I am all about environmental awareness, eliminating toxins, healthy living and a healthy family lifestyle. I’m a regular person. I am interior decorator, a mother, a wife and an Architecture student. Of all things that interest me (and trust me, there is a lot!) I have become very aware of EMF’s and EMR’s and how they affect us. If you haven’t heard of this before, EMF stands for electromagnetic field and EMR stands for electromagnetic radiation.
If you have a great memory, you might remember that in 2011 that the WHO (World Health Organisation) listed mobile phones as “possibly carcinogenic” and enlisted the world to immediately fund more research. They did this due to the alarming scientific evidence coming to light and as a way to really define once and for all what damage (if any) smartphones, like appliances and their fields are doing to our bodies and the environment. This research is ongoing as there are many big players pushing the use of technology and they don’t like when some “Jimmy Cricket” whispers in their ear, or better yet, takes them to court! They would rather announce that technology is the best thing for global fruition, business and social economics and keep selling their latest gadgets.
And why wouldn’t they? I can work anywhere in the world, FROM anywhere in the world! I can start to educate my son before he even attends school and I can educate myself on whatever I like, whenever I like. I can use WiFi cameras to answer the door when I am not home; I can monitor my sleeping baby when I am in another room; I can Bluetooth music to the backyard whilst watering the garden… the list goes on and on.
BIG waves happened when The California Department of Public Health released a document called “How to Reduce Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy from Cell Phones” (click to read) last year, which were the result of a court action to release the hidden information to the public. Why was this so important?
All of today’s fancy smartphones, smart watches, Chromecast, WiFi, 3G/4G/5G, computers, laptops, alarm clocks (the list goes on), anything electric, establishes its own electromagnetic field. We, as humans, have an electromagnetic field which resonates in a pulsating wave between .3 and 30 hz. It appears that external EMF’s and EMR’s interact, change and depress our own human bio-magnetic field. This means that the smart devices we use everyday have the ability to change us on a cellular level…and this happens immediately.
Watch what happens to your blood when taking a call
Could this all be just… poppycock?
“The Appeal is being signed by scientists who have published peer-reviewed papers on the biological or health effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields…” “As of November 9, 2017, 236 EMF scientists from 41 nations have signed the Appeal.” – EMF Scientist
The scientific research is so alarming that France BANNED WiFi in all nurseries and Day Care Centers in 2015 and is set to pass further laws prohibiting mobile phones and WiFi in primary and secondary schools.
EMF/RF exposure is linked to:
low sperm mobility and count
protein and peptide damage
Genotoxic effects are documented to occur in neurons, blood lymphocytes, sperm, red blood cells, epithelial cells, hematopoietic tissue, lung cells and bone marrow.
Increased blood-brain barrier permeability and oxidative damage
Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
decreased memory and attention
autonomic nervous system dysfunction
decreased reaction times
You may be able to hear a WiFi frequency (it sounds like morse code- I can!)
You can read more about this well referenced report “Electromagnetic and radio-frequency Fields Effect on Human Health” by the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. You can also find up to date links for the latest scientific and peer-reviewed research at the Environmental Health Trust website. But the research is ongoing and it is multi-faceted. So many people (and companies) have started taking action now.
Ok, so what can I do to reduce our exposure?
There are many products on the market already and the best ones are, of course, scientifically proven. So, I will tell you which ones I have been using for the past 5 years.
Step 1: Hardwire Internet connection – no damaging signal comes from this.
Whaaaat? But, I use a Chomecast, Netflix, WiFi, to connect all of my family to the internet all over the house! And I use my phone to cast. (I know, I have just switched to hardwired too)
Well, you still can! And I’ll tell you the trick. IF you want to remove the WiFi signal from your home and instantly stop worrying about the possible or proven effects, you will need to have your internet provider
install hardwired Ethernet points to all rooms you want access to the internet. Too expensive? (see step 2)
For Netflix – use the computer to cast to your living room screen (aw, no more using the app for casting, boo-hoo) , more on how to do that next.
For Chromecast – Chromecast Ultra actually has a hardwired option. They provide you with an Ethernet connection.
