Are We All Zapped?


Zapped: Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn’t Be Your Alarm Clock and 1,268 Ways to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution by Ann Louise Gittleman

In this day and age we are inundated with electronic devices. It’s almost impossible to get away from them. Most of us wouldn’t want to either. These modern conveniences are not only comforting but essential.

So, why should we not use our iPhone as an alarm clock?

According to the author, the human body is susceptible to energy from the environment. This includes wifi, radio waves, and the signal your phone gives off all the time.

I am a big proponent of keeping my cell phone out of the bedroom. First off, it is just too easy to check in the middle of the night if you wake. I remove that temptation by keeping it in the other room. Secondly, getting a break from the electronic pollution at night is an added health benefit.

Gittleman suggests going through your environment to clean up or reduce the EMF waves given off by our electronic devices. It makes sense to me in a lot of ways.

She even talks about dirty electricity. There is pollution there that we never even think about.

This was an interesting read. I think that the effects of wireless devices and electricity is something that needs a lot more scientific study. in the meantime, there are things we can do to reduce the harm that these things may cause.

Dimmer switches for lights are problematic. They produce “electronic fields in the RF end of the spectrum.” She suggests removing the dimmer switch or getting a de-buzzing coil.

Apparently there are filters you can buy to protect against dirty electricity as well. They are expensive but have proven to help people who are susceptible to these harmful effects.

Zapped is the first step-by-step manual for fortifying your body, detoxifying your home, and protecting yourself and your family from invisible electronic pollution.

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