EMF Health Theory – The Impact of Electromagnetic Energy (including 5G UWB) on Human Health

EMF Health Theory

By K. Scott Schaeffer

The following article is a combination of physics, neurology, and my personal experiences as they pertain to electromagnetic energy’s effects on the human body. I write this, because my body’s intolerance to strong electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) is severe. The levels of  EMFs that 5G Ultra Wideband impose on the human body will likely kill me, either by respiratory constriction, stroke, or other internal bleeding, resulting from overstimulation of my hyperactive parasympathetic nervous system.


I will get into details about the personal experiences that enabled me to identify and understand my EMF intolerance, later. But first, let’s get acquainted with the electromagnetic spectrum.


Electromagnetic energy is made up of one thing – photons. Photons travel in ways that vary in length. The longest waves are called radio waves. They have the lowest frequency, which is the number of waves that pass a given point per second. The shorter the wave, the more waves pass a given point when traveling at light speed, thus, the higher the frequency. The next longest waves (and the next highest frequency) are microwaves. After that comes infrared, followed by the visible color red and the rest of the visible light spectrum, up to the color violet, then ultraviolet, x-rays, and, finally, gamma rays. All of these are made of the same particle. The only difference between them is the length of the wave and the frequency of the signal.


The human race has grown up on three of the seven components I just mentioned — infrared, visible light, and ultraviolet — all of which we get from the sun. Despite the fact that the wavelength difference between these is no more than a matter of millimeters, the impacts each of these have on the human body are quite different from one another.


Infrared is felt as heat, and it literally increases your body’s temperature. You don’t need to see these EMFs for them to affect you. You could lie in the sun with your head in a dark, heat resistant box, and you would still feel the heat on your body. If you receive too much infrared, your body will warn you by making you feel too hot so that you seek shade. Your body will also protect you with perspiration. So, even though your body is made for the sun, there are still thresholds at which infrared EMFs can harm you. The good news is that the sun goes away at night, so your body can rest. If you had to do all sleeping in direct sunlight, you would die.


Visible light is not felt by any part of your body, except your eyes and brain when light is too bright. However, just because you don’t feel visible light does not mean it can’t affect your body. It’s illogical to conclude that this thin sliver of the electromagnetic spectrum has no physical impact, when the EMFs it is sandwiched between have significant impact. (I know from experience that if someone leaves a fluorescent kitchen sink light on that indirectly shines into my room while I am asleep, I wake up feeling sick throughout my entire nervous system, even though my eyes were closed. If someone were willing to do a sleep test like this, I could prove it.) Nonetheless, your body also has warnings and defenses in the event you get too much light. The feeling of it being too bright is a warning, and the closing of your eyes and turning of your head is the defense. Too much light will blind you. The good news is that you can get away from light when you sleep. That’s important, because the study after study shows that too much light while sleeping is detrimental to one’s health.


Ultraviolet light is also not felt by your body upon direct exposure. And, like infrared, you could have your head in a box and your body would still feel it’s effects. If you get too much UV, you feel skin pain that we call sunburn. It’s a warning to get out of the sun. Our body’s defense system is tanning. If you get UV exposure beyond what is safe, you get UV poisoning. The three people I’ve known who’ve gotten it, fell asleep in the sun. Your body is most susceptible to EMFs when sleeping. The good news is that we can get away from UV EMFs when we sleep. If we couldn’t, UV would kill us.


Now let’s compare these EMFs the human body is made for to one it’s not made for -microwaves. Again, this is the cellular communications part of the spectrum. Unlike the three solar EMFs, your body has no warning system (unless you are me), and your body has no defense against them. This lack of defense, as well as the fact that our body receives no benefit from microwaves, makes it likely that far lower amounts of microwave energy are needed to harm us than amounts of the three solar EMFs. Furthermore, the fact that the slight wavelength difference among the three solar EMFs each have different impacts on the human body makes it probable that microwaves have yet another impact. But unlike the three solar EMFs, which have positive health impacts necessary for life, it’s likely that microwaves only have negative impacts. Most importantly, unlike the 3 solar EMFs, you can’t get away from them when you sleep, if they come from a cell tower, wireless high powered router, or 5G Ultra Wideband booster cell in your nearby. This energy will stress the body 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year, because it’s continuously active. So, even though our bodies are made to rest by getting away from solar EMFs at night, our bodies have no opportunities to rest when exposed to the high level microwave energy of 5G Ultra Wideband.


