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Are Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) Harmful to Human Health?

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Electromagnetic field, EMF
Are Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) Harmful to Human Health?
12 Simple Tips for EMF Protection
If you travel far enough into the world of wellness, 
chances are you’ll encounter information about (yet another) 
thing to be concerned about: electromagnetic fields, 
also known as EMF’s.

To many, the mere mention of “electromagnetic fields” 
can cause people to roll their eyes and think of conspiracy 
theorists in tin foil hats.

To others, a growing body of research on electromagnetic fields
 offers reason to believe they may be negatively impacting 
human and ecological health.

So what’s the truth? Are there any potential health risks 
associated with EMFs? Or are the concerns just coming from 
“quack” scientists on the fringe?

The answer, of course, is complicated.

This article takes an in-depth look at EMFs 
and provides 
12 simple tips for EMF protection...

What are EMFs?
First, let’s start by breaking down what EMFs actually are.

EMF stands for electromagnetic field. An electromagnetic field
 is an invisible combination of electricity and magnetic energy
 produced by an electricallycharged object that extends 
indefinitely throughout the space surrounding the object.

What Produces EMFs?
EMFs can be both created by nature, and man-made.

The earth itself produces a strong electromagnetic field, 
which is what allows compasses to work. The ocean produces 
electromagnetic fields, as does a full moon, and thunderstorms.

The human body has its own electromagnetic field, which allows
 our essential systems to function and communicate with one 
another. The heart produces an electromagnetic field 
(which is why hospitals sometimes use an electric shock to 
restart it).

To better understand man-made sources of electromagnetic fields,
 it can be helpful to think of them as anything that plugs 
into a wall. Lamps, refrigerators, washing machines, computers,
 and telephones all produce electromagnetic fields. Wireless 
technologies like WiFI routers, Bluetooth technology, and 5G 
use radio-frequency, which is also a form of electromagnetic 
energy, also produces electromagnetic fields.

Internet and EMFs
After the invention of the lightbulb in 1879, the production 
of man-made EMFs increased exponentially, as entire households
 and cities became powered by electromagnetic energy.

Likewise, after the invention of the internet in 1983, 
the widespread use of the world wide web and subsequent 
technologies like WiFi, Bluetooth, and 5G again increased 
the prevalence of manmade EMFs in our environment.


Since then, EMF exposures through WiFi, Bluetooth, and 5G have
 become ubiquitous and almost unavoidable as everything from 
schools to airports, public parks and homes become high-speed 
internet hot spots that are increasingly powered by 
smart technology.

Are Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) Harmful to Human Health?

It can be helpful to think of EMFs as a spectrum 
(see the chart above). On one end of the spectrum are 
low frequency, non-ionizing EMFs like people, cell phones 
and even microwaves, and on the other end of the spectrum 
are high frequency, ionizing EMFs which include X-Rays 
and radioactive elements.


Until recently, the only EMFs that were commonly regarded with
 precaution were those that produced high-frequency waves like
 UV Rays and X Rays (all the way at the extreme end of the 
spectrum).

However, a growing body of research is considering 
the nuances and possible impacts that lower frequency EMFs 
(like cell phones) have on human and environmental health.

What Does The Research Say About EMFs?
The majority of currently available research fails 
to substantively link human health issues with exposures 
to everyday, low-frequency EMFs. The National Institute 
of Environmental Health Sciences website concludes:

“Now, in the age of cellular telephones, wireless routers, 
and the Internet of things, all of which use EMF, 
concerns persist about possible connections between EMF 
and adverse health effects. These exposures are actively 
being studied, and NIEHS recommends continued education 
on practical ways of reducing exposures to EMFs.”


When reviewing studies that link EMF exposures with possible 
dangers to human and environmental health, it’s important 
to keep two things in mind:

The majority of research on the harm caused by everyday EMFs has been inconclusive.
Just because the evidence is currently inconclusive, it does not mean you should not consider a precautionary approach.
After all, there are a few key challenges currently impacting the study of EMFs on human and environmental health.

EMFs are ubiquitous, and therefore harder to isolate and measure in a controlled environment.
 Many EMF producing technologies have emerged in the past few decades, which have not given researchers enough time to adequately study the long term health effects of a wide range of exposures.
 EMF research is controversial, and there are many industries and special interest groups associated with EMF-producing technologies.
It’s important to keep in mind that there are plenty of 
substances that were once regarded as safe and later proved 
to be harmful to human health. 
Just 50 years ago, for instance, cigarettes were 
“physician-approved,” and building materials such as asbestos 
and lead were assumed safe until the late 1970s.


So while there is not enough evidence to conclude that common 
forms of EMFs are not safe, there is also no reason 
to assume that our current levels of EMF exposures 
are completely safe either. 
By paying attention to research as it develops, we can better 
navigate the ever-growing fields of electromagnetic energy 
and protect ourselves and our loved ones from any potentially 
negative impacts.


Health Risks Associated With EMFs
Are Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) Harmful to Human Health?
EMFs are currently being researched for their possible impacts
 on almost every disease or condition that affects 
modern society.


A few possible health impacts that are being researched
 for their connection with EMFs:

Cancer
Infertility
Anxiety
Depression
Insomnia
Adrenal Fatigue
Autism

Again, most studies fail to produce evidence that strongly
 links these health issues with EMFs due to a variety of 
reasons (some being that there is indeed no risk). 
However, by exercising the precautionary approach recommended
 by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 
we can take a closer look at some of the studies that have 
shown a positive correlation between health risks 
and EMF exposures, and protect ourselves accordingly.


