Autism and EMF Radiation – is there a Connection?
More experts are wondering if there is a connection between EMF radiation and the growing incidence of Autism. This rise in autism parallels the increased use of WiFi networks, the introduction of 5G, and the proliferation of Smart Phone use worldwide.
Autism is a worldwide phenomenon that has been increasing since the 1960s.
- In 1966, only one in 2,500 children had autism. Now, in 2021, the worldwide rate is 1 in 160. In the USA, it’s now 1 in 54 children (1 in 34 boys, 1 in 144 girls) who develop autism as toddlers.
- Experts in the field, including Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, Dr. Martha Herbert, Cindy Sage, and the comprehensive BioInitiative Report of 2012 have found biological effects of EMF/RFR exposure that contribute to oxidative stress, and other changes in the brain.
- These in turn can affect fetal development and subsequent developmental issues for their children, including autism.
Let’s take a deeper dive into the EMF-Autism connections
Seven findings that EMF/RFR exposure is associated with autistic behavior:
- EMFs alter brain functioning in some children. EEG readings show abnormal patterns and reduced attention span. (Which happens to EVERYONE not just folks with autism)
- EMF affects pineal gland function and melatonin production, a hormone that is essential in regulating sleep/wake cycles and immune system functioning. This may explain why so many people with autism struggle with insomnia
- EMF has an effect on motor control cells thus affecting coordination skills. Some studies have found EMF effects to be associated with motor dysfunctions.
- EMF may enhance glutamate toxicity and cause autistic symptoms such as aggressiveness, self-stimulating behavior, seizures, insomnia, anxiety, and depression.
- EMFs affect the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which allows toxins to enter the brain that would normally be kept out by a healthy BBB. EMFs have been shown to damage the protective cells known as microglia, which are responsible for removing toxins from the brain.
- EMFs can affect neurotransmitters in the brain that control behavior, including serotonin which has been shown to be low in children with autism.
These studies are part of a greater body of literature that suggests that EMF radiation protection for ASD individuals could be very helpful to their daily functioning and comfort level in the world.
Dr. Hugh Taylor of Yale U. School of Medicine cautions women about EMF Radiation during pregnancy
In searching the literature, there were several articles urging caution in how exposure to EMF radiation can produce developmental problems.
Quoted from the Environmental Trust: “Dr. Hugh Taylor, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics at Yale University School of Medicine Recommends Precautions
‘There’s essentially no downside to being cautious and protecting your baby,” says Dr. Hugh Taylor, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Taylor recently authored a study showing significant behavioral changes in the offspring of mice exposed to cell phone radiation during pregnancy.
“We have demonstrated clear cause and effect relationships in mice, and we already have studies showing that women who use cell phones have children with more behavioral problems. I think together that’s very powerful evidence.’ —Dr. Hugh Taylor
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Autism and EMF Radiation Protection – Where to begin?
There are a number of EMF Protection options for those who suspect they may be experiencing EMF sensitivity, as well as parents and caregivers. Where you begin to provide EMF protection depends on your budget as well as how sensitive your child is to EMF.
If you think EMFs might be playing a role in your child’s autism or other health issues, please take the EMF Exposure Quiz. You’ll get a recommendation for full-body protection based on your answers.
Autism EMF Protection Suggestions
- The best protection from EMF radiation is full-body protection. We have a special matrix designed for ASD individuals. This matrix is available in Level 2, 3, or 4 BioElectric Shields. This ASD matrix Shield is designed to help to realign and clear some of the passages in the brain. It will help balance the person at mental, physical, and emotional energy levels. It will provide EMF protection, and may help with certain aspects of life including focus, staying calmer than usual, being more aware of their own space, and may help balance out some anxiety. Results will vary depending on the person. It will help different individuals with certain aspects of life.
- You can pin a Shield to the diaper of your infant to protect them from EMF radiation, or drape them with an EMF anti-radiation blanket (it’s lightweight and easy to travel with).
- No WiFI at Night: Brain development, rest, and repair all occur when a person is sleeping. It is particularly important to protect the brain of children! EMF radiation has been linked to poor sleep, so it’s important to minimize it at night. We suggest you put your WiFi on a timer. You’ll all sleep better.
- No electronics in the bedrooms. In fact, if your child isn’t wearing a personal BioElectric Shield, a premium Room Shield will reduce EMF in the bedroom.
- Clear rooms of EMF – use a BioElectric Shield Room Shield to reduce the ambient EMF in any room of the home.
- Reduce the Radiation in Your Vehicles -Put an anti-radiation Shield in your vehicle to reduce EMF radiation from Bluetooth and auto electronics
- Reduce Cell phone radiation by 99.9% – All family members can use the anti-radiation SYB cellphone case, which blocks 99.9% of the phone radiation. Choose Radiation Free earbuds while your phone is secure in the pouch.
- Create EMF Protective Clothing Using a Fabric Rinse -Another option is to wash his/her clothing in the anti-radiation fabric rinse that converts normal clothing into EMF protective clothing!
EMF protection can be very helpful for autistic individuals and their caregivers. Please take the EMF exposure quiz to get personal recommendations based on your answers. Or take advantage of the free photo analysis for your child.
EMF Protection options vary, so find what works best for you or your child/family member’s budget and comfort level.
For more information: Bioelectric Shield EMF Radiation Protection Homepage and the EMF Personal Energy Protection store.
- Possible Effects of Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Field Exposure on Central Nerve System; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6513191/ Biomol Ther (Seoul). 2019 May; 27(3): 265–275. Published online 2018 Nov 7. doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2018.152
- Cell phone use in pregnancy may cause behavioral disorders in offspring; https://news.yale.edu/2012/03/15/cell-phone-use-pregnancy-may-cause-behavioral-disorders-offspring
- Mobile phone use while pregnant not linked to child neurodevelopment problems, study suggests; https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170905145548.htm
- Cell Phone Exposure Could Damage Babies Brains” https://ehtrust.org/science/pregnancy-wireless-and-electromagnetic-fields/Baby Safe Project Press Conference; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nxDOf8Yv94&t=5s
- BioIniative Report 2012: https://bioinitiative.org/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/sec20_2012_Findings_in_Autism.pdf