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Updated on August 3, 2016

Mitigating & Diminishing Their Effects

"Sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation is the emerging health problem of the 21st Century. It is imperative doctors, governments, schools and parents learn about it. The human health stakes are significant," William Rea MD, Founder & Director of the Environmental Center, Dallas, TX

A number of years ago I developed a sensitivity to cell phone radiation. I am not alone in having this condition. More and more individuals are becoming sensitive to electromagnetic radiation. Consider this: cell phones emit microwave radiation. Microwave ovens have protective doors for good reasons to shield you from radiation. Most of them, however, leak to some extent. Keep in mind that cell phones use no shielding at all. I can attest to the fact that most microwave ovens leak. I can feel their energy and radiation when I am near them. The truth is our bodies are made to handle infrared heat waves but not exposure to microwaves. The FDA has not set any health standards for most forms of microwave radiation.

Keep cell phones out of the hands of children who are more vulnerable to cell phone radiation. They absorb more energy than adults because they are smaller. Mid brain tumors are more deadly in children. Children's cells are reproducing faster than adults. Their immune systems are not as developed as adults. Because they are younger than adults, they will get longer life time exposure to microwaves than adults.

The other group of very vulnerable people are pregnant women. If you talk on the cell phone even two times a day, your baby has a higher risk of hyperactivity, challenged emotional health and less developed relationships with others than other children. Do not sleep near a turned on cell phone no matter if you are pregnant or not. When you sleep this is a five to eight hour exposure. This is why it is better to have battery alarm clocks or electric alarm clocks which are eight feet away from your head.

Some people will choose to use cell phones. Placing a cell phone near your ear is not very safe. There are forms of brain cancer which are caused by microwave radiation. There are safety suggestions for cell phone users which will cut down on the exposure level amounts of radiation. It is best to carry on longer conversations on your land line. If you still want to use a cell phone, use a head set or an ear piece or bud. This will cut down on the amount of radiation exposure to the brain. You will still get some exposure, though. Try to keep the phone away from other vital organs of the body when using it. Turn the phone off when not in use so as to cut down on 24/7 exposure rate. If you want a cordless phone at home, use a phone which is not a DECT phone (Digitally Enhanced Communications Technology). This kind of phone transmits radiation 24 hours a day. The best option is to use a regular hard wired phone at home.

If you have children, you really need to watch them near cell phones. Dr. Barrie Trower, former British microwave research insider, says, "If a child talks on a cell phone, the child's brain will not function normally for the following two hours. If that child uses a cell phone repeatedly in the course of the day, the child then incurs ongoing brain damage." You can see that children are very vulnerable to cell phones. It is best to keep them away from children.

As far as wifi is concerned, it is better to avoid it. Better to have a wired connection with a low end printer like HP1510 that does not use an antenna. You can get Greenwave and Graham Stetzer filters to use in your empty electric sockets which will cut down on the effects of EMF. CFL light bulbs, plasma TVs, smart meters and cell towers emit dirty electricity. Use LEDs or incandescent bulbs instead of CFLs. CFLs emit mercury. It's better to have cable TV because it is the wires are grounded. Best to live two miles or more away from cell towers. If you have a smart meter, get a shield to cut down on radiation by 90%. Smart meter guards are available from Safety First Shields at or 408-621-3304. Call after 9:00 am Pacific Standard Time. I have no financial interest in the company and offer this up to provide you with information.

A good resource is An Electronic Silent Spring by Katie Singer. She outlines the effects and what to do to reduce the harmful effects. Another good resource is DAMS (Dental Amalgam Mercury Solutions) based in St. Paul, Minnesota. They have information on the effects of dental fillings, microwave radiation and fluoride and what you can do about it. Their phone number is: 651-644-4572. The e-mail address is: The contact person is Leo Cashman. Their mailing address is: DAMS, Inc, 1043 Grand Avenue #317, St. Paul, MN 55105 USA. There is another good resource on the topic: Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution by Camilla Rees and Magda Havas. This book has alternative suggestions for wifi, microwave and cell phones. They have a question and answer format at the end of the book. I got this book through DAMS.

Protecting your health is important in this age of technology. Consider that most products have not been tested by the FDA or other government agencies to ensure safety for humans and animals. You have to educate yourself about what you are buying and its effects on human and animal health.




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    • radhapriestess profile image

      radhapriestess 13 months ago from Minneapolis, MN

      Thanks for reading and adding some more information. Yes, RF Meters are out there, but cell phones emit microwaves and so they will be emitting radiation period. All you can do is cut down on the amount of radiation. Pretty difficult to eliminate the radiation entirely. Some people do find the quartz helpful, but I would still try to use this in junction with the other suggestions.

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      Oztinato 13 months ago from Australia

      An important topic.

      There are radiation apps to measure external radiation but oddly no radiation apps to measure phone radiation! The reason: it's not good for sales. We're all toast.

      A wise man I know says to carry a quartz crystal as it will absorb radiation. Hope it's true.