Biased studies

Scientists have argued that 5G Ultra Wideband levels of electromagnetic energy are harmless, because a study once done on the impact of high-voltage power lines show that they don’t cause cancer. This is a lazy argument. I have three responses:

One, cancer is not the only health disorder there is. If scientists failed to study impacts on blood pressure, neurotransmitter levels, and long-term organ function, they didn’t do their due diligence; they just did one simple-minded study and jumped to an emotional conclusion, and approach all too common in modern science and medicine.

Two, high-voltage lines have a low frequency of only 60 Hz; while 5G Ultra Wideband will have frequencies over 5,000,000,000 Hz and up. Just as a small differences in frequencies between infrared, visible light, and UV have drastically different effects on humans, it’s illogical to assume that 60 Hz will have the same impact on the body as frequencies higher than 5 GHz.

Three, 5G Ultra Wideband exposes us to far more overall energy than high-voltage lines do. My grandmother lives 350 feet from high-voltage power lines, yet, from her backyard, my EMF sensor shows no increase in EMFs over the minor amount that the sensor picks up from nature. Yet, when driving by the Philadelphia sports complex on I-95, my EMF sensor gave readings over 250 times higher than what my sensor normally picks up from nature, thanks to the fully activated 5G Ultra Wideband service at the sports complex. That, of course, means 250 times more electromagnetic energy than generated by high-voltage lines. When you consider that there’s a threshold at which even the three solar EMFs harm the body, we should seriously examine whether energy 250 times stronger than high-voltage lines exceeds the danger threshold for frequencies unfamiliar to the human body.


Scientists have also argued that a 2011 study in New Zealand disproved radio and microwave intolerance, because it exposed participants to EMFs in a blind test, and most of them did not say they felt it right away. This is an idiotic conclusion.

One, the same study would supposedly prove that UV can’t cause sunburn, because none of us “feel” UV upon being exposed to it. However, we all know the effects of UV (and other EMFs) are both cumulative and delayed. The longer UV bombards your body, the more harm it will do; and the worst sunburn pain is often at night, long after the UV exposure has ended. The same goes for radiation sickness from gamma rays.

Second, eight years ago, it would take a couple hours for me to be able to feel whether a compact fluorescent lightbulb burned beneath a lampshade. Today, I can feel it in less than a minute from behind my back in the daytime. Most EMF intolerant people don’t have a condition anywhere near as advanced as mine; therefore, a brief blind test is insufficient. I recommend sleep studies in which people are exposed to 5G EMFs at different times and for a different durations while sleeping. Not only should sleep habits be monitored, but so should blood pressure and other vital signs in the short and intermediate term.

Three, this study most likely did not account for rare health conditions. Think about the incredibly small percentage of people who get a rash from only five minutes’ sun exposure. If you study 200 people, you would most likely not find anyone who gets a rash in that group, because your sample size is too small. And if you only found one or two rash suffers, you may disregard them as falling within the margin of error or as having the rash caused by other factors. I don’t know the number of people involved in the study, but it’s unlikely to have been enough to account for a rare reactions.


Possible causes

It may not be a coincidence that people claiming to have EMF intolerance who protest 5G Ultra Wideband tend to live in the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Australia, and South Africa. That’s because people who live far from the equator tend to be less tolerant of electromagnetic energy.


A major reason for this may be genetics. People of Northern European descent have always been more prone to sunburn and allergic sun reactions. That means they are less tolerant of solar EMFs than other races and ethnicities. It is reasonable to consider that they may also be less tolerant of all electromagnetic frequencies than the rest of the world.


