Special CBC investigation – the secret inside your phone. Cellphone safety and testing.

Screen Shot 2017-05-07 at 3.37.21 PMThe Secret Message in your phone & why they have to tell you about it yet hope you don’t find it!

Wendy Mesley headed up a special investigation on cellphone safety for CBC Marketplace. Her excellent segment took a look at the little known message inside your cell phone’s settings telling you to keep the device a certain distance away from your body. She asks the questions, “why is it so hidden,” “is Health Canada doing enough to protect us,” and has several brands of phones tested by independent labs to help us understand the levels of electromagnetic EMF radiation the phones are actually giving off. CLICK ON LINK BELOW FOR VIDEO

http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/episodes/2015-2016/the-secret-inside-your-phone

As EMF consultants, we are well aware of the high levels of radio frequencies, magnetic, and electric radiation smart phones generate. We also have access to the many studies that indicate the health risks associated with cell phones and all forms of wireless communication.

We encourage you to watch the video. If you would like more information about EMF radiation and how to reduce it, please contact us. We do EMF testing and inspections. Our consultants are here to provide accurate EMF measurements, safety guidelines, and to help you understand a balanced and proper perspective on the subject. We test for RF, and all types of potentially harmful electromagnetic radiation. Safety tips and guidelines provided. Remediation strategies and complete report included.

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Heavy Cell Phone Use Can Increase Your Risk of Deadly Brain Cancer by four times

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Cell Phone Use is Harmful

It’s tough to accept the news, especially for us technology addicts. But more studies are showing that cell phone use can cause serious harm to our health.

Cell phones and other devices can cause a host of health problems, from headaches to brain tumors. The connection between brain cancer and the use of cell phones has been an ongoing question, and now continuing research has made this connection stronger…

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a section of the World Health Organization (WHO), stated that cell phones are a Class B Carcinogen, indicating a “possible cancer-causing agent,” based on research.

This puts mobile phones in the same category as diesel engine exhaust, certain pesticides, and some heavy metals. The panel declared that there was “some evidence” of regular cell phone use increasing the risk of two types of tumors – brain tumors (gliomas) and acoustic neuromas.

Our bodies are bioelectric, so it’s not that hard to understand that biological damage from cell phones can take place.

Check out the article for the latest info and sensible guidelines to reduce your risks.

To full article by Dr. Mercola

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Dr. Mercola has information for you about harmful EMF radiation

Dr. Mercola on Electro Magnetic Fields (EMF) and which of them can be hazardous to our health.Dr. Mercola on EMF. A worthwhile read. (Abridged)

Do electromagnetic fields (EMF) from power lines, home wiring, computers and appliances cause anything from brain tumours and leukemia, to cancer & other health problems?

A growing list of experts are convinced that the threat is real.

  • Dr. David Carpenter, Dean at the School of Public Health, State University of New York: “up to 30% of all childhood cancers come from exposure to EMFs.”
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): “There is reason for concern,” advising “prudent avoidance”. 
  • Martin Halper, EPA Director of Analysis and Support: “I have never seen a set of epidemiological studies that remotely approached the weight of evidence that we’re seeing with EMFs. Clearly there is something here.”
  • Paul Brodeur in the New Yorker Magazine, June 1989, and Time Magazine 1990: these articles had a catalytic effect on scientists, reporters and concerned people throughout the world.
  • US Department of Energy (November 1989): “It has now become generally accepted that there are, indeed, biological effects due to field exposure.”

Concerns about our Homes

In addition to the long-term health concerns, buying a house with high fields will be an economic disaster. In a few years, when power line radiation is as well known as asbestos and radon, a house with high fields will be practically impossible to sell. Already there are hundreds of lawsuits regarding EMFs and property devaluation.

Power Lines

All power lines radiate electromagnetic fields. The question is: how much are the power lines near YOUR home radiating? Editor’s NOTE: our own measurements of high voltage power lines and then comparing them to safety charts have revealed facts we’d like to share with you.   Email Us.

