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Newsletter #5
September 2020
The End of Summer



America's 5G Capabilities Are About to Get a Big Boost

This article, issued by the Science and Tech division of DefenseOne.com, is explaining the importance of mid-band 5G and the new frequencies being given to the system. As we already know, there are 3 sections of 5G: low-band, mid-band, and high-band. Mid-band is set to be the most commonly used portion of 5G. This will include all the basic frequencies form the 4G system, ranging from about 1.3 GHz to around 6 Ghz. Apparently, the US military has decided to share a portion of their frequencies, around 3.4 and 3.5 GHz. Why is the military getting in on this corporate game?

Read the full article here: America's 5G Capabilities Are Getting A Big Boost




EHS or No EHS

In this article, Dariusz Leszczynski examines the research done on EHS in France. He explains why he feels these studies were not performed correctly, and how many factors were not taken into account. He goes through multiple studies, commenting on each portion. This is a great example of why current EHS scientific research may be flawed, and why it seems incomplete to many of us.

-Read more of this article here: EHS or No EHS, from Between a Rock and a Hard Place



Body Voltage
A Less EMF Article

What is it?

There is an effect in the electrical world called induction. This is the basis for how transformers work. Here is the proper definition: the production of an electric or magnetic state by the proximity (without contact) of an electrified or magnetized body; the production of an electric current in a conductor by varying the magnetic field applied to the conductor. This means that when a field is applied to a conductive body with movement, it will create a voltage or current in that body. With a transformer, a magnetic field from one coil is used to create a current in a secondary coil. When we only have an electric field, it creates a voltage instead of a current.

Now, this may be a little difficult to understand, so let me try and explain it differently: Voltage, is present by connecting something to electricity. For example, there is a voltage at the outlet, because it is connected to electricity at your breaker panel. This voltage creates an electric field along the wire, from the panel, to your outlet. Since we us AC power, or alternating current, the electricity is actually moving back and forth at the frequency. For US power, this is 60 Hz. That means the movement of electricity goes out, then back in, 60 times per second. For the electric field, this means something a little different. It means the field is being created (expanding), then collapsing in on itself (going away), 60 times per second. This expanding and collapsing movement causes the field to induce a voltage into any nearby conductive bodies, including people.

How Do I Measure It?

To measure voltage, a comparison is needed. Our Body Voltage Meter will help you with this. You get the meter itself, and a few different wires and connectors. One wire has a handle on it. This is the part you hold, so it can measure your body. The other standard connector has a 3-prong US plug on it. This only has the third prong connected (ground line) so it will not actually use any electricity. It is only using the building’s electrical ground to find a comparison. What makes some an electrical ground, is a voltage of ZERO. That way, the meter can compare your body, against zero. If you are unsure if your building’s ground is safe, take a look at our Socket tester Including Proper Ground Test. This item has a special ground test spot, to see if there is already a voltage on your ground wire. If your ground is confirmed unsafe, or you simply don’t trust the wiring, there is always an option to get the Body Voltage Meter with a ground stake instead. This will compare you to direct Earth Ground, which should always be zero.

Less EMF recommends that you stay under 50 mV of Body Voltage. The meter only reads in volts, so you are trying to stay below .05 V.

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How Do I Fix It?

There are a couple ways to fix this, and bring your body voltage to zero (where it should be).

  • Body Voltage is only induced if you are within a field. This means that if you move away from the source electric field, your body voltage will go down. Just like with magnetic fields, distance is a big factor.
  • You could ground your body, but this presents a new problem. The meter will red zero, but in reality, the electric field is now traveling ON your body to get to ground. Less EMF does NOT suggest grounding your body to remove Body Voltage.
  • The true and best way to mitigate body voltage, is to locate the sources and shield the electric fields. Each source will need to be shielded directly.
Measuring and Tracing Electric Fields

Measuring and tracing electric fields can be done with either a Body Voltage Meter, and Electric field meter or detector, or a combination meter with an electric field setting.

When using the body voltage meter, you will typically have one hand that is holding the meter, and one hand holding the handle. Set the meter down so that hand is free. You will find that the closer you move this free hand to a source, the higher your body voltage. This way, you can simply move your free hand around to find the direction of the source. Whatever your arm or hand is pointing at, will be the source.

