When I began my practice back in the 1980’s, there were no cell phones and we didn’t even have one computer in the office. Our office today has nine computers, multiple tablets, Wi-Fi, electronic equipment and everyone who comes in probably has a cell phone in their pocket or purse. On top of that Wi-Fi from other offices and even the apartments across the street can be picked up in our suite.
Why are EMF’s a problem?
Emf’s alter cell function by alter the membrane structure and permeability of small molecules, such as Calcium, causing disturbance in structure and the metabolism of cells.
“One study reported that extremely low exposure to EMF from mobile phones may cause health problems. Several studies have reported findings such as stress, headache, tiredness, anxiety, decreased learning potential, impairment in cognitive functions and poor concentration in case of exposure to microwave radiation emitted from mobile phones. EMFs influence metabolic processes in the human body and exert various biological effects on cells through a range of mechanisms. EMF disrupts the chemical structures of tissue since a high degree electromagnetic energy absorption can change the electric current in the body. As a result of this exposure, the functions of organs are affected. Electric fields exert an oscillatory force on every free ion on the both sides of the plasma membrane and cause them to cross it. This movement of ions causes deterioration in the ion channels on the membrane, biochemical changes in the membrane and consequently impairment of all cellular functions.
Exposure to EMFs can damage biological tissues by inducing changes, which can be explained in terms of thermal or non-thermal mechanisms. Thermal effects can occur with the conversion and absorption of heat by the body’s electromagnetic energy. Increased body temperature is stabilized and alleviated by blood circulation. Although non-thermal effects do not raise the body temperature sufficiently to impair the structure of tissues, their effects can still be seen as an increase in free radical production in tissues. EMFs, no matter where they occur in the frequency spectrum, are reported to causes a rise in levels of oxygen free radicals in an experimental environment in plants and humans.” 
Low frequency EMF’s and Radio Frequency EMF has also been reported to alter the permeability of the blood–brain barrier. These changes in the blood-brain barrier may lead to excess accumulation of heavy metals and specifically of iron in the brain which has been associated with Parkinson’s Disease. Some studies have reported that DNA damage and blood–brain barrier disruption is connected, and that autism spectrum conditions are associated with EMF exposure.
What can you do to avoid EMF’s?
First, know that distance is your friend. Radiation decreases exponentially the farther you are from the EMF source. If you measure the radiation at one foot from the source, it drops 75% at two feet and drops over 90% at two feet.
Avoid cell phones, fluorescent lights, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, computers, hair dryers and ceiling fans. Electrical motors have huge magnetic fields.
You can protect yourself with devices such as a multipolar magnet: https://haaswellnesscenters.com/multi-polar-magnets-for-emf-protection/
Reduce cell phone radiation with a blocking device such as an R2L: https://haaswellnesscenters.com/what-can-you-do-to-reduce-cell-phone-radiation/
Protect your home or workspace with devices such as the Total Shield: https://haaswellnesscenters.com/emf-protection-for-your-home/
- Effects of electromagnetic fields exposure on the antioxidant defense system. Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure Elfide Gizem Kıvrak,* Kıymet Kübra Yurt, Arife Ahsen Kaplan, Işınsu Alkan, and Gamze Altun