5 Steps to Reduce EMF Exposure in Your Home
Being exposed to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) is not just an issue that affects you at work, or when you’re on your phone. It also affects you when you’re in your own home. Studies have linked long-term EMF exposure to increased risk of cancer, learning disorders, and even Alzheimer’s disease.
Thankfully, there are steps you can take to REDUCE EMF EXPOSURE in your home. Follow these five steps to cut down on the amount of EMFs you are exposed to while in your home so that you can protect yourself from this common health threat.
1) First, understand what EMFs are
A magnetic field is an invisible area of energy that is produced by electricity. Common sources of electromagnetic fields are power lines, cell phones, and microwaves. Electrical and magnetic fields make up an EMF. Their strength is directly related to each other.
electricity is determined by the amount used (the current) and by the voltage (the potential)
therefore, the higher the voltage or the higher the current, the greater the voltage or current an EMF that could be generated.
2) Second, get familiar with the common sources of exposure
Though most of us are familiar with the conveniences of modern electronic devices, few of us are aware of the possible health risks presented by the gadgets that make our world go round.
Most of our power lines, cellphones, microwaves, Wi-Fi routers, computers, and other appliances send out an invisible stream of energy waves. Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are produced anytime electricity is used, whether at home or at work.
3) Third, measure your exposure
To get started, it’s important to measure your EMF exposure. You can do this with a simple EMF meter. Once you know where your hot spots are, you can take steps to reduce your exposure.
- Move electrical devices away from where you spend the most time.
- Use a wire router instead of a wireless one.
- Limit your use of cell phones and other wireless devices.
4) Fourth, take action
Start with your cell phone use. With more people understanding the dangers of EMF radiation, there is a growing market for protection products. Another thing to remember is that these products have to be used correctly.
EMF blocking phone cases, like those equipped with a flap that is made of EMF-blocking material, are designed to block radiation while you use your phone, so they must be used in this way.
5) Fifth, mitigating alternatives
Do not have bodily contact with your phone, tablet, or laptop. Buying a lab tested anti-radiation phone or tablet case would be a great way to reduce exposure to EMFs. Manufacturers recommend keeping at least 10 mm of space between your phone and your body. A good anti-radiation case can effectively increase the theoretical distance between you and your device.
Avoid putting your phone in your pocket or sports bra! Avoid sleeping with your cell phone next to your bed. If you must keep it close to you at night - such as if you use the alarm on your phone - keep it at least 6 feet away from your bed. If you are trying to conceive, keep your laptop off of your lap.
How Much Radiation Does A Cellphone Emit?
In simpler terms, the SAR (or Specific Absorption Rate) is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy that is absorbed by your body when you use your phone. Phones have differing SARs (depending on make and model), but it's simple to figure out your phone's SAR if you have the make and model.
How to find the SAR for your iPhone
Dial, for instance, and pretend you're about to make a call.
Enter *#07# on the keypad, then press call.
Once you follow this, you will be directed to a certain part of your phone's settings.
Locate and click on RF Exposure
How Do I Protect Myself From The Radiation Emitted From A Laptop?
Even the laptop that you have at the office or the one that you are using right now while reading this article, emits EMF radiation. There are ways you can protect yourself against laptop radiation while still using your laptop.
Get a shield or a case for laptop radiation. Laptops emit radiation even when powered off, but as much as you can, keep it unplugged. This can lower EMF emissions and exposure by up to 99%. Additionally, set it on the desk or table and not in your lap.
Despite technology's benefits, EMF radiation is being emitted by all of the electronic devices in our lives. In other words, you should not stop using these devices, you should just find ways to moderate your exposure to the radiation they create.