Our EMR awareness group had an information stall at the recent Living Community Festival. We were surprised to find many visitors had attached to their mobile phone a hologram sticker, ‘orgonite’ wafer, or the like. They were told it would mitigate the adverse health effects of microwaves.
As an electronics engineer, I would like to advise this is not the case. Instead, such ‘New Age’ products create a false sense of protection that may encourage users to ignore scientifically based methods to reduce exposure. These include holding the phone away from the head, SMS texting, and limiting duration of calls, particularly when reception is weak.
Additional suggestions may be read here: www.mullumwifi.com/emr_precautions.pdf
Peter Nielsen, Byron Bay
Does using ‘hands free’ devices like car kits or ear phones reduce the EMR risk?
Any practice that puts distance between you and the phone will reduce exposure according to the inverse square law. The wire of standard headphones can re-radiate microwaves emitted by the phone. Those that use air tubes do not have this drawback. Or use the speakerphone.
I don’t know which other ‘gadgets’ you tried, but orgonite does work. Some people, like me can feel the ‘tingling’, or ‘heating’ and holding orgonite in the same hand diminshes that. Being an electronics engineer won’t help you understand it, by the way, it’s just metal scraps , resin and quartz crysatl molded together. It hasn’t got anything to with new age, necessarily. I dislike new age, but love the orgonite 🙂 If you cannot feel subtle energies, please don’t pretend to be able to judge. Orgonite does not eliminate the microwaves of course, so your suggestions to minimize exposure are good ones. Sometimes orgonise africa gives phone shields away for free.
As you point out, microwaves do not respond to “subtle energy”. But the human imagination might. Unfortunately, some people who sell orgonite at craft markets, to shops for resale, etc. claim it offers actual protection. This is misleading and disrespectful to persons looking for a genuine health solution.