Welcome to our new EMF directory
It can be tricky to find someone to help you with EMF radiation issues. Be it a consultant to assess you home or a health practitioner to help your body and lifestyle directly. It is important that you find someone with experience or extensive experience behind them. With this website we hope to help you find assistance close to you.
Radiation problems to be addressed in modern life
For those a little new to the subject, let me shine a light on the EMF radiation issues that your body and your ability rest and repair, now face. It is easy to get paranoid about this problem too. That is why it is important to realize the priorities in dealing with this.
24 Hours of EMF in a day… what is important?
We are exposed to a soup of radiation from man-made sources that the body, on very basic level, just doesn’t know what to do with or how to react to. This often a reality that takes the wind out of someone’s desire to do something about it;
‘Wi-fi, phone towers… that radiation is everywhere now. You can’t get away from it.’
That EMF radiation exposure has infiltrated every minute of our lives is certainly true, however there is light at the end of the tunnel. Our bodies repair themselves at night during quality sleep, and therefor it is this time that has absolute priority. The time during the day when you’re awake is less important to deal with or focus on.
Most people mistakenly think that because the exposure to EMFs outside their home is obvious (towers, Wi-Fi at work, cell phone in use everywhere) that their bedroom are ok. Truth is the average bedroom has a relentless exposure to low-level radiation that we are not aware of.
It is the bedroom and your bodies ability to optimally rest and regenerate, that needs our focus and concentration. Any money spent on this EMF radiation subject, I would argue, should first be spent on getting that bedroom perfect. Once it is, if you still feel the need, then spend money on daytime gadgets.
EMF Radiation types in the bedroom
Radiation exposure in the bedroom comes from a number of different sources. Let me try to explain them in brief.
Magnetic Fields (EMR)
Even though not that common, this is certainly not rare either. Magnetic fields are produced by a flow of current. The direction of flow determines the rotation of the magnetic field. The returning current in the neutral wires of your home electrical system should carry exactly the same current back and as the wires (hot/active and neutral) are close together, the magnetic field is largely cancelled out. It is when wiring is done with faults or even connections become faulty over time that this equality if current flow is upset and results in big magnetic fields that can cause havoc in our health and fertility.
Wiring problems are not common, but again also not rare… especially for consultants as we keep being called into homes where people are sick. It is however mostly outside local distribution lines and transmission lines that are the most common and predictable causes of magnetic fields. Most people wouldn’t think twice about the power lines running up and down their street… but they should.
Unless it is a wiring fault, magnetic fields can be impossible to fix and a reason to contemplate moving house. That is why it is so important to measure for them before committing to any home. Renting or buying.
Electric Fields (EF)
The unknown EMF. Nobody knows about it and everyone has it. – Electrical wiring with voltage in it (even with it being used) emit electric fields about 6foot/2meter in distance and 50/60Hz per second. An onslaught of electrical irritation, interfering with the electrical receptors in your cells and thought to be a major disruption to your quality of sleep (see video above).
Electric fields need to be properly assessed and investigated with a professional by your side. I personally believe strongly that measurements of the body should be the guiding principle for assessing, investigating and verifying that the proposed solution for the problem WILL indeed remove the exposure. There are however also other ways than the body to assess this and your specialist my use this too. With electricity, and therefor electric fields, removed from your sleeping area, you have taken a major step forward towards a healthier bedroom. You will not be able to do this well without training and won’t be able to realize the magnitude of the problem whilst holding a cheap amateur EMF meter.
Dirty Electricity (DE)
Hidden frequencies on your electricity that can emit radiation into the space. Assessing these can be done with plug in meters but a strong agruement can be made that measuring the actual presence of this radiation in the room itself is a better way to assess it. Filters can be purchased to address this, but terminating the electricity around the bedroom would of course see dirty electricity AND electric fields removed.
Radio Frequency Radiation (RF)
This is transmitted through the air from transmitters like: Phone towers, Wi-Fi, Radar, Airport navigation systems, bluetooth, cell phones, game computers, tracking devices for children, some toys, garden monitoring equipment, smart meters and many more sources. Often unable to address the strong sources like phone towers, this often needs to be shielded against. Shielding paint is an easy to use solution but you get what you pay for with shielding paint. You should question the quality and legitimacy of advertising test reports. Cheap doesn’t only mean less costly.
Be empowered – Take charge of your life
A home assessment can be confronting but it is also empowering. Take charge and change your life. Make a plan of ALL that needs to be done, and START. Start with anything on the list and see it through to the end at whatever speed is doable for your family. Don’t do half a job. Getting those bedrooms right is the most fundamental thing you can do for health protection and recovery in my opinion and that of many others.
I hope this website gets you close to people you can work with. Should you have quick questions or would like me to recommend someone to you, I’m happy to answer an email. I train many new consultants and existing specialists, and might be able to introduce you to someone who’s work I know.
Don’t be paranoid about EMF radiation… but deal with it where it matters most.
Patrick van der Burght
Director GEOVITAL Academy for Radiation Protection and Environmental Medicine, for outside Europe.
Cert. Geobiologist, Life-time member of Building Biology USA
International speaker on radiation assessment and mitigation, Author, and…
driving force behind this website. 🙂