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The fields that are used are of the ELF type, comparable to radio waves, but of an extremely low field strength. The strength of 5 µT is less than what is produced by many common household devices such as hair dryers, a drill (40-80 µT), or an PDA. To prevent nevertheless unintended exposure of humans Immunent has chosen for operation during the night.
The Activator uses 150 Watt, like an extra lamp, during nighttime. This will cost in Europe less than €50, per stable or pond, per year.
The installation and monitoring of the equipment will be organized by Immunent (without major impact). The system works fully automatic at nighttime.
The Immunent Equipment is CE labeled and conforms to the requirements.
No negative effects are known and there is no reason to expect any. The fields generated are of the same nature as those generated by ordinary electric equipment. The strength of the fields is below the international safety guidelines for humans, and this is not different for animals. Such fields have been the subject of scientific studies for many years (think of electricity lines, radio and GSM phones). No adverse effects have been confirmed, all effects that have been measured are within the range where organisms can compensate outside influences. Therefore we consider the treatment as a subtle challenge to the immune system, to which it reacts in a positive way.
Many European countries have a maximum field strength for fields from electricity installations of 100 μTesla. The Netherlands has recently chosen form 0.4 μTesla, but only for new installations. International safety guidelines (ICNIRP) for low frequency EM fields are 5 μTesla for consumer equipment and 50 μTesla for professional equipment and installations including trains and trams. Many devices in common daily use produce more: a top model hammer drill of a very well known consumer brand produces 80 μTesla. Also hairdryers and incubators are often above the norm.
There are at least as many different kinds of (ac) electromagnetic fields as there are kinds of music or sounds. What fields are detected by organisms and what effects they have (if any) is to a large extent still unknown. The signals used and patented by Immunent have been shaped and optimized in extensive experiments while measuring responses of the immune system. Thus, we have obtained a very effective form of ac electromagnetic field containing different components, shapes and frequencies. The exact content of the signal is proprietary.