EMF survey

Beneficial Environments can conduct an EMF survey in your home or office, in areas used for sleeping, working and resting.

We check the levels of electromagnetic fields and compare them with those recommended by the Institute of Building Biology, Stetzer Electric and others.

It is a practical, tried-and-tested approach, based on well-established science and gaining from decades of experience of electromagnetic (EM) surveying.

The EMF survey of a typical home (office and commercial premises will differ) will include (where appropriate and feasible) checks for :

  • radio/microwave fields (mobiles, cordless phones, wifi, cellmasts)
  • ‘dirty’ electricity (transient variations in the voltage and frequency of the mains)
  • earth live and neutral being connected
  • extra low frequency electric and magnetic fields
  • geomagnetic anomalies
  • geopathic stress
  • induced body voltages

We can recommend ways to for you to reduce your exposure to excessive pollution, while doing everything possible to retain full use of your electrical equipment.

As part of our professional approach to electromagnetic surveying, we hold professional indemnity insurance.

We also offer a design service to help establish an electrically calm and healthy environment in new buildings.

Fill out the form here and request an EMF survey with Guy Hudson, physicist and electrosensitive.

EMF survey

EMF survey

How to turn off WiFi on BT Home Hub 5

This is how to turn off WiFi on BT Home Hub 5 and use it wired to your laptop/PC.

Option 1 – put the hub in a shielding bag!

Option 2 connect with ethernet cable and reprogram the BT home hub 5 router

Connect an Ethernet cable from your router to your laptop.

Enable flight mode on your laptop (on my laptop it is Fn+F3).

Open a browser and browse to your BT Home Hub 5 router.

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This is usually 192.168.1.254 or 192.168.1.1

Click on Advanced Settings, this will take you to an Admin login screen:

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Admin login page.

Enter the admin password.

Click on Continue to Advanced Settings.

 

Select Wireless.

Select 2.4GHz and click No to disable.

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Click on Apply.

Select 5GHz and click No to disable.

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Click on Apply.

Your router is now disabled for your wireless SSID.

However if you signed up to BT-FON (free wireless from other people’s BT router), your BT Home Hub 5 us still responding to requests from mobile devices attempting to connect to WiFi SSID BT-FON and your router will still be emitting WiFi. You will see the connection go up and down as devices connect and disconnect, as is the case here (Click on TroubleShooting/EventLog and filter for category Open WiFi):

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If you see repeated connections up and down, contact BT and opt-out of BT-FON, you can do this online, over the phone or via their on-line chat help.

Within 24-36 hours of opting out of BT-FON, you should see this in the logs:

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How to turn off WiFi on BT Home Hub 5

Congratulations you are now using the Internet through a wired connection only (no wireless).

I hope you found this guide on how to turn off WiFi on BT Home Hub 5 useful.

 

Electromagnetic Shielding

There are a number of electromagnetic shielding products we recommend. to help protect and reduce your exposure to everyday electrosmog.

We sell EMF shielding wallpaper.

  • supplied in rolls of 10.05m by 53cms
  • put up like ordinary wallpaper with standard paste. Cuts like lining paper. Good flexibility over imperfect plaster
  • can be covered with ordinary wallpaper, is also paintable
  • compatible with aluminium foil-based materials
  • easy to install, whether in new fit or redecoration
  • non-woven fabric
  • uniquely, is very highly absorbent – nearly all other materials reflect – this dampens down EMFs in a room
  • good shielding properties for electromagnetic fields
  • strong and durable
EMF shielding

Electromagnetic shielding wallpaper

In this video Guy Hudson, physicist and electrosensitive talks about EMF shielding wallpaper.

We also sell EMF shielding clothing.

All our clothing products provide

  • shielding of electromagnetic waves (RF)
  • made with cotton with integrated shielding material, elastic
  • washable
  • anti-static
  • custom sizes can be manufactured
EMF shielding

Electromagnetic shielding clothing

EMF Testing

We conduct EMF surveys in homes and offices in areas used for sleeping, working and resting. we do EMF testing and compare the levels recorded with those recommended by the Institute of Building Biology, Stetzer Electric and others.

It is a practical, tried-and-tested approach, based on well-established science and gaining from decades of experience of EMF testing and surveying.

The EMF testing survey of a typical home (office and commercial premises will differ) will include (where appropriate and feasible) checks for :

  • radio/microwave fields (mobiles, cordless phones, wifi, cellmasts)
  • ‘dirty’ electricity (transient variations in the voltage and frequency of the mains)
  • earth live and neutral being connected
  • extra low frequency electric and magnetic fields
  • geomagnetic anomalies
  • geopathic stress
  • induced body voltages

We can recommend ways to for you to reduce your exposure to excessive pollution, while doing everything possible to retain full use of your electrical equipment.

As part of our professional approach to electromagnetic surveying, we hold professional indemnity insurance.

To book a survey, please fill out the form and we will be in contact.

We also offer a design service to help establish an electrically calm and healthy environment in new buildings.

Our EMF testing surveys are carried out by Guy Hudson, physicist and electrosensitive.

