What is electromagnetism?
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Electromagnetism is one of the four natural forces in the universe. The others are: gravity, strong force nuclear (holds atoms together), and weak force nuclear (radioactive decay.) Our world could not exist without any one of these forces.
In 1905, Albert Einstein proved within his Theory of Relativity that both electricity and magnetism simultaneously coexist, each supporting the other (James Clerk Maxwell) as both waves and particles traveling at the speed of light. Electricity produces magnetism perpendicular to the direction it is moving, and magnetism produces electricity in any direction. This synergistic union forms an EMF or electromagnetic field.
What is the difference between EMF Testing and EMR Testing?
The short answer is that there is no difference.
We generally measure EMF as a three-dimensional X, Y, Z vector array in cubic meters. An electromagnetic field unifies charged photon particles with a corresponding magnetic flux forming a wavelength vibrating at a frequency or band of frequencies. One interesting effect seldom mentioned is that it emits both visible and invisible light and audible and inaudible sound.
EMF Testing implies an unbiased scientific measurement of an electromagnetic field’s power density or flux, frequency range, size, and shape. The power of the field is strongest near the source point and weakens with distance. The energy of the field increases proportionally with frequency increase (Planck’s Law.)
An EMR or electromagnetic radiation is necessarily the same thing as an EMF. EMR seems to have taken on a more social or ecological connotation. When we speak of an electromagnetic field as an EMR, most physicists will often begin their discussion by distinguishing the difference between how electromagnetic forces can affect an atom. Ionizing radiation or nuclear radiation effects change to an atom by having enough energy to detach one or more electrons from an atom. Non-ionizing radiation does not detach a particle from an atom, but it can change the quantum orbit and spin of its electrons.
When many think of radiation, they think of nuclear radiation such as x-rays and gamma rays which are ionic radiation that can penetrate the human body. What we find is that most clients do not realize that much of the non-ionizing bandwidth of the electromagnetic spectrum can also penetrate the human body. The AC Magnetic Field that corresponds with the electricity in your home is capable of penetrating salt water to 10,000 feet below sea level and high up into the ionosphere. Nuclear radiation cannot do either.
It is the changing of an electron's quantum orbit, the electron spin, or both, inside an atom within a biological cell which is where we see how living cells can be affected. One natural result is the reversal of a cell's polarity causing cells to relinquish electrons, oxidize, become more acidic, possibly inflamed, and eventually mutate or die. Another aspect is the non-native electromagnetic effect (human-made EMF) on protein receptors and electrical signaling channels for cellular pathways such as the effect on the calcium ion (Ca+) motility and potassium (K+) channels and transduction pathways in neurons.
The Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Spectrum
Unless someone has spent many hours studying electromagnetic fields, EMF can be a difficult topic. We see so many of our clients during an onsite EMF testing and consultation asking if their home is EMF safe, after conducting just one test. There is no one meter that can measure the entire EMF spectrum because different types and sizes of both sensors and circuitry are required to correctly measure each bandwidth and expression (electric/magnetic) of the EMF spectrum.
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Why Do electromagnetic fields effect us?
We are all bio-electrical organisms composed of 55-60% water. This makes our bodies excellent conductors of electricity. Additionally, each cell in our bodies is, in essence, a small battery that requires high energy electrons to produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate); usable energy to charge cells further storing the energy as ADP (adenosine diphosphate). Remember learning about the Krebs Cycle in High School Biology class?
How Do EMFs affect Us?
Both chemical toxicity and EMF exposure have been shown to interfere with Calcium Ion (Ca2+) signaling and motility: necessary for intercellular communication and proper function as the transport mechanism responsible for bringing oxygen to your cells, termed oxygenation. We see EMF toxicity consistent with DNA mutation, auto-immune suppression, and hypoxia: lack of oxygen to cells. (For more info, please go to RESEARCH.)
Interruption to the body's Calcium Ion signaling and motility is one of the consistencies found among all Group 1 toxins, such as uranium, plutonium, asbestos, mercury, lead, cigarette smoke, arsenic, and Electromagnetic Fields (not yet considered a Group 1 toxin in most countries.)
