Anyone Want to Play 52 Card Pick-up With EQ’s Anti-Radiation Cards?

Because honestly, 52 Card Pick-Up is probably the only thing these Anti-Radiation cards are good for. There is one interesting part about them, though – it’s fascinating to see the 21st century evolution of snake oil in action.

Besides the fact that there is little to no evidence that most of the harmful electromagnetic radiation waves cited by EQ are actually harmful in any meaningful way, it’s unlikely this product would even work as intended in the first place. The EQ Anti-Radiation card supposedly absorbs electromagnetic radiation and transforms it into heat, which is released into the air. That sounds dubious as it is, and the fact that EQ doesn’t do much to explain what materials are used or how the process works is not reassuring. Neither is the warning near the bottom of the page that the EQ Anti-Radiation card is not a medical device.

The product would supposedly be worn around the neck, but all of the product demonstrations involve placing the device near the radiation emitter. If worn, most of the electromagnetic radiation you are exposed to on a daily basis would go right past the card – it’s not like the EQ Anti-Radiation card is some sort of a tiny electromagnetic radiation vacuum cleaner. The amount of radiation it would stop would be inconsequential – it wouldn’t do much, even if there were proven risks to electromagnetic radiation.

Of course, it’s completely possible that there are risks attached to electromagnetic radiation that we can’t be aware of yet. Even then, these EQ Anti-Radiation Cards aren’t going to help anyone much. It’s much more likely an attempt to cash in on the manufactured public health crisis du jour – something we’ve seen more than enough times throughout history.

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