Shungite is considered to be a “magical” stone as people claim it to absorb negative energy and kill various bacteria. Now people are also linking its benefits with EMF protection.
As such, many questions about Shungite have surfaced, including “does Shungite block EMF” and “how does Shungite protect from EMF?”
We will find out more about Shungite, its uses, and how EMF radiation interacts with it.
What is Shungite?
Shungite is a carbon-based crystal-like material that was first found in the small village named Shunga in Karelian, Russia from where it is still extracted to date. Its formation is believed to be very ancient dating back to about two billion years ago.
This stone is considered distinctive not only for its high carbon composition (ranging from 30 to 98 percent pure carbon) but also because it can contain almost all the minerals on the periodic table.
In its purest form, Shungite stone contains hardly found carbon nanostructures (CNS) called fullerenes, which are spherical three-dimensional molecules containing 60 carbon-based atoms. Shungite can be black but its color can range from black to deep bronze.
What benefits does Shungite have?
Carbon Nanostructures (CNSs) found in Shungite can destroy harmful pathogens (an organism that causes disease). Shungite is also believed to soothe insomnia, improve energy level, detoxify the body, spirit, and mind, and relieve pain but there is no scientific proof to these claims.
Purification of water
Due to its action against bacteria and viruses, Shungite has been used to purify water since primeval times. Shungite can purify water by removing pollutants and organic substances like pesticides and can also remove radioactive compounds from water.
They can be used in X-ray and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machines as contrast agents
Does Shungite block EMF radiation?
Yes, Shungite stone can block EMF radiation.
Shungite is a naturally occurring material and it can absorb EMF radiation in its pure and natural form. This means it does not need any processing or conversion into different shapes or tools for working.
Shungite can be used as an EMF blocking agent by putting it directly onto the EMF source i.e. mobiles, computers, or wireless internet-connected devices.
It can only block EMF radiation when it completely covers the EMF source. As EMF develops all around its source so just putting it on one side will not completely block EMF radiations.
How does Shungite block EMF radiation?
Shungite is a crystal with a very large number of hydrogen and carbon content, and also contains other elements like Silicate minerals, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, Aluminum, and Titanium Sulfur. Its high Carbon and Hydrogen content make it an excellent electrical conductor.
So to block EMF radiation, Shungite works like any other metallic material. When the EMF source comes near it, the EMF of the source tries to induce electric current in Shungite. Shungite being a good conductor responds quickly and thus develops an EMF of its own.
This Shungite EMF interacts and opposes the source EMF and thus they cancel the effect of each other. So any organism or product that is covered by Shungite will be protected from the EMF radiation.
How effective is Shungite in blocking EMF?
If we place a Shungite stone in front of a device or object that is causing the emission of EMF radiation. Then Shungite stone can only absorb the number of waves that fall on the surface of that stone .
But by some other experiments and tests, it has been shown that Shungite draws the magnetics waves to itself and doesn’t need to place it in between subject and source.
In a study carried out by S P Kurotchenko et al., it was concluded that the severity of damage due to high-frequency electromagnetic radiation was reduced by Shungite protection .
Can Shungite protect you from EMF radiation?
No, Shungite cannot protect you from EMF radiation. This is because it can only block EMF radiation when it either covers the entire EMF source or completely covers the specimen that needs EMF protection .
Natural Shungite can only absorb or reflect EMF radiations that are hitting it or perpendicular to its surface.
When the case of human shielding from EMF is considered, it is hard for Shungite to act as a protector. This is because unlike the metals we are unable to transform Shungite into a cage or any type of protective suit due to its crystal structure .
Shungite is hardly a crystal that contains carbon nanostructures that are three-dimensional, spherical molecules, called fullerenes. These fullerenes are only contained by Shungite crystals.
Even if the superstitious fact is considered that Shungite can draw EMF radiation toward itself.
It will still be unable to fully or perfectly protect us because it absorbs a minimal amount of radiation depending upon its surface area and other parameters.
Shungite tools for EMF protection:
Shungite Bath & Shower Kit
Due to the presence of fullerene in Shungite stone, it has detoxifying, purifying, and cleansing properties. Taking a bath with Shungite water can suck all the negativity, harmful electromagnetic energy, and poisons from your body.
