Steve Jobs released the iPad in 2010. He described it as a wonderful device that brought you educational tools, allowed you to surf the web, it allowed you to watch videos, it allowed you to interact with other people and he said it's the best way to do all those things.
Two years later he was asked that his kids must love the iPad, he responded saying "We don't allow the iPad in the home. We think it's too dangerous for them in effect"
Steve Jobs recognized just how addictive the iPad was. Not to mention the serious dangers posed by RF/MW radiations caused by such devices (iPads, smart phones etc)
Bill Gates' children are allowed very limited use of technology and they were only allowed cell phones after they turned 14.
Hmm...there is something to think about. These are the creators of these technologies.
"Children are more vulnerable to the RF/MW radiation because of the susceptibility of their developing nervous systems. RF/MF penetration is greater relative to head size in children, who have a greater absorption of RF/MF energy in tissues of the head at WiFi frequencies.
Such greater absorption results because children's skulls are thinner, their brains smaller, and their brain tissue is more conductive than those of adults, and since it has a higher water content and concentrations."
-Dr David O. Carpenter, MD, director of the Institute for Health and Environment at the University of Albany and co-editor of the BioInitiative Report.
So What Am I Talking About?We have two little kids aged almost 6 and 10. We as a family work on making healthy food choices, getting organic produce, juicing, and work on providing a safe and nurturing home for them like so many others out there.
As a busy mom with a full schedule I know just how convenient it is to have technology handy. To order things online at the push of a button, to quickly google on stuff at a store, to Facetime/Whatsapp grandparents miles away, or to snap that picture or take that video before the moment has passed.
And I have seen so many other parents use YouTube videos as baby sitters when they need a break. It's also convenient to hand a child a tablet to play a game while waiting for a sibling outside a class. Media is also a favorite go to to get a young fussy eater to eat.
For Your kids' Sakes, Can You Afford To NOT Have One? What am I talking about? An EMF Meter and a Dirty Electricity Meter.
Reading and hearing so much about cell phone radiation and Wifi dangers, I finally decided to buy an electrosmog meter. For the most part I thought we were pretty good, keeping our technology at home to minimum not going crazy at the next new gadget. So I thought we were were doing pretty good. We do have cell phones, a tablet, and Wifi at home, just the basics. I wanted to see just what all the hullabaloo is about.
While we have been mindful to not use media to entertain a child while waiting (we try to find ways to have conversations and play games the old fashioned way), I was curious about how much radiation is actually there is our home.
I understand from the BioInitiative report the safe levels of RF/MF radiation is 0.01mW/m2 (Actually it's safer to be 0.001mW/m2 or lower but they state that it's safe upto 0.01mW/m2)
Oh boy was I in for a wakeup call!
First the cell phone . I held up the the meter close to my cell phone (not the latest phone mind you, we go slow with tech mindfully at home). The cell phone is not being used. It's on but not in use just like when you would carry it on you.
0.001mW/m2 and then a short pulse of
2.05 mW/m2 (about 200 times more than safe level)
4.9mW/m2 (about 490 times more than safe)
15.6 mW/m2 (1560 times more than safe)
16.2 mW/m2 (1620 times more than safe)
and this was in less than 10 seconds!
So every second or so there was a pulse of 2 to nearly 5 mW/m2 (that's 200 to 500 times more than what is safe! ) and every couple of minutes a zap of 1600 times than what is safe !) Oh Wow!
And to think I have this next to me almost all the time!
That means if the cell phone is on someone 24/7 they got zapped by radiation that is 200 to 500 times stronger than what is safe 86400 times in that day and about 17250 times 1500 to 1600 times stronger than is safe! and that too when its not even in use.
It hit me. I have been carrying around my own personal radiation device, zapping myself and my kids without even knowing it.
I worried so much when my young son had to go in for an X-ray after a fall. I felt so guilty about exposing him to the the damaging x-ray radiation; and here right here in our home we were zapping ourselves unknowingly!
Yes I know that X-ray radiation is ionizing and breaks base pairs of DNA instantaneously but this ambient radiation though non-ionizing accumulates in the body and over a period of time has the SAME EFFECT of breaking base pairs of DNA in the body. With the amounts of radiations around us we were walking in a radiation chamber.
Equipped with my new best friend the electrosmog meter I went around taking readings around the Wifi Router, the smart meter, and devices like TV and gaming systems. In the end I was left aghast at what was around us and we didn't even know it! And I thought we were okay as we were conscious and taking the tech stuff slow. Oh what an eye opener.
Readings around the Wifi ranged from 14 - 26 mW/m2 (2600 times more than safe!) Around the smart meter intermittently there were pulses up to 56 - 60 mW/m2 (6000 times more than safe) and all of these were zapping us every few seconds day in day out 24/7!
