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Epstein-Barr Virus Reactivated by Electromagnetic Field

Your Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) and EMF Exposure

Dr. Kasia Kines, Nutritionist, CEO and founder of EBV Educational Institute
Virtual clinic serving the US and globally
[email protected]

Epstein Barr Virus can be reactivated by Electromagnetic Field!!!

Here is an old study from 1997: Exposure to a 50 Hz electromagnetic field induces activation of the Epstein-Barr virus genome in latently infected human lymphoid cells”.  That exposure resulted in “an increased number of cells expressing the virus early antigens. This finding provides additional evidence that DNA can be modulated by a magnetic field”.

What does 50 Hz mean & what can you do about it? Read on!

Anyone, but especially if you have Chronic Activated Epstein-Barr Virus (CAEBV) or even more so SCAEBV  (Severe…), should take a look at their total daily EMF exposure and minimize it!

Types of EMF

There are three main types of exposure to Electromagnetic Field (EMF):

  1. Extremely Low Frequency magnetic field (ELF) comes from electricity/wired connections – up to 300 Hz. Examples: electricity power supply and all appliances using electricity like electric train (20 Hz) or plugged in desktop computer (60-100 Hz). So this is what the study above refers to.
  2. Intermediate Frequency (IF); 300Hz- 10 Mhz. Examples: computer screens, anti-theft devices and security systems. This is much higher form the study.
  3. Radiofrequency radiation (RF) wireless connections 10 MHz- 300 GHz. Examples: radio, television, radar, radio transmitters, and cellular telephone antennas, microwave ovens, and smart meters. This is way higher from the study.
  4. Question is: what is your most exposure from, do you think? Can that trigger EBV reactivation? Logically- yes!

Studies on EMF

Bottom line is that your daily EMF exposure will be higher than the EBV study. Not only that, but other studies suggest that EMFs are both neurotoxic and carcinogenic. A few studies have linked RF to risk of childhood leukemia, even at low doses of exposure. In studies, electrical workers have been at a significantly increased risk of brain tumor and acoustic neuromas, similar to second-hand smoke in the risk of lung cancer.

Lymphoma, breast cancer, miscarriage, birth defects, suicide and even Alzheimer’s disease have been associated with EMF. It is established in research that EMF suppresses pineal gland, causing decrease of metalonin, another cancer-protective antioxidant and sleep regulator.

Human nervous system can be disrupted with particular radiation frequency of 2 to 50 kHz (consistent with smart meters). Here is a great video demo on that issue. More about smart meters later…

Relevance of these studies for EBV

Anything that is neurotoxic is not helpful for a person with CAEBV because Central Nervous System is one of the preferred locations of EBV to live in. In other words, our CNS is getting hit by EMF and EBV.

Anything that can lead to cancer, in my clinical opinion, has a potential EBV involvement. It is well established that EBV causes some types of cancer, e.g. stomach cancer. But I am seeing preliminary studies, especially in the last year or two, looking into EBV involvement (so far association) in more common cancers like breast or colon cancers. Expect more studies to investigate cancer and EBV further it in the near future.

A Person with CAEBV and “Radio-Wave Sickness”?

There is a population that is exceptionally sensitive to EMF. You are one of them if, for example, you cannot stay long in a place like Costco because the fluorescent light, crowds, noise and general energy exhausts you. This is real, and these people need to take any measures they can to decrease their exposure to EMF in daily life.

This has been called electrical hypersensitivity or overexposure to RF radiation also known as “radio-wave sickness”, and it has been growing at an alarming rate. According to Dr. Jonathan Wright, MD, up to 50% of population may be hyper sensitive.  What if not only do you have CAEBV but you also are hypersensitive to EMF?  Be mindful and notice how you are affected when you are exposed to radiation.

Here is a surprising fact: According to WHO: Plugging a wire into an outlet creates electric fields in the air surrounding the appliance. The higher the voltage the stronger the field produced. Since the voltage can exist even when no current is flowing, the appliance does not have to be turned on for an electric field to exist in the room surrounding it.”  What it means is that with EBV, you have to be aware even of the electric outlets. Do you sleep next to one and do you have an extension cord there as well? If you are very sensitive, does that also bother you?

For those with CAEBV and hyper-sensitivity to EMF, it will help substantially to track your exposure and minimize it. Below are some practical examples to get you started.

Let’s See Electromagnetic Spectrum

(From National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences website) Notice that we all have certainly much more than 50 Hz exposure. Smart meters are missing from this picture, but they would be where cell/microwave are. So what can we do today?

Your Home: Computers, Laptops, and more…


When I did my doctorate, I l was married to my laptop, but thankfully I kept it on a harapad (in the picture) to cut down on EMF from it.  Unplug your laptop completely when not in use.

Himalayan salt lamps or candle burners

Here is one I keep next to my work computer. Place them as close as possible to where you sleep or work. Details in my blog.

Wireless Routers

We purchased mash bags called signal tamers and they did make a difference (and a worse Wi-Fi quality!).

Test Don’t Guess: Measuring Before and After

You can call the WWW.LESSEMF.COM to ask for a recommendation of the right meter to buy, so you can measure the difference and keep an eye on the radiation.


I teach about microwaves in my 30-Day Detox Program.  You can also grab  free 14 Day Ditch the Microwave Challenge. In the meantime, I encourage you to at least have your microwave checked for leakage (get that meter) and never stand next to it while it’s on. I have never personally used or will use one.

