Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Harmful Ties to EMR

HARApad, LLC was recently in contact with Dr. Sam Milham, renowned expert in medical effects of EMF. His research has uncovered potential links between EMF and Alzheimer's Disease, Lou Gehrig's Disease, and Parkinson's Disease. In his article, Dr. Milham describes

"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


Many of you have written to us at HARApad, asking about cell phones and radiation. For this posting we're going to focus in specifically on the word "Radiation."

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

Return of the HARAblog!

The HARAblog is back!! We apologize for the long gap in posts, but the word is out about laptop radiation, and as the industry experts, we have been very busy!!

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 ( 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.