EMF Lessons From The Past: Reported Effects In 1972

In 1972 the Naval Medical Research Institute issued a research report titled “Bibliography Of Reported Biological Phenomena (‘Effects’) And Clinical Manifestations Attributed To Microwave And Radio-Frequency Radiation”. This report is a second printing with revisions, corrections and additions from an earlier print published in 1971. It is a bibliography of over 2000 studies published up to June 1971 of the biological effects of radio frequencies and microwave radiation, with a special attention on the effects on humans of non-ionizing radiation at these frequencies. The report was compiled by Zorach R. Glaser. In the first chapter he reports the biological effects of this radiation on humans. Now you can refute that there have been no studies done before 1970, and you can refute that there is no effect. Studies have been done, a lot of them. There is an effect.

An outline of reported effects and a full bibliography can be downloaded here: https://www.stetzerelectric.com/naval-medical-research-institute-research-report/

Dr. Glaser can be found here: https://www.zoryglaser.com/

The complete collection of documents still exists. You can read more about it on Dr. Magda Havas’ website: https://magdahavas.com/introduction-to-from-zorys-archive/

Biological Effects Of Microwave And Radio-Frequency Radiation

Heating of organs:

  1. Whole body, hyperpyrexia
  2. Skin
  3. Bone and bone marrow
  4. Lens of Lye, corneal damage
  5. Genitalia
  6. Brain
  7. Sinuses
  8. Metal implants

Changes in physiologic function:

  1. Striated muscle contraction
  2. Alteration of diameter of blood vessels, dilation
  3. Changes in the oxidative processes in tissues and organs
  4. Liver enlargement
  5. Altered sensitivity to drug stitruli
  6. Decreased spermatogenesis
  7. Altered sex ratio of blrths
  8. Altered menstrual activity
  9. Altered fetal development
  10. Icreased lactation in nursing mothers
  11. Reduction in diuresis
  12. Altered penal function
  13. Changes in conditioned reflexes
  14. Increased electrical resistance of skin
  15. Changes in the structure of skin receptors of the digestive and blood-carrying systems
  16. Altered blood flow rate
  17. Alterations in the biocurrents of the cerebral cortex
  18. Changes in the rate of clearance of tagged ions from tissue
  19. Reversible structural changes in the cerebral cortex and the diencephalon
  20. Electrocardiographic changes
  21. Alterations in sensitivity to light, sound, and olfactory stimuli
  22. Functional and pathological changes in the eyes: decrease in size of blind spot, altered color recognition, changes in intraocular pressure, lacrimation, trembling of eyelids, less opacity and coagulation, altered tissue respiration and altered reduction-oxidation processes
  23. Myocardial necrosis
  24. Hemorrhage in lungs, liver, gut, and brain at fatal levels of radiation
  25. Generalized degeneration of all body tissue at fatal levels of radiation
  26. Loss of anatomical parts
  27. Death
  28. Dehydration
  29. Altered rate of calcification of certain tissues

Central nervous system effects:

  1. Headaches
  2. Inomnia
  3. Restlessness
  4. Electroencephalographic changes
  5. Cranial nerve disorders
  6. Pyramidal tract lesions
  7. Conditioned reflex disorders
  8. Vagomimetic action of the heart, sympaticomimetic action
  9. Seizures, convulsions

Autonomic nervous system effects:

  1. Neuro-vegetative disorders
  2. Fatigue
  3. Structural alterations in the synapses of the vagus nerve
  4. Stimalatin of parasympathetic nervous system and lnhibition of the sympathetic nervous system

Peripheral nervous system effects:

  1. Effects on locomotor nerves

Psychological disorders:

  1. Neurasthenia
  2. Depression
  3. Impotence
  4. Anxiety
  5. Lack of concentration
  6. Hypochondria
  7. Dizziness
  8. Hallucinations
  9. Sleepiness
  10. Insomnia
  11. Increased irritability
  12. Decreased appetite
  13. Loss of memory
  14. Scalp sensations
  15. Increased fatigability
  16. Chest pain
  17. Tremor of the hands

Behavioral changes (aninal studies):

  1. Reflexive, operant, avoidance and discrimination behaviors

Blood disorders:

