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How To Live Better In Our EMF Polluted World

written by Guest Blogger September 30, 2011

Have you heard of EMFs? There’s growing concern among some people that EMF pollution is deteriorating our health. Here’s a guest post by Lloyd Burrell where he educates us on the subject and provides some tips in how to reduce our exposure.

Do you have a wireless network in your home? Do you have an electric alarm next to your bed? Or do you sleep with your cell phone nearby? Are you aware of how polluted your home is from Electromagnetic fields (EMFs)?

Let me give you an example, you might think that you’re doing yourself a favor by using compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) in your home. However, CFLs emit radio frequencies that contribute to the overall EMF smog in your home.

EMFs and Electricity

Electromagnetic frequency radiation comes from electrical wiring, computers, TVs, cordless phones etc: anything that’s electric. Let me digress (not really) with a quick lesson on electricity.

Most people don’t know this, but electrical current not only flows through wires, it flows on top of them. This flow creates a magnetic field around the wires. All man made alternating current (AC) works in this way. What you should take away from this lesson is: magnetic fields and currents are like Yin and Yang. They can’t exist independently. So every time an electric current is on, there exists EMF radiation to some degree.

EMFs and Wireless Devices

Another major contributor of EMF radiation in your home is wireless technology. Modern wireless technology uses microwaves to communicate between the devices. Yes, it’s the same microwaves that are used to heat food in a microwave oven. A typical microwave oven uses the 2500MHz frequency to heat food (check the back of your microwave oven to verify this). Cell phones and wireless devices usually communicate either at 900MHz or 1800MHz. Isn’t that awfully close to the frequency used by microwave ovens? Would you put your head in a microwave?

EMF Sickness

EMFs have been shown to cause a variety of symptoms; for instance, headaches, fatigue, high blood pressure, behavioral changes in children, hormonal imbalances, and have been linked to cancer and autism. I am the first to admit that electrical appliances and wireless devises are extremely useful in improving the quality of our lives. To create a total life balance, I believe there is an equilibrium that needs to be struck between their benefits and risks.

EMF Reduction Tips

Let me share with you some tips on how you can reduce the EMF pollution in your home.

1. Knowledge is power. Use a Trifield EMF meter to measure the levels of EMFs you’re being exposed. You’ll then be able to point out the major contributors of EMF pollution in your home and you can take appropriate steps to minimize them.

2. Create an EMF free bedroom. After your workspace, your bedroom is probably the one place you spend a lot of time in. But more importantly if your body is being bombarded by EMFs at night, melatonin release will be impeded and your health will suffer. You can greatly cut down on your exposure levels by removing all electrical appliances from your bedroom. Cut off power to your bedroom when you go to bed. Use a battery powered alarm clock instead of an electrical clock. Switch from CFLs to LEDs. Don’t take your cell phone to bed. If possible, take the same precautions for all living areas.

3. Switch off appliances. Switch off all electrical appliances and wireless networks when not in use. Computers, laptops, TV’s, game consoles (keep in mind that some video game consoles use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth technology), lights and so forth should only be powered on when in use.

4. Keep your distance. The general rule is, the closer you are to the source of EMF radiation, the higher your exposure. Maintain a safe distance from CFL lights, wireless routers, cordless phones base station, blue tooth devices, cell phones, and electric clocks. A distance of a few feet greatly reduces your EMF exposure rate.

In order to achieve and maintain health and vitality, you’ll need to be vigilant about your exposure to EMFs. Science does not understand all the effects that EMFs have on our bodies, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

About the Author

Lloyd Burrell developed a sensitivity to cell phones and similar appliances in 2002. He now likes to blog about EMF and cell phone radiation protection.

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Patrick October 1, 2011 at 8:43 pm

This topic is timely and under recognized in our modern world. Unfortunately, too many people don’t believe in what they can’t see. Great post, people need to know this.

Head Health Nutter October 4, 2011 at 10:22 pm

You’re most welcome, Patrick!

Busy Circuits October 2, 2011 at 1:18 am

Yikes!!! This may explain some of the crackberry addictions & hi tech goofiness I’ve been observing lately. I wonder if EMF over-radiation poisoning will ultimately destroy our brains & transform all of us into a robotic society… ? Seriously … how far away should I place my new digital TV antenna? Now you’ve got me feeling a bit paranoid ~ so I’m typing this about 2 feet from the computer screen with my toes! No… seriously. I do question the affect this is having on all of us today. For example I have recently developed symptoms of “ringing in the ears” (tinnitus) and wonder if this could be causing it. Anybody out there have any ideas or polite suggestions?

Head Health Nutter October 4, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Hey Busy Circuits, here’s a blog post about how to reduce EMF radiation that might help: http://livelighter.org/how-to-reduce-emf-radiation/

Busy Circuits October 31, 2011 at 12:31 am

Thanks a lot for the link Steph. I finally got a chance to read the whole article. It’s an eye opener for sure which I take seriously. It really does sound alarms for our children and the future … not forgetting pets, birds and other wildlife who are adversely affected by our obsession with EMF technological … progress?

Busy Circuits October 31, 2011 at 1:07 am

I hit submit before mentioning the VIDEO by David Wolfe from his site at http://www.earthingyou.com and the “grounding pad” that may just be exactly what I need! So I’ll be ordering the passive shielding pad from your advertiser at http://www.vitatech.net and will let you know what happens. I’m hoping it will also help to lessen the inflammation of arthritis, which would be truly awesome. 😀 Thanks for the tip and both of these posts Steph.

Head Health Nutter October 31, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Thanks for sharing this video, Busy Circuits! And please let us know how the grounding pad works for you!

Chris October 29, 2011 at 10:03 am

It’s very important to create a Health and Wellness home
lifestyle. Think about how dangerous it will be in years to come
with this wireless technology(ie, radiation) gets even more
advanced. Cell Phone Towers and Wifi are killing the birds
in astronomical numbers.

Head Health Nutter October 29, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Thanks for your comment, Chris. Awareness is the first step to change, then comes caring and willingness. It’ll be interesting to see how the world adjusts to more advanced technology.


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