The effects of electromagnetic waves on the thyroid gland

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The thyroid gland is located at the front of the neck and is part of the endocrine system. It is responsible for the production and regulation of hormones that control almost every aspect of human physiology, including respiration, digestion, heart function, body weight, brain development, menstrual cycle, body temperature, cholesterol levels, muscle control and strength, and nervous systems.

What is hyper and hypothyroidism?

The hormones produced by the thyroid glands are triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). For the thyroid to function properly, it is essential that T3 and T4 levels are neither too low nor too high. (There are other hormones and chemicals at work here, but it’s simple).

When the thyroid produces too many hormones, it is called hyperthyroidism; some of the symptoms include anxiety, weight loss, trembling, hyperactivity, heart palpitations, hair loss, Graves’ disease, irritability and mood swings; an irregular menstrual cycle, increased bowel movements and sweating or sensitivity to heat.

Conversely, if the thyroid does not produce enough hormones, this condition is called hypothyroidism, and some of the symptoms are: insomnia, infertility, depression, low heart rate, poor memory, dry skin and hair, joint and muscle pain, difficulty concentrating, fatigue and exhaustion; heavy and frequent menstruation, reduced physical growth, stiff muscles and intolerance to cold temperatures.

Prevalence of thyroid disease

According to, the world’s largest professional association of medical specialists dedicated to education and research to improve thyroid disease, approximately 20 million Americans suffer from some form of thyroid disease.

In addition, 60 percent of people with thyroid disease are not even aware of their condition. And while people from all walks of life have thyroid disease, Thyroid.Org says that women are 5 to 8 times more likely to have thyroid disease than men.

With so many people suffering from thyroid dysfunction, many researchers are asking the question, why? In recent years, a growing number of studies have indicated that exposure to electromagnetic frequencies or EMF from cell phones could be one of the causes.

Prevalence of thyroid disease

The National Cancer Institute says that “cell phones emit radio frequencies… a form of non-ionizing radiation from their antennas… that can be absorbed by the tissue closest to where the phone is held.”

They also report that a recent study indicates that when people “used a cell phone for 50 minutes or more, brain tissue on the same side of the head absorbed more glucose than tissue on the opposite side of the brain. Basically, radiation from cell phones fries brain tissue.

Studies show that the electromagnetic frequencies of cell phones are responsible for the heating effect that occurs on human tissue; the same heating effect that you feel after being on a cell phone for an extended period of time.

The newspaper Haaretz reports that in an Israeli study conducted by Silva et al. the initial findings show a link between cell phone radiation and thyroid cancer. Conducted at Tel Aviv University’s Beilinson Hospital, scientists in the study took human thyroid cells from healthy patients and exposed them to radiation that simulated the electromagnetic radiation emitted by cell phones. Surprisingly, the irradiated thyroid cells spread at a much higher and more substantial rate than the unirradiated cells in the control group. A second experiment, using different methods and materials, gave similar results.

Research by Amin et al. of Cairo University and the National Research Centre in Egypt found that in a group of employees who worked on their computers for most of the day, long-term exposure to radiation from their computer screens caused a reduction in T3 and T4 – the hormones produced by the thyroids.

Another interesting study was conducted by Mortavazi et al (2004) on 77 healthy university students. Students were divided into non-users, moderate users and heavy users of cell phones. The study showed that thyroid function was impaired in moderate and heavy mobile phone users. “This is the first human study to evaluate associations between mobile phone use and changes in TSH [thyroid stimulating hormone] and thyroid hormone levels. Based on the results, higher than normal TSH levels, low average T4 and normal T3 concentrations were observed in mobile phone users. It appears that minor degrees of thyroid dysfunction with a compensatory increase in TSH may occur as a result of excessive use of mobile phones”.


A study by Bhargavin and colleagues (2017) in Indian schools examined the effects of EMF on 61 students aged 17-24. Results showed that within 15 minutes of exposure to EMF, “quantifiable effects could be measured in the endocrine glands, nervous system, liver, kidney, spleen and immune system of healthy adolescents.

Numerous other studies in rats conclude that small amounts of microwave radiation are sufficient to permanently alter not only thyroid tissue, but also ovarian, testicular and other tissues in laboratory animals. Two noteworthy researchers who have worked in this area are Rajkovic and Esmekaya. Rajkovic and colleagues (2003) showed in their research that exposing rats to cell phone radiation for only three months was enough to visibly damage their thyroids; not only that, but even after the radiation stopped, their thyroids were no longer able to start producing hormones after that!

In their research, Esmekaya and colleagues (2010) exposed rats “to simulated 2G cell phone radiation for 20 minutes per day for three weeks,” with the same results as Rajkovic. It’s 2G… what will 5G do?

Eskander et al. (2012) focused their study on a population of people who lived near a cell phone base station. In this group of people, he found a significant decrease in several types of hormones in the blood, including prolactin and testosterone. The most significant loss, however, was in the ability of the thyroids to produce T3 and T4 hormones. As mentioned earlier, the consequence of this condition is hypothyroidism which can lead to anything from insomnia to infertility.


It is hard to dismiss the irony that despite the growing evidence, our government’s official position is that “more research is needed before we can know whether the use of mobile phones has any health effects”.

However, to the discerning mind, the evidence is clear. Radiation from cell phones, as well as other forms of EMF, pose a serious threat to human health. Not only does science clearly show that health is affected, but we have an idea of the many specific areas, such as thyroid function, that are under attack.

It is therefore important to adopt proactive and preventive measures when using them. This includes the use of Clean-Waves / BodyGuard technology, the only effective protection available on the market. (the only internationally patented technology that has proven its effectiveness).

Keep the cell phone away from your head (i.e. your brain, thyroid and more). And make sure you’re within the scope of a Body Guard bracelet or Clean-Waves patch, for EMC protection in our modern, civilized lives.