Consequences of Continuous EMF Exposure

Generally regarded as a conspiracy theory, adverse health consequences of chronic electromagnetic field (EMF) or radiofrequency (RF) exposure are becoming more apparent within the scientific community which offers this dilemma: is something a conspiracy theory if there is a plethora of scientific, independent research backing it up? And that is where I sit. When I first heard this claim, I thought it was merely a conspiracy theory, the next big thing for people to worry about, but it really should be the next big thing people worry about. In this article, we will discuss what EMF exposure is, understand how it harms people, explain the damages of prolonged exposure, and examine the dangers of 5G technology, specifically as it regards human health.

What is EMF Exposure?

It is challenging to know something is continuously harming you if you cannot see it or directly feel it, and that is the problem with identifying EMFs and RFs. These fields and frequencies include anything emitted from wireless technologies, including Wi-Fi and cellphones to baby monitors and remotes – anything that can connect or transmit information without a cable is emitting an RF. The development of technology has driven the rise in EMF and RF exposure within the last century, and it is estimated EMF exposure has increased about one quintillion times within the past 100 years.

How Does EMF Exposure Harm People?

Martin Pall, Ph.D., a professor of molecular biophysics at Washington State University, has done thorough research on the harmful effects of EMF exposure. To read his research, see reference [1].

According to Pall’s research, the low-frequency microwave radiation from cellphones and wireless devices activates the voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) located in the outer membrane of cells [2] [3] [4] [5]. These channels are hyper-sensitive to the frequencies produced by these wireless devices, 7.2 million times more sensitive.

When cells encounter these frequencies, the radiation opens these calcium channels which allows an abnormal amount of calcium into your cells, which triggers the release nitric oxide (NO) and superoxide, and together, those two substances form peroxynitrite [6].

Peroxynitrite causes extremely harmful effects because it creates free radicals, which lead to an increased level of systemic inflammation and mitochondrial dysfunction, which leads to a massive amount of oxidative stress on the body a giant domino effect. Since chronic inflammation seems to play a role in many of today’s ailments, one could hypothesize EMF and RF exposure is driving this increase.

Not only does peroxynitrite cause oxidative damage, but peroxynitrite also damages DNA.

A 2004 European study found radiation from wireless devices to damage DNA because of the peroxynitrite [7].

Now, your body can repair that damage through 17 different enzymes, together called poly ADP ribose polymerases (PARP). While PARP may work well to rebuild damaged DNA, when they run out of their fuel source, NAD+, the PARP stop repairing your DNA, which can lead to premature cell death.

Also, it is a serious health concern that PARP uses NAD+ to repair your cells because NAD+ is essential to support mitochondria and cell health, and there is not an infinite amount.

How Is Prolonged Exposure Harmful?

As mentioned earlier, it is tough to tell that EMF and RF exposure is harming you because its effects are not apparent, but if you felt its impact as if you feel pain after stubbing your toe on a door, its harm would be much more visible.

Prolonged exposure is specifically harmful and can cause serious adverse effects.

Generally, researchers and scientists agree these effects become apparent about 10-years after EMF exposure starts [8] [9], and this time-lag causes children to be the most at risk because their exposure to EMF begins much earlier, thanks to cell phones, and can even start in utero.

Since EMFs tend to affect areas with the most amount of calcium channels, the areas most affected seem to be your nervous system, your brain, your heart’s natural pacemaker, and male testes. Thus, resulting in various neurological and neuropsychiatric problems, heart and reproductive problems, including, but not limited to, cardiac arrhythmias, anxiety, depression, autism, Alzheimer’s, and infertility [10] [11] [12].

Problems Specific to 5G Technology

While 5G seems to be a political tactic to gain followers, politicians have forgotten to examine the adverse effects of the technology and collective warnings from scientists.

5G primarily relies on the frequency of the millimeter wave (MMW), which exists mostly between 30 gigahertz (GHz) and 300GHz [13], and this is specifically dangerous because frequencies between this range are known to penetrate 1 to 2 millimeters of human skin tissue [14] [15]. The United States’ Department of Defense has even used these frequencies in crowd control guns called Active Denial Systems because these frequencies can cause the skin to have a burning sensation [16] [17] [18].

A 2011 study found sweat gland ducts can even act as antennae when they encounter MMW frequencies, which can help explain the painful effects [19].

Frequencies in the MMW have even been shown to have harmful health effects such as the following [13] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] [29]:

  • Eye problems such as lens opacity in rats, which is linked to the production of cataracts,18 and eye damage in rabbits
  • Impacted heart rate variability, an indicator of stress, in rats and heart rate changes (arrhythmias) in frogs
  • General pain
  • Suppressed immune function
  • Depressed growth and increased antibiotic resistance in bacteria


In 2015, more than 230 scientists engaged in the study of biological and health effects of non-ionizing EMFs in 41 nations signed an international appeal to the United Nations, calling for protection from non-ionizing EMF exposure due to evidence of health effects even at low levels [30].

And in 2017, more than 180 doctors and scientists from 35 countries signed a petition to enact a moratorium on the rollout of 5G due to the potential risks to wildlife and human health [31], citing research showing an increased risk for problems including cancer, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damage, reproductive issues, and neurological disorders [32] [33] [34].


My goal in this article was to inform you about the dangers of EMF, RF, and MMW from 5G technology. Even though you cannot see the dangers, chronic exposure to these frequencies can cause a plethora of adverse health consequences as noted by research. There are some tactics you can do to decrease your EMF exposure, with the first few being turning off your Wi-Fi router while you sleep, using a wired connection for your computer, and keeping your cellphone off your body.

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