Transformers

A key component of a utility’s electrical distribution network depends upon numerous, small transformers mounted on power poles. A transformer looks like a small metal trash can, usually cylindrical… Many people don’t realize that when they see a transformer, the power line feeding the transformer is 4000 to 13,800 volts.

The transformer then reduces the voltage to the 120/240 volts needed by nearby homes. Since these transformers can be seen in almost every neighborhood, they are a source of concern.

Home Wiring

If your home has high EMF readings, it is important to determine the sources of the EMF so that remedial action can be taken …

Computers

The Swedish safety standard, effective 711/90, specifies a maximum of 0.25 mG at 50 cm from the display. Many US manufactured computers have EMFs of 5 – 100 mG at this distance. And know this too: the screens placed over monitors do NOT block EMFs. Not even a lead screen will block ELF and VLF magnetic fields.

Electric Clocks

Electric clocks have a very high magnetic field, as much as 5 to 10 mG up to three feet away…

Fluorescent Lights

Fluorescent lights produce much more EMFs than incandescent bulbs…

Microwave Ovens and Radar

Microwave ovens and radar from military installations and airports emit two types of radiation — microwave and ELF. Microwaves are measured in milliwatt per centimeter squared (mW/cm2) As of 1/1/93, the U.S. safety limit for microwave exposure is 1 mW/cm2, down from a previous 10 mW/cm2. The Russian safety limit is .01 mW/cm2. All microwave ovens leak and exceed the Russian safety limit. In addition, recent Russian studies have shown that normal microwave cooking coverts food protein molecules into carcinogenic substances.

When measuring microwaves from military and airport radar sources, 100% accurate readings can only be found with extremely expensive digital peak-hold meters…

Telephones and Answering Machines

Telephones can emit surprisingly strong EMFs, especially from the handset. This is a problem because we hold the telephone so close to our head. Measure the EMF’s from the ear piece and the mouth piece before buying a phone.

Some brands emit no measurable fields and others emit strong fields that travel several inches….right into your brain. Answering machines, particular those with adapter plugs (mini-transformers), give off high levels of EMFs.

Electric Razors and Hair Dryers

Electric razors and hair dryers emit EMFs as high as 200 to 400 mG…

Prudent Avoidance

Electricity is an inseparable part of our modern day society. This means that EMFs will continue to be all around us. But as Discover Magazine postulated, aside from making our life easier, is electricity also making our lives shorter?

Most experts agree that limited, non-chronic exposure to EMFs is not a threat. For example, it is probably acceptable for a person to be near a toaster in the morning.

BUT, it is not advisable for a person to sleep under an electric blanket, up close, live near a powerline/substation, and sleep in a room where the power enters the home. This person is under an extreme case of chronic exposure. This condition, unfortunately, applies to millions of Americans.

If you wish to follow the EPA’s advice and practice “prudent avoidance” then this advice is offered:

  • Measure your home, work and school environments
  • Don’t let your children play near power lines, transformers, radar domes and microwave towers.
  • Avoid areas where the field is above 1 mG. Measure the EMFs from appliances both when they are operating and when they are turned off. Some appliances (like TVs) are still drawing current even when they are off.
  • Don’t sleep under an electric blanket or on a waterbed. If you insist on using these, unplug them before going to bed (don’t just turn it off). Even though there is no magnetic field when they are turned off, there may still be a high electric field.
  • Don’t sit too close to your TV set. Distance yourself at least 6 feet away. Use a Gauss meter to help you decide where it is safe to sit.
  • Rearrange your office and home area so that you are not exposed to EMFs from the sides/backs of electric appliances and computers. In the home, it is best that all major electrical appliances, such as computers, TVs, refrigerators etc, be placed up against outside walls. That way you are not creating an EMF field in the adjoining room.
  • Don’t sit too close to your computer. Computer monitors vary greatly in the strength of their EMFs, so you should check yours with a meter. Don’t stand close to your microwave oven. Move all electrical appliances at least 6 feet from your bed. Eliminate wires running under your bed. Eliminate dimmers and 3-way switches.
  • Be wary of cordless appliances such as electric toothbrushes and razors. You may choose not to wear a quartz-analog watch because it radiates pulsating EMFs along your acupuncture meridians.
  • An older mechanical windup watch would be an acceptable alternative. It is also recommended to wear as little jewelry as possible and to take it off at night. Many people have metal sensitivity which can be aggravated by placing it right on the skin. Measure with a gauss meter to be sure.

