Electrosmog penetrates through windows, doors, roofs, walls, and floors
The following remediation strategies can help you to considerably reduce your
exposure to electrosmog in your home. There are protection solutions available that allow you to
partially protect individual rooms such as bedrooms or children's rooms.
But it is also possible to protect the entire home provided that project-specific protection measures are implemented.
Please note that the information provided on this Web site can by no means replace the testing and consulting by a
qualified professional. Refer to "Professional Help" for contact details. We therefore do not accept any liability.
Shielding against Electrosmog Is Tax Deductible
Press release from 2 April 2012
Expenses for the shielding of a condominium against RF radiation can be deducted from the income tax as exceptional expenditures. The Tenth Circuit of the Finance Court Cologne issued this decision on 8 March 2012 (10 K 290/11). more...
In her income tax return, the plaintiff claimed expenses of 17,075 euro for the installation of RF radiation shielding to protect her condominium against broadcast, TV, and cell phone radiation. The revenue office denied the deduction of these expenses as exceptional expenditures because no certificate by a medical officer regarding the necessity of such shielding had been supplied and therefore could only be considered as a precautionary measure.
The Tenth Circuit of the Finance Court Cologne took another view and allowed the deduction as medical expenditures. Necessary, and thus tax deductible, are not only medically inevitable expenditures within the meaning of minimum provisions, but rather expenditures of any diagnostic or therapeutic treatments whose application is sufficiently justified in the case of disease. To proof that the installation of the shielding was necessary, the Court was satisfied with a certificate by a medical doctor in private practice regarding the plaintiff?s advanced electromagnetic hypersensitivity, and an expert report by a building biology engineer about the RF radiation exposure levels of ?considerable concern? within the completed building envelope of the condominium.
According to the Circuit Court?s ruling, no appeal against its decision can be filed with the Federal Finance Court.
First and foremost, avoid and reduce RF radiation sources in your own four walls such as:
DECT cordless phones that continuously emit pulsed RF radiation
Cell phones in standby
Wi-Fi access points
The shielding effectiveness of building materials varies greatly.
The chapter "How high is your exposure?" will introduce you to the basics.
Detailed testing reports of numerous building products can be found in the publication by Pauli & Moldan.
Holistic solutions and help
Regarding the uncertainty of adverse health effects in humans caused by RF radiation,
researchers still choose their words rather cautiously: "the evidence suggests," "the evidence
is mounting," or "can no longer be assumed to be safe." Electrosensitive people are even labeled
as weirdos and fakes. On this Web site, we show you solutions that help you create safe living spaces;
they ensure that the electrosmog exposures penetrating from the outside will be reduced c
onsiderably inside your home or apartment.
Experts who offer professional advice and remediation concepts can be found under "Professional Help."
ELF electromagnetic fields
First and foremost, avoid and reduce sources of ELF electromagnetic
fields in your own four walls, especially in bedrooms, such as:
Alternating electrical fields caused by power cords connecting
such devices as clock radios, heating blankets, consumer electronics, lighting, and water beds
Alternating magnetic fields caused by transformers as found
in clock radios, lighting, and water beds.
It is possible to avoid these fields by:
Removing the plug from the outlet
Using power bars or switchable outlets
Installing a demand switch
Keeping a distance
Installing shielded cables
Implementing a low-emission wiring layout
With regard to shielding RF radiation, grounding usually does not play any role,
but it is very important for the shielding of ELF electrical fields from e.g.
high-voltage power lines or home wiring. Grounding should always be installed by a qualified electrician.