Daniel T. DeBaun. Co-Founder and CEO of DefenderShield

Daniel T. DeBaun

Daniel T. DeBaun, the Co-Founder and CEO of DefenderShield, inspired society through his company. During his recent discussion with us, he explained to us how DefenderShield works as a health and wellness company focused on providing knowledge, education, and products to  improve digital wellness and reduce the harmful effects of technology. DefenderShield began with just a laptop shield for his family members that was capable of blocking the full spectrum of potentially harmful electromagnetic field (EMF) frequencies from direct contact with the user’s lap. He later expanded into a full range of products that could be produced with their novel electromagnetic spectrum shielding materials.

Daniel explained how the large manufacturers of mobile devices and Telecom service providers try to ignore and hide the potential health impacts of EMF radiation from its users. He found through the independent research done by several individuals that there is a spectrum of body impacts ranging from simple headaches to frontal lobe brain cancers.

During the interview, he said that DefenderShield educates and informs about EMF radiation through their large database of information they have built. They share their knowledge with countless people on this very complex subject through the best-selling book Radiation Nation: The Fallout of Modern Technology, the Complete Guide to EMF Radiation Safety and Protection. While talking to us, Daniel described how DefenderShield products reduce the probability of exposure from the environmental toxins (EMF) being emitted by everyday technology. He explained the importance of maintaining the most resilient healthy body we can achieve and moving EMF-producing devices away from our bodies or turning them off when not in use, which will help to reduce these toxins from interfering with our lives.

In the latter part of the interview, Daniel shared with us how he spends his day and his hobbies. It is clear how passionate he is about helping people live healthier by education around reducing EMF exposure. He mentioned their two newest product lines, Ultra Armor anti-hacking and EMP-proof Faraday bags, and Lightbody, the world’s first digital wellness supplements.

Daniel, can you start off by telling us about DefenderShield?

We are a health and wellness company focused on providing knowledge, education, and products that work to improve digital wellness and reduce the harmful effects of technology that we see in our lives today. Specifically, our mission is to reduce contact and exposure to the electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radiation emitting from all electronic devices and wireless networks such as 5G, cell phones, laptops, WiFi routers, TVs and more.

What inspired you to found DefenderShield?

The starting point for DefenderShield happened 12 years ago. My adult sons were visiting and using their laptops on their laps for hours at a time. My wife, with a social services background, intuitively told the boys that a laptop will prevent her from being a grandma. I, a Bell Labs engineer, told her the power level could not harm the body. We later found medical research that showed otherwise, which led me to design a laptop shield for them, and then we got requests from friends and neighbors. Over time, we realized we were a company, and officially created DefenderShield.

How long did it take you to go from concept to fully launched company?

It took about a year. We had to refine our concepts then create a product that could be produced with many different parts, including, and most important, our novel electromagnetic spectrum shielding materials.

How serious of a problem is EMF and what can happen to people if they are not protected?

EMF radiation and its potential health impacts is a very controversial subject. On one hand, you have extremely large manufacturers of mobile devices and Telecom service providers such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, etc.–along with their interest lobbying groups– saying there is no problem. On the other hand, you have independent researchers developing fact-based study results, which show a spectrum of body impacts ranging from simple headaches to frontal lobe brain cancers. All the research demands that further research is needed.

The shielding products we provide for consumers are based on the latter group, which believe EMFs do have the potential to be dangerous to our health. These types of conflict are often considered a classic social dynamic that typically takes many, many years before the impact of the environmental introductions are fully understood. For example, it took years before we understood the link between smoking cigarettes and lung cancer. If you are not aware of your environment and do not take precautions–like turning devices off, moving devices away from your body or using shielding–you may risk the spectrum of body issues known to science.

What type of ailments does radiation from electronic devices cause exactly? A lot of people will make the connection to cancer and tumors, but what other issues come from radiation?

