We love our smart devices, Bluetooth and other cell or wireless gadgets. Technology is changing so fast they come out faster and with more features all the time. But unchecked, what cost are we as a society pay in regards to our health? All of these devices emit something known as Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation.
All of our smart and wireless gadgets today emit the exact same RF Radiation that our microwave ovens use to cook food. True statement. In 2011 The World Health Organization classified RF Radiation as a possible “carcinogenic”, meaning cancer causer. And their are literally hundreds of peer reviewed scientific studies (some as old as the 1960’s) linking RF Radiation to cancer. I link to some of these studies on the “Scientific Studies” page of this website.
And what is worse is that the next generation of cellular technology, 5G, will be ultra high intensity and ultra high frequency compared to 2G, 3G and 4G technologies. In the RF Radiation world the higher the frequency, the more dangerous it is to living organisms. 2G, 3G and 4G technologies operate between about a 1 GHz to 5 GHz frequencies. Our microwave ovens and most of our WiFi, Bluetooth, and cellphones operate using the 2.45 GHz frequency. 5G will use between about the 24 GHz to the 90 GHz frequencies.
The other problem with 5G is that at those frequencies the wave lengths are so short and dense, that they don’t travel very far. And their signal will be obstructed by things such as houses, trees and even rain. This means that in order for cellphone users to have good reception they will have to install mini cell stations every 2 to 8 houses.
In the below video I explain the dangers of 5G in more detail. It is a short video, but very informative. It is definitely worth watching. Knowledge is power. I highly recommend you watching it.
On the Recommended Protections page of this website I list some information about some items that you can get. They are not very expensive. But they will block 90% to 95% of the radiation from many of the sources of RF Radiation in your home. I also list links to the best places to get them at.
Effects Of RF Radiation
For several years, I didn’t have a single dream I could remember. I didn’t even realize it until I moved into a home without a wall of smart meters outside- that’s when I really started having these amazing, vivid dreams. I’m convinced the radiation from the smart meter was really messing with my sleep rhythm. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Experts and doctors from around the world agree radio frequency radiation exposure is a global health crisis.
Experts in this field of study believe RF radiation is linked to an increase in brain tumors in children, ADHD, heart disease, leukemia, anxiety, suicide and autism. The list goes on and on. The truth is there is no safe levels of RF radiation, especially for children. It’s hard to believe the very foundation of our modern day society, is making us sick.
To better understand why RF radiation is linked to so many heath problems, we have to understand the fundamentals of these wavelengths. RF radiation is basically the “transfer of energy by radio waves.” According to a certified medical physicist, “Electromagnetic radiation consists of waves of electric and magnetic energy moving together (that is, radiating) through space at the speed of light. . . The quantity used to measure how much RF energy is actually absorbed in the body is called the specific absorption rate (SAR) .(HPS.com) Did you catch all that?
No, there won’t be a pop quiz, this time. RF radiation has thermal affects on whatever is around the source of the radiation. This means the RF radiation has the ability to heat up biological tissue and cause changes in the body at the cellular level. So basically, RF radiation has the ability to change our cell structure, making us more susceptible to serious health issues, such as brain tumors, depression, anxiety, sleep problems and so on.
The link between RF radiation and health problems is very controversial, and it became even more so late last year when a $25 million dollar, 10 year U.S. government study found a significant link between cell phone radiation and cancer.
The study, completed by the U.S. National Toxicology Program, exposed male and female rats to the same level of radiation humans are exposed to via cell phones. According to the study, male rats developed a rare form of tumors in the tissues surrounding their hearts. These tumors are known as schwannoma. “The intriguing part of this is the kind of tumors we saw were similar to tumors noted for quite some time in some epidemiological studies in heavy duty cell phone users,” John Bucher, a lead scientist with the U.S. National Toxicology Program.
News of the findings made headlines across the world and further exposed the need for more regulations to keep people safe from RF radiation.
RF Radiation and Kids
So, what does all this radiation mean for our most vulnerable? Our children are growing up in a high tech world. Kids in kindergarten now have their own tablets. Third graders have their own cell phones. Babies are watching cartoons on smart phones, so their parents can grocery shop in peace. All this exposure, is creating a recipe for serious health problems.
Children are more vulnerable to the effects of RF radiation because their bodies and brains are still growing. When the “safe” level of radiation was determined for cell phones in the 80’s, it was based of that of a grown man, not a child. A child’s skull is thinner than an adults and therefore it is easier for more radiation to break through the brain blood barrier.
Dr. Leif Salford
Some experts believe this is why we are seeing an epidemic of brain cancer in young children. Dr. Leif Salford, a neurosurgeon and researcher in Sweden, had warned of the dangers of radiation exposure for decades.
“Since he began his line of research in 1988, Dr. Leif Salfrod and hi colleagues at Lund University Hospital in Sweden has exposed over 1,600 experimental animals to low-level radiation. Their results were consistent and worrisome: radiation, including that from cell phones, caused the blood-barrier-the brain’s first line of defense against infections and toxic chemicals-to leak. . .Professor Lennart Hardell of the University Hospital in Sweden, recently told a conference that people who started mobile phone use before the age of 20 had more than a five-fold increase in glioma, a cancer of the glial cells that support the central nervous system,” RFsafe.com
Did you catch that last part? A FIVE fold increase in the risk of developing cancer!!! That means we have an entire generation that is at a higher risk of developing a potentially terminal disease. That is terrifying. It’s hard to believe. Some experts warn we won’t see the full side effects of all this radiation exposure for a few decades.
