Here’s my little rant on EMF. I’ve been wanting to share this for awhile now and just tonight was moved to do so.
A few years ago my scientist-friend brought his collection of EMF (electric and magnetic fields), RF (radio frequency), and 60 Hz (hertz) frequency meters to my house and we tested everything. I followed him around my house with a tape measure checking on the distance of each field. Since that day, after what I saw with my eyes on those meters, I have permanently turned off my WIFI and went back to using old-fashioned hardwiring with ethernet cords connecting my computers to my router.
And the cellphone! On his meters, I saw that my cellphone put out a strong field of at least 16-18 feet when it was searching. I used to keep it under my pillow at night, or next to my body in a pocket or purse, keeping it on 24/7. Since witnessing the EMF field on his meters, I haven’t wanted to talk on my cell phone unless it was absolutely necessary. I’ve opted for using a MagicJack VOIP on my computer instead of my cell phone and using Google Voice to pick up messages. I cancelled my phone service last year after having kept my phone in ‘airplane mode’ most of the time since my friend with the meters showed me what was really going on with EMF fields.
I still have my two service-less smart phones, and only use them when I’m away from my house, using an app (Talkatone or Google Voice, and others) to call and text on WIFI. It works very well (from Starbucks, Wildflower, Safeway, etc – anywhere with free WIFI) If I was on the road more I’d want to have a cellphone again (and mostly keep it in ‘airplane mode’) but for now, I don’t want one in my life.
Interestingly, we also measured the field of my digital clock and it sent out a very strong field of at least 8 feet. I remember hearing about this about twenty years ago but didn’t believe it. After I saw that field on the meter I believed it! That field covered the sleeping area of my bed. I ditched the digital clock and bought a battery-operated clock instead.
Transformers, the little black boxes that plug into the outlet and power your electronics, each one sends out a strong field for 1.5 feet, but the field suddenly drops off at that distance. When we were testing my house, I had 5 transformers plugged into a power strip a few inches from my ankles under my computer desk. I moved the power strip 3 feet away and it feels so much better! I used to feel ‘restless legs’ while working on my computer and since those transformers are moved… I can happily work for hours on my projects once again.
If you can consciously lessen the cumulative EMF of all your devices you can help to mitigate your EMF problems.
As for smart meters, I called APS (the local electric company) and requested that they keep the old-fashioned meter on my house and they have honored my request so far, although I pay an extra $5 a month for the service of the old-fashioned meter reader. I gladly pay that extra $5!
I was talking to my meter reader a few months ago and he said that APS has gotten rid of so many meter readers in Arizona! He was happy to see that people like me have opted to keep their old meters since it keeps him in his job that he’s had for so many years.
One more thing: the reason I initially contacted my friend with the EMF meters was because I had been experiencing a strange feeling in my eyes while I was falling to sleep at night. I felt as if my eyes were being pulled back into the center of my head. I thought it was eye-strain from looking at a computer monitor. I was wrong!
As it turns out, that feeling was caused by EMF from the combined cellphone and WIFI exposure 24/7 for over 8 years in this house. Now that I’ve gotten all EMF out of my home life, I have never experienced that uncomfortable eye ‘strain’ again. Although, in the 2 years that I’ve kept my cell phone service and religiously kept it on ‘airplane mode,’ I was awakened by that ‘nerve-pulling’ feeling in my eyes about 6 times. Each time I jumped out of bed to check and see if my phone was NOT in ‘airplane mode,’ and yes, each time I found that the cell phone was turned on! As soon as I put the phone into ‘airplane mode’ I easily fell asleep immediately after.
I’ve heard a lot of people mention that have a hard time sleeping, and the first thing I always ask is “Do you sleep with your cell-phone on and near your bed?” and “Do you keep your WIFI on all night?”
My solution: Put the cellphone at least 18 feet away from where you sleep (or just turn it off completely or put it into airplane mode) and turn the WIFI off (unplug the power connection to your router) while you are sleeping.
EMF article by Nabeel Kouka, MD, DO, MBA
March 14, 2018 – Connie Lee Marie Fisher