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Grounding phone chargers, bed canopies, and mag field in house

c m 6 months ago updated by Shaun A Kranish (Principal) 5 months ago 4
Aloha,

I am currently reading EMF*D by Dr. Marcola and he mentions about your online store in this book and this is how I found your store. 

I am looking for a safe way to use our iPhones with Ethernet and was wondering if you are able to help me. 

With the help of Dr. Marcola's advice, we were able to connect our iPhones using shielded & grounded cat7 Ethernet cables. The problem we are having is that since we are required to use a cell phone charger when using our iPhones w/ethernet, the EF level is almost 500 v/m (coming from the unshielded, ungrounded charger). Do you sell any items that help solve this issue? I am hoping you would carry shielded and/or grounded charger for iPhones and/or something we can buy to add grounding and shielding (tape?) to our current charger.

Also, we have a Naturell bed canopy which I hope to somehow add grounding to. Do you have anything I could add conductivity to our canopy? 

Lastly, my house (mostly the 2nd floor) has very high low frequency magnetic fields (somewhere between 10 and 80 mG). I have been working with electricians as well as the local power company for the last 2 months to identify the source but in vain. Do you have any items that could take care of this problem? The electricians fixed faulty grounding (we thought it would solve the problem, but it did not), the power company made sure their neutral wire is correctly attached to our house, etc. 

Mahalo,
C M

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Hello,

Thank you for your questions - I will answer each one as best I can in line in bold:

Aloha,

I am currently reading EMF*D by Dr. Marcola and he mentions about your online store in this book and this is how I found your store. 

I have not yet had the opportunity to read his book, but I have heard from others that we are mentioned in EMF*D too!  That is great - I know we carry many unique products that are extremely useful and effective at reducing exposure.

I am looking for a safe way to use our iPhones with Ethernet and was wondering if you are able to help me.

With the help of Dr. Marcola's advice, we were able to connect our iPhones using shielded & grounded cat7 Ethernet cables. 


Are you absolutely sure you have grounded your shielded Ethernet cables?  I only recommend the round shielded cat6/cat7 cables that we carry.  I highly advice to AVOID all flat Ethernet cables.  In order for the cable to be grounded, it will either need to be plugged into a metal-ported (groundable ports) switch or router that you have ensured is already grounded OR you can use our Ethernet grounding adapter kit with the Ethernet cable to ensure it is grounded.  It is best to only ground it once, however, or a "ground loop" is created which is bad for EMFs.

The problem we are having is that since we are required to use a cell phone charger when using our iPhones w/ethernet, the EF level is almost 500 v/m (coming from the unshielded, ungrounded charger). Do you sell any items that help solve this issue? I am hoping you would carry shielded and/or grounded charger for iPhones and/or something we can buy to add grounding and shielding (tape?) to our current charger.


Yes, for all phone charging - the product to use is the USB Grounding Adapter.  You plug it into a properly-grounded outlet right next to where the charger is plugged-in.  Then you plug the adapter into the charger, and then plug your USB charging cord into our adapter.  This will have grounded your cord and reduce those electric fields as well as the "body current" measurement and "body voltage" measurements that can be taken.  Then there is no need for any weird jury-rigged contraption like tape or tube or anything.  Our USB Grounding Adapter takes care of it all.

Also, we have a Naturell bed canopy which I hope to somehow add grounding to. Do you have anything I could add conductivity to our canopy? 

The Naturell unfortunately is not externally-conductive.  It cannot be grounded.  At ElectraHealth we have for sale on our website a unique groundable version of the Naturell fabric.  It is the Naturell Ultra Conductive Canopy exclusively advertised on our website.  This new version of the Swiss Shield Naturell fabric is also more externally conductive so that it can be grounded and help put the sleeping area at an equal electrical potential.  It should also be better for RF blocking as well.  We haven't confirmed this yet with measurement, but the manufacturer has.

Then you would just need one of the Grounding Cords with alligator clip.  I also recommend weaving a conductive silver thread (we do not carry the thread) up one of the corners of the canopy and to the top and then down the other side or along all corners.  This helps put the entire canopy at similar electrical potential.