EMF testing

EMF testing with Guy Hudson

In this video Guy talks about EMF testing and the surveys Beneficial Environments carries out.

Radio Waves and Cell Phones

Radio Waves and Cell Phones

Mobile phone antennas emit radio waves (microwaves). The EMF signals they omit are actually quite low, but that is of little comfort if you live directly below or adjacent to a RF antenna.

A bigger health issue are the radio waves and cell phones themselves. Your cell phone is in constant communication with the cell phone masts, and is continually transmitting radio waves (RF) & microwave radiation (MW). This is true even when calls are not being made.

One method of reducing the microwave radiation is to put the phone into airplane mode when it is not needed. If you still need to make and receive calls but do not need data, disable the wireless and data mode (3G/4G).

Use an airtube headset when making or receiving calls. If you don’t have an airtube headset with you use the phone in speaker mode (if convenient) or hold the phone at a minimum distance of 15mm from your skin.

radio waves and cell phones

radio waves and cell phones – use a airtube headset

And finally don’t carry your cell/mobile phone in your pants/trouser pockets (near your reproductive organs), unless it is turned off it is constantly sending and receiving MW signals.

In this video Guy Hudson, physicist and electrosensitive discusses radio waves and cell phones and your health.

Radio Frequency radiation

Radio frequency radiation (RF radiation) and visible light are just two ranges of EMF on a broad spectrum of electromagnetic energy. The electromagnetic spectrum (EM spectrum) contains all known frequencies of EM radiation, from radio waves toward the lower frequency end, through the visible light spectrum, all the way up to gamma rays.

Radio frequency radiation is pretty low on the EM spectrum. Below it, we find extremely low frequency (ELF) radiation, such as what is emitted by the power lines and electrical circuits we use to supply electricity to our homes, then very low frequency (VLF) radiation such as computers/screens. Above radio frequency radiation, we find microwave radiation (MW radiation), which is what your microwave oven and mobile phone uses. Above MW is infrared (IR), such as that emitted by motion sensors or remote controls and then we have visible light.
Collectively ELF, VLF, RF and IR are known as non-ionizing radiation.

It is a long-held belief that the less energetic EM radiation in the lower end of the EM spectrum is less damaging than radio frequency radiation or MW, and x-rays are more damaging than ELF, VLF, RF and MW. This is why criteria for safety standards are different in each range of the EM spectrum.
However we know that even low-energy EMF can cause bodily damage.
A high-powered ELF field can deliver enough current to kill a person (such as a lightning strike or electric chair), while a person does not even feel a low-powered radio signal (such as a transmission from a baby monitor) that is composed of waves that can be a million times more energetic.

radio frequency radiation

radio frequency radiation

In this video Guy Hudson, physicist and electrosensitive discusses radio frequency radiation and health.

EMF Radiation

There is a large body of solid science showing that electromagnetic radiation (EMF Radiation – EMR) that is a by-product of our high-tech world has many varied effects on our biology. It is time we replaced the common refrain of “no solid evidence of danger” with “it’s time we acknowledge the dangers and do something about it”.

The steps necessary for change are many. Two of the most important are:

  1. Establish the criteria that will make the technology safer for users and for all in the surrounding environment. Fortunately, those criteria are not difficult to put in place, and there are multiple ways in which the amount of exposure can be reduced. What is required is the recognition that the change is needed and doable.
  2. Create an informed citizenry. When people are informed, they are empowered. We have seen over and over again what the population can achieve when it is mobilized to act. Corporate and government policy can change dramatically.

These goals are central to the ideas in this book (and our company Beneficial Environments). By knowing the facts you can make informed decisions about how to use technology, and you can become part of the process (solution) required to reduce the potential harm posed by EMF radiation.

Adapted from Overpowered – What science tells us about the dangers of cell phones and other WiFi-age devices – Martin Blank, PhD

Beneficial Environments has products which can reduce your exposure to EMF radiation. We also offer a comprehensive surveying service.

We conduct surveys in homes and offices, in areas used for sleeping, working and resting. We check the levels of EMF radiation and compare them with those recommended by the Institute of Building Biology, Stetzer Electric and others.

EMF radiation

EMF radiation

Environmental Effects on Health

The Building Biologists look at environmental effects on health when putting together their evaluation guidelines.

The important SBM Building Biology Standards, updated for 2015 have been translated and are available in the UK here.

At Beneficial Environments we use these standards when surveying and designing low electrosmog environments.

One area that is important in reducing the environmental effects on health is where you sleep.

The Building Biology evaluation guidelines for ‘sleeping areas’ looks at:

  • Fields, Waves and Radiation
  • Indoor Toxins, Pollutants and Indoor Climate
  • Fungi, Bacteria and Allergens

and uses a guiding principle that any risk reduction is worth aiming at.

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Environmental Effects on Health

Under Fields, Waves and Radiation it gives levels of fields, body voltage, flux densities, power densities, surface potentials, discharge times, radon levels and other measurements which are categorised as No Anomaly, Slight Anomaly, Severe Anomaly and Extreme Anomaly.

