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Should You Buy EMF Blocking Clothing or Blankets? What you Need to Know About The Silver Cap Study

I wouldn't -and many people who can actually feel the invisible wireless energy agree.

EMF Protection in the form of Belly Blankets, Anti- Radiation Underwear, Anti-EMF Hats and the like, should come with a warning.

You see, the material that shields isn't the problem; 99% of the time it really does block or shield the invisible wireless energy from "touching" your body. The problem is what happens to the rest of your body when you put that Anti-EMF metallic material on you or over you.

There are Two Main Issues You Need To Know About The Dangers Of EMF Clothing:

1) It Only Covers Parts Of Your Body

2) It Can Actually Increase Radiation To NON-Shielded Areas of Your Body

Having Electromagnetic Sensitivity myself and attending EMF conferences and and EHS [electro-hypersensitivity] conferences worldwide, I know without a doubt that shielding clothing, or partial shielding as scientists more accurately refer to it, is problematic. It's not a foolproof solution and is not even truly safe.
Scroll to the end of this video and see a demo of how EMF increases at the EDGE of shielding material.

EMF Protection Clothing Does Not Fully Shield.

This is probably obvious to most of us, but the advertising around EMF caps, underwear, blankets, t-shirts and sweaters that promises 99% shielding can be enticing. But, unless you're shielded completely--like in a Faraday cage, you risk greater exposure to the parts of your body that are not covered.  Say you've got a belly covering over your pregnant tummy, well, then your chest and your legs may be subjected to higher radiation.  Or if you're wearing Anti Radiation underwear, your legs and your stomach can and will get  expanded EMF radiation levels.
 

Building Biologist and author of Exposed and 99 Tips To Blocking EMF, Bill Cadwallader  points out: "What part of your body isn't important? "

Bill is referring to the concept that even though part of your body is shielded with shielding clothing, all the other parts of your precious body that are not covered are still quite exposed.
I've seen the real world applications of EMF blocking clothing for people who actually really require it, they are so keenly affected by the radiation.

Some People Say They Do Feel Better When They Use EMF Protective Clothing

Rob Metzinger, owner of Safe Living Technologies and an instructor at the Institute of Building Biology told me he knows of people who feel better when they wear EMF protective clothing or blankets and he knows of others who don't.

The best use practice for people who really need to be protected from ambient EMF is to be fully covered, head to toe, including face coverings. 

At the September EMF conference, where Tech Wellness was a featured sponsor, I spoke with two women who told me that at the conference, their jumpsuits, gloves, foot coverings and visors without face masks worked fine because no one was allowed to use wireless  devices while at the conference. 

These women said that they normally need face coverings when they venture out into the world because it's filled with wireless radiation that causes them to suffer from headaches, tingling, insomnia and anxiety.

The ONLY way to get 99% EMF protection from your phone is to use a Faraday Bag.  This demonstration shows how it works.

 

New Research Shows Us Why EMF Blocking Clothing and Materials need to be used VERY CAREFULLY or NOT AT ALL

This new 2019 scientific research report, Radiation and EMF Protection and Risks has just been published. It covers how and why EMF, electromagnetic fields, have a biological effect. It discusses many types of EMF protection shields including clothing, cellphone cases and home shielding and how they can be problematic. 

1. Research shows they cause EMF interference and increased intensity to non-shielded parts of the body.

2. The EMF Protective clothing attracts EMF and can increase it at the edge of the material. 

SEE This POST  more and a video with a demonstration in it and a warning from Dr. Kinghartd about other shielding

Researcher Dimitris Panagopoulos released a study this year-here's an excerpt:

As explained already, one of the great dangers with partial shielding is that radiation can create interference spots of increased intensity at non-shielded parts of the body.
This greatly depends on the position of the person in relation to the source(s). When a partially shielded person is moving, the spots of interference change unpredictably. In such a case the exposure on the non-shielded parts, as e.g. the head, may increase considerably at different instances/positions during movement.
Moreover, as the metallic grid will attract upcoming EMFs on its external surface, wherever it touches the skin, it may increase the local exposure instead of decreasing.

 

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Almost All Trained EMF Experts Do Not Recommend Shielded Clothing.

From highly respected and highly trained electromagnetic radiation EMRS Building Biologists, to skilled engineers like Michael Nuert, people who truly understand the physics of electromagnetic radiation don't sell or offer shielded clothing.

