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Wednesday, 1 August 2018

President's Message, EPIC

Hello. Thank you very much for being here.

Our non-profit is Electromagnetic Pollution Illnesses Canada Foundation – we abbreviate that as “EPIC.” I’m Barbara Payne and I’m EPIC’s first President. Our non-profit provides support and services to persons directly or indirectly affected by several types of electromagnetic pollution. EPIC also provides information to the public about electromagnetic pollution and its impact on health and wellbeing. And EPIC promotes the creation of healthy environments. EPIC’s website is often updated — — and we’re on Twitter @iexistworld.

"Wireless" seems like an endless list of items, right? I notice that many people have an a-ha moment when they realize that it isn’t so much a long list of so many things as merely ONE thing that happens to spew out of many sources.

Electromagnetic fields are PHYSICAL agents. For various reasons, even though use of electrical, electronic, cordless, and wireless devices and systems and networks has been exponentially increasing for decades, there seems to have been no meaningful effort by authorities to inform anyone about the increased density and sources of biologically-active electromagnetic radiation that results because of high consumer and commercial use, including overuse.

It’s essential that everyone realizes the simple fact that operation of any electrical, electronic, or wireless devices or networks is: secondhand exposures of biologically-active radiation to bystanders and environments; firsthand exposures to each direct user; that each user is making a pulsing, three-dimensional radiation footprint; and that each user’s demand for wireless network availability is as if each user is granted the right to irradiate EVERY child, adult, and environment. B. Blake Levitt said in 2015, “An individual’s right to use wireless tech stops where someone else’s DNA begins.”

Respect yourself and others by being mindful that electromagnetic radiation is generated by most items that are powered by electricity or battery — and that’s whether or not they’re “wireless.”

Prefer modern non-wireless connection methods – with cords and cables that eliminate or substantially reduce electromagnetic radiation footprints and exposures. Prefer non-wireless methods for yourself, and provide them for others, and request them everywhere you and the people you care about spend time.

We need progress that is LESS electromagnetic radiation, not MORE sources, not HIGHER density of electromagnetic pollution.

Anytime you hear or read the following words, they usually actually mean that someone decided to knowingly pump biologically-active, body-penetrating electromagnetic radiation into you and everyone else (that’s users and non-users) where network coverage or wireless devices or wireless features are on, and whether or not the networks and devices are actively being used. All the following words are usually dense electromagnetic radiation footprints and exposures: 4G, 5G, 2G, 3G, LTE, Wi-Fi, hotspot, cell network coverage area, Bluetooth, wireless, smart, DAS, transmitter, signal, mobile, wearable.

Anyone who says it’s impossible or too difficult to install and use wireLINE (cords and cables) instead of wireLESS is usually incorrect, or closed-minded, stubborn, disrespectful, lazy, or simply doesn’t yet know how. More than 150 years ago humans installed the first communication cable across the Atlantic Ocean, so it's unrealistic, in the 21st century, for anyone to claim we can't figure out how to install or upgrade modern communication cables in schools, homes, doctors’ offices, government buildings, hospitals, libraries, workplaces, retail areas, churches, parks, stadiums, or anywhere else! Whenever a telecommunication company deems a cable is necessary, the company goes to great lengths, literally, to install a cable. How is it NOT necessary to prevent wireless radiation from KNOWINGLY detrimentally messing with the cells in our living bodies when experts already know how to prevent that AND companies that provide connectivity for networks and other services and products DO use non-wireless methods for other reasons?! People matter. Environments matter. We must insist that communication and other technology and utility companies provide products, features, and services that beneficially modernize by using cords and cables instead of wireless radiation.

Encourage everyone to practice e-hygiene and #PracticeSafeTech. Prefer cords (to connect with wireless off), provide cords, request cords, respect wires. Handle all types of power with caution. Be kind to yourself and to others. Please tell two people what you learn here, and ask THEM to tell two people.

