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The following is a list of various books related to EMF, including books on the dangers of electromagnetic fields and self help guides.

Book descriptions shown below are from the publisher or the back of the book.

  • The Body Electric: Electromagnetism And The Foundation Of Life – Robert Becker, Gary Selden
    The Body Electric tells the fascinating story of our bioelectric selves. Robert O. Becker, a pioneer in the field of regeneration and its relationship to electrical currents in living things, challenges the established mechanistic understanding of the body. He found clues to the healing process in the long-discarded theory that electricity is vital to life. But as exciting as Becker’s discoveries are, pointing to the day when human limbs, spinal cords, and organs may be regenerated after they have been damaged, equally fascinating is the story of Becker’s struggle to do such original work. The Body Electric explores new pathways in our understanding of evolution, acupuncture, psychic phenomena, and healing.
  • Cell Towers — Wireless Convenience? Or Environmental Hazard? – Blake Levitt
    Cell towers and ‘stealth’ antennas are cropping up all over, despite vehement objections from communities. Health and safety questions arise, but are often dismissed by planners & zoners – the people entrusted to protect community welfare – who have been told they cannot consider such questions. But safety concerns about radiofrequency radiation (RF) used in all wireless technologies, span decades and have yet to be resolved, despite increasing exposures. Cell Towers… cuts through the rhetoric to address the complex issues. With chapters by prominent scientists, government officials, physicists, engineers, and attorneys, the book is the most comprehensive and balanced resource available today.
  • Cross Currents: The Promise of Electromedicine, the Perils of Electropollution – Robert O. Becker M.D.
    Dr. Becker tells of the emergence of electromagnetic medicine, which promises to unlock the secrets of healing, and the growth of electromagnetic pollution, which poses a clear environmental danger. He explains the effectiveness of alternative healing methods that use parts of the body’s innate electrical healing systems, and warns that our bodies are being adversely affected by power lines, computers, microwaves and satellite dishes.
  • Dirty Electricity: Electrification and the Diseases of Civilization – MD Samuel Milham
    Dirty Electricity tells the story of Dr. Samuel Milham, the scientist who first alerted the world about the frightening link between occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields and human disease. In the second edition, he explains how electrical exposure does its damage, and how electricity is causing our current epidemics of asthma, diabetes and obesity. Dr. Milham warns that because of the recent proliferation of radio frequency radiation from cell phones and towers, terrestrial antennas, Wi-Fi and Wi-max systems, broadband internet over power lines, and personal electronic equipment, we may be facing a looming epidemic of morbidity and mortality. In Dirty Electricity, he reveals the steps we must take, personally and as a society, to coexist with this marvelous but dangerous technology.
  • Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever? – Clinton Ober, Stephen Sinatra, Martin Zucker
    Throughout most of evolution humans walked barefoot and slept on the ground, largely oblivious that the surface of the Earth contains limitless healing energy. Science has discovered this energy as free-flowing electrons constantly replenished by solar radiation and lightning. Few people know it, but the ground provides a subtle electric signal that maintains health and governs the intricate mechanisms that make our bodies work-just like plugging a lamp into a power socket makes it light up. Earthing introduces the planet’s powerful, amazing, and overlooked natural healing energy and how people anywhere can readily connect to it. This eye-opening book describes how the physical disconnect with the Earth creates abnormal physiology and contributes to inflammation, pain, fatigue, stress, and poor sleep. This never-before-told story-filled with fascinating research and real-life testimonials- chronicles a discovery with the potential to create a global health revolution.
  • The Electrical Sensitivity Handbook: How Electromagnetic Fields (Emfs Are Making People Sick) – Lucinda Grant
    From Scientific American – “Dedicated to electrically sensitive patients worldwide, The Electrical Sensitivity Handbook seeks to alert the reader about the adverse sensitivity effects of electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure. The book discusses many aspects of electrical sensitivity, including diagnosis, treatment, exposure identification and avoidance, varieties of electrical sensitivity, and why electrical sensitivity is important to everyone.”
  • Electromagnetic Fields: A Consumers Guide to the Issues and How to Protect Ourselves – Blake Levitt
    With ubiquitous electropollution from cell phones/towers, powerlines, computers, and wireless devices, this eye-opening book is the best resource for parents, community planners, healthcare professionals, and scientists alike. Winner, 1996 Award of Excellence from the American Medical Writers Association. From the earth’s natural electromagnetic background to “Green” EMF safety designs, Electromagnetic Fields explains which illnesses are associated with artificial radiation, how technology impacts human health and wildlife, and how to live more safely.
  • Forced to Disconnect – Electrohypersensitive fugitives (ebook) – Gunilla Ladberg
    This book tells the stories about people in Sweden who are living as fugitives after developing hypersensitivity to electricity and/or wireless radiation. Although the names have been changed, the stories are true stories of EHS fugitives, some which are part of the 600 identified by The Swedish Association for the ElectroSensitive.
  • The Invisible Disease: The Dangers of Environmental Illnesses Caused by Electromagnetic Fields and Chemical Emissions – Gunni Nordstrom
    This is the first book to make the connections between the range of illnesses and chemicals used in the manufacture of modern appliances that we mistakenly consider safe and are not.
  • Living Without Electricity – Stephen Scott, Kenneth Pellman
    How do the Amish live without electric lights or appliances, computers, power tools, or their own phones? Living Without Electricity explains how the Amish cook and store food, pump water, wash clothes, and even run farms and businesses. It describes the practices of other Old Order groups in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and several South American countries.
  • Possible Health Effects of Exposure to Residential Electric and Magnetic Fields – Committee on the Possible Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Biologic Systems, Commission on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council
