Bioinitiative

Reported Biological Effects from Radiofrequency Radiation at Low-Intensity Exposure: A guide

Reported Biological Effects from Radiofrequency Radiation at Low-Intensity Exposure: A guide

In 2012 the Bioinitiative Report released a chart that grouped several summaries of studies related to EMF exposure and emission levels. Here’s a simple guide to understanding the chart and how to put it into practice.

Bioinitiative

In 2007, a group of interested individuals collated a series of views on the non-ionizing radiation health debate. This was entitled the BioInitiative Report, a web document dated August 31, 2007. This report presents a series of views that argue for a change in public exposure standards, but which are largely inconsistent with the current scientific consensus abroad.

As a part of this report, there’s a chart named “Reported Biological Effects from Radiofrequency Radiation at Low-Intensity Exposure (Cell Tower, Wi-Fi, Wireless Laptop and ‘Smart’ Meter RF Intensities)”, which summarizes many of the data and studies made around the topic. But how can this chart be put to use in real life? First, let’s understand a few points up next.

What’s the Bioinitiative Report

The BioInitiative 2012 Report was developed by an international group of 29 individuals with expertise on the biological effects of electromagnetic fields, or on the related public health issues. As a group, these experts hold 20 Ph.D. degrees, one DrSc degree, 9 MD degrees, one DVM degree, and four degrees of MSc, MA, MPH, or MSPAS. These experts come from countries such as the USA, India, Sweden, Italy, Austria, Denmark, Canada, Russia, Greece, and the Slovak Republic.

The goal of the BioInitiative Report was to present “a solid scientific and public health policy assessment that is evidence-based.” The report was prepared “independent of governments, existing bodies, and industry professional societies that have clung to old standards.

In the evidence presented in the BioInitiative 2012 updated report based on 1800 or so new studies, were found biological effects such as abnormal gene transcription, genotoxicity, and single-and double-strand DNA damage; stress proteins because of the fractal RF-antenna like nature of DNA; chromatin condensation and loss of DNA repair capacity in human stem cells; reduction in free-radical scavengers – particularly melatonin; neurotoxicity in humans and animals, carcinogenicity in humans; serious impacts on human and animal sperm morphology and function; effects on offspring behavior; and effects on the brain and cranial bone development in the offspring of animals that are exposed to cell phone radiation during pregnancy. 

About the Biological Effects Chart

The Biological Effects Chart was produced based on the BioInitiative 2012 Report, a massive new review of the medical research literature on the biological effects of electromagnetic fields. The purpose of the chart is to show the radiofrequency (RF) exposure levels at which biological effects were found in the several studies reviewed.  

Understanding the chart

As we previously mentioned, the data for the Biological Effects Chart were drawn from the RF Color Charts in the BioInitiative 2012 Report, which contains two charts. According to the paper “Biological Effects from RF Radiation at Low-Intensity Exposure, based on the BioInitiative 2012 Report, and the Implications for Smart Meters and Smart Appliances”, written by Ronald M. Powell, these are the data sources used in each chart:

  1. The first chart describes 67 studies on the biological effects of radiofrequency (RF) radiation. Each study represents one or more biological effects found at one value of the RF power density (RF power per unit area) or within a range of such values. These data are especially useful when considering whole-body exposure, which is the type of exposure that human beings receive from Smart Meters at a distance of 1 meter or more. These data form the basis for the appended Biological Effects Chart.
  2. The second chart describes 68 studies on the biological effects of radiofrequency (RF) radiation. In this chart, each study represents one or more biological effects found at one Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR value, or within a range of such values. A SAR value is the RF power absorbed per unit mass of the biological entity being irradiated. These data are especially useful when less than the entire body is irradiated, and at very close distances, such as when a cell phone irradiates the head.

How to use it practically?

According to Prof. Olle Johansson, a large number of effects still need to be explored. The idea is that, based on these indications and observations, specialists can replicate or carry out new studies where new hypotheses are formulated. For example, this chart is very useful for any doctor, researcher in the health field, institutes, laboratories, and governments who wish to carry out their own research and expand or confirm the information already found.