Furthermore, people who live far from the equator have more glutamate, one of the brains two excitatory neurotransmitters. Glutamate is created by photoreceptors on the posterior of the eyes in the absence of light. Glutamate, along with the brainstem‘s acetylcholine, energizes the brain. Glutamate over abundance is associated with Multiple Sclerosis, a disorder far more prevalent the farther one gets from the equator. It’s quite possible that brains create glutamate in the absence of sunlight, because the brain would have insufficient energy to function at full capacity without solar EMFs, if it weren’t for glutamate picking up the slack. But brains with too much glutamate might over activate in the presence of strong EMFs to the point that EMFs stress the nervous system. That stress might make the system more sensitive and more likely to over defend against EMFs.


On the other hand, acetylcholine might have a similar impact. On a personal level, my brain stem, cranial nerves, and parasympathetic nervous system’s over activity are much more likely to be caused by an over abundance of acetylcholine, but perhaps exacerbated by a surge of glutamate during Pennsylvania’s dark, cloudy winters (I get worse every winter, but somewhat better by the end of summer).


The reason I suspect acetylcholine the most is because the worst of my suffering, from brainstem tension to tremoring to gastrointestinal issues, comes during REM sleep, either shortly after falling asleep or during 4 AM to 8 AM sleep. This is when the brainstem produces most of its acetylcholine. Also, if I eat a half pint of blueberries (one of the highest choline foods) on an empty stomach, I get a sudden hard-hitting tension attack in my brain and facial nerve. It comes from out of nowhere, much like severe food allergy reactions do. If it were my vagus nerve, spinal accessory nerve, or glossopharyngeal nerve that were affected, the reaction might have cut off my breathing. To the best of my knowledge, blueberries have no significant impact on glutamate, like they do acetylcholine production.


CT scans

I think overabundant levels of acetylcholine might be responsible for bad reactions to MRI and CT contrast dye injected during CT scans. The medical establishment blames the dye, saying that some people are simply allergic to it. But based on my 2017 CT scan without contrast dye, in which my stomach and chest tightened up 4 to 6 hours later (remember, EMF reactions are often delayed), I believe it’s the energy of the scan (a single scan equals the total x-ray energy one gets from nature over the course of an entire year) creating such a stress on the body that the revved up parasympathetic nervous system over-constricts the vascular and respiratory systems (controlled by the vagus nerve, rooted in the medulla) as it incorrectly blames the dye for the stress.


To know for sure, we would need to inject thousands of people with contrast dye, without giving them the scan, to see if the frequency and severity of reactions are the same as those who have gotten the scan. It’s likely that some people are truly allergic to the dye. But others might develop the allergy due to EMF stress. If EMF stress can cause allergic overreactions, we might want to study its affects on other allergies and on responses to viral and bacterial infections. Perhaps balanced energy is a key to good health that the American medical establishment has stubbornly ignored. Also, if we can identify EMF intolerant individuals, we can prevent many deadly CT scan reactions.


Fluorescent lights

In the fall of 2008, I developed ulcers and esophagitis out of the blue. I tested negative for H-Pyloribacteria (which causes 90% of ulcers) three times over the next five years. I tried eliminating one food after another from my diet. Nothing worked. By 2012, I had a rule of no eating after 4 PM (2 PM for big meals), so I could digest it by bedtime. Yet, my stomach would often feel fine all afternoon, until an hour or so after I sat down to watch TV at night. Then my stomach turned chaotic, and I would have tremor attacks shortly after falling asleep. Finally, in 2014, I realized that fluorescent lights, especially the CFLs in my living room lamps, were the cause. Once I removed them and avoided all other fluorescent lights at nights, my ulcers went away (except for the time a hospital resident did an unnecessary ultrasound on my stomach, then I got an ulcer that took 10 days to heal).


While I can look back over my life and see how often office fluorescent lights made me fog-brained and tired, only to feel great an hour after leaving work or school, I believe that CFLs at home made my intolerance to energy much worse. It wasn’t until 2020 that I learned that CFLs pulsate at a rate of 12,000 to 15,000 times per second. This explains why my EMF sensor picks up 200+ milligauss of radio energy from CFLs (about the same as a microwave oven when running), but none from incandescents or LEDs. While the pulsations are too fast to consciously see, the pulsations are rapid enough for the brainstem and vagus nerve (which controls the stomach) to subconsciously feel them.


