EMFs and Children’s Health


We interviewed Theodora Scarato MSW, the Executive Director of Environmental Health Trust, about EMFs and children’s health.

Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) have been shown to cause changes in both the sympathetic nervous system as well as the parasympathetic nervous system.

In addition, EMFs have been shown to open the blood-brain-barrier, allowing pathogenic infections to invade the brain, which can lead to PANS/PANDAS.

If you or your child has any of the following symptoms, you’ll listen in to this webinar:

  • Problems with focus and attention
  • Memory problems
  • Vision issues
  • Inability to sleep well
  • Constant headache
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Unexplained heart palpitations

Learn how EMFs from cordless house phones, fluorescent lights, cell phones, baby monitors, Wi-Fi systems, smart meters and large electric devices such as refrigerators can contribute to these symptoms.

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About Theodora Scarato MSW

Theodora Scarato MSW is the Executive Director of Environmental Health Trust, a scientific think tank that publishes research, develops educational resources and briefs policymakers worldwide on environmental health issues.

Scarato has long worked on children’s environmental health issues in the schools and was instrumental in the Prince George’s County School System move to address lead contamination in drinking water and in the Maryland State Advisory Council on Children’s Environmental Health Protection move to issue recommendations to reduce radiofrequency EMF exposures in the school setting.   

Theodora Scarato MSW

She has presented at the recent U.S. medical conference on EMFs and has lectured at NIH and internationally on policy regarding children’s health and electromagnetic radiation. 

Her latest publication is on how to reduce exposures in buildings. You can find out more about her work at ehtrust.org


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