There is no doubt we now live in a wireless world.
- Mobile phones,
- Mobile phone towers
- Broadcast Towers
- Smart meters and similar transmitters are all around as in this modern world.
You have heard the term EMF (Electromagnetic frequencies) thrown around a lot.
But what is it? And why does the conversation of health come about?
Discussing the health effects of EMF pollution can be a social taboo in our culture. Due to there being substantial political and economic stakes at risk.
This field of research is still ongoing. However, many people are being affected and want to know why.
Ok, but what is it?
Electro magnetic fields (EMFs) are invisible areas of energy, often referred to as Radiation, associated with electrical power and various forms of natural and artificial lighting.
Research literature going back to the 1950s shows that EMF from magnetic fields, electric fields, and microwave radiation (used in most common wireless products) can cause significant health effects at levels far below what the government officially states to be safe.
These are some of the common symptoms that have been connected to
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Heart Arrhythmia/Palpitations
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Difficulty Concentrating/Forgetfulness
- Skin Rashes (facial redness)
- Reduced Immune System Function
- Cardiac, Nervous and Endocrine System Dysregulation
EMF and Children
In our modern world, most children are exposed to various artificial electromagnetic fields (EMFs). EMFs are electromagnetic waves less than 300 GHz.
A developing child's brain is vulnerable to electromagnetic Radiation; thus, their caregivers' concerns about the health effects of EMFs are increasing.
The biological effects of EMFs on humans include stimulation, thermal, and non thermal, the latter of which is the least known. However, among the various health issues related to EMFs, the most critical issue is human carcinogenicity.
According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer's (IARC's) evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans, ELFs and RFs were evaluated as possible human carcinogens (Group 2B). However, the World Health Organisation's (WHO's) view of EMFs remains undetermined.
This article reviews the current knowledge of EMF exposure on humans, specifically children.
EMF exposure sources, biological effects, current WHO and IARC opinions on carcinogenicity, and results of EMF exposures on children will be discussed.
As well-controlled EMF experiments in children are nearly impossible, scientific knowledge should be interpreted objectively. Therefore, preventive approaches are recommended for children until the potential health effects of EMF are confirmed.
The truth is that the long-term effects of high-frequency signal exposure from sources such as 5G radiation are still unknown because the general public has not been exposed to these types of frequencies for long periods of time.
This is why so many people are incorporating Faraday shielded blankets, curtains, clothing, rooms, etc., into their lives—they would rather be safe than sorry.
So until we have more information and research on the possible health effects, the best thing we can do is shield ourselves against it.
So what can we do about it?
There are many things we can do to limit our exposure to EMF's
- Use less Wi-Fi in the house.
- We can switch to using an Ethernet connection on devices with Ethernet ports.
- Turn down the transmit power on our router.
- Turning off the router at night while you sleep
- Keep your mobile phone away from your body. Do not carry your phone in your pocket or bra. If you must do so, turn the phone off or set it to Airplane Mode first.
- If your children use devices to play games or read books, turn off the Wi-Fi setting or turn on Airplane mode while in use.
Faraday, Faraday, Faraday!
Of course, we need to mention one of the most effective methods of limiting EMF exposure.......by Blocking it!
Faraday fabric has been scientifically proven to be highly effective at blocking RF signals and EMF emissions.
Faraday products are generally used by law enforcement and the military to block wireless signals and communications from entering and leaving devices for forensics and investigative purposes.
We carry multiple Faraday products from bags, phone pouches, baby blankets, hats, beanies.
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Health effects of electromagnetic fields on children. <https://www.e-cep.org/upload/pdf/cep-2019-01494.pdf>