with permission by IBE, the International Institute for Bau-biologie and Ecology,
The electrification of our life brings
two completely different types of radiation. One is about the alternating fields
(50 or 60 hertz) which come from the current provided the house. The second are
magnetic fields that are generated from current consuming devices which are switched
on and remain in operation.
Do high-tension lines make us sick?
"electromagnetic fields," as they are often called, reach our rooms
from outside, (i.e., from high tension lines, low voltage overhead lines, underground
cables in the roads, transformer housings and current from electrified rail lines)
a serious condition emerges, because you rarely can sanitize them.
of many countries have examined the biological effect of these magnetic alternating
fields, produced by high-tension lines. Numerous researchers report about the
connections with all sorts of diseases, especially with the degenerative process
of cancer. The proneness for leukemia for children living in homes near high-tension
lines is significantly higher according to various Swedish and American studies.
The effect on various hormonal processes has been researched and a remarkable
connection with suicides has been detected.
Researchers have found increases
of special blood values, blood-pressure changes, vegetative dystonies and other
stress symptoms, behavior anomalies, reaction lags, immune debility, changes in
the pulse rate, migraines, allergies, sleep and eye disorders, heart trouble,
circulator debilities, changes in cell growth, amnesia, cramps, hyperactivity,
cataracts, and more
Fields similar to high tension
lines in your own home
There is no reason to relax, however, because you
do not live under a high-tension line. One alarming fact: many devices in our
modern daily life produce the same fields and in the same order of magnitude as
those that can be measured under huge high-tension lines - if the body comes sufficiently
close to them!
It is a great pity, however, when the electric alarm clock
on the nightstand, only 8 inches from your head, is running all night. During
the 8 hours of the night, this clock is putting fireworks of electro-magnetic
fields into your head that is equal to that of a high tension-power line. You
can avoid that.
The distance is what matters. Two yards - is often sufficient
to avoid great risks.
A TV set, even if it is put on the standby mode,
produces a strong and unnecessary field. This same is true for a stereo set, even
if only a timer is switched on. The baby phone, a calculator charger, the motor
of a freezer on the other side of the wall, the pump aquarium, radios and tape
Keep away from those devices especially when you do not need
them: At night! The distance to your bed is what matters. Better yet, remove these
electronic devices from your bedroom.
Fluorescent lamps produce remarkably
strong magnetic alternating fields. The reason is the intermediate control units.
All fluorescent tubes also have disadvantage of a flickering frequency. That means
that the gas in the tubes goes on and off hundreds of times per second. This process,
which gets on your nerves, is defined as "stress factor" even in the
medical dictionary as "Psychrembel." Do without the wires which are
fixed zigzag under the room ceiling and which are equipped with modern, high-styled
halogen mini lamps. The high current produced by this type of lighting system
produces magnetic fields which are easily equal to those of high-tension power
lines. Fashion is rarely healthy. There is no alternative to a simple incandescent
lamp which produces little electric fields.
Fuse boxes have a wide range
of field power. A large distance should be kept from them as a precaution. Generally
2 yards is sufficient, but not always. Only a direct local measurement can give
a final answer. The same is true for electrical heating units which are operating
during the nighttime. This is particularly bad if the cables are going directly
behind the head of your bed.
An under floor or overhead electrical heating
system can be a particularly strong radiator and should be banned from any healthy
bedroom. Cut the heating circuit, for the bedroom, completely off at the master
The always-active transformers
A modern bad habit
is the careless use of the small low-volt transformers (little black box for lights
and chargers). Often these transformers consume current, and radiate fields, even
when the device is switched off. In fact: If you have a low-volt lamp on your
nightstand, and the transformer is at the base of the lamp, you have a nonstop
consumption of current and a continuous level of magnetic radiation, even when
the lamp is turned off.
Why, because when you switch off the device, you
do not cutoff the current to the transformer. You must unplug the transformer
from the wall plug to have the current (and thus the fields) completely stopped.
There is no way for the average person to know if the transformer is on or off
by using the switch. In some units, the on/off switch controls both the lamp and
the transformer, but without expensive measuring devices this is impossible to
know. Many devices have built-in, or invisible transformers. They all work in
the same pattern: the device may be turned off, but the transformer may not be.
Penetrating walls and bodies
Magnetic alternating fields will
penetrate building material, walls, and ceilings without being absorbed by them.
This is so for human bodies too. Screening, from magnetic fields is possible if
you cover the field generator, or if the room is completely protected (covered)
by special metal alloys, e.g., MU-metals. These materials are expensive and can
seldom be used under every day conditions. The only remedy is to switch off -
or remove - the producing device or keep the device a sufficient distance away.
