So how serious is EMF radiation to our health anyway?

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Good question.  We live in a wireless world, and it gets more so every day. Wireless technology (whether cell phones, wifi, cordless phones, Blu-tooth, etc) produces high levels of EMF. Hate to burst your bubble, but wires can also produce EMF if they have high voltage electricity running through them. But should we care?

The simple answer is “yes.” We should care because, like it or not, our health is being affected. We may not die tomorrow, but the World Health Organization and leading tech-savvy governments and independent authorities around the world indicate strong concerns based on recent studies. Check out this helpful article by the respected Prevention Magazine.

So how can I know if my environment is bombarded with unsafe electromagnetic fields? Give us a call or drop us an email. We’re here to help. We do EMF inspections, both locally and remotely. If you live on planet Earth, we can measure your environment and give you the honest goods on how bad it is and what you can do about it.

We measure for the 3 types of electromagnetic radiation that can cause health problems. Using professional EMF meters, we can tell you whether your property is safe or not and what can be done about it.

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Top 8 things that are prone to having harmful EMFs

Out and About

Updated 12.23.2014

– Cell phone use
– Being in proximity to cell phone towers
– Proximity to power lines

Home and Office

– Wifi
– Dirty electricity in the wiring
– Appliances
– Computers
– Clock radio by the bed

How do you deal with each of these? We’ll provide some sensible tips tomorrow.

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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Need an EMF home inspection in Toronto? We test for harmful electromagnetic frequencies.

We do EMF inspections and testing in the Toronto (GTA) area.

Updated May 3, 2017

Our EMF inspections are called Housecheck.  Most of our Electromagnetic Frequency home testing is in the greater Toronto area. This includes existing homes or when you are thinking of buying a home.

To make an appointment with one of our EMF consultants please email us or call 905-719-7030.

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

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

We do a lot of ongoing research, and are constantly taking 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.

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 surveys start from as little as $200 for pre-purchase inspections and $300 for full inspections. Neighboring properties may be able to share the cost of a survey. Please contact us for details and a competitive estimate.

To make an appointment please email us or call 905-719-7030.

Need an EMF home inspection in Toronto? We lead the way with our Housecheck service.

Updated May 3, 2017

We do EMF inspections and surveys in the Toronto (GTA) area

Our EMF inspections are called Housecheck.  Most of our work in EMF home inspections is in the greater Toronto area. This includes existing homes or when you are thinking of buying a home.

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

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

We do continual ongoing research, and are constantly taking 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.

For our surveys, 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.

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 surveys start from as little as $300 and neighboring properties may be able to share the cost of a survey. Please email us for details and a competitive estimate.

NEW! For workplace inspections, please visit http://www.emfsafeworkplace.com

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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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What are the effects of Cell Phone radiation on the brain? Information on how to minimize the risk.

Updated 12.23.2014

What are the effects of Mobile Phone radiation on the brain? Here’s how to minimize the risk.

This subject is still being researched, but concerns are being voiced by even the most conservative of authorities. Until we know more, it’s prudent to minimize exposure. Here’s a video with more expert dialog on the subject.

And here’s a helpful list…

  1. Use your cell phone on speakerphone where practical. A quiet room is a perfect place.
  2. Get yourself an air tube headset. I believe the new RF3 design with Aircom 2 technology is the best headset on the market. Others may actually increase the amount of radiation emitted.
  3. Keep your phone as far away from your body as possible. The reduction in radiation exposure improves as you keep your phone away from your body. Ideal is arms-length away.
  4. Limit your cell phone use. Mobile phones constantly search for signals thus emitting EMR while you’re using them.
  5. Use it on Airplane Mode as much as possible, and turn it off when not needed. You can compose emails while the phone is in airplane mode. Simply hit the send button and one or more messages will be saved in your draft folder. Next time you turn it on, they’ll send automatically.

In A Healthy Place
We do EMF home inspections in Toronto Ontario and surrounding area.
Contact us: Via Email or By Phone: (905) 719-7030

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

Dean at the State University New York believes up to 30% of childhood cancers come fr exposure 2 EMFs. The Enviro…

Updated 12.23.2014

Dean at the State University New York believes up to 30% of childhood cancers come fr exposure 2 EMFs. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns “There is reason for concern” and advises prudent avoidance” http://emf.mercola.com/sites/emf/emf-dangers.aspx

For more information on how to protect yourself from harmful EMF radiation, call Paul at 905-719-7030.