THE UNSEEN ENEMY—EMF POLLUTION!
By Dr. Michael L. Johnson
EMFs or electromagnetic fields are adversely affecting your body!
Every time that you go to the grocery store, you are exposed to EMFs, first from the automatic doors opening when you walk into the building and then when the cashier scans your goods at the checkout counter. The problem is that no one in the healthcare community is talking about it!
You especially need to know about EMFs if you suffer from thyroid disorders because your thyroid is your body’s radiation shield.
The EMF, or Electromagnetic field, is the movement of electrons. The type of current flowing in your wires is AC, or alternating current. When AC runs through the wires or power lines, it produces an electric and magnetic field. The magnetic field increases as the flow of current increases in the wire or in any electrical devices you have in your home. An electromagnetic field is produced when electric and magnetic fields COMBINE. It is the magnetic field that is most detrimental to your body. It is the magnetic fields that have the ability to penetrate your body and cause the harm! Why do you think that multiple MRIs are harmful to your body? MRI stands for “Magnetic Resonance Imaging!”
Unfortunately, you are exposed to electromagnetic fields wherever you go. You will be surprised to know this, but even if you are miles away from a high voltage power line, you are STILL exposed! Your hair dryer, electric shaver and household appliances can also produce this field.
I had one patient that had an immediate reduction in her symptoms once her house was grounded. It was a night and day difference for her. Her symptoms had first started when they found stray voltage on her farm.
Electromagnetic fields can disturb your cell’s normal functions. A number of renowned medical experts have suggested that EMFs are a potential source of cancer. One of them, Dr. David Carpenter from the School of Public Health, State University of New York, claims that the combination of electric and magnetic fields is responsible for more than 30% of cancer in children! Why isn’t that fact on the front page of every newspaper? In my opinion, if a large pharmaceutical company is unable to make money from it, it doesn’t exist!
The EMF issues initially started after a series of articles were published in The New Yorker magazine in June 1989. At the same time, a large number of related reports were also published in Time magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Business Week. The Department of Energy then accepted the fact that electromagnetic fields do have adverse biological effects. Extensive work proving the effects of EMFs continued through the 1990’s and continues today.
The bottom line is that a large number of studies revealed at the very least a causal link between EMFs and cancer. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) did respond to the findings and revealed that EMFs cannot be rated as a carcinogen until there is a “clear discovery” related to how it causes the condition in the first place. My feeling is this: DON’T WAIT for the EPA’s ruling! How long did it take the government to come out and say that cigarette smoking caused cancer? Get my drift on this one?
You are surrounded by high voltage power lines, and these long cables are connected to massive electrical transformers. The amount of EMF that penetrates your body depends on the configuration of the power station and the condition of the wires. The environment you live in also plays an important role in EMF attraction and damages caused by these changing fields. If you live in an area that is close to an electric substation, you may be in greater danger.
Most people also overlook the danger of an electric transformer. It’s the metal box you see located on top of poles near your street. That small box has more than 13,000 volts of electricity coursing through it!
Although the field can be quite strong around the transformer, its strength reduces rapidly with distance. So even if you have a transformer near your home, you don’t need to panic. Just measure the field strength in the area to know how exposed you really are at any time.
I visit my patient’s homes to get a better idea about the extent of EMFs they are exposed to on a daily basis. This not only helps improve their chances of recovery, but makes them feel more comfortable as well. We also check for the presence of chemicals, environmental toxins and hidden biotoxins such as fungus and molds. If the patient is a distance patient that lives outside the Appleton, WI area, I use Google Maps to zero in on their location and check for any power lines or transformers near their home. We can also check www.antennasearch.com to see if there are any towers with EMF radiation that are adversely affecting them. In short, I do not leave any stone unturned that can contribute to my patient’s recovery.
If your home is a source of high EMFs, it is likely that you have faulty wiring or your home is not grounded properly. To be on the safe side, you can call a licensed electrician to check the wires and locate the source of that high magnetic field. Please keep in mind that electrical wires can be dangerous and you should never touch the wires even if the power supply is switched off.
