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EMF Safety Tips

RF Prevention Tips       Home Tips       Automobile Tips        Office Tips          Electrical Tips

 

Radio Frequency RF & Microwave Prevention Tips

 

Radio Frequency Waves (RF) and Microwave Radiation are produced by all wireless communication devices and cell phone transmission towers. The  are invisible and exist almost everywhere. Current technology is now using pulsed digital signals which increase the risks of exposure. Obtaining an RF free sleeping area is important because we spend 1/3 of our life asleep. The goal is to reduce long term, low level exposure to Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation. Obtaining accurate exposure readings is very important. Some of our competitors’ meters do not measure pulsed digital signals. Our complete line of RF Meters will measure pulsed digital signals including the RF-Detector. Please visit our EMF Meter, RF Meter and Body Voltage Meter pages for Bau-Biologie approved testing equipment. See below for our suggestions on how to lower your RF exposure at home:

 

  • Avoid Living near cell phone transmission towers or any other radio/TV transmitter.  

  • Have your sleeping area evaluated by a Bau-Biologist for Radio Frequency (RF) radiation from cell phone towers and all other wireless radiation sources. Bau-Biologie Exposure Standards indicate RF radiation should be below 1 μW/m2 (microWatts per square meter) and below 0.1 μW/m2 for digital pulsed radiation signals.

  • If elevated RF Radiation is found, determine whether its source is internal or external to the building. If the source is external (local cell phone tower), installing RF shielding fabric curtains, a bed shielding canopies or RF reflective window foil is recommended. If the source is internal, find the source and turn it off (cordless phone, wireless router). Seek the professional advice of a trained Bau-Biologist for more protection solutions.

  • Avoid the use of cordless telephones. Most new models (DECT) base stations constantly transmit RF radiation even when they are not in use.

  • If a cordless phone is necessary, choose 900 MHz cordless phone before higher frequency phones. Most 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz phones base stations constantly broadcast where as the majority of 900 MHz phones do not. Also the 900 MHz cordless phones use an analogue signal where the 2.4 GHz and the 5.8 GHz phones use more biologically damaging pulsed digital signals.

  • Avoid the use of a microwave oven. If using a microwave oven, leave the area. The RF will cover a large area (30-40 feet and more).

  • Avoid eating or drinking microwaved food or water. Don’t feed microwaved food or milk to babies or young children.  

  • Avoid the use of wireless baby monitors. Use a hard wired intercom system.      

  • Avoid the use of an RF security system, use the hard wired one.           

  • Avoid the use wireless router internet sharing devices. Use a hard wired type. (Ethernet Cat 5 cables

  • If required, use cellular telephones for emergency back-up. Use them with the     SLT1 headset.

  • Avoid speaking on a cell phone in the car without an external antenna. The RF waves will be reflected back at you from the metal chassis, doors and roof magnifying the radiation. Also, the cell phone has a hard time sending its signal out of the car because of the metal chassis, and increases its transmitting strength to compensate.

  • Avoid the use of a cellular phone if pregnant.

  • Do not let a child use a cellular phone.

  • Minimize your exposure to medical and dental x-rays.

 

Home EMF and RF Prevention Tips

The sleeping area is particularly important because we send 1/3 of our life sleeping. The goal is to reduce long term, low level exposure to AC Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) and Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation. Obtaining accurate exposure measurements is also very important. Please visit our EMF Meter, RF Meter and Body Voltage Meter pages for Bau-Biologie approved testing equipment. See below for our suggestions on how to lower your EMF exposure at home:

  • Sleep in a room that has been electromagnetically evaluated. Bau-Biologie Exposure Standards for sleeping areas indicate that Magnetic and Electric Fields should be as low as possible, preferably under 0.2 mG (milliGauss) or 20 nT (nanoTesla) for Magnetic Fields and below 1 V/m (Volt  per Meter) for Electric Fields. Ideal Body Voltage readings should be below 10 mV (milliVolts).

  • Shut off the electricity in your bedroom during sleeping hours. This can be accomplished manually by turning off the breakers or automatically with a demand switch. This will eliminate electric field exposure while sleeping. Seek the professional advise of a trained Bau-Biologist for protection solutions.

  • Avoid placing a bed on a shared wall with a neighbouring apartment if in a townhouse or apartment building. Your neighbours may have electronic equipment or electrical appliances on the other side of the wall emitting high electromagnetic fields.