This type of information is especially useful in a scenario like the current one, in which the new generation of 5G telecommunications is being deployed and many people claim that there are not enough studies to verify the possible biological effects of these high frequencies. Keep in mind that 5G mobile phones currently on the market have a SAR measurement that has been tested, measured, and valued by a laboratory and approved by the FCC. In this case, people can go to the table, look for the emission that the phone has, and check the associated effects. This is an easy way to list study-proven biological effects based on radiation absorption measured in watts per tissue.

These values are an excellent reference for journalistic investigations, EMF research, integral medicine, environmental medicine, building assessments, building biologies, and people with knowledge of field intensity measurement. These are some of the activities in which these values can be used to understand what these numbers translate into, which usually may seem very low, but in a real context, can have significant effects on the human body.

SPIRO Card L2

SPIRO Card L2: A compact solution to protect you from the most common exposure

SPIRO Card L2: A compact solution to protect you from the most common exposure

For many years, we have been developing different solutions to counteract the many types of EMF pollution we are constantly exposed to. The SPIRO Card L2 is one of our leading solutions, as it’s the ideal protection for the most common type of exposure we are constantly receiving: the cellphone.

SPIRO Card L2

Cellphones are one of the most popular technologies nowadays, we love our phones, we NEED our phones. Smartphones now are not just for communication purposes, they are office assistants, our daily cameras, our video consoles, and our favorite entertainment centers. 

Typical phones are not a thing now, we are using more complex and sophisticated devices that require more power to work and provide all the functions we are giving it now, bigger batteries, more potent antennas, and a bigger capacity to receive and transfer data. Do you know what this means to users? Yes, the worry because of radiation is bigger now, because radiation is indeed bigger.

In our previous article, we talked about the anti-radiation solutions created to allegedly counteract this radiation and we highlighted the many risks of using this kind of product. Now that you know all of that, let us tell you more about the actual solution you can use to protect yourself from the effects of the EMF pollution generated by your cellphone: the SPIRO Card L2.

What’s the SPIRO Card L2? 

The SPIRO Card L2 is the core product built from SPIRO, the only non-blocking solution for EMF designed with nanotechnology. It has a filter effect sufficient to take care of the average emissions from up to 3 personal electronic devices or a 5G chip phone. This product has the minimum available SPIRO power (Spiro power 1).

The L2 card uses the natural nanomagnetic properties of the SPIRO material (contained within the card in the form of films) to function as a passive filter for high-frequency telecommunications waves of our personal devices. This small card is capable of filtering the electromagnetic disturbances generated by wireless electronic devices such as all Apple, Samsung, Windows, and other last-gen Android phones. It also works perfectly with iPads, Tablets, Bluetooth devices, and wearable technologies such as smartwatches.

How to use the SPIRO Card L2?

The L2 card has an action range of a 1-meter (3.5 feet) radius. Its compact size makes it ideal to carry anywhere, it can be used inside the cellphone case, in the wallet, in a bag, etc. However, the ideal and suggested way to use it is on the cell phone (between the case and the phone), or as near to the device as possible, which is especially indicated for 5G devices.

One great thing about our SPIRO technologies is that they don’t need batteries or wires to work properly, and that applies to this product. Also, the main magnetic properties of the material don’t expire as long as the card is in good condition, so you can carry this solution anywhere and be protected anytime.

A scientifically proven and certified solution

Our SPIRO Card L2 was tested by EMF, telecommunications, technology, and healthcare experts who certified it is an effective and safe solution for everyone’s use. 

The International Association for Electrosmog-Research (IGEF) carried out a study in 10 different subjects and showed that the SPIRO Card L2 improves the ability to regulate the HRV (heart rate variability), which is affected under the effects of electromagnetic pollution.

Also, an OTA (Over-the-air) performance test showed a significant improvement in the wireless radiation pattern distribution. This means that transmission power peaks are removed, and the wireless signal is uniformly distributed throughout the whole place. Lastly, a MIMO (Multi-Inputs Multi-Output) throughput testing showed that the performance of the devices is not affected at all in the presence of the SPIRO material.

