|Mon., Apr. 18, 2016|
|Apartment Dwellers Hit by Cellphone Radiation|
|By Jack O’Dwyer|
|Apartment dwellers in New York and elsewhere don’t realize it but dangerous radiation is pouring through their windows from cellphone antennas atop other buildings. Highest apartments are most at risk.
With the aid of binoculars, we located more than 40 such antennas beaming into our 21st floor corner apartment which unfortunately has 10 windows. The antennas were initially pointed out to us by a technician who came to our apartment to measure the radiation.
Immediate solutions include putting down the metal venetian blinds which cut the radiation from 10,000 microwatts per meter squared to 5,000 and staying away from the windows. We have also been advised to move to a very low apartment in the building.
The measurement at our desk in the middle of the room is down to 250 or so. Bioinitiative, which has extensive research on the health effects of electromagnetic radiation, (EMR) used to say that under 1,000 microwatts was a target. But it now says that any radiation is unacceptable although it may take years for symptoms to develop.
Our computer also shows more than 60 Wi-Fi beams are coming through the walls and could be used by us if we had any of their access codes. The building has 485 apartments. However, the technician who came to our apartment said this is far less dangerous than radiation through the windows.
Bedroom Getting Zapped
The bedroom of our apartment is getting zapped to the tune of 3,370 on the side of the bed closest to the window to 1,200 on the other side.
Solutions include moving the bed farther from the window, buying metalized draperies or buying a canopy for $1,055 as recommended by EMF Analysis.
Coating all ten living room and kitchen windows with clear, metalized film would cost $2,600. That is an option being considered. The material can also be purchased directly from Vista Window Film, Martinsville, Va., and applied by an apartment owner at a considerably lower price.
Canadian Firm Has Screen
Safe Living Technologies, Guelph, Ontario, sells Signal Product Clear at $43 Canadian dollars per foot, four-feet wide.
The company says its product, formerly SLTWF1, is virtually undetectable on windows but provides a Radio Frequency barrier as well as keeping the home cooler and more comfortable while protecting the décor. It blocks analogue and pulsed digital signals for external sources such as microwave transmitters, cellphone towers, neighbours’ cordless telephones and Wi-Fi signals.
Technicians tell us that some of the new apartment buildings in New York have metalized windows that block the radiation. Apartment dwellers and office workers throughout the U.S. need to investigate the radiation levels at both home and office.
Following the visit by the technician, we purchased an Acoustimeter for $350 from EMF Fields Solutions and found it closely tracked with what the technician had found using an instrument costing about $1,000—a Gigahertz Solutions HFE59B Radio Frequency Analyzer.
Media AWOL; See AT&T, Comcast, etc., Ad Skeds
EMR health advocates are astounded by the almost complete lack of media attention on this topic.
One place to look is Leading National Advertisers. Three of the five biggest advertisers are AT&T, No. 2 at $3.3 billion; Comcast, No. 4 at $3.0B, and Verizon, No. 5 at $2.5B. No. 1 is Procter & Gamble at $4.6B and No. 3 is General Motors at $3.1B.
Many other telecom companies are major advertisers including LG which has a full page ad on page 5 of the April 17 New York Times for its “best phone LG’s ever made”—LG G5.
Media do not want to rattle the cage of some of their biggest advertisers.
EMR Health Is Conference Topic