Cell phones

There is no longer a debate on the risks of cell phone use. I will write a separate blog on cell phone hygiene because while we may not have an option not to use cell phones, there is a lot you can do to maneuver the use to minimize EMF. In the meantime, here is a VERY old but good report.  It is only worse now.

I teach details about cell phone hygiene in my Detox Program as well. In the meantime, never sleep next to your cell phone, turn it off when not in use, do not carry it in your pocket, and always use the headpiece like I do!

TVs in your Bedroom?

If you can, take all electronic devices out of your bedroom, including your TV. Instead of those, put Himalayan salt lamps on your nightstands. The frequency vibrations from a large TV set are much higher and faster than those of your brain, and that may have a negative effect on it. Remember, anything that can affect your nervous system can potentially worsen EBV.

The Elephant in your Home: Smart Meters

Even many of my educated patients do not know if they have a smart meter in their home, so I have to ask them to take a photo and send it to me. EMF from them pulsates on and off non-stop and I feel this is a great danger zone for anyone with EBV, or any health condition for that matter. It has been a global controversy for a number of years.  I refused mine.

What EMF does Smart Meters Emit?

According to American Cancer Society, smart meters talk to their central systems using RF transmissions, based on a cell phone, pager, satellite, radio, power line (PLC), Wi-Fi or Internet (TCP/IP) communication method.”

American Cancer Society again: “The frequency and power of the RF waves given off by a smart meter are similar to that of a typical cell phone, cordless phone, or residential Wi-Fi router.” 

What are Health Risks of Smart Meters?

“RF radiation is classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” This is based on the finding of a possible link in at least one study between cell phone use and a specific type of brain tumor. Because RF radiation is a possible carcinogen, and smart meters give off RF radiation, it is possible that smart meters could increase cancer risk.” American Cancer Society.

And of course, its frequency is much higher than 50 Hz in that one old study we have, so being continuously exposed to your smart meter or those of your neighbors may add to your EBV continued reactivation. We do not have human studies on this to date.

My Smart Meter Story

In Maryland, I was able to opt out before a smart meter was installed. Instead, BGE added a sizeable one-time penalty fee and after that continued to charge me extra monthly fee – a perpetual penalty. It is quite outrageous.

Do you have a Smart Meter?

Check your house or the outside walls of your apartment complex and look for digital  numbers. Here are 2 photos I pulled out of Wikipedia. Alternatively, contact your gas/electric provider and ask them. In some states you can refuse them and opt out. In others, sadly, you cannot! They may or may not notify you that and when they will install it. These things change locally, so please investigate.

This website may have latest updates. But I would contact your provider.

What if you are renting an apartment?

That is the worst-case scenario, as you see above. I would hate to be the one renting the apartment closest to this panel of 7 smart meters, especially if I had a pace-maker in my heart or history of mono and EBV reactivation.

What can you do if you have a smart meter already?

  1. Invest in a guard:
  2. Get a paint additive, add to fresh paint, and put a coat of paint on the walls closest to the smart meters.
  3. If you have unlimited budget, you can invest in a bioshield. It has been around for many years, has a great reputation, and lasts a lifetime. It is especially helpful for those very sensitive individuals I mentioned before. I have used one for years. It is on the same website as the paint additive. I respect and appreciate the president of the company Virginia Brown and enjoy our discussions on EMF and health, so I support what she does.
  4. Investigate more options to reduce your EMF on

What about Your Neighbors?

If you can rally your neighbors, your whole street could opt out! Invite your neighbors for non-GMO organic popcorn and watch the documentary below together. In particular, I feel any young mom would be quite alarmed after watching this and would want to take action.


Additional Resources:

A whistle-blower documentary on smart meters:

Microwave News: an objective source of data on cell phones, microwaves and other EMF data with links to more websites


Environmental Working Group: – this is a very well researched and reputable watch dog organization on anything toxic for consumer protection. They have a lot of updates on cell phone use and hygiene.

Dr. Kasia Kines, Nutritionist, CEO and founder of EBV Educational Institute
Virtual clinic serving the US and globally
[email protected]


  1. Posted on September 7, 2017 at 6:56 PM by Theresa

    Thanks Kasia for breaking down a somewhat complex topic and helping us to see what we can do to protect ourselves and take action. I appreciate your passion and expertise.

  2. Posted on September 7, 2017 at 7:06 PM by Kasia Kines

    Theresa, you are so welcome. I was myself always confused about EMF too, and there is nothing like a visual to show us the spectrum of EMF! It affects all humans and also our animal companions, but if one has EBV as well, I suspect it can make things worse! I will be writing another blog on EMF and EBV soon. More risks and more solutions!

  3. Posted on November 12, 2017 at 9:17 AM by Sherri

    I was told by a specialist that I have emf sensitivity. He also said that because I have titanium screws from a back surgery 6 months before EBV diagnosis, that I am a walking antenna. What can I do to combat that ?

  4. Posted on January 28, 2018 at 4:08 PM by Kasia Kines

    That is a very good question – not sure i have a quick answer to pull out my sleeve. Heavy metals may feed EBV. You may try grounding. There are shoes and products on the market now that you can wear, even blankets, that can be grounded. If you google earthing, a few companies will come up, just verify that these are legitimate. You can paint walls to ward off EMF from outside your home. You need to make sure you or your neighbors do not have smart meters and if so, install a guard on them and educate your neighbors to do the same. There are cases of toxicity from titanium from surgeries as it will leak, so you should test its level in the blood periodically.

  5. Posted on September 15, 2018 at 3:08 AM by Brenda

    Sherri, if I may ask; what kind of specialist diagnosed you with EHS? I can’t find an MD who knows anything about it.


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