We’ve all heard of EMF’s – electromagnetic fields – they are the invisible lines of energy that vary in frequency and intensity emitted from every electronic and wireless device. We live in an advanced high tech world, and with the changes in social behavior and the demand to created more and more artificial sources, there is no avoiding them, EMF’s are definitely here to stay. The greater the magnetic field or higher the voltage, the stronger the EMF radiation is, and levels will continue to rise as technology advances.
But, did you know they can have a profound negative influence on our health? Knowing this, it’s very important that we learn how to protect ourselves from electromagnetic radiation.
Aside from our electronic devices, we are surrounded by hoards of other EMF sources that you may not be aware of. Basically, anything electric emits EMF’s. So if we look at things in our home, this would include power outlets, appliances, hairdryers, vacuums, electric toothbrushes, razors and blankets, TVs, Bluetooth devices, printers, computers, cordless phones, halogen lights, and the list grows endlessly.
Outside is just as risky with powerlines, transformers, cell phone towers, x-rays, and much more. All of these sources can generate EMF’s continually. Let’s not forget about travel modes from planes to trains to automobiles – these sources create potent EMF’s.
Health Effects of EMF’s
EMF’s are cell disruptors and can cause a lot of damage to our bodies. They can create various symptoms like dizziness, fatigue, weakness, sleep disturbances, anxiety, feeling faint, achy muscles, foggy thinking and concentrating, depression, irregular heartbeat, infertility, eye irritation, and cataracts, cancer and more.
According to the World Health Organization, “ EMF’s can trigger biological effects when they go above certain levels… exposure to EMF’s at home include the following symptoms: suicide, depression, nausea, fatigue, anxiety, headaches, and loss of libido.” EMF’s are also said to change brain glucose metabolism after cell phone use and increase cancer risks in childhood leukemia.
It’s virtually impossible to eliminate all EMF’s, but we can certainly decrease it significantly. The biggest thing you can do is turn your WI-FI off when you are not using your computer or other devices or shut it down just before retiring. You can also keep your cell phone and computer at a comfortable distance when possible. Avoid Bluetooth headsets and use the speaker option on your cell-phone. Go Earthing – that means walking barefoot on God’s green earth – the beach, the park (as long as it hasn’t been sprayed with pesticides), or your own yard. There’s also a plethora of grounding products that I’ll cover in another post.