The BioInitiative Report was published by the State University of New York in Albany, in August 2007. Twelve experts from around the world reviewed nearly 4,000 studies on the health risks of exposure to EMFs. They came to the conclusion that the EMF exposure limits set by government regulatory agencies in this country are, in their opinion, thousands of times too lenient, based upon their review of theworldwide scientific literature. They state that the harmful effects are cumulative and occur even at exposure levels too low to cause tissue heating, which have up until now been thought to be safe.
Is EMF the new Indoor Environmental Issue of the Future?
Because EMF exposure has potential links to headaches, ear and eye problems, memory problems, sleep disturbance (and the physical ailments that come from sleep deprivation), and cancer, we are using what is called the “precautionary principle”— if there is sufficient evidence that there could be harm from exposure to an influence and that exposure cannot be proven to be safe beyond a shadow of a doubt, then precautions need to be taken by the public to protect human exposure to that influence until safety can be firmly established. Electrically hypersensitive individuals, children, the elderly and the general public alike benefit when EMFs are reduced and eliminated. There is growing awareness of the importance of avoiding them.
Join us as we discuss simple recommendations & strategies to reduce your clients’ exposure to EMFs by smarter design, construction and remodeling practices.
BONUS: Learn tips and tricks to score more health points in GreenStar Homes Certification and get guidance on healthier alternatives. We get guidance on being aware of how proper wiring practices and placement can reduce risk when magnetic and electric fields penetrate walls and floors.
This 6 part ongoing Greenhome Institute Series has 5 webinars with unique topics relevant to reduce EMFs
Part 1 – Introduction & Overview – Seen below
Part 2 – Avoiding AC & magnetic fields – See below
Part 3 – Assessing and Mitigating AC Electric Field EMFs – See below
Part 4 – Avoiding radio frequency EMFs – – Registration TBD
Part 5 – Understanding dirty electricity – – Registration TBD
Final Q&A Live session to be held in the fall with all presenters
•Understand how natural materials can be healthier for occupants and the environment when design and built right
•Know where to find resources to safely build or add a strawbale addition
•Be introduced to natural building materials and concepts to implement in your next project
•Understand how incorporating more natural materials can improve the welfare for all
Continuing Education Units (CEUS)
1 Hour in
•State Architect / Builder License.
•Certified Green Professional (NARI & NAHB)
•Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)
To get CEUS go to our webpage and take a quiz https://greenhomeinstitute.org/portfolio-item/reducing-occupant-exposure-emfs-residential-construction-series/