Hospital EMFs Can Affect Healing

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I found myself in multiple hospital and emergency rooms these past couple years, both with my father who passed away in early 2020 and then with my husband who had a health crisis later that year that lasted many months. Initially, I had not considered the amount of EMFs and wireless radiation in a hospital room.

At one point, however, after staying in the hospital for hours and days at a time, I started feeling the effects of being around so many electronics and so much wireless technology. I recognized the symptoms after previous experiences with smart meters installed on our house and exposure to dirty electricity. (See previous articles.)

So, I decided to record the number of electronics and wireless devices in a typical hospital room. Yes, I realize that many of these things are lifesaving, but, knowing the extensive EMF research, I would like to pose the question as to how much these things are also hindering people from getting better faster.

Hospitals are just not EMF friendly.

Below I will explain the many hospital-related devices that emit EMFs and provide some solutions that may be helpful if you find yourself or a loved one in a similar situation. (You can use this list to start examining other places you might find yourself in more often: office, classroom, hotel room, etc.) I also explain my new favorite EMF balancer product.

Common EMFs in a Hospital Room

Most people can recognize a hospital room when they see one. They are all very similar and include many of the following electronic and wireless devices, some of which are shown in the pictures above.

  • Hospital bed with electronic adjustments and an intercom connected to the nurse’s station. This bed plugs into the wall and requires an electrical motor to configure the bed into multiple positions, heights, and lengths. The EMFs from the motor, typically located under the bed, can come right through the bed. The intercom could be wired or wireless, the later typically being more detrimental.
  • Multiple electronic wall devices, outlets, and controls directly above the head of the bed which means many wires and outlets in the wall that can potentially emit EMFs and dirty electricity to the person in the bed.
  • Fluorescent lights on the wall directly above the head of the bed which can cause dirty electricity in the adjacent wiring that is emitted into the room. Plus the pulsing from the fluorescent light bulb itself can cause visual disruption, sleep disturbances, etc.
  • Vital sign monitor, which can be rolled in and out of the room, but can also be left in the room plugged into an outlet near the bed. The monitor emits EMFs and the cord can potentially do so as well.
  • IV monitor, which is typically on a stand placed right next to the bed and plugged into a wall outlet often at the head of the bed. If more than one IV is being used, there may be multiple monitors, adding to the load.
  • Air pump hung at the foot of the bed for those that are bedridden to provide movement to lower legs and prevent blood clots.
  • Heart (or cardiac) monitor that has multiple wires stuck to a patient’s chest (and possible pulse oximeter on a finger) which includes a wireless transmitter sending this information to the nurse’s station. This wireless transmitter is often placed in the pocket of a patient’s gown right near the heart, which is not optimal.
  • Cable TV on the wall with a multi-functional remote at the bed.
  • Multiple wireless networks throughout the hospital to allow patients and visitors to connect as well as hospital staff to communicate with each other.

This list does not include any personal devices the patient uses, nor the devices the hospital staff have when entering the room. Depending on their health status, the typically patient will be using their cell phone, tablet, and/or laptop while in the bed/room, often connected to the hospital wireless network to use the internet. Visitors sitting in the room will likely be doing the same at least some of the time. All this creates more wireless radiation in the room.

Steps to Reduce EMFs and Wireless Exposure

I have to admit that EMFs and wireless radiation were the furthest from my mind when my husband first entered the hospital. But as days turned into weeks and then multiple weeks over the course of several months, I could start feeling the effects on myself.

So one day I decided to bring my EMF meters into the hospital room. The readings were off the chart in many locations and, unfortunately, that included all around the hospital bed itself.

I checked electric and magnetic frequencies as well as wireless radiation signals. I did not record these readings, but I used the meters to reduce my husband’s exposure as much as possible.

Below are simple solutions we found to reduce at least some of his exposures.

