Protecting Yourself from the Dangers of EMF
Every day our bodies are subjected to invisible fields of energy, and the effects of this exposure are not yet fully known. EMF or electromagnetic fields may be generated from overhead power lines, and even common appliances in the home may be sources of electric fields, radio fields and microwaves.
One of the most dangerous forms of exposure to radiation may come from the most popular gadget we own – the cell phone. Cell phone use is ubiquitous, with some users logging many hours per day on their mobile phones.
How dangerous are these types of EMF and radiation exposure? The problem is that no one really knows. Studies have been conducted with inconsistent results, but many studies do point to a link between cell phone use and certain types of cancers of the head and neck.
In May of 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” with an increased risk of glioma, a malignant brain cancer, related to cell phone use.
One way to protect yourself from EMF, microwave and radiofrequencies is to know if they exist in your home or office environment and to make necessary changes. You can measure the strength of these fields with a Trifield Measurement Meter that will help you identify “hot spots” in your home or office.
You may not be able to avoid using a cell phone, as they have become both social necessities and are often required in employment situations. But you can mitigate the risk.
Cell phones are dangerous because they are held close to the head where the tissues absorb the radiation emitted by the device. The safest way to use your cell phone is to hold it away from the body, and use headphones. Headphones made of natural wood don’t conduct radiation, and therefore increase your safety. These natural wood, radiation-free earbuds protect you from a significant source of the radiation you might now be exposed to on a daily basis.
While you can’t avoid all the sources of EMF and radiofrequency radiation that exist in the world, you can be aware of emissions and better protect yourself from harmful exposure by taking a few simply steps. Check out our entire line of EMF protection products here.