First published in French on 6th July 2016 by Anna Cohen
Every night mobile telephone operators have to resynchronize their mast clocks very precisely for the system to work, and the phones themselves have to synchronize their clocks regularly (every three or four hours in the 2G network). This induces very high transmission peaks which I have been able to measure with my devices, Envionic FA 735 and FA 845 equipped with memory cards. I have noticed that they were capable of waking me up. After this my organism was stressed and I could no longer fall asleep again.
Surprising as this may seem, nobody talks about this. Officially these atypical peaks do not exist. Tests by external consultants are never carried out at night and are only based on averages. Furthermore, who knows the mobile phones connected to the 2G network have to re-synchronize every three or four hours ? Who knows all mobile phones in 3G or 4G have to communicate regularly with the network, emitting very strong signals without our knowledge ? This is why I am sharing the results of my own investigations until experts with more scientific knowhow start addressing the issue.
Suffering of serious insomnias I thought that I would be able to resolve the problem by shielding my room with specially designed metal fabric. These fabrics have a mirror effect and reflect a large part of the electromagnetic rays (which are like an invisible form of light).
It took me some time to lower the power of night time peaks at all frequencies. The levels in my bedroom were then usually lower than 0,5µW/m² (taking all frequencies into account) but the night time peaks still remained at the 900 MHz frequency band. This band corresponds to the frequencies called in French “gold frequencies” as their signals penetrate walls better. After several days’ work, verifications and modifications of the shielding of my bedroom, I recorded that the peaks still reached a maximum of 1000µW/m². This was not ideal but a great improvement, the level of 2500µW/m² I had before. However, for a person who is sensitive any increase, even for a short period, of 100µW/m² can trigger stress.
I therefore shielded my room again. I had initially chosen to leave one wall and the ceiling unscreened, to enable emissions to escape on the side where the signals were lowest opposite the mobile telephone antenna which I thought disturbed my nights. The result of these nightly measurements suggested that, taking into consideration synchronization peaks, the signal should bounce back from a house on the other side of the street and enter by the wall which was not screened. To make a first test I used survival blankets (silver side against the outside) and my hypothesis seemed confirmed. I spent two consecutive good nights with the strongest peak at 20µW/m². However, on the third consecutive night, the measurements of peaks increased from between 200 and 800µW/m² and the quality of sleep was affected accordingly.
I am pretty certain of one thing: there is a correlation between the intensity of the synchronization peaks measured and quality of sleep.
But why was there such a variation in readings? Was it only due to the variation of power from the relay station? Or was it the synchronization of the phones themselves which was involved, devices changing places from one night to another, and connecting to different networks more or less distant ?
This second hypothesis was the right one. After switching off our two mobile phonesduring the night, the night peak had now decreased to 0,4µW/m² !
Conclusion : If you think you are sensitive to night time resynchronization peaks, whatever the cause is, you must first turn off all connected devices and not only place them far from you. Then you must at least transform your bedroom into a type of Faraday cage with specially designed metal fabric or paint, that is to say, close it around all its sides. The partial shielding of a bedroom on the side facing the major source of emission is generally acceptable. But in this case, the solution is not sufficient when the impulses taking place during clock resynchronizations of mobile phones (and maybe of the emitters) are so strong that they reverberate everywhere and end up by finding an entrance.
For the present, it would be ideal to live more than one kilometre from a transmission station, or a very high-voltage electric line, and as close as possible to the ground. On the condition, naturally, of not self-polluting by using one’s own transmissions (cordless phones, Wi-Fi, mobile phones…).
Please sign the petition (French and English versions) addressed to the WHO:
We want more information and control over the emissions of electromagnetic fields !
Another reference among many others:
Steve Jobs in the New York Times, 2014