Lastly, my house (mostly the 2nd floor) has very high low frequency magnetic fields (somewhere between 10 and 80 mG). I have been working with electricians as well as the local power company for the last 2 months to identify the source but in vain. Do you have any items that could take care of this problem? The electricians fixed faulty grounding (we thought it would solve the problem, but it did not), the power company made sure their neutral wire is correctly attached to our house, etc

Are the fields coming from one side or corner of the house?  Or are they in the middle of the house mostly in the second floor?  Have you tried turning different light switches on/off to see if the fields significantly reduce when certain loads (lights/outlets) are turned off?  At first glance it sounds like a wiring error, but I would also want to make sure it isn't coming from the electrical service entrance.

What kind of water pipe comes to the house?  Is it metal?  If so please get this book and read it: EMF Bible - Current on Plumbing Pipes

I would also look to see where the cable tv wire comes to the house.  Even if you do not subscribe to cable tv or Internet, a coaxial (round - usually black) wire can still be coming to the house and be hooked up to the electrical system.  If this is the case, it can cause a HUGE amount of unbalanced current and therefore large magnetic fields.  If you do not use any cable services simply unscrew the wire and tape it with electrical tape so that it cannot touch anything metal on the house.

If you are using cable services, then use one of our Cable TV Neutral Current Isolators

Mahalo,C M

Answer

Hello,

Thank you for your questions - I will answer each one as best I can in line in bold:

Aloha,

I am currently reading EMF*D by Dr. Marcola and he mentions about your online store in this book and this is how I found your store. 

I have not yet had the opportunity to read his book, but I have heard from others that we are mentioned in EMF*D too!  That is great - I know we carry many unique products that are extremely useful and effective at reducing exposure.

I am looking for a safe way to use our iPhones with Ethernet and was wondering if you are able to help me.

With the help of Dr. Marcola's advice, we were able to connect our iPhones using shielded & grounded cat7 Ethernet cables. 


Are you absolutely sure you have grounded your shielded Ethernet cables?  I only recommend the round shielded cat6/cat7 cables that we carry.  I highly advice to AVOID all flat Ethernet cables.  In order for the cable to be grounded, it will either need to be plugged into a metal-ported (groundable ports) switch or router that you have ensured is already grounded OR you can use our Ethernet grounding adapter kit with the Ethernet cable to ensure it is grounded.  It is best to only ground it once, however, or a "ground loop" is created which is bad for EMFs.

The problem we are having is that since we are required to use a cell phone charger when using our iPhones w/ethernet, the EF level is almost 500 v/m (coming from the unshielded, ungrounded charger). Do you sell any items that help solve this issue? I am hoping you would carry shielded and/or grounded charger for iPhones and/or something we can buy to add grounding and shielding (tape?) to our current charger.


Yes, for all phone charging - the product to use is the USB Grounding Adapter.  You plug it into a properly-grounded outlet right next to where the charger is plugged-in.  Then you plug the adapter into the charger, and then plug your USB charging cord into our adapter.  This will have grounded your cord and reduce those electric fields as well as the "body current" measurement and "body voltage" measurements that can be taken.  Then there is no need for any weird jury-rigged contraption like tape or tube or anything.  Our USB Grounding Adapter takes care of it all.

Also, we have a Naturell bed canopy which I hope to somehow add grounding to. Do you have anything I could add conductivity to our canopy? 

The Naturell unfortunately is not externally-conductive.  It cannot be grounded.  At ElectraHealth we have for sale on our website a unique groundable version of the Naturell fabric.  It is the Naturell Ultra Conductive Canopy exclusively advertised on our website.  This new version of the Swiss Shield Naturell fabric is also more externally conductive so that it can be grounded and help put the sleeping area at an equal electrical potential.  It should also be better for RF blocking as well.  We haven't confirmed this yet with measurement, but the manufacturer has.

Then you would just need one of the Grounding Cords with alligator clip.  I also recommend weaving a conductive silver thread (we do not carry the thread) up one of the corners of the canopy and to the top and then down the other side or along all corners.  This helps put the entire canopy at similar electrical potential.