If using an electric field meter or detector, you simply turn the meter on and move it in different directions. The direction that causes the readings to go up, is the direction of the source. Follow the higher readings until you find the source of the electric field.

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There are a couple ways to fix this, and bring your body voltage to zero (where it should be).

  • Body Voltage is only induced if you are within a field. This means that if you move away from the source electric field, your body voltage will go down. Just like with magnetic fields, distance is a big factor.
  • You could ground your body, but this presents a new problem. The meter will red zero, but in reality, the electric field is now traveling through your body to get to ground. Less EMF does NOT suggest grounding your body to remove Body Voltage.
  • The true and best way to mitigate body voltage, is to locate the sources and shield the electric fields. Each source will need to be shielded directly.

Measuring and tracing electric fields can be done with either a Body Voltage Meter, and Electric field meter or detector, or a combination meter with an electric field setting.

When using the body voltage meter, you will typically have one hand that is holding the meter, and one hand holding the handle. Set the meter down so that hand is free. You will find that the closer you move this free hand to a source, the higher your body voltage. This way, you can simply move your free hand around to find the direction of the source. Whatever your arm or hand is pointing at, will be the source.

If using an electric field meter or detector, you simply turn the meter on and move it in different directions. The direction that causes the readings to go up, is the direction of the source. Follow the higher readings until you find the source of the electric field.

E-Field Sensor Alarm

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Trifield TF2

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Mitigating Electric Fields

Once you have found the sources of your electric fields, we can shield them. For outlets, it is best to use a draping cover. Materials like Velostat and Ex-Static can be draped over outlets and other sources, and grounded to bring down the electric fields. Make sure any open sockets are plugged with child-proof pieces, to make sure the material isn’t accidentally pressed into the outlet. Electric fields from the wire runs can be shielded in the same way. Run the material across the wall over where the wire is. Then simply connect it to ground. Basically, we are placing grounded conductive fabrics, between you and the source.

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The real key is the ground connection. Electric fields are always “searching” for ground, so when we give them a path, we can keep them away from us. Because these fields are “searching,” it can cause some strange things to happen. For example, if the closest thing to ground is our body, the electric fields can collect on us. If we are grounding our body, we may be creating the path to ground through our body. Even though this would show up as nothing on the body voltage meter, the EMFs are actually traveling through us and dissipating into ground where we connected our body. It is always best to check the area before grounding yourself.

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Since grounding is the key to this, using a Ground Kit for Paint will allow shielding paints to also mitigate electric fields.

There is also something special that happens with an enclosure. A good example of this would be Lite Duty Canopy or the Naturell Canopy. These are not able to be grounded, but still reduce the electric fields. Why is this? It is actually because of how electric fields act when they come into contact with a conductive medium. The electric fields actually collect on the outside of the enclosure, moving along the conductive materials. But since they get “stuck” on the outside, we find that there are very few electric fields inside our canopies!

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Once you have found the sources of your electric fields, we can shield them. For outlets, it is best to use a draping cover. Materials like Velostat and Ex-Static can be draped over outlets and other sources, and grounded to bring down the electric fields. Make sure any open sockets are plugged with child-proof pieces, to make sure the material isn’t accidentally pressed into the outlet. Electric fields from the wire runs can be shielded in the same way. Run the material across the wall over where the wire is. Then simply connect it to ground. Basically, we are placing grounded conductive fabrics, between you and the source.

Velostat

Lowest Cost E-Field Shielding Material!
$1.95 per linear foot at 36" wide
add to cart

Ex-Static

A More Comfortable Option!
$4.95 per linear foot at 64" wide
add to cart

The real key is the ground connection. Electric fields are always “searching” for ground, so when we give them a path, we can keep them away from us. Because these fields are “searching,” it can cause some strange things to happen. For example, if the closest thing to ground is our body, the electric fields can collect on us. If we are grounding our body, we may be creating the path to ground through our body. Even though this would show up as nothing on the body voltage meter, the EMFs are actually traveling through us and dissipating into ground where we connected our body. It is always best to check the area before grounding yourself.

Plug to Gator Ground Cord

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$7.95
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Ground Stake Kit
With Alligator Clip


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$35.00
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Since grounding is the key to this, using a Ground Kit for Paint will allow shielding paints to also mitigate electric fields.

