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Microwave Oven Radiation Test

We all know that Microwave ovens cook food by beaming high levels of microwave radiation (MWR) into an enclosed space in which food is placed.  This MWR heats up the water molecules and “bingo” the food gets cooked.  There are some major concerns about the changes in the food that may have impacts on our health but that is covered elsewhere.

My objective here was to measure the actual MWR created by the MW Oven in my house.

I know that there is MWR leakage so when I use the oven I immediately move away to about 10 feet or more to decrease my exposure.

I measured and recorded the levels of MWR (a band of Radio Frequency Radiation (RFR) using a GigaHertz HF59B and NFA1000.

The results are:

  • Oven off – 20-30 µW/m² (background, cell towers)
  • MWR at 9 feet – 400-1,000 µW/m²
  • MWR at 4 feet – 6000-12,000 µW/m²
  • MWR at 2 feet – 10,000-20,000 µW/m²

How does this relate to standards of RFR/MWR/EMF exposure?

Federal safety limits (6 GHz) - set by Industry
 - based on thermal heating of flesh for 6 min.
 - no consideration on impact of body chemistry
ICNIRP- 10,000,000 µW/m²
CHINA - 100,000 µW/m²
CANADA- 10,000,000 µW/m² - (Safety Code 6 - 2015) 

Limits recommended by Independent Researchers
Building Biology Precautionary (SBM-2015)
- severe Concern =  10-1,000 µW/m²
- Extreme Concern =  Over 1,000 µW/m²

Bio-Initiative Report 2012
- Precautionary level = 6 µW/m²

If you believe the standards set by industry then you can stand in front of your microwave oven when it is on for ever.
However if you believe that independent researchers may be closer to the truth then I suggest that you stand as far away from an operating MW oven as possible.  And certainly do not peer through its window to see how the food is being cooked.

Planetary Electromagnetic pollution: it is time to assess its impact

Planetary electromagnetic pollution: it is time to assess its impact

Bandara P, Carpenter DO. Planetary electromagnetic pollution: it is time to assess its impact. The Lancet. 2(12):Pe512-e514, December 01, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(18)30221-3.

Download open access paper: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(18)30221-3/fulltext

Since this commentary has no abstract, here are the first and last paragraphs:

“As the Planetary Health Alliance moves forward after a productive second annual meeting, a discussion on the rapid global proliferation of artificial electromagnetic fields would now be apt. The most notable is the blanket of radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation, largely microwave radiation generated for wireless communication and surveillance technologies, as mounting scientific evidence suggests that prolonged exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation has serious biological and health effects. However, public exposure regulations in most countries continue to be based on the guidelines of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which were established in the 1990s on the belief that only acute thermal effects are hazardous. Prevention of tissue heating by radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation is now proven to be ineffective in preventing biochemical and physiological interference. For example, acute non-thermal exposure has been shown to alter human brain metabolism by NIH scientists, electrical activity in the brain, and systemic immune responses. Chronic exposure has been associated with increased oxidative stress and DNA damage and cancer risk.

Laboratory studies, including large rodent studies by the US National Toxicology Program (NTP) and Ramazzini Institute of Italy, confirm these biological and health effects in vivo. As we address the threats to human health from the changing environmental conditions due to human activity, the increasing exposure to artificial electromagnetic radiation needs to be included in this discussion.”

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“At a time when environmental health scientists tackle serious global issues such as climate change and chemical toxicants in public health, there is an urgent need to address so-called electrosmog. A genuine evidence-based approach to the risk assessment and regulation of anthropogenic electromagnetic fields will help the health of us all, as well as that of our planetary home. Some government health authorities have recently taken steps to reduce public exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation by regulating use of wireless devices by children and recommending preferential use of wired communication devices in general, but this ought to be a coordinated international effort.”

Most relevant posts on Electromagnetic Radiation Safety

International EMF Scientist Appeal

Scientists and Doctors Demand Moratorium on 5G

ICNIRP’s Exposure Guidelines for Radio Frequency Fields

WHO Radiofrequency Radiation Policy

What’s Wrong with Cell Phone Radiation Exposure Limits? (SAR)

NTP Cell Phone Radiation Study: Final Reports

Ramazzini Institute Cell Phone Radiation Study Replicates NTP Study

5G Wireless Technology: Is 5G Harmful to Our Health?

Cell Phone Towers are Largest Contributor to Environmental Radiofrequency Radiation

Cell Tower Health Effects

Cell Tower Radiation Affects Wildlife: Dept. of Interior Attacks FCC

Electromagnetic fields threaten wildlife

International Perspective on Health Effects of Low Intensity Non-Ionizing RadiationPowerWatch: 1,670 Scientific Papers on EMF (1979 – 2018)

Effects of Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields: 833 Studies

Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields (> 500 studies)

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Thanks to Joel Moskowitz for sending this out.

Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director
Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley

Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
Website:   https://www.saferemr.comFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SaferEMR
Twitter:   @berkeleyprc





 

Haifa Israel – Wi-Fi removed from Schools for Health Reasons

From: Dafna Tachover
Sent: April 20, 2016 6:45 AM
Subject: Good News from Israel – City Removed Wi-Fi from Schools for Health Reasons

Hi All

It has been an exciting week in Israel on the fighting the wireless front, with 2 main developments that are likely related:

1)   TV Documentary about Electro-Sensitivity and wireless – “HOW WE ARE KILLING OURSELVES –  WIRELESS RADIATION”

2)  The City of Haifa ordered to disconnect Wi-Fi in all schools and planing to install wired Internet instead

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  1. TV Documentary – “HOW WE ARE KILLING OURSELVES –  WIRELESS RADIATION”

It started with a 30 minutes TV documentary about the epidemic of Electro-Sensitivity that was aired last Tuesday at 9pm on prime time TV and which got the highest rating of the day.

The name chosen for the documentary: “HOW WE ARE KILLING OURSELVES –  WIRELESS RADIATION”  leaves no doubt about the message of the movie. Press here for the movie (it is in Hebrew but some interviews are in English)

The tv channel run constant very effective and alarming promo to the movie that created a lot of buzz and to my opinion was even better than the movie itself:-) You can see the promo on my Facebook page.

The director planned to do 10 minutes on ES as part of a film about the diseases of the 21st century, but eventually, after working with us intensely on it, they understood the extent of the problem and the lie and how important it is to give an uncompromising warning to the public and decided to do a 30 minutes documentary mainly on ES and the Wi-Fi in schools.

The host was a leading TV media person and his tone was uncompromising – no maybes, precautionary etc, the tone was – there is an epidemic out there. Wireless harms and it is time for us to wake up as it is late already. He started by saying that at least 800,000 people in Israel, i.e. 10% of the population already suffer from different levels of ES and twice aired parts of my interview in which I was saying that the rates are already higher and will continue to increase.

The two government “experts” who lied to the Israeli Supreme Court admitted on the show that the thermal safety standard is irrelevant (opposite to what they told the Supreme Court). I intend to take action now that we have them on camera admitting the opposite to what they told the Supreme Court and left no doubt that they committed perjury.

Most importantly, the movie created a lot of buzz, undoubted ES and sent a very alarming message and was another strong warning that radiation harms are not potential but existing, an in a scale of epidemic. There was no “other side”. It is ridiculous to me how anyone who does a program/article on this topic insists on bringing the “other side” – why? Journalism is about exposing the truth. If the truth is clear as it is in the wireless issue, once a journalist understand what the truth is he does not and should not let the “other side” to continue and propagate its lie!

Many participated from Israel (Amir Borenstein, Yael Levin and her daughter Noa gave testimony about what it is like to be electro-sensitive, a few parents who fight the Wi-Fi in schools, I was interviewed as an expert and activist, on the medical side we had Prof. Richter and Dr. Yael Stein, and the technical side was  presented by engineer Liran Raz who did a fantastic work)and from the US : Jennifer Wood whose testimony is very powerful and Prof. David Carpenter. They also mentioned the tragic story of Jenny Fry, the 15 Y/O from England who committed suicide because of the Wi-Fi in school.

2) City of Haifa announced it ordered to DISCONNECT Wi-Fi from schools

This is truly a Breakthrough  – The City of Haifa in Israel announced that it is removing Wi-Fi from schools. This was announced by the mayor, Yona Yahav, who said that When there is a doubt, when it comes to our children, there is no doubt”. He ordered to have all the Wi-Fi disconnected immediately and to start and put wired Internet instead! I guess the definite tone of the tv documentary that aired this week and the buzz it created helped the city to make the final decision. I believe that now that one city decided to stop WI-Fi the trend will continue and will reverse the pro wi-fi trend. Hope other cities will join. Haifa is the 3rd largest city in Israel.

All of this is really exciting. It seems that the hard work we put in the past few years – the supreme court case, the work on and with the media and the uncompromising message I made sure to send are finally paying off. Please everyone out there – the message should be strong. Electro-Sensitivity is an epidemic it is NOT a 3% of “sensitive population” we are now in the double digits in terms of ES – it is an epidemic and the public must be told and warned. Wi-Fi in schools is a disaster and as a person who spends every day 2-4 hours on the phone with people and children who got sick and many contemplate committing suicide I urge you all to be uncompromising. The truth, and all of it must be told.

Continued good luck to us all and thanks to anyone out there who stands up to evil and stupidity.

Dafna Tachover
Attorney (NY, Israel), MBA
US Number: (845) 251 1217
Israeli Number: 03-763 9673
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