
Increasing numbers of people, he explained, are becoming ill because their bodies can’t handle the electromagnetic fields coming from all the wireless technology that is now impossible to avoid everywhere we go. He also said that even just the electricity in my walls and my appliances were probably causing my symptoms. Wow! That was news to me.
Although I was happy to finally find out what had been causing all my symptoms, I was also distressed at what it meant. What was I to do about my cell phone and my laptop—both essential to my work as both a psychotherapist and a writer? Use them as little as possible, was his suggestion. Don’t have them anywhere near my head at night when I sleep. (And move the digital clock I also had on my night stand.)
Moving my Bed
He asked me what was on the other side of the wall from my bed. I realized my refrigerator in the kitchen was there. Move your bed, he told me. All right, I was able to do that—the bedroom didn’t look that great with the bed moved to another place, but I was willing to do it. And I was willing to put my cell phone and laptop in another room when I was sleeping
Those changes did seem to help my sleep at night—and to some extent, my headaches. But I had no idea what to do about needing to use them a lot during the day for my work. Or how to avoid Wi-Fi, which he said was probably another reason for my electromagnetic sensitivity symptoms. And I certainly didn’t know what to do about getting away from my electricity or my appliances (Sorry, but I absolutely need my hairdryer!).
I was in a quandary for awhile about all this, till a friend mentioned something about EMF protection. For some reason, I hadn’t even thought there might be such a thing. But sure enough, I went online and found a number of different companies with EMF protection products.
I wasn’t sure about some of them—they looked a little flaky. You know, like crystals or other rocks or stickers. I couldn’t imagine that those inexpensive and non-scientific things could do anything much to actually block EMFs.
But then I started finding things like EMF pendants that looked a little more reasonable. I tried a couple of these, and was pleased to find that they seemed to work—at least for a while. It was hard to know if I was just imagining things or not, though. And most of my symptoms really weren’t getting better.
Then I finally came across the company EarthCalm, and there was just something about this company that attracted me. First of all, there wasn’t a lot of hype on their website. There were good explanations about my disease and how their technology worked.
I hesitated at first because of their prices, but then I thought, well if these products have some real technology in them, then they probably would cost more than some of the other products out there. I read also that they were made here in the US too—not off in China somewhere. That would account for the higher cost maybe—but it would also mean there was probably better quality assurance. So I bought the Home EMF Protection System to start.
Detoxing—a Clue that it’s Working
The first clue I had that something was really working was that after plugging in the first plug, I immediately felt symptoms of detox. I knew from long years of being sick that detoxing was absolutely necessary if you were going to get better from any long chronic illness.
I’d had to take supplements a number of times to help my body detox before I could start feeling better. It’s always uncomfortable to go through it, but the results are so great, that you just decide to do it.
So when I started feeling fluish after plugging the first plug of the Home System in, it wasn’t great—but I somehow knew the Home System was doing something. I also started having more digestion problems—another detox sign.
That lasted maybe 2 days—and then I was feeling better again. In fact, better than before I plugged it in. I got very excited. After a week, I plugged the next plug in, and went through the same kind of thing. It wasn’t bad, just kind of achy, sluggish—typical detox symptoms.
By the time I plugged in the third plug and went through the couple of days of detox, I was amazed at how good I was feeling. My headaches were almost gone, I was sleeping and digesting so much better—I was elated! And amazed that just taking care of the electricity and appliances in my home had made such a difference.
What to do about my Cell Phone and Laptop?
However, I was still concerned about my laptop and my cell phone. I knew I always felt worse when I was using them. Microwave radiation is even worse, from everything I was reading, than the EMFs coming from my electricity.
So, after long thought (and making long-term financial plans!), I decided to invest in the other three main products EarthCalm makes—the Quantum Cell, the Omega WiFi, and the Nova Resonator. I knew if they didn’t make me feel even better, I could always return them—I had up to 90 days to test them.
A Functioning “Normal” Person
Well, long story short, I am now able to be in rooms with Wi-Fi, without getting a headache! I can stay on my laptop for hours at a time and use my cell phone as much as I need to, and not feel like I’m going to pass out or get sick. I feel “normal” again. It took a few months to get to this place–but then, it’d taken a number of years to get as sick as I was. It was worth the wait.
EarthCalm has given me my life back, and I’m so grateful. I now consider myself a person who is recovering from electromagnetic sensitivity.
Written by guest blogger, Chara Brooks.
It’s true there are good reasons to be concerned about the radiation coming from your cell phone. There are too many studies done on cell phone radiation that have shown huge health risks. To not feel at least a tiny bit worried you’d have to be in total denial.
More and more people who use cell phones daily are discovering that a wide spectrum of symptoms are beginning to appear, as time goes by, such as
People experiencing these kinds of symptoms with their cell phones are the “canaries in the mine”. According to epidemiological studies, even people who seem healthy and unaffected by this cell phone hazard today will probably be suffering later on. No one is immune.
You don’t have to give up your phone!
But guess what. You don’t have to be someone who eventually gets sick. And you don’t need to give up your cell phone (who could, really, at this point anyway?) All you need is cell phone radiation protection.
You do need to be careful when purchasing this protection, however. Health effects of cell phone radiation are too serious: don’t be tempted to buy an inexpensive product that hasn’t been researched and tested.
The technology in the EarthCalm Quantum Cell has been developed and tested over the last 25 years. Recently it has been awarded the IIREC Seal of Approval for EMF protection. You can depend on it to give you powerful EMF protection indefinitely.
I began marketing EarthCalm products for protection against electromagnetic fields 4 ½ years ago. Over that time, there has been a huge increase in the use of wireless devices in everyday life; as well, in the number of daily calls and emails from customers suffering from symptoms of electromagnetic sensitivity.
In earlier years, many of those looking for relief were learning, through internet searches, of the link between their ill health and EMFs; they were grateful to have their symptoms acknowledged and explained and learn solutions were available.
Increasing Number of Electromagnetically-Sensitive Customers
In recent years, I’ve seen an increase in the number of customers who identify themselves as “extremely” electromagnetic sensitive. These people feel immediate discomfort, sometimes intolerable, when close to wireless devices, entering stores or offices, when a television is turned on, etc. Most of these customers relate having a long term history of electromagnetic sensitivity that grew worse with time.
Based on customer reports, extreme cases of electromagnetic sensitivity also manifest suddenly as a result of extreme exposure. For example, there are customers who developed debilitating symptoms of electromagnetic sensitivity following the installation of cell phone towers near their homes or work place and found that symptoms persisted and, at times, more developed even after relocating.
One customer noticed her health decline dramatically within a few weeks of introducing Wi-Fi into her home. After disconnecting it, she could no longer work in her profession as a writer, because she experienced intolerable discomfort whenever she touched her laptop.
The Effects of EMFs are Cumulative
The increase in cases of electromagnetic sensitivity was predicted years ago by experts who claim continued exposure to EMFs heightens sensitivity because the effects on the body are cumulative. Dr. Ollie Johanssen, a Swedish neuroscientist and leading expert declared that, based on his research, he expected 50% of the world population to exhibit symptoms of electromagnetic sensitivity by the year 2017.
Women’s College Hospital
The incidence and severity of health symptoms associated with EMF exposure has increased to the point where members of the Canadian medical community have finally recognized electromagnetic sensitivity, as a health condition. Toronto’s Woman’s College Hospital, is the first (and at the time of this writing, the only) hospital to do so.
The hospital’s announcement was delivered in a press release issued June 18, 2012. The hospital expressed a need for family doctors to learn to identify symptoms of exposure to wireless radiation. The press release also stated that “patients’ reactions vary some requiring life-altering changes to minimize exposures as much as possible”.
Wireless Hydro and Water Meters
While the medical establishment has started to recognize the damaging effects of radio frequency, our governments are introducing more of it into people’s lives. Provincial and municipal governments are mandating the installation of wireless hydro and water meters that contribute further to electropollution in the environment.
