Written instructions explaining how to install special low-EMF electrical wiring for your home remodel or new construction project
- Low-EMF Materials: How to choose shielded wiring materials for the lowest possible cost
- Low-EMF Methods: Proper wiring methods to reduce EMFs from stray currents
- Low-EMF Procedures: Optimum placement of electrical wires, conduit, electrical panels, service meter panels, etc.
- EMF Safety Distances: Recommended distances from electrical panels, fluorescent lights, ovens, heaters, fans, refrigerators, and other common sources
- Low-Cost Methods: To drastically reduce EMF exposures in bedrooms during sleep at night
Title: Recommendations for the Installation of Special Low-EMF Electrical Wiring: Guidelines for minimizing exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from new electrical wiring, panels, lights and appliances
By: Michael R. Neuert, MA, BSME
California License: Electrical C-10 Contractor # 687093
© 2010 Michael R. Neuert, MA, BSME (Revision 9/4/10)
Cost: $19.99 for PDF instruction booklet (or $25 for printed hard copy, call 800-638-3781
Part A. INTRODUCTION…
The various suggestions in this report are offered to help reduce human exposures to low-frequency (ELF) electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from new electrical wiring and panels, as well as from lights and appliances in the home. For more information on EMFs and potential health effects, please see the addendum to this report.
In general, the exposure to ELF magnetic fields can be best reduced through optimum placement of the electrical wires, panels, lights and appliances themselves. Usually, the ELF electric fields can be most effectively reduced through the use of special shielded wiring materials (instead of using unshielded Romex cables).
Please note that all recommendations in this report must be performed within the strict guidelines of all national and local electrical codes. If there is any conflict between the guidelines in this report and the building codes or judgment of the local jurisdiction, the opinion of the code or inspector should always prevail.
In fact, strict adherence to the latest version of the National Electric Code is an important component to minimizing EMFs from new or remodel construction – especially the code’s grounding procedures as outlined in Article 250, “Grounding and Bonding”.
If you wish to receive more specific advice, or have detailed design specifications written for your own particular project, please call to schedule a wiring design consultation. Consultations with Michael Neuert can be done over the telephone, at the rate of $150 per hour. (All charges are prorated for the actual time used).
Part B. SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS…
#1 – MATERIALS
#2 – PROPER PLACEMENT OF “HOME RUNS” AND OTHER WIRE S
#3 – OPTIMUM SAFETY DISTANCES
#4 – SHUTOFF SWITCHES FOR BEDROOMS AT NIGHT
#5 – IMPORTANT WIRING METHODS FOR LOW EMF WIRING
#6 – LIGHTING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LOW EMFS
#7 – ELECTRICAL PANEL: INSTALL MAGNETIC SHIELDING
#8 – POST TEST OF EMFs