- What is a milligauss?
- Milligauss is a measure of magnetic fields. Two milligauss have been linked with a tripling of leukemia in children and three milligauss with a quadrupling of leukemia. Power lines create these fields according to how much current they carry.
- What is a safe distance from a power line?
- In general, if you can hear a power line you are definitely at around 50 to 100 milligauss, way too much. A few hundred feet away is the easy answer. However, magnetic fields move at the speed of light, and they can cancel or add up. I have been hundreds of feet away from very small looking lines while measuring fields of 10 and 20 milligauss! I have also been just a few feet away from some pretty awesome looking power lines and have measured 0 milligauss. Because of that, one should get a Gauss meter and take readings.
- Is it complicated to use a Gauss meter?
- No, it is simple. You insert a 9 V battery and you turn it on. The meter will show an instant reading. Now you put a Gauss meter on your bed or on your sofa, in other words, in the places where you hang around. You don't put the Gauss meter on the circuit box because naturally the fuse box will have high readings of 10 to 50 milligauss in any house. What matters are what the readings are where you spend time.
95 percent of the time you will find that most rooms in house are below 1 milligauss. We want to be at less than 2. The lower the better. It is typical to find one room in just about every house that reads more than 1 or 2. That is because when the electrical service hits the house, it kind of generates fields in that corner of the house. Just because you don't see power lines near your house does not mean that you have no fields. You could have underground power lines that might be directly under you and the fields can be very high.
- Can people be sensitive to electromagnetic fields?
- Absolutely, we have found individuals that react to power lines and computer monitors and develop symptoms such as headache, fatigue, dizziness, vertigo, chest pain, limb pain, fuzzy thinking, anxiety, metallic tastes in the mouth, migraines, confusion, etc.
Many of these individuals are also sensitive to chemicals. Smells such as perfumes or cleaners will generate similar symptoms.
If you are sensitive to chemicals, and you purchase one of our computer monitors, ask for our special line of de-gassed monitors that no longer smell. They will not have that brand-new plastic smell of normal new products. We can put you in touch with experts that are familiar with these syndromes who can discuss with you ways to become less sensitive to these stressors.
- Why the importance of using an Ultra low radiation computer monitor?
- People often ask if it is really important to be concerned to the point of requiring an Ultra low radiation computer monitor. The main thing to keep in mind is that a computer monitor is essentially an x-ray machine or cathode ray tube, which is sitting one or two feet away from you. Inside the device, there are voltages of approximately 40,000 volts. The rest of the computer, printer, and keyboard are simple 110 volt devices so they are not an issue.
Back to the computer monitor, at these extremely high voltages the unit needs to be managed in order to make it safe. Manufacturers put enough lead in the glass so that the emissions of x-rays is actually not a problem.
However, electromagnetic fields created by the fly back transformer and the yoke are very strong and regulated by voluntary standards called MPR II and TCO. These standards request extremely low frequency electromagnetic readings (ELF EM) readings of 2.5 and 2.0, respectively.
Now the problem here is that at two milligauss there are already problems reported. In fact, Time magazine wrote in the October 26, 1992 issue: “Those exposed to fields of 2 milligauss showed a threefold increase in their risk, while children exposed to 3 milligauss showed a fourfold increase in the risk of leukemia.”
Technology alternatives Corp. guarantees our computer monitors to measure only 0.1 milligauss! Other manufacturers only promise to respect the MPR II or the TCO 2.5 and 2.0 levels. Now with other computer monitors the customer does not know just how low below those standards a computer monitor may be. In comparison, with the computer monitors we provide you know the exact level of Ultra low radiation. In fact, our level of radiation is so low that it is lower in most cases than the background radiation found in most homes! (Most homes not near power lines measure 0.3 to 0.5)
That is why our computer monitors are used at sophisticated institutions such as NASA, MIT and John Hancock insurance. That is also why physicians recommend our computer monitors.
Is the extra cost of using an Ultra low radiation monitor warranted? Absolutely. Our computer monitors provide the state-of-the-art features similar to other extremely high quality monitors including digital controls, perfect compatibility and extremely sharp picture quality, but the remarkable aspect is the certified extremely low radiation level. Our computer monitors are also competitively priced because we sell directly to you, and of course, we offer our 1-month money back guarantee so that you are completely satisfied.
Many users report benefits from using our Ultra low radiation monitors as opposed to standard computer monitors as solutions to headaches, stress, fatigue, chronic fatigue, visual stress, concerns, pregnancy issues relating to electromagnetic fields, and children using computer monitors.
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