According to studies conducted by Dr. Martin Pall, Ph.D., both calcium ion signaling and motility are interrupted by electromagnetism. Calcium ion signaling is how our cells communicate with each other. If cells cannot communicate appropriately, then cell apoptosis is interrupted. (Apoptosis is the DNA-programmed timely death of a cell. Apoptosis is necessary to make way for a new cell replacement.) If cells do not get the signal that it is now time to shut-down, then we can then end up with a series of mutated cells.
Calcium ion motility is the process by which calcium ions transport oxygen (O2) to our cells. Without O2, our cells cannot synthesize aerobic energy (ATP) having to rely on producing energy without O2, termed anaerobic energy. Hmm…unaccountable muted cells making anaerobic energy needing to cannibalize other cells for energy, recognized as foreign proteins causing stem-cell trophoblasts to form around them becoming a tumor. Hmm, sounds like some modern theories for cancer.
Also, our cells need O2 for their very survival. O2 molecules are electron donors who increase the voltage of our cells, raising their pH (potential for hydrogen, H+) to become more alkaline. Without this critical bond to biologically create water (H2O), our cells release electrons, lose their negative charge, begin to have a lowered pH, become more acidic, inflamed, and die. We experience electrolyte stress overload due to a fluid/mineral imbalance, develop disease (congestive heart failure, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, endocrine dysfunction, hypothyroidism, kidney failure, chronic fatigue, depression, and more), and die.
Other than the continuous stream of chemical pollutants that render your daily body burden is the additional undue stress that EMFs place on the smooth electron flow occurring within and around every cell in your body. Electromagnetism causes electrical interference to biological cellular electrical function akin to the electromagnetic interference (EMI) that occurs when radio frequencies latch onto or electrically interrupt semiconductors and other delicate electronics within medical devices and airplane computer systems. EMI is also why we see mitochondria dysfunction/damage in the presence of strong electromagnetic fields. (Mitochondria are integral to ATP (adenosine triphosphate) cellular energy production.)
Prolonged exposure to Electromagnetic Fields may also cause the breaking down of fine membranes in the body, such as the retina; causing premature cataracts, the intestinal lining; causing leaky gut syndrome, the placenta; causing miscarriages, and the blood-brain barrier (BBB); allowing heavy metals to enter the brain thus causing cognitive issues and/or neurological disease. (For a more extensive list of the ill-health effects that may result from EMF exposure, please go to RESEARCH.) We are your EMF experts.
When cells are stressed, they emit electrons which lower their voltage. A reduced voltage causes these stressed cells to have less oxygen (termed: oxidative stress) available for healthy cell life, a lower or acidic pH, and to produce free radicals that attack other cells. Lack of oxygen to cells in the gut, for example, allow unfriendly bacteria to flourish, parasites to feed and secrete inflammatory biofilm, and fungus to form in the blood; promoting harmful spirochetes.
Yes, all of us are highly sensitive to electromagnetic fields. In reaction, our body's skin voltage will quickly rise and fall in direct relationship to the strength of these nearby energies. Reactive electrical currents can form within the body causing stress on various acupuncture meridians and their corresponding organs. Heart rate, blood pressure, and triglyceride levels will often increase reactively. A weakening of the intestinal lining may also occur resulting in various digestive issues.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or adrenal fatigue could develop if we become exposed to strong electromagnetic fields for prolonged periods. CFS can occur when the body tries to correct, what it perceives as an "unnatural attack" while sensing a high skin voltage from an electric AC field (E.) A high AC voltage on the epidermis induces the adrenal glands to secrete the "fight or flight" hormones: adrenaline, cortisol, and norephedrine.
With frequent exposure to high EMFs, the adrenal glands can eventually fatigue causing us to suffer low energy, low productivity, and various ill-health effects. Dr. Robert O. Becker relates this condition to promoting cancer.
Earth's magnetic fields shift each day from short daytime waves to long night-time waves. Our brains instinctively sense these magnetic shifts and signal our pineal gland to produce melatonin. In 2016, Joseph Kirschvink proved that our brains contain biogenic magnetite within the cerebral cortex and cerebellum. This magnetite, Fe3O4, helps to foster our brains' ability to sense the changes in polarity during Earth's magnetic field shifts. Melatonin helps us fall asleep and thereby signals our brains to replenish and grow new cells. (BTW, we recommend to avoid melatonin supplements.)
