Electrosmog: The Health Effects of Microwave Pollution
By Susan Pockett
Available at bit.ly/ElectrosmogPockett
If you want to understand the basics surrounding health effects of microwave exposure. This free resource on electrosmog is a good place to start. Even people who think they already know a lot may learn something. What is millimeter or microwave radiation? What is 5G?
Not all EMFs are created equal
Pockett starts off with basic definitions and explanations of electromagnetic fields (EMFs), frequencies, wavelengths and different artificially generated signals. She also explains what kind of signals cell phones use. Then we get into how these signals affect living organisms.
5G is 4G LTE
One basic thing to understand is that not all 5G is created equal. Some of what is called “5G” is really 4G LTE, which is a lower frequency than standard 5G. That clouds the issue of where 5G has really been unleashed and therefore what effect it is having.
Several other issues complicate interpretation of studies about electrosmog. For example, there is a difference between a steady, constant signal and a pulsed signal. So when someone studies a steady 6 GHz signal and observes that it is relatively harmless, doesn’t go very far and is easily stopped by something as flimsy as a tree leaf, that may be true. But when that signal is pulsed (as it is in telecommunications), it penetrates much farther.
Another issue is the old conflict-of-interest topic. I’m still amazed at how many people ignore that or brush it off. The two industries most interested in using 5G are the military and telecom. They both think 5G is imperative, saying we can’t live without it. (How did we survive this long?) The Defense Department therefore considers any study that shows 5G to be a danger as not only wrong but a national security threat. The telecom industry, meanwhile, learned from Big Tobacco how to produce studies to counter other studies that show their product to be dangerous. The counter-studies don’t even have to be that good—they just need to sow doubt and confusion. I’m sure you can find studies to support a belief that 5G is safe, but safety studies done by these industries cannot possibly be taken seriously by any thinking human being.
One of the most persistent myths—even though repeatedly discredited—is that radiation is harmless if there are no thermal effects or if it is non-ionizing radiation. Pockett lists studies showing that non-ionizing, non-thermal radiation can cause DNA damage.
In vitro vs in vivo
What about in vitro versus in vivo studies? Pockett considers only in vivo studies—those done in living organisms. In vitro (“test tube”) studies have given very conflicting results and are often not repeatable even by the same lab using the same cell lines. Aside from accusations of fraud and incompetence, at least one researcher astutely has observed that in vitro EMF studies usually involve incubators with strong magnetic fields, which makes their results mostly meaningless.
Some good medical studies on electrosmog
Can we trust studies done by the medical industry? The shallow thinker would think so, but as I have said before, the medical industry is one big conflict of interest. A healthy population is not good for business. There are some good people in the industry, but honest researchers who produce too many results that are bad for business usually end up “Wakefielded.”
After weeding out all the noise, the good studies that remain show some interesting things. For example, the symptoms of 5G exposure are identical to the symptoms of coronavirus. If you think that is a coincidence, then never mind. If you can still think, then that should at least be interesting.
Other studies show that millimeter (microwave) radiation changes the shape of insulin, making it ineffective. Millimeter radiation punches holes in cell membranes. This radiation also changes the state of water. Birds and bees that use the earth’s magnetic field to find their way around cannot navigate in the presence of 5G radiation. The studies show one more interesting thing. At least for humans, our old friend vitamin D protects against the effects of radiation. The thumb is UP.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Fall 2021🖨️ Print post