Q: Do you provide a written report for in-home assessments? What is included in the report?
A: Yes, a written report is provided via email generally within 10 days. The report includes an overview of EMF, measurements taken onsite, and recommendations.
Q: How long does an onsite assessment take?
A: A ballpark figure is about 2 to 3 hours, with smaller homes sometimes taking less and larger homes sometimes taking more. The length of time onsite can also depend upon the number of questions you have, the amount of wireless gadgets you have, and whether or not findings require further investigation, such as determining the source of an elevated Magnetic Field.
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: Having a Building Biologist or Electro-Magnetic Radiation Consultant come to your home to assess your situation and give you personalized recommendations can be very helpful. These one page guides by Environmental Health Trust can be very helpful, as can be the book, “Unplug – How to Survive and Thrive In a Wi-Fi World Gone Wild,” by Sam Wieder.
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 website. ElectroSensitivity UK and Environmental Health Trust both have 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?
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 Building Biology Institute 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 for EMF, what do you consider ‘healthy’?
A: There is significant disagreement within the scientific community as to what is and is not considered healthy. I subscribe to Building Biology Institute’s Standard although it can be very difficult, if not impossible to achieve levels of “No Concern” recommended on pages six and seven of this Standard, due to the proliferation of wireless technologies in particular.