    Can the electric and magnetic fields (EMF) to which people are routinely exposed cause health effects? This volume assesses the data and draws conclusions about the consequences of human exposure to EMF. The committee examines what is known about three kinds of health effects associated with EMF: cancer, primarily childhood leukemia; reproduction and development; and neurobiological effects. This book provides a detailed discussion of hazard identification, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment, and risk characterization for each. Possible Health Effects of Exposure to Residential Electric and Magnetic Fields also discusses the tools available to measure exposure, common types of exposures, and what is known about the effects of exposure.
  • Power Frequency Magnetic Fields and Public Health
    The prospect that electromagnetic fields (EMFs) may foster disease is an alarming thought-one which raises such questions as: What are these invisible forces? How are they produced? Is there conclusive evidence that they are harmful to the human body? How do we protect ourselves against possible harm from them? This book addresses these and other questions about magnetic fields, bringing together in a single reference source the scientific background, current status of health research, and means to reduce the impact of EMFs in our environment. The authors have compiled an impressive summary of the studies, findings, and reports done in the past 15 years in the areas of human health effects which might be attributed to exposure to power frequency magnetic fields. The book provides theory, computer simulation results, measured data, and recommendations for magnetic field management, all of which are useful as a power system design and construction resource.
  • The Powerwatch Handbook: Simple Ways to Make Your Environment Safer – William F. Horton, Saul Goldberg
    This simple, no-nonsense guide to EMFs and how to reduce their harmful effect presents information in an easy-to-follow handbook style. EMF levels are graded using a star rating system, high-level items are highlighted, and practical tips are given in step-by-step, bullet point form. Electrical wiring and appliances, overhead power lines, machinery, photocopiers, cell phones, radio masts, TVs, tube trains, x-rays and laser beams are among the hundreds of everyday items that are now known to give off high levels of microwave radiation. Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) can be biologically active and capable of making changes to the structure of human and animal cells which are exposed to them. Long-term exposure is believed by an increasing number of scientists and environmentalists to be connected to tumors, fertility problems, behavior and mood changes, and concentration and memory loss; and also to affect melatonin production and impair our immune system repair mechanisms.
  • Radio-Frequency and ELF Electromagnetic Energies: A Handbook for Health Professionals – R. Timothy Hitchcock, Robert M. Patterson
    Tailored especially for the working health professional, Radio Frequency and ELF Electrogmagnetic Energies is a practical guide to understanding, evaluating, and controlling the human health effects of radio-frequency (RF) and extremely low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic fields. Providing a perfect blend of applied information and theory, you’ll find all you need to know about radiation safety, from the basic physics to how to set up a safety program. This book brings you cutting-edge discussions of exposure limits, monitoring instrumentation, new measurements required by human exposure standards, induced currents and contact currents, and the latest data on biological effects.
  • The Sick House Survival Guide – Simple Steps to Healthier Homes – Angela Hobbs
    The Sick House Survival Guide tells the story of how indoor pollution from a newly renovated house brought the author’s regular, healthy life to a standstill – and how she successfully overcame it. In the first part, Angela Hobbs relates her downward health spiral, followed by that of her children. In desperation, she invented her own systematic search for answers, and eventually triumphed over this invisible monster. Part Two ties together existing research into the interaction of chemicals, hormones, and electromagnetic fields (EMFs), and outlines a series of interactive steps that readers can follow to identify problematic environments and transform their sick house into a healthy home.
  • Tracing EMFs in Building Wiring and Grounding – Karl Riley
    A link between power line magnetic fields and childhood leukemia was revealed in a 1979 health study. More studies in the U.S. and Europe supported these findings, including links to other diseases. But when careful measurements were made in schools, offices and residences it was found that most high magnetic fields in buildings were caused by certain common wiring errors, as well as by electric currents on water pipes due to grounding practices. Karl Riley pioneered a successful method of tracing high magnetic fields to the site of the error. A simple correction clears the field. His entire diagnostic method is spelled out in this book, for the use of electricians or technically inclined home owners.
  • Workstation Radiation: How to Reduce Electromagnetic Radiation Exposure from Computers, TV Sets, and Other Sources – Lucinda Grant
    From The New Yorker – Non-technical answers for computer users concerned about electromagnetic radiation exposure and their health. Represents three years of research by the author, Lucinda Grant, who was searching for answers to her own computer-related skin rash.
  • Would you put your head in a Microwave Oven? – Gerald Goldberg
    Technology has transformed this planet into an open microwave system with its satellite transmissions. This book discusses in simple terms the effects of microwave radiation on the human body. We are on the verge of a health care crisis which threatens to bankrupt our society and health care system. Whether we like to consider it or not the planet that we are living on has been transformed into an open microwave system. The book demonstrates that the rising incidence of certain illnesses and cancers across broad geographic regions parallels the increasing rise in exposure and use of microwave radiation. This book is a common sense approach to the subject which is presented in a clear language that the laymen can understand. The book is designed to be generally informative as well as a reference source for the average reader.
  • Zapped: Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn’t Be Your Alarm Clock and 1,268 Ways to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution – Ann Louise Gittleman
    Are we going to give up our cell phones, laptops, and other electronics? Absolutely not. But emerging scientific evidence reveals that the very innovations that have changed our lives are also exposing us to an unprecedented number of electromagnetic fields — and that it’s crucial we make important changes to our home and work environments. Now, Ann Louise Gittleman has created the first step-by-step manual for fortifying your body, detoxifying your home, and protecting yourself and your family from electronic pollution (and her powerful fixes are easier than you might think!). Zapped is an empowering guide to living safely with the gadgets we can’t live without.
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My passion is helping others. My goal is to uncover the challenges and dangers of modern electronics and wireless technology for those who are ready to see them. In my own life I strive to work, play, eat and live more simply and naturally.

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