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Are You Being WiFried?

The ignored truth about cell phones you need to know.

Imagine if an item you use every day, such as your shoes, was quietly killing you. Day after day you went about your life completely clueless that you were seriously harming your family and yourself. Well, you quite possibly are, and the item isn’t your shoes. In fact, it may be multiple items you use on a daily basis and one is likely hiding in your purse or your pocket, or sitting on the table next to you. It’s your cell phone.

I recently sat down with Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle blog, and discussed in detail what is being called “the new cigarette.” The cell phone and WiFi epidemic is causing a multitude of health problems for people across the world, including brain tumors and cancer in children.

Below is a snippet from my interview titled Ann Louise Gittleman on Protecting Yourself from Wifi & Cellphone Toxicity.

A Q&A with Ann Louise Gittleman

Q

What are the possible health effects of cell phones after continued use?

A

The simple truth is that talking or texting on a cell phone uses the same kind of radiofrequency radiation you would find in a microwave. Think of electromagnetic radiation as packets of energy that can carry information, such as a phone call or other communications. It is comprised of frequencies, modulation patterns, and other characteristics that make it biologically disruptive.

Granted, the power level with a phone is considerably less than with a microwave oven, but the frequencies are in the same part of the electromagnetic spectrum. The bad news, unfortunately, is that cell phone radiation has been associated with many types of cancer, the best known being brain tumors. The longer the hours of use, and years of use, the greater the risk. In addition, certain effects, like neuron death in the brain, and blood brain barrier permeability, from radiofrequency radiation, have been shown to be even greater, the lower the power. Such risk is increased for those who began cell phone use as a teenager or younger, as children have been shown to be at almost 4x the risk for brain tumors compared to adults…

Please continue on to read the full interview here.

Comments (6)

  • colleen February 24, 2016 - 1:48 am Reply

    Thank you for the this article . The more people that know what is going on the better. However , unless you have experienced Electro magnetic sensitivity it is very hard to convince people that technology has a huge effect on us.

    I became Electro sensitive 4 years ago and it has ruined my life. I was a normal person with a family and then i started experiencing strange symptoms. One weekend i had full blown EMS.
    I couldn’t turn on the cooker, iron, kettle, tv, lights let alone cell phones etc etc.

    The chronic pain i am in everyday i would not wish on my worst enemies. Along with fatigue, eye problems , ear problems, heart palpations etc etc.

    I have no life. I cannot sit in my home as TV’s and lighting effect me. The neighbours wifi’s cause me huge pain and i cannot get away from wi fi . I am on a continuous detox and yes after 4 years i have improved to where i can now go into a few shops and spend limited time on a computer. i can put the kettle on and cellphones i can tolerate within reason . i cant go on holiday or to restaurants or movies so you can imagine how that effects my family.

    Please god someone can find a cure for this .

    colleen

  • Lisa February 24, 2016 - 10:05 am Reply

    This is so important. It is so hard to get people to understand how destructive this is to children. My granddaughter uses a cell phone to watch cartoons and she’s only 3 yrs. Her parents know the dangers but I don’t thank they quite believe it. Thank you for this reminder.

  • Sara February 24, 2016 - 10:49 am Reply

    As much as I believe this I find it incredibly depressing. Even if we were to rid our home of cell and computer, it’s everywhere we can not escape….towers surround us, wifi is everywhere even of not in our home. This will just make many focus on this and take joy from their life. No amount of defender shield and special paint is going to stop it when we walk outside our front door. This is the world we live in. We were the last of anyone I knew to get cell phones because I knew they weren’t good. But when I realized there was nothing I could do anymore except dig a hole and live in the ground painted in a house with special paint i decided to just live. 🙂 I love Ann Louise but most people just can’t live with the anxiety this creates. It’s like going outside wearing a helmet all the time infear a meteor might fall.

    • Betsy February 24, 2016 - 11:15 am Reply

      You’re right the whole situation is upsetting but I feel like the more I know, at least I can make a small difference that can contribute to my health and well being. To me it’s like wearing a seat belt. It doesn’t decrease the risk of driving but it can lessen the consequences.

  • Lisa February 25, 2016 - 10:57 am Reply

    For those who think/feel it is overwhelming or futile to decrease their exposure to EMF, it has been suggested that ‘grounding’ practices are beneficial. You can Google it. There is a book entitled “Grounding” also as well as mats/pads/socks(?) that you can use to help you ground your body. The premise is that since the human body also has an electrical matrix (via the nervous system and all other cells) then you can recalibrate the body on a daily basis by grounding it through the earth as well as equipment (mats/pads/socks) and this will help restore the body from the daily exposure of EMF.

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