For most people who have families — keeping their family safe and sound is the number one priority in their lives. Indeed, if they could choose to achieve one thing; it would be the continued health and happiness of their loved ones. And if you try hard enough, you can get the better of any problem that you come across. But what if you don’t come across it? Or, rather — what should you do with problems that are basically invisible?
By now, you’ve probably heard conflicting reports about electromagnetic fields (EMFs), their nature, and their effect on humans — and thus, your family. But there is no need to worry. We’re going to tell you everything you need to know about the ways in which you can reduce your family’s EMF exposure right here!
What is EMF?
Before we can start grappling with the process of reducing your family’s EMF exposure, we need to know what we’re up against. In other words — what exactly are electromagnetic forces? Before you shudder at the thought of learning more physics after high-school; don’t worry, you won’t have to get bogged down into too many details to learn everything that you need to know.
Basically, EMFs are lines of energy, invisible to the naked eye, that emanate from specific sources in matter and permeate everything; including our bodies. And that’s true for every piece of matter out there; for instance, our bodies have magnetic and electric fields which help the functioning of our body; more specifically, our muscular and nervous systems. Plus, the Earth has its own electromagnetic fields that govern many natural occurrences across the globe.
However, these are not the EMFs that we’re concerned with. After all, the electromagnetic forces that exist in nature and our bodies have been around forever. But what happens if these electromagnetic fields are disrupted by other, artificial EMFs? What if there were devices that could, with their own EMFs, wreak havoc on the forces which allow our continued health and bodily functioning?
If this sounds like a bad plot of a science fiction novel — think again. These devices already exist — in fact, not only do they exist, but they’re all around us. We’re talking about every man-made electronic device — everything from our WiFi routers and cell towers to the very phones in our pockets.
The health risks of EMF are an emerging field of study; up until the previous decade, the effect of artificial electromagnetic forces has not been sufficiently examined. The reasons for that are twofold. First of all, the number of different electronic devices we have in our households has risen exponentially since the early 1990s. Secondly, as time went on, the funding for such examinations dried up because the consumer market for electronic devices simply became too lucrative to pass on. But now that everything from our fridge to our watch emits WiFi or Bluetooth; the question is, should you try to limit the EMF exposure in your surroundings? And, if so — how do you do it? We’ll answer both questions below.
Is EMF exposure dangerous?
Obviously, this is the most crucial question to ask. And, unfortunately — the jury is still out on the dangers of EMF. As we have mentioned, the lack of conclusive studies has not produced a consensus on the issue in the scientific community. However — there is more than enough anecdotal evidence to suggest that reducing your family’s EMF exposure is definitely the way to go.
Remember — these days, all of us have access to round-the-clock WiFi, and we practically sleep with smartphones next to our heads. From the earliest possible age, children are now interacting with all kinds of electronics — from TVs to tablets and phones. This proverbial sea of EMF has become the modern way of life. .
But that does not mean that you shouldn’t be careful. While it may seem difficult to alter this way of life — it’s only hard at first, before you accept the changes as new daily habits. With that in mind — we’ll explore some of the myriad ways in which you can make your household a healthier place for living!
Okay, we’ll start off this list of ways to reduce your family’s EMF exposure with one of the hardest choices you can make — in most cases, people simply disregard this and don’t even think about doing it. However, if you think about it for a second — you will realize that your microwave is definitely one of the most obvious sources of EMF in your home.
And sure, luckily enough — the microwave isn’t always on. Compared to a WiFi router, it definitely emits far fewer energy rays. So, for a second — you might think that it’s not so bad to have one. However, then you realize something — this is one of those appliances through which all of your food goes. If you want to eat healthier — you definitely don’t want to use a microwave to defrost, heat, or reheat your food. You can always take a minute or two more to do this on your stove. And if that fails — you can at least try to reduce your microwave usage as much as possible. That way, you won’t completely be getting rid of it — but you won’t be eating only microwave-heated food either.
#2 Go offline during the night
We’ve already mentioned that WiFi and other electronic devices surround us on a daily basis. And that’s something most of us simply have to live with; especially in 2020-esque situations where everyone was working from home. However — if we have to be surrounded by EMF barrages during the day, do we necessarily have to do so over the course of the night as well? The answer is a definite — no.
This is also something most people don’t even think about. But yes, when you go to sleep at night, your devices don’t just turn themselves off automatically; including your WiFi router. Those are just an additional 8ish hours where you’re also immersed in EMF.
