What the heck are EMF’s? Electromagnetic Frequencies are a very dangerous and potentially fatal threat in our everyday environment that can affect both you and your pet. In very basic terms, EMF is the radiation produced from your electronic devices, including cell phones, computers, cordless phones, microwaves, fluorescent lights, and your Wi-Fi router.
“Electromagnetic pollution may be the most significant form of pollution human activity has produced this century, all the more dangerous because it is invisible and insensible.” – Dr. Andrew Weil
This form of radiation is not the same as nuclear radiation or radiation from X-rays. Those forms of radiation are referred to as ionizing radiation because they contain enough energy to break chemical bonds in the body. The form of radiation to which we are referring is found in the very low-frequency end of the electromagnetic spectrum and is generated from items such as televisions, AM and FM radio, radar, microwave communication devices, electrical wiring, power transmission lines, cell phones, and computers. There is overwhelming evidence of significant biological consequences from being exposed to these forms of radiation, including that from cell phones. One of the problems is that cell phone radiation can’t be seen.
Damage from the cell phone comes from two sources. The first damaging source occurs from the near-field plume of radiation generated by the cell phone’s antenna. This plume of radiation extends out a distance of six or seven inches from the antenna in all directions. The near-field plume has been studied most extensively and contains the most intense energy. It is able to penetrate deep into biological tissue. This radiation is absorbed when the cell phone is held in close proximity to the body. This form of radiation is also given off by wireless laptop computers and similar devices.
Fewer bars indicate a weaker signal. A weaker signal means the cell phone will generate more power to maintain the connection. In fact, for each bar lost due to poor signal strength the cell phone will increase its power by 1000% to maintain the connection.
When the body senses that a foreign invader is present it takes measures to protect itself. It does this by shutting down the active transport channels in the cell membrane and as a result the permeability of the cell membrane changes. Consequently, the nutrients that are in the space between the cells can’t get inside the cell to nourish it. Because nutrients can’t get inside the cell membrane the cell suffers from a lack of nourishment. Conversely, the toxins and free radicals that build up inside the cell as a part of our body’s normal metabolic processes can’t exit the cell properly. This buildup of toxins and free radicals inside the cell damages and destroys mitochondria. The mitochondria are the organelles inside the cell that produce energy for the body in the form of ATP. When energy is not generated the cell cannot detoxify nor will it have energy to communicate with other cells. Consequently, the vital cell-to-cell communication process is lost. When this communication is lost a basic physiological process is disrupted. Messages between cells aren’t sent, needed hormones and neurotransmitters are not secreted and the immune system can’t respond appropriately. As waste material and free radicals build up inside the cell mitochondria are damaged and cellular dysfunction ensues.
Reducing Your EMF Exposure
- Eliminate Cordless phones, a wired landline phone is best
- Use cell phones with speaker or wired headset
- Turn off the WiFi as much as possible, especially at night. Your WiFi power can also be turned down to decrease detrimental effects.
- Distance matters; keep your phones, router and computers as far away from you and your pet as possible
- Put your cell phone in airplane mode if you are carrying it, travelling in the car, or not in use.
- Don’t use wireless keyboards, mice, or Bluetooth devices on your computer.
- Replace Fluorescent lights with LED’s. For tube lights, you need to remove the ballast!
- Replace clock radios with battery or wind-up powered alarms, or move away from you.
- Eliminate or reduce your microwave oven usage.
- Check your home for dirty electricity.
The risks associated with EMF exposure should not be taken lightly. This can be a huge factor in the development of many disease conditions, including cancer. In humans, EMF exposure has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease, Autism, Parkinson’s disease, Heart disease, Brain tumors, Leukemia, Depression, Immune system disorders, Learning disabilities, Memory loss, Migraines, DNA damage and Hormonal imbalances, among others.
Please take some time to protect yourself and your family, including your pets, from this very real risk before it is too late. You can buy an EMF meter to check the actual levels in your home to determine your current exposure.
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