I have gotten so many questions regarding EMFs lately, with the growing rise of infertility, and other health problems that are supposedly linked to EMF exposure. Let's dive into what EMFs are, and why they are concerning for the health of you and your family.
There has been growing concern about the potential health effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs). EMFs are a form of radiation that comes from a variety of sources, including cell phones, Wi-Fi routers, microwaves, power lines, and more. While some studies have shown conflicting results, there is evidence to suggest that long-term exposure to high levels of EMFs can be harmful to human health. In this blog post, we'll explore the potential harm of EMFs and provide tips on how to protect yourself against them.
What are EMFs?
EMFs occur when electric and magnetic fields interact. These fields are created by the movement of electrons, and they exist everywhere in our environment. Some common sources of EMFs include:
Cell phones and other wireless devices
Televisions and computer monitors
EMFs are classified into two categories: ionizing and non-ionizing. Ionizing radiation has enough energy to remove electrons from atoms and molecules, which can cause damage to cells and DNA. Examples of ionizing radiation include X-rays and gamma rays. Non-ionizing radiation, on the other hand, does not have enough energy to remove electrons, but it can still cause biological effects.
Examples of non-ionizing radiation include radio waves, microwaves, and infrared radiation.
Potential harm of EMFs
The potential harm of EMFs is a controversial topic, and research in this area is ongoing. However, there are some studies that suggest long-term exposure to high levels of EMFs can have negative health effects and possibly even lead to disease. Here are some of the potential health risks associated with EMFs:
Cancer: Some studies have found a link between EMFs and certain types of cancer, including leukemia, brain tumors, and breast cancer.
Fertility problems: EMFs may affect fertility in men and women by reducing sperm count and motility, and interfering with the menstrual cycle.
Neurological effects: EMFs may interfere with the functioning of the nervous system, leading to symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, and memory loss.
Sleep disturbances: Exposure to EMFs at night may disrupt sleep patterns, leading to insomnia and other sleep disorders.
Other health effects: EMFs may also be linked to other health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and autoimmune disorders.
How to protect yourself against EMFs
If you're concerned about the potential harm of EMFs, there are several steps you can take to protect yourself. Here are some tips:
Use wired devices: Whenever possible, use wired devices instead of wireless ones. For example, use a wired internet connection instead of Wi-Fi, and use a wired phone instead of a cell phone.
Limit your exposure: Try to limit your exposure to EMFs as much as possible. For example, don't carry your cell phone in your pocket, and don't sleep with your phone next to your bed.
Use EMF protection products: There are a variety of products on the market that claim to protect against EMFs. These include EMF-blocking phone cases, shields for your Wi-Fi router, and even clothing made from EMF-blocking fabric. Shungite has shown the capability of redirecting the negative energy from EMFs.
Create an EMF-safe zone: You can create a space in your home that is free from EMFs. This can be a bedroom or other room where you spend a lot of time. Use wired devices in this space, and consider using EMF protection products as well.
Get outside: Spending time in nature can help reduce your exposure to EMFs. Go for a walk in the park, spend time in your garden, or take a camping trip.
Crystals and EMFs
Crystals are believed by some to have the ability to absorb or deflect EMFs. While scientific research on the effectiveness of crystals for this purpose is limited, some people use them as a form of protection. Here are some popular crystals for EMF protection:
Black tourmaline: This crystal is believed to be a powerful protector against electromagnetic pollution. It is said to absorb negative energy and transmute it into positive energy.
Shungite: This rare mineral is known for its ability to neutralize EMFs. It is believed to be an effective shield against cell phone radiation, Wi-Fi, and other sources of electromagnetic pollution.
Selenite: This crystal is said to have a calming effect on the body and mind, and may help to reduce the negative effects of EMFs. It is also believed to have a cleansing and purifying effect on energy.
Amethyst: This popular crystal is known for its ability to calm the mind and promote restful sleep. It is said to be a protective stone that can help to reduce the negative effects of EMFs.
The effectiveness of crystals for EMF protection is not scientifically proven, they can still be used as a form of energetic support. It's important to note that crystals should not be used as a replacement for other forms of protection, such as limiting exposure and using EMF protection products.
While the potential harm of EMFs is still a subject of debate and ongoing research, it is always better to err on the side of caution and take steps to protect ourselves. By using wired devices, limiting our exposure, using EMF protection products, creating an EMF-safe zone, and spending time in nature, we can minimize our exposure to EMFs and reduce any potential harm. As mothers that know what potential nontoxic living has to offer, we can utilize this information as a way to decrease our exposure, since eliminating it seems impossible.
As technology continues to advance and our kids spend time at school interacting with computers, iPads, and other devices, is important to stay informed and take action to protect their health and well-being. I would love to hear in the comments exactly what steps you are taking in order to protect yourself from EMFs.
Sources to read further on the harm of EMFs:
International Agency for Research on Cancer. (2011). Non-Ionizing Radiation, Part 2: Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields. Retrieved from https://www.iarc.who.int/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/pr208_E.pdf
American Cancer Society. (2021). Electromagnetic Fields and Cancer. Retrieved from https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/radiation-exposure/radiofrequency-radiation.html
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. (2022). Electric and Magnetic Fields. Retrieved from https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/emf/index.cfm