• Ann Taylor

EMF induced rouleaux blood and health risks

Rouleaux blood describes red blood cells (RBC) that are stuck together in rolls, instead of being detached from each other, and is associated with infections, inflammation, connective tissue disorders and cancers. This sticky blood of clumped red blood cells compromises peripheral blood circulation and microcirculation. Can you conceive what this impaired blood flow means for cardiovascular health, delivery of oxygen and nutrients around our body, tissue repair, brain health?

Havas (2010) is credited with being the first person to use live blood analysis to view how red blood cells are affected by exposure to electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from a computer and mobile phone. This is demonstrated in this short video .

Rubik (2015) describes a small exploratory study that examined blood samples of a 10-person group of participants, male and female, aged 27 to 75 years old, before and after exposure to radiation from a 4G smart phone. All participants fasted for five hours and refrained from mobile phone use for four hours before this testing, which was all completed within a single three hour test period. You can read about this here .

I have summarised the photographic results for two of the eldest participants in the table below. For reference this first image shows a healthy blood sample showing clear, well-shaped and separate red blood cells.

Each person had their blood sampled three times in the same way: at the start; after 45 minutes of being in close contact with the same model of mobile phone (with a power density of 18 µW/m2) in receiving mode, but without any use of the phone; and then after another 45 minutes during which they all used their phones in the same way.

All images compiled from Rubik (2015) study.

The study reported more significant visible effects with older person’s bloods, but with one exception, all samples demonstrated some degree of unhealthy clumping, rouleaux and then echinocyte formation. These echinoctyes (aka burr cells) have damaged cell membranes, usually seen with aged RBCs and some diseases, like liver disease. Blood viscosity is increased, which adversely affects blood circulation especially through micro blood vessels and increases risks of atherosclerosis and stroke, and the damaged cell membrane may impair oxygen release, leading to hypoxia. The damaged cell membranes could also result in hemolysis of the RBCs with release of haemoglobin, and potentially leading to haemolytic anemia. If you are constantly tired, short of breath and pale, have you been assessed for anemia? Have you considered what your EMF exposure is and risks of adverse health effects like these?

Based on his research, Pall (2020) believes that the EMR interacts with dissolved ions in the aqueous part of our body, most significantly being our heart, blood, kidneys and eyes. Because blood circulates towards the skin surface, the RBCs may be highly sensitive to EMFs, which cause them to stick together leading to the rouleaux demonstrated here.

It is acknowledged that the condition seems to be reversible after a period of time without EMR exposure. But consider the implications of chronically deformed RBC with almost constant exposures to wifi at home, at work, in schools and in community spaces, and indicatively greater adverse effects for older persons, those with chronic underlying inflammatory health conditions whose blood is not in a healthy condition, and people who are more electrosensitive (Havas, 2015).

This study by Rubik (2015) was a simple preliminary study to test the idea of using live blood analysis to assess acute effects of EMR. It could possibly have particular application for assessing electrosensitivity, for which there are no diagnostic criteria. The images are visible signs of an adverse physiological response to EMR within very short exposure time, indicating a biological health effect that merits further investigation. If public consumers of mobile devices, health professionals, regulatory authorities and wireless technology providers neglect to consider these effects, what risks are we taking with our health, at what cost?


Havas M, 2010, ‘Live Blood & Electrosmog’,

Havas M, 2015, “Radiation from wireless technology affects the blood, the heart, and the autonomic nervous system”, Reviews on Environmental Health, 2013; 28(2-3):75-84,, ABSTRACT only

Pall M, 2020, “How wireless causes harm’, interviewed for 5G Summit: 2020 Worldwide Call to Action.

Rubik B, 2015, “Human short-term exposure to cell phone radiation causes changes in blood cell morphology”,