Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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.

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