How Your Home Is Making You Sick — And What You Can Do About It

Improving The Air Quality In Your Home

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Research suggests
that indoor air quality can be even more polluted than outside, which puts you and your family in danger of becoming sick. From mold and toxic materials to dust and outdoor pollutants, there are several factors to tend to if you want to run a safe and healthy household. Here are some of the top tactics to implement into your home maintenance routine.

Keep a Clean (and Green) House

Cleaning your house on a regular basis can improve the air quality while keeping pet hair, dust, and outdoor pollutants at bay, but don’t contribute to the problem by using toxic products to do the job. While there are several green versions on the market, you can also whip up a simple DIY version using household ingredients such as white vinegar, peroxide, baking soda, lemons, and essential oils. Invest in a quality vacuum cleaner that’s known for thoroughly picking up allergens and pet hair. Make it a household rule that everyone removes their shoes at the door to prevent harmful bacteria, toxic waste, and pesticides from being spread around your abode.

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

freshairImproving air quality can be as simple as opening the windows, but other tactics include keeping the humidity between 30 and 50 percent to limit the growth of mold and the presence of dust mites, regularly changing the air filters in your heating and cooling system, avoiding synthetic fragrances (think room sprays, laundry products, and candles), adding air-filtering plants like English Ivy and snake plants, and making smokers go outside. Just keep in mind that doctors warn that harmful toxins can still be brought back into the home via clothes, skin, and hair.

Guard Against Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is a deadly gas (a silent killer) that could leak into your home from gas appliances, such as gas stoves and hot-water heaters. Make sure to install a carbon monoxide detector, preferably one with a long battery life and a loud warning sound for those with hearing problems, to keep you and your family safe. Also, consider bringing in professionals to test your home if you’re concerned there might be a problem.

Tie all the above elements together by investing in a quality air purifier to eliminate harmful pollutants and unwanted odors from your home. Even if you’re making an effort to remove toxic materials from your home, it can be difficult to completely avoid doing so. An air purifier works as a backup system to ensure each breath you take is as pure as possible.

Avoid Toxin-Laden Materials

In order to have a toxin-free home, you’ve simply got to avoid toxic materials. For example:

• Use paints and finishes that don’t emit toxins (VOCs.) There are an abundance of low- and zero-VOC paints available on the market today that don’t tie off harmful gases.

• Purchase furniture that doesn’t release formaldehyde, so avoid particle board, pressed wood, plywood, and medium density fiberboard. Opt for whole wood, glass, metal, or chrome. Avoid cushions and mattresses made from polyurethane foam, plastic, polyester, acrylic, or polyvinyl chloride.

• Be wary of clothing and linens that contain toxic chemicals in order to make them flame-retardant. It is possible to remove the chemicals by soaking the items in one cup of lemon juice per gallon of water for 48 hours or more.

• Choose a mattress made from natural cotton or natural latex.

• Avoid synthetic carpeting as it has been found to release toxic gases that contribute to poor indoor air quality. Opt for a natural fiber version instead. Consider replacing synthetic hardwood floors with healthier alternatives such as bamboo, cork, ceramic, terra cotta, or porcelain. If you go the wood route, pre-treated it before it’s installed — but not with polyurethane.

In Conclusion

It might seem impossible, but there’s a chance the air inside your home contains a number of pollutants that are harmful to your help. However, don’t let this fact frighten you. By following the steps detailed in this article, you can make major improvements to the overall quality of the air you breathe on a daily basis. It might take some work, but before long, you and your family can take a deep, fresh breath and sigh in relief — without worrying about your health.

Article by Charlotte Meier, homesafetyhub.org

See author’s Resource Links, bottom of page

Photo Credit: Pixabay

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New Swiss study: RF EMF may affect brain functions

More people are concerned about cell phone and Wi-Fi radiation than ever. Read on to clearly see that these concerns are well founded …

New Swiss study concludes:

“We found preliminary evidence suggesting that RF-EMF may affect brain functions such as figural memory in regions that are most exposed during mobile phone use.”

Read the full report here

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Review of the new TF2 Trifield EMF meter

The venerable Trifield meter

… is now being phased out and replaced with the TF2 meter. Many of us started out with the original Triefield and remember it fondly.

This new meter is quite nice in many ways, but it is still just an entry-level unit.

According to Patrick van der Burght of the Geovital Academy, this is a good unit to go house-hunting with. It can give you the first impressions of whether a potential new home has EMF issues or not. The next step should be to contact a Geobiologist EMF inspector to do a more thorough consultation. This can still be quite affordable and can save you a life time of regret at having made an ill-advised decision.