  • Have your sleeping are evaluated for radio frequency (RF) radiation from cell phone towers, and all other wireless radiation sources. Bau-Biologie exposure standards indicate RF radiation should be below 1 μW/m2 (microWatts per square meter) and below 0.1 μW/m2 for digital pulsed radiation signals.

  • If elevated Radio Frequency Radiation is found, determine weather its source in internal or external to the building. If the source is external (local cell phone tower), installing RF shielding fabric curtains, a bed shielding canopies or RF reflective window foil is recommended. If the source is internal, find the source and turn it off (cordless phone, wireless router). Seek the professional advice of a trained Bau-Biologist for protection solutions.

  • Avoid the use of cordless telephones. Most new models (DECT) constantly transmit RF radiation even when they are not in use. 

  • Remove all electronic devices from all occupied bedrooms.

  • Avoid the use of an electric blanket. The will produce high electric and magnetic fields.

  • If possible, sleep in a bed that has no metal parts, such as innersprings or a metal frame.

  • Avoid using metal head and foot boards because the electric fields will be enhanced.

  • Keep metal way from the sleeping area, such as metal bookshelves, end tables or metal pole lamps.

  • Use a battery operated alarm clock rather than an AC electric alarm clock.

  • Avoid purchasing a home within 500 feet of high voltage power lines.  This distance will vary according to the power of the lines.  A magnetic and electric field strength measurement would determine the exact distance.

  • Avoid running electric extension cords under chairs, beds and couches.

  • If possible, maintain a distance of 10 feet from the television and other electronic devices and appliances.

  • Avoid the use of fluorescent and halogen lights, use incandescent full spectrum lighting.

  • Avoid the use of electric motors, such as an electric can opener, shaver or toothbrush.  Rechargeable or battery operated toothbrushes and shavers are preferred to plug-in models.

  • Consider replacing an ungrounded 2 wire lamp cord with a 3 wire shielded power cord to reduce electric fields. Your lamp may have to be customized in a specialty lighting store or by an electrician and meet UL and CSA approvals.

  • Stand back 3 feet or more from operating motors such as juicers and blenders.

  • Avoid the use of hand held hairdryers. If required, keep the motor and the cord as far from the body as possible.

  • Avoid using the over head fan while in the bathroom. If it must run maintain a distance of 10 feet.

  • If possible, maintain a distance of 10 feet from the heater coils when cooking with an electric stove or oven.

  • If purchasing a computer monitor locally, screen it with a Magnetic Field Detector or gauss meter.  The latest standards require that AC magnetic field be 1 mG (100 nanoTesla) or less one foot from the monitor.

  • Don’t give an older computer to a child without first measuring the magnetic fields it produces.

  • Avoid the use of a sewing machine during pregnancy or balancing a laptop on the abdomen.

 

Automobile EMF & RF Prevention Tips

Some of us spend a great deal of time in a car, therefore it is important to choose a vehicle that has low EMF and RF emissions. The goal is to reduce long term, low level exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) and Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation. Unfortunately little can be done with the automobile. There is also very little data recorded on this subject so each automobile would require a measurement to check its emissions. Obtaining accurate exposure readings is very important. Please visit our EMF Meter, RF Meter and Body Voltage Meter pages for Bau-Biologie approved testing equipment. See below for our suggestions on how to lower your EMF and RF exposure in automobiles:

  • The gasoline-ignition engine has spark plugs to ignite the fuel-air mixture.  The ignition (spark) system is a tremendous source of broad spectrum RF Radiation as well as Magnetic Fields. 

  • The car body is used as part of the electrical system, considerable electrical emissions exist inside an automobile. 

  • The alternator is a strong source of Magnetic Fields.

  •  The diesel engine with mechanical fuel injection has no spark plugs at all.  An electric spark is not required therefore lower Magnetic Field emissions

  • The car stereo is a large source of EMF, even when powered off.

  •  Keep distance form the audio speakers which emit large magnetic fields.

  •  The air conditioning and heating fan generate large magnetic fields.

  • Most new cars have a satellite communication system and can transmit high levels of RF radiation.

  •  Avoid speaking on a cell phone in the car without an external antenna. The RF waves will be reflected back at you from the metal chassis, doors and roof magnifying the radiation. Also, the cell phone has a hard time sending its signal out of the car because of the metal chassis, and increases its transmitting strength to compensate. 

  • New hybrid vehicles will emit high electric and magnetic fields.

