Electromagnetic radiation safety practices for Healthy Life
Electromagnetic radiation is energy that is propagated through free space or through a material medium in the form of electromagnetic waves, such as radio waves, visible light, and gamma rays.
What are electromagnetic radiation?Electromagnetic radiation (EM radiation or EMR) is a form of radiant energy released and transmitted by certain electromagnetic processes.
Visible light is one type of electromagnetic radiation, other familiar forms are invisible electromagnetic radiations such as X-rays and radio waves.
What is electro hypersensitivity?Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is a group of symptoms purportedly caused by exposure to electromagnetic fields.It is also called electrohypersensitivity(EHS), electromagnetic sensitivity, electrical sensitivity.
The reported symptoms of EHS include headache, fatigue, stress, sleep disturbances, skin symptoms like prickling, burning sensations and rashes, pain and ache in muscles and many other health problems.
What are the characteristics of electro hypersensitivity?EHS is characterized by a variety of non-specific symptoms that differ from individual to individual. The symptoms are certainly real and can vary widely in their severity. Whatever its cause, EHS can be a disabling problem for the affected individual.
EHS has no clear diagnostic criteria and there is no scientific basis to link EHS symptoms to EMF exposure. Further EHS is not a medical diagnosis, not is it clear that it represents a single medical problem.
What is the cause of EHS?EHS is a new syndrome. Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) occurs when the amount of EMF radiation exceeds the body’s ability to deal with it.
Apparently it can be caused by the presence of electromagnetic radiation well below the EMF thermal effect threshold safety standards.
What are EHS symptoms?EHS may manifest in a wide and often confusing range of symptoms including:
Headaches that get progressively worse, eye strain, dry eyes, blurred vision, facial flushing, tinnitus and other types of ringing and buzzing in the ears, nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath, pressure in the chest, irregular heartbeat, chronic fatigue and weakness, muscles aches and pains, fibromyalgia, arthritic pains, prickling sensation, numbness in fingers, burning sensations, skin rashes, itchiness, blotchiness or even whole-body skin symptoms, stress, depression, anxiety, poor concentration, other mood disorders, brain fog, memory loss, memory deficits confusion, disorientation, disturbed sleep.
With time EHS symptoms tend to become chronic and often debilitating.
Is EHS an accepted medical condition?EHS is not yet accepted as a medical diagnosis.
Yet the number of people complaining of debilitating symptoms associated with exposure to cell phone base stations, cell phones, microwave towers, smart meters and other EMF sources is rising exponentially.
What could be the severity of EHS?EHS could be mild, moderate or severe depending on the severity of the symptoms, their duration and their impact on the person's quality of life and ability to function in daily life. Mild EHS may manifest with mild symptoms such as prickling or burning sensations that disappear within seconds or minutes after EMF exposure has stopped.
With moderate EHS the severity, frequency and duration of the symptoms increase. For example a headache may persist for several hours after using the cell-phone. With severe EHS the problem becomes chronic and persistent. A combination of symptoms described above may manifest with increasing levels of severity. A person may develp chronic debilitating headaches and chronic fatigue. The person's ability to function in daily life is compromised significantly.
Can we consider EHS as an allergy?EHS shares some common symptoms with environmental and food allergic reaction but they do not share the same chain of causation.
Numerous studies have shown that EMF exposure may result in a range of allergic reactions even at low levels and these effects may take place in anybody who may not display any symptoms or reactions externally.
Are you all getting effected by EHS?Research points that EMF may cause a range of allergic effects in any individual regardless of the presence or lack of symptoms.
People who do not experience any reaction or symptom resulting from exposure to EMF may come to the wrong conclusion, that they personally do not have a problem with EMF and therefore they do not need to take the necessary precautions.
Can we consider EMF as an environmental toxin?EMF should be very well treated as a form of an environmental toxin such as asbestos, mercury, lead or any radioactive particles. All these toxins present in the environment in varying concentrations are all bad for us.
EMF should also be considered as an environmental toxin and therefore, we all need to reduce our EMF/EMR exposure as much as possible.
Which health conditions are possible due to EMF exposure?Research suggest that EMF exposure may trigger a range of disorders including neurological conditions, infertility, birth defects and cancer.
