Wi-Fi may be providing you with high speed internet, but it’s invisible bandwaves may be slowly destroying your health
by Carole Dean
Monika Krajewska has been designing healthy environments for 35 years. She became Electro-Hyper Sensitive (EHS) in 2007 after moving into a 1920’s house. As a result of chronic exposure to mold and electromagnetic radiation, she was physically debilitated for nearly a decade. She found a building biologist who evaluated her home and discovered alarming levels of high electric and magnetic fields caused by the hundred-year-old wiring. Monika began to recover as soon as the electric circuits were turned off.
She devoted herself after that to study the science of healthy buildings. To date, Monika has assessed nearly one hundred homes for EMFs (electric and magnetic fields), has given countless talks, and assisted hundreds of people with creating healthy home and work environments. She is often called by realtors to measure properties for home buyers and renters. She is staff with the Building Biology Institute, lectures about EMFs and is founder of Elegant Healthy Homes.
I asked her to join me on the Art of Film Funding Podcast because I believe we are all living in an unseen sea of electronics that are causing many side effects.
The Dangers of Wi-Fi
I asked her to start with an explanation of the Wi-Fi that comes off our cell phone and our printers and compute,
“We call it radio frequency radiation.” she replied. “Wi-Fi is part of that electromagnetic spectrum. And we have found those frequencies are pulsed frequencies. If you live in the city, you have high exposure. Because there are not only cell phones all around you, but everything is functioning on wireless communication. You are most likely close to cell towers and antennas that proliferate every city. Those signals are particularly harmful simply because they create oxidative stress in the body. You are being inundated by that 24/7, especially at night.”
Monika said the symptoms of EMF, Wi-Fi, and dirty electricity are headaches, depression, tinnitus, cognitive impairment, brain fog, heart palpitation, fatigue, skin conditions and skin rashes.
Sleep Time Is Repair Time
The first thing she asks a client when she’s hired to assess a home is, “Do you have a good night’s sleep?” She begins her investigation in the sleeping area. At night your body is repairing itself from the onslaught of Wi-Fi and EMF’s during the day. It needs the cleanest and most pristine environment to repair you.”
Things that Monika addresses are the wiring in the walls around your bed, your metal bed frame, and anything that’s plugged into the power outlet around and up to within six inches from the bed. You might want to use a battery-operated clock to cut down on EMF’s.
The best thing you can do immediately to sleep better is to keep your phone away from you at night. Do not to sleep with your cell phone near you. Leave it in another room or better yet, put in a Faraday cage bag. I got one for $18.00. You will not truly be rid of Wi-Fi until you remove the phone.
Forget charging your phone by your bed. When you charge your phone next to your bed at night you get the radio frequency radiation next to your brain. You get the electric field coming off the core that’s plugged into the electricity. This is very toxic to your body.
Say Goodnight to Your Wi-Fi
“So how can you recharge yourself,” Monika asks, “if you’re not in a clean environment? You want to get rid of Alexa and any electronic gadgets, move them far away.” She even suggests that you go to the circuit breaker board and flip the circuits to the electrical sockets near your bed. Stop any electricity coming into your bedroom and the adjoining room.
Next, you want to consider the amount of Wi-Fi in your bedroom. I set my router to turn off at night and back on in the morning and immediately I had a better night’s sleep.
You need to find out if your neighbor’s Wi-Fi is coming in. I bought an electronic monitoring device that measures Wi-Fi and EMF. It showed that my neighbors Wi-Fi was streaming into my bedroom with a very high rating. I put aluminum foil over the windows and that stopped it. However, if I left even a slit of ¼ inch uncovered, it would come in via the smallest crack. So, overlap your foil to cover every opening.
Protecting Yourself From Wi-Fi
If you’re in an apartment building, you don’t have any control over what’s going on below you. However, she says there are items you can buy that will greatly enhance your sleep. There are RF sheets (that absorb or block radio frequencies) or bed mats that go specifically under the bed at Safe Living Technologies.
There are really great quality fabrics that are specifically made called Swiss Shield Natural and Swiss Shield Daylight. These two types of fabric that are used for shielding your body. You can make curtains from this and you can buy a readymade canopy for your bed. There is a wall paint you can use that comes from Safe Living Technologies in Canada. Monika has a lot of resources and she is happy to share them.
I replaced my normal electric power cords, which produce enormous amounts of electric fields and bought shielded cords with a ground which was very inexpensive. This reduces your exposure around your desk and work areas.
Monika suggested you rewire your lamps with shielded cords and she said that ACE hardware will do it for $15.00 a lamp. It may sound like a lot of fuss but believe me it’s worth it to feel better.
Time to Clean Up Your Environment
Monika went to an EMF conference for doctors in the San Francisco Bay area in September of 2019. The consensus is that it’s just not enough to see a doctor if you are suffering from symptoms brought on by EMF or Wi-Fi. 99% of the responsibility and success with your recovery belongs in cleaning up the EMF environment in your home and especially in your bedroom. Once you do this, then the doctors can do their work to help you recover.
Monika recommends you see the Ted Talk by Jeromy Johnson here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0NEaPTu9oI Jeromy worked in Silicon Valley and became electrosensitive and has become an educator with wonderful sources of information for you, see www.emfanalysis.com
Carole Dean is president and founder of From the Heart Productions; a 501(c)3 non-profit that offers the Roy W. Dean Film Grants and fiscal sponsorship for independent filmmakers. She hosts the weekly podcast, The Art of Film Funding, interviewing those involved in all aspects of indie film production. She is also the author of The Art of Film Funding, 2nd Edition: Alternative Financing Concepts. See IMDB for producing credits