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5G and Headaches - As 5G Expands, The Need for Protection Will Too

5G and Headaches - As 5G Expands, The Need for Protection Will Too

Are you prone to headaches? Nausea or weakness that can’t be explained? 

With 5G’s roll-out across North America continuing through the 2020 year, consumers are aware now more than ever of the ever-increasing prevalence of EMF and other electromagnetic pollution and their role in our daily lives and health.

5G’s introduction to the broader world is effectively the largest human experiment in human history, as millions of North Americans are and will continue to be exposed to high-frequency transmission from 5G towers.

In the face of a changing world, more and more people are exploring options to limit their exposure to EMF caused by 5G and other sources.  

Based on the product feedback from our clients, we have concluded that the headgear works well in terms of easing headaches caused by 5G.

Can you be “allergic” to RF Signals like 5G?

Reports of allergies or sensitivity to RF signals have existed as long as wireless technology itself. In many ways, concerns about radio frequencies are nothing new: concerns about frequency-induced sickness started in the 1970s. In many ways,5G RF technology has been growing as a public health issue alongside broader environmental initiatives of the time.

Incidences of RF “allergies” are grouped under a classification of Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS). EHS study is still an ongoing process, and no true definition or qualified treatment exists for those who suffer from headaches, dizziness or fatigue as a result of EMF exposure.

How can you manage 5G headaches/RF headaches?

For many individuals, electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) can be a difficult condition to manage, as symptoms can come suddenly and do not respond to regular medications..

Whether you suffer from intermittent or chronic headaches from 5G, there are a number of steps you can take now to limit your potential exposure to 5G radiation sources.

Limit Use of Mobile Devices or Change How You Use Them

Unfortunately, mobile devices and the convenience of constant connection are here to stay, There are, however, meaningful steps to use your phone, tablet, and laptop responsibly.

  • Limiting overall mobile usage during the day. The average American spends 3 hours and 10 minutes per day on a mobile device, often checking or rechecking social media throughout the day. Reducing overall usage is not only a positive health choice, it can build better work and social habits over time.

  • Turn off your phone and store it when not in use. 5G networks, unlike 4G, are constantly transmitting data in order to provide faster transfer speeds. That means that, even when your phone isn't being use, it is still transmitting and receiving 5G millimetre waves.

  • Consider taking calls with a headset to limit direct exposure of 5G signals originated from your phone. Airtube headsets are a great way to limit the risk of EMF exposure, using acoustic technology instead of wiring to use your device.
  • Use EMF-blocking protection tools that work with your device. Keeping your mobile phone in an EMF-proofed phone case and using a Protective Laptop Tray when using your PC can provide protection from EMF radiation when they’re in-use or in storage.

Try Wearables that Limit EMF and 5G Exposure to the Head

The head, brain, and nervous system are especially vulnerable to EMF exposure. Not only are most wireless devices designed to be used or around the head, studies have shown that 900MHz electromagnetic fields can damage the blood-brain barrier in rodents and may lead to cognitive impairment. 

To compare, 5G networks on the mid-band frequencies transmits between 2 and 3GHz, and high bands even further, up to 37GHz or over 37 times higher frequency than signals that induces irreversible brain damage in lab studies. Thus, protecting your head from EMF radiation should be an important consideration as 5G continues to proliferate. 

We recommend specialized materials containing silver and/or copper elements, that can provide effective shielding up to 50dB, or 99.999% effective protection against EMF radiation from 5G and other sources. The style of head protection is up to you, but protective head gear is available in Baseball Caps, Bush Hats and Bandanas to suit your personal preference.

5G Health Effects

Identify Environmental Risk Factors in Your Home and Vicinity

As 5G operates on much higher wavelengths than previous network generations, the transmission range of towers are very short, sacrificing range of signal for density of information transferred.

While outside of cities, tower placement can be expected to be similar or comparable to the current 4G network, dense city developments will favor higher brand transmissions, where effective range is about 330 meters (less than 2% of a 4G tower’s effective range.) 

As development on 5G tower is ongoing, the odds of living in close proximity to a 5G tower, and thus to its EMF radiation, will only increase -- especially for urban residents. 

Successfully protecting your home against 5G radiation can provide ongoing relief from outside sources of EMF, including:

  • A bed canopy or “faraday canopy” is among the best solutions for protection during the third of the day that you sleep. They are considerable investments, but are durable and permanent options that can be worthwhile.
  • Personal protection if you live close to a transmission tower. While options are many, it would be wise to focus on solutions for immediate relief of symptoms (ie. head protection for those prone to headaches from EMF or other sources).

