One of our EMF testing devices – the Trifield 100XE EMF meter

Trifield 100XE EMF Meter

One of the meters we use in our EMF home and office inspections is the exceptional Trifield meter. It measures the three main types of electromagnetic pollution: AC magnetic fields, AC electric fields, and radio/microwaves.514OHKWTWaL.01_SL500_

  • AC magnetic and electric fields are 3-axis, allowing quick accurate readings regardless of meter orientation.
  • Two magnetic ranges detect 0.2-100 milligauss. This meter is calibrated for 60Hz
  • The Trifield is sensitive enough to detect background fields in most situations and can measure up to very strong AC fields
  • The Radio/microwave spectrum covers 10 to 1000 microwatts/square cm

However, the Trifield meter is best suited for magnetic measurements, not for electric and radio frequencies, because its range is limited for those fields. We use two or three other meters to assist us in determining an accurate map of electromagnetic issues in a home or office we’ve been invited to inspect.

You can buy the Trifield meter at Amazon (landed cost in Canada is about $200 to $225) if you’d like your own unit, or you can ask us to bring our complete inventory of testing equipment to do a professional job and to give you the full benefit of our thousands of hours of testing and mitigation experience plus our comprehensive 8 page report. The complete package ranges from $200 to $350.

We use a full range of EMF meters to track EMFs to their source. We will give you a verbal summary of our findings on the spot. Then we’ll provide the results of the inspection in a written report. It will show the location and intensity of EMFs within the property and give practical steps on how they can be eliminated or avoided at minimal cost. One of the solutions we might recommend is the installation of Graham-Stetzer filters in your space. They filter out much of the dangerous high frequency energy. We’re getting reports of health changing results from our clients.

Contact us for more info: 905-719-7030 or by Contact Form here …

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Housecheck  … EMF Home Inspections and remediation

You’re serious about protecting your family.  An EMF Inspection will help you understand the risks and give you a plan to reduce your family’s in-home EMF exposure by 60 to 90%.

If you’re worried about power lines, mobile phone masts or about the harmful EMFs given off by your electrical appliances, then read on. We’ll test for electromagnetic fields, radio frequencies, and dirty electricity. We use scientific EMF meters to track EMFs to their source. We provide a verbal summary of our findings. And we’ll provide the results of the survey in a written report. It will show the location and intensity of EMFs within the property and give practical steps on how they can be eliminated or avoided at minimal cost. One of the solutions we recommend is the installation of Graham-Stetzer filters in your residence. They filter out much of the dangerous high frequency energy. We’ve received great reports of health changing results from our clients.

How to get EMF protection

In the process of the EMF Home Inspection, we measure for:

  1. Harmful magnetic frequencies (aiming for below 1 milligaus and ideally below 0.2 mG)
  2. Harmful electrical frequencies (aiming for less than about 20 volts per meter and ideally below 6 V/m)
  3. Harmful radio frequencies (aiming for low row readings where safe varies by frequency)

Source: www.baubiologie.de/downlaods/english/richtwerte_2008_englisch.pdf

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Note: Many homes we test give readings that are in the “Severe Concern” range. This is why you should consider a home inspection, but not by just anyone. The art of it is to not only be scientific but also human in your approach and remediation steps. I believe we do this better than just about anyone. we take a caring and balanced approach. No room for extremist consultants in our company!

Once we’ve measured the AC Magnetic, AC Electric, and Radio Frequency (RF) field strengths in your home or office we assist in the process of remediation.  A full report, and recommendations are provided.

Other Concerns

Nearby high-voltage lines, power lines and transformers are often of concern. We measure for high levels and recommend a course of action. Inside your home, we measure readings from computers, monitors, appliances and power cords. These can also produce strong EMFs. We’ll explain how to reduce the risks to yourself and your family.

RF frequencies come from cellular phones, cordless phones, Wi-Fi and cell towers. We measure and report findings and recommendations for each of these.

Dirty Electricity (electro-smog) – We use a special meter to measure for high frequency “Dirty Electricity” in your home’s electrical wiring. Dirty electricity can be caused by poor installation techniques and the growing use of electrical devices and appliances.

There’s more:

  • dimmer switches
  • treadmills
  • TVs & entertainment systems
  • energy-efficient lighting

Dirty Electricity radiates a meter or two into a room, even when power is off.

Installation of GRAHAM-STETZER filters is the best way to reduce the levels of dirty electricity in your home. These well-designed filters absorb and dissipate the dirty electricity. They reduce the dangerous electromagnetic energy by 40 to 90%, depending on a wide variety of factors in your home.

Graham-Stetzer filters have been proven in scientific tests to dramatically reduce exposure to this electrical EMF.  These means protection for your family’s health and are particularly valuable for those with Electrical Hypersensitivity.

We install anywhere from 12-20 filters in a home. The filters are strategically placed and they work together to harmonize the home into a cleaner electrical state.

Read the research by Professor Magda Havas on Graham-Stetzer filters.

A complete EMF Consultation

We supply the most useful scientific data concerning EMFs after the home inspection. We call this the educational part of the visit. Your inspector shows you how EMFs are generated, how they affect your health and we provide tips on minimizing exposure.