There is also something special that happens with an enclosure. A good example of this would be Lite Duty Canopy or the Naturell Canopy. These are not able to be grounded, but still reduce the electric fields. Why is this? It is actually because of how electric fields act when they come into contact with a conductive medium. The electric fields actually collect on the outside of the enclosure, moving along the conductive materials. But since they get “stuck” on the outside, we find that there are very few electric fields inside our canopies!

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Ground Connections

There are two basic ways to connect to ground. You can go through your building’s electrical system, or you can connect directly to Earth ground.

Most grounding products offer a connection through the electrical system, just so it’s very simple. You basically just plug it in! Most of these cables have a 3-prong plug. Don’t worry, there is no connection to the actual electricity, those extra prongs are not connected. They are just there to hold the plug in place. It may also be a good idea to check the ground in your building. You can do this very quickly and easily with the special Socket Tester that Less EMF offers.

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Using a direct Earth ground can be more reliable. To do this, you will need a ground stake. These can be anywhere from 18 inches to 8 ft long, and the instructions is almost always the same. Drive it into the Earth using a sledgehammer. Always put as much into the ground as you can. The more soil is touching the stake, the better your ground connection! If the ground is a little tough, you can pour a little water down to soften it. I also like to suggest being at least 10 ft away from actual electricity, just to make sure you don’t run into any ground currents.

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With this information, you can now test your environment, find your sources, and fix any issues you find!

There are two basic ways to connect to ground. You can go through your building’s electrical system, or you can connect directly to Earth ground.

Most grounding products offer a connection through the electrical system, just so it’s very simple. You basically just plug it in! Most of these cables have a 3-prong plug. Don’t worry, there is no connection to the actual electricity, those extra prongs are not connected. They are just there to hold the plug in place. It may also be a good idea to check the ground in your building. You can do this very quickly and easily with the special Socket Tester that Less EMF offers.

Plug to Gator Ground Cord


On Sale Now!
$7.95
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Socket Tester with Proper Ground Test

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$13.95
add earth tester to cart

Using a direct Earth ground can be more reliable. To do this, you will need a ground stake. These can be anywhere from 18 inches to 8 ft long, and the instructions is almost always the same. Drive it into the Earth using a sledgehammer. Always put as much into the ground as you can. The more soil is touching the stake, the better your ground connection! If the ground is a little tough, you can pour a little water down to soften it. I also like to suggest being at least 10 ft away from actual electricity, just to make sure you don’t run into any ground currents.

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Body Voltage Sale!
End of Summer Sale

NOTE: Only the links in this newsletter will honor the sale prices. More sale items are found in the Less EMF Article on Body Voltage.



Save 10% on Body Voltage Meters!

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An external field will induce an electric field within our bodies. In this sense, our bodies act as antennas picking up fields from electric blankets, alarm clocks, powerlines, and just about everything connected to a source of electric power.

The Body Voltage Meter quickly and easily reports this induced AC body voltage. Simply hold the sensor handle. Notice how your body voltage varies as you move about the room, as you change position (standing vs lying down, for example) and it also depends on what you are wearing.

Body Voltage Meter with Ground Stake

If you prefer to ground to soil, this version of our popular Body Voltage meter comes with a 4 foot copper-plated steel rod and 50 feet of cord so you can ground directly to Earth for confident readings. This is especially important when:

  • You don't have a convenient electrical ground to work with
  • You are working outdoors
  • You have voltage or dirty electricity on your ground lines
  • You don't trust the ground in your building


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Body Voltage Meter

An external field will induce an electric field within our bodies. In this sense, our bodies act as antennas picking up fields from electric blankets, alarm clocks, powerlines, and just about everything connected to a source of electric power.



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The Body Voltage Meter quickly and easily reports this induced AC body voltage. Simply hold the sensor handle. Notice how your body voltage varies as you move about the room, as you change position (standing vs lying down, for example) and it also depends on what you are wearing.

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Ground Stake for Grounding your Shields


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If you don't like the idea of grounding your shielding paint, fabric or plastic through your building's electrical system, you can use this simple and durable grounding stake to connect directly to the Earth. Sturdy, rust resistant, 48 inch long, 11/32" diameter Copper plated steel stake is ready to drive into the soil. Complete with exterior grade, 50 ft 18 gauge ground cord, Alligator Clip on the end to connect to any shielding material.

