Did you know that the EPA doesn’t set limits on low-level EMF frequencies?
Some EMFs are relatively harmless. But when you are bombarded with them in large quantities, how does that affect your health? What types of signals are around you right now?
Fortunately, you can learn which types of signals are most harmful and how to block EMF in your home.
Please keep reading to discover the types of electromagnetic fields and their effects.
What Are Electromagnetic Fields?
Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are a form of energy that travels through the air and is produced by electric current. EMFs are invisible to the human eye and are created by all electronic devices.
Some scientists believe that EMF exposure may be linked to various health problems. These can include cancer, brain fog, and fatigue. We need more research to find the extent of any risks associated with EMF exposure.
High-Frequency: Ionizing EMFs
Ionizing electromagnetic fields can remove electrons from atoms or molecules. This makes them into ions. Examples of ionizing electromagnetic fields include:
- Gamma Rays
- UV radiation
Ionizing electromagnetic fields may be harmful to organisms if exposed to them for long periods. Anyone around this high-frequency EMF should have radiation protection.
The energetic photons or particles that make up the field can damage DNA and other cellular structures.
These fields have enough energy to break the chemical bonds within molecules, leading to the formation of ions. Ionizing fields can harm living cells and cause DNA damage, leading to cancer.
Low Frequency: Non-Ionizing EMFs
Non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation is a type of energy that cannot knock electrons out of atoms. This type of radiation includes relatively harmless frequencies such as:
- Radio waves
- Infrared waves
- Visible light
While this type of radiation is not powerful enough to ionize atoms or molecules, it can still cause some health effects. The International Agency for Research on Cancer lists radiofrequency EMF fields as a possible cause of cancer.
Exposure to non-ionizing EMFs can cause tissue heating, leading to burns or other injuries. Long-term exposure to non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation has been linked to increased cancer risk.
What Can I Do to Protect Myself From Electromagnetic Radiation?
You can block radiation in your home by using electromagnetic radiation shielding. The following options are great ways to block EMF in your home:
EMF blocking clothing: This type of clothing is made with electromagnetic radiation-blocking fabric.
EMF shielding paint: Apply this paint to walls and ceilings to create an EMF-resistant barrier.
EMF shielding window film: Apply this film to windows to reduce EMF exposure. It will also help to keep your home cooler in the summer.
EMF-blocking bed canopies: Drape this over your bed to create an electromagnetic field-free zone for sleeping.
EMF-blocking curtains: These can be used similarly to EMF-blocking bed canopies.
Get the EMF Out
Although the health effects of EMF radiation are still being studied, there are ways to reduce your exposure. By using blockers or redirectors, you can minimize your family’s contact with EMFs.
Blocking or redirecting EMF radiation can help you live a healthier life with electromagnetic fields in an increasingly saturated world. Look up and become aware of your surroundings. Is there anything that you can unplug or distance yourself from? You can start there!
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