The users speak: SPIRO is a relief to physical ailments

Many people are using SPIRO products around the world nowadays, and along with the extensive scientifical evidence, their testimonials are the most trustworthy evidence of all the benefits this material has when it comes to health and well-being.

According to SPIRO users, the card relieves other types of ailments not specifically related to HRV. “Before, I felt a pain in my ear every time I made a call. Now, since I started using this card, I feel nothing”, a man in Curacao said.  

Also, two women, one in Aruba and the other in Miami, stated that they feel quieter and with less irritability since they started using the SPIRO Card L2. Another woman in Aruba, who presented symptoms of electrohypersensitivity, said that she stopped being afraid and rejecting touching and using her phone.

“I feel the difference, with this card I don’t feel a headache every time I use my phone”, affirmed other female SPIRO user from California. Another lady from England also claimed that she felt an intense headache when she used her phone in long calls, but she stopped feeling like that once she started using the product. 

The benefits of using the SPIRO Card L2

According to Joaquín Machado, our CEO and main EMF researcher, the benefits associated with using the SPIRO technology are extensive. “First of all, it protects people’s health by filtering the electromagnetic waves to which they are constantly exposed, protects the environment from the dangers of electromagnetic pollution, provides higher quality in telecommunications and connectivity, optimizes electricity consumption (helps saving energy), and provides greater durability to the technological devices you use”, he highlighted.

In the specific case of the SPIRO Card L2, it has been verified that the filter does not affect at all the operation of mobile, wireless, and wearable devices in any aspect. On the contrary, by using the filter, the devices are not only free of harmful emissions, but they also optimize the use of battery power, their useful life extends considerably, and their communication capacity increases as this material makes the propagation pattern from antenna radiation cleaner and more uniform.  

It is important to note that the SPIRO Card L2 exerts a natural magnetic dominance, which makes it a passive filter that neutralizes every harmful effect caused by the waves’ artificial polarization but without altering the destination and purpose of the modulated wave.

This means that the SPIRO Card L2 isn’t an anti-radiation device intended to block or absorb radiation. Its function is to filter EMF, balancing the disorder and electromagnetic unbalances within the waves.

Also, with the implementation of 5G networks in Sub6 (5G deployments using spectrum under 6 GHz), this product has proved to be 100% effective in filtering the EMF produced by these frequencies. We are also developing a stronger solution (with a bigger SPIRO power) to protect people from higher frequencies such as millimeter waves, which are the ones supposed to work with a fully deployed 5G.  

We invite you to learn more about SPIRO and all the solutions we have created based on this technology by browsing through our portal. If you are interested in receiving more information like this, subscribe to our newsletter by filling out the form at the bottom of this page!

pros and cons of wearable techs

Advantages & disadvantages: A healthy guide to use wearable technologies

Advantages & disadvantages: A healthy guide to use wearable technologies

Wearable technologies are one of the top technology trends and will still be for some years to come, but what are the advantages and disadvantages of our increasing dependence on them?

pros and cons of wearable techs

Every day we are using more and more technologies around and ON us. Home appliances are getting smarter, media and entertainment nowadays are fully connected to the internet, and our phones and computers are almost necessary to keep our work routines and socialize. But that’s not it: as we are increasingly looking for ways to measure and improve our well-being, we started using smart wearable devices.

Today’s watches are just not watches, and they started to do more than “telling” time. Our new smartwatches do fitness tracking, health monitoring, and give users quick access to notifications and what’s going on in their smartphones. If you are someone passionate about IoT and well-being, you should definitely get one.

But, as great as they are, not everything could be entirely good. So we will summarize some of the top pros and cons of using wearable devices in this article.

The advantages: why should you get one?

 

  • Promotes a Healthy Lifestyle

Most smartwatches can track activity, nutrition, and calories burned. Some of them can even work as a pedometer, monitor heart rate, and blood pressure. All of this information can help you have constant control of your overall health and  reach your fitness goals faster.

