An electromagnetic field, or EMF, is the field of energy produced by an electronic device. Anything that runs on electricity produces an EMF. Power lines, cell phone towers, microwaves and other appliances, laptops and smart phones all produce EMFs.
We live in a world that is a virtual web of EMFs and electromagnetic radiation.
A study conducted in 2012 found that chronic EMF exposure caused physiological stress in a person’s cells after only 1.5 years. In 2007 it was concluded that the existing public safety limits for EMF were inadequate. Five years ago, it was agreed that new biologically-based safety limits needed to be instated. Over 190 scientists from 40 countries called on the United Nations and the World Health Organization in May of 2015 to provide greater protection against EMF harm. One thing is clear from each of these outcries: We can’t wait around for the government officials to protect us.
For those looking to safeguard the health of themselves and their loved ones against the dangers of EMF, here are some facts you should know:
- Some of the worst culprits of EMF may be closer than you think.
The number of cell phone users globally has risen from 2 billion in 2006 to 6 billion in 2012. Indications suggest that very few cell phone users are aware of EMF dangers or proper EMF safety. Many people feel concern about living near cell phone towers, which are known to be major producers of electromagnetic fields, but not enough are aware of the dangers of the wireless devices lurking in their own pockets.
Wireless phones are constantly emitting radiation. Even when you’re not using them, electromagnetic radiation is being produced. The bio effects of cell and cordless phone radiation occurs within mere minutes of use. In a national study of adults between ages 81 and 91, subjects were exposed to short-term cordless phones radiation. After even their limited exposure, the participants reported experiencing headaches, neurological problems, and problems sleeping and concentrating.
Cell and cordless phones are only one of the culprits lurking in your home. Laptops and any other wireless devices can cause EMF exposure. Exposure to laptop radiation for only four hours was shown to decrease sperm viability in men. Even your small appliances such as your microwave and table lamps produce EMF.
- Children are particularly at risk of EMF exposure.
Cell phone towers are often placed on preschool, church day-care, and school campuses. The presence of these towers means children may be being exposed to radio frequencies 1,000 times higher than even existed 20 to 25 years ago. In 2010, a study of children and adolescents between the ages of eight and 17 found that even short-term EMF exposure could cause headache, irritation, and concentration difficulties.
- EMF exposure and its consequences begin before birth.
It was shown that children whose mothers used a cell phone during pregnancy had 25% more emotional struggles, 34% more problems with peers, 35% greater hyperactivity challenges, and nearly 50% more problems with their conduct.
What can we do today to protect ourselves from EMF?
There are a number of things you can do today to help protect you and your loved ones from EMF dang. For starters, keep electronics such as smart phones at a distance. It’s been recommended to keep your phone at least one inch from your face at all times to limit exposure to radiation. However, many scientists think this isn’t enough.
The best ways to block EMF available today are EMF protection shields. An EMF protection shield is a device used to block or reduce EMF and provide electromagnetic radiation protection. EMF shielding is available for small and large appliances; you can purchase a personal cell phone radiation blocker or EMF protection jewelry. Do note that EMF protection necklaces do not provide EMF protection on their own, but must also be paired with an EMF protection shield.
An EMF protection shield can also be installed in any room of your home to provide less targeted protection. On average, 20 EMF protection shields are used in a single home. The number of EMF shields needed varies depending on the number of electronic devices your home has. For help, you can consult an EMF technician.