Rob Metzinger explained that the metal fabric in EMF shielding blankets and clothing can be conductive or non-conductive and sometimes it can be insulated.

"When radio wave(EMF) hits a metal it causes internal current flow inside the material similar to the frequencies of the current that's hitting it. So does that current in turn transfer to the body?"

Rob cautions that there's still a lot more to learn about how the EMF protective clothing works.

They absolutely do recommend shielded EMF protection fabric or material.  They understand how the material reflects and deflects and absorbs and will advise you in the proper way to use the material safely. Most people selling shielding clothing or even recommending it are probably not true EMF experts.  Tech Wellness has a list of EMF experts that are highly trained to help you mitigate electromagnetic exposures.  The last time we checked, not one offered or recommended EMF protective clothing.

 

Anti EMF Clothing Or EMF Protection Blankets, Canopies and Silver Threaded Material Is Designed To Work On Just Two Types Of EMF

Most materials used for EMF protection do not block magnetic fields. Although the term EMF is often used ambiguously to describe electric fields, magnetic fields, and radio frequencies. However,  most EMF protective clothing will only reduce  exposure to electric fields and RF radiation from radio frequencies only. 

 

READ 10 Reasons Why We Don't Sell Laptop Shields, Anti Radiation Cases, EMF Protection Chips, Gadgets or Shungite AND 10 Top EMF Protection Tips That WORK!

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Be aware that people selling shielding clothing or even recommending it are probably not true EMF experts.  Tech Wellness has a list of EMF experts that are highly trained to help you mitigate electromagnetic exposures.  The last time we checked, not one offered or recommended EMF protective clothing.

Almost Everyone Who Sells Shielding Clothing Quotes This Study

I make it a point to read studies and not just quote from them.  Many times I've seen studies mis-quoted or twisted in order to serve a particular purpose:  In this case, to sell shielding caps.

This study is actually titled: Electrosmog and Auto-immune Disease

Are auto-immune issues like Type 1 diabetes, Lupus, MS or Celiac Disease affected by wireless EMF? 

The Study Comes From Researchers Who Focus on Autoimmune Disease And How They Respond To Certain Drugs and Supplements

The authors of the EMF and Autoimmune study reference an earlier 2007 study that they did.  In it, they focused on the drug Olmesartan and found that in addition to discovering things about the drug, "proteins are continually responsive to electromagnetic waves."

The authors found in other studies that this drug could produce immuno-stimulation in people with autoimmune diseases and they continued to do post-research follow up on many of the patients who participated.

"We have previously reported (9-13)that the drug Olmesartan could be re-targeted to produce immunostimulation in patients with autoimmune disease.

During that research, we used the emerging field of molecular dynamics (MD) to analyze the actions of both the drug olmesartan and the native ligand, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin-D (1,25-D) on the VDR  Molecular dynamics is computationally intensive, as interactions between each atom in the VDR protein, its activating ligand, and the surrounding water are calculated incrementally as a function of time. We found that hydrogen bond exchange within the VDR exhibited structural resonances at frequencies typically found in modern Electrosmog."

The Researcher's Latest Study Was On Auto-immune symptoms and EMF

In this Study, the authors advise people who have participated in their other studies involving  Olmesartan, but are considered "slow responders" to the drug therapy to try electromagnetic protection as they make this EMF connection:

. . .the BioInitiative report noted “At least five new cell tower studies are reporting bioeffects in the range of 0.003–0.05 μW/cm2 researchers report headaches, concentration difficulties and behavioral problems in children and adolescents; and sleep disturbances, headaches and concentration problems in adults.” This level corresponds to −36 dBm, an exposure frequently being reported by slow responders in our olmesartan immunostimulation follow-up cohort. After consultation, and some initial data gathering with electromagnetic level meters, we decided to suggest that these slow responders might be wise to take steps to protect themselves from Electro-smog.


Later they decide to sew their own silver caps and give them to 64 of the slow responders from earlier studies who agree to try them.

They attempt to verify if wearing silver threaded EMF Blocking Shielding Caps can help the symptoms of arthritis, MS, Lupus, Sjogrens and Celiac. They ask  participants to wear Silver caps for 4 hours during the day and 4 hours at night.

They decide not to do the research with a control group.

