Does Wireless Earth offer protection against electrosmog, and how does it work?

"The way it works is as amazingly simple as it is ingenious, if you understand how protection against electrosmog functions," says Khaled Diab, Managing Director of Wireless Earth GmbH, who founded the company headquartered in the World Trade Center in Bremen in 2016. The circuit board grounds the wearer of the bracelet so that the body can release excess electrical charge into the air. So it is not an electrosmog shield for a specific type of radiation. Instead, by activating the completely natural ability of the body to rid itself of excess energy, it is effective against every kind of electrostatic charge. Electrons are released from molecules (atoms), leaving a positively charged ion (cation). It is also what happens, for example, when you shake someone's hand and you get a shock, so it is nothing more than a transfer of charge from one person to another.

Who invented Wireless Earth to protect against electrosmog?

The Wireless Earth bracelet was invented by Prof. Dr. Abdel-Fattah Montaser Diab, who was a radiation protection expert at the Egyptian Atomic Energy Agency and Professor of Physical Engineering at the British University in Egypt. His sister suffered from severe epileptic seizures in the past.

An epileptic seizure is triggered by electrical discharge by nerve cells in the brain. So Prof. Dr. Diab was looking for ways to discharge the electrical charge from his sister's body. In his first experiments, he tied a cable around her wrist that she could attach to heating pipes in order to ground herself. To allow her to be more mobile, in the next step he had her carry a bucket of water around with her, which was not really suitable for everyday use either. When it became clear that he could provide his sister with relief by grounding her body, Prof. Dr. Diab set about finding a solution for her that would not further restrict her in her everyday life. This was initially the circuit board, which was later used to develop the Wireless Earth bracelet.

Is there any proof of the effectiveness of Wireless Earth as a protection against electrosmog?

Standardised and representative long-term studies are currently very difficult to conduct, because the individual impact on a person depends heavily on the electromagnetic radiation to which he or she is exposed. In cases of epilepsy, which is triggered by discharges in the brain, the situation is different. The experiences of Mona Diab confirm the effectiveness of Wireless Earth. The fact is, however, there are currently no usable studies on the impacts to which individuals will be exposed, such as those which will result from the expansion of the 5G network, for example. In contrast to esoteric approaches, the Wireless Earth bracelet offers a way to protect your health for prophylactic use, mainly because it acts as physical protection – like a helmet when riding a motorcycle or a distance warning device in a car. On the Internet pages of Wireless Earth or on YouTube, experiments such as the Van de Graaff generator demonstrate the functionality and effects of the circuit board in a very vivid way. Wireless Earth has also been tested according to industry standards and patented in Germany. 

What is electrosmog and where does it come from?

Electrosmog is a colloquial term for the sum of the electromagnetic fields generated and emitted by electrical devices and power grids.

Which appliances cause electrosmog?

All electrically-operated appliances generate an electromagnetic field. The public debate about the dangers of electromagnetic radiation mainly focuses on devices that generate high-frequency radiation. In the public sphere, such devices include radar systems for monitoring air traffic, radio and television transmitters, public WLAN hotspots and mobile phone networks such as LTE, which were developed to send and receive large amounts of data such as pictures and videos etc. In the private sphere they are mobile phones and WLAN routers, etc. According to BUND, in Germany alone there are

  • 130 million registered mobile phones,
  • 80 million base stations for cordless DECT telephones, and
  • 45 million WLAN stations,

that generate electromagnetic fields.

Where does electrosmog occur?

High-frequency radiation is always strongest in the immediate vicinity of the source and decreases with increasing distance. 

What are low-frequency electric fields?

Low-frequency radiation is electromagnetic radiation in a frequency range from 1 hertz and 9 kilohertz. It is caused by electrical lines in buildings, household appliances, high-voltage lines or computers. 

What is high-frequency radiation?

