What is EMF?
ELECTRO MAGNETIC FILED is the output given off by electrical devices, such as a battery or generator, as they convert other forms of energy into electrical energy. Common sources include cell phones, televisions, microwaves, computers and WiFi devices, though the full list of items is far more extensive. As you can see, there’s no avoiding exposure — in fact, if you’re reading this blog post, you’re most likely in the EMF splash zone.
What happens when you are exposed to electromagnetic fields?
Electrical devices produce frequencies which communicate with our cellular structures, such as electrons and atoms. These frequencies can disrupt our chemistry. In 2011, The WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer labeled magnetic radiation as a class 3 carcinogen.
EMF exposure research shows it may reduce the pineal glands production of melatonin. We all know the benefits of the hormone melatonin for sleep and its ability to suppress cancer cells.
If you are sensitive to EMF exposure, you may have fatigue, poor sleep, and a lower ability than normal to handle stress. Chronic EFM exposure or sensitivity can also lead to a foggy brain. It has also been linked to chronic fatigue, mitochondrial issues, poor neurological health, anxiety and ADD/ADHD.
EMF exposure is most dangerous for children, pregnant women, and men and women attempting to become pregnant.
How to protect yourself?
First of all don’t panic. There are many easy hacks we can do to avoid or lower our EMF exposure and incorporate them in our lifestyle.
- Create a sleep sanctuary – One of the most beneficial steps you can take is to reduce EMF exposure while you sleep: Try not to sleep with your phone near your head, ideally put your phone or any other electronic device in another room when you’re sleeping and or remember to switch it to airplane mode if possible.
- This is for guys, avoid carrying your phone in pockets specially if its near your balls. There are studies showing men who carried a mobile phone in their hip pockets or on their belts had a lower sperm concentration than men who did not carry a mobile phone or carried it elsewhere.
- Take calls on speaker or with a non-bluetooth set of headphones; do not press the device against your head.
- Do NOT put WiFi routers in children’s rooms or in places where you spend most of your time.
- Minimize kids’ exposure to WiFi connected devices
- Avoid using your laptop or tablet on your lap, you can always use a lap pad or put a pillow barrier between you.
- Try not to use the phone while in a electric car – radiation levels are increased.
- If you must be on your phone most of the day for work, think in investing on a EMF CHIP protector from https://emfsol.com/product/emf-chip/
- Ditch the Blow Dryer, a hair dryer can emit roughly 40 milligauss to 20,000 milligauss in EMFs? To put this in context, a microwave emits 100-500 milligauss.
- Check if you have a smart meter in your house and make sure its not located near any of the bedrooms or where you sleep. They are electronic devices which automatically record electrical energy usage for monitoring and proper billing. Thousands of people and their families are feeling the effects of smart meters and often complain of dizzy spells, fatigue, ear ringing, anxiety, heart palpitations and disrupted sleep. You can call your power company and pay a fee to have them remove the smart meter and replace it with an old-school analog meter.
Overall, despite all the EMF sources that surround us, the ICNIRP believes most people’s daily maximum exposure levels are within the low/safe range. If you’re curious about EMF levels in your home or office, you can call your local power company to schedule an on-site reading of your home.
Its a tech world we are living in these days, lets just bring more awareness and consciousness to protect our bodies and use technology in a safe and smart way.