In March 2020, ICNIRP (the International Commission for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection) published a set of guidelines for limiting exposure to electromagnetic fields (100 kHz to 300 GHz). ICNIRP claims this publication’s view on EMF and health, a view usually termed “the thermal-only paradigm”, is consistent with current scientific understanding. We investigated the literature referenced in ICNIRP 2020 to assess if the variation in authors and research groups behind it meets the fundamental requirement of constituting a broad scientific base and thus a view consistent with current scientific understanding, a requirement that such an important set of guidelines is expected to satisfy. To assess if this requirement has been met, we investigated the span of authors and research groups of the referenced literature of the ICNIRP 2020 Guidelines and annexes. Our analysis shows that ICNIRP 2020 itself, and in practice all its referenced supporting literature stem from a network of co-authors with just 17 researchers at its core, most of them affiliated with ICNIRP and/or the IEEE, and some of them being ICNIRP 2020 authors themselves. Moreover, literature reviews presented by ICNIRP 2020 as being from independent committees, are in fact products of this same informal network of collaborating authors, all committees having ICNIRP 2020 authors as members. This shows that the ICNIRP 2020 Guidelines fail to meet fundamental scientific quality requirements and are therefore not suited as the basis on which to set RF EMF exposure limits for the protection of human health. With its thermal-only view, ICNIRP contrasts with the majority of research findings, and would therefore need a particularly solid scientific foundation. Our analysis demonstrates the contrary to be the case. Hence, the ICNIRP 2020 Guidelines cannot offer a basis for good governance.
Read the full paper here: https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/reveh-2022-0037/html
In 1901 Nicola Tesla was granted a patent for harvesting radiant energy. In earlier lectures Tesla explained that this radiant energy was caused mainly by radiation from the sun. I’m bringing this up here to establish that cosmic electromagnetic fields have been understood for at least 120 years. You will see in a few paragraphs the link between historical influenza and these natural EMFs, which paves the way to understanding what happened in 1889.
Previously in 1888 Tesla invented the polyphase AC motor which was to revolutionise industry allowing them to use alternating current for power, not just lighting and telephony. The industrial use of AC spread like wild-fire.
And now to quote from Arthur Firstenberg’s masterful history:
In 1889, most historians agree, the modern electrical era opened. And in 1889, as if the heavens had suddenly opened as well, doctors in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia were overwhelmed by a flood of critically ill patients suffering from a strange disease that seemed to have come like a thunderbolt from nowhere, a disease that many of these doctors had never seen before. That disease was influenza, and that pandemic lasted four continuous years and killed at least one million people. Influenza is an Electrical Disease. Suddenly and inexplicably, influenza, whose descriptions had remained consistent for thousands of years, changed its character in 1889. Flu had last seized most of England in November 1847, over half a century earlier. The last flu epidemic in the United States had raged in the winter of 1874–1875. Since ancient times, influenza had been known as a capricious, unpredictable disease, a wild animal that came from nowhere, terrorized whole populations at once without warning and without a schedule, and disappeared as suddenly and mysteriously as it had arrived, not to be seen again for years or decades. It behaved unlike any other illness, was thought not to be contagious, and received its name because its comings and goings were said to be governed by the “influence” of the stars.
But in 1889 influenza was tamed. From that year forward it would be present always, in every part of the world. It would vanish mysteriously as before, but it could be counted on to return, at more or less the same time, the following year. And it has never been absent since.
Like “anxiety disorder,” influenza is so common and so seemingly familiar that a thorough review of its history is necessary to unmask this stranger and convey the enormity of the public health disaster that occurred one hundred and thirty years ago. It’s not that we don’t know enough about the influenza virus. We know more than enough. The microscopic virus associated with this disease has been so exhaustively studied that scientists know more about its tiny life cycle than about any other single microorganism. But this has been a reason to ignore many unusual facts about this disease, including the fact that it is not contagious. In 2001, Canadian astronomer Ken Tapping, together with two British Columbia physicians, were the latest scientists to confirm, yet again, that for at least the last three centuries influenza pandemics have been most likely to occur during peaks of solar magnetic activity—that is, at the height of each eleven-year sun cycle.
Pages 80–81 of The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life
Most people (I was one of them) PRESUME that flu is transmitted from person to person. Did you know that there is no clinical evidence to support this position? Dr. Sam Bailey does a great job at exposing the lock of evidence in the video below.
