Electromagnetic Fields Testing
Electromagnetic pollution is part of our daily lives. In built environments, it can take the form of extra low frequency electromagnetic fields, which come from powerlines, building wiring and appliances; or radiofrequency electromagnetic energy, which comes from mobile phones and other wireless technologies.
There are now millions of kilometers of radiating powerlines, millions of antennas transmitting radiofrequency electromagnetic energy, billions of mobile phones, and countless appliances and networks of satellites, all bathing the planet with unnatural man-made frequencies, affecting everyone at levels unlike anything previous generations have ever encountered.
Although, there is no doubt that these technological innovations together with rapid industrialisation of our society have made our lives more convenient and, in many cases, more cost effective, they have also been accompanied by the emergence of environmental problems and growing scientific evidence that strongly suggests potentially harmful connection between prolonged exposure to man-made electromagnetic fields and human health, in particular, linking it to the development of such diseases as brain tumours (glioma and acoustic neuroma), breast cancers, childhood leukaemia, neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease), childhood behavioural disorders, infertility and electromagnetic sensitivity (BioInitiative Report 2012; Eberhardt et al 2008; Lai 2014; Yakymenko et al 2016; Havas 2016; ECERI 2015; Zhang et al 2016).
Because children are still developing, they have rapid cellular replication and growth rates that make them especially vulnerable to DNA damage from radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones 2000; Kheifets et al 2005). They also have a longer lifetime exposure to this new pervasive radiation, potentially rendering them more vulnerable to brain tumours (Davis et al 2013).
Many doctors are urging that children should not use mobile phones except in an emergency, and Wi-Fi should be replaced with wired alternatives in schools and other settings where children spend considerable amount of time.
What does it involve?
This assessment involves testing your home and site for AC Magnetic Fields (electrical appliances and wiring) and Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Energy (wireless technologies), identifying external and internal sources of these fields and providing recommendations on how to reduce your exposure throughout the home.
What will you get?
An initial interview over the phone and an online questionnaire to be completed before site visit.
Prior online research of external sources of external sources of electromagnetic fields that may be impacting the site/residence.
Visual inspection of the site and testing the premises and immediate external surroundings for:
Radiofrequency electromagnetic energy emitted by smart meters, mobile phone towers, wireless routers, baby monitors, solar inverters, cordless phones, mobile phones and other sources.
AC magnetic fields emitted by street power lines, meter boxes, substations, electrical wiring, electrical appliances, lighting.
Discussion of testing results on the day of the audit.
A written report based on assessment findings, which will include practical solutions and recommendations on how to reduce your exposure to identified electromagnetic field sources as well as advice on how to use technology in a safe way (if required).
A follow up call.
Did you know?
In May 2011, World health Organization declared radiofrequency electromagnetic energy emitted from radio and TV broadcast antennas, Wi-Fi access points, routers, smart phones,
tablets, cordless and mobile phones including their base stations, and Bluetooth devices as
Group 2B carcinogens, i.e. possibly carcinogenic to humans