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Are there any Standards for EMF Exposure?

What Are EMFs?

In all examples of EMF, the energy field causes a change
in everything it encounters.

tower EMF (or ElectroMagnetic Field) is a broad term which includes electric fields generated by charged particles, magnetic fields generated by charged particles in motion, and radiated fields such as TV, radio, and microwaves. Electric fields are measured in units of volts per meter or V/m. Magnetic fields are measured in milli-Gauss or mG. The field is always strongest near the source and diminishes as you move away from the source. These energies have the ability to influence particles at great distances. For example, the radiation from a radio tower influences the atoms within a distant radio antenna, allowing it to pick up the signal. Despite the many wonderful conveniences of electrical technology, the effects of EMF on biological tissue remains the most controversial aspect of the EMF issue with virtually all scientists agreeing that more research is necessary to determine safe or dangerous levels. Iron, necessary for healthy blood and stored in the brain, is highly effected by EMF. The permeability of the cell membrane of our nerves, blood vessels, skin, and other organs is effected. The intricate DNA of the chromosomes has been shown to be effected by EMFs as well. In fact, throughout our bodies, every biochemical process involves precisely choreographed movement of EMF-sensitive atoms, molecules, and ions.

When Are EMFs Dangerous?

2.5 mG is the generally accepted limit of ELF magnetic field exposure but no one tells you that the average hair dryer, vacuum cleaner, or can opener you use EMITS AN AMAZING 300 mG or more!!!

After more than 25 years of intensive study, the health and safety conscious Swedish government has established a safety limit for exposure to ELF magnetic field at 2.5 mG, and VLF magnetic fields at only 0.25 mG. Although the U.S. government has been slower to act in establishing its own standards, the Swedish standard is generally accepted throughout the world. What this possibly means is that if someone consistently experiences exposure which exceeds the standard, that person could be at risk for developing health problems which can range from headaches, fatigue, and dizziness to skin rashes, miscarriage, leukemia, and cancer. In fact, numerous court cases where plaintiffs claim to have been injured by EMFs are now in progress. Even though the controversy of conflicting scientific studies persists, it seems strange that cigarettes and alcohol are packaged with warnings we already know about, and the sodium, fat, and cholesterol content of foods must appear on the labels, but NO ONE TELLS YOU THAT THE AVERAGE HAIR DRYER, VACUUM CLEANER, OR CAN OPENER YOU USE EMITS AN AMAZING 300 mG OR MORE!!!

What Can You Do About EMFs?

The Office of Technology Assessment of the Congress of the United States recommends a policy of "prudent avoidance" with respect to EMF. Prudent avoidance means to measure fields, determine the sources, and act to reduce exposure.

1. Detect EMFs in your home and work environment.

You have to know where the sources of EMF are in your everyday world and how strong these sources are. Is there wiring in the wall behind your bed that you don't even know about? Is the vaporizer emitting strong fields in the baby's room? How much EMF are you and your family getting from the power lines in the street? Get a meter, share it with your friends, and test the areas where you spend time.

2. Diminish your exposure to the EMFs you find.

Remember that EMFs go right through doors and walls.

  • Determine how far you must stay away from the EMF emitters in your home & work environment to achieve less than 2.5 mG of exposure... the microwave oven, the alarm clock, the computer, and so on.
  • Rearrange your furniture (especially the beds, desks, and couches where you spend the most time) away from heaters, wiring, and fluorescent lights, electric doorbells, and other EMF "hot spots".
  • Test electrical appliances before you buy with a hand held meter in the store. Know what you are buying and buy the lowest EMF emitter. Where practical, replace your electric appliances with non-electric devices.
  • Contact your local utility if you suspect high radiation from power lines near your home, schools, or workplace. They will come out and test. If they find high levels of EMF (ask for the report!) they may be required to re-route the power lines, move them higher, or bury them.
  • Turn off, don't use, or throw out electrical appliances that you can do without!
  • Have an electrician correct faulty high EMF wiring and help you eliminate dangerous stray ground currents. Consult a qualified EMF engineer if necessary.
  • Here's a simple way to reduce exposure from idle computer monitors using the "Low-Power Standby" mode: In Control Panel, locate the "Display Properties". Click the Screen Saver tab and check the Low-Power Standby box. Set the amount of minutes of idle before activation of standby mode. Click OK. What this accomplishes is that the monitor will power down (almost zero radiation output!) when the keyboard is idle for a short while. To "wake up" the monitor, simply touch the keypad or mouse. Note: this is better than Screen Savers, which do not reduce radiation or power consumption! This may only be available in some Windows 95/98 computers.