There is a sense, however, in which I am lucky to have my vagus nerve primarily attack my stomach and esophagus (perhaps due to my hiatal hernia already causing agitation). Both have lots of nerves, so I can feel when something is wrong. The vagus nerve (the largest nerve not protected by bone) also controls other vital organs that have fewer nerves and therefore generate less physical pain. One of those is the kidneys. My father, who swears by CFLs, has developed kidney disease, despite no family history or risk factors (like drinking). Perhaps it’s the CFL pulsations from the lamp he sits next to each night, stressing his vagus nerve to the point that it gradually damaged the kidneys, while he never felt a thing until it was too late. The fact that this theory may seem far-fetched to most people is irrelevant as to whether or not it’s true. To the best of my knowledge, no studies have been done on CFL effects on the nervous system. I know if a study were done on me, I could feel it’s impact in a matter of minutes, even if it were behind me in the daytime. (Take three lamps, two with incandescents and one with a CFL, set them 5 feet behind me, and take turns turning each one on in random order for a few minutes at a time, and I can tell which one is the CFL.)


Cell phone towers

Aside from the impact of CFLs on my digestive system, it wasn’t until April 2012 that my entire nervous system went haywire. I started with tremor attacks within 30 minutes of falling asleep. They left my nervous system feeling fried, my breathing feeling shallow, and my consciousness feeling like it was struggling to focus throughout the following morning.


What changed?


3G booster cells were placed next to my apartment building. It took me several years to discover this. But looking back, it appears to have been the cause of my increase the sensitivity to light, sound, chemicals, and electromagnetic frequencies since then.


In May 2012, I drove an hour to the telescope observatory atop the LVAAS headquarters on South Mountain in Allentown, PA to do an evening of astronomical observing. After returning home and going to sleep, an outside noise awakened me and resulted in my heart beating over 200 bpm for 15 minutes straight. Testing would show there was nothing wrong with my heart. The cause it would remain a mystery for the rest of the decade. It wasn’t until I got a rather sudden, awful head tension (that made me more light and sound sensitive for a week) when hiking uphill in 2019, while passing a cell tower on the Midstate trail in Saxton, PA, that I began to figure it out. I would then realize that the cell tower 75 yards from the LVAAS observatory was the cause.


My cell tower sensitivity would explain why I would get REM sleep attacks every time I came home from the Augwick Tower Road overlook near Cowans Gap State Park in 2018 and 2019. Likewise, a night of camping became unbearable to the point I had to pack up and leave at 1 AM, only to notice a cell tower a few hundred yards from the site on my way out. And my peaceful and relaxing trips to Cherry Springs State Park turned neurologically tense several years ago. The trips were peaceful in the days when you couldn’t get a cell phone signal at the park. Then, in either 2016 or 2017, when we could suddenly get four bars on our phones, because they added a cell tower less than a mile down the road (one that I did not notice until 2020), my head tension became a continual problem.


Of course, none of these attacks came on as suddenly as when I passed by a new 5G tower in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia in November 2020. Upon seeing the tower, I doubted that it had been there before moving out of Conshohocken in 2018. It had been a year and a half since I had been there. I then wondered if Philadelphia wasn’t gearing up for 5G service. While stopped at a light just past the tower, a powerful tension hit my brain stem like no other tower had previously done. I knew right then that 5G was already active. Later research proved I was right. By the time I reached my New Jersey destinations, after passing through the city, I checked my blood pressure, and the diastolic (bottom number) was 20 points higher than usual, as my body had begun to tremor from the tension.


In January 2021, I had a similar, but less severe, tension while taking my usual walk-break at Harrisburg’s Wildwood Park, as I traveled from central Pennsylvania to eastern Pennsylvania to visit family. This had always been a relaxing place for me to take a break from the tension caused by driving. But this time the tension was quite overwhelming and would become nearly unbearable throughout the remainder of the day and overnight. Later research found that 5G had just been activated along the highway interchange adjacent to the park.


