What is Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR)?
All of your personal electronic devices emit Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR), or Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) that are comprised of Extremely Low Frequencies (ELF), Radio Frequencies (RF, Wi-fi, data etc.) and Thermal Radiation (heat), all of which are potentially harmful. Gamma Rays, X-Rays and UV are also types of EMR.
EMR has a high decay rate which means that most of the exposure is felt within a few inches and especially with direct contact (laptops, cell phones, tablets etc.). EMR can penetrate most natural and man made materials including wood, plastic, pillows, blankets, clothes etc.
Why it Matters
“Sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation is the emerging health problem of the 21st century. It is imperative health practitioners, governments, schools and parents learn more about it. The human health stakes are significant."
-Dr. William Rea, MD, Founder & Director of the Environmental Health Center, Dallas
An increasing number of doctors and scientists are warning that prolonged exposure to EMR increases our risk of various diseases from Leukemia, to cancerous tumors, to Alzheimers and ALS and more. This is why the EPA has labeled EMFs a "class 3 carcinogen" and the IARC considers them "possibly carcinogenic to humans," a description also given to substances like Chloroform, Lead and DDT.
A depiction of radiation absorption into the head when speaking on a cell phone.
In many ways the sudden, massive emergence of electronics is similar to past generations' emergence of misunderstood threats like cigarettes and asbestos. While there were inconclusive evidence, and differing opinions at the time of their introduction, the devastating health effects became clear many years later, too late for many consumers. Sadly, we were the guinea pigs then and history is repeating itself.
People need to start protecting themselves from EMR. A major problem with EMR, or electromagnetic radiation, is the fact that few people know what it is but everyone is exposing themselves on a daily basis to its dangers. Items like smartphones produce EMR. The dangers of EMR are vast and may cause people to have headaches, feel nauseous or tired, or even develop brain tumors. However, there are companies fighting to combat these dangers like SafeSleeve who produces products that help direct this radiation away.
An Old Problem
EMR is not a new problem that has suddenly developed in the last few months. It is actually a problem that started when technology advanced to allow for portable electronic devices. As this technology has become common to have and use in our everyday lives people have started to feel the effects of EMR.
The more electronic devices being developed and the better technology becomes the more people who want to use it. Currently, there are enough people using devices that no one can truly escape from EMR. They can only strive to use products that protect themselves from the devices they use on a daily basis.
Where EMR Comes From
There are a variety of sources that will produce EMR. Common ones that people run into every day are their smartphones, microwaves, TVs, Wi-Fi routers, and even power lines. With many items throwing off EMR, it is a scary thought that we are willingly subjecting ourselves to these dangers. The biggest culprit is that of smartphones, tablets, and laptops that people use up close to their body.
Technology is meant to make our lives easier. In many ways, portable devices help us in our daily lives. That is why it is so hard for people to give up using their devices when they learn about the dangers of EMR. Even though their health is important it is almost impossible to go through a day without encountering the need to use one of the devices.
With the increased use of these devices and knowledge that EMR exists researchers have dived into their work to learn exactly what dangers EMR presents. There are major dangers like brain tumors and other major health issues that have been seen in adults and even more so in children who are even more susceptible.
ERM is Changing The Cells Structure In Your Body
Radiation is changing the cells in a person's body. EMR is seen to help heavy metals stay in a person's body. With heavy metals, present people are facing damage and they stop the body from rectifying the problem itself as it is not able to take the heavy metals out.
Anyone worried they might be feeling the effects of EMR should look at their symptoms. Common symptoms like headaches, nausea, and fatigue are common in many people. Those that are particularly sensitive to EMR may even feel anxious or find a loss in libido. All symptoms that are usually attributed to other conditions while the culprit may be a smartphone.
As more research is done there are many dangers that are becoming more apparent. Health problems are being seen more and more in children than in adults. Children's bodies are still growing and changing. The effects of EMR are more extreme in their bodies than in an adult who is less susceptible.
With the dangers of heavy metals being trapped in the body, many people fear heavy metal toxicity. It is something that can build up into toxic levels if the body does not purge the heavy metals frequently. With EMR the body is not able to purge these heavy metals making it easier to reach toxic levels.
Some research has shown that using wireless devices that give off EMR could be carcinogenic to humans. In layman's terms, EMR could be causing people to develop certain cancers. As more researchers are able to look into these dangers there will be more data on how to avoid being affected by these devices. Until them investing in a product that helps block radiation is necessary.
What Can You Do to Protect Yourself from EMR?
By integrating FCC certified lab tested radiation shielding technology into all of our products, SafeSleeve offers the most effective, practical and stylish protection from all three types of EMR (ELF, RF and Thermal) for your cell phone and laptop.