You may not know this, but you get bombarded with EMFs (electromagnetic fields) every day. Historically, this hasn’t been a major issue, although this continues to change as people start to adapt to modern-day technology in large numbers.
Technology, e.g., computers, wireless devices, and cell phones tend to emit very intense amounts of electromagnetic field radiation.
Actually, scientists say that EMF emissions are higher in towns and cities than it was about a hundred years ago.
Could this mean that they are likely to cause long-term health issues?
Given that the WHO (World Health Organization) has stated that the emissions have the capability to cause electrical current disturbances in the human body, it means that they can indeed cause a lot of harm to your body.
Dr. David Carpenter, a health expert on this particular issue, and who is currently attached to the University of Albany believes that radiation can easily be related to infancy cancers.
In addition, there is a broad range of issues, e.g., a weakened immune system, neurological conditions, depression, behavioral conditions, fibromyalgia, abnormal cell growth, and cellular mutation that have all been linked to increased exposure to EMF radiation.
What this means is that you need to reduce your exposure for you to avoid developing unwanted health conditions.
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Types of EMF
Electromagnetic fields can be divided into two categories:
1. Natural EMF
Have you ever asked yourself why a compass always points north? The main reason for this is due to the presence of magnetic fields all over your body. For instance, thunderstorms typically generate electric charges. Your body produces EMFs and so does the sun. All these are deemed to be EMFs with a very low intensity.
2. Human-made EMF
Artificial or man-made EMFs include items such as microwaves, the electricity in your power socket, x-rays, TV antennas, Wi-Fi, infrared saunas, and radio cellphones.
In short, man-made EMFs comprise all items that were not readily available in nature before human beings came to be. These are more intense than the natural EMFs.
Symptoms of Too Much EMF Exposure
There is an old saying that states, the dose creates the poison. It is a saying that proves true when it comes to looking at EMF exposure: many scientists deem it to be tricky as it is likely to vary from one person to the next.
There are people who tend to be highly sensitive to this exposure, which requires them to take measures that are both special and extreme for them to continue surviving in a world filled with EMFs.
On the other hand, there are those that will easily speak on their Bluetooth gadgets all day without noticing any adverse effects.
Here, the most important thing that you can do is to listen to what your body is trying to tell you.
The following are some of the symptoms that you should look out for:
• Hormonal imbalances that have refused to respond to all treatments
• Chronic headaches
• Weakened immunity
• Excessive fatigue
• Body pain
• Stress feeling
• Unexplained hives or rashes
• Trouble sleeping at night
• Ringing ears
• Prickling, burning, or tingling sensations
• A static or buzzing feeling in the skin
To determine whether you have been exposed to too much EMF, you can unplug from city life by going on a camping vacation for a whole week.
Pay attention to what you feel during this time. Be sure to pay attention to your energy levels as well.
If you notice that you feel and sleep much better when unplugged but feel lousy when you get back to your normal life, it could be an indication that it may be time for you to look into reducing your overall exposure to electromagnetic fields. You could also look into getting a faraday canopy for your bed.
Why Does EMF Cause Issues?
The human body is basically an electromagnetic system. Take a minute to contemplate this: what happens when a patient starts to flatline?
The attending doctors immediately start to shock the patient’s heart.
Your mitochondria, liver enzymes, and nervous system are electric as well—this means that a doctor can easily be able to trace the magnetic fields that are running from your heart all the way into your brain.
Given the fact that an electromagnetic affect any item that has been charged, you are likely to be affected as well. When you are exposed to EMF, it gains access, starts to circulate, and eventually interferes with your overall body energy.
This statement implies that your entire electrical system, especially the nerves, are constantly being disrupted by the EMF circulating in your body.
Also, remember that when you compare the natural EMFs in your body to the artificial EMFs, your body ends up being weak.
It is the main reason why you are vulnerable to being easily harmed by aggressive artificial EMFs.
Having explained all this, now take into consideration the fact that you are currently surrounded by wireless technology:
95% of all Americans today own or have access to a cellphone while 77% already own a smartphone. This is not taking into consideration the fact that 80% own computers, 40% have tablets and 20% own e-readers.
If you include baby monitors and wireless printers on this list, you will find that the list keeps on expanding. It is true that human beings have been exposed to EMFs since time immemorial, but the increased tech adaptation taking place means that you are now being exposed to more EMFs on any given day, than at any other time in history.
And this exposure comes with a damning list of consequences, making it more important to ensure that you are fully protected from EMFs.
Health Problems Connected to EMF Exposure
When your body is exposed to low or chronic levels of EMF, it may start to develop problems such as:
• Brain fog
• Lowered libido
• Frequent illness
• Hormonal imbalance
• Adrenal fatigue
Do not assume that it is a must for you to spend countless hours on your smartphone for you to be affected by EMF. A recent study was conducted on rats, which exposed them to an active cell phone for at least one hour each day.
The whole process was repeated for a total of four weeks.
The result was that their oxidative stress not only went up but their sperm mortality also reduced dramatically.
How Can You Reduce EMF Radiation?
Although it is not possible to completely do away with all the EMF radiation sources, it is possible for you to make some lifestyle changes that will help you reduce your exposure to artificial EMF significantly.
If you cannot move away from the city to avoid these sources, you can start to take some corrective actions.
As stated earlier, wireless devices are the leading source of this kind of radiation as they are all over the house.
What you need to do is to consider installing wired gadgets in place of wireless ones. For instance, wired phones can easily be used as a replacement for cordless phones.
In addition, if it is possible for you to switch to an Ethernet cable, you will be able to remove your Wi-Fi router from the house. This means that you will essentially be able to do away with all the EMF radiation that is associated with this type of device.
Although this may seem like an inconvenience, any person who is serious about maintaining his health will see it as a necessary step that will help him safeguard his health.
It is common for individuals to choose to make a compromise between their health and EMF radiation. But what you might not know is that by simply switching off your Wi-Fi router at night, you will be providing your body with enough time to recover, and repair the cellular damage that may have been caused by this radiation during the day.
Although this by itself is not a complete solution, decreasing or reducing these levels for at least eight hours within a twenty-four-hour period has proven to be less harmful.
In the case of cell phones, you have two options open to you:
• Purchase an electromagnetic field shield for the phone: many shields available in the market today can reduce radiation by up to 99.9%.
• Use headsets that help to reduce EMF emissions: technology has evolved over the years and has led to the development of headsets that can assist in reducing EMF radiations. Inquire from your nearest tech store on availability and suitability.
EMF may be a daily reality, but you also have an opportunity to make EMF protection a daily reality as well. It is important to understand that EMFs affect children and adults in very different ways.
Kids are at an increased risk, making it important to ensure that you take all the necessary measures to protect them. You can determine the radiation levels in your house by using a radiation detector. It will help you know whether there is too much exposure in your home.