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Olga Sheean’s EMF Off! was my favorite book of 2018. I’ve been writing about healthy housing and EMFs for 30 years, so I’ve read more than a few books about EMFs. This one was the most brilliant, tear-jerking, enlightening and empowering of all—and funny, too! Its subtitle says it all: A call to consciousness in our misguidedly microwaved world.

More than a great primer about EMFs and its health effects, Olga’s book tells her and her loving husband Lewis’s story about the effects of developing electromagnetic hypersensitivity and—as life challenges often come in pairs—acoustic neuroma, a painful tumor that had to be removed from her brain.

Inevitably becoming somewhat of an expert in detecting and mitigating EMFs, Olga is a lighthouse guiding us on the tortuous path to recovery. Whether you are electrohypersensitive or are faced with another health or life challenge, her experience as a life coach (or 'empowerment catalyst’’ as she likes to say), journalist and editor and her own challenges have made her an expert in ''identifying and transforming the negative subconscious programs that drive our circumstances, relationships, self-worth and success''.

While above all we need to reduce our exposure to EMFs to protect our electrical body, Olga’s message is that we must also ensure our thoughts, words and actions raise our internal frequencies rather than depress them. Electromagnetic pollution harms our organs, cells and even our humor. Ignorance of this and greenwashing by industry and government have deadly consequences.

Only through awareness of this but also by reconnecting with our internal powers can we become stronger—individually and collectively—in order to create a better life for all, through true, deep and compassionate human connections. This book should be translated into many languages.

​André Fauteux

​Editor/Publisher, La Maison du 21e siècle magazine (​/english)

Powerful, raw, amusing, inspiring and empowering. Olga is a true warrior—a peaceful one. This book boldly, and rightly, situates EMFs in the context of consciousness and spirituality. Of all the books I’ve read on EMFs, this one’s my favorite.
—Lloyd Burrell, author of Beating Electrical Sensitivity and founder of

Hopeful, inspiring and transforming
From the minute I opened Olga Sheean's EMF Off!, I could not stop reading. This is THE book that needed to exist, and I am grateful to Olga for writing it. She effortlessly interweaves her riveting personal journey within a higher call-to-awareness for EMF safety. I am most impressed with her universally conscious perspective on healing. It's a vantage point that few others have been able to articulate with such clarity, grace and intention. It takes a brave, intelligent and enlightened author to write such a book. Now I want everyone to read it!
Alison Main, writer, creative director and co-founder of 2Thriving (

"Olga Sheean’s book is a wake-up call for us all. Beautifully written, it describes her own severe health effects from EMFs, as well as the science on electromagnetic radiation, while providing hope and inspiration for creating a better world. May everyone who cares about health, the environment and our common future on this planet read this book and become part of the growing web of consciousness. Be the change you want to see in the world.​"
—Mona Nilsson, ​journalist, founder/chair of Swedish Radiation Protection Foundation, and author of Health Risks ​of Wireless Technology

“A call to consciousness on many levels, EMF off! is informative, smart, sad and funny all at once. The touching afterword, written by Olga’s husband Lewis, will be helpful to other couples facing similar challenges. A must-read for a holistic view of the global effects of EMF in this technological age.”
—Jolie Jones, artist, author, environmental activist, producer (

"​Olga​, I have just finished reading your book EMF Off, which I found informative, educational, enlightening and filled with an immense amount of valuable information. You are my favorite author and, before reading your ‘Heads in the sand, pies in the sky’ document, I had never read anything pertaining to the issue of EHS crafted so eloquently and so precisely on target. Your writing is magnificent, your humor is so lovely—on one page, I was laughing out loud so hard.

"I have read many books on this topic, but your style is all about connecting to the person reading your book. I also want to say how amazing your husband is to support you so unconditionally and so deeply. Many of us with this hideous condition of EHS have family members who do not support us at all. Sending much love and gratitude to you for simply knowing you and reading your wonderful book."
—Gloria Frank, EHS local activist and Safe Technology Educator, Reno, Nevada

"Olga sets the stage and gives hope to others suffering from chronic illnesses caused by a world where money and power trump life and well-being. This book helps everyone learn how to cope with the callousness of our society."
—Dr Riina Bray, MD, BASc, MSc, FFP, MHSc, Medical Director of the Environmental Health Clinic at Women’s College Hospital, Toronto (​)

“Rare is the storyteller who weaves a tapestry of truth, science, environmental alerts, quantum physics and spirituality, laced with sheer determination and humor. Sheean pulls no punches in outlining the health impacts to humans, animals and planet from electromagnetic fields, along with empowering solutions for dealing with this invisible force, while protecting ourselves and our loved ones.  A must-read, if ever there was one!”
—Christine S. Zipps, health rights advocate, nutritionist and nature photographer

“This is an important book from someone with wide experience and a unique background. Olga shares her deep insights into both the personal devastation caused by man-made EMF energy and the vested interests that have hindered public health action to prevent such harm. Her analysis of the wireless dangers that society faces is balanced by empowering solutions made possible by scientific advances.”
—Michael Bevington, Chair of Electrosensitivity UK ( and author of Electromagnetic Sensitivity and Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity—a summary

