Wireless Phone Radiation Linked to Heart Irregularities

Heart Rate Variability Graph:

On exposure to microwave radiation from a DECT portable phone, Subject A evidenced no change in heart rate, whereas note Subject B shows a dramatic increase in heart rate during each exposure interval. Arrhthmia (irregular beats) and/or tachycardia (rapid heart rate) are two symptoms that some but not all people who are electrically sensitive experience.

Experiencing EHS or Electrohypersensitivity

If you experience pressure or pain in the chest, rapid or irregular heartbeat, and feelings of anxiety, you might think that you are having a heart attack. Not necessarily, says Dr. Magda Havas. According to Dr. Havas, who is Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Studies at Trent University in Canada, you might be experiencing EHS or Electrohypersensitivity.

The Study

This week at the American Holistic Medical Association conference in Cleveland, as well as the EMR Policy Institute conference in Golden, CO, Havas will present Phase I results of a 100-person study that exposed patients to DECT cordless phone radiation while monitoring heart rate variability, or the space between the heart beats. In the image above, you see an example of an electrohypersensitive person’s response. Immediately upon exposure, the subject’s heart rate sped up, and on removal of the exposure, the heart rate went back to the baseline. The study was blinded, meaning that the volunteers did not know when the nearby cordless phone was on or off.

Impact of Microwave Radiation

Havas states, “While not everyone who is electrically sensitive responds in this manner, those who do will have difficulty being in environments where microwave radiation is present, which is virtually everywhere in our modern, wireless culture.” She adds, “Cordless phones and cell phones as well as wireless computers and wi-fi networks generate this form of microwave radiation.”

Havas’ research on wireless phone radiation’s impact on heart rate is scheduled to be published early next year. The dramatic impact of wireless phone radiation on heart rate shown in this study will surely add to the growing interest in health effects of cell phones, broadening the discussion from the cellphone-brain tumor connection to include microwave radiation’s impact on other systems in the body, including the heart. Importantly, it gives clinicians a tool with which to first discern if a patient’s cardiac symptoms are related to electromagnetic fields before prescribing symptom-suppressing pharmaceuticals or invasive cardiac procedures.

Over and over again, in my own work assessing electromagnetic fields, a wide range of symptoms are routinely found to be linked to a portable phone at the bedside, wireless routers, wireless computer and printers, radiation-emitting Compact Fluorescent Bulbs, and usually the completely overlooked wireless equipment of neighbors. For electrohypersensitive people, sometimes a return to wellness is as close as turning off the wireless, or shielding from the wireless radiation of neighbors. To learn about EMF meters, and shielding fabrics, paints, films for the windows, and bed canopies, visit www.EMFSafetyStore.com or www.LessEMF.com.

ElectromagneticHealth.org Press Release: http://sn.im/t0fzw

EMR Policy Institute Conference Agenda:

Sign EMF Petition to Congress here: www.ElectromagneticHealth.org

Stay tuned for discussion of a new retrospective research study by epidemiologist Sam Milham, MD on the historic role of electrification in the incidence of many chronic illnesses in the 20th century.

  • bill

    I have.  In the past I would have only a few skipped beats after vigorous exercise in the gym.  These beats were not felt by me rather picked up by a blood pressure monitor I used due to high triglisrides that were affecting my blood pressure.  A few years later I got a cell phone and would keep it in my breast pocket (over my hart) while at work for 40hr a week, for four months.  Now I have a heart condition I can actually feel, and it occurs often. I have since placed my phone in my pants pocket and it has not occurred.  My physical ability is strong; I can run at 7.3 MPH for 45 minutes nonstop and then do a few 10mph quarter mile sprints after walking for a few minutes to rest. 

  • Turn OFF WiFi

    Bill: If you can manage, do not even put the cellphone in your pocket. And if what you have is a smart phone, make sure you do not have the “WiFi” function turned on when you have it kept against your body. The emission of microwave is continual when WiFi is turned on, even if you are not logged onto any network or browsing the internet. See the measurements: 
    http://www.safeinschool.org/2012/01/ipad-iphone-wi-fi-radiation-and.html

  • Kaivaram Ramakotaiah

    I find that my heart beat goes up whenever I sit before my desktop. In fact, I had an episode of tachycardia as I was browsing a web page while lying on my bed.

  • Mary

    I went to the hospital last night. I’ve been having chest pains going down into my lefty arm. I’m 36 but my mother died at 46 with heart attack. They did blood work and said everything was fine. I realized when I returned home…. I hold my phone in the top left half of my bra. I’m gonna go see a physician and go from there. Any suggestions? [email protected]

  • Anonymous

    So sorry to hear about your chest pains. I’m glad you are going to the doctor to discuss.

  • Anonymous

    So sorry to hear about your chest pains. I’m glad you are going to the doctor to discuss.

  • Sanaullahshah Shah

    Someday before i repair microwave at home not working when i open on the power suddenly i feel un confortable and irregular heart beat i go away and thank God.

  • Anonymous

    Heart Palpitations? Heart Arrhythmia? Thank your WIRELESS device…cordless phones, WiFi, cell phone, etc

    WiFi emits non-stop pulsed microwave signals which sound like a
    constant woodpecker (using an RF Acoustimeter) and spike up to high RF
    levels. Listen and watch WiFi signals on this video http://youtu.be/ICA19oKPi5I