The polished piece of Shungite tile purifies the space with its metaphysical energies. You can make a routine of placing your tablet, phone, or laptop daily in a Shungite tile to have a digital detox.
Shungite Cell Phone Holder
According to different scientific researches and experiments, Shungite stone can reduce the impact of electromagnetic radiation emitting from electronic devices. Shungite cell phone holders can be used for this purpose.
You can introduce Shungite stone into your life by wearing it as a locket, placing a little piece of it in your wallet or bag, or the form of any other stuff for EMF protection. You can find Shungite in many EMF protection pendants.
It will aid you to neutralize the harmful effects of electromagnetic waves that surround you and are disturbing your health and the balance of your life.
Shungite for Your Cell Phone
In this electronic-based world, our affection for our cell phones has become an essential part of our daily lives.
The human biofield has an electromagnetic nature, and cell phone radiation is said to suppress the biofield and interrupt the normal lively flow within your body. Place a piece of Shungite on your cell phone to minimize EMFs emitted from your device.
Shungite and cell phone radiation
The defensive properties of Shungite stone have been studied by lots of scientists and examined in different researches. Shungite EMF blocking capabilities were studied for the range from 8 to 70 GHz. As a result, it turned out that natural Shungite can do a high level of electromagnetic blocking and can absorb EMF radiation in the range of 12.6 to 40 GHz .
Cell phones with the technology of Second, third, and fourth-generation emits radiation in the frequency range of 0.7 to 2.7 GHz. While cell phones using Fifth-generation technology are expected to use the frequency range up to 80 GHz.
So Shungite can block only those radiations that are emitted by the phone operating at the frequency of 12.6 to 40 GHz. This means it can only provide blocking of EMF radiations completely depending on the frequency of the EMF source.
Shungite and 3G, 4G, 5G cellular networks
With the arrival of the 5g network, the debate on the negative impacts of 3g and 4g technology on the environment has escalated.
A 3G cellular network uses the frequency band range from 1.8 to 2.5 GHz while a 4G cellular network uses the frequency band in the range of 2 to 8 GHz.
As per these values, Shungite can reflect a very little portion of 4G cellular network frequency as it is close to its absorbing frequency range. At present, cell phones are shifting to a 5G network which works in the range of 24.25 to 52.6 GHz frequency band.
So with this working frequency, Shungite can be used as an EMF shielding agent or absorber. Shungite can absorb EMF radiation ranging from 12.6 to 40GHz .
Other Stone Alternatives to Shungite
There are natural occurring stones like hematite that are considered EMF blockers. Some people think hematite can block EMF radiations like Shungite. However, the reality is, like Shungite, both cannot truly block all EMF radiations.
Metals as Shungite alternative
Unlike Shungite and other stones like it, all metals, such as aluminum, can effectively block EMF radiation and a lot of tools made from different metals are available for this purpose. There are metal integrated fiber products like EMF blocking blankets available for blocking EMF radiations. .
Shungite stone is majorly found in Russia and has been termed as “the miracle stone of the century”. It has a peculiar carbon structure and the content of carbon can range from 30%-98% in a Shungite stone.
All the chemical fullerenes are considered to be good absorbents and ideal fillers and Shungite stone is also termed as an EMF blocking material due to the fullerene structure (the carbon in the form of spherical ions) available in it.
Many Shungite products such as Shungite tile, Shungite bath and shower kit, cell phone holder, and Shungite stone as a locket or wallet piece are existent these days for EMF protection.
Unlike other EMF protection products that offer comprehensive protection against EMF, there is no such product of Shungite stone that can be used in a specific EMF environment.
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- Kurotchenko, S.P., Subbotina, T.I., Tuktamyshev, I.I., Tuktamyshev, I.S., Khadartsev, A.A. and Yashin, A.A., 2003. Shielding effect of mineral schungite during electromagnetic irradiation of rats. Bulletin of experimental biology and medicine, 136(5), pp.458-459. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14968159/
- University of Notre Dame, 4G Wireless Standard https://www3.nd.edu/~mhaenggi/NET/wireless/4G/