No Anomaly is the category which provides the highest degree of precaution. It reflects the unexposed natural conditions or the common and nearly inevitable background level of our modern living environment. Extreme Anomaly is the category (values) which call for immediate and rigorous action. In this category international guidelines and recommendations for public and occupational exposures may be reached or even exceeded.

Health risks of mobile phones

In this video Guy Hudson, physicist and electrosensitive discusses the health risks of mobile phones.

The health risks of mobile phones can be minimized by using an airtube headset which is available from Beneficial Environments’ shop.

Health risks of mobile phones – mitigated through the use of an airtube headset

Airtube headsets are thought by many doctors and scientists to be safer because they reduce microwave and other EM fields exposure massively for the user of mobile phones.
Why are they different? The airtube is an empty tube that carries the sound from a little loudspeaker in the microphone dongle which is 270mm away from the user’s ear.
Airtube headsets have the advantage of massively reducing the health risks of mobile phones and radiation exposure experienced by the user from a mobile phone or cordless phone, particularly to the user’s head. This works in 2 ways – the Which Report measured increased radiation on ordinary wire headsets that picked up the mobile phone radiation – airtube headsets stop this happening and also do not have audio frequency magnetic fields from the ordinary earpiece near your ear nerve.

Other methods to reduce the health risks of mobile phones include:

  • Disabling WiFi and data (3G/4G) when not needed
  • Putting the mobile phone into ‘flight mode’ when not using it
  • Putting the mobile phone into ‘flight mode’ or turning it off when sleeping
  • Placing the phone away from your body when turning the mobile phone on (from off)
  • Placing the phone away from your body when making a call (connection) – especially when the signal is weak

EMF Radiation Protection

Beneficial Environments sells EMF radiation protection products.

They can be found in our shop.

We sell EMF radiation protection clothing; t-shirts, tops, boxer shorts & hats.

Made from black stretch cotton, with a silver metal thread incorporated for shielding.
Comfortable to wear.
90% Cotton.
Machine wash at 30C.

EMF radiation protection

EMF radiation protection

We also sell, earthing (grounding) sheets, sleeping (recovery) bags, airtube headsets and EMF absorbing wallpaper.

What makes our earth sheets special?

The formulation of the material is polycotton with stainless steel filaments closely woven in. The material is not only an excellent conductor, but also an effective shield for microwave radiation. Therefore our sheets can provide protection from microwave radiation, as well as all the benefits of earthing.

Near contact between your skin and the earthing sheets will reduce your body voltage to a few millivolts. The earthing contact works to reduce the body voltage through fabrics such as socks or cotton bedsheets. Your body voltage is reduced to the earth reference, meanwhile your electrical state restored to a balance. Your body is connected to the ground and the earth feeds an electron charge to your body.

Are the bedsheets safe and hygienic?

They can be washed just like any other polycotton sheet.

They protect you from any electrical wiring faults with a 100kOhm resistor which still allows earthing, but is high enough to stop any electrical shock possibility.

Any radiation coming from below whether from your own EMF sources such as WI-FI or cordless phones or other peoples’ equipment will be reflected away thus protecting the body. Body grounding sheets normally cover about a third of the bed as in the picture. This is sufficient for the majority of clients wanting to be earthed, if however you are being zapped from rising pulsed EMF fields from below then you might want a large one to cover the whole bed. These grounding / radiation protection sheets are a different composition than most others. They are based on complete, durable stainless steel conductive thread to cotton bond. They have many excellent characteristics: high electrical conductivity, reduction of static electricity and reflection of microwaves.

The smaller sheets have been found to work best if they are in contact with your feet and this is probably due to the acupuncture meridians.

Supplied with standard UK plug with the earth pin only connecting. The plug is therefore not connected to your mains power, only the earth, so your electric socket can remain either switched on or off as it makes no difference.

Airtube headsets are thought by many doctors and scientists to be safer because they reduce microwave and other EM fields exposure massively for the user of mobile phones.
Why are they different? The airtube is an empty tube that carries the sound from a little loudspeaker in the microphone dongle which is 270mm away from the user’s ear.
Airtube headsets have the advantage of massively reducing the radiation exposure experienced by the user from a mobile phone or cordless phone, particularly to the user’s head. This works in 2 ways – the Which Report measured increased radiation on ordinary wire headsets that picked up the mobile phone radiation – airtube headsets stop this happening and also do not have audio frequency magnetic fields from the ordinary earpiece near your ear nerve.

The EMF absorbing wallpaper is supplied in rolls of 10.05m by 53cms & put up like ordinary wallpaper with standard paste. It cuts like lining paper. and has good flexibility over imperfect plaster. It can be covered with ordinary wallpaper, is also paintable and compatible with aluminium foil-based materials. It is easy to install, whether in new fit or redecoration. It is a non-woven fabric and is uniquely highly absorbent – nearly all other materials reflect – absorption dampens down EMFs in a room. It has good shielding properties for electromagnetic fields and is strong and durable.

All our products stocked at Beneficial Environments have been tried and tested by our physicist Guy Hudson, who is electrosensitive.

The EMF radiation protection products can be found here.