Hazardous to Our Health? Electro Magnetic Fields (EMF) Part
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Cell Phone Radiation Protection
Mobile Phone Radiation Protection
Trifield Electromagnetic Field Meter
Telephones and Answering Machines
Telephones can emit surprisingly strong EMFs, especially
from the handset. This is a problem because we hold the
telephone so close to our head. Place the Gauss meter right
against the ear piece and the mouth piece before buying a
Some brands emit no measurable fields and others emit strong
fields that travel several inches....right into your brain.
Answering machines, particular those with adapter plugs
(mini-transformers), give off high levels of EMFs.
Electric Razors and Hair Dryers
Electric razors and hair dryers emit EMFs as high as 200 to
400 mG. This seems alarming, but we don't know if this is
worse (or better) than a chronic exposure to a 2-3 mG field.
Some EMF consultants recommend that hair dryers not be used
on children as the high fields are held close to their
rapidly developing brain and nervous system.
Electricity is an inseparable part of our modern day
society. This means that EMFs will continue to be all around
us. But as Discover Magazine postulated, aside from making
our life easier, is electricity also making our lives
Most experts agree that limited, non-chronic exposure to
EMFs is not a threat. For example, it is probably acceptable
for a person to be near a toaster in the morning.
BUT, it is not advisable for a person to sleep under an
electric blanket, up close, live near a powerline/substation,
and sleep in a room where the power enters the home. This
person is under an extreme case of chronic exposure. This
condition, unfortunately, applies to millions of Americans.
If you wish to follows the EPA's advice and practice
"prudent avoidance" then the following advice is offered:
Measure your home, work and school environments with a Gauss
meter Measure EMFs both inside and outside your home. Don't
let your children play near power lines, transformers, radar
domes and microwave towers. Avoid areas where the field is
above 1 mG. Measure the EMFs from appliances both when they
are operating and when they are turned off. Some appliances
(like TVs) are still drawing current even when they are off.
Don't sleep under an electric blanket or on a waterbed. If
you insist on using these, unplug them before going to bed
(don't just turn it off). Even though there is no magnetic
field when they are turned off, there may still be a high
electric field. Don't sit too close to your TV set. Distance
yourself at least 6 feet away. Use a Gauss meter to help you
decide where it is safe to sit.
Rearrange your office and home area so that you are not
exposed to EMFs from the sides/backs of electric appliances
and computers. In the home, it is best that all major
electrical appliances, such as computers, TVs, refrigerators
etc, be placed up against outside walls. That way you are
not creating an EMF field in the adjoining room.
Don't sit too close to your computer. Computer monitors vary
greatly in the strength of their EMFs, so you should check
yours with a meter. Don't stand close to your microwave
oven. Move all electrical appliances at least 6 feet from
your bed. Eliminate wires running under your bed. Eliminate
dimmers and 3-way switches.
Be wary of cordless appliances such as electric toothbrushes
and razors. You may choose not to wear a quartz-analog watch
because it radiates pulsating EMFs along your acupuncture
An older mechanical windup watch would be an acceptable
alternative. It is also recommended to wear as little
jewelry as possible and to take it off at night. Many people
have metal sensitivity which can be aggravated by placing it
right on the skin. Measure with a gauss meter to be sure.
And last, but not least, always always always remember that
EMFs pass right through walls. The EMF you are reading on
your Gauss meter could be radiating from the next room...or
from outside your home.
Additional Radiation Info:
Eyeglass frames should ideally be made from plastic with no
wires in them, otherwise they can serve as an antenna to
focus the radio and cellular phone waves directly into your
What EMF Level Is Safe?
There's a heated debate as to what electromagnetic field (EMF)
level is considered safe. Since the experts have not come to
an consensus, you'll have to decide for yourself... Many
government and utility documents report the usual ambient
level of 60-Hz magnetic field to be 0.5 mG.
Thus, any reading higher than 0.5 mG is above the "usual"
ambient exposure. Many experts and public officials, as well
as the few governments that have made an effort to offer
public protection, have adopted the 3 mG cutoff point. The
EPA has proposed a safety standard of 1 mG. Sweden has set a
maximum safety limit of 1 mG.
Dr. Robert Becker, an MD who has been studying the effects
of EMFs for 20 years, states a lmG safety limit in his book
Cross Currents. When electricians try to solve a magnetic
field problem they do their best to drop the level to 1 mG
Dr. Nancy Wertheimer, a Ph.D. epidemiologist who has been
studying EMFs for 20 years, has been looking at the
epidemiological data in a different way -- she is trying to
associate EMF levels with health rather than disease. The
level she is coming up with is a cut off of 1 mG. Russian
researchers claim that 1/1000ths of a mG should be the
The BioElectric Body believes that there are several stages
of health between "optimum wellness", "degenerative disease"
and "Cancer". Thus, we maintain our own living and sleeping
quarters at 0.5mG and below.
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