Influenza now looks like an electrical disease that presents with a virus. So are viruses contagious; and what actually is a virus? These questions opens up a whole new fascinating world – or at least it did for me. This is a wonderful rabbit hole to dive into. There has been a wealth of research for over 100 years which has run parallel to the mainstream popular theories of contagion and germ theory. Other theories like exosome theory and terrain theory fit better with empirical data. To make a start down this rabbit hole I can recommend you check out Dr. Andrew Kauffman and Dr. Tom Cowan. Look these guys up.
This post is mostly just a summary of the published science on the association between EMFs and vertigo/dizziness.
In a study of 420,000 cases of hospitalisations in Denmark, there was a 10–20% increase of of vertigo and migraine above the standard ratio. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2632742/
According to Dr Martin Pall, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences, Washington State University – in his review of Neuropsychiatric disorders attributed to EMFs – vertigo/Dizzyness is the 7th most studied disorder. His full list of EMF disorders are:
In a Polish study (587 participants), dizziness was reported by 18.6% of them (https://bit.ly/3pHVkzZ). The average number of daily calls was 5 and the average duration of call was 3 minutes or less.
In a Saudi study it was found that 2.4% of participants experienced dizziness related to mobile phone use (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15195201)
In a questionnaire of 17 Radiology hospital operators of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) devices 35% said they experiences vertigo/dizziness. Obviously the general public are not exposed to MRI machines, I include this only to establish a link between magnetic fields and vertigo. (https://bit.ly/2HfCSgz)
In the following video we look at a typical “dirty electricity” example where a mains adapter powering an electronic device (the home broadband router) is adding copious amounts of current spikes to the household wiring.
This adapter is a common 240v to 12v adapter. It has a CE mark and various “Safety Marks” claiming to be in compliance with UK regulation. It could just be a faulty component in this power supply. Notice that the oscilloscope was showing current spikes at the main breaker box. When current spikes are introduced at any point in the house they will be present throughout the whole house. So the wiring in the floor under your bed, and in the sockets which are turned off next to your bed, the current spikes will be present even if you have an adapter that is charging a phone downstairs.
The example in this video is of a particularly bad power adapter, but to one degree or another every switched-mode power supply I have come across adds current spikes to the household mains.
In the 19th Century Ernest Onimus described the affliction of workers in Paris in the 1870s who were exposed to the EMFs of the telegraph machine:
These patients suffered from heart palpitations, dizziness, insomnia, weakened eyesight, and a feeling “as though a vice were gripping the back of their head.” They suffered from exhaustion, depression, and memory loss, and after some years of work a few descended into insanity.
And in 1903 Dr. E. Cronbach in Berlin gave case histories for seventeen of his telegraphist patients:
Six had either excessive perspiration or extreme dryness of hands, feet, or body. Five had insomnia. Five had deteriorating eyesight. Five had tremors of the tongue. Four had lost a degree of their hearing. Three had irregular heartbeats. Ten were nervous and irritable both at work and at home.
Here is an extract from a more recent study from Arthur Firstenberg’s book – notice the mention of insomnia:
In 2014, Japanese physician Tetsuharu Shinjyo published a before-and-after study that is a harbinger of the direction in which the world needs to go. He evaluated the health of the residents of an apartment building in Okinawa, upon whose roof cell phone antennas had been operating for a number of years. One hundred and twenty-two individuals, representing 39 of the 47 apartments, were interviewed and examined. Prior to the removal of the antennas, 21 people suffered from chronic fatigue; 14 from dizziness, vertigo, or Ménière’s disease; 14 from headaches; 17 from eye pain, dry eyes, or repeated eye infections; 14 from insomnia; 10 from chronic nosebleeds. Five months after the antennas were removed, no one in the building had chronic fatigue. No one had nosebleeds any more. No one had eye problems. Only two people still had insomnia. One still had dizziness. One still had headaches. Cases of gastritis and glaucoma resolved. Like the residents of that building before the study, the majority of the people in the world today do not know that their acute and chronic illnesses are in large part caused by electromagnetic pollution. They do not talk to each other about their health problems, and are unaware that they are shared by many of their neighbors.
Extremely Low Frequency radiation is usually defined in the range of 0.5–300 hertz, and the UK mains frequency of 50 hz falls into this bracket. The following short video shows the body voltage measurement of a person in a typical sleeping area. Bear in mind that, even when there are no electrical devices or lights turned on, the household wiring – particularly in the floor space – is active and transmitting a voltage signal into the sleeping area above at a frequency of 50 hertz (cycles per second).
