What is Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR)
and how to prevent it?
EMR is the flow of energy at the speed of light through space/material medium in the form of the electric & magnetic fields
The use of electricity has become an integral part of everyday life. Whenever electricity flows, electric and magnetic fields exist close to the lines that carry electricity and close to appliances. Since the late 1970s, questions have been raised whether exposure to these extremely low-frequency (ELF) electric and magnetic fields (EMF) produces adverse health consequences. Since then, much research has been done, successfully resolving important issues and narrowing the focus of future research.
Types of EMF exposure
There are two types of EMF exposure. Low-level radiation, also called non-ionizing radiation, is mild and thought to be harmless to people. Appliances like microwave ovens, cellphones, Wi-Fi routers, and power lines and MRIs, send out low-level radiation.
High-level radiation, called ionizing radiation, is the second type of radiation. It’s sent out in the form of ultraviolet rays from the sun and X-rays from medical imaging machines.
There are several different types of radiation present in our surroundings on a day to day basis. Within the electromagnetic spectrum, radiation is either ionizing or non-ionizing. Ionizing radiation is harmful to humans because exposure causes cells and genetic matter to mutate or change form. Non-ionizing radiation, while it has believed to be safe, is now proven to overheat cells, causing them damage as well. Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) can be described in terms of a stream of photons, which are massless particles, each travelling in a wave-like pattern and moving at the speed of light.
EMF exposure intensity decreases as you increase your distance from the object that’s sending out waves. Some common sources of EMFs, from low- to high-level radiation, includes the following:
- microwave oven
- house energy meters
- wireless (Wi-Fi) routers
- cell phones
- Bluetooth devices
- Power lines
- Ultraviolet light
Symptoms of EMF exposure
According to some scientists, EMFs can affect your body’s nervous system function and damage cells. Cancer and unusual growths may be one symptom of very high EMF exposure. Other symptoms may include:
- Sleep disturbances, including insomnia
- Depression and depressive symptoms
- Tiredness and fatigues
- Dysesthesia (a painful, often itchy sensation)
- Lack of concentration
- Changes in memory
- Loss of appetite and weight loss
- Restlessness and anxiety
- Skin burning and tingling
- Changes in an electroencephalogram (which measures electrical activity in the brain)
The symptoms of EMF exposure are vague, and diagnosis from symptoms is unlikely. We don’t yet know enough about the effects on human health. Research in the future years may better inform us.
How do the energies and frequencies of our high-tech world affect our subtle energy field, the blueprint for the physical body?
First, virtually every single electrical appliance, computer, electric wire, and especially high voltage lines produce electromagnetic fields, called EMFs. The problem is that EMFs are disruptive to our body’s natural energy field. When the electromagnetic energies, coupled with all the frequencies from appliances like microwaves, TVs and satellites penetrates the human energy field, they disrupt it, damage it, and interfere with its normal functioning.
There is also extremely low-frequency radiation (ELF) emitted from military installations, industrial machines, microwave transmission systems, high voltage power lines, and dozens of other sources. We live in a virtual fishbowl of radiation; chaos of random photon bombardment affects every living cell of the human body.
What are the health effects of exposure to electromagnetic radiation?
Electromagnetic radiation adversely affects organic at the molecular, cellular, biochemical, and physiological levels. Low levels of radiation bombard us from all directions. Did you know that appliances like hairdryers, cell phones, power lines, transformers, and clock radios gives off radiation emissions too?
Exposure to EMF causes tissue damage by releasing electrons in the cells, called ionization. Some of the possible health complications from long-term exposure to low-level radiation include digestive problems such as abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea; and can alter and mutate DNA. Additional EMF signs of overexposure include drowsiness, chronic aches and pains, sleep disorders, irritability, loss of energy, and may eventually lead to more serious diseases like cancer and autoimmune system deficiency.
EMR may also disrupt the critical balance and wreak havoc with the millions of electrical impulses that the body uses to regulate all cellular activity. Like cell phones, microwaves, satellites, and radio have all become much more widespread, people claim to suffer everything from headaches to cancer as a result to their exposure to this so-called “harmless” radiation.
