Jeromy Johnson is an expert in mitigating the negative impacts of Electromagnetic Field (EMF) exposure. He has a leading website on the topic and consults with individuals, families and organizations around the world to implement solutions that reduce and eliminate EMF pollution.
Listen to the MP3 audio here: Wireless wake-up call by Jeromy Johnson @ TEDxBerkeley
In this TEDx Talk, a Silicon-valley engineer turned technology health advocate, Jeromy Johnson discusses our attachment to technology and the health hazards such an addiction may hold.
Following is the full text of the speech.
I’d like to begin by asking a few questions. Who knows if they have a wireless smart meter on their home? Okay.
And who has their smartphone in their pocket right now? Great.
And who’s read the fine prints in your owner’s manual that says that the smartphone should never be within about an inch of the body?
So today, I’m going to speak to why we can no longer assume that our wireless technology is safe.
Technology has allowed us many benefits. It has connected us to people and to places, and it has brought us convenience that few could have imagined just 10 years ago. It’s also brought us tremendous economic benefits.
If we can look at how technology has increased in our lives in just the last eight years. It started with the iPhone, and then tablet computing, ubiquitous Wi-Fi, the smart meter and the smart home, and wearable tech, and now the Internet of Things.
If we could imagine how this would look, it would actually look like this: This is an artist’s rendition of what Wi-Fi in our public spaces looks like.
We could actually hear what microwave radiation sounds like with a device like this. So if anybody would like to hear what their smartphone or their smartwatch sounds like, come and see me at the end and I can show you.
But how does this affect our bodies?
That’s the question I want to ask, because this exponential rise in microwave radiation can have effects, and that’s what scientists and medical doctors around the world are now saying, especially when it comes to children, because they’re going to be affected by this their entire lives.
But today, I also want to share a few solutions. I want to give everyone here things that you can do in your own lives in order to reduce this type of exposure.
So I actually got into this topic about five years ago. Before then, I was a young technology enthusiast. I always used my smartphone and Wi-Fi. I’ve worked in Silicon Valley and have a master’s degree in engineering.
So if anyone had told me that wireless technology could have health effects, I would have thought they’re crazy.
So if you’re thinking that right now, I can relate.
But this all changed for me over the period of about one week. I started to experience headaches, ringing in the ears, insomnia, and a fatigue and brain fog that I’d never experienced before.
And I shared this with a colleague at work, and she said the exact same thing happened to her husband when a wireless smart meter was installed in their home.
So I went home that evening and I checked downstairs, and sure enough, we had a bank of wireless smart meters installed right below our bedroom in San Francisco.
So this started me on a journey to learn as much about this topic as I possibly could. I now have a website about this, and I’m contacted by people all around the world every day who are experiencing the exact same things.
It can be when they have a wireless smart meter installed, or a new Wi-Fi router, or even a cell tower placed across the street from their home. These are the common symptoms that people start to experience. This is actually from a published paper on the health effects of wireless smart meters.
So, just here in the Bay Area, I’m in touch with dozens of people who’ve had their lives changed by this: medical doctors, high school principals, teachers and students, IT professionals, and even entrepreneurs.
These are people who had a normal life, and then over a short period of time, went to where they could no longer work, where they could no longer go to an office. Some of them actually have had to move out of their homes because they can’t be in an environment which is normal now for most people.
I’ve been in touch with people around the world who’ve become homeless because of this. There are many people that’s actually happened to.
And, unfortunately, I know of people who’ve actually taken their lives because there’s essentially no place they can go, and this is something that society does not yet recognize.
My own life has been tremendously changed by this. After that first exposure to wireless smart meters, now I can no longer be in an environment with strong Wi-Fi for very long. So I can’t go to my work the way I used to be able to. Most environments are now essentially toxic to me.