Electrosmog 101

EMF


electromagnetic frequencies.

 

present wherever electrical current is flowing.

RF


radio frequencies.


signals from electronic devices used to broadcast and communicate.

DE


dirty electricity.


transient and harmonic frequencies that infiltrate, pollute, and can even be produced by your home's wiring.

Since the dawn of electricity, our environment has become steadily more polluted by man-made electromagnetic frequencies. It took over 100 years from when Benjamin Franklin decided to tinker with a kite and key for Thomas Edison to open the worlds first central power plant in Lower Manhattan, September 1882. Over the next four decades the industry would grow rapidly, and by 1920 innovation had made electricity affordable where it was available, and possible where it hadn't been previously accessible. However, with this modern utility and all of its convenience came an invisible counterpart: Electromagnetic Radiation. 

(Photo: New York, 1887)

Things may look a lot cleaner nowadays, but the truth is that there are more sources of EMF/RF/DE surrounding us  today than ever before. Many newer household appliances are produced with "smart" technology, greatly contibuting to DE. The same is true for "smart" utility meters and solar power systems. Many have switched to compact flourescent bulbs (CFL's) to save energy, not realizing these are notorious for producing high EMF/DE. Most environments also have RF from WiFi, cellular phones and towers, and even  "smart" meters. These are just a few examples.

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Radiation

[rey-dee-ey-shuh n] 

noun  

Physics.

  1. the complete process in which energy is emitted by one body, transmitted through an intervening medium or space, and absorbed by another body.
  2. the energy transferred by these processes.

Non-Ionizing Radiation

Electromagnetic radiation, the photons of which lack the energy required to ionize atoms or induce ion formation; (i.e. Rays of energy that move in long, slow wave patterns that don't have the energy necessary to knock an electron free from its atom, creating an ion (a charged particle). This process is known as ionization). Non-Ionizing Radiation includes: 


  • Sound Waves
  • Radio Waves
  • Microwaves
  • Infrared Radiation
  • Visible Light
  • Ultra Violet (UV) Radiation

Sources of Non-Ionizing Radiation

AC wiring, radio towers, cellular network towers, mobile phones (especially smart phones), cordless phones, microwave ovens, wireless data systems, smart meters, radar, and bio imaging equipment (e.g. MRI).

Ionizing Radiation

High-energy radiation capable of producing ionization in substances through which it passes. It includes nonparticulate radiation, such as x-rays, and radiation produced by charged alpha and beta particles, and by neutrons, as from a nuclear reaction. Ionizing radiation includes:


  • X-Rays
  • Gamma Rays
  • Cosmic Rays

Sources of Ionizing Radiation

X-Ray (CT, mammogram ) equipment, radioactive Alpha and Beta particles, Gamma radiation from decaying radioactive material, and the cosmos.

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