If you are not familiar with an EMF is, I’d like to get you up to speed here because they are kind of a big deal. According to the NIH:
Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are invisible areas of energy, often referred to as Radiation, that are associated with the use of electrical power and various forms of light.
Natural Sources of EMF’s
Electromagnetic fields are present everywhere in our environment but are invisible to the human eye. Electric fields are produced by the local build-up of electric charges in the atmosphere associated with thunderstorms.
In fact, the EMF that existed on earth prior to the 19th century came from the earth’s own magnetic field, cosmic sources (our sun and distant stars), and the occasional lightning bolt. That was it. And those were safe levels of EMF radiation.
(Although, as we all know, they aren’t completely safe. If you are exposed to too much sunlight, for example, you can get a sun burn. And too much damage from sunlight, such as sun burns, can lead to melanoma.)
Human-Made Sources of EMF
In a span of just over 150 years, humans have been exposed to unprecedented levels of electromagnetic radiation, now on a daily basis. By some estimates, background EMF radiation in cities today is over 1 trillion times greater than those found in nature.
Besides natural sources the electromagnetic spectrum also includes fields generated by human-made sources: X-rays are employed to diagnose a broken limb after a sport accident.
The electricity that comes out of every power socket has associated low frequency electromagnetic fields. And various kinds of higher frequency radiowaves are used to transmit information – whether via TV antennas, radio stations or mobile phone base stations.
EMFs are typically grouped into one of two categories by their frequency:
- Non-ionizing: Low to mid-frequency radiation which is generally perceived as harmless due to its lack of potency.
- Microwave ovens
- House energy smart meters
- Wireless (wifi) networks
- Cell Phones
- Bluetooth devices
- Power lines
- Ionizing: Mid to high-frequency radiation which can, under certain circumstances, lead to cellular and or DNA damage with prolonged exposure.
- Ultraviolet (UV)
Exposure to electromagnetic fields is not a new phenomenon. However, during the 20th century, environmental exposure to artificial electromagnetic fields has been steadily increasing.
Everyone is currently exposed to a complex mix of weak electric and magnetic fields, both at home and at work. This is from the generation and transmission of electricity, domestic appliances and industrial equipment, to telecommunications and broadcasting.
Health Concerns On EMF
Over the last few decades there has been a raise in public concern regarding not only the safely of EMF’s but the general amount we are exposed to every day. Over the course of the past decade, numerous electromagnetic field sources have become the focus of health concerns.
This includes power lines, microwave ovens, computer and TV screens, security devices, radars, mobile phones, lap tops, tablets… I could keep going. We’ll discuss more of that below.
In my humble opinion, there has not been enough research done to deny the very common health complaints of the general public who are exposed to EMF’s. There are a great number of people who report very similar symptoms when exposed to higher levels of EMF.
BERENIS, the Swiss expert group on electromagnetic fields and non-ionising radiation, issued a special newsletter in January 2021 addressing the issue of oxidative stress caused by electromagnetic fields.
The government-appointed group identified and summarized a decade’s worth of relevant studies and concluded that exposure to even a low dose of non-ionizing EMF may cause “severe health effects” in young people, the elderly, and those with immune deficiencies.
Children are more at risk than adults because their brain and nervous system are still developing, they have thinner skulls, and their organs are not fully developed. The fetuses of pregnant women are especially vulnerable to EMFs.
“Pre-existing conditions, such as immune deficiencies or diseases compromise the body’s defense mechanisms, including anti-oxidative protection. It is therefore possible that individuals with these conditions experience more severe health effects.
In addition, the studies show that very young and elderly individuals can react less efficiently to oxidative stress induced by EMF…”
The report points out that the majority of the studies provided evidence of increased oxidative stress caused by radiofrequency EMF or extremely low-frequency EMF (also known as ELF) – including studies where exposure was in the range of regulatory limits.
Symptoms to low levels of exposure to electromagnetic fields at home are reported as: headaches, anxiety, extreme depression, nausea, fatigue and loss of libido.
Some individuals report “hypersensitivity” to electric or magnetic fields. Symptoms of aches and pains, headaches, depression, lethargy, sleeping disorders, and even convulsions and epileptic seizures could be associated with electromagnetic field exposure.
So we can be concerned about being around “low to extremely low” EMF… and I wish that we’re the case. But this article is not about that. This is about the devices we own that put off MORE than the “recommended” exposure. So let’s get into that.
The video shows YouTube Creator Cliff from The Urban Prepper, who does a “walk about” of his home and neighborhood and uses a Radio Frequency Meter to measure the RF’s of appliances and local spots in Washington.
The device he uses measures by milliwatt per meter squared, and states that there is no known side effects for devices that read under 1 milliwatt per meter squared.