3. Shield yourself.

Use shielding devices on your computer screen and cellular phone. Add shielding to your household wiring, circuit box, and transformers. Use shielding-enhanced materials in your bedding or your clothing if you must be exposed to EMFs.

Did you know?

When we listen to government, telecom and power industry spokesmen speak about the possible health effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields, it seems they would prefer us to believe that there is no cause for concern. Or at worst, there is controversy in the research about whether EMF exposure has any negative biological or health effects. They may cite study after study where no effect was detected. They may cite statistics about how many such negative correlation studies exist. And they may come to the conclusion that EMF exposure is safe.

Oddly, the facts they cite may be correct, but their conclusions are not. Think about this hypothetical situation:

An island is discovered in the Pacific Ocean. People wonder if treasure might be buried there. Over time, 100 different treasure hunters visit the island looking for treasure. Some use unique and exotic techniques in searching for the treasure. A few have bizarre and irrational styles. Many use standard, time tested methods. Some techniques are used by many different treasure hunters.

If, after the end of all this activity, only half of the treasure hunters found treasure, what would be your conclusion about whether or not treasure was buried on the island? What if only 1 out of 10 found treasure? What if only 1 out of the entire group found treasure? What would be your conclusion then?

Of course, you would conclude that there was indeed treasure buried on that island, and that there could be more. There would be no uncertainty, no controversy. It would not matter one bit how many searchers found nothing. Searching does not guarantee finding, but finding it does guarantee that it exists.

This same thinking can be applied to the vast body of reasearch that now exists about whether and in what ways EMF exposure impacts our biology. Anyone who says otherwise has either not looked beyond the headlines of the research, or has looked at it but not understood it, or is lying. You don’t have to take my word for it. Look yourself…

Those of you who are still skeptical may ask: “So how can it be that so many studies do not find a link between EMF exposure and health effects”? The problem lies in what they are not saying.

First, you must look closely at who is funding the search, and therefore the motivation behind it. It is easy to imagine that studies (funded by industries whose profits would be damaged by proof that EMF are dangerous) might be crafted with a negative outcome built into the design of the study. Let me give you an example…

A study designer wants to show that there is no link between the amount of cell phone usage (minutes per day) and the risk of brain cancer (which takes a long time to develop even with known cancer causing agents).

It would seem logical and appropriate to measure the actual minutes a phone is held to the head for a large population, and correlate that data with the incidence of brain tumors over a long period, compared to a control group of people who have no radiation exposure. But instead, one could use the “billed minutes” data with no attention to how the phone was used (direct against the head, vs. hands-free, vs. speaker phone, vs. texting, etc.), versus the number of brain tumors over short period, and compare that relationship against a control group which has plenty of background exposure even if they don’t own a cellphone.

All three factors would skew the results toward finding that there was not a big difference in the amount of brain tumors in the “exposed” group compared to the control group. Or that phone usage does notcorrelated with incidence of tumor at all. Think this is silly? So do we. And yet this is exactly how some of the research is done. Take a look at the Interphone study. And to top it off, despite heavily skewing the outcome of the study to show no correlation, the study still showed "suggestions of an increased risk" at "the highest exposure levels," But instead of revealing the truth, the “researchers” still concluded (and the media still reported) that "The use of mobile phones for over ten years shows no increased risk of brain tumors." Really?

NIH Report Labels EMF as "Possible Human Carcinogen."

