Wednesday, February 29, 2012

EMR Safety 12 Precautionary Steps You Can Take Today

1.               Until you are completely sure it is safe, decide not to use a mobile phone held to your head. Text, use the speakerphone facility or use an air-tube headset. If you don’t have an air-tube headset, buy one because in an emergency, when you will likely have to talk or hold for a long time, you will need one. Wireless headsets inject their signal into the brain via the ear-canal and thus compound exposure.

2.               Wait a few seconds after pressing ‘Send/Off Hook’. That way, the call-setup is likely to be completed before the transmitting antenna is near to the delicate tissues of your  brain, eyes and face.

3.               If you still choose to hold a mobile phone to your head, obey the manufacturers instructions and hold the phone the required distance away from your ear (typically about 20mm).

4.               Do not carry a mobile phone on your body or near an infant’s head e.g. in a handbag on the back of a push-chair. Mobiles wirelessly communicate with their networks the whole time they are on. Smart-phones enabled as relays for other smart-phones are never off.

5.               Children, with their smaller heads, developing brains, immature immune systems and longer anticipated lifetime exposures are at greater risk from all types of electro-smog.  Be safe and act responsibly around them.

6.               Mobile phones in poor reception areas such as lifts, underground car parks, vehicles and especially planes and within insulated office blocks and homes have to increase their transmitting power. Typically 70% of the radiated microwave energy goes into the user’s head. Simply wait till you are in a good reception area.

7.               Do away with cordless phones and wireless baby monitors at home and at work. They emit a constant stream of pulsed digital microwave radiation, often close to where people and babies spend a significant proportion of their time.

8.               Never sleep with a switched-on mobile phone in the same room. Do not use your phone as an alarm clock. The first thing it does upon waking is contact its network and subject you to your first blast of microwave radiation of the day - before you are even awake!

9.               Never place a laptop or tablet computer in your lap. Never hold a wirelessly enabled device such as an e-reader or games controller close to your abdomen.

10.            Do not stay in the same room as an operating microwave oven.  Never use one to heat plates or other low-water-content items as microwave leakage increases significantly.

11.            Do not stand next to electric cookers (particularly induction hobs), central heating/hot water boilers or pumps, immersion heaters or vacuum cleaners when they are on.

12.            Unplug electric blankets and devices normally left on standby, such as set-top-boxes and satellite systems, when not in use.

…and learn what it takes to remain safe in the electromagnetic landscape in which you now live.


EMR / Electro-Smog Hygiene

Adopting a few simple practices aimed at living more safely with electro-smog does not need to be onerous. As better understanding evolves, investing in a little EMR precaution today may pay dividends in the future.
No Need To Be Afraid:
Can you imagine how scary it must have been back in the 19th century when people first learned that they lived in a soup of pathogens, bacteria, moulds and viruses which they could not see and which had the potential to make them very ill or kill them? Of course many germs can and always could kill people but it usually required their immune systems to have been compromised first. From the emerging understanding that followed, people learned good hygiene and how to incorporate sanitation into their lives. Many generations have since come to terms with and learned to coexist with these little killers and now we expect cleanliness to be a normal part of everyday life.
A Very Short History of Hygiene:
Brushing one's teeth was not common practice in Europe until the end of the 17th century. Washing hands between patients did not gain acceptance amongst doctors until the late 1860’s. The benefits, indeed the importance of these things are now taken for granted and rarely given a second thought by most people as we have learned to simply incorporate good practice into our daily routines.
Jam Today, Electro-Smog Tomorrow:
If you spill jam on the floor you would normally just clean it up. You understand jam and its properties and you know how to deal with it and keep it in its place (on the toast). EMR is a bit like jam. It's amazing and does some magic things, but in the wrong places it's bad! Unlike jam, EMR is pretty much bad any time it is near us. Like the bacteria and mould that swirl in the air all around us, EMR is invisible, tasteless, silent and you can't feel it. Well at least most people can't feel it, but some, the EHS can, and do.
Handling The Invisible:
How do we deal with something as miniscule and invisible as bacteria? It is quite easy. We assume it is everywhere and especially on any surface we have not just cleaned. So when your toast and jam lands face down on the floor, you assume it to be contaminated and throw it away. It's the same with EMR. If it has a plug on it or a battery in it you can assume it is giving out some EMR, at levels and frequencies which may be toxic. 
How Close is Too Close?:
In domestic settings it is usual that 1.5 - 2.0 metres away from an operating electrical device is far enough to be precautionary. But what about appliances like a boiler near the kitchen sink? If it is not possible to achieve the distance, then turn the device off. In the case of the boiler, if you can do neither then perhaps you would be better off buying a dishwasher or using water from a hot water tank. If you really cannot do anything about your exposure, then measuring to find hotspots or define zones-of-influence can indicate safer distances.
What about laptops and other devices typically used close to the body? 
A laptop on the lap is like playing with broken glass. You might get away with it but it is plain stupid. As with glass, you may not notice the sharp little shards penetrating your skin until later. They are so hard to get out we know its better not to take the chance of them getting in, in the first place. The multiple types of electro-smog that come out of laptop computers impact everything around them, just like broken glass. Far better to use one on a table and then only for a limited time. 
Demonstrating the levels and types of electro-smog that come out of many hand-held devices convinces most people of the wisdom of not putting them close to their bodies. 
If you are, at some point in the future, like the EHS today, reluctantly obliged to accept the consequences of perhaps a reckless or uninformed attitude to the biological effects of virtually constant immersion in EMR, it may be too late.
Responsibility for the choices you make now, and the hazards you accept into your life in the future, are yours because nobody else has any idea of your electro-smog exposure. If history is anything to go by, as with Asbestos, Thalidomide, Lead and a host of other previously-thought-to-be-safe substances, electro-smog may turn out to be the single most significant factor in the Diseases of the Modern Age; Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Leukaemia, Heart Disease and debilitating conditions such as ME, headaches, tinnitus, poor sleep, cataracts, obesity and depression to name but a few.  
It is not so much that electro-smog is believed to ‘cause’ these ailments, it is perhaps more likely that electro-smog may compromise the body’s natural abilities to deal with them.