The meters also transmit radiation into people’s homes and into the water; apparently without any consideration of the cumulative effects in the city’s water. Most people are unaware of the negative impact these meters have on their health. For some, the opportunity to relocate away from the home’s smart meter alerts them to the meter’s deleterious effects.
For instance, one customer who describes herself as “a normally healthy person”, experienced “8 months of suffering” and “thought she was dying”. Her EKG and blood work were normal. She identified the home’s smart meter as the reason for her ill health after her symptoms “virtually disappeared overnight” when on vacation and reappeared immediately upon her return home.
After purchasing the EarthCalm Home EMF system, she wrote “the Earthcalm device has saved my life” and “we also discovered what an effect the smart meter had on our pets after Earthcalm was installed”.
Most Eastern Canadians are probably unaware that thousands of people in British Columbia and Alberta are engaged in an escalating rebellion against the mandated installation of smart meters. Community groups, now in the hundreds and continuing to grow, have formed in opposition.
Mayors and councillors have passed resolutions calling for a moratorium on mandatory installation of smart meters. In addition to public meetings, there is a multitude of non-partisan internet sites urging visitors to “take action” and offering information “kits” with strategies and forms.
Those concerned about the health effects of smart meters point to the health risks associated with cell phones, because smart meters and cell phones both generate what is referred to as “extremely low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic fields and/or RF” and are in the same energy spectrum.
Health Canada’s Warning
On October 4, 2011, Health Canada issued a release advising the public to limit exposure to RF energy, because it may be a “possibly carcinogenic to humans” (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-vis/_2011/2011_131-eng.php).
In mandating the installation of smart meters, which generate EMFs similar to those generated by cell phones, and exposing the population to a “possible carcinogenic,” the government can be seen to be acting with a serious lack of regard for public health.
Health Canada should be aware that the human body conducts man-made electromagnetic frequencies, because it is an accepted fact in conventional medicine. Many medical technologies rely, for their function, on the body’s passive acceptance and conduction of electromagnetic currents.
Medical Procedures Use of Radiation to Destroy DNA and Cells
Radiography and CT scan devices transmit electromagnetic radiation (X-ray) into the body to reveal its internal structure. This is the same for fluoroscopy, mammography, ultrasound and Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In generating images of the body, the MRI transmits radio frequencies into the body and also makes use of the fact that 80% of the body’s content is water, which is a conductor of electricity, to facilitate the imaging process.
At specific doses, proximity and duration, radio frequency destroys DNA and cells painlessly and without the sensation of heat. It is, therefore, used in surgical procedures, such as “radiation therapy” and “ablation” to destroy tissue and nerves. More recently, a procedure known as “Radio-Frequency Transdermal Drug Delivery” has developed, which uses radio frequency ablation to create microchannels on the skin’s surface to serve as pathways for drug delivery.
There are also medical devices that make use of the fact that cells respond directly to man-made electricity. For instance, artificial pacemakers surgically implanted in the heart generate electrical impulses that act to normalize irregular heartbeat, which is due to a slow native pacemaker or a block in the heart’s electrical conduction system.
Medical electronic implants or microchips are also embedded, long term, into the brain or other electrically excitable tissue. These are designed to produce transmittable recordings of the body’s electrical impulses and/or to emit electrical impulses for stimulating cell activity.
Therapeutic applications include epilepsy, paralysis, incontinence, vision, Alzheimers and Parkinsons disease. Research is currently ongoing to develop cells that use glucose and oxygen, which are both freely available in the human body, to create electricity that would power the electronic implants indefinitely (biofuel cells).
Medical technology demonstrates that non-thermal EMFs penetrate, stimulate and destroy cells. Yet, Health Canada declares the same EMFS to be inert and permits the public to be exposed to them when generated by consumer products (cellphones, routers, etc) and devices that are imposed on the population, such as hydro towers, cell phone towers, smart meters, etc.
Electromagnetic Sensitivity is a Recognized Health Condition
Woman’s College Hospital’s official recognition of Electromagnetic Sensitivity as a health condition and initiative to train doctors in recognizing the condition allows for formal documentation of the condition. If the damaging effects of EMFs are cumulative, as experts claim, then, in the near future, documented cases of Electromagnetic Sensitivity will increase at an alarming rate. As well, public awareness will increase dramatically. Health Canada will have no choice but to reconsider its specious position.
Current Health Canada Safety Codes for electrical and wireless devices are based on the premise that the only possible harm of such devices is the burning of skin. For instance, Safety Code 6 (2009), which governs the safety of wireless devices, ensures a device will not burn the skin and specifies the maximum allowable Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) for the radio frequency produced by a device.
SAR is a measurement of the amount of radio frequency absorbed during use, as measured by the heating of tissue. The House of Commons Standing Committee on Health revisited the code in April 2010 and determined there was no “convincing scientific evidence” of harmful non-thermal effects of wireless technology.
(Note to U.S. residents: The FDA also uses the SAR standard and maintains the same position on EMF health effects as the Health Canada.)
IIREC Seal of Effectiveness for EarthCalm Products
In testing and awarding EarthCalm Products its seal of effectiveness, the International Institute for Research on Electromagnetic Compatibility (IIREC) applied standards based on the provocative recommendations to the European Parliament, presented March 2001, in “The Physiological and Environmental Effects of Non-ionising Electromagnetic” (document 297.574). This document questions the appropriateness of safety standards for wireless devices that presume that burning of the skin is the only damaging effect of EMFs.
The document of the European Parliament recommends as most fitting, testing on living beings, with attention to processes and states of the body and cells (biological effects), rather than the conventional testing of isolated cells in vivo. The document of the European Parliament insists quantum scientific principles are best suited for exploring and understanding the interaction between the body’s own electromagnetic frequencies and man-made electromagnetic frequencies.
It recommends, therefore, that the principles of quantum science be applied when testing effects of man-made frequencies on the body’s own electrical system, as manifest in biological effects.
The document also asserts that a sensible protection against the biological effects of EMFs can only be provided on the basis of a quantum physical means of protection. EarthCalm’s Living Earth Technology, which provides a quantum physical means of EMF protection, is in keeping with this assertion.
Liala Epstein is the Canadian distributor for EarthCalm products. She purchased EarthCalm products for EMF protection for herself and family in 2007. The dramatic improvements she experienced and saw in her own family compelled help make these important products known and available to Canadians. www.earthcalm.ca
On September 1, 2012, the Indian Government officially set into motion rigorous regulations regarding the dangers of electromagnetic exposure to public health. The government is now regulating radiation emissions from both cell towers and cell phone handsets.
Setting an important example with these new regulations, India joins a select handful of countries in the world that have put stringent standards on the telecom industry. Standards are approximately ten times stronger than those of many other countries.
The new regulations are based on recommendations of the Inter-Ministerial Committee, consisting of the Department of Telecom, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Environment and Forests, the Dept of Biotechnology and the Indian Council of Medical Research. They were produced after a careful study by all these agencies of studies on health hazards from mobile towers and on the effects of electromagnetic exposure from cell phones.
New Standards Addressing Health Hazards from Mobile Towers
The exposure limit has been lowered to one-tenth of the level it had been. Audits on service providers will take place on a random basis (and in all cases in which there is a public complaint). Furthermore, the test procedure of measurement of electromagnetic fields has been revised to create more realistic and accurate records. And there is now a hefty fine for non-compliance of the new standards.
New Standards for Cell Phone Manufacturers
Also addressing the health risks of electromagnetic exposure from cell phones, the regulations have set a lower limit on the specific absorption rate (SAR) on all cell phones manufactured in or imported into India. The SAR must be displayed on all handsets and the information is to be made available to all consumers at the point of sale.
