EMF Protection: 6 Steps You Can Take For You & Your Family
EMF stands for electric and magnetic fields, which are invisible areas of energy or radiation. They are produced by electricity, which is why EMF protection is extremely important today more than ever, as our electricity usage has significantly increased over the years.
Electric and magnetic fields coming from power systems are harmful and contribute to pollution. Unfortunately, these harmful EMFs surround us all the time, as we are constantly exposed to their sources. EMFs can be triggered by the TV, both small and large appliances, even Wi-Fi technology and cellphones.
EMFs are not visible, but assuming that EMFs radiation was light, then you would have to imagine the world as Times Square times 10, brightly illuminated. Light would shine through every window or wall in your home, even the ceiling. If you would associate EMFs with noise, then imagine an on-going tapping noise, coming from your door, walls, or other hard surfaces.
Is EMF Harmful to Humans?
EMF radiation is unavoidable and harmful to humans. As science has shown us, EMF radiation affects the human body at a cellular level, having a significant number of negative effects. These include loss of calcium, DNA, and cell membrane damage. It has been noticed that long-term exposure to EMF radiation can lead to afflictions such as cancer, diabetes, brain tumors, heart disease, depression, Parkinson’s, and even Alzheimer’s.
Even though electric and magnetic fields coming from WiFi networks, laptops and other electronics are categorized as non-ionizing, which means their potency is low, the sheer large amount of time we spend surrounded by these devices, using them, poses a potential risk.
Additionally, scientists are studying the possible dangers, as well as the long-term health effects of ELF( Extremely Low-Frequency radiation) emitted from different electronic gadgets. Radio Frequency radiation ( Wi-Fi & Bluetooth technology included) is part of EMFs.
When the fields interfere with our bodies and there is no EMF protection in place, it increases our exposure and the risk of health effects, such as:
- sleep disturbances
- loss of memories
- breast cancer
- chronic fatigue
- childhood leukemia
It is important to mention that EMF radiation affects children more than adults because their organs are not fully developed and they have thinner skulls. EMF protection is critical for babies, kids, and pregnant women.
6 EMF Protection Steps To Take
Just because these electric and magnetic fields are everywhere, it doesn’t mean you can’t minimize your exposure or take steps to ensure EMF protection for your home. Below are six of the most common measures you can take to mitigate the risk.
1. Invest in EMF radiation protection cases
Turn off your cell phones and tablets when sleeping or as often as possible and keep them out of the kids’ bedrooms.
Because cell phones have become indispensable, you might also want to invest in EMF protection cases. Remember that every time you are holding your cell phone close to your ear, you receive more than 50% of the EMF radiation the device emits. With a protective phone case, you are reducing the exposure level. Plus, to obtain even better results, you can text more, use a landline more often, and use headphones to communicate.
Also, the laptop and the tablet have the same effect over our bodies, so you could take the same step for these devices. There are dedicated cases that fit laptops and reduce the EMF radiation level.
2. Keep gadgets at a distance
Having a TV in your bedroom or sleeping with your cell phone under the pillow or on the nightstand seems harmless, but it isn’t. These are EMF radiation sources and to reduce exposure, you should keep them at distance.
It is advisable to remove TVs, cell phones, computers and tablets from the kids’ bedroom, as well as your own. Also, you should try and keep your cell phone 10 mm away from your body, meaning that it might not be safe to place it in your pockets or sports bra. Another good preventive step is to avoid keeping your laptop on your lap.
3. Earthing to reduce radiation
Fighting technology with nature is very effective. Earthing refers to walking barefoot as much as you possibly can. Of course, doing that in the big city may be potentially problematic, but that’s what parks are for. This will allow you to easily connect with the earth, thus removing air pollution, heavy metals, and even reduce inflammation.
The earth’s electrons function as a sponge, soaking up positively-charged electrons which usually cause inflammations, and balancing your health. So, walk barefoot, spend more time in the great outdoors, take trips to the ocean, or visit waterfalls if possible. For even better results, invest in different grounding devices you can use to obtain a similar effect to walking barefoot.
4. Give up WiFi For EMF Protection
These days, few homes are left without Wi-Fi technology. It’s highly convenient and it significantly reduces the need for wires around the house. However, this technology increases EMF radiation so it’s not exactly beneficial on all levels.
That’s why it is advisable to opt for hardwire internet connections instead of Wi-Fi and reduce the number of Bluetooth and wireless devices as much as you can. If possible, when you are not using Wi-Fi, try to keep it turned off. For instance, you could do so at night. Avoid using wireless baby monitors in the baby’s room.
Also, while sleeping, you should unplug all electronic devices and if you are using an alarm clock, switch to a battery-powered option. Electric blankets are also to be avoided, and so are electrical outlets positioned at the head of the bed.
5. Keep smart meters away
Smart meters record your daily energy usage. This means that they are constantly functioning, emitting high-intensity pulses. Lately, research has shown that in communities where wireless smart meters were installed, residents did in fact complain of symptoms like headache, fatigue, insomnia, irritability, hearing loss/tinnitus, decreased cognitive function, weakened immune function, or heart palpitations.
6. Spend more time away from technology
Another simple step you can take is to spend more time with your family and friends and away from technology. By reducing the time you spend in front of the computer, laptop or TV, you are minimizing the level of radiations you are exposed to. Instead of spending hours and hours talking on your cell phone, enjoy the company of your friends face-to-face.
Taking long walks in nature, enjoying a barefoot walk on the beach or a swim in the ocean makes you healthier and happier, and it’s the best EMF radiation protection out there. Reconnect with yourself and your family and disconnect from technology.
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