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What is Electric EMF? It's Why They Say It's Bad To Use Your Phone While It's Charging

These days when people say EMF, they typically mean EMF radiation from wireless energy.  It's one type of EMF and it's trending because let's face it, the amount of wireless EMF in our environment is increasing wildly.

Olle Johannsen points out that were exposed to a quintillion times more wireless EMF than we were a decade ago.


Radio Frequency or RF is one type of electromagnetic field or EMF  and comes from anything wireless.  Here's What You Need To Know About Electric, Magnetic and Dirty Electricity.

  • Electric fields which come from electrical wires. These wires can be outside our homes in power lines, in our walls or can be found in anything with an electrical cord that has electrical power running through it.
    • Magnetic Fields, called ELF or extremely low frequency, which come from lights, appliances and transformers and electrical wiring

    • Dirty Electricity is when wiring, with it's magnetic and electric fields gets polluted with higher frequencies that typically come from Smart meters, wall dimmers, WiFi etc.

    My two favorite Must-Have's for Electric And Magnetic EMF

    A meter that detects and measures magnetic and electric EMF.

    Personally I like the Tri-Field, with the weighted and not weighted options to get a basic intake of the AC EMF when I'm staying at hotel or checking out a new work spot. 

    You can also use another type of meter called a Body Voltage meter.  Instead of detecting the AC electrical fields from all kinds of things from wiring to  devices, appliances and tools in the environment that run on electricity,  they calculate the electrical pressure on your body. 

     I like the Body Voltage Meter when I'm trying to determine if a new wired keyboard has a wiring issue that's causing my body to react. I'll go into HOW TO USE BOTH the Body Voltage and Environmental Electric EMF meters later in this article, but I can tell you for sure, that any item you have that's powered by a USB charger is very very likely to be exposing you to high levels of electric EMF, that's why my second Must Have when it comes to avoiding Electric Fields is this:

    A Device That Lets You USB Charge Without Electric EMF. Use Phone On Airplane For NO Wireless EMF Too!

    Grounded Surge Protectors and Power Strips and Grounded USB Charging  outlet Work GREAT to protect you from the electric fields that come from these particular electrical items.

    Electricity Means Electrical EMF

    Electric fields are anywhere there is electricity.  Electric fields are in the wiring in your home and because the electrical flow is in the wring and available to power anything that's connected to the wires- from light fixtures to power outlets, the electric fields are ON. 

    A lamp, the dryer, anything powered by electricity will have electric fields too, but ONLY when the electrical item is powered on and has current running through it.

    Electric Fields And Your Body

    Lary Gust, our amazing EMF Expert and leader at the Building Biology Institute , talks about the dangers of electric fields.  He shares his experience with the German founders of Building Biology and doctors in the US and Germany-in searching for the cause of how EMF was making people sick. 

    Larry says, Our work associates high electric fields and high RF radiation with

    • sleep disturbances
    • increased allergy response
    • muscle pain,
    • heart palpitations,
    • day time tiredness,
    • day time irritability
    • childhood bed wetting

    The Science And Electric Fields

    Most government and health agencies tell us that exposure to electric fields is harmless. However, Building Biology tells us to limit our exposure to very low levels.  And there are two studies that show a connection to leukemia.  This one studies over 31,000 people and this 25 year study from Sweden that looked at the effect of high voltage Power lines with magnetic and electric fields


    In Larry's article, he tells us, "When inspections were made of homes at the request of doctors, the Building Biologists found that 90% of the time the trail led to the sleeping area and that 90% of the time the major pollutant in the sleeping area was the excessive man-made AC electric fields and radio frequency (RF) radiation primarily from devices in the home, but sometimes from sources outside the home."

    Electric Fields In Your Home And Environment

    At this point, you're probably thinking it's a good idea to avoid electric fields,  here's where you'll find them:

    • home wiring
    • charging cables
    • Devices that are being charged
    • power cords
    • all appliances
    • air filters
    • hair dryers and their cords
    • lamps and lamp cords
    • TV and the TV Cord
    • Blenders and Coffee machines
    • C-Pap machines
    • Power lines and transformers
    • Power Strips
    • Surge Protectors

    In his guest post for Ron And Lisa, the Healthy Dream Team, Oram Miller talks about how electric fields in our wiring work and why they affect our sleep.

    Electric Fields: Like Water Stuck in The Hose With The Spigot Off

    "Electric fields, unlike magnetic, come from voltage, not current. Voltage is the pressure of electricity in circuits and AC power cords in your house, much like the pressure of water in your garden hose. The trick is, you can have the water spigot open and pressure in the hose but no water spraying out. That’s like having the circuit breaker on and the lamp plugged in but turned off. Voltage is still there so that when you turn the lamp back on, the bulb lights up.