Many of these conditions develop slowly and silently over many years while the person is not presenting with any symptoms or complaints.
What are the common sources of EMF?Electricity in general, power lines, transformers and electrical appliances generate fields of low frequency electromagnetic radiations.
Wireless technologies including cell phones, DECT phones, bluetooth enabled devices, Wi-Fi routers, Wi-Fi enabled devices such as tablets and laptops, cell phone towers, microwave communication towers and radars are responsible for rapidly increasing levels of radio frequency electromagnetic radiation.
How to avoid EMF at home?Turning off and unplugging everything electrical in your sleeping area, including your computer, WI-FI, cell and portable phones.
We can also reduce the radiations by using a range of RF shielding paints, fabrics and transparent films. However it could be expensive and labor intensive.
Is it safe to live nearby a RF towers?Living close to powerful RF hazard ultimately increases your EMR exposure levels regardless of the protective measures we use.
What is dirty electricity and how does it create problems?Dirty electricity is a general term given for electrical currents contaminated by micro-surges spikes that have superimposed themselves on top of the clean alternating electrical current (AC).
Dirty electricity itself is not the problem but rather the electromagnetic field that it generates which creates problems.
What could be the consequences of dirty electricity on health?Several studies have linked dirty electricity to very serious health problems including cancer.
Research shows a clear association between dirty electricity and a host of health disorders including cancer, autoimmune disease and chronic fatigue.
Why Your Laptop May be More Harmful than Your PC?Laptops are far more hazardous to your than desktops as they heat up, the circuitry board out-gasses metals such as beryllium, and as the plastic warms it out-gasses flame retardants like PBDE, all of which adds to your toxic load.
It would be prudent to only use your laptop short-term, such as when traveling, and using a desktop for your day-to-day work. Preferably positioning your hard drive as far away from you as possible, with fans blowing air away from where you sit.
Does heavy metal toxicity increase our risk of electromagnetic sensitivity?The issue of heavy metal toxicity in relation to electromagnetic and radio wave exposure may be one of the most significant and convincing pieces of the EHS puzzle.
Research shows that the more your system is contaminated with heavy metals from silver amalgam fillings, eating contaminated fish, living downstream from coal burning power plants and so forth, the more your body becomes a virtual antenna that actually concentrates radiation, making it far more destructive.
But there’s also an additional overlap that can influence and increase the risk of damage to your health. If you have accumulated toxic metals in your brain, your brain becomes like an antenna, picking up more cell phone radiation, which in turn can cause the microbes in your system to overreact and create more potent mycotoxins.
This can create a never-ending vicious cycle between the microbes and metals in your body and your exposure to electromagnetic fields, which can lead to hypersensitivity.
What lifestyle changes should we make to protect ourself and our family from EMF?First, you need to understand that your nutrition and your daily lifestyle can make you either accumulate more toxic metals or help you excrete them over time.
Eating a healthy diet tailored to your nutritional type and maintaining a regular exercise regimen, as well as detoxing on a regular basis, forms the foundation of optimal health, and can help reduce your toxic load.
Why does sleeping well and getting plenty of appropriate sun exposure are important for healthy life?Because sleep and sunlight have a direct impact on your melatonin levels, and melatonin is actually one of the most potent detox agents that eliminate metals from your brain naturally.
Increasing your melatonin production can be done in three ways:
1. Sleeping in absolute darkness
2. Getting at least an hour of exposure to bright daylight each day
3. Reducing the electro-pollution in your sleeping quarters (i.e. remove electrical alarm clocks, cordless home phones and wireless phones from your bedroom).
Melatonin is not only the most important detox agent for your brain; it is also a very important anti-inflammatory. Electromagnetic radiation can make inflammation worse by creating more potent mycotoxins, so reducing inflammation is vital.
What are the factors affecting EMR exposure?The amount of electromagentic radiation that reaches us and enters our body depends on various factors including:
1. The power of the transmitting source
2. The frequency/wavelength of the source
3. The shape and size of the transmitting source
4. The distance from the transmitting source
5. Barriers between the source and our body that may deflect, absorb or redirect the electromagnetic field
6. The grouding situation in our living/work space
7. The grounding situation of our own body
8. Personal physiological make-up.
What are the available EMF protection methods?The main strategies for dealing with EMF/EMR are: