Are EMFs Hazardous to Our Health?
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blanket next to a clock.
I'm typing this sitting in front of two computers on a wireless keyboard
sitting next to a wireless network hub and a cordless phone
with an electric warming blanket on my lap.
I keep an iphone
in my pocket, next to my heart playing mp3's as I stand in front of
the microwave watching dinner go round and round.
I've been an electrical engineer for 40 years, so I'm sure I must have
contracted childhood leukemia.
After reading the link, I'm convinced I should just get it over with and
When I'm far from civilization out in the woods, I still hear a 60 cycle
hum in my ears. I understand it's caused by a newly discovered malady
known as EMF induced tinnitus. In Europe people are hearing a 50 cycle
hum and reports are coming in from all over the world. Some people who
have been in the aviation industry especially military aviation are the
few who are hearing a 400 cycle hum. Those who work around DC are
hearing random clicks. Certain people within our government are trying
to cover this mess up but the word is getting about "Hummers Disease".
Like Mike, I've spent my entire working life around strong magnetic
fields as an industrial electrician, working daily on high voltage lines
(often live) and transformers.
But I always wore my tinfoil hat to work, and continue to do so at home,
now that I'm retired.
Think about those guys that work at hydro-electric dams each day eating
lunch where the magnetic fields are stronger than anything and doing it for
thirty years. Seems to me those guys would be the "canary in the mine" if
there was any health hazard from magnetic fields.
About the time I had mastered getting the toothpaste back in the tube, then
I used to have an electric blanket. Never again. Just before falling
asleep I heard a small noise and looked and electricity was arcing out of
the blanket. Threw it out in the back yard in case it wanted to set the
house and me on fire.
While my head knows better, my gut still finds the concept of sleeping
under an upholstered electric fence to be unsettling. I've never lived
in a house so cold an electric blanket was needed. Closest was a
college-town slum where I used an unzipped sleeping bag as a quilt on
cold nights, and set the mattress and box springs up on a layer of
duct-taped cardboard cases of (rinsed) empty beer cans, to provide a
thermal break from the asphalt tile over slab floor. (Hey, it was a
college town- took maybe an hour to gather the empties, and it was
cheaper than buying wood or concrete block. I wasn't like these modern
spoiled college students in their condos- I was BROKE all the time.)
re: "my gut still finds the concept of sleeping under an upholstered
electric fence to be unsettling"
That's what down comforters were invented for.
They're just as comfortable to have on top of you or under you.
Love my down!
Yeah, but then I can't sleep thinking about all those naked geese
freezing to death. besides, I have allergies- I can't even use a feather
pillow, or wear a down jacket. Nor can I afford a blanket that cost more
than the bed did.
Yup. I keep my house at 50 degrees so we use both an electric mattress pad
and an electric blanket with another blanket over that, topped off with a
heavy comforter. I wouldn't say it's "cozy", but we're comfortable once the
cats curl up on the pillows. It's like wearing little hats!
It appears that SOME people are more sensitive to EMR than others -
and others are just suggestible.
A friend of mine swears he feeals much better sinse he got rid of all
his wireless phones, cell phone, and devices run by"constant-on" power
supplies like TVs and appliances with timers. He's had all his
grounds redone on the whole farm and installed whole house filters to
get rid of harmonics.
I think it's just placebo effect - he's read it can be a problem, he
believes it, and he's done everything within his power to reduce the
But then again, he may be "sensitive".
Same thing with wind generators. Some people swear they can no longer
live in their house 2 miles from a wind generator - while others can
live virtually under one with no effects at all.
And the ones that complain about the wind generator may be working
with MIG and TIG welders or heavy electrical machinery all their lives
and not have any complaints about THAT. - Much higher EMR involved.
Yup. I turn on both the mattress pad and the blanket at 10 and off at 11
when we get in the bed. Of course, since we keep the house at 50F we
actually do "need" the extra heat or it's too cold to sleep, even with the
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