Barbara Payne, President
Electromagnetic Pollution Illnesses Canada Foundation (EPIC)
(revised August 2, 2019, previous version was dated August 2, 2018)

Symptoms & Exposures & How to reduce them

Persons who are familiar with electromagnetic sensitivity commonly report some, several, or many of the following symptoms, which are often significantly reduced or eliminated when these persons practice prudent avoidance of artificially-generated electromagnetic fields. For some persons and in some circumstances, relief may seem immediate or may require longer periods of time to progress, and relapses are not unusual, and of course healing often varies from person to person. We hear that even persons who achieve substantial recovery do find it necessary or beneficial to continue the improved e-hygiene habits they adopted, in order to maintain better health and quality of life.

In the second section are some specifics about e-hygiene and reducing first- and secondhand exposures and electromagnetic footprints at home. There are many others. Hopefully, this list will also be a springboard for you to consider what else might help in your home environment and elsewhere.


·       Memory, concentration problems
·       Headache, pressure in the head
·       Tinnitus (buzzing/ringing in the ears)
·       Difficulty sleeping, low quality of sleep, melatonin reduction
·       Myelin sheath nerve damage
·       Fatigue
·       Nausea
·       Digestive problems
·       Tingling sensations, or tremors, sudden nerve sensations (spasm / heat)
·       Adrenal fatigue, thyroid problems (weight gain or loss)
·       Hormone changes, menopause-like symptoms
·       Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
·       Dizziness, vertigo
·       Heart palpitations, low or high blood pressure
·       Numbness, pain in joints, muscles (fibromyalgia)
·       Eyes dry or irritated, worsening vision, or floaters
·       Red skin blotches, eczema, body swelling
·       Depression, anxiety
·       Poor blood sugar regulation (Diabetes harder to control/ increased insulin required)
·       Immune abnormalities
·       Asthma, shortness of breath
·       Seizures
·       Dehydration of body
·       Sore feet (esp. getting out of bed), plantar fasciitis
·       Bulging veins in hands when exposed

Studies show direct links to these conditions as well:
Cancers (brain tumours, leukemia, breast, thyroid and salivary gland, etc.), DNA strand breakage, autism, mitochondrial dysfunction, nerve damage, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Alzheimer’s Disease


  • Replace cordless phones with corded models (cordless base stations broadcast radiation even when the phone is not in use, older 900 MHz analog cordless phones do turn off between calls but still emit radiation when in use).
  • Instead of using wi-fi and other wireless connections use wired options and turn off wireless features (use of a DLAN system that sends Internet signal through your electrical system wiring instead of emitting wireless radiation helps some people but does generate other undesirable EM radiation, so cords/cables are safer than DLAN).
  • Choose wired for security systems, sprinkler system rain gauges, thermostats, and other indoor and outdoor environmental monitoring.
  • Completely power off cell phones when you sleep and when not in use—the phone “talks” to the network towers even when the phone is not in use. You and bystanders are exposed to the radiation that is this continuous “talk.”  
  • Distance cell phones away from your head and body, use speaker phone or a hollow tube earpiece. 
  • Avoid using a cell phone and other wireless devices in a car or any contained metal area (train, bus, elevator, subway, airplane, etc.) or in weak signal areas. In all those limited areas, the device boosts power to connect, so it gives off more radiation; as well, wireless radiation reflecting off metal intensifies exposures. When inside a car use an external antenna.  
  • Request an RF-emissions always off (or fewer emissions) electricity meter from your local hydro company; or a meter wired through a phone line might help some persons. Request this for water and gas meters as well. In advance, get agreement from your utility provider that your old meter will be restored if the new meter is worse. Shield RF-emitting meters until they are changed; talk to a building biologist to do this. A non-digital (analogue) meter may be ideal for some persons.
  • Dispose of your microwave oven. They all leak high levels of microwave radiation after they are a few weeks old.  
  • Disconnect wireless games from their power source when not gaming, as some game systems broadcast radiation all the time, even when not in use. 
  • Disable all wireless features not in use on laptops, computers, printers, e-readers —otherwise they constantly broadcast radiation. Replace your wireless accessories with wired models: keyboard, mouse, speakers, microphone, etc.
  • Do not use compact fluorescent or any low-voltage lighting technologies.
  • DVD players/VCRs, electric clock-radios/alarm clocks, stereo systems, heating pads, electric blankets, lamps, and waterbeds must be unplugged from their power sources in order to cease the electric and magnetic field emissions. Before sleeping, remove or unplug electronic devices located in the sleeping areas. To largely reduce your exposure to these fields, turn off circuit breakers to your bedroom and adjacent rooms or have a demand switch installed by an electrician. In all rooms, when a charger is not in use unplug it from the electrical outlet.
  • Distance wireless devices and appliances away from all children. They will have a much longer and earlier lifetime exposure than we did and so they could be more prone to health challenges because of this radiation exposure.
  • Before committing to or proceeding with repairs, replacements, or upgrades of any systems in your home — such as phone, Internet, furnace, wiring, appliances, and many others — try to pre-arrange that it will be possible to undo the change without delay and without prohibitive cost to you, if something about the change unexpectedly worsens the electromagnetic fields in your home.

