Can electromagnetic radiation or EMFs impact immunity?
The human immune system is nothing short of baffling. It has evolved after literally thousands of years of fighting against hundreds of outside threats such as bacteria and viruses.
However, exposure to manmade EMFs is still fairly new to the human race, as artificial electromagnetic radiation has only been around for the last 100 years or so.
To our bodies, artificial EMF is an unknown adversary that we simply have no defense walls against.
In this post, we'll cover if electromagnetic radiation can impact immunity, uncover research on the link between EMF and immunity, and understand the different ways EMFs burden the immune system:
Table of Contents
- Can EMFs Impact Immunity?
- The Research: Electromagnetic Radiation and Immunity
- Harmful Toxins, EMFs and Immunity
- How EMFs Burden the Immune System
- EMFs Drive Virulence in Microbes
- EMFs Trigger Inflammation
- EMFs Slow Down Recovery
- EMFs Decrease Melatonin
- EMFs Activate Deadly Cytokine Storms
- The Looming Threat of 5G Today
- Could 5G Have Made the Coronavirus More Virulent?
- Is There a Way to Prevent or Combat COVID-19?
- Key Takeaways
Can EMFs Impact Immunity?
The function of the immune system is to seek out foreign objects, such as viruses, microbes, bacteria, fungi, and parasites, and attack them to mitigate their effects.
Well, research is showing that exposure to EMF (such as that from cell phone radiation) may disturb the natural functioning of your immune system, making it respond in ways that it should not.
Below, we'll cover research on how EMFs impact immunity and go on to talk about the different ways EMFs may throw the immune system out of whack, causing it to over-react or under-react to threats, causing everything from allergies to autoimmune problems.
The Research: Electromagnetic Radiation and Immunity
There are a large number of studies proving that cell phones, RF transmitting cell towers, WiFi, wireless devices, and 'smart' meters all emit harmful EMF radiation, that can impact immune function.
Electromagnetic field effects on cells of the immune system
This study explores the impact of extremely low-frequency (ELF) electromagnetic fields (< 300 Hz) on calcium signaling in the body, and how this type of "nonionizing electromagnetic energy" can cause cellular changes.
The BioInitiative Report
The Bioinitiative Report has been developed by leading scientists and medical doctors from 10 different countries and is a "Rationale for Biologically-based Public Exposure Standards for Electromagnetic Fields (ELF and RF)."
The report makes an important point that "human beings are bioelectrical systems. Our hearts and brains are regulated by internal bioelectrical signals. Environmental exposures to artificial EMFs can interact with fundamental biological processes in the human body."
It provides a wealth of resources such as research summaries, and an RF chart as seen above which summarizes adverse health effects of EMFs with a colored glossary. Look out for the blue sections in the chart highlighting "disrupted immune function."
Evidence for Effects on the Immune System
This detailed research report coming from the Department of Neuroscience at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, discusses the direct effects of EMFs on the immune system, with a special emphasis on its role in electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS).
It references a variety of key research studies and makes the following conclusions:
- Physical changes, such as increases in mast cells ( which indicate an inflammatory response) are triggered by EMF exposure
- Continued EMF exposure may lead to "immune dysfunction," inflammatory conditions, and ill-health
- EMFs can stimulate an "over-reaction of the immune system" which can result in cell, tissue and organ damage
- Current global public safety limits for EMFs "do not appear to be sufficiently protective of public health at all, based on the studies of immune function."
EMF and Immunity - A potential cause for cellular and tissue damage which could lead to disease and impairment.
This review deals with a variety of research studies that have shown that "EMFs disturb immune function through stimulation of various allergic and inflammatory responses, as well as effects on tissue repair processes," and that "such disturbances increase the risks for various diseases, including cancer."
It concludes by asserting that, "existing public safety limits are inadequate to protect public health, and that new public safety limits, as well as limits on further deployment of untested technologies, are warranted."
