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Re: EMF meter reading - healthy household tips?

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So not all absorbed radiation causes heating because radiation that isn't absorbed doesn't?
The post to which I was replying used the term as if to suggest that any or all EM radiation would be 'absorbed' and cause heating, which is not the case. The rest of the post was based on this incorrect assumption.
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Re: EMF meter reading - healthy household tips?

My first oscillocsope I had as a kid was an ancient model that had done many years being mistreated by kids in the science class of a school before coming my way by way of a car boot sale. It was an all analogue cathode ray device made by Philips and with lots of bakelite knobs and buttons with somewhat cryptic labelling. It was very difficult to get it to trigger properly to any signal and it was probably hugely innaccurate.

But hey, I was probably about the only kid in my class with a real oscilloscope.

I remember discovering that I could pick up 50 Hz by attaching the measurment probe to virtually any object, or even just holding it up in the air. At the time I believed that was evidence of "electro smog" and only later realized it was largely an artefact of the device's own power supply.
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Many people have a real problem with assessing risk, particularly when the risk is invisible, as is the case with radio-frequency emissions. What we do know is that these emissions can cause heating of tissue, but there's no verifiable repeatable link to any effects on the human body. In other words, the risk, if any is going to be very low.
And yet people, probably including those who are worried about rf emissions, don't seem to worry about driving cars on the road, an activity where the risk of an accident is several orders of magnitude greater.
More so, it would appear that some people who get stressed out about EMF emissions, vaccinations and so on and other unproven (or miniscule) health risks are also those whose lifestyles include absolutely proven health risks such as smoking, taking little or no exercise, or drinking too much.
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Hi all,


I recently bought an EMF meter that measures all 3 radiations: RF, Magnetic and Electric.


Has anyone got experience using these and making their house a healthier place?


I found out that my bed was exposed to severe RF signals from my router so I disabled the wifi at night and moved the bed and it dropped spectacularly.


For the Electric signals, a lamp above my head had 700 V/m when all the other lamps had a max of 150. Also found out that old lamps had a max of 20V/m and new fluorescent ones had average values of 100-200. In effect all the modern lamps are consuming less energy but produce a much stronger electric field.


Especially in the baby room, the lamps will be changed asap.


But there are certain things I am not sure what to do about: certain sockets that have a switch as well have readings up to 1100 V/m, when the meter is next to them. Isn't this abnormally high?


Do Green wave electricity filters work and how many do you need? Trying to keep it logical and not buy unnecessary stuff so if anyone has some experience of taking readings and making their houses healthier with lower levels of RF/Electric/Magnetic radiation please advice.
Maybe you should be more concerned with the poisons that are present in everyday house dust

https://publichealth.gwu.edu/content...household-dust
Here's a list of some dust meters. Wondering whether its worth it to buy

https://www.amazon.co.uk/slp/air-pol...4f7o8qhqj2j9bf

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Re: EMF meter reading - healthy household tips?

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I'm afraid you're mistaken, unless you're using the rather vague term ”absorbed" to mean only those specific types/frequencies that do. Most of the spectrum is not actually absorbed, but passes through the body with no effect whatsoever.
You are missing the point. The safety regulations concerning the microwave frequencies relate to any possible heating effect. School physics tells you that heat is Involved in almost any (all?) energy transformation pathway. The radiation needs to interact to have an effect (If it is absorbed all the energy is taken up by the assorbing body). The current discussion is about the nature of that interaction. Whilst I agree that the risks due to EM are probably negligible compared to driving on the roads etc, there are still a lot of unknowns Why ridicule people for their concerns? The science that I know about showed effects of some Em fields on cells in culture but the epidemiology studies on humans show variable correlations and in the end the consensus is that em fields and radiation are not a health concern
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