Electromagnetic Pollution Illnesses Canada Foundation (EPIC) • • @iexistworld •

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Press Release: Hearing at the Danish Parliament on wireless radiation April 12, 2018

[published with permission from EHSF]

April 12, 2018 Hearing at the Danish Parliament on wireless radiation puts pressure on the National Board of Health

Politicians on the Danish Parliament Committee for Health and Elder care will investigate the health risks from mobile radiation and wireless networks with a public hearing on April 12 at the Parliament building, Christiansborg in Copenhagen. The consultation has been in preparation for a while and several leading international researchers in the field will speak. The National Board of Health will, however, not participate.

The main reason for this hearing is that Parliament politicians do not believe it has been clarified whether radiation from mobile telephony, wireless networks, etc. are associated with health effects or not.

The parliamentary committee mentioned in its announcement of the consultation that several medical doctors have indicated that an increasing number of patients are experiencing symptoms from exposure to radiation emitted by mobile telephones, wireless networks, etc. Reported symptoms include headaches, memory and concentration problems, tinnitus, restlessness, impaired sleep, behavioral problems and dementia. In January 2015, France prohibited Wi-Fi devices in kindergartens, and the French government has suggested that school children should be prohibited from using their mobile phones while at school.

In 2011 the World Health Organization WHO classified radiofrequency radiation from mobile devices and wireless networks as potentially carcinogenic to humans on the basis of the then available peer reviewed and published scientific research. The timing of this parlamentary hearing is extraordinary as new and comprehensive studies from the United States and Italy significantly upgrade the cancer risk.

In spite of much recognized foreign research, the Danish National Board of Health has refused to acknowledge any health damage may be caused by exposure to radiation from wireless technology.

It is therefore highly conspicuous and highly problematic that the National Board of Health, which is the only protective health body in Denmark in relation to non-ionizing radiation, will not be represented at the hearing.

For many years, the EHS Association of electro-hypersensitive people has warned about the health risks from excessive use of wireless technology. The chairwoman of the EHS Association, Christina Mellgren, welcomes the hearing. ”It is high time that politicians understand that public health is already under threat by the rapidly increasing wireless radiation exposure in society. The extensive use of wireless technology such as mobile phones and Wi-Fi devices is a time bomb that may have serious long-term health consequences for large segments of the population, especially children and adolescents, unless regulation is tightened immediately. Many people are affected by ubiqutous wireless radiation, usually without realizing, and this phenomenon will only worsen. For long enough, government authorities have ignored extensive scientific studies in this area that demonstrate a significant health risk and have not acted to protect the population. We look forward to the fact that the parliamentary hearing will clearly reveal the current situation through insights from some of the absolute leading researchers in the field. The rising wireless radiation in society today must be recognized as a serious environmental threat to public health.”

