In recent years, there have been increasing suspicions of the interaction of metal with EMFs. Whether that metal is in the form of technological devices such as kitchen appliances or as a component of your home in the form of a metal roof.
With such regular exposure to EMFs, you must be aware of the potential effects of EMFs, specifically, whether those effects can be exacerbated by the presence of metal near your body.
Does metal actually attract EMF? Metal does not attract EMFs, rather, it reflects them. Protection against EMFs by using metal, especially in the form of metal roofing, is a double-edged sword, as it can amplify EMFs within the household while shielding from those in the environment.
There are many different types of ways metal can interact with EMFs in the environment. For instance, you can rely on an EMF shield or metal to protect you by reflecting the fields, but the presence of heavy metals in your body may make you vulnerable to EMF exposure anyway.
The phenomenon of EMF exposure is a growing area of research, full of caveats and hypotheticals that leave personal protection up to the individual.
Does Metal Block EMF?
Electromagnetic fields, or EMFs, are both manmade and naturally occurring phenomena. Since the 20th century, humans’ environmental exposure to manmade EMFs has gradually increased.
More people have become increasingly concerned about the potential effects of this exposure on their bodies. People are almost always exposed to different combinations of EMFs, whether they are at home, at work, or outside.
There are many different types of materials that can be used to shield individuals from EMF exposure. These work by leveraging the barriers created by conductive and magnetic materials to disrupt electromagnetic radiation (EMR). To accomplish this, the shielding devices generate varying levels of radiation and energy in defense against:
- Extremely low frequency (ELF)
- Radio frequency (RF)
- Electromagnetic radiation (EMR)
The only materials that can effectively block EMFs are superconductors (these are substances or materials that conduct electricity with extreme efficiency). Superconductors are “perfect” conductors, meaning that they can maintain an electrical current for billions of years, hypothetically, without ever dissipating or degrading in strength.
Basic factors you must consider when seeking out an EMF shielding device are:
- What frequencies you are trying to deflect
- The intensity of radiation you are protecting yourself from
- What type of field are you trying to block (electrical, magnetic, or both)
Most often, you’ll find EMF shielding materials to be available as a sheet of metal configured into:
- Wire mesh
- Metal foam
Do Metal Roofs Attract EMF?
Many people hope that a metal roof will protect them from potentially harmful EMFs surrounding the household. Although there is some validity to this, the installation of a metal roof for the protection of your home against EMFs is a double-edged sword.
A metal roof will reflect any existing EMFs on the outside of your home, which is beneficial, as you and your family will not be exposed to additional magnetic fields and electrical currents that may not be coming from you at all. On the other hand, EMFs that are produced from inside your home may be amplified, as the metal roof and walls will simply reflect these frequencies back into the home.
For homes that are not wired properly, stray electrical currents may even use metal structures in the home to travel from source to source. This can create even stronger EMFs within the household. Due to the ongoing debate on the impact of EMFs on human physiology, the possible interactions and effects of metal roofing and existing EMFs are not yet clear.
The Best Type of EMF Shielding Material
The most common types of metals that are used for EMF protection are aluminum and galvanized steels. They’re ideal for this purpose due to their high conductivity. Copper is another metal that is highly desirable for EMF defense, as it is capable of shielding people from both magnetic fields and radio frequencies.
Although all of these metals can be altered in ways to fit your unique EMF protection needs, your best bet for an effective defense is the use of EMF shielding gaskets.
These are the most commonly used shields due to their cost-effectiveness and versatility. They come in a wide variety of forms, listed below. Gaskets are most often made from:
Although these are the most commonly used materials others can be adapted to this purpose. All gaskets provide effective protection against vast ranges of frequencies, ensuring your safety no matter what you’re exposed to.
Metal and EHS
Metals that exist outside the human body and other living organisms are not the only elements that can amplify the effects of EMFs – ingestion of heavy metals can as well, especially for individuals living with EHS. Electromagnetic hypersensitivity, or EHS, is a condition wherein an individual may experience heightened sensitivities to the effects of EMFs. This condition can be identified by the following symptoms:
- Headaches after prolonged exposure to EMF sources such as cell phones and computers.
- Hearing high-pitched ringing when near EMF sources.
- Dizziness and/or nausea after prolonged exposure to EMF sources.
Dr. Theresa Dale reviewed current research on the effects of Wi-Fi, cell phones, EMFs and all forms of radiation and elaborated on the issue: Anyone that contains heavy metals in their body is considered to be “toxic” with heavy metals. This is the case despite the findings of concentrations of these heavy metals in:
The human nervous system is constantly sending and receiving signals at varying frequencies, allowing our bodies to function as a sort of antennae. Records have shown that nervous system synapses have resulted in individuals’ ability to pick up radio signals in their mouths when they have gold or mercury fillings.
By weakening the naturally occurring EMFs of the environment and those surrounding and interacting with the human body, heavy metal toxicity can result in negative biochemical changes. These changes can make you more susceptible to the harmful effects of EMFs.
Effects of Heavy Metal Toxicity and EMF Interactions
When you accumulate toxic metals in any of your body’s internal organs, especially the brain, you are more vulnerable to the radiation that comes from devices like cell phones. The exposure results in your body’s microbes reacting to the point of creating more toxins in your body, creating a dangerous negative feedback loop that leads to chronic illnesses and suffering in affected individuals.
Several chronic conditions can be either caused or aggravated by the presence of heavy metals in the body after prolonged exposure to EMFs. These include:
- Chronic fatigue
- Chronic pain syndromes
How does one become exposed to such high concentrations of heavy metals in the body? Dr. Yoshiaki Omura discovered that the following conditions make people more likely to become exposed to heavy metals, making them more susceptible to the harmful effects of EMFs:
- Having amalgam fillings
- Consuming fish containing heavy metals (this is a problem of increasing frequency with many species of fish, especially bluefin tuna and swordfish, among others.)
- Living near a power plant, especially those that burn coal
Further, in the early 90s, Dr. Robert Becker published a book that described the human body’s reaction to EMFs. He described reactions of bacterial cultures responding to EMF exposure in a way that suggested that the culture “believed” (for lack of a better word) it was being attacked by the immune system. This resulted in the production of more virulent toxins as a protective defense, which would theoretically lead to the declining health of the human host.
How to Reduce the Effects of Heavy Metals and Radiation
Exposure to such circumstances can be quite dangerous, so you must do all you can to prevent the decline of your health. Below are a few things you can do to protect your health against the potential effects of EMFs:
- Maintain a healthy diet
- Slow detoxification programs
- Regular exercise
- Limited sun exposure
- Regular sleep schedule
Researchers have not yet reached a consensus on the effects of EMFs on the human body, especially when protected by metal instruments such as metal roofs or EMF shields. The best way to protect yourself from the harmful effects of excessive EMF exposure is by reducing your exposure to potential sources as much as possible.