Let’s cut to the chase.
The million dollar question is; could you and your family be at risk from EMFs?
To help you answer this question, determine your level of electromagnetic radiation exposure and evaluate the risks I have devised this short questionnaire: (be sure to count your yeses as you are 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
If you want to take positive steps to reduce your exposure you need to address and deal with the sources of EMF exposure as listed above. Testing with an EMF meter and an RF meter will enable you to detect and measure and ensure that the electrosmog levels in your home or workplace are safe.
There are lots of simple ways you can reduce your electromagnetic radiation exposure, can you afford to wait any longer?