On the day of the hearing, the EHS Association will host several activities throughout Copenhagen.

8.30 – 9.30 am.: At the National Board of Health, Islands Brygge 67, 2300 Copenhagen. Delivery of a petition against increasing radiation exposure to the Directorate of Health, Søren Brostrøm and Head of Unit for Radiation Protection, Mette Øhlenschlæger.

10 am. – 12 pm.: Nørreport Station. Public demonstration of radiation levels with professional measuring equipment. Sound of the pulse-modulated signals will be amplified for demonstration. Distribution of informational flyers.

Danish EHS Association

Press / media contact:
Tuesday and Wednesday morning:
Christina Mellgren - Chairwoman of the EHS Association Tel. +45 62 25 11 28
Henrik Eiriksson - member of the EHS association tel. +45 36 17 34 04
Thursday: Karin Nørgaard - member of the EHS association tel. +45 47 38 41 10
eMail (will respond quickly) to: Pernille Schriver -

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Lothlorien Lost

[Published here with the author's permission.]

Lothlorien Lost: The Wireless World Interpreted through Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings Trilogy
By Diana Kordas

We are creating Mordor, a dead world where there are no trees, no birds, no light, no beauty and no innocence. Tolkien’s Mordor, the kingdom of the evil wizard Sauron, is a vision of hell, black and terrifying. It is a world without a single blade of grass, peopled by evil orcs, dominated by the restless, eternally-roving Eye of Sauron that seeks, seeks, seeks the ring.
When we read the Lord of the Rings trilogy, there is no question of whose side we are on. We are on the side of Frodo, of Gandalf the good wizard, of the elves who represent the light just as Sauron represents the dark. We want Frodo to succeed in destroying the ring so that Sauron will be vanquished and Middle Earth will be saved from the creeping darkness that has already claimed Mordor. Sauron’s creature Gollum, who originally discovered the ring and became its slave, gives us the creeps. He is pitiable, but he inspires revulsion. He stands for innocence lost, for humanity perverted; he is Cain. We last see Gollum falling into the fires of the volcano, symbolically the fires of hell, clutching the ring he calls “Precious”.
In a wireless world, Sauron is represented by the military-industrial complex that does not care if the earth is barren as long as it is dominated by them. The same thinking that developed nuclear weapons now seeks dominance through a wireless world to power other weapons of mass destruction. Wireless technologies are needed for drones, for satellites and for powerful EMP weapons. Wireless technologies are needed for autonomous robots to do the killing and man the factories of a world with little need of human beings or of nature itself. The telecoms companies are the chief orcs that do Sauron’s bidding, and the robots are the orc armies.
The power of Sauron is electromagnetic radiation, which uses the non-ionizing spectrum to reach out and communicate with wireless devices. Now the Eye of Sauron sits on virtually every hill, seeking, seeking, seeking the devices—the rings—that the telecoms companies have managed to place into the hands of virtually every man, woman and child on the planet. Invisible, these frequencies fill the airwaves, passing through everyone and everything as they seek, seek, seek you out and seek, seek, seek to connect.
In the wireless world, Frodo and the hobbits represent humanity. They live in a beautiful land called the Shire, and nature is bountiful. But the hobbits are vulnerable to the power of the ring, and they feel its pull. Bilbo feels it when he steals the ring from Gollum. Frodo feels it, even though he knows it is evil and must be destroyed. Both Bilbo and Frodo are worn thin and frail by their possession of the ring. Smeagol, who becomes Gollum, feels its attraction so strongly he murders his own brother to possess it.
The dwarves do not feel the power of the ring. They are the only ones who don’t. They dwell underground, and mine for gold, and the power of the ring cannot reach them. In this they are like certain bees that nest underground and which are not affected by the electromagnetic radiation; it does not penetrate into the earth. It is the creatures who inhabit the surface of the earth which are vulnerable, the hobbits and the elves.
If the hobbits represent humanity, the elves stand for nature. Light and airy themselves, they stand for the birds, the butterflies, the fireflies, the bees and other pollinators. They stand for the light, for beauty and for innocence. They are the ones most aware of the presence of Sauron, and the most affected by it. They seek to avoid the Eye by hiding in the forest, in the beautiful and enchanted city of Lothlorien. They know that if the Eye finds them they will die. In the wireless world, the Eye penetrates even the forests. It constantly finds the birds and insects, the creatures who inhabit the rivers and the animals who live above the ground. And the Eye, in the form of electromagnetic waves, is killing them. Plants, insects, birds, amphibians and mammals are all being affected in one way or another.
In the wireless world, virtually everyone is Gollum. Everyone who owns a cell phone, a smart phone, a tablet or any other wireless device feels the pull. Deliberately manufactured to be addictive, these devices have all become the “Precious” without which no Gollum feels he can live. Precious lives in every Gollum’s pocket, and he checks it every few minutes to make sure it is there, constantly stroking its surface as Gollum strokes the Ring. Precious has become every Gollum’s lifeline, an extension of himself, keeping him awake nights as it bathes his face in its unearthly blue light. The cell towers and Wi-Fi routers constantly seek Precious out, pulsing, pulsing, pulsing, sending out the waves of electromagnetic energy that are killing Gollum and the world he lives in. But he doesn’t care, because Precious is everything to him. Let the earth be barren, as long as Gollum has Precious in his possession.
The elves are departing from Middle Earth—our earth. Lothlorien, which surely stands for paradise, is being lost. Even in Lord of the Rings, Lothlorien is ultimately lost because Sauron, though defeated, has come too close to destroying the elves and all they stand for. The elves leave Middle Earth, never to return. In the book, the elvish queen Galadriel gives Sam a box of magical dust which restores nature in the Shire. There is no elvish queen to give us a box of magical dust which will restore our earth, once we have allowed Sauron to destroy it. What is dead and extinct will be forever lost, including species we have never seen and now may never discover. When the elves leave, they will never return.
If you have a wireless device, you are Gollum. The Eye of Sauron will find you, learn everything about you, and ultimately destroy both you and the world you live in. Do you really want to live in Mordor? Do you think you will survive to live in Mordor? Can we still save Lothlorien? Frodo had the courage to toss Precious into the fire. Gollum followed Precious into the fire.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Reality check

