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EMF Best Practices – Creating A Low EMF Home

A few weeks ago whilst surfing the web I came across a superb article on ‘creating a low EMF home’.

The article (actually a series of 2 articles) gave advice on EMF protection topics which are rarely talked about in any detail. Things like:

This got me thinking.

Wouldn’t it be a great idea to get the author on as an interview guest? Then he could share his knowledge and people could get to ask their questions.

The author of the article is a Building Biologist.

I contacted him and asked him if he’d like to be interviewed. He readily agreed.

By way of introduction to the interview I’ve included the original articles below:

The following rules of thumb for EMF are intended to reduce exposure to Magnetic Fields (EMF) and Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation. These low-EMF measures include how to locate the site location, recommended maximum allowable ambient levels of EMF and RF, and best practices for wiring a home to minimize exposure to EMF. As a Building Biologist I find these guidelines helpful for our pre-purchase clients selecting a suitable location, and also for our green building clients desiring to rewire and minimize exposure to EMF/RF.

Building Location & Neighborhood Considerations for EMF

EMF/EMR Site Evaluation and Recommended Ambient Levels of EMF/RF

Magnetic field allowable levels
Magnetic field allowable levels

Utility Services and Magnetic Fields

Plastic Pipe on Incoming Water Line to Minimize Stray Current from Neighborhood
Plastic Pipe on Incoming Water Line to Minimize Stray Current from Neighborhood

Electrical System Installation for Low EMF and RF

Electrical Panel Wired to Minimize Magnetic Fields – Compliments of Karl Riley’s book, Tracing EMFs in Building Wiring
Electrical Panel Wired to Minimize Magnetic Fields – Compliments of Karl Riley’s book, Tracing EMFs in Building Wiring

Many people are increasingly aware of the health threats from exposure to synthetic radiation. Over the past 100 years we’ve created an entirely new environment… surrounded by silent, odorless, invisible radiation. If you suffer from electrical hypersensitivity, or if you just are being pre-cautious, I hope these EMF rules of thumb and best practices are helpful.

The above article was originally published on Healthy building Science [1].

Electrical System Installation for Low-EMR

Cell Phone Radiation Sign
No Cell Phone Repeater Stations – This Nice Signage from Doctor’s Office

Low-EMR Heating Via Forced Air

If there is air-conditioning, the AC condenser & Freon lines are more than ten feet of any point on any bed or any HUR
If there is a forced air system for ventilation, heating or air-conditioning, the Air Handling Unit (AHU) or Forced Air Unit (FAU) fan motor is located more than 10 feet from any point on any bed or any HUR

Low-EMF Electric Radiant Heat

Low EMF Electric Radiant Heat – ThermoSoft Has An Option
Low EMF Electric Radiant Heat – ThermoSoft Has An Option

ThermoSoft seems to have a good low-EMF electric radiant heating system that accounts for both magnetic AND electric fields. However, it’s not “zero-EMF” as they claim.

Low-EMF Wiring In A Bedroom

Using only one of the following 3 strategies is necessary – each strategy is intended to minimize electric fields.

Remote Control Demand Switch – EMF Best Practice for Reducing Electric Fields in a Bedroom
Remote Control Demand Switch – EMF Best Practice for Reducing Electric Fields in a Bedroom

Pool and Spa Pumps & Outdoor Lighting Transformers

These EMF Best Practices have been established for many years, and we have seen them implemented successfully in projects around the world. They are tried and proven best practices for reducing EMF. I’m grateful to the Building Biologists that came before me… and not only created this handy resource, but also were kind enough to share!

If you’re doing a remodel or building from scratch, following these best practices will get you a “better than average home.” To take it to the next level, consider hiring a Healthy Building Consultant!

The above article was originally published on Healthy building Science [2]. Both these articles were written by Alex Stadtner.

Interview

EMF expertThursday, 22nd October at 1:00 p.m. EST (10 AM PST or 5 PM GMT) I’m interviewing Alex Stadtner. The interview will last approximately one hour.

Alex Stadtner MS, CGBP, GPR, LEED-AP, HHS, BBEC, CIEC is a certified Building Biologist, and is president and senior consultant at Healthy Building Science.

If you’re not sure of the time zone where you live you can check it here [3] or here [4].

I will be asking him about:

  • how to detect faulty wiring
  • tips for reducing EMF exposures generally in the home
  • how to create a low EMF home from scratch
  • and much more

I’ve chosen the teleseminar format so that you can follow via your computer or using your telephone AND you can ask your questions! You can do this in 2 ways:

  • before the day, by clicking here [5] and sending me your question (if you’re not sure what time the teleseminar starts, the page has a countdown timer.)
  • on the day, by putting your question directly to my guest

This interview has been broadcast – sign up is closed.

The replay is also FREE but it’s only available for 24 hours after the event for those that signed up BEFORE the event.