Cancer and tumors are some of the worst-case-scenario ailments that can come from exposure to EMFs through technology, however, there are quite a few other minor to severe health effects that can occur–some of which many people may not even realize can be the result of EMF exposure. To name a few: neurological and psychological development issues, tingling and burning sensations in the hands and fingers, eye strain, ear ringing (tinnitus), headaches, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, body aches, mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, stress, irritability, flu-like symptoms, sleep disturbances, insomnia and memory & concentration issues.

Do our bodies struggle to get rid of the chemicals from electronic device radiation?

EMF radiation does not create body chemicals–in fact, the reverse is true. There has been evidence that our bodies, when exposed to EMF radiation, retain metals and minerals.

Is a generation of people at high risk of having cancer and other health issues due to EMF radiation?

Likely. Modern technology like cell phones, tablets and laptops have only been heavily used around us for the past 10 to 15 years. My personal exposures–as well as some of the older generations–will occur for a much shorter amount of time throughout their life than younger generations that have grown up with their whole lives revolving around technology. Some studies show that after 10 years or more of heavy use you’re much more likely to have more serious symptomatology. Those exposed throughout their entire lifetime are much more likely to be left dealing with the health consequences of long-term exposure.

Can you tell us about your best-selling book Radiation Nation: The Fallout of Modern Technology, the complete guide to EMF radiation safety and protection?

We are a consumer conduit on EMF. At a very early stage of our existence, we educated, informed and built a large database of information for EMF and shared our knowledge with countless people on this very complex subject. From this springboard, it was very natural for my son and myself to write and release a book which helps the public understand fact from fiction.

Was Radiation Nation your first book? Do you have plans of writing additional books to advise people on the dangers of radiation from electronic devices?

This was our first book, and it took a while to get it all formatted and written in a way that people would understand. We also keep a blog and learn sections on our website constantly updated with new information, to help supplement Radiation Nation.

We are currently working on another project that we are really excited about, and will be in the market this year.

With so many people wanting to remove chemicals from their lives and to eat organically, is using DefenderShield products the next logical step for people to continue to reduce and remove chemicals?

What’s most important for people in an ever-changing environment (with the ongoing possibility of new toxins) is to maintain the most resilient healthy body they can achieve. Healthy daily practices such as eating an antioxidant-rich and organic diet, sleeping with a solid circadian rhythm cycle, removing products that include environmental volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from your home and lastly, moving EMF producing devices away from your body or turning them off when not in use will all help to reduce and remove unnecessary chemicals and toxins from your life. That being said, going the extra mile by using DefenderShield products will even further reduce your probability of exposure, specifically from the environmental toxin (EMF) being emitted by your everyday technology.

It takes all of the above to help your body to achieve its highest resilience. In sum, you are the architect of your own journey. Don’t expect others to keep you safe.

Daniel, how is a day in your life?

I get to the office very early with my King Charles Spaniel, Murphy, and I start responding to emails and catching up. I then may have a leadership, product design, or team meeting which often can last hours. I am also frequently interviewed on many podcasts both domestically and internationally, educating the listening audience about EMF, 5G, and the effects on the body. I guide the development of our DefenderShield products, as well as our two newest product lines which include Ultra Armor–a military and commercial line of RF hacking and EMP proof Faraday bags– and Lightbody, a digital wellness supplement line designed to boost the human body to optimal health by fighting environmental toxins like EMFs. I also bless the office with my abundance of dad jokes.

Daniel T. DeBaun with Murphy

What is something most people don’t know about you?

In my teens, I played my guitar and sang in pubs, thinking I could become a star. Sadly, I was not that good and my music career fizzled out.

Choose two of your favorite quotes and write them here

You are the architect of your own journey.

Actions speak louder than words.

Honesty is the best policy.

If you had the power to change just one thing in the world, what would it be?

Eliminate poverty.

Anything else you’d like to add?

My career began with the idea that corporate life was for me. It turns out, I retired in my early fifties and began the DefenderShield venture with an unknown future. Having an opportunity to help improve holistic wellness in the market we are in is far more satisfying than any corporate career

To learn more about Daniel T. DeBaun and DefenderShield, please visit https://www.defendershield.com

 

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