I also reference results from a video by YouTube Creator Pigmie, who also does a walk around test with a 5G EMF Detector.
So keep in mind, anything over 1 milliwatt can cause long term health effects. He went through and tested many things in his home and around his town. Here is how the devices scored:
- incandescent 1.7 mW
- LED 2.3 mG
- CFL 21.7 mG
- Laptop on wifi
- 1 ft distance – 1.5 mW
- 3 ft distance – .4 mW
- Amazon Alexa
- while operating 2.0 – 4.0 mW
- not operating .2 – .8 mW
- while operating 102.7 – 200.4 mW
- Smart Phone
- on 4G connection/watching Youtube .3 mW
- on vehicle bluetooth 3.2 – 27 mW
- 5Ghz Wifi-Router
- 141-224 mW
- 2.4 Ghz Wifi-Router
- 4.5 – 5.5 mW
- X-Box One
- 4.2 mW
- Neighborhood Baseball Field
- 1.7 mW
- 4G/5G Tower
- 20 – 41 mW
- Downtown Seattle
- 2.6 – 5 mW
What I find the most interesting is that toward the end of both of these videos, both men go outside and check the levels of EMF’s while around plants and in nature. Each time, the reading showed little to nothing. It is known in science that plants emit negative ions that help combat the negative effects of the EMF’s.
There are many other ways you can protect yourself and your family against the dangerous effects of EMF’s, such as:
- Turn off Wi-Fi router, especially at bedtime (and whenever not using).
- Cell phone/Tablet hygiene:
- Keep cell phone and tablets on airplane mode or turn them off as often as possible.
- Keep cordless phones, cell phones, computers, laptops, tablets and TVs out of kids’ bedrooms.
- If you need to make a call on the cell phone, use the speaker phone function rather than placing the device close to your ear.
- EMF blocking devices are available for a cell phone that can be used along with common sense use of airplane mode and physical distance for protection
- Use corded landlines rather than cordless landlines, as cordless phone base stations have very high levels of wireless radiation. Hard-wiring your office and home with ethernet are safer ways to achieve connectivity for your devices. Wired mouse and keyboard as well.
- You may want to consider an EMF meter to monitor EMF exposure and assess the impact of interventions.
- Avoid wearables such as wireless watches, wireless sleep monitors, wireless headsets and fitness type devices.
- Unplug all electronics in the bedroom while sleeping. If you need an alarm clock, use battery-powered.
- Avoid electric blankets and wireless baby monitors.
- Electricity hygiene:
- Unplug clocks and other powered devices at night, and move them away from sleeping locations. These emit a subtle magnetic field shown to adversely impact biological systems.
- Turn off breaker switches to bedroom circuits at night.
- Shielding technology: EMF blankets and bed canopies. (Reduce electric fields by shutting off breakers and using blanket and bed canopy fabrics that you can ground with a plug-to-gator cord.)
- Dirty electricity can be minimized by minimizing dimmer switches, compact fluorescent light bulbs, smart meters, older LED and halogen fixtures, variable speed motors such as energy efficient furnaces, front loading washing machines, power tools and all solar panel inverters. The new halogen incandescent light bulbs are a reasonable choice. Whole house DE mitigation systems are available.
- Refuse or opt out of your electric, water and gas utilities smart meter program. (Opt-out letter sample below).
- Building biology consultation may be helpful in some cases (especially if illness is severe, as in autism or autoimmune conditions).
- Avoid metal bed frames and metallic elements found in box springs and conventional mattresses.
- Removal of metal tooth restorations may be helpful (extremely important to work with a dentist who has done this work successfully). Also, discontinuation of metal dental appliances may also be helpful.
- Improvement in health parameters, especially detoxification of metals such as mercury, aluminum, and others (may require medical consultation)
- Walk barefoot on the earth as much as possible
- Regularly expose yourself and your kids to negative ions by being in nature. Take trips to waterfalls or the ocean, if possible.
- Shungite and Orgonite, are said to have EMF radiation protection properties. You can find these as stones to keep in your home or created into jewelry to wear on your person.
In conclusion, EMF radiation is a growing concern in our modern society, and the potential health risks associated with prolonged exposure to EMF radiation cannot be ignored. However, there are several steps that you can take to reduce your exposure to EMF radiation and minimize the potential risks.
By adopting healthy habits like turning off electronic devices when not in use, using wired connections instead of Wi-Fi, and limiting your use of mobile devices, you can significantly reduce your exposure to EMF radiation. Additionally, investing in EMF-blocking products like phone cases or radiation shields for your home can provide an extra layer of protection.
Overall, it is essential to be aware of the dangers of EMF radiation and take steps to protect yourself and your family from its harmful effects.
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