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Wednesday, July 7, 2010
"Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) is caused by electric currents applied to or induced in the body: It is an iatrogenic disease of athletes caused by use of electrotherapy devices."
He goes on to say that:
"I hypothesize that sporadic ALS is caused by exogenous electrical currents induced in or applied to the body. Since most cases of ALS have no obvious connection to electrical shock or electrical therapy, most non-familial cases must have had currents induced in their bodies by working or living in environments with strong EMFs. In addition to TENS [Trans-cutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation] and diathermy exposure, electro-convulsive shock therapy (ECT) and electro-surgery also generate electric currents in patients."
It is his belief that the presence of EMF in the body is harmful and responsible for the onset of Lou Gehrig's Disease. Dr. Milham is a leading researcher in uncovering ties between disease and EMF, and has a track record of connecting childhood leukemia to high EMF exposure in a California school.
The electrical fields that the body is subject to when in direct contact with laptops disturbs the body's natural neurological pathways, making it susceptible to unwanted changes, like disease.
The HARApad works in such a way that it prevents these harmful radiation currents from ever reaching your body. The radiation is simply rerouted through the pad and back into the computer. Start protecting yourself today!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Radiation is defined as "energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays, waves, or particles."
Next, it is important to understand the EMF spectrum:
All of the types of electromagnetic frequencies shown above radiate their energy outward, which is why they can all be classified as "radiation." You may already be familiar with X-rays, and ultra violet light, which are types of radiation. Even visible light is a type of radiation, because it travels in the form of rays and waves, emitted by a light bulb. However, we know well that light isn't dangerous to humans, so that tells us that not all radiation is a concern. Cell phones are found in the RF, or radio frequency range.
The extremely low frequency end, which is what the laptop and all other electrical devices emit, is the portion of the spectrum HARApad aims to protect the user against. This means that the HARApad will not keep you safe from RF signals, nor will it block UV or X-rays. Imagine it this way: you use sunscreen to block UV rays, and a lead apron to block X-rays. You wouldn't expect sunscreen to keep you safe from X-rays, and likewise, the HARApad will only keep you safe from the ELF range of the electromagnetic spectrum.
That being said, it is impossible for a device to protect a person from radio frequencies. Since they are emitted in all directions from a central antenna, they fill the air around us. One would have to wear an entire suit in order to remain isolated from RF signals. We are immersed in these signals any time a cell phone can get reception. On the other hand, the ELF range is emitted by electrical devices, and remains contained in a field immediately surrounding that electrical device. As a person's distance from the device is increased, the ELF field becomes weaker, eventually to zero. Imagine this as needing to be closer to a WiFi router to get a stronger signal. However, it is when we use electrical devices directly on our bodies that creates a concern for danger.
There has long been a concern surrounding electric blankets, and it is for this very reason that the concern exists. Electricity flows through the blanket, and we use the blanket directly on our bodies. When we do that, the ELF field is subjected directly onto our bodies, when it needs distance in order to dissipate to zero. Laptops pose the exact same concern.
There are many, many types of radiation, and it is important to know which pose a threat, and which do not. It is important to know what type of device you are purchasing, and what it is protecting you against.
Please feel free to post any questions as comments on this blog, and we at HARApad will clear up this at-times confusing topic.
Thanks for reading.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
We continually try to keep up to date about EMF in the news, and the number of articles being published about this topic continues to grow. We are constantly on the hunt for more professional opinions and more importantly, factual data to support the claims of the dangers of EMF.
As this article (http://www.mercola.com/article/emf/emf_dangers.htm) written by Dr. Joseph Mercola suggests, long term exposure to these fields are very hazardous to human health. An excerpt is below:
The Swedish safety standard, effective 711/90, specifies a maximum of 0.25 mG at
50 cm from the display. Many US manufactured computers have EMFs of 5 - 100 mG at this distance. And know this too: the screens placed over monitors do NOT
block EMFs. Not even a lead screen will block ELF and VLF magnetic fields.
Another excerpt from the same article:
Dr. David Carpenter, Dean at the School of Public Health, State University of
New York believes it is likely that up to 30% of all childhood cancers come from
exposure to EMFs. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns "There is
reason for concern" and advises prudent avoidance".