In addition, every cell phone handset booklet must contain safety precautions, and all handsets must be available in hand-free mode. Manufacturers of current models are given one year to comply with the new regulations.
There are numerous other countries in the world, especially in the first-world, that are steeped even more deeply in electromagnetic exposure than India is. Hopefully, they will take notice and follow India’s lead in taking seriously the health hazards from mobile towers and cell phones—and doing something about them.
Despite the fact that ever greater numbers of people are suffering from Electromagnetic Sensitivity (EMS), there are still relatively few mainstream medical doctors or medical facilities who are aware of this disease.
A hospital in Toronto, Women’s College Hospital, is an exception—and, in fact, is way ahead of its time. The Environmental Health Clinic at the hospital has been treating patients with EMS for a number of years now. Unfortunately, they have a nine-month waiting list.
Electromagnetic Sensitivity Symptoms
Both scientific literature and clinical research produced by the hospital show that EMS features a wide variety of symptoms, including
People with EMS experience any combination of these symptoms and more, when they are exposed to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) emitted by wireless devices, such as cell phones, cell towers and routers; and also by electricity, appliances, and power lines.
Some people are more vulnerable to EMFs than others, due to compromised immune systems and other genetic and environmental factors.
Workshop on Electromagnetic Sensitivity
On May 23, 2012, the hospital hosted a workshop on the subject of EMS, inviting physicians, experts and patients to participate in a series of interactive lectures.
Medical Director, Riina Bray, stated:
We need to create more awareness about this condition. Health-care practitioners need to better understand EMS so they can help their patients prevent and manage their symptoms. The public needs to know how to protect themselves from the broad range of health impacts electromagnetic fields have on their minds and bodies.
Is EMS Psychological or Physiological?
Featured expert on EMS, Hagda Havas, Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource studies at Trent University, gave a talk entitled “Electromagnetic Sensitivity: Is it Psychological or Physiological?”
Dr. Havas challenged critics’ suggestion that symptoms are merely psychosomatic. Providing real examples of patients whose symptoms subsided when wireless technology was removed from their environment, Dr. Havas presented concrete evidence of physiological responses to electrosmog exposure.
EMF Safety Guidelines Needed
Dr. Havas also reviewed scientifically-sound guidelines for EMF safety. She noted that the guidelines set up in the US and Canada fall abysmally short of these guidelines. Other more forward-thinking governments, such a number of European countries, India and China, have produced guidelines that are much more realistic.
Dr. Bray was optimistic about steps being taken in the right direction. She summed up the purpose of the workshop offered by the hospital:
Women’s College Hospital is leading the way by hosting workshops like this. Working together is the first step to creating a mutual understanding of electromagnetic hypersensitivity and being able to care for and treat patients in the best way possible.
Is cell phone radiation harmful? Rep. Dennis Kucinich wants to know. His recently proposed legislation, called the “Cell Phone Right to Know Act”, would require that warning labels be placed on cell phones, warning consumers of radiation dangers.
Kucinich’s bill would also start a research program to study cell phone radiation levels, along with requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to update the standards for specific absorption rate (SAR), the amount of radio frequency absorbed by the brain when using a cell phone.
In essence, the bill would require the government to “examine, label, and communicate adverse human biological effects associated with exposure to electromagnetic fields from cell phones and other wireless devices, and for other purposes.”
Not Willing to Wait for Scientists to Agree
Kucinich is well aware of the controversy about cell phone radiation levels that is still raging among scientists. But he’s not willing to wait till the science gets ironed out on this issue:
“While we wait for scientists to sort out the health effects of cell phone radiation, we must allow consumers to have enough information to choose a phone with less radiation. As long as cell phone users may be at increased risk of cancer or reproductive problems, Americans must have the right to know the radiation levels of cell phones.”
Time will tell if anything will come of this bill. But at least it’s a start.
San Francisco’s Battle to Reveal Cell Phone Radiation Levels
Meanwhile, on a similar note, the City of San Francisco has been in court for a hearing that may determine if it will be allowed to force cell phone retailers within its city limits to disclose possible health risks to people buying cell phones.
This legal battle between the City of San Francisco and the wireless industry has been simmering for some time. It started two years ago, when the S.F. Board of Supervisors passed a groundbreaking resolution that required cell phone retailers to display a handset’s SAR at the point of sale and to offer fact sheets about cell phone radiation exposure to consumers.
This naturally did not sit well with the CTIA, the lobbying arm of cell phone industry; and they promptly sued the city on grounds that the law was unconstitutional. The city rewrote the legislation, but the CTIA was still not satisfied.
A ruling on all issues is expected soon. And lawmakers around the country and in Congress will be watching. If the city wins, other legislation across the nation may follow.
Is Cell Phone Radiation Harmful?
The jury is still out on this question. But at long last, the issue of cell phone radiation levels is at least being reviewed by people in the US government who can do something to protect people against cell phone dangers.
Hormones are Powerful Substances
Far from being a minor contributor to our over-all health picture, our glands are extremely important, in that the hormones they produce powerfully impact every cell in our bodies. When our hormonal balance is altered, our body’s ability to regulate fundamental systems is greatly impaired.
Even very minor hormonal fluctuations can create major physiological changes and lead to a serious health issue. A recently published book, Our Stolen Future, by Theo Colburn, et al, describes how extremely fragile and delicate the balance between normal and abnormal hormone activity is:
“Hormones are exceptionally potent chemicals that operate at concentrations so low that they can be measured only by the most sensitive analytical methods…the concentrations are typically parts per trillion.”
Our modern lifestyles create many threats to this delicate hormonal balance. Stress, toxic chemicals in our food, and pharmaceutical medications are generally acknowledged to be the main hormone disruptors.
However, one important disruptor that’s often overlooked is EMF exposure—especially radiation from cell phones.
How Man-made EMFs Impact the Body
Our bodies are essentially very sensitive electro-magnetic systems; they emanate a field of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) around us, sometimes called the biofield. The Earth itself—and all natural life on the planet—also emit an electromagnetic field. All these natural fields interact together in a harmonious and supportive manner.
Man-made EMFs—those emanating from our electricity, power lines, cell phones, WiFi, and cell towers–are another story. These EMFs have been shown in countless research studies to interrupt and interfere with natural energy fields on the earth, including those of our bodies.
Among other things, EMF exposure causes a hardening of cell membranes in the body, which means that waste products can’t get out and nutrients can’t get in. This creates damage by the free radicals that can’t leave the cells, which in turn alters the DNA and causes cell mutation.
These imbalances eventually lead to
- A compromised central nervous, immune, and cardiovascular system
- Elevated blood glucose and lipid levels
- More rapid aging
- High blood pressure
- Imbalanced endocrine system
And, very importantly, all these conditions–especially together–can lead to cancer.
EMFs & Melatonin
Melatonin is produced by the pineal gland—a tiny pea-sized gland located deep in the center of the brain. Once thought to be a useless gland, it is now considered perhaps the most important of all.
Among other things, the pineal gland produces melatonin, a hormone which controls or influences a number of physiological processes, such as:
- Regulating the circadian rhythms governing the waking/sleep cycle
- Destroying free radicals (which protects the body from DNA damage and cancer in the cells)
- Enhancing the immune system and counteracting stress-induced immuno-suppression
- Inhibiting the release of estrogen, which suppresses the development of breast cancer
Melatonin and Breast Cancer
All of these functions are important for good health. But perhaps melatonin’s most important function is how it interacts with breast cancer cells. Studies have found that a too-low level of melatonin in the body stimulates the growth of certain breast cancer cells. Women with breast cancer have as little as 1/10 the amount of melatonin in their bodies, compared to healthy women. However, when melatonin is added to these cancer cells, their growth is inhibited. Thus melatonin is recognized as an important regulator of breast cancer cells.
What’s alarming is there’s a growing body of evidence that EMFs greatly impede the production of melatonin in the body—thereby indirectly increasing the chances of breast cancer.