An EMF is not just radiated from electrical wires or power stations, but also your household appliances such as electric blankets, computers and water beds. If you are sitting in front of your computer or in a nearby room, you are still exposed to EMFs. Unfortunately, placing screens over the monitor will not shield you completely. What can you do to minimize the risk? You should always turn off your computer and unplug the machine when not in use.
Many can’t live without electric blankets in the winter, but this is the worst thing that you can use. These blankets can create very strong magnetic fields which can be strong enough to penetrate six to seven inches into your body. Electric blankets have also been linked to miscarriages and childhood leukemia, so it is better if you throw them away!
Recent work conducted on electric blankets and water beds revealed that you are exposed to magnetic fields even when these devices are powered off. Your worries don’t end here either. Those electric clocks and fluorescent lights by your bed also radiate their own magnetic fields. You should think about moving electric clocks and all other devices, such as cordless telephones and answering machines, at least be six feet away from your bed, and ideally farther away. You can also order Premier Research Lab’s Q-Tape (www.drjsupplements.com) which is a metal tape that can be placed on the back of appliances and clocks to absorb the magnetic portion of the EMF.
Microwave ovens, hair dryers and electric shavers are also a threat. Chronic exposure to EMFs emitted by these devices can cause cancer and other degenerative diseases. EMF consultants also believe that young children should not be exposed to hair dryers as the resultant magnetic fields can damage their developing brains.
Cordless telephones and cell phones are also a potential cancer threats. You will be exposed to really strong EMFs for the entire time you hold the device in your hands. WiFi in your home is a strong source of EMF radiation and it should be grounded. Premier Research Lab’s Q-Disc works perfectly to absorb the magnetic field of cell phones, laptops and hand-held tablets. Simply place a Q-Disc on the back of the device. (Q-Discs can be ordered at www.drjsupplements.com)
Is there any way you can protect yourself? Staying connected to the earth and remaining grounded is a good way to keep your body away from harmful magnetic fields. You shouldn’t underestimate the healing powers of the earth. One of my friends got rid of jet lag by walking on the grass barefoot for 15 minutes.
Using tektites are another great way to protect yourself from EMF radiation. The term tektite is derived from the Greek work tektos, meaning “melted” or “molten.” Tektites are rare, naturally occurring formations of molten, glass-like mineral compounds, up to several centimeters in size, that are believed to be formed by the impact of large meteorites on the earth’s surface. They absorb the magnetic portion of the EMF and protect you. Carry two tektites (one in each pocket) with your at all times to be protected.
You can also ground your home using Dragonite, a magnetic volcanic ash. Simply sprinkle Dragonite around the perimeter of your home and add a little extra around the corners.
Finally, Premier Research Labs has small pyramids made of various EMF-absorbing material that can be placed in your home. I personally carry two tektites with me at all times, as does every member of my family. We have grounded our home using Dragonite and we have several EMF-absorbing pyramids in our home and at my office. I have done extensive research on EMFs and I am not taking ANY chances!
Your body is composed of minerals and water, making you a good conductor so when you wear rubber shoes or ones made from a synthetic material, you are actually shielding yourself from the earth’s healing touch! Wearing leather on your feet can help you soak up all that grounding energy.
We prefer grounding our patients’ homes ourselves to ensure their safety. Products such as grounding mattresses, seat cushions, computer attachments and tektites can help as well. It is my policy to cover EMFs in detail with every new patient that I accept into care because what you don’t know, CAN hurt you!
—Dr. Michael L. Johnson
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dr. Michael L. Johnson is a Board-Certified Chiropractic Neurologist who has been in private practice in Appleton, WI since 1983. He is a consultant to other doctors around the world (www.lifechangingcare.com) and he is the author of seven books which can be found at www.askdrjohnson.com. Dr. Johnson’s YouTube and Facebook pages can be found at “Dr. Michael Johnson.” You are welcome to email Dr. Johnson with questions and/or comments at [email protected].