Cancer & EMFs
In 2018, a comprehensive study confirmed radiation exposures
 through cell phones are associated with evidence of tumors 
in the hearts, brains, and adrenal glands of male rats. 
Current studies are now underway to measure the effect 
of 4G and 5G cell phone radiation. 
Previously, cell phones have been linked to brain cancer. 
In 2011, The World Health Organization’s International Agency
 for Research on Cancer classified EMFs as “possibly 
carcinogenic” to humans.


Infertility & EMFs
Multiple studies have shown that electromagnetic fields 
can have a destructive effect on sex hormones, 
gonadal function, fetal development, and pregnancy. 
Laptops connected to the internet through WiFI have been 
shown to decrease sperm mobility and 
increase sperm DNA fragmentation.


Anxiety, Depression & EMFs
Extensive epidemiological studies performed 
over the past 50 years collectively show that EMF exposures 
can produce a diverse array of neuropsychiatric effects, 
including depression and anxiety. 
A study on electricity workers suggests a possible association
 between electromagnetic fields and suicide.


Insomnia & EMFs
A team of researchers from Sweden and Michigan studied 
the effect of radiofrequency wave energy released from 
mobile phones on 71 participants between the ages of 18 and 45 
over an 18 month period. The study concluded that EMFs 
from mobile phones appeared to lead to or enhance insomnia, 
headaches, and difficulties in concentration. 
Professor Bengt Arnetz, who led the study, believes that 
the radiation may activate the brain’s stress system, 
“making people more alert and more focused, 
and decreasing their ability to wind down and fall asleep.”


Adrenal Fatigue & EMFs
As adrenal fatigue is more widely studied, some researchers 
are partially linking it to EMF exposures. One study showed 
significant hormonal and structural changes in adrenal gland 
and brain tissues due to cell phone exposures and calls for 
limiting exposures.


Autism & EMFs
In 2013, researchers published a paper on the plausibility 
of a pathophysiological link between autism and EMFs. 
In it, they highlight the wide range of autism symptoms 
that match known symptoms of wireless over-exposure, 
including genetic damage to sperm, 
calcium channel mutations, and inflammation; 
while shining a light on the coincidence of reported cases 
of autism and the timing of mass-deployment of wireless 
technologies.



Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity
It’s important to note that a growing number of people 
claim to suffer from electromagnetic hypersensitivity–– 
a condition that includes headaches, insomnia, fatigue, 
stress, muscle aches, and more. 
Often, electromagnetic hypersensitivity goes undiagnosed, 
and those who suffer from it may need to take 
stronger measures to detox their environment from unnecessary 
EMFs in order to recover.


EMFs and Children
Some advocates and scientists are calling for research 
that measures the impacts of EMFs on children. 
Not only do they have unique vulnerabilities 
due to thinner skulls, developing immune systems 
and rapidly dividing cells, they also can be subjected 
to high levels of exposure through WiFi in schools, 
baby monitors, smart toys, and more. 
More research on this subject has been requested 
through a number of advocacy groups.


While research develops on the impact of EMF exposure 
on human and environmental health, 
we can expect years of uncertainty and inconclusivity. 
Consider, for instance, the decades of negative health impacts
 that have passed before enough research has been funded, 
conducted and transformed into policy when it comes 
to toxic chemicals or the impact of processed foods 
on our health.

So how do you have EMF protection while still working 
from a computer, using electricity, 
and functioning like a normal person in modern society?

While you’ll certainly have a hard time reducing your exposures
 in any major city or suburban environment, 
the good news is that with a basic understanding of EMFs, 
combined with a few simple tips, 
you can drastically reduce your exposures 
and increase EMF protection.


12 Simple Tips For EMF Protection

1. Consider purchasing EMF shields for your devices.
 

2. Turn your phone, computer, and tablet off or on airplane mode at night. Try to keep them away from your bedroom.
 

3. Keep your WiFi router away from where you or children sleep
 at night, or install a timer so that it shuts off at night.
 

4. If you don’t need WiFi, 
you could use an ethernet cord instead 
which emits less EMFs.
 

5. Consider the impact of Bluetooth technology 
from wireless mouses and keyboards, 
and get wired accessories instead.
 

6. Downsize the amount of “smart” products you have 
in your home that are constantly connected through WiFi 
and Bluetooth.
 

7. Replace wireless or Bluetooth headphones with wired headsets.
 

8. Do not keep your cell phone in your pocket, 
in your bra, or close to your body.
 

9. If you spend a lot of time driving with a hands-free phone,
 connect via aux cord instead of Bluetooth, 
and make sure Bluetooth is shut off 
in your car.
 

10. If you fly a lot, you may want to consider opting out of the X-Ray by simply requesting agents to do a hands-on security check instead.
 

11. If you use a microwave often, 
consider heating on stovetop or toaster oven instead, 
or if you must use it, then stand at least 5 feet away.
 

12. Consider grounding yourself after a long day in front of a computer 
by a practice called “earthing.” Earthing involves 
reconnecting with the electricity of the earth 
through prolonged, unobstructed contact. 
This can include walking barefoot in the grass 
or on the sand, or laying down on the earth. 
It might sound crazy, but the next time you lay down 
directly on the earth 
(or on a beach) for 5-10 minutes, 
notice how you feel.

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