Dr. Russell Reiter, of the University of Texas proposed in 1993 that normal production of melatonin is reduced by EMF exposure, especially if one is sleeping at night in an EMF field.
Dr. Richard Stevens of Battelle labs, Richland WA went further to suggest in 1987 that the EMF/Melatonin phenomenon might be the explanation for increasing numbers of breast cancers occurring in women. A further indication of this was reflected in a study in which Tamoxifen, the most popular drug given to prevent recurrence of breast cancer, lost is ability to halt the proliferation of cancer cells, when exposed to EMFs.
In 2001, Dr. Masami Ishido of Japan’s National Institute for Environmental Studies, found that breast cancer cells resumed growing when exposed to EMFs, even after being treated with melatonin. He also found this explained why reduced melatonin levels from EMFs has shown to cause a number of difference cancers, besides breast cancer: prostate, melanoma an ovarian, as well.
Dr. Patricia Coogan of Boston University of Public Health conducted an epidemiological study in 1996 in which she reported a 43% increased risk of breast cancer in women who worked in electrical jobs, such as electricians, telephone installers, power line workers and electrical engineers. This increased incidence was directly linked to the suppression of melatonin by EMFs.
EMFs and Other Hormones
Estrogen & Testosterone: There are studies that confirm that electromagnetic fields have a detrimental effect on other hormones besides melatonin. Experimental Physiologist, Charles Graham of the Midwest research Institute, Kansas City, MO, found that EMFs
- Increased estrogen levels (a risk factor for breast cancer)
- Reduced testosterone (a risk factor for testicular & prostate cancer.
Serotonin & Dopamine: Tests have also been done showing that EMF exposure alters the level of both serotonin and dopamine, hormones belonging to a special class of hormones, known as neurotransmitters. These hormones play a major role in moods–especially depression and anxiety.
Given all this research on the effect of EMFs on hormones, it’s important to note that the master glands in the body–the Pituitary, Pineal, and Hypothalamus–are all located in the head. So EMF exposure to our head is an especially relevant issue.
Cell phones, of course, are what come to mind first when we think about radiation impacting our heads. Cell phone radiation penetrates directly into the brain and all our master glands. Knowing that EMFs cause DNA damage, free radical production and hormonal imbalance, it isn’t much of a jump to think of brain tumors.
Hormone & EMF Connection
Outside of the brain and the central nervous system, there is nothing else in the body that affects the body more than our hormones. Thus it behooves us to carefully watch the studies that epidemiologists are conducting on all studies on those things that impact hormonal production and balance.
The impact of chemicals on hormones has been, and continues to be, an important focus for this research. But perhaps an even more important focus at this point is the impact of EMFs on hormones, as EMFs continue to flood our environment at an ever-increasing rate–and no one is currently stopping this trend.
So when I began hearing about the decline of bee populations in the world, I found it kind of an interesting phenomenon to contemplate, along with all the other strange changes that seem to be happening in our natural world. But not something to really be concerned about.
Until someone pointed out the obvious to me: that bees are totally essential to the growing of food on this planet—that at least 75% of what we eat is dependent on bee pollination. That got my attention.
Decline of Bee Populations
I began researching it and found that in the last decade, the honey bee population world-wide has taken a huge dive—billions of bees have died for unknown reasons. And what’s known as colony collapse disorder (CCD) has been happening at an unprecedented rate.
Unusually high rates of CCD were first noted in the US about ten years ago. Then reports from Europe began coming in. Soon it was from many different countries, with India now reporting with more and more urgency about its high occurrence, especially in certain Indian states.
Scientists have pondered the different possible reasons for the decline of the bee populations: pests and predators, diseases, climate change, pesticides. Most concur that the current pests and predators of bees have been around for centuries; nothing new there. And diseases—same thing.
Climate change may have something to do with it, but they’re not clear exactly what. And pesticides—well, good news to some—the use of these has actually decreased in the last few years, presumably due to the rise of organic farming in many countries.
Bees and Cell Phones
So where does this leave us? For an increasing number of scientists researching the decline of bee populations, it’s led to the possible link with the dramatic explosion of cell phone usage that has also happened in the last decade. And the thousands of cell towers that have been erected not only in our cities, but in outlying farmland and forests, as well.
The bees and cell phone theory caught on quickly, once posed. Partly because it was noted that the steepest declines in bee population had been reported in the US and Europe, where cell phone use has been greater than other parts of the world. And partly because, during this last decade, an overwhelming amount of research has surfaced pointing to the link between cell phone radiation and diseases such as cancer.
In general, the research in several different countries finds that the proximity to a hive of either a cell phone or a cell tower causes the hive to lose most of its worker bees–and in many cases, to collapse, sometimes within a surprisingly short period of time.
Different kinds of tests have been conducted. French biologists actually attached tiny microchips to the bees to track their daily behavior patterns in an effort to see what’s killing them. Researchers at both the Panjab University in Chandigarh, India, and at the Landau University in Switzerland fitted cell phones to the beehive and activated them intermittently to see what would happen. All have seen a direct link between the cell phones and the decline of the bee population.
Loss of Navigation Skills
What is it that actually happens to the bees when their hive is near a cell phone or cell tower? Sainuddereen Pattazhy, researcher and dean in the department of Zoology at SN College, Punahur, explains:
“The navigation skill of the worker bees is dependent on the earth’s magnetic properties. The electromagnetic waves emitted by the mobile phones and relay towers interfere with the earth’s magnetism, resulting in the loss of the navigation capacity of the bee. Then it fails to come back.”
When the worker bees become disoriented and fail to find their way back to their hive, then the queen, the eggs, and the immature bees are left to die. No one seems to know exactly what ends up happening to all the disoriented worker bees.
Although he does add:
“Also the radiation causes damage to the nervous system of the bee and it becomes unable to fly.”
What’s interesting is they also find with the hives they’ve put near cell phones, that parasites, wildlife and other bees that normally raid the hive and pollen left behind when a colony dies, refuse to go anywhere near the abandoned hives.”
Increase in “Worker Piping”
Daniel Favre, of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, a researcher who’s conducted over 83 experiments with cell phones and bees, has found that there is also a dramatic increase in noise or what is called “worker piping” when the phones are in use. This piping is always a signal to indicate disturbance in the hive and is a warning for the bees to leave the hive.
Cell Towers and Bees
If cell phones can have this kind of dramatic impact on a hive, then cell towers must create a much greater one. A graphic example can be found in anecdotal form with a columnist, Barbara Hughes, who was visiting a Benedictine abbey near the mission in San Luis Rey in CA. She writes:
“One of the monks who has been a bee keeper at the abbey for 40 years explained how, until numerous cell phone towers were constructed on the back of their property, he had been collecting 100 gallons of honey a week.
“But as the use of cell phones expanded, all of his bees died within a few weeks, until he discovered a small area near the base of a hill where he could not get service. Once he moved his hives to that that particular area, the bees once again began to thrive and reproduce.”
What would happen if honey bees become extinct?
If the decline of the bee population continues as it has, we may eventually end up with a global food crisis of unthinkable proportions. So far, the erection of cell towers has few restrictions. And the usage of cell phones continues to explode. What will it take for people to finally link cell phones and bees—and see the danger we all face?
American Academy of Environmental Medicine Calls for Halt to Smart Meters in Homes & Schools
The Smart Meter controversy continues. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEC) has now weighed in with its position on Smart Meter dangers in a letter to the Public Utilities Commission in CA.
Following in the footsteps of other organizations, such as the World Health Organization (which classified RF as a possible 2B carcinogen—same as lead and DDT) and scientists in hundreds of studies, the AAEM has now added their opinion that the installation of Smart Meters, which emit the same kind of radiation as cell phones, should be halted immediately.
