A brief introduction to EMF (electro-magnetic fields) and EMR (electro magnetic radiation).
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I will be the first to admit I am not an expert on physics! However, what I do know is that I am super sensitive to the 'energy of space', and have been since a young child.
By 'space' I don't mean 'outer space'! I mean the energy in and around the environment in which one lives and works. This 'space' includes people, places, buildings, nature, animals, plants, water, mountains and more... and this 'sensitivity' includes being aware of what is classified as 'natural' and 'man-made' 'geopathic stress'.
I can 'feel' the unseen effects of what is around me in my environment, but which are not normally seen with physical sight. But just because we don't 'see' something doesn't mean it's not there, and that it's not having it's unseen effects, because we live in a universe of 'cause and effect', where every cause will sooner or later have its effects. It's just a law of nature or 'universal law'.
The truth is, many people either don't know or have forgotten that we only 'see' (with our eyes) a fraction of the light and energy spectrum. But just because we don't 'see' what we don't see, and don't know what we don't know, doesn't mean it's not there or having its effects. Many people are not aware of the invisible effects of what is happening in their environment. This is important for understanding the effects of geopathic stress...
Understanding the difference between man-made ('unnatural') and natural (in nature) geopathic stress
There are many different kinds of geopathic stress, and firstly it's important to understand the difference between 'man-made' and natural geopathic stress.
Natural geopathic stress refers to anything in the natural environment (nature) which can inadvertently cause harmful health consequences to the electro-magnetic fields of any living organism in that environment, including animals, plants and humans.
Examples of natural geopathic stress include:
Unnatural geopathic stress refers to anything created by humans (man-made) which can cause disturbance to the natural electro-magnetic field of a human, animal or plant. Man-made geopathic stress may now be more prolific in our modern world than natural geopathic stress as a result of all the modern technological advances in the last 50-100 years.
Examples of man-made geopathic stress include:
A layman's guide to understanding the basics
All human beings have an 'electro-magnetic' field (EMF), as does every living organism (plant, human, fish, animal) in nature.
In fact, a human being IS a moving, living, breathing energy field, and we are always interacting with and affected by the energy of whatever is in our environment. This means we are affected by the space around us, which includes our home, work and natural environment, as well as other people, animals and plants.
From a 'quantum' perspective (a micro perspective) we ARE an energy being, with a mind, emotions, energy and physical body, all of which add up to be who we are.
Whether we are aware of it or not, we are affected by every single thing (person, object, plant, animal) in our environment. Our inbuilt sensory system (nervous system, endocrine system, digestive system, brain and more) is constantly assessing and feeding back how it FEELS about what is going on in our environment.
This is why we 'feel' good out in nature... or why we 'feel' good in a 'nice' environment (eg nice house or office) and when people around you are happy.
And this is why we 'feel bad' in not-so-nice environments, for example angry, aggressive or abusive family environments, or shoddy living conditions, or a pokey small office without windows. Our body naturally and automatically knows what is nice and what isn't!
Because the advent of natural geopathic stress (wifi, 5G, smart meters, electricity etc) are a relatively new phenomenon to the human race, it is taking longer for people to become aware of their consequences.
However, sensitive people will often quickly feel a difference in their health when in an environment of man-made geopathic stress. And thousands of studies have been done on the potential detrimental effects of EMF and EMR.
The bottom line is, when our personal electro-magnetic field comes into contact with another EM field, the frequencies of the external EM field WILL affect our own field. It's just science!
How natural and man-made geopathic stress can harm your health - without you even knowing it - until the effects show up as symptoms or illness.
Understanding how electro-magnetic energy works is essential for understanding its effects on the human body
EM (electro-magnetic) waves are produced by the vibration of charged particles, and have electrical and magnetic properties. EM waves travel through the vacuum of space at the constant speed of light. They have crests and troughs like ocean waves. The distance between crests is the wavelength. EMF stands for 'Electro Magnetic Field' and EMR stands for 'Electro Magnetic Radiation'.
