‘There tends to be some degree of misinformation as a consequence of the efforts of well meaning people to tackle this very complex topic. It has so many parts that need to be understood. It is very easy to oversimplify the concepts to try to find solutions.
Unfortunately what happens is that in the efforts to focus on an important issue, like smart meters, over generalizations are made without a full understanding of the technologies and the possible variations in signal strength from one manufacturer to another. In the panic that ensues, people become concerned in some cases about things they really shouldn’t be so concerned about, while they are unaware of the harm that is right in front of them from other types of EMFs they don’t know about because hardly anyone is talking about them.
I have an extensive amount of practical experience working with several thousand clients over the years as a building biologist, upwards of 60-70% of whom are electrically hyper sensitive (EHS). I know how to work with them and their non-sensitive family members to find common solutions that work and keep everyone happy, which is always a challenge.
I have a good understanding of how the information that people read on the Web dovetails with the reality of actual EMF levels and possible health effects in their home. There are a lot of misunderstandings out there, as you know, and I spend half my time and energy clearing them up for my clients and putting their actual situation into perspective. I show them what they really don’t have to worry about, and I show them what is present that they did not know about and need to address,
I am keenly aware of the importance of the other types of EMFs that most people in the EMF safety community who only know what they read on the Web (dirty electricity, grounding mats, chips and pendants, and smart meters) completely ignore because no one talks about them. The latter are what I call the “unknown EMF” because no one knows they exist, and their Tri-Field meter always shows they are not present because the levels that we need to get down too at night where we sleep, which are 1.5 V/m or below, are so hard to detect between the 0 and 1 on the top scale.
We can discuss…….the Cornet ED88T regarding electric fields and the whole topic of what electric fields do to people when they sleep at night, or more importantly, what they don’t allow the physiology to do…….get deep Stage Four recuperative sleep with each sleep cycle every 90 minutes and the release of melatonin by the pineal gland in the middle of the night.
My colleagues and I have found that for many people with whom we work as clients have a profound sensitivity to radio frequency radiation or dirty electricity, which is what they focus on. [But] they also have not just the standard…..EMFs that every house has, but one or more serious levels of [other] EMFs.
These include wiring errors that produce very high magnetic fields at 60 Hz or they sleep and stand right over the path of a water service supply pipe or grounding conductor with what Spark Burmaster calls, “pipe current” on it, causing high magnetic fields. Or they have ungrounded outlets and use a “cheater plug” to plug a three-pronged, grounded computer plug into an ungrounded two-pronged outlet. Then when they put their hands on their laptop, they have huge electric fields and don’t understand why they feel tired after working on their computer after an hour or less but need to work on it for hours more.
Chronic, long term exposure to all these EMFs taken together in a home all adds up.
There is also the example of the guy who regularly has a booth at a local health conference here in LA who shows people that his chips reduce EMFs on cell phones. He uses a cell sensor, but he uses the plug-in cord that puts the meter into the mode where he is only measuring magnetic fields, not RF.
People buy the chip thinking they are fully protected from “EMFs,” but they are not.
[There are] signs that these chips and pendants do some good. But we don’t recommend them as the sole or exclusive means of protecting yourself.
I have a protocol to help people to choose hardwired alternatives in their home and still stay connected and have some degree of portability. How far they go with that all depends upon where they are on the spectrum of sensitivity and symptomatology.’
These are the musings of building biologist Oram Miller.
Tuesday, 19th April at 1:00 p.m. EST (10 AM PST or 5 PM GMT) I’m interviewing Oram Miller, BBEC, EMRS.
The interview will last approximately one hour and it’s FREE to listen to.
Oram Miller, BBEC, EMRS is a Certified Building Biology Environmental Consultant and Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist based in Los Angeles. He received his certifications from the International Institute for Building Biology and Ecology in Santa Fe, New Mexico (hbelc.org).
Oram provides on-site healthy home and office EMF evaluations for clients throughout Southern California who have electro-magnetic sensitivities, as well as those who want a healthier home or office. This includes real estate transactions, where he is part of the inspection team for clients interested in knowing EMF levels prior to purchase.
Oram consults on the healthy design and construction of new and remodeled homes. He serves as a Teaching Assistant and is involved in curriculum development for the basic and advanced EMF seminars taught by the Institute for Building Biology. He also serves on the Institute’s Conference Planning Committee.
Topics Covered In This Interview
I will be talking to Oram about his work, specifically we will be talking about:
- solutions for EHS persons with non-symptomatic family members
- most common EMF issues
- the unknown EMF
- most common EMF misunderstandings
- EMF chips and pendants
- and much more
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