“Powerful, joyous, painful, witty, illuminating and memorable, this book is a rich montage by a masterful writer, with a story that traverses many landscapes. As microwave radiation permeates every aspect of her life, Olga becomes a silent observer in a world where she can no longer fully engage. ‘Yet, due to my isolation and emptiness, I am gaining insights that I might not otherwise have gained.’ Armed with knowledge, an irrepressible spirit and an irreverent sense of humour, Olga travels a journey of self-discovery and empowerment, revealing many of the ​ingredients essential to our well-being and the survival of our planet. Highly recommended to anyone seeking betterment, this book will find a home in your heart.”
—Denise Rowland, human rights activist, writer and performer

“Olga Sheean takes us on an intimate personal journey. Along the way, she challenges us to cultivate our deeper truth, reconnect and choose love. Our relationship with technology is like nothing our society has ever faced, and only we can cure our own addiction. I’m so thankful for this book.”
—Theodora Scarato, MSW, Executive Director, Environmental Health Trust (

“Sheean’s words help to water the over-digitised desert—both inner and outer—into which humanity, steeped in wireless-product marketing, is perceptibly heading with gathering speed. Whatever your current understanding of this field, I encourage you to read this book with an open mind and, through it, recover that pearl-beyond-price, the Precautionary Principle, and the inner strength to serve it.”
—Lynne Wycherley, environmentalist, writer and poet

“Current research is revealing that, within just five generations of low-level microwave irradiation, exposed species—from soil microorganisms to mammalian vertebrates and all plant life in between—could become extinct. Confronting what is arguably the most powerful opposing force on this planet, this book is an inspiration for those who wish to leave our world fit for all forms of life.”
—Barrie Trower, research physicist and specialist in microwave radiation

“On her odyssey back to health, Olga Sheean treads the little known but increasingly common pathway of illnesses caused by chemical and electrical sensitivity. Her story is one that everyone needs to hear as these devastating illnesses pervade our increasingly contaminated world. This book emphasizes how many of the precursors to electrical and chemical problems can be prevented, outlining what we have learned about EMF sensitivity over the last 40 years, and reminding us that the body runs on electricity, as evidenced by EKG, EEG and EMG. Radiation from WiFi, smart meters, cellular phones, computers and TVs can have a serious impact on the body, causing it to malfunction in ways that cannot be resolved with medication. We should all use this information as a preventative tool for our own long-term well-being.”
—Dr William Rea, MD, Founder/Director, Environmental Health Center–Dallas

“Drawing on traumatic personal experience and extensive research, Olga Sheean documents the pervasive impact of electromagnetic radiation on our lives, spelling out the dangers and proposing countermeasures and solutions. The use of metaphors and figures of speech enhances her writing and makes the message more compelling—a vote of confidence in ourselves; a tsunami of consciousness; global disconnectedness. Think: elevating your frequencies.
“As the fourth Industrial Revolution inexorably overwhelms the environment, one fears that matters will get worse before they get better, with the domestication of radiation through the Internet of Things. As a disability activist, I realize that sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation has yet to be recognized as the disabling condition that it is. I encourage all to read, learn, and join us in activism.”
—Dr William Rowland, author of Nothing About Us Without Us: Inside the Disability Rights Movement of South Africa, award-winning activist, Honorary President of Disabled People of South Africa (DPSA), and Chair of the 2009 UN Assembly, launching the Convention for the Rights of People with Disabilities

“Anyone who has experienced electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) will relate to this informative book. The delightful writing style will take you on a rollercoaster ride through the world of those affected by electrosmog pollution, which permeates all corners of modern society.

“Those with EHS fall through the cracks of our medical system, as the majority of physicians remain uninformed about this emerging health crisis, despite the global outcry from hundreds of EMF scientists and physicians against the expansion of electromagnetic radiation.

“We consider ourselves privileged to have become friends with Olga and Lewis, on our own journey through the life-altering effects of this serious public health issue, while governments remain stuck in bureaucratic paralysis, just as they were with asbestos, tobacco etc, not long ago.”
—Benita & Marcus Schluschen

"This book really conveys the message of how serious the consequences of our wireless technology abuse are. Olga tells us about her personal experiences and inner feelings in a very powerful way. As an EHS person myself, I can so relate to what she describes in many passages, and I can only be grateful to her for writing this piece of work."
—​Olga Aguinaga, translator and teacher 

​"This is a wonderful book to raise awareness of the dangers of EMFs. I was first introduced to Olga's work by an electrohypersensitivity (EHS) sufferer and I found it very informative and an eye-opening work for those of us who apparently don't show any symptoms (but are affected by EMFs anyway, as all living beings are). I fully support those affected by the abuse of wireless technology, and I totally recommend this book."
​Ana Gonzalez, Financial specialist, Spain

—​Anton Fernhout, MEng, Vice-President,
Association Romande Alerte

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