EMF and computers/power supplies

I'm a 49 year old male and had a Medtronic pacemaker implanted 3 weeks ago to correct bradycardia I've had on and off for almost 20 years! I work in a large computer lab and upon returning to work after 10 days, I noticed that my heart rate would increase to around 130+BPM everytime I walked into the lab area. It didn't dawn on me until the next day that there are several large power panels near each entrance and apparently were giving off high EMI. After enduring this discomfort for a few days and being extremely tired at the end of the day (I would guess because my HR would race several times each day), I decided to try using some metallic tape across my T-shirt over the pacemaker and leads. This worked fairly well, although it was kind of uncomfortable. Then a co-worker told me about a web site that advertized a solution that you could use to wash your clothes in that would block EMF. I was skeptical at first, but decided to try it. So I ordered it and sure enough it works great! I had been afraid I would have to find another job because of the effect the EMF had on my pacemaker. Now I can walk into the lab and not even feel my pulse race at all! I'm not sure if I can post the web site here, but if so, I will if someone responds to this post and wants to check it out.


no Way!

by jimkirschvink - 2007-06-05 05:06:56

I am really surprised that anything you wash your clothes in could do anything to prevent a large magnetic field enter your clothing. it would take something like Numetal, a nickle alloy that magnetic lines can't penetrate to do something of that order.

I have a medtronic impulse and have had no trouble, even doing light welding. Alcohol, however, makes me spike out on my check-ups... probably a coincidence with the "wash blocker"

Jim Jim

I'm interested

by kmalone - 2007-07-01 09:07:57

I am really curious about this product! My patients are always asking about protective devices, etc and I need all the info I can get! If you can,or have posted the name of the detergent that helped you-thanks!

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