For WiFi- Turn it off and if you need it, use it sparingly and then turn it off. You can log in to your router using your PC and do this at will. (Ask your internet provide how to do this if you are unsure. Have an hour timer so you can update and sync your devices.)
For Printers- You can hardwire them too. Turn off WiFi and Bluetooth in Settings.
For Laptops/Tablets – Once hard-wired, turn off the WiFi in settings.
Step 2 : (As an alternative to installing multiple Ethernet ports in Step 1.) Install Very Cool Ethernet Extenders
No, not a WiFi extender, I am talking about a system that connects to your modem via Ethernet at your PC and connects to another room in your house via your existing electrical wiring. Literally, plug the adapter into a standard power point and then connect your device via the Ethernet port. Pretty cool. Ideal for smart Tv’s, computers in other rooms, laptops, and game consoles. IF you are clever enough, you might also attach the kids tablets! (lot’s of hacks on YouTube)
I have one connecting my PC to the Chromecast on my TV. Mine is a D-Link Powerline and I bought it from Jb-Hifi for $149.95. It’s as simple as plug and play.
Step 3: Mitigate EMF’s in the home
So, I still have WiFi on sparingly, and I have other EMF emitting devices such as my induction cooktop, hairdryer, radio, straightener, the vacuum ..okay let’s be honest, there’s a lot. There are a couple of products I have come across that you can plug directly into a standard power-point and it will snake its way into the existing wiring and neutralize everything plugged in! Sounds easy right?
I use the Aulterra Whole House Neutralizer $125.
It neutralizes the electrical wiring of home or office, including all plugged-in devices. Uses the neutralized electrical circuits in the building framework to protect from external incoming EMFs such as WiFi and mobile transmissions.
It covers up to 464.5 square meters of a single or multi-story building. It’s a no-brainer for homes as well as small offices and child care centers. Mine looks like this.
Step 4: EMF Protection for mobile devices or any device not plugged in.
You may have seen these devices around. Aulterra’s Neutralizer Discs $45 for 3, can be used on any portable device. They are patented in may countries all over the world and scientifically proven (read report) to mitigate phone radiation and damage. It doesn’t block or deflect like some products do, it neutralizes the EMF’s damaging effects by up to 95% by using thin layers of rare earth minerals. I have one on each phone, laptop and tablet, but you can put them on anything electronic.
Step 5: Wearable EMF Protection?
Yes, there are companies bringing out scalar type pendants that work on increasing your own bi-magnetic field strength. If you search for EMF Pendant or scalar pendant, quite a few will pop up.
I use two different types. The first one is called QLink. (This is my personal affiliate link because I truly believe in this product). I bought it as a necklace and I threaded it as a bracelet! I became an affiliate because I have been wearing mine for about 6 years now and I truly believe that it helps me keep balanced, it lifts my spirit and keeps me stronger when using an electrical device especially when I am out and about. I recently tried this muscle test on a friend who was sick and the protective effect was outstanding. I will post a video of the QLink working when using my mobile phone. You will be amazed. Even holding your mobile phone makes you physically weaker.
Step 6: Not crazy just EMF sensitive!
Welcome to the world of shielding fabric, curtains, phone pouches, paint, wallpaper and bed canopies! Just like they put a Faraday cage over the reactor in Chernobyl, you can, also bring this home. It’s not as weird as it sounds. Okay, it sounds weird. This is not uncommon to people in government protection agencies or scientists working with EMF’s. I am seeing building products for residential start to come into the market for those truly sensitive. I am also seeing a lot of different personal products as well like hats and clothing for combating fields outdoors (like 5G, radio-frequency, when in shopping centres). The best I have seen is from EMF Shielding Australia.
As an interior decorator, a mother and an architectural student, I think it is now my duty to consider electromagnetic fields and their effect on us because I will be designing future homes, and they need to be safe. I’m not going to wait any longer before I start protecting my family, my friends and my clients. Are you? #emfsafe
EMF from newborn incubators interfere with melatonin production (sleep) and vagal tone (digestion). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28988507
Decrease in sperm motility and velocity with exposure to 3G+ WiFi Modems – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28967061