This review came out in 2009, and we can't help but correlate, that even a decade later the effects of "untested technologies" such as 5G and the adverse health impact it is having on the world today, is going largely unnoticed, and hardly anything is being done by key decision-makers to protect public health.
Harmful Toxins, EMFs and Immunity
As we discussed above, with many leading scientists and medical experts convinced that EMFs can disrupt immune function, it's not surprising that some medical doctors are exploring treatment strategies that involve limiting or eliminating EMFs to treat disease.
Dietrich Klinghardt MD, Ph.D., Founder of the Klinghardt Academy (USA), and lead clinician at the Sophia Health Institute is globally renowned for his work on successfully treating patients who have chronic pain and illness with biological and integrative medicine which encompasses non-invasive pain management, toxicology, biological dentistry, energy psychology, and more.
Dr. Klinghardt's main premise is using a treatment protocol that combats the effects of chronic toxins such as lead, mercury as well as environmental pollutants and electromagnetic fields to treat patients.
How EMFs Burden the Immune System
Now you might be thinking...it's understandable that ingesting heavy metals or being exposed to environmental pollutants can cause harm and lead to illness — but how do EMFs enter the picture?
Below, we'll discuss the adverse effects of EMFs on immunity, and how this may possibly link to coronavirus or COVID-19.
EMFs Drive Virulence in Microbes
Experts like Dr. Klinghardt believe that EMFs can trigger the microbes naturally in our body to become more virulent — severe, rapid, aggressive and more hostile.
In this report, Dr. Klinghardt writes how harmful toxins along with EMF can make any situation with retroviruses much worse. Retroviruses use RNA in their genetic material instead of DNA. By infecting a host cell, they transform a copy of their genome into the cell, changing the host cell genome, allowing rapid multiplication of the virus in host cells.
Most RNA viruses — including coronaviruses — use this method to replicate.
He emphasizes how "cell phone radiation has disabled many of our protective proteins," and how "anti-retroviral strategies" such as EMR protection, treatment of Lyme and mold and metal detox should be used in the treatment of chronic illness.
In a separate report he reasserts, "if we have a chronic endotoxin-producing infection such as Lyme, or exposure to mould in our home, or chronic EBV –WiFi and the use of the cellphone massively potentiates the virulence of the problem and opens the blood-brain barrier."
Watch this brief 5-minute video where he explains how EMF exposure to toxins such as mold can make these toxins even more virulent, making a bad situation A LOT worse than it is:
In other words, EMFs can trick the body to think that it is infected with a virus, this could be why co-infections (having 2 or more viruses at the same time), are so common with Lyme disease.
EMFs Trigger Inflammation
A report citing several research studies titled Effects of electromagnetic fields exposure on the antioxidant defense system clearly demonstrated that, "EMF exposure triggers oxidative stress in various tissues, but also that it causes significant changes in levels of blood antioxidant markers. Fatigue, headache, decreased learning ability, and cognitive impairment are among the symptoms caused by EMF. The human body should therefore be protected against exposure to EMF because of the risks this can entail."
We already know that oxidative stress leads to inflammation. Apart from being directly linked to inflammation, if EMFs can also stimulate dormant microbes into virulence as Dr. Klinghardt talks about above, combined, this can trigger an overactive immune response in the body.
And, as the immune system starts firing at the wrong targets, it can't protect against an already growing infection — such as Lyme and other autoimmune diseases.
EMFs Slow Down Recovery
People with certain chronic conditions, such as Lyme disease, can be more sensitive to and be more affected by EMFs as they already suffer from a weak immune system and can experience an increase in inflammation due to EMF exposure. Prolonged exposure may further damage the immune system and even slow down recovery.
The Klinghardt Protocol bases over 900 successful treatment cases in treating Lyme disease patients by using methods to decrease the toxic burden and "unload" the system, thereby encouraging healing and recovery. This includes implementing "low EMF" practices such as turning off fuses, avoiding cordless phones, limiting cell phones, wireless technology, computer use and living near an airport (radar).