Check out the video, an excellent review of the TF2 Trifield Meter …

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    • 30 years of healthy life style and teaching others
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Should I be concerned about Dirty Electricity in my home?

 

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Got any of the health symptoms in the list below?

Brain

  • ADD/ADHD
  • anxiety
  • trouble sleeping
  • headaches
  • dizziness
  • difficulty concentrating

Respiratory

  • sinusitis
  • bronchitis
  • asthma

Overall

  • digestive issues
  • enlarged thyroid
  • immune abnormalities
  • disrupted sugar metabolism
  • hair loss

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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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Quick reference guide to the topic of EMF and how to protect yourself from harmful exposure. Includes my interview on TV today

I was interviewed by Tampa Florida TV station WFLA today.

The full Skype session covered all the following topics but most useful content was cut out for the broadcast due to time constraints:

  • Are we being exposed to harmful EMF radiation in our homes and workplace?
  • How can I determine if my home has high EMF?
  • What does an EMF inspection involve?
  • What are some of the causes of EMF?
  • How can I reduce EMF in my home?
  • Helpful links

I was happy to be an all-too-brief part of TV COVERAGE of the ongoing interest in what EMF exposure is doing to us.

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We Test:

– Residential Properties
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According to the Building Biology Institute, the World Health Organization, and many government bodies, EMFs can cause some level of increased risk of childhood leukemia, adult brain cancer, and a wide variety of other illnesses.

Example Government Initiatives:

The California Department of Education has enacted policy regulations that require new schools to be of certain distances away from the edge of a transmission line right-of-way (the area immediately surrounding the power line). 1994 regulations require new schools to be set back 100 feet for 50-133 kV lines, 150 feet for 220-230 kV lines, and 350 feet for 500-550 kV lines12. These distances are not based on biological evidence of a health hazard associated with electric and magnetic fields, but rather on the knowledge that magnetic fields strength decreases to background levels with increasing distance.

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Using professional meters and our years of research and experience, we’ll test for the 4 main types of EMF radiation. We’ll explain what is safe and what is not based on the most trusted exposure guidelines.

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  • Help you reduce as many harmful sources as possible
  • Provide a list of options where we can’t correct problems during the visit (if any)
  • In addition to showing you our immediate findings, we’ll provide a detailed report of all findings and recommendations
  • We will answer all your questions about EMF and how to live more safely with wireless technology and electrosmog

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Recent news for children’s health (wifi, cell phone towers, scientific research). Please read and share.

Please read and share. You can also read online at http://www.nacst.org/2015-nacst-newsletters.html (where you can also access NACST’s prior newsletters, and you can also email subscribe there, all at no cost). The website is informative, easy to use, and is refreshed often http://www.nacst.org/.

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From: Contact <contact@nacst.org>
Date: September 22, 2015 1:40:54 PM EDT
Subject: NACST September 2015 Newsletter

National Association for Children and Safe Technology Newsletter, September 2015

Dear Members:

The Anatomy of 21st Century Education Reform, Part I is now available on our website under “Schools” and then “Education Reform” tabs. This report takes an in depth look at the history of the Schools and Libraries Program (also known as E-rate) and the National Education Technology Funding Corporation (NETFC).

If you long to understand why no one is listening to your concerns about Wi-Fi in schools, this report will help shed light on the reasons why. Please read the Introduction and Key Highlights. Save the rest for later if you cannot read all 211 pages now! We sincerely hope this report will help our collective cause. Stay tuned, as there will be more installments to follow.

The Anatomy of 21st Century Education Reform, Part I http://www.nacst.org/education-reform.html

We have a new NACST affiliate group – Living Harmony Project, located in California! Please check out their website to learn more –http://www.livingharmonyproject.net

Piti Theater Company in Massachusetts will be touring around New England in 2016 with Innocenzo, an uplifting play for all ages about electrosmog and prevention. If you would like to learn more, please visit their website – www.ptco.org/innocenzo .

Wi-Fi In Schools

17 September 2015
Safe Tech for Schools Maryland
The Health Risks of Wireless Internet in Schools: A Letter by a Montgomery County MD Public School Graduate
http://safetechforschoolsmaryland.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-health-risks-of-wireless-internet.html

Cell Towers and Schools

09 June 2015
Environmental Health Trust
Cell Towers on School Grounds Are Not Safe: George Washington University Scientific Lecture Excerpt (10 minute video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHcaTQDJvVk

Medical / Scientific Advocacy

05 September 2015
Activist Post
Electromagnetichypersensitivity and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Recognized By the World Health Organization; Suggests They Be Included in the International Classification of Diseases
Catherine Frompovich
http://www.activistpost.com/2015/09/electrohypersensitivity-and-multiple-chemical-sensitivity.html