Calling for immediate caution regarding Smart Meter installations due to radiation health risks, the letter cites several peer-reviewed scientific studies, and concludes that
“significant harmful biological effects occur from non-thermal RF exposure, showing causality.”
It further states its opinion that the installation is irresponsible & calls not only for a moratorium on installation, but also immediate relief to those requesting it, including the return of analog meters.
Studies Reviewed by Board
The literature cited in the letter raises serious concerns about the levels of RF and ELF exposures emitted by Smart Meters. The board also states that the existing FCC guidelines for RF safety that have been used to justify installation of Smart Meters only look at thermal damage and are obsolete since many up-to-date studies show metabolic & genetic damage from RF & ELF below the level of intensity which heats tissues.
“The current medical literature raises credible questions about genetic and cellular effects, hormonal effects, male fertility, blood/brain barrier damage and increased risk of certain types of cancers from RF or ELF levels similar to those emitted from smart meters.
“Children are placed at particular risk for altered brain development, and impaired learning and behavior. Further, ELF/RF adds synergistic effects to the damage observed from a range of toxic chemicals.”
It concludes that
“it is unacceptable from a public health standpoint to implement this technology until these serious medical concerns are resolved.”
With all the evidence in the literature of Smart Meter radiation health risks, how did the Public Utilities Commission end up installing them to begin with?
Radiation health risks were not tested based on realistic standards.
RF safety standards set up by the FCC were flawed from the beginning. Aside from measuring only thermal effects and ignoring non-thermal effects, there were other problems in the testing process.
First, the standards were set for only short-term effects (5 & 30 minutes)—which, of course, is different from the actual long-term usage of consumers.
Secondly, they were set based on the effects to an average 6’2”, 200-lb. male, leaving most women and all children out of the equation. It also doesn’t take into account the elderly population or those who are ill.
Also, the meters were assessed for safety compliance in isolation—not in a mesh network, in which they are designed to operate. Nor were they assessed in combination with other sources of RF such as Wi-Fi, DECT and cell phones, cell towers, etc.
Will the Smart Meter Controversy ever be solved?
It may still take a while. The wheels of justice seem to turn slowly when issues of this magnitude are involved, despite the fact that the public welfare is endangered. But the AAEM is pushing hard for immediate action on the subject. Dr. Wm J. Rea, member of AAEM & former thoracic surgeon, states that
“By continuing to layer more and more wireless communication within our communities, we are setting the stage for widespread disease.”
Until there’s a definitive answer and national precautions, more and more people are taking precautions by turning to EMF protection for their families. Find out more about smart meter health concerns and solutions.
Betsy G. of Palm Springs, CA told us about an interesting kind of headache that she started having after she’d installed WiFi in her home.
“It’s a strange kind of headache to describe. It’s not a migraine (which I also get). It’s really like someone’s hands are actually squeezing my head: there’s just this terrible pressure. It’s so painful, I can’t think straight.”
She continued to describe the dilemma she faced. She had had to disable the WiFi in her home, which was very inconvenient, as both she and her husband used their computers and printers a lot for their work and they needed to use them in different rooms in the house.
Betsy’s job had become especially difficult for her before she disabled the wireless internet connection. Her job also involved a lot of phone work; and because of the unbearable pressure in her head, she would inevitably have to lie down in order to be able to concentrate on what someone was saying to her on the phone.
“Thank God, no one on the phone could see me when I was talking to them—they’d really wonder at my professionalism!” But it was all she could do in the circumstances.
Weakness, Dizziness, Digestive Problems
And of course, her work at the computer itself became a nightmare. Even after disabling the WiFi, the computer itself continued to cause her headaches and other health symptoms, such as weakness, dizziness, and digestive problems.
She added that she was taking all sorts of medications in an attempt to live with the headaches: pain meds, tranquilizers, muscle relaxants. She was also seeing a chiropractor and having acupuncture treatments on a weekly basis. Although all these things helped to some degree, it was extremely expensive—and none of it was really addressing the headaches.
We suggested that she try putting an Omega WiFi in her router, re-enable the WiFi function again, and see what would happen. We told her that the product would transform the hazardous cloud of radiation into a beneficial healing field that would extend all through the house—and that this generally helped enormously with WiFi headaches.
She was doubtful that anything could really help her headache; she was only calling because a friend had told her about EarthCalm. But she was desperate–so she finally ordered the product.
“It’s a Miracle!”
A week later, she called back. “Omigod!” she exclaimed. “I can’t believe it—my strange pressure headaches are gone. It took about an hour after turning the WiFi back on, and I was scared to do that. But that awful pressure in my head finally just released. It’s a miracle!”
She’s now able to concentrate on her work—and actually sit at her computer when she’s on the phone. She feels much more productive than before, and says that she experiences a greater sense of ease and well-being in general when she’s in the house.
Her husband is happy, too. He pleased to have his happy, healthy wife back! And…… he likes his WiFi.
Headaches from WiFi are Common
If you’re experiencing frequent or strange headaches, try putting an Omega WiFi in your router. The calming field it creates in your home will soothe your headache and bring a greater sense of calm and relaxation to everyone in your home. There’s no need to put up with WiFi headaches or any other computer health problems!
EarthCalm customer service reps talk to people with EMF hypersensitivity all the time. More and more people these days seem to be discovering that EMFs are causing their multiple health problems. And many of them say that fluorescent lights are especially hard on them.
One woman, Kathy W. of Fontana CA, recently told our rep about her EMF hypersensitivity and how the fluorescent lights at work were causing her health problems she could no longer cope with.
Life with EMF Hypersensitivity
Every time she’d sit down in the office to begin a therapy session with a client, she’d become aware of a terrible buzzing in her head. This was hard enough to deal with; but inevitably, she also began feeling a headache coming on. And even worse, she would begin to feel drowsy, struggling to stay awake. It would soon become hard to focus on what her clients were saying, no matter how involved and truly interested she was in what they had to say.
The situation in her office was such that she couldn’t simply shut the fluorescent lights off and use a lamp for her own office: the light switches were for multiple offices, and others in the office didn’t seem affected by the fluorescent lights. So she felt stuck with them.
Kathy described how she’d always been affected by fluorescents. In earlier years when she’d been a high school teacher, she had had to wear shaded glasses, just to make it through the day.
Fluorescent Lights and Eye Strain, Depression, Stress
She was aware, even back then, that aside from the glare of the lights that gave her headaches (and sometimes migraines), the lights also seemed to cause eyestrain, depression and stress. After some research online, she realized these symptoms were common for people with EMF hypersensitivity under fluorescent lights.
Our customer service rep listened with compassion, as she too had struggled with electrosensitivity before discovering EarthCalm products. She suggested to Kathy that she try the EarthCalm Nova Resonator to see if emf protection would help. Kathy decided to purchase the ankle bracelet version of the Resonator. About a month later, Kathy called back and told her success story.
No More Buzzing
She said that, first of all, she was amazed and deeply grateful for how the Nova Resonator had changed her entire experience at work. When she went to her office the first day wearing her pretty new anklet, she couldn’t believe it: “There was no buzzing my head! For the first time ever, I could sit under fluorescent lights and not hear that awful noise.”
She was able to focus clearly on what her clients were telling her throughout the whole session. She felt alert and relaxed. And this had continued, day after day. Her whole life at work had been transformed.
An Interesting Twist
But there was an interesting twist to this story:
A little while after she had put the EMF protection anklet on, she felt her leg beginning to tingle. This was strange. But then her leg began to get very warm, and she soon got somewhat alarmed. She was about the take the Nova Resonator off, when she suddenly remembered that three years before, she had badly sprained that ankle–and that although it had healed, it had since been weaker and less stable than before the sprain.
She wondered: Was the Nova Resonator somehow reactivating that injury in order to heal it? Then she recalled that she had read something on the EarthCalm website about how the healing of old injuries sometimes initially happens when people begin using EarthCalm EMF protection products. She decided to leave it on and see what would happen.
