FAQs

FAQs

Q: I’m overwhelmed. How do I go about making the changes I need to reduce my exposure to EMF? Where do I start?

A: Consider purchasing the book, “Unplug – How to Survive and Thrive In a Wi-Fi World Gone Wild,” by Sam Wieder. At less than 100 pages, and the affordable price of $9.95, this highly readable book is a fantastic resource for people who want to learn about EMF, and how to make their home and office environments healthier, but are overwhelmed with where and how to start.

Q: I'm electrically hypersensitive and it's causing problems with my family and friends. They just don't understand. No one does. Are there any resources you can recommend that I could use to educate them?

A:  Hang in there, friend!  Awareness of this issue is growing.  There are a number of great resources out there, including websites, videos, books, and blogs.  Here are just a few:

Jeromy Johnson, who is electrically hypersensitive, has compiled a large amount of information on the topic on his websiteElectroSensitivity UK has a wealth of information on their website, as well.

Blogger Alison Main, an artist and talented writer who suffers from the same affliction, shares her story along with the mysterious origins of her “superpower,” that of being able to detect invisible EMF.

Search for a Golden Cage illustrates the difficulties people face who are electrically hypersensitive.

When all else fails, try humor.  Like the video above, Technophobe also demonstrates the challenges folks face, but it does so with humor, and ends with an upbeat message that everyone can benefit from, regardless of their health status.

Q: I'd like to purchase a meter to measure EMF. What kind should I get?

A:  There are a whole host of options depending on your needs and cost.  Safe Living Technologies in Canada has a wide range of options to choose from.  This website also has a number of suggestions.

If you’re not ready to purchase a Gauss meter or RF meter, you might consider renting one from a site such as Neuert Electromagnetic Services.  

For electric fields, consider purchasing a body voltage meter from Less EMF, with a two-foot grounding stake purchased from your local hardware store.  

A simple hand-held, battery-powered AM radio can also be very helpful in identifying sources of harmonics (dirty electricity).

Q: Is there anywhere I can learn more about EMF and Building Biology, maybe even take a course?

A:  Yes!  The International Institute for Building-Biology® & Ecology (IBE) offers online courses along with four to five day seminars on EMF.  IBE also has courses on indoor air quality and natural healthy buildings, which are integral to Building Biology.

Q: How can I find out where the cell towers and antennas are in my neighborhood?

A:  Try the website www.antennasearch.com; it doesn’t list all of them, but it does capture many of them.  Once you type in your address, maps with the location of antennas and towers within a 4 mile radius of your home will appear.

Q: When measuring a home, what do you consider 'healthy'?

A:  The International Institute for Building-Biology® & Ecology has a Standard with this information, which addresses electromagnetic radiation and air quality.

Q: How effective are 'dirty electricity' filters?

A:  Please see this paper by Sal LaDuca of Environmental Assay.