Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs): The Controversy, the Science, and How to Protect Yourself

July 29, 2018

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Dr. Joseph Mercola is a board-certified physician and best-selling author whose name has become synonymous with natural health. He’s long been a controversial figure in the public eye, thanks to his outspoken opposition to the norms of the medical establishment. He has maintained a popular website over the past 20 years, catering to the growing number of people seeking alternatives for the prevention and treatment of chronic illness.

On this podcast, Dr. Mercola talks with Dr. Tommy Wood about the health consequences of electromagnetic fields (EMFs). They review the science that supports the need for greater caution in the age of cell phones and wireless technology. They also discuss the specific biological processes in the human body that are affected by EMFs and the steps you can take in your own home to mitigate the damage.

Here’s the outline of this interview with Dr. Mercola:

[00:03:30] Research funded by telecoms industry; Study: Huss, Anke, et al. "Source of funding and results of studies of health effects of mobile phone use: systematic review of experimental studies." Epidemiology 17.6 (2006): S439.

[00:03:43] Olle Johansson; Talk: Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields.

[00:04:03] Types of EMFs - Electric, Magnetic, and Radio frequencies.

[00:05:09] 10^18 (quintillion) times increase in exposure to radio frequencies.

[00:06:54] Sam Milham, epidemiologist.

[00:08:38] Thomas Levy, cardiologist.

[00:09:22] Martin Pall, PhD; Studies evaluating the effect of calcium channel blockers on EMF toxicity: 1, 2, 3, 4.

[00:10:14] Voltage-gated calcium channel (VGCG).

[00:10:23] Paul Héroux.

[00:10:52] Video: Dr. Mercola Interviews Paul Heroux.

[00:11:23] Magnesium as a natural calcium channel blocker.

[00:12:52] Resveratrol study: Kjær, Thomas Nordstrøm, et al. "No beneficial effects of resveratrol on the metabolic syndrome: a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial." The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 102.5 (2017): 1642-1651.

[00:14:31] Study: Pacher, Pál, Joseph S. Beckman, and Lucas Liaudet. "Nitric oxide and peroxynitrite in health and disease." Physiological reviews 87.1 (2007): 315-424.

[00:15:30] NAD/Diabetes Study: Yoshino, Jun, et al. "Nicotinamide mononucleotide, a key NAD+ intermediate, treats the pathophysiology of diet-and age-induced diabetes in mice." Cell metabolism 14.4 (2011): 528-536.

[00:16:00] Richard Veech; NADPH as the true battery of the cell.

[00:16:43] Effect of exogenous ketones on NADPH. Study: Veech, Richard L., et al. "Ketone bodies mimic the life span extending properties of caloric restriction." IUBMB life 69.5 (2017): 305-314.

[00:17:14] Symptoms of EMF exposures: brain and heart.

[00:18:00] Cancer: Glioblastoma increase; Study: Philips, Alasdair, et al. "Brain tumours: rise in Glioblastoma Multiforme incidence in England 1995–2015 suggests an adverse environmental or lifestyle factor." Journal of Environmental and Public Health 2018 (2018). [00:18:02] Tumors on ipsilateral side of head that cell phone is used; Study: Hardell, Lennart, and Michael Carlberg. "Mobile phone and cordless phone use and the risk for glioma–Analysis of pooled case-control studies in Sweden, 1997–2003 and 2007–2009." Pathophysiology 22.1 (2015): 1-13.

[00:18:29] Electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

[00:19:28] World Health Organization: EMF given 2B classification.

[00:20:18] Long-term effects.

[00:20:26] Infertility; Study: Sommer, Angela M., et al. "Effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (UMTS) on reproduction and development of mice: a multi-generation study." Radiation research 171.1 (2009): 89-95.

[00:21:12] Autism, Alzheimer's, fertility; Study: Adams, Jessica A., et al. "Effect of mobile telephones on sperm quality: a systematic review and meta-analysis." Environment international 70 (2014): 106-112.

[00:23:00] Book: The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs: How to Fix Our Stupid Use of Technology, by Nicholas Pineault; Electrosmog Rx online course.

[00:23:38] How to mitigate EMF.

[00:23:48] Acousticom 2; Magda Havas.

[00:25:10] Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt.

[00:26:14] Reducing EMF in the home.

[00:27:53] Shielding; smart meters, Faraday cage.

[00:30:04] Materials that block EMF.

[00:32:40] 8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine, Organic Acids Test, DUTCH Test.

[00:34:07] DNA damage; Studies: Lai, Henry. "Single-and double-strand DNA breaks in rat brain cells after acute exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation." International journal of radiation biology 69.4 (1996): 513-521; Replicated by 2004 European REFLEX study. Final REFLEX report here.

[00:34:33] Ionizing vs non-ionizing radiation.

[00:35:16] REFLEX report: 24 hours of cell phone use equivalent to 1600 chest x-rays.

[00:36:02] Reducing ionizing radiation on aeroplanes.

[00:36:26] Zach Bush’s Nitric Oxide Dump.

[00:36:54] Exogenous ketones; Dr. Veech’s ketone ester.

[00:37:10] NRF2 upregulators (e.g., molecular hydrogen), Cannabidiol (CBD).

[00:38:10] Hormetea.

[00:39:15] Mitigating damage from cell phones.

[00:40:11] Magnetic fields; Trifield.

[00:40:42] Dirty electricity; Book: Dirty Electricity: Electrification and the Diseases of Civilization, by Samuel Milham.

[00:41:43] Grounding.

[00:42:27] Stetzerizer Filter; Dave Stetzer, Martin Graham; Greenwave.

[00:44:47] EMF Tents.

[00:46:10] Hierarchy of treatment interventions.

[00:47:33] Book: Overpowered: The Dangers of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF) and What You Can Do about It, by Martin Blank; Dr. Mercola’s video interviews.

[00:48:55] Other interesting papers Tommy has read along the way: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

[00:48:55] Bioinitiative 2012 Report.

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