A couple of days later, she realized that the warmth in her leg had waned, but that her whole leg was now feeling achy. And then, within another day, her whole body was aching; she felt as if she were getting the flu.
EMF Hypersensitivity and Detoxing
At this point, she was really concerned; somehow, she knew all this had to do with the Nova Resonator. Again she was about to take it off and return it—but then she remembered reading the product instructions: they cautioned people with EMF hypersensitivity to expect symptoms of detoxing when first wearing EMF protection.
Having dealt with treatments for numerous symptoms over the years, Kathy was familiar with detoxing: she knew it was a very unpleasant, but necessary, step in getting well. And that the results in the end were always very worth it. Toxins needed to leave the body in order for it to get well.
So she decided to do what the instructions suggested: taking the Nova Resonator off and on for awhile, to make the detoxing process easier on her body.
This ended up working well for her. By the end of the month, not only could she wear the Resonator continuously, she felt better over-all than she had in a long time. And her ankle felt fine—stronger than ever.
So all this was an unexpected bonus to Kathy’s story about her fluorescent lights health problems. She explained that all her EMF hypersensitivity symptoms had improved in the past month. But her most heartfelt gratitude was for how she could now work with clients in her office, fully alert and focused, without the buzzing in her head!
If you have trouble with fluorescent lights, try the Nova Resonator and see if, like Kathy, your health issues will improve. You have 90 days to try it or your money back. EMF Hypersensitivity doesn’t have to keep you from living a normal life!
A fierce debate has been underway in the USA since the Government announced its intentions to replace all analogue meters in the country with the new smart meters. The Government claims that the meters will offer real time information on a household’s energy consumption, telling the consumer what they are spending their money on and allowing them greater ability to control their utility bills. This would enable the consumer to know how much it costs, for example, to leave a TV on standby each night.
Smart meters also have built in “traffic light” systems that indicate energy levels, green being low and red being high. This will in turn enable energy companies to issue bills based on what the consumer is actually using, rather than providing an estimated bill. This is all very handy, but it comes at a price. That price, leading scientists have found, is health.
Citizens in towns and villages across the country have since found their houses to have been involuntarily fitted with smart meters, and now many communities are taking a stand against this. In Naperville, Illinois, opponents of the city’s smart meter installation programme is embroiled in a long-standing court battle against the city. On Thursday 19th April, a judge ruled the challenging smart meter awareness group a victory. The judge declined the immediate issue of a preliminary injunction allowing home and business owners to refuse installation of the controversial new meters. The group had asked that home and business owners should have the immediate choice of keeping their old analogue meters.
In the meantime, the city has proceeded with installing 40 per cent of homes and businesses in Naperville with new smart meters, according to a statement from the city council following the latest ruling. The court battle will now continue throughout the next six weeks; a status and motion hearing is set for May 31.
Residents in Plymouth Township, MI, however, have mixed opinions on the meters. The Township’s Board of Trustees last week voted down a resolution that would have challenged the installation of the systems. Trustee, Steve Mann, said he was reluctant to tell governing bodies or schools what to do as there was not currently enough information available on the safety implications of these meters. However, some people in the area are still concerned and the council is thinking of bringing in an opt-out system for those worried about health implications.
Freedom of choice
Customers in Edision, CA, have been given the freedom of choice. The California Public Utilities Commission last week passed a final approval of an opt-out clause for those preferring to stick with their analogue models.
This is a significant victory for those concerned about radiation risks and privacy issues posed by the meters. Commission President, Michael Peevey, said: “As we move toward a more advanced electricity grid, smart meters will offer customers real benefits. However, if a customer does not want to have a smart meter, our decision today gives them that option.”
Systems like this could mean that other states and counties may follow suit. In Indian River County, for example, the Public Service Commission is considering an opt-out for all residents. However, a decision on this is still a long way off as they will first be producing a set of recommendations on the matter.
An uproar has recently started in British Columbia, Canada (a country that is also undergoing serious issues with the compulsory installation of smart meters), when a homeowner from Kamloops was almost asked to pay for a bill of $5,000 due to a faulty smart meter. Residents already had doubts about the safety and privacy implications of the meters, but were assured that they would have noticeable cost benefits.
However, astonished resident, Trevor Cameron, had opened a bill for $4,800. Upon querying with utilities company, BC Hydro, he realised that the meter had been charging five dollars for every one dollar of electricity the family had been using. Opposition to these smart meters has since strengthened; they are now unconvinced that Cameron’s faulty meter was an isolated incident. Campaigner, Brad Thiessen, said: “I don’t buy that all. This has been happening in Texas, California, Australia, Ontario…B.C is going to be no different.”
The debate goes on…
Read more about how to protect yourself from smart meter radiation.
Anne Dettore is a freelance writer from England who specializes in personal finance writing, covering things as wide and diverse as bicycle insurance to alternative investments. She recently started researching the danger of EMF and now insists house guests leave their mobile phones turned off while they visit.
There is a huge amount of uncertainty over how harmful electromagnetic fields (EMFs) can be to human health, but it is widely regarded that any long-term EMF exposure could be the cause of serious ailments. Amazingly, around 25,000 articles of scientific research on the subject of the biological effects and medical applications of non-ionizing radiation have been written over the last 30 years.
The huge amount of research into the subject means the scientific community knows more about EMFs than some types of chemicals. What is certain now is that EMFs can be problematic to human health if there are high levels of constant exposure, and that some people are more susceptible to adverse symptoms from excessive EMF exposure than others. Another conclusion that has been drawn is that children are much more vulnerable to EMFs than adults.
With all this in mind, there are plenty of ways to lower your exposure to EMFs and avoid any side effects that could affect you. In this day in age there are so many different electrical devices to use, and often we don’t even realize when we are in a place that has a high level of EMFs. It’s time to take action and follow a few simple steps to free yourself from EMF exposure.
Avoid long calls on your Cell Phone
One of the best things you can do is stop talking on your cell phone whenever possible, and keep your cell phone usage to a complete minimum. A study called The Reflex Report revealed that 24 hours of continuous cell phone usage will cause long term genetic damage to the user, which could manifest itself in the form of a brain tumor. Now you might be thinking to yourself that talking on the phone for 24 hours is ridiculous, and you are right to think that.
On the other hand, it is probably quite common to talk for 2 to 3 hours each day for some people, and perhaps even 6 hours for people reliant on their cell phone to talk about business. Even 1 hour of continuous cell phone use is exposing your brain to intense EMFs, so avoid it whenever possible. Instead of talking on a cell phone, use a landline instead. It will dramatically lower your EMF exposure.
Use a cable internet connection instead of Wi-Fi
Nowadays everybody seems to be using Wi-Fi, but this method of accessing the internet means you’re exposed to more intense EMFs than when you use the a hard-wired Ethernet cable. If you can use a cable, then make sure you hook it up to your computer instead of using Wi-Fi. Also, make sure you switch off the Wi-Fi receiver in your computer so that it isn’t sending out a signal to find a Wi-Fi connection. Also, when you’re out in public places try to avoid Wi-Fi hotspots, instead go to a park or open space to give your body a break from EMFs.
Switch back to incandescent or use energy efficient LED light bulbs
You may have changed all you light bulbs to special energy efficient Compact Fluorescent bulbs, but these give off radio frequency radiation, in addition to UV radiation and dirty electricity. The old style incandescent light bulbs give off tremendously less amounts of these by-products, even though they do use more electricity. The problem is that General Electric doesn’t even make the old style incandescent bulbs anymore, so stock up while you still can. You can also try using energy efficient LED light bulbs, because these don’t contain radio frequency radiation or UV radiation, however the dirty electricity can still be a problem.
