EMF Emissions – Where Are They and What is a Safe Distance?

EMF emissions, also known as electromagnetic radiation, cause health problems with excessive exposure. The problem is, the emissions are everywhere and who is monitoring ‘safe levels’ – NO ONE. It’s up to you to find out where they are and to test to see how much radiation is in your regular environment. Click here for foundational information on ‘What is EMF?’

An occasional exposure to even moderately high EMF emissions isn’t the problem. The problem is when you are in an unsafe field on a regular daily basis, like at your bed or desk, or too much wireless technology at your home or office. Our bodies can only take so much then we start having serious health problems. AND an increasing percentage of the population is developing a very disabling health problem called EMF Hypersensitivity.

Each person has what I call a ‘radiation cup’. Once that cup gets full, health problems and disease sets in. And I can tell you by the thousands of tests I’ve performed for myself and others, there are more strong fields in our environment today than safe ones. Technology has boomed and so our EMF emissions – and so our health problems.

Distance - The Only Completely Safe Tactic

If you want to be completely safe from EMF radiation, distance is the only sure-fire way. The only problem with that is that it is virtually impossible to get away from all EMF emissions today unless you live at the North Pole with no cell phone and no electricity. The wise solution is to know where your sources are and reduce all levels in your daily environment to safe levels. Also be very clear as to what is good EMF and what is bad EMF as noted here: Types of Electromagnetic Radiation

Likely Places for EMF Emissions

The only way to know if an area or device is safe is to test with EMF meters. One model of wireless house phone may be safe, but most are extremely high radiation like cell phones. One model of computer may be safe in one room but high electric radiation in another room - Yes, very same computer! One wall in your house may be safe and the other may have a wiring problem and test on overload (max for the meter). A cell tower in your neighborhood may not be transmitting toward your house or it could be sending extremely unsafe levels right through your walls. And it could be a half mile away and unseen from your location.

For more on EMF meters and detectors to locate EMF emissions click here. You don’t need a handful of expensive meters to accomplish a safe environment – just two – and I’ll give you that information here.

EMF Emissions Categories

The four main categories for EMF emissions are Electric, Magnetic, Wireless and Ionizing. Here is a list of many sources and facts for each category:

  • Electric - Anything powered by electricity including electric power lines, transformers, electrical boxes and wiring, kitchen appliances such as blenders, toasters, food processors, coffee makers, microwaves (have an electric and ionizing radiation field); lamps and lighting fixtures, fans, electric heaters, furnaces, air conditioners, electric blankets and heating pads, hair dryers, electronic devices such as computers, laptops, printers, cell phone chargers, stereos, telephones, televisions and much more – anything you plug in to electricity.

    RECOMMENDED EXPOSURE LIMIT OF AC ELECTRIC FIELDS: BELOW 10 V/M, PREFERABLY BELOW 1 V/M (AT 50/60 HZ).

    Electric EMF Emissions Facts - Electrical power called VLF (very low frequency)A/C (alternating current) at 60 Hertz can only be transmitted in wires. The electrical field extends out from the wire at a range depending upon how much current flows in the wires. The EMF emissions from power in houses normally extends from 4 to 15 feet from the wiring or device depending on how much current flows in the wires - with an average of about 4-6 feet.

    You can’t know for sure where these EMF emissions fields are and how strong they are unless you measure them with a EMF meter. For example, some granite countertops are known to have ionizing radiation, but the ones I have tested all had spots of extremely high electric radiation resonating from them, because of the electrical wiring under, above and beside them, to the naturally occurring metals in the granite. Also, a metal lamp in my bedroom had EMF emissions, even though it was unplugged, resonating from the corded phone beside it. I have found that all metal (including the metal pins in my foot from a previous surgery) ‘picks up’ electrical currents that are in close proximity and radiates that ‘stolen’ electricity. My bone cancer symptoms started in the bone where the pins are. Fluorescent lights can drastically increase the magnetic field in nearby or downline wiring.

    Many unusual things occur with EMF emissions that you would never imagine. I found this out by buying two meters and using them often.

  • Magnetic - Magnetic fields can come from two sources: 1) from moving electric currents or 2) from electron motion (orbital or spin). So, all electrical sources above will also have a magnetic field and additionally, devices which have spinning electrons such as gas powered engines – riding mowers, weed eaters, golf carts, go carts, four wheelers, motorcycles, cars, jackhammers, A/C unit, etc.

