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INTERNATIONALE GESE
LLSCHAFT FÜR ELEKT
ROSMOG
-
FORSCHUNG IGEF LTD

INTERNATIONAL

ASSOCIATION

FOR

ELECTROSMOG
-
RESEARCH

IGEF LTD

IGEF CERTIFICATION AUTHORITY











S U R V E Y



for assessment of the protective effect of the E
-
Cover mattress coatings


and of E
-
Cover wall

against
electrical AC voltage fields
in the sleeping area






Orderer:


Royal Health Foam




Soetensstraat 18




2586 XS Den
Haag



The Netherlands


Test objects:



E
-
Cover

Mattress coating, E
-
Cover wall






Date of

survey issue

June 15, 2010






________________________________________________
_______________________

Headquarters in

Birmingham/
GB.

Registered with
in the trade register for England and Wales No.

7124301

IGEF OFFICE Tenerife

-

Calle Los Lavaderos 29
, E
-
38360 El Sauzal,
Tenerife/Espana

-

N.I.F. N8261104G

Management IGEF Ltd.: Dip
l.
-
BW Wulf
-
Dietrich Rose
-

FON 0034
-
922
-
562334; FAX

0043
-
5357
-
20191

Information and communication in the Internet: www.elektrosmog.com
-

E
-
Mail: igef
-
zertifizierung
@elektrosmog.com


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1. Statement of the prob
lem


In the course of evolution
,
nature has used weak electrical and magnetic fields in
order to regulate the biologic functions in human beings, animals and plants. In this
bio
-
regulation, which has been created by nature in millions of years, human
inter
feres increasingly with artificial electromagnetic fields during the last decades,
i.e. without disposing of /
owning

sufficient knowledge concerning the coherences
and consequences.


For generation and distribution of the electrical energy
,

extensive fac
ilities have
been created: powerhouses, transformer
-

and sub
stations, high
-

and medium
voltage (power) lines, powerful supply cables
up
to our domestic installation. Also all
power lines are permanently generating electrical fields
-

even at night. This ar
tificial
electromagnetic
environmental impact causes nervous troubles, difficulties in
concentration, headaches, deficient sleep quality, loss of vitality and a decreased
mental and corporal capacity
-

the typical symptoms for
electric stress
.

Epidemiologi
cal studies and experimental researches give clear indications
concerning the fact that
electrical and magnetic fields and waves


even beyond the
legal limit values

can lead to potential unhealthy biologic effects and organ
i
c effects.


As
already
explain
ed by the biophysicist U. Warnke of the University of the Saarland
,

minimum electromagnetic field changes can permanently disturb the cell membrane.
This is especially regarded to the energy production of the cell by means of
Adenosin
-
triphosphate (ATP),
s
o that the cell membrane
-
ionic pump which is
responsible for the maintenance of the cell milieu and which obtains its energy by
ATP, will fail partly or completely. This

causes disorders of the cell to the greatest
extent up to the complete cell perdition
-

not least the cause for the ”pathologic energy
deficite" (PED) which can be noticed with increased regularity nowadays.


At night we are more sensitive to electromagnetic influences than in the daytime.
Reason for this is the electromagnetic sensibility
of the pineal gland. She is located in
the cerebric and has a superordinated control function for other hormone
-
producing
glands and for the immune system by means of the hormone melatonin which is
produced by her.


Generally a decrease of the melatonin l
evel is found under the influence of low
-
frequency electromagnetic AC fields. According to most recent works this frequently
attested effect was already traced at field strengths like they can occur in the living
area.


The health effects of a reduced noct
urnal melatonin level can be many
-
faceted. As
most important are mentioned disorders of the biorhythm, depressions,
sleep
disorders, fatigue, immunodeficiency and a diminished cancerous defence.

A large
number of researches shows, that also brain and nervo
us system are involved. There
are indications existing that hormone
-
dependent tumors such as breast cancer are
influenced by mutations within the melatonin metabolism.


Researches of the „Internationale Gesellschaft für Elektrosmog
-
Forschung (IGEF)“
(=
Int
ernational

Association

for

Electrosmog
-
Research

IGEF Ltd.)

have given suggestions
in the majority of some hundred cases, that especially elderly people
which have
been
exposed to electromagnetic fields higher than average for many years
suffer from
symptom
s which are very similar to those of which Alzheimer
-
patients are suffering

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from. It seems definitely natural, that above all the electrification of all biospheres and
the electromagnetic milieu contamination which is associated with, is to be blamed
for t
he development and the alarming dissemination of the Alzheimer’s disease.