    That field, which is present whether the lamp is turned on or off, oscillates between positive and negative charge 60 times a second (the frequency of 120 Volt AC electric power in North America)."

    The Electric Field cam extend 6' to 8' into your living space

    Larry Gust points out that "When you try to sleep, all the cords and plastic Romex circuits in your bedroom walls within a six to eight foot radius around your bed affect every cell in your body. The electrically charged particles in your cells—ions, protons and electrons—are constantly attracted and repulsed from these wires, sixty times a second, causing a subtle (or not so subtle) agitation when you try to sleep."

    Shield Your Cords!

     We have these awesome Electrahealth-SaferTech Safe Cords that I created in a partnership with Shaun.  They are heavy duty, completely double shielded extension cords that you should replace all your regular extension cords.  WHY?  Because they are notorious for leaking electric fields and creating dirty electricity, which means you don't want to be close to them and they can pollute whatever is plugged into them.

    But, any shielded cord cannot remove the dirty electricity or electric fields that come from a poorly wired device.  Say you have a blow dryer--they're notorious for high electric EMF) and  instead of plugging your hairdryer into the wall, you plug it into the shielded extension cord.  That will not help that not change the EMF from the hairdryer.  Sorry.

    This Video Demonstrates Electric Fields- which are detected with an Electric Field or Tri-Field Meter

    Measuring Electric and Magnetic Fields: Body Voltage or Electric EMF Environmental Detector

    I always say that the first step in EMF Protection is knowing how much of it you're being exposed to.  EMF meters do just that! You can use an electric field meter, like the Tri-Field meter or you can try the body voltage meter offered by Larry.

    tri field meter sale price

    The Trifield is really cool because it has 2 different readings of Electric and Magnetic fields.  One is Standard and The Other is Weighted. 

    The Standard and Weighted Magnetic Readings are Important and Can Help You Determine If your high readings are from Dirty Electricity or Electrosmog.

    The way it works it s that you take a Standard reading of Magnetic EMF- say from a lamp or charger or appliance. Next you take a Weighted reading of Magnetic EMF and compare the two.  The Tri-Field Weighted Measurement can go up to 4 times higher than the Standard reading.  If you get a reading that is double or significantly higher than the standard, you can likely determine the item your measuring has dirty electricity. That will help you decide how to mitigate that EMF problem.

    Rob Metzinger, meter maker and EMF instructor says to use both as, 

     "AC electric fields are tricky to assess.  There are several devices/methods to measure it.  The all have pros and they all have cons."

    The Body Voltage meter looks at the Electrical EMF a bit differently.  It calculates the electrical pressure on your body.  I hear Building Biologist talk about the AC electricity on your body.  That's when you understand that they are using a Body Voltage Meter to determine it.

    You don't just point and press the power on a Body Voltage meter. 

    • Body Voltage Meters need to be grounded
    • Two wires come from a Body Voltage Meter: 1 to plug into a grounded outlet or the ground 2, to plug into the probe you hold in your hand.
    • Make sure you're at least 5' from others, because they can effect your reading
    • Make sure when you're sitting your feet do not touch the ground to get an accurate reading

     

    I like the Body Voltage Meter when I'm trying to determine if a new wired keyboard has a wiring issue that's causing my body to react--and then to figure out if the changes I employ are working. 

    What levels of Electric or Magnetic Field Exposure Is Considered Safe?

    Here's a look at typical Magnetic readings from my home.  Very safe levels-even within 10 inches of the fridge.  Which is not typical for most homes btw.  All of our wiring is sealed in Romex and we were careful to purchase appliances that had the electronics toward the back the units.  I always tell people not to lean against their fridge.  Most will be emitting magnetic over 2.5 milligauss. 

    low magnetic fields.  This is a safe levelFridge Appliances higher magnetic readings

     Finally the two photos below shows why I use a stylus when I'm texting or scrolling. TRY IT

    The electronics from the brightness of the screen effect the magnetic levels and look how they decrease in matter of inches!!  It feels so good- no numbness or tingling like many people report from touching the screen!

    high magnetic
    lower magnetic from screens stylus

    If avoiding electric fields are particularly of concern for  good nights sleep, then what's a good safe level for your sleeping space? Well, the Building Biologists have a standards for all types of EMF exposure.  Here's their recommendation for a safe amount of electric fields in your bedroom.