Some EM wavelengths are very long and measured in meters. Others are tiny and are measured in billionths of a meter – ‘nanometers’. Our eyes can detect wavelengths from 400-700 nanometers, which is the visible region of the light spectrum.
The number of these crests which pass through a given point within one second is described as the frequency of the wave. One wave or cycle per second is called a Hertz.
Long EM waves, such as radio waves, have the lowest frequency, and carry less energy. Adding energy increases the frequency of the wave, and makes the wavelength shorter. Gamma rays are the shortest highest energy waves in the EM spectrum.
As you sit watching TV, not only are there visible light waves from the TV striking your eyes, (which is how you can ‘see’ the picture), but also radio waves transmitting from a nearby station, and microwaves carrying cell phone calls and text messages, and waves from your neighbours wifi and GPS units from the cars driving by. There is a chaos of waves from the spectrum passing through your room right now.
Source: The EM Spectrum
Planet earth also has its own energy field, which has been measured and called the 'Schumann Resonance' (SR). The SR frequency has usually been measured around 7.83 Hz although in more recent years some are saying it is changing, as a result of being affected by human activity.
Our body is naturally designed to be 'in resonance' with the earth's natural EM field, which is why we will feel revived when we spend time in nature, and in particular with our feet on bare earth.
Electromagnetic Radiation (electromagnetic frequencies = electromagnetic radiation = EMR = EMF)
Electromagnetic radiation is a type of energy in the form of electric and magnetic waves which travel together. Electromagnetic radiation contains a broad range of electromagnetic wavelengths including radio waves, microwaves, infrared waves, visible light, ultraviolet light, X-rays and gamma rays. All EMR travels at the speed of light through space but with different frequencies and typically in a straight line. Some radio waves bounce off the ionosphere which envelopes the earth. Very long radio waves (kilohertz range) can generate ground waves, follow the curves of the earth and thus can be transmitted very long distances. Short millimeter microwaves which are proposed for 5th generation of telecommunications (gigahertz range) can travel only a few hundred meters in what is called line of sight. Electric fields produced with electromagnetic radiation are always accompanied by a magnetic field. They are perpendicular to each other and both can be measured.
NOTE: There is sometimes confusion between 5G for fifth generation telecommunications adding short millimeter wavelengths ( around 30 to 100 GHz) versus 5GHz (5 gigahertz) which refers to a specific short high frequency wavelength used in newer Wi-Fi routers.
Natural forms of electromagnetic radiation are generally continuous wave, low power and not pulsed. Natural electromagnetic radiation is absorbed to varying degrees by living organisms. In the case of natural visible light, the electromagnetic radiation is used as life sustaining energy for plants, trees and certain other organisms.
Artificial man-made radiation can be a single specific wavelength up to a billion times stronger in intensity and is usually modulated (the property of the waveform is altered in amplitude, frequency, pulsation or added to other specific frequencies) to transfer the digital information. For example, an AM radio signal is a specific assigned frequency between 535 to 1,705 KHz, and for microwave ovens, cordless phones or Wi-Fi it can be 2.4 GHz. Microwaves used in typical wireless devices are efficiently absorbed by anything containing water, including most biological organisms. Typically used microwaves in wireless devices pass through our bodies and can actively interact or interfere with biological processes even though they may not heat the body.
Electromagnetic Spectrum, means the full spectrum of electromagnetic radiation. The spectrum is generally divided into either ionizing radiation or non-ionizing radiation.
Radiofrequency radiation (RF EMR) typically includes a broad range of frequencies between 3Hz and 300 GHz, which is most of the non-ionizing portion of the electromagnetic spectrum other than infrared, visible light and near UV.
Microwaves are typically a subset of radiofrequency waves from 300 MHz to 300 GHz. The terminology can be a bit confusing and radio waves and radiofrequency are sometime used interchangeably to mean those frequencies between 3Hz and 300 GHz.