Clear your bedroom of EMF sources
Apart from your workplace, your bedroom is where you spend a large part of time each day. You may be sleeping, but that doesn’t mean that EMFs are sleeping too. Things like laptops, cell phones, LED alarm clocks, televisions, DVD players, and a whole bunch of other electronic devices are constantly emitting an EMF that affects you while you sleep.
If you really need an alarm clock in your bedroom, use a battery powered analog or LCD alarm clock. It’s time to banish all electronic devices from your bedroom, so that you can sleep safe in the knowledge that you are not being exposed to EMFs while in the land of nod.
Try EMF Protection Devices
To eliminate most of your concerns, use EMF protection devices. There are many available today on the market. Some are designed to be worn; others to attach to devices; and still others to plug into your electrical grid. Shop carefully, however. Many devices are inexpensive, and with further reading, you discover why–there isn’t much to them. Look also for a company with a long-standing reputation and one that explains their technology. EarthCalm is a good place to start.
Anne Dettore is a freelance writer from England who specializes in finance writing, specifically bank loans and credit cards. She recently started researching the danger of EMF and now insists house guests leave their mobile phones turned off while they visit.
The Israeli parliament has recently passed a bill addressing cell phone radiation danger—and in particular, the danger it poses to children’s health. The bill requires all cell phones sold in Israel to bear a health hazard warning label. All advertisements for cell phones will be required to include the warning, as well.
The warning will read: “Warning—the Health Ministry cautions that heavy use and carrying the device next to the body may increase the risk of cancer, especially among children.”
Children’s Health Highlighted
Under the proposed law, all advertising for cell phones that targets minors will be banned as well. Breaking this law will be a criminal offense. Children’s health issues are highlighted due to the fact that children are more susceptible to cell phone radiation danger than adults are:
- Their skulls are thinner, allowing radiation to enter more easily.
- Their heads are smaller, allowing radiation to penetrate further into their brains.
- They have developing nervous systems with a faster rate of cellular division, meaning cell damage can occur at a faster rate.
- Their brain tissues hold more water, through which radiation can travel more quickly.
- Research shows that a correlation has been found between brain cancer and cell phone usage (brain cancer among children has now surpassed leukemia).
Finally, a government that takes the issue of cell phone radiation danger seriously! And that is especially concerned about the effect of that danger on children’s health.
Israel is also the first country to create a national institute that will study the potential health effects of cell phones and make recommendations to minimize exposure to microwave radiation.
Cell Phone Radiation & Efforts of Other Countries
To be fair, there are other countries that have also taken at least some steps in attempting to protect people from cell phone radiation danger, especially in regard to protecting children’s health.
In France, mobile phones are banned from primary schools and advertising to minors is banned. Also all cell phones must be supplied with a headset.
The Public Health Service in Canada has issued guidelines over children’s mobile phone use.
In Russia, the Ministry of Health has issued guidelines stating that youth under 18 should not use cell phones.
In the UK, a nonprofit company, Charity MobileWise is urging the government to adopt similar measures that Israel is taking.
The Environmental Health Trust (EHT) in the US has been calling for the government to put warning labels on cell phones for the last four years: in 2008, EHT chairman, Dr. Ronald B. Herberman, testified before Congress urging warning labels; in 2010, EHT president, Dr. Devra Davis, did the same. Now with the passage of the Israeli bill, the EHT is again urgently encouraging the creation of such a bill in the US.
San Francisco’s New Regulations
San Francisco, a city typically on the forward edge of change, has recently taken matters into its own hands: the city government has passed regulations requiring phone retailers to give customers a leaflet containing safety advice. Unfortunately, the phone industry has mounted a legal challenge to these regulations.
Time will tell whether the courts will finally take the risks of cell phone radiation danger seriously and take measures to protect people. And to demonstrate special concern for children’s health.
But until then, there is no reason to wait for governmental regulation to ensure your safety from cell phone radiation, or that of your children. And there is no reason to give up your cell phone or to even use a headset!
You can get EMF protection from an EarthCalm Quantum Cell with technology that has been developed and tested over the past 25 years. The Quantum Cell attaches easily to your phone and provides a powerful beneficial field of protection all around you through effectively grounding you into the earth’s electromagnetic field.
No more cell phone headaches or other health symptoms! And no more concerns about the risks of cell phone radiation danger.
EarthCalm products provide EMF protection through exponentially strengthening our connection to the earth’s electromagnetic field. This connection is in essence a ground, which by definition causes the dissipation of stress-producing currents coming from man-made EMFs so they can’t harm us.
Grounding also allows for the positive flow of energy and information between the human body and the earth. The earth’s electromagnetic field is the environment in which the human body is meant to live; it’s the field in which our bodies naturally heal and thrive. Our connection to this field is therefore essential for optimal health.
There are EMF protection products that can ground you to the earth’s crust. These can be helpful. But to fully protect yourself from EMFs, it’s necessary to be fully immersed in the earth’s electromagnetic field—not just connected to the surface of the earth. This what EarthCalm products do.
EarthCalm Living Earth Technology
The way that EarthCalm products strengthen your ground in this field is through the use of “geometric circuits” or antennae which mirror the electromagnetic structures found in the earth’s electromagnetic field. They work through the principle of Resonance.
What is Resonance?
Resonance is created when, through reflection or attraction, two frequencies that are close in range come into a form of union with each other. When this happens, reciprocal exchange takes place between the two frequencies.
Your body has its own natural electromagnetic field with a frequency that happens to be very close to that of electromagnetic objects in your environment, such as the AC grid in your home, your refrigerator, or the nearby cell tower. Therefore, your body naturally gravitates toward these things and comes into resonance with them. And, as a result, your resonance to the earth’s electromagnetic field is greatly weakened.
In this process in which your body resonates with your refrigerator or the cell tower, these objects probably aren’t much affected by your EMF field. But your body is very much affected by theirs. Resonance with them brings biologically-meaningless information into your body, causing harmful processes to take place in your nervous system, your immune system, and in the cells throughout your body.
EMFs are Invading Enemies
Once your body resonates with man-made EMFs and moves into union with them, your immune system suddenly recognizes them as invading enemies—but too late to prevent the resonance. In response, it sends an alarm out throughout your body. You experience this alarm as “subliminal stress”, something you’re probably not even aware of. Your body then responds with limiting the flow of blood and oxygen to your organs. Also, your blood pressure, heart rate, and blood sugar levels increase to prepare your body for danger.
What Happens in your Cells
Because of the alarm that sounds throughout your body, your cells also respond biochemically. In an attempt to protect themselves, they form a hardening of their outer membrane. This is helpful to an extent, in that it serves to protect the cells somewhat from the EMFs.
However, three other things also happen:
- EMFs interfere with metabolism in cells. Before your cells can protect themselves well enough, the EMFs manage to cause interference with the metabolism within the cells. In particular, essential minerals such as calcium, lithium and potassium are knocked out of the cells, causing deficiencies in these minerals.
- Nutrients can’t get in. Once the hardened membrane is formed, it prevents nutrients from entering into the cell, depriving it of life-giving substances it needs to grow and flourish.
- Toxins can’t get out. The hardened membrane also prevents toxins from leaving the cell. This causes a build-up of waste products in the cell, including highly reactive free radicals. Free radicals have been shown in studies to result in cellular dysfunction (e.g., leakage in the blood-brain barrier following exposure to EMFs). They also interfere with normal DNA repair processes.
The effects of all these disruptions in the cells have been shown in numerous studies to lead to the death of healthy cells and the growth of abnormal cells. This leads inevitably to the formation of disease.
Your Nervous System and Immune System
As your body continues to experience all this stress from the EMFs in your environment, over time both your nervous system and your immune system also begin wearing down. Immune disorders can develop, as well as many diseases involving the nervous system.
What EarthCalm Products Do
When you are either wearing an EarthCalm product or you’ve plugged one into your electricity or router, the resonance between your body and the earth’s electromagnetic field is tremendously strengthened. This resonance is caused by the circuits in EarthCalm technology, which reflect the structures in the earth’s electromagnetic field.
