How To Evaluate Your Level Of Electromagnetic Radiation Exposure

Posted by Lloyd Burrell on December 15, 2010 under Electromagnetic protection, Evaluate your exposure | 38 Comments to Read

Could you and your family be at risk from EMF exposures?

To help you answer this question, determine your level of electromagnetic radiation exposure and evaluate the risks, I’ve devised this short questionnaire: (be sure to count your yeses as you’re doing this)

Your Exposure To Cell Phone Radiation

Do you press your cell phone against your head while talking?

Do you talk for 2 hours or more per day on your cell phone?

Do you carry your cell phone on your person when it is switched on (ie in standby mode) for most of the day?

Do you talk on a cell phone in your automobile?

Do you keep your cell phone close to your bed at night?

Do you use Bluetooth wireless?

Do you use your cell phone when the signal strength indicator is low?

Do you use your cell phone for streaming more than 2 hours per day?

Your Exposure To Computer Radiation

Do you use a computer for more than 4 hours per day?

Does your computer monitor use a cathode ray tube?

Does your computer have the WiFi function enabled? (this is harmful even if you connect to the internet on a cable)

In your place of work are you within 2 meters of other computers?

Do you use a laptop rather than a desktop model?

Do you use a laptop primarily on the mains power supply?

Do you use a laptop computer or smart phone type device on your lap?

Do you use a wireless modem router ? And do you sit within 2 meters of it?

Your Electromagnetic Radiation Exposure In The Home

Do you remain near your microwave oven when it is on?

(Have you had your microwave oven tested recently for leaks?)

Is your home protected by a wireless burglar alarm?

Do you have DECT cordless phones installed in your house?

Do you have a cordless phone next to your bed?

Do you have WiFi installed in your home?

Do you or your children use wireless video gaming software like the Xbox360 or the Playstation 3?

Do you have a wireless music system installed in your home?

Electromagnetic Radiation Exposure In Your Environment

Is your home within 400m of a cell phone tower?

Is your place of work within 400m of a cell phone tower?

Are you surrounded by other homes with WiFi installed?

Is your home equipped with a smart meter to measure your electricity consumption?

How Did You Score?

Let me start by sharing with you first how I scored.

There are 28 questions in this questionnaire (this varies I keep adding an extra question now and again). But anyway, you have kept your score of yeses right?

Well I have answered these questions totally truthfully  – my score is 2. As in two yeses. I am even going to tell which ones they are: more than 4 hours on a PC a day and my neighbors have got WiFi – whose haven’t?

I would be the first to point out that this questionnaire has its limitations. For instance someone who spends 4 hours a day talking on their cell phone will have a much higher electromagnetic radiation exposure level than someone who spends 2 hours a day. Someone who sleeps with their cordless dect phone next to their bed is subject to much higher exposure than someone who has their cordless phone down the hall at the other end of the house. If you are a child or let your children use cell phones and cordless phones, the risks are much higher.

Nevertheless, the more yeses you have to these questions the higher your potential exposure to electromagnetic radiation (if you are unsure what this means read this).

How To Reduce Your Electromagnetic Radiation Exposure

Determine the sources of EMF exposure in your environment. Do this by taking readings with an EMF meter and an RF meter. This will enable you to measure your electrosmog levels. You can then take steps to avoid, protect and shield as necessary.

Download my EMF Protection Free Report for more information.

  • Ellie said,

    Regarding the lower levels of cancer, heart disease,lead relatively low stress lives diabetes, etc. in Amish communities: it seems only fair to note that in these communities people don’t smoke, don’t over-consume sugar laden products, don’t eat processed foods, get much more exercise, and tend not to be overweight. These factors are all major contributors to disease in non Amish communities.

    I don’t disagree that their lack of exposure to electricity is a plus. I just feel that medically, these other things are probably at least as beneficial.

