With so many electronic devices in use these days, from smartphones, to tablet computers to laptops, many people have health concerns about radiation and radio waves that may be given off by these devices. One of the biggest concerns is electromagnetic fields.
Just about everything in nature produces an electromagnetic field, or EMF, including your own body. However, these fields are very weak and present little if any health concerns. However, electronic devices produce much stronger EMFs, and since they are used close to your body, that can raise health concerns.
Cordless phone radiation, laptop radiation and other types of EMF radiation have been shown to have both short-term and long-term effects on health. For example, a study done in 2010 on kids ages 8-17 found that short-term exposure to EMF radiation led to irritability, headaches, concentration problems and other symptoms. Children aren’t the only ones affected, however, as another study showed similar problems in adults ages 81-91. There also are some long-term effects to EMF exposure. A 2012 study showed that chronic EMF exposure took only about a year and a half to produce physiological changes in human cells. Another study done in 2012 showed it took just four hours of exposure to the radiation put out by a laptop to affect sperm motility in men.
These are just some of the studies that show potential health effects of EMF exposure, which shows the importance of EMF safety. EMF safety for some people can include trying to stay away from EMF exposure as much as possible, but that is very unrealistic in today’s world. Unless you live in a cabin in the woods, you are going to be exposed to EMF radiation. A more realistic way to practice EMF safety is with EMF shielding devices.
Most electronic devices come with their own EMF shielding built in, but it may not always be enough. Among the methods you can use to shield yourself from EMF exposure are EMF protection jewelry and EMF shielding fabric in clothing. You also may need to use other more-extensive methods, such as if you live close to a cell phone tower.
Practicing EMF safety is important to protect yourself from the potential harmful effects of the everyday devices you use in your home and at work.
30 Jul 2016