Upon a return to South Jersey in early 2021, I had to pass through Philadelphia again. So this time I brought my EMF sensor with me. I took a different route that was longer and would allow me to pass by 5G areas faster (I-476 south to I-95 north). The readings as I passed the airport and the sports complex blew my mind. Out in nature, I get a radio frequency reading around 4 mW per square meter. My Comcast router at home gives a reading of about 26 mW per square meter from 5 feet away. But the readings from interstate 95, passing the sports complex, maxed out my sensor at 1000 mW per square meter. My head tension was quite significant, despite having taken a Xanax beforehand to make my nervous system less reactive. Fortunately, I slept that night at my grandmother’s in Berks County, where there is no 5G, yet. But it’s coming soon, and no longer will I be able to visit family.



While my digestive system went haywire from CFLs in 2008, and my brain stem and cranial nerve-related health went haywire from 3G cell boosters installed next to my apartment in 2012, it wasn’t until 2016 that I suspected that wireless routers could have any impact on my health. I saw some YouTube videos about it and, considering that my wireless router was only 2 feet behind my head when on my computer during the day and 5 feet from my head when sleeping at night, I figured why not turn off my router and see if I get better over time?


Much to my surprise, turning off my router yielded immediate results. The next morning, I rememberedmy dreams! I could remember 10 to 12 things that happened. Prior to this, I thought that I didn’t dream anymore. After turning it off, I would remember my dreams regularly, even up to last night.


At that time, the router caused me no pain when it was on, but routers had pretty weak signals back then. It wasn’t until I visited my sister in Boyertown, PA for Thanksgiving in 2018 that I suspected router-related pain. I spent the night on the third floor and slept well. But my dog downstairs cried for me when I awoke to use the bathroom around 3 to 4 AM, so I came downstairs and tried to sleep on the couch. The longer I laid there, the more tension built in my brain stem. I considered that it might be from her router less than 10 feet away.


When I visited again for Thanksgiving in 2019, I felt that same tension after only half an hour of entering the living room. I asked my sister if she had recently gotten a new router, and she replied that her ISP just gave her an upgraded one. The router was out of sight in the cabinet, so I had no way of knowing that she had gotten a new router other than by being able to feel it shortly after entering her living room.


By this point in time, I had grown familiar with a very specific brain stem tension that I get from microwave EMFs. This was largely due to having new routers in my new apartment in the fall of 2019. First, Verizon installed a DSL router. I only had it on for a couple hours the first two afternoons, and the tension it caused in my brain stem became unbearable overnight and while hiking the following day. I then stopped using the router and felt better. Afterward, I switched to Comcast, who had a weaker router, and I was able to sleep again. Then, one night, I awoke after five hours of sleep, feeling sick throughout my nervous system. My brain stem tension continued throughout the morning, until I noticed at noon that I had forgotten to unplug the router before bed the previous night. From time to time since then, I forget to unplug the router when writing or watching TV in the living room, and I don’t realize it,until I feel brainstem tension 1 to 2 hours afterward.


Cell phones

When I had an iPhone 5S, people I told about my EMF intolerance would ask if cell phones bothered me. I would say they did not. And when I bought an EMF sensor, the 5S never generated much of a reading. But when I replaced it with an iPhone 8, I put the phone in my left pants pocket, where I always put my phone, and five hours later my thigh ached. It would go on to give me trouble for several weeks, until it completely healed from the incident. Since then, I turn my phone off before putting it in my pocket. But every once in a while, I forget. If I’m driving with the phone tight against my thigh, I feel pain within 30 minutes. If I’m fishing with the phone in my cargo shorts’ lower pocket, where it is an inch or so away from my skin, I feel stomach pain within two hours. Never have I pulled the phone out of my pocket to find that I left it on accidentally and did not feel any pain.


The Sun

Not all of my problems are with unnatural energy. Recent years of my condition had made me intolerant ofboth the sun’s visible light and infrared energies.


