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What are EMF's and how do they affect me?

Electro Magnetic Fields are physical fields that are produced by electrically charged objects. They radiate out from their source flowing in hoops and are difficult to shield. Magnetic fields can pass through buildings and living things, i.e. us and our pets, but only occur when appliances or the source is switched on and the current is flowing. Our own bodies are electric and this is why our own immune systems become disrupted.  Some examples of EMF’s are cordless phones, transformers that plug into the cordless phones, adapters, cell towers, cell phones, hair dryers, shavers, electric toothbrushes and electric blankets.

EMF’s affect our cellular function and are linked with an increased cancer cell growth rate, Alzheimer’s, miscarriages, birth defects, and suppressing our immune systems. That equates to more headaches, chemical sensitivites, colds, allergies and sickness in general.  

Alternating current electric fields result from unshielded, and ungrounded appliances. They are present whether your device is turned on or off. These flow in straight lines from the source to the object unless conductors attract them. We, as humans, are conductors. Unlike magnetic fields though, electric fields can be shielded through walls or objects.

Electric Fields affect the electrical communication in your body such as brainwaves, or the ability of your neurons to fire and communicate. It can affect all systems including your nervous system causing anxiety, insomnia, depression, and high risk of leukemia.

Electro magnetic radiation contains both AC electric current and AC magnetic current. Things like AM/FM radio waves, cordless telephones, antenna towers for cell phones, TV waves, ultraviolet light, which is what causes sunburns, wireless telecommunication devices and equipment including smart meters, portable wireless devices, laptops and computers, are all examples of electro-magnetic-radiation. The higher EMR’s, that have ionizing radiation, such as XRays, can damage DNA or cells directly by affecting molecular structures. 

EHS is short for Electromagnetic hypersensitivity and affects up to a third of the population. People who are hypersensitive may experience things like muscle twitching, insomnia or lack of sleep due to constant tossing and turning, headaches, sensations of electric shock or tingling, buzzing in your hands and feet, dizziness, tinnitus, blurred vision, hearing disturbances, short term memory loss, thought block, shortness of breath, tremors, behavioral changes, cardiac dysrhythmia, palpitations, joint dysfunction, altered energy levels, increased chemical and food sensitivity.

EHS is best described by Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe in the following video. I highly recommend finding the time to educate yourself further on the affects of EMF’s on our bodies and environments. Every parent and teacher should watch this video. It may be one of the most valuable hours of information you receive.

Another great informative piece on EMF’s and smart meters; a Ted Talk by Jeromy Johnson who was a former Silicon-valley engineer turned technology health care advocate after his personal experience with EMF’s.


  1. Homes That Heal and Those That Don’t, By Athena Thompson

Cell exposure to smart meter


Cell reactions to electromagnetic fields from cordless phone use


Smart Meter Ted Talk