    RECOMMENDED EXPOSURE LIMIT OF AC MAGNETIC FIELDS: BELOW 200 NT (2.00 MG), PREFERABLY BELOW 20 NT (.20 MG) (AT 50/60 HZ).

    Magnetic EMF Emissions Facts - You don’t hear as much about magnetic radiation as the other types of radiation – but don’t let that fool you! It was the magnetic radiation from a very high powered zero-turn lawnmower that gave me breast cancer, colon cancer and lung cancer in about 2-3 weeks time of daily use. I later was talking to a young man at a register about my mower and he said his mother had one. I told him to tell her not to be on it much and he said she didn’t ride it anymore – she got breast cancer. And then there is the man I talked to who had developed testicular cancer during the winter months when he was using a jackhammer all winter at work.

    Remember the invisible ‘radiation cup’ that fills up with the EMF emissions our body is exposed to? Once it’s full, the cells in our body start turning into cancer cells and other types of disease. These high powered machines add to what is already there and fills the cup up very quickly. They sure make life easier and sometimes more fun – but then we have no life!

  • Wireless - Includes wi fi , RF, micro wave, cellular EMF Emissions distributed by devices such as computer, video, mobile phone, wireless house phones, printers, laptops, palm computers, MP3, business and public service communication systems; cell phones, cell towers, broadband towers and routers, GPS, service providers such as military, fire, taxi, police; baby monitors, wireless internet connections, etc. Includes all wireless technology that communicates without being hardwired to the device it is communicating with. Electric meter reporting is beginning to go wireless in many areas with wireless devices at the pole and some even in the house.

    SCIENTISTS CONSIDER A PERSON'S HEALTH TO BE MORE AT RISK FROM WIRELESS MICROWAVE RADIATION THAN RADIATION FROM HOUSEHOLD WIRING AND ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES – THE PULSING ‘CHATTER’ MORE UPSETTING TO HUMAN CELL STRUCTURE. FOR BEST EMF PROTECTION, THE GOAL SHOULD BE NO WIRELESS RADIATION IN YOUR REGULAR ENVIRONMENT.

    Wireless EMF Emissions Facts - Many, if not most, electronics have the option of being hardwired or wireless. What many people don’t know is that even if you have a device hardwired, it still radiates until you turn off the wireless capability – and that is not even possible with some devices.

    For instance, a laptop can be hardwired to the internet connection so the wireless radiation is eliminated (put the receiver outside the house and wire inside to computer – then test to be sure no radiation is in house). But to achieve complete elimination of wireless radiation you must also switch off wireless button on outside of computer and go internally and turn off wireless technology. (And remember, even then you have to deal with electric, magnetic and ionizing radiation of the computer – but it is possible to have a pretty safe system you can be on for hours – it’s all in the setup.)

  • Ionizing - The most powerful at low doses with shorter wave lengths, ionizing EMF emissions destroys DNA in living cells at the fastest rate of all radiation. It is cumulative and very difficult to disperse from the body. Three types of ionizing radiation are UV rays, X-rays and gamma rays.

    Here are some of the sources found in our environment: medical therapy such as radiation therapy, radioactive iodine, PET or SPECT/CT, white blood cell scans, mammography (use thermography instead), X-rays, barium from upper GI’s; airport X-rays, those who fly frequently at high altitudes, irradiated food, emissions from burning fossil fuels such as coal fired power plants, emissions from nuclear power plants, emissions from combustible fuel such as gas and coal, nuclear weapon test sites, radon in homes, building material such as some granite, travertine, smoke detectors and hoses for floor heating, cathode ray tubes in televisions and computer screens, integrated circuits, luminous watches and dials, fluorescent lights, lantern mantels, tobacco, etc.

    THERE ARE NO SAFE LEVELS OF IONIZING RADIATION. ACCORDING TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION ON RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION, THE RECOMMENDED ANNUAL DOSE LIMIT FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS 1 MSV.

    Ionizing EMF Emissions Facts - Even low dose exposure causes damage to living tissue including cancer, tumors and genetic (DNA) damage. Radon (vapor from uranium decay that comes up out of the ground) in homes is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking and second hand smoke. This category is harder to measure but usually more obvious without a meter and easier to avoid.

In summary

In summary, for best emf protection, it all boils down to how much EMF emissions you are getting as a whole from day to day. You can’t know this unless you have a wireless meter and an electric and magnetic meter. I will show you the simplest meters to use with great accuracy at the best price HERE on my ‘EMF Detectors’ page.


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