Here's a reality-check. What if communication and information connectivity had been initially invented and widespread by using only WIRELESS methods, and then someone announced invention of a NON-wireless way to do it with cords and cables so that every place indoors and outdoors didn't have to be constantly swamped by unnatural body-penetrating radiation (plus so that so much electricity wouldn't be wasted for at every moment continuously refilling all giant airspaces everywhere with radiation in case in one tiny area of airspace a machine would use that radiation)?

Everyone would be racing to have all commonly used products and services that are NON-wireless. And everyone would come up with more things and ways that are NON-wireless. And authorities would urge and educate, and probably even insist, that persons and places be NON-wireless. PLUS, there would be a societal opinion sort of like, "Shame on (1) anyone who continues to firsthand put wireless radiation into themselves, (2) anyone who spews or spills wireless into humans, other animals, and all plant life as secondhand exposures, and (3) anyone needlessly wasting electricity."

AND everyone would say shifting from wireless to NON-wireless is PROGRESS. And they'd be proud about it. People, companies, governments — they'd all be bragging about their progress. Because obviously it'd be progress to (1) not habitually penetrate unnatural, biologically-harmful radiation into your body, (2) not habitually waste electricity, and (3) not habitually spew radiation from your own wireless devices and hotspots into airspaces as secondhand radiation exposures penetrating into OTHER people's bodies and into pets, livestock, plants, all wildlife, etc.

