Lori Alton via NaturalHealth365 – Is your home environment making you sick? Cordless phones, computers, printers, fax machines, plus many other electrical devices may very well be slowly killing you.
According to the Consumer Electronics Association, about 99 percent of U.S. households own a television, with the average home having three TVs and about 24 consumer electronic devices overall. This trend toward increased consumption of consumer electronics is expected to continue along with serious health consequences.
Why Should You Care About EMF Pollution?
Because this growing demand for more and more electronics is giving rise to a growing cloud of pollutants or “electronic smog” – floating around your home’s environment. Known as an electromagnetic field, or EMF, this indoor smog results from the large number of harmful positive ions emitted by the average household’s slew of electronics.
Andrew Well, MD, has called electromagnetic pollution the most significant pollution human activity has produced this century, made all the more dangerous because it is an invisible toxin.
Conscious Scientists Have a Serious Warning for Humanity
Barry Trower, a former Royal Navy microwave weapons expert, said this about WiFi radiation:
“We are risking the future generations of all the children in the world.”
Swedish neuroscientist Ollie Johanssen, PhD has estimated, based on his research, that a full 50 percent of the world’s population will experience some symptoms of “electro hyper” symptoms by 2017.
Samuel Milham, MD, MPH, a medical epidemiologist, said:
“Very recently, new research is suggesting that nearly all the human plagues which emerged in the twentieth century, like common acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children, female breast cancer, malignant melanoma, and asthma, can be tied to some facet of our use of electricity. There is an urgent need for governments and individuals to take steps to minimize community and personal EMF exposures.”
Every television, laptop computer, “smart” (utility) meter, or any use of wireless technology will expose your body to as much as 20 times higher frequency patterns than it would normally be used to. The problem is compounded by the added hazards of dust, bacteria, and other impurities floating around the average home’s air.
The result? An unhealthy home environment robbing you of the safe, secure haven your home should be.
How Is EMF Pollution Affecting My Health?
As indoor air quality diminishes, your family’s emotional and physical health is impacted. Symptoms like insomnia, nervousness, and difficulty concentrating are all warning signs that positive ions exist in unhealthy concentrations in your living environment.
Continued exposure to EMF smog can cause an accumulation of additional free radicals in the human body, increasing the risk of developing cancer. But there are steps you can take to protect your health and the health of your family, improving the air quality of your home and ridding it of EMF smog and other pollutants.
Try These 6 Practical Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to EMF
1. Eliminate unwanted electronic devices
One of the most obvious ways to lower the amount of EMF smog found in your home environment is to do an assessment of the number of electronic devices in your home and consider whether they are absolutely necessary. Improving your home’s air quality and reducing the threats to your family’s health could mean making a few lifestyle changes.
The payoff, however, can be worth it.
2. Make use of Himalayan salt lamps
High-quality Himalayan salt lamps are made from pure, natural Himalayan salt. As they warm, these lamps serve as natural room ionizers, emitting negative ions into the surrounding environment that effectively bind with all the excess positive ions, reducing EMFs, killing bacteria, and purifying the air.
Be sure to purchase your lamp from a reputable company.
3. Distance yourself from the dangers of microwave radiation
If you have a cordless phone – throw it away. Many studies suggest that cordless phones are more dangerous to use than cell phones. Use a corded phone instead – it’s much safer.
When using a laptop or iPad – don’t place it on your lap. Long-term exposure to EMF pollution has been associated with reproductive and neurological disorders. And, by all means, don’t carry a cell phone against the body or place it on your head.
4. Utilize shielding
The important thing to remember before investing in shielding is that you want to ensure the shielding material is less harmful to you and your family than the EMF exposure. In most instances, this will be the case, but be sure you understand the potential hazards of a particular shield before installing it.
Performing an EMF survey first can help you determine where to invest in shielding. And, of course, proper testing before (and after) installing shielding material and devices will ensure a successful outcome.
5. Reduce static electricity
There are already plenty of reasons to buy clothing and household linens made of natural fibers, like organic cotton and wool, rather than man-made synthetics, but you can add reducing exposure to static electricity to the list.
Static electricity can be particularly harmful to people who are already EMF-sensitive. Remember to change out all bedding for natural fiber fabrics as well.
6. Turn off unused circuits
Even when electronics are unplugged, electrical wiring can act like a broadcasting antenna for the power grid. By installing demand switches, you effectively turn these circuits off when they are not drawing power, giving your body a break.
When demand switches cannot be installed, consider turning unused circuits off, particularly at night when much less electricity is needed.
As a final note, to reduce the negative effects of EMF exposure, connect yourself to the Earth. What does that mean? Simply click this link and learn more about “Earthing.”
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