A small resistance is beginning to form against the nationwide 5G rollout. Many voices in both the public and scientific spheres are concerned that the dangers of non-ionizing radiation are being swept under the rug. Those of us living in the city are exposed to unprecedented levels of man-made EMFs, but most people seem to think that wireless technology is completely harmless. Unfortunately, we are starting to find out that this isn’t necessarily true.
What is EMF radiation?
According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are invisible areas of energy, which are often referred to as radiation. This radiation is typically associated with the use of electrical power and various forms of natural and artificial lighting. There are also natural EMFs emitted by everything around us, including the sun and earth itself. Even plants, animals and human bodies emit EMFs.
EMFs are typically grouped into one of two categories by their frequency. Ionizing: high-level radiation which has the potential for cellular and DNA damage. The level of danger of ionizing radiation is measured by the amount of heat it generates. The other type is Non-Ionizing. NIEHS claims that non-ionizing radiation is low-level and is generally perceived as harmless to humans because it does not generate heat. However, research is showing that these are outdated standards. Wired Magazine recently published an article which expressed some concerns with 5G. This is one of the first times that a major mainstream publication has questioned 5G technology. Their critique was cautious, as one would expect from Wired, but the article asked the right questions and is certainly worth a read.
What are the dangers of EMF radiation?
In the United States, most government and private organizations that study Non-Ionizing EMF radiation (sometimes referred to as Extremely Low Frequency or ELF) don’t believe that this radiation is harmful. The American Cancer Society, for example, says that “evidence is LIMITED” or “inadequate” to prove its link to cancers. If you read these studies carefully, you will find that there IS evidence that this type of low-level radiation does weaken the cell walls and cause other damage over time. Higher frequency Ionizing radiation causes immediate damage to cells.
“Non-ionizing radiation is found in a wide range of occupational settings and can pose a considerable health risk to potentially exposed workers if not properly controlled.”
US Dept of Labor OSHA guidelines.
A paper written by Andrew Goldsworthy a Biologist out of the Imperial College of London in 2008 states:
Many scientific studies suggest that the first effect of the eddy currents is to generate small alternating voltages across the cell membranes, which increase their permeability. This can have serious metabolic consequences as unwanted substances diffuse into and out of cells unhindered, and materials in different parts of the cell, that should be kept separate, become mixed. But how do these tiny alternating voltages increase membrane permeability?
The answer lies in their ability to remove calcium ions from the membrane surface. We have known since the work of Suzanne Bawin and her co‐workers (Bawin et al. 1975) that electromagnetic radiation that is far too weak to cause significant heating can nevertheless remove radioactively labelled calcium ions from cell membranes. Later, Carl Blackman showed that this occurs only with weak radiation, and then only within one or more ‘amplitude windows’, above and below which there is little or no effect (Blackman et al. 1982; Blackman 1990). –The Cell Phone and the Cell: the Role of Calcium
Goldsworthy has written other interesting papers related to this topic that are available here.
A large group of scientists from 40 different countries have written an extensive report to the European Union called “the EMF Scientists Appeal.” The report warns EU officials of the health risks associated with 5G and details how current regulatory standards don’t protect against them. Some of those concerns are outlined in their appeal.
”Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines.”
– EMF Scientists Appeal
According to these scientists, the effects of 5G include “increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans.”
These issues would not only affect the human race, but plants and animals as well.
Brussels has become the first city to halt the 5G rollout over health concerns.
“I cannot welcome such technology if the radiation standards, which must protect the citizen, are not respected, 5G or not, The people of Brussels are not guinea pigs whose health I can sell at a profit. We cannot leave anything to doubt,”
Brussels Environment Minister Céline Fremault
During a U.S. Senate Commerce hearing, Senator Richard Blumenthal criticized the FCC and FDA for the lack of information about the dangers of 5G. During the hearing, he was told that there have been NO INDUSTRY STUDIES of the health effects of 5G. (Oddly, the video of the exchange has been scrubbed from the Senate archive, you can read Blumenthal’s statement here and see the dead link to the video yourself.)
How can you protect yourself from EMF radiation?
Here at Sovereign In The City, we prefer to not just dwell on problems but to highlight solutions. Here are a few easy guidelines that can help you determine the best ways to protect yourself.
- Reduce the amount of sources.
- Reduce the time of exposure.
- Increase your distance from sources.
- Use a Radiation Shield.
- Boost your immunity to radiation.
Make Your Bedroom A Faraday Box
We spend half of our lives sleeping. Many times we have our cell phones, laptops or tablets sitting on our nightstand just a few inches from our heads. If your wireless router is in your bedroom, that too increases the amount of radiation. If you live in a building that has cell towers on the roof, your exposure is also increased.
Leave your cellphone and devices outside of your bedroom or put them in a faraday bag. If you must have your phone nearby to receive emergency phone calls, then leave it across the room where it isn’t so close to your body as you sleep. Move any other non-essential devices like wireless routers outside of your bedroom.
If you really want to cut out the amount of ambient EMF’s, there are commercially available EMF blocking paint. Painting your room will block outside fields. If you paint the perimeter of your house or apartment it will also decrease the danger of outsiders hacking your wifi network. In this situation, I recommend turning off your wifi while you sleep. EMF blocking paint will also protect you from the wiring inside your wall that might be right behind your head.
After a week of no EMFs during sleep hours, you will see how peacefully you sleep, this will lower your stress levels, increase mental clarity and emotional stability. Giving your body 8 hours to rest from the constant barrage of EMFs will do wonders for your health!
Protect Your Body
EMF blocking clothing is also a great way to protect your body. EMF blocking hats, jackets and under garments can protect you from cell damage while you are out and about in the city. Over the course of your life this is quite significant to limit your exposure this way.
When you are on your electronic devices, using low EMF headphones, radiation shields and blankets can protect you as well.
Last but certainly not least, one of the best ways to protect yourself is to boost your immunity.
This is short list of foods and supplements that will fortify your endocrine and immune systems to protect you from and help repair cell damage caused by radiation.
- Cabbage, Cauliflower, Bok Choy, Kale and Apples ( Caffeic acid)
- Coconut Oil (Saturated fats)
- Aloe Vera
- Artichokes, Asparagus, Whey Protein (glutathione)
- Garlic, Onion, Leeks, Shallots and Chives (Sulfur)
- Tumeric and Green Tea (contains flavonoids like curcumin which are anti-cancer)
- Kelp (Magnesium)
- Brazil Nuts, Sunflower Seeds, and Barley (Selenium)
This is just a quick list, check out this article for more comprehensive information about how you can boost your body’s ability to resist harmful effects of EMF’s, but also heal from damage already done.
Don’t let perfection be the enemy of the good. This is not an all or nothing game. Any way you can reduce your exposure and boost your healing is helpful. Choose one solution to work on this month, add some asparagus to your diet this week, move your wireless router out of your bedroom… Slowly implement these solutions, the net positive effect is cumulative. Even a 10% reduction will do wonders for your health over time.
For more research on the dangers of 5G check out our partner site The Conscious Resistance