Wherever any type of wireless or electricity is available, also unnatural, body-penetrating, electromagnetic radiation is there.
Aim to reduce emissions and 1st-hand & 2nd-hand exposures.
• prefer corded connections with wireless capability turned off
• request non-wireless products and services
• provide corded devices, corded accessories
• reduce your EM radiation footprint
• respect wires
#PracticeSafeTech #BecauseYouCan

p.s. Yes, this post was written and posted by me while using only CORDED connections, CORDED devices, and CORDED accessories. If *you* haven't yet progressed to doing that, right now you can consider how to start your progress to non-wireless. I hope you congratulate yourself and other people for progressing to non-wireless and doing whatever it takes so that everyone can thrive in non-wireless environments.
p.p.s. Here is the Appeal issued by scientists who are experts on the body-penetrating radiation emitted wherever wireless or electricity are available. They sent their Appeal to the United Nations and the World Health Organization. How many experts? It's 225 scientists from 41 countries. [It started out as 190 scientists and the number grows as more scientists decide there is urgency to speak out about it.] Their dedicated website includes the Appeal in 18 languages, personal remarks from many of the scientists, some of the media coverage, and more. You could start at their Press Release:

Sunday, 2 July 2017

PracticeSafeTech Seeds to Plant and Grow

I'd like to clarify some aspects about the radiation generated and emitted by invisibly connected devices such as cell phones (and not only cell phones, so please connect the dots even though I'm mostly explaining by using the example of a cell phone).

A cell phone that is on vibrate continues to generate and emit the type of body-penetrating biologically-active electromagnetic radiation called "radiofrequency" (RF) or "microwave" (MW). The ONLY thing that changes when a phone is set to vibrate is that usual sounds for incoming calls, messages, and other alerts are replaced by the vibration movement and often there is an accompanying low buzz sound.

Many people don't realize that even when a cell phone is not directly in use, during all the time the phone is waiting for whenever the next call, message, vibration, or other notification will arrive, the phone is pumping radiation into all children, adults, pets, plants, etc.

A waiting cell phone (that is not in airplane mode) continues to pump its RF/MW radiation into the environment because if the phone didn't do that, the network wouldn't know which coverage flood of network equipment RF/MW radiation (from towers and other antenna installations or hotspots) to use to carry a new call, message, etc. to the vicinity of that phone.

Also, a cell phone that *is* in airplane mode but not powered off continues to emit other types of body-penetrating electromagnetic radiation. And although I don't know for sure, I'm pretty sure that a phone that is on vibrate emits much stronger intensities of at least one of these other types of body-penetrating radiation; phones on vibrate actually *move*... think about it... how much energy is involved to cause a machine (that isn't visibly attached to anything and is not light as a feather) to make all those violent jerking movements, repetitively, whenever a vibration alert happens.

Also, the body of every baby, child, adult, pet, wildlife, plant located where there is a network coverage flood is 24/7 swamped and penetrated by that network radiation -- whether or not the human, other animal, or plant ever carries, uses, or owns a cell phone or other "wireless" device (including wearables, trackers, baby and other monitors, sensors, etc.). It could be said that each individual network subscriber and device user unknowingly (or knowingly!) pays for the "right" to irradiate all children, adults, animals, plants, etc. [p.s. Now *you* know.]

PracticeSafeTech seeds to plant and grow include...

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

BE A TREND-SETTER... for today and all tomorrows

Health, child, and consumer advocates urge attention to personal and public health, hygiene, and well-being in regard to minimizing firsthand and secondhand electromagnetic radiation exposures caused by the emissions from screen and other equipment and devices.

Those emissions penetrate into and biologically affect humans, other animals, and plants.

Those advocates also urge a reality-check: make the choice to immediately start a new trend of wanting to *decrease* both exposures and emissions of electrosmog radiation (instead of the present trend to purposely everywhere increase this pollution and exposures).

Instantly, at this very moment, easy habit preferences of individuals and systems can significantly reduce, or eliminate, these radiation emissions in indoor and outdoor environments—usually at zero cost, requiring only awareness and kindness.