So there is a voltage on your skin oscillating at 50 times a second while your are trying to sleep. When asleep your brain waves are supposed to be below 13 cycles per second (alpha, theta and delta waves). Can this 50 cycles per second electrical signal on your skin affect your brain’s electrical frequency in a negative way? Frequencies in the audio range can be used to slow down or speed up our brain waves through techniques such as binaural rhythms. So there is science to show that our brain waves can be brought into sync with an external frequency.
An important point surfaces here: I am not suggesting that an AC signal of 50 hertz on your skin will force your brain into sync with this. However I am suggesting it will be a factor of disturbance. Will it be a 5% factor of disturbance for you? Will it be 10% or 20%, or perhaps 50%? It depends entirely on your biology. An increasing number of the population are becoming sensitised to these artificial frequencies. What do I mean when I say sensitised?
In healthy individuals, when the immune system registers a substance as a threat, B cells, a type of white blood cell, produce antibodies. This is a process known as sensitisation and is part of the normal immune response.
The following is an excerpt from a peer-reviewed paper published by Elsevier, by Professor M.L. Pall:
Among the more commonly reported changes [of EMFs] are sleep disturbance/insomnia, headache, depression/depressive symptoms, fatigue/tiredness, dysesthesia, concentration/attention dysfunction, memory changes, dizziness, irritability, loss of appetite/body weight, restlessness/anxiety, nausea, skin burning/tingling/dermographism and EEG changes. In summary, then, the mechanism of action of microwave EMFs, the role of the VGCCs in the brain, the impact of non-thermal EMFs on the brain, extensive epidemiological studies performed over the past 50 years, and five criteria testing for causality, all collectively show that various non-thermal microwave EMF exposures produce diverse neuropsychiatric effects.
Another EMF-related cause of poor sleep could be due to their effects on the sleep hormone, melatonin. It has been seen in a number of studies that electromagnetic fields reduce the ability of the pineal gland to produce this vital sleep and detox hormone.
It is note-worthy that melatonin is one of the body’s main antioxidant and detox hormone – not just sleep hormone. Melatonin is important in the proper function of the oesophagus sphincter and lack of melatonin can result in acid reflux, AKA Gerd. It also plays a significant role in the immune system.
The following video explains how melatonin production is affected by EMFs, leading to “almost conclusive” evidence that this is a big factor in poor sleep for at least a percentage of the population.
In the following study on workers who repaired electronic equipment it was found:
The electronic equipment repairers, exposed to ELF-EMF, are at a risk of oxidative stress and sleep insufficiency, which could be explained by lower plasma melatonin levels and higher MDA levels. Health education about the hazards of ELF-EMF, shortening of exposure time per day, and taking antioxidant vitamins should be done to ameliorate the oxidative effect of EMF on those workers.
Bear in mind that if you work on a computer all day you could well fall into a similar category as the workers in the above study. I have personally measured an electric field of over 1,000 V/m coming from my laptop when it is on charge.
So how do we go about addressing our exposure to these EMFs discussed above? What can we do about it?
Firstly it’s a good thing to identify and quantify exactly what it is you are being exposed to on a regular basis.
Successful remedies will take into consideration the following factors: Time; Duration of Effect; Distance from Source; Removal or Shielding. I address these issues in the post Reduce Your EMF Exposure.
Our bodies are 70–80% water. It turns out that water is not just the most abundant element on the earth but is the single most significant element for life, including our own.
Here’s what is now known: the water in our bodies is charged from EMFs particularly in the spectrum of light.
What is generally not understood is type of water that our cells use. It is not predominantly the type that flows, the obvious exception being that in our blood. But most of our cells have a type of gel-like substance that some are referring to as Exclusion Zone (EZ) water or structured water. Electric charge is what gives this gel-like water it’s substance.
In this important book he details how energy (typically in the form of light, earth ground, and foods), creates charge separation in the water in our bodies. What this means is the water nearest to our cell walls becomes negatively charged while pushing away molecules that have a positive charge, creating an “exclusion zone” of negative structured water which has excluded the positive charges.
It is Dr. Pollack postulates that it is the structure of water that facilitates much of the movement in our bodies, and the presence or absence of EZ water is a critical marker of our overall health.
Here is a video interview with Dr. Pollack who talks with Dr. Tom Cowan about EZ water in our bodies.
In this article I am highlighting four things we can do to increase this EZ charge separation of water in our bodies:
1) minimise your exposure to man-made electromagnetic fields, particularly in the place you spent most of your day (this might include your vehicle if you are a driver), and your sleeping area during your rest time. For an overview of this process the page on this site: EMFs.