Lastly, my house (mostly the 2nd floor) has very high low frequency magnetic fields (somewhere between 10 and 80 mG). I have been working with electricians as well as the local power company for the last 2 months to identify the source but in vain. Do you have any items that could take care of this problem? The electricians fixed faulty grounding (we thought it would solve the problem, but it did not), the power company made sure their neutral wire is correctly attached to our house, etc

Are the fields coming from one side or corner of the house?  Or are they in the middle of the house mostly in the second floor?  Have you tried turning different light switches on/off to see if the fields significantly reduce when certain loads (lights/outlets) are turned off?  At first glance it sounds like a wiring error, but I would also want to make sure it isn't coming from the electrical service entrance.

What kind of water pipe comes to the house?  Is it metal?  If so please get this book and read it: EMF Bible - Current on Plumbing Pipes

I would also look to see where the cable tv wire comes to the house.  Even if you do not subscribe to cable tv or Internet, a coaxial (round - usually black) wire can still be coming to the house and be hooked up to the electrical system.  If this is the case, it can cause a HUGE amount of unbalanced current and therefore large magnetic fields.  If you do not use any cable services simply unscrew the wire and tape it with electrical tape so that it cannot touch anything metal on the house.

If you are using cable services, then use one of our Cable TV Neutral Current Isolators

Mahalo,C M

c m via email 6 months ago
Yes, it seems like I have received the half way done reply. I just read your entire response and this is very helpful. Thank you!

I feel that having a phone consultation with you to talk more depth about the issues I am experiencing may help a lot (especially about the the low frequency mag fields issue). My electricians just found out that my 1st floor circuit panel has "floating grounding" and fixed it yesterday, but the reading is still quite high. There are multiple areas in my house that are very high in low frequency mf (both corner and middle of the 2nd floor, the highest area is the corner of the 2nd floor close to where all the outside wires are attached to the house with up to 80mG) and there are a few more areas that are also high but they are all various places (close to the floor) and scattered. Sometimes, the readings fluctuates every second (for example, between 7mG and 14 mG) and very unstable. 

I am a little concerned how well I will be able to understand you if I have a phone council with you due to my language barrier ( I do not do well with certain accents such as Southern, British, etc.). If I had a hard time communicating with you, would you consider emailing me our conversation if I pay additional fee?

Mahalo and thanks in advance for responding to my email!
M
c m via email 6 months ago
Great!  Can you do a 3 way call? While they came over to fix the floating grounding the other day, I am really trying to avoid anyone outside my family from entering my house due to the COVID 19 situation. If you could do a 3 way call, that would be ideal. 


Also, would it be ok if I request our phone consults w/o my electricians first sometime this week? I am hoping to go over a lot of things with you at my first consults since I have lots of questions about shielding and grounding in general (I am very new to EMF) . We could set up a call with the electricians at my second consults, if that's ok (their schedule is very patchy and ever changing so it may take a while for me to set up a time with them anyway). 

Mahalo!
M
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I am from the middle of the country and speak without any accent - the correct way.  OK, that is a joke, but I have not had any complaints yet and have spoken with people from all over the world.  I can speak very slow and clear if that helps.

I am setting up a private ticket for the phone call.  We also record the phone calls so that you may listen to them (restricted to personal use only - no sharing with anyone or public posting whatsoever).  If you would like I can have them transcribed or summarized - there may be an additional cost to that.  I would say perhaps start with the recording if you have any trouble taking notes and if need-be let us know and we can write a detailed outline for you.

The best way for anyone to begin is to purchase 1 or 2 sessions here: https://www.electrahealth.com/Personal-Phone-Consulting-with-Shaun-Kranish--Owner-of-ElectraHealthcom_p_77.html

We then create the ticket, schedule the call, and use the ticket to place your recording(s) and any additional notes and answer questions that you may have.  It is a very effective system.  After you and I talk initially, we can definitely schedule a call with your electrical contractor as well.  I look forward to speaking with you next week!