Avoiding Danger’s From EMF
Electromagnetic fields are areas of energy that surround electronic devices. The World Health Organization (WHO) explains that the electric fields are created by differences in voltage and magnetic fields are created when the electric current flows.
According to WHO, electromagnetic fields affect us because our human bodies have their own electric and biochemical responses (e.g., nervous system, digestion, brain function, heart function). So exposure to EMFs can interact with your body in several ways.
EMFs come from electricity:
• In your home EMF can come from cordless phones, hairdryers, vacuums, refrigerators, microwave ovens, irons, televisions (the flat panel TVs are much better than the old box-style TVs), main ring and lighting circuits, dimmer switches, electric blankets, electric razors, electric toothbrushes, WiFi, etc.
• In an office setting – computers, fluorescent or halogen lighting, fax machines, photocopiers, scanners, cell phones and WiFi.
• Outside – power lines (high voltage cables either overhead or buried in the ground), transformers (the gray cylinders raised up on poles that look like trash cans), electrical substations, cell phone towers, cities that provide citywide wireless Internet (WiFi)
and electromagnetic radiation from near neighbors’ electronic equipment.
Symptoms from EMF’s might be:
Nervous system symptoms, like fatigue, stress and sleep interruptions or Insomnia.
• Skin symptoms, like facial prickling, burning sensations and rashes
• Body symptoms, like pains and aches in your muscles
• Eye symptoms, such as burning sensations
• Foggy thinking and depression
• A variety of less common symptoms, like ear, nose, and throat symptoms and digestive disorders
• Leukemia in children, breast cancer or cancer clusters have been linked to high exposure to EMFs2
I personally have been concerned with my exposure to EMF’s when I noticed symptoms of unusual fatigue and slight depression. I seeked advice from my kinesiologist and explored ways to reduce my exposure through mercola.com
Taking the steps below can certainly help you avoid the adverse affects of EMF and help raise awareness to your friends and family member’s.
There are several steps you can take to minimize the effect EMFs have on you and your family.
~Always use a head set or speaker phone when communicating on a cell phone
~ Turn off all the fuses at night.
~ Shield your bed with a shielding blanket to protect yourself from harmful frequencies that can disrupt
~ If you are constructing a new home or renovating one and the walls are being rebuilt you can install radiant barrier, which is a tough type of aluminum foil that will also very effectively screen out the EMF.
~ Be aware that cell phones and wireless Internet features are not the only sources you need to be cautious of. Essentially, most all electronics will generate EMF’s, including the wiring electromagnetic radiation from near neighbors’ electronic equipment. your home, electric alarm clocks, electric blankets, computers and lamps, just to mention a few.
~ At minimum, move your bed so that your head is at least 3-6 feet from all electrical outlets. If you are constructing the walls you can put the wires inside pipes, which will virtually eliminate the fields that are generated in the room when the current runs through the wire.
~ Turn off everything electrical in your sleeping area, including your alarm clock, WI-FI, cell and portable phones.
~ Try to minimize placing a non-corded phone to your head, and avoid using your cell phone when in a car with a child or pregnant woman. If you absolutely need to use your cell phone, crack your window so the radiation can dissipate quicker.
~ Sleep on a non-metal bed and
~ Put wireless devices on a timer so they turn off at night (and consider offering to buy your neighbors timers for theirs as well).
~You can purchase shielding devices and EMF meters to reduce EMFs from your cell phones, cordless phones and landline speaker phones.