EMF (Electromagnetic Field) Testing
At Portland Natural Medicine Inc., we provide EMF testing for health concerns with a doctor’s referral.
There is growing evidence and mounting concerns about the consequences of electromagnetic fields and their impacts on the human race. The exponential growth of wireless technology and its interference with communication between cells in the human body is now becoming evident.
With your doctor’s referral we will send Nancy Messinger, RN a Certified Building Biologist (BBEC) who specializes in Electromagnetic Radiation (EMRS) to your home in order to make assessments of the four different types of EMF’s.
- Electric fields are produced by the presence of electricity. Their strength is determined by voltage; the higher the voltage, the stronger the field. AC Electric Fields are generated by live electrical wires and generally travel 6-8 feet from the source, but in some cases further. AC electric fields are present when an appliance is plugged in, regardless of whether or not it is turned on, and are also produced by the wiring in the walls, floors, and ceilings.
- Magnetic fields which come from house wiring and electric utility wires. Sources include overhead or underground wires, transformers from the electric utility, and small box transformers on low voltage lighting, cell phone chargers and computers cords.
- Radio frequencies (RF) come from wireless devices such as Wi-Fi, cell phones, wireless routers, baby monitors, appliances, smart meters, cell phone towers and more. The use of Radio Frequency “RF” Wave technology plays an integral part in our daily lives. As AC Electric fields and AC Magnetic fields approach higher frequencies, the fields become airborne and in this condition become Radio Waves. Microwaves are simply higher frequency radio waves. RF waves are used to convey information from one place to another through the air. They are used in mobile communication, radio and television broadcasts, radar, satellite navigation, homeland security and are a significant part of what we recognize today as an international communication infrastructure. These high energy, airborne waves, are capable of traveling miles. RF waves are considered high frequency electromagnetic radiation (10 MHz -300 MHz). Power density readings in microwatts per square meter µW/m² are often used to measure.There are countless scientific studies that portray the ability of RF to adversely affect humans (as well as plants and animals) at the cellular level, studies show that they diminish the ability of cells to defend themselves, and disrupt a cell’s natural ability to produce healthy new cells.
- Harmonic frequencies called dirty electricity. These are produced by dimmer switches, CFL bulbs and florescent lighting as examples. They can also be produced by an outside source, such as solar panels, in your neighborhood.
Each different type of EMF/EMR requires specialized, sensitive meters. Portland Natural Medicine uses only the highest quality equipment comparable to those used in hospitals and research centers.