When referencing radiation levels the center of a chart (red color area) may be viewed as extreme concern for bedrooms and commonly frequented areas. Dirty electricity is explained below. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Precautionary Guidelines for electric field radiation (Measured in V/M (AC volts per meter)
Electric Fields - are formed by the voltage that is always present in electrical wiring. Any electrical device, when plugged in to an outlet, effectively joins with the wiring and emits radiation even when turned off.
Dirty electricity - The U.S. electrical grid system, which includes a home or building, is engineered to transmit power at a frequency of 60 Hz. There are a variety of devices and circumstances which introduce transient frequencies thousands of times higher than this range. Electronic devices, towers, appliances, RF and microwave emitters, wiring faults, CFL's, dimmers, fluorescent lighting and switching power supply units are some of the sources. Dirty electricity can be measured directly on wiring and/or via radiant field strength. The frequencies generated are actually in the RF range. We refer to this as unintentional RF because this form of EMF radiation has no emitting antenna. Plug-in EMF filters to a good job of reducing some of this field on the electrical wiring inside the walls. They are not designed to have an effect on the radiation emitted from the many commonly used devices themselves that we now find in our home or office. Video on EMF filters We measure and mitigate the 3 bi-products of "dirty electricity": 1) Low frequency RF radiation that is emitted directly from devices 2) Magnetic field radiation 3) Electrical field radiation
These transient frequencies can radiate out of electrical wiring and devices at a distance far enough to disrupt the body's bio-electric system including normal sleep patterns.
Exposure levels from these radiant fields can be reduced and avoided once they are located, measured and an appropriate mitigation strategy is chosen.
We base our EMF bio-risk recommendations upon the independent and scientifically based BioInitiative Report’s newest (2012) precautionary guidelines and the non-profit, educational Building Biology’s evaluative guidelines (SBM 2008). These are the premier, most accurate and up-to-date standards to be found anywhere. The BioInitiative Report consists of a consortium of world-renowned scientists, medical professionals and independent researchers working together since 2006 to assess potential harm from EMF radiation and set meaningful standards based upon the precautionary principle. The Building Biology guidelines are drawn from the International Institute for Building Biology and Ecology, an educational organization established in 1986 in Germany to address environmental toxins of all sorts, including EMF radiation.
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