Prof. Russel Reiter, one of the world’s leading medical searcher concerning the effect
of melatonin summarized the role of melatonin (as follows):




it’s of vital importance for
a beauty sleep and supporting for the preservation of a
healthy sleep status;




reduces cholesterol with subsequent reduction of arterioscleroses and coronary
heart diseases;




reduces the blood pressure and the tendency for blood clots and therefore even
f
or strokes;




Remover of free radicals. This


together with above factors .
-

reduces the

risk of heart attacks, cancer, viral infections. Melatonin plays a vital role in the brain,
where is cleans from free radicals, where it has


because it is rich of i
ron


a high
production rate of hydroxyl radicals. the impairment by means of free radicals
occurs with the recent brain diseases incl. Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig´s disease
,

multiple sclerosis and Parkinson.




raises the effectiveness of the immune system. Sp
ecifically it raises the T
-
cells
e.g. the auxiliary T
-
cells and the T
-
killer cells. If and when melatonin is
incorporated cascades of sensations will be put into motion, including the
stimulation of Interleukin

4 (IL
-
4), which is stimulating the natur
al killer cells, B
-
cells, IgA, phagozytes and cytotoxic t
-
cells then The
NK
-
cells

are specialized for
the attack on cancerous cells and cells which are infected by viruses.


In view of the permanently increasing electromagnetic radiation exposure in our
e
nvironment the protection against elec
trosmog in the own domicile is getting more
and more important. Here the sleeping area is of outstanding relevancy. On the one
hand, because of the fact that we normally will not stay
no longer

in a place of the flat
t
han in bed and on the other hand scientific researches show that our hormonal
balance is open to electrosmog even during the nocturnal regeneration phase
.
Therefore extremely severe rule should be applied concerning the electromagnetic
radiation exposure d
uring the r
egenerat
i
on phase in the
sleeping area
.


But often reality just creates itself contrary. In many cases it is just the sleeping area
which is relative highly polluted within the domicile:




Wirings buried in walls and loosely laid extension cable
s are permanently
energized and generate an electrical field in the sleeping area, even if there is no
load switched
-
on
. The human body is electrically conductive
. Because of this
conductibility the human body is
coupling himself to the electrical

low
-
freq
uency
electrical fields which are surrounding him. By this means the nerve conductions
and somatic cells are disturbed.




In direct neighbourhood of the head radio alarm clock and even the complete
HiFi
-

or television system are permanently energised
. The h
uman body couples
himself to this electrical

field which is surrounding him and is energized as well.


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Babies often sleep in the direct vicinity of a Babyphone, which radiates off
electrical or electromagnetic fields and respectively microwaves.




By means

of cordless telephones according to DECT
-
standard electromagnetic
waves are
emitted

nonstop i.e.
digitally and
pulsed
. By this the own domicile and
the neighbourhood are often radiated more intensive with homemade, low
-
frequency pulsed microwaves, than vi
a foreign external influence such as a
mobile telephony transmitter.




Innerspring mattresses and mattress grates from metal attract low
-
frequency
electrical fields like an antenna as well as high
-
frequency electromagnetic waves
and transfer these onto the
human body
.


The body
-
surrounding electrical AC voltage fields, which are caused e.g. by the
electrical domestic installation and electric devices can be directly measured as
ca
pacitive

coupling stress at the human body.


The E
-
Cover mattress coating and the E
-
Cover wall have been developed as
protection against electrical AC voltage fields. Conceptual formulation of
the following
electro
-
biologic analysis was to be checked if and respectively to what extent the E
-
Cover mattress coating and the E
-
Cover wall are suitable as protection against
electrical AC voltage fields and if the requirements of the “Internationale Ge
sellschaft
für Elektrosmog
-
Forschung IGEF (=
International

Association

for

Electrosmog
-
Research

IGEF Ltd.)

are met, in order to be awarded the IGEF test seal.



2.

Test record for measuring of the capacitive coupling of the body to the low
-

frequency electri
cal AC voltage fields which are surrounding him, i.e.: without
and with E
-
Cover mattress coating as well as with additional shielding by
means of E
-
Cover wall



Measuring object/


For fact
-
finding of the protective effect of the
Cov
er mattress
-

Measuring situation

coating against electrical AC voltage fields an


E
-
Cover mattress coating was used in three different beds and


rooms with a varied strong field contamina
tion.