  • Lloyd said,

    I quite agree. Living a healthy life for me is not just a question of EMF management its a rounded approach to health, a holistic approach.
    EMF management has been at the centre of my quest towards better health, but I also acknowledge that my dietary and nutritional choices were also of importance. Cutting out your EMF toxins does not make any sense if you load up on all the other ones by eating junk food and taking no exercise.

  • TERESA DOBBINS said,

    Your questionnaire was pretty informative in indicating the various means of EMF exposure.

    In my answers, my score was a ten (10).

    Thank you,
    Teresa

  • Ruth Ruddock said,

    Hi…just a quick note to correct one aspect ofthe poster’s
    response on the Amish…they bake with a ton of sugar and they all eat a lot of it…we have many Amish here in Wisconsin. Otherwise they are right on.
    Thanks!

  • Hanif said,

    Lloyd, I just stumbled upon your site and I am standing as we speak and applauding your efforts. As of late my wife and I have taken a great interest in EMF especially with cellphones and wifi. We hardly use our cellphones and just the other day bought a network switch, wired all our computers and turned off wifi. I’ve seen many videos including ones in front of the U.S Senate and am just baffled that these technologies are just getting more and more advanced but at the cost of our health. There is just too much invested in the telecommunications industry and all cascading businesses that the almighty dollar prevails all. I want to quantify the amount of EMF my family and I are exposed to so I’ll read your site about RF meters and buy one. Can you recommend one that is relatively inexpensive? I’m so happy there are individuals like you who take the time to do this research. When I chastise my friends and family they too think ‘there is no proof or harm’ but I keep hounding them….. one day I hope they’ll listen 🙂

    Keep up the great work Lloyd….. God bless

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Hanif
    The Cornet ED75 is the cheapest RF meter I can recommend (see my review) . There are cheaper RF meters on the market but often the trade off in terms of accuracy and sensitivity does not make them a good buy.

  • Eliza Hartin said,

    I am new to this information and appreciate I still have much to learn. But firstly, I wish to thank you for your time and efforts in sharing this information.

    I have just a few questions.

    Does an ER transmitting device have a radius at which point the EMF & EMR ends and therefore ceases to not pollute the environment with radiation? Or is it more like air pollution ie once released into the atmosphere it continues to pollute the environment throughout the global atmosphere.

    Have you heard of teslas.us products which claim significant protection from EMF & EMR whilst continuing to be exposed to the offending devices.

    How can I best educate myself on this subject. I am unsure on the definition of terms used and units of measurement. Is an electrical magmatic field the area surrounding an electronic device in which the device is releasing electro magnetic radiation?

    Could you explain the difference between electrical magnetic radiation and radio frequency (is this what RF stands for), microwaves, and any other form of radiation. My understanding is that electrical radiation comes from the generation, storage & use of electricity. But I do not understand RF & microwaves any any other form. You may have this explained in an article I haven’t yet discovered.

    Thanks again for you generous assistance. God bless

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Eliza
    “Does an ER transmitting device have a radius at which point the EMF & EMR ends and therefore ceases to not pollute the environment with radiation?” – Different EMFs react in different ways, what they all have in common is that the further away you get from the source, the more the “signal strength” diminishes.
    “Have you heard of teslas.us products which claim significant protection from EMF & EMR whilst continuing to be exposed to the offending devices.” I have no experience with this particular brand but I do not condone the use of devices which claim to neutralize when there is no peer reviewed science to back it up, and all at a fairly high price tag…. See my free report for more tried and tested solutions and for also a better understanding of EMFs

  • Chaitra said,

    Lloyd,

    Thank you for sharing detailed information. Unfortunatley my family is exposed to 3 Cell Phone towers within a radius of 200 to 400mtrs. Have been extremely concerend of the ill affects this will have on my family in the long run, but would like to reduce the impact. COuld you please suggest any products that can be purchased in India?

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Chaitra

    I don’t know of a company selling EMF shielding that is based in India, unfortunately. But I do know that LessEMF deliver to India.

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