High-frequency radiation is electromagnetic radiation in a frequency range from 100 kilohertz to 300 gigahertz. The 5G mobile communication standard transmits at frequencies of 2.0 gigahertz and 3.6 gigahertz. In 2020, frequencies of 26 gigahertz will be in use for the first time.

How does an electrostatic charge develop?

An electrostatic charge results from contact or friction between two objects. If you rub a balloon against your hair, the balloon will attract the hair and "your hair will stand on end". Electrons jump between the normally neutrally charged hair and the also neutrally charged balloon, which causes one of the objects to now have a positive charge and the other object a negative charge. 

What does ESD mean?

ESD is an acronym for electrostatic discharge. The best-known form is probably lightning. The negative charge of the clouds discharges towards the positively charged earth.

ESD is also often used as an abbreviation for electrostatic disease, i.e. illnesses caused by electrostatic charge in humans. 

Is electrosmog harmful?Is there any evidence for the harmfulness of electrosmog?

The magazine Ökotest (08/2019) refers to two studies on the dangers of mobile phone radiation. According to them, a study on male rats that were exposed to radiation several times a day of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and in Italy of the Ramazzini Institute showed an increased risk of heart tumours. 

How harmful are electrosmog and mobile phone radiation really?

The health risks of the industrial revolution and the advent of internal combustion engines at the turn of the century were not recognised until many decades later, when clouds of smoke had already long since greyed the skies over the cities. Or think of the discussion about diesel exhaust and particulate matter, which only recently really got going. It was only just a few years ago that the state in Germany was massively subsidising the purchase of diesel vehicles through tax reductions. The last technical revolution, which involved the mobile transmission of data and telephony, will continue to occupy generations of scientists for a long time before it triggers protests such as those we are experiencing today with Fridays for Future. There is still a long way to go before we find alternatives that we know will not have a negative impact on the well-being of mankind. Only, this is no consolation to you at the present moment. Because the World Health Organisation (WHO) now lists a considerable number of diseases that are suspected to be caused by electromagnetic radiation. These are diseases that creep up on us, so at first, they don’t seem to require prompt prophylactic measures – until it is too late for those affected. Ultimately it is a decision you must make yourself.

No one can currently claim with absolute certainty that mobile phone radiation and other electromagnetic radiation are harmful to health, as is the case with radioactive radiation, for example. Even the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) speaks of "uncertainties in risk assessment" and advises "to keep personal exposure to electromagnetic fields low, as a precautionary measure".

Complaints and disorders that are linked over and over again to the effects of electrosmog are:

  • headaches,
  • sleep disorders,
  • heart and circulatory problems,
  • dizziness,
  • circulatory problems,
  • migraines,
  • allergies,
  • leukaemia,
  • Alzheimer’s and
  • epileptic attacks.

Wireless Earth must not be understood as a headache tablet that you take when the pain is there. It is more like an influenza vaccination – a prophylactic measure that removes the excess electrical charge from the body before it can lead to one of the disorders listed by the WHO.

How can I protect myself from electrosmog?

The German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) has some tips on the subject of electrosmog, explaining how users of smartphones can "expose themselves to the lowest possible electromagnetic fields". Based on this the following recommendations are made:

  • If possible, use a headset to make phone calls with the smartphone. By the way, this also applies to cordless telephones based on the DECT standard.
  • Surf the Internet via WLAN, because the electromagnetic field of a WLAN is lower than that of a mobile phone connection.
  • Switch off data transfer of e-mails etc. during a phone call.
  • When surfing the Internet, keep the smartphone as far away from you as possible.
  • When you buy your phone, make sure that the SAR value is as low as possible. 

What is the SAR?

The Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) describes the energy absorption in watts per kilogram. The energy is absorbed by your body both when you make a phone call and when you carry the phone on your person. The recommended limit is 2 watts/kilogram and can be found in the specification of your mobile phone.

Further information and links

  • Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS): https://www.bfs.de/
  • World Health Organisation (WHO): https://www.who.int/