The Overlooked Pollution That Can Ruin Your Health — And How to Protect Yourself

Dr. Janet Zand
February 10, 2019


There’s a major threat to your health looming in your home that you can’t escape. Most people want to ignore it. But the more you learn about this invisible pollution, the more you’ll realize you may want to make some changes in your life. Reducing your exposure to these toxins can make the difference between health and illness.

What’s more, taking steps now to protect yourself could help you see dramatic improvements in your health in the coming months. I’ll show you how.

As you read about this pollution warning, please keep an open mind. Also remember that whenever I talk about a problem, I include solutions. Solutions you can do and solutions you can afford. So while this topic may seem overwhelming at times, it can be improved. Fortunately, the solutions to this problem are far easier than expected.

The Problem

We’ve talked many times in the past about one of the most beneficial steps you can take to improve your health – that is to regularly give your body a rest and basically detoxify. That’s because the world is full of environmental chemicals and pollutants assaulting us. Some of these are natural, such as mold. Some are manmade, such as petroleum products, pesticides, herbicides, and many other contaminants.

But you might be surprised to discover that these are neither the worst source of pollution nor necessarily the most harmful. Another silent, invisible toxin has invaded our lives. And while some scientists insist it’s safe, others have been warning us for years about its dangers.

This common pollution comes from electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and RFs (radio frequencies). EMFs are the energy fields that emanate from cell towers, TVs, cell phones, computers, microwaves, and coffee makers. And all wireless communications from cell towers to broadcast antennas, including radar and satellites, emit RFs. The original debate was about the possible dangers of microwave ovens and cell phones. But electropollution is caused by many more than these two devices.

Basically, concerned researchers insist anything and everything that produces or uses any form of electricity is a source of potentially harmful electromagnetic field exposure. The more you’re exposed to it, the greater the risk to your health, they say. Since 1985, scientists have warned us that EMFs can cause a myriad of health problems. These include various cancers, epilepsy, and lower sperm count in men. And they’ve got the studies to back this up.

Not all electrical frequencies are alike. Some are more harmful than others. It depends on their frequencies, how close you are to them, and for how long. Meanwhile, every year new digital toys and wireless conveniences come on the market, producing yet more electromagnetic and RF pollution.

The Many Levels of Danger

Electropollution already affects our health on many levels. It’s especially noticeable in people who are sensitive to it. If you have unexplained symptoms and have looked everywhere for an explanation, but haven’t found any answers, EMFs may be the culprit.

Here’s why.

Our bodies are 75% water, and water conducts electricity. So your body is just like a large antenna that’s always turned on. It picks up any and all electrical fields to which you’re exposed, from your clock radio to the power lines that carry electricity into your home. Then your cells become overwhelmed with electronic “noise” and are unable to send accurate messages to one another. It’s like turning on your immune system when you’re exposed to a flu virus. Or breaking down cell membranes, allowing toxins to get in.

But don’t despair. This isn’t a losing battle. There are solutions. Some are expensive. For instance, you can hire a savvy electrician to set up a safe electrical system in your home to reduce emissions. Others are less expensive and very effective. So let’s concentrate on finding steps you can take that can make a difference in your health — both now and in the future.

You don’t have to give up your big TV or clock radio. But you can place them farther away from your bed or chair. And there are other steps you can take to reduce your exposure to EMFs. Most people who talk about the dangers of EMFs make the problem sound impossible to remedy. But there are simple solutions to this very real problem that are both affordable and available.

The Little-Known Solution

One thing you can count on: EMFs are not going away. In fact, they’re going to get worse. The genie is out of the bottle and we can’t put it back in. If we’re to live in a world where we’re bombarded with EMFs from birth to death, we need to find solutions to their harmful effects. These solutions must be effective, affordable, and do-able.

EMFs were brought to our attention more than a decade ago when a few researchers discovered that some microwaves “leaked” radiation. Some of them did, although newer ones tend to be much safer.

Internist Gerald Goldberg, MD, who has been researching biomedical literature for the past 15 years, found that microwave radiation depletes people of antioxidants that can then lead to serious illnesses. These illnesses can include cancer, impaired brain function, macular degeneration, an increased risk for cataracts, and accelerated aging. Increasing specific nutrients reduces the electrical pollution damage from microwaves.

More recently, Ann Louise Gittleman, a clinical nutritionist for 30 years who is particularly sensitive to electrical pollution, researched both EMFs and RFs. She discovered that all forms of electrical pollutants deplete the body of particular nutrients, not just microwaves. And these deficiencies can cause the same illnesses attributed to EMFs and RFs.

In other words, one of the best ways to lower your exposure to electronic pollution, and improve your health, is to replenish the nutrients they destroy.

In her new book, Zapped (HarperCollins, 2010), Gittleman lists the products and websites that contain solutions to electrical contaminants. She also goes beyond what anyone has previously discussed: little-known nutrient solutions. She identifies the supplements and foods that contain the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients depleted by electronic pollutants. Get this valuable book. With this information you can boost specific nutrients and guard yourself against depletion no matter what your exposure.

Nutrient repletion is the solution that most medical professionals have overlooked until now. Yet it’s one of the simplest remedies — and it’s available to all of us.

Next week, I’ll talk about some of the most effective nutritional solutions to electromagnetic pollution. Instead of throwing away your cell phone, TV, computer, and other electronic devices, you can protect yourself. You don’t have to suffer from the nutrient depletion that leads to the many illnesses attributed to EMFs.


Goldberg, Gerald, MD, Would You Put Your Head in a Microwave Oven? AuthorHouse, 2006.

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