20 August 2015
Message to Public Schools About Wireless Devices
Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D.
https://skyvisionsolutions.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/message-to-public-schools-about-wireless-devices.pdf

Scientific Research

15 September 2015
US National Library of Medicine | National Institute of Health
Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity – An Increasing Challenge to the Medical Profession
Hedendahl L., Carlberg M., Hardell L.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26372109?dopt=Abstract

15 September 2015
The Telegraph | United Kingdom
Technology In Classrooms Doesn’t Make Students Smarter
Madhumita Murgia
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11865605/Technology-in-classrooms-doesnt-make-students-smarter.html

Link to the report: http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/education/students-computers-and-learning_9789264239555-en;jsessionid=1brxnpuptu3xi.x-oecd-live-03

A global study by OECD finds that more digital devices in schools does not equal better performance.

05 September 2015
Natural Health 365
Cell Phone Radiation and Metal Dental Work Linked to Cancer and Toxicity, Study Finds
Lloyd Burrell
http://www.naturalhealth365.com/cell-phone-radiation-nickel-cancer-1551.html

22 June 2015
Commonwealth Club of California
WiFi Dosimetry in a School: Preliminary Observations
Karl Maret M.D., M. Eng., President of Dove Health Alliance
https://vimeo.com/132039697

2015
WiFi In Schools | United Kingdom
Papers finding adverse biological effects or damage to health from Wi-Fi signals, Wi-Fi enabled devices or Wi-Fi frequencies (2.4 or 5 GHz).
http://wifiinschools.org.uk/30.html

Legal

27 August 2015
The Huffington Post Canada
Parents Sue School Over Strong Wi-Fi Signal
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/08/27/parents-sue-school-wifi_n_8048914.html

27 August 2015
WCVB 5 ABC | Boston
Preliminary Agreement Reached in Southborough Wi-Fi Lawsuit
http://www.wcvb.com/news/preliminary-agreement-reached-in-southborough-wifi-lawsuit/34949280

24 August 2015
Telegram | Worchester, Mass
Family Sues Fay School in Southboro, Claims Wi-Fi Made Son Ill
http://www.telegram.com/article/20150824/NEWS/150829606

Legislation

04 September 2015
Toronto Star
Woman Wins Disability Payments for Wi-Fi Allergy
Jillian Kestler-D’Amours
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2015/09/04/woman-wins-disability-payments-for-wi-fi-allergy.html

18 September 2015
Fierce Mobile Government
Lawmakers push FCC to Limit RF radiation exposure from cellular antennas
Dibya Sarkar
http://www.fiercemobilegovernment.com/story/lawmakers-push-fcc-limit-rf-radiation-exposure-cellular-antennas/2015-09-18

17 September 2015
Richard Blumenthal | United States Senator for Connecticut
Senator Blumenthal, Representative Eshoo Urge FCC to Enforce Exposure Limits for Those Who Work Near Wireless Towers
http://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/senator-blumenthal-representative-eshoo-urge-fcc-to-enforce-exposure-limits-for-those-who-work-near-wireless-towers

One in ten cell phone antenna sites violate FCC rules designed to protect workers from excessive radio frequency radiation.

Articles

30 August 2015
Khaleej Times | Albawaba Business
Stop Phubbing, the New Social Scourge
http://www.albawaba.com/business/stop-phubbing-new-social-scourge-736658

18 August 2015
Psychology Today
Dr. Victoria Dunckley
Screentime Is Making Kids Crazy, Lazy and Moody
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/mental-wealth/201508/screentime-is-making-kids-moody-crazy-and-lazy

14 September 2015
Bay of Plenty Times | New Zealand
Learning Unplugged: School Ditches Digital
Dawn Picken
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11512675

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What distance from power lines is safe? Do you live in Dallas or other parts of Texas? We can test for safety.

We’re EMF inspectors who specialize in testing the strength and potential harm of nearby power lines in Dallas, Texas.

We are U.S. based EMF consultants that measure and test the magnetic and electric energy radiating from high voltage power lines. We can tell you whether the measured readings are considered safe or not according to the latest research in EMF safety. Depending on the amount of power flowing through the lines and the distance, a safe distance could be relatively close or might be farther away than you expect. The only way to know for sure is to get a test done.

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Studies have revealed that living too close to high voltage power lines & power transmission networks can cause cancer and a long list of other health issues.

We measure harmful EMF radiation near power lines and do EMF home inspections in the greater Dallas area and all over Texas, including Austin, Houston, and San Antonio.

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