Today, up to four billion cell phone users are exposed every day to the dangers of electromagnetic radiation. Numerous studies have shown that cell phone towers may cause headaches, cancer, tumours, fatigue, and sleep problems.
Also, EMR can potentially distort and disrupt the cellular communication signals resulting in abnormal cellular metabolism and, consequently, illness. Hundreds of other studies on the negative effects of electromagnetic radiation on the immune system, enzyme synthesis, nervous system, learning, mood, and behavioral pattern have been proven to be consistent and statistically significant. In animal studies, exposure to cell phone radiation for as little as two minutes is proven to have a damaging effect on the brain and blood vessels.
With the enormous increase of electromagnetic and radio wave radiation, increasing numbers of illnesses such as allergies, fatigue, asthma, heart disease, brain cancer, depression, and sleep disorders are on the rise. It normally takes about a decade for cancer to rear its ugly head, so the effects of EMR could very well be a disaster in the making.
Does Tesla emit EMF?
Tesla vehicles emit harmful amounts of EMF radiation, but so do many other kinds of cars, specifically smart cars or newer cars. If you have EHS, you may notice an increase in symptoms while using a Tesla and may want to consider a lower-tech vehicle.
How you can protect against EMFs
In order to protect yourself from EMF radiation, you need to first understand where the source is. A meter such as our Trifield TF2 Electromagnetic Meter 3-axis EMF Detector is more than sufficient to measure the radiation levels in your household. With a user-friendly design and the ability to switch between LF and RF with a turn of a knob, it allows you to measure effectively to isolate sources and deal with the problem directly.
In all EMF meters, it comes with either a 1-axis or 3-axis setting. 1-axis basically detects EMF wave only in the direction the meter is pointing to whereas 3-axis detects EMF wave all around the meter regardless the orientation. The proper way to use the EMF meter is to place the meter in areas of the household where you will spend the most time at. Common places like work table, couches and beds are usually the important areas to measure the amount of radiation levels present.
Identifying the source of the radiation is only the first step. In the modern world, EMF is all around us and thus there is no way to reduce it to complete zero. We can however reduce the amount of radiation our bodies take in. The best way is to have EMF shielding devices such as Shieldgreen EMF Shielding & Earthing Therapy Blanket Modern Check. This EMF shielding blanket is made up of metal coating materials that can reduce up to 99.9% radiation from the surrounding and will protect you and your families from EMF radiation that is present all around us.
EMFs occur naturally and also come from human-made sources. Scientists have found some possible weak connections between low-level EMF exposure and health problems, like cancer.
High-level EMF exposure is known to cause neurological and physiological problems by disrupting human nerve function. But it’s doubtful that you’ll be exposed to high-frequency EMFs in your everyday life.
With the ever-increasing use of the spectrum due to modern communication equipment and the use of the latest digital processing techniques for most of the devices, there is a need to lay down the guidelines for Emission standards. The extent of the spurious radiation by any device should be limited to the extent possible without increasing its cost.
Over the years, there has been a lot of interest in the benefits of grounding or earthing, with many people skeptical at first, that something so simple could be beneficial to the human body. Some of the documented benefits of earthing include reducing body pain, improving sleep patterns, boosting energy levels, bringing down stress levels, improving blood pressure, sinus problems, migraines, muscle tension, jet lag, and even cutting down on recovery time after an operation or injury. Many famous doctors and specialist have started promoting this process and have resulted in millions of people who have experienced the healing energy of the Earth.
Earthing Therapy is a simple way of connecting natural elements like grass, water, sand, etc. to discharge the excess positive electrons. Alternatively, there are earthing products to cure ailments and diseases.
It would be best if you reduce your exposure to electromagnetic radiation and cell phone radiation. Don’t carry the cell phone near your body. Don’t carry it on a belt clip or in a pocket. Don’t lay it in your lap while driving. Keep electric clocks away from your bed at night. And if you must spend a lot of time on a computer or a cell phone or in an area where electromagnetic radiation is present (i.e., everywhere), use some protective devices that will help neutralize radiation.