Below is an interesting video clip from the DVD "Exploring the Spectrum" by Dr. John Nash Ott. that shows how an airport radar can impact the movement of aphids 14 miles away. Under a minute, and worth the watch:
EMFs Decrease Melatonin
Melatonin is the important sleep hormone produced by the pineal gland in the brain, responsible for the body's sleep and wake cycle.
Harvard's department of Sleep Medicine warns that blue-light emitting devices (that also emit EMFs) such as your laptop and cell phone can decrease melatonin production, making it even harder to fall and stay asleep.
One study measured the effects of magnetic fields from a broadcast transmitter on the sleep quality and melatonin cycle in human participants.
They discovered that after the transmitter was shut down, "sleep quality improved," and "melatonin excretion increased by 15%." The study concluded that "change in sleep quality and melatonin excretion was related to the extent of magnetic field reduction."
Other studies have shown that melatonin can actually "exhibit a protective effect" against EMF, and "can modulate the immune response on disparate levels with a significant effect on inflammation." It seems evident that the "disruption of melatonin due to exposure to weak EMFs" can potentially lead to "long-term health effects in humans."
And, as melatonin decreases in our body as we age (see below), may actually explain why MOST people who die from the coronavirus are the elderly population.
This is supported by Dr. Klinghardt, who shared a chart in his recent video, that shows coronavirus death rate by age.
In the video, Dr. Klinghardt goes on to say that "...the most known evil agent that decreases our melatonin levels is exposure to Wi-Fi, sitting on the computer that's not on airplane mode, the Wi-Fi router in the house and using the cell phone and of course having the cell phone towers all over the place now, and especially in the areas that are routed for 5G, it's every 100 yards or so, you have a cell phone emitting, a Wi-Fi emitting device, and so basically life as we've known it is over."
EMFs Activate Deadly Cytokine Storms
A cytokine storm is an overreaction of the body's immune system, that can seriously harm or even be fatal.
As per this article, "cytokine storms are a common complication not only of Covid-19 and flu but of other respiratory diseases caused by coronaviruses such as SARS and MERS."
Dr. Klinghardt references research done by Dr. Martin Pall, of the Washington State University, and explains that this uncontrolled hyper inflammation is responsible for causing coronavirus fatalities, and EMFs have a role in triggering such an event.
In his research, Dr. Martin Pall states: "I have focused in recent years on how stressors cause human disease, with special emphasis on electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and also chemicals. Non-ionizing, low-intensity EMFs act primarily via activation of voltage-gate calcium channels (VGCCs) and to a lesser extent activation of other voltage-gated ion channels via forces on their voltage sensor."
Dr. Klinghardt explains that WiFi and radiowaves facilitate the entry of calcium into the cell, which then triggers a cytokine storm.
One article suggests that a "cytokine storm" may perhaps "explain deaths in younger patients. Statistics from China show some people in their 30s, 40s and 50s, who were not known to have had prior medical issues, have also died from the disease."
Because of this, Dr. Klinghardt emphasizes the importance of shielding and WiFi hygiene as an essential treatment of COVID-19.
The Looming Threat of 5G Today
Now that we know how EMFs impact immunity, and their possible influence on the coronavirus, let's shift our focus on 5G specifically.
Dr. Joel Moskowitz, a public health professor at the University of California, states that 5G cellular technology is "a massive experiment on the health of all species."
If you're wondering why, and haven't already heard about 5G and the potential dangers it possesses we strongly recommend you read our post, 5G Towers Near Me - Your Ultimate Guide To 5G and Finding 5G Towers Locations. We cover everything from how 5G works, the difference between 5G and 4G, current 5G coverage, dangers of 5G radiation and much more.
But to put it in a nutshell, as per an article in the Scientific American, 5G is a type of wireless radiation that “will employ millimeter waves for the first time in addition to microwaves that have been in use for older cellular technologies, 2G through 4G. Given limited reach, 5G will require cell antennas every 100 to 200 meters, exposing many people to millimeter wave radiation.”