Links to EMF Related Websites:

EMF-L First class internet discussion list on the topic
VitaTech Engineering USA firm specializing in surveys & mitigation solutions, great technical information
Environmental Assay Inc. EMF surveys, shielding and consultation
Living with Electricity U.K. EMF safety resource
EMF Services EMF surveys, active cancellation, mitigation and consultation
ScanTech EMF surveys for SouthWest USA
Stray Voltage Site dedicated to Stray Voltage issues
EMF-Portal web-based information platform regarding the effects of electromagnetic fields on humans

• EMF Meters and Detectors:

AC & DC Electric Field Meters
Radiofrequency Meters Cell Phones, Towers, Satellite, CB Radio, Radar
Microwave Oven Leakage Meters
IR, UV & Ionizing Radiation Detectors - InfraRed, UltraViolet, & Radioactivity
Combination Meters - Multiple Capability Meters
Educational & Build-It-Yourself Kits - Knowledge is Power!

Ghost Hunting Equipment - Gauss meters, IR Thermometers, Geiger Counters & More!
More Unique Meters - Body Voltage, Surface Resistivity, Air Ions & More!

• EMF Shielding Materials and Products:

Low Emission Computer One man's experience (D-I-Y instructions)
RiderSaver™ Motorcycle seat shielding
Motorcycle Cancer Risk: Motorcycle Seat EMF Radiation Video

• Hypersensitivity To Electricity:

Diagnosis and treatment of EMF related health problems for physicians
Electrical Sensitivity & Electrical Pollution Information
Oversensitivity to Electricity Sweden based info & support (in Swedish)
Help for MCS or Environmental Illness
BLACK ON WHITE : Voices and Witnesses About Electro-Hypersensitivity (pdf book)
AEHF articles on the topic of electrical sensitivity
Electrical Sensitivities Article by Dr. Smith
Electrical Sensitivity EMF sensitivity duscussion group
eSens archive easy to navigate archive of eSens traffic
Electrical Sensitivity A Growing Global Concern
Electromagnetic Field Protection for the Electrically Sensitive (ES)
Dutch Electrical Sensitivity Site Mostly Dutch with some English content
International Workshop on EMF Hypersensitivity (Oct 2004) pdf
VOICES ABOUT ELECTRO-HYPERSENSITIVITY 2002 400 electro-hypersensitive people explain what started their electro-hypersensitivity (pdf)
Electrical Sensitivity (ES) Tips how to tips...for the electrically sensitive
Overcoming Electrical Sensitivity one man's experience and opinions
Electrical Sensitivity challenge testing from Dr. William Rea of Environmental Health Center, Dallas
Aspartame ELF electromagnetic wave sensitizer, by Dr Bill Deagle MD
ElectroSensitivity UK information to help those who have become electrically sensitive
Living with ElectroHyperSensitivity UK an informative PDF "Survival Guide"
EMF Sensitivity Int'l Support and assistance to individuals suffering from EMF Sensitivity
Electromagnetic Field Sensitivity article from Journal of Bioelectricity
Electrical Sensitivity & Electrical Pollution Info collection of articles and useful documents
EMF Hazards in Hybrid Cars
Electrical Hypersensitivity Informative article by THE ANALYSTTM
Overcoming Electrical Sensitivity Case Histories by Marc Martin
Electromagnetic hypersensitivity Article and definition from Wikipedia
The EI Wellspring Info for Coping with Electrical Hypersensitivities
Living with EHS in an Electrified Wireless World
The Environmental Illness Resource
ABC News Story about Electrical Sensitivity
Official Website of Electrosensitive Society
Study on the benefits of grounding during sleep by Clint Ober
Offering shielded computer and telephone products from a Swedish company
Sage Report on Smart Meters Extensive report on smart meter issues
Building Biology Evaluation Guidelines helps you know how much is safe
Take Back Your Power documentary film unveiling the smart meter agenda
Is Your Headache Caused by Electro-Smog?
Forced to Disconnect free online book about Electrohypersensitive fugitives in Sweden
Desperately Seeking White Zone New DVD about Electrohypersensitivity in France
A Primer On Electromagnetic Sensitivity Comprehensive article by Michael P. Milburn, PhD.
New study shows lab tests identify electrical hypersensitivity

