Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) and Your Health
What is Electromagnetic
The transmission of electrical energy through
wires, the broadcasting of radio signals and the phenomenon of visible light are examples
of electromagnetic radiation (EMR). EMR always consists of both an electrical field and a
magnetic field. It occurs in a wide range of frequencies, spanning what is called the
electromagnetic spectrum. At the high end is cosmic radiation. At the low end is household
electricity. The lower electromagnetic frequencies have been utilized by man to generate
electricity and all associated electrical products, including all electronic communication
systems and electrical appliances. Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) is often called an
electromagnetic field (EMF) when it falls within the lower frequencies. Both EMR and EMF
are commonly used to mean the same thing.
What are the
Common Sources of EMF?
Electricity is the most common source of power
throughout the world because it is easily generated and transmitted to where it is needed.
As electricity moves through wires and machines, it produces EMF. The power grids of
nations consist of electrical generation, transmission and distribution facilities. As
electricity is sent along the wires of the power grid, EMF is created. In cities, primary
electric power distribution lines run across the top of utility poles and feed secondary
transformers, which are then connected to the electric power meters of buildings. Once
electricity is delivered to the user, it continues to produce EMF throughout the wiring
systems of offices, homes, schools, factories and other structures. The appliances and
electrical equipment connected to these wiring systems produce their own EMF as well.
In the workplace the generators of EMF include
computers, cell phones, fax machines, copy machines, fluorescent lights, printers,
scanners, telephone (PBX) switching systems, electrical instruments, motors and other
In homes, the immediate sources of EMF include
electric blankets, electric water bed heaters, hairdryers, electric shavers, television
sets, stereo systems, air conditioners, fluorescent lights, electric can openers,
telephone answering machines, cell and portable phones, refrigerators, blenders, portable
heaters, clothes washers and dryers, coffee makers, vacuum cleaners, toasters, and
EMF is not only produced by electricity moving
through wires or machines, but it is the nature of all television and satellite
transmissions, as well as radio and microwave communication systems, including cell
phones. Transportation methods such as automobiles, trucks, airplanes, electrical and
magnetic trains and subway systems are significant sources of EMF.
More than one source of EMF in proximity to other
sources will produce overlapping fields in the same area. Any metropolitan home or office
environment in the world will be saturated by a variety of interpenetrating EMF from a
variety of sources. The nature of EMF is very complex and the number of EMF sources are
rapidly growing. Unfortunately, the entire effect of multiple electromagnetic fields on
human physiology is not completely understood. However, it is well known that
low-frequency magnetic fields can trigger major biochemical responses critical to the
functioning of human cells, which operate by complex electrochemical processes. The
consequences of living in our EMF world may not be known for decades. Virtually all
research on the serious health effects of man-made EMF has come to the conclusion that the
adverse health responses from EMF are from long-term cumulative exposure.
We are the First
Generation to Face an EMF World.
Paul Brodeur, the author of Currents of Death, a
book about EMF and a series of famous articles on EMF for the magazine The New Yorker,
first raised the question about the key difference between natural DC magnetic fields of
the earth and artificial man-made EMF which is mostly composed of alternating current
(AC). Brodeur suggests that the AC magnetic fields appear to have profoundly negative
effects on human cell behavior. Human life has gradually evolved over two billion years in
an environment devoid of AC magnetic fields. Man-made AC fields differ greatly from the
earth's magnetic field, as the earth's current is direct current (DC) and not alternating
current (AC). Brodeur argues that, in terms of the biological consequences, this constant,
unprecedented human exposure to AC fields is highly stressful.
Recommended safety levels range from 0.5
mG to 2.5 mG as the maximum exposure - with 1.0 mG as a preferred standard. Adverse
biological effects have been found at 2.5 mG.
Clarus - The Solution to EMF Pollution
Recognizing the growth worldwide
EMF pollution problem, Clarus Products has responded with a line of innovative products
for advanced EMF protection. Clarus developed and validated its demonstrable technology in
collaboration with internationally recognized scientists from Stanford University and the
University of California. Using different testing methods, Clarus products are shown to
reduce stress levels by 30% to 70%, especially stress caused by EMF sources such as
computers and cell phones.
Independent testing has shown
that the QLink products with Sympathetic Resonance Technology (SRT) neutralize
the potentially harmful effects of EMF. Working like a tuning fork for your energy, the
QLink products align your body's energy to its ideal.