For example, the newest smartwatches have lots of sensors that make fitness tracking easier. Some even have dedicated workout modes to give you more accurate measures and goals.

 

  • Quick Access to your Smartphone

When connected to your smartphone, most smartwatches show notifications so users can have quick access to them. You can receive email notifications, texts, calendar alerts, news alerts, and so much more. You can even receive social media notifications with no need to take out your phone from your bag or pocket.

And If you’re the type of person who’s always on the go, you won’t ever miss a call again. When you’re outside, you may not be able to hear your phone ringing, but the vibration from a smartwatch is easily noticeable and can alert you that you’ve received a call.

 

  • Makes your life easier

High-end smartwatches usually offer features that are truly convenient. Some have NFC that will allow you to make cashless payments. Others have LTE cellular capabilities, which will enable you to send texts and make calls even if you don’t have your smartphone nearby.

When it comes to entertainment, there’s really no point of comparison between a smartwatch and an ordinary watch. You can watch a full-length movie on a smartwatch without any problem. A smartwatch also allows you to connect earphones so you can listen to your favorite music anytime.

 

  • It’s fashionable and customizable

You can change the dial/watch face of a smartwatch every day. It is stylish and will allow you to match the watch face according to your mood and preference. You can wear a smartwatch at work, at school, on a dinner date, or while meeting an important client. It will also blend well with your outfits, whether casual or formal.

The disadvantages: very few and very important

 

  • Tech addiction

Just as with any other smart device we use daily, there’s a risk we get too dependent and addicted to its use. You’ll get easily distracted and will probably be too focused on the constant monitoring or notifications coming through the device. So be careful!

Also, you have to be careful with your stress levels. The number of apps, the constant monitoring, and health estimates may increase your stress levels and cause the opposite effect you’re trying to avoid. 

 

  • Poor performance and battery life

Just to be clear: smartwatches are great. However, you have to consider this kind of device will never be better in terms of performance, capabilities, and connectivity than an actual smartphone. So don’t get too used to use a thousand apps constantly there, you’ll get flustered. 

Also, one of the main disadvantages of a smartwatch is that they typically can be used 1 to 2 days after a full charge. Some don’t even last for one day, especially if you use power-hungry features. 

 

  • EMF radiation: the biggest of problems

Yes. We talk a lot about this, but it is inevitable: every device that uses electricity, especially those who can connect to wireless networks, generate artificial EMF and can cause long-term effects on your health.

Have you heard about the FitBit case? During the last five years, numerous users have reported experiencing physical side effects from continuously wearing the devices. Some of the most common ones include feeling dizzy and experiencing frequent headaches that don’t go away even with medication.

Others report heart palpitations, skin rashes, and erratic pulse rhythms. Some users also report having difficulty falling and staying asleep while wearing the device, leaving them feeling fatigued throughout the day.

Fitbit has maintained that, despite their devices emitting radiation, the levels are insufficient to cause bodily harm to users. According to them, all their devices are compliant with the existing FCC regulations on Bluetooth BLE. They also state that the power output of any Fitbit device is less than 1% compared to that produced by a cell phone.

“What’s even more disconcerting is that the measurements used in the FCC regulations are based on a cell phone kept at a 6-inch distance from its user. Fitbits are used directly against the body and for as long as 24 hours in some cases”Educate EMF stated.

Then, how do I properly use a wearable device? 

First of all, don’t let yourself be consumed by the many functions a smartwatch (or whatever device) has. Just like with your cell phone, video consoles, TV, or any other device, be wise and avoid excessive use. 

And yes, you should be protected from the emissions generated by a device you are wearing every time, every day. Smartwatches use microwaves and radiofrequency to connect to the network, to other devices, and monitor many things in your body.

To counteract the effects of this type of radiation, we suggest using a SPIRO Card L2 as close to your body as possible or in your cellphone case. This will passively filter the emissions of the smartphone as well as the smartwatch.

Our SPIRO technology is the only certified and scientifically proven solution to filter EMF generated by man-made sources. It doesn’t only protect your health and the environment, but it also improves the quality of connections and increases the durability of your electronic devices. 

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