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Dealing with Radiation Sickness
The only known cure for Radio Wave Sickness is to stop being exposed to high frequencies.
There are many ways to approach the problem of stopping your exposure to high frequencies from electrical pollution. They range from the global to the case specific. This page will discuss actions you can take on your own to minimize your exposure to high frequencies due to electrical pollution and then briefly touch on what can be done at the utility level.
Clean power enters the home at 50Hz. Electrical Pollution is 50 Hz electricity polluted with high frequency signals or "dirty" power flowing on the wires and through the earth. People exposed to excessively "dirty" power may develop Radio Wave Sickness.
Symptoms of Radio Wave Sickness
(excerpted from No Place To Hide April 2001.)
· Neurological: headaches, dizziness, nausea, difficulty concentrating, memory loss, irritability, depression, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, weakness, tremors, muscle spasms, numbness, tingling, altered reflexes, muscle and joint paint, leg/foot pain, "Flu-like" symptoms, fever. More severe reactions can include seizures, paralysis, psychosis and stroke.
· Cardiac: palpitations, arrhythmias, pain or pressure in the chest, low or high blood pressure, slow or fast heart rate, shortness of breath.
· Respiratory: sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma.
· Dermatological: skin rash, itching, burning, facial flushing.
· Ophthalmologic: pain or burning in the eyes, pressure in/behind the eyes, deteriorating vision, floaters, cataracts.
· Others: digestive problems; abdominal pain; enlarged thyroid, testicular/ovarian pain; dryness of lips, tongue, mouth, eyes; great thirst; dehydration; nosebleeds; internal bleeding; altered sugar metabolism; immune abnormalities; redistribution of metals within the body; hair loss; pain in the teeth; deteriorating fillings; impaired sense of smell; ringing in the ears.
Steps to reduce your exposure to high frequencies at home:
· Have an electrician remove dimmer switches and halogen lights.
· Get rid of touch lamps.
· Check if you have the new or old style microwave. The old style turned the microwave signal on and off in order to reduce the power. The new style essentially has a dimmer switch on the microwave beam turning the power down. It causes tremendously dirty power. If you have a new style microwave, getting rid of it is the best solution. Next best is to get a number of filters to be used right at the microwave and in outlets on that circuit, so the high frequencies do not get onto the wiring all over the house.
Eliminate sources of arcing (a source of very high frequencies):
· Have an electrician inspect for and eliminate loose or poor connections;
· Have the utility or a professional trim branches bumping or touching overhead wires
· Have your electrician replace poorly made switches, fixtures, and appliances.
· Have your electrician make sure the wire between the meter and your electrical box is large enough and in good shape. If it is too small, it is a bottleneck for high frequencies and a fire hazard.
· Have a plumber install a PVC pipe between the house pipes and the water/sewer system, which has become an alternate return path for electricity.
· Have the phone company install an Radio Frequency (RF) Filter on your phone line. The phone line can conduct the electric utilities ground currents, including high frequencies, since they are both grounded to the same earth.
· Convince your neighbors to do the same.
Other mitigation measures:
· Use rubber gloves when washing dishes or working in the sink. Also stand on a non-conductive mat. Both increase the resistance of the path through your body.
· Shut off non-essential circuits especially while sleeping. This should help you sleep and feel better. (You will get the best results if all circuits in your bedroom or the room you are in are off, including circuits in the walls and floors that may service other rooms - you could use a Demand Switch for this. If this is not possible for whatever reason, being aware of where the live wires are and keeping your distance is also effective.)
· For computers, put aluminum foil on desktop and connect it to aluminum foil under chair with a width of aluminum foil. If there are different pieces, they need to have a good connection between them. The aluminum foil can be under a plastic mat like ones used to protect the floor from desk chairs. This creates a path to the floor for the contact current to take that is lower resistance than your body.
· Only use laptops on battery. Recharge them when you are not around. They generate a large amount of "dirty" power and the transformer on the charging cord generates a very large field.
· Wear conductive socks or copper insoles (at least 2" wide by 16/1000" thick) connected with stranded wire (at least a single 10 gauge wire or 16 gauge lamp cord with both wires connected in parallel). Electricity travels through the more conductive pathway this provides, instead of through your body from one foot to the other.
· You can get conductive cloth that can be put under the mattress pad to reduce the amount of current the bedsprings induce into your body. It should be as wide as a fitted sheet and touch the floor at the head end of the bed.
· Sleeping in a Faraday cage may also be helpful. There is a conductive cloth version. A version can also be made of aluminum window screen and aluminum flashing. Remember, electrical connectivity is key.
· Walls do not stop electromagnetic fields. Be aware of this when arranging furniture. Sources of electromagnetic fields (EMF) to be aware of as you place your furniture include transformers for electronic gadgets (the box at the end of the cord), televisions, computers, electric clocks (don't put them right next to the head of your bed), fluorescent lights, and your electrical service panel and electrical meter, as well as wires feeding them. You will also want to be aware of where major wire bundles run in the walls of your house and keep the time you spend near them to a minimum. Be aware that televisions and computer screens with cathode ray tubes (CRT) frequently have electromagnetic fields around the sides and back that are as high, or higher, than those in the front. (I find I have trouble getting meaningful work done on a computer with a CRT monitor because of the ionizing and non-ionizing radiation it emits. I have switched to a flat screen (LCD) and find I have no trouble unless the power quality is really bad.) Electric blankets and heating pads should also be avoided, particularly old models. Any electronic device will have an electromagnetic field.
· Both Warning: The Electricity Around You May Be Hazardous to Your Health. How to protect yourself from electromagnetic fields by Ellen Sugarman and Crosscurrents by Robert O. Becker, M.D. have sections discussing risks posed by specific household appliances. Crosscurrents by Robert O. Becker, M.D. also discusses mechanism of action and sundry other interesting items that relate to electromagnetic fields and health. I suggest that you read one of for a more in depth discussion.
Other potential sources of exposure to high frequencies:
· Alternative energy systems installed without filters to clean up the waveform the inverter generates. Consult a power quality specialist.
· Work or school. A specialist should evaluate the power quality and recommend appropriate remediation measures. If that is not a possibility, the portable high frequency filters may be able to provide some relief
See elsewhere on this site, solutions such as the Demand Switch, Stress Reducer, and ask us about the Stetzer filters to remove the ‘dirty electricity’ from an entire site.