October 29, 2018
I live on a small college campus with cell phone towers that I can see from my window. I’m hoping to reduce those EMF’s over which I do have control ( Wifi, etc.),. I spend much of my time in the room of our apt. that serves as my office on the west side of the building, which faces the direction of the tower. Would it help to relocate that work space to the east side of the building? Is it still worthwhile putting all efforts into reducing the EMF’s from our devices and appliances inside the apartment. Anything else that can be done to reduce effects of the cell phone towers?. How will measuring help and effect the plan?
August 17, 2014
Hello Nechama and welcome to the forum. It is impossible to answer your questions over the internet, but here are a few thoughts.
As a very broad generalisation I would say that most people’s exposure comes from inside the home – their own wifi, cordless phones, smartphones etc. However if you are so close to more than one cell tower your situation may be different. I think the only way to be sure you are dealing with the biggest problem is to buy/borrow a decent RF meter (or hire a building biologist for a professional assessment). That way you can measure the exposure from the cell towers and compare it with exposure from your own devices.It would also answer your question about relocating your office – I have seen situations where that can make a significant difference.
Spend some time on the main site here – there is information about dealing with cell towers, reviews of several meters and much more.
In my opinion it is always worth doing things to reduce your total exposure. So reducing exposure from your own appliances would normally be a good thing to do. At least you have control over these exposures. Again there is lots of information on the main site here.
Pay particular attention to areas where you spend the most time – starting with the bedroom. Good quality sleep can help a lot. You may need to consider room protection or even a shielding bed canopy. Again a meter is essential to see of this is worth while and to check if what you do makes a significant difference.