And last, but not least, always always always remember that EMFs pass right through walls. The EMF you are reading on your Gauss meter could be radiating from the next room…or from outside your home.

Additional Radiation Info:

Eyeglass frames should ideally be made from plastic with no wires in them, otherwise they can serve as an antenna to focus the radio and cellular phone waves directly into your brain.

What EMF Level Is Safe?

There’s a heated debate as to what electromagnetic field (EMF) level is considered safe. Since the experts have not come to an consensus, you’ll have to decide for yourself… Many government and utility documents report the usual ambient level of 60-Hz magnetic field to be 0.5 mG.

Thus, any reading higher than 0.5 mG is above the “usual” ambient exposure. Many experts and public officials, as well as the few governments that have made an effort to offer public protection, have adopted the 3 mG cutoff point. The EPA has proposed a safety standard of 1 mG. Sweden has set a maximum safety limit of 1 mG.

Dr. Robert Becker, an MD who has been studying the effects of EMFs for 20 years, states a lmG safety limit in his book Cross Currents. When electricians try to solve a magnetic field problem they do their best to drop the level to 1 mG or below.

Dr. Nancy Wertheimer, a Ph.D. epidemiologist who has been studying EMFs for 20 years, has been looking at the epidemiological data in a different way — she is trying to associate EMF levels with health rather than disease. The level she is coming up with is a cut off of 1 mG. Russian researchers claim that 1/1000ths of a mG should be the standard.

The BioElectric Body believes that there are several stages of health between “optimum wellness”, “degenerative disease” and “Cancer”. Thus, we maintain our own living and sleeping quarters at 0.5mG and below.

Dr. Mercola recommends measuring EMFs in the home. Did you know that we can measure them for you for less than 1/4 the cost of the meters needed to do the job, and guide you through the process of reducing your health risks?

We conduct EMF home inspections in Toronto, GTA, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Missauga.

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Source: http://emf.mercola.com/sites/emf/emf-dangers.aspx

Cell phone waves found to disorient honeybees

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Q: I saw an article that said cell phones are a cause of colony collapse disorder in honeybees. That is hard to believe. Do you have any information on that?
A: It is my contention that the main cause of colony collapse disorder in honeybees is from pesticides. Another reason for the population decline in honeybees is believed to be electromagnetic radiation that is emitted from cell phones and wireless towers. According to an article published in the Times of India, a study in Kerala found that cell phone towers caused a rapid decline in their honeybee population and that they could cause a complete collapse of the bee population in 10 years. Dr. Sainuddin Pattazhy, who conducted the study, concluded that the electromagnetic waves from the towers shorted out the navigational abilities of the worker bees so they couldn’t find their way back to their hive after collecting pollen.
A study conducted at Landau University in Germany showed that when cell phones were placed near hives, the bees wouldn’t return to them. Scientists believe the radiation generated by the cell phones was enough to interfere with the bees’ communication system, which are movement patterns, with their hives.
I doubted the contention that cell phones were detrimental to bees when I first heard it. But studies have shown that the electromagnetic fields have an impact on other species as well, including migratory birds that lose their orientation in the radiation.
If the electromagnetic radiation can affect birds, then there is no doubt in my mind it can affect insects as well, including honeybees. We also need to be concerned about our own species. At one time we were convinced that cigarette smoking was harmless. We were wrong with cigarettes, and we need to look carefully at electromagnetic radiation.
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