• EMF Physics and Science:

Units Conversion Table pdf file from, converts all kinds of EMF-related units
ElectroMagnetic Fields and Home Power Systems
Radiation and Health Physics Univ. of Michigan EMF info site
An Engineer's Guide To Addressing ELF EMF Problems In Commercial Buildings (pdf)
Gasoline and diesel cars EMF discussion on the electrical systems of vehicles (scroll down)
Cool Experiments with Magnets
Near field vs Far field Scientific discussion on the topic
Dr C. R. Timmel University study of the fundamental effects of magnetic fields on the behaviour and properties of free radicals
Magnetic Anomaly Map of the World
Magnetic units conversions and flux density calculators
ESD Journal Information about static, grounding, and static discharge
Guide to Electromagnetic Field Surveys
EMF Applets a great way to visualize and understand various EM fields and waves
Unit Conversion Applet converts V/m, T, G, A/m, mW/cm² and more
USA RF Frequency Allocations chart showing who is using frequencies from 3 kHz to 300 GHz
Poster of USA Frequency Allocations
The K&J Magnetic Field Calculator calculates the magnetic field strength in Gauss near a disc or cylinder shaped neodymium magnet
Great website for calculating field from a wire

US Frequency Allocation Chart

Multiple sizes and paper types to choose from. Click the image below for more details and ordering information.

US Frequency Allocation poster

• Cell Phone Hazards:

Antenna free service for locating cell towers and other antennas in USA
SAR Data SAR comparison of major phone brands
SAR Data another SAR comparison of major phone brands : Cell Phones and Cancer
Cell phone radiation levels: Comparison chart, by manufacturer
Associated Bioelectromagnetics Technologists Non-profit forum of independent scientific researchers
Cell Slayer One lawyer's battle against cell towers
Human Ecological Social Economical Project Multi-lingual cell phone hazard info resouce
Mobile Phones Safety Problems
Cell Phone Wars video Shocking YouTube presentation of the dangers of cell phones
New study finds cell phones disrupt family life people who consistently used a mobile phone or pager during the duration of the study were more likely to report increased levels of "spillover" between work and home, which led to decreased satisfaction with family life.
Science Daily Study Shows Drivers Using Cell Phones Twice As Likely To Cause Rear-end Collisions.
Media Articles/Links Compilation of articles
The Hidden Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation Life Extension Magazine article
Radiofrequency, Wireless, and EMF Risks good resource
Mobiles linked to disturbed sleep
Good overview article on cell phone radiation
Cell phones cook egg but is it real?
cellphones and children
Microwave Oven Safety
How Stuff Works cellphone radiation
Environment, Health and Safety Online Cell Phones, Cancers and Brain Tumors
Why mobile phone masts can be more dangerous than the phones
Mobile phone use 'raises children's risk of brain cancer fivefold'
Hallberg Independent Research Graph correlates sleeping problems to cellphone usage
Genotoxic effects of RF electromagnetic fields Review of 101 scientific publications
Public health implications of wireless technologies Pathophysiology Journal article
24/7 Radiation from Blue Tooth Headset YouTube video shows blue tooth headset and phone radiate continuously
Warning: Your Cell Phone May Be Dangerous to Your Health GQ article
Health Effects Documented by German Doctors Symptoms correlate to exposure
Wired Child Extensive list of bio-effects studies sorted by symptoms
YES,THERE ARE HAZRDS OF CELL PHONE TOWERS Informal study links symptoms to proximity to towers
Cellular Telephone Russian Roulette by Robert Kane (free book, pdf download)
Radiation Education EMR Safety for kids...BY KIDS
Cell Phone Coverage in USA great way to locate "dead zones"
WiFi & Cell Phones Pose a Much Greater Danger Than Most People Realize
RT TV video on cell phones causing brain tumors
Brilliant Public Service Announcement about distracted driving short video
The BabySafe Project Bringing physicians, scientists and educators together to help inform women about the risk that wireless radiation poses to pregnancy and to urge expectant mothers to limit their exposures.