In our studies at HARApad, we have measured radiation as high as 175 mG from just running a virus scan. This brand of computer is among the most widely used laptops in the United States. When a laptop is placed on the lap, EMF will enter the body directly and pass through various organs, most notably the reproductive organs in both males and females, the legs, stomach, and intestines, to name a few.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Many companies make serious amounts of money from products where EMF is a byproduct, and stand by the belief that electromagnetic radiation is capable only of heating. They insist that if the heat is properly removed, which in many electronic devices it is, radiation can have no negative effects on the body. In his research experiments, Dr. Cherry attempts to debunk these claims, and prove that EMF has far deeper reaching implications than just heating damage.
Dr. Cherry prefaces his experiment by explaining how the human body takes care of itself. He states,
"Every night when we go to sleep our melatonin levels rise and melatonin goes
through our blood and cleans our cells up. For example, it scavenges out
free radicals which are highly damaging chemicals. If the free radicals persist
for very long they damage DNA and cause damaged cells and are shown to be
In his experiments, he found that ELF electromagnetic radiation exposure consistently and repeatably reduced the amount of melatonin in the blood. This lack of melatonin then, in turn, reduced the amount of repair to human cells, allowing them to become damaged and deteriorate. It is in this damage and deterioration that cells fail to perform the duties the body's DNA naturally selects them to do. The body's natural repair system was shut down by the EMF exposure.
The concerning part is that the amount of radiation these cells were subjected to ranged from 2 to 12 milligauss. A laptop computer can emit up to 175 milligauss when running just a common virus scan. EMF is an invisible, odorless, and tasteless, which allows it to be swept under the rug and ignored. The long term effects are yet to be seen in humans, and more and more people are not waiting around to see what happens.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
So let's start with a definition: What is radiation? Radiation, put simply, is the emission of energy from an object. The absorption of that energy by the human body is most often the target of conversation when it comes to health and radiation.
The kind of radiation that the HARApad product is linked to is electromagnetic radiation. Electromagnetic radiation is explained in detail in this blog's post "What is electromagnetic radiation and how can it be dangerous?" The HARApad functions by attenuating, or acting as a ground, to the circulating EMF surrounding electrical devices. EMF is particularly concerning because there is no defined maximum safe level as issued by any authoritative body. The more demanding the performance of an electrical device, the more electricity (and therefore EMF) is present. There is no legal limitation on electrical currents in home products, so EMF continues to increase dramatically.
Another type of radiation that some people are also voicing concerns about is RF radiation. RF stands for Radio Frequency, and is emitted by radio and television signals, cell phones, and wireless devices. RF is measured in cycles per second, or Hertz, and the radiation levels are measured by Specific Absorption Rate (S.A.R.). The FCC has put regulations on safe levels of RF exposure, at a S.A.R. of 1.6 Watts/kilogram. That means that no wireless transmitting devices are allowed to exist on the market with a higher S.A.R. than 1.6 W/kg, exceeding the safe level of exposure. A device does exist to block RF radiation, called the LapShield. While it is marketed to block EMF, testing shows that it does not block any EMF at all, but is very effective against RF radiation. The proof is in Winston Technologies' cell phone test; wrap a cell phone in their product and it will eliminate the signal. Radio signals are emitted by antennae; be it a radio station tower, a cell phone tower, or a wireless router in your own home. Radio frequencies exist anywhere a cell phone gets reception, or anywhere a laptop can pick up a WiFi signal. The body is continually immersed in this RF wave, at safe levels according to legal codes set forth by the FCC, and exposure could only possibly be eliminated if one were wearing a suit made from the shielding material found in the LapShield. Alternately, EMF is emitted only by electrical devices, and exists in dangerous quantities nearest the source, or the device itself. EMF fades to safe levels with distance, and protection against negative effects can be achieved with the proper blocking device between you and that source.
The lesson here is this: All radiation is not created equal. EMF is very different from RF, and the only test to determine a product's effectiveness against EMF is to use a Gaussmeter. The HARApad does not block against RF, and the LapShield does not block against EMF. We are subjected to EMF as we get closer to electrical components, and we are subjected to RF in any location where a wireless internet signal can be picked up, or cell phone service received. EMF levels will be allowed to soar towards infinity so long as electronic devices are allowed to progress in strength. RF emission is limited by the FCC, and products with these signals are regulated. It is our belief at HARApad that these EMF fields are the more pertinent and dangerous waves that the public needs to be educated about and protected against.