Some migraines and other neurological disorders are triggered by fluorescent lighting.
How quickly does it start
How quickly does it go away once the light is turned off
What are your symptoms
Turns out I am extremely sensitive to EMFs. That includes light bulbs. I had to replace everything with incandescent bulbs.
The problem was turning the light off didn't stop the current going to the bulb.
Except that incandescent bulbs also emit EMFs, and since they're less efficient than other types, you'll get even higher levels of the 60 Hz EMF field. If replacing LED bulbs with incandescent bulbs made you feel less bad, it's not because you reduced EMF levels, because you actually increased them.
Actually, it does. If it's a 'hard' switch (closes/opens AC conductor), then opening the switch prevents current flow. If it's an electronic switch, then it will always draw some AC current, but in the off mode it's milliamps or maybe microamps, so the EMF field from the wires would probably be below background EMF levels.
If you're convinced that you can sense the EMF field from the wires, you can wrap aluminum foil around them as an EMF shield. Of course, the wires in the walls are carrying the same AC current, but you could cover the walls and ceilings and floor with foil too. Alternatively, you can do a proper double-blind test to see if you really can sense those EMF fields.
So I have a meter and the EMFs were lower with the incandescent bulb
Current is always going through the wires.
I admit I'm very skeptical about EMF sensitivity. "able to tell my husband with 100% accuracy when he left the wifi on because I couldn't sleep' isn't a proper double-blind test; there are all sorts of possibilities for that accuracy that don't involve actual sensing of EM fields.
But the key is the distance.
And the incandescents are less efficient making it harder for them to affect you at closer range.
If I told you how upset my husband got after having it pointed out constantly when he left the wifi on...
That is what I did. And the incandescent measured less than the LED light.That's why you need to measure EMF strength where you spend your time, not by putting the meter close to a source.
Perhaps this is why it registered so high? And perhaps this is why it bothers me so much. I don't know but my body can tell the difference.However, an LED bulb will radiate more power at higher frequencie
I'm not sure how I subconsciously notice when my husband stays up to watch tv at night (in another room) requiring our wifi to be on and I am asleep. I also usually have to be dragged out of bed in the AM. Plenty of time for him to turn it off and pretend as he has tried. Each time he's been caught and admitted to forgetting.I did think of one possible explanation for your accuracy: you might subconsciously notice when your husband goes to wherever the wifi power switch is before coming to bed, and thus whether he's actually switched it off.
From KangaSue on PR:
I just had a quick look at this. EMF can activate voltage gated calcium channels in susceptible people and there is suggestion that taking a calcium channel blocker can help alleviate symptoms.
Since you are so educated about electricity could you tell me why you think this might be happening?
Last time I checked, I couldn't find any good theory for why a person be sensitive to EMFs at normal household levels, and all the scientific papers I read concluded that EMF sensitivity was not real. I remember checking the calcium channel theory, but didn't find the science behind it convincing.