Changes in

  1. Blood and bone marrow
  2. Phagocytic and bactericidal functions of [unreadable]
  3. Hemolysis rate (increases)
  4. Sedimentation rate (increases)
  5. Number of erythrocytes (decreases)
  6. Blood glucose concentration (increases)
  7. Blood histamine content
  8. Cholesterol and lipids
  9. Gamma globulin and total protein concentration
  10. Number of eosinophils
  11. Albumin/globulin ratio (decrease)
  12. Phemopoiesis
  13. Leukopenia (increase in number of white cells) ancl leukocytosis
  14. Reticulocytosis

Vascular disorders:

  1. Thrombosis
  2. Hypertension

Enzyme and other biochemical changes:

Changes in activity of:

  1. Cholinesterase
  2. Phosphatase
  3. Transaminase
  4. Amylase
  5. Carboxydismutase
  6. Protein denaturation
  7. Toxin, fungus and virus inactivation (at high radiation dose levels), bacteriostatic effect
  8. Tissue cultures killed
  9. Alteration in rate of coli division
  10. Increased concentration of RNA in lymphocytes, and decreased Concentration in Brain, Liver and Spleen
  11. Changes in pyruvic acid, lactic acid and creatinine excretions
  12. Change in concentration of glycogen in liver (hlyperglycemia)
  13. Alteration in concentration of 17-ketosteroids in urine

Metabolic disorders:

  1. Glycosuria
  2. Increase in urinary phenol
  3. Alteration of rate of metabolic enzymatic processes
  4. Altered carbohydrate metabolism

Gastro-intestinal disorders:

  1. Anorexia
  2. Epigastric pain
  3. Constipation
  4. Altered secretion of stomach “digestive juices”

Endocrine gland changes:

  1. Altered pituitary function
  2. Hyperthyroidism
  3. Thyroid enlargement
  4. Increased uptake of radioactive iodine by thyroid gland
  5. Altered adrenal cortex activity
  6. Decreased corticosteroids in blood
  7. Decreased glucocorticoidal activity
  8. Hypogonadism (usually decreased testosterone production)

Histological changes:

  1. Changes in tubular epithelium of testicles
  2. Gross changes

Genetic and chromosomal changes:

  1. Chromosome aberrations (e.g. Linear shortening, pseudochiasm, diploid structures, amitotic division, bridging, “sticky” chromosomes, irregularities in chromosomal envelope)
  2. Mutations
  3. Mongolism
  4. Somatic alterations (changes in cell not involving nucleus or chromosomes, cellular transformation)
  5. Neoplastic diseases (e.g. Tumors)

Pearl chain effect (intracellular orientation of subcellular part cles and orientation of cellular and other (non-biologic) particles)

Also, orientation of animals, birds, and fish in electromagnetic fields

Miscellaneous effects:

  1. Sparking between dental fillings
  2. Peculiar metallic taste in mouth
  3. Changes in optical activity of colloidal solutions
  4. Treatment for syphilis, poliomyelitis, skin diseases
  5. Loss of hair
  6. Brittleness of hair
  7. Sensations of buzzing vibrations, pulsations and tickling about the head and ears
  8. Copious perspiration, salivation and protrusion of tongue
  9. Changes in the operation of implanted cardiac pacemakers
  10. Changes in circadian rhythms

Tactics For Dealing With Non-native Electromagnetic Fields (nnEMF)

Ultimately, the best thing to do is to not use any of it. Go offline. Live without electricity. Move far away from anyone who does.

A little less radical for the modern world, get a kill switch. Either have one installed or use your main power breaker. This will cut off the connection to the power grid at the place where it enters your house. Use it to turn everything off when going to bed.

During the day, unplug everything that you are not using. Appliances, devices and anything electric leaks energy. This is especially so with transformers, which are found in chargers for example. This not only keeps you from nnEMF when unplugged but will also save on the electric bill, as will most nnEMF mitigating.

Ground yourself as much as possible, at least 45 minutes per day, by touching skin to Earth (grass, sand, water, or any combination of these). Leather is also OK. For shoes, make sure the soles are leather, as usually the fancy top part is real leather and the rest is fake or rubber.

Get a good EMF meter. Measuring is knowing, if you know what you measure.

Here’s a list of other ways to mitigate:

Wi-Fi router

  • Hardwire all devices with ethernet cables (use adapters if necessary).
  • Disable Wi-Fi.
  • Shut off router when not in use. Unplug from the electrical outlet.

