I sit here, writing to you from an electromagnetic field, and you, reading this article, are likely sitting in an electromagnetic field (EMF) yourself. Because EMF radiation is so pervasive (it’s literally everywhere), I felt it a worthwhile topic to start a discussion around, as it’s gone quiet lately in the wellness space.
It’s no wonder we don’t talk about it so much these days: We love our laptops and cellphones, and giving them up would be, well, near impossible.
I was both excited and daunted to write this post – I knew I would learn a lot, but it would also require a great deal of research. While I picked up a lot of information, I’ll preface this post with a clear note: I am no expert on the field, nor a doctor, nor a researcher. That being said I feel it important to share with you what I learned, and what you should be thinking about when it comes to EMF radiation and you.
EMF radiation is short for electromagnetic field radiation.
Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) have been around since the beginning of time. We receive natural EMFs from the sun and earth everyday; however, these days man-made radiation is abound in everything from the lightbulb to the laptop. It includes visible light, radio waves, gamma rays and X-rays. Electromagnetic forces exists naturally within all matter – even the human body – and are vital for biological processes. That being said, new forms of man-made electromagnetic radiation from cellphones and wireless technologies pose potential risks to human health.
In 2011 the World Health Organization classified electromagnetic radiation from cellphones as possibly carcinogenic to humans.
Today, more and more studies are showing links to EMF radiation and ailments from everything ranging from asthma to cancer, and from fertility to autism. We also see studies that have shown the dangers of too much high frequency radiation, for example: pregnant women are not supposed to have x-rays as the radiation can harm the fetus. However, we don’t know so much about the cumulative affect of lower frequency radiation over time.
Each field has its own radiation length. There is a spectrum ranging from “high frequency radiation” (the extreme of this being radioactive sources and x-rays) and “low frequency radiation” (AM radios).
Today’s cell phone networks, wifi signals and our smart appliances are just the beginning of our daily exposure to man-made EMFs. That being said, there are a few things to note if you’re wondering about the safety of EMF waves, including: frequency (higher frequency waves are higher risk), density (the amount in a given area), strength and duration of exposure (prolonged duration is usually worse).
While you cannot null your exposure to zero, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help lower your exposure to potentially harmful EMFs:
If you’re interested in learning more, a quick Google search will provide you with a plethora of reading materials on the topic – including scientific studies and research done by both sides of the argument.
While the debate is still up in the air about the dangers and significance of them in the long term, I’ll be erring on the side of caution over here with my DefenderShield and speaker phone.
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