A Complete EMF Report

We provide a comprehensive report with readings throughout your home. The report includes suggestions on EMF avoidance, and an up-to-date list of links to studies and reports. Other corrective measures might be required.  Electricians or other contractors may be needed to deal with some issues.

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Our sincere desire is for you to have a happy and healthy family. Here’s to your health!

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The EMF meters we use in our home inspections … TriField, ESI 24, Stetzer Microsurge meter

Updated 12.23.2014

We created 3 videos for you to see our EMF meters in action.

Video 1 (TriField Meter)

Video 2 (ESI 24 Meter)

Video 3 (STETZERiZER® Microsurge Meter by Graham-Stetzer)

The videos convey a visual sense of how the meters are used. The following section outlines specific details on these meters…

Details on each of the Meters:

1. The Trifield ® Meter gaussmeter is our main device to measure magnetic fields, which can be tricky to measure. If a less sophisticated 1-axis gaussmeter is used, a reading of zero could result even where the field is strong. A 1-axis meter must be oriented correctly to measure the field (which is a vector). The 3-axis Trifield Meter solves that problem by measuring the true strength of the field regardless of which way it is oriented. Therefore, the Trifield Meter can be scanned rapidly across an area without having to stop at each point to search for the orientation that gives a maximum reading. Another section of the meter detects AC electric fields, which can exist independently of AC magnetic field. The third section detects radio/microwave, such as from a leaky microwave oven.

2. The unique ESI 24 meter checks for all 3 types of EMF: magnetic fields, electric fields, and radiowaves/microwaves simultaneously. RED / YELLOW / GREEN LED lights indicate EMF level. The meter has a loudspeaker that gives an audible indication of field strengths. Sound frequency/intensity changes with increasing field strengths. This unit does quick and easy localization of the sources of different types of EMF. The display shows 5 different levels, ranging from extremely low to too strong for prolonged exposure.

3. The STETZERiZER® Microsurge Meter detects and responds to low level high frequency voltages caused by transients and harmonics on power lines. The level of these voltages is measured in GS (Graham-Stetzer) units and varies with electrical equipment and loads. We use this device in conjunction with STETZERiZER® filters. Wherever the measurements are too high in the home, we plug in a filter. The average home needs 15 to 20 filters before its environment is effectively “cleaned up”.

We do EMF home and office inspections in Ontario Canada. We inspect houses, apartments, townhouses, and condominiums. We also do other types of inspections as requested.

We sell and install Stetzer filters and do EMF home inspections in Toronto Ontario and surrounding area.

Contact: Paul Singer
(905) 719-7030
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Dr. Mercola on Electro Magnetic Fields (EMF) and which of them can be hazardous to our health.

Updated 12.23.2014

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

Can electromagnetic fields (EMF) from power lines, home wiring, radar, computers and appliances cause brain tumors, leukemia, birth defects, miscarriages, chronic fatigue, headaches, cataracts, heart problems, stress. nausea, chest pain, forgetfulness, cancer & other health problems?

A growing number 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.”

Housing Concerns

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?

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 these words of advice are 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.

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

We do EMF home inspections in the Toronto Ontario area (GTA)

One of the meters we use in our inspections
One of the meters we use in our inspections

What We Do: EMF, inspections, surveys, detection

Updated March 19, 2016

We do EMF home inspections in the greater Toronto area & all over Ontario. This includes existing or pre-purchase houses.


For an appointment, call
  905-719-7030 or  EMAIL.

We inspect houses, apartments, townhouses, and condominiums. We also do other types of inspections; see below.

A typical inspection includes testing of the entire dwelling from an electromagnetic standpoint. We use professional meters and measuring devices to find out where the “hot spots” are.

Our team has a wealth of research, and is constantly taking courses and training to keep up on the latest in EMF information. We are closely associated with the EMF filter manufacturer and with a prominent University professor who is at the forefront of EMF research.

If you have health concerns about overhead power lines, mobile phone masts or about the invisible EMFs of your electrical appliances, then this may be for you. Employers may wish to evaluate employee workspaces for Health and Safety purposes. We will identify electromagnetic fields, radio frequencies, and dirty electricity.

We use professional EMF meters to track EMFs to their source. First we will give you a verbal summary of our findings. Then we’ll provide the results of the survey in a written report. It will show the location and intensity of EMFs within the property and give practical steps on how they can be eliminated or avoided at minimal cost. One of the solutions we will recommend is the installation of Graham-Stetzer filters in your place. They filter out much of the dangerous high frequency energy. We’re getting reports of health changing results from our clients.

We measure for:

  1. Harmful magnetic frequencies (aiming for below 1 milligaus and ideally below 0.2 mG)
  2. Harmful electrical frequencies (aiming for less than about 20 volts per meter and ideally below 6 V/m)
  3. Harmful radio frequencies (aiming for low row readings where safe varies by frequency)

The cost of a survey depends on the complexity of the situation, size of property and distance from our office in the GTA. Note, we view the GTA (Greater Toronto area) as “local.”

EMF inspections start from as little as $200 for pre-purchase and $300 for full surveys, and neighbouring properties may be able to share the cost of a survey. Please get in touch for details and a competitive estimate.

Contact us for more info: 905-719-7030 or by  Email