What Are Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)?
This includes electric, magnetic and radio/microwave radiation from sources such as house wiring and common electrical appliances, and wireless communication devices such as cell and cordless phones, WiFi, laptops, tablets, baby monitors, etc.
Why Should I Be Concerned?
Electricity, electrical appliances, and wireless communication devices offer tremendous benefits: time and labor savings, convenience, access to information, and a greater sense of connection with friends and family. They may even save lives by enhancing communication for emergency services. But we are learning that these benefits may come at a cost to our health.
Thousands of peer reviewed epidemiological, clinical, and animal studies show correlation between EMF exposure and sleep issues, concentration and learning difficulties, decreased male fertility, DNA damage, leakage of the protective blood brain barrier, increases in certain types of cancer, and neurological diseases such as autism and Alzheimer’s disease. What is even more frightening is that these effects are being seen at lower and lower intensities, and in some cases, short exposure durations. In addition, an estimated 3-10% of the population has a condition called electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS).
In 2011, the World Health Organization listed radio-frequency / microwave radiation as a “possible human carcinogen”, a category shared by lead and DDT. Since then, new studies have reported more serious evidence of harm, leading scientists in the field to recommend that the classification be upgraded to at least “probable”, and some argue for “known” human carcinogen.
In October 2016, two hundred twenty-three scientists from forty-one nations, each of whom has published peer reviewed research on electromagnetic fields, signed the International EMF Scientist Appeal to the United Nations, asking the World Health Organization to re-evaluate the cancer classification, enact stronger regulations, meaningful precautionary measures, and public education about the risks of EMFs, especially to fetal development and children.
What Are the Scientists Saying?
Follow this link for selected quotes from the scientists who are researching the health effects of EMFs, expressing their concern about the proliferation of EMFs in our modern environment.
How Can I Protect Myself and My Family?
Tips for the Safer Use of Technology – Simple and (usually) inexpensive steps you can take to significantly reduce your and your family's EMF exposure
Creating a Sleep Sanctuary - A free protocol to reduce EMF exposure at night. In addition to encouraging general rest and repair, clinical experience suggests this protocol may positively impact learning and behavior issues, autism spectrum conditions, and electro-hypersensitivity.
EMF Home Evaluation - Some sources of exposure can only be determined by taking measurements with specialized meters. Using this information can enable you to further lower your exposure. This might be of particular benefit if you are pregnant, have kids, or have a health condition you feel may have an EMF component.
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