Common Ground Magazine recently published an article of mine with some simple and effective pointers on how to use technology safely. You can read the article here or on their website.
When it comes to electromagnetic fields (EMFs), you are probably thinking, “Oh great, another thing to worry about.” You likely already steer clear of GMOs, sugar, processed foods, pesticides and chemicals. However, the EMF topic is typically the last straw for people. They don’t want to give up their iPhone 6 and they don’t want to hear that the technology we all love and utilize has a tremendous downside.
This is why I am not going to focus on the downside here. The independent research is clear that we have a big problem on our hands and forward-thinking parents around the world are waking up to this reality. However, bad news doesn’t put us into action. Instead, I want to help you create a healthy relationship with technology. If you and your children develop some simple habits when it comes to technology, then you should never have to worry about EMFs. So, let’s get started. . .
Here are the basic steps that will help every family:
1.) Never put a cell phone to your head again. Your smart phone owner’s manual even states this somewhere around page 36 in very fine print. Instead, use an “Airtube” headset or speaker phone. Also, keep your phone in Airplane Mode when you have it on your body, like in your pants pocket and turn the 4G/3G data functions off when you are not using them. Otherwise, the phone is radiating every few seconds next to important organs.
2.) Move away from Wi-Fi. I know many families who no longer use Wi-Fi in their homes. You can simply run Ethernet cables to your computers. It’s faster, more secure and safer. If you must use Wi-Fi for certain devices, then use it sparingly when you are downloading something (like an educational program). Be sure to at least turn it off at night. You can program your router to do this or simply plug the router into a Christmas light timer to turn it off during certain hours.
3.) Turn off the Airport/Wireless Functions. If you are reading something on your Kindle or iPad and the Airport/Wireless function is still on, then your device is unnecessarily radiating every few seconds. You can still use these devices. Just download what you need while the device is connected to the Internet and then read/watch the material offline. This is a great way to reduce the amount of microwave radiation your kids are exposed to.
4.) Use a Wired Baby Monitor. Wireless baby monitors bathe newborns in pulsed digital microwave radiation. This is not a good idea! On my website, I discuss a wired baby monitor that is much safer and has all the functionality that you need.
5.) Get a Safer Home Phone. The biggest source of EMF pollution in many homes is often a cordless DECT phone. The simple solution to this is to get a basic wired phone, which you can get for less than $15. If you require the functionality of a cordless phone, then go with the Siemens Gigaset cordless phone, which will only radiate when you are talking, rather than 24/7.
6.) “Smart” is not Wise. By now you have probably heard about the corporate push toward “Smart Homes.” This is part of the “Internet of Things,” which is basically a microwave surveillance system for our society. Wireless “smart” meters are the first phase of this system. The next stage is wireless smart appliances, Nest Thermostats and Xfinity Wi-Fi systems. This is an example of technology overreach. It is something we simply don’t need. Furthermore, these systems will fill your home with exponentially more microwave radiation. I have already had families throughout the United States contact me who have become ill from these systems. These are wealthy people who love technology and are early adopters, but too much microwave radiation made their entire family sick. Don’t let this happen to your family.
This is what a “smart home” looks like. Families have already been harmed by this technology.
7.) Measure Your Home. Once you make some basic shifts to how you use technology, then it is usually wise to measure your home for electromagnetic fields. There could be basic wiring errors or other sources of EMF pollution, both inside and outside of your home, which could be easily remediated. For example, a common solution if you live next to a cell phone tower is a bed canopy for your children. I explain the four types of EMF pollution and provide what you need to know about measuring your home on this page.
8.) Let’s Get Wi-Fi Out of Schools. Outside of your home, the most important place to have a low-EMF environment is your child’s school. This will be the first generation ever to spend 6-8 hours each day for years bathed in industrial strength Wi-Fi. This development is only a few years old and will eventually be rolled back. France recently initiated steps to do this and parents around the world are stopping Wi-Fi from being in their children’s schools. Raise awareness with other parents in your school district with these steps. You can and will stop this because wired solutions are so much better than wireless. Your kids can and should have incredible wired technology.
Congratulations! You now have some of the basic steps to use technology safely. As you can see, it’s not about going back to the Dark Ages. It’s about using the amazing tools that we now have at our disposal in a way that does not harm your family’s health. Most parents are not paying attention to this issue yet, so I want to thank you in advance for being a trendsetter! Let’s be mindful about our exposure to EMFs and thereby ensure a society that is both wired and healthy.
Good luck and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.