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The interaction of electromagnetic fields and mold in homes and buildings are receiving much more attention recently. According to the EPA, molds produce
Allergens, (substances that can cause allergic reactions) Irritants
potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins)
The EPA goes on to say that allergic responses include hay fever, sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash, irritation to the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs in both mold-allergic and non-allergic people. This only slightly touches on the true health implications of a home or building with water damage and elevated mold load.
Along with the typical allergenic responses that have been noted for years and years, mycotoxins have become the more studied, and in fact, the more alarming by-product of an elevated mold load within 4 walls. Mycotoxins are naturally occurring toxins produced by certain if not all molds. Some mycotoxins are more toxic than others. The ones that jump off of the page relative to health effects are aflatoxins, ochratoxins, and trichothecenes. According to the World Health Organization, mycotoxins can cause a variety of adverse health effects ranging from acute poisoning to long-term effects such as immune deficiency and cancer. Most studies regarding mycotoxins involve the toxins being on food, or cattle feed. Only recently has the attention been drawn to indoor mold load and indoor mycotoxin load. So what does all of this have to do with electromagnetic fields and 5G?
EMF’s are electromagnetic fields, or also known as electromagnetic radiation. EMR’s. The main types of EMF are:
1- Radio Frequency (created by cell phones, wifi, bluetooth, radar, and other types of state of the art technologies.)
2- Electric Fields (Wiring in buildings and homes)
3- Magnetic Fields (These are fields that are caused by wiring errors in homes. i.e. reverse polarity, or current flowing where it should not. AC to DC transformers created magnetic fields as well as metal bed frames. These can cause a disturbance to the natural magnetic field of the earth.)
4. Dirty Electricity, (related to magnetic fields, but at higher frequencies.
Some of the most common sources of EMFs include cell phones, microwaves, computers, smart TV’s, wifi trackers, power lines, electric blankets, bluetooth and wireless headphones, and electrical panels.
To add to this, in what can only be explained with the word EXPONENTIAL, is the relatively new 5G technology.
There is really interesting work conducted by Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt in which he explains the number of EMF’s increases the mold toxicity by 600 Times. A quick version of explaining the test is that he used two Petri dishes with mold pre-loaded. One was protected with what he termed a “faraday cage” essential a protective metal net around the dish to block any EMF’s. The second petri dish was left unprotected. The result was 600 times more mold load in the unprotected dish versus the protected dish. Adding to this scary thought, 5G is on the increase. A few bullet points from Dr. Klinghardt
• The amount of cell phone radiation in a cubic inch of air is now several million times higher than it was ten years ago.
• There is a strong case for reducing EMF exposures, particularly among pregnant women and particularly among women who have Lyme disease. We know that Lyme disease is almost always accompanied by mold toxicity.
• The rise in neurodevelopment disorders in children, not just autism, is linked (by some doctors) with increased EMF exposures.
The health effects of mold in your home or workplace are becoming more and more documented and chronicled. The study of the health effects of mold combined with 5G is only in its infancy. Much more knowledge and understanding will be available as studies of these two components of a very imperfect storm continue.
So what can be done? It's going to be very difficult to eliminate our exposure to EMF’s. Things like turning off your cell phones and wifi at night help. But it's a difficult task to be completely EMF free. Perhaps battling the mold is the easier culprit to eliminate or at least control.
First and foremost, take care of your home or workplace. The water problem, intrusion, or elevated humidity needs to be addressed. Then, contact your nearest PureMaintenance licensee will a “Fresh start to a Healthy Home”