On Monday nights at 7pm eastern time, I host a show on Brighteon.TV called “The Tenpenny Files: On Your Health.” For the last 22 years, I’ve given literally 1,000s of interviews via radio, TV, podcasts, live conferences, and seminars – and almost all my information was, in one way or another, about vaccines. But as a trained ER doctor – who was director of a Level 2 trauma center for 12 years – and an Integrative Medicine physician with a busy practice in Middleburg Heights (Cleveland) Ohio since 1996, there are so many other topics to discuss. The Tenpenny Files is an educational show where I will bring you valuable information – ON YOUR HEALTH.
A few weeks ago on my Brighteon show, my guests were Rob Workman and William Bathgate, experts on the effect of EMFs on your biology. You can watch the complete show here. Suffice to say, both of these gentlemen know a lot about EMF and radiation, and a lot about mitigating the harmful effects of electromagnetic fields.
Towards the end of the interview, I asked them both if they thought there was an association between EMFs, 5G, and the ‘turbo cancers’ we are now seeing in record numbers. They both became very animated and responded with an strong “YES” and other affirmative comments. Bill made a comment, almost under his breath, that “EMFs were strongly associated with almost all pediatric leukemias.”
That caught my attention.
With almost all children now spending hours their hand-held cell phones or wearing virtual reality headsets to watch movies or even do their homework, could all of these cumulative EMFs be contributing to the uptick in childhood cancers we are now seeing, especially blood cancers?
What is EMF?
The strongest evidence regarding the hazards of EMF exposure comes from studies on prolonged cell phone use. As far back as 1965, Cardell et. al. demonstrated an elevated risk of brain tumors and acoustic neuromas. These are benign, slow growing tumors that form along the branches of the eighth cranial nerve responsible for balance and hearing. An association between acoustic neuromas and prolonged cell phone use has been observed exclusively on the side of the head where the phone is regularly used.
Is there proof?
I originally published this longer article in my Substack, Eye on the Evidence. In that piece, I provided a detailed historical backdrop of EMF research regarding its links to health conditions.
The big question remains: Is there proof? While proving causality between RF/MW has been challenging, correlations have been around since that 1960s: When mice were exposed to EMFs for as little as 4.5 minutes/day, 5 days/week for about a year, 35% had developed leukemia.
Throughout the years, various effects on the chromosomes have been detected by researchers including mutational, mutagenic, cardiovascular, hematologic, oncogenic and psychological effects. In 1977, an interesting rat study showed a behavioral response to when exposed to EMF radiation:
White female rates were trained to lift their head in exchange for a food pellet. The total number of movements was counted during each exposure to quantify the effect of EMF irradiation.
The animals were exposed to 918 MHz RF/MW at power levels of 10, 20, and 40 mW/cm2. At the lower level, no changes were noted. But an 04 mW/cm2, behavioral responses decreased rapidly after 5 minutes. After 15 minutes, behavioral activity terminated. (page 10 of this document)
It was concluded that among the biological effects, behavior was the most sensitive biological component and most serious consequences of exposure to RF/MW radiation. (page 17 of this document)
A more recent study (2019) evaluated the amount of DNA toxicity from cell phones from low-level exposure. This was from the abstract:
The National Toxicology Program tested the radiation effects of two common radio frequencies from cell phones over a two-year study in rodents.
Radiation (RFR) modulations emitted by cellular telephones in a 2-year rodent cancer bioassay that included interim assessments of additional animals for genotoxicity endpoints.
Male and female rats and mice were exposed 18 hr/d, at 10-minute intervals from gestation day 5 or postnatal day 35, respectively. After 19 rats and 14 mice had weeks of exposure, animals were examined for evidence of RFR-associated genotoxicity using two different measures.
The results showed significant increases in DNA damage in the frontal cortex (brain) of male mice, leukocytes of female mice, and hippocampus (brain) of male rats. Equivocal DNA damage was found in several other tissues of rats and mice.
Conclusion: Results suggest that exposure to RFR is associated with an increase in DNA damage.
What about cell phones, EMF and childhood leukemia?
When I heard Bill Bathgate mention the connection between EMFs and childhood leukemia, I went to PubMed and on a cursory search found several articles on the topic.
The website EMFS.info has an extensive page dedicated to childhood leukemia, with links to dozens of abstracts and major epidemiological studies of magnetic fields and childhood cancer. More than 40 epidemiological studies have been performed, just looking at a possible link between childhood leukemia and EMFs. Some studies found no association, but most HAVE found associations.
The first indication between excessive exposure to EMFs from power lines and cancer came in 1979 from the study by Wertheimer and Leeper, who reported elevations in cancers among children living in homes near power lines carrying high voltage current, thus generating large electromagnetic fields. The report generated the same level of skepticism and resistance from electrical companies that was demonstrated by the asbestos and tobacco industries when their dirty industries were exposed.
But over time, the results were confirmed by three major meta-analysis for childhood leukemia and in other studies done around the world. EMFs increase the rate of leukemia as exposure to magnetic fields is increased. In 1997, a review by the US National Research Council concluded:
“The link between wire-code rating and childhood leukemia is statistically significant (meaning it is unlikely to have occurred by chance) and is robust. Eliminating any single study from the group does not alter the conclusion that the associations exist.”
Reports since 2000 have generally confirmed an association between exposure to magnetic fields from power lines and childhood cancer. The risk was significant enough that the International Agency for Research on Cancer labeled ELF fields as being “possible human carcinogens.”
- Skin conditions – burning, rashes, prickling sensation
- Headaches – various intensity
- Persistent nausea
- Sleep disorders
- Debilitating fatigue
- Body aches, often diagnosed as fibromyalgia
- Arrhythmias and hypertension
- Memory loss and concentration difficulties
- Anxiety and mood disorders
During the interview, I asked both Robert and Bill if they were familiar with EMF remediation technologies. At that point, Robert said,
“Yes, I’d test out most of them. The tools that I have found to really work are all the devices from EMF Solutions.”
I was pleasantly surprised to hear him say this!
- Use a landline whenever possible; wired phones do not generate EMFs.
- Cell phones should not be held directly to the ear. Children, in particular, should never use cell phones held to their head. If your child uses a cell phone, they should be given clear boundaries on the amount of use per day. Two hours of screen time, outside of work, is a broad recommendation.
- Use a wired earpiece to keep the phone off the body. Cell phone EMFs fall off rapidly with distance, so a phone on the desk with a wired earpiece has less exposure.
- The use of Bluetooth reduces, but does not eliminate, exposure to the head. Using these devices while wearing the phone on your belt only changes the parts of the body that is densely exposed.
- Never sleep with a cell phone under the pillow. If the phone is in your bedroom, put the phone into airplane mode before sleep.
ELF-EMF fields from electronics and appliances fall off rapidly with distance. Experts are less concerned about the brief exposures to ELF-EMF we encounter everyday but far more concerned about longer-term chronic exposures, including at night while we sleep. This article – which is rather long but you should bookmark it for later reading, especially if you have symptoms of EMF sensitivity – has a rather extensive list of ways to reduce your daily exposure.
Get my original full Substack article here.
Like what you’re reading on The Tenpenny Report? Share this article with your friends. Help us grow.
Get more of Dr. Tenpenny’s voice of reason at her website.