Articles on Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)
The following links bring you to Articles on EMFs written by Oram Miller, BBEC. They discuss the four types of EMFs that the building biology profession recognizes.
These four types of EMFs are:
2. 60 Hz AC Electric Field EMFs from house wires, which affect us primarily when we sleep. To view two articles on electric fields, click on the third and fourth articles below.
3. Radio Frequency EMFs from wireless devices (cell phones, Wi-Fi, tablets, cordless telephones, and smart meters). To view an article on this type of EMF, including a discussion of the wide discrepancy of safe limits between our country's governmental regulatory agencies and those of countries around the world such as in Europe, click here.
To view information and links on how to select and purchase EMF meters and instruments so that you can take your own EMF measurements of these four types of EMFs, click here. In particular, you will find the following:
To print out a handout on how to rewire lamps and other appliances with a shielded, grounded cord so that you can eliminate day and evening time electric field exposure, click here. Order the shielded cord mentioned in the handout and take it and your lamp to a local small appliance repair shop. I mention one such a shop located in Santa Monica in the handout for those in the Los Angeles area.
Eight articles have appeared in the series so far. Four articles appeared on their blog in 2010. The remainder have appeared every few months since September 2012.
The first article, entitled, "What's All the Static About? Cell Phones and Radiation,", appeared June 23, 2010. It
discusses the hidden dangers of wireless communications: cell phones, cordless telephones and WiFi.
The second article, entitled, "Cell Phones, Cordless Phones and Wi-Fi: How to be Safely Connected in the Wireless
Age,", appeared July 5, 2012. It discusses
strategies to help protect you from harmful health effects while using cell phones, cordless telephones and WiFi.
The third article, entitled, "Electric Fields, Melatonin from the Pineal Gland, and a Deep Night's Sleep: What's
the Connection?", appeared September 2, 2010. It discusses one of the unknown causes of restless sleep, electric fields, and
its connection to melatonin.
The fourth article, entitled, "Finally, a Good Night's Sleep", appeared December 11, 2010. It
discusses steps to help you reduce and eliminate the most common type of EMF, electric fields, that robs us of a good night's sleep.
The fifth article, entitled, "Smart Meters: Should We Be Concerned?", appeared September 4, 2012. It
gives an introduction to the topic of smart meters: what they do, how they affect health, and what can be done about them.
The sixth article, entitled, "Smart Meters: The Dirty Truth", appeared September 18, 2012. It
discusses the issue of so-called "dirty electricity" and smart utility meters.
The seventh article, entitled, "You Mean Baby Monitors Aren't Safe?", appeared November 20, 2012. It
discusses the risks to children and mothers from wireless devices.
The eighth and most recent article, entitled, "Fatal Attraction: Magnetic Fields at Home (Part I)", appeared
April 2, 2013. It begins a three-part series on magnetic fields in your home, starting with the basics on how
magnetic fields are created and what types the building biology profession recognizes. The second and third articles in
the series will cover how to measure magnetic fields and how we mitigate them.
To view an extensive list of links to web sites documenting the health effects of exposure to EMFs caused by wireless devices, including cell phones, cordless telephones and wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) routers, click here.
To view an extensive list of links to web sites documenting the health effects of exposure to EMFs in general, click here.
This page last updated February 27, 2014.
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