Tablets, computers, TV and other devices

  • Hardwire with ethernet cables.
  • Keep on airplane mode. Turn off all emitters like wi-fi, bluetooth and infrared.
  • Block blue light with a program and/or use a filter on the screen and/or use blue blocking glasses.

Smart meters

  • Have them removed.
  • Use shielding.

Cell towers, antennas, neighbors and other living area concerns

  • Relocate.
  • Educate your community and legislators.

Cell phones

  • Turn off when not in use, or at the very least keep it in airplane mode.
  • Keep it in a bag instead of a pocket. This could even be a shielded bag.
  • When in need of a signal, make sure you get good reception. This could mean going towards a window or simply going outside.
  • When in use, prefer texting over calling.
  • When calling, keep the phone away from your body and use speaker phone, or at the very least air tube ear buds.

Dirty electricity. power cords, power outlets, light switches

  • Use shielded wires, outlets and switches.
  • Be careful with filters. More does not mean better. Know what you are doing and measure.


  • As with computers and screened devices, block blue light. Just stay away from any of the lights with lots of blue, for example fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescents.
  • Get incandescent lights. They have less nnEMF and the spectrum is better.
  • Use sunlight during the day. Use fire in the evening.

Clothing, jewelry, accessories

  • Limit the amount of metal on your body. Metal jewelry, accessories, underwires in bras etc. act like antennas.
  • Be careful with sheeting, grounding pads and the like. They can work but you have to know what you are doing and have to measure. They are a waste of money when they do nothing. They are deadly when they act as antennas and enhance the nnEMF in your life.


  • As with clothing, be careful with sheeting.
  • Get rid of that box spring mattress. Get one free of metal.

SOFI: Skinny on the Outside, Fat on the Inside

Just because you are skinny or slim doesn’t mean you don’t have the same metabolic derangement going on inside as a fat person. You can. One aspect is fat distribution. It can vary greatly among individuals, even when they appear similar in size and with similar abdomen measurements. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can reveal these marked differences. MRI is a medical imaging technique that uses strong magnetic fields to generate pictures of the anatomy and physiology of the body. Look at the image below of two men of similar size.

Coronal Image of a TOFI and a Normal Control by ImagingFat

The individual on the left side has a disproportionate amount of visceral fat (fat that is located around the organs) compared to the control on the right side. Despite being of a similar age, gender and body mass index (BMI), the man on the left has 5.86 liters of visceral fat and the man on the right has only 1.65 liters. What we see on the left is an example of skinny on the outside, fat on the inside (SOFI). It is also referred to as thin on the outside, fat on the inside (TOFI).

Individuals defined as SOFI are associated with a higher risk of developing insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes due to insulin insensitivity, higher abdominal fat and a more atherogenic lipid profile. It is also observed that this group has elevated levels of fat in the liver.

Variation in visceral fat in men with the same waist circumference by ImagingFat

People in a state of SOFI could have a rare condition called lipodystrophy. This is a genetic or acquired state where the body cannot maintain healthy fat tissue. With a lack of fat tissue comes a lack of leptin. Leptin is a signaling molecule, a hormone, that tells your body how much energy you have. It is important in energy regulation and inhibits the feeling of hunger. Lipodystrophy is associated with insulin resistance, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and hypertriglyceridemia (high levels of triglycerides, the main part of human fat, in the blood).

It is this kind of data that pokes holes in conventional theories of obesity. In an article in The New York Times called “Skinny and 119 Pounds, but With the Health Hallmarks of Obesity” a doctor is quoted: “The usual instructions to patients to lose weight made no sense in this case.” The article talks about a woman with lipodystrophy. Indeed, with a weight of 119 pounds, there isn’t much to lose. The usual advice for obesity, eat less and exercise more, doesn’t hold up. At least the ‘eat less’ part doesn’t. It is at the edges that we notice how common knowledge isn’t holding up mustard.

Further reading



Skinny and 119 Pounds, but With the Health Hallmarks of Obesity. In: The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/26/health/skinny-fat.html [28 June 2018]

Lipodystrophy: metabolic insights from a rare disorder. DOI: 10.1677/JOE-10-0272

LEPTIN-REPLACEMENT THERAPY FOR LIPODYSTROPHY. N Engl J Med, Vol. 346, No. 8, 570-8; February 21, 2002. www.nejm.org

Excess body fat in obese and normal-weight subjects. doi:10.1017/S0954422412000054