All information transmitted within your body is electrical. Sensory information, muscle movement, your heartbeat… these are all made possible by electrical waves and magnetic fields. Ancient cultures harnessed the electrical flow of the body to bring healing and modern science now proves that these practices, including acupuncture, are effective in balancing the body.
When the frequencies of the body are disrupted or when the electrical communication between cells are interrupted due to electropollution, we open the door to a host of health problems.
- Cell phones – Cell phones and cell tower emit radio frequency fields (RFs), a type of high frequency EMF.
- WiFi – Wireless internet emits powerful radio frequency fields (RFs).
- Cordless phones – Do you have cordless phones in your home or office? The base for these phones emits a high concentration of high frequency EMFs.
- Dirty Electricity in homes, schools and offices – This U.S. electrical power grid is polluted by “invisible dirt”, high and mid-frequency signals that is equated with static on a radio station.
- Fluorescent Lights – Fluorescent lights emit much higher levels of EMFs than their incandescent or LED counterparts.
- Wireless baby monitors – emits RFs which are shown to be damaging especially to infants
- Smart Meters – emits high frequency radiation. If you have a Smart Meter, you can ask your power company to have it transmit only once per day (preferably when you are out of the house) to drastically reduce this radiation.
- Appliances and electronics – all appliances and electronics emit EMFs, some more than others. For example, refrigerators and electric stoves create a powerful EMF field. Obviously, we can’t reposition our fridge or ditch our stove. Use the remediation steps below and read more in Zapped. <Article Source link>
60 Hz AC magnetic fields
60 Hz AC electric fields
Voltage spikes of harmonic frequencies of 60 Hz, also known as "dirty electricity"
Once you have gathered your instruments, you will want to know what we consider to be safe exposure levels to these EMFs. Our profession has developed safe exposure guidelines since 1987 in Germany and they are now in their seventh revision. These Building Biology Evaluation Guidelines were developed specifically for sleeping areas, and they are broken down into four levels of concern for the first three types of EMFs listed above (the German building biologists did not develop safe exposure guidelines for "dirty electricity," but I give those values below).
The four levels of concern are "No concern," Slight concern," "Severe concern," and "Extreme concern." Since these standards are quite stringent for the vast majority of our clients, including most electrically hypersensitive (EHS) people, we feel comfortable getting most of our clients out of the "Severe concern" range. Only the most highlhy EHS people need to try to achieve getting into the "No concern" level, a goal that is generally not easy or is impossible to reach.
For the vast majority of people, getting somewhere into the "Slight concern" level will be quite healthy for them, as these levels are on a par with the general consensus for EMF exposure among non-industry EMF experts and researchers around the world. For instance, the "Slight concern" level for AC magnetic field exposure in the building biology profession is 0.1-1.0 milliGauss (mG), while the generally accepted safe magnetic field exposure level according to most experts is 1-2 mG.
To download and print out the building biology safe exposure guidelines, click here. Generally speaking, the safe levels we try to achieve are less than:
1.0 milliGauss (mG) for AC magnetic fields
100 milliVolts (mV) for AC electric fields
10 microWatts/meter squared (uW/m2) for radio frequencies while you sleep (I was also taught to try to get clients below 100 uW/m2 in the daytime)
25-50 Graham-Stetzer Units (GSU) for "dirty electricity"
These are the ideals. It will be a challenge to achieve these safe levels in some circumstances, and easy to achieve them in others. I discuss how we can help you do that after describing the meters and instruments used for each type of EMF. (Article Link Source>