 As these patients were all ill, many undergoing Olmesartan treatment with therapeutic intent, we decided that ethical considerations precluded the distribution of “placebo caps” without the silver threads.

Patients woe the silver EMF protection caps once and then reported if they noticed a change in symptoms.  I've reached out to the lead researcher to verify if it's true that they only wore the cap once before reporting if they felt any result.

Silver EMF Protection Caps Study

A photograph of a sleeping cap sewn from the microwave-shielding fabric

A huge 90% said they felt strongly.  But they don't say if they feel strongly better or strongly worse. 

"We sought patient-reported outcomes (PRO) of whether the garment had “No Effect,” a “Weak Effect,” a “Definite Effect” or a “Strong Effect,” regardless of whether the effect was good or bad."

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The Radiation And EMF Protection Risks Study calls into question some of the methods used in the Silver Cap Study. 

There is concern that the study did not have a "control group" as most studies do.  The control group would have not worn real silver caps and would have also self reported symptoms. 
A control group would have allowed researchers to evaluate the difference between the group that was using actual EMF protection caps and those that were not.  I would have also showed if participants were just benefiting from the placebo effect.
The Radiation and EMF Protection Study also points out that the study really didn't confirm that the the 90% of people who said their symptoms changed, for the better-- they could've been saying their symptoms changed for the worse!
"(Marshall and Rumann Heil, 2017). This article did not include statistical analysis, there was no control cap without metal grid to test for a possible placebo effect, and did not report whether the change in the symptomswas an improvement or worsening"

Clearly the Silver EMF Protection Cap Study And Symptoms of EHS or Disease is very unclear as to If they work or not.

Meanwhile, Chemical Sensitivity and Electromagnetic Sensitivity [ES] have been found to be significantly connected by a leading Chemical Sensitivities expert.

 

Chemical Sensitivity and Electromagnetic Sensitivity [ES] have been found to be significantly connected by a leading CS expert. Thousands of studies have been conducted on the effects of electromagnetic radiation, but there a very few studies that can prove the existence of EHS, notes Dr. Gunnar Heuser, MD PHD, from UCLA'S Brain Research Institute (BRI). 

Dr. Heuser is an internationally recognized physician noted for his extensive research work on chemical sensitivity. He has written several books and published numerous scientific papers on the chemical sensitivity condition.

In September 2017, Heuser published a study to determine changes in the brains of ten adults living with ES. These people were exposed to significant levels of EMF and reported the following symptoms: headaches, sporadic cognitive and memory problems, and intermittent disorientation.

The results from the fMRI [a form of magnetic resonance imaging of the brain that registers blood flow to functioning areas of the brain] showed consistent abnormalities called—hyper-connectivity. I met with Dr. Heuser a couple of years ago and he explained that certain connections were gone or impaired. 

We talked more about a diagnostic tool for EHS [Electromagnetic hypersensitivity] and how he has seen similar symptoms like lack of balance, ADD and confusion or what he calls "multi-system disease" similar to patients who have mold or chemical exposures or even head injuries.  How do you know it's EHS I asked,

 

Good question. And the reason it’s such a good question is because the symptoms that people develop after chemical exposure are almost identical to the ones that they develop from electromagnetic field exposure. So, you don’t always know. And the dangerous thing is that many patients who have the EHS  have a history of exposure to chemicals.

 

By the way, Dr. Heuser, first realized there was a connection between wireless energy and health when he was healing from a surgery and noticed the hip under the pocket where he kept his cellphone had a sore that would not heal. He recommends turning your phone off when you're not using it and avoiding wireless energy whenever you can. 
Hopefully all this  helps you make the right decision when it comes to purchasing something that should be helpful and protective. 
Honestly, the best thing you can do, is keep your laptop off your lap, keep your phone out of your pocket and keep your distance from your WiFi.
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If you really want shielding that truly protects, try a grounded bed canopy.  They're complicated and can be dangerous if not used or set up correctly, but when they are, the EMF-free-ness of it all is truly magical!

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  • Hi! The more I read, the more confused I am with the terms used. 😕 I would like to make my home safer for my family. I have a Netgear router, not sure of its strength, it uses an ethernet to connect to internet modem (we have it connected to a desk top). The cords are very short, so I can’t put it 15 ft away. What can i do? Also, what does grounded connection look like? I hope I used the correct term. I will continue to educated myself, but tech illiterate. 😔

    Brenda

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