With that in mind, try making a habit out of turning off your WiFi when you go to bed. After a while, you will notice that you’re sleeping better at night. And that’s not just because you’re not being surrounded by EMF during the night; if you turn off the Internet when you go to bed, you won’t find yourself browsing random things endlessly or watching cat videos until two in the morning.
After you get the hang of this for a while, you could also begin turning the WiFi off when you’re not using it during the day as well. However, this is a bigger hassle if you want to maintain such a habit; especially if you live in a crowded household. Chances are that someone is going to need to use the WiFi at every point during the day.
#3 Airplane Mode is your friend
These days, analogue alarm clocks have gone the way of the dinosaurs. All of us use the alarm apps on our phones; which is why we can’t afford to turn them off during the night. But did you know that there was a solution for that as well?
The Airplane Mode on smartphones is your best buddy in a low-EMF world. This allows you to turn off absolutely all wireless signals that are to and from your phone; while still retaining the ability to use most offline apps. Sure, this limits the functionality of the phone severely — but it keeps you safer in terms of EMF. And best of all — you don’t really need anything else during the night; just your alarm app.
Again, this is something you can use when you’re not in need of your phone during the day as well. But, it would require a more severe shift in your daily habits; as well as limiting your communication, which isn’t easy to do in both your private and personal lives these days.
#4 Don’t use wireless devices in your bedroom and kitchen
The next step you can take to reduce your family’s EMF exposure is to remove all EMF-heavy devices from your bedroom and kitchen. These two spaces are an obvious choice, because you spend a great amount of time in both of them — as do most of the members of your family. As a result, you need to reduce the amount of EMF exposure in these areas as much as you can.
If you want to do this right, your best course of action would be to get rid of any wireless devices found in your kitchen first. Replace as many WiFi-compatible appliances with more traditional, wired and analogue ones. The same goes for your bedroom — you don’t want any electronic disturbances there while you sleep.
#5 Anti Radiation Headset
Think about it for a second — what is one of the most often-used digital pieces of technology in your household? Obviously, your laptop and your phone come to mind first. But in reality, there are other, smaller pieces of paraphernalia that emit EMF — and you use them just as much. A good example of this is your headset, or earbuds.
This is, in fact, one of the biggest EMF sources out there. Remember, your headset can easily conduct EMF, seeing as it directly receives signals from your laptop or phone — and sends them directly into your brain.
However, luckily, there are certain anti-radiation headsets out there — products that you can use to ensure that you and your family are safer on a daily basis. They aren’t too expensive either, and the sound quality is on par with wireless headsets that you might have been using up until now.
#6 Anti-EMF Bed Canopy
We’ve already talked at length about how important it is to protect your family against EMF during both day and night.
Most of us don’t realize just how much EMF we get exposed to at night-time. This goes double for people who do work in their beds or keep their laptops and phones in their bedrooms. Not to mention the fact that WiFi routers easily penetrate the confines of any room in your home.
That’s why you should consider getting a bed canopy that’s designed to protect from EMF radiation. This is an extremely strong protective canopy that can block all kinds of harmful rays; from those originating from cell towers to those coming from inside of your home.
And this is a type of product that can help with the latter — you can get a bed canopy; one specifically manufactured and designed to provide protection from external EMF sources. If you get the right one, you will find that your bed becomes your anti-EMF fortress.
#7 Don’t carry your phone everywhere
One of the biggest game-changers in favor of EMF was the fact that everyone started carrying their phones absolutely everywhere. And that’s precisely the thing that you should try to change about your life. Sure, we all need to stay in touch with other people — that’s just the way we communicate nowadays. But that doesn’t mean that you need to take your phone into the bathroom with you — or that you should have it with you when you’re walking your dog.
And if you are taking it with you somewhere — try not to have it in direct contact with your body. In other words, you need to keep it in a bag, or a backpack — somewhere where it won’t affect you as much as it would in a pocket.
Also, as funny as this may seem — whenever you can, you should attempt to talk on your phone using the speakerphone option. This will put a great deal of distance between your brain and the device — a small step that will reduce your EMF exposure by quite a lot in the long run.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways you can reduce your family’s EMF exposure. At the end of the day, it all comes down to two things — investing in protective gear and devices that can provide adequate shielding, and changing some of your modern daily habits. If you manage to complete both, you will find the quality and health of your family life improving immensely!