5G-5th Generation (not to be confused with 5 GHz, now used in cellular data and WiFi systems) refers to a new proposed 5th Generation telecommunications system adding short millimeter (mm) wavelengths in the higher gigahertz (GHz) range (10 GHZ to possibly 300 GHz) to existing telecommunications frequencies. These wavelengths are higher energy, can transmit data 10 times faster but have a shorter range of transmission of a few hundred meters. They are for line of sight usage and are blocked by walls, trees or other objects. These wavelengths are absorbed in the outer layers of skin and do not penetrate through the body as longer microwave frequencies now used. The 5G systems are proposed to be used in controlling the Internet of Things.
According to industry information the early deployment of 5G will use frequencies between 1 GHz to 6 GHz but current pilot tests for functionality are in the 20 GHz to 30 GHz range. Lower frequencies in the megahertz (MHz) range (and used in earlier telecommunications) will also be used to interconnect devices. The 5G system proposed will thus include a broad range of frequencies. There are significant data gaps in testing for human and environmental safety for 5G systems.
Electromagnetic Waves are measured in hertz and named for Heinrich Hertz who was the first to find conclusive proof of the existence of EMR oscillating waveforms. The width of the waveform is the frequency and are measured in Hertz or Hz.
Frequency is the number of waves that pass a fixed point in a given length of time. Frequency is measured in cycles per second. 1 hertz (Hz) is one cycle per second. A kilohertz (KHz) is a thousand cycles per second, a megahertz (MHz) is a million cycles per second and a gigahertz (GHz) is a billion cycles per second. Wi-Fi signals are transmitted at 2.4 GHz (2.4 billion cycles per second) or 5 GHz (5 billion cycles per second).
EMR Frequencies measured in Hertz
1 Hz = Hertz = 1 cycle per second
1 KHz = 1 Kilohertz = 1000 cycles per second
1 MHz = 1 Megahertz = 1000 KHz = 1 million cycles per second
1 GHz = 1 Gigahertz = 1000 MHz = 1 billion cycles per second
Frequencies and Wavelengths for Radiofrequency Radiation by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). (1 Kilometer = .6 miles, 1 meter = 3.2 feet, one centimeter = .4 inches)
NOTE: Different agencies may have a different interpretation of these frequencies and should list them if so.
ELF = Extremely Low Frequency = 3-30 Hz = 108 to 107 meters (or 10,000 to 100,000 kilometers)
SLF = Super Low Frequency = 30Hz to 300 Hz = 107 to 106 meter
ULF = Ultra Low Frequency = 300Hz to 3 KHz = 106 to 105 meters
LF = Low Frequency = 30MHz to 300 MHZ = 100 meters to 1 kilometer
HF = High Frequency = 3MHz to 30 MHz = 10 meters to 100 meters
VHF = Very High Frequency = 30MHz to 300 MHz = 1-10 meters
UHF = Ultra High Frequency = 300MHz- 3000 MHz = 10 cm to 1 meter
SHF = Super High Frequency = 3GHz- 30 GHz = 1 cm to 10 cm
EHF = Extremely High Frequency = 30 to 300 GHz = 1mm to 1cm
THF = Tremendously High Frequency = 300 GHz to 3 THz (tetraherz) = .1mm to 1 mm
Hertz (Hz) is a unit of frequency. As defined by the System of Units (SI) a hertz is a frequency equal to one oscillation or cycle per second. The number of hertz equals the number of cycles per second., e.g. 10 Hz = 10 cycles per second. Hertz is named for Heinrich Hertz who was the first to find conclusive proof of the existence of electromagnetic oscillating waveforms.
Ionizing radiation is part of the electromagnetic spectrum with very high frequencies, very short wavelengths and high energy. Ionizing radiation includes far ultraviolet (UV), X-rays and gamma rays (nuclear power) which have enough energy to remove electrons from atoms thus creating highly unstable molecules that are destructive. Ionizing radiation is known to have broad detrimental effects on cells including DNA damage and is a known carcinogen.