    Level of Concern for Bedroom Electric Fields

    Meter Display                    None               Slight            Strong     Extreme

    Electric in Volts                 Under 0.010          0.010 to 0.1        0.1 to 1.0      Over 1.0

    Magnetic in milligauss    Under 0.2          0.2-1             1 - 5         Over > 5

    This is what High Electric Fields Look Like on a Magnetic and Electric Meter:

    I'm about 10 inches from the electric outlet here.  This is why I advise people to move beds, couches and desks away from outlets and unshielded electric cords.

    How To Avoid Electric Fields

    As With All EMF, when it comes to electric fields, distance is your friend!  Electric EMF dissipates with distance.  Oram Miller recommends being 6 to 8' away from the electric field source.  So that means stay that distance away from the cord and the fan, the C-pap machine, the air filter- see the list above.

    Use Grounded Surge Protectors, Grounded Charger connections and Grounded Power Strips

    Grounded Surge Protectors and Power Strips and Grounded USB Charging  outlet Work GREAT to protect you from the electric fields that come from these particular electrical items.

    Shield the wires or use metal wiring.

      • One thing we did when we built our home was shield all of our electric wiring.  It's awesome, we have no measurable electric fields coming from the floor, walls or ceiling.

      Unplug your electrical cords.

      Even when whatever it is the cord is powering is off- the Electrical EMF is still flowing in the cord.

       

      Shut Off Power To Electric Fields and or Turn Off Circuit Breakers.

        •  Shut the Power off at night.  You can try it a couple of nights by just shutting off the breaker to your homes bedrooms. But the long term solution is to install a Switch that protects your breaker panel, is safer and easier. 

          I really like the Whole House Electric EMF Cut-off Switch

          They offer several types to choose from- the best one turns off the neutral and power together and it's you best EMF protection.  They also give you the option of how many zones on the electrical panel you want to shut off and let you shut those zones off at different times for a sweet sleep for you and the kids. The website is here EMFsafeSwitch - use code TW10 for 10% off the purchase price for your EMF cut off Switch. 
          •  “NP” Remotely turns off the neutral and power simultaneously for safer earthing/grounding and disconnects the source of electronic harmonics (dirty electricity). Each relay handles 1 circuit giving you maximum zone control.
          • “SP” Remotely turns off the power line only. A circuit = 1x 120 volt circuit breaker in your electrical panel. A relay is a remote controlled switch. Each relay in the SP handles 3 circuits, this is our economy remote switch.
          switch to turn off power

            • “HP” If you have any 240VAC (high power) circuits to turn off they require a separate “HP” switch. Our normal ”HP” switch handles up to 40AMPS. If your 240VAC circuit is more than 40 AMPs let us know.

            Shield Your Home From Electric Fields

            • Shield Your Home From The Electric Fields.  Larry Gust says he finds that field shielding material often helps to further reduce fields particularly in second-floor sleeping areas where there are power cables in the floor. -As with most EMF home shielding it's best to have the pro's help you out.  If you're in the US, find a Consultant for your EMF issues on Tech Wellness. 

            Unfortunately it's very difficult to shield Magnetic EMF

            Larry Gust talks about Magnetic EMF- in this case from our screens in this video:

             Here's the abstract and link to the Magnetic EMF exposure study that Larry Gust talked about.

            Abstract

            A case-control study was conducted to test the hypothesis that exposure to magnetic fields of the type generated by high-voltage power lines increases cancer incidence in children. The study base consisted of everyone under age 16 years who had lived on a property located within 300 meters of any of the 220 and 400 kV power lines in Sweden during the period 1960-1985. Subjects were followed from their entry into the study base through 1985. A total of 142 cancer cases were identified through a record linkage to the Swedish Cancer Registry. There were 39 leukemia and 33 central nervous system tumor cases. A total of 558 controls were selected at random from the study base. Exposure was assessed by spot measurements and by calculations of the magnetic fields generated by the power lines, taking distance, line configuration, and load into account. Information about historical loads on the power lines was used to calculate the magnetic fields for the year closest in time to diagnosis. When historical calculations were used as exposure assessment for childhood leukemia with cutoff points at 0.1 and 0.2 microtesla (microT), the estimated relative risk increased over the two exposure levels and was estimated at 2.7 (95% confidence interval (CI) 1.0-6.3) for 0.2 microT and over; p for trend = 0.02. When the upper cutoff point was shifted to 0.3 microT, the relative risk was 3.8 (95% CI 1.4-9.3); p for trend = 0.005. These results persisted when adjustment for potential confounding factors was made. For central nervous system tumor, lymphoma, and all childhood cancers combined, there was no support for an association.

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