The Electromagnetic Spectrum - Simplified

Welcome to my personal website – dedicated to the study of electromagnetic fields (EMF) and electromagnetic radiation (EMR).

I do research on the biological effects of non-ionizing frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum.  This includes extremely low frequency (ELF) EMFs; intermediate frequencies (IF) commonly referred to as dirty electricity; radio frequency and microwave radiation (EMR); infrared radiation (IR); and light frequencies including ultraviolet (UV) radiation.  I’ve worked with human subjects and have also studied the effects of various frequencies on plants, bees, farm animals, and microbes.

I received my Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, completed Post-Doctoral research at Cornell University, and taught at both the University of Toronto and Trent University in Peterborough, Canada.  The focus of my early research was on chemical contaminants (air pollution in the form of acid rain and water quality) and their effects on human health and on the environment.  In the mid 1990s, I became interested in the biological effects of electromagnetic pollution (electrosmog) and began to work with people who had electrohypersensitivity (EHS), which is an intolerance of various electromagnetic frequencies commonly found in the environment generated by anthropogenic sources.

My research at Trent is a blend of historical studies (see Zory’s Archives) and current research from around the world related to electrosmog.  I am particularly interested in determining how to objectively diagnose EHS and to provide this information to doctors and others in the health care professions.  I am also interested in helping those with EHS begin to recover and improve their health.  My ultimate aim is to provide information to the public and to professionals in other fields of research about the harmful effects of electrosmog at levels currently experienced in the environment.  I am particularly concerned about exposure of pregnant women and children.  Our use of wireless technology is not going to stop and it is essential that each and everyone of us learns how to use it as safely as possible.  It is also essential that governments regulate this industry and related industries to protect public health and the health of the environment.  We all need to make informed decisions on how to use modern electromagnetic technology effectively and safely. I try to simplify this complicated science for my university students, and here present it worldwide to the layperson and professional in a format that is easy to comprehend.

While this website is focused on the harmful effects of electrosmog, a related website ( provides information about the beneficial effects of electromagnetic therapies.  I believe that we are now entering a new paradigm in healthcare where light and magnetic fields that emulate nature can be used as complementary therapies to successfully treat a wide variety of serious chronic health conditions – free of unwanted  side effects.  We are electromagnetic beings or, as some would say, “beings of light.” Consequently we respond to external sources of electromagnetic frequencies in a variety of ways that can be either beneficial or harmful.

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