Though beneficial, the continuous advancement of technology comes with its fair share of downsides, the top among them being EMFs (electromagnetic fields).
Read on to learn what electromagnetic fields are, their harm to our bodies, and how to minimize EMF exposure.
What are EMFs?
The term EMF refers to invisible electricity clouds surrounding electrically charged particles. When these charged particles are in motion, they release magnetic fields. Everything on earth you touch, non-living or living, has an electromagnetic field.
Sources of EMFs
EMFs surround us; some come from our bodies, but most emanate from technology. They include:
- Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)
- Microwave oven
- Baby monitors, smart thermostats, security cameras
- Ultraviolet lights (UV)
- Light bulbs
- The Sun
Why EMFs are harmful?
EMFs modify genes and DNA
Research indicates that EMFs can negatively alter your genes and DNA, which is detrimental since your cells use these two as instruction manuals to carry out essential body processes.
The changes can have mild effects like increased stress levels or severe ones like cancer development.
EMFs can damage nerves and brain cells.
A recent study shows that considerable changes occur in the brain after its exposure to an EMF. In addition, some rat studies have found EMF exposure can damage a protective brain layer and even lead to headaches.
Children are particularly susceptible to EMFs since their brains are still developing, and their young brain tissue has more conductivity than matured brain tissue.
Apart from the nerves and brain cells, EMFs can also.
- Disrupt sleep cycle
- Alter heart rate and blood pressure
- Initiate behavioral problems
- Lower sperm quality
- Weaken the immune system
How to lower EMF exposure?
Turn off the WIFI when you aren’t using it
WIFI is among many homes’ primary EMF producers. Ensure you turn it off at night before sleeping, or better yet, only put it on when you want to use it.
Use old-school cables when possible.
As much as you enjoy using wireless devices, it helps you forego some of them to minimize EMF exposure.
For instance, most computers have an ethernet section you can use instead of WIFI, or you can get an adapter. The same applies to sound systems, baby monitors, and surveillance cameras. Almost all electronics have a wired option.
The aim is to use more wiring to reduce the number of EMFs permeating your space.
Consider letting go of your microwave.
Microwaves release a strong wave of electromagnetic frequencies into your home every time you push the start button. Instead, you can use a steam oven, which will warm food in a similar time frame, occupies less space, and won’t put you and your family at risk.
Keep laptops and phones away from your body.
Avoid placing your phone in the bra or back pocket; don’t put it close to your ear when making or receiving a call; preferably, you can use earbuds.
While working on your laptop, instead of placing it on your lap, use a table. Doing so prevents direct body contact.
Practice regular grounding
Research shows that most people can’t spend at least thirty minutes without an electrical device, whether a phone, computer, smartwatch, etc.
Set aside an hour a day (or more) to completely detach yourself from all artificial EMF sources. You can do so by jogging or simply walking barefoot on the grass.
Switch to airplane mode.
Placing all your devices in airplane mode while not in use is a fast way to minimize EMF exposure. It’s also essential as these devices are mainly close to your body. In addition, place your phone and other devices away from your bed to sleep better.
Consider getting EMF neutralizers
Leela Quantum Tech has numerous highly effective products to nuetralize EMFs in your home, at the office, and even while driving.
For instance, the Quantum Block can neutralize EMFs and promote overall well-being.
If you’re looking for round-the-clock protection, you can opt for Leela’s clothing line, made with fabric you can wear under your usual clothes.
It’s practically impossible to completely eradicate EMFs from your home, office, and overall environment. However, using the above steps, you can effectively minimize EMF exposure and lead a healthier, happier life.