If you are anxious about the impact of EMF exposure on your health and well-being, you are not alone.
An issue that was once only an occupational hazard, the increasing use of electric appliances as part of our everyday lives is exposing us to an unprecedented level of risk—and no one is spared. Very few of us take a step back and consider the health effects these devices have on us, however.
Beyond straining our eyes, we don’t think about the danger of endless EMF exposure.
Prolonged exposure to EMFs can cause the development of electromagnetic hypersensitivity. From as early as 2005, the WHO has warned against exposure to EMFs and lists electromagnetic hypersensitivity as a clinical syndrome.
While this doesn’t mean that you should swear off using these devices, it’s important that you understand how EMF affects your health. It’s a subject I’ve written extensively on in my blog.
Where is EMF found and how can it affect you?
As I’ve discussed before, EMF is found anywhere where there is a flow of electric current, which means that most devices you use produce EMFs.
According to the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, EMF radiation is possibly carcinogenic to humans. EMF exposure is also reported to cause damage in the nerve functions in the body, which might have an impact on your sleep and mood.
In saying this, it’s important that you remember that the level of radiation and the impact each device has on your body is very different.
What can you do to limit your exposure to EMFs?
Governing bodies in different countries have provided certain recommendations on how much EMF is emitted from certain appliances and devices. The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency and the US Environmental Protection Agency are some of them.
According to these bodies, placing enough distance between you and your electronic devices plays a major role in reducing the onset of electromagnetic hypersensitivity. Other steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones include:
- Eliminating unnecessary sources of EMF radiation, if possible.
- Using battery-powered or wired appliances instead of wireless ones.
- Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect yourself from EMFs.
- Turning off electronic devices and appliances when not in use.
I explore each of these in more detail in a recent publication I contributed to called, ‘Elevate Your Health’. More on that at the bottom of this post.
How can a building biologist help you take control of the invisible enemy?
Certified and experienced building biology consultants have the knowledge, expertise, and tools to help you find out if you have an unhealthy level of EMF radiation at home. We conduct electromagnetic field assessments to review the electro-climate in your space.
Using the information we gather, we provide certain recommendations that help you limit the harmful effects of EMF radiation on your health.
Make your home a healthy and nourishing sanctuary by reducing EMF radiation
EMF radiation is an invisible enemy that you can’t see, hear or taste.
Without getting your space tested, you can only question whether you’ve been affected if you experience certain unexplainable or undiagnosable symptoms.
If you’d like to learn more about protection for EMF radiation, I’m happy to share that you can get a FREE copy of the book, Elevate Your Health. As a contributor, I’ve outlined how you can safeguard yourself and your loved ones from EMF radiation at home or work.
Feel free to get in touch with me if you’d like to know more about this phenomenon and how it affects you.