Ground Stake for the Body Voltage Meter
You can use this simple and durable grounding stake to connect directly to the Earth. Sturdy, rust resistant, 48 inch long, 11/32" diameter Copper plated steel stake is ready to drive into the soil. Complete with exterior grade, 50 ft 18 gauge ground cord, Banana Plug on the end specially for our Body Voltage Meter.

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Ground Stake for Grounding your Shields


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If you don't like the idea of grounding your shielding paint, fabric or plastic through your building's electrical system, you can use this simple and durable grounding stake to connect directly to the Earth. Sturdy, rust resistant, 48 inch long, 11/32" diameter Copper plated steel stake is ready to drive into the soil. Complete with exterior grade, 50 ft 18 gauge ground cord, Alligator Clip on the end to connect to any shielding material.

Ground Stake for the Body Voltage Meter


$35.00
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You can use this simple and durable grounding stake to connect directly to the Earth. Sturdy, rust resistant, 48 inch long, 11/32" diameter Copper plated steel stake is ready to drive into the soil. Complete with exterior grade, 50 ft 18 gauge ground cord, Banana Plug on the end specially for our Body Voltage Meter.


New RF Meters Available Now!

Safe and Sound Pro II

A reliable, accurate device, this professional quality meter is made to be extra simple to use! The premium OLED display will simultaneously show you peak, max, and average, along with a bar graph from left to right! Just above the display, there are indicator lights showing "slight, moderate, high, extreme"! Only 3 controls! The switch on the left controls the power, turning the meter and the sound on and off. The switch on the right provides volume control, and the button on the left resets the max reading. Measures with a true plus/minus 6dB response from 400 MHz to 7.2 GHz, and a full response from 200 MHz to 8 GHz, covering 3G, WiFi, 4G, along with low-band and mid-band 5G! Has a Micro USB port to add power and measure continuously! Even has a headphone port so you can listen privately, or hook it into an amplifier for everyone to hear. Uses 2 AA batteries (included). Also includes Building Biology guidlines sheet, certificate of calibration, and a hard shell molle case. 2 year warranty.

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Safe and Sound Pro II

$385.00
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A reliable, accurate device, this professional quality meter is made to be extra simple to use! The premium OLED display will simultaneously show you peak, max, and average, along with a bar graph from left to right! Just above the display, there are indicator lights showing "slight, moderate, high, extreme"! Only 3 controls! The switch on the left controls the power, turning the meter and the sound on and off. The switch on the right provides volume control, and the button on the left resets the max reading. Measures with a true plus/minus 6dB response from 400 MHz to 7.2 GHz, and a full response from 200 MHz to 8 GHz, covering 3G, WiFi, 4G, along with low-band and mid-band 5G! Has a Micro USB port to add power and measure continuously! Even has a headphone port so you can listen privately, or hook it into an amplifier for everyone to hear. Uses 2 AA batteries (included). Also includes Building Biology guidlines sheet, certificate of calibration, and a hard shell molle case. 2 year warranty.



Safe and Sound Classic

Designed for people with EHS, this easy to use device provides reliable detection of RF between 200 MHz and 8 GHz. This is so easy, that no technical experience is required to use it, or interpret the readings. Four simple lights provide detection of RF levels as slight, moderate, high, or extreme. The only control is a switch on the right side turns the device power and sound on or off. It's even designed to produce extra-low emissions from the internal electronics! Includes hard-shell molle case, Building Biology Guidlines sheet, instruciton manual, and certificate of calibration. Requires 2 AAA batteries (included). 2 year warranty.
$149.00
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Safe and Sound Classic

$149.00
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Designed for people with EHS, this easy to use device provides reliable detection of RF between 200 MHz and 8 GHz. This is so easy, that no technical experience is required to use it, or interpret the readings. Four simple lights provide detection of RF levels as slight, moderate, high, or extreme. The only control is a switch on the right side turns the device power and sound on or off. It's even designed to produce extra-low emissions from the internal electronics! Includes hard-shell molle case, Building Biology Guidlines sheet, instruciton manual, and certificate of calibration. Requires 2 AAA batteries (included). 2 year warranty.


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