A woman I’ll refer to as Carla phoned to say she wanted to meet to talk about her tics, fatigue, and environmental sensitivities. In particular she was concerned about her reactions to electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) from cell phones and towers.
She explained that she was hypersensitive to EMFs and this had required her to move away from areas where she felt strongly impacted by them. She’d even tried living on a boat, but found that companies kept increasing the strength of their EMF signals at sea.
Carla and I determined a meeting place and sat outside. She was attractive, intelligent and articulate, with a career in public relations that she’d had to put on hold due to her environmental illness. After we’d talked a bit, Carla mentioned that she was sure someone nearby had just started talking on a cell phone because she felt dizzy and headachy. I looked around and saw someone — out of our hearing range — on his phone. Just a coincidence, I wondered?
I kept an eye on this guy while we talked, and also checked to make sure that the few other people near us were not on a cell phone. After he ended his call I waited to see if she would react. A couple moments later Carla said she felt a little better and suggested he must have hung up.
Carla is a canary, a warning sign for others. She overtly experiences the effects of cell phone radiation while others may be negatively impacted at an imperceptible level.
Concern about detrimental effects of low level EMF radiation, such as one might receive from second-hand cell phone calls or weak cell phone tower emissions has spiked this week. Results of a new animal study show low level EMF emissions can cause neurological damage by breaking down the blood-brain barrier. This can lead to a host of central nervous system problems.
Although all scientists do not agree on the dangers of EMFs, this new study adds to a growing body of evidence that points to a huge, brewing health problem that is largely ignored. The report, technical in spots, is included in this issue.