Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Tom writes: I listen to you every week on Bill Meyer’s show KMED Medford Oregon – Thank You! You appear not to be concerned in your advice about microwave exposure in your stereo advice/etc.
I encourage you to examine this issue much more carefully before advising people to expose themselves to yet more microwave radiation with its accelerated aging/DNA breakage and more. Please go to “environmental health trust” as a start to investigate this topic.
My wife got rid of her ’03 Subaru because she would get very tired and agitated whenever she drove it. With our Cornet 88T meter we discovered an extremely high electromagnetic field right at the horn on the steering wheel where her heart would be when she drove. Myself, my lower back would go into acute spasm after about an hour of driving that car. I always attributed that to the car seat although it seemed comfortable enough, but now I think it could have been the magnetic fields. I encourage you to get a Cornet meter too (stopsmartmeters.org) and start measuring the new cars. Some of them are like driving around in a microwave oven (well, sort of). God only knows what the new electric cars are like, haven’t had a chance to measure one of those yet but it can’t be good.
My reply: I haven’t had a chance yet to look into this but have heard a little about it. I don’t think car stereos emit microwave radiation. That said, there may be excessive electromagnetic radiation emitted from the car – specifically, from any of the several saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafety features that most new cars have. Also in-car WiFi (4G) and “connectivity” generally.
I think you’re most correct about electric cars – because large and powerful electric motors, which (as I understand it) produce EM fields. Whether this is a health problem, I honestly have no idea – but will look into it!
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