Is EMF radiation affecting your health and the well-being of your family?? It’s no secret that technology is on the rise, and for many reasons that can be considered a good thing. However, there is a strong debate surrounding the potential dangers of electromagnetic radiation. As technology becomes more advanced, in many ways, our lives become easier. But with that, there are potential health risks associated with the increase in electromagnetic fields (EMFs).
Many people are surprised to learn how devices that are meant to make their lives easier can negatively affect them. Many appliances in your home release their own EMF’s that can vary in frequency and intensity of electricity including your:
- Cell phone
- Microwave oven
- Wi-Fi devices
Their level of danger is dependent on both the regularity and duration of your exposure to them.
What Is EMF Radiation?
EMF radiation are streams of energy waves that are also produced by some natural sources such as the sun. However, what’s worrying is the fact that EMF radiation from artificial sources, mainly the gadgets in your home, is stronger than the radiation from these natural sources.
What Are The Main Types Of EMF Exposure?
There are two main categories of EMF exposure:
- Low-level radiation
- High-level radiation
Low-level radiation also referred to as non-ionizing radiation, comes from devices such as:
- Power lines
- Cell phones
- Wi-Fi routers
- Microwave ovens
High-level radiation, or ionizing radiation, comes from devices such as medical imaging machines, in the form of X-rays. Also the sun since is produces ionizing radiation in the form of ultraviolet rays. It’s important to note that the intensity of EMF exposure increases the closer you are to the EMF source.
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What Are Health Effects Of EMF Radiation?
There has been much debate surrounding the health effects of EMF radiation. At this point, there are a lack of conclusive long-term studies. However, the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) claims that EMFs may be carcinogenic to humans. But research thus far has been unable to provide concrete support of this claim.
However, a recent small scale study showed that there may be an increased risk of leukemia in adults after being continuously exposed to high levels of EMF.
What is certain is that more research is needed to determine the safety of EMF radiation and the potential long term effect it can have on people. Therefore, in the meantime, it is necessary to be as safe as possible and stick to recommended safety guidelines.
Although great for the convenience, wireless routers can be responsible for doing more than you think. Yes, they allow your home electronics to communicate while eliminating the need for any wiring. But, in doing so they emit huge amounts of radiation into your home. Unlike a computer, cell phone and television that frequently get turned off, wireless routers are constantly running. This means EMFs are flooding your home every minute of every day. Even if you can pick up a wireless signal from a neighbor or local business, know that their EMFs are also seeping into your home.
How To Stay Safe From EMF Exposure
There are a number of things you can do to increase your protection against EMF exposure including:
- Limit the number of electronic devices in your home as much as possible
- Turn off and unplug computers, phones, televisions, microwave and other devices when you are not using them
- Avoid sleeping with your phone
- Use earbuds or the speaker function when answering calls
- Avoid using TVs with Wi-Fi functionality
- Don’t use your TV for extended periods
- Avoid staying too close to your TV when it’s operating
- Reduce the number of times that you have to use your microwave oven
- Stay far from your microwave when it’s operating
- Ensure that your microwave is serviced annually to maintain a strong seal
- Avoid resting your PC on your lap
- Get a computer pad to block EMF radiation
- Use a non-wireless router in place of the wireless if possible
- Unplug your wireless router while you sleep and whenever possible
You’re one step closer!