smartphones vs pacemakers

Smart Phones Vs. Pacemakers

In a news release on June 22, 2015, a new study warns against putting a Smart Phone in a chest pocket if you are wearing an implanted device (pacemaker). There are rare instances of “signaling Interference” can occur. This happens most strongly when the phone is ringing as the the phone connects to the network as opposed to talking on the phone.

The European researchers explained that pacemakers might misinterpret electromagnetic interference from the nearby Smartphone as a cardiac signal, which then would stop the pacemaker from working. If this happens, it is likely the person will faint. 

Not to get too wild here, but what if this happens when they are driving?  Apparently, another unpleasant side effect is that the person can get a painful shock to their heart.

While the risk is rare, what if you’re the “rare case”?

Statistics are fine until you happen to be the exception. Prevention is the far wiser choice, so what can a person do to protect themselves from this possible event?

How to Increase Protection from EMF?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends that you keep your smart phone at least 5-7 inches away from your implanted device.

Another suggestion is to wear an EMF blocker. The BioElectric Shield Company even designs individually customized Shields (EMF protectors) for anyone with specific health conditions that offer increased protection from Electromagnetic Radiation.

You can read the original article for more details:  Can Smartphones Interfere with Pacemakers?

If you have any concerns about yourself or someone you know with a pacemaker, please contact the BioElectric Shield Co.

* Photo by Ambro. Published on 25 June 2011

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