Truly progressive, thoughtful policies and innovation can quickly and significantly address this present flaw in communication, power, and technology products, services, and systems, and can aim to now and always prevent related pollution and health impairments in all populations.

Some suggestions if you want to be even more aware and kind to yourself and others:

About Electrosensitivity
From Canadians For Safe Technology website Q&A What is Electro-Sensitivity?
Electromagnetic-Sensitivity (ES) is a condition in which adults and children develop intolerance to radiation from wireless technology devices and infrastructure such as cell phones, Wi-Fi, wireless utility “smart”meters and cell towers and antennas. Once they develop the condition, they experience various symptoms from tingling in the hands and pain in the head when using a cell phone to severe and disabling illness. The most common symptoms are headaches, sleep disturbances, nausea, dizziness, cognitive and memory problems, a racing heart and heart palpitations, burning sensations, nose bleeds and noise or light sensitivities. Recent research suggests that these symptoms indicate severe physiological harm including breakage of the Blood Brain Barrier, damage to the limbic system and the thalamus, oxidative stress, autoimmune damage and neurodegeneration. The prevalence of the condition is growing rapidly, including amongst children. Surveys from a decade ago suggest that 10% of the population already suffers from symptoms. However, this rate is likely understated considering many people who experience symptoms are not aware that their symptoms are caused by wireless devices and in addition, given the exponential increase in the past decade of the use of wireless devices including Wi-Fi and smartphones and increase in the levels of radiation in the environment from the wireless infrastructure, it is likely that the rates of people who suffer from the condition are higher and will continue to rise. While other conditions have been associated with exposure to radiation from wireless technology, such as brain & breast cancer, fertility problems, autism and ADD, it seems that the most widespread manifestation of harm from this technology is ES.

Take One Step at a Time.
It is simpler than it may seem.

From Environmental Health Trust website
Please take the time to become wise about safer use of wireless transmitting devices (WTDs) such as smart phones, home cordless phones, tablets, laptops, gaming devices, and desktop computers. Be informed on these Ten Steps To Safe Technology so you can make wiser choices in technology use.

A Wellness Guide For The Digital Age
The Dangers of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF)
and What You Can Do about It

By Martin Blank, PhD
Category: Health & Fitness | Science
At publisher Penguin Random House website

About Overpowered

Keys, wallet, cell phone . . . ready to go! Cell phones have become ubiquitous fixtures of twenty-first-century life—suctioned to our ears and stuck in our pockets. Yet, we’ve all heard whispers that these essential little devices give you brain cancer. Many of us are left wondering, as Maureen Dowd recently asked in the New York Times, “Are cells the new cigarettes?” 

Overpowered brings readers, in accessible and fascinating prose, through the science, indicating biological effects resulting from low, non-thermal levels of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation (levels considered safe by regulatory agencies), coming not only from cell phones, but many other devices we use in our homes and offices every day.

Dr. Blank arms us with the information we need to lobby government and industry to keep ourselves and our families safe.  


“This book is a must for anyone concerned with protecting their well-being, that of loved ones, and other species. From the personal, the political, and the planetary, you will never see things the same way again.”—B. Blake Levitt, former New York Times contributor and author of Electromagnetic Fields, A Consumer’s Guide to the Issues and How to Protect Ourselves

“The extremely well documented Overpowered reads like an environmental thriller! Dr. Blank does a superb job of explaining the biological effects of cellphones and all things wireless on cell physiology and how to protect ourselves and, most importantly, our children. The sections on electricity, wildlife, and  the ‘business’ of science all demonstrate the dark side of technology–an inconvenient truth we must consider.”—Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D.

“Martin Blank deals with a difficult subject in a scientifically accurate but easily readable fashion. He covers everything from powerlines, to cell phones, to light bulbs, to conflicts of interest, with humor and passion. In this great scientist, we have an unlikely activist and truth teller.”—David O. Carpenter, M.D., Director, Institute for Health and the Environment, University at Albany