2) Expose your skin to near infrared light. A near infrared sauna is a good option. This is one type of man-made EMF that is beneficial!
3) Reconnect with the earth. Going barefoot on your lawn, or the beach, is a good option.
4) Juicing fruits and vegetables. The juice is already high in EZ water. The type of juicer is important. A slow speed auger type (I prefer manual one), or hydraulic-press type is important. A high speed centrifugal filter type juicer will introduce EM charges which will nullify the negative charge in the EZ water. Cucumber and celery are good to start with due to their low sugar and their ability to sooth and detox the digestive system.
I hope to revisit the article and fill out more of the details in future, but as a starter I can point you to the following research areas:
The concept of grounding is simple. In it’s simplest form this is to go bare-foot on the moist grass or sand of the beach. However in the UK this can be challenging during the colder months. I am still researching whether grounding inside an EMF rich environment like a home is beneficial. My feeling at the moment is it probably is, but there are some complicated arguments for and against, and my two main concerns are:
1) high ohmic resistance of the skin to the small negative voltage of the earth vs. the larger positive voltages induced by EM fields.
2) stray (nett) earth currents introduced by the power grid earthing of return currents – as well as natural telluric and geopathic currents – negating the beneficial qualities of the earth. However this last point would also be relevant in the case of going bare-foot on the earth.
My research into the best conditions for grounding continues and if these questions can be answered definitely then grounding might be the single most important subject relating to EMF protection.
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Most people today are engulfed in the constant exposure of EMFs generated by Wi-Fi, electricity, cell phones, and much more. Studies started back in the 80’s after EMF waves were starting to increase and the fears of cancer started to emerge. Results have varied throughout the years but, as the amount of EMF exposure increases, so does the public’s concern. Multiple environmental communities took action to find out just how EMF waves may affect biogenetics.
A well known medical practitioner, Dr. Klinghardt, uncovered a connection between EMF and mould. During his research, he found that EMFs could be responsible for driving certain moulds to produce Mycotoxins. In other words, electromagnetic fields could be making moulds more aggressive and reactive.
Studies showed elongated exposure to any type of EMF over a course of a month can make mould and bacteria grow at an exceptional rate. The mould spores grew at 600 times their regular rate due to the radiation exposure. Additionally, this studies shows evidence of increased mycotoxin production amongst certain species moulds.
Dr. Klinghardt performed a mold plate experiment which compared a mold plate shielded from electromagnetic fields to an unprotected mold plate exposed to electromagnetic fields. The unprotected mold plate showed a drastic increase in the number of spores produced.
This research suggests that molds are highly sensitive to electromagnetic fields. In the last 20 years if you measured the density of electromagnetic fields that we are exposed to, the change is significant. If you measure the amount of cell phone radiation the air, it is now several million times higher than it was just 10 years ago.
Obviously the presence of mould is a problem all on it’s own and, as the source of health-damaging toxins, needs addressing at the source.
According to UK National Grid data there is an average ground current leakage of 15%. This leakage, otherwise known as net currents represents an average figure of 3.6 amperes at the source of distribution.
So what does this mean?
When an electrical current flows it is accompanied by a corresponding magnetic field. So these net currents are the main source of magnetic fields within our homes. Magnetic fields can have carcinogenic results and the WHO has classed them as such. If you suspect you are being exposes to magnetic fields it may be worth having your home professionally surveyed.
So what causes these net currents?
They are the result of the UK electrical distribution policy called Protective Multiple Earthing (PME) which requires the neutral line from the distribution transformer to be grounded multiple times (hence the “M” in PME) which allows different current strengths to enter the earth instead of return to the distribution transformer.
The amount of net current in the ground at your property will largely depend on how much current you are using. Theoretically there should be no leakage of current inside your property – except at the electric meter. However, scientists who actively look for accidental neutral–ground connections within properties have found up top 70% of properties do in fact leak current into the ground inside the property, giving rise to net currents inside the house.
The regulations that govern the mobile communications industry are 24 years old and are based on the assumption that these types of radiation cannot cause thermal damage. The regulations – despite literally thousands of studies since which point to the fact that NON thermal biological effects takes place – have not been changed.
Martin L. Pall, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences Washington State University has published work showing non-thermal effects of EMFs. He found that induced voltages on the body’s plasma membranes opened a gateway through which calcium can flow – thus creating an unnatural imbalance of the biological system.