FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)?
  2. How do EMFs affect the human body?
  3. What Health Problems are Associated with EMFs?
  4. How Can Houston EMF Consultants Help Me?

Q. What are Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)?

An electromagnetic field, or an “EMF,” consists of an energy field, invisible to the naked eye, that is produced by an electrically charged object (Source)  For purposes of our services, we divide EMFs into the following four categories: magnetic fields, electric fields, radio frequencies and dirty electricity.

  • Magnetic fields are produced when there is flow of electrical current and are typically found around power lines, electrical appliances and some home electrical wiring.
  • Electric fields exist whenever there is voltage present and are typically found around your home wiring, power/extension cords and power lines.
  • Radio frequencies are high-frequency waves that typically carry communications data and are emitted by cell phones, cell phone towers, WIFI routers and other devices involved with wireless technology.
  • Dirty electricity, also known as electromagnetic interference, consists of spikes and surges of electrical energy, or harmonics, that travel on electrical wiring and electrical fields. Dirty electricity is typically caused by anything that interrupts the flow of electricity, such as dimmer switches, solar panels and certain types of light bulbs.

Q. How do EMFs affect the human body?

Exposure to EMFs may cause several biological effects at the cellular level.  Studies have found that these effects may include DNA damage (Source), excess intercellular calcium (through the forced opening of voltage-gated calcium channels) (Source), a degradation of the blood-brain barrier (thus allowing toxins to enter the brain) (Source), reduced melatonin production (Source), reduced antioxidant production (Source) and an increase in stress hormones (Source), among other things.

 

Q. What Health Problems are Associated with EMFs?

The biological effects described above can lead to a wide range of health problems. Below is a non-comprehensive list of some of the conditions with which EMF exposure has been associated. A separate list of conditions and explanations of scientific studies can be found by clicking here.

Alzheimer’s

One study found that occupational exposure to the magnetic fields from machinery appeared to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease (Source).  Another study has found that the magnetic field exposure from large power lines may present a similar risk (Source).

ADHD

A Yale University School of Medicine study found an increase in hyperactivity among mice that were exposed to EMFs in the womb prior to birth (Source).  In part because of this study, a group of doctors and research specialists started the Baby Safe Project to encourage women to reduce their EMF exposure during pregnancy (Source)

Autism

A Harvard Medical School researcher has published a paper showing that there are parallels between the biological effects of EMF exposure and biological expressions associated with autism (Source).  As a result, she states that those with autism get worse with exposure to EMFs and that it could be concluded that EMF exposure is a contributing factor to autism (Source).  Some doctors have now implemented an EMF reduction protocol as part of autism treatment programs (Source).

Cancer

It is possible that many different types of cancers could be linked to EMF exposure.  However, there have been specific studies that show possible associations with brain cancer (Source), breast cancer (Source) and childhood leukemia (Source).

Detoxification Difficulties

According to Nicolas Pineault in his book “The Non-Tin Foil Guide to EMFs: How to Fix Our Stupid Use of Technology,” some studies have suggested that exposure to EMFs could impair the function of the liver, kidneys or bladder, all of which collectively could hamper the normal detoxification process of the body. (pages 88-90, N&G Media, 2017)

Diabetes & Weight Gain/Control

Exposure to EMFs has been associated with increased blood glucose levels, which could impact the onset of diabetes and the ability to control one’s weight (Source).

Children’s Health

As described above, the major concern with children is with respect to ADHD, Autism and childhood leukemia.

Headaches

Several studies have linked cell phone use and radio frequencies from sources such as WIFI routers to headaches (Source).

Heart & Cardiovascular Problems

Racing heart (Source), high blood pressure (Source) and other cardiovascular issues could be linked to EMF exposure.

Infertility

Studies have indicated that EMF exposure could have a negative impact on male fertility (Source) by reducing sperm count or by damaging sperm and on female fertility (Source) by impacting hormones.

Mental Health Issues

Depression and anxiousness and other mental-health related symptoms have been associated with certain levels of exposure to EMFs (Source).

Nervous System Problems & Multiple Sclerosis

Exposure to EMFs has been associated with a negative impact on the nervous system.  For example, individuals with Multiple Sclerosis improved when their EMF exposure was reduced (Source).

Q. How Can Houston EMF Consultants Help Me?

If you decide to engage our services, our consultant would come to your home, or a home or lot you are buying, to test the levels of the four kinds of electromagnetic fields (“EMFs”): magnetic fields, electric fields, radio frequencies and dirty electricity.  Following the test, we would provide a report with the testing results.  Ourreport will also include simple suggestions on reducing your exposure to EMFs and possibilities for more complicated measures with which Houston EMF could assist with implementing.  Some of our customers also like to schedule a post-testing consultation with an EMF engineer to discuss testing results and get further recommendations on next steps.  After reviewing your report, if you decide that you want to make any renovations to your home to reduce your exposure to EMFs, we can assist with that work.

To get started, please take advantage of a free, no-obligation 15-minute phone consultation with one of our consultants to further discuss your concerns, our services and pricing.  Just fill out the information at the following link and we will be back in touch with you to confirm a time for your free consultation:  https://www.houstonemf.com/free-consultation

You can also call us at 832.856.0957.

We look forward to assisting you!

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