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• EMF Health Effects:

Summary of research into adverse health effects EM Radiation Excellent, current review article
Cancer Risks from Microwaves Confirmed Ten year study in a German city found cancer risk tripled near cell tower
Cancer Risks from EMF Exposure 30 year study with Swiss Train Workers, 4x risk of certain cancers
Human Radiation Effects Group
The EMF Potential A personal opinion page
Electro Magnetic Fields and Public Health Amazing list of EMF links
Do High-Voltage Power Lines Cause Cancer? Nice news article
Human Energy Field With some references to EMF effects
Electromagnetic Radiation Health Threat Article by Neil Cherry
ICNIRP International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection
Still 'Cooking' With Microwaves? dangers of microwave cooking
Health Freedom Resources The Proven Dangers of Microwaves
MOTORCYCLE CANCER? book Are motorcycles KILLING US with cancers of the prostate, colon, kidney, bone, etc?
The BioInitiative Report Biological Standards for Wireless, YouTube interview with Cindy Sage
3 short videos that describe the problems with W-Fi in schools
EMF Overview and Health Effects Article by neuroscientist Nabeel Kouka, MD
Electromagnetic Frequencies EMF Blog
State Cancer Profiles National Cancer Institute site which gives cancer statistics by state, gender, cancer type
Wi-Fi in schools Wireless technologies and young people - A resource for schools
Electromagnetism & Life by Dr. Becker free book download
THE BIOINITIATIVE REPORT 2012 A Rationale for Biologically-based Public Exposure Standard for Electromagnetic Fields
Biological and Health Effects of Microwave Radio Frequency Transmissions A report to the Eugene water and electric board
Extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields cause DNA strand breaks in normal cells from the Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering

• Political Aspects:

The EMR Network Citizens and Professionals for the Responsible Use of Electromagnetic Radiation
The EMR Alliance NY based international grass roots activist organization
The effects of electromagnetic radiation on the residents of Ouruhia (New Zealand) and their fight to have it investigated
International EMF Project World Health Organization (WHO)
Radiation Research Trust info on mobile phone radiation, UK law and policy change advocates
EMR Safety Network International Australia
Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
ElectroMagnetic Sensitivity Research Institute working to establish a low EMF community

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• EMF Community and Legal Issues:

Coordinadora contra líneas de alta tensión e instalaciones de transformación En Español
Cell-Phone Towers and Communities The Struggle for Local Control
EMF in Hybrid Cars NY Times article
Attorney for cell tower issues
Smart Meter Opposition Groups in USA

• EMF Mind Control & Paranormal Topics:

Book describing electromagnetic ghosthunting techniques
Wireless Victims Homepage

• Schumann Resonance:

Dr. Magneto's Q&A: Schumann Resonance
Magnetic Activity and Schumann Resonance

• Government, Industry, & Other Skeptics:

Final Report of the California EMF Program
EMF World Wide Standards from the World Health Organization (WHO)
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
HAARP Home Page
Sirus Microtech Environmental Control Equipment Specialising in supplying environmental control equipment to protect products and personnel from the hazards of particles, humidity and static electricity.
Useful EMF Public Information Line from UK's National Grid Utility
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Patients with Electric Sensitivity scientific journal article
TV Fool TV Signal Locator, mapped by your address

• Collections of EMF Info:

U Michigan's EMF links collection Includes list of useful phone numbers
Bioelectromagnetics Society Interactions of non-ionizing radiation with biological systems
WaveGuide Website
Powerwatch Homepage
Microwave News "The world's most authoritative source on EMF health risks."
EMF RAPID's EMF Measurement Database
EMFacts Consultancy collection of excellent articles on hazards of EMF
Aktuelle News zum Thema Mobilfunk und Elektrosmog Information site in German
Hidden Dangers from Communication Towers, Power lines and Cell phones
Electromagnetic Fields discussion from
Information working with sources of Non-ionising Radiation from Manchester University
Audio Archives interviews with leaders in EMF research
Options to Minimize Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation Exposure in Office Environments Good PDF collection of exposure recommendations
EMF and RF World Concerns Summary
OSHA Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Radiation info

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