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How can we protect ourselves from EMR and EMF which are to be found detrimental to our health?

By Anonymous September 16, 2015 - 1:45am
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. That is a most interesting question. I am assuming you are referring to electromagnetic radiation (EMR) and electromagnetic fields (EMFs).

Electromagnetic radiation is a form of radiant energy released by certain electromagnetic processes. Visible light is one type of electromagnetic radiation, other familiar forms are invisible electromagnetic radiations such as X-rays and radio waves.

Try to limit direct contact with electronics whenever possible; if you can take a break from them, you should do so.

Shut off as many electronic devices as you can at night (not just put them into sleep or hibernate mode), such as your laptop, your tablet, your phone, and any other wireless transmitting/emitting device. Don’t forget to unplug your wireless router.

Choose a coffee shop that doesn’t have a WiFi signal.

Talk to your Internet provider about using Ethernet cords to connect laptops to the Internet instead of using a WiFi wireless router.

Limit cell phone conversations to decrease how often you have your cell phone within close proximity to you.

Know that you likely won’t be able to get completely away from Electromagnetic Radiation, but the less exposure you have to it the better.

Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are invisible areas of energy, often referred to as radiation, that are associated with the use of electrical power and various forms of natural and man-made lighting. EMFs are typically characterized by wavelength or frequency into one of two radioactive categories:
Non-ionizing: low-level radiation which is generally perceived as harmless to humans
Ionizing: high-level radiation which has the potential for cellular and DNA damage

Measured in units called hertz, cell phone emissions, a form of radiofrequency radiation, exist at the lower end of the non-ionizing radiation spectrum at the 900-1900 megahertz range. At present, the weight of the current scientific evidence has not conclusively linked cell phone use with any adverse health problems, though scientists admit that more research is needed.

If you are concerned about EMFs emitted by a power line or substation in your area, you can contact your local power company to schedule an on-site reading.

It is important to remember that the strength of a magnetic field decreases dramatically with increasing distance from the source. This means that the strength of the field reaching a house or structure will be significantly weaker than it was at its point of origin.

I do hope this information is helpful.

September 16, 2015 - 8:29am
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