Wi-Fi, smart meters, cell phones, cell phone towers, and cordless phones are just a few of the many items in our environment with electromagnetic fields (EMFs)—invisible forces that interact with our body every day. To date, at least eight different effects of EMFs have been identified, each demonstrated and reviewed by 12-35 articles. These effects impact neurological and neuropsychiatric function in a cumulative fashion—the higher the number of exposures, the more severe the effects; eventually they become irreversible, and can cause anything from the inability to sleep, anxiety, the inability to concentration, depression, poor memory, and headaches. So, what is the mechanism by which this occurs and what’s being done about it?
Dr. Martin Pall, Ph.D. is a professor at Washington State University who joins the podcast to answer these questions and more. He focuses his work on understanding the relationship between EMFs and the activation of voltage-gated calcium channels, which are present in every cell membrane in the body, but play a particularly important role in electrically active tissues, such as the nervous system and heart, as well as the release of hormones and neurotransmitters. He explains that the electrical forces produced by EMFs impose a force on the voltage sensor that’s 7.2 million times stronger than the force imposed by the cells in our body. Throughout the discussion, Dr. Pall touches on a range of topics, including his concerns about imminent 5G technology, the difference between the intensity of radiation and the intensity of effect, exposure windows, and different types of DNA damage shown to be caused by EMFs.
Tune in for all the details, including tips for finding the best resources to learn more.