Examples of some of the geometric shapes used in EarthCalm circuits are the sphere, the torus, and the spiral. All EarthCalm circuits use metallic conductors, as well as silicone semiconductors to direct the flow of current. In a linear electrical circuit, current moves through a wire to do work while on its way to its opposite polarity. In resonant or geometric circuits, such as the ones used in EarthCalm’s technology, energy fills a three-dimensional space and vibrates in resonance to the source, thus creating energy flow.
The resulting benefit is the synergy or merging of the two or more vibrating sources—in this case, you and the earth. When you have this bonding with the Earth, your resonance with man-made EMFs is broken, freeing you of their harmful effects on your body. What you will experience is a sense of increased healing, a feeling of calm, and greater mental clarity.
Continuing Testing and Research
Over the past 25 years, Jean Gallick, inventor of EarthCalm products, has continued to do research and perform countless tests on the products, in her commitment to provide stronger and more effective EMF protection, as time goes on.
Tired of trying to get relief from allergy symptoms through drugs and shots? There are natural allergy relief methods. In order to really find relief, however, it’s important to understand how allergies develop to begin with.
An Impaired Immune System Brings on Allergies
Essentially allergies begin with an impaired immune system. It’s true that genetics probably play a role in your being allergic, but it’s likely not the whole story. Even if other family members have allergies, if your immune system were really healthy, you would probably not become allergic.
Here’s how it works:
An allergy is an exaggerated or mistaken reaction of the immune system in response to bodily contact with a particular substance that is actually harmless to your body.
So how does the immune system come up with this exaggerated or mistaken reaction?
The immune system is the body’s organized defense mechanism against foreign invaders. Its job is to:
• Recognize and react to foreign substances.
• Mobilize its forces and destroy the enemy.
An important way it does its job is by creating protective proteins called “antibodies’ that are specifically targeted against foreign substances. With a healthy immune system, all usually goes well. Harmful foreign substances come in contact with the body, and the immune system sends out the antibodies to fight them.
A Weakened Immune System and Allergies
However, if your immune system has been weakened, its ability to distinguish between the “good guys” and the “bad guys” becomes impaired. It becomes hyper-vigilant and begins seeing danger everywhere. It ends up sending out way too many antibodies to fight substances, many of which aren’t even harmful.
And guess what chemical all these antibodies release? Histamine. And this over-
production of histamine is what causes almost all your symptoms.
So you can focus on taking anti-histamines in all their various forms—and suffering from the side-effects, including on-going financial expense. Or you can find out what has been compromising your immune system to begin with and discover natural ways to find allergy relief.
What Compromises the Immune System?
Why does the immune system become weak and impaired to begin with? Many things in our environment cause this: harmful bacteria and viruses, household chemicals, food additives, pesticides, poor drinking water. Also, certain life style choices, such as stress, lack of exercise, and not enough sleep.
Taking measures to avoid these things in your life will help enormously. You can also begin taking supplements that will help boost your immune system.
EMF Exposure Puts Stress on Your Immune System
But if you miss one thing in your environment that causes stress to your immune system, you will only be part-way successful. This one thing is your exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs). EMFs come from your electricity and appliances—and also from all your wireless devices, such as cell and wireless phones, Wi-Fi and computers—and also from cell towers and high power lines.
Here’s what happens when you’re around EMFs:
- Your body sees EMFs as a foreign enemy and immediately creates subliminal stress in your nervous system.
- For a time, this stress shuts down the flow of blood and oxygen to all but your major organs.
- Any systems that aren’t necessary for fight or flight are put on hold.
- Your blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugar levels all increase to prepare your body for danger.
All this is perceived by your immune system as danger and a reason to react. If you’re around huge amounts of EMFs on an on-going basis (and who isn’t these days?), your immune system is going to get worn down and compromised.
In its impaired condition, it will eventually get confused and no longer know what’s truly harmful to your body. And it will begin sending out volumes of antibodies for no reason.
And voila—you’ve got antibodies flowing through your body releasing tons of histamines, causing all your allergy symptoms.
EMF Protection Helps Protect your Immune System from Allergies
Thankfully, there’s something you can do about your EMF exposure, so your body can stop this exaggerated response to it: get EMF protection.
The EarthCalm Nova Resonator effectively grounds you into the earth’s electromagnetic field—the field Nature intended you to be in—and this protects you from the harmful effects of EMFs.
With EMF protection, your immune system can finally relax. It will have a chance to regenerate, get stronger, and know again which foreign substances are actually harmful to your body. You may be surprised to find that pollen, dust, animal dander, foods—and all those other harmless substances that non-allergic people have no problem with—no longer cause you allergies.
EMF protection: natural allergy relief the easy way!
You may not realize that the persistent headache you’ve had is a Wi-Fi headache. There are so many causes of headaches today–food we’re allergic to, dehydration, neck misalignments. And, of course, stress. It could be almost anything.
You can eliminate all these possible causes of headaches, one at a time, to see what might be causing it—but this can take a lot of time and effort.
Is it a Wi-Fi Headache?
However, it’s a very simple matter to find out it it’s WiFi that’s causing your headache. The first way is to turn the Wi-Fi off–and see what happens. But what do you do if your headache disappears when you do this? Does it mean you have to live without Wi-Fi? Could you even do that? It might mean really limiting your life.
The EarthCalm Torus
The second way to test for a Wi-Fi headache is to plug an EarthCalm Torus into your router at home and see what happens. This little device creates magic for people with Wi-Fi headaches.
The Torus immediately converts the cloud of hazardous radiation from Wi-Fi into a protective field of grounding–which, in turn, immerses you in the earth’s electromagnetic field.
What does this mean? This is the field your body is meant to live in. It’s filled with nurturing, healing, life-enhancing energy. It’s Nature’s design for you to live in this field.
What Wi-Fi Does
Unfortunately, Wi-Fi generates radiation that not only pulls you out of this natural, healing field–it also interferes with your body’s nervous system and your immune system. It creates stress hormones. It messes with your cell functioning and with your DNA. No wonder it causes headaches! Read more on what radiation does to the body.
What People Say about the EarthCalm Torus
And no wonder the Torus relieves a Wi-Fi headache: it gently draws you back into the natural field your body is meant to live and thrive in. You feel a sense of calm and relaxation begin to flow through your body. The pain in your head fades.
Many people have called us over the last couple of years since we first began producing the Torus and thanked us for it. Here’s what just a few have said:
“I was immediately struck with a powerful grounding sensation…I’ve noticed feeling more centered, focused and less hyperactivity…” Reid T., CT
“I quit having chronic headaches! (A very big deal for me.)) And I wasn’t tired and fuzz-headed after a few hours at the computer.” Patrick Bell
“Within hours I felt calm, clear–headed and relaxed! The energy in the house now feels like open quiet space, as smooth as fine silk.” Patricia B., WA
The Torus on your laptop can also protect you out in the world. The protective field extends five feet around you. You can feel safe and headache-free.
Other Wi-Fi Symptoms
What’s more–not only are you relieving your Wi-Fi headache, you’re protecting yourself from developing a number of other common Wi-Fi symptoms as well:
- Digestive disorders
- Sleep difficulties
- Depression, Anxiety
And you’re not setting yourself up to develop a serious disease down the road–many of which have now been linked with radiation from Wi-Fi, cell phones, and even simply from your electrical grid. Read more on health effects from EMFs.
Free Yourself from Your Wi-Fi Headaches Today
There are many causes of headaches. Do what you can to eliminate as many possible ones as possible.
But test yourself soon for Wi-Fi. You don’t need to eliminate it in your life—you just need to protect yourself from it.
Find your way back into the Earth’s gentle healing energy once again with an EarthCalm Torus–and live free of Wi-Fi headaches!