WiFi in Schools

This is a tragic story – a 15 year old girl in the UK committed suicide, possibly as a plea for help, after suffering from electrohypersensitivity (EHS) because of Wifi in schools. Click here for the full article in the Daily Telgraph

A mother claims a Wi-Fi allergy killed her daughter and is accusing an Oxfordshire school of failing to safeguard children against the physical effects of wireless technology, an inquest has heard.

Jenny Fry, 15, was found in woodland near her home in Chadlington, on June 11 this year after texting a friend telling her she would not be going to school and intended to kill herself.

An inquest heard the teenager was intelligent and organised but that her life had been made a misery due to the prolonged effects of a condition known as electro-hypersensitivity (EHS) .

It is also tragic because there are alternative solutions to having WiFi in schools.

Building Biologists have developed standards which minimize or prevent exposure to harmful EMFs.

These are standards Beneficial Environments endorse.

Jenny Fry didn’t appear to have the support of her GP in recognizing her condition, but some doctors such as Dr. Elizabeth Evans, in the UK do recognize the condition of EHS.

More information on WiFi in schools and GPs can be found at SSITA and an open letter from 15 UK GP’s expressing concern over the health effects of Wi-Fi

The World Health Organisation has classed WiFi (2b) as a possible human carcinogen.


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.

Building Biology Design

We humans sleep for a third of our lives, the time when our bodies repair and restore our cells. But studies show that we now have an epidemic of poor sleep—a third of the UK population says they have interrupted and poor-quality sleep. Many have attributed one cause of poor sleep to electrosmog, but the lack of sleep also prevents us from recovering from the damaging daily dose of electrosmog and so encourages the buildup of electrosensitivity along with its plethora of symptoms.

This means it’s important to reduce your dosage of electromagnetic pollution to levels where your body can recover to not only ease the debilitating symptoms of electrosensitivity, but also to prevent the development of electrosensitivity in the future.

The SMB-2015 Building Biology design & evaluation guidelines for Sleeping Areas are important in setting a standard for designing sleeping areas associated with long-term risks and a most sensitive window of opportunity for regeneration.

The set of guidelines are only meant as a guide but any risk reduction is worth aiming at.

The excerpt below is from the building biology Evaluation Guidelines for Sleeping Areas.

Section A of the document covers

  1. AC Electric Fields
  2. AC Magnetic Fields
  3. Radio-Frequency Radiation
  4. Static Electric Fields
  5. Static Magnetic Fields
  6. Radioactivity
  7. Geological Disturbances
  8. Sound Waves
  9. Light

1.7. are given measurements/readings which fall into one of the following  4 categories/anomalies:

No Anomaly, Slight Anomaly, Severe Anomaly and Extreme Anomaly

building biology design

building biology evaluation guidelines

The translated set of SBM-2015 Building Biology Guidelines can be found here 


SBM Building Biology Standards

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

Building Biology (or Baubiologie) is a field of building science investigating the indoor living environment for a variety of irritants.

Important areas of building biology are building materials and processes, electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and radiation (EMR) and indoor air quality (IAQ).

Beneficial Environments uses these standards when surveying and designing low electrosmog environments.

SBM 2015: Building Biology Standards

SBM 2015: Building Biology Standards