The psychologist I saw in 2015 (to see if my condition might have an underlying psychological cause) recommended that I try single point meditation, daily. I had never been sun sensitive prior to this. By the end of the week, the sun’s brightness gave me a headache between the eyes for the first time. I chalked it up to coincidence. But the longer I meditated, the worse my visual sun sensitivity got. After five months, I accidentally went five days without meditating, because I was away from home. I noticed that the sensitivity got a good bit better without the meditation. Proponents of meditation say this shouldn’t be. But when you consider that meditation stimulates the brain stem and it’s cranial nerves, there should be no surprise.


In 2017, squatting down in the sun to pull weeds in my grandmother’s garden, I went to stand up and, instead, hit the ground. I mostly passed out. Research showed me that this condition is called vasavagal syncope. That’s where the sun’s heat causes blood vessels to expand rapidly, pooling blood in the lower body that one needs in the upper body. Therefore, the body falls over to get blood back into the upper body.


A week later, a 25-mile lunchtime bike ride, about 5 miles of which was in the strong June sun, resulted in me urinating blood. I ultimately found that the leak (which persisted the rest of the week every time I walked or drove in the sun) came from a skin tag in my ureter that had most likely been there all my life. What most likely happened was vascular over expansion from the Sun’s infrared energy, increasing the blood pressure to the point of causing the leak. Fortunately, it was at a benign location, unlike my mom’shemmoragic stroke of the brain stem, after she spent a weekend in the sun at the Jersey shore at age 47, which took her life.


A few weeks after having surgery to fix my leaking fibroepithelial pollop of the ureter, I’ve ventured to Southwest Kentucky to see the total solar eclipse. I drove west at 6 AM every day so the sun would be at my back. While on the way home, I left after noon, so the sun would not be in front of me, but it still shone on my hands atop my steering wheel. After a few days, the skin on the back of my hands bubbled up and hurt like I had poison oak. Upon returning, my doctor told me it was a sun rash. It took three weeks to go away. To this day, if I walk in heat and humidity in the evening, my right hand, which got the worst of the rash, turns purple instead of just turning red as it always had before. That’s because the blood vessels over-expanded to the point that they never returned to their original size.


This is similar to what happened to my leg when I got an ultrasound before my surgery in 2017. I had a pain in the back of my knee that was most likely a swollen lymph node. But they did an ultrasound on the inside of my leg to be sure it was not a blood clot, since I was about to have surgery. The next day, the vein that ran under the skin where they did the ultrasound was swollen and had a strong pinching and burning feeling. That pain lasted for two weeks. To this day, the van looks bloated and baggy. And when I rode a lawn tractor for 25 minutes the following spring, sound vibrations agitated it to the point that it bruised due to the blood vessel leaking. It’s my theory that too much sun exposure did the same to the vessels in my mom‘s brain stem.


To be fair, my intolerances have not just been electromagnetic. Compressed sound (from voice over IP or iPhone music) is about 20 times worse than routers and fluorescent lights. FeBreeze attacks my stomach, while Pine-Sol tightens my throat, and secondhand marijuana smoke causes brainstem tension, overnight shivering, and low blood pressure the next day.


I didn’t used to be this way, but I suspect that 25 years of daily 5 mile walks and 15 mile bike rides, combined with a half gallon or more of daily refrigerated water, and a dozen years of eating the super high-choline foods of broccoli, with salmon or eggs, for a light dinner every night for 12 years, stimulated my brain stem to the point that it became way too sensitive and powerful. It just goes to show that being healthy to the extreme can throw your body out of balance, too.


I need your assistance

I ask, first and foremost, that before you give Verizon permission to bring 5G Ultra Wideband into the community, that you have a Verizon do a test on me first to prove that the strength of the signals cannot impact my body, including my blood pressure readings or my sleep. I know that they will fail the test.


I could also use the help of any doctors or medical researchers out there or willing to take a closer look and study the impact of electromagnetic energy on the human body further. I realize it might put their careers in jeopardy for seeking the truth. But every once in a while, there’s someone like the doctor in the movie, Concussion, about CTE in the NFL, who is willing to stick their neck out to help people rather than just go along with lies to hold onto their career status.


I can be contacted at 610-717-2608 or at Schaeffer.k.scott@gmail.com . Please reach out to me with any questions