I'm so confused about whether LCD TV or an LED TV is best for MCS. I seem to find conflicting information. Appreciate opinions!
Readers? Any opinions to share?
What do you think about this product to block radiation from a smart meter? http://smartmeterguard.com
I don't understand a whole lot about smart meters, but enough to know I'd rather not have one. But we do have one, so I'm interested in this product to help reduce/eliminate the radiation from it. I don't want us as adults exposed to it, and I especially don't want to expose my baby to additional radiation - though it's everywhere, it seems. I would appreciate any feedback or other suggestions for how to eliminate this radiation from our home and yard.
I'm going to ask some EMF experts to look at this, but at first glance it looks to me like it's only shielding the FRONT of the meter. What about the back? Like if you are on the other side of a wall it's attached to?
Not sure about this one...
One of my readers sent this to me.
Five young women in the ninth grade in Denmark devised a science fair project to see the effects of their cell phones on plants. I had to smile at this because it reminded me of a science fair project I did in the ninth grade to see if there was a listening to classical music or rock music made a difference to plants.
Here is what was forwarded to me:
Photo courtesy of Kim Horsevad, teacher at Hjallerup Skole in Denmark.
It started with an observation and a question. The girls noticed that if they slept with their mobile phones near their heads at night, they often had difficulty concentrating at school the next day. They wanted to test the effe ct of a cellphone's radiation on humans, but their school, Hjallerup School in Denmark, did not have the equipment to handle such an experiment. So the girls designed an experiment that would test the effect of cellphone radiation on a plant instead.
The students placed six trays filled with Lepidium sativum, a type of garden cress into a room without radiation, and six trays of the seeds into another room next to two routers that according to the girls calculations, emitted about the same type of radiation as an ordinary cellphone.
Over the next 12 days, the girls observed, measured, weighed and photographed their results. Although by the end of the experiment the results were blatantly obvious ? the cress seeds placed near the router had not grown. Many of them were completely dead. While the cress seeds planted in the other room , away from the routers, thrived.
The experiment earned the girls (pictured below) top honors in a regional science competition and the interest of scientists around the world.
According to Kim Horsevad, a teacher at Hjallerup Skole in Denmark were the cress experiment took place, a neuroscience professor at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, is interested in repeating the experiment in controlled professional scientific environments.
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In my experiment, the results were the same. The seeds wouldn't sprout. I also did an experiment trying to sprout seeds in microwaved water. Again, they didn't sprout.
This is why I use a Pong case to reduce radiation up to 95% from my cell phone. I also now only use my cell phone in speaker phone mode and do not hold it up to my ear. I only use my cell phone when I'm away from my landline, which I always use at home.
I just had a brief email discussion about ceiling heat and feel your readers should know this.
Here in California many homes and apartments have ceiling heat. The wiring is in the ceiling and it gives off a lot of EMFs which can be detected at the level of a person's head, even a short adult. It is best to not use the ceiling heat and use something else like space heaters.
But in the event that the ceiling heat is used, it should be turned off at the breaker when not in use, and definitely during the warm weather months. (My mother died of Alzheimer's Disease and I have always felt that the ceiling heat was a contributing factor., but, of coure, there is no way to prove that.)
It was interesting to me that this past week I received both this comment and a question through my consulting service about radiant heat and emfs.
Ceiling heat is "electric resistance zonal heat" installed under thin-wall plaster or or between layers of sheetrock on the ceiling. It's an electrical grid that of course would give off emfs
There turned out to be two types of "radiant heat."
One was an electric grid of wires installed below tiles in the bathroom.
The other was hot water pipes installed under tile or wood floors throughout the rooms of a house.
The electrical wires type would also have emf problems.
The water pipes type would not, except, metal water pipes can attract and hold emfs, as can metal bed springs.
Here's an article on a non-toxic zero-EMF in-floor heating system
Hi Debra, I need to buy a 100ft internet cable for my home but was unable to find the one that would be pvc-free. Do you by chance know where I can find one?
I wasn't able to find one.
Readers? Do you know of any?
I love this story, sent to me by a reader.
Some residents of San Francisco (where I used to live) were having problems with their wi-fi. It turned out that the interiors of their Victorian and Edwardian-era houses were lined with chicken wire as a base to hold the plaster on the walls.
Want to block wireless in your home? Perhaps chicken wire will do the trick.
I have made my house as wireless as possible to avoid EMF exposure. I am looking for information about using Ipod's and ereaders. Can wi-fi be disabled in these devices and is that adequate to eliminate exposure. I don't have the ability to purchase and then measure with a meter. Any comments and thoughts would be appreciated.
I don't know enough about how these devices work to answer this question.
Readers, any thoughts?
Do you have any opinion on products ( Like QLink) that are supposed to deflect harmfulness of EMF's?
I haven't studied these enough to have an opinion.
I have read all the laptop postings on your site, but still have this question that’s why I’d value your thoughts and would love to hear what others have to say on this specifically.
Do you think I need to get a wired keyboard and wired mouse for the laptop? It pretty much defeats the mobility of having the laptop and I can’t carry much weight. I’ve seen it recommended reduce exposure to EMFs, because if you’re using an external, wired keyboard and mouse, you don’t have your hands directly on the laptop (large source of self contained power) but since I’m not EMF sensitive that I know of and would be using it probably only 2-4 hrs. a day, and only on battery which is said to be safer (not plugged in) do you think it’s safe to go without the wired extras and just used the keyboard and mouse that’s integrated into the laptop?
My question is more concerned with long term health issues from radiation exposure than and immediate or day to day sensitivity. Thank you for your time and feedback as always.
I don't think you need to get a wired keyboard and mouse for the laptop. I have spent many hours on laptops without a wired keyboard or mouse. I'd need to see the numbers of how much exposure is reduced to make an evaluation.
Readers, do you agree or disagree?
Are wind farms saving or killing us? A provocative investigation claims thousands of people are falling sick because they live near them
The symptoms they claim to have suffered may vary – including dizziness; increased blood pressure and depression – but the theme remains the same
Dr. Brad Weeks says "Solar farms are equally toxic." http://weeksmd.com/2012/09/windfarms-causes-toxic-electrical-pollution/
Dirty electricity needs to be measured and corrected in every home.
I use Graham Stetzer filters all over my house, but did you know you that before using them, you need to ensure there are no wiring and grounding errors/problems in your home? If not, they could make your power dirtier and generate strong magnetic fields all along the unbalanced circuits.
Details from electrician Sal La Duca, B.Sc., former nuclear plant operator and technician and great American Baubiologist:
As a general rule capacitive filter installation is NOT recommended without a thorough evaluation of the electrical system to: 1) identify and eliminate any wiring errors, and 2) NOT recommended if the neutral current takes many divergent paths as shown in the house with the electrical service at one end of the house and the water pipe at the other end, and 3) NOT recommended if there are any other options (like removing dimmer switches, replacing compact fluorescents or fluorescents in general with standard lamps, reducing the number of digital devices, etc.) available to eliminate the problem.
Andre Fauteux, Publisher/Editor
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