Recent studies demonstrate beyond any reasonable doubt that there is a strong statistical association between exposures to magnetic fields of intensities greater than 4 mG1 and an increase risk of contracting a number of deadly diseases.
The California Department of Health concludes it is likely that this statistical association is due to the fact that the magnetic fields cause the deadly diseases.
A major new study published in the British Medical Journal looked at cancer data in England and Wales between 1962 and 1995, for children aged up to 15 years old. The study found that children whose birth address was within 200 meters of an overhead power line had a 70% increased risk of leukemia.
These and other alarming headlines have been reported recently by Power Line Healthy Facts. This is why it has become important to address the issues surrounding exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation. Furthermore, it is important to understand that the term “electromagnetic radiation” refers to three different components along the electro-magnetic spectrum, i.e. electric field, magnetic field and radio frequency.
Each component has it’s own set of characteristics, measuring devices and guidelines for exposure and, while there are many technologies we have no control over, this is one we can influence. You can take steps to reducing your exposure to electromagnetic pollution by either eliminating or creating distance from the source. This becomes increasingly important as it pertains to the sleeping area.
Why? The average person spends 1/3 of their life sleeping. While sleeping the human body has the ability to repair itself. Because the human body is composed of water with high mineral content, it is electrically conductive. It is these electrical impulses, generated by the brain, that create intercellular communication.
When these impulses are disturbed by exposure from external sources, i.e. electric wiring in walls, electric bedside lamps and clocks, radio and TV sources in the bedroom, electrical blankets etc., it influences the body’s ability to communicate and restore itself. Reducing exposure to electro-pollution just makes sense.
Five recommendations published by the International Institute for Bau-biologie® and Ecology for creating a sleeping sanctuary are:
- Use battery clocks near bed.
- Turn off bedroom-affecting circuits.
- Eliminate or shield from Radio Frequency, i.e. cell phones and wireless devices.
- Use beds without metal.
- Make sure there are no elevated magnetic fields.
1 - Current Standard Baubiologie® Method of Testing: Weak field not to exceed 1mG.