The WiFi router, inside your modem, sends out 2.4 GHz or 2.4 billion small EMF waves (approximately 5 inches long) per second into our bodies, 24/7. These are digital, unevenly pulsed, and electromagnetically charged waves that can have an upsetting effect on our sleep patterns by effecting Theta and Delta brainwaves. With their daytime-like short and rapid waves, Wi-Fi radiation can confound our pineal glands into signaling that it is daytime thus ceasing production of melatonin; causing us to wake. In NYC, add to your proximity hundreds of Wi-Fi's, thousands of cell phones and other wireless devices, and residential cell towers within every quarter of a mile... it's a wonder any of us sleep through the night. At ELEXANA, we have some simple and inexpensive solutions for you.
In 2016, the National Toxicology Program of Sweden's National Institute of Health proved a "direct causal link" between cell phone radiation and cancer.
This study calls for the reclassification of Cell Phone Energy as a Group 1 toxin; alongside asbestos, cigarette smoke, uranium, and plutonium! In more than 3,700 studies, our bodies have been proven to be sensitive to even the smallest amounts of non-thermal electromagnetic energy. Because of this, as a common courtesy, I encourage you all to place your cell phones on airplane mode whenever you are nearby others, especially in enclosed spaces with reflective surfaces as found in trains, autos, or elevators.
Perhaps the most harmful non-ionizing radiation we encounter each day is produced within our own homes or workplaces. The alternating current (AC) inside our walls is the perfect antennae for radio frequencies (RF) and AC Magnetic Fields (M or ELF) of all kinds. Once these RF's couple onto live wiring, very erratic electromagnetic interference (EMI) results. Depending on the levels of electric fields around us such as an ungrounded computer or floor lamp, the higher the levels of our body voltage, the more of this EMI we take on. EMI can upset and interfere with the proper electrical functioning of not only our home or workstation computer systems but of our every biological cell. Dr. Neil Cherry proved that EMI could eventually cause us DNA mutation and chromosomal breaks. At ELEXANA, we have a solution for this, too.
Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) and Very Low Frequency (VLF) radiation have long been known (70+ years) through studies to cause profound ill effects. Here is a true story that recently happened to me.
The power lines under our sidewalk leaked 23 times the BioIniatiative lethal limit of ELF. It had rained for a few days, so I thought to test the pipes under our kitchen sink. They had an electric current running through them of 26 amperes! The entire plumbing system was electrified! (Note: It only takes 0.006 amperes to induce cardiac arrest for a healthy person.)
I spoke with our superintendent's office and the landlord. Neither had ever heard of grounding a building's plumbing system. I called Con Edison and spoke with their top emergency technician. He had never heard of a Gaussmeter! A Gaussmeter is the meter used for testing the leakage of AC magnetic radiation. (Perhaps, it is safe to say that this is not a concern for the power company.)
It's rare, but occasionally we find a building that has current on the plumbing service. (Even though, it's OSHA code.) Removing the stray current is an easy fix for our electrician. Do you know if you have power line leakage into your building? Do you know if your pipes have an electrical current? We at ELEXANA can help you with this issue.
In NYC, we see so many complex constructs of every possible multi-tiered set of EMF's or Super EMF's imaginable. EMF Consultants was the first New York-based company measuring electromagnetic field radiation in homes and businesses and provide remediation consultation and solutions. Now, EMF Consultants is an arm of ELEXANA LLC.
We can test the entire spectrum from ELF's emitted by sources such as power line leakage through to microwave output (RF's) from nearby cell towers and nuclear radiation emitted by granite and x-ray machines - all with the highest industry standards of accuracy. Because we value service, we will always first suggest the simplest and most expedient cost-effective solutions.
If you are seeking to buy or rent a new home, we can test for environmental hazards such as radon gas leakage, radioactivity, cell tower, power line, and step-down transformer emissions.
Take the next step towards improving your health and well-being by calling on us.
In a world committed to electricity and wireless technology, we all need to find ways to reduce any purposeless and unnecessary exposure and to seek out safer and more sustainable solutions for the sake of our's and our families' health and well-being.
James J. Finn, Principal Consultant
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If you want to learn more about electromagnetism within the Theory of Relativity, then here is an excellent lecture by Physicist Dr. Martin Smalley, the University of York that will support your interest.