Next we went around checking levels of dirty electricity and sure enough the levels were way higher than safe levels (safe levels are 25 or lower; anything above 50 is harming your cells)
Ok after the shock of seeing the amount of ambient radiation, dirty electricity and the hidden radiation hotspots we did the following
- Installed A Smart Meter Guard, blocked the inside with aluminium foil - CHECK
- Made sure bedrooms have no electronic devices, no TVs, no tablets, no cell phones - CHECK
- Checked for Dirty Electricity - used filters to bring down the levels - CHECK
- Blocked all geopathic stress lines and negative grids - CHECK
- Made sure Wifi is turned off at night - CHECK
- No Apple watches, No Google Home/Alexa - CHECK
- Made sure to unplug all devices when not in use (like Roku, FireTV Stick, Gaming Consoles) - CHECK
- No electric blankets, beds and furniture away from walls, furniture not made of metal - CHECK
- No Satellite dishes on roofs esp over or near bedrooms CHECK
- No Wireless Home Security System or Wireless Cameras CHECK
- Use wired connections on laptops and computers CHECK
- No cellphone on person, if needs to be carried its on airplane mode else its atleast 4 - 6 feet away CHECK
Oh boy that was a project (and still in progress, as it takes time and money)
Alright, so while we couldn't make the radiation levels completely zero (esp that kids still get zapped in public places and at school) we worked at reducing our overall exposure paying particular attention to sleeping zones and at night. Yes the kids media time is also very restricted.
Did It Make A Difference?So did we see a difference? OH YES !
To begin with we noticed that the kids were much calmer and more creative. We noticed that everyone's body immunity went up (so that meant fewer colds and allergies and fewer sick days ; even if we did come down with something, the recovery times were a lot quicker). The mild eczema that the kids used to have was gone.
And I have to say we were very good with nutrition and other healthy stuff to begin with, this difference was just by bringing down the ambient radiation.
So Can You Afford To Not Have One?Like every home has a thermometer, in this day and age every home needs to have an EMF meter and a Dirty Electricity meter. No matter how good you think you are with keeping radiation at bay, you will be surprised at what you discover, esp the hidden hot spots which are almost impossible to guess without a meter.
We are human and we need tangible proof. Actually taking readings around your home will drive you to action. These are unseen fields we are dealing with and without knowing the levels it's highly unlikely that you will take any action.
100% of the population is biologically affected by these radiations, so far only 30% show symptoms and develop EHS - Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity.
EHS is the emerging health problem of our time. More and more people now including children are showing symptoms.
While you may not have been diagnosed with having EHS, if you are in a high tech environment you may already be experiencing some of these symptoms. EHS symptoms are usually found in 4 categories (From Living with Electro Hypersensitivity: A Survival Guide )
- Cardiac and Respiratory
- Concentration problems
- Ears ringing
- Flu-like symptoms
- Memory loss
- Spatial disorientation
Cardiac and Respiratory
- Chest pain
- Heart Arrhythmias and palpitations
- Heart rate changes
- Low or high blood pressure
- Shortness of breath
- Eye pain, pressure, burning
- Vision deterioration
- Burning sensations
- Face and neck swelling
- Facial flushing
As Daniel and Ryan DeBaun authors of Radiation Nation, The Fallout of Modern Technology put it so aptly
"We only put ourselves in jeopardy by opting to remain passive or ignorant about this information."
"Our lives have become so integrated with technology that we don't stop to think about what we are doing. We just introduce more and more electronic devices into our lives, but we don't seem to consider the potential implications that stem from our dependence on them."
"These devices all emit EMF radiation, which has measurably demonstrated an effect on living organisms by damaging DNA, cells, and living tissues. Surrounding ourselves with these devices, yet choosing to remain ignorant of how they work, is like playing Russian roulette, blindfolded, with multiple guns (any of which may be loaded)."
So What's the First Step?
You can't begin to fix it until you identify it. First step do some quick research and get a good EMF meter and a Dirty Electricity Meter. Some that we like are the Accousticomm 2, Cornet ED88T and Trifield Meter 100XE, and the Stetzerizer Microsurge Meter.
Please do not wait or put this off until its too late. For the sake of yourself and your kids, this is one item on your to do list on high priority.
Let us know in the comments which meter you get and what the readings look like in your home/office? Were there any surprises or hot spots you would have never guessed?
More Resources To Explore
- Dimitri Christakis - Media and Childrenhttps://tedxseattle.com/talks/dimitri-christakis-media-and-children
- Adam Alter - Why our screens make us less happy
- Documentary Film: Generation Zapped
- Radiation Nation: Fallout of Modern Technology - Your Complete Guide to EMF Protection & Safety: The Proven Health Risks of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF) & What To Do To Protect Yourself & Family by Daniel T. DeBaun and Ryan P. DeBaun.