But you have to take into account influences from neighboring rooms.
The Super Bowl comes to your TV via an electric current and at the same time electromagnetic
fields are entering the body of your friend who is sleeping 3 yards away. So keep
the TV at least 3 yards away from your bed. Even concrete is no obstacle. You
should have a 3-yard difference from bathrooms and kitchens. They are often full
of field-intensive devices and installations.
fields cannot be removed from our everyday life. But at night, the exposure can
be reduced? What is indispensable and which brings benefit, function and joy during
the day can be renounced at night.
Illness is very often the known and
logical consequence of uninterrupted stress, especially at night. Continuous,
unnatural, electromagnetic attacks against the body and soul have to be immediately
A meaningful and pragmatic solution is a sound safe sleeping
- Remove all
live electrical devices in your bedroom
a distance (2 yards) from live wires in the walls. Keep away from fuse boxes,
freezers, boilers, TV sets
even if they are behind a wall.
care that trouble free, well-grounded; electric and sanitary facilities are installed
that have no potential differences.
without fluorescent tubes, dimmers, halogen and low-volt lamps, and pull the plug
switch of all devices which utilize transformers.
off the power, at the fuse box or circuit breaker panel, to any under floor electrical
for a minimum distance of 200 yards from high-tension lines and railway lines.
against transformer units which are adjacent to your house.
a valid evaluation of a structure, one needs local measurements and advice from
an expert. You can contact an independent Building Biologist. Power supply companies
have mostly arbitrary, unreliable, and often only theoretical information. Sometimes,
however, I have obtained constructive and committed cooperation and aid from the
power companies. That differs locally and it is worthwhile to test its services.
You are the paying consumer and you have a right for good customer services.
and recommendation of Building Biologists
I can only report about the
many health improvements experienced when my clients have removed fields from
their bedrooms. Good-bye to migraine and pains. Farewell to strains, giddiness
high blood pressure. Good morning, clear head!
the passing of each year I realize that, in unexpected and strange ways, a lot
of allergies disappear with the reduction of electromagnetic fields. Allergies,
which often appear to have no direct relationship, with fields. Allergies from
food, toxic substances from dyes and adhesives, natural stimuli from pollen, animal
hairs and dust
contact allergies, skin allergies.
I have no answer - only questions. What is the reason that a dust allergy in the
house can disappear with the elimination of electromagnetic fields?
is the relationship between the hairs of a cat and high-tension lines? Milk protein
with clock radios?
I have observed that with the elimination of electrical
devices from bedrooms, annoying itching of the skin and food allergies have vanished.
heart, circulation, psyche, hormones
I have realized, in my own body, that
a chronic diabetic condition has become less severe after a radical change of
my diet in favor of natural, full and vegetarian food. But, I was completely healed
only when I banned all electromagnetic fields from my bedroom.
doctor was taken aback and would have had doubts if his lab measurements had not
shown positive results. With the disappearance of the diabetes my heart, circulation
and digestive complaints disappeared. All of these had caused me great fear for
years and had forced me, several times, into hospitals and to their intensive
I had been
sick for such a long period of time, I was ready to drop. I thought that my life
was not worth a dime. No hope, only a helpless no future feeling.
years now, I have felt better. I feel like a new man and I am glad to be again
part of this wonderful creation. A lot of my newly gained life quality and vitality
is certainly the (bio-) logical consequence of electric and magnetic stress reduction!
are not evidence
I can only give indications. Indications are not evidence.
I have no ambition, time nor qualifications to provide evidence. When I watch
a thousand times that the thumb turns blue, when I hit it with a hammer, then
I will warn against this dangerous act. Therefore my interest is less for questions
such as: What was the weight of the hammer, how was it manufactured, what was
the speed as it hit the thumb, what was the pressure of the hit, and whether the
hammer is responsible at all - in spite of its hurting act.
am I interested as to why the thumb turns blue and not green, how the fingernail
and bone reacted, why the soothing liniment still fails after 500 applications,
and whether blue thumbs are just fashionable. I am just much more interested that
this silly hammering stop.
assumptions are not counter-evidence
Scientists cannot make counter evidences
even when they try very hard. For reliable scientific proof, the research requirements
will be very difficult to meet. How can we make long-term research at night? How
can we evaluate the individual constitution and its sensitivity? How can we detect
and exclude mutual relations with other technical and natural stress factors?
us change what we can change. In our own homes we can have the most success.
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Maes is a Bau-biologist IBN, Journalist DVJ, Germany. Distributed with permission
by IBE, the
International Institute for Bau-biologie"· and Ecology,