Sources Of RF Radiation
Cell phones are only one source of radiation exposure. Look all around you. Do you have a laptop, wireless printer, WIFI router? How about a cordless phone and a baby monitor? Are you heating up last night’s tuna casserole in the microwave? I prefer my casserole without radiation, but that’s just me. Turns out all these sources of radiation, even the smallest amount, can add up to major health problems.
Recently, researchers have been taking a closer look at the health of children in school. To better prepare students for high tech jobs, high tech technology is now weaved into the fabric of every lesson at school. It makes sense. If coding is an essential skill for the future, then we should be teaching out kids how to build a webpage. But, there are big risks.
WIFI routers, computers and other modern day devices emit a lot of radiation. Collectively, this type of radiation is referred to as RF Radiation. Studies show RF Radiation is causing our kids to suffer from autism, ADHD, anxiety and depression. Some scientists have even made the link between an increase in health problems for teachers and students when a cell phone tower is built near a school.
As more and more schools face tighter and tighter budgets, districts across the country are looking at ways to get more funding. This is where the cell phone companies come in. Turns out these cell companies will pay big bucks to use school district land for a cell tower. Yikes. A school district in Washing D.C. makes more than $100,000 by leasing land to cell phone companies. More and more people, including kids, are complaining that they have negative RF Radiation Health Effects.
Some parents aren’t so happy about it. There’s a growing movement to keep cell towers far away from our most vulnerable. Here’s why: researchers believe there is a link between hyperactivity in children and radiation exposure, like that from WIFI and cell phone towers. Kids who live and go to schools with all these devices also found they are more likely to suffer from headaches, anxiety, nausea and other serious health problems.
More About RF Radiation
I just read an article where the former CEO of Microsoft Canada explained how these health issues are often misdiagnosed and treated the wrong way. Some kids have such an adverse reaction to radiation they are forced to find other options for school. According to an article on EMwatch.com, there is, without a reasonable doubt, a link between cell phone towers and health problems:
“A study performed by doctors from a German city of Nalia monitored 1000 residents who lived in an area around two cell phone towers for 10 years. During the last 5 years of the study they found that those living within 400 meters of either tower had a newly diagnosed cancer rate three times higher than those who lived further away.
Breast cancer topped the list, but cancers of the prostate, pancreas, bowl, skin melanoma, lung and blood cancers were all increased . . . in another study, in a case known as “Towers of Doom,” two cell masts were installed on a five story building in London. Residents complained of many health problems in the following years. Seven of them were diagnosed with cancer. The cancer rate of the top floor (closest to the tower) was 10 times the national average,” EMwatch.com
Well, that’s terrifying. You’re probably wondering why you haven’t heard about any of these studies or health implications of radiation. You’re not alone. The cell phone companies do a really good job at convincing people their products are safe. Another study I recently read linked the increase of cancer among teachers and students to the installation of a nearby cell tower in California.
Some experts believe radiation, like that from a cell phone and cell towers, is the tobacco of the modern day world. In the 1950s, big tobacco companies told everyone their products were safe, there was nothing to worry about. Fast forward to 2018, an you’ll see commercials on television from those same big tobacco companies admitting their products are not safe and that they are designed to be addicting. Scary stuff.
Other Health Issues
It’s not just cancer we’re worried about. Turns out radiation can change our cellular structure, weakening our immune system and making us more vulnerable to major health issues, such disturbed sleep. A good night sleep is critical to our overall health and mental well being. Without a good night’s rest, we become anxious, short tempered, depressed and in some cases suffer from short term memory loss.
According to several experts, radiation from our smartphones, “suppresses the production of melatonin- a vital hormone which helps strengthen your immune system, kills free radicals that can cause cancer and regulate your sleeping cycle. Beside radiation part, phone devices are also affecting us psychologically. RF Radiation Health Effects are the biggest problem.
Bright lights from their screen, constant message notifications and other fun content keep us alert and awake, even when we are physically tired and ready for sleep,” EMFprotectionstore.com. I used to sleep with my cell phone by my head every night. But, after all my research on this topic, I now keep it far, far away from me. I even put it in a special metal mesh bucket, designed to block radiation waves. I’m sleeping better than I ever have before.
In 2016, doctors from Harvard and Yale medical schools warned pregnant women to limit their time spent on wireless devices. In an article published in the Baltimore Sun, researchers believe there is a link between wireless devices and behavior/concentration problems.
These doctor’s believe the radiation from the wireless devices could possibly impact brain development in a growing baby, in utero. In one study, the doctor’s exposed pregnant mice to cell phone radiation. As a result, the babies observed to be more hyperactive and lacked concentration, than the babies who had not been exposed to the radiation.
“Dr. Martha Herbert with Harvard University and Mass General, looked at the biological factors that can go wrong in autism and found a strong correlation with the electromagnetic field of WIFI. The fields disturb calcium signaling in the brain, which is supposed to regulate the flow of information at the cell membrane going into the nucleus. It can make the brain get too excited and irritated,” Baltimore Sun.
It’s clear based on decades of research and in-depth studies, there is no safe level of radiation exposure. We are vulnerable everywhere we go. Radiation is in your high tech car, your bedroom, it’s even coming from your light bulbs in the living room. To fully understand the extent of the problem, I recently purchased a HF-35C High Frequency Analyzer.
This analyzer tells you how much radiation is coming from various sources in your home. Once you know how serious the problem is, you can find ways to reduce your exposure. For your reference, I’ve written several blogs about reducing your exposure to RF radiation in your home. Let me know how it goes!
For examples of products that help protect you please see our article entitled 50 Products To Protect Yourself From RF Radiation. For more information on the effects of harmful RF radiation on children please see our article entitled RF Radiation Effects on Children.