Stay Conscious of your Health and Your Environment

Headaches can be caused by many factors and can have implications from benign to life-threatening. We simply do not know enough about the association between 5G, EMF and chronic headaches, but initial studies suggest that electromagnetic pollution all around us has an effect on our health.

Above all, we at EMRSS encourage you to stay aware and conscious of your health, your environment, and the presence of EMF in your life and your home. Understanding how these things play a role in our lives can help us manage the inevitability of new technology and the risks that accompany new technology.


About Us

Based in Toronto, EMR Shielding Solutions specializes in materials for shielding against EMF and RF radiation. We also offer a number of different meters, spectrum analyzers and measuring equipment for detecting these electromagnetic fields in both high and low frequencies.

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EMR Shielding Solutions - December 22, 2021

Hello Charlotte, We hope you enjoyed the information in this Blog. Protection from 5G is a must. The best way to protect from the harmful effects of 5G is to shield with the RF-IE50 EMF Protection Shielding Paint on the walls as well as EMF Protection Fabrics to cover the windows. If you would like to give us a call we would be more than happy to go through all of the shielding options with you. You can reach us at 310-746-3686. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

EMR Shielding Solutions - December 22, 2021

Hello Nancy,

Thank you for reaching out to us. There is an option on your phone to turn off the 5G. From here you will be able to disable it, and go back to 4G, and you can still enjoy all the upgrades of your new phone. If you would like to give us a call 310-746-3686. We would be more than happy to go through any further questions that you may have regarding 5G, or other areas of EMF. We look forward to hearing from you.

Nancy Millenkarp - December 22, 2021

Just purchased T-MOBILE 13 IPhone.
After hearing everything about 5G, I’m not confident
To use it! Should I return it and go back to 4G??

Charlotte Lara - December 15, 2021

Need help shielding my house for emfs

Danial Pham - September 9, 2021

Glad to know that there is some active research on protecting individuals from cell towers.

Question for you though, would you happen to have any suggestions for 5G protection from inside a vehicle (RV, mobile home applications)?


Hello Bernadette,

Thank you for reaching out to us. We hope you enjoyed the blog. We recommend painting the interior of the wall facing the smart meters with Woremor RF-IE50 5G EMF Paint. The effects of exposure have been linked to deteriorating health issues, and protection is absolutely necessary. The paint works by acting like a shield, and reflecting the harmful HF RF signals away from your home.

Bernadette Robb - August 24, 2021

My neighbour has 6 hydro (smart meters) attached to his exterior dining room wall!!! When we first moved in they were the old meters but someone, somehow, at sometime changed them all to smart meters without us knowing!!! Could the EMF’s from those meters cause his health to deteriorate? He is late 70’s and sickly and Dr’s can’t find the cause? Would painting his dining room wall with 5G inhibitor paint have any effect or would covering the meters be better? Just asking for this friend! Thank you!


Hello Nick,

I hope that you are well. Thank you for reaching out to us. Sensitivities to HF RF radiation from cell phones is definitely something that many people are experiencing with the new 5G technologies. With 5G developing so rapidly and infrastructures being built closer to home the need to protect ourselves has become more urgent. It is best to stay conscious of your health, and your environment around you. Consider taking calls with a headset to limit direct exposure of 5G signals originated from your phone. Airtube headsets are a great way to limit the risk of EMF exposure, using acoustic technology instead of wiring to use your device. One thing you could do is change your phone back to a previous generation that doesn’t have 5G technology built into it. I hope that this helps.

Nick - July 29, 2021

Hi, I am very concerned about 5g. My Wife bought me a new phone approx 2 months ago and within a few weeks i got hay fever type symptoms. I did a covid test which was negative to rule that option out. I then got on with life for a few weeks before noticing that every time i used my phone (Samsung S20 FE 5G) i would develop the same pressure around the front left of my head, centralised around my temple. I have since been carrying out regular checks and it is extremely noticeable that every time I switch my phone off, the head aches disappear, then switching back on they return. I am now turning my phone off a lot (which is is liberating me in MANY other ways apart from the headaches) using it only when necessary. I think this needs looking into more seriously, but no doubt will be brushed under the carpet as are so many things these days.


Hello Jesse, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We recommend two to three coats of the paint for shielding against the 5G radiation. For every coat that you apply you will be increasing your shielding effectiveness. For shielding mesh we recommend the HEG03 Stainles Steel Gauze. This material is excellent for shielding the windows. 5G in Canada is growing at a very rapid pace. Some areas are more developed than others, and it will take time to build out a complete infrastructure for 5G. If you have any further questions please give us a call. You can reach us at 310-746-3686. We look forward to hearing from you.

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