It was measured at a test person who was laying on the bed


i.e.: in each case without and with an earthed E
-
Cover mattress


coating and under an unchan
ged situation apart from that.


Reference value:


As peak value of the capacitive coupling of the body to the
surrounding electrical AC voltage fields in the sleeping area
there are recommended by the “Internationale Gesellschaft für
Elektrosmog
-
Forschung
IGEF
(= International

Association

for

Electrosmog
-
Research

IGEF Ltd.)
and according to standard of
the bio
-
constructive measurement technology (SBM 2008)
measuring values less than 0,1 volts.


Measuring device:


Electric stress measuring device ESM
-
1 of
Messrs. ROM
-
Elektronik GmbH



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Measuring results:


Bed 1:

An almost metal
-
free bed from solid wood with a
latex mattress under the E
-
Cover mattress coating and a cotton
sheet above the E
-
Cover mattress coating; wall at the
headboard


capacitive coupling of

body to the surrounding electrical AC
voltage fields

without E
-
Cover mattress coating


5,18 volt










capacitive coupling of body to the surrounding electrical AC
voltage fields

with E
-
Cover mattress coating

0,02 Volt


Bed 2:

Bed from solid wood with an innerspring mattress under
the E
-
Cover mattress coating and a cotton sheet above the E
-
Cover mattress coating; wall at the headboard


capacitive coupling of body to the surrounding elect
rical

AC
voltage fields

without E
-
Cover Mattress coating


6,80 Volt










capacitive coupling of body to the surrounding
AC voltage fields

with E
-
Cover mattress coating 0,03 Volt


Bed 3:


Bed from brass with a metal grate and a latex mattress
under the E
-
Cover mattress coating and a cotton sheet above
the E
-
Cover mattress coating; wall at the headboard

and at one
side



capacitive coupling of body to the surrounding electrical

AC
voltage f
ields

without E
-
Cover Mattress coating


7,60 Volt










capacitive coupling of body to the surrounding electrical

AC
voltage fields

with E
-
Cover mattress coating 0,18 Volt


For further i
mprovement of the shielding against the
electrical AC voltage fields
caused by the power lines in the walls, an E
-
Cover wall was additionally
fastened at the lateral wall in this s
leeping area

(Bed 3)
.



capacitive coupling of body to the surrounding elect
rical

AC
voltage fields


without E
-
Cover Mattress coating


7,60 Volt

with E
-
Cover Mattress coating 0,18 Volt

and additionally with E
-
Cover Wall 0,02 Volt





3. S
ummarising assessment of the test results


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Our researches have shown that the E
-
Cover mattress coating

is well
-
suited as
protective measure against electrical AC voltage fields and for decrease of body
tension. The recommended standard value by the „Intern
ationale Gesellschaft für
Elektrosmog
-
Forschung IGEF
(= International

Association

for

Electrosmog
-
Research

IGEF Ltd.) a
nd according to the standard of the bio
-
constructive measurement
technology (SBM 2008) for the capacitive coupling of body to the surroun
ding
electrical

AC voltage fields
in the sleeping area amounting to less than 0,1 Volt was
reached by usage of the
E
-
Cover mattress coatings

in the measured situations.


Under extreme load situations a further improvement of the shielding against the
elect
rical AC voltage fields caused by the power lines in the walls

can be reached
by means of an earthed E
-
Cover wall at the wall.



The test results have shown that the requirements of the „Internationale Gesellschaft
für Elektrosmog
-
Forschung IGEF
(= Intern
ational

Association

for

Electrosmog
-
Research

IGEF
Ltd.
) for the award with the IGEF test seal can be completely complied with by E
-
Cover mattress coating and the E
-
Cover wall.






The commercial use of the I
GEF test seal which is protected by law and registered
as brand is subject to the annual revisal by the „Internationale Gesellschaft für
Elektrosmog
-
Forschung IGEF“

(= International

Association

for

Electrosmog
-
Research

IGEF Ltd.)

.







International
e Gesellschaft für Elektrosmog
-
Forschung IGEF

(International

Association

for

Electrosmog
-
Research

IGEF Ltd.)

Wulf
-
Dietrich Rose

Head of the IGEF Certification Authority













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