It goes on to say that, “Millimeter waves are mostly absorbed within a few millimeters of human skin and in the surface layers of the cornea. Short-term exposure can have adverse physiological effects in the peripheral nervous system, the immune system and the cardiovascular system. The research suggests that long-term exposure may pose health risks to the skin (e.g., melanoma), the eyes (e.g., ocular melanoma) and the testes (e.g., sterility).”
Experts and scientists have been warning us about the risks of 5G for quite a few years now.
Over 240 doctors and scientists from 40+ countries worldwide have published peer-reviewed research on the adverse health effects of non-ionizing EMF, and have signed the International EMF Scientist Appeal, which calls for stricter limits to 4G/5G RF exposure.
See what the former president of Microsoft Canada has to say about the 5G roll-out:
There are countless more evidence-based studies opposing 5G, literally lists of literature reviews, research papers and expert opinions, and an unending list of Appeals From Scientists on the frightening health risks of 5G that you can go through.
Could 5G Have Made the Coronavirus More Virulent?
We already covered how electromagnetic radiation can potentially make toxins and microbes even more virulent and aggressive.
Is it possible then, that COVID-19 may have been born from 5G EMF radiation, transforming the RNA and creating a mutation leading to a more powerful super-bug?
A sort of weaponized virus that is easily spread and transmittable from person to person?
Professor Emeritus Martin Pall certainly thinks so.
In his most recent research, (that is worth reading in its entirety) he states that "the question that is being raised here is not whether 5G is responsible for the virus, but rather whether 5G radiation, acting via VGCC activation may be exacerbating the viral replication or the spread or lethality of the disease."
He cites a considerable number of different research studies to support his statements, and argues that "5G radiation is likely to greatly exacerbate the spread of the coronavirus and to greatly increase the lethality of the infections produced by it."
He concludes with a firm warning and grim outlook, saying that, "it is an atrocity of almost unbelievable proportions" that no proper tests have been done to validate 5G safety, and that based on what we know "5G presents threats of the sort that we have never seen before – multiple imminent existential threats to our survival."
In a recent document titled "Corona 2020," Dr. Klinghardt provides supporting evidence that 5G may be directly correlated to coronavirus deaths by stating that, 6 deaths occurred at the Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, Washington, and that, "Kirkland has prided itself as being one of the first towns in the US wired for 5G."
He emphasized that "Evergreen hospital has according to our own measurements the highest levels of WiFi exposure ever measured in a hospital."
Is There a Way to Prevent or Combat COVID-19?
Besides practicing basic safety measures as outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO), such as social distancing, washing your hands frequently, and avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose, Drs. Pall and Klinghardt offer some helpful tips.
Dr. Pall suggests that those who live in areas that have no 5G radiation and can avoid EMFs when possible "will probably escape much of the impacts of this prospective global pandemic." In fact, he suggests that "one of the best things Wuhan can do to control the epidemic in the city is to turn off the 4G/5G system."
Dr. Klinghardt has seen several cases of recovery from COVID-19, by following a more integrative approach. Although he makes no claims in this video, he suggests the use of alternative therapies for both treatment and prevention of the virus.
He also highly recommends maintaining a low-EMF profile and not using WiFi and implementing EMF shielding to protect from electromagnetic radiation.
- Scientific research proves that electromagnetic radiation can adversely affect the immune system
- Chronic toxins and EMFs can burden the immune system, so detoxifying and reducing EMF exposure is a much-needed part of any treatment protocol
- Studies show that EMFs can drive virulence in microbes making a bad situation a LOT worse than it is
- Electromagnetic radiation triggers inflammation, slows down recovery, and decreases melatonin production — negatively impacting immunity
- EMFs activate cytokine storms which are a known cause of death by coronaviruses such as SARS, MERS, and COVID-19
- Experts argue there has hardly been any proper testing done to reveal the biological implications of 5G radiation on all life forms