 

Office EMF Prevention Tips

Achieving a low AC EMF emission office environment is difficult because of the constant use of electronic equipment. The goal is to reduce long term, low level exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) and Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation. Obtaining accurate exposure measurements is also very important. Please visit our EMF Meter, RF Meter and Body Voltage Meter pages for Bau-Biologie approved testing equipment. See below for our suggestions on how to lower your EMF exposure in the office:

  • Measure the Electric and Magnetic Fields that your monitor produces. LCD monitors are not always the best choice. Measuring with approved test equipment is the only way to know for sure. See our approved EMF Meters and Body Voltage Meter for test equipment suggestions. Seek the professional advice of a trained Bau-Biologist for more EMF protection solutions.

  • Use Shielded AC Power Cords and power bars for all computer or electronic equipment.

  • Plug your computer and electronic devices into a grounded 3-holed outlet.

  • Use a radiation-reducing grounded glare guard on computer monitors to reduce EMF radiation.   

  • If possible use a telephone with a cord for the bulk of your calls. 

  • Only use a cellular phone for emergency back-up or with the SLT1 Headset.

  • Beware of Magnetic and Electric Fields from personal computers, electric typewriters, calculators, desk lamps and measure their strength with an approved Electric and Magnetic Field detector.

  • Use a manual pencil sharpener rather than an electric one.

  • Maintain distance from the rear and sides of a neighbour’s computer monitor.

  • Locate the buildings electric panels, transformers, etc. and do not sit near them.

  • Keep wiring, surge protectors, power bars and extension cords 5 feet away from any body part.

  • Maintain minimum distance of 10 feet from copiers, fax machines and other office equipment.

  • Use a full-spectrum incandescent lamp (grounded if possible), rather than a fluorescent or halogen light if you have the option.

  • If using a laptop, buy one with a 3-prong plug.  Run it off the battery routinely.  If it is not possible to purchase a 3-prong plug, ground the chassis of the laptop.  This will eliminate the large electric field caused by the ungrounded laptop.

  • If carrying a pager, cell phone, or any electronic device regularly rotate it around the body.

  • Avoid congregating or sitting near the microwave oven when it is on.  The RF radiation can infest a large area.

  • Avoid work areas that use wireless networking and wireless phones if possible.

 

Electrical EMF Prevention Tips

A properly installed electrical system plays a key roll in the AC Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Pollution levels in a building. Proper grounding can significantly reduce Electric Fields. Neutral wire isolation can reduce unwanted Magnetic Fields thus eliminating Net Currents. It is important to reduce long term, low level exposure to Electric and Magnetic Fields.  Obtaining accurate exposure readings is also very important. Please visit our EMF Meter, RF Meter and Body Voltage Meter pages for Bau-Biologie approved testing equipment. See below for our suggestions on how to lower your EMF exposure at home:

  • Sleep in a room that has been electromagnetically evaluated. Bau-Biologie Exposure Standards for sleeping areas indicate that Magnetic and Electric Fields should be as low as possible, preferably under 0.2 mG (milliGauss) or 200 nT (nanoTesla) for Magnetic Fields and below 1 V/m (Volt  per Meter) for Electric Fields. Ideal Body Voltage readings should be below 10 mV (milliVolts). Seek the professional advice of a trained Bau-Biologist.

  • Shut off the electricity in your bedroom during sleeping hours. This can be accomplished manually by turning off the breakers or automatically with a Demand Switch. This will eliminate electric field exposure while sleeping.

  • Avoid placing a bed on a shared wall with a neighbouring apartment if in a townhouse or apartment building. Your neighbours may have electronic equipment or electrical appliances on the other side of the wall.                       

  • Remove all dimmer switches used in the house. They emit high magnetic fields and cause dirty electricity.                

  • Verify that all circuits in the house are properly grounded.

  • Use 3 wire shielded cable (BX) for wiring a home. The metallic jacket shields Electric Fields.

  • Plug 3-wire appliances into working 3-wire outlets.                                        

  • Locate the power panel at least 15 feet from living / sleeping areas.

  • Locate hot water heater (electric) at least 10 feet from living/sleeping areas.

  • Locate clothes dryer 14 feet from living/sleeping areas.  

  • Most new Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI)'s generate constant Magnetic Fields and dirty electricity.

  • Install a non-metallic junction (Dielectric Union) where the metal water pipe enters the ground. (Just after the water meter) This will help prevent stray ground current from entering your home and infest the water pipes.

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