has been documented concerning "geomagnetic" conditions in dwellings
and correlated effects on their inhabitants.
Geomagnetic effects are created depending on whether a material repulses, attracts or is neutral to the planetary magnetic lines of forces.
paramagnetism and diamagnetism
There are 3 possibilities affecting the ratio of magnetic flux (or, number of lines of magnetic force/unit area):
The first, for air and all other so-called non-magnetic materials, the magnetic permeability is "1" - there is no effect.
Para- or ferro-magnetic materials concentrate the lines of force. These are the highly magnetic materials: iron, magnetite (found in blood), nickel and cobalt, and such minerals as manganosite, pyrite, basalt, platinum and aluminum. Even oxygen is slightly paramagnetic.
decrease magnetic induction. They include copper, gold, lead, water, quartz,
salt and hydrogen.
sharp variations in living zones
Dowsers sense sharp
variations of surface magnetic field strengths as they pass over diamagnetic
underground water veins or over ore bodies rich in paramagnetic
minerals. Such experience has led to exploratory geophysics and mineral
prospecting with sensitive geomagnetometers
(see webpage for list of electromagnetic
field detectors) that objectify the magnetic field gradients. Telltale variations are
noticeable even at heights, as from aircraft probes, because magnetic fields are
very penetrative. Magnetic field contour maps pf regions of the world can be
full of magnetic "hills" that do
not reflect a flat geography.
houses have wires and pipes, all with local and specific magnetic permeability
properties. Metallic appliances become magnetic when supplied with electrical
power. Motors tend to be dense in metal. The 3D magnetic images can show a very
disturbed sleeping site located above a basement bench shop (with the heavy machines and
a pipe magnetized by a grounding wire).
Sleeping above a
kitchen counter with its appliances (toaster, juicer, etc.) exposes the body to
deviations from diamagnetic and paramagnetic
items as large as their sources. Beds can become magnetized. In such instances,
high ridge is an acquired "North" magnetic pole.
Each static magnetic field "bump" or "sink" may speed up or slow down body fluids (blood and lymphatic) in exposed areas (brain, heart, lung, liver, legs, etc.). Sleep time exposure to the same sharp variations of magnetic fields for years may induce some chronic health effect.
biological effects of variations of static magnetic fields
The World Health Organization, in a health criteria report,
recognizes interactions between variations in static magnetic fields in man to
include a) induction of electrical potentials and magneto- hydrodynamic effects
in the circulatory systems and, b) direct stimulation of nerve and muscle
cells even under extremely weak thresholds.
remedial technology - the Dar-Zon
Is there a simple
remedy for localized magnetic disturbances? A Slovak electrical engineer,
while computer-modeling magnetic fields, stumbled upon the idea of a flat
dipole antenna to integrate localized gradients to annul each other,
resulting in a patented clover-leaf printed circuit, known as the Dar-Zon.
tested the Dar-Zon in geomagnetic
disturbance sites. In a test case of a bed in a high-rise building, a static
magnetic distortion was objectified with Geomagnetometer. It showed the
rectangular distortion from an apartment below: from a sewing machine or from a
live TV set. The placement of just 1 Dar-Zon
plate below the mattress in the centre of the bed reduces a geomagnetic
disturbance of 16% to an acceptable 9%.
Scientists have developed a rating to describe hazards associated with long-term exposure to geomagnetic disturbances. The percentages refer to the difference between minima and maxima within a site that is occupied for long periods - such as bed and favourite seating.
level of risk percentage of variation /m²
Midway between the
Equator and the North Pole, the geomagnetic field is about 50,000 nanoTesla
but local geology - with its underground paramagnetic and diamagnetic masses makes a big difference.
For example In Ottawa and Toronto, it ranges
about 85,000 - 115,000 nT instead of the expected 50,000 nT.