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Electromagnetic radiation. Sounds like the beginning of a physics lecture, but really, it’s a simple wave form that has always been around us. Low levels of electromagnetic radiation are in our bodies and in our environments. Electromagnetic radiation includes the waves used by the devices that power our lives, including cell phones, tablets, and computers. With the inception of 5G cell towers, which are higher frequency and intesity than previous gigahertz, there is a greater concern of what the negative effects of 5 gigahertz radio frequency radiation could be on humans.
It is even more concerning that there will need to be an increase in the number of 5G cell towers because of their shorter travel distance. Because of this, many of us are looking for ways to shield our homes and protect our bodies from EMFs using stones, crystals, and other devices that are able to absorb these types of waves.
Electromagnetic radiation (electromagnetic fields) is by definition: a kind of radiation including visible light, radio waves, gamma rays, and X-rays, in which electric and magnetic fields vary simultaneously.
So what really is the big deal with these electromagnetic fields (EMFs)? Well, for a long time many people thought there wasn’t a big deal. We know high levels of EMF exposure is dangerous, which is why you shouldn’t lay under a UV tanning bed and why pregnant women shouldn’t get X-rays.
But, what about low level exposure?
The studies generally either point toward low risk or inconclusive evidence. Because of numerous factors, variables, and types of studies, the results are conflicting about the safety of low level EMF exposure. My stance, like with many things, is that if there is a small risk (which there is) of a severe consequence such as cancer, I would rather play it safe and reduce the risk altogether. More from WHO on EMFs.
Our exposure is increasing more and more, with 5G cell towers, Bluetooth enabled vehicles, smart TVs and phones, “home” devices, and even watches that connect to the cellular network. We are more plugged in than we ever have been before, and we truly don’t know the long term effects of this level of exposure.
The risk is real, and we need to be aware of it, accept it, and do what we can to reduce unnecessary exposure.
Watch this video from I’m Simply a Dad for a wonderful explanation of EMFs and their potential health hazards! WATCH IT HERE
So what do we do? First of all, determine where the EMF exposure is coming from in your home and find ways to reduce it. Use the microwave less, turn off your wifi at night, keep your phone off your body, don’t use wireless baby monitors, and use airplane mode when you don’t need your cellphone.
EMF Reducing Equipment
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So, what about crystals and EMFs? Is it possible that crystals and stones could reduce our exposure to EMFs and 5G radio frequency? I recently came across a little black rock that was said to absorb EMFs in the area it was located. Being the curious researcher that I am, I had to look into this rock and the scientific properties that may or may not actually help with EMFs.
This little black rock is Karelian shungite, a mineral found only in a specific part of Russia. It is named after a village called Shunga in Karelia, Russia (3). Again, it is said that these minerals are able to reduce the harmful effects of EMF waves and protect your home. Seems too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well, in my research I found shungite likely does protect from EMFs, and it also possesses many other wonderful properties.
EMF Reducing Properties
I found the special properties of shungite are attributed to structures called fullerenes (also known as buckyballs), which look much look the little teething balls babies play with. The main feature of the fullerene is that the carbon atoms are arranged as connected pentagons and hexagons that form a sphere (3).
Because of this unique structure, natural fullerenes are ideal absorbents (3). Also, fullerenes are antioxidants that are able to magnetize, neutralize, and destroy free radicals while still remaining intact, unlike many other antioxidants (1). This makes shungite an incredibly powerful anti-septic, purifying, and absorbing stone (1).
Studies have found:
(See references at bottom of page)
Shungite shielded rats from the damaging effect of microwave radiations. This shows that shungite likely has positive shielding effect from electromagnetic radiations (6).
Shungite samples were characterized by high absorbing capacity of microwave radiation (4).
Shungite has an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action against UVB-induced skin damage in hairless mice (5).
Adsorb vs. Absorb
Shungite is able to both absorb and adsorb, and the difference is below. To absorb is to actually take something in, while to adsorb is to adhere to something.
Adsorb: the adhesion in an extremely thin layer of molecules (as of gases, solutes, or liquids) to the surfaces of solid bodies or liquids with which they are in contact.
Absorb: take in or soak up (energy, or a liquid or other substance) by chemical or physical action, typically gradually.
Other Benefits of Shungite
Shungite possesses s broad spectrum of of bactericidal properties; in a specific study the mineral was adsorptive active against some bacterial cells, phages, and E.coli (3).
With their high electronegativity, fullerenes appear in chemical reactions as strong oxidizing agents and remove free radicals out of water 30 times more effectively than activated carbon (3).
Shungite adsorbs on its surface up to 95% of contaminant and is able to purify waste water from oil (3).
How to Use Shungite
Shungite can be kept on display as a pyramid or stone around the home near routers, electronic equipment, and other EMF producing devices, as well as worn on the body as jewelry. I’ve even seen shungite skin balm! Adding shungite to your home is just one more way to help negate the effects of EMFs and 5G. You can even stick shungite directly onto your mobile phone or tablet.
I keep shungite in my own home; in fact, I purchased a small pyramid to place on our router, as well as one for the bedroom and a bracelet for myself (and my toddler if she ever decides to keep it on). Find them on ETSY and AMAZON.
As you can see, shungite is an excellent stone to keep around your home in order to reduce EMF radiation and shield from 5G, as well as drop in your drinking water for purification. Shungite is great to display near routers, wear as jewelry, and place next to electronic devices.
Of course, I’m no physicist, and I don’t entirely understand all these properties; however, based on the special properties of Shungite, it makes sense that it would help reduce EMF waves in your home.
Even though there isn’t a large amount of research on the matter, and no one has concretely found evidence that Shungite can block or alter all EMFs, with it being so inexpensive and noninvasive I will definitely continue to use Shungite in my home.
For more ways to reduce EMF exposure try these tips from The Pistachio Project.
How do you decrease electromagnetic exposure in your home?
- 1 https://quantumstones.com/shungite-miracle-stone-conquering-toxins-radiation-free-radicals/
- 2 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1134/S1063783413050107
- 3 The structure and composition of natural carbonaceous fullerene containing mineral shungite
- 4 Mechanisms of Microwave Absorption in Carbon Compounds from Shungite
- 5 Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Shungite against Ultraviolet B Irradiation-Induced Skin Damage in Hairless Mice
- 6 Shielding effect of mineral schungite during electromagnetic irradiation of rats