  • Pull the head of the bed away from the wall as much as possible to reduce the exposure to all the outlets and devices attached to the wall and avoiding dirty electricity as much as possible.
  • Move any rolling monitors as far away from the bed as possible. The vital sign monitor was only used when the nurse came to check vitals so I unplugged it from the wall when not in use and eventually asked them to remove it. (This monitor can be rolled into the room as needed.)
  • Move the wireless transmitter for the heart/pulse monitor away from the body, as far as the wires allow. This device was the most concerning to me, since I knew from studies that wireless radiation could affect heart rhythm. As my husband got better and they did not have to monitor him every second, I also asked for it to be removed. (They took the vitals manually after that.)
  • Keep the fluorescent lights off as much as possible, especially the one over the bed. The flickering bulb, although usually not perceivable by the naked eye, also makes it harder to sleep. Open blinds during the day and use another light in the room at night.
  • Limit the personal wireless devices in the room: use the hospital wired phone for phone calls instead of a cell phone when possible; do not hold a cell phone in your hand or against your body when making a call but lean it up against something on the adjacent rolling table; keep devices turned off or on airplane mode when not in use; etc.

The key is to put as much distance between the patient and the equipment or device. I have to admit that I also unplugged the hospital bed at one point, while I was staying in the room, so my husband could get some relief from the motor. (This motor situation is not unlike the “sleep number” beds you can get for your home, which are also problematic.)

Addressing the Numerous Wireless (Wi-Fi) Systems

The one thing you cannot do much about is the multiple wireless (Wi-Fi) systems being used in a hospital. There is a network for the patients and visitors to use. The hospital also has its own separate network(s). All these signals will be invisibly going through the walls into each room.

However, inside the room you can at least limit the number of personal wireless devices (ie: tablets, laptops and cell phones) that connect to the wireless network as much as possible. This will reduce your level of exposure, since every device pulls in more signals. These signals are detrimental in a normal setting but, with all the added equipment in a hospital room, it makes it exponentially worse.

Additionally, you can use products that help limit and/or harmonize your exposure.

When I visited, I would keep my cell phone on airplane mode as much as possible. (If you have a newer cell phone be sure to also turn off your 5G signal.) I brought things from home as well, like an EMF protection blanket that can be used between the body and the device (even under the heart monitor), a computer shield that can block radiation from wireless devices being used (like when facetiming family), and other devices that would help cancel out some of the negative effects.

I did not typically leave these items in the room since so many people were in and out helping and cleaning, and I did not want to lose anything. However, since that time I found a great product that would have been perfect to leave in the room or even on the bed when Chris was awake, something called EMF Rocks.

These crystals still contain their water from the earth. They can help counter the negative effect of multiple EMF energies, boost your body with good ones, and help you sleep better. EMF Rocks come in different sizes in a bag that is nondescript so it is not that noticeable. You can also hold it for extra relief. (Learn more in my post on Instagram.)

My hope is that you never need to use the suggestions above. However, just in case, now you know a few things that may help. Don’t be afraid to be strong and voice your opinion when you feel it is necessary. (See my previous article to learn more about my husband’s experience in the hospital.)

Additional Things to Consider

Of course, do not disconnect any lifesaving machine or other medical device without the consent of the appropriate hospital staff. However, you have the right to ask questions and politely request alternate options, especially if you are concerned about a particular device and the possible negative side effects.

Also not mentioned above are the many EMFs and other radiation exposures a person can receive when getting medical testing done. MRIs, CT scans and x-rays may be lifesaving when necessary but each type of scan has its own negative affects to the body. Know that there are methods to detox from these exposures. (Contact me if you want more information.)

An additional hospital healing tip is to limit the number of toxic cleaning products used in the hospital room. We were there during quarantine so the cleaning crew wanted to regularly wipe down the floor and every surface with antimicrobial products, which left behind nasty chemical smells that end up in the body. We refused this service whenever possible and asked them to use plain water when wiping was necessary. (If you feel the need to clean, you can bring your own essential oil products from home, which is a more natural disinfectant option.)

This article was written by Sharon K. Harmon, PhD, founder of Life Design for Health. As a “Health Designer” and an advocate for EMF safety she has a passion for helping people find their way back to optimum health by looking at the body from a unique perspective. Please contact her if you would like to know more. There is a great deal of health-related information in her blog articles and on her website, including a healing foods and pantry list and recipes that are gluten-free, dairy-free and GMO-free.

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