Let us talk about electromagnetic fields, or EMF’s and how we can reduce them in our daily lives. I know they may seem a problem that we cannot avoid in this time and age or maybe not all that important to you but is it worth risking your health not to pay attention? In this text, you will find some useful tips to lower EMF risks in your life.
For starters, EMF’s are known to cause symptoms of illness in infants, children, and adults, especially those with an already lowered immune system. If you are sensitive to EMF’s, you may experience symptoms such as:
– Stress, fatigue and sleep disorders.
– Burning sensations in your eyes.
– Skin conditions such as rashes and acne.
– Foggy thinking and depression.
– Aches and pains all over your body.
What are EMF’s
Electromagnetic fields are areas of energy that surround electronic devices. The World Health Organization (WHO) explains that electric fields are created by differences in voltage, and magnetic fields are created when the electric current flows.
Further explanation from WHO reveals that electromagnetic fields affect us because the human body has its own electric and biochemical responses (nervous system, digestion, brain function, and heat function).
An electromagnetic field, of EMF, can also be said to be an invisible, physical field produced by electrically charged objects that affect other objects around it. This area reaches indefinitely out from the electrically charged object, but the strength of the EMF, usually measured by a Gauss meter, decreases as the distance from the object increases.
There are two different types of EMFs: electric fields and magnetic fields, although some fields result of a combination of both. Electric fields are produced by stationary charges, and magnetic fields are produced by currents of electricity, or moving charges. Each produces EMFs, which have been shown in some scientific studies to be harmful to live things. On-going research suggests that very low-frequency EMFs surrounding electrical devices such as power lines, computers, and cell phones could make people ill.
So, with that said, any exposure to EMF’s can cause adverse reactions to your body.
Sources of EMF’s
The simplest explanation is that EMF’s come from electricity:
– In your home through cordless phones, hair dryers, vacuums, refrigerators, microwave ovens, irons, TV’s (LCD’s are better than the old boxy ones), dimmer switches, electric blankets, electric razors, Wi-Fi, etc.
– In your office or workplace depending on the type of electronic equipment found there. EMF’s can originate from cell phones, fax machines, routers, computers, printers and other electronic gadgets.
– Outdoors: electric power lines which can either be overhead or underground, transformers, electrical substations, cities that offer public Wi-Fi, and even electromagnetic radiation from electronic equipment in neighboring homes.
Sounds like we are surrounded, huh? Well, in a sense we are, but does that mean that you have to go off the grid? Nope! Now, if you are serious about protecting yourself and your family, here are some tips to lower EMF Risks:
– Trash your regular phones, they emit radiation 24/7/365 even when they’re not in use. Try good old landline phones instead. If you’re stuck on cordless phones, you could look into shielding devices to reduce EMF’s from cell phones, cordless phones, and landline speaker phones.
– Say bye-bye to Wi-Fi, just like smartphones, Wi-Fi is a primary contributor to household electro-pollution with power densities far and above any nearby mobile phone mast. You just do not need Wi-Fi in your home, office, or school. If you want to be eco-friendly and reduce EMF’s, stick with the hard-wired system.
– Get rid of those baby monitors. Nearly all baby monitors on the market today are digital. Digital baby monitors work in almost the same way as the cell phones we use thus they create harmful electromagnetic fields inside our homes without even knowing it.
– TV and computer screens. Get rid of that clunky, old computer monitor that looks like a TV. Get a flat screen model that will emit far less electromagnetic fields and looks a whole lot better! Think of the room you’ll save on your desk!
So, there you have it, some few tips to Lower EMF Risks in your life today. Just remember, you can do your part to help the environment, and you just might learn a thing or two while you’re at it!