In the great scheme of things, EMFs (electromagnetic fields) may not be the very first thing most people need to make changes about, when it comes to their lifestyles. But once you have a basic understanding of the most fundamental principles of health, is it important to know how safe/unsafe EMFs are to our health? Absolutely.
Can EMFs (electromagnetic fields) from power lines, home wiring, transformers, military and airport radar, substations, computers, waterbed heaters and microwave ovens cause brain tumors, leukemia, miscarriages, birth defects, headaches, chronic fatigue, cataracts, stress, heart problems, cancer, nausea, forgetfulness and other health problems? We are surrounded with:
There is much controversy as to what EMF (electromagnetic field) level can be considered safe. Since the experts have not arrived at any consensus, you will have to decide for yourself. Many utility and government documents report the usual ambient level of 60-Hz magnetic field to be 0.5 mG. ("mG" stands for milliGauss. See below for an explanation of what that is.)
Therefore, any reading higher than 0.5 mG is above the 'usual' ambient exposure. Many public officials and experts, as well as the few governments that have made an effort to offer public protection, have adopted the 3 mG cut-off point. The EPA has proposed a safety standard of 1 mG. Sweden has set a maximum safety limit of 1 mG.
|Measures extremely low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic fields between 30Hz to 300Hz.|
|Measures the electromagnetic field radiation intensity that is produced from electric transmission equipment, power line, electric oven, air conditioner, refrigerator, computer monitor, video/audio device and more.|
|Units of measure: Tesla(T), Gauss(G), micro-Tesla(uT) or milli-Gauss(mG).|
|Features Data hold, Maximum hold, Overload indication, Low battery indication.|
|Range: 200 ~ 2000 mG 20 ~ 200 µT|
|Accuracy: ±(2.5% + 6 dgt) at 50 Hz/60Hz|
|Resolution: 0.1/1 mG, 0.01/0.1µT|
|Frequency response: 30 ~ 300 Hz|
|Sensor Single Axis|
|Power: DC 9V battery|
|Dimensions: 130 x 56 x 38 mm|
|Weight: 180 g|