Health Hazards in the Home

Posted by M ws On Thursday, March 21, 2013 0 comments
According to Dr. Mercola:

Many still do not realize that they're chronically exposed to something that can deteriorate their health, and, unless it's identified and remediated, can lead to premature death—an exposure that is completely invisible, tasteless, and odorless.

The exposure I'm referring to is electromagnetic fields, or EMF.

Five Primary Sources of Electromagnetic Field Exposure 

As Vickie Warren explains in this interview, there are basically five primary sources of dangerous EMF that surround you on a daily basis:


Electric fields: These are the fields that emanate from anything that has voltage; basically anything electric, such as lamps, electrical wiring, outlets, extension cords, electrical appliances, and power outlets.

Electric fields can affect the electrical communication in your body, such as your brainwaves, or the ability of your neurons to fire and communicate. It can also impede inter-cell communication anywhere in your body. Health problems that can manifest as a result to this type of exposure include neurological- and behavioral changes, altered cell growth, cell mutations, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and even cancer.
Magnetic fields: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has labeled magnetic fields a class 3 carcinogen. These fields can occur when there is an imbalance in the electrical wiring, and around electrical motors such as the motor in your refrigerator.

A MAJOR source of magnetic fields is next to the main power meter for your house. You definitely want to avoid sleeping up against a wall that has a power meter on the outside. Electric clock radios can also generate magnetic fields.

Fortunately, the effect drops off dramatically with distance, so simply putting some distance—typically about five or six feet—between yourself and the source is usually sufficient to drastically reduce or eliminate the danger.
Power lines, whether above- or underground.
Metal plumbing: Yes, older metal plumbing can frequently carry a current.
Wireless communications: This includes wireless power meters (so-called SmartMeters), cell phones, cell towers, wireless routers, and cordless phones. Most of these types of technologies expose you to both electric- and magnetic fields.

According to Vickie, cordless phone bases are a MAJOR source of exposure, and should never be kept in your sleeping area. While the handset is a source of exposure while you’re talking on the phone, the base transmits constantly, whether the phone is in use or not. Still, it’s best to use the speaker phone or a headset when using a cordless phone because the thermal impact of the antenna can also cause problems, particularly if you’re frequently on the phone or talk for long periods of time.

The thermal impact is what the SAR rating on the phone refers to. 

The radiation emitted by wireless communications decreases linearly, so you have to put a significant amount of distance between yourself and the source to sufficiently reduce your exposure. Having walls between yourself and the source will also help; preferably with reflective barriers such as metal foil and certain types of metallic paint.

Ideally, you’ll want the cordless base station located at least three full rooms away from where you’re sleeping.  Keeping a cordless phone base on your desk is not recommended, as you’ll be continuously blasted with radiation throughout your work day.

The Latest Danger—'Smart Meters'

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