Magnetite is an oxidized form of iron mineral that is attracted to a magnet. Magnetite also acts a receptor in the brains of migratory birds and bees. https://www.nature.com/articles/srep23657 Magnetic Sensing Through the Abdomen of the Honey Bee This magnetoreception provides a sensing tool to use the earth’s magnetic field for orientation and navigation.
Magnetoreception is a sensory perception whereby a magnetic field is recognized by organisms, especially migratory birds, bats, bees, whales, dolphins and sea turtles as their internal compass (or global positioning system) to allow for navigation and orientation. Magnetoreception is not yet completely understood but has also been demonstrated in certain bacteria, arthropods, molluscs, algae, ants, sockeye salmon, tuna and mammals. Magneto reception (2017) Magnetoreception – A sense without a receptor. It is felt that magnetite-based receptors are involved. Magnetite nanoparticles have been found in the human brain as early as 1992. *Magnetite Biomineralization in the Human Brain. Magnetite in Human Brain Tissue
Microwave Radiation falls in the range of the electromagnetic spectrum with frequencies from about 300MHz (100cm) to 300 GHz (0.1cm). This range lies between radio waves and infrared. Microwave radiation is used for high bandwidth communications (e.g. Wi-Fi, cell phones, tablets, cordless phones, Smart Meters, baby monitors, wearable wireless devices), radar and as a heat source for microwave ovens and industrial applications.
Modulation is the alteration of a wavelength by differing methods. A normal waveform typically exists in a smooth sine wave that alternates up and down equally. Anything that alters this waveform modulates it including
Non-ionizing Radiation is part of the electromagnetic spectrum. It has lower energy and is generally divided into radio waves, microwaves, infrared (IR), visible light, and near ultraviolet light (UV) in order of decreasing wavelength and increasing energy and frequency. Radio waves are those used in radios and are typically between 550 to 1750 KHz frequencies for AM and 88 MHz to 108 MHz for FM radio. Radiofrequency waves typically are meant to include a broad range of frequencies between 3KHz and 300 GHz, which is most of the non-ionizing portion of the electromagnetic spectrum other than infrared, visible light and near UV. Microwaves are typically a subset of radiofrequency waves from 300 MHz to 300 GHz. The terminology can be a bit confusing and radio waves and radiofrequency are sometime used interchangeably to mean those frequencies between 3Hz and 300 GHz. Common usage now:
Radiofrequency (RF EMR) radiation is from 3KHz to 300 GHz Microwave radiation is from 300 MHz to 300 GHz
Radiofrequency (RF) Radiation refers to electromagnetic radiation between 3KHz (100 kilometer wavelength) and 300 MHz (1 meter long). RF radiation is produced by devices such as radio and TV transmitters. Some use this to refer only to the lower frequencies or just radio waves however others are using this to mean all radio and microwave frequencies between 3 KHz to 300 GHz.
Resonance is the phenomenon where a force such as a wavelength with a specific frequency matches a characteristic of a physical object (cell, organ, leaf, full body dimension). When this occurs, the power in that force or wavelength sets up a vibration which causes a much more powerful transfer of energy. Waves pile up on each other increasing intensity over time. A bridge can collapse in a strong wind that causes the bridge to vibrate at a resonant frequency, even with lower forces.
Wavelength is the distance between two consecutive peaks or troughs of a wave. This distance is given in meters, centimeters, millimeters, nanomaeters or decimal fractions thereof.
Source: Physicians for Safe Technology
Some years ago I became very aware of the impact of EMF (electro magnetic fields) on my health, in particular my cognitive function. I wrote about this in a number of blogs including 'The startling effect of WIFI appliances' and 'The detrimental affects of geopathic stress'.
There is no doubt in my mind, having studied as a professional Feng Shui consultant, energy medicine practitioner and Qigong master practitioner, that EMF frequences affect us, whether we are consciously aware of it or not.
If you haven't yet understood the potential damaging effects of both man-made and natural geopathic stress, please - do yourself, your friends, children and family a favour - and inform yourself now! Knowledge is power and there's a lot you can do to protect your health.